Who is this is?

When somebody sends you a text message wishing you a Merry Christmas, replying "Who is this?" is simply NOT an option, okay?

Obviously that person thought enough of you to save your name/number and include you in on a depersonalized bulk text message. Just text back "thanks" or "you too!". no need to make the texter feel like a dejected loser and quietly cry himself to sleep.

Not that that ever happened to me five times or anything. Nah, nope, not me.



Attention Presidential candidates:

Please wait a couple of days before you start using the assassination of a political figure as campaign fodder. Please. It fucking makes me sick.

Thank you.

P.S. Hey CNN, Fox, MSNBC, et al, fuck you for fueling this crap.

Movies 2007

Oh boy, end of the year lists! These are all of the movies released in 2007 that I saw, ranked from best to worst. Now, there are 18 movies on this list, and there was only one that was really bad, only three that I thought were flawless, and in the middle, a bunch of really good to pretty good movies. I could honestly recommend them all but the last one.

1. No Country For Old Men

As I read the book last year, the movie was already playing in my mind. In my mind, Quentin Tarantino directed, and Tommy Lee Jones plays the sheriff. Then I found out it really was going to be a movie, directed by the Coen Brothers, and starring Tommy Lee Jones as the sheriff. Awesome. The book really does read like a movie, but it's eerie how much the movie resembles exactly the movie that played in my mind. The mood and cinematography is absolutely dead on. Just a great, great film. Javier Bardem should get a best supporting actor nod for his dead on portrayal of Anton Chiguhr.

2. The King Of Kong

A documentary about the world record for Donkey Kong? Yep. And it's great. At first, you are convinced that this is a Christopher Guest-style mockumentary, but it slowly dawn's uopn you that omg these guys are for real. Starring a larger than life villain (you'll be constantly saying "this guy can't be real"), a modest hero, and a supporting cast that must be seen to be believed (A video game "referee" who wears a referee's shirt?), you have to see this.

3. Knocked Up

Not as funny as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but still piss your pants funny at times.

4. Rescue Dawn

I love Werner Herzog, I love Christian Bale, and I loved the documentary, Little Deiter Needs To Fly, that Rescue Dawn is based on. I liked 90% of this. I hated the sappy parts, which is weird, since unlike most movies, the sappy parts here actually happened.

5. The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Beautifully filmed portrayal of showing how the Irish fight for independence morphed into a civil war.

6. American Gangster

Good flick, but was a lot of filler. If it was paired down by a half hour or so, it could have been great. Sometimes I love Denzel, sometimes he's just too Denzel for me. I liked him here.

7. Alpha Dog

I took interest in this movie because I was already quite familiar with the real life case it was based on. Then I heard Justin Timberlake was going to be in it. Ugh. Funny how things work, he was really good, and I left the movie kind of a fan.

8. Grindhouse

This would have been higher, but while I loved Tarantino's Death Proof, I didn't really care for Planet Terror. The soundtrack for Death Proof is quite good, too.

9. Zodiac

Like American Gangster, almost great, just too many unnecessary components.

10. Breach

I'm a sucker for Cold War spy dramas, especially when based on actual events.

11. Sicko

Eye opening indictment of the health care system. But some of the points were lost on me (is Moore saying the government should subsidize nannies?), and the Cuban segment was guilty of typical Moorian romanticism. But yeah, still, you should probably see this if you haven't.

12. Reno 911: Miami

Dumb. Stupid. Juvenile. Which means I was constantly lol'ing.

13. The Hoax

Overlooked, but a really entertaining true story involving a faked biography of Howard Hughes. Alfred Molina is stellar.

14. Superbad

Definitely the weaker little brother to 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, but still funnier than 95% of what's out there. Might have rated higher if I didn't despise the vile Seth character.

15. 3:10 To Yuma

Would have rated higher if I never saw Deadwood, whose brilliance will probably forever ruin all future Western related movies.

16. Michael Clayton

Good stuff, but I was thoroughly confused for the first fifteen minutes. Not as confused as Syriana, mind you, but confused nonetheless. Is confusion Clooney's new MO?

17. Juno

Oh boy, really mixed feelings here. I mean, I wanted to love it's quirkiness, but it just got annoying. The title character was just a 2007 version of Daria, and I couldn't find any room to find her likable at all. Name dropping the Melvins and Sonic Youth reeked of desperation to appear hip, and every time Juno said "hells yeah" or some other hipster phrase, I blushed with embarrassment. And the soundtrack. Oh my god it's hideously bad in it's attempted cuteness. Still though, I kinda liked it, although I am quite sure it will be the most overrated movie of the year - Napoleon Dynamite 2007, no doubt.

18. The Heartbreak Kid

God awful. The Farrelly brothers comedy reign has passed. It's Apatow time, y'all.

So that's my list. There Will Be Blood would have probably cracked my top 3 if it was playing anywhere near me, but that's how the cookie crumbles.


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Breaking News

Michael Jackson's tiger, let out of its pen by Britney Spears, has killed a missing baby in a well. OJ could not be reached for comment.


That Friggin' Song

Okay, you know that YouTube thing that's been going around for years now, where that house has a ton of lights synchronized to THAT song? What the hell song is that? Now I hear it on commericials, sports, the news, everywhere, and it is (and has always been extremely annoying). When did this song, whatever it is (along with the equally annoying Carol of the Bells - "give a give a Garmin") become the official song of Christmas?

Please stop thinking this garbage is "cool" cause it's got guitars and shit. It's not. It's just Mannheim Steamroller for the under 50 crowd.

Also, synchronizing lights. Stop it, idiots. There's like, global warming and shit, dincha hear?

K, I think that's the last of my Grinchness. Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

Tv Funhouse A Peanuts Christmas

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Xmas Lollapalooza

Just hit play and enjoy a punk Christmas. Or skip around. I don't care.If you want to download any of them, click on the divshare logo, then click "download orginal". It's almost 2008, this ain't brain surgery, you can figure it out.


My Emo Moment

I'm moving back to San Diego.

I moved to Sacramento a little over three years ago with a plan. See, I was working for the State of California down there, but I was in a pretty low paying job. There are not a lot of state jobs down there, so I decided I would move up to Sacramento, and try to work my way up the state ladder. When I was in a position I liked, I would try to transfer back to San Diego and and settle down for good. And that time has finally come.

Except, it's not going to be as easy as I thought.

See, I did live up in Sacramento for about six months in 2002. It turned out to be one of the low points in my life. All the shit I went through over the preceding five years finally hit me like a ton of bricks. I won't go into detail except to say that it thoroughly sucked and the city of Sacramento became the scapegoat for all my problems. When I left, I swore to never come back.

Except, of course, I did.

So when I decided to move back up here, I just prayed it wouldn't be for long. Three years later, I gotta admit part of me is sad to go.

Now, Sacramento is absolutely a disaster. Anyone who has talked to me for five minutes has heard all my complaints: the traffic, the lack of freeways, the fucked up way the few freeways there are are named, the difficulty in getting from point A to point B, the abundance of ghetto areas, the timing of stoplights, the lack of good taco shops, the overrated state of food (especially sushi), and on and on.

But this time around, I met a whole host of kick ass people. People I consider friends. People who now have a free place to stay in San Diego. People who better come visit. Do you think I could have possibly made it for three years up here if not for you?

You know who are. You're not my "Sacramento" friends. You're my friends. Period. And I am going to miss your stupid faces.

At least until I shack up with some skank and drop you all like a bad habit.



Punk Christmas

Strange Reaction has a punk Christmas podcast up for your yuletide pleasure. Here's the track listing, so head over and enjoy. Oh, and don your gay apparel.

01. Ripcordz - Dont Fuck With Santa Claus
02. 4 Skins - Merry Christmas Everybody
03. Showcase Showdown - Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman
04. Jingle Punx - Away In A Manger
05. Wards - Santa’s Cadillac
06. The Clap - Christmas in a Bodybag
07. The Damned - There Ain’t No Sanity Clause
08. The Vandals - I Don’t Believe In Santa Claus
09. Jet Boys - Merry Christmas Fuck You
10. Stiff Little Fingers - White Christmas
11. Mistreaters - Santa Stole My Baby
12. Bad Lieutenants - Christmas Time Bomb
13. New Bomb Turks - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
14. Anti-Heroes - All Hail Santa
15. Descendents - Christmas Vacation
16. Sloppy Seconds - Hooray For Santa Claus
17. Camp Kill Yourself - Shitty Christmas
18. Crucial Youth - Christmastime For The Skins
19. Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains - I Want Cancer For Christmas
20. The Fall - Jingle Bell Rock
21. The Macc Lads - Jingle Bells
22. Impact - Punk Christmas
23. Anti Nowhere League - Snowman
24. Peter and The Test Tube Babies - I’m Getting Pissed For Christmas
25. Thee Headcoatees - Santa Claus
26. MxPx - Christmas Night Of Zombies
27. Metal Mike - Deck The Halls
28. Born Against - Xmas Eve
29. The Dickies - Silent Night
30. Vindictives - Nuttin for Christmas


DVD's For Sale

One of the few things I have good taste in is movies. And I'm selling all mine. Score. So let's help each other out, your hard earned moolah for my awesome movies.

My Ebay Auctions! (You'll might to go through a page of CD's and books)


Second String - 12 Days Of Christmas

Second String was a ragtag assembly of members of various San Diego punk bands. See, in the early/mid 90's, there was a Christmas album called "Lump Of Coal", and Second String was thrown together out of the bands that appeared on the comp. I don't remember all of them, but Carter Peace Mission, Spazboy, Dodgeball, and the best San-Diego-band-not-named-Rocket-From-The Crypt, The Neighbors, were all involved. I sold my copy of "Lump Of Coal" on eBay, but I saved this song.

Second String - The 12 Days of Christmas

Hi, I'm a PC

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Okay, you've seen the Mac vs. PC ads. They are ads supposedly for the Mac. But leave the debates about which computer is better, and focus on the two representatives of the computers. Who do you like more? Who would you rather be friends with? The answer is rather obvious, which makes me wonder why you would choose someone so damn likable to represent your competition?

Haiti deserves an apology

In the 90's, whenever one wanted to explain why more home runs were being hit in baseball, the scapegoat became Haiti. Baseballs used by MLB were manufactured in Haiti. I remember all these theories about how baseballs were being wound tighter by the impoverished Haitian workers, creating a "rabbit ball" which "jumped" off the bat. Turns out it was a bunch of testicle-shrunken-roid-ragers reponsible for the inflated numbers. So, Haiti, on behalf of the United States and Canada, we're sorry.

Oh, I should state that I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm sure there's science backing up the rabbit ball theory, it just seems like we always have to scapegoat some impoverished non-white group of people.

Also, I don't really give a shit about steroids. I mean, I do, but I don't. I'm not thrilled about it, but it's been obvious for a while, so I wish people would quit faking their outrage about it. Yes, I will keep watching baseball, keep going to games, keep rooting for the Padres. It's friggin entertainment. I'll save my outrage for something more important.


New Bomb Turks - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Without an iota of hyperbole, I can say there aren't many bands in the history of music as good as the New Bomb Turks.


Gloria (punk Xmas)

The Yobs (i.e. The Boys) doing Gloria, one of the less offensive songs from their 1980 Christmas Album. I'll probably sneak one of the offensive ones in before the big day.



Should I be embarrassed to be excited that American Gladiators is coming back? Cause I'm not. Embarrassed, that is. I am, however, excited.

AFC West Champions

It was ugly at times getting there, but they got there.

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More eBay music

I have no idea why I feel inclined to do this. Yet I feel inclined.

The Yuppie Pricks - Coke Party

Strike Anywhere - You're Fired

The Selby Tigers - Droid

Ink and Dagger - The Road To Hell

The Thumbs - All Lesser Devils


Songs from my eBay auctions

Replacing my CD's with vinyl cuz I'm a hipster dufus like that.

Oblivion - Before You Go Away

Spoke - Antihistamine

Fishsticks - Flamethrower

Holding On - Just Another Day



Season six of Curb Your Enthusiasm can be summed up in one word: Leon. Leon simply owned the show. Every scene he was in ended with me practically pissing myself.

Be it Long Ball Larry,

to bringing da ruckus to da ladies,

to getting in that ass,

to Barack Obama, MF'er!,

Leon never failed to disappoint. He should be in everything ever.


Why is Sherri Shepherd on TV?

Apparently, Jesus is Adam, because there was no one before him,

and the world is flat.

Flat Earth Society (Bad Religion)


CougarAir has competition

Got this in my inbox the other day.

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Of course, I booked my ticket immediately. I don't really care where I'm going.