Saturday, March 17, 2001justice served cold
bad week for tennis as the williamses are accused of not competing against each other and then go out and not compete against each other. serenas victory against her lesser opponent was met with persistent booing as well it should. screw the family, drop the con game and play some damn tennis. i think their egos can withstand the competition. anything less is an exhibition of disdain for fair play. well?
elton john monopolized the time between sleep and lucidity. a rupture in a nightmarish skyscraper chase scene became Philadelphia Freedom (is that the one jim suggested days ago?), perfectly appropriate it seemed to me at the time. but the morning movements were accompanied by the strains of Tiny Dancer likely a consequence of my recent viewing of Almost Famous. ill save my comments about the movie for the cinefiles, if i ever get around to it. im shooting just over 50% through the first two days of the tournament. of the picks ive made, i regret not feeling the magic for gonzaga temple and utah state nor having faith in the catholics of notre dame and georgetown or the trojans of usc. as i look at it now i notice i chose too many big 12 teams. oklahoma oklahoma state texas iowa state all done me wrong. why i put my faith in that conference can only be attributed to my haste in selections. but as it stands now, 12 of my final 16 selections are still possible and all of the final 8 teams have yet to be upset. so theres hope for me yet. well?
Friday, March 16, 2001well?
Thursday, March 15, 2001tourney it up
damn. i erased this post twice. so heres the truncated version. my tournament picks are in. i picked stanford to win it all. they seem to be due although i dont have much confidence in them. and the song of the sleeping siren today was --
"Five O'Clock World" (Allen Reynolds) From "We'll Remember Always Evaluation Day" - Originally aired 9/18/96well?
This is the one that started it all. The Vogues' '60s pop masterpiece of working-class angst provides just the right background for Drew's first foray into the melding of television, musicals, and rock video - one that demonstrates an innovative approach to the established format of sitcoms. I the opening credits from the second season, Drew's work-a-day life is portrayed from the unforgiving morning buzz of the alarm clock to the joys of quitting time (including paycheck distribution and getting to see that special someone at the end of a hard day), climaxing in a colorful and rousing tribute to '60s fashion complete with Kate and Mimi descending from the ceiling in go-go cages."
"The premise of "Doggystyle," as Snoop explains it, is simple -- "making a party for the homey on his birthday." Maxing and relaxing in his easy chair like a hip-hop Hef, Snoop cheerfully promises the viewer some "bad, bad bitches." And he doesn't tease with "Temptation Island" nymphs; he delivers actual adult stars like India and Anna Malle writhing around Snoop's own home -- in the fake waterfall, on the pool table, in the recording studio, on the staircase. Snoop, meanwhile, casually strolls around the party, unconcerned about the stains his guests may be depositing on his fine leather furniture."well?
Wednesday, March 14, 2001black on the inside
second hand store
"New York City voters overwhelmingly favor liberal Democratic candidates in state and national elections. And yet, beneath this seemingly cohesive surface lies a distinct fault line that shapes citywide contests — a line that divides New York's generally liberal electorate by ideology and by race." well?
isnt he a bit like you and me
eether, eyether, neether, nyther
todays sunshine song turned into a medley as no one song could capture my morning stupor. first up, louie and ella singing "lets call the whole thing off" (1937 chart) which segues into "midnight at the oasis." the next song, the incomparable leo sayer with "you make me feel like dancing" feeds into the final track elo's ""livin' thing"." i guess my internal jukebox is having a 70's flashback. ok, heres where the rubber meets the highway -- elo midis. check out those musicians. well?
stars and bars
Tuesday, March 13, 2001testing your patience
not so powerful
flip the screen
"Hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and peyote — derided as toys of the hippie generation — are increasingly drawing the interest of neurologists and psychiatrists who want to test the idea that they may be valuable tools in treating a range of mental disorders." well?
past and future never materialized
this mornings song when drat did fink was whatever song that is in whatever that ad is. got it? ok, its a car ad. the one wherein the younger teenaged brother is nestled in the backseat between two of his sisters older friends. his sister is at the wheel and another female friend rides shotgun. amidst all the estrogen sits our red headed randy youngster whose hormones get the best of him. he begins to nonchalantly-as-possible rub his legs against the unsuspecting ladies on either side. a frotteur is born. his t-shirt is our guide, on it, a picture of a pig with a shit eating grin. somehow, out of the corner of the rear view mirror, his sister spies his burdgeoning perversion and reveals it to the sisterhood who recoil in mutual revulsion. oh yeah....the song....sort of an up tempo loungy exotica thing reminding us all the time that its all in good fun. just another variation of the sex sells mantra that is advertising. another adolescent male car fantasy ad is that one for an suv where the son offers to pick up his sister from school. he acts as if its a burdensome task but something he will grimly undertake for the sake of the family. initially, one would expect his rationale to be that he wanted to drive his parents cool suv but in reality his true intention was to scope out his sisters gamine cheerleader friends when he drove them home. doesnt matter what you feel about the vehicle as long as you come away from the ad with an impression which might be linked to the brand. reminds me of that recent frontline -- the merchants of cool. they were talking about how successful sprite has marketed itself by tying its image to hiphop. its all attitude. im rambling. hey, how bout that steve martin? well?
Monday, March 12, 2001oldest professions
where art thou?
first josie, now scooby doo. so, whos daphne? sarah michelle gellar. think she sounds alot more like velma. the picture makes it look like a high school production. and what about the scoobmeister? whos playing him? well?
get off my island
mad as a hoopster
sportsjones takes a look at the rising fervor that is march (this year its) mayhem. heres a look at the brackets and, of course, your chance to pick the winner. well?
you must be jousting
from the cheap seats
you know you want to read it
moonies over miami
Sunday, March 11, 2001blow me