Saturday, November 04, 2006
I been meaning to call you...
Back from the dead!
Sorry it's been so long - i was going to move my own blog into the slackasses column, but i didn't actually bother to make the effort - that's how slack ass I've been!
Life has been busy, very very busy. The new store is finally shaping up. Everything sort of has a home now, and I've finally stopped stickering and re-stickering inventory. I typically work solo, and with the extra traffic we've been seeing, i just haven't had the mental capacity to sit down and update for a while (some would argue i never did have the mental capacity to begin with, fair enough.)
Halloween was this past week, and myself and Abby took it upon ourselves to carve us a bitchin' jack-o-lantern - the fruits of our labors follows:
I thought it was awesome, Abby loved 'im - but Sarah made fun of us - go figure...
In other news, I've grown a little tired of Ye Olde Jury Room of late. It doesn't have anything to do with the people or the political nastiness and sniping that tends to go on in the special forum (or Special Ed forum as i like to call it). But there's been a very slowly developing paradigm shift towards television and classic cinema that's been happening over the last year or so, and it's finally reached the point where I'm just not on the same page as most of these people. I pretty much tend to just crack wise and pop in and out of the more testy threads to try and bring the levels down these days. I know my contemporary film loving self is not alone over there, but my kin have all been less chatty of late - leaving conversation to those who pretty much focus on oldies, cult or obscure as all hell horror stuff, niche bunk, and television - all topics i couldn't really give two shits about these days.
ASIDE: As far as I'm concerned, and i know this is going to sound egotistical (and there's no way around that, but people who know me personally will DEFINITELY back me up on this comment):
if i haven't heard of it - it's NOT A CLASSIC FILM!
It might be niche, it could even be a film you love, but it's not a classic because it was made before 1971, is black and white, fits the definition of film noir, won an oscar back in nineteen-tickety-two, or any combination of the above criteria. It takes a certain something special to become a classic - some of those things are public recognition and accessibility.
Back on track:
There's that bit of bile out of the way (hope i didn't burn no bridges). I'm not leaving the JR or anything, I'll still be in and out - but probably less frequently (*thank GOD* say some). I have some great friends over there, and i will always be popping in and out, but i just don't feel i have much worthwhile to add to the forum in it's present state that wouldn't cost me some friends and/or get me banned ;) Meanwhile - I've been posting a bit over on the Evil Avatar forums under the pseudonym "Virtual Machine". I strongly advise you to tread lightly over there if you decide to check it out - it's full of hardcore video game fan boys - a hive of scum and villainy if you will.
New Tragically Hip album (Called World Container for those not paying attention) kicks a lot of ass! Not quite as good as their last two, which disappointed me a tad - but still damn solid - and in my top 5 of 06 for sure!
Final Fantasy XII on PS2 is a strong... VERY VERY strong contender for game of the year! It just might have the stuff to knock Oblivion off of it's lofty perch.
A Prairie Home Companion - Robert Altman, ho hum, no interest whatsoever. Who knew it would be so damn good!
That's all for now.
"Its not hard to knock em down, it's getting them to stay down that's the trick."
Posted by SteveTP