09.16.09 – A Wednesday


Word

serendipity [ser-uhn-dip-i-tee] n. 1.an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident 2.good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for

Birthday

King Henry V of England (1386), T.E. Hulme (1883), Allen Funt (1914), Lauren Bacall (1924), Charlie Byrd (1925), B.B. King (1925), Peter Falk (1927), Anne Francis (1930), Ed Begley, Jr. (1949), Earl Klugh (1954), David Copperfield (1956), Mickey Rourke (1956), Jennifer Tilly (1958), Richard Marx (1963), Molly Shannon (1964), Marc Anthony (1968), Amy Poehler (1971), Nick Jonas (1992)

Standpoint

I have to be honest. Nothing’s really bugging me all that much today. Sorry, all. Promise, tomorrow will feature something angry and witty. Right now, I’m just enjoying my new lease on life.

Quotation

Barbara and I seemed to be so right for each other, as far as ambition and business and identity and power. But it really takes work. My feeling about love is, that part of nature is so precious. I’ll always love her. That doesn’t mean I want to talk with her. ◊ Elliott Gould

Tune

When those who know what the hell we’re talking about look back and ponder the early stages of alternative/modern rock, there’s one band that should definitely come to mind – Camper Van Beethoven. David Lowery and friends formed one of those bands long considered well before its time. I remember sitting in my buddy Tim’s room for countless hours in high school while we dissected each and every song off of Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart. I’m not sure if he and I ever came close to agreeing which one was actually the best but, having listened to that album about 834 times straight through, I’m going with “My Path Belated.” Unlike some of those other bands from that era, Camper Van Beethoven actually re-formed, recorded a new album and, to this day, continue to tour.

Gallimaufry

→ Want to know how truly fucked up everything is getting? Well, if you live in the city of Philadelphia and you’ve got a library book out on loan from the Free Library of Philadelphia, you’ll need to return it by Thursday, October 1st. Why, you ask? Annual inventory? Nah. The Pennsylvania State Legislature has cut off the necessary funding for the library system to continue operating. Awesome.

→ The internet is kind of funny when it wants to be. Check out “Top 10 Kanye West Interruption Parodies.” Man, people on work fast. My favorite is the Hitler reaction video.

→ Want to get your anarchy on? Get some cool duds, probably something with the image of Che Guevara. Next, start reading the Defenestrator, Philadelphia’s very own underground newspaper.

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