November 21, 2011


catachresis [kat-uhkree-sis] n. misused or strained use of words, as in a mixed metaphor, occurring either in error or for rhetorical effect


Voltaire (1694), Marlo Thomas (1937), Harold Ramis (1944), Goldie Hawn (1945), Björk (1965)


For all of you movie buffs, I’m working on something pretty cool for the next post, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading.


Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. ↔ Rose Franken


I realized the other day that those who actually pay attention to my tune of the day must think that I listen to music solely of the indie rock persuasion. Not so, people. I also like jazz a great deal. Here’s one of my favorites – “Strange Meadowlark” by Dave Brubeck, who, incidentally, I was lucky enough to see in concert a few years back.


→ Hey, fucking geniuses, people still take this shit seriously. You’re an embarrassment to racist morons everywhere.

→ The Philadelphia Eagles continue to lose when they’re supposed to win and win when they’re supposed to lose. Absolutely fucking annoying.

→ I had no idea John Sellers released his new book, The Old Man and the Swamp. I will definitely be picking it up soon and suggest you all do the same. I’ve had some personal contact with Mr. Sellers over the years and not only is he a great writer but he’s a quality individual as well.

06.02.09 – Tuesday

Word: ephemeral [i-fem-er-uhl] adj. 1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood 2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower  ∞ n. 3. anything short-lived, as certain insects

Birthday: Martha Washington (1731), Marquis de Sade (1740), Thomas Hardy (1840), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Sally Kellerman (1937), Stacy Keach (1941), Charlie Watts (1941), Jerry Mathers (1948), Gary Bettman (1952), Dana Carvey (1955), Lydia Lunch (1959), Kyle Petty (1960), B-Real (1970), Wayne Brady (1972), Nikki Cox (1978), Justin Long (1978)

Quotation: In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. T.S. Eliot

Tune: Lately, I’ve been exploring my iPod and finding songs I’m not sure ended up on it. Some are terrible. Others are quite good. Here’s “Innocent Violent Ordinary” by The Appleseed Cast. It’s one of the good ones.

Gallimaufry: If you play the lottery on any kind of regular basis, this will drive you nuts. More proof there is really no justice out there. I wonder what the inept individuals ended up doing with all the money. ∞ Ghostbusters was one of the most successful movies of all-time. A classic. Irrefutably so. Ghostbusters II was a classic sequel. Kind of shitty, but you watch when there’s nothing else on. Now years later, when everyone is remaking everything, the original creators of Ghostbusters decided to try something a little different. (Although it does seem there might be some interest in making a third movie.) Enter Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Bill Murray (Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz), Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler) and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddmore) all contributed their voices to the game, set to come out June 16th for XBox 360, Playstation 3, Wii and Nintendo DS. Also involved were original cast members Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and William Atherton. The game looks to be pretty sweet and has been met with some solid reviews. If you’re wondering, yes, I’ll be getting it. ∞ Hey, remember when Weezer used to be cool? Yeah, I don’t either. But now there’s a Weezer-inspired Snuggie called the Wuggie. Rivers Cuomo had this to say about it: “A Wuggie is basically exactly like a Snuggie, except it says Weezer on it. The people at Snuggie are doing it with us and promoting it with us. It’s a totally legit Snuggie.” If you were worried about it not being “legit,” now you can rest easy. I’m pretty sure if anyone I know buys the Wuggie, I’ll have to pull the plug on our association. You’ve been warned.

Incoming: Later today – I’ll address the debacle that was The 2009 MTV Movie Awards.