Thursday, January 29, 2009


Still haven't seen it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Common Descriptions Of Wine

01. Fluffy
02. Dim-witted
03. Knifelike
04. Boysenberryish
05. Aloof
06. Gregarious
07. Injured
08. Plebeian
09. Greasy
10. Outlandish
11. Supine
12. Lispy
13. Patriarchal
14. Huggy
15. Puddingish
16. Ostrichy
17. Laotian
18. Numbing
19. Ironic
20. Screaming

Ah, That's Better

Repeat viewing as needed.

Unconnected Tuesdays


Aurora Borealis

Friday, January 23, 2009

I Do Fancy The Theatre

I am seriously considering buying a ticket to the Eugene O'Neill play Desire Under The Elms at Chicago's Goodman Theatre next week.

I am not that familiar with the works of Eugene O'Neill, but I do know he is a very respected playwright, who has written many highly-regarded plays. The Goodman is an established, popular venue, known for putting on consistently high-quality productions.

I am not a regular patron of the theatre, but I might have to venture forth for their latest offering, for my own personal reasons.

Criminal Defense Tactic #37

Pretend you are Neo from The Matrix.

This Shit Is...

01. Off the hook!
02. Out of sight!
03. On my shoe!
04. Awesome!
05. On fire!
06. Fucking serious!
07. Primo!
08. Undercooked!
09. Not Going Away!
10. Bloggable!

Splotchy's Contribution To Numb3r5

Here's a discussion of my selections for the Numb3r5 mix, Volume 14 of the Green Monkey Music Project.

Four Thousand Days - Luna
The best song off their later album The Days Of Our Nights. If you can resist singing the chorus "Remember, remember..." out loud when you hear it, you're a stronger person than I.

Every 1's A Winner - Hot Chocolate
MizSplotchy introduced me to this band when we first started dating. She had a 70's music compilation that had the wonderful "You Sexy Thing" on it. If you're not familiar with them, they are a great, funky band worth checking out.

From A Motel 6 #1 - Yo La Tengo
A nice instrumental track from their two-disc outtakes/rarities collection Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo

106 Beats That - Wire
I dip once again into Wire's debut album Pink Flag for a short, sweet track.

Expresso 2222 - Gilberto Gil
The title song from a great album. Wonderful, high-energy song.

The Thousandth and Tenth Day Of The Human Totem Pole - Captain Beefheart
The last song off the last album of Captain Beefheart.

There was a gurgling and googling heard
A tenth of the way up the pole.
Approaching was a small child
With Statue of Liberty doll.

Happy Birthday, David Patrick Kelly!

Has it been a year already? Happy birthday to my adopted actor, David Patrick Kelly.

I hope you are doing well.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Presenting the Numb3r5 Mix!

Volume 14 of the Green Monkey Music Project is completed and available for download!

If the participants of this mix want to discuss their own selections, please feel free to do so! I'll put a pointer on this post if you end up posting about it on your own blog (or you could always just add comments here, I suppose).


Rules and Theme Details

The Participants Discuss Their Selections:
Allen L!

The Songs:
All of Allen L's songs
All of Dale's songs
All of SamuraiFrog's songs
All of GKL's songs
All of the Ultramundane's songs
All of Bull's songs
All of Flannery Alden's songs
All of Splotchy's songs

Track Listing
01 - My Hero, Zero - Lemonheads [allenl]
02 - One More Minute - Weird Al [allenl]
03 - Death on 2 Legs - Queen [allenl]
04 - Three Small Words - Josie and the Pussycats [allenl]
05 - Sixty-eight Guns - The Alarm [allenl]
06 - Julia, we don't live in the 60's - The Indelicates [allenl]
07 - 2:19 - Tom Waits [dale]
08 - 40,000 Years B.C. - Gyan [dale]
09 - 96 Tears - The Stranglers [dale]
10 - 25 Minutes To Go - Johnny Cash [dale]
11 - 10 Fingers 11 Toes - The Ponys [dale]
12 - 5 and 1/2 Minute Hallway - Poe [dale]
13 - 100 Years Ago - Rolling Stones [samuraifrog]
14 - Care of Cell #44 - Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs [samuraifrog]
15 - 4 AM - Suggs [samuraifrog]
16 - Swords of a Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor [samuraifrog]
17 - 1234 - Jack Penate [samuraifrog]
18 - One Hundred Years from Now (Gram Parsons vocal) - The Byrds [samuraifrog]
19 - Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams [GKL]
20 - Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks [GKL]
21 - If I Had a $1,000,000 - Bare Naked Ladies [GKL]
22 - Four Leaf Clover - Abra Moore [GKL]
23 - #41 - Dave Matthews Band [GKL]
24 - 6th Avenue Heartache - Wallflowers [GKL]
25 - Strawberry Letter 23 - Brothers Johnson [ultramundane]
26 - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood [ultramundane]
27 - Take Five - Dave Brubeck [ultramundane]
28 - 10 A.M. Automatic - The Black Keys [ultramundane]
29 - $100 Groom - Paul Westerberg [ultramundane]
30 - Love Me Two Times - The Doors [ultramundane]
31 - Zero - Smashing Pumpkins [bull]
32 - Three Sisters - Jim Carroll Band [bull]
33 - Four Sticks - Led Zeppelin [bull]
34 - Six Pack - Black Flag [bull]
35 - Louis Quatorze - Bow Wow Wow [bull]
36 - 22 Acacia Avenue - Iron Maiden [bull]
37 - Four Minutes To Save the World - Justin Timberlake/Madonna [flanneryalden]
38 - 500 Miles - The Proclaimers [flanneryalden]
39 - 1999 - Prince [flanneryalden]
40 - 99 Red Balloons - Nena [flanneryalden]
41 - Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers & Grover Washington Jr [flanneryalden]
42 - Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd [flanneryalden]
43 - Four Thousand Days - Luna [splotchy]
44 - Every 1's A Winner - Hot Chocolate [splotchy]
45 - From A Motel 6 #1 - Yo La Tengo [splotchy]
46 - 106 Beats That - Wire [splotchy]
47 - Expresso 2222 - Gilberto Gil [splotchy]
48 - The Thousandth and Tenth Day Of The Human Totem Pole - Captain Beefheart [splotchy]

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Come & Knock

Come & Knock
On Our Door
We've been waiting
For you

Where the kisses are
Hers & Hers
& His

Three's company

Come & Dance
On Our Floor
Take a step
That is new

We've a loveable space
That needs
Your face

Three's company

You'll see that Life
Is a frolic &
Laughter is calling
For you

At Our

Three's company

Here We Are

Here we are
Face to face
A couple of

Hopin' to find
We're two
Of a kind making
A go, Making it

We're going to find our way
Taking the time each day
To learn all about those
Things you just can't buy

   Silver spoons
You and I
We’re going to find our way
You and I

We’re going to find our way

You and I

Walking Well-Worn Paths On The Internet

I have noticed a tendency of mine which sort of frustrates me.

The Internet is a large cesspool of information, but I really only dip my toes in a few fetid pools on a daily basis.

These days I rarely visit websites, instead reading their content via an RSS feed. It's very convenient and stream-lined, but it kind of bothers me as well.

I'm not bothered by feeds of the personal blogs I read, as these are usually the thoughts of a single individual that I have chosen to read.

It's the feeds I get that are basically selecting and aggregating content that might be interesting to me that make me feel I am intentionally narrowing down my window to the world. I am bothered by my reliance on sites like BoingBoing and MetaFilter. Granted, I often find about 15-20% of the stories/links they provide or feature of some interest.

But what am I missing? My web surfing behavior has become more passive with my usage of RSS feeds. I'm having all this content pushed downstream by other people, doing less of my own heavy lifting.

How did I used to do it? It seems like a distant memory to me now. I guess when I wanted to learn about a topic, I searched for it, and browsed a few sites for information. I probably spent less time on the web back then.

Now there is a constant stream of content I subscribe to, yet paradoxically I feel like my interaction with the Internet is more restrictive.

It makes me want to sign up with a Welsh message board and start talking about goat farming. Let's talk about goats, baby.

Steve Brule and the Griddleman

This clip from Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! made me laugh enough that I thought should include it here.

John C. Reilly plays Steve Brule, a dimwitted recurring character on the show.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Okay, The Moment Is Over, I Just Got Out Of A Really Boring Hour And A Half Training Session

How could Obama have let me languish in boredom for 90 minutes?

The honeymoon is over, America.

I Am Happy To Be Alive For This Moment

I'm happy to see Bush go.

I am happy Obama will be President.

I am optimistic. I am happy to be here.

Six More Random Things

1. Link to the person who tagged you. here
2. Post the rules on your blog. Okay
3. Write six random things about yourself. Okay
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. Nah
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. Nah
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up. Okay

Okay, I'll try and come up with some factoids, hopefully which I haven't repeated before.

1. I don't follow sports, but I love going to Wrigley Field. A friend of mine has season tickets, and I'll occasionally tag along with him. I'll pester him incessantly with questions about the various players. As far as I can tell can tell, he doesn't seem to mind answering them. And now I know how to pronounce Fukudome!

2. As a kid, I did follow sports. I collected football and baseball cards, too. I have a pretty good memory when it comes to trivial stuff, so among other useless information I have no need of retaining, I can tell you that my first football card was for Bob Griese, quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.

3. There's really no reason I haven't finished my short film Streaking for the Shy other than Grade-A Laziness. I'm a procrastinator. I'll get it done, I'll get it done.

4. I don't put a lot of effort in my appearance, yet I am also pretty vain about it. What can I say? I am an enigma.

5. I like to keep my real identity separate from my "Splotchy" identity. I don't try that hard, but I kind of like being represented on the Internet by a sort-of odd word I like.

6. I'm left-handed, motherfuckers!

Unconnected Tuesdays



Friday, January 16, 2009

Children's Names For Possible Future Father, Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie and his longtime love Sheri Moon Zombie married several years ago. Could a little Zombie be in the making?

I have spent some thoughtful, reflective moments on possible names for their future children.

01. Kyler
02. Skip
03. Rob, Jr.
04. Moonshadow
05. Poppy
06. Aleve
07. Romero
08. Hambone
09. Nebuchadnezzar
10. Ally
11. Carl
12. Ed
13. Ira
14. Manos
15. Peter
16. Plenty
17. Yusef
18. Hoyt
19. Larry
20. Zamboni

Corpse Copse

Go Fuck Yourself, Winter

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Who Wants Some Paul Stanley Stage Banter?

Really, you might think you don't want it, but you do. With ice cream!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Who Wants Some Apple Pie?

Why yes, you can have some ice cream with it if you like.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Here Comes The Gravy Boat!

Exciting .ico news

It seems that Google has a new .ico file, which will display in the address bar of your web browser!

The new icon file:

And, Blogger, which is owned by Google, apparently no longer respects my own .ico file I created for my blog last year.

You can see in the HTMl source of my blog that their blogger.ico is taking precedence over mine.

I just want to make it clear to you that my love for the arcade game Elevator Action has not lessened any, despite the loss of its image to your address bar.


Robert Picardo - Euchre

Unconnected Tuesdays

Desk Lamp


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Health Report, Week Something-Or-Other

Okay, here is one of the things that has been occupying my time.

I have been working out a few times a week at our local YMCA.
I have been doing this for a few months.

I started on a recumbent exercise bike. Why a recumbent bike? Don't I look like a tool riding a recumbent exercise bike? Yes, of course I do. I did try riding a normal exercise bike, but I was left with a strange vibrating sensation in my naughty bits that I do not care to repeat.

I have also been using the elliptical machine. While exercising, I have been listening to high energy rock 'n roll, only dimly aware of how ridiculous a 38 year old man singing along to the Kaiser Chiefs while pseudo-running on an oversized machine truly looks.

This past week I have started working on my arms on various weight machines.

Next Monday I meet with a "fitness coach". I am doing this mostly so I can get an account on the various weight machines, so I can track my progress.

At a doctor's appointment last year, if I remember correctly, I think I weighed 245 pounds. When I weighed myself this past Sunday I was down to 217 pounds. I have lost my love handles and most of my gut. Unfortunately, my pants are very loose, and I think there is a 65% probability they will spontaneously drop to my feet in the near future.

I feel good exercising, and it's nice to get away from the computer. I know many people feel the need to exercise after the holidays. The Y is freakin' crowded lately.

I made a New Year's Resolution to stop drinking soda. Dedicated readers of this blog might remember the exciting post where I previously made the pledge to stop drinking the stuff, but after a few months I started up again (I didn't post to document my fall off the wagon). Anyways, I'm trying again. It's a lot easier this time around.

I don't post a lot about the mundane aspects of my life, but I figured what the hell.

I feel healthier and I feel good about it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Well, I Suppose I Should Post Something in 2009

I'm not sure how active I'll be at the blogging these days.

I know I have a Green Monkey mix yet to complete, and I'll get to it, I'll get to it.

I'm just not feeling it lately, I suppose.