Of all the Japan
entries from last year "Nine
by far my favorite. That entry and video
feels like Tokyo to me. A bunch of strange little
memories somewhat ignoring the bigger
And since my
bigger picture right now (being a loan officer) is
about as exciting as watching a tree grow, I thought
I'd chime in on a few things in the same fashion.
Lotsa fun shit going on in the world that I've been
saving my pennies to add in at a later date.
Apparently that date is February 26th.
1) Dick Cheney
was inebriated when he shot that dude. It doesn't
take a genius to figure that out. The fact that he
avoided the police that night, went to dinner and
had cocktails instead of going to the hospital with
the guy (presumably to have an alcohol alibi the
next day), then admitted to "one beer" in the FOX
interview when the other witnesses said only "Dr.
Pepper" was served at lunch (LOL) paints a pretty
obvious picture. The hospital thing is the clincher
man. If you accidentally shot your 78 year old
friend in THE FUCKING FACE while hunting, wouldn't
you chill in the hospital with him for a bit? I
mean GOD-DAAAAMN. Who goes to dinner after that? I
wouldn't be able to eat for days. None of us would.
So it's fairly apparent there was some other motive
involved. But guess what I don't give a fuck.
News Flash: "Rich people get away with shit." Stop
the presses: "Powerful people get away with shit."
If Cheney wants to shoot a few more lawyers, that's
FINE BY ME. And trust me, that dude is going to
have a good quality of life for the rest of his
days because of this. He was so well compensated
after the incident that he held a press conference
and APOLOGIZED TO CHENEY. Bwahahaha. But seriously,
this shit just doesn't matter. This is Dick Fuckin'
Cheney we're talkin' about, there are slightly more
2) Like these
ports. Is this the final straw? Is this what
finally makes people realize how inept the
administration is? What's scary is that at BEST
they're retarded monkeys who think it's reasonable
to invade IRAQ, yet allow control of our ports to
go to a country that funneled money to 9/11
terrorists and at WORST they know exactly what
they're doing and have been in bed with the UAE for
DECADES. It's like Iraq - do you really think they
were that stupid? You really think they weren't
planning on invading Iraq, but the OVERWHELMING
evidence compelled them? Of course not. Their
"stupidity" is their "out". I mean the next day the
White House says Bush didn't know about the deal
until it was done. Oh come on. Our biggest ally
(UK) pulls off an 8 billion dollar deal with a
country that funded 9/11 terrorists and you expect
us to believe they didn't KNOW? Of course they
knew. If you do your research, it's quite
documented how many ties the Bush family has to the
middle east. There's money ALL OVER their hands.
Has been for decades. I'm just amazed that Bush
would do something so blatant as to put a mirror up
to that. Trust me, it'll only be a matter of weeks
before someone points out the Bush family's ties
with the middle east and how that has more
to do with our security than once believed. This
administration makes the CLINTONS look clean. I
mean goddamn. At least when Bill shot you in the
face you only needed a towel.
I deserve an
award for that last sentence.
sucks. Traffic sucks bad.
That might as
well be video. LOL. I have literally played my PSP
while sitting on this ON-RAMP from the 10 to the
405. That on-ramp is 20-30 minutes. I shake my head
even as I type those words yet I do it twice a day
and in relatively good humor. The key is to just
"let go". At least you're sitting down, and have a
radio to play with you know? It's also
brilliant people watching time. And so many people
are so RUSHED. Desperately trying to save 3 car
lengths by changing lanes every other second. RELAX
and laugh at everyone else. It does wonders for
4) The Loan
Officer gig is going fine. Have a loan already in
and 2 more really close. I'm noticing I'm
strikingly "carefree" at work. So many people
are just fuh-reaked when they don't have loans or
if the ones they have go bad. I wear a tie
everyday to work and play my little "role" skipping
all the way. There's something about knowing that
it isn't your LIFE that makes it like a big movie.
I love it to death. I'm always thinking:
"If they only knew..." and a couple have caught on
with my license plate. I just never want to
bring it up, because the inevitable outcome when
someone sees everything
is: "WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING HERE?!?!".
Then I have to make up some stupid excuse
and...ugh. "I'm a loan officer today man, just let
it be." ...and off I whistle...
5) So The Price
Is Right starts at 10 AM, not 11 AM. (sigh).
I totally missed taping the show Cassi and
I were on a couple weeks ago. Luckily
I was "setting up" to tape it directly into my
camera 30 minutes early and realized my mistake 1/2
way through. Of course the first half had the
two moments that rocked. One, where a guy near us
was picked...and the part where Bob actually
responded to me yelling from the crowd. GODDAMNIT.
Cassi's grandmother may have it TIVO'd so there's
still hope. Anyway - here's the two best shots I
could conjure up:
I can't believe I screwed this up. Not
like the other stills from earlier in the show
would've been that much better but I really
wanted Bob's response to me. Grrr.
6) I'm working
on a protest song/video that may just make it into
a national spotlight. I have the song done,
but the video is gonna be a cartoon in
"Jib-Jab" fashion and I'm having a friend do
that part. That could take months.
Suuuuuuuuuuuuucks. What I love so much about the
things I do is it's IMMEDIATE. Write song,
make video - publish to the world all in an HOUR.
Even complicated stuff takes no more than a day or
so. I may need to make a "Fake" video for
it for the time being just to get it out while
waiting on the cartoon. Or of course, I could
make the cartoon. The thought of that is
overwhelming as shit. I've done flash type stuff
before with "Lock The Taskbar" and I know
I could pull something off...but I want
this to be PERFECT. As "simple" as the Jib-Jab
shit looks, it's all really complicated layouts.
The animation is simple, but the whole production
is really, really well thought out. The song is too
good to not have the animation on the same level.
Time will tell.
7) I lost
20 pounds with the beloved BORG. Then of course
I went back home and then to work. (sigh). How
people workout with an LA commute and a full
day of work is beyond me. I have been getting up
early and can actually make it TO the exercise
bike... at which point the ability to actually move
the pedals escapes me. I guess I could
get up a bit earlier still, eat somethin' and try
to "Wake-up" a bit...but the hours in the day
start to run out. I have to do it though.
There's a solution somewhere to fit it all into the
day. I even thought of setting my alarm for 5
AM, taking 2 ripped fuel, then going back to sleep
until my body just said -
LETS MOVE BITCH! Somethin' tells me
that's not a good thing to do, but may be
interesting to test...
8) So yesterday
I finally got around to getting my new cell
phone contract. I was on with Jess for the
past 2 years, and it was up earlier this month. The
only thing I wanted was "bluetooth". Being
able to talk on the cell phone handsfree (and
wireless) was just so inviting to me, I could
barely contain myself. I was able to pull off
a Razr for $149 instead of the normal $299 so
I jumped at it. Amazingly the CHEAPEST
bluetooth capable phone I could find was $119.
CHRIST! And that's with a 2 year contract! Anyway,
I'm rambling here. I finally got everything to
work and was testing it out with Marty and I was
sooooo giddy. And then it occurred to me where
we've come as a society. I actually considered
it a problem that although I could wirelessly
talk to someone 2500 miles away, (anywhere in the
world mind you) with my cell phone... I didn't
like having to hold my
HAND UP TO MY HEAD. THAT
was an annoyance. So I had to upgrade. LOL.
That's incredible to me. I can only imagine
the horrific "inconveniences" of today that my
grandkids will have to put up with. :-)
finally, I'm still getting reaction to the
backwards Kenny B-Day song. The
overwhelming majority of you want to see
the "forward" version.
LOL. It actually is really funny and
worthy of it's own video on the site. So
I did it, showed Gary, who in turned
showed it to his wife, who is now
convinced I'm the fuckin' devil. This
freaks her out to no end. LOL. Our
greetings to each other when we meet for
sushi are now "THUR-BBYE!" ;-) Good