Comments from drawing_a_blank

Like Springsteen, The Who and (Artist currently known as) Prince before him, I believe that Maru should perform at the Kitty Halftime Show - his box slide alone should be a friendly reminder of the Boss' enthusiastic slide into the camera in 09 - also, KITTENS!
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January 23, 2012 on Announcing The Starting Line-Up For Puppy Bowl VIII!
Chances of the Aziz crowdsurf making its way into the final cut?
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January 11, 2012 on Watch The Trailer For The LCD Soundsystem Doc Shut Up And Play The Hits
Can't be as bad as Minor Threat, right? Though if we're talking marketing, let's talk six degrees of Turtle Bacon - Turtle < Escalade < Cadillac < Super Bowl commercial < Led Zeppelin = 16% increase in sales the following year!
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September 12, 2011 on Entourage S08E08: Series Finale
I will say that it's been a long time since I've listened to/heard Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" (strange, I know!) and that I enjoyed this particular decision as a finale send-off song thing - as much so for the fact they already came to California, and now they were headed to Paris, but in some other kind of way, circle of life!
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September 12, 2011 on Entourage S08E08: Series Finale
D'oh! Sorry teacherman, late to the party! Please defer any upvotes for KITTY HALFTIME SHOW to its rightful owner (see below!)
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January 25, 2011 on Announcing The Starting Line-Up For Puppy Bowl VII!
Let us not forget, KITTY HALFTIME SHOW !!!!!!
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January 25, 2011 on Announcing The Starting Line-Up For Puppy Bowl VII!
I'll see your Metreon and raise you Alamo Drafthouse - Austin - full disclosure - never been to SF :(
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December 6, 2010 on Black Swan: A Movie Review
The season premiere was rather perfect - it really captured the solitude and quietness of nearly everyone being dead and/or zombiefied - it also set the stage for good acting - I'm looking at you Morgan - and yes, it had WALT!!!! and Grimes was good in the opener too - the zombie who just wanted her bike back, Morgan's being torn over sharpshooting his wife, for these reasons and more, the premiere was really, really good. That being said, over the next five episodes, it's seriously gone downhill. Granted, this has been discussed at decent length as the last five episodes have come and gone, but now with the finale being the main (worst) offender, had to pipe up a bit more. About the zombie who just wanted her bike back - we learned last night that zombies have no meaningful brain activity - the idea that Grimes, Morgan and others wondered if there was any semblance of a former self buried beneath the zombie is now dead on arrival - I think abandoning this idea so early on really deflates the emotional baggage aspect. Other gripes - last night killed it on breaking the 'show don't tell' rule - lots of general questions delivered like they were lines off a script and answered in very simple and easy to understand, yet kinda vague, terms. I can't stand how sad sack Amy is - always crying or being depressed - I get the sense that somebody has to be feel bad about this, but they pile it on so thick with just her character that each of her scenes feels way too melodramatic. In any event, if this series intends on committing to just how dire and hopeless the situation at large seems to be, I can get behind that - could make for many good (better) episodes to come. I have no knowledge or background with the comic, does that matter? I guess not. There's just something about this series that makes it increasingly hard to take at face value - like the shower scene montage - that was honestly laugh out loud awkward. As for finales that GOT IT RIGHT - Boardwalk Empire - excellent, excellent showing.
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December 6, 2010 on The Walking Dead S01E06: Season Finale
Profile pic aside, my Lost-radar was sonor-ing all over the last few minutes of that episode - the science guy is kinda like Desmond, only not really at all, because he looks way too much like Kelvin...who's the hatch guy *before* Desmond..and who also wore a hazmat! Uncanny, really - that and Grimes channeling Locke with banging on the door/hatch, losing all hope, and being pulled back from the brink of despair with the reveal of...Christian Shepard opening the church doors?
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November 29, 2010 on The Walking Dead S01E05: CDCeez Nuts
"If anything goes wrong, Desmond Hume will be my constant." - Daniel Faraday
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November 3, 2010 on Today We Are All Keith Olbermann
Such excellent clues!
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November 2, 2010 on Movies For Dudes: Mad Max
Lots of love for Mad Men last night. But I'm dying to know? Eastbound & Down recap today? I need to see a Kenny Powers crossing himself at the dinner table gif.
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September 27, 2010 on Mad Men S04E10: S#!T My Don Pukes
Sons of Anarchy is quite good - and while it at times seems to briefly pander to the Nickelback crowd, Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, always keeps things on the level - good show, that. As for Boardwalk Empire, in the DVR queue for tonight - I had TOO MUCH good TV last night after the ladies of SCDP recruited Pete Campbell and Harry Crane's rug to transport dead Ida, then the Mrs. Butterworth/rum bottle mix up.
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September 20, 2010 on Boardwalk Empire Open Thread
I so hope those wise words from Gwar were in fact delivered at the kids stage - they still have that right, the kids stage? And Gwar definitely made an appearance there, yes? :)
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June 14, 2010 on Bonnaroo 2010: Saturday In Photos & Videos
King Crimson! Digging deep, I like it.
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May 28, 2010 on Kanye West – “Power”
You should have seen her the moment the season finale of Criminal Minds was interrupted.
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May 27, 2010 on That’s Your Mom: American Idol Superfan Mom Whose Life Is Ruined Now
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May 26, 2010 on That’s Your Girlfriend: Criminal Minds Finale Fan
Elvis Perkins in Dearland would have been much better off debuting this song on MTV's 7,200 seconds.
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May 25, 2010 on Gabe And Max Present An Exclusive New Song From Elvis Perkins In Dearland
In the end, after all the fantastic mysteries and magical wonders that had perplexed and intrigued us, fade from the TV set, I’m left completely and utterly satisfied – and proud…proud to have realized that it was never about “answers” that I as a viewer thought I wanted. It was something more – something profound about the art of storytelling on a level that left me emotionally invested in these characters’ lives for the past 6 years. Last night’s finale was an affirmation that above all else, it’s the people, their hopes, dreams, faults, that we care about – it’s how we all relate to each other here in the “real world.” We project our own experiences and fantastic tales upon one another, but in the end, we all need each other to share in the experience – to make it whole, complete. The final segment begins…we get Christian’s explanations to Jack – Jack’s revelation at his own death – and then Lost did what it always did best – the criss crossing between events – Jack’s footsteps into the church are his footsteps through the bamboo field…his sitting at the pew mirroring his slump down the bamboo shoot and laying on his back..and Vincent! My goodness, that instant just broke me (tears...streaming) with a mix of sadness (The End) and happiness all at once – Vincent comforting Jack in his last moments – Jack smiling, seeing the plane pass overhead – his friends saved – his life, complete – the eye closing – the music throughout – it was the most profound television watching experience I’ve ever had. It was simply beautiful.
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May 24, 2010 on Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
Happy to go on record here and now to admit that I too honest-to-goodness cried when Vincent lays next to Jack - Jack smiles, the plane passes over - it's all coming to an end - the music - it just got me - and any and all pre conceived notions at not getting outwardly emotional over a TV show just fell by the wayside - I'm actually proud I cried - proud I felt that I'd just been honestly entertained and intrigued for 6 years by something so ambitious yet so comfortingly understandable despite it all.
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May 24, 2010 on How Will The Simpsons End?
Okay, I'll admit it, I was never 'not' going to listen, and so I did, by clicking the obligatory small forward arrow button for PLAY - and I liked what I heard - A LOT - and then it seemed to just keep looping on forever and when I finally clicked that button again to pause, it did the whole 'sound of the needle lifting up off the record' thing and I instinctively dragged the cursor up to said vinyl record and...lo and behold, it's interactive!!! Damn you Arcade Fire, you've done it again - always giving us these completely awesome little web 2.0 nuggets with your interactive videos and what not - this is completely cool - already working on my scratches and remixes to the 6 second version of The Suburbs - nice job! Oh, and looking forward to all the rest!
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May 20, 2010 on Arcade Fire “The Suburbs” & “Month Of May” Get An Insanely Short Preview
I've come to basically expect that anything Damon Albarn does musically is going to make me literally smile while listening - this guy is an absolute conduit for such simple and beautiful melody - the kinds you've never heard before, but, like rimbimhoot said above, so comfortingly familiar.
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March 4, 2010 on Premature Evaluation: Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
I'd like to think some good has come out of his extended absence from the airwaves and that would certainly have to be his beard and/or facial hair - last seen around the time of the writer's strike - I think that's Conan's natural inclination anyhow!
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February 25, 2010 on You Are Following @ConanOBrien
I'm trying to decipher some kind of hidden message in the CAPS ONLY portion of your post. I DON'T TO SOUND WHY ANIMALS ALWAYS SO FUCKIN FAR. I know its in there somewhere! Cat-wise, one of mine does the 'step step' routine shown above...though it's on our throw blankets and he nurses on them while doing it.
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February 19, 2010 on Deep Furrsue Cat Massage
It's like Blur's clip for The Universal meets The Squid & The Whale meets that ping pong movie with Christopher Walken...but, you know, way more RZA - quite enjoyable!
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February 19, 2010 on Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun” Video (Feat. RZA, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil Jon & Joe Jonas)
The irony of the situation was not lost on Wally Washboard - he did what any fun-loving kid down at the shore for summer would have - let it all hang out.
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February 11, 2010 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Two Situations
Pictured from left to amirite: Self-soothing, Self-conscious
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February 11, 2010 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Two Situations
Hoping The Strokes make it on this year's list - they did say festival appearances this year and no Coachella, no Pitchfork (yet at least) so there's hope!
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February 9, 2010 on Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup