Gome of the Week
Oh, gomette, hold on for one more day. Carnie Wilson bought herself surgery that resulted in weight loss and now she fancies herself as a guru in the field. It's nice to see celebrities sinking down to the peasant level every once in a while. I mean, who hasn't had part of their stomach removed, right?
Anyway, she was on a movie critic panel recently, and while giving her one sided opinion of Shallow Hal, she compared the plight of obese people to that of racial minorities. Good call. It made me remember the time my black friend went on a diet and became Hispanic. It was a tough road, but he held his own. Carnie, you're a pioneer.
This Week's Link That's Probably Not That Great
Prison Bitch Name Generator - Yes, we have slumped to new levels of juvenile behavior. But, it's kind of funny when it's not severely offensive. My name is "Glory Hole."
This Week's Movie You've Probably Never Seen
Cool Blue (1988)
An indie film disguised as a romantic comedy. The cover makes it seem like Woody spends the duration of the film being sprayed with paint while in his boxers doing god knows what.
This is not to say that this film is a classic, but it does represent very early work from Woody Harrelson (Will and Grace) and Hank Azaria (Moe Szyslak). Throw in an uncredited cameo from Sean Penn, and you've got yourself a movie.
The back cover touts it as an "Off-beat tale of love in the Post Modern Era." Sweet!
Yes, there is art involved, and yes, Sean Penn must have owed the producers a favor when he showed up in this one, because it was after he had done Colors. 'Nough said.
This Week's Record You're Probably Not Listening To
The Kids of Widney High - Let's Get Busy (1999)
We actually saw this band open for Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, and the Melvins in San Francisco on new year's eve of 1999/2000. Mike Patton has always named this as one of his favorite bands, and he's not kidding.
The Kids are a group from a mentally challenged high school in California, and they sing from the heart. Some of the notable tracks: "Every Girl's My Girlfriend," "Pretty Girls," and a dynamite cover of the Otis Redding(Aretha Franklin) tune "Respect." A solid effort all around. No joke.
This Week's Hip New Slang Word or Phrase
gnar-pow - the ultimate of the ultimate, the bomb-diggity, if you will.
Origin - John Friess, or at least that's where I heard it.
Usage - "Dude, that band's set was incredible!"
"Bro, it was surely the gnar-pow."
This Week's Top Ten List
The Top Ten Words Used to Describe the Top Ten Lists That People Claim They are Going to Send to Me: