Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Originally uploaded by mrbikferd

Ha ha, suck it, 15-year-old kid from Salt Lake City.

Sort of funny if you know some of the history: there are actually two keys in this room as well, but the photo didn't pick them up, because the "magic" is too strong.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Original Ending to Little Shop of Horrors

I knew the play ended like this, due to I took a lot of theater classes in high school..?

..aaand I read a long time ago (I think in People(!)) that they had shot this original/alternate ending, but I was never sure exactly how seriously to take that information, since it seemed more like an homage to the fact that The Birds also had an original/alternate ending that featured the eponymous menace taking over an iconic bridge that was planned but scrapped (giving us the current ending to The Birds which is maybe more unsettling because it just ends for no particular reason) (I read someone describe it as a very "European" ending, which was a nice way of telling Europe that its movies could use a little more, how do you say, montage musical au "Je Sens Le Good"..?).

But now, just when I had stopped saying, "holyshitholyshitholyshit" the original ending to Little Shop of Horrors is up on YouTube (for you to watch on your big, enormous, 12-inch screen):

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Mark well: there are diminishing returns here: the first part explodes my brain it is so sad (Ellen Greene in this movie is the only reason I sat through Pushing Daisies four episodes longer than I wanted to) (but I got past all that), the second part is less volatile, my-brain-wise, but still kind of headshakingly sad and the third part is mostly that song that sucked so much on the soundtrack (yes, I had the soundtrack); but wow.

I say:
Rick Moranis gets a Get Out of Jail (/Canada) Free Card.
Whatever movie you want, Moranis, it's yours. Even if it's a four-hour film about you and your pet goat wandering the country and calling it like it is.
Actually, that sounds kind of awesome.

Dan Aykroyd, jury's still out.

Think of the children

I hate it when they fight like this. It's like I'm reliving the divorce my parents never had.

You guys: I'm too old to sublimate all of my anxiety into the first Star Wars trilogy (that's what children of broken homes did in the 70s, right?).

Please, you two, you have to find some way to make this work (for the sake of the kids).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

some guy at work just said this TOTALLY SNARKILY

"It makes it difficult to parse into objects off the schema, doesn't it?"

He said it really sarcastically.

Man, I wish I could pull something like that off.

Monday, November 03, 2008


Curious if the more eyebrow-raising suggestions are a googlebomb for the autofill feature, or if, as was my immediate first impression, the entire internet is like a phonebooth stuffed with late '50s teenagers, only instead of late '50s teenagers it has idiots..?

Also curious how one determines that.
By the way, you're welcome for that metaphor. Free of charge.

I think the fact that typing "barack hussein..." also brings the same autofill suggestions might hold the answer.
all over soon, all over soon, all over soon, all over soon, all over soon, all over soon