Friday, November 18, 2005


I’m having second thoughts on this high school reunion thing. It’s most likely because I found out it’s taking place at something called the Rusty Bucket. Perhaps it’s just because I’ve been spoiled by my works wrap and Christmas parties, but the Rusty Bucket? At least I won’t have to dress up.

I know I’m in the minority on this, but the Hummer H3 commercial with the monster an robot giving birth to an H3 creeps me out. I appreciate the effort and the sense of humor. It still creeps me out.

This was the scene outside my office today. Only in Hollywood would there be people walking a chimp in front of a donkey dressed like a human. There were some attractive models walking around, but they didn’t want to be photographed. Off! Man I love this town.

I’m not pleased with all this talk of trading for Mench from the Texas Rangers. Sure he’s not an all or nothing guy like Burnitz, but can’t we do better? Are they still not sold on the Big Murt playing left? Dusty Baker is clearly the Larry Brown of the MLB.

We are two weeks into sweeps with two more to go, and Lost has sucked the bag. Not only has it been boring, but it’s been predictable. Invasion has done a better job of giving answers that only lead to more questions. I know it’s viewed as Lost’s bastard cousin, but I’ve been more entertained by the small town Invasion of the Body Snatchers ripoff than the “We Don’t Know What We’re Doing” Lost. Here’s the problem. People want show to run as long as they can as long as it’s a hit. But you never know if your show will be a hit until it airs. So you throw a whole bunch of twists and turns to gain an audience. Once you become a hit, you’re stuck having to then pull back on the twists so as not to run out of story. I would like to see a show outline a five year plan. The show will run exactly five seasons and no longer than that. This way there’s no spinning your wheels to stretch out the seasons.

I forgot to mention a few minor celebrities I saw during my hiatus.

I saw the guitarist for System of a Down, Daron Malakian, at Amoeba. If I was an angry young man who hated the world I might have cared. One thing I've noticed is celebrities always buy albums in bulk at Amoeba. Also, why can't I ever see musicians I car about? Where's Dulli or Beck? They live in LA. Wait. I saw Mark Lanegan. That was pretty cool.

I saw Ron Livingston at the Arclight. This really kind of cool because the night before I bought the Office Space DVD with flair.

Finally I saw Tom Arnold at the premiere of some independent movie he’s in. I’d make a couple jokes at this point about the empty red carpet and other jokes. But the movie was apparently made because Arnold became friends with a kid next door that has cerebral palsy. The kid wanted to be an actor, so Arnold put this movie together for him.

It’s at this point that I realize I’ve posted before about my solution for Lost. .. I think.

Another thing I like about iTunes is that coworkers can listen to my music on their own computer. It does my heart and ego good when people mention how much they enjoy listening to my tunes. It also makes me a little sad when I have to kick someone off when I leave work.

The highlight of my week has been getting a surprise gift from my grandmother. Being the Sewmaster that she is, she made a great jean and flannel blanket. Big ups to grandma!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

C'mon how bad could a reunion at "The Rusty Bucket" be. I mean you're the kid gone to hollywood made good and you can tell stories of the celebs you've met(seen) and about the time there were donkeys and a chimp dressed like a man outside your office.