Friday, April 30, 2004

Must Have Been a White Guy Who Started (Me On) All That (Again)

In the same way that I (and apparently, future generations) will never know a Bugs Bunny-less Barber of Seville:

An NPR series on Nelson Mandela this week brings back memories of the greatest rap j'accuse of them all. Because, of all the things P.W. Botha will mean to history, of course I only remember his infliction of the Gas Face.

Thank god MC Serch turned me around on the whole segregation-as-a-policy thing back in the '80s.

On the other hand, The Spoonbender's elegant reminder of the phrase "pushing the goofy" most definitely gets no Gas Face.

Today's FOCR: "Gas Face," 3rd Bass, The Cactus Album

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Screenplay Observations

All doors "fly" open.

Everybody uses each other's names a lot. "You need a ride, Pete?" "Thanks, Bill."

People working at computers say a lot of things like, "You'd better check this out" or "Take a look at this." Most have "never seen anything like this."

All computers have big visual alerts when access is denied. They never just ask for a username and password endlessly.

Searching a computer database for left-handed Scorpios who earned political science degrees between 1964 and 1970 from colleges within 100 miles of Boston takes, at most, ten keystrokes.

Young kids who are older than their years say "shit." Parents who are cooler than their years say "bullshit."

Sad people alternate between "the brink of tears" and "breaking down in tears."

No matter where they live, no matter how much they earn, if people are in a depressive funk, their residences fill with Chinese takeout litter.

They will also verbally abuse nice bartenders who know their names.

Today's FOCR: "B Movie," Delbert McClinton, Second Wind

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Sig Alert

Do so many people in Los Angeles refuse to use their turn signals for the same reason they only commit 75% to any appointment, then show up 20 minutes late ...

... That need to keep options open?

Because you never know when turning right from the left-turn lane is just too sweet to pass up, bro.

Today's FOCR: "Show Me The Way (live)," Peter Frampton, Frampton Comes Alive!