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Month: December 2009

New (*koff*) Moon

Yes, I did eventually decide to see New Moon on its final day at the Cinerama. My thinking was like this: if I had never heard of it before, a movie with solidly middling reviews that promised me hot, shirtless werewolf boys battling hot, shirtless vampire boys would have seemed like a winner. So I kept having this little dialogue with myself, where my inner fourteen-year-old-boy would say "Werewolves! Vampires! Shirtless fighting!" because, while my inner fourteen-year-old boy likes blood and guts and violence just as you might expect, he is also kinda gay. And then the 22-year-old-hipster of indeterminate…

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Home for the Horrordays

Okay, I’m buying tickets for this show: —- Home for the Horrordays is Saturday, December 19th, at El Corazon with Schoolyard Heroes, These Arms Are Snakes, Kane Hodder, Sirens Sister, and special guests. Doors are at 7 pm, it’s all ages, and tickets are available for $15. —- Who’s with me?

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The Road

Paul: I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Me: Did you like it? Paul: Well, it was fairly well-written. And I’m glad a horror book won a Pulitzer. But you get to the end and — nothing happens. Me: That’s how you can tell it’s literary.

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The Simpsons: Rednecks and Broomsticks

I’m posting this because if, like me, you’ve gotten out of the habit of watching The Simpsons in realtime, you probably missed this episode, which I found pretty delightful. It did several things that I have missed in more recent years. For one thing, it actually has a B story (A: Lisa flirts with Wiccanism ala The Craft, B: Homer becomes a connoisseur of moonshine ala Sideways). The story seemed a lot more natural and character-focused than has become the norm. And it just plain made me laugh a lot. Hulu only has the most recent 5 episodes of The…

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