Archive for June, 2006

…but they gotta pay!

June 28, 2006

So, this is just a bit of random silliness, derived from the goodness of GoogleAds. They market to the content of your e-mails – or chats – whatever that content may be. Unfortunately, I am not at liberty to discuss this one particular chat – but let me just say that one of the ads that accompanies it in my Inbox is: http://www.theexorcisms.com, the site of one Wanda Pratnicka, psychic extraordinaire. Amused, I explored it, and found this gem:

“Today I am a therapist for ghosts and for people. They both need the same care, understanding and the same dose of love.”

-Wanda Pratnicka

To which I have only to say… “ghosts need love too. But they gotta pay!”=)

Vlad

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American Psycho

June 25, 2006

I just saw American Psycho. Umm… yeah. Ok. I think I need to put my *soul* back together for a little while, so I'll lay off a detailed review 'till later. For now, first impressions:

 – it's yet another writer's response to Crime and Punishment, albeit an extremely witty one. 

 – it makes late existentialism work. w00t.

 – on the scale of fucked-up-edness, it's at about Paranoia Agent, slightly lower than Requiem for a Dream but higher than, umm, the stuff I watch on a Sunday evening. It's still dwarfed by Chris Tam and the Insane Japanese Films That He Watches(tm).

 – it disses Yale (Kevin Bale's character went to Harvard, then Harvard Business)… but in such a hilarious way, that I could almost not take it seriously. The dialogue is something like:

 Main Character, whose name i forget: "Paul had this 'Yale' thing going on, I think."

 Detective: "What do you mean?"

 MC: "I think he was a homosexual, who did a lot of cocaine."

Riiiight… till later.

 -Vlad

Play!

June 1, 2006

So last Saturday, 5/27, I was in Chicago and lucky enough to witness the premiere of the world tour of PLAY! – a Video Game Symphony. The premise is simple: take an enthusiastic conductor, a full-sized orchestra and choir, and have them play songs from popular video games. I went in expecting something kind of entertaining, kind of amateur… and I was blown away.

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