Thursday, July 27, 2006

Just Stuff

I wanna live in South Park, but I think this is as close as I'm gonna get. Dragging along, but feeling good about the writing. Actually don't think it sucks entirely. That's a shock-a-rooti, but glad for it. Ethel got bored and went to visit her cousin in Cornville. Think I'm safe for a while, though I'm still picking potato chip crumbs out of the carpet.

On the non-writing news front, I watched Donnie Darko today. I kept hearing about it and finally went out & rented the dvd. Honestly, I didn't get what the big was about until I hit the last 15 minutes or so. Then I got it. Kinda weird seeing how many big movies stole stuff from this little cult film. Even weirder was the 80's flash-back. Jeez, I used to have a pair of red plaid pants. I'm sure I looked even dorkier wearing them than Donnie's sister did. Still, have to admit I miss the shoe-gazing tunes.


At 9:24 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

I hear South Park and start humming Blame Canada!

At 2:06 PM, Blogger Christian said...

Schizophrenic teens. Mysterious jet engine crashes. Time travel. Guys in giant bunny costumes. Patrick Swayze as a pedophile. Tears for Fears on the soundtrack. Drew Barrymore as a hot HS English teacher. It don't get much better than that.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger angie said...

Yanno, Sandra, it's true. All trails lead back to those shifty Canadians! And that is one damn catchy tune.

And Drew Barrymore was so not hot in that movie. I'm still not one of the rabid Darko fans. More just appreciative.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger vodka and cigarettes said...

the original donnie darko started with echo and the bunnymen's killing moon. i LOVED that. it was perfect. but with the reissue they replaced it with something else... can't remember what. something kind of crappy i think.

well hell. i'm signed in under my test blog. i use it to test templates and shit.

this is anne frasier :) i swear

At 5:06 PM, Blogger angie said...

I saw the one with the Echo & the Bunnymen. Have to admit I still love those melancholy 80's groups - The Church, Joy Division, etc.

At 5:44 PM, Blogger vodka and cigarettes said...

if you go to my test blog page, you'll see i have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. :D

At 9:02 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Am I living in the same century? I don't know what Donnie Darko is, have never watched South Park and didn't recognize the photo over on Ann's blog.

At 9:55 AM, Blogger angie said...

Yer still living in South Philly Italian princess time, Mindy! Donnie Darko is a huge cult film - you'd probably hate it, but it was kinda cool. And the photo on Anne's blog is of the lead singer of Joy Division. J.D. was a British band in the 1980's - the lead singer committed suicide in a fairly icky way, but their music influenced a lot of other bands. I was an enormous fan in my angsty teenage years & still like them quite a bit.!

At 11:07 AM, Blogger vodka and cigarettes said...

i posted this over on the V & C blog:

angie: ian curtis was beautiful, that's for sure.
i think a new documentary is being made about him and joy division.

mindy: donnie darko was released right about the time of 9/11 so the studio dropped almost all promotion of it and a lot of people missed it.

joy division also flew under the radar.

but SOUTH PARK???? WTF???


At 11:47 AM, Blogger angie said...

It is hard to imagine anyone who hasn't heard of South Park. Unless s/he's been living under a rock for the last several years. Dude. Your cultural savvy points have dropped into the negative digits. But you know how those "literary" writers are! :o)

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

For a second, I thought that said shitty...

Boy I'm tired!

At 7:21 AM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...

Never heard of that film.

LOL @ chip crumbs. At least you're plodding. I'm standing still at the moment. Again!


At 9:25 AM, Blogger anne frasier said...

as long as mindy's not writing pop culture i suppose we can let her get away with it. ;)

At 7:52 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

NONONO! I've HEARD of South Park. I've never actually seen it and I don't know what it's about.

For the record: I've never seen the Simpsons, or Law and Order, or the other one that has a whole bunch of variations and is Initials.

I think I gave up trying to keep up back in the 80s sometime.

I'm hopeless.


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