Monday, July 31, 2006

Chocolate and Sex

Ew, ew, ew. Stupid Mel. How horrendous.

In less inflammatory news, has anyone listened to either the soundtrack to Basic Instinct or Chocolat lately? Because I have and they sound shockingly similar,

alcohol: liquid jacket AND truth serum

so remember when everyone was trying to figure out whether _the passion of the christ_ was anti-semitic? well, we don't know for sure about the movie, but mel gibson's actions during his drunk-driving arrest last weekend have made his personal feelings perfectly clear. yikes.

Sunday, July 30, 2006


Matt need to work. But Matt eat bucket of Thai food for lunch. Make Matt sleepy.


Friday, July 28, 2006


Dan Radcliffe naked?

(and methinks he's, um, wearing just a touch too much makeup on his face in the accompanying photo...)

well, *I* went to bed at a decent time last night...

...but I got up at 7:30, so it might all even out.

quick announcement: the new haven song is up in a more permanent location (the first website was taken down), so you can share it with all your friends! woo.

happy friday!

maybe this won't be as funny when I'm less tired

courtesy of wikipedia, by way of the message boards:

An urban legend has frequently been circulated that Pia Zadora once starred in a stage production of The Diary of Anne Frank, in which her performance was so bad that an audience member yelled "She's in the attic!" when the Nazis showed up.

Zadora has, in fact, never acted in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

All the cool kids stay in lab until 2am...

... right? Right? Helloooooo...?

So, right about now is the point where A) I get a little punchy because 1) it is late and 2) I am tantalizingly close to done with my paper draft, yet still not quite done, and B) in my undergrad career I would have staved off hunger, sleepiness, and boredom with a trip to G-Heav yielding a bag of Cheez Doodles and a non-diet Coke. Alas, such blissful, calorie-guilt-free halcyon days of youth are behind me.

Sigh. Perhaps when I get home in another hour or so, I'll reward myself with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. That's ALMOST as good as Cheez Doodles. Sort of.

--MJ, signing off and hoping he can hold it together long enough to write a coherent cover email to his esteemed adviser and collaborators

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

a career in marketing is about to get REALLY easy.

(napoleon dynamite voice and arm-pump) YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

I saw this ridiculous ad the other day and honestly wasn't sure whether it was real, but apparently it is. all this time marketers have been wasting their time trying to appeal to the masses with flashy graphics and complicated 30-second plotlines, but it turns out all you have to do is say (1) the name of the product and (2) what you do with it. the creepy demonstration girl is most likely optional.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

So, I might be going out on a limb here...

... but I have just listened to "My Humps" for the first time ever, and though I have actually only listened to about a minute and a half so far, I feel confident in asserting that it is a really stupid song.

Can I get a what-what here, people?

Friday, July 21, 2006

Guess what my new homepage is?

Our blog!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

kids these days

I just want to say something that simultaneously makes me feel old and lame, and still kinda cool:

Kids nowadays just don't know how to crowd surf anymore.

To wit: At the Bowling for Soup concert tonight (I know... mock me if you will, but it was quite the good time), I counted numerous instances of droppage as well as many more of passing the surfer DIRECTLY into the hands of the onstage bouncer, and nary a single full-crowd, non-abortive surf of duration > 20 seconds or so.

This is not how we did it in my day. When I was a youngster, back in say, 1998-99 or so, let me tell you something, buster -- there was no such thing as crowd surfing droppage. Such would be a major party foul. Bouncer capture was significantly more frequent, but we usually gave OUR surfers a damn good ride before that happened. I remember two concerts in particular, an Athenaeum show and an Eve 6 show, that featured some truly world-class surfage of which I felt privileged to be a part.

Sigh. What is the world coming to, when a healthy young man or woman can no longer be hoisted in the air and groped prolongedly by his or her peers while simultaneously rocking out to the legends and/or one-hit wonders of tomorrow?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Dance Around The World

this guy is truly awesome, not just because he has mad dancing skillz, but also because he somehow managed to get to all of these places in what seems to be a relatively short period of time. and there are other videos with other locations, which makes him even more well-traveled (better-traveled?). wow.

edited to add -- from the guy's website (

"The response to the first video brought Matt to the attention of the nice people at Stride long-lasting gum. They asked Matt if he'd be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video. Matt asked if they'd be paying for it. They said yes. Matt thought this sounded like another very good idea.

At the start of 2006, Matt left on a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. In that time, he danced a great deal."

and my favorite line: "Matt dances very badly, but most people don't seem to mind."

oh, and this:

"When Matt was younger, he could hang seven spoons on his face at once. Sadly, puberty made Matt's face less conducive to spoon-hanging.

Matt has a little piece of extra cartilage sticking out on the rim of one ear and a little hole in the same place on the other ear. Matt has no idea why this is the case.

Matt is very good with figures and wishes people asked him to multiply things more often.

Matt has never lost a staring contest."

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I swear I'm not obsessed...

...but this shiznit is not to be missed:

Monday, July 10, 2006

too bad the deadline's July 30...

...or we could bring a camera and attempt this over CEDARPOINT OMG weekend:

Just because I happened to think of it

You guys may have seen this before, but it amuses me, so here it is again:

Also, another thing I watched on YouTube today was the pilot (and only produced episode) of Heat Vision and Jack. For those not in the know, this was a show starring Jack Black as Jack Austin, an astronaut who flew too close to the sun and as a result of exposure to its rays is now the smartest man alive (as long as the sun is up). He is accompanied by his motorcycle, Heat Vision (voiced by Owen Wilson), which is able to talk because it is actually the fusion of a motorcycle and Jack's former roommate, Doug, due to an unfortunate ray gun accident. Ah yes, and did I mention that it was directed by Ben Stiller?

It is bizarre, but definitely worth watching if you have half an hour to kill. I recommend intoxication for maximum effect, but you can play it by ear. Here it is:

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Okay friends, I feel so lost and depressed. Please offer advice:

What should I do with the rest of my life?

There's part of me that almost wants to say, "Tell me what to do and I will commit to it for at least a year and if it's horrible, at least I'll probably be able to write a book about it."

But I'm feeling like everyone is on the path to massive success except me. Help!

not terribly interesting, but fairly informative and timely!

list of ways to save gas (and $$) -- most of this is common sense, and a big chunk of it is about rental cars and therefore unnecessary for our CEDARPOINT!!!11! purposes, but it's worth a quick read.

-- erica, happy to see that her preferred parking strategy is, in fact, efficient

all your snakes are belong to us

who doesn't love a montage?

Saturday, July 08, 2006


today I was introduced to what is quite possibly the most sickeningly sweet website in the universe. it may lack the variety of, but it wins for irresistability and awww-inducing fluffiness. here's a preview:

this is ted. he's adorable, but is he cute enough to take on tabba?


Friday, July 07, 2006

we're really bad at planning.

Every time the ball gets slightly rolling on the proposed cedar point trip, discussions fall off and nothing happens. It's a month away, people! If Ms. SocialTrinity doesn't want her Marriott points, I'll reserve the hotel! I just don't want this not to happen because we suck and can't plan for shit.

Oh, and so this isn't just a crabby rant...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

further proof that Helen should have won...

a PUPPY? For serious?

what do you think, kids?

Should we set her up with Jeeebus?

edited to add: hahahahaha, oh, geez. "Hassle the Hoff"? I love it!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


veddy interesting.

feds are double-checking how yale deals with research $$

granted (heh), I know nothing of the research-grant world, being one of the poor suckers who actually pays for her education, but perhaps one of you going-to-school-for-free types can comment -- should yale researchers be worried?

Monday, July 03, 2006

either this guy has done this more than once or there are more of them out there...*shudder*

someone just sent me a link to a story about this guy who went on a date, insisted on paying for dinner, then got all pissy and even threatened to sue the girl for half the original bill when a second date didn't happen...and I *swear* I've heard this story before. ^k^, did I hear it through you? if so, is it the same guy? or is it -- yikes -- someone else entirely who is equally socially awkward?

also, quickie concert review (and I'll let matt fill in the gaps) -- TMBG on saturday was awesome! if I remember correctly, they played "new york city" and "birdhouse in your soul" right off the bat, played all of "fingertips," closed with "istanbul (not constantinople)," and brought out a slew of guest artists, including the "horns of babylon" (not their official name -- yet -- but a trumpet, trombone and saxa-ma-phone) and two women who sang "dinner bell." good, good times. the venue was surprisingly big, and even though it was essentially in the middle of the casino you could hardly hear the slot machines when the band was playing :-) oh, and on the way out I dropped a couple of quarters into a slot machine and won $5. woo.