Notes from Last January
January 5, 2005
Ice storm...Lost power for a couple hours-power finally went out around
January 6, 2005
Power still out-called Grandma and she's going to Aunt Linda/Uncle
Jerry's...Tim got kerosene heaters for the night...Eric stayed w/ his
grandparents in Dunkirk...79.000 people without electricity
January 7, 2005
Talked to Mom-she went to lunch w/ Grandma, Aunt Linda, and Uncle
Jerry-Todd and Carrie have power-Mom's is still out...Mom dropped off some
sandwiches and candles-Glen (Landlord) pumped out basement
January 8, 2005
We have power, but no heat...Got new comic from Dale Martin. Yay!
January 9, 2005
Brad returned from his cruise-had a great time-we were on the verge of
getting heat, but the power went out again
January 20, 2006
Sedaris is coming to Indianapolis in April and I would really love to
see him. If I had the money, I would get a ticket right now, but finances
are low at the moment. So, so low. I'm constantly puzzled by the fact that
I'm not independently wealthy, but I have mentioned that before. Oh, well!
I'll try to figure out a way to go to the show. Wish me luck!
Well, the fate of Arrested
Development is up in the air. I think it's common knowledge that
there's no chance of it returning to Fox, but it sounds like Showtime may
be pursuing it so there's a glimmer of hope, I guess. However, it's nice
to know George
Michael and Maeby are finding work elsewhere (via TV
January 16, 2006
I'm still recovering from Hairdo
U...According to my records, I received my saddle stapler a year
ago today and I've been happily stapling ever since!...Chores I do around
the Group Home include loading and unloading the dishwasher, taking out
the trash to the dumpster, replacing the toilet paper, and coming up with
excuses for not cleaning my room...I discovered the perfect job for me:
Driving the Admobile!
(via Pam Bliss)...Watching
School of Rock
makes me very happy...I started work on a new Idiots
comic book! Wanna place a bet on how long it's going to take me to
finish it?...Has Barry Van Dyke ever appeared in anything that didn't
involve his father?...I
recently created an archive for Active
Blather. I just wanted you to know...I need lots and lots of money.
Anybody care to give me some?
January 11, 2006
This past evening I saw one of the worst films ever made and its shameful
name is Hairdo
U. I really don't know where to start with this wretched piece of
junk besides saying it may not be the nadir of filmmaking, but it is close
to the exit ramp. Imagine Barbershop if it really, really, really,
really, really, really, really, really, really sucked. Hairdo U
follows the story of two acting-challenged construction workers who throw
a gay beautician (Named "Tiny") through a window and end up
doing community service in Tiny's beauty school (If that made you go
"Huh?", you're in good company). Soon the tallest construction
worker falls for a cosmetologist named "Aqua", but Aqua thinks
the tall buffoon is gay because she saw him have lunch with Tiny (I know
that really doesn't make sense, but logic has no place in this stink
bomb). Meanwhile, Tiny has a tendency to babble on about women's fishes
(Get your mind in the gutter and figure it out!) while apparently dying
from a constant cough. Unfortunately, Tiny and the movie survive.
Hairdo U has bad blocking,
bad editing, a cast full of stereotypes, a bizarre radio fetish, lousy
acting, and the most pointless scene in movie history: a never ending shot
of people punching into a time clock. It is a giant turkey and everyone
involved with it should be stopped before they attempt to make another
one. It is trash of the lowest order, but here's the sad part: I want to
see it again.
Why? Because the damn thing was
hilarious! I haven't laughed so hard at a bad movie since Mystery
Science Theater 3000 left the air. As a comedy, Hairdo U fails
badly, but its sheer incompetence is a laugh riot. If you get a kick out
of bad movies, this may be your cup of tea. If not, avoid at all cost!
January 6, 2006
From Billy McKay's Invisible
Robot Fish #4
Getting some mail from Billy McKay
is always a treat. Besides enclosing some of his cool comics, Billy often
throws in an unexpected surprise or two. When I opened my package from
Billy yesterday, I found a copy of Tile #2, a copy of Invisible
Robot Fish #4, a small picture of a field of cows grazing with a
sticker of a spaceship attached to it, and a scratched off Funky Monkey
lottery ticket from California. Truly an eclectic bounty!
No Win Funky Monkey
Billy's comics are so bizarre and
surreal, but whimsical and humane as well. I don't think I have the words
to accurately describe his unique drawing style, besides claiming it to be
thoroughly original with jagged edges and sharp teeth. If you found
yourself in a world created by Billy McKay, you would be in constant
danger of being attacked and eaten by one of its inhabitants.
Though Billy says he's retiring
from the small press scene, I hope he continues to create his great comics
for years to come. Do yourself a favor and give a dollar or two (He also
accepts trades!) to Billy at the following address:
P.O. Box 542
North Olmsted, Ohio
and he'll send you some of his way
kewl comic books and I'm sure you'll quickly become a big fan like me!
January 4, 2006
I guess we had a mouse problem at the Group Home. Brad spotted one roaming
about the kitchen Sunday morning and then he bought some traps. It took a
couple days, but the mouse met its end right beside the dishwasher Tuesday
evening. Eric, the son of a funeral
director, naturally disposed of the remains. For everyone's sake, please
don't notify PETA!
January 3, 2006
I'm still mired in a foul and sour mood, but I'll spare you the whining
and the angst. I know nobody ever wants to read about that junk so I'll
keep that business to myself. However, I do have a dilemma on my hands. I
recently got a desk calendar, but I don't have a desk. Any suggestions?