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Friday, July 05, 2002  

here's a coupon good for 20% off at Borders, good through July 15. dig on the tigs!

posted by uncle grambo |

No offense to Heather Hansz, but I think that Miramax has gone crazy. They are opening FOUR (!!!) movies on Christmas Day 2002! Four movies from one studio on one day? These include:
Gangs Of New York (dir. by Scorsese and starring DiCaprio and Diaz) Chicago (starring Zellweggs and Zeta-Worst) Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (dir. by Clooney and starring Sam Rockwell) Pinocchio (directed/written/starring Roberto Benigni)

Granted, some of these will probably open in limited engagements in NY/LA for Oscar purposes, but look for one or possibly two of these releases to slide into 2003. My bet is Confessions, that feels like more of a late-February movie than a holiday prestige release.

Regardless, let's hope that the second-half of 2002 brings us a better slate of films than we've seen in the first half. The only movies that even have a shot at Grahammys 2K3 worthiness are Y Tu Mama Tambien and About A Boy. And oh yeah, Jason X. Obvs.

posted by uncle grambo |

Yesterday was your Independence Day. When is Bill Pullman going to become President, anyway?

Speaking of Fourth of July movies, I saw MIB II (or "MIIB" as it is called on the one sheets, which doesn't make ANY sense) yesterday. What an abomination. Look for a review/article/dissertation on it later this wknd, because it really got me thinking about how disappointing the majority of today's tent-pole movies are.

No wonder the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Controversy erupted at this year's Nathan's Famous Fourth of July international hot dog eating contest as 113 lb. world champ Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi apparently spit out some of the 50 1/2 hot dogs he ate before the contest was over, which apparently equals instant disqualification in this sport. Can't we all just get along?

Thx go to Nummer for pointing me towards the NME.com article that reveals that Richard Ashcroft will be releasing not one but TWO new albums within the next twelve months.

And props to Kegler for reminding me about the infamous British weekly email, PopBitch. From this week's email, here's a tasty lil' nugg for everyone about Rochester Adams' most famous alum...
"My mate has been to Madonna's London house. Apparently, there is a lady dressed in white who follows you around with a little silver hoover in case you make a mess. She also folds bras like origami. And if you ask for a coffee, they dont make it there but a young gay boy runs to Starbucks for you."

How hot is that? Would Nelly ever have gay boys bring him Starbucks? Don't think so. Madge = Best

posted by uncle grambo |
Wednesday, July 03, 2002  

this survey is courtesy of E Dubz...i'm just killing time here so i thought i would reply and post my response. these surveys are totally Charles Nelson Reilly but it's all good... --- erin welsh wrote: Welcome to the next edition of getting to know your friends. What you are supposed to do is COPY (not forward) this entire e-mail and paste it onto a new e-mail that you will send. Change all the answers so they apply to you. Then, send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. The theory is, that you will learn a lot of little known facts about your friends. You might be surprised with some of the things you learn about people you think you know... 1. IF YOU COULD BUILD A HOUSE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? laguna beach, CA 2. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING? anything ken cole will do the trick 3. FAVORITE PHYSICAL FEATURE ON SOMEONE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? i like "bette davis eyes" 4. WHAT'S THE LAST CD THAT YOU BOUGHT? Tangent 2002: Disco Nouveau" 5. WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE? the birmingham palladium 6. WHERE IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE PLACE TO BE? 3a West 7. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE MASSAGED? in the back of a Volkswagon 8. WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT, STRONG MIND OR STRONG BODY? no fat chicks 9. WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? around 8:15 or so 10. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE? tongs..heh heh 11. WHAT MAKES ME REALLY ANGRY? sunday drivers 12. IF YOU COULD PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, WHAT WILL IT BE The Moog Synthesizer 13. FAVORITE COLOR blue + gold 14. WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SPORTS CAR OR SUV? i think that the Audi TT is pure rockstar 15. DO YOU BELIEVE IN AN AFTERLIFE? there's a world of never ending happiness, u can always see the sun -- day or night. so when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills, you know the one! 16. FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOK? julie andrews edwards' "the last of the really great whangdoodles" 17. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON? fall 18. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE HOUSEHOLD CHORE? when you live by yourself, chores are for chumps 19. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? levitation, homes 20. IF YOU HAVE A TATTOO, WHAT IS IT? nope 21. CAN YOU JUGGLE? nope, but I'm definitely a Juggalo 22. WHAT PERSON FROM YOUR PAST WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO BACK AND TALK WITH? i would really love to bump into Chrissie Nicholl, my first girlfriend from back in Mrs. Milne's fourth grade class. we were supposed to kiss one day behind Meadowbrook Mall but we both chickened out. 23. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DAY? friday 24. WHAT IS IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR? golf clubs, my pager and a pair of khaki polo pants 25. WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SUSHI OR HAMBURGER? take sushi! 26. FROM THE PEOPLE YOU MAILED THIS TO, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? no one really reads whatevs.org, so i'm not really expecting much...esp. on a holiday wknd 27. WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND see #26 28. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE/LEAST FAVORITE HOLIDAY? favorite is easily t-giving, least fav is Kwanzaa 29. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? chicks dig gerbera daisies

posted by uncle grambo |

i just had to pass this along. courtesy of The Grizz, here are the complete lyrics to Buckner & Garcia's classic anthem of video-game addition, Pac Man Fever...
i got a pocket full of quarters and i'm headin' to the arcade i don't have a lot of money but i'm bringin' everything i made i got a callus on my finger and my shoulder's hurtin' too i'm gonna eat 'em all up just as soon as they turn blue cause i got pac man fever it's drivin me crazy pac man fever i'm goin out of my mind i got all the patterns down up until the ninth key i got speedy on my tail and i know it's either him or me so i'm headin out the back door and in the other side gonna eat the cherries up and take 'em all for a ride i got pac man fever it's drivin' me crazy i got pac man fever i'm goin' out of my mind i'm gonna fake to the left and move to the right cause pokey's too slow and blinky's out of sight now i've got 'em on the run and i'm lookin for the high score so it's once around the block and slide back out the side door (huh!) i'm really cookin' now eatin' everything in site all my money's gone so i'll be back tomorrow night cause i got pac man fever it's drivin me crazy i got pac man fever i'm goin out of my mind

posted by uncle grambo |

three quick posts this morning before the holiday break...see ya at Tastefest!
Apparently the NBA is pinning its future on Lil' Bow Wow...whoops, bad move. But this article from today's LA Times is actually a pretty decent dissection of the synergies that pro sports are exploring to win over new fans.
Reel.com's Jeffrey Wells apparently read the same article I posted the other day (Drudge's feature on Eminem). So Wells went out to some of his Hollywood contacts and solicited some more feedback on 8 Mile and Eminem's Oscar chances.
And it seems like every day brings us another fabulous quote from one of the Gallagher brothers. Here is a quote from the German magazine Max on some of the finer points of raising a child...
"If my son was to sit around doing nothing and popping pills all day then I'd give him a smack. But if he was taking drugs and really achieving something with his life then that would be OK." -Liam Gallagher
Best. L8s!

posted by uncle grambo |
Tuesday, July 02, 2002  

James Toback, one of Hollywood's most original and daring directors, is profiled by Salon.com this morning in an article called "The Original Pick-Up Artist". It's long but certainly worth reading, largely because Toback is totally best evs. If you haven't seen Black and White or Two Girls And A Guy, you're missing out. His latest film, Harvard Man, stars Sarah Michelle Best Ever and is currently playing in NYC and LA. A.O. Scott (film critic for the NYT) has described it as "if John Hughes and Jean-Luc Godard teamed up to direct a third-season episode of The Sopranos", and Reel.com's Jeffrey Wells claims it is "hands down the best LSD-fortified mafia basketball sex comedy and morality tale of the 21st century." Hopefully it will make it's way to a theater near us in the next month or two...

posted by uncle grambo |
Monday, July 01, 2002  

it's a special day when you get an email from The Giors. apparently The Giors was reading the site last week and caught my Amanda Peet reference. well it looks like everyone and their mother (or in this case, their cousin) knows Amanda Peet. check it out... --- RUTH GOLDSTEIN wrote: > Dude grizzy hittins, I have some Amanda Peet info > for the elder grizz. My cousin was dating Amanda > Peet for like years. My cousing is Brian and > his parents are from Bessemer Michigan where the > giors's mom is from...long hittins short; that broad > is as skinny as a rail...I'm talking flockheart > crazed. I am tellin you she was at that christmas > dinner loads, and she was like pass the > peligrino...didn't even hit that bird. Just to let > you know. Any nooch I want to write something for > the site...I know the giors is like the most random > thing since michael bay in Coyote Ugly but give me > the green light you won't be dissapointed. Word to > heard.-The Giors Obvs. And Giors (as well as any other interested FOW), please send me any content that you can muster. I'd be happy to post it. You know where to email me.

posted by uncle grambo |

an interesting tete-a-tete occurred on Slate last week re: "Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box Set", which i believe streets this week. tigs.

posted by uncle grambo |

per the peanut gallery (aka Grizz), i have been asked to update this post so that others may experience the delight of the joke. so we're at the CoPa yesterday for the Tigers game. you know how everytime you go to a ballgame there is always a dude sitting by you who is a walking Baseball Encyclopedia? well we had one sitting behind us yesterday (obvs). the kind of guy who knows that the Tigers third baseman Jeff Truby was just called up from Toledo and can't bat worth a lick. the kind of guy who knows all of the weaknesses of the Tigers hitters, so much so that he said (and I quote) "If I were a Pirates pitcher, i'd be licking my chops looking at this line-up." this dude was classic, he even busted references of how he saw Frank Tanana pitch against Mickey Lolich in 1974 when Tanana was a rookie. he went as far as to call Tanana "a young fireballer." so anyway, the Tigers had men on first and third with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. the pitcher stepped off the mound to fake a throw to 3B, just to keep the runner honest. well whoever the dumbass who was on first took off for second. the pitcher whirled around and caught him in a pickle for the third out of the inning. and the dude behind us busts "that was the old Nelson Briles manuever". like anyone even knows who Nelson Briles is or was. until today. thanks to the miracle of the internet, now everyone loves Nelson Briles. obvs.

posted by uncle grambo |

just bought a fantastic new CD from tower records last night. it's called tangent 2002: disco nouveau, and happens to be the latest release from Ann Arbor's Ghostly International record label. it's chock full of electro/techno jamz, the kind that Felix da Housecat has been rockin' lately. anyway, i thought it was worth mentioning and certainly worth purchasing. here is some copy pulled direct from the liner notes... "TANGENT 2002: Disco Nouveau is a compendium of the Robot Disco sound as seen through the eyes of contemporary electronic musicians. The "New Disco" in question, or Italo Disco (named because of its Italian roots), is the electronic dance music from the late 1970's and early 1980's that spawned from the synthesized basslines of mega-producer, Giorgio Moroder. This music harkens back to an era of colorful futurism, encompassing the boom of video game culture and also perhaps the last great visual futurist agenda that has succeeeded in changing our commerical landscape, from font types to fashion. Visions of new romanticism coupled with the hope/fear of a computerized tomorrow, define a music and an aesthetic that will be remembered for excess and vanity, of innovation and dream-like plasticity." Obvs. Best.

posted by uncle grambo |
"I started out with a lot of Audioslave or anything Chris Cornell -- it helped with the aggression. And Chris Webber from the [Sacramento] Kings. There's a real sweetness behind his eyes, but he's pissed off."
Brad Pitt on the sources of inspiration for his character in "Troy"
be like mark

loretta lynn - van lear rose


king of new york (special edition)


john kennedy toole - a confederacy of dunces

adventures w/disposable income
date: 5.8.04
source: CVS
amount: $19.48
(1) liter of Captain's
(2) liters of DC w/lime
(1) mother's day card

snl season 29
by Nummer & H-Bomb
where's grambo?
may 10: the strokes @ state theatre
may 15: cardigans @ magic stick
may 17: softball league @ 8:30pm
may 17: last tourist @ small's (10pm)
may 24: softball league @ 6:10pm
may 27: sea ray / stills @ st. andrews
june 6: dido @ fox theater
june 7: softball league @ 7:20pm
june 14: softball @ 6:10pm
june 19: jessica's graduation party
june 21: softball @ 8:30pm
june 28: softball @ 6:10pm
july 3 - july 11: vacation @ TBD
july 12: softball @ 7:20pm
july 19: softball @ 7:20pm
july 26: softball @ 9:40pm
august 2: softball @ 7:20pm
august 14: nuptial buzz w/c friggs + lescal!!!
october 23: nuptial buzz w/the grizz + mandypants!!!
twenty word reviews
van helsing
walking tall
scooby doo 2: monsters unleashed
dawn of the dead
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
starsky & hutch
girl next door
re-imagines "Risky Business" with Vivid Girls instead of prostitutes; marks Elisha Cuthbert's arrival as an alluring, big screen sex symbol.
Despite the best efforts of TrachtenBest, suffers greatly from a lack of forward momentum (scriptwise) and some remarkably bland casting
along came polly
aside from Philip Seymour Best Ever's performance ("RAIN DANCE!"), I vastly preferred this when it was called "Dharma And Greg."
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