Monday, March 07, 2005

je t'aime / je vous deteste

a quick recap of things of late that have been great and not so great. first, what je t'aime.

Song - Basically Joya II, but only like 2 blocks from us! This is really bad news for Thai Sky a couple streets down, as they have smaller portions and higher prices. Listmaker gives Thai Sky less than a year.

SXSW - I'll be going for the first time since 1997 and I am very exicted to catch a bunch of great shows and eat some migas.

All You Need Is Sticker Graphics - A book devoted to sticker designs by some of my favorite designers. Amazingly packaged in a plastic yellow box that has all the designer's logos molded into it. I don't think I'll ever grow out of my love for stickers. I wish Trend would revive their Stinky Stickers line from decades ago!

The Double at Knitting Factory/Laura Cantrell at the Allen Room in the Time Warner Center/Interpol at Radio City Music Hall - Maybe I'll start going to shows regularly again? I did see three shows last week - easily a record for me since 2002.

The Concretes' s/t album - I'm like 6 months late on this record, but dammit, this is good stuff!

Gilmore Girls episode "So...Good Talk" - The first 55 minutes were pretty good, but those last 90 seconds just slayed me! Also the scene with Lane yelling at her mom for being in her head? Priceless.

je vous deteste:
Duke/Carolina - As much as I love my Duke basketball, I am by no means a Blue Devils apologist. I think the Cameron Crazies are a bunch of overrated nerds who think they are a lot more clever than they really are. Shane Battier is the biggest fake ever! That said, Duke totally got screwed by the refs in the last seconds of the game. Allowing a timeout during that tie-up at halfcourt was bullocks. Duke did enough damage by themselves, but they got a couple of bum calls to aid in their loss. I still love you Christian Laettner, even if you are a beat-up pothead.

Chip Shop on Saturday Night - Please don't tell me my delivery is only going to take 20 minutes and then have it show up after an hour. Furthermore, cold chips are not pleasant.

Degrassi - The Next Generation - The latest story lines are totally wack. Everyone on the show needs a haircut (and yes, I'm talking to you Craig and JT).

Lost (The Hurley Episode) - ABC makes us wait this long for Hurley's back story and this is what they came up with? Lame!

The checkout lines at Whole Foods (Time Warner Center) - It's bad enough that I recently found out the founder of Whole Foods is some conservative businessman. But you think this branch, which I'm sure cost a bazillion dollars to build could have figured out a more efficient checkout process?


Blogger youthlarge said...

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March 07, 2005 10:38 PM  
Blogger Listmaker said...

i still can't believe you like duke.

March 07, 2005 10:39 PM  
Blogger weasel said...

Cold chips are only good when you unexpectly discover some in the glove compartment several hours after thinking you had polished off your take-out order. In late high school things got to such a point that Mondale and I used to depend on those forgotten chips being there to give us homeward bound energy after a night on the tiles.

To lessen chip distress (and this is straight from former Prime Minister John Major): vinegar first, then salt. This prevents salt washage and pooling and ensures even condiment distribution.

March 08, 2005 9:37 AM  
Blogger mas said...

Duke??? Really???

March 08, 2005 11:02 AM  
Blogger Mondale said...

Let's talk about chips and in particular the Chip shop's somewhat laissez faire attitude to delivery. I just called them, they wont deliver. Why? "The snow is a bit intense" It's been snowing for about ten minutes and we are expecting less than an inch. Added to which I am about 6 blocks away. C'mon, we live in New york! This city functions as packaged through snow and rain and hail and paranoia. I think a boycott could be in order.

March 08, 2005 12:18 PM  
Blogger Chris Larry said...

Dear Hater,

You never cease to amaze me, first off. DUKE?!?!?!?! Secondly how you call Shawn Battier a fake and champion Laetner (a true a fake) is beyond me. Battier is a tough kid who is MAKING it in the pros by bieng a hard working team oriented guy leading a team that has no buisness competing but is, Christian is a spoiled rich kid who has been a cancer on every pro team he has been on, he wastes his talent everyday. Please explain????

By the way, you want in on some NCAA tourney action???

The Lover,

March 08, 2005 12:32 PM  
Blogger jamie said...

i'm gonna steer clear of the Duke bluster and say how much i enjoyed the fact that you used the familiar sense of "you" in the first part of the title and the polite "you" in the second part. tres civil.

March 08, 2005 5:09 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

by the way, opinions from yankees fans who deride my duke love are null and void.

March 09, 2005 11:44 AM  

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