Archive for August, 2008

Manchester Orchestra-Party’s Over/No Children

Posted in Music on 31 August 2008 by jason

I stumbled on this video that rocked my world. This is Manchester Orchestra covering Willie Nelson’s “Party’s Over” and The Mountain Goats’ “No Children.”

What do you think? I’d especially like to know what Jayson thinks…

Change of Plans

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 August 2008 by jason

Well…I haven’t been around much this week, like I said I would. This has nothing to do with Amuirin’s prediction that my cat would be mauled by zombies, but rather that I’m getting back into the swing of work after a two week break, and the thing I was going to do this week didn’t work out.

I had a meme-type-thing planned, which I think I’m still going to propose. I worked on it on my laptop, but the laptop crashed (I hope to fix that soon).

Besides that, I really have just been lazy. When I’m not working at work, I’m reading, so I just haven’t gotten to the blog like I wanted to. Anyway, I’m hoping to get more done this next week. So we’ll see, I guess.

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Posted in Haiku a day on 28 August 2008 by jason

Today’s harsh, grey sky
the misty rain, steady breeze–
these cool the scorched earth.

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Posted in Haiku a day on 28 August 2008 by jason

I didn’t want to,
but the rain has forced me to
buy an umbrella.

Olympic Reflection

Posted in Rambling, Sports, Television on 27 August 2008 by jason

(Jayson, this will sound familiar…)

I missed most of the Olympics this time around, though I’ve never been a big fan anyway. I’ve never really liked sports, and I don’t get patriotism, so I’m nopt really the target audience. Watching Women’s fencing, I was surprised at how bland sword-fighting could be. I mean, come on! Women swinging swords at each other! That sounds great, but it’s boo-ring. I said to my friends, “This would be more interesting if it was to the death.”

That’s when I realized that ALL Olympic events would be more interesting if they were were to the death.

Think about it! No one leaves the fencing mat until someone dies! Yeah!
Or how about cycling? Everyone gets a spear or a wrench? Awesome.
Weightlifting to the death! All medals given posthumously.
Put a shark tank under the parallel bars! Landmines in the sand of the vollyball court! Archery at ten paces!

THAT, I would watch.

Wake up, America!

Posted in Kucinich, Politics, Television on 27 August 2008 by jason

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve written a Kucinich post! Anyway, at the Democratic National Convention, Kucinich gave this speech:

Ok, so there are some bad puns, and some of the stuff can’t really be blamed for the last 8 years, but it’s still a good speech. Not too long, not too boring, not too shabby for a 61 year old!

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Posted in Haiku a day on 25 August 2008 by jason

The early morning-
the air is cool, a breeze blows.
The heat comes later.

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Posted in Haiku a day on 25 August 2008 by jason

Standing room only:
the bus smells of closeness, fear–
the first day of school.

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Posted in Haiku a day on 22 August 2008 by jason

Underage goth-girl–
your clothes are ridiculous,
but you are so hot.

Announcements

Posted in Books and Literature, Writing on 22 August 2008 by jason

Just stopping by for a couple of announcements. First of all, I know I haven’t been around much these last 2 weeks. I’m going back to work of Monday (we’re in-between semesters this week), so I’ll be posting more often when I’m closer to an internet connection.

Secondly, my third cartoon for My Very Own Adventure is done. It’s pretty cool in that I not only wrote it, but I did 2 of the voices (under the name Jay Nova, rather than J. Robert Novak…I though the credits were a little Novak-heavy!) Anyway, here it is. Bask in it, folks!

Lastly, I started reading Stephen King’s The Stand. I’m to the part were he introduces Larry Underwood, and so far, I’m not liking this book. The characters are hackneyed, all the references are dated and make no sense for a book taking place in 1990, and it kind of rambles. If any of you have read it, I ask, “Does it get better?” Should I keep reading, or should I abandon it before I’m 600 pages in and still irritated?