Archive for July, 2008

July 16, 2008


This came up on the Daily Show site’s “Randomizer”

July 16, 2008


Vodpod videos no longer available.

July 16, 2008

Yes, this video is really happening.

And I think it’s great.

July 6, 2008

Annie’s 2nd album.

I’ve already called the Fleet Foxes album the best album of the year. It’s a masterpiece.

But, based on what little i’ve heard of Annie’s 2nd album, it might rival Fleet Foxes. I make no secret of my love of British and European female pop singers. I own Spice Girls, Sugababes, and All Saints albums, just as examples. Annie’s first album is one of my top 50 favorite albums of all time, and my favorite female pop album. So far, her new songs are just as good. The anticipation is killing me now. If Avril Lavigne weren’t an immature brat, and knew how to be sexy, she might have done something on this level:
Click here for the video for “I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me”. Embedding has been disabled.

If you think i’m crazy, have a look at the sampling from the blogsphere:
Panic Manual

Annie’s Myspace

July 2, 2008

If I should read these, i’m about 1/5 there.

Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated.
5) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who’ve read 6 and force books upon them 😉

I’m not going to do any of the instructions.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee Atticus Finch is my hero, BTW.

The Bible (I’ve read parts of it)

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Complete Works of Shakespeare I’ve not read them all, but I’ve read more than like 90% of Americans, I can safely say.

Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Middlemarch – George Eliot

Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

Bleak House – Charles Dickens

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

Emma – Jane Austen

Persuasion – Jane Austen

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

Animal Farm – George Orwell

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

One Hundred Years of Solitude

A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irvine

The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

Atonement – Ian McEwan

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Dune – Frank Herbert

Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

On The Road – Jack Kerouac

Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding

Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

Dracula – Bram Stoker

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

Ulysses – James Joyce

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

Germinal – Emile Zola

Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

Possession – AS Byatt

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

Charlotte’s Web – EB White

The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

Watership Down – Richard Adams

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo