Month: January 2011

  • “Don’t Look Back” by She & Him [F]

    She & Him – Don’t Look Back from Merge Records on Vimeo. Warning: Watching She & Him videos may cause death from excessive cuteness/preciousness. I’m not keen on She & Him, but I like their videos.

  • The Truth About Peach and Zelda [ER/GO]

    See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. I always knew something seemed suspicious about their kidnapping frequency.

  • Trial and Error Suspense Horror: A Limbo Review [GO]

    Suspense horror is not my wheelhouse. I’m a naturally jumpy guy, so I avoid most horror in general, but suspense…that’s the granddaddy of all horror. Suspense sticks with me long after the experience is over thanks to its best friend unease. Thankfully, true discomfort, true unease, true terror, they’re not reliably easy things to create. […]

  • December: Reel People In Movies [Fukubukuro 2010]

    After watching Inception for the sixth time this year I mentioned to my friend Jenn that I was still loving and enjoying finding all the subtleties and nuances within the film. She countered that she didn’t really like the movie and questioned why I did. It got me thinking and, naturally, inspired this piece. Inception […]

  • November: Hip Hop Animosity No More [Fukubukuro]

    I stopped listening to hip hop back in 2003. If you asked me then, I’d probably say that it stopped being any good around then. Reality probably aligns more closely with a teenage counter-culture attitude that started to manifest not long after I hit my Junior year of high school. I’m not complaining too much; […]

  • October: Sleepwalk With WTF [Fukubukuro]

    One day Mike Birbiglia woke up and decided that he was going to fundamentally change his comedy and make it more personal. Who am I kidding? The guy was already shifting in that direction before his one-man show, “Sleepwalk With Me”, debuted off-Broadway. Before things got personal, he was already sharing his “Secret Public Journal” […]

  • September: April Smith and the Great Date [Fukubukuro]

    Risky. I’d seen The Girl twice before. Once at an Orioles game, where we chatted more than we watched baseball. She was a friend of a friend and I didn’t expect to see her again. The next time I saw her was at my own house, during my housewarming party. The friend I knew brought […]

  • August: Violence [Fukubukuro 2010]

    It all started with Metal Gear Solid. Hideo Kojima is a pacifist. How do I know this having never spoken to him? It’s the only logical explanation behind Metal Gear Solid. Big whoop, I mean, the games themselves are about as overtly in support of pacifism and nuclear non-proliferation, but I’m not talking about the […]

  • July: Treading Water [Fukubukuro 2010]

    I have lived in twelve different “homes”. They range from dorm rooms to full-on apartments, row houses, and houses, but each represented a change in my lifestyle and a milestone reached in my personal development. The way I see it, moving around so much can cause two equally strong reactions in a person. If you’re […]

  • June: The Friendly Confines [Fukubukuro 2010]

    Wrigley Field is baseball. No other ballpark I’ve ever been to has exuded quite so much of that je ne sais quoi that makes baseball so great. You know, I think I do know what makes Wrigley so great for baseball. It’s the fact that no matter what year it is, no matter how many […]