Married To The Sea strikes again.
Married To The Sea strikes again.
Props to How I Met Your Mother for referencing The Mendoza Line very subtly by saying “The Vicki Mendoza Diagonal Line.” Actually, props to How I Met Your Mother for being the only good multi-camera sitcom on TV anymore.
Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The Hell Out Of This of the Day: The four-and-a-half-minute trailer for Frank Darabont’s live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead which was screened at Comic Con is now online for your viewing/salivating pleasure.
The 90-minute series premiere will air October 31st (natch) on AMC as part of the network’s annual horror film marathon Fearfest.
I’m really really really hoping this is great. The comic is fantastic, and it’s ATL babyyyy
Alright yeah cool New York has a lot of places BUT CHECK OUT ATLANTA
Zone 6, East Atlanta you might see me up off that Flat Shoals
Well This Is Something You Don’t See Every Day of the Day: Firefighters get hyphy to Mistah F.A.B.’s “Ghost Ride It” alongside a Rural/Metro fire truck.
Part of the new “fight fire with freshness” initiative.
If these guys get in trouble for thizzin too hard, this world is an unjust place.
As someone who has read all the books and has been a major fanboy for a minute now, I was really pleased with how the film turned out. Yes, obviously, there can’t be nearly as much character development as in the 700 pages of source material— but they accomplished something here. There was a lot of room for this movie to be real horrible, and it definitely wasn’t.
Looking back at the book, I wonder if Michael Cera doing his super awkward puppydog routine was really the best choice. Sure, the idea behind the work is that Scott (like most people) thinks he’s always the good guy in relationships when actually he’s kinda a jerk, and Cera’s inoffensive nerdboy behavior certainly makes a good cover-up for his actual jerkiness.. But I liked the slight swagger Scott has in the books. His wit is, for the most part, on purpose; as opposed to Cera’s accidental hilarity.
I know that they had to put together the end of the movie before the last book was released, and that ended up being a shame. Instead of the “everyone makes mistakes” theme that the work is about, the ending forces a bit too much of Scott saving the day. Ramona was a character throughout the movie, but the ending didn’t really jive with the rest of her personality.. She shouldn’t have taken an emotional backseat there.
I was worried that the movie would be difficult to follow, if not unenjoyable, if you haven’t read the books/aren’t a nerd, but I had a friend with me who went into it with no preconceptions and actually really enjoyed it. So if you can’t believe my HORRIBLY biased take on this film (and I repeat, very very very biased,) maybe his testimonial will hold more weight with you.
Aaaaand I accidentally wrote four paragraphs. Here are some more specific notes:
It’s been a minute since I’ve written much about music on here, and it actually hurts my soul when I don’t. So in the spirit of soul-refreshing, here’s a real loud and real fun mixtape to help you power through the autumn.
Oh, and it turned out mostly hip-hop. I guess I listened to a lot of rap this summer. If you don’t like the genre, I’m sorry you’re racist.
Fresh to Dearth (38:11)
1. Big Boi – “Back Up Plan”
2. KiD CuDi – “All Summer (feat. Best Coast)”
3. King Fantastic – “All Black Ying Yang (The Party Song)”
4. Sleigh Bells – “Treats”
5. M.I.A. – “Meds and Feds”
6. Childish Gambino – “Let Me Dope You”
7. KiD CuDi – “Erase Me (feat. Kanye West)”
8. Robyn – “Cry When You Get Older”
9. Anamanaguchi – “My Skateboard Will Go On”
10. Das Racist – “Rainbow In The Dark (Anamanaguchi remix)”
11. STS9 – “Beyond Right Now (The Glitch Mob remix)”
Download it right here. (Right-click, save as.)
Also, previously on Wampoholic: 33 Pages
If you download, please let me know what you think somehow. You can comment anonymously on the post or write to me on Facebook or anything. Thanks!
Last night I engaged in a discussion about religion at a little get-together on a roof. Yes, dangerous, I know, but I was bored and I had faith in my conversation partners to be interesting without any trouble. How foolish I was..
Here’s my spiel: As of now, I am finished believing in religion as a concept. While I know that it does good things for individuals and communities— in the end, religion does more harm and has done more harm than any other force in the world. That’s why I refuse to participate in or lend my own belief to a system that is, in the end, bad for the world.
That said, I will NEVER tell anyone what they believe is wrong (durrr i’m so forward thinking.) Nor will I ask someone to defend their beliefs to me. I may press for more information and ask questions about one’s beliefs, but that’s as far as I go.
So why am I bothered? Well, I delivered my spiel that you read above, and then several things happened.
I guess what I learned from the entire experience is that you can believe in a global consciousness transmitted through a flying spaghetti monster to all of humanity and still be a huge dick about it. I hate hippies.