Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kings of Leon - Only by the Night

I'm sure I'm pretty behind the wagon on this one, but I finally got a listen through this album. Wow. I think each song builds and gets better than the last, when it starts out with an amazing opener. I had actually written these guys off a long time ago for some reason. Maybe my tastes are continually changing? Regardless, when I listened to it this time, I thought it was pretty damn spectacular

... but not as good as Mike and his stache.

Friday, March 27, 2009



That's my gift to you all today. That is all.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I just need to vent for a moment...

As some of you may or may not know, I was dating a guy named Mike for the month of february, until our relationship became an endless game of phone tag and then we just stopped talking to each other all together in early march. I assumed he was too busy and stressed out for me, or things just fizzled out on their own. I was also confused by the fact that he asked my roommate for my email address weeks ago and never sent me anything. TURNS OUT, HE BROKE UP WITH ME IN AN EMAIL HE SENT TO THE WRONG ADDRESS TWO WEEKS AGO!!! HE TYPED IN SARA.SUTTON INSTEAD OF SUTTON.SARA! SO WHEN I NEVER RESPONDED (BECAUSE I NEVER RECEIVED IT!) HE ASSUMED I HATED HIM SO HE STOPPED TALKING TO ME. FIRST OF ALL, YOU CANNOT BREAK UP WITH SOMEONE IN AN EMAIL, THAT REQUIRES AT LEAST A PHONE CALL. SECOND, WHAT A FREAKIN' IDIOT DOUCHEBAG! I GOT DUMPED AND DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT!

(sorry for the excessive caps)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Waste of my mind

Something an acquaintance of mine once told me: take a picture of an Asian lady holding something if you want it to look bigger. I don't quite remember the context of the conversation that led to that but....

The above was one of the highlites of last week. Taking advantage of a coworker bringing in a five pound bag of gummy bears and the knowledge that freshly bitten gummies have adhesive properties akin to superglue, I endevoured to construct a chain of gummy torsos that was at least six feet in length.

It's made of over 300 gummy torsos, weighs half a pound, and is six feet, one inch in length. The one in the photo above broke when she tried to hold it above her head; it has since been reaffixed.

To make it I had to eat 300 gummy bear heads and feet, again roughly half a pound, and you had better believe I felt sick afterwards.

These are the things that I do to entertain myself nowadays. Anyone else doing anything particularly exciting? I know at least one grounder is building 3000 piece puzzles in their spare time.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

An Unlikely House Band

I was watching that new Jimmy Fallon show recently and noticed that the house band is The Roots. I'm not sure how I feel about this. What do you all think?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Going to Disney World for free

Not much else to say but that. I'll have photos and stories. I'm going for free cause I'm chaperoning the Saint Viator high school band's trip there over spring break. Gone a week and back on Wednesday. I'd tell you to call me and say hi, but my land line doesn't stretch that far.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chris Cornell - Scream

I read an article interviewing Chris Cornell on his impressions of his new album "Scream." He thought it was some of the best work that he had done in his career. This instantly caught my attention. I mean, if Chris Cornell could rank this album higher than anything he had done with Soundgarden, then it has to be good, right?

Well, I made it through the album and I think I only had to go to the bathroom and vomit twice. Cornell's two previous solo efforts have been just that, solo with him on guitar and vocals, with some other chumps filling the other instruments as needed. I was expecting a little bit of the same thing.

Good lord. Most of the album is all synthesized instruments that you would find on MTV. After I listened to the first song, I thought maybe he was just experimenting with ONE song and that the rest would fall back into form. WRONG. Track after track... it went on and on. This is one I'm probably going to be deleting from the computer.

RIP Chris Cornell.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lollapalooza 2009 headliners

The first set of headliners for Lollapalooza 2009 have been leaked. It will be Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys, and Jane's Addiction with three more major acts to come. Check out the full story here. Remember: $60 three-day pass tickets go on sale this week.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Okay, seriously Japan, what the hell.

Japanese scientists shocked when robot "programmed to love" tries to love too much? Haven't they ever watched ... oh... I don't know, just about any sci-fi movie involving robots .. ever?


For those who want a general overview:

The trouble all started when a young female intern began to spend several hours each day with Kenji, testing his systems and loading new software routines. When it came time to leave one evening, however, Kenji refused to let her out of his lab enclosure and used his bulky mechanical body to block her exit and hug her repeatedly. The intern was only able to escape after she had frantically phoned two senior staff members to come and temporarily de-activate Kenji.

“Despite our initial enthusiasm, it has become clear that Kenji’s impulses and behavior are not entirely rational or genuine,” conceded Dr. Takahashi.

Ever since that incident, each time Kenji is re-activated, he instantaneously bonds with the first technician to meet his gaze and rushes to embrace them with his two 100kg hydraulic arms. It doesn’t help that Kenji uses only pre-recorded dog and cat noises to communicate and is able to vocalize his love through a 20 watt speaker in his chest.


Final quote: “This is only a minor setback. I have full faith that we will one day live side by side with, and eventually love and be loved by, robots"

I hope he names his next robot "Skynet".

Skynet just wants to love us too much.