Thursday, June 20, 2002

To Whom It May Concern,

I'm heading down to St. Petersburg, FL tomorrow morning. Just a one-day jaunt, to attend the wedding of an old college buddy. Third wedding I'll be attending this year. You would think that my sister's wedding would be the most affecting, but for some reason this one seems to hit closer to home for me.

Cameron Frey is one of the most unique individuals I've ever known. That he is getting married tomorrow night. That he has a baby that's nearing a year old. This stuff is way stranger than fiction.

I'm not sure who *actually* reads this page on a semi-regular basis, but I'm pretty sure you don't know Cameron. And there's just far too little space here to do him justice...

I am sad that C couldn't make the trip with me because it falls on her last day of teaching. Nobody better steal her away from me while I'm gone!!!

Friday, June 14, 2002

Dear Headbangers,


will be touring the U.S.A. September through December this year.

[Well, it's sort of "GNR 2", much like how in "M:I 2" Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames were the only recurring characters in what is supposed to be an ensemble property...]

Yes, I am ready to embrace Axl Rose's new lineup:

> Robin Finck (& Buckethead?) as "Slash"
> Tommy Stinson as "Duff McKagan"
> Paul Huge as "Izzy Stradlin"/"Gilby Clarke"
> Brian Mantia as "Steven Adler"/"Matt Sorum"
> Dizzy Reed as "Dizzy Reed"

I've been listening to bootlegs of 3 new songs they played at ROCK IN RIO 3. They rock.

What's wrong with me that Tom Cruise and Axl Rose are my biggest idols?

Thursday, June 06, 2002

Like Asian Women?

Of course you do! Who doesn't!

But how in the fuck do you get one of those sweet oriental lotus blossoms into your bed?

This idiot will tell you the secret!

Apparently, this moron was teaching a class on how to date Asian women at The Learning Annex... I'd like to see the racial makeup of *those* classes...

I'm not one of those Asian guys who are constantly bitching and moaning about Asian women dating white/black men—date whoever the hell you wanna date.

However, are Asian women exoticized/objectified a lot in this country?

And are women like this Ming Tan contributing to this shitty state?

All I need is for this Ming Tan to arm a fleet of urban scum with *techniques* for hitting on my girlfriend when I get up to go to the bathroom...

Saturday, June 01, 2002

Dear TV Lovers,

Do you remember the OTHER dad from "My Two Dads"? NOT Paul Reiser.

Wow, that's sad.

Well, if you grew up sucking on the warm, glowing teet of TV (like I did), you should check out Jump The Shark. The term "jumping the shark" is a reference to the episode of HAPPY DAYS when The Fonze jumps over a tank filled with sharks on his motorcycle.

"Jumping the Shark" is used to indicate the point in a long-running TV series when some big stunt is used to boost interest because the show's writers are completely bereft of ideas... The website is very simple and text-heavy, but the real fun is in looking up old obscure shows that you remember and reading the comments...