Archive for December, 2012

Snow For Africa

19th December 2012 by admin 1 Comment

I love rock-and-roll Christmas music. Not sure why, maybe it’s the juxtaposition of peace-and-love songs coming from millionaire smack addicts. Hard to say. Anyway, one of my all-time favorites is the charity song from Band-Aid, “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” I love this song for many reasons. I still remember all the musicians on the […]

There’s Something About Figgy

18th December 2012 by admin No Comments

You know which Christmas carol really bothers me? “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”. Think of it, it’s the rudest, pushiest carol ever. Examine the second verse. Now bring us some figgy pudding Now bring us some figgy pudding Now bring us some figgy pudding Screw you, random carolers. Who are you to be making […]

The Sound of Not-Distant-Enough Drumming

17th December 2012 by admin No Comments

To begin with, has anyone actually experienced this entire “12 Days Of Christmas” song in one setting? It’s the Bataan Death March of the yuletide season. It’s the “99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall” of Christmas songs, a nightmare of obscure gifts made even worse through recursion. No one can make it through the […]

American Psycho, And The Worst Plane Trip Ever

11th December 2012 by admin No Comments

The Twitter conversation linked to the right brought up some unpleasant memories for me Monday. I don’t fly very often, for several reasons. First, I’m a driver. I’ve lived in Texas all my life, and we drive everywhere. I’ve taken multiple car trips of over a thousand miles, and thought nothing about it. I prefer […]

My Emo Waiter

5th December 2012 by admin No Comments

I ate last week in a popular Mexican chain restaurant, and was surprised to see that I had a little emo waiter. I’m sure there’s a better term for it now, and emo has turned to Goth, which turned to screamo, which is now called something completely different. Define it however you’d like, it just […]