likes and dislikes: a miscellany

[ things I've liked/liked about this week ]

>Best Text Message I got this week: "hey, doing laundry in the nude."

>I got early access to the Overrun mode of Gears of Wars: Judgement. It kicks ass and it helps me relax.
>Oh dearest Skyrim, the game that keeps on giving.

>A New Bioshock trailer came out, also I LOVED the Kick Ass 2 trailer. I just HOPE TO GOD that they tone down some of the horrible and unecesarry violence towards females from the comic book.  

>My Muse sent me this. We can't wait for Game of Thrones to start already! 

I think women are definitely the underdogs in Game of Thrones. Men don’t appreciate how women are very intelligent in this world and they do all their fighting silently and with words and they’re actually very good manipulators. The men underestimate them and that’s what makes the women underdogs but they’re very good at it. Men just don’t realise that they actually do have competition.
Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark


[ dislikes ]


<This fucking poser. Taylor Swift only wishes some Humbert Humbert would get ahold of her and set her straight. I don't know, it infuriated me seeing her with the Lolita glasses.

<I have an intensely high HATE for the HBO show "GIRLS". Alas, I hate watch it. My Muse and I like talking about it. Last weekend's episode was it for me: I don't find it funny or entertaining to watch these mentally ill assholes. FUCKING HATE IT. I RAGE.

<Giving up which I've had since 2000. Alas, at this point in time I can't keep up with the cost so I'm letting it go which means is going to stop working and you need to use [[[ ]]] to reach me. Emails I ignore: Any music submissions and promotions stuff - I don't care about new music anymore. Things I read/want: actual feedback and letters about this blog. One nitpicky thing that's going to happen is that a lot of old posts are not going to have album art b/c I kept most of those images on 

A miscellany of Lists

My Fall Video Game Want Lists

+ My Top 10 Current Celebrity Crushes

Webshows/Pocasts I watch/Listen

+ This Week In Tech
+ Totally Rad Show
+ Weekend Confirmed
+ Invisible Walls
+ Bombcast
+ Daily Grace

A List of Virgo Love Traits

•Very loyal
•Can be possessive, but it’s only because they are scared to lose their loved one
•Very traditional and normally dislikes any frivolous relationships
•Likes security and consistency in a relationship
•Not very good in showing their feelings
•Their love is strong

+ My Amazon Wishlist




1) Go to wikipedia and click "random article". The title of the FIRST article you get is the name of your band.

2) Go to and hit random. The last few words of the very LAST quote of the page is the title of your album.

3) Go to flickr and click on “explore the last 7 days”. The third picture is your album cover art.

4) Use photoshop or similar ( is a free online photo editor) to put it all together into an album cover.

5) Post it with this text in the "caption" and tag the friends you want to join in.

sunday singularities: a miscellany

+If You Are Going to Protest Do it Right
+Aerosmith: Pink/live
+Norwegian Recycling - Viva La Viral
+14 TV Shows We Want Back
+The Brady Bunch - Major Lazer Bunch
+Meeting The Queen - Russell Brand
+Previously On Lost
+Batman's got game
+"Headlock" by Esser
+Josh Reichmann Oracle Band Bat For Lashes cover 
+Bat for Lashes - Daniel/live on letterman
+“Lake Of Silver Bells” by Carbon Leaf
+Del Marquis "Litter To Society" (Lifelike Remix)
+untouchable face / riki rocket remix
+Au Revoir Simone Live at Webster Hall
+Chairlift Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg - Bruises
+GORILLAZ: Bananaz
+The Official Punch-Out!! Thread of Reliving Our Childhoods
+Spielberg takes Boom Blox to a whole new level 
+Hitler reacts to new Star Trek movie

melt his heart with a new flamethrower

GameStop's Holiday Game Picks

+ Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin: I Love Videogames
+ 28 things that will happen on Black Friday 2008 at Fry's Electronics:

27) People will get hurt. 
28) People will get arrested.

+ Black Friday Videogame Deals Cheat Sheet
+ ‘Left 4 Dead’ Movie Posters. I hope you know just how fun this game is.
+ Apparently, Game bloggers/"journalists" are blind and the fact that the Nintendo Logo is NOT red is a *story*(exhibit a and b). Look at the fucking Wii box, it's been gray RIGHT THERE since 2006. Who fucking cares. Now if Mario's hat changes colors, that's a story.
+ The Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix finally came out, Tim, time for a re-match!
+ December's game of the month: "Prince of Persia" Launch Trailer HD
+ Mortal Kombat announcer: "Obama Wins, Flawless Victory"
+ Yes, there is a game called Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ and another called Bikini Zombie Slayers
+ Aurora Feint II: The Arena Arrives in the App Store


That's Spider-Man's Aunt May @#@%ing cursing and being all Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino comes to mind) on Eddie Brock (Venom) - Ultimate Spider-Man #128

+ Is Batman Destined for Death? ( it's a damn comic book, NO ONE EVER STAYS DEAD!)
+ A Dozen Dark Knight Deaths
+ Veronica Mars as Leia
+ U2 Scrap Rick Rubin Songs  | Edge confident as deadline looms | I think the last album U2 released during Spring was "POP" and you know how some people feel about That One. I like Fall released albums thank you very much.
+ The Fader 58: Kanye talked about the new album.
+ A Jurassic Park 4 poster?
+ Techno-lust: New Apple 24-inch LED screen
+ Top 7 Things to do at work instead of working
+ How to Deep Fry a Turkey

Quotes of the week:

"she's a bamf!" - Liz

"You probably get all the girls with your accent, huh?" - Liz

"When I unsubscribe to your newsletter (that I didn't subscribe to in the first place) do not send me another email to verify" - Veronica

things i am thankful for: -never having done cocaine. i would surely be addicted by now - Leo

[ Great Moments in President Bush's speeches ]

Thursday Night is good for Fighting and Miscellanies


+ For Colleen, Rachel, Dani et al: songs from the twilight soundtrack
+ Santogold on XLR8R TV
+ Santogold's cover of "Hometown Glory" (via Dafna)

+ 'The Shield' final season review
+ Justice League Heroes United - a reason to find an arcade?
+ American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Recommends MK vs. DC For Families
+ Social Networking Gets Easier with EventBox
+ Ziff Davis to Shutter PC Magazine Print Edition. What magazine will be next? oh yeah, EGM.
+ Bike Hero: the best viral marketing game video ever?
+ Ozzy Osbourne World of Warcraft Commercial
+ Introduction to Nick Hornby's Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Sarah Vowell [via]
+ Google Search Wiki
+ In Love With Star Trek
+ She said Yes. Foux du fa fa fa faaaaaa.....
+ Universal to Bring 'Bourne' Trilogy to Blu
+ Zune Gears of Wars 2 Special Edition | Zune Mixview & Music Pass

I'll put the empire state building on your wall

// The Kills - What New York Used To Be
// The Standells - Dirty Water
// John Cale - Style It Takes

+ For the Boston girls: "The 5 Most Anticipated Scenes From ‘Twilight’"
+ Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin: Left 4 Dead
+ 75 comics being made into films
+ Neil: "So, no Compleat Death in March. But there will be an Absolute Death later in the year..."
+ 5 Ways That Sandman Changed The World
+ Eisley: "Eis-Wood Sessions" | Sherri @ Refueled
+ DC Comics presents THE SPIRIT SPECIAL ( the ad at the bottom of the cover is so tacky)
+ I like the cover: FABLES VOL. 11: WAR AND PIECES
+ "heartboners are important"
+ A Love Story in Stop Motion

32 flavors and then some


I wanted to pick my 32 favorite posts but I couldn't do it. Here's 32 and then some....

: sneaking into oblivion and other arbitrary choices I have not made           : scenes from a rooftop party       : The best Friday Night Lights DVD Endorsement ever              : By Jane Hirshfield       : Love is Hell       : Joyce       : Women...       : Curiosities: signed books       : [ Willie Nelson - Lonely Nights ]       : mark z. danielewski       : July was hot       : Robin Quivers asks "What's a blog?"       : Next to the Wound..       : Dear Dominique       : The Face...       : [ Books Written for Girls ]       : K. A.       : Sober Hemingway       : [ I came so far for beauty ]       : Year One       : a starlet then and now       : words they said       : [ A Face In The Crowd ]       : [ Woke Up In A Strange Place ]       : [ I've Loved You All Over The World ]       : //paper moon       : Her name sprang to my lips       : Silliman + Poetry       : Gotcha ! ! !       : Rooms       : Lolita 1990       : [ It's A Long Life To Always Be Longing ]       : You Take Away the Sun       : [ Some Kinda Love ]       : sex for depressives       : Your Cloud       : ..Mug A Yuppie       : LIT Limited Book + CD       : Write Again       : [ Starting Over ]       : [ Neglekted ]       : Pacific Purr vs the Atlantic Ache       : [ Underwear ]       : 2005 + Songs       : [ So Tight_going to town ]       : This hole in my heart...       : [ Ode To A Friend ]       : She sat down at the piano...       : I wish women would hurry up and take over       : [ Marrow ]       : [ I Keep A Close Watch ]       : three moves flat..       : [ Every Time I Try ]       : Era Lo, sencillamente Lo...       : last 30 days of the 20's       : Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out       : Romantic Desires As Inconveniences       : [ Why Don't You Try ]       : [ ('Til) I Kissed You ]       : [ Thinking About You ]       : Last Year's Man       : downtowntrain       : Commenting       : //mystery        : hope                            : Love generally...       : .a catalog of increasing disasters.       : .Terminal Loneliness and other stories.       : "Love at First Sight" by Wislawa Szymborska       : Ennis       : The Only Poem       : [ Nabokov ] reads from "Lolita"       : My Portable Gaming History       : ODE TO A MODEL       : POETRY...       : match the blog with its muse       : Once I Knew a Hot Girl       : "Some Men fight...       : [ Stateless - U2 ]       : Bootleg       : Wojnarowicz       : Federico García Lorca      : Neruda

+ ani difranco: 32 flavors live
[ Previously....."one flavor short of 32" ]

tell me that you love me more


1234 by ~duhitsmia + Feist - 1234 Acoustic Live

+ Olga Nunes - A Dream Of Gardens. Lyrics by Neil Gaiman
+ Rachel Haught- The Stars
+ Santogold StandardSantogold's performance at The FADER 51 video
+ Voxtrot @ Webster Hall ( I suggest you click on "Ghost")
+ Lightspeed Champion concert teaser
+ Radiohead: The Best Of DVD is out. What's your favorite video? Its either "Just" or "Street Spirit (Fade Out) " for me.
+ Coldplay performing "Viva La Vida" at the MTV Movie Awards
+ "nerdgirls of the world unite 1"
+ Ok, you want to dance for a minute of two: Crystal Castles, David Guetta + Chris Willis "Love is Gone", The Ting Tings.
+ Laura Marling - Cross Your Fingers/ Crawled Out Of The Sea
+ Mason Jennings @ Daytrotter
+ galacticasitrep: Skippity Bee Bop
+ Introducing Qore
+ PRACTICE SPACE - Lightspeed Champion

and &: a miscellany


+ Lost Season 4 & Blu-ray ( When the hell are they going to release season 1?)
+ Santogold and Mark Ronson
+ Call of Duty 4 and Death Cab for Cutie
+ Nintedo and Wiiware
+ Jon Favreau & Iron Man Comic = Sell Out
+ Zune and Steve Niles
+ Classic Disney & Blu-ray = Sleeping Beauty (::Yawn::)
+ IGN fools & Singstar PS3 
+ Elvis Costello And The Imposters: Go Away 
+ Coldplay vs U2Coldplay: Lost
+ Robin Danar + Rachael Yamagata: 2000 Light Years from Home
+ Dark City + Blu-Ray = Fucking Fantastic

/ a Saturday miscellany /


+ Radiohead - House of Cards @ Conan O'Brien 23/04/2008
+ Radiohead | In Rainbows From the Basement
+ A non-album Santogold track: "Your Voice"
+ The Kills Live at SXSW '08 teaser
+ "Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day epk
+ U2 Star Television
+ Duffy on Jay Leno
+ The Atomica Project: "Gravity"
+ Four Tet's 'DJ Set' Mix
+ Lucibel Crater: "Threadbare Funeral" w/Lou Reed
+ Austin Screening of Heavy Metal in Baghdad Monday May 5th
+ Lost: Something Twisted Back Home
+ Final Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Trailer
+ I like the idea of "Battle of the muxtapes"
+ Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Halo 3 fiesta
+ 'Cloverfield' Blu-ray
+ Explore Liberty City with Google Map application
+ The Kooks had a song in Rock Band, right? I recall playing it and liking it.
+ Last Night: M.I.A at La Zona Rosa
+ The Top 100 Comic Book Runs Master List
+ Eisley at ME Television Studios

/a Wednesday miscellany/

Oren Lavie contest - I have 5 copies of Oren's album 'The Opposite Side of The Sea' to give away. To do so I'm looking for photo suggestions to go with my favorite song from the album: "Don't Let Your Hair Grow Too Long".


A Postishead concert back in '98 was one of the craziest concerts I've been to. Nothing like a dozen girls screaming "Beth! Beth! Beth!" like their life depended on it, plus a few of them openly smoking crack right in front of the stage, to make a concert stick to your mind. 

+ Portishead "Machine Gun" Video
+ Portishead | Everything you need to know about Silence
+ Killing Without Color In Remastered Batman Comic - thanks Dafna.
+ Norah Jones is going to be on Letterman on April 2nd promoting "My Blueberry Nights"
+ Priscilla Ahn: Wallflower
+ Have you ever seen Snake Eyes without the mask?
+ This is for Martin who loves Kate Nash: RAGGED Issue #4 featuring Kate Nash
+ "Here's a conservative candidate I would support."
+ Duffy: "Mercy" Video
+ 'Batman: The Movie' Coming to Blu-ray
+ Three Writers are Drawn by the Allure of Comics - Thanks Adam.
+ Lightspeed Champion + Emmy the Great live @ sxsw
+ Remember Super Dodgeball on the NES? It's on the DS now.
+ Zune Arts
+ Tilly and the Wall - Beat Control
+ Lady Rizo & Nellie Mckay White Wedding
+ Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Preview
+ Battlestar Galactica-What I like about you



/a tuesday miscellany/

Desmond_2/ J. Wood: The Constant & Non-Local Brain Games (icon via)

/ Are Lost's New Time-Travel Physics Junk Science? Maybe Not..

/ The Constant is now DarkUFO readers` favorite episode..

Lastfmbandaid/ SXSW 2008 filtered by your taste: the SXSW Group page @

/ There's a SXSW Baby iphone version. I'm looking for anything SXSW & iphone related. Share a link, please.

/ Austin Stateman's SXSW 2008 page

/ SXSW Breakout App of 2008: What Will it Be?

/ FABLES: 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL comes out in paperback this week.

/ Members of Arcade Fire performing "A Change Is Gonna Come" at a Barrack Obama Rally in Ohio

/ Going global with Mario Kart Wii

/ Super Smash Bros. Brawl  -  Opening Cinematic

/ Heroes Video Podcast Series

/ Lego Batman Trailer

/ Kirby: King of Comics!

/ JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL comes out tomorrow. JL: New Frontier (Dafna's review), Comics Worth Reading Review ( "There must be crazier things to do than trying to adapt a critically acclaimed — as well as beloved — 400+ page graphic novel into a 75-minute animated film, but I can’t think of any. But that’s exactly what has been done with  Justice League: The New Frontier.." )

/ Unitard Meditations/American Apparel

/ DC Comics is proud to present 30 Essential Graphic Novels

/ Dave McKean Graveyard Book cover sketches in - above, the one liked

/ Roy Orbison - She's a Mystery to Me

/ Elbow - Grounds For Divorce on Jonathan Ross

/a monday miscellany/


Dear Battlestar Galactica Season 4. Get here already!
/ A complete 'Battlestar' refresher


/ This song reminds me of Kate Austen: Kathleen Edwards - "In State"

/ The man above? Michael Emerson: The best actor working in American television today, that's who.

/ Additions to my Burnout soundtrack: Gnarls Barkley's "Run" & "Paper Planes" via this trailer's use of it.

/ Justice League: The New Frontier comes out tomorrow. Here's a review and here's another.

/ The art of Chip Kidd’s new book.

/ Inchworm: Bob Sabiston, creator of the rotoscoping software behind A Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly wanted to draw and animate on his DS...

/ The Dishwasher: I played it over the weekend and became a believer in XNA if games like this are going to  come out of it.

/ If it wasn't for afrojacks, I wouldn't know there's a badass "new" of live VU song out there.

/ Musica! HEAD OF FEMUR: Isn't It A Shame, Delorentos: basis of everything, Great Northern: Telling LiesOren Lavie: Her Morning Elegance.  

/ SXSW is fast approaching, a trip down memory lane: Amy Winehouse live during one of the SXSW daytime parties.

Amused by...A Miscellany


// Eisley - Invasion Video


// Tales of Earthsea

+ Trailer

[ Tamiya Terashima - Ihen ~ Ryuu - from Gedo Senki (Tales From Earthsea) Original Soundtrack ]

I was a little disappointed because the film is a little slow and there weren't enough dragons and magic to my liking. Still, even a disappointing Studio Ghibli film is better than half the stuff out there.

 "Licensing problems are in the way of a North American release of Gedo Senki, with the Sci-Fi Channel, which released the miniseries Legend of Earthsea in 2004, currently holding the rights to the property. Under the current situation, the film cannot be released earlier than 2009, when Sci-Fi's rights expire" { source }

// Broken English


+ Trailer
+ 'Broken English' Unscripted - Parker Posey and Drea De Matteo

I'm going to see this next week.

[ Tegan & Sara vs. Mylo - Walking with a Ghost in Paris ]

// Ninja Gaiden Sigma

+ Trailer
Chapter 2 is visually stunning.

// Xbox 360 Achievements


"Wait around at the beginning of the game on the couch with Jenny. After you make out and wait a few seconds, the achievement will unlock, you can then get up and leave." /via


"Teabagger achievement" This is a viral achievement. You must kill and tea-bag someone who already has this achievement. Tea-bagging is standing on their face and pressing the left-thumbstick(crouch) thus making the ball-to-face connection. Repeat as desired for massive damage to the teabagged player's ego. Try not to get killed whilst teabagging as this will invetably lead to a fierce teabagging retaliation. The devs started with this achievement, so that's how the fever got started. /via

// Comics

+ All-Star Batgirl

+ BATMAN #666, "Numbers of the Beast."

+ Rumor: Heroes Game To Be Unveiled at Comic-Con


+ Bring It Home

‘Stardust’ Sword-Fighting Clip
First Look: ‘Beowulf’

monday {miscellany}


+ Matchpoint DVD on April 25th 
+ Rhett Miller with Rachael Yamagata track
+ more radiohead noodz
+ World grooves to Austin music
+ World of Warcraft Teaches the Wrong Things - "40 mundane people with a lot of time would put Albert Einstein to shame any day of the week in this game."


+ Comic Book Of The Week: Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #2 writen by Damon Lindelof ( "LOST" Co-Creator) - Review
+ Random Fact: my favorite character on JLU is The Question - "He's been shown humming pop songs while breaking into a building, claims the motives of aglets (the caps at the end of shoelaces) are "sinister" and believes in ominous links between boy bands and global warming, the Girl Scouts and the crop circle phenomenon and toothpaste and spy satellites."

+ Trailer for "Art School Confidential"
+ Trailer for Almodovar's "Volver"
+ Anxiously waiting for The Venture Bros, 1st Season

miscellany on a sunday

+ International "Match Point" trailer -  It feels more like woody due to the voice over and music.
+ pj harvey b-sides
+ Eisley Tour Posters history - Memories at ACL video
+ Harvey Pekar in Playboy 
+ The Transmission - a LOST podcast /
 + sort of creepy video - Leonard Cohen: In My Secret Life
+ Speaking Truth To... Magazine Editors
+ Schwarzenegger, You Friggin' Hypocrite
+ Techie Girls: AmberMac @ CommandN - Jen @ OpenAlpha
+ Video Games Live footagenow on tour
+ Dear game publishers: WTF! do all these all have to come out on the same day?

Crumb and Miscellany


Portrait of the artist as a young deviant from Newsweek's Photo gallery of "The R. Crumb Handbook". I've never been into Crumb much, except for liking the documentary, but I can't resist a James Joyce allusion. Robert Crumb on Fresh Air.

Paste Magazine: Female Characters in Comics + International Comics

Chris Martin: Police, nudity, furious punters and taking out U2 : "What matters is trying to write the best tunes in the world. And having a picture of U2 on the wall, and trying to pump enough logs to take out the Drago [the Russian villain in Rocky IV] that is U2 - that's our mission. I don't care about being big. I don't care about being famous. I care about being a streamlined fighting machine."

ee cummings + photos

Tori "I believe" + Tori covers Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, Cindy Lauper, et al.

He Said–She Said: Ten Relationship Dialogue Songs


Japanese, USA & UK editions

And the award for absolute worse DVD cover goes to...MIRAMAX! fire the douche who approved that horrible - misleading - irrelevant "Infernal Affairs" American DVD cover. Hint: That woman in the cover is not in the movie and there's not a woman with a gun in the movie.
+ Scorsese to remake INFERNAL AFFAIRS


" Dramatic lead actress nominees were Scarlett Johansson in "A Love Song for Bobby Long," playing a teen who finds an unlikely extended family " Globe Contenders

Scarlett's next movie, "In Goood Company", opens the same day as Elektra. Decisions, decisions.
+ Scarlett Johansson wants a video games of her to get rid of cellulite


 " If you haven't yet found "Lost", you can jump aboard next Wednesday, when ABC airs the pilot in its original two-hour form. It's one of the most superbly directed, tightly written pilots in years. "
+ 'Lost' is find of the year


+ Sin City Toys

+ "Need money for Kung-Fu lessons"

+ Jim Lee and Brtiney Spears?

+ Japanese PSP Commercials