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tssmr: the x-files

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2008 at 6:30 pm

the truth is out there but it hurts how a 30-minute tv episode where moulder and scully finally get off is marketed as a film.

One more time with photo

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

Test with photo from iPhone-taken by phone and foraged from photo album.

Let’s see this post.

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Test post from iPhone

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2008 at 11:34 pm

Just got a few apps from iTunes and still learning the ropes. Hope this works.

Apps that are cool: Shakespeare (free) NYC iTrans ($10-fucker).

Let’s see this upload.

zeroville

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2008 at 7:43 pm

*zeroville* by steve erickson is killing me. one of those rare books that i don’t want to end. everything is just perfect. the idea and the conceit mixes seamlessly. the last time a book had that effect on me was *vellum* by hal duncan. 

on the trip to the library, i chanced upon 81/2 by federico fellini. really, what could be a better film to watch after that book.

also borrowed *the devil you know* by mike carey after seeing it on sunny’s blog as recommended by white b.

but, before any reading and viewing,  it’s cardio time before the wifey lands from texas. i hope she still has the energy for the x-files. i really want to believe.

for knuckleduster 13

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2008 at 9:37 pm

was able to run to the library despite the impending rain. found no DVDs worth watching but found a tattoo book. i hope some legit tattoo shop takes this graphically designed tats seriously before team manila fucks it up.

breaking the fever

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2008 at 5:14 pm

finally the temperature is back to almost normal. been holed up for too long i might lose my way to the library. i hope it rains. then it would be reading conrad williams’ *the unblemished* with a maglite under the bedsheet, something i haven’t done since dan simmon’s *the terror*.

IMHO

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm

the joker is one sonamabitch, too much of a villain to be a villain. in the domain of double negatives, he is a hero.

and because the cinema is an interactive experience on this side of the globe (people heckle and cheer) the joker got more cheers than the bat (his only time was when he dropped that mafiosi from the third floor and broke his legs – the motorcycle stunt didn’t cut it – while it was a never ending cheer for the joker since he started with making the pencil disappear). and all so richly deserved. 

pure malevolence with an smiling scar. what is there not to love? his lies about how he got his scar really killed me – while it is easy to do a flashback/abused child cliche, nolan didn’t take the bait. and if the next installment is the joker begins, all the more will he kick ass (although now that ledger is RIP, this might not be the next story but the joker breaking jail is always a hoot to watch).

sidebar: until last thursday, i keep hoping that a news story will appear about ledger attending a premiere. now that would be an ultimate PR film stunt. i see him in his reptilian regalia laughing ha-ha-ha-ha-ha all throughout the red carpet. i guess that bastard is now really dead and buried.

i hope nolan takes a shorter time filming the next bat film.

“introduce a little anarchy”

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2008 at 5:38 am

just saw the dark knight again.

i’m still reeling. maybe i’m just drunk from the wine. i will sleep and write my thoughts tomorrow.

hot and bothered

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2008 at 4:19 am

heatstroke is a term i learned from CNN years ago, something alien and i couldn’t comprehend. until now.

tropical heat is the kind where i know that the sun is the source – if i hide behind a tree or wait until it sets then i’m basically OK.

here, the heat is omnipresent and attacks all around like a fucking oven. if i hide behind a tree and wait until the sun sets, the temperature remains the same. and the humidity makes breathing an effort. like breathing liquid. those old people that die due to too much heat, die precisely because of that. and with my hypertension, i am really afraid, even though it is very well under control.

lately i’ve been staying indoors. just reading and cooking and sleeping and eating. waiting it out and venturing outside the door when it is absolutely necessary (like watching batman or buying alcohol). the one time i walked to the park for my cardio, i had to run to the nearest drinking fountain and rehydrate.

dog days of summer are excuse for people to go out and have some booze and wine at the park under the guise of listening to concerts or watching a movie. very tempting, but no. a good book and some beer or iced water will do.

tssmr: the dark knight

In Uncategorized on July 18, 2008 at 9:49 pm

watch how the superman franchise gets officially fucked.