Saturday, April 22, 2006

Happy Earth Day - World Festival 2006

Pretty cool fest, the family and I just got back from spending a few hours at World Fest in the San Fernando Valley. The music and vibe was cool, but it felt more like a peace rally/save the animals event rather than an Earth Day celebration. What happened to all the Eco-Friendly businesses?

One bit of irony there was all the printed literature people were giving out. I know its message driven event, but I thought we were celebrating earth day. How many trees went into the literature?

The Mayor Villaraigosa was there too, which was cool, but the save the elephants in zoo's people were a little bawdy during his speech, which made the event not so pleasant. I'm all for protesting, but just being jerks isn't cool. Dude, there are kids there, remember. Then one dope wanted to throw down with someone else who was telling him to calm down.

Save the elephant protest for the new pen opening at the zoo. It was earth day, not save the elephant day. I was actually looking forward to seeing the mayor. Big jerks. Boo to Save Elephants in Zoo

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Friday, April 21, 2006

Long Live Star Trek...

I wonder if William Shakespeare ever felt upset at the continual bad representations of his plays. I'm sure Roddenbury is rolling over in his grave now.

Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you Star Trek 90210.

The next Star Trek feature, slated for a 2008 release,
"would center on the early days of "Star Trek" characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and first outer-space mission."
I'm smelling teen spirit here.

Their time lines coincide, at least on this site they do, but do we really want to see a young Kirk and Spock picking up chicks?

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Relevance in simplicity. Let the quotes speak for themselves. They can speak volumes.



This story is a classical example of the love / hate relationship of Coke.

they used to say that Coke ads life, but i heard they changed that because in China, Coke ads life translates into Coke brings back your dead relatives.

I always wondered if that was true. Not the part about the translation, but the relatives part...

Why old radio sucks.

These are the reasons that I abandoned terrestrial radio. I know, big deal, satellite radio is wack, but you know, since I've had it, the only station I listen to is NPR, and that's only on the days I'm wanting to feel sophisticated.

I bought into the idea of satellite when Howard Stern went over back in January. I honestly didn't like the idea of it, but wanted to listen to Stern. For the first few weeks, I would only dabble in the channels, listening to an occasional song, but then going back to my usual stations here in LA.

Now, I don't think I've listened to FM since the end of February.

It's stories like this one though that remind me why I don't give a rip about old-fashioned radio. But I had to comment, it seems that Clear Channel, the media giant, has sacked 2 station's talent in the last month. So much for the diversity of Los Angeles. I guess our market isn't big enough for good programming. Honestly, I recommend anyone living in LA reading this, look into Satellite Radio.

Otherwise, your just making Clear Channel money to not give you what you want to listen to.

I actually hope they get fined into oblivion by the FCC.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

The Benchwarmers...

Just a quick glimpse of the pop-culture in which I live.

This past weekend, I won tickets from KIIS FM for my sons to play an short game of baseball with the cast of "The Benchwarmers". The game was held at UCLA, which was beautiful, and then after we were treated to a screening of the movie down in Westwood.

The purpose of the post here is to show off the proximity of my family in society and the mysterious world of entertainment industry. Of the notable celebs there were Rob Schneider, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Molly Sims and a bunch of other people I don't know about. The highlight was that the governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was there to, but I'm sure not it it was in an official capacity as Governor or not. I actually got a photo of him in the same frame as me.

The movie Benchwarmers was pretty good. it's more of a summer time kids flick than an adult drama, but flicks that celebrate at Shakey's Pizza can't really be for to mature of an audience. It did seem like it had a lot of Gay jokes in it, which is funny, but having to explain why a man wants to wrestle another guy to a 10 year old is a bit awkward. But all in all, the film was pretty funny. It was a total pop culture moment seeing Lovitz drive up in KIT and the Bat-Mobile, but I would of liked to of seen more of that. The frightening thing is I know some guys with rooms like that with all the Star Wars stuff in it. Filmaticially, I thought it was jumpy. It was fun seeing it on the screen, but some of the cuts were quick in changing scenes. It was good to see Rob Schneider in a staring role (if that's what you'd call it). I like his style of comedy and it was pretty straight in this flick. My kids enjoyed it and that's what mattered the most. I think I've spoiled them early on Sandler and his films.

All in all, the day was fun, and it was a nice party. They gave away some pennants for the kids, which was cool, and my son's got to spend a few minutes in the presence of Real honest to goodness movie stars. The highlight was hearing my son Kristian tell how when he was on first base (after hitting a grounder) with Jon Heder (remember Napoleon Dynamite). Standing on the bag, Jon says to Kristian
"You guys are going down".
Which brings out of Kristian
"No way, Friggin idiot".
To which Jon says
Hearing my son tell that story was hilarious and totally worth the day.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Los Angeles Cerebral Landscape

I wanted to point out a great site about everything LA. (I added them in as a link on the side too.) the blog is an overall navigation of the Los Angeles terrain, in all it's cerebral vistas. I was just turned onto it too but it's owner/operator/writer/editor and compiler who is an acquaintance/associate on mine. She's actually taught me a lot and probably has no idea of it.

It's a site worth the time spent exploring it!
The L.A. Brain Terrain