Date Archives April 2004

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At work today, I made directional signs for a school-sanctioned viewing party for the series finale of Friends. The official Friends website provides a Friends finale party guide, finale party invitations and a finale party t-shirt iron-on. Two weeks ago, I remember seeing clips on…

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—Set in Las Vegas, "Father of the Pride" goes beyond the bright lights and glitz of the iconic "Siegfried & Roy" show to the off-stage antics and suburban life of the show's dysfunctional family of performing white lions. DreamWorks invited me to attend a test…

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I'm interviewing Daniel Myrick, the co-director of The Blair Witch Project Thursday night for a class called The Art of the Interview. —The class is limited to 15 students and admission is by instructor permission only based on an essay application. I submitted an essay…

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Today is Adolf Hitler's birthday. Hitler didn't like to be touched. I suffer from a similar but lesser affliction. I don't like to be hugged. If you ever want to make me feel uncomfortable, hug me. I can't even hug myself without cringing. P.S. If…

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Here are some things I saw on television in Japan: —Oliver Beene dubbed in Japanese —footage of a snail pooping —a commercial for what looked like orange juice that used the Welcome Back, Kotter theme song —a commercial for McDonald's that used an oi punk…

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During breakfast at an airport hotel (french fries and fruit cocktail, because that's what Westerners eat for breakfast), I was reading a copy of the International Herald Tribune, and I saw this article on the front page: —On Okinawa, U.S.-Influenced Diet Takes Toll —"This was…

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