The Trailer Park Boys movie opens next Friday in Canada. I'm flying to Detroit and crossing the border just to see it on opening weekend. I'll probably come to regret doing so, but I've survived poorer decisions. Like majoring in English
In addition to Rush, The Tragically Hip, Alexisonfire and other Canadian bands, the soundtrack for the Trailer Park Boys movie features songs recorded by its characters.
Speak of the devil…
Bubbles and the Shit Rockers (Alex Lifeson of Rush and Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) "Liquor and Whores"
I'm worried about my father. He's addicted to the World Series of Poker. New episodes, reruns all he ever does anymore in his free time is watch the World Series of Poker. ESPN isn't helping matters by airing the shit 'round the clock.
Is it that interesting? I wonder.
When my brother was little, I somehow convinced him that his favorite movie was Batman Forever. For months, he watched nothing but Batman Forever for entertainment.
I should ask him how he weaned himself off
Food Network just awarded someone $10,000 for building the Baltimore skyline out of cereal.
Depressing thought: Films starring Ashton Kutcher could hold the one and two spots of this coming weekend's box office.
A new survey shows a rise in American refrigerators that support our troops.
Guh. If I had only left the apartment a minute earlier, I could've caught that bus and arrived by now. But nooooo! You just had to see who won the Showcase Showdown, didn't you, Jon? [sigh] "Every 20 minutes," my ass! [checks watch] This would never happen in Japan. I bet some cripples delayed the bus. Why can't CTA have special buses for cripples? Instead of an express bus, a slow bus. No, a "mentally-challenged" bus. Better yet, force 'em all to ride trains, preferably to Birkenau. [pause] I can't hear this song amid all this traffic. Plug your fuckin' guitar in, Sam Beam! Oh here we go. London London London…is that? Finally! Figures, two buses in a row always the case. Am I gonna fit in either one? [sigh] Glad I brought Purell…
The Crocodile Hunter's [funeral] service on Tuesday is likely to be made available on DVD. [source]
1. Who would waste their money on a copy of Steve Irwin's funeral service?
2. Who would want to relive a funeral service to begin with?
[WWE Superstar] Carlito is going to Australia in early October to be a presenter on the Nickelodeon Australian Kids Choice Awards. [source]
1. Are Australian kids so insecure that they need their own utterly meaningless awards show?
2. I wonder who will win "Fave Podcast."
A survey reveals that five percent of 18- to 64-year-olds think they are receiving HD Radio from at least one of the FM stations they listen to, but have not actually purchased an HD receiver. [source]
Given that up until now, Michel Gondry has only directed films that were either A. written by Charlie Kaufman or B. documentaries, I was wary of him directing his own screenplay, and my wariness was confirmed.
Gondry's latest is visually interesting and frequently amusing but doesn't tell much of a story.
Moreover, what story exists is essentially a variation on Degrassi's "Craig is bi-polar" arc, which was similarly unpleasant to watch.