Monday Hangover - 8.10.09

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wall-e- What were you most looking forward to this weekend?

I really wanted to rent a Zipcar and haul some bullshit to the Goodwill, but unfortunately for me I was too broke to afford it so my stuff will occupy the couch for another week (or two).

- Any updates to your Netflix queue?

I still have Tron from a few months ago.  What can I say?  The Netflix online has totally taken over the disc list.  Instant Wall-E and Persepolis overrides the Dennis Hopper "classic" Flashback on DVD time after time.

- How's that major life decision going?

None of your goddamn business!  Just kidding.  I've got approximately five and a half months to complete a certain film.  Still not sure if that's gonna happen, but I'm not gonna give up with out a fight.

- Which story from the current news cycle is bothering you?

All of them.  The concept of a news cycle is totally offensive to me.  What the fuck is that all about?  Its as if our news media just decides for us that "we're done with that storyline now."  I'm sorry but unfortunately we are all skirting our responsibility to pay attention to boring news that goes on for more than a week or so.  Take one example that might be important for us to keep our eyes on for more than a week every year!

- What was the single most annoying thing you had to deal with this weekend?

My roommates are moving out and others are moving in.  The house was a little too full especially because of all of the stuff that I didn't get to the Goodwill, so it really was no body's fault but my own, but still bothersome.

- What was the biggest disappointment of the weekend?

My rain coat is not entirely water PROOF.  Not really too bad, sorry.  Maybe I should make something up.  I lost $350,000 in online gambling!  My house collapsed!  I accidentally ended up in a snuff porn where I was the victim!  Someone put a video online of me naked in my hotel room!  There!  Are you happy now, Matt?

- Review a TV Episode, Movie, Book, Article, Restaurant (or Meal), or Sporting event in one sentence?

Speaking of Wall-E I have to say I went into it wanting to hate it and low and behold I thought it was a great film.  Whether you liked this movie or not you have to hand it to anyone that can get away with a post-apocalyptic Disney film.

- Did you leave your town?

I still have trouble with this question.  I barely left the apartment so I guess not.

- What's the funniest thing you heard or saw this week?

I witnessed this.

- What's the unfunniest thing you witnessed this week?

That link from the question about the news cycle.  You gotta click the link if you want to know what I'm talking about.

- What do you think the chances are that you can sneak this fake question into the Monday Hangover?

Pretty good.  I'd say that as long as I write a little bit more "answer," so that to a person glancing it looks like a real question and answer then I will have succeeded in adding a question!

- Did you do anything this weekend you've never done before? If, "yes", summarize in one sentence.

I went by myself to a coffee shop for the sole purpose of getting a latte.  I wasn't on my way to somewhere or there to meet a friend and I wasn't there to hit on girls or be hit on by dudes or pretend to work on my MacBook or pretend to read a trendy book or be seen in my western shirt or use the bathroom or any other excuse.  I just wanted a coffee and wanted to get out of my apartment.  It would have been awesome if it didn't take fifteen minutes for the latte to be prepared for me after I ordered it.  It was still delicious and I don't apologize for ordering a "fluffy" drink.  I could have made plain-old coffee myself at home.

- "Just throwing that out there." Go ahead, just throw something out there. Anything. Anything at all.

What does everyone think about the words "designer" and "luxury?"  What are the ethics of buying a designer tie or shirt or a pair of designer jeans, etc.  I was at a party where I got into a discussion about these things with a guy who works for a high end department store in Midtown.  He lamented that fashion is less individualized -- less about what looks good for you and your body and personality -- and now it's all about knowing what's "in."  You can read GQ online and go to the outlet store in Topeka and voila: you are in fashion.  He sort of implied that if it isn't "exclusive" (another term that I feel like I could stand to investigate a little more) and expensive, it's sort of pedestrian.  "Pedestrian!"  There's another one.  Anyone care to get into a semantic flame war in the comments section?  Bring it on!

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