Friday, August 12, 2005
Books: Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialecticts of Poodle Play. A dense read but even a non-Zappaphile would find its takes on politics, feminism, avant-garde history and rock conformism satisfying.
Ads: Those creepy (local?) ads for Bedmart. The spokeswoman inviting me to a good night's sleep while inducing nightmares with her uber-plastic delivery gives irony a bad name.
Food: Portabello mushrooms with goat cheese and roasted bell peppers. The answer to all life's problems.
TV: Martha Stewart's The Apprentice. Will she make contestants run over baby chicks as one of her tasks?
Film: Nine Lives, forthcoming film from Rodrigo Garcia. A slightly flawed work but loaded with many emotionally charged moments and more than a few brilliant performances.
Toys: Mac The Ripper. Enriching my life, one burn at a time.
Life: America's ignorant backward slide towards Intelligent Design. Devo, come home. All if forgiven.