Obviously Losing

Location: Los Angeles, California

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Church Hymn Translated

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Look who's back...

Caught on the Bound, the esoteric epicenter of eccentric enlightenment, is back and cranking out posts once again.

And there was much rejoicing.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

2001 in 2008

Oh, might as well link to my PopWatch story about a "2001" event I attended at the Academy.

I'm Still Here

Sorry for the scarce updates, but I'm still getting acclimated to life in my new Westwood apartment.

Things will pick up soon...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Forever PC

Finally fixed my Dell... mouse is working again. (wipes brow)

And thank goodness. The threat of having to get a Mac is over for now.

Monday, May 19, 2008

I Might Go Mac

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm seriously considering getting a Mac.

I've been a Windows person my whole life, and I've always considered PCs to be better than Macs. PCs run all the programs I want to run, whereas Macs don't. I understand PCs, whereas Macs often don't make sense to me (why, for instance, can I not print just the highlighted section of a website?).

But, Windows Vista has been a bitch. Everything was going fine until my Dell reached its first birthday (which is, coincidentally, also when its warranty expired). Ever since then, it's been a nightmare.

The culprit seems to be Microsoft's Windows Updates. Apparently, Microsoft has no problem releasing updates that severely destroy the functionality of your computer.

One update made my computer think that I hadn't purchased a genuine version of Windows Vista, and therefore, it disabled the nifty Aero function (which was, mind you, probably the only neat thing about Vista). I still cannot get Aero back, and so for the past few months, my Vista computer has looked like a Windows XP machine.

And now, another update has disabled my mouse. I cannot for the life of me get my mouse to work. Just try browsing the Internet using your keyboard's TAB button.

I don't like Macs. Soul Seek doesn't run on Macs. Bio Shock doesn't run on Macs. Audio Surf doesn't run on Macs. But, dang it, I'm so pissed off that I'm ready to try something new.

What do you think? Should I take the plunge and become the Justin Long "Mac Guy" that I never wanted to become?

Indiana Jones and the Disappointment

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is a truly mediocre action-adventure movie. Absolutely, unequivocally mediocre.

It's silly, silly, silly, silly, silly, and it's dumb, clunky, and condescending.

I'll wait until everyone has seen it before listing my specific complaints.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


One day I'll be in France for the Cannes Film Festival, but until then, I'll have to rely on what's posted on the Internet.

Still, it's rather exciting because everybody has a blog now. Verdicts on films break literally right after they screen, and it's fun to look at all the photos coming back.

The sites I'd recommend for their Cannes coverage are:

-- Hollywood Elsewhere

-- Thompson on Hollywood

-- GreenCine Daily

-- Cinematical

-- And of course, Variety

So, let's see what happens to "Indiana Jones," "Blindness," "Synecdoche, New York," "Che," and others.

Pachelbel's Canon

Monday, May 12, 2008

Gentle Bill

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hell Yeah, Elbow

That was one of the best concerts I've been to.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I'm seeing them Friday in Hollywood.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Tom Hanks endorses Barack Obama

Summer Movies

I just looked over the slate of big movies coming out this summer, and only five truly interest me.

They are:

May 9 - Speed Racer
May 22 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skill
June 27 - Wall-E
July 18 - The Dark Knight
August 15 - Tropic Thunder

What am I missing?