January 2, 2008

First post of 2008! (Same ol' BS - different year)

Hi everyone! Happy New Year to you all! Hope everyone's 2008 is starting off OK! Took our 7 year-old to see Alvin and the Chipmunks today. Our son has autism, and has sensory issues, especially with louder noises, so getting out to see a movie at the local "mega-screen" theatre is a big thing. He used to have a harder time dealing with noise, and he still does sometimes, but we give him earplugs, gum, sit in the back and hope that the movie is not going to be loud. He kept commenting "This is a long, long, movie!"
Well Alvin and the Chipmunks is one of those kinda obnoxious movies, where, when they have a music scene loud, pop music is magically turned up to 120 decibels. And there are a lot of music parts since it is about Alvin and the boys. I like loud, obnoxious rock music, but some of those scenes were just too loud for me! I liked the movie, but I am not sure that it is for kids younger than 10 or twelve-some of that humor would go over younger kid's heads in my opinion. Or maybe I am just getting older and things have changed, I don't know! David Cross who is one of my favorite actors and Jason Lee who I like a lot too are in it.

Anyway, before the movie began today there were those "movie cats" that tell people about getting treats and consideration of others at the theatre. Here is a little clip that could be considered an updating of the movie cat's (and the familiar anthropomorphic snacks') movie etiquette message:

Some people are just so creative and ingenious! This guy seems to be a great inventor and a funny guy! By the way, maybe GWB can at least be a good "chariot puller"!

I have been trying to learn some old classic rock stuff on guitar, and looking at Youtube clips really has helped me a lot! Some of the bands I enjoy trying to play are Judas Priest and ACDC. I have always loved Jim Breuer's imitation of Rob Halford and especially Brian Johnson from ACDC.

Since we're on the subject of music, I had to post this clip of Pablo Francisco talking about William Hung. This clip is one of the funniest comedian clips I have seen!

In searching for good strips to post here I ran across some links to some really interesting strips that I hope you will like. I have always liked Thing Part thingpart by Joey Sayers, and from his site I came across some others that I really like also.

Derek Kirk Kim Lowbright is a great artist in addition to having a great autobiographical edge to his humorous strips, shorts and stories. Here are a couple of his strips.

Another great comic strip is Married to the Sea Married To The Sea by Natalie Dee. Here's a couple of them. I like the way she takes these old prints and gives them new life!


MC said...

Pablo Francisco finally got some new jokes... holy shit! I thought he was going to do Mexican Girlfriends-Movie Trailer Guy-Little Tortilla Boy for the rest of his life.

Micgar said...

mc: yeah he did kinda get stuck on those things I guess. I guess the question is...did you like the new jokes? I thought they were ok.