Archive for January, 2008

Thanks, Again.

Well, it was going to happen sooner or later.

After my post about the THANKS ROCK (seen below), I knew there would have to be an epilogue.


But I didn’t know how that was going to play itself out. Now I do. And here it is. I got a special gift for Hannukkah. It’s awesome. It’s from my cousin Lizl.


Are you sure?



I’d like to point out that this gift is even more amazing because it is a REGIFT. And also, it’s the size of an emu egg. Now here’s the dance rock sitting on a satin pillow to the classic 1987 dance film, Body Beat.


Oh, yeah.



Oh you haven’t seen the movie Body Beat? WELL HERE’S A REVIEW.

Now all of you, get out there and watch this movie! And for all of your that were forced to see it with me, I’m very sorry. And don’t forget to





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Your puppety soft face moved.
I screamed and ran off.
Now I want you to call me.

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I’m Back!

Hi, everybody! Sorry about the wait, but I’ve been out galavanting about town with my pal Steve.


Thanks for coming to visit in LA, Steve! And sorry about when we went to Disneyland and got stuck on the Small World Ride for 20 minutes, where it was nothing but clicking, whirring gears and silent dread.


Oh, well. That’s the risk you take on Small World. You can’t be afraid to live, right?

For more fantastic photos, please check Steve’s blog, Obscurity Knocks
soon, as his camera was excellent and mine was like taking a picture with a box camera from the 1920’s.


Thanks, Steve! Thanks, Box! Love, Me.

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A is for: ALIENS. One of my favorite movies of all time!


B is for BRITISH COMEDY. And Blackadder!
Why yes, I am a massive dork, thanks.


        C is for CHICKEN BAG! And for the phrase: “I have a chicken bag.”


        What? Shut up. 

        D is for DARIA


        E is for EIGHTIES NEW WAVE MUSIC. (80’s Alternative Music makes me happy, too)


        F is for FLAT ERIC, the puppet in the crazy Jeans ads!

        G is for Judy GOLD, a fantastic comedian who saves phone messages from her Jewish Mother.


        “Judy Gold begins her show with an actual recording of a message her mother left on her answering machine. Ms. Gold had hung up on her accidentally one day and failed to call her right back. “Judith, are you all right?” Mrs. Gold says in a deep, Yiddish-inflected voice that her daughter mimics perfectly. “Did you fall down? What happened? Where are you? I’m a wreck.”’


        Yes, you are watching this.

        I is for IT TAKES TWO by Rob Base and DJ Easy Rock

        J is for JIMMY SMITH and the album, Bashin. Amazing, and there’s a great cover of Jerry Goldsmith’s WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.


        K is for KIDS IN THE HALL, the Canadian Sketch Show.

        L is for LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. Here’s Dave’s classic interview with Crispin Glover (another one of my fave celebs).

        Um, I don’t know how happy they were together, though. I love how Dave handles it.


        Thanks, Mr. Sulu! Thanks to you, that bus almost didn’t look depressing.

        N is for NATURE. THANKS, Nature!


        O is for “OPERATOR”, the 80’s song from the band Midnight Star. If you never rollerskated to this, I am indeed sad for you.

        P is for PROKOFIEV. One of the greatest 20th century composers. Piano Sonatas 7 & 8 RULE! Yeah.


        Q is for Q-Bert. Duh.

        R is for ROBOT. This robot is very polite and not constipated.

        S is for STUDENT BODIES, the 1980 spoof on slasher movies. This is my favorite scene, where the killer calls from a phone.

        T is for this picture of a TUCAN.


        Hi! I’m a tucan!

        U for USING YOUR BRAIN. That’s a tenuous way to segue into this late 70’s-Canadian-children’s- educational-intro-music for the show Thinkabout, but whatever. Because if you think this blog entry is wearing you down, Thinkabout me writing it. I’m a shell of a human being at this point. Enjoy!

        V is for V , the 1984 Miniseries about evil lizardpeople aliens. The 1985 series was OK, but I loved the Miniseries. Is it wrong that I love this opening music that shamelessly rips off Bernard Herrmann? Yeah. Probably is. MOUSIES!

        W is for Wallace and Gromit, the Claymation-tastic characters from England. Here’s a clip from their movie The Wrong Trousers Also, there is an EVIL PENGUIN in it who is amazing.

        X is for the X in TRANS X.

        Y is for YARN. Hello.


        Z is for NOTHING. I’M DONE!


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        Happy Birthday, Josh!

        Happy Birthday 2 days early to my cousin Josh!  I was going to to dedicate a Devo clip to Josh, since he was the first person to introduce me to Devo.  But since I’ve already shown a Devo-type clip, I’ll dedicate this 1979  clip to Josh instead.   

        I know.  I know.  I’M SORRY.  And actually, Josh was more of a skateboarder.   
        But look, there aren’t any skateboarding movies this bad.   Plus, my first memory of Josh was the two of us walking around Venice beach in 1979.  And at that time, it looked EXACTLY LIKE THIS MOVIE.  Anyway, Happy Birthday, Josh!   Sorry/You’re welcome! 

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        Ooooo! LA is about to have a big exciting rainstorm. I can’t wait to drive in it today at 4PM! Because everyone in LA can totally handle huge rainstorms. I’m sure it will all go well.

        But I know I’m lucky being in LA in winter. That said, I’m cold. And since I know lots of you have actual real winter do deal with this weekend, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up on the couch with a movie.

        My Snuggle Movie Recommendation for the weekend (for those of you who haven’t watched it with me already) is the “sexy” suspense thriller The Seduction, starring Morgan Fairchild and Andrew Stevens.

        Oh, that Morgan. She says no, but really, she means no. Got it?

        Dang, they won’t let me post the preview here anymore. So go here!

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        Happy 2008! Well, my New Year’s resolution is to step firmly into the future. No looking back. If we’re going to progress, we have to be brave and stop clinging to the past which no longer serves us and HEY, here’s a commercial from SASSON JEANS! I’m going right out an gettin’ me some. Jeans, that is. To start 2008 right. Here I come, Future!

        Thanks, 2008! I can’t wait to have you skate around me and tell me that I’m not in horrible denial about what year it is! THE FUTURE IS SASSON, PEOPLE! DON’T IGNORE YOUR FUTURE.

        Ok, back later for more stuff like this.


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