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Friday, September 07, 2007 :::

Animated Friday!

I think bullfighting is pretty lame. Sure it seems ballsy, and a lot of the Matador's movements are balletic and graceful, but do they really gotta kill the bull after? It seems cruel, especially since they put so much ceremony around taunting the poor thing first. That's why I like to see things like this:

A Last Minute Psyche-Out Take Down

Take that, sucka!

And if you need more diversion on a boring Friday afternoon at work, I've finally gotten around to updating my Reviews section, which I had let lag for a good long while. I plan to get back to updating it regularly again, so feel free to pretend to care about my opinions on the most recent movies, books, and music that I've been enjoying.

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We don't pretend to care. We thrive on your every thought.

We are so sad really.

By Anonymous sarah, at 12:47 PM  

That bull gif is priceless! Jumping the matador FTW!!!!

By Blogger CampBlood, at 2:15 PM  

I read your are finally coming around to the genius of M.Ward. I knew you had it in you, Dan. It is about damn time.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:02 PM  

Interesting video clip. Those little "becerros" or "vaquillas" are dangerous, especially if they have been caped before. Never get in the ring with an animal that has been caped before. Then too, the man cited the vaca incorrectly.

By Blogger Manolete-je, at 2:16 PM  

Miranda July will be at the bookstore right next door to my office at the end of the month. I'll wave at her for you.

By Blogger Lynn, at 3:18 PM  

I've been reading your blog for a couple of years, and it's around the time I started reading it that I became acquainted with the late Eliott Smith. For some reason, I always associated Heatmiser's "Plainclothes Man" with your blog.

I find it very interesting that after two years of this random association, you review an Eliott Smith album.

PS: It's the lyric "Someone takes a photograph, a picture while your sweetheart laughs, a perfect moment in a flash of light..."

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:48 AM  

I went to a bullfight in Mexico once and got very drunk and was appalled at the torture of the poor bull and voiced my opinion rather loudly. My (now ex-) boyfriend escorted me out before I was thrown out by an angry mob....

By Anonymous Claudia, at 6:03 AM  

WHAT? You're just going to WAVE? I DEMAND AN AUTOGRAPH!

ps. Elliott Smith is one of my favorite musicians of all time.

By Blogger dan, at 11:00 AM  

I would get you an autograph, Dan, if the store wasn't charging $20 to get in for the signing. Funny enough, I don't think they sold tickets to the David Hasselhoff signing....

By Blogger Lynn, at 6:50 PM  

$20 for an autograph? Does that include dinner and a copy of her book? I hope the venue is charging that and not her because that is super lame.

By Blogger dan, at 8:50 AM  

To be fair, she isn't the only author appearing; it's going to be a panel of authors and now they're going to do the event at the Beverly Hills library which is far more glamorous than the tiny bookstore on the seedy Sunset Strip. So I won't be able to wave at her after all. Oh, and for $20 you get an "event guide" (read here: program).

What is free though is the podcast of Miranda July talking to Michael Silverblatt on KCRW's Bookworm:

By Blogger Lynn, at 5:03 PM  

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