Gome of the Week
It's absolutely amazing that Greg Araki gets funding to make films. I guess they do make for good comedy, though.
I like movies that actually use the phrase "felch."
This Week's Link That's Probably Not That Great
Nitpickers - For the super geek in all of us.
This Week's Movie You've Probably Never Seen
Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989)
Here's an awkward one. It's the first(and forgotten) film from Todd Solondz, who brought us Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, and Storytelling.
I watched this movie and I'm still not quite sure what it was about. A guy trying to be a writer, something like that. Anyway, Solondz stars in it and tries to be Woody Allen but doesn't really pull it off.
However, the continuous surge of death and suicide jokes are morbid yet quite entertaining.
It is truly "The Triple Threat of Love." Or something like that.
This Week's Record You're Probably Not Listening To
V/A - 20 Years of Dischord (2002)
The definitive collection of the last 20 years of DC punk and a bunch of other rarities and pictures and really sweet stuff. Sure, some of it's pretty lo-fi, but dammit, that's the beauty of it.
Includes every band Ian MacKaye was ever a part of. Watch him get better than kind of worse than better again!
This Week's Hip New Slang Word or Phrase
gome - A jackass of a person.
Origin - I don't really remember.
Usage - "Dude, this show sucks."
"Dude, I totally agree. Tom Brokaw is a gome. I mean, listen to how he talks!"
"Dude, that's Stone Phillips."
"Dude, nice name on that guy. Also a gome."
This Week's Top Ten List
Brad's Top Ten Records of 2002:
10. MC Paul Barman - Paullelujah!
09. Supersuckers/Electric Frankenstein - Splitsville vol. 1
08. Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way
07. The Streets - Original Pirate Material
06. Frank Black - Black Letter Days
05. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
04. Eminem - The Eminem Show
03. Sweep the Leg Johnny - Going Down Swingin'
02. The Promise Ring - Wood/Water
01. Beck - Sea Change