Archive for October 21st, 2002

all hell can’t stop us now

Monday, October 21st, 2002 at about 9:38 pm

all hell can’t stop us now

I finished my homework early today (due to my new-found system of “minimum effort”), so after dinner I just sat around on AIM for a while then watched TV. It’s Monday, and usually I don’t watch TV on Mondays, so I watched some shows that I don’t normally. I caught the last ten minutes of Boston Public, which is a good show but for some reason my mom thinks its evil. Anyway, the last ten minutes were basically just about the kids rioting (does anything ever go right at that school?). I kinda wish I knew what they were rioting about (they just were arguing with the administration about “who has power” and saying that “something has to be done, people need to see how things are”. While they were walking (it started as a walk-out) and then rioting the background music was P.O.D.’s “Youth of a Nation.” A bit of a clich� for the scene, perhaps, but I haven’t heard to song for a while so it didn’t really bother me. And the song really did fit the scene, I just wish it hadn’t been so overplayed. If I hadn’t ever heard of it it would’ve been awesome.

I was incredibly amused by the TV tonight. After the end of Boston Public I watched most of Everwood, which I’ve never seen before. It was all right, a bit odd. One of the sub-plots was about this pseudo-hermaphrodite kid who was being raised as a boy. And I couldn’t really figure out what was going on with some of the other sub-plots. But that’s all right, it was a decent show. Except for some random occurrences of horrible acting. Maybe it was just my perception of it and in relation to the plot, but it seemed like what some of the people were acting in ways that were totally wrong for the situation. Then again, maybe the idea is that there isn’t any right way to act in those situations. More likely, though, it was just bad acting.

I saw some commercials I liked, too. The Sprint one with the monkey, that’s some funny shit. I’m not into animal cruelty or anything, but seeing that monkey with a cold made me laugh so hard I almost fell off the couch. The ad for (of all things) chocolate milk with the punk kid blasting metal on all the speakers at the Best-Buy-type place, that’s pretty tight (what a great descriptive term). What really makes it awesome is the guy who works there. In the opening he’s telling someone about a toaster, and it picks up with him saying “and there’s a cancel button, if you decide you don’t want toast.” And then this crazy loud music starts playing, and he keeps smiling this hilarious fake smile, and walks through the store with everything shaking and falling to the punk kid playing all this stuff, and asks, “Can I help you?” The kid says, “Nah, I’m good,” grabs his chocolate milk from on top of one of the stereos, and walks out.

This commercial put me in the mood for some loud crazy screaming obnoxious music. Unfortunately I couldn’t really figure out a good song that fit the description, but in the course of this blog post I’ve been playing some music in that general vein. So Rage’s “New Millennium Homes,” “Bulls on Parade,” and of course “Guerilla Radio.” The Offspring’s “The Kids Aren’t All Right,” and Green Day’s “Fashion Victim” as a random choice from my collection of 15-odd Green Day songs. So this is what’s in my head (All, hell, can’t stop us now!), and its got me kinda amped, but I got nothing to do, so I’m just sorta furiously typing at the keyboard. The energy is leaving me, though, so I guess it isn’t even an issue.

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by tom