Monthly Archives: May 2009

News Blast (5/13)

“News Blast” is a new feature where I will highlight some of my favorite news items, whatever they may be, of the day. And what a day to start…

Aziz Ansari, the hilarious comedian from many web videos, and now starring in Parks & Recreation (and being the only reason to watch), went to see the little film not a lot people have heard about yet called Star Trek. He went to see it, like many of us, at an IMAX approved theater. Or so he thought. He goes on a brutal profanity laden tirade citing the reasons why the new “IMAX” screens are anything BUT (much smaller screens/unimpressive sound), even calling out the CEO of IMAX to a televised debate. Awesome.

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Arcade Fire recently put out a live DVD, Mirior Noir, and now are releasing a limited edition version with 100% of proceeds going to Partners In Health in Haiti. Details below:

“Strictly limited to 250 copies. All proceeds to Partners In Health.

Miroir Noir Feature + Additional DVD with Extra Material (including Saturday Night Live and Arcade Fire at The BBC).

+ Accordion Folded Panorama and Artcover, Linen Bound Package, Signed by Arcade Fire.

+ Exclusive Limited Edition Hand Silk-Screened Poster Numbered.”

If you have a spare $250 lying around, might as well give it to a good cause, and it’s tax refundable! I broke out my abacus, and when they sell out, it amounts to $62,500 for the charity. Not too shabby for a couple limited edish DVD’s/posters.

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Any LOSTie knows the 2-hour finale is tonight, but to encourage discussion of your theories, look to none other than Aint It Cool News’ last LOST post of the season. The comments range from insightful, to insane, to just plain hilarious.

That should tide you over for a while. Jacob is Daniel Faraday. I’m just sayin’.

– Ant

New Posts on the Way…

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

I have been reciting this old proverb daily for the past couple months. It applies to many things lately, does it not? Obviously the economy, but personally for me, buying (or the PROCESS of buying) a house, this blog, and getting out of my current situation. Although, good things ARE on the way, more importantly for you, the readers, I plan on posting regularly again. Starting now.

New music and film commentary, along with interesting things I see throughout the day, and perhaps some personal posts (see below).

Random thoughts:

As I was sitting between my cousin and a Celtic fan getting unmercifully pummeled in the face (well, a couple sections away) at a Magic playoff basketball game, I realized something: the little things matter the most. I had family in town this weekend, my aunt, two cousins and their kids (1 & 3). Things I have been putting on a pedestal lately seemed so trivial and meaningless. The stress of finding my “perfect” house, usual 20-something insecurities, filthy habits of roommates, fair-weather friends: all deemed pointless. What does matter is family, the friends that ARE there, the simple things like listening to your favorite album on a rainy afternoon, spending a Friday night at home with a good book and a cup of green tea, or even simply watching a movie with your brother. We live in a complacent society, where all of our media outlets focus on everything negative, where good deeds are back page news. I guess the whole meaning of this is to point out the positive, hug a friend (tell them they’re awesome, the cat’s pajama’s, etc.). Enjoy the simple moments. We take everything for granted; we expect too much, get let down too easily, but never focus on when things DO go right. I probably sound like a babbling idiot, but I have felt like glorified zombie this year up until now. At risk of sounding like a complete nerd (who am I kidding), I will quote Steve Jobs (who is quoting someone else), “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.”

-Ant (follow me on Twitter @Cerv0)