Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Erah

++Can someone do this for me right now only with an egg sandwich?

++For a split second based just on the name I had visions of Night Court, Night Shift or any number of 80s dimly lit seemingly dusty city based entertainment that doesn't seem to occur anymore but that's probably not what this is going to be.


++No YOU Air Raf! 🖕(I don't know what's with this weird mood I'm in this morning, lol.)(Yes I know it's "Raafe" but it's also quite funny to imagine this being said by a Kennedy.)(Update: Well I'll be darned, I did some snoopin and it is pronounced like Ralph, and not rape after all!)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Garden of Eatin

++Besides Gorilla mascots another frequent SOG topic is tortilla chips (viva Vons' oily grocery in-store brand) and while I would rate the darker "blue" tortilla chips as being a little more dry and hm, tougher on the teeth, they do earn points for being less crumbly. Your whole tortilla to crushed leavings ratio is better with the blue chips versus the thinner white or corn tortilla chips. This ends #Tortillatalk. Next time we tackle "restaurant style" salsa.

++This is not a tortilla chip below, as far as I know, however it is a song that pleases me. Even more so are the cute boys boppin around at the 8 min mark in the video above.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gotta Back It Up

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++I had the most insane weekend and am under the weather so all I gots today is some thoughts on how, like at conventions, the Gorilla Glue gorilla probably clashes with the Moco de Gorila for his lack of dignity. I suspect that I may have already blogged on this matter but after this many years everything is on it's 4 round of recycling anyway.

++Selena Gomez' moms unhappy about a lot of things lately.

++Graham Coxon was put in charge of the EoTFW soundtrack and there will be oldies.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Place Setting

++Sessy song courtesy our taste overlords, EA.

++Russ: Heh, heh, the comment that says "What they want is a You Tube tutorial for this amazing messy bun."

++What are all these places going to do if and when horizontal wood/weathered design goes out of style?

++I wonder if Solange ever regrets naming that album A Seat at the Table because from here on out she will get someone thinking they are making that joke to her for the first time when being seated at a restaurant or party. I know the reference came up with friends and family multiple times (okaaay so it was mostly me makin the joke) over the holidays so just imagine what it's like for her. Coulda woulda shoulda Solange-a.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

57 Great Jones

++These two are so into their popsockets I was hoping that at the end they'd stick them on to their foreheads and the popsockets would lock together joining them into an electric, eternal mindlovemeld based on lifestyle accessories.

++For whatever reason, I like that wiki has a pic dedicated to where Basquiat lived.

++Go on wichaself Mimi, dang..:

Monday, January 08, 2018


++With today's politically charged feminist environment, even I, as a woman,feel weird pointing out something physical like that Sigrid has great cheekbones, but c'mon, she's got some killer bone structure.

++I pretty much went thru all of Needle Drop's entire Year End "best of singles" offerings(since we have similar taste) and while I don't 100% endorse Alex Cameron, I do appreciate how he maintains the same unique dance style throughout almost all of his videos. #consistency

++People are makin a big deal out of Fire and Fury..but I literally know two people who are writing books about Trump. I mean, who isn't writing about Trump? I know people who are operating under the assumption that they aren't writing about Trump, but between you and me, on some level everyone is writing about Trump whether or not they are aware of the fact....

++I spent all morning searching for it, but I can't find the favorited Tweet where someone pointed out that the ultimate mike drop would be Sue Grafton going out on the letter "Y". It's a continuation of my ongoing death prescience on these pages. :(

++Was watching a make-up tutorial that involved applying scotch tape on to the lady's face, and possibly pulleys, levers and hydraulics to achieve the look and it reminded me of this...


Sunday, January 07, 2018

Sip On This Drink

++In a hip hop kinda mood today. Not sure if this is a teaser or a big chunk of a song from Clyde Carson. Whatever it is it bumps moderately hard. Let's toss in some oldies from him and Chuck Inglish for my listening pleasure later.

(Gettin old is about missing donuts of both the physical and edible kind.)

++Joyner Lucas: Just like I will always think Vince Staples should be the name of a country singer from here on out I will always point out that Joyner Lucas seems like he got his name backwards. The ZIAS boys have a verdict on that I'm Not Racist video uhhhhhhh here!

++You say Momjeans I say Mitchjeans, let's call the whole thing off.

++Swae Lee should do an album of lullabies; definitely one of the prettiest. almost choral, voices in the game right now. Mind you the lullabies would mostly be about stealing yo girl but once you got over it what a fine rest it would be.

++I kinda feel like JoJo Siwa and Sky Katz would be in rival skool gangs though not sure how Jacob Sartorius fits into this picture. Is he their mutual love interest or do put aside their differences at the end to "take him down" and bond over how haters suck. Ooh ooh and Fiona Apple could play Sky's mom. This is all coming together now. (This sample is now in its 3 or 4th incarnation? It keeps coming bad like bad buffet food. I'm here all week try the veal.)(When oh when will someone write a song defending the haters? Kanye is the only one who has come close.)

++This guy tries to use a zippy/poppy tone of voice to make like this recipe is way simple but you're fighting a losing battle, mang. Datt sheet complic8ted!!

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Set Them Free

++Branford Marsalis has always been kind of a mixed bag for me. He's the purveyor of one of my all time favorite brain loops: the theme for Mo Bettah Blues but I always sort of remember him as being Leno's crotchety musical director, and never at ease with the mantle. Some things don't change! Still, when you hear the warmth he brings to Trane (a noble and courageous undertaking in and of itself) you have to give the man plenty o' credit. And who can blame anyone for wanting more from others when they push themselves so hard?

++Should I buy mannequin heads for my hats? Is this who I've become?

++Went to a restaurant this past weekend that felt dreamy because of its soft whitish pink lighting and while it didn't have models musing on a variety of topics, it did feel like this video.

 ++Been watching more Conan remotes, his strong point for sure, and even he can't make light of the sober situation in Syria. (Though he is now for sure from LA if he makes Zankou jokes.)


Wednesday, January 03, 2018


++I like how in this picture, this all seems like news, even to Zayn himself.

++Hailee Steinfeld may appear to be uberconfident, but I saw her at car show once, where a classic truck seemed to be getting out from under her and she ain't all that brave.

++Warms the cockles of my hearts to see commenters from all over the world thanking You Tuber Nick From Fulham who has graced us peasants with new eppys of both 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown *and* Big Fat Quiz Show. A belated Merry Christmas to all (of us who aren't in the U.K.!) Happily lost a few hours of my life to the cause...

++The new San Manuel Casino commercials are way trippier than anything Chris Nolan has ever done.

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