Friday, July 29, 2005

Drive Review: All American Boy by William J. Mann

How many clichés does this book hold? Let’s make a short list:

Son travels home and must deal with his ailing mother and is, therefore, forced to confront his past. Dududum!!
Super macho military, alcoholic father
Father is embarrassed by his sissy son
Meek mother
Mother wanted to be a singer until she meets Military Father; life now unbearable
Farmer uncle pushes around sissy nephew
Kindly Transsexual takes in young gay youth and teaches them to respect themselves for who they are
Young, cocky gay youth is not afraid to be in your face gay
Past brings fourth unresolved issues of child-hood sex with older man
Flamboyant man from the past now dieing of AIDS
As a child, The Wizard of Oz changes main character’s life; cries
Son hates overbearing, now dead, father
While this is not a cliche, there is something about vampires...Yeah. Vampires. I don't know
Lots of "How can you expect me care with the way you treated me." And. "Mother, he was a bastard..." "..but he is the only family I have left," said to her SON. To his face. Ugh.

From rolling my eyes in disbelief (and developing a bad case of eye-strain), I never finished this book…So, you know, maybe it gets better. You’ll have to let me know if the book gets better, I don’t plan on finishing the thing. On a positvie note, the guy on the cover is kinda cute.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Drive By Review - War of the Worlds

Loaded with sound and fury signifying nothing


Imagine you are a frog. Now imagine you are a frong in a swamp. Imagine you are a frog in a swamp with a banjo. You are a frog in a swamp with a banjo and you are singing. You are a frog in a swamp withh a banjo and you are singing about connections, rainbow connections

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it,
And look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

All of us under its spell,
We know that it's probably magic...

... Have you been half asleep? And have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
... Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
It's something that I'm s'posed to be...
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

Laa, da daa dee da daa daa,
La laa la la laa dee daa doo...

-What could be better than being a frog in a swamp, with a banjo, singing about lovers and dreamers...

Friday, July 15, 2005

List - see: ego

The lack of postings is not due to a lack of ideas, rather it is due to too many ideas floating in my head and trying to sort them out into something resembling coherence. I will have something more iteresting soon (I just have to sit down and make a decision on where I want a story to go. In the meantime, here is a bloggers favarite way to take up space, a list of things about ME!

1. I eat a Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich everyday
2. I have pinched a nerve in my shoulder which has resulted in being uneven (when compared to my other shoulder.)
3. I have climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan
4. I have never had sex with a girl
5. I have no desire to have sex with a girl
6. I want to be an "air bender"
7. One of my favorite movies is Field of Dreams
8. I have passed out on the Subway while going to work
9. I still went to work
10. I have had sex in the men’s bathroom at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco
11. I am more conservative than you might think
12. Having said that, I think Bush is an awful President that feels the ends justify the means
13. The end does not always justify the means
14. see: Torture
15. Everything that is good can be found in The Muppet Show
16. Rufus Wainwright is a God
17. I kind of like raunchy dive bars
18. My roommate in college shot his girlfriend and then shot himself
19. New Orleans is something everyone should experience
20. I am from El Cajon, CA (East of San Diego)
21. I was offered money for sex.
22. I seriously considered it
23. I told Robert Palmer how to pronounce El Cajon
24. The English Patient is one of the worse movies. Ever
25. Unfettered capitalism is a threat to Democracy
26. I’m a capitalist at heart, though
27. Just not unfettered
28. It’s true, men think about sex a lot
29. Gay men even more
30. Okay, 29 may not be true

Wow, that was stupid. Forgive me.