February 28, 2003

ARGH!

Well, I had an awesome entry but my damn wireless connection crapped out and I lost it. So instead:

Whiny's Thoughts

-on Communism
The Communist Manifesto is really interesting, I didn't know how active Groucho was in politics and philosophy.

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February 24, 2003

Whiny's Thoughts

I've noticed that many of my rantlike entrys end up trailing off and becoming *gasp* unfunny! So, to avoid this, I've decided to do (in addition to, not in place of my old style) some short entry's that are only a concept, or a quote.

So, here it is, history in the making....the first Whiny's Thoughts.

On 'It's Getting Hot In Here':
I just love how they linked that song to current events...
I mean right now there must be millions of people taking their clothes off due to overheating.

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February 23, 2003

It's been bugging me for a while

I wish I had moved 'The Ecology of The Dung Monkey' from my laptop before it got reimaged last year. Sorry, it was awesome and I've been thinking about it for the past week.

I might try to write something along the same lines anyway.

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February 18, 2003

My late review

I've been meaning to do a track by track review of the Ramones tribute album.

Overall it's an awesome record.

Okay, so the cover and liner notes aren't tracks, but I'll review what I want!

The cover art is typical Rob Zombie, if you like his usual stuff then you'll probably like it.

The liner notes are by Steven King and they're pure gold. I found them hilarious and he speaks of a concert in Bangor that my dad was actually at.

On to the music:

Havana Affair - Red Hot Chili Peppers: Great, it sounds so natural that it seems like they could've written it.

Blitzkreig Bop - Rob Zombie: Awesome, it's the type of good stuff I've come to expect from Rob Zombie.

I Believe In Miracles - Eddie Vedder with Zeke: Despite having never heard the original and thus somthing to compare it to, I think it's a good song.

53rd & 3rd - Metallica: Awesome, yet another song I've never heard the original to.

Beat On The Brat - U2: Weak. I like the song and I like U2, but the combination isn't very good. I feel nothing while listening to it. I suppose it beats the way I thought it would come out: "This is dedicated to all the abused children of the world, man." Though, at least if it were that way then I would've felt something.

Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio - Kiss: Good, a lot like the original but with a more gritty voice singing it.

The KKK Took My Baby Away - Marilyn Manson: Kudzu, think about it...The rating makes sense in the following ways:
1. Some people like Kudzu and others hate it
2. It grows on you, my dad hated it the first time but now I think he's more indifferent to it. I liked it the first time, though. (I guess it helps if you view it as a completely different song.)

I Just Wanna Have Something To Do - Garbage: Quite good, no further comments

Outsider - Green Day: Great, sounds almost like the original. That happens when Green Day, a complete Ramonespawn band, does a cover of a Ramones song.

Something To Believe In - The Pretenders: Boooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrringgggg, every bit as long and boring as the rating suggests.

Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Rancid: Awesome, like 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker' with massive amounts of caffeine and steroids.

I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - Pete Yorn: Good 'nuff for me, I really don't have anything, good or bad, to say about it.

I Wanna Be Sedated - The Offspring: It sounds like Revolver did a cover of 'I Wanna Be Sedated', it's good, don't worry.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Rooney: I'm indifferent to it, it sounds like stuff that'd be on the radio, though.

Return of Jackie & Judy - Tom Waits: Just weird...

Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love) - Eddie Vedder with Zeke: The end of a record that is quicly losing steam?

But wait there's more!

Bonus - Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World: Yay! A bonus track! It should've been the original version of a Ramones song, though. That would've completed the record quite nicely with a bit of nostalgia.

Posted by Paul at 10:12 PM | Comments (0)

February 15, 2003

Never say no to a man called Zombie

I've been waiting for what seems like forever (four days in real time) to get the Ramones Tribute Album. I finally have it, but Solonor's ripping it before I can listen. >_<

Luckily he's fast so I'll have it soon.

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Chicago

I just got back from Chicago. No, the movie you moron!

It was great! 'Twas the best movie I've seen since Gangs of New York.

Every musical number was good, most were nothing short of awesome.
The plot was an excellent commentary on show business and the judicial system.

On the way home, we (my father, my mother, and I) were talking about it and my sister (who had gone to see The Two Towers again with her friend) thought we were talking about Daredevil (which we were going to see but decided not to). "Huh? It's a musical?"

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February 13, 2003

What kind of monster AM I?

I don't know how I could do this to you nice people but...

The first version of my online quiz: What Whiny monkey are you? Is out!

There are only 5 questions, 4 results, and no pictures so far, but I'll update it.

Posted by Paul at 11:47 PM | Comments (4)

Public Service

Over the past few weeks there has been growing concern over the waning amount of carbon monoxide in Mountain Dew. The media has been blowing it all out of proportion.

There is still plenty of carbon monoxide in our drink. In fact most of it is carbon monoxide. So remember...Mountain Dew, the drink that'll kill ya.

What? Oh yeah!

The drink that won't kill ya, because it doesn't contain any carbon monoxide, chlorine, or green food coloring.

This public service announcement brought to you by Mountain Dew.
"You can really taste the arsenic."

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February 10, 2003

Finally Recovered

Alright, I've finally recovered from the shocking crappiness of the last thing I wrote.

Stuff that happened between then and now:

I played Bloodrayne - IT RULES! Any game in which you can slow down time, flip sideways, and shoot zombie nazis all at the same time is worth the time and money.

I watched 'How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days' - 'twas alright

I watched 'Shanghai Knights' - It was really good. Like I've said before, I'll go see a movie if Jackie Chan is in it. This movie was no surprise to me as it contained all that I have come to expect from a movie with him in it. However, I didn't like it as much as the first one.

Uh oh, the post traumatic stress from my last entry is kicking in...GAAAAH! MAKE IT STOP!

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