Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Boo Everybody. It’s Halloween again, time to bring out the wig and the make-up or pretend you don’t have the wig and make-up right next to you already. As a part of the whole generation of kids who grew up sneaking in to movie theaters and watching scary movies way too graphic for young eyes, I’m no longer scared of things that go bump in the night, and monsters can suck it (for the most part; that Jeepers Creepers thing kinda scares the beejinkis out of me). I won’t go into the beach as carefree as I’d like, but whatever Jaws you can suck it too. Nowadays movies go to the cheap and easy shock tactic by showing you something calm and them quickly following that with something shocking and loud, like a crash resulting in a scary death and graphic prosthetic limbs being torn to bits, not cool man or scary, just loud and fast. Where’s the suspense and playing on our fears of the unknown (remember the first time you watched The Sixth Sense? That was good and not very loud or boring). Don’t just show us Dungeons and people being sawed off, that’s like paying to see an FX specialist show you his inventory of supplies and tricks. Who cares? do something clever with it. Have a story not just a body count and lots o’ blood. Not scary at all, man. That’s boring.
    I would like to in turn share some pretty scary movies that I saw in recent years that did scare me for a few days after I saw them. Like I said monsters don’t do it for me. So I’ve had to take a detour to scaring myself, not that I like being scared or that I’m looking to get scared. I heard this were great movies and they turned out to be some pretty scary movies, quietly scary. Not in the conventional kind of scary. This is the kind of scary that may live a couple of houses down from you without you even knowing it. The kind that is taking place with the quiet neighbor next door. The kind of scary you might find yourself in. These movies scared me by showing the sadness that can happen. The loneliness people can’t seem to shake off and the awful measures some people take to avoid sadness and loneliness and pain. They are pretty sad I should add, but very good. If you don’t like sad, like myself, you may want to stay away. I hear Precious was something like that and I cannot bring myself to watch that much sadness willfully and voluntarily anymore. These particular ones just happen to be sad I did not know or expect them to be.

    The first one I’m going to suggest is Monsters Ball. Now many of you have seen it, Halle won an Oscar for it. But it is a little slow and will make you feel very terrible at times, like a voyeur. I was uncomfortable in my chair so many times. I kept thinking about all the characters for a couple of days after I saw this. So damn good and the best part? It was just a movie, nobody really died. And people can’t be this sad right?

    The second one is In The Bedroom with Nick Stahl and Marissa Tomei as lovers in which not everything is rosy or ends well. Many people made some mistakes that just lead to so much pain it’s scary. It’s so scary to think that love doesn’t conquer all, all the time. Scary people, pain you could almost feel. What more could you ask for? The acting? Wow. Again, so good. You have to see it.Then you'll know what real scary is.

    Hope I was able to help you not rent those stupid movies that should not have been made in the first place that  are not in the least bit scary. But if you insist on the horror type of scary movie may I recommend the Jeepers Creepers set 1 & 2. That damn creature is terrible in it’s insistence. It will not stop. Terrible, terrible f**cking thing where did you come from and why do you terrorize so? Loved it. Or you can watch The Sixth Sense again and just forget the ending. It is that good.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How's your environment?

You wouldn't hear a thing except the gentle breeze for a long while. 


  Now as some of you have heard. We are at a scary point in our planets future, as far as the environment is concerned. I don’t know how true this is. I’m not a scientist.
  I remember once upon a time going to the park and there not being so much trash everywhere. The beaches were not the scary places they are now. People did not fear beaches. I clearly remember liking the beach, getting wet at the beach and enjoying it. The last time I went to the beach the people I was with feared getting sea water on them as if they might catch something from it. That is so fucked up. Even more fucked is that I could not assure them they would not as I have known people who got a rash immediately after going in the water. Now that is fucked up for any place that has the fortune of being located near the sea. That this is Los Angeles, is just unacceptable.
     I’ve devised and followed a plan that may or may not work. The most important thing being that I do it with a smile. I just pick up some trash anywhere I go. I don’t know about anyone else except the people out there that get involved in cleaning up their beaches. I’d like to think that I saw some random person do it and I just copied it because I‘m not that original. I think that is a good policy for anyone to have and teach. Kids pick up and emulate all the time. If your kids see you pick up trash that is not yours and not complain about it but giving thanks for a chance to visit the beaches and parks still available to us, I just know kids notice stuff like that. Kids also do letter writing to congress as they get older so don’t be afraid of that either.
    I’m just thinking that I don’t know how much time is left on this great earth of ours and we should enjoy it as much as possible, right? and pick up some trash as you leave. It can’t hurt you. If you can do it with a smile it becomes contagious, people think it might be fun, and not court ordered.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday nite music

Sofía: Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.-VANILLA SKY

Greatest deed Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star, right? As far as I'm concerned, that's what everybody needs. You need that one bad-ass thing that lets you live on forever, you know. FANBOYS

A little electric, a little mellow, a little old classic. Saint Germain featuring a little John Lee Hooker, a sure thing

 If you like to relax with a bout of hip twisting and leg jerking by all means try this Italian oldie on for size: Eduardo Vianello, Guarda Come Dandolo. Damn catchy as they come. Go ahead with the cocktail if you must. It's from the 60's .It's what they did.

RELAX. If you find you've been fighting with someone close all week and you don't know why and you don't want to break up. Put this one on and get ready to get busy. The beat and rhythm just leads the way as you find yourself relaxing certain muscles while different muscles got a mind of their own.

Sofía: [in Spanish] Open your eyes.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Sofía: Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.-VANILLA SKY

Greatest deed Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star, right? As far as I'm concerned, that's what everybody needs. You need that one bad-ass thing that lets you live on forever, you know. FANBOYS

                                             NIBBLE ON THIS
    All right fellas, Today we are chefs. We’re gonna make you the stud muffin (or muffin top if you’re still wearing those girl jeans), of your circle of friends. And listen up ladies if you’re a little unsure of your skills, to include cooking skills, we’ve got the answer.
        Okay guys I know you’re used to treating the kitchen like the place to drop off the frozen burritos that are always on sale at the super box mart that displaced those shops that used to occupy the now ghost mini-mall that was fugly to begin with (phew). This is the day your kitchen becomes the well lit stage to publicly show off your awesomeness.That thing that has always been waiting to come out of you and shine like an alien busting outta your abdomen covered in secuince and glitter. We will construct delicious! We will show everybody that said you were not very good in this room, people who asked “have you ever cooked?“  or everybody that just said “get out“, that you are king! Not just in the bedroom (wink wink). This is the underwear dropping trick you were looking for. Plop this treat in front of someone, anyone, and watch the mood change from ’no’ to ’go…’ All you will need are these three ingredients have you got a pencil?
     You will need :
A- a cake of some kind (pre-made is perfectly acceptable, who can tell right?).I like pies, and that’s okay.
B-colorful sweets of some kind, they can be skittles or M&Ms,  gumballs. Just remember sweet and with color.
C- a paper towel, for presentation.

       Are you ready for success?    YES!        (The answer to that should always be yes. Even if you don’t feel it, fake it ‘till you make it, as they say). Let’s do this.

Take your cake that is serving as the base of this sweet sweet snack.
Place it on the napkin that will serve as an accent. It’s gonna make it pop, just wait.
Put all of this on a plate or you can just serve it up on the napkin,  if you’ve got no plates.
Now this next and final step you should take a little extra time with as it is what makes this whole thing come together. Carefully place the colored sweets directly on top of cake. Just place ‘em on, ever so delicately, as the trophy that they are. If you’re really feeling cocky try coordinating the colored candy with the season (orange for fall or Halloween, Pink for Valentines day, Green for hairy man bumps day, etc.) Above you’ll see the finished product. Don’t be shy and accept any and all compliments handed to you. This is a good time to begin to learn how to not be embarrassed by being above average. You need to learn to appreciate yourself and try to top yourself. Just remember: you’re doing it to see the smiles on their faces, it’s really all for them.  Till next time. Good Chomping !
here's some more Doug Stanhope. I paid money for this one, it's a cd/dvd. If you like his stuff go to his site and buy his stuff. If you get a chance to see him go right ahead. And if your offended ...lighten up. It's just life.

Sofía: [in Spanish] Open your eyes.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Doug Stanhope.

Sofía: Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.-VANILLA SKY

Greatest deed Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star, right? As far as I'm concerned, that's what everybody needs. You need that one bad-ass thing that lets you live on forever, you know. FANBOYS

Sofía: [in Spanish] Open your eyes.

This man has had my full attention for a long time since I stumbled across one of his specials on cable. It's hard to put out comedy that is intelligent but doesn't come off as snobby and doesn't pander or dumb down too much, while still being fully functional as a tool for stirring thought and pointing out while sidestepping the obvious dumb shit that passes itself off as entertainment.
This man has got such a reputation, after hearing this you might understand why.
 and as far as that open your eyes quote, well...this is the one time you may want to wait until he's done.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hey everybody, look at me

Let's see, this button is ...

that wasn't it... maybe this one here does the trick

look I've got a hat on, see the difference?
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a lil' about me

This post is dedicated to the late Steve Jobs co-founder of apple computers, who passed away today. I never owned an i pod but I was pretty close. The man changed the game, and his impact will be felt for a fucking long time. To get your feet wet, check out Pirates of Silicone Valley, the movie.

I am reminded of the Voltaire quote: With great power comes great responsibility.

Greatest deed Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star, right? As far as I'm concerned, that's what everybody needs. You need that one bad-ass thing that lets you live on forever, you know- FANBOYS

    If you read yesterdays post, I tried to help visitors or the novice get around Los Angeles using a sensible form of transport that damages the environment a little less and is cheaper : Public transportation, the Red Line, that runs underground in this fair city that is Noho. I think this city is long overdue for a resurgence. It's nice enough and clean enough if you watch your step (ya careless dog walkers!).
     Next,  I'm gonna give the Orange line a stab, a little harder to explain as it goes to Woodland Hills (why?- They have a Best Buy). But it's really cool.

     Here is a song by Band of Horses, don't be one of those people who say "they used to be cool when..." It's a good song, it should stand the test of time. That's what good bands and good songs do, even if their behavior let's you down. Enjoy it, smile, don't be so pissed off all the time, you'll still be cool. I promise.

   I'm gonna tell you all a secret, lately, I cannot go to bed without either a bowl of cereal (I know plenty who can't do it without just the bowl)  of the cap'n crunch's peanut butter goodness , fruit loops which have been tasting pretty good recently and I don't know why I dig special K, the cereal, I just do. I just cannot nod of without one of 'em. My good friend sleepy Joe, not his real name, said I should try a dong, I don't know what that even means, I hope it's not what I'm thinking.
Eddie McClintock, Warehouse 13. oh yea.
    I'm gonna tell you guys about my good friend Jose. He is pretty to look at and "chicks dig it" as he likes to say, he prefers it when dudes dig it for sure. I drew him slimmer than he is,he's a little vain, if  he ever sees this.  He's kinda shallow sometimes and I told him so and he seemed to enjoy that. He's a nice guy deep inside but he enjoys being superficial a lot of the time, and flippant. When good things happen he's usually around or not very far. He's also around when bad things happen. I would call him my roommate but that implies that he pays rent regularly. He doesn't. He's always in between jobs. Good thing I live in a shady neighborhood. But, he's as sloppy as me so that makes me feel like I'm not being judged all the time, especially when I sit around and have a Saturday shitty-movie-thon, starring anything with the gentlemanly likes of Jason Stathom, Gerard Butler, Eric Bana and more recently Eddie McClintock in Warehouse 13(see pic). So anyways I mentioned to him that a lot of people read my blog (not quite) and that I was gonna write about him since he's hella funny and we're not involved. I asked him if there was anything he wants you guys to know about him ?  he said sure, " you can all suck it" and he was about to moon me when I walked away telling him thanks and that that is exactly what I'd type up, to which he mumbled something about teabags and sitting and spinning. So there you have it, a little more about me, my good friend Joe because he's always here, whether I want him here or not. He hasn't read a book in years. And if you must know he doesn't mean anything by it and if it's any consolation he's got a pretty good ass for mooning. I've seen it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


FUCK FEAR. This post is dedicated to everyone  who despite their fears are making this world a better place. thank you, and get out more.

Sofía: Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.-VANILLA SKY

Greatest deed Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star, right? As far as I'm concerned, that's what everybody needs. You need that one bad-ass thing that lets you live on forever, you know. -FANBOYS

Duderinos,  If you find yourself in North Hollywood for whatever reason and looking for a cheap way to get out, consider this: Metro Red Line. It is a relatively new and expanding form of public transportation, that is finally connecting the sprawling landscape that is Los Angeles. As of today October 2011, you can purchase a day pass for $5.00. It is Located on Lankershim blvd and Chandler.      
     Keep this in mind about the North Hollywood Red Line Station:
1.  It is underground.
2.  At the North Hollywood station, it is either the end of the line or the take off point heading to UNION STATION in downtown L.A.
     So even though there are two rails and sometimes two trains.  It will only go in one direction at this point. If a train has just arrived and people are evacuating and some are hoping on, regardless of the train track passengers have either: reached the end of the red line going North into the San Fernando Valley, or are about to go South to the Los Angeles Union Station allowing you to get off at any one of its 12 vastly interesting red line stations stops. All stops have signs above the previously mentioned two rails pointing out their destinations: either UNION STATION in DOWNTOWN, or back to NORTH HOLLYWOOD, in the SAN FERNANDO VALLEY. At this point you may transfer using your day pass on most public buses to get to: China Town/Olvera Street, Staples Center, Santa Monica Beaches, Long Beach, and of course Hollywood Boulevard and Highland , or Universal Studios.
    The most frequently asked question from people looking lost and disoriented at the NoHo (North Hollywood ) station is: Does this train go to UNION STATION?
 I  remind everyone of point no.2 this is both the end of the line at NORTH HOLLYWOOD or take off point for UNION STATION, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES since this is North Hollywood we must be heading to  Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. This Red Line cannot physically shove you any further North into the hills...yet.  All aboard.

  maps an timetables available at:

Of interest for people whose blood sugar dropped suddenly:  McDonalds on the Highland stop, or the Trader Joes for some organic jalapeno almonds with an organic fruit roll-ups at the Hollywood and Vine stop.

Of interest to vinyl lovers and lovers of all music:  Amoeba Records on Sunset and Cahuenga blvd., a brisk walk from the Hollywood and Vine stop. (stop your whining , it's good for your heart, and will make up for the extra fries you had to have back there).

Of interest for men who love other men and don't want to drive drunk: The Santa Monica and Vermont stop leaves you a couple of blocks from The Faultline located on Melrose Blvd. and Vermont. The bar for men who just happen to love men who smell like well ... men and not so much like that one strong cologne with a girls name I can never remember. Some may be smoking cigars and be extra hairy. This bar is not a leather bar it's considered a levi's/leather bar. The leather bar is The Eagle, a couple of more blocks down on Santa Monica blvd. Play nice, now.

  maps an timetables available at:

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PUBLIC RESTROOMS can be found at NOHO red line above ground , Union Station stop, Macdonalds,  HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND SHOPPING center. All except  NOHO (50centst) are free.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Sofía: Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.-VANILLA SKY
Fuck Fear.
I have feared that people are and always have been for the most part apathetic, always have. Some people lead and decide, so no, not everyone but most people don't bother. Maybe that is why so many bad things have happened throughout history and now. Subscribers of the ignorance is bliss philosophy. The NIMBY people, I don't care what happens in the world as long as it's Not In My Back Yard. It is not a good way to view the world. It's hard to trust anyone. So if you live this way, give it up, find a different way to see things. It's hard at first but, very possible. The world is a beautiful beautiful place. Trust me, I don't know how to prove that to someone, who doesn't want to see that. All I know is when you decide to be happy, If you start to look for reasons to be happy and free of fear you start finding them. Things start presenting themselves that seem like a coincidences over and over. And you start to feel it happy. Try it.
Sunday I woke up to find New York was occupying wall street, how did I not hear of this? Maybe because I had long ago turned off my t.v. that insisted on my watching somebody's reality being made into a show and transmitted with bleeped outbursts. These shows are sponsored by some company that no doubt has lost a good part of it's employees while it's CEO got their ever present if not increasing bonuses. I'd missed it. I didn't even know we were really upset as Americans. I was waiting for the TEA PARTY to alert me as to how I felt. Or a politician in touch with the people. I was too distracted to notice. But here it is something called Occupy Wall Street , search locally and see what pops up. I typed it in, I'm in Los Angeles and I got some group of people occupying Los Angeles and they're mad. They're upset by many different things, the economy, loosing their homes, bailouts for billionaires companies. UTLA , the teachers union was out there in force one day. Good for them. Someone asked my what they were protesting down there I replied : " I don't really know, everything I think..." I had to laugh.
Life is beautiful. Emotions, people finally reacting to their emotions. People.

Greatest deed Luke Skywalker ever did was take down the Death Star, right? As far as I'm concerned, that's what everybody needs. You need that one bad-ass thing that lets you live on forever, you know. FANBOYS

Sofía: [in Spanish] Open your eyes.-VANILLA SKY.

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