Monday, December 15, 2008

By the Power of Grey Skull Castle!

I can't believe this is online now!! Such a trip from the past! Last time I remember watching this show I was still looking forward to visits from the tooth fairy.

I LOVED this show as a kid. I had the sword, Cringer the Tiger, a fully-functioning Grey Skull castle, and a Skeletor action figure (I may have had He-Man, too, I don't remember). Thanks buying all that stuff for me, Mom!!!

Now, looking at this show . . . wow, I can't believe how bad it was. Still, in our current reflection of 80's economics, perhaps we can learn a thing or two from He-Man:

Also, check out the opening creds, to learn all you need to know about HE-MAN!:

Saturday, December 13, 2008


So planners, business strategists, and ad people are going crazy over Twitter. I have been incredibly reticent to join.

What if I ended up like this?:

P.S.-Lisa Nova is brilliant!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mike Huckabee and Jon Stewart Talk about Gays in the U.S.

Wow. Okay. I teared up a little bit. A sincere, genuine exchange between two intelligent people. No screaming, no histrionics.

My favorite quote from Jon:
"Religion is far more of a choice than homosexuality. And the protections that we have for religion? We protect religion -- and talk about a lifestyle choice -- that is absolutely a choice. Gay people don't choose to be gay."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Life Update (Vlog)

V-Log, Vlog . . . I prefer vlog.

Little life update, sparing you lots of reading.

The Hazards of YouTube

So my haircutting video has elicited a peculiar following amongst Samson-swooning strangers who have sent me various opinions about my ruthless hair shortening.

None, however, surpasses the following email I received. Whether joke or not, it definitely makes me second guess having personal vids up for public consumption and commentary.

I was left completely flummoxed.



I am a big nerd that ADORES guys that are studs with the ladies and have great hair like is a shame that u felt compelled to cut your cooooool hair...

I am willing to buy u Bed Head Shapoo (Vitamins) and CatwalkOatmeal & honey Conditioner (Soy & wheat protein), and some good gel....along with money to get ur hair cut and styled by a hot ass chick!!

All I ask in return, is that u take me to the barbershop and make me get a dumb and dumber dork haircut and while ur inspecting my left eye and make it a nice shade of purple!!

I would be HONORED to clean ur shoes while ur in the barberchiar while I will keep my hair greasy so u can hock a loggy in it and comb it into my dork hair..

PLEASE VISIT MYSPACE URL: laodecia_generation

Be sure to read my profile, my "Loyalty Contract" under a blog entitled "how this nerd rol(e)s and plays" -- also check out the dork haircut I want unde PIC entitled "The Dork Thing" can also check out my PIC entitled "Jocks with great hair"


Please respond!!



Friday, December 5, 2008

Why Can't I Find Love Like This??

Sometimes it feels like all of life's problems can be solved with just the right amount of fat and sodium. Sigh.

Of course, my fear--as is also my fear in people love--is that I will order Taco Town's latest jewel of heavenly inspiration, and I will end up having an experience like this:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


MILK on the other hand, was really great. You will probably read many wonderful reviews of it, so I will only say a few things. Sean Penn was truly transformative and masterful. Gus Vant Sant did a great job of being honest about the time, while still keeping the gay community relatable.

One thing that did strike me, that this film really brought out, is that the struggle for gay rights is about life. Literally. Wherever you may have stood on prop 8, I think most of you, my friends, are compassionate people, and it is horrible to think how many gay people have lost their lives not only to hate crimes, but to suicide.

Too many people are filled with self-loathing, confusion, fear of rejection or damnation because of their sexual orientation. They see no better option than to leave this world. This is not just a thing of the 1970's, I have known of people in my own generation, students and alumni of BYU, who have ended their lives because of their own strife over their sexual orientation.

In my own struggle to advance gay equality, a very real part of that is to be acknowledged as a very real human being, equal to you in every way, a contributive member of society, who in no way deserves to be treated as less than you.

This struggle to be acknowledged as human is critical and benefits not just those who choose to lead a life out of the closet, but even those who chose to remain in your religious enclaves, because no matter how much you may pat them on the head, "tolerate" them, or encourage them to pray the gay away, until they see themselves as real human beings, worthy of everything you have, they cannot love and accept themselves, and thus accept the love God also offers freely. And I believe accepting that love is critical to any religion's doctrine of redemption and peace. And perhaps then when they accept that, they may even be happy in your circles.

I was glad to have seen this movie, and hope to see it again, perhaps in the historic Castro Theater.


Baz Luhrmann may soon join Mel Gibson on my list of blacklisted directors.

I just saw Australia, and I sorely miss the three hours of my life that I will never get back.

This movie was seriously unbelievable. It was like a Disney-made-for-TV movie hopped up on HD. The script went through every possible ridiculous cliche. You would think that the stellar acting abilities of Nicole Kidman and High Jackman would still somehow save it, but instead they took the cliches further, portraying parodies of their own characters.

One problem with packing a film with every possible cliche, is that you then have to include every possible story arc. Which Australia did. Hence the butt-numbing three hour long film reel.

The film is at times saved by the juicy colors and panoramic landscapes. Then again, at other times, the awkward compositions and cartoony effects just serve to remind you that you're watching a really bad movie.

I was so disappointed. I was genuinely excited about Australia. I should have remembered how over-the-top all of Lurhmann's films are. Romeo and Juliet is the only film of his that I have genuinely liked so far, and I think that is because, well, freakin' Shakespeare wrote it. And Claire Danes is brilliant. But, Strictly Ballroom . . . was nice enough, but forgettable. Again cliche. And then Moulin Rouge . . . I am sorry, but over-the-top is not in it with that one. I want to like it, and darn Baz, it does haunt me and even touch me, but it's garishness never ceases to repel me.

My advice, save yourself the ten bucks and the three hours. Don't believe me? Check out the reviews of Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. They all say the same thing.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Just when you have lost hope, The Simpsons offers something beautiful and genius to renew one's love of the show. This goes out to all of you Mac users out there.

By the way, I can post because I own a Mac. And I am an ethnic minority.

*Thanks for this Dave of GH. ;)