You guys didn’t like Atonement?
Man, and he seemed so smart, too.
OK VG you can stop swallowing my comments now! What did I even do to you??
Anyway I’m very happy my long-ass comment made the ball. I write Yelp reviews (both real AND fake) almost every day, so when that caption contest came up I was like, “This is what we’ve been waiting for, steph.”
So happy weekend guys! Eat tasty things and play with fun people!
My “basset hound” “videogum” google alert just went off.
They’re always funny near the banana stand.
Wasn’t there a compilation of kids getting their first taste of ice cream going around a few months ago? Why was it not just a loop of this?
By our very own king curtis, by the way.
Hahahaha you are a treasure catweazle. Thanks to this comment I will now be looking for comic book-style origin stories everywhere I go.
Also, I had Chapaghetti, which is a pretty delicious instant version of jjajangmyun, which is like Chinese-style Korean noodles in black bean sauce.
Well my day was going fine until Videogum swallowed a long comment I wrote about how my day was going .
Oh man…have a drink, frq. That is a lot of bullshit.
Ahhhh thank you guys! You are all so great, and I just want to hug you and hug you until you know how thankful I am. fatima, I have had a few people tell me they cried, which has been kind of nice to hear! I am made of stone, so I only cry at like, the Hey Arnold Christmas special.
Lawblog that sounds like sous vide salmon. My parents took me and gentlemansteph to a nice restaurant one time and he got sous vide salmon and just thought it was the best thing ever. It’s been like two years since this meal and he will still occasionally grumble (jokingly, of course) that I won’t make him sous vide salmon.
H-Man – not to toot my own horn TOO much, but the book is called Follow Her Home.
I fully agree with fatima, including the part about upvoting because of the 1080.
Also, I think it’s nice that one of the coolest black men on the internet is a rad fucking scientist. He’s a visible black male role model AND it’s good to know that we don’t just memeify black people to laugh at them.
The Sisters Brothers is GREAT. It’s more like a Coen brothers movie. Violent and dark with a sense of humor and a kind of folksy narrative voice.
Nooo yea I don’t have a great sense of the distribution outside of like, the L.A. area. I found it in a B & N in New York when I had to use the bathroom, and that was nice! But it’s not stocked everywhere. If you have a bookstore you go to often, a cool thing you can do that I would be super grateful for is to have them order it. Also where are you going? I have not read Tuesdays With Morrie but I totally own it.
Amy’s Baking Company
Last Friday I was driving through Scottsdale when I got a sudden craving for pizza, baked goods, coffee, and beer. I noticed Amy’s Baking Company on the side of the road and thought, WOW, what luck!
I was skeptical when I walked in and saw a tired-looking woman haranguing a waiter and full-on shouting at him when he mentioned something about someone stealing tips? I thought, well, that’s strange, and that can’t really be right because who does that, so I just sat down anyway because I really wanted my pizza/baked goods/coffee/beer.
My lunch was kind of a disaster. The food was terrible, and it was hard to even attempt to enjoy it over the constant soundtrack of vitriol volleyed back and forth across the restaurant. It was so bad that I actually complained, which is not something I ever do.
The owners Amy and Sammy came out to talk to me, and they demanded that I come with them into the restaurant’s office. I will admit that I was scared, but there was something authoritative in their demeanor, and I followed them into a small, dark room next to the kitchen. Amy and Sammy proceeded to shout at me, calling me a godless, miserable pussy, and claiming they had God on their side.
It was then that I noticed the decor of the office – there were crucifixes on every wall, and a large shrine took up a quarter of the office. When I looked back at Amy and Sammy, their heads glowed under haloes of light, and they smiled at me with changed expressions, their eyes overflowing with sudden benevolence. Just then, an Angel appeared and put a white-lit hand on Amy and Sammy’s shoulders. The Angel spoke, and I learned that Amy and Sammy were the Lord’s servants, that they were put on this Earth to bring God to non-believers through their pizzeria/bistro/bakery/bar. I felt the Holy Spirit enter me like water into a parched mouth, and I fell on my knees and cried.
Amy and Sammy gave me a croissant and wine on the house, and transformed by the power of my renewed belief, both offerings were excellent.
I was pretty excited for this, but now that the reviews are just so-so I may not see it? I don’t know, guys, it’s been almost a year and I still won’t really leave Duke home alone to watch a movie.
I love the book, obviously, but I don’t hold it sacred, and I think it’s such a well-known story that the Baz Luhrmann approach seems kind of fresh and promising. I also remember the Eckleberg billboard as being very prominent in the novel, for what it’s worth. Anyway I can keep talking about this movie I haven’t/may not ever see if you guys want.
Possibly millions ahaha
You’re right! You guys look so much alike it’s crazy. It’s the nose or something.
I wish! You guys, I would need to sell about 500 books to buy ONE shot glass, so assuming I’m not buying this shot glass without being able to afford at least, uh, 5? 10? I’d be doing pretty well for myself.
Also, taco, remember the time I told a story and you said “Long story long story I went to law school – imsteph”? Yea me either I for sure don’t hold grudges over Videogum comments.
Holy moly. It’s described as a conversation piece. Yea no shit.
“Nice shot glass.”
“Thanks! I got it on Goop. Don’t even ask how much it cost!”
“… So how much did it cost?”
“Wow. So how did you get to be so rich and so stupid?”
I don’t like when you stop me from commenting, VG! I was just trying to tell Kelly and friends how much I love both this video and this write-up, and NO I have not had even close to too much to drink so just LET ME DO THIS OK?
I was this close to winning the caption contest for the first time, but since lawblog is my IRL friend now, FINE YOU CAN HAVE IT.
Also, I posted this in the open thread but since I was two days late I’ll repeat myself a little. I was so touched to see that you guys talked about me when I was gone! I mean I have such big love for this community, and it feels nice to think the community loves me back. <3<3<3
Anyway, have a good weekend guys! Hug your mothers! Really!