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    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2012
    @argos - badass punk rock hospitality, Whitechapel style!! DO IIIITTT!!
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2012
    Argos & Edgar Southern California Whitechapel and Friends Engagement Party this summer?
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2012
    Ooooh, yet another good idea. Maybe we can rig together a Stone Bistro dinner or some other thing with beer.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2012
    If someone is willing to be amazing and fly me out, I would be down for that party.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2012
    @oldhat - we will start a ship Robin's ass to California fund for the occasion.
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    I'd drive out for that.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
    On the subject of (legit) free movies on the internet: Get yr respective asses to:

    The Internet Archive feature film collection!

    Lots of film noir, sci fi, horror, some westerns, etc. - all public domain. There are classics, forgotten gems, and some real trash. Also, about 1 billion Bela Lugosi films. Enjoy!
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012 edited
    Thought I'd add a few of my selections (either for being good or entertainingly terrible):
    White Zombie (1932) - Bela Lugosi!
    The House On Haunted Hill (1959) - Vincent Price!
    Werewolf Of Washington (1973) - Dean Stockwell!
    The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
    The Stranger (1946) - Orson Welles!
    His Girl Friday (1940) - Cary Grant! Rosalind Russel!
    Warning From Space aka Uchujin Tokyo ni arawaru (Spacemen Appear In Tokyo) (1956) - giant starfish people!

    And, while I can't vouch for it personally, reputedly one of the worst films ever made:
    Manos: Hands Of Fate (1966)
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
    #Free movies

    Every once in a while Hulu will have some great stuff available on their free portion. In December they had Snatch on there, for example. Right now I have The Legend of Drunken Master, Vacancy, Gangs of New York, W., American: The Bill Hicks Story, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, Fist of Fury, Notorious, Sukiyaki Western Django, and Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party all available and on my queue, ready to be watched for the first time. In terms of entertainingly terrible films there, I would recommend Dragon Wars.

    Anyway, today I'm going out for a job interview, so, you know...wish me luck. :)
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
    @ Jay Kay:Hope you get it!

    #free movies:Thanks for that.I'm going to pollute my brain even more with celluloid depravitus and cheese-bomb weirdness.Damn,i may even dig up my wife from under the patio and dress her up real pretty just like i did for prom;take my baby to the notorious Whitechapel Drive-In and Slide-In and get me some candy...

    I was looking through the letter columns(remember those?)in some early copies of TRANSMET recently and i remember when VERTIGO had to stop the letters in all their mags.I'm not too sure about it(i'm not sure 'bout anything nowadays)but i think it was down to monetary constraints.Me and my mates found it quite depressing at the time.

    I miss those things.It made buying comics on a monthly basis all the more fun.Plus,back then,getting reading put into graphic novel collections wasn't a certainty so you didn't have the choice you have now.

    Who can forget(not me)Grant Morrison's ramblings in the back of THE INVISIBLES for everyone to have a wank on a particular day as part of a experiment in energy-magic or something like that?

    Anyway,i loved the INSTRUCTIONS part of the letters in TRANSMET when Mr Ellis gave us recommended reading,listening etc for the month.It would be cool to see a thread where we are given a dodgy film to watch each month so we could all come back and discuss it...

    Jeez-ignore me,folks.I'm full of dumb ideas and obviously have too much time on my hands.You ever had time on your hands?The shit can be really hard to wash off.
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
    So I've made some quiet noises on here about making one a' them vidja games with some friends. So, with that in mind, I'm just going to leave this here:

    Also this.

    (I am actually pretty dang excited to be able to finally start showing stuff off).
  2.  (10419.192)
    Also free on Hulu is: The Booth at the End. I can't recommend it enough. It was originally a series of webisodes that Hulu then compiled into five 28 minute long episodes. It's so well written. It's like the Twilight Zone.

    Thank you Flecky for Tom Thumb. I watched it in my pesticide-ridden haze, and it was fabulous.

    My vile hugging thing for today is: I have to move.

    This does actually suck. A whole lot. I put a great deal of wasted effort trying to make this a nice place, and I only JUST THIS MONTH ran out of my disability backpay and am living on thin funds. HOWEVER! Everywhere but NYC is cheaper, while my SSD payments remain the same regardless of where I live, and other places have things like Section 8 (subsidied housing for the poor), which NYC does not. This might be awesome. Even if I stay in NYC, I imagine that a change of living situation will do my brain a great deal of good. Being often lied to eats away at my soul and starts to disintegrate my overall view of humanity.

    I wish I could go anywhere, but I do need to stay on the East Coast so I can go to the fancy hospital in NY for my brain thing. But I could go anywhere within training distance that my rent could be less than $500 (and/or they take Section 8) and I don't need a car. I just need to scramble up some funds.

    Ideas? Suggestions? Anyone need a clean and poor-yet-responsible green-friendly roommate?
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
    @Rachael:Glad you enjoyed it-little Tom;i want to adopt the weird blighter.I will give your latest recommendation a view later on :)

    I wish i could suggest something that would be of help to you.I'm sorry you've had to endure lies-it's something i try to protect myself from.

    I'm just concerned that your housing is stable for the treatment you got coming up.Breaks my heart it does.I guess all i can do is let you know i really hope you get somewhere new to live soon.Take care,eh.
  3.  (10419.194)
    Tonight I helped my bosses with an event fundraiser/pizza competition to fund a totally sweet mural. (We didn't win.) And two things happened that made my night. First, on one of my breaks, I got to flirt with a guy and hopefully he is going to call me sometime to go for coffee. Second, I discovered that some researchers (with in the area eat our pizzas and offered a chance to get a ride on their research boat and get tours and stuff. Which is so fucking badass. So aside from the cute guy high I'm having (who is a nerd), I'm having a nerd high for getting to talk with a researcher. And since my mom does activities with a retirement community, I got some info for her too.

    @Rachael: I'm so sorry to hear about your money problems. I wish I could help but I am very much not anywhere near the East Coast.

    And I actually would love to host visitors for the weekend or so, and as long as you can get to the airport in the Twin Cities or Duluth, I can drive you up. Well, any of the ladies would be welcome. Guys, sorry, but it's going to be a case by case deal.
  4.  (10419.195)
    @Flecky - Actually, I don't have anyone. Not really. I'm sort of afraid about what I am going to do when I do need to get the surgery I need; probably brain/skull surgery, possibly one or two spine surgeries. I am not close to family, and my one close friend who hasn't bailed and still lives somewhat nearby is married and probably having a kid soon. She was the person who transported and housed me when I had my eye muscle surgery, but that was ten years ago. She's all "wifed up" now. That kind of rehabilitation isn't something I'd put on roommates to take care of, so... I've no idea what I'll do or where I'll go. I'm on my own in life. I'm trying... desperately... to find something positive in that... but I suppose it's nice that there will be less people emotionally hurt when I die?

    thinking... thinking... thinking... thinking... um...

    Honestly, it's good that I'm leaving here. I just wish the timing with my money didn't suck so bad. Really, I don't belong here. I just feel old and repeatedly saying things like "please, can we do our dishes at least once a week" or "please recycle", which I'm told makes me a nag to my roommates. I don't want to be a nag. I don't want to be in a situation where I get angry and offended. The idea of living somewhere else is actually a pretty happy notion.

    I just wish time would slow down for a minute. I'm losing my grip, and I keep getting older without being prepared for it.

    Oh! Wait! I've got it! Here's my good thing! An old friend of mine recommended this band to me, and it's AWESOME! It's like Black Sabbath and maybe some Jefferson Airplane a smidgin of Jethro Tull (due to the occasional flute) with ... something else I can't place. Everything that's awesome about 70's rock and metal. Blood Ceremony They are sooooo gooooood. And I rarely dig on female vocalists. I've listened to the myspace songs five times today.
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012 edited
    Today was good. After doing some calculations, I've figured that if I continue to live frugally for another month, I'll be a mere $250 or so away from my "zero-point" with finances. Phew.

    I did a beer review for the first time in a while and the brewery let me know that they absolutely loved it. That felt pretty damn good. On a similar note, I'm to write down a few topics regarding beer that I can talk about on television. I may very well be on the teevee soon.

    Boxing was...meh because we were running defence maneuvers and I was teamed with someone who just didn't care about it all and was clearly putting no effort in to punches. I tried to give her helpful suggestions, but she just smirked and ignored me. Soooo...I made sure that if she was going to block one of my punches, she was going to feel it. I think her arms are a little sore now. In my defence she DID say she didn't care how strong I went. But the look on her face when her arm caught my right hooks...

    Now have 4lbs to go until I'm what my weight was before the holidays. Feeling good about it. Hope I don't blow it by going on a pizza bender over the weekend (MMMMMMMM....Pizza).

    Two nights in a row of AMAZING sleep with some pretty interesting dreams. And I'm digging that I'm having more and more space travel dreams. My favorite one so far was where I bought an old Medical Carrier ship, gave it a lick of paint and just got the hell off this planet and travelled the 'verse doing odd jobs where there were no problems. Corny to say, but Firefly is pretty much my idea of freedom.

    And finally, The Boy has been making me feel amazing with cute little things he says. It's nice to feel so special to someone.

    So...yeah. Huge improvement compared to the past few weeks of crippling depression! Feeling positive!
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
    Y'know, Rachael, I should've just offered to marry you years ago. You don't deserve the crap your country does to you. Also! You and I could run around with our cameras and smear mud on ourselves like the Northern equivalent of Rose & Olive! How freakin' sweet would that be!

    Also, Robin, space travel dreams? Seriously? I hate you. My dream last night was about my old boss endlessly emailing me about needing the password to get into some site I had worked on.

    Okay so today I spent all day overcaffeinated and jittery. I mailed a masters application (my first! of three! yay!) and did some errands and then spent four hours sitting in a cafe poring over this book that is the subject of another masters application (my second! oh so close! to freedom!). It was awesome and I talked to myself and laughed to myself and scribbled notes like a schizophrenic and probably alienated some hipsters. Woop. I would do more tomorrow and finish this thesis proposal and mail this shit off but I instead have three THREE THREE job interviews tomorrow. The day after my EI came in and I finally stop stressing about money long enough to be able to write. Three fucking job interviews which means I will get nothing concrete accomplished. ... Or, I'll just wing them all and go back to being on the dole so I can get my third and final masters app done before the deadline.
    Does anyone else have this weird synchronicity in their lives? Where they wait and wait and wait for multiple things that, when they do all finally occur simultaneously, only ever interfere with one another? It's like putting eggs in too many baskets except it's regular pragmatism that ends up royally fucking you over a whole bunch. Yes? No?

    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
    @rachael, lets grab a pint sometime soon and talk all of this shit out. I may not be able to offer much either than moral support but if I can do anything to help out I'd be happy to.
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    @Bankara, that would be lovely. Thank you.
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012 edited

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