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They're using Razzcherries on Iron Chef America right now. mrfantasy would not approve.

Studying for two tests on Thursday right now. American History of Economic Development and Algorithms, a winning duo indeed. I've got far too much reading to review for the former, and most of it makes me just want to play Civilization IV. When jenniever returned to drop off my car keys from her flight from the annual river of puke, I told her that reading about Italian merchants before the rise of mercantilism made me crave a sub stuffed full of a variety of Italian meats, and she joined me for some food from a local Italian place. I'm too susceptible while studying, it's a good thing I'm not studying a location whose cuisine is not bountiful in this region.

Don't you hate waking up and having to reconnect reality with the dream state? Two nights ago, I had a really intense series of dreams, most of which involved around petemagyar and I moving to a town down the shore. It was a reasonable commute for both of us somehow, but it was located on an island just off the coast near Sea Bright, the largest on a string of islands. Over the course of the dreams, I showed multiple people the place we were moving on Google Earth and Google Local at home and at work. The ferry hours, the storm contingency plans, all of these were carefully covered in extensive detail. We got a pretty decent place, with plenty of windows.

In the morning, I knew we obviously hadn't moved, and weren't moving. But the existence of these islands had to be disproved before the day could proceed.

It seems that a ton of my e-friends love The Boondocks, while all IRL friends shown Aaron McGruder's latest offering don't.

That Kobe carpaccio looks amazing. Mmmm. Time for bed.

Feeling: mellow mellow
Listening to: ICA

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mrfantasy From: mrfantasy Date: March 6th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC) (Hard link)


Why, oh why, would you do that to a poor innocent cherry?
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 6th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Why?

One taster commented about how she feared the strength of the Razzcherry's flavor, yet it didn't overwhelm or dominate the Kobe flavor. I can't remember if it was the challenger or Iron Chef Asshat who used them.
noelr From: noelr Date: March 6th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
As one of your IRL friends I will have to side with your personal experience and say that I'm not nuts about The Boondocks. I mean, it's okay and all but it feels like they were trying to hard to make it an "Adult Swim" cartoon. I was expecting something edgier and with more energy like a South Park or a Simpsons or a Family Guy -- and you know that expectations are the root of suffering. It's not a terrible show or anything, though, just not one that I enjoy with the same visceral zeal as the comic strip.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 7th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC) (Hard link)
You don't think it's been as edgy as South Park? It's not as in your face edgy as South Park often is, but it's got the subtle witty edginess that I've found in the comic strip, with the wry commentary on society without the over the top South Park nature.

The ending of The Itis was perfect, in my mind, for example.
noelr From: noelr Date: March 7th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I admit I only watched the first few episodes -- you know how difficult it's been for me to watch anything on tv with regularity. But I was struck by the long stretches where nothing was happening, always the hallmark of an "adult" cartoon, and it bored me enough that I haven't made a concerted effort to see the rest of the series. Plus Huey shouldn't be voiced by no Regina King, nahmean?

Maybe it's the over-the-top thing that I'm missing -- my attention span has been addled by years of MTV and video games -- but the reason I was most disappointed by the show was that it bored me. Reading the strip I crack up every couple minutes and while the episodes I saw made me laugh here and again it was usually just in a smile or chuckle way as opposed to a cracking me up kind of way. But I'm just one person and I perhaps haven't given it enough of a chance.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 8th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Watch The Itis and The Return of the King. If those don't hit you, I'll shrug and agree to disagree about it.
noelr From: noelr Date: March 8th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Fair enough. I will report in when that has been accomplished.
From: anearlynovembr Date: March 6th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Did you watch The Boondocks last night? I missed it.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 7th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Yup. Wasn't the best of episodes, but not bad. I'll probably watch it from my TiVo another few times. The Itis and The Return of the King are still my favorites.

From: anearlynovembr Date: March 7th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I need TiVo so bad. I think the Christmas/holiday episode was the best. I've been trying to make an attempt to watch more AS but I always forget.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 7th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
TiVo has, at the risk of sounding like an advertisement, changed my life. While I watch less spur of the moment television (E True Hollywood Stories, Behind the Music, and other things I'd just catch because it was on), I watch about the same amount overall - and it's all shit I want to see. Being able to catch things that were on at three in the morning like the late night HBO showings of things or the shows that play while I'm at work is marvelous. Having the ability to schedule from my office computer or transfer programs to my laptop just makes it even sweeter.

AS is a great thing. One of the greatest compliments I ever got on WoW was a group of kids who insisted that I worked for Adult Swim. It was early in my days on WoW, and I was running with a PUG through the end of RFC. As I would continue to crack jokes, a couple of them kept on insinuating that I worked for Adult Swim, and insisted that I spoke like the bumpers. That's high praise, right there, in my book.
From: anearlynovembr Date: March 7th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Oh that's totally sweet!

As much as I love The Boondocks, I'm a much greater Aqua Teen fan. Now that is comedy right there.
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