Archive for March 2012
I was driving from work recently and thinking about the nature of my new quasi-regular “Friday Song”. How do I pick the song? What does it represent? Is it hip enough? Is it too hip? Can I play Benny Lava again? Am I going to die alone thinking about crap like this? Davy Jones of the Monkees had just died, and “Daydream Believer” was on my mind. Also, I thought about dredging up that song he sang for his Brady Bunch cameo. “Girl” or whatever. That was a good song. As I was thinking all this, “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters came on the radio and totally hit the spot, like it usually does.
The Foo Fighters don’t do much for me, except for this song. This is the only song they’ve done that I ever need to hear again (unless they write an equally good song, which I don’t see happening). You can almost dance to it & it does stuff to you. About 10 years ago or so I saw the Foo in concert at a rock fest in Council Bluffs, IA with my buddy Ted. There were probably a dozen bands performing (including Semisonic and Creed) & I only really cared about 4 of them. The Foo were great in concert. As for this video, it’s funny, dramatic, well-written, has a dude in drag, & the director, Frenchman Michel Gondry, is as brilliant as ever. There are big hands & stuff. Check it out.
In every election season, there’s a tough vetting process for the candidates. Sometimes it’s accidental vetting, but occasionally the candidates are forthcoming with their quirks. We want someone who fits us. I know many of you guys are dragging your feet on dating or committing because, well, you’re just unsure whether that girl you like has what’s needed to complement your own quirks. In other words, you’re not sure how much like your mom she really is. This fixes that. Just hand her this questionnaire and sit back while she fills in the magic. You’ll know soon enough whether your girl is the perfect cross between Giada, Megan Fox, Natalie Wood, and your mom. Also, don’t be surprised if she high-tails it out of there, slaps you, or turns the tables and hands you a questionnaire of her own.
In my generous effort to help my fellow helpless men who inexplicably find themselves in situations where they’re receiving ‘love’ applications and/or resumes for a certain position, I’ve made this excellent questionnaire. Start vetting your ‘love candidates’. You are welcome. Read the rest of this entry »