Archive for January, 2003

24 Hour Party People

January 31, 2003

Punk music begot new wave, which begot rave music, which begot techno. Oddly enough, they all trace themselves back to Manchester, the gritty English burb where bands like the Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Stone Roses rallied against the machine with ####-eating grins and three chords in their brains.

Director Michael Winterbottom chronicles the rise and fall of new wave music in the pseudo-serious documentary

Could The Shield be up for another Emmy?

January 31, 2003

Fox 25 has come with a winner in there newest police drama The Shield. I think this good cop/bad cop persona that Mchael Chicklas has taken will certainly earn him either another win or nomination. The Shield is certainly breaking ground as far as police dramas go. What do you think?

Sean looks at The Recruit

January 31, 2003

Winter

Nicholas Nickleby

January 31, 2003

The death of papa Nickleby promotes young Nicholas (Charlie Hunnam), barely 19, to the head of the family

Max

January 31, 2003

A movie centered on Adolph Hitler

Jam Master J – Thoughts

January 30, 2003

You know, I was shocked when I heard that Jam Master J from Run DMC was shot and killed a few days ago. I mean I grew up on Run DMC and remember seeing them and Dougie Fresh at one of those All Night Jams back in the Day. They were a big part of my high-school days, and the success of Run DMC spawned The Beastie Boys for my College days.

Run DMC never sunk to the level that today’s rappers sink to. They always kept Rap positive, fun, and most of all accessible to eveyone. Run DMC never got the public credit that they deserved for taking Rap Music to the level that it’s at now, and they never got the credit for “revitalizing” Aerosmith’s career and bringing Steve Tyler and the gang into the mainstream with their smash “Walk This Way.”

It’s funny because I haven’t given much thought about Run DMC until this weekend, and it’s sad that it takes a tragedy like this for people to start reflecting.

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I got this from the official Run DMC Website [url=http://thadweb.com/rundmc/]Run’s House[/url]

Jay’s like King Midas, as I was told,
everything that he touched turned to gold.
He’s the greatest of the great, get it straight he’s great. Claim fame cause his name is known in every state. His name is Jay to see him play will make you say: “God damn, that DJ made my day!”

[img]http://thadweb.com/rundmc/pictures/jay-rip.jpg[/img]

January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002
Rest in Peace Jam Master

Will Smith Dropped By Record Label

January 30, 2003

NEW YORK (MTV News) – Will Smith has been dropped by Sony, allegedly because they believe he is “past his prime”.

Smith, 34, who has sold over 20 million records worldwide, was apparently given the boot after his recent greatest hits package sold a relatively crap 100,000 copies, a sign that big Will is, as an industry insider said: “not the force in hip-hop he once was.”

“It doesn’t matter how big a star is,” said the insider, “if they don’t sell records they get dropped, simple. Will has had a lot of success selling records but that time has passed. People aren’t interested in him as a musician any more.”

Will Smith originally found chart success as one half of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, before going solo with hits like ‘Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It’ and ‘Men In Black’. His movie career continues unabated.

It is thought that Smith will now sign a new deal with the record label offshoot of Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks company.

WHOA!! The Two Towers Reviews are GOOD!

January 30, 2003

Looking at rottentomatoes.com all the Two Towers reviews are good except one! Man, this is a GREAT sign!
I did not think that they would be able to top the last one but looks like they have!!
Interesting to see what Mal thinks of this one, especially after her notorious review last time! Maybe she has seen the error of her ways?!?!?! 😉

Another light break…

January 30, 2003

This came thru on my e-mail today and thought I might share with those who are interested in a light break…

Thank God for church ladies with typewriters.

These sentences appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:

1. Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

2. Announcement in a church bulletin for a national PRAYER & FASTING Conference: “The cost for attending the Fasting & Prayer conference includes meals.”

3. The sermon this morning: “Jesus walks on the water.” The sermon tonight: “Searching for Jesus.â€Â?

4. Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8pm in the recreation hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.

5. “Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don’t forget your husbands.”

6. The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a conflict.

7. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our Church and community.

8. Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.

9. Miss Charlene Mason sang “I will not pass this way again” giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

10. For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

11. Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

12. Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Randy’s sermons.

13. The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing “Break forth into joy.”

14. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

15. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

16. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What is Hell?”. Come early and listen to our choir practice.

17. Eight new choir robes are currently needed, due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

18. Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles, and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

19. The Lutheran men’s group will meet at 6pm. Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread and dessert will be served for a nominal feel.

20. Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

21. Attend and you will hear an excellent speaker and heave a healthy lunch.

22. Potluck supper Sunday at 5pm – prayer and medication to follow.

23. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

24. This evening at 7pm there will be a hymn sing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

25. Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the Bible Study. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

26. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7pm. Please use the back door.

27. The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7pm. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

28. Weight Watchers will meet at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use the large double doors at the side entrance.

29. Mrs. Johnson will be entering the hospital this week for testes.

30. The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday “I upped my pledge – up yours”.

Tiffany Gets Chuck Barris TO Fess UP!!!

January 29, 2003