Wednesday, December 23, 2009

news news news, and happy holidays

it's been a long time since the last post. everybody with a blog knows it's hard to keep doin it. i know that. and you know that. still, there's plenty to talk about and i'm gonna do it whirlwind style incorporating random thoughts.

firstly i'm working on my TOP SECRET comic book original art website! yes, different from the gallery site. a lot of kick ass art has been uploaded and i'll shortly go live, and art addicts will get the email about the launch. there's a lot of top notch stuff listed already.

HOTWIRE 3 show in mid FEBRUARY!!!! info about the wonderful new anthology here

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu !!! i'm still goin strong. a few aches & bruises won't keep me down...i lost count of my classes when i got to 25 ! today's class was fantastic as a new technique was clicking fast with me.

Movies: why are bad movies sometimes great (plan 9, Hammer Horror, certain Planet of the Apes, certain Shaw bros & other Kung Fu flix, etc...)? because there's a charm in it...somewhere, somehow...maybe it's the naive production standard, the amateur actors, or just the novelty of it all, and if there's at least 1 redeeming quality, we fall in love with it. that's why in a nutshell.

but sometimes, bad movies are just that. BAD. i like bad movies. heck i like movies NOBODY likes: Battlefield Earth for example. Bad movies are fun to watch, they pander to your interests...soapy love stories if that floats your boat, or gratuitous violence (like the last Rambo flick...AWESOME!!!!), or predictable comedy, etc...but nothing is worse than watching a bad movie with all the expected pandering you crave and being let down. One such film is Pride and Glory from 2008. plenty of good actors: Ed Norton, Colin Farrell (um is he good?...well at least famous) and JON VOIGHT !!! (...i know he hasn't made a great flick in years, but still, he made some great films back in the day))). This film has action, and well, a family drama that is BORING. some action, and then some more boredumb. Ed Norton as an Irish cop? what's not to like? for 1: Ed Norton as an Irish cop!!!! who cares? is it good? no. and Colin Farrell?? again no. they're brothers, and opposites. 1's a good guy the other not so good!!! wow. NOT. do yourself a favor and don't watch this flick. a lot of nothing.

food: i spent WAY too much money the other day eating at the wonderful Tapas place Txikito this tiny tapaseria in chelsea serves outstanding food, has a great wine list, and if you don't mind indulging (and emptying your wallet) it's the place for you!! can you say VEAL JOWL TERRINE !!!!!??? this is some insane decadence. Chelsea is a hotspot for great Tapas. I love all the Tapas places in west chelsea btw.

i had a food product imported to the Fairway Market (my fave market on earth) i will not stop talking about this product. Ham infused with truffles. game over.

UFC...lastly, BJ "the prodigy" Penn defended his Lightweight crown again against Diego "the nightmare" Sanchez. props to Penn who completely dominated the fight.

signing out for now!

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