Monday, July 30, 2007

Like Father Like Son

The love of a boy and his father can transcend all bounds. It is in the first time they play catch, going fishing on a early misty morning, watching porn together while mom is shopping. These moments of guidance and nurturing grounds the boy in stabilty and allows him to in turn become a man. The old man might not always show his effuse sentimentaly, but the love is there in his support. From all of us here at cyberdiarrhea to all of you and your fathers and sons, here's to wishing you the very best on this Father's Day.


Saturday, July 21, 2007


I just saw probably the most fucked up movie I've ever seen. I can't say I recommend Ichi the Killer, but after watching it you will be over the whole "too violent, too disturbing" for movies thing. It's kind of like quitting smoking by smoking 10 packs at once. I think I'll go watch Sesame Street now. That's what it's come back to.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Scurvy Scalliwags

A Sea Chanty
The ships plowed through the waves,
The scurvy must be stave-ed off.
The monkey organ grinder
Look to the west and there you'll find her.
From the crow's nest yonder horizon it's spotted,
The barnacles upon me beard be mottled.
The salt upon parched lips wetted with a flagon of rum,
A vile crew of cutthroats and scum.
Be all the family I got,
For sympathy to them look not.
A man's only value in his ability to hoist,
Batton the hatches, beware the fool's gold they foist.
The sirens sing the songs that beckon,
The rocks also sing a song that wreckin,
A good ship, clear skies, and a full sail of wind,
The good adventure between this land.


Monday, July 09, 2007

A Fistful of Yojimbo

So I just watched Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars and Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo the other day (one was recommended on the other's IMDB site) when I start noticing parallels right away. The lone gun/ sword (but actually the samurai uses a gun also) man striding into the town with two rival factions duking it out. And then it just starts getting downright uncanny. Each main character befriends an old codger who puts them up and gives them food and drink. They play the two rival factions off each other. They give back money to the first crew when the defect to the other side. They even order up a certain number of coffins from the coffinmaker before they wack some suckers. I do a little research and find that Yojimbo came first. Leone claimed he did not copy the movie, but it looks like he got ahold of the Yojimbo script and crossed out "samurai" and wrote "cowboy". At the time the courts ruled against Leone for copywright infringement and they had to pay a bunch of money to Kurosawa, who said he liked the Leone film, however. Check 'em both out. They're good. Kind of like eating a Kobi steak and an Angus.


Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Theories abound about where missing socks go. Maybe 1 footed aliens are running around with warm feet. Maybe there is a mischievous leprachaun with a prize collection of footies tacked up on his wall. Some investigative research was done and it was determined that socks either get stuck under the agitator (the turning thing in the middle of the washer) or get stuck to other pieces of clothes through static electricity. Case closed. Or is it...