Saturday, December 31, 2005

College Football

If there's anything I've learned from watching the commercials during Capital One Bowl Week it's that I need to own American Pie 4: Band Camp.

- adam

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Life and Romance in 160 Characters or Less

"'You can send a quick little message saying you're thinking of her,' the operations research analyst said. Then 'you start paying attention not only to what the message says, but you care about the response time.' There's a meta-message: The shorter the response time, the more she cares."

- adam

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

dino comics


- adam

ps - go see "the squid and the whale." now.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

10 Things To Do In Europe (10-6)

10) Go to the goth bar in Aix-En-Provence: Mounted skulls on the walls, stalactytes growing in the back, sullen 40-year-old overweight dudes with shaved heads in leather pants, etc. etc. etc. Let's not forget the drink menu including "Satan's Semen" . . . you don't even want to know.

9) Aufsturz in Berlin: Indie rock club in Mitte Berlin which includes cheap drinks (red-bull and vodka for 4 euros) a guy and girl duo indie-pop band from Hannover in which the girl lead singer knew about 50 words of English (coming out to about 4 per song) and a guy drummer in a rabbit suit. Hit-song, "Phantom Love, Phantom Pain." Oh and who could forget "The Pedestrians," the strung out Manchester band whose claim to fame was opening for Pete Doherty's "Baby Shambles."

8) Cafe Zapata in Berlin: Bar in Tacheles building in East Berlin. Former squat building that includes art spaces and bars. Lots of audio-visual performances, interesting graffiti murals, and amusing lap-top djs nights. Plus a giant-ass metal dragon that breathes fire when you tip the bartenders.

7) Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit @ Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam: "The exhibition is presented as a journey through the life of Cartier-Bresson. It gives a chronological insight into what attracted him and influenced him at different times in his life. The unique material, much of which is shown for the first time, provides an unprecedented and unparalleled insight into the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson. Not only are visitors given a sense of how certain photos were originally used, they also discover how in the course of time these photos became twentieth-century icons."

6) Barney's Coffeeshop (2nd shop) in Amsterdam: This is the second location of Barney's famous coffeeshop that opened about two weeks ago according to the Irish owner Derry. Cannibus Cup winning quality stuff (gotta try the Willie Nelson), in a low-key beautiful asian-fusion cafe. One of the few shops I went to that didn't have happy-hardcore blaring. Definitely the best coffee shop I visited in Amsterdam.

- adam