Monday, June 2, 2008

My Day With The 'My Day With Regina Spektor' Guy

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • No post yesterday; I spent exactly zero seconds on-line all day. Scary. Spent the day at a huge event on the National Mall in celebration of Israel's 60th birthday. I left the house at 6:45 AM, got home at 10:30PM, and went right to sleep. 10 hours on your feet outside will take something out of you. But what a fantastic event it was -- organizers were hoping for 20,000 people and 50,000 came.
    • Best moment of the entire event, for the public, and one of the few that I saw: Emcee Mandy Patinkin took to the stage to introduce headliner Regina Spektor and asked everyone to repeat the famous line with him: "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." So awesome.
    • Tonight, I watched Lions for Lambs or (as it could have been called) Hollywood Endorses Barack Obama: The Movie. Jeremiah Wright called me to say the movie was too preachy. Michael Moore called me to say it was too liberal. It brought up some interesting points and it was well enough acted, but damn... Neocons could use it as a propaganda film for why liberals are so out of touch. There's an evil, lying young Republican Congressman; an old, jaded journalist who doesn't realize how gullible the press is; a brilliant professor at a "California university" who challenges his kids and leads discussions that are engaging and well-informed; his rich white student who is lazy but with so much potential and has no need to care about anything but needs to be challenged to care about the world; the professor's former minority students who were too poor to go to college without a sports scholarship and join the Army because it's the only way they could afford anything. You get the point.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • There were a few YouTube videos about the event yesterday, but my favorite, by far, is this one. Enjoy!
    • I could watch that a million times, it cracks me up.
    • I saw a couple of her songs (including the one where she forgot the lyrics) and she was pretty good. I don't love all of her songs that I've heard, but I am a huge fan of the first single that made her a star, "Fidelity". Here's the video.
  • Daily Rant:
    • This moving thing really, really sucks. I'm happy to move, but the painting and the packing and so on are rough. If I can make it to Friday (moving day) without keeling over, I'll be lucky.

3 comments:

Marissa said...

I'm in search of the six-fingered man.

This may very well be my newest useless purchase:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/popculture/9f70/

angie said...

Have you seen this? Made me laugh out loud.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VjzrNWPul9E

Josh said...

I saw that on Countdown, really funny.