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Day 295: The Room (aka YOU’RE TEARING ME APAAART, LEEESAAAAA)

4 May

The Room, written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau

So, I didn’t get to expand on this yesterday, but I wanted to feature something (now) near and dear to my heart.

This last Saturday I got to attend a “The Room” party, which went from being a Rocky Horror Picture Show-like movie experience to a drunken crazy-fest. And, strangely enough, this is exactly how The Room (2003) needs to be watched: with a little bit of lighthearted silliness.

The movie is a disaster, to say the least. It’s full of plot holes, soap-opera lines, and melodramatic acting… not to mention how creepy all of the characters are (I’m looking at you, Denny!!). But what makes it so great is how classically bad it is, much like the other midnight movies out there (RHPS and Snakes On A Plane are just two examples).

After I signed up to drink every time a football was on the scene – which is ridiculous because this comes in the most ridiculous times – it was clear that everyone at this party was going to be either drunk or close to it by the end of this film. Boy, was I right!

By all means, I want to say that this movie is no Oscar winner, but the movie is classic. Whenever the main characters enter a room, they say “Oh hi _____” before getting to the point; Johnny (played by the strange Tommy Wiseau, who also wrote and directed the film) bellows out poorly-accented lines (“YOU’RE TEARING ME AHHHPAAAHHHHT LEEESAAA!”) and drinks scotchka; Denny is apparently an 18-year old drug addict that has serious parental-deficiencies as he lays in bed with Lisa and Johnny while they’re trying to get it on (mind you, Johnny wanted to adopt Denny); then there’s Mark, who’s Johnny’s best friend (and this fact is stated NUMEROUS times throughout the film) and seems like a cool guy until, you know, he sleeps with Johnny’s fiancée…. it’s like scene after scene goes by, making less and less sense.

But overall the experience was a blast. Those of us at the party pelted the make-shift screen with plastic spoons (and sometimes knives and forks) everytime the pointless spoon painting showed up in a scene, and we all yelled “GO! GO! GO!” as we travelled along with the stock footage of the Golden Gate Bridge… there were tons more, but that’s something you should find out for yourself.

I highly recommend The Room because it is an experience in itself. It may be considered the worst movie ever made (probably after Troll 2 (1990)), but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun. Especially if you don’t take it seriously (please don’t. That’s a fate worse than death!)

Here’s a preview for you to get stoked about, and if you live in Oregon, Wiseau is showing the movie in Portland towards the end of May! ENJOY (and beware!)

And thanks to Bryan for inviting me to watch this insane film. SPOON!

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Day 148: The Underdog by Spoon

16 Oct

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Hey guys. So, due to a computer malfunction (aka, me dropping cold tea on my laptop’s keyboard), my computer is a little different. Last night, I updated from my phone… and today I have a portable keyboard ready to type. But I apologize if my blog is updated at weird hours because I can’t technically type anything without this portable keyboard.

But it got me thinking… My computer is failing, and now the portable keyboard (also known as “The Underdog”) stepped in to take the shot at the game. So far so good!

Okay, yeah I’m not that lame to think of that… but I did want to feature one of my favorite, happy-sounding songs ever: “The Underdog” by Spoon!

I got a chance to see the band back in May, and they were fantastic. So great to hear, so beautiful to look at (I’m talking to you, Brit Daniels!)

Anyway, enjoy “The Underdog” by Spoon!

Day 16: Record Tripping

5 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page in the top right hand corner for more information about my project.

I remembered to update today! HOORAY!!

Anyways, today’s been pretty good, but I’m sans a roommate now. Hope you have a fantastic summer, Olivia (and thanks for being a good roommate!)

Today, I bring you a really gorgeous game called “Record Tripping,” which is like a DJ-based arcade game (with pretty graphics and fantastic music!). While the instructions tell you what to do, the basis is to scratch a record of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” to complete certain games.

Click the picture below to get to the website!!

The songs featured in the game are as follows
Wheelbarrow: “Tomorrow Comes Today” by Gorillaz
Safe: “Cellphone’s Dead” by Beck
Seeds: “Brothers On A Hotel Bed” by Death Cab For Cutie
Train: “El Mañana” by Gorillaz
Toys: “I Turn My Camera On” by Spoon

Such a pretty game!!

Leave me a comment below and tell me what your favorite mellow song is!