Writing this for the second
time this evening, as a random keystroke earlier closed all Windows that were open, effectively screwing me out of a half-written, but unsaved post. Will this fucking shitty week ever end?
Opening on a whiny personal note, the face is still killing me, and in keeping with the two turns a day of the little midieval torture device I willingly had installed in my mouth, I am feeling the burn a little each morning and evening. The maids were here on their bi-weekly cleaning spree, and the one who spoke broken English and I had a nice time of trying to communicate, eventually devolving into a series of grunts and pointing, the international language.
The repair fellow was out this morning, and found what was a questionable connection to the dishwasher as the possible culprit to the water draining into the closet behind the sink. What we discovered after he left
was a problem with the R.O. system pissing water out the back of the sinktop spigot, flooding the counter and most likely draining into the wall, and consequently the closet. They'll be back out tomorrow, but I swear to God, we might as well keep a fucking guy on staff
with all the shit we've had done around the house recently.
My attempts to make myself scarce while the maids did their dirty cleaning business led me to the interweb, and I ran across something I was completely unaware of, a feud between Fear Factor
host Joe Rogan
and Carlos Mencia
. Rogan has apparently called him out
about stealing routines from several different stand-up comics, and this seems to have climaxed recently with Rogan and Mencia onstage shouting things out, the video
of which is interspersed with comparison footage of the materials allegedly stolen, along with Mencia performing the same routine. I actually like Mencia, so if this is true, which a lot of the video footage suggests, I'm kinda sad, because I really liked his delivery and timing a lot.
I'm also reading that this is the type of thing Rogan has been known to be frequently outspoken about, speaking ill of Dane Cook
lifting Louis CK
material (something I recall Samuraifrog
chiming in about as well), and Dennis Leary
for stealing bits from my beloved Bill Hicks
I clearly don't spend enough time following celebrity feuds, as most of this stuff was completely new to me. At any rate, check out the video link above, and see what you think, a lot of it's just two guys shouting over each other, but it's a bit hard to argue with the video evidence.
On a completely unrelated note, after receiving the ultra fabulous Mooby's boxset edition
of Clerks II
as a Valentine's Day present from the wife, I found myself digging into a lot of the extras this afternoon. I'd forgotten how amusing the antics of Smith and crew are, especially all the off camera hijinx that their featurettes usually, um, feature
As big of a fan as I've been of Kevin Smith
, I've spent very little time checking out his web-presence, as I figured he had a whole slew of fans better suited to that than I was, but tonight I decided to give it a peep, if only to check out the blog
I knew he is supposed to keep. The thing that I've always liked about Smith is the approachable everyman vibe he seems to exude in print, television interviews, and the speaking gigs of his that have been released to DVD, he just seems like a very ordinary, grounded person, and I respect that as much as I do his work.
He also seems to be making the effort to cater to my
interests recently, as I notice that he and producer Scott Mosier
have begun a podcast
that looks to cover whatever they feel like chatting about at the time, give it a listen, or add it to the iTunes subscription list.
But enough pop culture for one night, I'm off to Amazon to grab the collected edition of Smith's writings and essays, Silent Bob Speaks
and call it a night.
Be seeing you.Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Home Repair
, Carlos Mencia
, Joe Rogan
, Kevin Smith
, Clerks II
Labels: Carlos Mencia, Celebrity Feuds, Clerks II, Comedians, Home Repair, Joe Rogan, Kevin Smith