Daily Archives: 2004-08-23

Gawker : Newlyweds petition

I keep hearing these terrible rumors about Britney and her “Fiance” supposedly becoming the next Newlyweds on MTV. I read on Salon (in a really good article that I highly recommend you read) that “the prospect of Spears’ opening her hormone-racked heart and home to cameras inspired such delight among bored Web surfers that the New York media blog Gawker soon posted several homemade petitions urging NBC* to back up the rumor with a contract.”

From the text of the online petition:

Not only will I, the Undersigned, tune in, but millions of others who, like me, will enjoy a front-row seat to the most glorious downward-spiral of the last decade.

I mean, I’m not going to actually do so, but part of me wants to sign the petition just because the text of it is SO very witty. However, I cannot fathom seeing more Britney than I am unwillingly exposed to on a daily basis. Moreover, I can’t fathom watching her grope that skeezy, trucker-hat wearing, dirty t-shirted, scruffy freeloader. I mean, who the fuck are Britney’s friends? Her family? I can only HOPE that the people in my life would have the balls to sit me down and say: dude, Lauren, open your eyes. I mean, this screams INTERVENTION. I guess everyone around her is too afraid to piss her off and lose their cut of the cash. Hmm. More support for the “money isn’t everything” and “money can buy you a bunch of yes-people so you can completely fuck your life up” theories.

Please, if you’re reading this, and you find that I am either currently or in the future completely deluding myself… Please, please tell me. No matter how much cash I have. Hell, sooner or later, the person with the cash has to learn that the people who actually said “HELLO?” are their true friends. Right? Perhaps I am giving these people whom I am addressing (including Britney) too much credit. Oh well, now I’ve gone and spun myself in circles.

[*I think they meant MTV?].

Cool Fortune (Cookies)

Within the past few days, I’ve been kinda on a Chinese kick. What’s cool is that I’ve gotten some neat fortunes from my fortune cookies. Here they are:

  • The answer you desire is within you.
  • Your talents will be recognized and suitably rewarded.

I mean, I’ve gotten a lot of crap fortunes from my cookies. Lately, my biggest complaint with fortune cookies is that they don’t always give fortunes… but they seem to also relay observations. And that’s not very cool. Here’s to a revolution in fortune cookies– take it back to your roots! Give me a fortune, not an observation!

Garden State

Saw Garden State yesterday. Great movie with a great soundtrack, which I bought right after seeing the flick. Only problem is that the soundtrack doesn’t include a couple songs from one of the trailers… oh well, guess I’ll track those down myself. iTunes, here I come!

The movie is really great, really special. I want to see it again. I need to see it again before I can really comment on it. This one song, “Let Go” by Frou Frou… is so good 🙂 Now I’m off to find the other songs…

Has anyone else seen this movie? Thoughts?