Wednesday, October 27, 2010

24 hours of horror, as selected by me

Noon to 2 PM: The Thing
Start with a strong one. Great plot, and the special effects are fantastic, more than 25 years later.
2 PM to 4 PM: Seven
Slightly more realistic, but no less disturbing. Fantastic final scene.
4 PM to 5:30 PM: The Blair Witch Project
You'll want this one early on, it's not high energy enough for later on. Still fantastic though.
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM: 28 Days Later
One of two offbeat British zombie movies I've selected. This one is serious. Seriously awesome.
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Psycho
Despite the twists being so well known, it's still astonishingly tense.
9:30 PM to 11:30 PM: Scream
Lighten things up a little. Great meta-slasher movie.
11:30 PM to 1:30 AM: The Exorcist
This will horrify all the Catholics, but make everyone else laugh.
1:30 AM to 4 AM: The Shining
Everyone, regardless of faith, should lose sleep over this one.
4 AM to 5:30 AM: Evil Dead 2
At this hour, and after the last two, you'll want to up the energy level. None better for it than Evil Dead 2.
5:30 AM to 7 AM: A Nightmare on Elm Street
A little surreal, which works when you've been awake this long.
7 AM to 9 AM: The Passion of the Christ
It's basically a horror movie anyways.
9 AM to 10:30 AM: Shaun of the Dead
The second Brit zombie flick. This one is horror-comedy, it'll wake you up.
10:30 AM to 12 PM: Halloween
The original, and best slasher movie. And a great film to close on.

Friday, October 22, 2010

5 surprises in my music listening this year

* Katy Perry putting out one of the best new songs I've heard this year
* Getting into Black Sabbath
* The discovery of some really good new hardcore
* My complete reevaluation of Bright Eyes
* New Glassjaw songs actually being loaded onto my iPod

Monday, October 18, 2010

5 good, not great, things about fall in the Midwest

* The weather gets cooler, but not super cold
* It lasts more than a few weeks
* The leaves on trees turn colors other than just brown
* Due to football, there isn't really a decline in BBQ
* It's not winter

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Top 10 best things about Redman's episode of MTV Cribs

10. The huge pile of toys and tour leftovers in his kitchen that apparently have a room to themselves
9. The walls are completely bare
8. Redman constantly refers to his house as "de la casa"
7. His description of his body washes
6. The immense movie collection that he apparently spends all his money on
5. His doorbell works, you just have to touch the wires together
4. The implication that despite having a shoebox literally filled with money, all he eats are fishsticks cooked on a George Foreman grill
3. His gold and platinum records are kept not on the wall, but on the floor
2. His cousin just asleep on the living room floor
1. Despite having sold upwards of 4 million records, he lives in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath house in Staten Island.

And if you haven't seen it:

mtv cribs red man
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

People on campus who annoy me

* Anyone wearing socks with sandals
* Blatant Lady Gaga fangirls
* Silly bands wearers (or however you spell it, does it really matter?)
* Anyone wearing sweatpants in public (tends to be the same people rocking socks with sandals)
* People who are on Facebook all the time
* Anyone who makes constant references to their semester abroad
* People who chew with their mouth open
* Cyclists who don't watch out for pedestrians

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Top 10 names for a girl

10. Clementine
9. Jennifer
8. Rose
7. June
6. Holly
5. Elizabeth
4. Victoria
3. Evelyn
2. Charlotte
1. Alison