Phew, Arsenal 1, Liverpool 1. Please Liverpool flisters don't hurt me! It is sad that Xabi is hurt! -hides-
More sports:The NFL game at Wembley
: slippery ground, enthusastic fans, and NY Giants beat the Dolphins.Breeder's Cup ends in tragedy again
aww no. I'm thinking of you, kerlin
So I also watched Skate America today.
Men's Final Results
1- Daisuke Takahashi (Japan) - The most dynamic performer on the ice this day.
2- Evan Lysacek (USA)- Alright, but I think he's overhyped and trying to find an image now (partly the fault of the American figure skating organization, who want him to be their golden boy) instead of just being himself.
3- Patrick Chan (Canada) - Not perfect, but he has tons of potential and is young enough -16!- to emerge as a true force.
Where's Johnny? I hope he's not injured
gasp shopping injury
hee I'm mean
Oh well. The season's just starting. I don't think everyone's out competing yet. After all, Joubert's not here...
Ladies' Final Results
1-Kimmie Meissner (USA) - uneven but okay, but I really liked her surprised "I won?" look. So cute.
2-Miki Ando (JPN) - needs a bit more of the confidence she was displaying before the long program.
3-Caroline Zhang (USA) - She is graceful and amazing and only 14 and she gives me a lot of hope for the future.Official results here
As I was watching, I was wondering if someone had written an article on "How cultures perceive and are perceived in figure skating routines." Has Anthro class gotten to me or what? But seriously, there's always the fierce red and black for the Spanish songs, and the "exotic" costume for whatever's Middle Eastern, and since it is different countries participating in these events it would make for some interesting cross-cultural analysis... [/anthrogeek]Looking for music for your Halloween dance party?
Culture Bully recently posted two Halloween-themed mashup compilations.
I only took a handful of the songs, but check them out! There are some real inspired tracks on there; you might like something.Mashing Pumpkins
Notes from this compilation:
“Silence of the Cannibals” has some really scary movie samples, and the rest of the music is eerily catchy…”I eat cannibals…”
“Snap Your Specials” is the best version of “Snap Your Fingers” I’ve ever heard. It’s just brilliant.
Also in that comp…”Van Halen vs. Satan” (which is actually kind of boring) and “Werewolves of Love” (which is actually kind of fun).
“Thriller Shake” is funny stuff, incorporating Pitbull and all. Even Sufjan Stevens makes an appearance in “1-800-Living-Dead.”Son of Monster Mashup>Son of Monster Mashup
With songs such as “Belalugrange Is Dead” and “Halloween with Morrissey.” My favorite is “JuxtaPoeCreature,” which sets a Poe poem to the music from Halloween
, with some additional touches.
Halloween is awesome.
oh, and somewhat related to the horror music theme...
Watch The Mars Volta - “Wax Simulacra” from The Bedlam in Goliath”
. Short, but it'll do.
oh, and one of the neighbors' cats left a headless mouse on our front porch. It's sweet, in a sick way.