Sunday, August 24, 2008

Rounding Out The Weekend

So I saw this Twix ad earlier today…



…and my immediate reaction was, “No, fuck him. Why should I help someone else score? Nobody ever helps me.”
It was a pretty good indication of what kind of day it was going to be; you always know that the day won’t be great when you start it out with a bitterly-angry reaction to a harmless ad for a candy bar that you somehow manage to view as a personal insult.
I needed to head out into the world at some point to gas up and buy the Zyrtec that I forgot to buy yesterday, but I put it off as long as I could, and spent most of the day sitting around not doing much of anything.
After I finally got around to taking a shower, I’d gotten out and was drying off with this nagging feeling that I’d forgotten something. It wasn’t until I noticed that dragging the brush across my scalp was taking a lot more effort than it really should have that I realized that I’d forgotten to wash my hair, as when it’s just wet and hasn’t actually been washed my hair tends to be rather coarse and resistant to brushing.
I decided that it didn’t matter, though, and just got on with my post-shower activities, which were a lot like my pre-shower activities.
Last night I was bored and and didn’t feel like doing any of the things that I could have done with my time, so in desperation I hit up the Mystery Science Theater 3000 newsgroup to see if there was anything I wanted to watch. I found that the group has been taken over by some sort of racist/misogynist spammer, and that there’s only been one day in the last forty-eight on which someone has actually posted something relevant.
That turned out to not be any episodes of MST3k, but rather some DVD rips that had Riff Trax added to them.
Riff Trax are DVD audio commentaries created by MST3K alum Mike Nelson, in which he and other MST3K alums – and sometimes special guest commentators – provide MST3K-like riffing about the movie.
You can download the commentaries in MP3 format from the site and either put them playing at the same time as the DVD they’re intended for, or use their special player, which takes care of the synchronization for you, or in some cases you can get the DVD with the Riff Trax commentary included.
In any case, several Riff Trax movies were posted. Last night I watched Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, featuring guest commentator Neil Patrick Harris – who was a riot – and this afternoon I watched Spider-Man.
(By the way, MST3K creator and original host Joel Hodgson, along with several other MST3K people, has a movie-riffing project of his own called Cinematic Titanic.)
After that I finally ventured out into the world and did what I needed to do.
And as always I did the laundry today.
So that’s how I rounded out my weekend of excitement. I didn’t really do anything productive on the creative front. The old “Why bother?” question kept coming up, and I found that I couldn’t come up with a response more convincing than “What the hell else are you going to do with your time?”

1 comment:

Zyrtec Side Effects said...

My name is Susan Ward and i would like to show you my personal experience with Zyrtec.

I am 30 years old. Have been on Zyrtec for 3 months now. I thought I was dying! It must be cancer or some disease. I felt that bad. I exercise 6 days a week and I know my body very well. I new something wasn't right but never thought it would be an allergy pill to blame. Within three months these symptoms hit hard. I tracked it back to the day I started taking this medication. The side effects didn't hit me right away. I was just happy to be able to breathe. So I'm assuming the clinical trials for this drug were not long enough to witness these types of side effects. I'd rather deal with the allergies than these side effects. Glad to know others feel the same. I'm not just going crazy.

I have experienced some of these side effects -
Major fatigue, gained 13 lbs in 3 month period very unusaul for me). wild mood swings, major depression, loss of short term memory. Stop taking the pill and fill almost back to normal.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Susan Ward