July 26th, 2004

flavored with age

The news in briefs

- Got fuck all done this weekend, considering my grand plans. I did some housecleaning and grocery shopping, hung out for movies and conversation with Lara and Jeff, and did a bit of writing, but it feels like I left a lot unaccomplished. I still need to do laundry, meet a pile of deadlines, and get through a couple of hell-weeks at work before I head off on vacation, so my posting around here could be slight. Like you give a fuck.

- Picked up the first "Sealab 2021" DVD set and the second "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" set. Laws, laws. Meatwad's drunken ramblings when he gets eaten by Nathan Scott Phillips the snake is one of the funniest things I've heard in forever. I think it's neat how, now that the Adult Swim shows are getting popular (and, thus, getting written about in mainstream magazines), writers are having to find ways of filling up two- or three-page articles about them without mentioning marijuana. ATHF and Sealab in particular are two of the most dope-sotted shows of all time, even beyond "SGC2C". It's pretty flagrant. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

- I am complaining about this, though. Cheez-Its -- which, sue me, I happen to like -- have this new product called Cheez-It Twisters, which are basically little cheese straws. The hook is that they are two flavors, twisted together, as the copy on the box prominently mentions. Two great tastes, as the saying goes, that taste great together. Fine. One is "Hot Wing & Cheesy Blue", or some such retarded gimmick name, and it combines the delicious flavors of hot wing sauce and blue cheese. And I am not ashamed to admit that the little fuckers are quite tasty. But the other flavor in this two-SKU product line is "Cheddar and More Cheddar", which features as its two flavors twisted together cheddar cheese and also cheddar cheese. THAT'S ONLY ONE FLAVOR, YOU MORONS. This snack totally invalidates the whole premise of your product. One flavor twice is not two flavors. You couldn't come up with another flavor to go with cheddar? You had four total flavors to come up with for this product roll-out and you could only think of three? You suck, marketing department of the Sunshine Biscuit Company.

- I still need a few guest columns for the Ludic Log. I've got three so far, and I need two more; if you're interested in doing a fill-in column while I'm on vacation, please do drop me a line at gueststar at ludic kid dot com. Also, for any of you interested, the face-to-face game thang WILL be happening the third week in August, come Helena Highwater (which is my drag name). So if you wanna get in on good food, weed and role-playing fun, give me a shout before then so I can fill you in on the details.

- Today's MONDAY SHITLIST, in brief because I'm absurdly busy lately: courtesy of the lovely doraphilia, tell me about your worst relative. Tell me which person makes you ashamed of your bloodline. Tell me about the one who made you stop going to family reunions. (In my case, of course, it would be the oft-mentioned twin cousins who both work at the same gas station and are both in the Klan, and who told me once during a typical political argument with my hillbilly relatives that my opinion didn't count because "you ain't even white".)