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1. I went to Austin over the weekend and, after polishing off a pestersome freelance assignment, I hung out with thehighhat and his lovely wife and two very adorable children. oilyrags and scottvond hauled themselves over and we played Guitar Hero III (outcome: rockin’!) and Cities & Knights of Catan (outcome: win!) before Hayden forced us to drink tequila and take drugs and I forget what happened after that.

2. Did I mention that I will be out of town every weekend for the next six goddamn weeks? What is wrong with me? That is another thing about being a writer, is that sometimes people make you go places and look at things and then write about the things you looked at. What a wacky world.

3. IT’S A KUNG FU CHRISTMAS TIME! As you may know, for the last seven (!) years, I have lovingly assembled a mix of cool and curious holiday songs, and the CD of same is yours for the asking. All you gotta do is leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (leonard dot pierce at g mail dot com) letting me know you want one, and I’ll reply with the address to send a SASE. Before you know it, you will be enjoying a great tradition of terrible Christmas songs! Participate, won’t you?


Hey, baby, I’d like to do something extra-special for you this Christmas. I thought maybe I’d buy you a big house in the south of France.

Oh, I don’t want to live in France.

Well, why don’t I buy you a big glass-bottomed boat, then, honey?

Oh, darlin’, I don’t want no fish lookin’ up my skirt.

Well, baby, let me ask you: what DO you want for Christmas?

Oh, baby, I just want…a KUNG FU CHRISTMAS.

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tx_cronopio
Nov. 12th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, me! I want me one!
ludickid
Nov. 12th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Then hit me widdat e-mail, girl.
rum_holiday
Nov. 12th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
You know I'm in.
ludickid
Nov. 12th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Shit, I'll just BRING you yours...
solipsiae
Nov. 12th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
things for you, from Carlos
1.) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/11/photogalleries/wip-week54/photo6.html and http://www.chessboxing.com/. It's "The Thinking Man's Contact Sport."

2.) http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/12/gibson-gets-official-with-the-self-tuning-robot-guitar/

I think C is expecting you to have some hilarious pickapart insights on these. Also, if you could somehow put into writing what you told me over the phone re: Dragonforce and Asian-people-showing-off, and where those two overlap, that would be great. I keep trying to summarize it to people while playing Guitar Hero and I keep failing.
ludickid
Nov. 12th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: things for you, from Carlos
Here is what I have to say about chessboxing:

RAW I'MA GIVE IT TO YA
WITH NO TRIVIA
RAW LIKE COCAINE STRAIGHT FROM BOLIVIA
MY HIP-HOP WILL ROCK AND SHOCK THE NATION
LIKE THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
WEAK MCs APPROACH WITH SLANG THAT'S DEAD
YOU MIGHT AS WELL RUN INTO THE WALL AND BANG YOUR HEAD

I normally don't have any problem with robots, although I object to robots that take longer to do something than it would take a person to do it, like that new Japanese car that parallel-parks itself but it takes like 15 minutes. And you know how I pride myself on my parallel parking skills. But that guitar is super fancy looking, like if the dudes in Logan's Run had a band, it would play those guitars.

Basically, my friend, who is Pinoy and a turntablist so get mad at him and not me when people object to how totally racist this is, has a theory that for a long time, Asians overachieved in every field except for western pop music, which they didn't quite "get". So now that you have a generation of Asian-Americans and Anglo-Asians who grew up with western pop and hip-hop, they are approaching it with their usual insane, overachieving thoroughness. Only, being musicians, they are also dicks. So when you see people like Q-Bert or Herman Li from Dragonforce and they're scratching three decks at once or playing the guitar with their hand over the fret instead of under, they are just showing off and being insufferable to compensate for the one thing they were very briefly not as good at.
ounceofreason
Nov. 12th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
I need this more than I have ever needed a Xmas-themed mix CD before.
ludickid
Nov. 12th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Hit me from the hip, then.
adam_0oo
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Ooo, ooo! Mee, mee! Why aren't you looking?? Mee, mee!
crepedelbebe
Nov. 14th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
What about the big house in the south of France? I want that.
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Leonard Pierce is a freelance writer wandering around Texas with no sleep or sense of direction. If you give him money he will write something for you. If you are nice to him he may come to your house and get drunk.

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