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Rex Sorgatz

Trying really fucking hard to not be part of the problem.

feb 19
2006

quasi-personal

QUASI-PERSONAL

I'm moving to Seattle in a few weeks and can't decide whether to change my phone number -- from a 612 area code to a 206 area code. NYT Styles tells me this is the existential crisis of our times, or something like that.

Similarly, there's also this little trend piece about girls taking pictures of themselves. I've asked girlfriends about this peculiar obsession, and they all claim that it's somehow liberating.

FILM

Put this one together: Michel Gondry will direct a Rudy Rucker novel with a screenplay written by Daniel Clowes and starring Jack Black. C'mon, that doesn't even make sense.

A Scanner Darkly trailer. Sweet.

TV

Did anyone else think that the scene in last week's Lost in which Hurley was caught with a stash of food was simply a ploy to explain that he wasn't losing weight on the island? Well, according to a Maxim interview, he has lost 30 pounds.

MUSIC

Video. Of. The. Year. Kanye's "Touch The Sky".

That Arctic Monkey album that the English won't shut the hell up about comes out Tuesday.

So there's new buzz on the internets that Axl will actually release Chinese Democracy soon. Even Slash says so. Stereogum has some MP3s. They suck.

ONLINE

Video of Daily Show's MySpace segment. Brilliant. Here's Demetri's MySpace page -- 19,000 friends!

Daytrading is back -- in Japan.

Just when you thought you heard everything about Web 2.0, how about a Marx comparison!? Oh, Weekly Standard. Doy.

WORDS

Cliche finder.

Could this be my first link to a William Safire column? Let's just assume so: Blargon, which looks at blog jargon. Some people are already looking for errors.

Good interview with The Smoking Gun regarding the Frey scandal.

FOOD

The real reason that people like a New York Times food critic should have a blog is so that they can occasionally write about Hooter's.

4 comments

CLASSIC. the hardest thing i've ever known, shedding the 612 nearly two years after skipping town.

posted by tim at 1:23 AM on February 21, 2006

How did you run across the A Scanner Darkly trailer. What are some good trailer sites besides Apple Trailers?

posted by J. J. at 12:17 PM on February 21, 2006

dude, having a seattle-area area code is the new "keep my cell phone number the same", but like with a new area code and stuff...... best during your move to the awesome west coastal region!!!

posted by Melina at 6:46 PM on February 21, 2006

RE: Web 2.0 "Moore's Law, states that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every two years, thus doubling the memory capacity..." Uhhhh, he meant processing speed right? Either way, this article proves the author lacks empirical knowledge of the web - how myoptic! I believe people now consume more media (both established and citizen media). Wouldn't this make us more extrospective? So much for his argument that the web "personalizes" and we become narcissistic. I think it is the opposite.

posted by joel_p at 11:16 PM on February 27, 2006




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