Monday, July 11, 2011

Snorlax Like Me

I don't play the Pokemon card game, but this didn't stop me from going to the 2011 US Pokemon National Championships. To my surprise, most there were really kind and awesome people, and it made me wish there were more groups who accepted one another without reservations. Before everyone in the Pokemon community falls in love with me, I will say that this was interspersed with the unavoidable, insufferable, parasitic fucking hipsters.

So if you want a taste of an outsider's look in, watch this makeshift freeform documentary thing.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Art That Makes Me Cry Like A Reserved Bitch

I think it’s cool that people invest emotion in art. That’s pretty valuable capital.

Friday Night Lights – “The Son” - (spoiler)

(Also see: most episodes of Friday Night Lights)

Toy Story 3 (duh)

Where The Wild Things Are

Finding Neverland

Bright Eyes – “Lua/First Day of My Life"
This album beat the shit out of me. Probably in ways that are impossible now.

If you’re really listening, I honestly don’t understand how you can’t be moved by this.

Mad Men – “The Suitcase”

Anything John Irving writes

John Mayer – “Gravity”
Did I studder? While I’m at it…

Dashboard Confessional – “The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most”

Winesburg, Ohio

Sufjan Stevens – “For The Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless In Ypiasffsdaljk/Romulus”
Same as the Bright Eyes era

Hannibal Buress

…and that’s it. That is it.