Saturday, May 17, 2008

You Know What Today Is?

58 comments:

JR said...

Saturday!

JR said...

Strong like bull.

Iris said...

Ha! Some of those seem to be fairly accurate from what we know of El Rez, especially as of late.

They concern themselves with every aspect of being fit: exercise, diet, and relaxation techniques, including meditative states.

With money, they have an amazing faculty for turning small sums into substantial earnings through wise investments.

May 17 individuals have specific goals and will not allow themselves to be diverted. They are concerned with self-improvement and often count this among their most important achievements.


The one for my birthday is a little touch and go.

I also saw this one somewhere else for El Rez which even comes with pie charts. Not sure how stalker is it to have also figured out his exact birth time.

JR said...

Because I know you're all super curious, the one for my birthday was pretty accurate.

'Specially:

"Even after marriage, they likely have a roving eye."

&

"They may be thought of as special; this sense of being adored stays with them throughout life."

&

"People born on this date may wish to get to the very top of their profession or at least receive the sort of notice they believe they deserve."


So, you know, there it is.

Happy Saturday, Trent!

Zeemort said...

I think I have to resign my official position as an Unrepentant Fangirl, because I have never remembered His Angriness' birthday.

But here's some fanart I did ages ago that does not compare to HappySkippyTrent:
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/442/stupiddoodleua3.png
(because I am a fucking attentionwhore
ps it looks nothing like him)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR ANGRINESS.

I don't want to get into the astrology thing because it actually kind of upsets me.
But I'll sound like a SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE if I rant about it so I'm just going to make angry faces and go watch Zombie Flesh Eaters.

Zeemort said...

ugh broken link.

clickity

emerald527 said...

お誕生日おめでとう,王子様!

("Happy birthday," natch. In Japanese, for those who can't see it.)

Er, yes. I'm bilingual--watch me show off. Speaking of the convergence of Japanese and NIN, Commy's site (www.0-halo.net) features cute birthday messages for His Angriness every year.

And speaking of birthdays, mine is in 10 days and I'm spending it in Chicago. Just a little heads-up.

Iris said...

Hubby and I are on our way to Des Moines to watch Bill Cosby. We're eating Jello Pudding Pops to celebrate.

D:ANGEL said...

FYI for all non-UKers

Zeemort referenced ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS but here in the U.S. it is simply known as ZOMBIE, Lucio Fulci's masterpiece.

I own 4 different DVD releases of that movie, it is awesome. Oh and I have seen it in the theater twice.

Iris said...

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Em! It's a bit early but I mean it all the same. What'cha planning on doing in the windy city? Anything good?

Zeemort said...

Mr Angel.

I love you.

JR said...

Awww.

Zeemort and DA are in Zombie Luv. Ain't it cute?

D:ANGEL said...

Zee and I do seem to be cut from the same cloth!

First Tank Girl, now Fulci!

emerald527 said...

Iris: While in Chicago, I plan to see Avenue Q; visit Shedd Aquarium (the last time I attempted it, they'd just gotten the baby beluga whale and there were lines out the door); and shop at Mitsuwa, the big Japanese department store in Arlington Heights. Other than that, I plan to visit parts of town I haven't seen yet, like Wicker Park/Bucktown and Lincoln Park. Coincidentally, I live in Lincoln Park--the one in Michigan.

I also plan to get pizza at a place that isn't Giordano's. Nothing against them, but I'm kinda burnt out on them because I ordered from them the first two times I was in town. And breakfast at Orange on Harrison as many times as I can.

I'm open to suggestions, though. Though my friend who lives in the area will be my host and escort, he has to work on my birthday proper, so I'll be left to bum around the city on my own for most of the day.

Iris said...

Oh that sounds like a fun visit. Last time we were in the Chicago area with some exploring time on our hands we tried to go to the Shedd Aquarium but there was a football game going on so parking kinda sucked and we didn't go. Normally I don't mind walking a country mile but not in the cold. That's been a while back though. We'll be back up next month so maybe we'll try again.

Maise might be able to give you some other good sites and tastes to try out.

maise said...

Happy birthday to Trent!

My ears are still ringing as Ro and I went to see THE CURE for a very long and very satisfying show. It was like tantric sex with Robert Smith (which I certainly would not say no to.) We had excellent seats to the side of the stage, but right under enormous speaker. So now I'll be even deafer than normal when my husband mumbles at me.

Em, I can't stress it highly enough--LOU MALNATI'S for Chicago pizza. Giordano's and Gino's are good, but they simply cannot compare to a Lou Mal's. Seriously. That is the pinnacle.

If you need any other suggestions, feel free to ask!

maise said...

Oh and Em, if you're up for splurging with your friend, you guys should celebrate your birthday at the Peninsula Hotel...they have a chocolate bar on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 8 p.m. All-you-can-eat incredible chocolates and pastries in one of the swankest hotels in the city. It's $33 for the chocolate bar, with fancy chocolate martinis extra...If you have the cash to spare and don't give a shit about your calorie intake, it's totally, totally worth it! Probably best to make reservations...

Zeemort said...

Not only that danny, both of our diets largely consist of soy.

Clearly we are soulmates.

Iris said...

Don't you mean "soymate"?

Anonymous said...

Happy belated b-day, TR!

-thelookingglass

JR said...

Maise, are you serious about doing the nasty with Robert Smith nowadays? I mean, I wouldn't have minded 15-20+ years ago, but lately, he's been too...tired looking.

And you all laff at me for wanting J Mascis.

But seriously, speaking of Robert Smith and J Mascis, you might want to take two minutes and fifty-seven seconds out of your life and watch this.

P.S. That's back in the day when someone was actually eye candy. Yum.

maise said...

Sure, Robert's older and rather pudgy these days and stil has wacky hair, but I would make sweet, sweet love night and day to the MIND that came up with "Pictures of You." Some of the most beautiful five minutes in rock history! Although I love that he's still happily married to his high school sweetheart. I mean, if someone wrote ME "Lovesong" as a wedding present, I'd stay with the guy, even if it wound up being overplayed.

maise said...

JR, are you fucking kidding me with that cover? Jesus.

JR said...

MAISE WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? THAT COVER IS NOTHING BUT PURE FUCKING BRILLIANCE AND YOUR BOYFRIEND ROBERT SMITH LOVED IT, TOO.

And J looked hot in that video, bitches.

I have so many fond memories of playing that 12 inch at my college radio station. If I remember correctly, it was on purple vinyl. I might be making that up. And it might have been a 10 inch. But it's still kick ass.



(Oh, and "Pictures of You"???? How about some "Charlotte Sometimes"? Jesus Christ.)

JR said...

Maise, it's hard for me to type with my fingers curling up into a fist.

There is going to be a total J Mascis vs. Robert Smith Hottness Smackdown soon, I can sense it. If you don't have the nerve to host it here, then I'll do it over on JR.

BRING IT.

maise said...

JR, you don't even know the fury that will be Ro when she has internet access tomorrow.

JR said...

Until then, J Mascis remains The King Of Faded Alternative Rock Hottness.

Like there was any doubt.

You know what'd be cool? The two of them singing a duet. With those two voices? I bet a LOT of people would HATE it.

maise said...

Honey, you can have J Mascis all to your lonesome. Seriously. No one's challenging your crown there.

JR said...

I mean, like Exhibit A. Meh.

But Exhibit B, well, ahem, YEAH.

Though once upon a time Robert Smith used to be a cutie patootie. He just lost his looks.

(And I should totally be given credit for not bringing up the Liz Taylor thing.)

Ro said...

You know, I take a break for a few months to tend to my new job, and then I learn that JR has not only dissed my one true love, Robert, but she has dissed him for something that looks like this? My head just exploded! I would do the dog before I would touch that fugly freakshow. How can any sane person think that he is hotter than this? Excuse me while I scoop the gray matter off my cube walls. Cure concert review to follow....

JR said...

The least you could have done, Ro, would have been to use a picture of Robert Smith from this century.

I admit that J Mascis isn't your typical male model type, but it ain't his taste in eyewear that gets me.

And if we really wanted to push it, I bet we'd find that these two have a lot more things in common than they have things that separate them.

maise said...

So, JR, you scoff at me for loving Robert Smith for his genius and now you're implying that you love J Mascis for his mind? You can't have it both ways!

JR said...

How the H did I scoff at you for loving RS for his mind? Dude, if you can find it under all that hair, you can HAVE it.

I've always loved J for his talent and brilliance. Everyone knows that.

D:ANGEL said...

are you two seriously fighting over J. Mascis and Robert Smith (an not young Robert Smith mind you, but old Robert Smith)?

JR said...

Yeah.

D:ANGEL said...

Hrm.

JR said...

I know.

D:ANGEL said...

As long as you know, then I am cool.

JR said...

You ARE cool, but you knew that.

D:ANGEL said...

Shit.

D:ANGEL said...

Yes. Yes I did know.

maise said...

Oh fuck, will you two just make out already? Jesus Christ.

Sex with Robert Smith would probably be like something out of a William Blake poem. Hot hot hot!

Anonymous said...

Both Robert Smith and J. Mascis look as if time took a shovel to them. :(

Now, Glenn Danzig on the other hand is the definition of HOT (especially his younger self)...mmm.... He's thirty years my senior and shorter than me, but I'd still tap that.

-thelookingglass

Anonymous said...

...I still wish to be raped by GD's voice. Consensual just won't do it for me...

-thelookingglass

D:ANGEL said...

Easy, Maise... just because JR and I formed a mutual admiration society doesn't mean you get to throw a fit because you weren't invited.

Keep in mind Danzig is 52, Robert Smith 49 and J. Mascis is only 42.

Proof that pop goth and bad garage rock can't beat a deal with the devil.

Iris said...

If this thread has taught us nothing else, it's that all of us have very "unique" taste in rockers we would still do.

Funny enough I watched a few old Glen Danzig interviews earlier this week on YouTube and so far he seemed like nothing but an asshole for no apparent reason. And those muttonchops did nothing for his face. Sure he looked scary but at the cost of also looking like he had a fat head.

But wait? Dan, you're telling me THIS is 52? Goddamn.

JR said...

Maise is throwing a fit because she just found out that like Andy Warhol, RS wears a wig.


One of Liz Taylor's old wigs. From when she was married to Fortensky.

maise said...

Frankly, I'd be relieved to know that's not his real hair. Liz Taylor is awesome. What's wrong with you?

At least he doesn't look like some greasy hippie.

JR said...

Once again, Maise a"maise"s us with her lack of knowing what the F she's talking about.

J is post-hardcore. He is groundbreaking. He is revered by many. Probably millions. He is adorable. He wears bad glasses. His hair is always clean, but I guess you are a hippie if you don't tease it.

D:ANGEL said...

Yeah - That is Danzig at 52.

And his head is fat anyway - it's not the chops.

As for him being an asshole. Yeah. But those questions are ridiculous. But, yeah, he is known for being a royal pain, even got knocked out once.

maise said...

I'm not saying he IS a hippie, I'm saying he just LOOKS like a greasy hippie.

Although the funny thing is that if I wind up volunteering for the Pitchfork Festival, I'm going to wind up seeing his ugly ass.

D:ANGEL said...

Oh and its not like Trent can engage in his own


ASSHOLE-NESS

or

JERK-OSITY

Or is this now officially part of HURT to storm off?

Iris said...

Oh come on, DA. You can't tell me you wouldn't be pissed if you got hit in the face with lighter at a show. I will never understand "fans" that pay money to go to a show just so they can throw shit at the band.

JR said...

OH MAISE! If you do, you totally have to get me a "memento".

AND you'll have an opportunity to see Sebadoh, too, you lucky bitch. WITH GAFFNEY!

maise said...

I know, JR! I'm surprised you're not making a trip out to the Windy City for it...

JR said...

If you read JR, you'd know that Mr. M and I have a date in the Catskills in September.


You might also be able to read between the lines and realize that we have but one degree of separation, and a short 45 minute drive.

JR said...

...separating us. Should have ended with "separating us."

Anonymous said...

great montage *thumbs up*