I've received countless emails from you all voicing your concern for my recent lack of posts, and I wish to assure you all that I am indeed alive and well. I've just been a bit busy lately. Here's the low-down:
1) I'm in the process of getting a new job, so I've been preparing and interviewing and stuff in the afternoons. This will be a good new job, methinks.
2) I've been hired to build a legal website. Since I've never done this before, there was a bit of time spent on learning how to do it. Please excuse my neglect of this site in favor of another: I was getting paid for that one.
3) I don't really have a third reason, but a list of two things always seems rather incomplete. Isn't there a "comedy rule of threes" or something? So I guess I'll just fill in this third entry with something else. But what to discuss? Hmmm.... Oh! I know! I can report the final count on the "Joker" poll! Turns out exactly 66.6% of you liked Heath Ledger the best, over Jack Nicholson (9%), Ceasar Romero (9%) and Mark Hamill (14%). (Now, personally, I know that that only adds up to 98%, but I don't think anyone's going to be losing any sleep over this.) Also, I should tell everyone that I was thinking that the Steely Dan song, "Green Earrings", would be well to sample in a hip-hop song, but some slight research has revealed that Ice Cube already had that idea about 16 years ago (ya know, back when he was a rapper).
Also, some cool LOST stuff went down at Comicon this past week, but I can't report it here because some of my readers are STILL ON SEASON THREE! Also, Will Farrell and John C. Reilly's new comedy, Step Brothers, was a solid B- in my book. Not terrible by any means, just not incredible at all. A little forgettable, but entertaining while you're in a big dark theater with nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon than chill with your cousin who was paying for the movie anyway. It's a decent rental. In the grand scheme of this decade's (and mostly the last 4 years') otherwise brilliant comedies from Adam McKay and Judd Apatow (et al.), this one was a bit dimmer but still in the realm.
In conclusion, Eddie Van Halen is now fat, but at least he's not dying anymore.
That is all. End communication.