July 30, 2009

Odds and Sods

Old school cool: Retro Candy Boxes! Mmmmmmmmmm! I really want to try the C. Howard Violet Gum because, well, it's violet gum! What the hell is that?!

Question of the Day: Candy cigarettes -- yea or nay?
(answer will be at the bottom)

Stone cold fox: Betty Draper! Mad Men season 3 starts August 16th!!!!!!!

I think I'm going to blog the third season -- recaps/reviews, that sort of thing.

I might never leave the house again: Beatles Rock Band comes out 09-09-09!!!!!

Speaking of candy..... : A friend you can eat! Mmmmmmm..... Ja.

Thing that annoys me: Salute Your Shorts is still not out on dvd

Other Thing that annoys me: The new TCM prime time opening
For some reason they changed the old intro to this new lame-o version. The twinkly music is annoying, the cgi is poorly done, and it's just basically stupid. Why is there a movie being projected onto a huge billboard in a dense urban metropolis??? Won't the huge skyscrapers make it hard to see??? Who wants to watch a movie on a roof??? What does any of this have to do with old movies??? What was so wrong with the old opening???

My new favorite books: Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin! "Winter is coming..." (I'm on the second book of the series, but the first one -- Game of Thrones -- blew my mind)

And now, finally, the answer to the Question of the Day:


(With candy cigarettes you get all the benefits of cigarettes (i.e.: you get to look cool with a white stick dangling out of your mouth; you get to have something to occupy your hands and mouth that looks sophisticated and suitably retro; you can roll the pack up in the sleeve of your white t-shirt greaser-style; etc.) but with none of the cancerous side effects. The only drawback is that you can't blow cool smoke rings with candy cigs. Smoke rings are cool. But, on the plus side, they taste like candy and not like an ash tray.)

Faygo pop flavor of the week: 60/40


  1. I am convinced that there is nothing better in this world than those Swedish fish commercials. Ja.

    Mad Men, yeah! I would love to read your reviews of the show. It is very retro :)

    I can't even form proper words about Beatles Rock Band. That's how excited I am about it. Can't even....*squee*

    You should write more about "A Song of Ice and Fire"! It's not very retro, but come on! How could you not?!

  2. Swedish fish!!!!!! Totally Ja.
    And yeah, I can't believe I didn't think of this Mad Men recap/review thing earlier -- it's the perfect show for me to review on the blog, it's the Retro Manifesto in action!

    Did you go to the official Beatles Rock Band site? Just looking at the graphics has me so stoked I don't even know what to do with myself, heh.

    And yeah, I might just write about ASOIAF, because, well, as you say: How can I not?! Best books evah! In fact, I'm going to go read A Clash of Kings right now! :D