Tuesday, October 31, 2006
1. The commercials were cheesy.
2. The commercials looked like the homemade videos. America's Funniest Home Videos without the Funny.
3. They featured mostly guys, which is really what I want to talk about in this posting.
The men featured in these commercials were average looking. Most of them had the "hey der"-type accent. There was no makeup applied to these men's faces. I don't remember seeing any women in these commercials. So, no women... no attractive men. It seems more obvious why women aren't featured. Hunting is a "manly" thing. There are "no women allowed." It's as if they say, "if we let women in, it will emasculate the sport."
There are no women... but wouldn't you think that there'd be at least some sexy women doing the commercials? Like the typical commercials that want to attract men to a product. Nope, not in hunting. My theory is that hunting isn't supposed to be sexy. It's all guy. You're not using the product to feel sexier or to attract women. It's pure sport.
There are no good looking men... why? I will theorize that good looking men who have an attractive face, body, and styled hair are too metrosexual. It's like if they are attractive, then they spend too much time in front of the mirror. Again, it comes back to the sexy thing (and perhaps an adversion to homosexuality). What is the point in having an attractive guy on camera you don't care how you look like when you hunt? Do hunters really want to look like a model when they're hunting? They may want to, but hunting is not a realm in which you should care. Why would you want to look like a "pretty boy" (i.e. "pansy") when you're around other men?
Thus, attractive men and women are not needed to produce these commercials. Well, good for them for not using commercial models. Saves money!
It's not OK to use images of Rosa Parks, MLK, the Vietnam War, the Katrina disaster, and 9/11 to sell pickup trucks. It's wrong. These images demand a little reverence and quiet contemplation. They are not meant to be backed with a crappy music track and then mushed together in a glib swirl of emotion tied to a product launch. Please, Chevy, have a modicum of shame next time.You can watch the ad at Slate. There is also an instant parody on YouTube:
The New York Times has another take on it:
Critics have attacked the ad, in part because it also invokes Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks to sell trucks. But something more subtle, perhaps more cynical, may be at work here: the image of America (and its leading auto manufacturer) as victim, mostly of itself, but still worth loving.Presumably, as the Slate article eventually points out, this ad appeals mainly to "red state" Americans, where there is the biggest market for pickups. The response on YouTube is clearly from a left-of-center perspective. Slate and the Times are both left-leaning publications. This ad is thus a good example of something we should always consider in analyzing media texts, and which we will be discussing in the coming weeks: meanings are different for different people. To ad critics in big East Coast cities, the Chevy spot smacks of bad taste. But to television viewers around the country it might (how can we know?) seem "authentic and real." When it comes to matters of interpretation, media texts rarely have a single "correct" meaning.
“The first time I saw it, I thought, holy mackerel, they are using negative images to generate positive emotions,” said Bob Garfield, the advertising critic of Advertising Age. “I have never seen that in a commercial.”
“I feel a little violated when I watch it,” he said. “I don’t mind when they have a tent sale on President’s Day, but those guys have been dead for 200 years. I’m not sure I’m ready for a Rosa Parks sale-a-bration.”
Kim Kosak, director of advertising and sales promotion at Chevrolet, said there was no thought given to drawing a parallel between the struggles of a nation and the struggles of a corporate icon.
“We never discussed that or thought about it,” she said in a phone interview. “The idea was that the pickup consumer is honest, hardworking, authentic and real. In order to be real and honest, we needed to show the scars and bruises, as well as the triumphs, of this country in order to be true.”
(Beware: if you watch the ad or the parody you are likely to get "Our Country" stuck in your head for hours or days. Even if you hate it. Especially if you hate it.)
Monday, October 30, 2006
Irwin fans and network execs being interviewed on ET were claiming how South Park should have more couth in dealing with sensitive matters such as this man’s untimely death. He was a wonderful person; it’s not like he was a politician or celebrity—people whose misfortunes are standard on “harsh” comedy shows like South Park. However, the quote given by the South Park reps simply said that they have been and will continue to offend people for years, that’s how their money is made, and that’s how their shows will still run—people should just get used to this fact.
Wow. So much for compassion of television. Now, I’ll admit. I’m a huge fan of edgy shows similar to South Park (Family Guy being my favorite), but picking on poor Steve just mere weeks after his death is a little much. I mean, his 8-year-old daughter spoke at his funeral, which was replayed on the news for quite some time after. Millions of people were effected by his death, and apparently are not ready (and perhaps never will be able) to laugh yet. Myself included.
Fox has suffered from Parkinson's disease for several years now, but he has been able to keep it under control and out of the public's eye for most of that time. Fox and other individuals who suffer from the same disease have uncontrollable shaking and bodily twitching as a side effect of the medicine they take. Well, in this particular ad (for political candidates in support of stem cell research), Fox is shown shaking back and forth, occasionally going off the screen— a slightly moving scene.
Rush Limbaugh went on the air and said Fox was faking and exaggerating the disease's effects, selling out to political candidates for media coverage. What an ass. Fox has the courage to get on national television to support a cause that's more important to him than anyone realizes, and he gets bashed for it. Fox doesn't need pity, nor would he want it. He's out there doing what he wants to do, how he wants to do it, just like every other person supporting a cause should. Props to Michael, and cheers to Back to the Future Part VI (it could happen...).
I really hate this myth that the media is liberal. It is overtly and unequivocally corporate and pro-business. If the media is so liberal, why didn't they question the Bush administrations suspect grounds for going into Iraq? Cheney would clearly prefer a media that doesn't question the actions of the administration, as long as that administration is Republican; a media that serves as a propaganda tool as it did on the run-up to the war. It's not the media's fault that the War in Iraq was a mistake, it's not their fault that Mark Foley is pervert and the GOP covered it up. What happened to "personal responsibility"? This is the path the Party has taken, and they are responsible for the consequences, so don't blame the media for covering it.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
What I was amazed to find is that the band had loaded quit a few video that were made from all there albums, even before they broke on to the indie scene.
As of recently I notice on the side bar of Youtube that each day they feature a new music video. Useless garbage paid for buy the record labels, yet I though, maybe it a little more no corporate than I thought.
I know that music videos have been on the net for many years now, but I think Youtube and it scope is just the best format for them. Because, anyone can post a video this can really help to boost a local band. Think about how fast a band would be signing if their video became a big hit on Youtube.
Music videos are Youtube are more of a promotional device than ever, where MTV just played what they thought everyone want, Youtube plays what will most likely become the next big thing.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
So it happened again, I got sucked into another series on television, first it was Prison Break and the OC(guilty pleasure), and many more thanks to the invention of TIVO. Now the new one is Heroes, the show is awesome, it has everything from a dude who can paint the future when he does drugs to a cheerleader who can regenerate and never get hurt, one of the greatest scenes with her being getting accidentally stabbed in the back of the head with a tree branch and she pulls it out when she wakes up spread open on the autopsy table and folds her skin back together and walks out of the morgue...YES!!!!!!
Anyway my advice is that its not too late to start watching this show, and get addicted, because if no one watches this show and it gets canceled I'm gonna be mighty pissed off. Above is a picture of the indestructable cheerleader from the show, just because shes hot, and shes probably like 16 and I'm goin to hell.... but your comin with me cause you agree.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
But having a woman do such inappropriate things may be considered absolutely inappropriate and overly obnoxious. Not in a humorous way, but more of an annoying way. People may think, "Wow, she has to stop because she is too much... too annoying." Why? Because society has constructed such constraining ways that women cannot act like that? Sex is not a biological determinant of comical behavior.
One more thing: why is it that when I say light "inappropriate" things in humor, it is such a surprise? The things I may say/mention/talk about are those similar to what my guy friends may say. But what I say is sometimes a shock to both guys and girls. I am told that "I'm cool" because I sometimes act like a guy (assumed simply through my rhetoric) yet, I dress fashionably as a girl (i.e. I dress femininely). If a tomboy-type girl acts like a guy, then it's because she is "just one of the guys" or she is a lesbian. If someone sees a girl who dresses like a "girly-girl," they assume that she will act like what society deems a "girl." Stop being so surprised! Get used to it! My humor/behavior is not going to change to appropriate the way I look.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Oh yeh, I checked out the Mellencamp website and this is a quote he had to say about the song that's coming out in 2007. (If anyone hasn't heard it enough by now.)
"About a year ago, I wrote this song to tell a story about some of the challenges our country faces and how our beliefs and ideals can help us meet them. This partnership with Chevy -- an American company that is creating jobs and supporting our communities -- makes perfect sense for a song that is all about standing up for the working people who are the backbone of our nation."
I swear this is the actual quote. What's the definition of selling out again???
Friday, October 20, 2006
Trying to incorporate an Asian culture into a Western film should be applauded, as it seems to be an attempt at pluralism (i.e., the idea of asserting a culture's distinctive identity) instead of simply attempting to assimilate the subservient culture. However, it was sloppy work (at least in the eyes of those who understand the language, behavior, and stereotype of the Chinese). I realize that it is not an easy thing to employ so many actors that may fully understand / speak the language (as most minorities born in the U.S. today are more eager to assimmilate and Americanize themselves than anything), but sometimes I still get annoyed at that seemingly lazy attempt. I guess whatever looks even halfway viable in the eyes of the mass audience (i.e. English-speakers) would suffice in inauthentic filming.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
The guest speaker for this month’s Ad Club meeting was Gary Mueller from Serve Marketing. Serve is not your everyday local advertising firm. This group is the only branch in the city to promote numerous local non-profit org chapters. Serve represents all the diabetes, AIDS, brain injury, child sexual abuse, shaken baby syndrome, and drug addiction collations who strive to stop these tragedies. The problem is, creating advertising for a group against pedophiles isn’t exactly as cool as advertising for a new clothing brand or car company. That’s where Serve comes in. They “serve” all these non-profit groups which other local agencies turned down.
The selection of ads Serve has done for these groups was just incredible. Mr. Mueller’s slide presentation contained ads that were definitely edgier, stronger, and more memorable than any mass produced “it” item I have ever seen. These ads really told a story—most often without words, which made the ads more compelling. To check out some of Serve’s work, I highly recommend taking a look at their site:
They really are “the nicest ads in town”
Oh yeah……and join Ad Club too!!!! :-)
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
...somebody is sick, House figures out what's wrong with his contraversial methods, and then it has some sappy sentimental ending. What's worse is that the little things between the characters are the same in every episode too (or at least the 4 and a half I saw). His helper doctors always question his methods the same way even though he always ends up being right. And their dialoge is never witty or compelling, it is always drab and conventional. The female helper doctor is always trying to get House to show his feelings because she thinks he is too guarded or too self-centered or something. And in every show I saw, it is apparent to the audience that House has done something for a patient that shows he really does care. Awwwwwww...isn't that nice.
Maybe this program seems so stupid to me because it's just not meant for my demographic. Most network shows are targeted toward females now; I guess that's why I have such a tough time relating to anything on free TV. Thank god for cable and old movies.
We all know the sad story of the UWM student who was shot dead while delivering sandwiches in Riverwest. Well, I searched farther into the paper and found yet another story of violence and death. A man in search of drugs shot and killed two brothers in their 30s and their mother - point blank, in the head and chest. Subsequently, I found, on the opposite page, a quite dissimilar story. A housefire with a woman inside. She was an amputee - one leg was missing. Her dog brought her the phone so she could call 911. The dog then retrieved her prosthesis so she could get out. Having troubles the dog assisted her yet again. Once outside it was discovered that the cat was trapped upstairs. Indeed, the dog rushed into the house to rescue the cat, but sadly, both perished in the fire. "Wow, what a heroic dog," I thoutht. I don't believe I have ever read two more contrasting stories on two opposing pages of the JournalSentinel. On the front page was an article about the threat of asian carp in the great lakes. Reading the article I learned that in Chicago about 100 years ago they some how reversed the direction of the Chicago river water. They altered the geography enough to shift the slope of the riverbed and cause it to empty into the Mississippi instead of Lake Michigan.
There is no point here. Maybe my point is that the newspaper is really great. During my lunchbreak I was saddened, shocked and appalled, inspired, and above all, educated (and I didn't even pay for the paper).
Monday, October 16, 2006
Horror movies seem to be getting more gorey, more bloody, and most importantly, more prolific. The best part is someone can expect to go to a movie and pay a reasonable (pfft) $9 for a scary movie, and then walk away disappointed, possibly laughing at how bad it was.
I would have
Hollywood just seems so bland these days.
Now when I say refill, I mean I had to fill it again because for some unknown reason, all of music was deleted about 2 months ago and I was super pissed. I didn't want to use it anymore. I had several albums on it that I didn't have physical copies of, and were now lost. But the prospect of taking my CD's seemed to cumbersome, so I decided to just use my I-Pod.
On Friday night, I was filling it with music while I was studying and I had about 850 songs on it, when I-Tunes decided to automatically update, which again deleted all the music on my I-Pod. And again, this included music I didn't have physical copies of. I nearly smashed the f*c$ing thing on the ground. I hate being forced to engage with a product that doesn't work. I can't lug cd's and discmans around with me, but if I want to listen to music on the go, I'm forced to engage with a product that seems hell bent on pissing me off.
When you have a television show that you release to DVD (aka Jackass), and you have a disclaimer stating that it's for "Mature Audiences Only"...why do you keep the bad language bleeped out? And, if you're going to consistently bleep out any occurrance of the F-Word on your commentary track, WHY do you insist on labeling it as an "uncensored" commentary track? Why do you tease me with wonderous promises and then promptly proceed to pull them away like an old man teasing a young kid with candy?
What, exactly, DOES the word "Uncensored" mean these days? Because, if "Uncensored" now means "We bleep the F-word", then I must have missed the memo. And, it pisses me off.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
One difference between this program and most others in prime-time today that I'm not that crazy about is its visual style. Every shot of FNL is shot handheld, and often the framings are deliberately off, with a character's head cut off at the eye or obscured by a foreground object. Like many of the techniques we talked about in class, this is probably supposed to give the scenes "energy." Handheld cinematography is typically also considered gritty, raw, immediate. It can suggest realism because of its use in many documentary films. It certainly makes the show look and feel different from, say, Grey's Anatomy. But after two episodes I'm tired of the jittery feel and disorienting effect of this technique and I wish the camera would just stand still. (I've seen lots of movies and television that use this technique and I do think it can be effective in certain contexts, I just don't like it here.)
You can watch the show at NBC's website, and even just viewing the "previously" segment at the beginning of the episode online will give you a sense of the kind of style/cinematography I'm talking about. Of course, if you want to watch it online you'll have to view a Nissan commercial first.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
This wasn't a small arthouse theater either. It was just a basic Marcus Cinema by some mall. What surprises me about all this is that films don't get anywhere near this type of audience interaction in Milwaukee and I found it fascinating that there is such a stark difference between Madison crowds and Milwaukee crowds.
Family and friends stop by anytime without notice and the hosts are extremely thankful and hospitable for their presence. Open doors really are open doors.
Here on the west side of the hemisphere, the home is some kind of embodiment of private property, a protected armor against intrusion of privacy. Why the HELL are we so damn private about everything? Really, what do we have going on behind closed doors? This place and its glorified independence does have some flaws.
Technology such as My Space is one cyber accomodation that allows us to feel like we can be hospitable without getting off our butt and degluing the glare from the screen in the comfort of our independent privacy.
Let me stop by and drop you a couple lines, and you can stop by My Space a little later and drop me off a few lines. Yeah I know, its intended to be more so for long distance and it really is a great promo tool for musicians. You can hear their latest jams and it probably makes people feel pretty good to be able to leave celebs a couple lines as well. But I just see this kind of stuff as a double edged sword. It can be used in good ways and bad. I do feel that technological advances such are hindering the confrontation of issues with becoming a community in America.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
By the way I also love YouTube.
These are my friends doing what I call the Shirts Off For Freedom Burrito Rain Dance at center street daze.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday October 9, 2006. 12:30pm. Greenfield, Wisconsin. I saw it. The FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE OF THE SEASON!!!! Here is my tale:
I was walking into Sears in Southridge mall with my fiancé, when we stopped dead in our tracks. Barely inside the door was a cluster of displayed Christmas trees and stockings. Looking at him wide-eyed I asked, “Is that a Christmas tree?” I didn’t need to ask because yes, indeed that was a Christmas tree, and a few feet away from it was a huge inflatable snow globe for your lawn! I’m not kidding, this thing was monstrous. Inside the blow-up globe spun a carousel of reindeer, surrounded by thousands of flying “snowflakes.” I remember wondering why anyone would put such a huge thing on their lawn (I believe I asked out loud how much this globe must cost), however, more importantly I wondered if I somehow fell into a time warp, and it was now December.
But I was obviously wrong. It’s still October. On one hand, I was kind of excited, because Christmas is my favorite holiday. On the other…..come on!!! It’s freakin’ October!!!!! And who knows? It’s been awhile since I was at the mall; these displays have probably been there for weeks now! When all the displays are up this early, it’s not about being festive and pretty for the holidays, it’s just about a marketing ploy. (Now I know some may argue that it ALL just a marketing ploy WHENEVER it’s put up, but I digress.) So yeah, the trees are up now, sucking all the fun out of everything. It’s as if all the stockings and tinsel are saying, “Quick! Hurry up and start thinking about the crap you want to buy! Time’s running out! Hey—maybe you’ll find something here at Sears as long as you’re being reminded of it in our store!”
Yep gotta love it. Advertising with reindeer, snow globes, stockings, and trees. In October. Way to go commercial America and stress people out earlier than you have to. (I did mention that Christmas is still my favorite holiday right?)
This brings me to the topic of my posting. Often when you listen to a presidential press conference you get to hear the president attempt to field questions about his policies and actions as they relate to current events and politics. Many of these questions are challenging and it is mildly entertaining, if not totally pathetic to hear the president try to sideline the point of the question and skirt the issue. And then the president, much to his own relief, will field a question from a reporter representing a conservative publication or news source like Fox. I call this the "red carpet question" and it goes something like this; a reporter will ask a cheap set-up question like "How should the parents of soldiers recently sent over to Baghdad expect to feel five months from now?" Then cue the patriotic music and unfurl old glory because the president, in all his trashy pomp, is about to astound us with a tale of "bravery, sacrifice, heroism, courage, and the price of freedom, blah blah blah..." And after the waves of applause subside and tears of triumph are dried, the scary thing is that many Americans are still buying it.
Monday, October 09, 2006
So one of my favorite comics that i have followed for about 6 years is finally becoming the huge success my friends and I knew he would. We would watch all his specials and drive to see his stand up acts in different cities, and suddenly hes blowns up and becoming the rock star of the comic world. The only comic to hit number 3 on the billboard charts for best selling album.
Alot of directors and producers are starting to take notice of his enormous and rising fame and want to cash in on his popularity. Talk show hosts are scrambling to have him as a guest, sit com producers want to put him in a new show, and movie directors are desperately trying to throw him into any crappy script they can find (Hence the new movie Employee of the Month him starring Jessica Simpson). Even Saturday Night Live who once asked him to become a cast member knocked at his door once again to host the show for the second time in less than a year. All of this hype is reminiscent of other comedians who started small and now are household names, like Ellen Degeneris, whos stand up career made her so big she is recognizable even by only her first name, and Jim Carrey, who went from funny, physical comedian to serious actor who rercieves critical acclaim for his films now. In another 5 years or so, who knows where Dane Cook will be, maybe hosting his own talk show, maybe starring in or directing the next Hollywood Oscar winning movie, or maybe still starring in crappy movies because they give him a paycheck. For anyone that has never heard of Dane Cook check some of his stand up at www.danecook.com under the videos section.
p.s. i have nothing against mormons but i just feel like it naturally makes him weird and lowers my chance of ever being with him...haha riiiiiiiight....
Sunday, October 08, 2006
I love how all these old songs that are really good are making there way back into the media via tv commercials, haa. (no sarcasm either) Its better than most of the stuff that we hear on tv. Although i couldn't find the "Rockin' Me" video i did find the "Joker" one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNflXup27gA
Now some of his music is kinda funny (he might have been on something). Like the lyrics for Abracadabra: Abra Abra cadabra, i wanna reach out and grab ya. haha. luv it.
Anyone see/hear any good old songs on tv recently?
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Seriously, if you have HBO you have to try to watch it. If you don't, the 5 dollar bin at Wal-Mart on Capitol is calling your name. It changes lives.
Friday, October 06, 2006
1. Fox "News" is completely obsessed with the differences between between Republicans and Democrats. Pointing out the inferiority of the Democratic Party is the basis for their entire existence. If these borderline criminal actions were committed by an actual Democrat, the pundits on that network wouldn't stop singing about it. They'd be having a party on the air complete with champagne and a burning donkey.
2. I took McBride's boring media writing class and the only thing I learned was that obsessive fact checking and spelling is the neccesary cornerstone of good reporting. I'm not accusing Fox "News" of good reporting, but the staff is clearly capable of simple fact checking. Something this simple and obvious wouldn't slip past them unless they wanted it to. And trust me, if it were true, they would want it to be out. (See reason #1)
So I'm convinced they let this "error" slip past because enough people would see it and believe this pervert was a Democrat.
Fox News: Fair and Balanced
(as long as you are a white, straight, Conservative, rich, protestant)
When asked what one thing Rick wished he could give his father, his reply was "The thing I'd most like is that my dad would sit in the chair and I would push him once."
Here is a link to a video of TEAM HOYT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryCTIigaloQ
After seeing the episode I was enthralled with the amount of production effort that Blizzard, the game design company for “WoW,” put into the episode. The “WoW” scenes within the S.P. episode were animated by Blizzard.
Although, players do have the ability, through certain programs, to capture videos and screen images, they can’t capture what was captured in that episode. One can easily tell that the South Park animation team did not animate the “in game” scenes, using one of the games various capturing programs.
A huge give-away is characters in “WoW” never move their mouths while speaking in the game, which happened all the time in the episode. This is a first for the Blizzard animators add that kind of in game animation just for the TV show. These weren’t blizzards A games typical CG rendered sequences. The amount of time it must have taken Blizzard to achieve these were pretty impressive.
Also the amount of misuse use of “WoW” game features spells, abilities and such really prove how much Blizzard and WoW were in on the joke. It was go to see the target of South Parks scrutiny helping out with the joke. Only true player of the game really got every joke that came out of their potty-mouths.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Thanks for all the consumer-confidence Emerson...
Emerson is seeking to both block rebroadcasts of the pilot episode, which are already airing on NBC Universal-owned networks USA and Sci Fi, and stop NBC from using any Emerson trademarks in the future.
Emerson insists the suit is more about NBC’s improper use of the In-Sink-Erator name than the content of the scene, which features a cheerleader who possesses the super-hero capability to withstand a running garbage disposal. And although her mangled figures return to normal seconds later, Emerson is taking a stand on behalf of all product-placements gone wrong, arguing, “it’s a trademark thing.”
With an arguement like that, who wouldn't be eager to support PROPER product placement?
Interestingly enough, Emerson is more concerned about its OWN image rather than the consequences of children who, after viewing the pilot and in proving to themselves that they, too, possess super powers, stick THEIR hands down a garbage disposal… yet never experience hand re-growth.
And with all the ongoing media hype caused by Emerson’s suit, the company is gaining more (free) exposure than it could have anticipate (and paid for) in the quick 5-second scene included in the NBC episode… because as we all know, in the world of entertainment, even bad publicity is publicity.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Obviously, hilarity ensues as Peter’s network shows are offensive to just about any demographic one can name. However, as in any TV masterpiece, they “bad guys” (in this case the FCC) come in the nick of time to foil Peter’s plans. Even though I’ve seen this episode before, the song Peter and his family sing (in tribute?) to the FCC cracks me up every time. It’s so true, how every little thing that could possibly be misconstrued and be deemed as offensive, the FCC jumps on immediately. It’s also ironic, however, that Family Guy has been named one of the most controversial shows in the past decade, yet somehow manages to still have shows airing which include gags people like myself find side-splitting, and have people like my parents in disbelief how I can watch something so “vulgar”.
So to please all the addics out there like yours truly, I included a little something special in this week’s post. Yep, you guessed it, it’s the FCC song as preformed by the lovable Griffin family!!!! (you're welcome) And here’s to all the “vulgarity” that still makes it on the air for us to enjoy! TAKE THAT FCC! :-)
Monday, October 02, 2006
There are alot of people that are very turned off by all of the Scary movies that come out during Halloween, saying that they are satanic or too disgusting....well to that I say shut your mouth and grow a pair! I think that watching horror movies holds the potential to possibly save your life one day. They teach you not to trust creepy strangers when you are in a strage redneck part of town, also i think they are just good times. Furthurmore, alot of these movies are based on true events; such as the Texas Chainsaw Massacere, which was based on the true story of Ed Geen who commited his vile murders right here in Wisconsin, weraing the flesh of his victims as masks and makinf lampshades out of it. They make you yell at the t.v. and feel a sense of terror that you never want to be a part of but you have a morbid curiosity as to wanting to know what it feels like to be in that position without any reprecussion of danger.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Here is a link to listen to the song...
You should check it out, especially all the ladies. The lead singer, Chris Carrabba, is very easy on the eyes.