So this is what "they" mean when they talk about self-hating Jews...


Dollhouse's ratings continue to tank. 2.1 million viewers in the 18-49 demo? Yeesh.

It almost doesn't matter though. The show's second season figured to be a network test case for the concept of broadcasting a show based on projected future DVD sales rather than present ratings anyway. Fox has treated their Friday night lineup as a spec fic dumping ground ever since they struck gold with the X-Files, so it makes sense that they would finally go all the way with the idea and use Fridays as a way to try and create profitable franchises instead of just hit shows.

God Bless TCM

Their showing of Rear Window made me realize just how long Hitchcock's cheeky masterpiece has been the reigning champ of first-person perspective films... and how much of an achievement it was for Gaspar Noe to dethrone Hitch with Enter The Void.

I will finish that review soon, and that will hopefully open the floodgate for all the other reviews from TIFF 2009 I have yet to write. Enter The Void has to be the next review I write, for reasons that will become clear when you read it.

This Day in Anti-American Socialist History

It's no May 1st, but a lot of stuff happened on October 1st to make the reddest of commies happy:

- in 1867, Karl Marx's Das Capital is published

- in 1949, Mao stood in Tian'anmen Square and willed the People's Republic of China into existence

- and in 1974, the trial of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, Mardian and Parkinson (Nixon aides charged with conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation) began.

Undoubtedly Obama will do something today that will eventually be added to that list. Maybe he just started secret talks with Iran to sell out Israel or something.

September's Travesties

Despite the film fest I still managed to squeeze in 30 songs this month... not bad.

A Little Respect - Erasure
Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Common People - Pulp
Cult of Personality - Living Color
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Animals
Fox On the Run - Sweet
Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon - Neil Diamond
Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
High School Confidential - Rough Trade
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
Mac the Knife - Bobby Darin
Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
One - U2
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Roadhouse Blues - Doors
Solisbury Hill (live "Little Birdie" version) - Peter Gabriel
Space Oddity - David Bowie
This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Tush - ZZ Top
Veronica - Elvis Costello
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Wear Your Love Like Heaven - Donovan
Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
Whistle For the Choir - Fratellis
With a Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Beatles


My Crohn's has been kicking my ass for a few days now. Thank you roommate stress!

I'm predicting things will start to settle down in my nether regions sometime around Thursday. Why yes, that does happen to be the first of the month.