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8.28.2002 by Forrest, every Wednesday.

Well I got back from vacation and have a huge headache which prevents me from inserting pretty pictures this week. But, uh here's some stuff.

Bacardi O Orange Rum

I think that I have found the ultimate mixing substance. A few weeks ago, I was away in the States and stopped at the Duty-Free Shop to pick up some cheap booze. Seeing as this was cheap, I bought some. Awesome. I don't know if I would do shots of it, but it makes an excellent drink mixed with just about anything. Try this:
1 shotglass Bacardi O, filled to the rim
1 shotglass orange juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash lime juice
Fill the rest of the glass with Tonic Water, garnish with a lime (in this case you can omit the dash of lime). There, you have the ultimate summer drink. Just in time for Labour Day. And the end of summer.

News Corp

News Corp is in big trouble, and I'm not complaining. Don't know who they are? Among other things, they're the bunch of dirty Aussies who own and run FOX. Which kind of makes sense of course - no one but Australians could produce programming this base, tasteless and irritating. Glowing pucks my ass. Anyway, this bunch of Fosters-drinking, crocodile-hunting barbarians are in danger of going bust and the only complainers are in trailer parks in Arkansas, too lazy to get off their couches to do anything about it. Whaatever. I suppose they'll have more time for Australian pastimes like hunting Kangaroos with boomerangs, imprisoning immigrants and being obnoxious.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

After reading several bleak depressing books this summer, I decided to have a go at some lighter fare, in the form of The Double - A story about an eccentric-but-likeable social outcast and his descent into schizophrenic madness. I picked this particular book because it was short, but I am sure that anything by this guy is gold. It's extremely readable, full of dark humour and fun, but at the same time manages to be deep. The kind of book that you smile while reading, then ponder about while scowling for days after finishing it. It is quite rare that I get excited about a book, unless it has pictures naked midgets in it. READ!!


So I was over at a friend's house the other day to watch a movie, and we flipped through the channels while waiting for people. Since he has Digital, we wound up on MTV - which was doing this show called "Becoming". For those of you who have not heard of this, it appears to be a show in which they take random people, dress them up like Jennifer Lopez and make them dance. This has got to be one of the most brain-rotting things I've seen in at least a week. Not only is it impossible to make someone look like Jennifer Lopez (or
a 98-pound weakling to look like Ja Rule), it was full of ridiculous product placements - in which the subjects pretended to be excited on receiving "All the stuff that Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule like". Interesting that those two have such similar tastes. If this kind of show isn't bad enough, MTV also has a disturbing penchant for censorship, and they stole half their good ideas from Moses Znaimer. Ugh

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