August 2003 Archives

August 29, 2003

Complete DVD List

2010: The Year We Make Contact
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
A Room with a View
Animation of Jiri Trinka, The
Animatrix, The
Annie Hall
Awful Truth, 1st Season, The
Big Trouble in Little China
Blood; The Last Vampire
Blue Velvet
Buckaroo Banzai
Castle of Cagliostro, The
Changeling, The
Cowboy BeBop 1 of 6
Cowboy BeBop 2 of 6
Cowboy BeBop 3 of 6
Doctor Who: The Ark in Space
Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor
Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani
Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation
Doctor Who: The Robots of Death
Eyes Wide Shut
Farewell my Concubine
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fl/Cl (Fooly-Cooly)
Grave of the Fireflies
Groundhog Day
Haunting, The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The
Faulty Towers
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Julien; Donkey Boy
Jurassic Park
Laputa, Castle in the Sky
Leaving Las Vegas
Lost Weekend, The
Lupin; The Secret of Twilight Gemini
Manufacturing Consent
Masters of Russian Animation #1
Matrix, The
Memories (Anime collection)
Mindcandy (computer animation collection)
Muppet Show, The Best of, Volume 2
Muppet Show, The Best of, Volume 3
My Neighbors the Yamatas
My Neighbor Totoro
Nausicaa, Valley of the Winds
Ninja Scroll
Notorious C.H.O.
Perfect Blue
Princess Bride, The
Princess Mononoke
Requiem for a Dream
Simpsons, 2nd Season, The
Soylent Green
Spirited Away
Trigun, Volume 1
Winter Kills
Young Frankenstein

August 21, 2003

Minor Bash

Wow, 10 people actually showed up for my birthday party at Motor City, it is a new record.

Thanks especially;

You guys all rock.

Best birthday gift;Eliottt Smith, XO CD,
an extremely close second; Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension DVD.

Thanks a ton, guys.

August 18, 2003

Musica Prolifica

I want you to enjoy a rough cut from tonight's Arctic Square workout at Sam Thompson studios.

We were missing Erik the bass-man tonight but still managed to rough out 4 whole tracks. Here is the coolest of the lot;

Straight Line Curved Spine

Usual caveats.

August 11, 2003

Birthday Boy

Do not look at my wish list and buy anything off it for my birthday, which is;


This means don't click here.

It also means do not click here. Or here.

Thank you and goodnight...

August 6, 2003


Wow, I REEEALLY like Hipster Bingo. It looks just like Williamsburg.

Final Cuts Pro

Final versions of all your Arctic Square favorites are now available at

These are newly mastered tracks, folks, for maximum loudness and clarity, so go get them...!


Sam's current 8-ball league status;

Season record; 5-1
Skill Level; 4 (of 7)
Top Gun rank; 5 (of 30 players)

Neato. Hopefully my Skill Level and Top Gun rank will go up now I creamed Jamiyl, a 5, last night. Actually it was more of a knock-down, drag out marathon of a match, he was my toughest opponent yet.

One of the guys ahead of me in the Top Gun list is like a Norwegian national league champ, so he doesn't count. Then there's Paul, he's just too damn good, so he doesn't count either. Then there's my friend Rackham, who taught me everything I know, so maybe I will feel bad about stepping on him in my inevitable rise to the top like fresh cream. Finally there's Moishe, aka Mo, aka the quintessential pool-arch enemy.

August 5, 2003

Hacker Envy

Oooh, will someone give me $1,600? I want to attend Aspects of Offensive Root-kit Technology in September.

Actually I couldn't hack my way out of an MS-DOS window, but it would be great fun watching the other guys display their mad skillz. A nice "Black Hat Certificate of Completion" would not hurt too much either.

August 3, 2003

Better Off Without a Soundcard

Again, this is experimentation, folks. Thus I give you;

My Accordion AND My Bagpipes are Stuck in the Noisy Blender with John Tesh

For your listening.

August 2, 2003

Not Good at Dusting

I am having my apartment professionally cleaned today.

I am aware this is a bit extravagant.

However, from the looks of the place, it is about time. Jeez.


Wow, my;

Bathroom is clean
Floors are mopped
Surfaces are dusted
Refridgerator is clean
Windows are clean
Cat is clean...

Wait, I have a cat? Must have been buried in a dust pile, I forgot all about her! Hi, Paris! You must be hungry!