Saturday, July 27, 2002

GO CRUISE IN THE SHAGUAR. I just got back from seeing Austin Powers in Goldmember. Critics have denounced the movie as a pathetic exploitation of low-brow humor and not-so-subtle allusions to pop-culture. Fortunately for all of us, it's exactly that (minus the pathetic part). I haven't laughed this hard in quite a while. Myers brings our favorite characters to an unimmaginable level in this third installment, not to mention the wonderfully placed cameos. Instead of writing anything more about it, I'll just say this: Go watch the movie. Now.

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

IRONICALLY IRONICAL, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. You know, when I listen to the Alanis Morissette song "Isn't it Ironic", I don't hear one single example of irony. It irritated me in a small way for a while. Then I just recently realized that the lack of irony was the irony. The song claimed to be about irony yet lacked it, making the song itself a perfect example of verbal irony. Pretty ironic, huh? Wait, no it's not. The song says it is ironic and is in away. So I guess that means it's not really ironic at all, in a wierd, over-thought third level interpretation sort of way. However, if that's true, the situation reverts back to the second level of ironic interpretation, a song about irony lacking irony, thus making it ironic again. It keeps on going in circles! Well, this is great. Now a song that used to mildly irritate me has now driven me to lunacy. It just goes to show that time spent contemplating the meaning of music is probably better spent listening to it.