Lists for April 21, 2009

From Deadwood Edition #243

On Deck

...wherein we listen to what Lawrence's movers and shakers are moving and shaking. to.

  1. Janis Joplin "Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits"
  2. Led Zeppelin "Led Zeppelin III"
  3. Mastodon "Crack the Skye"
  4. Kan'Nal
  5. Alison Krauss and Robert Plant "Raising Sand"

Tubers

...wherein local TV connoisseurs intimate what keeps them on their couches.

  1. South Park "It questions society and pushes the limits by showing how ridiculous extremists are—and it's all done with construction paper. I was a fan of the episode where the cure for AIDS is lots of money and they just inject cash directly into your arm. Cartman is such an asshole, but you love him because you hate him. He's an itch you don't want to scratch."
  2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia  "It's f*cking hilarious. It's about people who own a bar and do ridiculous shit. It's very politically incorrect. When Frank is tripping balls and gets locked in the bathroom, then Charlie breaks out Green Man, that was awesome. Rickety Cricket is the best. He's my favorite character—an ex-priest who fell in love with Sweet Dee and is now a crack addict."
  3. The Soup "It makes fun of pop culture and America's obsession with it. They take clips from reality TV and talk shows and mock them. Joel McHale, the host, brings the hotness. He's very witty—and so meaty."

Bound Up

Currently reading: "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel "Basically it's about a guy who gets stranded on a boat with some wild animals, and he goes on a spiritual journey via conversations with these animals. It's kind of a worldly religious romp. There's a fairly major, depressing twist at the end—it involves cannibalism and everything."

One book everyone should read: "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm "Fromm is a philosopher and this particular book is about the human capacity to love. It's his philosophy on how we love and why we love. He breaks it down into motherly love, fatherly love, passionate love, etc. The major thing I took from it was you only have the capacity to love other people as much as you love yourself. You have to maintain independence in order to find love with another individual, whether it's a family member or a lover. It put into words everything I had held to be true—it's nice to have a philosopher eloquently express ideas you have."