P: Can we get a muzak subscription? Some kind of soulless corporate drone?
J: But we already have you!
P: ...Touché.

Genre Parody Movies

Your suggestions are solicited!

Please add to my list of possible movies for a movie marathon of all genre parody movies! That is, the movie is not only a silly spoof, but also makes fun of an entire class of other movies...

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Shaun of the Dead - Zombie
Kung Fu Hustle - Kung Fu
Best in Show - Documentary / Big Competition
Enchanted - Fairy Tale
Hebrew Hammer - Blacksploitation
Murder by Death - whodunit
Galaxy Quest - Star Trek (might be a bit too specific)
Spaceballs - Star Wars (also might be a bit too specific)
Mystery Men - superhero
The Incredibles - also superhero (kind of a stretch as parody)
The Pink Panther - detective

Also encouraged are suggested three or four movie groupings.

I need an iphone or something

Also, to answer a bar question from tonight,


So my guess of 16 pounds is close to the high end used for some items (14 pounds). 14 pounds is what Google says when you type "1 stone in pounds". Another guess of 6-8 pounds includes the 8 pound value that was also used for some items. So it would be a bad bet, as both guesses are "right". It's also in common British use as equal to 14 pounds when reporting body weight.

Freezepop show

Hey kids,

There's a Freezepop show on Thursday October 9 at Pyramid on Ave A, after 7:30pm. I will be there. It is $15, no advance tickets. You should be there too.

Oh man. I just checked the calendar; that day is totally Yom Kippur. Break your fast with bagels, lox, and synthesizers! It's even on the lower east side! How Jewish can you get! More exclamation points please!!! (BYO bagels, synthesizers will be provided)

Concert Schedule

I will be going to most of these shows. Perhaps you should, too.

Stereo Total - Friday, August 24 - 8pm Bowery Ballroom
The Ditty Bops - Saturday, September 8 - 9:30pm The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
Underworld + James Holden - Friday, September 14 - 5pm Rumsey Playfield
The Chemical Brothers - Friday, September 21 - 8pm Hammerstein Ballroom
The Chemical Brothers + Ladytron - Saturday, September 22 - 6pm McCarren Pool
TMBG - Sunday, October 14 - Columbia University
Bad Religion - Monday, October 15 - Nokia Theater