just saw that movie "Shortbus"....

I haven't cried at a movie since I don't know when, maybe never. I don't know if it would have affected me so much if I weren't such a lonely sap right at the moment, but it did. And the auto-fellatio scene alone is worth the ticket price. (I know I'm going to get a lot of crazy spam comments having just used that word, but whatever.) My only complaint that it was a little full of itself and there wasn't a strong Red-state character to dialogue with the whole free-love utopian countercultural vibe. But that aside: funny, touching, invigorating, wonderful.

xmas spirit

I can't believe I'm 31 and have never known that there was a song called "Dominic The Italian Christmas Donkey." It starts like this:

Hey! Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
It's Dominick the donkey.
Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
The Italian Christmas donkey.
(la la la-la la-la la la la la)
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da)

Santa's got a little friend,
His name is Dominick.
The cutest little donkey,
You never see him kick.
When Santa visits his paisons,
With Dominick he'll be.
Because the reindeer cannot,
Climb the hills of Italy.

....and goes on exactly like that. It's horrible. Here I thought that nun song was annoying.

And when I say "annoying" and "horrible" I mean I secretly think it's the best song in the universe.