June 12th, 2008

Mr. Clean - Later

Just woke up at 9 a.m.

Looked at the state of the apartment.

Decided I need another hour of sleep before I start to clean it.

After all, I have 31 hours to go before it has to be clean.

Really wish I owned a vacuum.

Possible Freelance Lead For You Peeps

It's posted on Elance, but you could probably find a way to contact them.

We are looking for a restaurant reviewer for our New York Style magazine. The first issue of the magazine will be printed in August and it will be similar to our Florida Style magazine (you can leaf through its pages at www.FloridaStyle.us). We need about 20 reviews per month, for our online and print editions.

Rate: About $20 to $30 /h
Duration: More than 9 months
Budget: Between $10,000 and $25,000

This Buds For EU!

Belgian company InBev SA, whose brands include Beck's and Stella Artois, delivered an unsolicited all-cash bid of $65 a share for Anheuser-Busch, which makes Budweiser, Michelob and Bud Light.

Wait.

Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Europe makes the best beers in the world. America, outside of a few hippy brew pubs in Seattle, brews monkey piss.

So, why the fuck would a company that makes and delivers tons of excellent beers want to fucking buy Budweiser.

It's like Hermes suddenly purchasing the Gap. Or Hugh Hefner trolling for $25 buck street hookers.

UPDATE: I want to note that I found and posted this posted before it was on Drudge - i.e. I did not steal his fucking headline.

Presumed Innocent

I'm re-reading Presumed Innocent mostly because none of the newer books in the used book shop appealed to me.

The last time I read it was about 15 years ago.

Man, I'd forgotten how good it is - and how it makes Grishm look like a hack.

In fact, I think I'm liking it better on second reading - because I remember who did the murder and I'm loving the air tight clues he gives you from almost page one.

It's sorta funny that I like this book. Since, as my shrink and I were discussing today, I usually prefer novels that lack solid conclusions.

Hence why I love American Tabloid (which ends roughly three minutes before an obvious logical conclusion), American Psycho (with an anti-ending stolen from Sartre), Harlot's Ghost (which, by design, tells you everything expect the one thing you want to know) and The Rules of Attraction (which lacks both a start and a finish.)

The only thing that these books and Presumed Innocent have in common are incredibly unreliable narrators (though that's up for debate in Psycho and Rules.)

Yet, Presumed Innocent has a rock solid ending that makes sense and bites you in the fucking ass.

And I still love it.

Exceptions prove the rule.