Well, the year 2000 has hit some parts of the world, and they haven’t exploded yet, so that’s a good sign. But, what really surprises me is the mass acceptance of the year 2000 as the beginning of the new millenium. As far as I know, it’s still technically not the beginning of the new millenium until 2001, and yet I see major news organizations are reporting it as the new millenium. Have they given in and jumped on the bandwagon of the ‘Commercial Millenium’ created by organizations and businesses who want to cash in on this event. What happens next new year? Will everyone say, “Oops, now it’s the new millenium! Come buy more millenium stuff!” I don’t know. I guess there’s a fine line between who’s actually correct anyway. Society, and its masses of millions of people who believe we’re entering a new millenium, or the people who created the time system and terminology that says the new millenium doesn’t start for another year. Whatever the case may be, it’s now time for me to grab my Millenium Party Kit and head over to my special Millenium Suite so I can drink my Millenium Wine and watch the special New Millenium Broadcast on FOX as I enter the ‘new millenium’ in style.
Archive for December, 1999
Oh yeah, and Happy New Year everyone. Be safe and have fun.
Merry Christmas everybody, or at least everybody that it applies to.
A quick explanation of my absence. I celebrate a bunch of different Christmases with different sides/groups of the family on different days. I had the biggest one yesterday (Sunday), so I spent the previous week shopping for gifts, studying for final exams, getting a project wrapped up at work, and getting ready for a Tekken tournament on Friday. My last final is tomorrow. But anyway, you’ve heard it all before. I just wanted to let you know.
I was looking for a decent quality version of Fatboy’s Praise You video, but couldn’t find one. What I did find was this. It’s a behind the scenes look at the making of the Praise You video written by one of the dancers. I found it very interesting, albeit very difficult to read with that background. Here’s a taste:
They wanted us to look as though we were this very serious amateur dance troupe performing the routine to FatBoy Slim’s song for the first time. We supposedly had been rehearsing for months for this big performance, and we were dressed to look like dancers from the eighties. They also didnít want anyone to know that we were taping a music video, so the cameramen were dressed like tourists and they used small digital cameraís that looked like tourist camcorders. They just mixed into the crowd.
If you haven’t seen the video yet (like me), you can see a very low quality version here, but it’s almost annoying to watch. If someone can hook me up with a better one, I’d be much obliged.
This site looks pretty good: Soapshoe.com. Looks good and feels good so far, gonna have to see how it holds up. Regardlass, he’s a Cook fan, so it can’t be all bad. I added a link.
Looks like the party is moving closer to home (my home that is).
I probably should post about now, but my creative juices are running low. I think some new directions need to be added to the site. I have all the ideas, just none of the implementation. Blah blah. You know.
The BBC is creating a documentary about the last year of Norman Cook’s (Fatboy Slim) life, from his moderately-known days as a club dj and music artist to his current state of international stardom. Should be worth checking out. It’s airing first at 12:05 am on January 1st and again on January 5th. I’m not sure where it’s being aired though? Is there a BBC television station in the UK? How would we get it here? Heh.. and try to read the first paragraph of the article. I had to read it a lot of times before I understood it. Here’s a hint: there’s a word missing.
Are you good at golf? Do you have a bit of free time and some extra frequent flyer miles? Do you need a bigger penis (or perhaps bigger breasts)? If so, then I have just the thing for you. A golf tournament in Australia sponsored by a cosmetic surgery firm is putting up a penis (or breast) enlargement operation as the first prize for the longest golf drive. Sounds great, except that if you don’t win, everyone will know that you’re a bit on the small side. But I guess that’s a risk you just have to take, so start practicing.