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Four Things

25 January 2006
Wednesday, 6:59 PM

It is a beautiful January morning in Philadelphia. The Pixelworthy office is incandescent, its twentieth story windows unable to find refuge from the sun. Shaded by a pillar, Stan glares at the iMac on his desk.

“Damn Zeldman. Fucking meme shit.”

A few feet away, Rob snickers into his cinnamon roll.

“Keep laughing. You’re getting tagged next.”

“Come now, Stan. I can’t break over three months of editorial silence by participating in some retarded meme.”

“Tough luck.”

Four Jobs I’ve Had

  1. Bakery Pan Washer
  2. Church Maintenance Man
  3. T.G.I.Friday’s Server
  4. Graphic Designer

Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over

  1. Miller’s Crossing
  2. Dead Alive (aka Braindead)
  3. Punch-Drunk Love
  4. Citizen Kane

Four Places I’ve Lived

  1. Hanover Park, Illinois
  2. Kutztown, Pennsylvania
  3. New Brunswick, New Jersey
  4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Four TV Shows I Love

  1. “The Simpsons” (pre-2000)
  2. “The Office” (UK)
  3. “Robot Wars” (UK)
  4. “The A-Team”

Four Places I’ve Vacationed

  1. Ottawa, Ontario
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  4. Ireland

Four of My Favorite Dishes

  1. Rizzo’s Big Red
  2. 12th Street Cantina’s chicken and cheese quesadilla
  3. Penang’s curry chicken
  4. Gianna’s cheesesteak

Four Sites I Visit Daily

  1. Gig Posters
  2. Pitchfork Media

Four Places I Would Rather Be Now

  1. Legoland
  2. The Sundance Film Festival
  3. AKA Music’s used CD section
  4. San Francisco, California

Four Bloggers I Am Tagging

  1. Jeremy Keith
  2. Mark Boulton
  3. InkFinger
  4. Dan Mall

Filed under: Film, Personal, Philadelphia, Travel

Comments Closed (13)

1. Adam Sandler (um, not really) says…  |  25 January 2006 / 10:24 PM

How nice to see someone mention the much-misaligned, much-misunderstood Punch Drunk Love.

Every day, I make a point to tell my wife her face is "so pretty, I just want to smash it." Now that's romance.

2. Rob Weychert says…  |  26 January 2006 / 9:23 AM

Punch-Drunk Love is outstanding for so many reasons. It is easily P.T. Anderson’s best; I don’t care what any Magnolia masochists say.

3. Dean says…  |  26 January 2006 / 1:30 PM

Yes! Punch-Drunk Love is a great movie. Most folks see the name Sandler and move on...but he's great here. And I love the Jon Brion Soundtrack.

4. Rob Weychert says…  |  26 January 2006 / 2:18 PM

Sandler definitely surprised me. I remember not having very high hopes when I first saw the trailer, but then the film knocked me on my ass. I’m glad I saw it in the theater. Everything about the way they crafted Barry’s world—the oppressive fluorescent lights, the jarring sound design, Brion’s score—is best experienced in the theater.

5. paul says…  |  26 January 2006 / 3:22 PM

I looked back into the history of this little thing and it looks like this woman was way, way back there. I can't figure out where she got it from. Maybe someone else knows.

6. bearskinrug says…  |  30 January 2006 / 4:54 AM

I can't believe you don't remember how much we enjoyed The Longest Yard. That's easily Sandler's best movie. Remember how that got the team PUMPED!!!?

You personally scored 7 touchdowns that night, Rob...

7. Rob Weychert says…  |  30 January 2006 / 10:55 AM

Yeah, but I usually score at least eleven touchdowns, so...

8. Lew says…  |  30 January 2006 / 2:39 PM

I think it's fascinating you prefer the UK version of Robot Wars. Why??

9. Rob Weychert says…  |  31 January 2006 / 8:28 PM

I haven’t seen either version of “Robot Wars” in years, so my memory of the differences between the two versions is spotty. As I recall, (former WWF wrestler) Mankind hosted the American version and had the stage presence and personality of a brick, as opposed to (UK host) Craig Charles, who was a real pleasure to watch. I remember the American version being generally less dynamic, with crappy house robots, and fewer and less interesting challenges for the contestants’ robots. Anyway, if it wasn’t that, it was something else. It was another typical American watering-down of an overseas gem.

10. kunter ilalan says…  |  01 February 2006 / 5:43 AM

that's it Rob, you were right! 'cause now you are tagged at Jason's things :) Even I am considering seriously - keep the neat work, heyas to Philadelphia.
- kunter from izmir - turkiye

11. kevin nocoins says…  |  15 February 2006 / 11:26 AM

Man, you like Robot Wars... you just keep getting nerdier and nerier everyday! Remind me to punch you tonight... and then we should watch some ROBOT WARS cause that shit is fantastic. Its not as good as Junkyard Wars... but I guess thats a whole different "blog" (as the kids call them).

12. BigA says…  |  16 February 2006 / 12:37 PM

Craig Charles' shinning moment was/is as the Takeshi's Castle play by play man.

May I also say that one of the benefits of having a blog that flys well below the radar, is that you don't get meme tagged. If you ever need to hide out Rob, let me know.

13. Rob Weychert says…  |  16 February 2006 / 1:04 PM

Hmm, I never saw Takeshi’s Castle. I think my introduction to Craig Charles was Red Dwarf.

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