Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes
jervo

Instead of writing about the tsunami, I'm going to write about some material items that I recently purchased. Not because I'm shallow, but because what the fuck could I possibly say about it? 100,000 people dead? I can't possibly wrap my brain around that number. 3,000 dead after 9/11 is hard enough, and that I saw with my own eyes. It's beyond comprehension. And it's certainly beyond me writing anything meaningful about it. I suppose I'm just waiting for some fundamentalist nut to say how it's an act of an angry God against a God-less world.

So, anyway, as I was saying, I ordered The Complete Far Side and the Anchorman 2-DVD set the other day, and they arrived at the office yesterday. The complete Far Side is what it says it is - every single Far Side cartoon ever published, some that weren't, and a whole lot of hate mail in between. It's magnificent - and also huge. It weighs around 20 pounds, and getting it home from work was nearly ridiculous. Here's a comparison between TCFS and Infinite Jest:



The Anchorman DVD set is also insane. The movie DVD has 10 minutes of bloopers plus a ton of other features; the second DVD is basically all the deleted scenes spliced into a new, side-movie. Plus bloopers, audition footage, and other crap. My brain turned off after a few hours; it was too much insanity.
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