LATELY — 8 January 2006

Kids at play

I just re­alised … I have such a soft spot for songs that include samples of kids in playgrounds. It’s such a unique, distinctive, cheer­ing sound. (Is this creepy?)

If You’re Feeling Sinister (Belle and Sebastian)

(Remember the Days of The) Old Schoolyard (Cat Stevens)

Live­Jour­nal UI’s is SO RETARDED! Why is adding to a journal on one tab, and editing old entries on a com­pletely dif­fer­ent tab? Why, if I want to edit an entry other than the most recent, do I need to say how many entries back I want to view? (Can’t I just page backwards.) And why is it so hard to add friends? I must have done this a lot of times, but I still can never re­mem­ber how to do it. Is there ac­tu­ally some way of doing it from the person’s profile page? It seems like an obvious place for it, but I looked and looked and looked and couldn’t find it.

… speak­ing of retards, I saw this movie last night with a plot of: some guy finds a retard (as in, an actual retard) on the street, turns him into a prostitute, then pimps him out (many many times a day) to pay off his debts. This is an ac­cu­rate account of the plot … though the movie is a Chinese comedy. Reminds me of this sup­posed TV Guide de­scrip­tion of “The Wizard of Oz”:

Trans­ported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets, and then teams up with three com­plete strangers to kill again.