Elsewhere in Larryville, local doctor Cl.thier was unimpressed, and submits this lengthy rant comparing the series to 90210 (Warning: this rant contains minor spoilers...just a warning to those of you who are currently wandering around Barcelona with a drunken Captain Chanute):
"You know, the actual episode might have been good, but in the context of the entire series, it was a complete and utter non sequitur. That could have been the ending to Saved by the Bell, Friends, or Full House. "We all die." Thanks, Christian, where I would be without you, Darlton, and the "big answers." It's all about the characters - I get ... See Moreit. But if that's the case, don't make up a whole "mythology", tell everyone "science will prove it", then in the end abandon it for a sideways purgatory story that could have happened regardless of the island crap. In some purgatory world, Dylan McKay is married to Brenda, but Mr. Walsh is desperately trying to get him to "let go" and be with Kelly. It's all very riveting, and best of all, really just about the "characters" and the "big questions", not stuff like, "How did Brandon get off of the alien ship?" or "Where did David Silver learn to start earthquakes by himself?" or "Has the space between Donna's breasts ALWAYS been used as a runway, or did that just start after her enhancement?" or "Do the KEG brothers finally win Homecoming with the Alpha house?" Like Sawyer's unreal purgatory self would say on leaving the office after a light night of writing mundane, imagined reports about people too stupid to get locked up in limbo (their limbo or just the plane people's limbo, well the plane people plus some and minus others), "Cop out."
Chip: "I spent last night watching CBS's Brooks and Dunn: The Last Rodeo special."
If there's one thing the boys love it's a concept album. If there's two things, it's a concept album about robots.
Janelle Monae's new album, The Arch Android, is "a 70-minute, 18-track epic comprising two suites, each beginning with an overture, telling a futuristic story starring a messianic android" (Pitchfork).
Read Pitchfork's rapturous 8.5 review here and check out some tracks, including "Tightrope," featuring Outkast's Big Boi!
Richard: "I don't think there's any question that this is the best concept album about robots since the Lips' Yoshima Battles the Pink Robots and Rock Plaza Central's Are We Not Horses?, which is about robot horses who believe they are real horses."
LC readers are known to masturbate at least twice as often as the readers of other blogs, so some of you will no doubt be participating in various Masturbate-a-Thon events during Memorial Day weekend as part of May's National Masturbation Month celebrations. Here's the mascot from the Portland, Oregon festivities, known as the Randy Eagle."
We also discovered an excellent on-line interview with Masonobu Sato, 2009's male winner for longest masturbation session (9 hours and 58 minutes).
Here are a few excerpts from the interview:
Was there any point you felt you couldn't go on? How did you get through those moments?
"Yes. Twice I felt I couldn't go on. I took great advantage of Japanese pornos as I prepared. Also I imagined many supporters in Japan including my girlfriend, family, co-workers etc...that I can't let them down."
Did you ever have an orgasm?
"Yes. I've come once in a halfway round. I continued masturbating without taking any rest or becoming flaccid then."
What does your family think of this achievement? Are they aware you are the world masturbating champion?
"Of course they know about the fact. They feel proud of me since last year's my victory, I think.