Friday, December 05, 2003

Tiberius changes his template and loses all his links.

My Blogger template was screwed and I couldn't seem to fix it, what looked okay in a Mac browser never seemed to translate to browsers for PC's. I got so fed up I changed the template. Everything translated over except my links. I'll put them back up as soon as I can. In the mean time, here's some that shouldn't be missed.

Fiona Spirited Digressions
The best blog in the world.

Java's Bachelor Pad
Coolest site in the world.

Fuck Everything!
Funniest blog in the world.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Do you support Rush?

Old news, right? Who cares? People who make money off of Limbaugh that's who. I've been receiving emails lately from a right wing organization called Newsmax.com that is doing a survey on Rush Limbaugh. Here are the questions.
1) Do you support Rush Limbaugh?

I support Rush
I don't support Rush

2) Do you believe Rush's comments about football quarterback Donovan McNabb were racist?

Not racist

3) Has the media treated Rush fairly?


4) Do you believe Rush Limbaugh is guilty of hypocrisy for having a prescription drug addiction?

Guilty of hypocrisy
Not guilty of hypocrisy

5) Will Rush's revelations about his prescription drug addiction change your support of Rush's radio show?

Yes, I will have a less favorable opinion
No, it will stay the same or better

6) Do you believe the media is out to get Rush and other conservatives?

Out to get them
Not out to get them

The thing that scares me about Limbaugh isn't Limbaugh but the millions of people who listen to him and think like him. The system doesn't care if Limbaugh's a racist or not, it cares if he's making dollars and obviously somebody's losing dollars as a result of the controversy and wondering if they should drop his fat ass. Cool.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Tiberius is awakened by what he feared might be a rat squeezing its way underneath his door and scrounging around in the potato chip bag that he left on the floor. But it was only his neighbor.

I woke up this morning to a strange sound. The rustling of paper being shoved underneath my door. Mind you, I live in a small studio apartment and there are no rooms or hallways or walls that separate my front door from the main apartment hallway. I always feel somewhat exposed. Usually when I hear this sound, it’s the apartment manager leaving me a note that the rent has been raised. I could tell that who ever it was, was frustrated because I have this thing that I put underneath my door every night and it was obviously giving them trouble. It's a thin, long stuffed pillow thing that keeps the cold drafts out and shields the hallway light from sneaking underneath the door. It also serves as a barrier to those who want to slide pieces of paper underneath my door at 6:00 AM. An old girlfriend made it for me. The last time I saw her was when I was watching the five o'clock news and her mug shot appeared behind the news anchor. (And no that's not a joke!)

The sound, the cheap paper being crumpled as it's pushed underneath the door sound, is a very creepy sound. It fucks with my head. "The rent is going up!", "I'm being evicted!" and then there's the hope that it’s a secret admirer. "I've always wanted to talk to you", "Please don't be mad but… I'm in love with you!". No such luck. It was my neighbor from Apartment No. 1 who is expecting an official letter from their insurance company and they had put the wrong apartment number on their application, my apartment number. I don't know who the hell lives in Apartment No. 1. but I should, because I've lived in this particular complex long enough that I should know my neighbors, but I don't. I keep to myself. I recognize people from time to time but I don't know their names. So the person signs it, but I can't put the name with a face.

The only neighbor I got to know really well moved away about a year ago. A young spirited gal who took pity on an old man with a bad back. She now lives in a trailer park with her new man, just on the Washington/Idaho border. Maybe sliding notes under my neighbor's doors would be a good way to introduce myself and correspond with them. I could make a simple note and Xerox it for the approximately thirty apartment dwellers.
Hello Neighbor,
My name is Tiberius Furioso and I live in apartment No. 6. My phone number is 555-555-5555 and my email is tiberiussix@excite.com. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi. Nothing new really going on right now. If you wish to get off my "Slide The Note Underneath The Neighbors Door List", just slide a note underneath my door telling me to fuck off.

Your Bitter Lover,

Tiberius Furioso

Monday, October 06, 2003

Will someone please explain?

Does anyone really believe that Arnold's mentality has changed since his sword wielding Conan days? Doesn't anyone remember his answer to what is good in life? If you Californians have forgotten, let Tiberius remind you.

Question to Conan
Conan, what is great in life?
"Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!"

Tiberius gives up Comments!

I took my comments off for now because I was getting some that I didn't want to deal with. There was some really cool shit and then some that freaked the hell out of me. Plus I feel bad about ads. I don’t want people clicking on a comment link and getting an ad. That sucks. What an insulting drag! I also don't like having to manage the damn things. Tiberius doesn't have time for that shit. If anyone really cares, they'll email me personally. Also people making assumptions about my political and or sociological mentality. I got news for you. I don't have one! Tiberius is an emotional creature, not an intellectual one. I don't really care what anyone thinks, I just want to rock n' roll baby! Okay, that's not completely true. So what's new? How about Siegfried & Roy? I want to say "How ironic" but I'm not sure I would be using the word "ironic" correctly and it would be totally inappropriate, wouldn't it?

Friday, October 03, 2003

LoveFury Template screw up!

Thanks to Nick at Lavation for emailing me that my blog template was screwed up. It's a Mac/PC browser thing. I'm trying to fix it. I lost some links as well including F*** Everything! which I am sorry for because it rocks. Please email Tiberius if his template looks screwy.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Elia Kazan (R.I.P.)

Tiberius Furioso loves many of Kazan's flicks. Although, after watching the PBS documentary, "Miller, Kazan, and the Blacklast: None Without Sin", I won't be able to watch "On The Waterfront" in the same way anymore. The dude ripped off an original screenplay by Miller called "The Hook" and the movie ended up being a personal validation of his turncoat mentality with the HUAC. I think Kazan should be remembered for his talent as an artist and director, but the period of the Hollywood blacklist has not been properly addressed by Hollywood. Indeed, Hollywood exonerated Kazan and itself by giving him the honorary Oscar. The message? "Kazan didn't do anything wrong and neither did Hollywood and neither did our government". Bullshit! Like one of the commentators in the PBS documentary says: "They didn't want the names on the list, they wanted his name! They wanted validation!" Anyone interested in the Hollywood blacklist please check out from your library Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist by Patrick McGilligan and Paul Buhle. The people that are interviewed in this book are the people that should have been given the honorary Oscar that Kazan got. These brave people didn't do what Kazan and several other people did in the face of oppression, they held their ground and in doing so, many lost their careers and many lost their lives. Before Hollywood gave that Oscar to Kazan they should have asked for these people's forgiveness. They deserve it.

None of us can say what we would have done in Kazan's place. It must have been terrifying. But we should try to understand it and not justify it. The great actor Sterling Hayden named names like Kazan, but he didn't try to justify it. His decision haunted him for the rest of his days. Hayden named names out of fear and eventually went on an ACLU lecture tour to condemn his actions. He admitted that he was wrong and asked for forgiveness. That I can understand. But for Kazan to turn it around and say that he was correct when so many other innocent people suffered is simply wrong. Kazan also named names out of fear but then rationalized it and justified it.

As a film lover I'll continue to watch Kazan's films because he made some good ones. He was especially good with actors. But until the Hollywood blacklist is really addressed by Hollywood industry I'll always watch his films in sadness because of the dark cloud that hangs over their legacy.

Friday, September 05, 2003

Thanks for the feedback
I've recieved more comments from blabbing about movies than anything else on this blog.
Special thanks to Rob for correcting me on the lens thing for Barry Lyndon. That's what I get for talking out of my ass. I also noticed I put the wrong year. It should be 1975 not 1957. I fixed it. So I started a new blog "Glazed Donuts" just for the movie stuff and I'm going to leave LoveFury for the love stuff. Peace!

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