hey its friday, thus ask tony, but first a message from danielle k blondie


WHEN: AUGUST 1, 2009 at 9:00PM



(Or if you are unable to attend, films are visible for public viewing from the Essex Lofts rooftop on the corner of STATE and GRAPE streets and the 5 freeway in both directions)

Art for Art’s Sake Presents


On August 1, 2009 at 9pm a public art show —

3 François Truffaut films are being projected onto the Essex Lofts rooftop (corner of Grape and State Streets, Little Italy)

Walk on by, look to the sky, glance from nearby

i was stuck in traffic the other day and i saw this out my window

seems like everyone is reviewing funny people. today the times gave it a meh, the weekly gave it a meh, but the only person i really agreed with was my man LYT over at eonline, and one of the commenters over there – the one near the bottom who saw a screening the last week:

I saw a screening of this movie last week. I laughed. I cried. It is very long though. I usually don’t like Adam Sandler, but he was pretty good in this. Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill play the type of characters they usually do. Leslie Mann was fantastic. Eric Bana was great, I hope to see him in more comedic roles in the future.

i would add that the alterna chick was really funny too.

i would also add that yes its long, and some of that length is pretty much unnecessary, but it made me think “whats your damn rush?” the people are enjoyable to watch, the story is good, and its funny, so why do i need everything to end already.

plus the music is terrific.

update: i also agree with josh tate of LAist: “True, Funny People is not Apatow’s funniest film, but — true also — it is his best.”

last night i got to hang with mr taco stand

longtime reader of the busblog, husband, father, even grandfather, dan is on a birthday road trip around the west and took my advice and stayed at the Motel 6 near hollywood and highland and says its definitely worth the $75 a night.

we were supposed to meet around 7, but i was still in the dentist chair at 8:15pm, but dan is an honorary member of the xbi and knew i was in good hands and took the extra time to take pics of hollywood blvd – and meet Jesus.

seems like lately everyone has been asking me where to eat Chinese around hollywood and highland, and other than kung pow kitty which is ok, i dont know of anything really great around there (business idea?), so we went to Palms Thai to say hi to Thai Elvis.

dan and i gorged on tom kah kai soup and deep fried frog legs.

safe travels back to the homefront mr dan! and as always keep blogging.

photo of Thai Elvis by Mr. Lilly

the official news today is that the UCLA Undie Run is canceled forever

according to LAist the UCLA administration told “student leaders” that they were no longer allowed to strip down to their skivvies and run around their campus three times a year during finals.

pardon me, when did college students ever need permission to act a fool?

when did college students start ASKING permission to run around their own campuses?

did the school ask the students if it was ok to raise their tuition every year that they were in school?

i faintly remember a California law that said that because parents spend 10-15 years saving up for their children’s college educations, that the government wouldnt be allowed to raise fees or tuition more than a few percentages each year so that families could properly plan. did the schools ask the parents permission to blow off that law?

the problem seems to be that some non-students are going to UCLA to run around in their underwear. and also that a few kids are getting into fights and fewer still are getting hurt.

so? no really: so.

kids get hurt doing all sorts of things: driving, riding bikes, participating in NCAA sporting events where the students get zero money and the schools make millions. and yet the schools dont stop those things from happening.

for some reason.

my hope is the UCLA Bruins will take a little ownership of their college experience and do their thing in safe, fun, happy ways. if that includes running in boxers and briefs, then so be it.

the university has done its job by “officially” turning their backs on the unofficial tradition. let’s hope the kids do the right thing by maintaining the tradition – which is one of the more harmless things this blogger has seen on any campus.

saw a great movie last night

but i cant talk about it till friday when it comes out

it stars almost everyone in hollywood. and even a few hip hop stars. everyones very funny.

i wanna say “its the best 2 1/2 hour comedy that could have easily been 2 hours” but then that would be talking about the film (that only feels like 90 minutes).

so instead i will sigh about my relationship with my truest. i know uh-gain!

we left the movie on such a high, looking for food. as is often the case, i of course ruined the mood by talking about subjects that were bound to piss her off. i pissed her off seconds before the film, as well, because im just such a wonderful man.

but some of these topics needed to be discussed and i figured, why not talk about them in the glow of a great movie when the feelings are good? these are the lessons i learned while sucking on nitrous in the dentist chair: do painful things when really happy.

so we talked. and if theres one thing i am still amazed at is how well she and i can navigate through the dangerous seas of intensely sensitive subjects while trusting each other, saying things in blunt but sweet ways, and pushing each other to try to reach some semblance of shared agreement.

but because im completely insane, after we were in an understanding with one subject, i would double down and bring up a second high voltage matter, and then a third! all while doing the one thing she had repeatedly asked me not to do: put my hand on her bare thigh!


strangely, weirdly, ridiculously, we made it to Fred 62 (one of the few all night eateries) without totally hating each other and in fact feeling good about all the poisonous ground we had covered.

ate drank desserted and as she tried to fall asleep i kept talking to her and she had one eye open, one closed, and she was all please just lets table all of this till tomorrow. im not going anywhere. just going to sleep.

and a half hour later, i stopped yapping.

however at 4am i noticed that we checked in with each other with little whispers of “your feet smell” which got the response of “no, i just farted.”

one of my favorite blogs in the world is unleashed

our animal blog

yesterday lindsay posted a followup to the story about the gentleman who put a kitten in a homemade bong and blew a bunch of pot smoke in it to mellow it out. allegedly.

somehow he got caught. oh yes thats right, the police were called to his home, and when they arrived they saw the oddity first hand.

Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call Sunday allege that they saw 20-year-old Acea Schomaker smoking marijuana through a piece of garden hose attached to a duct-taped, plastic glass box in which the cat had been stuffed.

“This cat was just dazed,” Sgt. Andy Stebbing said. “She was on the front seat of the cop car, wrapped in a blanket, and never moved all the way to the Humane Society.”

according to the update, Acea who first plead not guilty to putting the cat in the box o’ pot, has not decided to admit guilt, a crime that could put him in the pokey for a year.

Schomaker originally pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges in April and has said his intention was not to harm the cat, a six-month-old female named Shadow, but rather to calm her.

Shadow, he said, had behavioral problems that included biting and scratching people. After hearing stories of animals being calmed when humans blew marijuana smoke in their faces, he decided to do them one better and placed her inside the smoking device.

How there is no “Acea’s Shadow” saturday morning cartoon series is beyond me. let them fight crime by time traveling through their magic bong and occasionally pleading guilty to adorable crimes of stoney cruelty.

the problem with love is sometimes you can love too much

thats the problem i have with my truest.

i lose my mind around her. ive never taken crack cocaine, but from what ive read and seen on made for tv movies, the love i have for her is much like what crack cocaine addicts have for their drug.

when im with her i only want to be with her. when shes ill all i wanna do is make her better. when shes well all i wanna do is make her laugh and be happy.

one reason i love her so is because she believes every word in this blog even though she was there when the busblog was created, including the part where i said it would be a work of high fiction.

but you write about the xbi in great detail, she says.

but you know lots of it is inaccurate, i’ll say.

so for her benefit, because shes going to believe every word in here anyway, and because id do anything for her, including eating tofu chicken substitute at breakfast wth my chicken fried chicken at Brite Spot, i will deliver a drop of truth in this damn thing:

soon you will be able to drink Tru Blood.

just like in the tv show, it wont be cheap, but it wont be $45 a bottle either. HBO is currently accepting pre-orders for $16 4-packs of the orange flavored carbonated pop.

Be the first to own the Tru Blood Drink, Ships early exclusively at the HBO Shop!

It’s official! The Tru Blood drink has now been ‘de-fictionalized’ and emerges into reality as a delicious blood orange carbonated drink.

* Meticulously crafted, the Tru Blood Drink is an exact replica of the bottle design as seen on True Blood. The 14oz glass Tru Blood bottle is stained in a rich red, with raised Tru Blood English lettering and matching Japanese Kanji.

* This blood orange flavored soda is slightly tart, lightly sweet and subtly carbonated. Designed to taste great while matching the appearance of Bill’s favorite drink, the drink pours like a regular soda, but with the standing appearance in a glass is stormy and mysterious.

Drink Menu:
The Fangbanger – Tru Blood, Vodka
Death on the Beach – Tru Blood, Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, Vodka
Plasmapolitan – Tru Blood, Citron, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice

Carbonated Water, Can Sugar, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Potassium Citrate, Carmine Coloring, Potassium Sorbate, Sucralose, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Caffeine, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Caramel Coloring, Red 40, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B6, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Folic Acid, Gum Accacia, Ester Gum

Can sugar? Looks like not everythings tru on the HBO site either. God i hope it tastes good.