Monday, May 10th, 2004
So I’ve been happily watching the DVDs of The Office season one, finished off the first disc and thought I had another disc to go – but no, the series is only six episodes! The bonus features were alright, but still, I was pretty disappointed that it was so short. I had just been getting into the rhythm and headspace of the show then and it was over. It was far subtler than I’d expected and required more concentration than your typical sit-com. I hear season two and three aren’t isn’t as good and not surprisingly, the American version is supposedly atrocious. Pity. And while I like Martin Freeman, I think he’s going to have to ratchet up the befuddlement to properly portray Arthur Dent in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy film.
Time to check in with some of the web’s finest e-zines to see what they’ve got on offer.
Nude As The News gets down to brass tacks with Kurt Wagner of Lambchop about their double-album opuses Aw, C’Mon and No, You C’Mon but neglects to ask him about his other life as Nightcrawler from the X-Men.
I actually went through more than a few drafts of commentary for this Flash Kikkoman soy sauce commercial, but no words can really properly capture its essence. So I’ll let Neil Gaiman, from whom I filched the link, do it for me: “As it is, it becomes a zen cohen: what is the sound of one fish-headed soy-superhero clapping…?” What indeed. Update: Here’s a version subtitled in English. Are the translations legit? I don’t know, but even if they are, they don’t make it any less perplexing.
np – Franz Ferdinand / Franz Ferdinand