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Too Much Wine

by DJ on December 6th, 2007 at 3:20am

Yes, I’ll be the first to admit: sometimes this blog is as far from profound as Richard Dawkins is from a church potluck dinner.  To wit, here are some completely unrelated and mostly stupid brain excretions…

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White Light/Black Rain

by DJ on September 26th, 2007 at 10:11pm

(The following was written after watching the excellent documentary, “White Light/Black Rain”, on HBO — detailing the aftermath of the bombing by the United States of the Japanese cities Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945.)

I understand the stoicism of the Japanese people. The people I came from are also known for smiling through hardship, for maintaining an even keel while the world around you is falling apart.

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Top Ten Random Band Names

by DJ on May 22nd, 2007 at 1:08pm

Yes, I was on one of those silly name-generator websites while I was supposed to be working today… but that’s the nice thing about working as a writer/producer — I can always say I was only trying to jump-start my creativity. Niiiice.

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Trapped in the Amber of the Moment

by DJ on April 16th, 2007 at 1:25am

Reflecting on the death of Kurt Vonnegut

I need to thank my older brothers, who turned me on to the unusual, maddeningly outrageous and ultimately mind-opening writings of people like Robert Heinlein and Kurt Vonnegut. It’s odd to consider that these two authors probably had very little in common, ideologically speaking, anyway. And yet each proudly carried an outsider’s point of view that I cherished, which probably has a lot to do with the fact that my current world view takes bits and scraps from hugely varying philosophies, yet aligns itself with none.

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Useless Media Musings

by DJ on March 25th, 2007 at 1:29pm

Some things I discovered this week, by surfing the channels, and surfing the web:

  • While Minnie Driver may not have completely mastered her American accent, she and Eddie Izzard are absolutely terrific in their new FX series, The Riches.

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Eat This, LA!

by DJ on January 3rd, 2007 at 5:57pm

Periodic Posts on Particular Prandial Pleasures

Mayura

  • Style: Southern Indian (Kerala)
  • Location: Culver City, on the corner of Venice Blvd. & Motor Ave.
  • Website: www.mayurarestaurant.com

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Hooray For Bollywood

by DJ on January 3rd, 2007 at 5:05pm

Here’s my latest dirty little secret: I have become a huge fan of Bollywood musicals. I’m not sure when it happened, or if it was instantaneous, but I’m hooked.

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