Friday, June 24, 2005


Here are some fine web comics I've been grooving on lately...

Dinosaur Comics
Alien Loves Predator
And, of course, that old reliable, Spamusement

And, in a completely unrelated note, check out this site and explain to me why Ke Huy-Quan's skin cells are all sold out.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

My Mark VII Fix.

I've been remiss in not mentioning how utterly cool it is that Dragnet 1967, the first season of Jack Webb's '60s revival, is finally available on DVD.

The packaging is a little screwy (17 episodes on three discs means 14 episodes on a double-sided disc 1, three episodes on disc 2, and an episode of the radio series -- the set's lone extra feature -- on disc 3), but the shows themselves are killer. By the time Webb made these shows, his hard-bitten noir sensibilities are drifting into campiness and his worldview had become seriously out of touch with the burgeoning youth culture of the time. It's a classic combination, and there's some killer dialogue to boot. ("Don't make my partner lean on you, because when he leans on you, he comes in hot and heavy and deep and doesn't stop until he strikes oil!")

Current music: Ozomatli's "Street Signs". Groove, baby, groove!

I Wouldn't Normally Do This Sort of Thing.

...but some celebrity gossip is just too bizarre (and totally believable) not to share.

I've developed some newfound respect, not just for Scarlett Johansson, but for all those other young actresses who said "no" before Katie Holmes stumbled along.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Updates Ahoy.

Oh, what's going on in the World of Eric?

• Well, Hunter finally has a birthday now -- July 18. We're counting down the days in anticipation, although Mary Ann's pregnancy has taken a bit of a rough turn the past couple weeks. We'll get her through it, though.

• Is Hee-Seop Choi turning into a monster or what? Now, if you can just stay consistent and not lapse into long cold stretches every couple weeks, people outside of Los Angeles might actually start to pay attention to him. And I have to say, it's so wonderful to see how the Dodger fans have embraced the big goofy Korean kid so quickly.

• Sarah is becoming insanely fanatic about the Dodgers. Not only has she picked up the "Hee-Seop Choi" chant (which comes out sounding like "chay-chay-cho"), but she also loves shouting out the names of several of the other players whenever the spirit moves her. Her other favorites are Eric Gagne and the euphonious J.D. Drew (or, as she says, "day dee doo").

• Lastly, and most importantly, if you've got any extra love to give, send it out to fishbowlsoul. She got the worst news of all yesterday. We're thinking of her over here at Eric's House...

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Time to Get... "Personal."

I know it's been forever since I've posted, and I promise to catch y'all up real soon, but first I had to share this little "pick-me-up." (Be sure to click on the 56k preview link.)

Oh, Billy Dee.... You know how to get me all weak in the knees!