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Kanye West, Twilight, and other things that piss me off today.

Posted by Kyle Martinak on November 25, 2008

I hate Kanye West. He struts around, doing interviews and actually saying that he is the most powerful black person in the media. Never mind Oprah, Will Smith, Spike Lee and Barack Obama! Kanye apparently invented being black and successful before turning thirty.

This little trout-sniffer believes that he invented being a rap mogul, as if Sean Combs and Dr. Dre were fictional characters. He needs to climb off his magic little carpet and realize that his music is passable (at best), his power is finite, and he is replaceable as resident douche-bag rapper on Myspace.

Furthermore, “Twilight” needs to die now, before it turns into something so mindless that it invades my headspace on a daily basis…like the election did. As if Harry Potter wasn’t already an annoyance with how much these mindless teenage consumers buy, and buy, and buy the merchandise and see the movie and wear the clothes. I don’t even care if Twilight is a terrific book series, or a marketing jackpot. It has no intellectual quality, and it makes Hot Topic richer and future generations dumber.

On top of all of that, I’m not graduating in four years, despite the fact that I’ve passed every class that I’ve taken, and all of them have fulfilled some requirement. That just pisses me off, royally. I’ve only taken fifteen credits per term for the last two years, but there’s no way I can take more than that and hold down a job.  I’m being penalized for trying to put myself through school (and failing, I might add).

Also, I was thinking about applying for a newspaper internship, but I’m just not confident in my level of experience. I don’t think I’ll get it, and even if I did, I would probably have to move to Astoria or Eastern Oregon for the summer, and I don’t have the energy for any of that crap. It isn’t worth it.

I don’t think newspapers are for me. I have too many crazy ideas and scathing opinions for a supposedly-unbiased profession. So, I guess I’ll be using my extra year at Western to come up with another possible career. I wonder how someone gets into writing fortune cookies…

Anyway, leave me a comment if you would please. I need a little self-assurance right now.


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New project, election results, and Kevin Smith

Posted by Kyle Martinak on November 5, 2008

First of all, I’m trying to write “Zombie, Baby!” and I think I’m going to get it filmed at some point. Anyone want to collaborate on it (besides Rosely, who is kind enough to indulge me)? It’s a musical zombie story with old rock songs from the sixties, seventies, and eighties. Songs are from the survivors, the zombie hoard, the scientists that created the flesh-eaters, and finally from the last man on earth.

Well, beyond that, there are results for the damn election tonight. I really don’t care who wins. Either way, I’ll bet everything I own that I’ll wake up and still think the government is idiotic tomorrow.

Instead of worrying about Obama or McCain, I watched “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” which isn’t really a celebratory film for porn, but a celebratory film for film-making. I was really inspired by Seth Rogen’s character, Zack, and how he goes from a sub-par barista to an invigorated film-maker with a purpose. It was also just a damn funny flick.

That’s all I got for now. Cheers, people.

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