Pike's Pale

...the Ale that won for Yale

Monday, January 17, 2005

Pike's Pale Has Temporarily Closed.

Please visit California ├╝ber alles for all news on Tom and Jessica until they move to Los Angeles.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

5 THE HARD WAY

The cubs lost so it's back to the grind.

1) Baseball - My dear departed cubbies, how I will miss you and all the excuses to drink. The good news: the Red Sox kicking some fucking ass today. 7 runs in the 4th, that's just embarrassing. Anaheim's playing like the cubs. OUCH! (I slapped myself for that one.) I am addicted to baseball, a couple years in Chicago and it starts running through your veins. I never really understood it, but damn if it isn't the greatest sport in the world. Oh and FUCK THE YANKEES - god bless Minnesota. Although, if anyone should knock the Yankees out of the race it should be the Red Sox.

2) The Killers '46 and '64 - Jessica always writes her 5 before and gets to put in her two-cents first and she covered the films well enough. I'll just add that Lee Marvin is the fucking man, and Point Blank needs to get it's ass on DVD.


3) A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole - What a wonderful book. A comic epic. For those of you who have yet to read this gem, I implore you to dive into the world of Ignatius J. Reilly. You will not be disappointed.

4) Space Travel - Has anyone else notice that the whole space tourist flight is about the gayest thing ever? Wow $200,000 for 4 minutes in almost-outer-space. SPACESHIPONE you are LAME, you can't even put spaces in your name, how do you expect to put us into space. You don't even get to float around a little. I'm sure the view is fucking great and all but the price tag is a little steep. I'll just watch the IMAX movie I'm sure they're making. I guess I'm still holding out for the orbiting-around-the-earth tourist trade. Now that would be worth the cash.


5) Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke - I am only a chapter into the behemoth but am already loving it. Finally A book about magic that's not at a 5th grade reading level (Harry potter) and won't get you beat up on the bus (anything with an elf on the cover).

Friday, September 24, 2004

Go Cubbies!


The Cubs regain the lead in the wild card race. It's hard not to get excited about all this when you live two blocks from Wrigley Field. Plus the Giants fucking suck ass. And not in the good way.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

5 THE HARD WAY

1) The Opening Monologue in Slacker - "I should have stayed at the bus station." Priceless.


2) Reality Finale's - Wasting another entire summer watching TV never felt so good.

congratulations to all the winners.

3) Green Day's American Idiot -
I know that none of you are probably that interested in Green Day anymore, if ever. But the new album is great. Check out "Jesus of Suburbia" for nine minutes of pop-punk heaven. A Little something to head bang ironically to.


4) Hating the Star Wars DVD's - The packaging sucks as does the crappy special edition versions of the films. Fuck you George Lucas. Han shoots first and the sarlacc pit was scarier without that stupid beak. Way to ruin your films and destroy my childhood memories.

5) Mexicans Dressed Like Cowboys -

Man do they take that shit seriously.

Monday, September 20, 2004

You can't fight in here! This is the War Room

I have four copies of Dr. Strangelove. One VHS I stole from my father long ago, a three on DVD including one from the second release of the box set. And now yet another damn version of the film is set to be released. A two-disc 40th anniversary addition at that.



Now what the ass am I suppose to do? Buy it again! It is one of the greatest films ever made but this is getting ridiculous.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

2 years of Netflix

09/15/04-A Streetcar Named Desire
09/15/04-Chris Rock: Never Scared
09/09/04-From the Earth to the Moon: Episode 5-8
08/11/04-Triumph of the Will
02/16/04-Russian Ark
08/31/04-09/15/04- Thief (1981)
06/21/04-09/15/04- City of God (2002)
08/13/04-09/09/04- Good Bye, Lenin (2003)
08/17/04-08/31/04- From the Earth to the Moon: Episodes 1-4 (1998)
05/03/04-08/17/04- Elephant (2003)
06/21/04-08/13/04- Band of Brothers: Disc 3 (2001)
06/23/04-08/11/04- The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
06/03/04-06/29/04- Band of Brothers: Disc 2 (2001)
06/21/04-06/29/04- Dark Days (2000)
06/21/04-06/25/04- Secret Window (2004)
05/11/04-06/23/04- Band of Brothers: Disc 1 (2001)
06/16/04-06/21/04- 50 First Dates (2004)
02/20/04-06/21/04- Breathless (1960)
06/16/04-06/21/04- Touching the Void (2003)
06/16/04-06/21/04- Along Came Polly (2004)
06/09/04-06/16/04- The Great Dictator (1940)
05/11/04-06/16/04- In America (2002)
06/08/04-06/16/04- Miracle (2004)
06/02/04-06/09/04- The Cooler (2003)
06/02/04-06/08/04- Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)
04/21/04-06/03/04- Last Tango in Paris (1973)
04/21/04-06/02/04- Antonio Gaudi (1984)
02/09/04-06/02/04- In the Cut (2003)
05/06/04-05/11/04- Love Actually (2003)
05/03/04-05/11/04- The Last Samurai (2003)
04/27/04-05/06/04- Big Fish (2003)
04/27/04-05/03/04- Stuck on You (2003)
04/26/04-05/03/04- The Office: Series 2 (2002)
04/21/04-04/27/04- Radio (2003)
04/21/04-04/27/04- Runaway Jury (2003)
03/08/04-04/26/04- Nashville (1975)
04/05/04-04/21/04- House of Sand and Fog (2003)
03/08/04-04/21/04- Deliverance (1972)
03/18/04-04/21/04- 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
03/19/04-04/21/04- The Seventh Seal (1957)
03/24/04-04/05/04- The Singing Detective (2003)
03/12/04-03/24/04- The Emperor's New Clothes (2002)
02/13/04-03/19/04- The 400 Blows (1959)
03/10/04-03/18/04- Network (1976)
02/02/04-03/12/04- Swimming Pool (2003)
03/03/04-03/09/04- American Wedding (2003)
03/03/04-03/08/04- Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
02/25/04-03/08/04- Matchstick Men (2003)
02/25/04-03/03/04- Whale Rider (2003)
02/16/04-03/03/04- The General (1998)
02/20/04-02/25/04- Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
02/17/04-02/25/04- Dummy (2003)
01/14/04-02/20/04- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
02/17/04-02/20/04- Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
02/10/04-02/17/04- Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
02/10/04-02/17/04- The Bicycle Thief (1948)
01/14/04-02/16/04- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
02/10/04-02/16/04- Wall Street (1987)
02/03/04-02/13/04- Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
01/19/04-02/10/04- Open Range (2003)
01/07/04-02/10/04- The Sacrifice: Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (2000)
02/03/04-02/10/04- King of Hearts (1967)
02/03/04-02/09/04- The Verdict (1982)
01/26/04-02/03/04- Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
01/30/04-02/03/04- Johnny English (2003)
01/30/04-02/03/04- Freaky Friday (2003)
01/26/04-02/02/04- The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003)
01/23/04-01/30/04- Zero Effect (1998)
12/17/03-01/30/04- The French Connection (1971)
01/05/04-01/26/04- Underworld (2003)
01/05/04-01/26/04- Little Big Man (1970)
01/07/04-01/23/04- Notorious (1946)
01/14/04-01/19/04- Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
01/07/04-01/14/04- MASH (1970)
01/05/04-01/14/04- Out of Time (2003)
12/30/03-01/14/04- Best of The Muppet Show: Steve Martin(1977)
12/30/03-01/07/04- Anything Else (2003)
12/30/03-01/07/04- The Ice Storm (1997)
12/17/03-01/07/04- Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Season 1: Disc 1 (1961)
12/22/03-01/05/04- Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
12/29/03-01/05/04- S.W.A.T. (2003)
12/05/03-01/05/04- Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)
12/22/03-12/30/03- The Ice Storm (1997)
12/11/03-12/30/03- Chicago: City of the Century: Disc 1 (2003)
12/17/03-12/30/03- The Wicker Man (1973)
12/17/03-12/29/03- The War Room (1993)
12/11/03-12/22/03- Out of Africa (1985)
12/04/03-12/22/03- New York: Episode 8: The Center of the World (1999)
12/10/03-12/17/03- View From the Top (2003)
12/02/03-12/17/03- Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
12/09/03-12/17/03- Bad Boys II (2003)
12/11/03-12/17/03- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
12/04/03-12/11/03- Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
12/02/03-12/11/03- New York: Episode 7: The City and the World (1999)
12/02/03-12/11/03- Naked Lunch (1991)
11/26/03-12/10/03- The Maltese Falcon (1941)
12/04/03-12/09/03- The Birds (1963)
11/26/03-12/05/03- New York: Episode 6: City of Tomorrow (1999)
11/26/03-12/04/03- Daddy Day Care (2003)
11/24/03-12/04/03- Winged Migration (2001)
11/24/03-12/04/03- Gerry (2002)
11/19/03-12/02/03- The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
11/13/03-12/02/03- American Pimp (2000)
11/24/03-12/02/03- Bruce Almighty (2003)
11/19/03-11/26/03- The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
11/19/03-11/26/03- New York: Episode 5: Cosmopolis (1999)
11/19/03-11/26/03- Home Movie (2001)
08/14/03-11/24/03- The Third Man (1949)
11/13/03-11/24/03- New York: Episode 4: The Power and the People (1999)
09/26/03-11/24/03- My Life as a Dog (1985)
11/07/03-11/19/03- New York: Episode 2: Order and Disorder (1999)
11/12/03-11/19/03- Sick (1997)
11/11/03-11/19/03- New York: Episode 3: Sunshine and Shadow (1999)
11/11/03-11/19/03- The Italian Job (2003)
11/03/03-11/13/03- 42 Up (1998)
11/03/03-11/13/03- Freeway (1996)
11/05/03-11/12/03- Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
11/03/03-11/11/03- New York: Episode 1: The Country and the City (1999)
11/07/03-11/11/03- The Matrix: Reloaded (2003)
10/30/03-11/07/03- The Sopranos: Season 4: Disc 4 (2002)
11/03/03-11/07/03- On the Waterfront (1954)
10/30/03-11/05/03- The Sopranos: Season 4: Disc 3 (2002)
09/26/03-11/03/03- Stevie (2003)
10/22/03-11/03/03- The Office: Series 1 (2001)
10/27/03-11/03/03- The Sopranos: Season 4: Disc 2 (2002)
10/27/03-11/03/03- The Sopranos: Season 4: Disc 1 (2002)
10/22/03-10/30/03- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
10/22/03-10/30/03- Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
10/17/03-10/27/03- The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
10/17/03-10/27/03- The Shape of Things (2003)
10/17/03-10/22/03- Better Luck Tomorrow (2003)
09/22/03-10/22/03- Chicago (2002)
10/17/03-10/22/03- Willard (2003)
10/07/03-10/17/03- The Tick: The Entire Series: Disc 1 (2001)
08/14/03-10/17/03- The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
10/07/03-10/17/03- Holes (2003)
10/07/03-10/17/03- The Tick: The Entire Series: Disc 2 (2001)
09/26/03-10/07/03- A Little Princess (1995)
09/29/03-10/07/03- Dreamcatcher (2003)
08/20/03-10/07/03- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
09/22/03-09/29/03- Identity (2003)
09/04/03-09/26/03- The Brood (1979)
09/12/03-09/26/03- The Core (2003)
09/22/03-09/26/03- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
09/12/03-09/22/03- National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
09/12/03-09/22/03- The Crying Game (1992)
09/04/03-09/22/03- Existenz (1999)
08/14/03-09/12/03- The Awful Truth (1937)
09/04/03-09/12/03- Gangs of New York (2002)
09/04/03-09/12/03- Gangs of New York: Disc 2 (2002)
08/20/03-09/04/03- The Good Thief (2003)
08/20/03-09/04/03- Spider (2003)
08/14/03-09/04/03- Eight Men Out (1988)
08/20/03-09/04/03- Stranger than Paradise (1984)
06/30/03-08/20/03- The Hours (2002)
06/16/03-08/20/03- Narc (2002)
07/22/03-08/20/03- Pinocchio (2002)
07/22/03-08/20/03- Spun (2003)
07/29/03-08/14/03- Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
07/29/03-08/14/03- The Quiet American (2002)
07/29/03-08/14/03- Shanghai Knights (2003)
07/29/03-08/14/03- Brother's Keeper: 10th Anniversary Edition (1992)
07/09/03-07/29/03- The Harder They Come (1973)
07/09/03-07/29/03- Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (1999)
07/22/03-07/29/03- Final Destination 2 (2003)
07/14/03-07/29/03- Laurel Canyon (2003)
07/09/03-07/22/03- Re-Animator (1985)
07/08/03-07/22/03- Serpico (1973)
06/30/03-07/22/03- Lone Star (1996)
06/16/03-07/14/03- George Washington (2000)
06/30/03-07/09/03- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
06/30/03-07/09/03- Mona Lisa (1986)
06/30/03-07/09/03- Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke (1978)
06/30/03-07/08/03- The Awful Truth (1937)
06/20/03-06/30/03- Bad Taste (1988)
06/09/03-06/30/03- Biker Boyz (2003)
06/19/03-06/30/03- Smoke (1995)
06/17/03-06/30/03- Just Married (2003)
06/19/03-06/30/03- Titus (1999)
06/09/03-06/30/03- Tears of the Sun (2003)
06/11/03-06/20/03- Devil's Playground (2002)
06/11/03-06/19/03- Charade (1963)
06/03/03-06/19/03- Adaptation (2002)
06/11/03-06/17/03- Comedian (2002)
06/09/03-06/16/03- Frida (2002)
06/02/03-06/16/03- The Incredible Hulk: TV Series: Pilot (1977)
05/22/03-06/11/03- Sunset Boulevard (1950)
05/22/03-06/11/03- Max (2002)
03/24/03-06/11/03- All About My Mother (1999)
06/02/03-06/09/03- The Toxic Avenger (1985)
06/02/03-06/09/03- Barton Fink (1991)
06/02/03-06/09/03- Die Another Day (2002)
05/27/03-06/03/03- Love Liza (2002)
05/22/03-06/02/03- The Magnificent Seven (1960)
05/13/03-06/02/03- Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
05/22/03-06/02/03- Stardust Memories (1980)
05/22/03-06/02/03- Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
04/24/03-05/27/03- Auto Focus (2002)
05/05/03-05/22/03- Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
05/12/03-05/22/03- Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
05/15/03-05/22/03- The Complete Mr. Bean: Disc 1 (1990)
05/12/03-05/22/03- All or Nothing (2002)
05/15/03-05/22/03- Analyze That (2002)
05/05/03-05/15/03- The Four Feathers (2002)
05/05/03-05/15/03- Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)
04/30/03-05/12/03- The Odd Couple (1968)
05/02/03-05/12/03- The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
04/24/03-05/12/03- Rabid (1976)
04/24/03-05/05/03- The Believer (2001)
04/29/03-05/05/03- Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996)
04/21/03-05/02/03- Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
04/28/03-05/02/03- Treasure Planet (2002)
03/31/03-04/30/03- Secretary (2002)
04/18/03-04/28/03- Time Bandits (1981)
04/16/03-04/28/03- Red Dragon (2002)
04/18/03-04/24/03- Three Kings (1999)
03/27/03-04/24/03- Tuck Everlasting (2002)
03/31/03-04/24/03- Twin Peaks: Season 1: Disc 1 (1990)
02/13/03-04/21/03- The Fast Runner (2002)
03/11/03-04/18/03- In the Name of the Father (1993)
03/19/03-04/18/03- Empire (2002)
04/01/03-04/16/03- Roger Dodger (2002)
03/10/03-04/01/03- All About Eve (1950)
03/24/03-03/31/03- Femme Fatale (2002)
03/19/03-03/31/03- Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
03/19/03-03/27/03- In the Company of Men (1997)
03/07/03-03/24/03- Possession (2002)
03/10/03-03/24/03- City by the Sea (2002)
03/10/03-03/19/03- I Spy (2002)
02/05/03-03/19/03- The Women (1939)
03/10/03-03/19/03- The Color Purple (1985)
02/28/03-03/10/03- Shanghai Noon (2000)
02/28/03-03/10/03- The Age of Innocence (1993)
01/21/03-03/07/03- Written on the Wind (1956)
02/25/03-03/07/03- The Master of Disguise (2002)
02/25/03-03/07/03- Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
02/25/03-03/07/03- Road to Perdition (2002)
02/20/03-02/28/03- The Rules of Attraction (2002)
02/20/03-02/28/03- Stealing Harvard (2002)
02/11/03-02/24/03- Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)
02/13/03-02/24/03- Irma La Douce (1963)
02/17/03-02/24/03- One Hour Photo (2002)
02/11/03-02/20/03- Tadpole (2002)
02/10/03-02/20/03- My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
01/13/03-02/17/03- Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
01/30/03-02/14/03- Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)
01/30/03-02/14/03- Tadpole (2002)
02/07/03-02/13/03- Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
02/04/03-02/13/03- Igby Goes Down (2002)
01/21/03-02/10/03- Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
01/21/03-02/07/03- Undercover Brother (2002)
01/21/03-02/05/03- Dario Argento Collection: Vol. 1: Inferno (1980)
01/21/03-02/04/03- The Long Goodbye (1973)
12/23/02-01/30/03- Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
01/13/03-01/30/03- Notorious C.H.O. (2002)
12/23/02-01/21/03- Francis Bacon (1985)
01/07/03-01/21/03- Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
01/07/03-01/21/03- The Good Girl (2002)
01/07/03-01/21/03- How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
01/06/03-01/21/03- XXX: Special Edition (2002)
12/24/02-01/13/03- Sexy Beast (2001)
01/06/03-01/13/03- Frailty (2002)
12/13/02-01/07/03- All That Heaven Allows (1955)
12/16/02-01/07/03- His Girl Friday (1940)
12/23/02-01/07/03- Dario Argento Collection: Vol. 1: Phenomena (1985)
12/23/02-01/06/03- Unfaithful (2002)
12/23/02-01/06/03- Big Trouble (2002)
12/16/02-12/24/02- The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)
12/12/02-12/23/02- Human Nature (2002)
12/12/02-12/23/02- Men in Black II (2002)
12/12/02-12/23/02- Reign of Fire (2002)
12/02/02-12/23/02- sex, lies, and videotape (1989)
12/12/02-12/23/02- The Philadelphia Story (1940)
12/02/02-12/16/02- Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint (1989)
12/02/02-12/16/02- Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)
12/02/02-12/13/02- The Exorcist: Restored Version (1973)
11/29/02-12/12/02- The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
12/02/02-12/12/02- ...And Justice for All (1979)
11/29/02-12/12/02- Andy Warhol (1987)
10/21/02-12/12/02- Fitzcarraldo (1982)
11/19/02-11/29/02- Vampire Hunter D (1985)
11/04/02-11/29/02- Jazz: Disc 1 (2000)
10/21/02-11/18/02- Michael Moore's The Awful Truth: Season 1: Disc 2 (1999)
10/21/02-11/04/02- The Anniversary Party (2001)
10/11/02-10/21/02- Jackson Pollock: Love and Death on Long Island (1999)
10/11/02-10/21/02- Heavenly Creatures (1994)
10/01/02-10/21/02- Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
09/30/02-10/11/02- Michael Moore's The Awful Truth: Season 1: Disc 1 (1999)
10/01/02-10/11/02- Go Tigers! (2001)
09/19/02-10/01/02- The Sopranos: Season 3: Disc 4 (2001)
09/23/02-10/01/02- Baseball: Disc 1 (1994)
09/19/02-09/30/02- The Salton Sea (2002)
09/10/02-09/23/02- The Sopranos: Season 3: Disc 3 (2001)
09/10/02-09/19/02- The Sopranos: Season 3: Disc 1 (2001)
09/10/02-09/19/02- The Sopranos: Season 3: Disc 2 (2001)

Scored


I think this is the first time I was actually able to score some tickets that I really wanted on stupid Ticketmaster. I am very happy. Unfortunately I missed the tickets to the show with the Walkmen opening. I get to see urge overkill open for the pixies instead. But hey, it's all good. Just excited to see Frank Black, looking more like a pig than a man, perform Pixies songs live.


Friday, September 17, 2004

Crush My Ass

Screw on-screen crushes. Top five on-screen girls whom I've jerked off to.

1) Drew Barrymore as Ivy in Poison Ivy - It's hard to recognize the cute little girl from E.T. unless you concentrate real hard.

2) Shannon Tweed as Marilyn Mejenes in Night Eyes 2 - Oh the joys of a free cinemax weekend and a house to yourself. And god bless blonde behemoths.

3) Rosanna Arquette as Gabrielle in Crash - The scar. Need I say more?

4) Corinne Clery as O in The Story of O - Nothing warps a child's mind more then seeing a woman chained naked in front of a mirror and whipped by a black slave girl before getting it from behind by the master of the house. Women never seem to live up to expectations after that.

5) Alisha Klass as herself in Seymore Butts' Tushy Girls Slumber Party - First and last time I've seen an enema in action. Klass indeed. You have to love a chick that prefers it in the ass. God bless 'um.