Pete Wentz:Top 9 Gripes Of 2008 & Top 9 Favorite Things Of 2008
Pete Wentz:Top 9 Gripes Of 2008 & Top 9 Favorite Things Of 2008 – Fall Out Boy lead man Pete Wentz has taken time off his schedule to share his list of “Top 9 Gripes of 2008″ as well as his “Top 9 Favorite Things of 2008″.He apparently hates/loves Brad Pitt’s latest movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
my top 9 gripes of 2008 (come on im known for complaining. youd hate it if i didnt).
1. The TSA
You still suck. i think you’ll be on the list forever. Either you’ re the nicest people on the planet or the rudest. there is no in
between. i hate the “four s’s” more than anything. i’d rather
watch the new hulk (see below) than get the four s’s. Oh yeah, and when
my foot was broken and I had to take the cast off and hop thru,
then you said it came back positive for bomb residue and I had to explain
“pyro” and you said you never heard of my band cause you’re into rage
against the machine and more “like heavy shit man” (ironic), that was awesome. But not as awesome as when you then asked if
we sounded like Rage. I always say “yes”, so that its less humiliating
for us both. Also, nobody is gonna put a bomb in their shoe ever again,
so quit turning us all into hippies. i feel like britney spears walking through the airport with no shoes on behind the lady that doesnt understand she has to take off her super big earrings and silver belt buckle before she goes through. You’re like that little bodega
that changes the price of a pack of gum depending on who walks in.
2. asking “are you that guy?” which one? the guy with his dick on the
internet or the one who’s married to “that one chicks sister?” or just
someone who looks like your friend? Also, asking “are you famous? Are
you ___?” (dave navarro, elijah wood, taye diggs, etc.)
This is the 2008 equivalent of “hey how come you’re on my buddy list?”
- with me wishing i could send you a picture of me smiling in my pajamas pointing at my computer screen with your name blocked. The answer will always be “no” because it makes life
simpler for both of us. Though ill be honest I’d rather have a
conversation with you than take a picture, because it just seems more
interesting. Fuck your flickr account, let’s have a conversation and let
you learn how much more normal I am than you thought and how much more
unique you are than I could have guessed.
3. The hulk re-do. there’s nothing funny to say about this one just
watch the movie.
4. the word “douchebag”
while i realize that if i saw a dude like me i may just think “hey that guy is
such a d-bag”, i also know it’s just outdated. i mean we dont use pagers anymore,
right? i dont mean being dumped on is the problem – thats not what im getting at. lets
just get better and more creative at it. if you have any suggestions, i am very open to
them, and I;m sure you will yell them at me eventually.
5. the “euro-barge”
hard to explain. it mostly happens in europe, but imagine you’re in a line/queue,
then when the door or gate opens everyone just barges in front of you
and acts like you’re the asshole. i get it, america kind of euro-barged
the world a bunch, and in fact we totally euro-barged the native
americans. but if our new president attempts to stop our country’s invading yours under the context of liberation, (but really to further the neo-american coca-cola and oil empire), will
you not smash my lil fragile singer with your bag? trust me, the
airplane is gonna be just as sucky no matter when you get on it.
6. the “swoosh” hair cut
i apologize for my participation. god, these pictures are gonna be like
ones of my dad from the 70’s when he had long hair and a beard, just
bad. i have no excuse. i’m 29, i have no “angst” left in me.
7. passing of prop 8 (and similiar propositions around the corner)-
you’re fucking lame if you voted for this. these dudes pretty much put
out ads that made it seem like your daughter’s teacher was gonna teach
her how to lick box if they voted “no” on prop 8. seriously, while
being totally stereotypical- that famous girl that you wack off to,
yeah her make-up and/or hair was done by a gay guy, probably. the
only reason i am ever outside of a hoody, well that;s because of a gay
stylist. yeah “mama mia” (abba and the gays), yeah maddonnas whole
career…. its lame and we will look back on this in 50 years and be
ashamed of ourselves for the inequalities we allowed to exist.
though I’m guilty of it too, it fucking freaks me out. i don’t need to
know everytime you get a latte and how it tastes. besides i always go
over the 140 allotted characters and then it just looks like it was
written by a four year old russian kid. But for some reason I can’t
stop. I also get that this may be an example of me getting old in that
way your mom calls going on the internet “opening up her emails”. ps
this also applies to: bbm- it freaks me out to know someone read my
message and didn’t respond or vice versa (sweet movie). It makes me
“girlfriend” all my friends- and start acting like jim carrey in cable
guy. i just think we don’t need to go too crazy on this one is all.
like a couple twitters a day is ok. instead of twittering all day go watch diddys video blogs, they are bonkers.
9. The curious case of benjamin button.
this is a weird one because its definitely on my top list as well. i just think i over hyped this in my own head. this gets nowhere near the fitzgerald short story based on the mark twain quote i would have imagined in my highschool brain. i hate how jumpy the movie is and i honestly dont think there is much chemistry between brad pitt and cate blanchett. i also think its kind of a cop out to push it forward some sixty years in my mind just to have it conclude with some relation to hurricane katrina.
my top 9 favorite things of 2008 looking forward to 2009:
1. Street artists being recognized as legitimate contemporary artists.
My personal current favorite is: kaws (throw shephard, banksy, reas, greg simpkins, romanelli and a bunch of others in there). these were guys i jocked in graf magazines and its cool to see them get recognition from the rest of the world.
2. “Sooner or later” – n.e.r.d.
its a jam. PH is a dude who makes music/art to make music/art and for no other reason. i back that.
3. The fall.
if I could recommend one movie this year this would be it. this took four years to film and 18 different locations. honestly one of my favorite films ever.
4. Watching john mayer doing van halen better than van halen in an amphitheater in southern california.
shirts optional, solos mandatory.
5. Getting married to the only person in the world who could put up with someone like me.
6. The curious case of benjamin button
its weird that i put this on both lists but the truth is you cant deny finchers eyes for film. also, i give it to brad pitt for picking interesting roles. the idea of this narrative is mind blowing and at times i fell for the story.
and the like. because i love the haters. there is something in me that gets that. i like it if its witty, if its faster than me. if you burn me. i dish it alot, i deserve to take it some too. (which member do you think i am? i like you. you are the wild west).
8. the polaroid “zink”.
just after i began hording all of my polaroid film they come out with this thing. its sweet- you take the camera phone pic and instantly have the picture printed. only a matter of time before its on a phone or a digital camera (im looking at you japan).
9. bronx mowgli wentz
i have no words to describe how amazing he is.
its gonna be tough to top this all in 2009…
with music biz going down the tubes, i cant say i care because it was being run in a lousy way. strange to say because either its gonna come back from cardiac arrest with people like Lil Wayne proving everyone wrong or someone is gonna is gonna finally turn it into a zombie with a new idea. i feel it coming and want to be a part of it. i only appreciate this in the way that it is forcing people to get creative and think outside of the box- pop is getting weird again, i love it….
im gonna put up some of your top fives when i get my new computer (ahem, patrick…) apparently all the comments on the last post cause my computer to crash every time i view them.
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