Monday, December 24, 2007

Gifts

From an insightful article by Matthew Weiner, executive producer of "The Sopranos":


Getting a gift is like being set up on a blind date. Like it or not, your friend
or family member is sending you a message telling you in a coded way what they
think you want, what you deserve and, on some level, who they think you are.


What does it mean when Weiner gets a Nascar jacket? Find out here.

7 comments:

Robert Archer said...

Sooooo, when I received a VHS copy of the hilights of the first season of Survivor from my sister, what exactly was she saying to/about me? Or what was she saying about herself?

The McGuffin said...

I agree, but most importantly, in my mind at least, sending someone a gift means that you are thinking about them.

Eric said...

McGuffin, you are correct, and I didn't mean to sound like an ass. But you have to admit, if I gave you a copy of "300" for xmas, you would wonder if I ever listened to a word you said. But, however, if your mom gave you a copy, it would be sweet, because she knows you like movies. So, I guess what I'm saying is that it all depends and whatnot.

BTW, that is my new year's resolution...to end more sentences with "and whatnot."

The McGuffin said...

So in 2008 we are going to hear this a lot..."See, I have these theories, and whatnot." :)

Now to completely turn this post a full 540 degrees, one of my resolutions (albeit down on the list) is to listen to more of this bands first album from 1981...

http://www.throwbackmax.com/gallery/toofastforlove.mp3

Looking back, I don't think I've ever heard an album like this before. Perfectly melding the glam rock of the late 70's a la The Sweet and dare I say Bay City Rollers and injecting some serious metal-laced testosterone. What a debut effort. Moe will love this resolution!

Eric said...

It's funny you should mention that. About a year ago, I ripped a copy of this record from Moe, and I listen to it often, withstanding jeers from my more snobbish friends. I care not.

I totally agree that this record is actually very good. I have called it my favorite KISS record, but even that sells it short, and whatnot

The McGuffin said...

I seem to recall a lively mixer with you on one side of a 5,000 watt speaker and me on the other while "Livewire" ripped us a new one.

Then I promptly went over and drop-kicked Charb with all the Diamond Dave "Jump" gusto within my limp body.

As Archie Bunker once lamented...those were the days...

Moe said...

As you all know, I was previously known as Motley Moe (among other nicknames)...what you may not know is that after owning all of their vinyl into the 90s, I only bought two of their albums in CD format. You probably guessed it, they were Too Fast For Love and Shout at the Devil. Of those two, I definitely jam to Too Fast more than Shout. Too fast defined my late Jr High and early high school years and always reminds me of my bleach blond mullet!!!