Phucks Per Minute

List of films ordered by uses of the word “fuck”. The top 10 films in their list fucking suck, although I only saw one of them. I’m surprised Pulp Fiction is only #15 on the fucking list.

VINCENT: I think we should be going now.

JULES: Don’t do that! Don’t you fuckin’ do that! Don’t blow this shit off! What just happened was a fuckin’ miracle!

VINCENT: Chill the fuck out, Jules, this shit happens.

JULES: Wrong, wrong, this shit doesn’t just happen.

VINCENT: Do you wanna continue this theological discussion in the car, or at the jailhouse with the cops?

JULES: We should be fuckin’ dead now, my friend! We just witnessed a miracle, and I want you to fuckin’ acknowledge it!

VINCENT: Okay man, it was a miracle, can we leave now?

Doing Something Different Every Day

This Blog Will Change Your Life:

Boasting to be “part instruction manual, part therapy, part cult, part sheer anarchy” this book [This Book Will Change Your Life] offers 365 days worth of instructions for hysterical living. It just so happens my life can use a little hysteria. What will follow starting tomorrow, Monday October 17, 2005, will be a record of my daily attempts to base my life on this book. We’ll see what happens…

The Day Eighty-Four post stated from the book:

Today throw away an apple core in the park. Mark the spot well, and come back in 20 years’ time to see your apple tree.

And what he did:

It was 24 degrees; the ground was frozen. My core bounced when it hit the ground. I tried stomping it, but just made a mush on my shoe. I marked it with two sticks, to form an “X”. When I came back later in the day a goose was eating the remains. I am not going to bother to come back again.

How to Play Greg Brown

“What we have to learn to do, we have to learn by doing.”

—Aristotle

I just learned how to play Greg Brown’s song, “Rexroth’s Daughter,” from this site: Greg Brown’s Songs: Transcriptions for Guitar. I quickly discovered I don’t have the voice for that particular song, so now I’m moving on to “Jacob’s Ladder” from Honey in the Lion’s Head. There are 70 or so transciptions available on the site.

Also provided are some basic tips for learning the songs. Here’s the first one:

Keep in mind that Greg is an excellent guitarist, but uses fairly basic chords. I would describe him as an excellent guitarist not becasue he’s excellent like Hendrix, but because he uses the chords and guitar to augment the song, not to write a song around flashy guitar. Many, if not most of his songs only have 3 or 4 different chords, and most all are played in the first position.

(via Bob Steidl)