Archive for the ‘Random’ Category

The Obligatory “I’m back” Post

Posted: 25th January 2012 by Mister Critic in Random
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Yes, that’s right. Mister Critic is back to biz-natch and ready to blog it up. Here’s a little something to break the ice and get us back into the swing of things.

Venti’s, Salem Oregon

Posted: 17th March 2011 by Mister Critic in Random

Reviewed by Mister Hand For Salem, finding a quality place to dine out that offers good food & reasonable prices is not too hard. Add to that a great atmosphere… and now you’re probably thinking about heading to Portland. Worry not though… there is hope. Enter Venti’s – once located in the historic Reed Opera House but now […]

I love this scene from Magnolia. The director, P.T. Anderson, is so creative, and brave given the risks he takes in his creativity. This scene, set to the song “Wise Up” by Aimee Mann, is so random and unexpected, yet it fits perfectly within the movie by pulling all these very different characters together into […]

Evil by Interpol

Posted: 28th February 2011 by Mister Critic in Random

Reviewed by Mister Critic Here is a good video to watch right before you go to bed. I don’t suggest watching it alone or in the dark. I love this song and the lyrics, but there is something unnatural about that puppet. However, I can’t look away. He haunts me. I implore you to tell […]

Trial by Stone: A Scene from The Dark Crystal

Posted: 19th February 2011 by Mister Critic in Random
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By Mister Critic For me there are certain words that trigger an immediate recall of scenes from movies, television, song lyrics, etc. It is some warped version of free association my mind does throughout the day. For example, whenever I hear the word “trial,” which my alter ego hears on a daily basis given his […]

Music Monday: You & I by Ingrid Michaelson

Posted: 14th February 2011 by Mister Critic in Random
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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Today’s song is dedicated to my sweetheart. She is the one who introduced me to both this song and Ingrid. She plays it for our family on the ukulele (correction: the electric uke), and it is one of my favorite songs she plays. She is so supportive of Mister Critic and […]

Cortez the Killer Cover

Posted: 7th February 2011 by Mister Critic in Random
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Here is one of my favorite covers of one of my favorite Neil Young songs. I like this song because it’s like a history lesson made into a poem set to music. Would have made a very interesting School House Rock episode. I love this video because you can tell this group of very talented […]

Travels Through Twitter

Posted: 5th February 2011 by Mister Critic in Random
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Please join @mister_critic during the Super Bowl for your daily humor allowance. And in the meantime enjoy this tweet from Micheal Ian Black: “Listening to 80’s music is great for an hour or so. Not sure how we did it for a decade.” So true, Micheal, so true.

Super Blog Sunday

Posted: 4th February 2011 by Mister Critic in Random
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The game is afoot for Mister Critic. On Super Bowl Sunday, not only will he be rooting on his Green Bay Packers, but he also has the chance to go head-to-head with other local blogs. On February 6, 2011, please stop by Salemites.com to check out all the great blogs and vote for the best. […]

Travels Through Twitter

Posted: 3rd February 2011 by Mister Critic in Random
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So Mister Critic just started getting into the world of Twitter. Not sure why I get such a kick out of this, but I love reading funny fictional character’s tweets. Here is a list of my favorites: Darth Vader-I know, I know, I’m a Star Wars nerd, let’s move past that. I enjoyed Darth’s Groundhog […]