Sunday, November 06, 2005

Karma (1)

OMG, did you SEE that the directors of This Divided State DID read my blog and posted a link to it?!

The Yes Men = 2.5/10. The concept of posing as someone else at conferences and pullling stunts has the potential to be funny, but most of this movie was snooze city. I know little to nothing about the WTO and thus don't really care about what they were talking about. The only reason this movie ranked this high was because of the giant golden penis and the concept of the recycled burgers.

Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again = 7.5/10. Not as funny as the first one, but the Chewbacca/pubic hair bit Larry the Cable Guy did really hit home.

Remember back in August when I went to Boston's (bar) and listened to some music? And posted pictures of people that could be candidates for fashion roadkill? Click here for post reference. Specifically, look at the picture of the guy. Well, maybe I should have blocked his face out or something because the guy in the pic, Philip, caught wind of me makin' fun of his oh-so-sexy outfit. What follows are original emails. Anything that is red is either my thoughts or things I have changed:

--- Philip Zoellner <> wrote:

Hi, my Name is Philip Zoellner, I'm a musician here in
Tulsa.A good friend of mine emailed me a link to your
blog, in which you have a Photo of me! Yes, I think you
are making fun of my atire at Boston's watching TJ play!
(oh crap, how did the friend find me?) So funny! I know,
I really should tone my dress down here in Tulsa... however,
after living in nyc, I guess I just think everything goes!
Hope to meet you sometime, (oh yeah, uh-huh, Philip totally
thinks I'm H-O-T or he wants to make fun of my clothes, or
beat the hell out of me)
and be sure and come see my band
play!!! (or more likely he wants some publicity for his band)


PS I'll actual be at Boston's with my Trio on Saturday
with RedEcco!
From: "Rachel E. Harden" <>
To: Philip Zoellner <>,
Rachel Harden
Subject: Re: OH MY! - from PZ (Tulsa, OK)
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 22:19:48 -0800 (PST)


Sorry for the delayed response. I have been
swamped at work the last week (This is actually very true)
and have only been able to reply to email that requires
less thought. I'll have to complain to management about
working at work or something. (Or hopefully just get a big
ass raise next year?)
The Boston's outing was literally the 2nd time
I had heard a live band play in a bar. (because I just don't
GO to bars)
And I only went this time because I was asked by
a friend of TJ's, Rhonda. I thought TJ and his band were
fantastic! (and I was deaf for two days)
You "think" I am making fun of your attire? You word
that in such a way that I am led to believe you might not
have seen the post yourself. In the event this is the case
and/or your friend didn't know how to link to the specific
post, here you are in your flowery/camouflaged goodness:

Make no mistake, I am definitely making fun of
your attire in a sneaky way. (come on, it was awful looking,
but highly amusing)
In my book, anything does go. Regardless
of the locale. Just remember that in the "great" state of
Oklahoma, trends are about 5-10 years behind the east and
west coasts. Thus, "anything goes" will be more appropriate
in about 6 more years. :) In all honestly, I applaude you
for being true to yourself and your style. (also true,
I hate fake people, and Philip seems like he could care less
what others think, way to go!)
I am particularly hard on
people when I have my camera with me. If you browse
through my site, you'll see a lot of random picture
taking, usually car bumpers. I believe that night at
Boston's may have been the first time I took a
picture of completely random people and posted them
with their faces left intact.
If you are offended in any way, I can block out
your face or remove the picture altogether. You seem
to understand the hilarity of it all, though. (Thank
God! I don't think I would be able to kick his butt if
need be.)

You'd like to meet me sometime, huh? I can only
assume this might be to make fun of my attire. (Because
obviously if he read the post he'd realize I'm in a happy
relationship, right?)
I can assure you I am easy to make
fun of. Grace and style are someone else's middle names!


Rachel Harden
--- Philip Zoellner <>

RHD, (D?)

Thanks for writing back. I think its very funny...
No need to "block out my face" if anything, you could
add my name. You are a great writer. (No one has EVER
called me that before? Except my daddy and he doesn't
Keep it up... OK has so many easy targets,
I'm so proud to be in that coral.
Cheers, Philip

From: "Rachel E. Harden" <>
To: Philip Zoellner <>,
Subject: Re: OH MY! - from PZ (Tulsa, OK)
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 06:27:13 -0800 (PST)

Can I blog these emails as well?



From:"Philip Zoellner" Add to Address BookAdd to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Re: OH MY! - from PZ (Tulsa, OK)
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 14:32:08 +0000
Rock on. Hell, list my websites too, maybe they your
people can see more pics of me breaking some fashion laws. pz


Amanda Z said...

How funny.
That's like the opposite of how most people would react, you know?

ET said...

Damn IT. The word verification is back on. Have we not discussed this, Rachel? But I see your point...I have been getting stupid crap responses to my blog, and I don't even post anymore! Except about the puppy.

Anyway, now that this guy mentions New York, his outfit IS very Carrie Bradshaw. Any guy who wears camo shorts with a flowered shirt is good in my book. He presents an intriguing dichotomy. Sort of like "Joker" in Full Metal Jacket wearing a peace pin and a slogan on his helmet saying "Born To Kill."

Rachel said...

ET, you can deal with word verification. I get nearly 20 fake comments per day with it turned off.