2008 was mostly shite. The restaurant I ran closed, and I had to go work at another one, which is further away, and a shit-load more work, for the same pay. My kid was making B’s and C’s in school. My mum and my real dad are both real sick and dying. I did get to get a bit closer to my favourite actor ever, Nick Frost. He decided to trust me more with more personal stuff. Trust which I will never betray. Simon Pegg put me and some friends of mine on his personal guestlist for the Spaced Numb-a-thon, celebrating the US release of his TV series Spaced (also starring Nick Frost, and directed by Edgar Wright). I also got to have my first real vacation in years, and got to spend a lot of time with my friends that I never get to see.
In 2008, conservative republicans were subject to more scrutiny and disparaging remarks than any other year. We got blamed for the economic crisis that was caused by bills that all the democrats were in favour of. It was difficult to get along with certain people because they all-of-the-sudden became tried-and-true Obama supporters. Never mind the ample amount of uncontested negative facts stacked against the man. To all of you I say, congratulations, you got who you voted for, but I don’t think you’ll get what you wanted from him. Unless you wanted to become more like Europe. If that’s what you wanted, then yea for you.
As far as popular culture in 2008 goes, What can I say? I have to admit that I’m a bit lacking on input. I guess I can talk about TV. 30 Rock, It rocks. Bones came into it’s 3rd season, and I’m all for more David Boreanaz. So hott.
Movies were a bit lacking as well. The Dark Knight, Burn After Reading, Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Wall-E, Horton Hears a Who, High School Musical 3, the X-Files movie (big disappointment Chris Carter, you fuck!), How to Lose Friends and Alienate People… I enjoyed Zack and Miri more than any of the others. Fucking Kevin Awesomesauce Smith! I could probably come up with something better if I thought about it.
QUENTIN ‘08!!! Holy shit! QT announced in May that he had FINALLY finished the script for what we would come to know as IngloUrious BastErds! Fuckin’ A! He scouted his locations. He completed the casting process, with many surprises, and a few disappointments to some. He started and nearly finished shooting it! Quentin mothafuckin Tarantino gave us the BEST news of 2008!!! Totally made this year worth living!
What else was there? Oh yeah. Nick Frost filmed The Boat That Rocked… Which will be out in April '09! Go see it.