Monday, August 15, 2011

Not Only, But Also

In addition to posting sporadically upon this very blog, I also grace this site and this one with my wit and wisdom, provided I can either segment it in seven pieces or react to other's comments online.

For those too lazy to click, understand that I know where their sloth or entropy comes from:

7 Promises I've Yet to Follow Through On
By The King of Empty Promises

1. To burn the five episodes of the BBC's The Story of Ireland I download to dvd for my mother.
Promise made this past spring.

2. To burn the vhs of XTC videos lovingly collected by my friend Ben to a dvd for my friend Dave.
Promise made in January, 2011.

3. To loan my friend Bob the audiobook of David Cross' I Drink For A Reason that I had borrowed from the library.
Promise unfulfilled: I had to return the audiobook to the library.

4. To copy my dvd of Los Angeles Plays Itself for my friend Steve.
Promise made May 2011.

5. To burn some Betty Hutton movies to dvd for my friend Stacey.
Promise made November 1, 2010. Burned three movies to disc, have yet to give them to Stacey.

6. To loan my friend Kenny my copy of The Saragossa Manuscript.
Promise made in 2010, along with open-ended promise to get together for "movie night."

7. To post a list of 7 of 7Now! on a regular basis.
Promise made to my friend Karl in 2007. 2007? Good Lord!


wpbooks said...

What's the source for your copy of Los Angeles Plays Itself? If it's a nicer copy than the one I have, I may have to hit you up.....

the hanged man said...

Torrent. It looks pretty good, considering much of the film seem ripped from vhs and dvds.

I'd be happy to send you a copy, but don't forget I am the King of Empty Promises...

wpbooks said...

But aren't promises a lot like thoughts, and that's really what counts? Sounds like your copy is sourced the same as mine, but thanks for the promise, as it does count, probably mean well!

MizzStambaugh said...

The best part of your "empty promise" list is that you remember exactly when you made each promise...that's amazing!

Iva said...

Dec. 5, 2011
I hereby confirm that John has made good on one of his promises. He burned "The Story of Ireland" copy for me and one for Julie. Thank you, John.