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The Daily Alison (Wherein I play tag and then interview Anthony Pignataro)

Anthony Pignataro and I used to work at the OC Weekly. He always wore shorts, hence the invention of his alter ego, Tony LongPants, who wears pants. I think this amused the rest of us more than it amused Anthony, as you’ll see when I bring it up. Anthony lived in Maui for many years after Orange County and worked as the editor-in-chief of the Maui Time Weekly. He’s written a book called Remember The Technicolor Dreamboat: And Other Tales of Maui’s Misfits featuring some of those stories which you can buy here.

Related reading?

I briefly mentioned graffiti. This is the story I was referring to.

And the headache dance is referred to here.

And here’s Anthony’s account of the Rick Dees run-in.

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  • Hi Alison, Anthony's Pignataro's former paper is called: Maui Time Weekly, feel free to link to us at http://www.mauitime.com

  • alisonrosen

    Consider it corrected and linked!

  • Alison, Great news. A Russian former co-worker who is basically your age, said, at first, she didn't appreciate your slapstick humor, that it must be some kind of generational thing…She thought you were like 25 or something. My sister also thought you could be as young as 24.

    You're probably happy with that.

    Today when someone was talking to me and I wasn't listening, I was realizing, that, all of your guests on your vlog should be interviewing YOU every day. That is what we need to be knowing about. And, it would be funny for you to call them, for them to interview you. Not as contrary as reviewing movies you haven't seen.

    I'm thinking of cartoons that remind me of you – Daria, Kathy, Lucy from Peanuts.

    Have you ever come out explicitly as a nihilist? Or, is this just implied and recognized by your most ardent fans?

    I mean, the way I see it, the world is already built on self-denying nihilist superstructures…today, basically, anyone claiming to be civilized is nothing BUT a nihilist, the superstitious are the only loyal ones left.

    We can begin by labeling the world as nihilist, but, not as invective. (because to celebrate nihilism is the TRUE invective toward society.)

    Then, no one will be able to handle their new nihilist identity, except for you, me, and people like us. Then, we can shape their identities through our revaluation of all values.

    Think of it toots, you, me, and a self-conscious nihilist agenda, we could go far baby.

  • alisonrosen

    I don't really consider myself a nihilist. I just consider myself awesome.

  • Five Star Prototype

    Your intros get better by the vlog. I was blown away.

  • Hi Alison, Anthony’s Pignataro’s former paper is called: Maui Time Weekly, feel free to link to us at http://www.mauitime.com

  • Consider it corrected and linked!

  • Alison, Great news. A Russian former co-worker who is basically your age, said, at first, she didn’t appreciate your slapstick humor, that it must be some kind of generational thing…She thought you were like 25 or something. My sister also thought you could be as young as 24.

    You’re probably happy with that.

    Today when someone was talking to me and I wasn’t listening, I was realizing, that, all of your guests on your vlog should be interviewing YOU every day. That is what we need to be knowing about. And, it would be funny for you to call them, for them to interview you. Not as contrary as reviewing movies you haven’t seen.

    I’m thinking of cartoons that remind me of you – Daria, Kathy, Lucy from Peanuts.

    Have you ever come out explicitly as a nihilist? Or, is this just implied and recognized by your most ardent fans?

    I mean, the way I see it, the world is already built on self-denying nihilist superstructures…today, basically, anyone claiming to be civilized is nothing BUT a nihilist, the superstitious are the only loyal ones left.

    We can begin by labeling the world as nihilist, but, not as invective. (because to celebrate nihilism is the TRUE invective toward society.)

    Then, no one will be able to handle their new nihilist identity, except for you, me, and people like us. Then, we can shape their identities through our revaluation of all values.

    Think of it toots, you, me, and a self-conscious nihilist agenda, we could go far baby.

  • Anonymous

    “I live in Maui myself and am very shock to see The Maui Time Weekly mentioned in this blog…..”

  • The reason I brought it up is that your sarcasm is so intense, that it is resonating with my own nihilism, and perhaps I am projecting….but, you sure do a good nihilist parody.

    It's sure a loaded phrase, ambiguous in contemporary usage maybe…

    You wouldn't be in bad company – King Solomon, Buddha, Plato's Gorgias, Andy Warhol, Friedrich Nietzsche, The Sex Pistols are all listed as nihilists on this site.

    http://counterorder.com/nihilismbios.html

    Just saying you're the pop art of pop culture.

    The really interesting thing about nihliism is that, being the “Anti-Philosophy” Philosophy, it's got a wide umbrella.

    This site also has a great definition and history of the term, and the phenomenon.

    http://www.geocities.com/liudegast/nihilism.html

    I guess it was just another way of asking if you have any faith in humanity, as such…. (and why or why not)

  • I don’t really consider myself a nihilist. I just consider myself awesome.

  • The PTDemo

    Your intros get better by the vlog. I was blown away.

  • Anonymous

    “I live in Maui myself and am very shock to see The Maui Time Weekly mentioned in this blog…..”

  • The reason I brought it up is that your sarcasm is so intense, that it is resonating with my own nihilism, and perhaps I am projecting….but, you sure do a good nihilist parody.

    It’s sure a loaded phrase, ambiguous in contemporary usage maybe…

    You wouldn’t be in bad company – King Solomon, Buddha, Plato’s Gorgias, Andy Warhol, Friedrich Nietzsche, The Sex Pistols are all listed as nihilists on this site.

    http://counterorder.com/nihilismbios.html

    Just saying you’re the pop art of pop culture.

    The really interesting thing about nihliism is that, being the “Anti-Philosophy” Philosophy, it’s got a wide umbrella.

    This site also has a great definition and history of the term, and the phenomenon.

    http://www.geocities.com/liudegast/nihilism.html

    I guess it was just another way of asking if you have any faith in humanity, as such…. (and why or why not)

  • Trapp

    That was an amazing introduction! I was out of breath just watching… You're fast! You were a blur like in the cartoons.
    Lots of great stuff in these posts. The graffiti article, X's Billy Zoom…

  • Trapp

    That was an amazing introduction! I was out of breath just watching… You’re fast! You were a blur like in the cartoons.
    Lots of great stuff in these posts. The graffiti article, X’s Billy Zoom…

  • The PTDemo

    Damn, you are fast, Alison! You were like the Matrix! You must have fast twitching muscles like the Prototype.

    You are one of the few who can still manage to look good without makeup. Be proud of that!

  • Joe

    I consider myself a nihilist. I kneel all the time.

  • Joe

    Another awesome opening – and you got your daily exercise too!

    I can't wait until you play some Jai Aalai. You can invite friends over, move the coffee table out of the way and start hurling those Jai Alai balls around. And we can all place wagers online. Online gambling is legal, right?

    Just imagine some of this action in your living room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09L6_-hWy48

  • Joe

    I consider myself a nihilist. I kneel all the time.

  • Joe

    Another awesome opening – and you got your daily exercise too!

    I can’t wait until you play some Jai Aalai. You can invite friends over, move the coffee table out of the way and start hurling those Jai Alai balls around. And we can all place wagers online. Online gambling is legal, right?

    Just imagine some of this action in your living room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09L6_-hWy48

  • Ted_Goodlove

    Oh Miss Rosen….here's an idea….for like when you run out of people to interview…..

    So do a 3 way call / vlog – trivia episode…..you can have 3 bloggers call in and ask them Alison Rosen trivia questions….whoever gets the most right….wins!?!?!? Okay, the win….um I leave that to you!

    Enjoyed the opening….so creative!

  • Ted_Goodlove

    Oh Miss Rosen….here’s an idea….for like when you run out of people to interview…..

    So do a 3 way call / vlog – trivia episode…..you can have 3 bloggers call in and ask them Alison Rosen trivia questions….whoever gets the most right….wins!?!?!? Okay, the win….um I leave that to you!

    Enjoyed the opening….so creative!

  • Trapp

    So I was thinking of trying my hand at reviewing Alison Rosen films. It's really unchartered territory when you think about it. Soon, you won't be able to spit out the window without hitting a Rosenreviewer.

    But I keep getting stuck at the beginning: “In the opening scene, we see Alison Rosen playing with herself… “Tag!” she cries, as she…” That's where I usually start giggling, and can't continue.

    Anyway, Hey Proto! Just think one day you'll be old like me, and you'll still have all kinds of muscle twitches, although they'll all be involuntary.

    I think Ted's onto something here. It sounds much better than the phone conversation I was imagining I'd have with her.

    Alison: So what's up?
    Trapp: Duhhh…. I dunno.
    Alison: I thought you had something to say?
    Trapp: So did I
    Alison: Well, this has been very nice…
    Trapp: Duhh

    By the way, I thought about looking up nihilism, but there didn't seem to be any purpose to it.

  • boinkity

    I thought that is a kneelalist

  • Ted_Goodlove

    LOL – Nice Trapp

    After 6 minutes into the conversation with me, Alison would be like….”Ted…Ted…TED! Okay, stop talking….enough about your child hood baby sitter….people don't want to know about that! I asked you what your favorite RosenBlog moment was…not about LIsa the 21 year old nympho sitter! I only have 10 minutes here…work with me Ted!”

  • Trapp

    So I was thinking of trying my hand at reviewing Alison Rosen films. It’s really unchartered territory when you think about it. Soon, you won’t be able to spit out the window without hitting a Rosenreviewer.

    But I keep getting stuck at the beginning: “In the opening scene, we see Alison Rosen playing with herself… “Tag!” she cries, as she…” That’s where I usually start giggling, and can’t continue.

    Anyway, Hey Proto! Just think one day you’ll be old like me, and you’ll still have all kinds of muscle twitches, although they’ll all be involuntary.

    I think Ted’s onto something here. It sounds much better than the phone conversation I was imagining I’d have with her.

    Alison: So what’s up?
    Trapp: Duhhh…. I dunno.
    Alison: I thought you had something to say?
    Trapp: So did I
    Alison: Well, this has been very nice…
    Trapp: Duhh

    By the way, I thought about looking up nihilism, but there didn’t seem to be any purpose to it.

  • boinkity

    I thought that is a kneelalist

  • Ted_Goodlove

    LOL – Nice Trapp

    After 6 minutes into the conversation with me, Alison would be like….”Ted…Ted…TED! Okay, stop talking….enough about your child hood baby sitter….people don’t want to know about that! I asked you what your favorite RosenBlog moment was…not about LIsa the 21 year old nympho sitter! I only have 10 minutes here…work with me Ted!”

  • There's one quote by Nietzsche which is pretty funny when you substitute Rosenating for nihilism.

    “I praise, I do not reproach, Rosenating's arrival. I believe it is one of the greatest crises, a moment of the deepest self-reflection of humanity. Whether man recovers from it, whether he becomes master of this crisis, is a question of his strength!”

    Other eerie coincidences, Stanley Rosen is cited on the wikipedia nihilism entry.

  • Matthew Robson

    There’s one quote by Nietzsche which is pretty funny when you substitute Rosenating for nihilism.

    “I praise, I do not reproach, Rosenating’s arrival. I believe it is one of the greatest crises, a moment of the deepest self-reflection of humanity. Whether man recovers from it, whether he becomes master of this crisis, is a question of his strength!”

    Other eerie coincidences, Stanley Rosen is cited on the wikipedia nihilism entry.

  • Trapp

    I loved Nitschke. Especially when he played linebacker for the Packers.

    Rosenvlogs Rosenvlogs Get 'em while their hot
    Rosenvlogs Rosenvlogs… Dot Dot Dot…

  • Trapp

    I loved Nitschke. Especially when he played linebacker for the Packers.

    Rosenvlogs Rosenvlogs Get ’em while their hot
    Rosenvlogs Rosenvlogs… Dot Dot Dot…

  • There's one quote by Nietzsche which is pretty funny when you substitute Rosenating for nihilism.

    “I praise, I do not reproach, Rosenating's arrival. I believe it is one of the greatest crises, a moment of the deepest self-reflection of humanity. Whether man recovers from it, whether he becomes master of this crisis, is a question of his strength!”

    Other eerie coincidences, Stanley Rosen is cited on the wikipedia nihilism entry.

  • Trapp

    I loved Nitschke. Especially when he played linebacker for the Packers.

    Rosenvlogs Rosenvlogs Get 'em while their hot
    Rosenvlogs Rosenvlogs… Dot Dot Dot…

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