Wait, what's this bogus crap right here? We're over at the (yawn) CCC, where Poor, Poor Anthony tells the Somber Seven that he wants them to find their "niche" with activities of their choice for the kids. Dude, bad call. Just give them all a rote task or two like walking the kids to the bathroom or refilling their empty bug juice cups. As soon as you actually allow them to express any free will, you're going to have Montana and Jason dispensing relationship advice, Elka mixing church and state, and Syrus lecherously oozing around the room skulking up to all of the kids and unctuously asking, "So, kid, any moms at home like you?" Anyway, Jason decides that because he used to like to build model cars, he would have MTV buy him a whole lot of model cars to give to them. That's really the whole scene. Yippee. Oh, and the song "Been It" by The Cardigans rages on as the soundtrack (foreshadowing in the most inadvertent way, considering its repeated use of the word "whore" in the unplayed chorus), which is a song from First Band on the Moon, the same album that features college-party dance staple, "Lovefool." Anyway, it's a great song and album, though not quite as good as the first one, which I found by accident in 1994 when in a desperate search to find a musical proxy for the brilliant Sundays, who had broken up for a brief spell of time called That Entire Decade. This project cost me millions of dollars in crappy CDs, which yielded only a lone quality few such as this one. Speaking of which, if anyone's in the market for the first six Cranberries CDs -- or perhaps you're interested in something a little more in the way of Tasmin Archer, and I'm sure you are -- email me directly. We'll see what we can work out. ["Hope Sandoval is sitting at home, crying inconsolably, right now." -- Wing Chun]
Timber shows up at the door of the firehouse, prepared speech at the ready: "I've been a good girlfriend to you. I have. I have loved you with all of my heart. But I [expletive, probably "smoked," deleted] up, and even worse I lied about it. And I know you were really upset." Kameelah voice-overs that Jason's prone to major attitude. You think? Back at the front door, he tells her she [smoked] up big time, and wants her to go away. Cut to them outside. She wants to fix what's wrong with their relationship. He doesn't believe that she would ever do "that." Do what? "Hang out with other girls." Doesn't he, like, live with other girls? Speaking of which, we cut briefly to Genesis, who has briefly decided to drop in this week, telling Kameelah, "I can't stand the way he talks to her. I can't stand that."