Modern Urban Norman Rockwell (wonkakillskids) wrote in non_loser,
Modern Urban Norman Rockwell

  • Mood:
  • Music:

frootijen said try... so I'm here to see if I have what it takes.

Name: James John Philip McCormick... damn Roman Catholicism

Age: 23 going on... 24. Thought I would be witty, didn't you?

Location: Brooklyn, New York... Where you can walk one block and see a Starbucks and go the other way and be in the middle of the projects.

What does your Live Journal name mean? Loving Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I always knew Wonka killed the kids who he thought were wicked. As I got older, I would tell this to people and they would sit back, think and say, "James, you're right." I knew I was, wanted to start a band called Wonka Kills Kids, never did that, but then I got this livejournal and said, "Wonkakillskids will be the name that will bring me fame in the lj world." That and it's just cool to say.

If could have any superhero power, what would it be? Or what superhero would you be? Alot of people say Superman but that isn't fun. I mean, come on! Superman is invincible, big whoop. I'd like to just get by everyday with a cool gadget of some sort. Batman has too many mental issues, so he's a no no. Growing up, I was always a big fan of Green Lantern, because Hal Jordan is a normal man who uses his mind in order to use the emerald ring to his advantage. The stronger your will, the stronger your power. Yes, I'm a big time comic nerd.

Top 5’s:


Straight Edge kids who think they are cool for not drinking/smoking/having sex... yet never doing any of those in order to know if that was bad for them or not. I've lived the life of a 65 year old in my 23 years on earth. Now I can truly say I've lived a lifetime.

People that whine all the time when they can't get their way. Too many people on livejournal do this. It is evil.

Customers I've dealt with at every retail job I've ever had. Maybe a good 90% should be killed via pens to their ears for being the biggest morons I've ever known. One example being the customer who came into K-Mart and then asked me where the exit was, even though there was clearly one large entry way to get in and out of. Death to all!

Sprite Remix, green ketchup and any other 'extreme' food product. What ever happened to normal flavors?

Remakes of films that don't ever need to be tarnished. All the horror films are going through this 'revival' of sorts, and I'm happy that horror movies gets more money to make films, but a new Dawn of the Dead? What's next? Return of the Living Dead remake?? I know frootijen and I will go apeshit over that one. Hollywood just needs to be a little more original... but wait, they've been stealing and rehashing ideas since the days of Citizen Kane.


Horror films. I can live off of those only and live a great life full of gorey glee.

Vinyl. I've been collecting records for years and have a collection of about 500 or so records. And I have about 30 cds. See which ones I prefer? Most of the time I just get new albums on vinyl or I let my brother get the album so I can judge it like that.

Writing. Fiction or non-fiction. If it wasn't in my life I think I'd go insane. When I need to rant, I will always have a pen a pad with me to put down a few words which spill into sentences and then into intricate stories.

My girlfriend. You must realize, I've had the worst luck with girls EVER. So when Danyell came along, I was at my most severe guard, and sure enough it has worked out to my benefit, through thick and thin and life hasn't been this good since... shit, ever.

My Felix the Cat watch. I mean, Felix the Cat just rocks plus people always grab my arm to gasp at how cool it is. I believe it was mine when I was 7 years old and I found it again a year ago and always rock the hell out of it.

MOVIES: This changes every so often, but these are the constants...

Evil Dead II
Starship Troopers
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

RECORDS (not mp3 playlist): These are the records I've been spinning on my turntable as of late...

Queen - A Night at the Opera
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Get Happy!
The Cars - Self Titled
Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Hood
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue


I'm always told by others that I'm the most interesting and charismatic person they've ever met. I think it's the aviator shades I own. That and my ability to be witty even in the most awkward of situations. I have killer taste in movies (be it horror, comedy, black comedy, disturbing films, classic... I'm a movie database) and music (anything from underground hip hop to old school country... whatever is good will be listened to me). Loving Crispin Glover, no matter how creepy he gets (more so). Listen to the album he made in 1989. Download the song Clowny Clown Clown. Loving doo wop. Getting hit on by people because of my intelligence more so over my looks and then telling the gals and guys that I'm taken. I guess I'm sort of a heartbreaker. I can quote about 25 different movies from front to back, thus annoying people who watch movies with me or amazing them to the point where their mouths are on the floor. Loving japanese pop music to the point where I will go on ebay, searching for anything that resembles it. Just various things... some people think I'm lame, others think I'm the cat's meow. Did I just say cat's meow in normal 'conversation'?

Other Stuff


I've learned much in my 23 years on this planet. But the most important thing would be to never, and I mean never, date girls that smell like fish in their private area, pee the floor because they're excited to see you or have stubble on their stomach. And these examples are three seperate occasions.


Favorite food used to be chicken cutlets... but this is when I ate meat. 3 years later, experimenting with different recipes for vegetarian meals, I've gotten accustomed with making a teriyaki induced stir fry with veggies and tofu/fake meat. I have to say I've tricked many of my friends and family with these gourmet meal.


Male would be either Bruce Campbell (King of the B-Movies) or Jeffrey Combs (Prince of the B-Movies). I'll go with Jeffrey Combs because I spoke to him recently and interviewed him and I have to say he's one of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure to speak to and he's done roughly 10 movies I'm in love with... plus he's just creepy and bad ass. Female would probably be Ava Garder. Style. Grace. Beauty. And a good head on her shoulders, proving women of yesterday had the class and style to put most women today into shame. But hey, I'm a lover of old movies.

As you can tell, I talk alot.
  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

as for now, i vote yes... i'll post the exact point amount later... i know you rock regardless.
heehee thanks... I await to see my points. And saying I rock made me blush uncontrollably. Damn irish skin.
i'm irish too, i know how that works... lol [kelly eileen... who woulda thought?]
haha Look at my name... it's the height of an irishman at a pub, ordering Guinness wite his soccer buddies. Only one who is more irish then me is my brother. Ryan Patrick James McCormick. Can't get any more irish then that.
I can tell you are awesome, but here we go:
Color Scheme: 3 points. Nice, nothing special, but nevertheless nice.

Survey answers: 9 points. I'll highlight what I loved.
+Ava Garder
+the most important thing you learned, haha. those things happened?!?!?
+Writing, us writers have to stick together. :)
+Irishness--haha. I've been on a Joyce kick lately, so that's kosher with me.

Journal Layout: 8 points. Looks like you went with a paid user layout, which is cool. I am a lowly free user.

Readability: 10 points. You use the shift key, make nice, neat paragraphs. Yeah, you are awesome...

Interesting factor: 13 points. Yeah... haha. I was very amused.

For a grand total of: 43 points you're in by me!

:) Awesome, am I? I feel honored. And I like the one thing you said... +Irishness--haha. I've been on a Joyce kick lately, so that's kosher with me.

That's actually funny as hell to me. Something I would actually write in a script or novel. Yeah, my friend bought me 6 months, so I got rid of the old way and grabbed myself a nice simple paid layout.

:) Thanks again.
:) Glad to make you laugh!

And Thank you, for your smart and witty application.
You're very welcome. Thank you for your killer comments. And wasn't there another guy up for votes before me? Did he vanish? haha
Hardly. =)
It wasn't you though. I know you got voted in. :) It was another guy's application put up with mine as well... I think it had some lj name like audiodubliner?



13 years ago



13 years ago



13 years ago



13 years ago



13 years ago



13 years ago



13 years ago

// 04 \\// color \\

// 9 \\// survey \\
+ Username. Very cute.
+ Dumbass customers. I used to work at a retail store. Hell on earth, I tell you. When ya think you've just seen the dumbest person on the face of the earth, someone else comes along and breaks the record.
+ Disliking "extreme" food. Eew.
+ Queen. Rocks. Simple.
+ And, of course, the most important thing you've learned. That cracked me up.

// 09 \\// layout \\
Impressive. Haven't seen anything quite like it.

// 10 \\// readable \\
What do ya know, it is.

// 12 \\// interesting \\
Honestly, I'm to lazy to read. I'm going to assume it's interesting, because your application was. If it's not, ah well, because you're in anyways.

// 44 \\// TOTAL \\
Ay caramba.
:) If you ever want to check out my journal, please do. I like new people to give me their opinion on my journal.

Thanks again... and Queen does rock!
3 points-color scheme (You need some color man)
10 points-survey answers (Because you rock like no other) You share so many interests with me. You are the male version of me. I put down Bruce Campbell as my ido too. We both talk a lot and yeah well, we were seperated at birth. I am a lot pickier with girls though. Danyell seems like a great girl. Hold on to her. I do not work retail, instead I deal with customers credit cards. I get paid good money, but I miss dealing with customers coming in and talking about my boobs at the record store I worked at, or even having the occasional guy stalking you at the store begging you for a date.)
7 points-journal layout (Needs a splash of color, but I rarely expect that from a guy unless you are a Scenester. It is pretty basic, but again, you are a dude.)
10 points- Readability (Very readability.)
15 points- Interesting? (Heck ya. You make me laugh my ass off all of the time)
Total: 45 points

:) I'm glad I can be of service with the laughter. I know... my journal is very simple looking. You're right, I'm not a scenester (phew, thank god!) haha And yeah, retail almost drove me insane.... but now life is a little more tolerable while making people dentures. I have some interesting stories with that already.

Seperated at birth... I can see that. Horror nuts unite! Yes, my choices with women were horrid back in the day... but I guess it was to make me appreciate when I found a keeper, which I have. And Bruce is so cool... I just watched Terminal Invasion which was pretty bad. But sure enough, Bruce kept the movie's pace tolerable. He works wonders, even with the worst movies. All I know is, now I'm in the mood for some Maniac Cop now.

Thanks for the yes and the very kind words. You tend to make me blush way too often. God, I'm just a damn blusher.
Color: 4 ----I don't appreciate colors that assault my eyes and monitor, and your journal doesn't. My one complaint is that the body text is almost blends in with the background a little too well, and thus becomes hard to distinguish.

Survey: 8 ----I think I pick up a little bit of a grandiose air, but that's okay. I only know Jeffrey Combs from his work as Weyoun on Deep Space Nine and from the Sci-Fi production of "Beyond Re-Animator," but he seems about as rockin' as Marc Alaimo from the former. Good stuff, on the overall. Can't say I'm quite the horror geek, but that doesn't stop you from being a cool person. And the username is a great one.

Journal Layout: 7 ----Crisp, clean, effective. I've seen friends with paid journals pull in some interesting information/links in their sidebars while keeping their journal spaces pretty roomy (anything that resembles some sort of console display always tickles my fancy), the first three adjectives still certainly apply and are the prevalent feeling, even if there's some room for improvement.

Readability: 10 ----Yes.

Interesting: 12 ----I was going to give it a flat 10 since it seemed to be articulate but limited to the critique of random aspects of pop culture (with the occasional stream-of-consciousness bit thrown in for flavor), but the Equilibrium mention plays into my favorites, and since it's everyone's favorite American Psycho, Christian Bale alone is worth a 2-point boost.

Your total: 41, you're in.

You get a yes from me!
I know what you mean... but to me, if I litter my journal with links every which way but loose, it'll annoy me in the end. You should see the original Re-Animator, especially if you like endless amounts of gore and fun.

Plus, I love Mr. Bale. Can't wait for his turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman and the movie he just finished recently, The Machinist, where he lost roughly 65 pounds and looks sickly as an insomniac.

Thanks for the yes. :)
Color scheme
2 points- A bit bland.
Survey answers
10 points- Where exactly do I start? The name is funny as hell, but I personally think that Willy Wonka had those Oompa Loompas...dispose of the children. Superheroes I'm not too big into (I remember watching the old X Men cartoons Saturday mornings as an impressionable 5 year old, though), but to each his own. I have an unnatural fixation with all things science fiction, from Dune to Star Wars to most anything. The things that are lame I agree with, especially about the remakes (there's to be a Willy Wonka remake, you realise. I heard this and nearly died. But then Tim Burton's directing and Johnny Depp's going to be Willy so right now I'm still deciding if I'll like it or not).I just started buying vinyl, and I have two as of late. :-P Leave me alone, I'm fifteen. Even though I'm a crap writer, I think it's pretty cool to do too. The movies I haven't seen for the most part, and Alien I was never really into (except the part where the alien popped out of the guy's stomach. That was pretty funny), but Starship Troopers...*thumbs up*. Haven't seen it, but I've read the book. Pee the floor? Um...I'll take your word on that.
8 points- I like it. Very...modernistic? I don't know, I just know I like it.
If I can read it
10 points- Bless you and your proper spelling and punctuation!
If it's interesting
15 points- Every entry is funny/makes me think/keeps my attention, and that's rather hard to do with me, considering my attention span has been likened to that of a fish. A dead one. So you, my friend, have achived the near impossible.
Total- 45 points
Yeah, I'm still sketchy on the Willy Wonka remake... but I heard Tim Burton hated the original and is going more for the book's feel. So we shall see... not a musical either.

And the movie Starship Troopers I like for various reasons. One is because it's, at times, just mindless good fun. That's on the outside. The inside is a very anti-american movie, which was pretty ballsy at that time and to re-release it on special edition dvd and have great sales shows people are finally getting what the film is about. Makes me happy as a film/english major.

Hey, collect vinyl now because it's just going to keep going up. My most prized possession is one my girlfriend got me, near mint condition of Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash. Even though it was made in 1963. haha Plus my dad gave me a whole bunch of them too.

Glad my entries made you laugh, think and kept your attention. Gives me hope as a writer. Thanks again. :)
Poopshoot. I want to rate too. :(

("Poopshoot" being my word of the day.)
Are you one of the accepted people? Because if you are, I shall add you.
Mmmhmm, I'm one of the specialists.
Ahhh, a specialist. How can I resist?
Color scheme: 4. Forest greens. I like.

Journal layout: 8. Simple, clean, effective, and damned organized.

Survey answers: A perfect 10. I like the part about moronic customers. It reminds me of Clerks with the montages of the idiots who come into the Quick Stop and the RST Video.

"How much is this anyway?" *sign above her head says "99 cents" all over it*

Plus, I feel that the remakings of movies are not good, and shows they the writers of Hollywood can't come up with anything new and original that's fit to watch. Half the movies coming out this year are essentially remakes. (I'm not joking, but I wish I was.)

Plus, you have a well-rounded taste in music and movies that don't include the cream of the crap. I applaud that.

Readable?: 10. Absolutely no problem in that department.

Interesting?: 13. It kept my interest, while addressing topics I frequent and most pop out to me as read-worthy. Kudos.

The grand finale shows that the magic number is 45. You've got my approval- and another reader. ^_^

:) Thank you very much. I'm glad to know I keep people's interests long enough to get who I am.

Plus, I used to be called Randal when I worked at Blockbuster because I was so adament towards all the idiotic customers. Especially ones that when I said, "Oh, you should rent a black comedy." and they say, "No, I don't like those nigger movies." Um.... what?!?!