Christmas brings together the most unlikely people. David Bowie stops by his new neighbor Bing's house to borrow a cup of cocaine. Bing, taking a break from brutalizing his children, invites Dave and the two sing, sing, sing.
Back in business thanks to a government bailout.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Oh how George Lucas wishes he could destroy all copies of this.
Here's one reason why more people kill themselves during the holidays than during any other time of the year. Think George Lucas would like to get rid of this piece of crap?
Best Xmas movie ever? Bill Murray's Scrooged. That opening scene with Lee Majors kills me everytime I see it.
That Seth Rogen is a funny dude. He'll make a fine Green Hornet:http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1575168/20071127/story.jhtml
Thrill to the best and worst movie tie ins of the year:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-bestworstgimmicks-pg,1,6649639.photogallery?coll=la-headlines-entnews&ctrack=1&cset=true
How's come Mel Gibson didn't authorize action figures from his movie the Passion?
Could this be an early gift from Santa? Could the new Bionic Woman be getting cancelled?http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2007/11/bionic_woman_comes_to_an_end.html
Other than beating a hobo with a hammer is there any better way to pass the time than playing the dead, not dead game?:http://movies.aol.com/quiz-trivia/are-these-actors-dead-or-alive
They sure are viral marketing the hell outta the new Batman flick:http://lifestyle.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=10517
Considering today is the last day of November shouldn't this list actually be called the best 50 films of the first 11 months of 2007?:http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/5939/signs_of_life_2007_best_films
If Axl Rose released records like he fought fires Chinese Democracy might have seen the light of day by now:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=85524
More details emerge on the sad death of Kevin DuBrow:http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/11/29/more-details-emerge-regarding-mysterious-death-of-quiet-riot-singer/#more-4581
Am I the only one who finds something unnatural about Paul Rodgers singing with Queen?:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003679304
Why do the Olympics need a mascot? They always suck:http://100percentinjuryrate.blogspot.com/2007/11/worst-olympic-mascots-ever.html
Don't ever mess with fans of Australian rules football:http://www.10news.com/news/14713785/detail.html
If you didn't see the Packers/Cowboys game last night, and most of you didn't since it was on the NFL Network..Here's what you missed:http://deadspin.com/sports/tony-romo/down-goes-favre-kind-of-not-really-328388.php
Why is it that the Blue Jackets never take their offense with them to Western Canada?:http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/recap;_ylt=AoNFt6Xwf.YWvFy8bdWDs.w5nYcB?gid=2007112922&prov=ap
Have a swell weekend kids.........
Thursday, November 29, 2007
No one would be surprised if I died and no one discovered my body for days but I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that Kevin DuBrow was dead for six days before anyone noticed. Las Vegas TV ran a story yesterday with DuBrow's fiancee who says she has last talked to the Quiet Riot front man last Monday. His body was found on Sunday after Glenn Hughes became concerned and started calling around from Los Angeles. Hughes became concerned when DuBrow was a no show for a party at Hughes house in LA. After DuBrow didn't return phone calls, Hughes called someone to bust into DuBrow's house. My question is this....You don't hear from your fiancee for 6 days....including over Thanksgiving....and you never once think something is out of the ordinary? What kind of kooky woman was Kevin DuBrow engaged to? You can go here to get a look at her and see the TV story:http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7417067&nav=menu498_6
Or you can go here and see her MySpace page:http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=82576157.
I hate Jay Leno. He's about as unfunny as being dead for six days and nobody noticing. However, NBC has done something cool. With the writers strike NBC has dug up old Tonight Shows with Leno from as far back as 1992. If you missed 'em you can watch them online here:http://www.nbc.com/The_Tonight_Show_with_Jay_Leno/video/episodes.shtml
Who else is interested when I say the words "group sex" and Eliza Dushku?:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-performance29nov29,0,7048371.story?coll=la-home-entertainment
Rolling Stone ranks the top 25 live rock records of all time...Kiss Alive better be on there...and Kiss Alive II.....but not Kiss Alive 3...that one kinda sucks:http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/17411224/rock_list_the_twentyfive_best_li
Who would have thought Morrissey and Lou Dobbs would have so much in common?http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7118412.stm
For my money, the most underrated songwriter of the sixties was John Fogerty. The war in Iraq seems to have lit a creative fire under the CCR frontman's ass:http://www.newsweek.com/id/72019
You know who else was underrated? The Band. Levon Helm is back:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/ap_en_mu/music_levon_helm;_ylt=Albi9vi3QTmBPC1CvNm46cmVEhkF
If you needed another reason to hate Lynyrd Skynyrd, you can use the fact that the band's drummer is a sexual offender who doesn't like to register with the law:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071129/ap_en_mu/people_ex_skynyrd_drummer;_ylt=Ahy3KS2frUfbTyc86R5_z6mVEhkF
More trouble for internet radio:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a0pKOrcpw6yE&refer=us
Ron Shelton, who brought us Bull Durham, now brings us a movie on America's favorite cheater Barry Bonds:http://www.variety.com/VR1117976669.html
Here's a good look at the Cleveland Indians new uniforms. I'm underwhelmed:http://www.thediatribe.com/
Who would you rather be shot in the face by? Dick Cheney or Bob Knight?:http://deadspin.com/sports/bob-knight-gun-show/bob-knight-a-shotgun-and-a-video-camera-what-could-go-wrong-327797.php
Am I the only person who doesn't gamble on sporting events online? $7 million waged on a tennis match? If you wanna throw money away people just hand it over to me:http://www.slate.com/id/2178648/
Did you ever notice how this time of year the news media recycles the same tired holiday stories? Now you can make a game of it!:http://newsbingo.mystarband.net/
I'm off to go watch that Canadian PSA again.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The mainstream media is finally covering the death of Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-et-quiet28nov28,0,3256507.story?coll=la-home-entertainment
Joe Namath is my favorite athlete of all time. I wish I could afford a Namath throwback jersey. I wish Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't playing him in a new film. Let the "Brokeback Quarterback" jokes begin now:http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117976625.html?categoryid=13&cs=1
The DVR was poised to make commercials obsolete. Thanks to 30 Rock that dream has died. Curse you Tina Fey!:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ifcb14f1723666f3a5d402c05b0d06431
Here's 20 songs about killers:http://www.spinner.com/2007/11/20/most-killer-songs-no-20/
Am I the only person geeked up about the new Indiana Jones movie?:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34908
If Britney Spears dies I'll be as surprised as I was when Redskins safety Sean Taylor got shot...which was not very. You just sort of expect it based on past history. Still, the reports that Britney has a special "fantasy" room in her house are kinda cool:http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2007/11/28/2007-11-28_britney_spears_keeps_secret_fantasy_room.html
They said it wouldn't last....Van Halen has announced more 2008 tour dates including two stops in Ohio:http://www.van-halen.com/
We never had guest speakers like this at my school:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=85690
The Black Crowes are coming back and waging war:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003677981
Most thankless job in sport? GM of Toronto Maple Leafs:http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=310920
One of the best names in sports may be at the end of the road...Duvie Westcott's egg is seriously scrambled:http://dispatch.com/live/content/bluejackets/stories/2007/11/28/duvie1128.ART_ART_11-28-07_C5_EG8JVG2.html?sid=101
Ichiro almost became a Yankee. Then his wife spoke up:http://www.enjoytheenjoyment.com/2007/11/if-not-for-his-wife-ichiro-might-be.html
Man I feel old when I read stuff like this:http://deadspin.com/sports/baseball-hall-of-fame/2008-hof-candidates-remind-you-how-old-you-are-326931.php
I'm off to figure out what the hell figgy pudding is.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I've been shocked that the internet chat concerning DuBrow has been overwhelmingly positive. This is a guy who at the height of his fame made a habit of slagging other bands. His controversial statements adorned the cover of all the metal mags of the early 80's (O.M.O.M. you may have my complete collections of Metal Edge, Hit Parader, Circus and Kerrang upon my passing). While he went about it the wrong way, DuBrow was right back then. Without Quiet Riot and Metal Health going to number one on the album charts, bands like Motley Crue, Ratt and Poison may have never been signed or if signed, not promoted like they were. Among the cyber mourners I've seen so far are LA Guns Tracii Guns, who posted over at Metal Sludge, and Glenn Hughes, who shares his thoughts over at Melodicrock.com.
So Kevin DuBrow, Sean Taylor.....we need a third celeb to complete the death trinity. I'd like to place my bet on comedian Rush Limbaugh (hey a guy can dream can't he?).
What's up with all the new music documentaries? And why is the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization the Metal Years out on DVD?:http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/2007-11-26-musicdocs-main_N.htm
Its that time of the year already where the "best of" lists come out. I think of the 100 records on this best of 2007, I own 2:http://www.stereogum.com/archives/paste-picks-boxer-as-years-1.html?loc=interstitialskip
Try as I might, I just can't get used to Dee Snider joining the ranks of Andy Williams, Perry Como and Johnny Mathis as Xmas time vocalists:http://newyork.metromix.com/music/article/we-three-kings/255879/content
Bruce Springsteen and Win Butler share the cover of the new issue of Spin:http://www.spin.com/features/magazine/covers/2007/11/0712_bruce_springsteen_win_butler/
I've been told the Wire is one of the best shows on TV. This was said to me by the one person who has actually seen it. What if the Wire had starred sports personalities instead of Mark Wahlberg's co-star from Rock Star?:http://foodcourtlunch.com/?p=270
For those of you who were missing new episodes of Last Call with Carson Daly, worry no more, its back (and writer free):http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i26961e5d24755342ab2693c34c1244cf
In news that can only mean the writers strike is gonna end soon Chuck and Life, my fave new show of the season, have been renewed for a full season:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i26961e5d247553429dda43bbc786bba0
How can ya have a Food Network without Emeril?:http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/breaking_news/bam_emeril_leaves_food_network_71613.asp
West Virginia, the state that perfected inbreeding, now has a minor league baseball team that is making no attempt to hide its racist nickname...get your white Power jersey here:http://cakerockstheparty.wordpress.com/2007/11/26/this-week-in-racism/
Oh but wait...don't miss out on the chance to get your black Power pullover:http://www.wvpower.com/catalog/products/160.aspx
I'm wondering if the Power schedule will feature such promotions as drag a black man from the back of your car night or if they'll hand out free hoods to the first 1000 fans. I bet David Duke throws out the first pitch.....
Stomp your hands, clap your feet.
Monday, November 26, 2007
RIP Kevin Dubrow
Before Kanye vs 50 Cent, before East Coast vs West Coast there was Kevin Dubrow versus the world. He was not afraid to voice his opinions on the competition in his genre of music. His inability to keep his mouth shut resulted in him being fired from the band he founded only to return when the other members realized that, love him or hate him, Quiet Riot was Kevin Dubrow. In later years it was obvious that Dubrow loved what he did. While the Jon Bon Jovi's of the world hide from their hard rock years as if they were embarassed, Dubrow continued to embrace his band's history. They put out new records (which didn't sell much), toured constantly (and played everything from state fairs to bars in BFE) and changed lineups like Spinal Tap changed drummers. For the past few years only Dubrow and drummer Frankie Banali remained from the original lineup. Dubrow's voice and QR's Slade covers were part of the soundtrack of my childhood. Without the success of Quiet Riot and the Metal Health record, the whole landscape of 80s music might have been completely different. So bang your head, and raise the dead......:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=85558
In other news:
I absolutely despise Christmas. Damn consumerism run amok. I hate Christmas music more than I hate any other genre. Still I find this story on today's cost of the 12 days of Xmas to be interesting:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21964782/
I also hate TV networks. I don't understand why, with the writer's strike on going, that NBC would cancel any moderately performing show. Journeyman is one of my fave new shows but it looks like its journey is at an end...man:http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=1&id=45801
Jackie the Joke Man doesn't miss Howard Stern:http://www.nypost.com/seven/11262007/gossip/pagesix/joke_man_doesnt_miss_stern_339157.htm
Extreme is reuniting:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003677311
Enuff Znuff's Donnie Vie is selling an acoustic version of the band's 2nd record Strength on his website. Vie says he'll be going on the road for the first time in years with Enuff Znuff early in 2008. Go to www.donnievie.com for details.
Led Zeppelin has finally discovered the 21st century...the band has its own website:http://www.ledzeppelin.com/news
Pretty good sports weekend for me...Browns win again, Buckeyes could land a spot in BCS title game by not playing, and the Blue Jackets finally found a way to beat the Red Wings. Plus, my fantasy football team has gone on a 5 game winning streak and I'm looking like the team to beat at playoff team. Sadly it wasn't a pefect sports weekend as I forgot to call my bookie to place a bet on the Grey Cup...go Roughriders!:http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/news_story/?ID=223672&hubname=
I love it when announcers don't realize they are on the air and say stupid things:http://www.awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/
I'm off to go blare some Quiet Riot....
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Me I'm thankful to live in an era of flat screen tv's and hundreds of television channels. I'm thankful for satellite radio, internet porn, the NHL, MLB, and the NFL. I'm thankful for point spreads and fantasy football. Video games and Star Trek XI. I'm thankful for dvds and being free of STD's. I'm thankful that the Browns found Derek Anderson and for the E Street Band. I'm thankful for most of my friends, some of my wives and all of my children. I'm thankful to be this intelligent, this handsome, and for being so full of myself I can admit that to the world.
Are there any good tv marathons on for the holiday?
Doesn't Rosie O'Donnell look fat enough to be a balloon in the Macy's Parade?
J-E-T-S..Jets, Jets....show us your bleep....A security crackdown is coming to Giants Stadium after some rowdy fans turned Jets games into a Girls Gone Wild video:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21901716/
Oh the New York Knicks.....how you suck so:http://deadspin.com/sports/nba-closer/somebody-stop-this-fight-but-dont-please-325321.php
Man, Thanksgiving just isn't for football anymore...look at all these basketball games:http://www.awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/
You know my love of lists..here's a list of the 50 greatest fictional weapons:http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/wizard/006398688.cfm
Freddie Mercury is still dead but Brian May is alive and is now a chancellor of a university:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7103336.stm
Does anyone actually drink these Jones Sodas?:http://www.jonessoda.com/
Rolling Stone has compiled a list of rocker/actors who dont' suck...I'm hoping Ozzy made the list...he was brilliant as a minister in Trick or Treat:http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/17373435/rock_list_the_best_rockeractors
I'm off to do good deeds.....Have a great Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The tour resumes next Sunday in Madrid so some sort of official announcement should be made by then. I can't imagine the E Street Band without Danny's Jersey Shore soaked organ sound.
As I prepare to indulge in my favorite sin, gluttony, I'm reminded that many are hungry today and every day. Its the issue of poverty that makes me support John Edwards for President. There are lots of folks out there on the front lines doing God's work. If you can, help out the folks at WHY, World Hunger Year:http://www.worldhungeryear.org/
Or if you'd rather help out closer to home, the Mid Ohio Foodbank needs your help too:http://www.midohiofoodbank.org/
This headline says the Iowa primary is currently a tight race...isn't that sorta like me saying the Super Bowl is currently tied? We're several months away from both...doesn't the media have real news stories to cover?:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/19/AR2007111900940.html?hpid=topnews
Am I so out of touch that I do not grasp the popularity of Kanye West? Every day I see another story about the death of his mother. I didn't realize Kanye had evolved from the "George Bush hates black people" guy to national icon:http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-west20nov20,0,77097.story?coll=chi_tab01_layout
Have you watched these webisodes of Lost yet? I haven't...but I hear they suck:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/20/arts/television/20digi.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are suing Showtime...I guess Flea doesn't approve of the L Word:http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2007-11-19-RHCP-lawsuit_N.htm
IGN ranks the Top 100 video games of all time:http://top100.ign.com/2007/ign_top_game_100.html
I like George Takei. But he really needs to shut his pie hole:http://trekmovie.com/2007/11/20/takei-trashes-paramount-enterprise-and-ds9/#more-1282
According to those who pay attention to such things, this writers strike is just like the last one:http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117976283.html?categoryid=15&cs=1&nid=2854
You've been bashed over the head with it since the day you left the womb, tonight you can experience first hand the horror that is sure to be Frank TV:http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/criticscorner/2007-11-19-critics-corner_N.htm
Why am I not surprised that Bill Nye the Science Guy would get beaten up by a woman?:http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20161577,00.html
Go on..tell the truth...you owned some of these shoes didn't you?:http://100percentinjuryrate.blogspot.com/2007/11/remembering-horrible-footwear.html
Experience the funniest Pittsburgh Penguins blog on the planet:http://thepensblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/and-thats-way-it-is.html
I'm exhausted...have a swell Tuesday.
Monday, November 19, 2007
I usually avoid these types of stories. However after reading it I've decided to share. Makes me think Myspace ought to be taken down for good. I hope that the people responsible for what happened to this girl choke on their Thanksgiving turkey:http://stcharlesjournal.stltoday.com/news/sj2tn20071110-1111stc_pokin_1.ii1.txt
Here's another reason why you don't want to visit New Jersey...if you witness a crime, the police can't keep ya safe:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/19/nyregion/19witness.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
I respect John McCain for his service in Vietnam and losing all those years as a POW must be an awful cross to bear. Despite that, I think John McCain just might be the most dangerous man running for President. He's f'ing crazy:http://wonkette.com/politics/walnuts%21/mccain-would-reject-secret-service-in-fantasy-presidential-scenario-324320.php
If McCain gets the nomination, he should consider Crispin Glover for his running mate:http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=3&id=45672
Lying can make you a lot of money. Ask Faux News anchor Shephard Smith:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/19/business/media/19cable.html?_r=1&ex=1353128400&en=79e1c379b3e29608&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&oref=slogin
Bob Dylan is recruiting artists to finish Hank Williams final songs:http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/5856/news/music/dylan_jack_white_others_finish_hank_songs
I'm a little tired of the celeb cameo on the Simpsons. Jack Black was fine last night but his story just stopped. Now comes word that Britney Spears might be getting the Simpsons treatment:http://www.rte.ie/arts/2007/1119/spearsb.html
This might be your only chance to get tix to see Led Zep's reunion next month:http://www.charityfolks.com/custompages/07_11/zeppelin/index.htm
The American Music Awards summary goes like this...Made for TV stars win made for tv awards:http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN1841157620071119
And they said it wouldn't last...Van Halen's pseudo-Reunion tour will continue in to 2008 as new tour dates have been added:http://www.van-halen.com/tour.html
Meet the latest talented member of the Finn family, Neil Finn's son Liam has a new record out:http://www.rollingstone.com/blogs/breaking/2007/11/video-liam-finn-breaking.php
The Blue Jackets never run out of ways to lose to the Red Wings:http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/nhl/2007-11-18-wings-jackets_N.htm
If you didn't see the kick that sent the Browns game into overtime, please click here:http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2007/11/clevelands-kicker-phil-dawson-is.html
I haven't paid much attention to the NBA..but I have to say with the Hollywood writers on strike, fans of Desperate Housewives would enjoy the scandal ridden New York Knicks. Looks like its the end for Isiah Thomas:http://deadspin.com/sports/nba-closer/isiah-death-watch-begins-tonight-at-midnight-please-reset-your-clocks-324246.php
Thats all I've got. I'll try not to phone it in tomorrow.
Friday, November 16, 2007
While Joe Nuxhall was good for baseball, the same can't be said about Barry Bonds. The fat headed home run champ has been indicted for lying to a grand jury and obstruction of justice. Professional sports reigning jackass has caused everyone who loves baseball to be suspicious of the on field product:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/16/SPQLTDDKF.DTL
So my solution, and quite honestly, its the only thing I can think of to save America's past time, is that Bonds must be executed for his crime. Drawn, quartered and then roasted like a chicken at Kenny Rogers house (the singer, not the Tigers pitcher). With all steroid users now facing execution (or at the very least some kind of primitive catapult device which will toss them a great distance into a pit of fire), baseball becomes cheater free.
You can now order Papa John's pizza via text message...because calling in the order is so 20th century:http://www.papajohns.com/sms/
Oh those Asians and their wacky toilet themed restaurants:http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/food_taiwan_toilet_dc
Seth Rogen? Kevin Smith? I'm so there:http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117976108.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&loc=interstitialskip
Fresh from an appearance in South Park's Imaginationland trilogy, Tron is poised to return to theaters...A nation can only wonder why:http://www.collider.com/entertainment/news/article.asp/aid/6072/tcid/1
The late night talk show hosts might be making a comeback:http://www.variety.com/VR1117976105.html
That Katie Couric is a real bitch..:http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2007/11/16/2007-11-16_katie_couric_imitates_dan_rather_on_yout-2.html
You're making a movie about Hugh Hefner who do you cast? How about that freak Tom Cruise? But he doesn't even like girls!:http://www.showbizspy.com/2007/11/16/tom-cruise-to-play-hugh-hefner-in-playboy-movie/
This Led Zeppelin reunion is now officially out of hand...83,000 pounds for a ticket? Get a life people:http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071115/od_afp/entertainmentbritainmusicledzeppelinpeople_071115174848
Why is Slash playing Sweet Child o' Mine newsworthy?:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=84892
Ya know whats wrong with English soccer (everything?)? Its those damn foreigners!:http://www.deuceofdavenport.com/2007/11/your-mamas-so-fat-she-beeps-when-she.html
First it was Lance Armstong and an Olsen twin..now its Troy Aikman and Hannah Montana?:http://uweblogsports.blogspot.com/2007/11/aikman-rocks-out-show.html
I understand there is a big game up in Ann Arbor tomorrow. The Columbus Dispatch has full coverage (of course):http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/buckeyextra/index.html
The Michigan crowd is plotting a Maize out...whatever the hell that is:http://link.paciolan.com/viewmsg.cfm?n2001s337c1266456t338
Meanwhile some kool aid drinkin' Buckeye fans still think OSU has a shot at the national title. I mean its possible that every team ranked ahead of them go down in a fiery plane crash like Marshall but I doubt it:http://www.aroundtheoval.com/
Channel 4 informed me this morning that notorious Buckeye whore Mindy Drayer will be broadcasting live from Ann Arbor tomorrow. Hey Wolverine fans....would you do me a favor? For a prank I think it would be great if you held on to her...maybe forced her to sing the U of M fight song and post it on YouTube or something. If you could do that I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Finally...how do you get a Michigan grad off of your porch? You pay him for the pizza he's delivering. Go (yawn) team!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Is there anything more American than rooting for someone successful to fail? I relish watching the fall of Tom Cruise. I used to like the guy. Thought Rain Man was a great flick. Thought he was brilliant in Born on the Fourth of July and Magnolia. I think Losin' It is the most underrated teen sex comedy of all time. I don't know if I've ever watched someone fall further faster than Tiny Tom. I think the public backlash against him can be pinpointed on three events: The Trapped in the Closet episode of South Park, the rumored pissing contest he got into with Paramount over another episode of South Park that skewered Scientology and then the epic, "you're glib Matt" battle with Matt Lauer on the Today show. While Tommy Boy's latest flick is about to move into 2nd run theaters after only being out 3 weeks, it looks like his next flick also appears to be a stinker:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21794678/
I realized Africa had a lot of troubles...famine, AIDS, lousy tv shows...now we find out its the year 1620 there as people are being cast out as witches:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/15/world/africa/15witches.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
Why is it crap like Perfect Strangers can come out on DVD but a quality show like Ed can't see the light of day?
Speaking of baffling decisions, here is a list of the 25 most baffling toys:http://www.cracked.com/article_15670_25-most-baffling-toys-from-around-world.html
Here's one of the top ten reasons Dave Letterman is a good dude...he's paying his employees during the writers strike:http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSN1424578920071115
This new Terminator TV series could be really cool...provided they are able to produce it with the writers strike and all:http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20160052,00.html
I loved Get Smart as a kid...I love Steve Carrell now...if this movie takes off maybe he can take on another Don Adams role for the Tennessee Tuxedo movie:http://www.cinematical.com/2007/11/14/exclusive-get-smart-poster-premiere/
Blender has a list of the 100 best Indie Rock records of all time:http://www.prefixmag.com/blog/blender-100-greatest-indie-rock-albums-ever/8085
The Beatles finally appear ready to enter the 21st century:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003672226
The LA Clippers dance team has got some serious game:http://withleather.com/post.phtml?pk=4349
Does anyone still give a damn about the OSU/Michigan game? The loss to Illinois has kept people pretty quiet about "the game" this week:http://www.collegegameballs.com/2007/11/14/rip-henne-hart-and-carr/
The Dead Schembechlers are looking to play a gig in Ann Arbor:http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071113/OPINION03/711130333/1131/rss17
You know what lifts my spirits? Watching Mark Messier cry:http://melroserocks.blogspot.com/2007/11/one-last-good-cry-before-messier-rides.html
BrokePack mountain? Who knew Packers fans were 100 percent gay?:http://withleather.com/post.phtml?pk=4353
I'm off to go hunt and kill whoever created Perfect Strangers. Enjoy your Thursday.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I woke up 3 times last night. Each time felt like an eternity. Do you realize just how little quality programming is on late night television? Of course, all the late night talk shows are in reruns due to the writers strike. You get past 1230 AM tho you're completely screwed if you're looking for something to watch. Tv is jammed up with informercials and Girls Gone Wild commercials. There is one infomercial that is quite entertaining. This cute Amerasian girl and a skanky white chick discuss and sell sex toys. Last night I ended up watching the last half of Deep Space Nine on Spike (shame that show only airs at 2AM..tho I do have all 7 seasons on DVD so why am I complaining?) then turned it over for TNT's NYPD Blue marathon. TNT also runs marathons of the X Files and Law & Order over nights. Nick at Nite used to be a good place for insomniacs to turn but I refuse to watch any channel that shows Growing Pains. Kirk Cameron is a bitch.
When I saw there was a scandal involving Oral Roberts, I figured it was another Republican gay sex scandal:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21779517/
Say it isn't so...Fox News pressuring someone to lie to protect a Republican?:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/14/business/14regan.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
In an era in which wars are waged over falsified intelligence, is it really shock that presidential candidates would answer staged questions?:http://weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/blog/2007/11/the_anatomy_of_a_staged_clinto.html
This handy dandy chart lets you know how many episodes of your favorite tv shows are left:http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Ausiello-Report/Strike-Chart-Long/800026937
Toss in an appearance by mini-Kiss and this is a flawless concert lineup:http://www.nme.com/news/rem/32496
If you're still watching Heroes, here's a chance to create your own Hero:http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/create_your_hero/
If these upcoming reality shows aren't proof we need tv writers, I don't know what it is:http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-abcnbc-prechristmasstunts,0,3555552.story?coll=zap-news-headlines
Family Guy is going ahead with production without Seth MacFarlane...but I'm not sure exactly what that means...:http://countingdown.com/movies/3240210/news?item_id=4002603
Nappy headed ho lover Don Imus has found a new tv home...on the RFD Network...What the F? I thought he'd end up on BET:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/14/arts/television/14imus.html?ref=television
Have you music lovers tried out Songza yet?:http://songza.com/
For all of you who wanted a Blind Faith reunion, here ya go:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003671838
Jimmy Page hints at a full scale Led Zep tour:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=84746
It takes one to know one...Gene Simmons is writing a book on the history of whores:http://www.antimusic.com/news/07/nov/14Quicks-_Gene_Simmons_Writing_Hooker_Book-_Motley_Thru_with_Tommy_or_Not-_Almost_Acoustic_Bands.shtml
The Colts radio broadcasters were in denial the other night when their team lost:http://sportsbybrooks.com/colts-announcers-calls-game-losing-adam-vinatieri-field-goal-good-14660.php
Professional athletes should never appear on the Bubba the Love Sponge show. Just ask Aubrey Huff:http://deadspin.com/sports/the-love-sponge/everyone-opens-up-to-bubba-the-love-sponge-321989.php
Congrats to Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia, the fattest man to ever win the Cy Young Award. Red Sox fans are whining like the pissy little chowder eating beyotches they are:http://thesawks.blogspot.com/2007/11/beckett-robbed.html
Here's your chance to participate in Playboy's Sexiest Sports Announcer in America contest..and yes this is safe for work:http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2007/11/playboy-breaks-out-americas-sexiest.html
Thank Jebus Brent Musburger isn't on the list...I'm off to go coat my body in Vick's Vap-o-Rub
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Can you believe the big Thanksgiving holiday is next week? This year has flown by. Before you know it ABC will be trotting out Dick Clark's corpse to ring in another new year.
I'm totally geeked out this new JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. A spy has caught the first pics of Zachary Quinto as Spock...what do you think? Kinda looks like Nimoy doesn't he?:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34774
Lots of geeks lined up for the chance to be in the new Trek movie:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-trekcast12nov12,0,4398194.story?coll=la-home-entertainment
The original Star Trek pilot the Menagerie is being shown in HD on the big screen tonight across the U.S. I'd love to go but the AMC Easton wants $12.50 a ticket:http://trekmovie.com/2007/11/13/send-in-your-menagerie-event-photos-calandar-giveaway/#more-1258
I've always been more of a DC guy but you can bet your azz I'm gonna check this out...Marvel Comics has put 2500 comics up online:http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2007-11-12-comics-online-main_N.htm
Some cracks starting to show in the Writer's Strike? Soap writers cross the picket lines:http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117975855.html?categoryid=2821&cs=1
Reaper is one of the best shows on TV today but I guess that ain't enough for some people:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/12/DDH9TAK7F.DTL
Speaking of quality tv....the season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm was a riot. The last two minutes had me rolling...sounds like we're gonna get two more years of Larry David too:http://www.nypost.com/seven/11052007/tv/neurotic_no_more_923379.htm
What's the big deal about Project Runway?
Boy George got arrested for chaining a man to his wall. I tell ya, you can't make this crap up.http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071113/en_nm/britain_boygeorge_dc;_ylt=Ajc0OLPG5R.qjptkvcnzIsBb.nQA
This new Gibson robotguitar kicks azz...:http://www.gibson.com/robotguitar/
Do we really need anything else from the Who?:http://www.therockradio.com/2007/11/who-new-album-acoustic-dates.html
Prince really is a royal pain in the azz isn't he?:http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9814504-7.html
The first presidential candidate that advocates the execution of Sebastian Bach gets my vote:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=84731
How much did the Jackets suck last night? Answer: VERY. The Jackets sucked very much last night:http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2007/11/stink_bomb.shtml
Who thought giving Gary Bettman a radio call in show was a good idea?:http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=343024&page=NewsPage&service=page
Ebay says Red Sox fans can't bid on Terry Francona's wad...of chew:http://blog.masslive.com/redsoxmonster/2007/11/ebay_nixes_chewygooey_francona.html
Anyone up for a game of leaf blower hockey?:http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/11/the_end_of_the.php
I'm off to take some Nyquil and to crack open another box of Puffs. Have a fun day.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
I'm one of the most liberal minded people I know but even I draw a line at someone crazy enough to have their genitals mutilated. Don't get me wrong I appreciate the humor value of the transsexual....I still laugh whenever I think of King Kobra singer Marc Free becoming Marcie Free or that Rhino Buckets drummer became a hideously unattractive woman named Jackie, however I find the subject of transsexuals to be more disturbing than Siamese or Parasitic twins or anything else you can find at the Circus freak show.
Have you upgraded to the next generation of DVD player yet? Me neither. Sony's CEO says the HD DVD-Blu Ray battle is a stalemate:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21706778/
I'm leaning toward HD DVD...thats what the porn industry went with.....Hey, they were right when it came to VHS over Beta! When in doubt, choose porn.
Did you see Al Gore on 30 Rock last night? Very funny episode:http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/11/08/al-gore-cameos-on-30-rock/?loc=interstitialskip
Woke up in the middle of the night to find that Carson Daly still has a late night tv show.....starring guests I'd never heard of. What deal with the devil did Carson Daly broker to become a celebrity? The guy has less talent and charisma then a Mexican food and draft beer induced bowel movement.
Remember when Winona Ryder used to be a big star? Me neither...but she's signed up to play Spock's mom in the new Trek Movie....:http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117975655.html?categoryid=13&cs=1
Is it just me or does Fred Claus look like it could be the biggest piece of shit you've ever seen?
Mr Lovett goes to Congress....to lobby for radio royalties:http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071109/music_nm/lovett_dc;_ylt=AjXEJ6CfQlV2m1811kFYM7BxFb8C
Why would anyone be surprised that the Sex Pistols reunion is shite?:http://www.gigwise.com/news.asp?contentid=38499
Speaking of shite reunions, the message boards have been buzzing the last two weeks that the Van Halen reunion seems to have hit a rocky patch. Rumors of Eddie Van Halen's temper tantrums and lousy guitar playing have been the subject of many topic over on Metal Sludge.
Was never a big fan but Testament's catalog is being reissued:http://www.antimusic.com/news/07/nov/07Testament_Reissues.shtml
Sometimes the comments people leave on stories are better than the actual story itself. Like this one on Chris Cornell. I like him...so do others.....and just as many dislike him...a lot:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=84463
My favorite story of the year....A girl is suing the St. Louis Cardinals over a message on the Cards scoreboard that indicate that the girl, or at least someone who shared her initials, has an STD:http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/laworder/story/5D7E49AAD6557AA48625738D007C8FF3?OpenDocument
As if signing off on Dane Cook being its spokesman didn't hurt its fans enough, now MLB is ripping them off to boot:http://www.boingboing.net/2007/11/07/mlb-rips-off-fans-wh.html
If you've been busy wondering which college mascots are sons of Abraham and which aren't, wonder no more:http://www.stormingthefloor.com/2007/11/all-your-mascots-are-belong-to-tribe.html
Your Columbus Blue Jackets have their first big game of the season tonight as they tangle with the Detroit Red Wings:http://dispatch.com/live/content/bluejackets/stories/2007/11/09/jackets09.ART_ART_11-09-07_C1_QR8DSPM.html?sid=101
Half of Mike and Mike admits to using steroids....and if you guessed its the Mike who played in the NFL you wouldn't be wrong:http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2007/11/mike-golic-really-admits-to-using.html
Thats all the crap I have time to look for....I have a crank factory to set up.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I was all excited when I heard video was posted from the Springsteen show the other night. Sadly, someone's head is blocking the area I occupied up by the stage. Oh well, hopefully more will surface. After all, I've already downloaded 2 bootlegs from the same show.
Obviously, I'm in a bad mood today. Is there anything worse than the common cold? Well sure cancer is pretty bad and I hear AIDS sucks too but in terms of maladies I've personally suffered from, nothing is worse than the (not so) common cold I have right now. I feel like my head is gonna bust open.
Remember the size of the JC Penney Christmas catalog when you were a kid? The thing was the size of the Los Angeles yellow pages. Have you seen the 2007 version? Its about as big as an issue of Entertainment Weekly. And not a double sized Fall movie preview edition of EW either. Whats even more shocking is people still order from catalogs at all.
Why does the headline "Toy Linked to Date Rape Drug Recalled" make me laugh so hard?:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21678196/
Who knew that the New York Times covered Death Metal?:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/arts/music/08ensl.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Can we please get off the Ron Paul bandwagon? Sure he's refreshing in that he seems to sincerely believe in his positions on the issues, HOWEVER, that doesn't change the fact that the man is a borderline lunatic...and it appears a nearly broke lunatic at that:http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/?hpid=news-col-blog
I generally don't mention crap like this but how can anyone resist a bitch fight between George Clooney and Fabio?:http://www.nypost.com/seven/11072007/gossip/pagesix/clooney__fabio_get_pushy_968040.htm?loc=interstitialskip
I don't know if a Borat book was really necessary but a recent Borat book signing sounds like a good time....especially since some idiots seemed to think it was an event to bring children to:http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-11-08-borat_N.htm
Please tell me you saw last night's South Park in which Parker and Stone skewer our nation's stupid Guitar Hero obsession:http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/11/07/south-park-guitar-queer-o/
Haven't priests inflicted enough damage on the nation? Weren't their impersonations of Michael Jackson enough? Now one has been busted for stalking Conan O'Brien:http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/11/08/people.conan.obrien.ap/index.html?eref=ew
Ever walked out of a movie? I can only remember doing it once...Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20158993,00.html
Production began yesterday on the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. Bruce Greenwood has just signed on for the last major role....:http://trekmovie.com/2007/11/07/bruce-greenwood-is-pike/
Guess that WalMart exclusive Eagles cd ain't so exclusive. Virgin Megastore is carrying it as well.
XM has launched an all Zeppelin channel, however, XM still sucks.
Whenever a team says its a "small market" franchise that's usually a politically correct way of saying to fans "we're cheap." However in the case of your Columbus Blue Jackets (who reverted to their old CBJ ways last night) its true:http://mirtle.blogspot.com/
Its bad enough that the NHL is stuck on Versus but do they have to share the network with that giant douche Dennis Miller? Or is he turd sandwich Dennis Miller? Either way he sucks.:http://meltyourfaceoff.wordpress.com/2007/11/08/making-puck-the-dennis-miller-edition/
Hey Don Shula...shut the f up already:http://deadspin.com/sports/larry-csonka-never-spied/don-shula-will-assign-you-an-asterisk-and-you-will-wear-it-319888.php
I'm off to go find me some of those date rape drug toys before they are gone for good........
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Here are my thoughts on yesterdays election....Who the hell is gonna replace these poll workers? No one under the age of 90 works the polls which leads me to worry that our nations poll workers are going extinct. If we don't conserve our poll workers we'll lose our democracy.
Speaking of news chicks, don't ya hope that the Today Show's Ann Curry gets stuck in the South Pole?
Here's how wonderful the internet is....I go see Bruce Springsteen on Sunday...on Tuesday night I have a bootleg copy of the show downloaded on to my computer. Every day I thank Jebus for letting me live in an industrialized nation with broadband access.
No surprise here..most of the people who downloaded the new Radiohead cd paid the same thing I did for the Springsteen boot...NOTHING:http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2007-11-06-radiohead_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip
The South Park Imaginationland Trilogy is coming out on DVD: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/South-Park-Imaginationland-Trilogy/8388
Check out the trailer for the latest Morgan Spurlock flick What Would Jesus Buy?:http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/whatwouldjesusbuy/
Why do people waste time and money remaking perfect movies? First it was Psycho, then Planet of the Apes..up next the Day the Earth Stood Still and now comes news of a High Noon remake:http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/071106d.php
CBS is gearing up to have Big Brother ready to go in winter if the writers strike isn't resolved:http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2007/11/summer-reality-.html
What brought Led Zeppelin together? Love of music? Nope. A desire to conquer the world? Nope. The answer can be found here:http://www.mirror.co.uk/showbiz/2007/11/07/led-zeppelin-exclusive-89520-20072574/
Somebody please explain to me why every time I go to a music website there is something on there about Amy Winehouse? Enough already. She's not that damn good. In fact she sucks.
Billboard changes its rules so the Eagles can have a number one record:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003668840
Why is Prince a royal asshole?:http://www.gigwise.com/news/38369/prince-launches-legal-clampdown-against-his-own-fans
This ain't good...After losing in the NCAA title game in March, the basketball Buckeyes lose an exhibition game to Division II Findlay:http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news;_ylt=Agu5bAvYgtKdeveTvDQh6Bo5nYcB?slug=ap-findlay-ohiost&prov=ap&type=lgns
Meet the NHL's all DUI team:http://wayoffside.wordpress.com/2007/11/05/presentingthe-nhls-first-all-star-dui-team/
You'd look like this if you were married to Kathie Lee too:http://www.deuceofdavenport.com/2007/11/frank-gifford-has-seen-better-days.html
What are the Vegas odds that Eric Lindros will get a concussion while announcing his retirement?:http://goingfivehole.blogspot.com/2007/11/hall-worthy.html
Thats all I have for today...I'm off to get me some duct tape and go out hunting for newsbabes