Have I mentioned I hate winter? Nasty cold out there today. Only gonna get worse this weekend...highs in the low teens.
The country's greatest train wreck returns to the airwaves tonight...the long, dreaded return of American Idol. I was hoping that this season they might turn into a format similar to the old Gong Show only with the public execution of the hopeful contestants. Sadly they continue to use the same tired format and their same so past their 15 minutes of fame judges. I would hope after the failures of their past couple winners, Simon and company would be a tad more humble in their opinions this year..but ya know that won't happen. I intend to avoid this like a fat chick with herpes. Awful, awful show.
You know who doesn't get enough respect among rock music intellectuals? Alice Cooper. That man penned some of the best tunes of the 70's. I dare you to listen to Under My Wheels without cranking up the volume. The man remains a dynamite live performer. Don't hold the fact that he once employed Kip Winger against him....Lou Reed gave the world Metal Machine Music and has a new duet with the killers and people think he is a genius. Alice deserves more credit and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
45 years after the fact, Americans can't get enough info on the assassination of JFK. PBS ran an excellent new American Experience last night called Oswald's Ghost which deals with the shooting of JFK and the fallout that is still being experienced in this country. According to the program, over 70 percent of people believe that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK. Over 2,000 books have published just on the death of the 36th president. Perhaps what was most fascinating is how the filmmaker tore apart the house of cards Oliver Stone used to build his case of a cover up in the film JFK. Excellent flick..check your local listings for a rerun. Oh...and for what its worth I believe Oswald acted alone.
How's come there are no cable tv networks for the deaf or blind?
If you've not done so, go check out the Cinematic Titanic website. Joel Hodgson, the creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, is back with much of the original talent from that show riffing on bad flicks. The first flick is available for download or purchase now. Saturdays haven't been the same since MST3K went off the air. Oh..since its an election year I'm forced to give equal time. Mike Nelson, the head writer and 2nd host of MST3K also riffs on movies over at Rifftrax.
Is it wrong that I have no interest in today's Michigan primary? The way the political parties go about selecting their presidential nominees is in need of an overhaul. We need to go back to the old days where the candidate was only decided after blood was shed at the convention.
As if McDonald's wasn't bad enough for us today the FDA gave the go ahead for the sale and consumption of cloned meat. I have no problem with cloning (or stem cell research..in fact, I favor both), but I don't want to eat one.
Finally kids, steroids just ain't for baseball players anymore...new reports indicate that Hollywood celebrities have been...gasp...juicing... ya mean 50 Cent didn't get that physique by going into the gym 5 days a week and thru living a healthy lifestyle. I'M SHOCKED! Next you'll tell me Rambo was juicing too. In addition to 50 Cent, other stars mentioned in the report were Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean and Tyler Perry. Wait..Tyler Perry...isn't that the dude who dresses up like an old lady? Personally, I think all of these celebs suck....further proof that performance enhancing drugs don't deliver on their promise.
Remember...tomorrow, January 16th, go to www.americandog.us to catch American Dog's new O.M.O.M. directed video for Sometimes You Eat the Pussy.....You'll be glad ya did.