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Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Road House Curse

Just days after the death of Jeff Healey comes word that Road House star Patrick Swayze has pancreatic cancer. Now I know this news will be heartbreaking to his female fan base (and to TFO) but the good news is that his doctor says he's responding to treatment. In the meantime, there appears to be a curse on the cast of Road House and I encourage you, my loyal readers, to avoid airings of this film at all costs. If you need a Swayze fix pick up Red Dawn. Wolverines!!!!!!!!!

The National Enquirer has weighed in on the Van Halen saga and says that the postponement of dates was caused after a bruhaha between Edward Van Halen and his son Wolfie over his dad's resumption of drinking. Eddie grew mad at Wolfie's coldness toward him onstage and began acting like a three year old in need of a nap. Eddie tossed stuff on stage and punched amps as he walked off stage. So Eddie is back in rehab. Shouldn't children services step in to save Wolfie from his dysfunctional parents?

I have determined that in the event the Democratic party cannot decide on a candidate by the time of the convention I will go to Denver and lead a riot in protest of any perceived back door dealings to select one. I've always wanted to lead a riot and reenact the great siege of Chicago at the 1968 convention. My high school guidance counsellor suggested I find a career path as a rabble rouser. Blame him. Plus maybe if I go all Cindy Sheehan or Tom Hayden I can meet Steve Earle.

Pet peeve...someone sets off a bomb in Times Square this morning but we're told "its not terrorism." Ok..what the hell is it then? Is it because they suspect it was planted by a non-Muslim that makes it not terrorism?

Ain't It Cool News has pix of the Watchmen characters up and I gotta tell ya, it looks brilliant. Can't wait to see this movie next year.

New studies indicate that black dogs are discriminated against. Research indicates that black coated dogs stay in shelters longer than other dogs. I guess we can expect Angelina Jolie to step in and adopt some black labs now.

Is there a better song to drive to than Judas Priest's Metal Gods? Next week we'll feature a good deal of the Priest during the S'March of Metal.

I apologize for the quality of yesterdays vids. I went for obscure NWOBHM bands and wound up posting crap. I will do better today.

Boredom drove me to watch TV Land's new High School Reunion reality show last night. Must say, I found it entertaining. Not like Jeff Conway on Celebrity Rehab entertaining but I enjoy seeing the popular people grow up to be train wrecks and oxygen thiefs. The show follows several members of the graduating class of 1987 as they reconnect. I've never attended any of my reunions and with the 20th due for this year, I'm reminded why. You couldn't pay me enough to go back to high school. I used to tell friends "if these are the best years of our lives kill me now."

Chuck Klosterman is one of my favorite writers in the world. You can't go wrong with any of his books. If you haven't read Klosterman you're missing out. Fargo Rock City could have been my childhood. He's written a great new piece on road movies and you can find it here:

MTV is refusing to run the new Gnarls Barkley video out of fear it could induce seizures. Have you seen the crap MTV runs these days? I go by MTV and I wanna commit a hate crime.

Thats all I've got for today....another winter storm coming thru...make sure you brake for Marshall McPeak....


O.M.O.M. said...

Concerning the VH saga: If you or I got the bass player slot in VH, we would be crapping our parachute pants in excitement. Now matter how kickass DLR-VH is, to a teenage Wolfgang, he's playing in a band with his Dad, Uncle and some old jew that sang a Beach Boys cover tune and tells the same jokes over and over. I feel bad for Wolfgang having to see his dad slowly fall apart over the length of this tour.

ES, you may go all Cindy Sheehan, just please don't go all Billy Sheehan. I will not accept that.

Kyle went to our 20th, I really had no desire. Instead, Tony and I went to a bar 5 miles up the road and watched Dennis' band play.

E. S. Furniss said...

I don't wanna sound like Helen Lovejoy on the Simpsons but when i hear this crap about EVH and Val I just wanna yell "won't somebody please think of the children!"

YouTube is having problems uploading todays videos so I hope to have those up soon.

I haven't kept in contact with anybody from high school but you and Kevin. I got along better with people in your class than mine. I think there is a reason I haven't kept in touch with anyone other than the ones I have....I couldn't stand most of 'em then and I have no use for them now.

No worries about going Billy Sheehan. I don't play bass, would never consider writing a tune like "To Be With You" and I'm not a scientologist like Billy. Wonder if he knows Tom Cruise?