Friday, July 31, 2009

Senorita Stainypants

Check out this particularly hilarious post on Genius!

Holding out for a Hero

Like many fans of the show"Heroes" I lost interest in the show early last season. I did finally get back into it the last 3 or 4 episodes but, on the whole, it was yawn, yawn, yawn straight through.

The recently released trailer of the new season looks like it's getting back to it's roots. Take a look and let me know whether you're planning on tuning in to check it out, or if you've stopped holding out for a "Heroes" season that doesn't suck.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I am beside myself with this ridiculous rumor, that had plagued the President for years, that he is not in fact an American Citizen. The White House has put his birth certificate on the internet, and actually addressed it repeatedly in press sessions (most recently yesterday). All I have to say is ENOUGH!

The fact of the matter is that nothing they attempt to do will ever satisfy a rabid portion of the populace who also subscribe to other conspiracy theories - like that the moon landing was staged, the world is flat, or the protocols of the elders of zion are real. Just stop already.

If I have to read one more article about it on I am going to scream. For a small section of the populace, Mr Obama will never be a legitimate president, and whether it's because they believe that he was secretly born in Africa, or because they do not believe Hawaii is a real state, should we worry? My answer is a resounding NO.

This country is drowning under huge medical bills and suffering thorough a dangerous recession and economic crises. Am I really expected to care that the bunker crowd wont stop insisting that the President is illegitimate? Even into the 8th year of his presidency, it never stopped me from pointing out that GWB had only been elected once. Get over it, and get this health care bill passed. I need some extra strength advil.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Can it be that it was all so simple then...

Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Here's freshman Senator AL Franken back in his days on SNL.


For years, I have been chasing a trifecta of 90s nostalgia.

The first was a song that I sang non-stop over a weekend camping trip at the Niagara whirlpool in 1994 (all I could remember was the "I like toast" part). I found the video on youtube about a year ago.

The second is a interstitial short that aired on Much Music (circa 1993) - it was a mixture of stop motion animation and puppets, and the crux was a plate of eggs telling a kid he was a "freak". The video ended with the kid screaming "I'm NORMAL" repeatedly as his plate of eggs continued to insist that he was a freak. I'm not doing it justice here, but trust me - it was hilarious. I have STILL never managed to see it again, maybe Much will digitize it's archive? If anyone knows how I can get my hands on this short, please let me know.

The third item was a video featuring a puppet dialing a phone, dancing, smoking a hot dog (not perversely) and using a blow dryer. I loved it because they had found a way to visually represent all of the samples used in the song, and I thought the puppet was adorable.

Ian, my hero, found the video for me last night, and I post it here for your edification. Please be sure to get in a 90s frame of mind before viewing. I suggest moping about the state of the economy and dwelling on the morbid coverage of a music super-star who died due to a drug addiction. I know it will be hard, but do your best.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Segragation is All the Rage

I have been anticipating this movie for a while but, thanks to Trent from Pink is the new blog, I now have a trailer to share with all of you.

Moving beyond the typical summer blockbuster fare, this film will force you to reexamine your perceptions of racism and segregation. Of course, the movie will have it's share of action and explosions as well.

I'm going to see it opening weekend - I suggest you do the same.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Free is All the Rage

Check out this music video, that was produced with a budget of $0!

The directors are in NYC, but the band was in Japan. They recruited the talent via their website, offering their fans a chance to participate and appear in the video. Is this the next wave of DIY ingenuity? You tell me...