August 31, 2006

 

Give 'em Hell, Keith




Olbermann on Rumsfeld.
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
- Sir Winston Churchill

 

I'm Not Here To Make Judgements...


Travolta

...but Travolta's hairline seems to be getting thinner while his waistline gets larger.

August 30, 2006

 

The Simpsons vs. Star Trek




Featuring some nice theremin work...

 

Insensitive?


I guess. But seeing how much effort Conan & Co. put into this, I understand why the Emmy folks decided to run the plane crash skit:


Emmys 2006 opening
Uploaded by Youpinadi


Of course, if you're going to choose, as some people did, to just show the crash portion of the skit, well, then, yes, it's unbelievably insensitive:


 

Crack for Kids!



N64 Kids
Uploaded by yom_

 

iPod Bob



bob
(Click to watch)

Great ad...looking forward to the "record." But, still, I'm confused:
"The records I used to listen to and still love, you can't make a record that sounds that way," (Dylan) explains. It is as if having taken his new material down to the crossroads of the recording studio Dylan isn't wholly sure the deal struck with the devil there was worth it. "Brian Wilson, he made all his records with four tracks, but you couldn't make his records if you had a hundred tracks today. We all like records that are played on record players, but let's face it, those days are gon-n-n-e. You do the best you can, you fight that technology in all kinds of ways, but I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past twenty years, really. You listen to these modern records, they're atrocious, they have sound all over them. There's no definition of nothing, no vocal, no nothing, just like -- static. Even these songs probably sounded ten times better in the studio when we recorded 'em. CDs are small. There's no stature to it. I remember when that Napster guy came up across, it was like, 'Everybody's gettin' music for free.' I was like, 'Well, why not? It ain't worth nothing anyway.' ". . .
Ah, so that's why Bob made this deal with iTunes. It all makes sense in a typically Dylan way...

August 29, 2006

 

Katrina: One Year Later


On the eve of the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Bush returned to the devastated Gulf Coast today promising to continue federal assistance, and eagerly pointing out signs of progress.

“It’s amazing, isn’t?” he told a gathering under a sweltering sun. “It’s amazing what the world looked like then and what it looks like now..."

Mr. Bush delivered his remarks at an intersection in a working-class Biloxi neighborhood against a carefully orchestrated backdrop of neatly reconstructed homes. Just a few feet out of camera range stood gutted houses with wires dangling from interior ceilings. A tattered piece of crime scene tape hung from a tree in the field where Mr. Bush spoke. A toilet seat lay on its side in the grass.
George Bush STILL Doesn't Care About Black People:


Mike & Kanye
(Click to watch)

Ah, memories:

Guitar

Body

25 Mind-Numblingly Stupid Quotes About Hurrican Katrina and it's Aftermath


Incurious


You know what? Fuck Bush.

August 28, 2006

 

"I Feel Pretty"



Maria
(Click to watch)

When my wife and I first saw this spot, we had an "argument" as to whether they changed the lyrics from "gay" to "bright":
I feel pretty,
Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty, and witty and gay (bright),
And I pity
Any girl who isn�t me today (tonight).
For those of you who care, it turns out the original stage lyrics for West Side Story were "bright" and "tonight" and they were changed to "gay" and "today" for the movie version. You would've thought it was the other way around.

 

The Emmy Awards Highlight




The lone highlight of the 2006 Emmy Awards telecast was provided by, of course, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. These guys should get their own shows...

By the way, even though Colbert may have lost his two chances of taking home an Emmy to Stewart and, um, Barry Manilow, Stephen was still a winner Sunday night: Colbert's "Truthiness" and "Wikiality" were named "the top television buzzwords of the year." Way to go Steve!

 

"Say it! Say it! Say 'I lost the nest-egg.' Go on, say it! " *


*David Howard (Albert Brooks) to his wife Linda (Julie Hagerty) after she gambled away their life savings in Lost in America.

Lost in America


I was reminded of this classic scene from Albert Brooks' Lost in America while reading The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg's analysis of our current situation in Iraq. In his piece entitled Snake Eyes, Hertzberg quotes war pundits, pro and con, who saw the President's war in Iraq as a gamble:
Three and a half years ago, on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, commentators across the board agreed that the coming war would be a gamble—“the greatest shake of the dice any President has voluntarily engaged in since Harry Truman dropped the bomb on Japan,” Thomas Friedman called it. The metaphor came up again and again as the war approached. “This is the biggest gamble any President has taken in my lifetime,” a foreign-policy specialist at the Heritage Foundation said. “By accident or design, President Bush has allowed Iraq to become the gamble of a lifetime,” the Washington Post noted. Some viewed the gamble with apprehension. “Whatever this war’s effect on the region, globally it may be an even bigger roll of the dice for the United States than either its proponents or critics have argued,” Charles W. Freeman, Jr., who was the first President Bush’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, wrote. Others were thrilled by the audacity, the swagger, the sheer “High Noon” moral clarity of it all. “This is Texas poker, with the President putting everything on Iraq,” a Republican senator told the columnist Robert Novak, with relish.
Forget that Bush gambled on his place in history. He has gambled away lives, money and America's goodwill:
It is in the nature of gambling that the gamble may lose. The dice have now been well and truly rolled, and they have come up snake eyes. The war’s sole real gain—the overthrow of the murderous Saddam Hussein regime—is mocked by the chaos and suffering that have overwhelmed millions of Iraqis, whose country is again a republic of fear. The concrete losses are horrific: nearly three thousand American and “coalition” troops killed; thousands more maimed; scores of thousands of Iraqi civilians dead; a third of a trillion dollars burned through. So are the less tangible ones: the unprecedented levels of anti-Americanism throughout the Muslim world and Europe; the self-inflicted loss of America’s moral prestige; the neglect of real nuclear dangers, in Iran and North Korea, while chimeras were chased in Iraq. The neoconservative project of a friendly, democratic Middle East, with Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace, is worse than a charred ruin—it is a flaming inferno.
George W. Bush should no longer be allowed to say his version of "nest-egg": 9/11. He should be looked upon with scorn and contempt should he ever utter a 9, an eleven or a "September."

He also should no longer be able to say any variations of the phrase "stay the course." To me, "stay the course" is the equivalent of this scene at the roulette table in Lost in America when Linda, in full gambling-fever mode and unable to cut her losses and run, blows it all on one last gamble:
"Twenty-two, twenty-two, come on back to me, come on back to me!"
Our empty-headed President obviously has no plan, no ideas. He's just throwing dice and hoping for a big win. And he hopes that, by playing the fear card (the "if we don't fight them over there" nonsense), he'll be seen as a bold visionary and protector of America instead of the man who has helped make the world a more dangerous place:
At the end of the week, after British authorities foiled what was evidently a large-scale plot to destroy transatlantic airliners and murder thousands of passengers, President Bush called the plot “a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom.” But the war in Iraq is wholly irrelevant to the means chosen by the London terrorists, and the means that thwarted them—dogged police work, lawful surveillance, international coöperation—are precisely those which have been gratuitously starved or stymied on account of the material, political, and human resources that have been, and continue to be, wasted in Iraq. Why not change the game to one that relies less on gambling and bluff and more on wisdom, planning, and (in every sense) intelligence?
Or as David Howard said to his wife:
"If you pick up that Keno card, I'll kill you. I'll kill you."

 

Heat Vision and Jack



(Because you deserve a 30 minute break from work today)

Heat Vision and Jack: Directed by Ben Stiller; starring Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

August 27, 2006

 

How The Hell Did I Miss This?



Crispin
Click to watch Crispin Hellion Glover's cover of Michael Jackson's "Ben"
I used to say "I" and "me"
Now it's "us", now it's "we"
Ben, most people would turn you away
I don't listen to a word they say
They don't see you as I do
I wish they would try to
I'm sure they'd think again
If they had a friend like Ben
(a friend) Like Ben
(like Ben) Like Ben

 

"Don't Download This Song"


Al
Click the pic to watch the video directed by Bill Plympton.

Download this song here. Warning:
"... deep in your heart, you know the guilt would drive you mad
And the shame would leave a permanent scar
'Cause you start out stealin' songs, then you're robbin' liquor stores
And sellin' crack and running over schoolkids with your car"

 

Our Future Just May Be In Good Hands




Be sure to click the YouTube link to check out more School of Rock clips: Everything from Steely Dan to Bowie to King Crimson and, of course, Spinal Tap (a blistering version of Stonehenge!)

August 26, 2006

 

Simpsons Zen


Simpsons Theme by Aranjuez Quartet
Uploaded by Room321


You won't be disappointed.

Here's a smaller version (slightly better quality):

Aranjuez Guitar Quartet

 

Oh Dear


Stills
Stephen Stills: 4 + 20 (pounds, not years)

No wonder Neil Young said he sometimes wishes he was touring with The Dixies Chicks.

(Picture "courtesy" of stereogum)

August 25, 2006

 

Music Video Zen


Tell Me Baby - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This may help make your Friday feel lighter. It worked for me (and I'm having a stupid day).

 

"He Cried With Me."


And then he said, "Now get the hell out of here. You're interrupting my vacation."



Hildi Halley, whose husband died in Afghanistan, met privately with President Bush yesterday. According to Greg Sargent over at TPM Cafe, their conversation went like this:
"I talked to him about how important this person was to me," Halley recounted, speaking of her husband. "It's not just a soldier who died. Lives are changed forever...I said, `This doesn't make sense to me.'"




"He said, `Terrorists killed three thousand people, we had to go to war.'" Halley continued to me. "I said, `Well, who put the Taliban into power? The United States did.' He said, `I'm not going to have a philosphical debate over politics.' The whole conversation was very gentle."

(snip)

"I said, `what would truly bring healing is to start working on changing your policy towards the Middle East...as President, you're here to serve the people. And the people are not being served with this war.'"

She added: "I told him, `It's time as a Christian to put our pride behind us."

Halley said that the President appeared moved by what she'd said, but that she doubted it would bring about any real change. "He cried with me," she recounted. "I feel he responded to me emotionally. I don't know if that's going to change policy. It probably won't. But I hope it makes him think a little bit further."
Think? Our president has no time for thinking.

 

The Rockey Horror Daily Show


a.k.a. 4 More Years? Over Jon Stewart's Dead Body:


 

Trailer Zen



 

Nerd Zen



Game over
Uploaded by loranger

August 24, 2006

 

Commercial Zen



(Click to watch)

Almost makes up for that M. Night Shamalamadingdong spot...

 

Shameless Quotes of the Century

"We leave before the mission is done, the terrorists will follow us here."
- President George W. Bush
"We either fight them there, or we fight them in the supermarkets and streets here."
- Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa
Are you scared America?!?

August 23, 2006

 

Mel Gibson's Favorite New Eatery



"It's just to attract people. There is no intention to hurt anyone," said (owner Puneet) Sablok about his spacious restaurant, which serves pastries, pizza and salad (in New Bombay)...


Is it me or does our world get more and more fucked up everyday?

 

Hardball-Hackett Smackdown




All Democrats need to speak like Paul Hackett. It's as simple as that.

August 22, 2006

 

President Butt Tuba


Fart Face

Click the pic and be just like our Commander in Chief:

"He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we're learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he's still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can't get enough of fart jokes. He's also known to cut a few for laughs, especially when greeting new young aides, but forget about getting people to gas about that."

 

Note To Self:


Remember to watch the show with zefrank as often as possible (you DO have to work some of the time Krup). During lunch today, I decided to catch up with some past episodes. This one in particular caught my fancy:



the show with zefrank


 

Anti-Terrorist Commercial


Why would you make a commercial condemning suicide bombers and make it look like a Schwarzennegger film?



(BTW: The tagline apparently translates as "Terrorism has no religion.")

 

New Beck




Motorcade. Take two tabs and call me in the morning.

August 21, 2006

 

March of the Emperor




Sometimes us promo-types get it right...

 

This Is Truly Awful




Nice sentiment spoiled by Sebastian Bach, MC Hammer and the project's mastermind, Lenny Kravitz. And somewhere, Paul Rudd is losing his mind thanks to Michael McDonald's participation.

 

A Man Who Needs No Introduction





(It kills me to promote Microsoft, home of the many computer viruses, but I heart Ricky Gervais so I have no choice)

 

"We’re Not Leavin' So Long As I’m The President"



Pic
(Click to watch)

Seriously, our President is the most unbelievably arrogant and defensive "leader" I've ever had the non-pleasure to observe. I met an 88 year old half-American Indian on Friday night and he agreed: Worst President Ever.

More defensiveness (and a big "oops") here.

 

"I Hate This Stinkin' War"


Neil Young, "a bit of an American icon albeit a Canadian one" (and not "the one who gave Melissa Etheridge the baby") on The Colbert Report:



Colbert at his best. And Neil was pretty damn good too...

 

Craziness


Gnarls

In case you can't get enough of Gnarls Barkley's ridiculously infectious song "Crazy" (or if you're sick of the original and you're dying to hear it get mashed-up), here are a couple of decent alternatives. First, the original source music for the song by Gianfranco Reverberi:

Last Man Standing

Next, a mash-up featuring The Ranconteurs by Legion of Doom:

Crazy As She Goes

And finally, here is the song mixed with Supertramp and The Who by Artie Fufkin:

Crazy Logic

(via the excellent audioblog Silence is a Rhythm Too)


Update: If you're looking for an entire mash-up album of Gnarls Barkley's St. Elsewhere and Biggie Smalls, look no further than the cute little pic below:


Gnarls
Gnarls

August 18, 2006

 

"Socialist Worker Daily"


or "What Right-Wingers See When They Read The New York Times."


(Click for more)

August 17, 2006

 

Celine Dion Walks Into A Bar...


...and the bartender sez, "Why the long face?"


Celine
(Click to watch)

via WFMU's Beware of the Blog

 

Bush=Crap

Deputy PM criticises US handling of Middle East, condemning 'cowboy' President at private meeting
John Prescott has given vent to his private feelings about the Bush presidency, summing up George Bush's administration in a single word: crap.

The Deputy Prime Minister's condemnation of President Bush and his approach to the Middle East could cause a diplomatic row but it will please Labour MPs who are furious about Tony Blair's backing of the United States over the bombing of Lebanon.

Crap

 

R.I.P. Bruno


My favorite Bruno Kirby role was Carmine's nephew Victor in The Freshman but here's a great outtake from probably my second favorite Bruno Kirby role, Tommy Pischedda, the limo driver in This Is Spinal Tap:


Tommy
(Click for Bedazzled link)

August 16, 2006

 

Doesn't This Dickhead Have Anything Better To Do?


Dickhead

 

The Ground Truth




Every asshole in Washington should be forced to watch this movie. These are the men and women who's lives the politicians and pundits are either sacrificing or changing FOREVER.

You tell me what the hell this stupid, goddamned war in Iraq is good for (Hint: Absolutely Nuthin').

 

Um...Duh.




MSNBC's resident genius Joe Scarborough asks what in my opinion should have been a rhetorical question: "Is Bush an Idiot?"

Clip contains some of Bush's greatest Hits/Misses. Thanks for the memories Joe.

 

The Wonderful World of Propaganda




Repeat after the GOP: "Adapt & Win, Adapt & Win."

August 15, 2006

 

Stephen Colbert vs. The Star Wars Kid


Star Wars
(Click for link)

LOL. Seriously...


 

"Hmmn. Smells Just Like My Music."


Boy George performing
community service in NYC for "falsely reporting a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment. The officers who responded found cocaine instead." The guy's a genius.

 

Story of My Life



Listen here.

Music by Sprites who love MP3s and love to share them.

 

Because, Apparently, The World Doesn't Have Enough Snark


Cracked magazine, once the poor man's MAD, is back in a new, Onion-like incarnation (sans politics):KFED

It's just too easy these days, ain't it?

August 14, 2006

 

The Funniest/Rudest Commercial Ever Made?



Res
(Click and decide for yourself)

Sooooooo NSFW.

 

Tom Waits: "Poet, Jazz Singer, Vagrant...& Methodist"




Classic Tom, performing "More Than Rain" and chatting and smoking with the late Mike Douglas.

Oh hell, and while we're at it, here's Tom performing "The Piano's Been Drinking" on Fernwood Tonight:



And coming soon to a record store near you: Orphans
"We're doing a thing called "Orphans," a lot of songs that fell behind the stove while making dinner, about 60 tunes that we collected. Some are from films, some from compilations. Some is stuff that didn't fit on a record, things I recorded in the garage with kids. Oddball things, orphaned tunes."
Can't wait...

August 13, 2006

 

Elvis Sings "Weeds"


Weeds
(Click to listen)

The best Showtime original series ever returns tomorrow with a different artist (Costello, Death Cab For Cutie, Regina Spektor, Jenny Lewis) covering the Pete Seeger Malvina Reynolds theme song "Little Boxes" each week -- now let's just hope Showtime doesn't fuck up the show like they did with The "L" Word...

August 11, 2006

 

Is Hillary Developing a Spine?


Ms. Clinton had this to say in response to Dick Cheney's claim that Ned Lamont's primary victory over Joe Lieberman would encourage "al Qaeda types" to think that "they can break the will of the American people":
“I don’t take anything he (Cheney) says seriously anymore. I think that he has been a very counterproductive, even destructive, force in our country and I am very disheartened by the failure of leadership from the president and vice president.”
You go girl. But please don't run for president...

 

Listen to the "Birth Pangs"



 

Joe is a Sore Loserman (oh, and Hannity Sucks Ass)




Sore
(via This Modern World)

August 09, 2006

 

"United States of Whatever"


Liam Lynch's Anthem for a Generation:


August 08, 2006

 

Senator Cheapskate


Cheapskate

No, I am not a self-hating jew making an anti-Semitic slur against Holy Joe Lieberman. I'm just stating the facts: Joe Lieberman is fucking cheap (and fucking stupid). Apparently, his campaign website went down today and he's calling it sabotage:
(via firedoglake) I just want to say how nice I think it is that the Lamont people are rising above the level of dirty politics being engaged in by the Luddite LieberLiars and their techno-challenged Hail Mary "liberal dogs ate my server" pass in offering to send a competent tech person over to fix Joe’s site.

The problem could’ve been fixed 15 hours ago if they’d bothered to simply switch their normally low-traffic site to another server when it began, but it seems to be serving their purposes. I’m frankly at a loss to explain their reluctance to accept any help from the Lamont campaign, or secure it for themselves.

Can you say ratfuck?

Matt Stoller has more.

FYI: Colin McEnroe just noted that the Secretary of State had projected 40% turnout this morning, and has now upped it to 50-55%, which is unheard of. You can stream Colin’s show here.

Update: Kos says:
[I] have the definitive answer as to why Lieberman’s site went down.

They are paying $15/month for hosting at a place called MyHostCamp, with a bandwidth limit of 10GB. MyHostCamp is currently down, along with all their clients.

Here’s the deal — you get what you pay for. My hosting bill is now over $7K per month. A smaller site doesn’t need that much bandwidth, but if you’re paying $15 because your $12 million campaign is too freakin’ cheap to pay for quality hosting, then don’t go blaming your opponent when your shitty service goes out.
Team Lieberman: Hilariously Incompetent. Oh, and did I mention cheap?!?

 

Pearl Jam: "The Whole Truth & Nothin' But The Truth"


Betterman:



World Wide Suicide:



Eddie & Co. equate the country's relationship with our President with people who are in abusive relationships and can't get out of them. Yep.

 

More WTF from Japan


Danse Japonaise
Uploaded by rowing-and-loving

August 07, 2006

 

“Abortion is also an economic issue. It has killed millions of American consumers.”


From one of the scariest articles I've ever read, HOLY TOLEDO: Ohio’s gubernatorial race tests the power of the Christian right.

Your state could be next...

 

Dixie Chicks' Shout Out To Everyone's Favorite Drunk



"We're giving a shout out to Mel Gibson for our next song. Not for any reason in particular. But maybe if I claimed I was drunk on stage when I made my comments a few years ago [about George W. Bush], people might not have been as upset with us."
- Dixie Chicks leader singer Natalie Maines, introducing "White Trash Wedding" at a recent concert.


Via Perez Hilton.

August 06, 2006

 

THE TRANSISTOR WIDOW (No. 017)


Untitled
Untitled, Will McRobb (2006)

 

Sunday Funny: "False Choices"



Doonesbury
(Click for more Doonesbury)

 

Miss Universe Controversy




I had no idea how competitive this thing was...

August 05, 2006

 

Burpin' Britney (a.k.a. America's Train Wreck)




Just remember kids: Money can't buy you class.

August 04, 2006

 

"Love" Is All You Need



R.I.P. Arthur Lee.



Bedazzled has got a pretty cool (NSFW) doc on the late, great pschedelicatician.

 

Yippie-Ki-Yay!


I guess this has turned into "Music Video Friday" -- I could think of worse things (like that Blotto video, right Russell?). Here's a NSFW little ditty by some guys who unfortunately call themselves Guyz Nite, featuring the best alternate chorus I've ever heard:


 

Samuel L. Jackson's Personal Message to Yours Truly About The Best Motion Picture Ever Made!



Sam
(Click to listen)

or go here to send an e-mail or phone call from Sam to a friend...

(hat tip to Russell)

 

Worst...Videos...Ever!


My 15-year old nephew and I watched VH1 Classic's celebration of MTV's 25th Anniversary (which MTV chose to ignore in order to remain in a perpetual state of retarded adolescence). It was hard for me to explain how cool we all thought the channel was when it debuted back in 1981 (I was in college at the time. I couldn't very well tell him that it was like Sesame Street on acid - as redundant as that sounds). When The Buggles' The Age of Plastic came on it was all both of us could do to stifle the laughter at the so-called cutting edge video effects. But it was when the following video came on that all hell broke loose:



We instantly declared it the worst video ever made. But, boy were we wrong. We had yet to see this gem:



Styx was just a warm-up for the slew of REO Speedwagon videos that followed. It was hard to choose which was the worst of the bunch until this one, featuring some "acting" by lead singer Kevin Cronin, came on:



Convinced we had at last found the worst video ever made, we were completely taken by surprise when this final entry came on. Words cannot express how much cheese went into the making of this video (but both the shirt and the smile give you an idea):



Enjoy?

 

Rob Schneider, a 1/2 Jew, Pledges Never to Work with Mel Gibson


ad


(full page ad from Variety)

 

OK Go on Treadmills




Exactly what it says it is. Via freakgirl.

 

Total Eclipse of the Kitchen Appliances




Norway's Hurra Torpedo performs Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart with guitar, voice and everyday household objects. The song never sounded better.

 

"Your Administration's Credibility is Suspect"


Hillary gives Rumsfeld what's for:



Rumsfeld responds with an exasperated "My goodness." Hours later Hillary calls on him to resign. In an "I'm Just Sayin'" exclusive, we give you Rumsfeld's response, as sung by soprano Elender Wall. You too can sing along:
As we know,

There are known knowns.

There are things we know we know.

We also know

There are known unknowns.

That is to say

We know there are some things

We do not know.

August 03, 2006

 

Hello Kitty

Kitty

This Cornish Rex kitten could be yours. She (it?) is just a click away.

 

Thom Yorke: "The Clock" (Live on KCRW)



Thom
Click Thom to listen to an excellent acoustic version of "The Clock" off of his new solo album,


Pic


Thom's also in the news for calling for the resignation of George Bush's favorite poodle, Tony Blair:
"I've had enough of this. Our government sitting on the fence with the U.S. while World War 3 appears to be breaking out in Lebanon and Northern Israel. We must throw Tony Blair out of office NOW. He does not represent the views of the British people. He does not represent the views of his foreign office and officials. He does not even represent the view of those in his cabinet. He cares far too much about his relationship with Bush, and Murdoch. The man is not fit to be our Prime Minister. It's a nice sunny day. Come on, let's do it. You know it makes sense. A vote of no confidence. Or something. Anything."

 

Celebrating "10 F#@cking Years"


The Daily Show celebrates "10 F#@cking Years" with a trip to Florida:


August 02, 2006

 

Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager




Darth Vader + Supermarket = Hi-larity (you know, in a nerdy, extremely-dated kind of way)


 

"You Ate The Food, You Drank The Wine"


A J-Date gone horribly wrong. Listen here. Details and more audio here. Oy.

 

Seriously, Is There Any Human Funnier Than Stephen Colbert?



 

"Crazy"



The song of the year, reconceived by Jack White and The Raconteurs.

Listen here.

August 01, 2006

 

MTV is 25!


Here are a couple of new videos you'll probably never see on the channel.

Beck: Think I'm In Love



Thom Yorke: Harrowdown Hill



For those of you too young to remember when MTV was actually about music (and some really groovy-lookin' VJs), here's a look back:



And here's what they played on August 1, 1981:
# The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
# Pat Benatar - You Better Run
# Rod Stewart - She Won't Dance
# The Who - You Better You Bet
# Phd - Little Susie's on the Up
# Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
# The Pretenders - Brass in Pocket
# Todd Rundgren - Time Heals
# REO Speedwagon - Take it on the Run
# Styx - Rockin' the Paradise
# Robiin Lane & The Chartbusters - When Things Go Wrong
# Split Enz - History Never Repeats.
# .38 Special - Hold on Loosely
# April Wine - Just Between You & Me
# Rod Stewart - Sailing
# Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
# REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You
# The Pretenders - Message of Love
# Lee Ritenour - Mr. Briefcase
# The Cars - Double Life
# Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
# Robert Palmer - Looking for Clues
# The Shoes - Too Late
# Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty - Stop Draggin' my Heart Around.
# Rupert Hines - Surface Tension
# Madness - One Step Beyond
# Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
# Pat Benatar - I'm Gonna Follow You
# Tom Johnson - Savannah Nights
# Rockestra - Lucille
# Styx - The Best of Times
# Carly Simon - Vengeance
# Iron Maiden - Wrathchild
# Blotto - I Wanna Be a Lifeguard
# Rod Stewart - Passion
# Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army
# REO Speedwagon - Don't Let Him Go
# The Silencers - Remote Control/I'm Too Legal
# Juice Newton - Angel of the Morning
# Rockestra - Little Sister
# Bootcamp - Hold on to the Night
# Cliff Richard - Dreaming
# Lee Ritenour - Is it You?
# Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
# Michael Stanley Band - He Can't Love You
# REO Speedwagon - Tough Guys
# Blondie - Rapture
# The Who - Don't Let Go the Coat
# Rod Stewart - Ain't Love a Bitch
# The Pretenders - Talk of the Town
# Rainbow - Can't Happen Here
# Andrew Gold - Thank You for Being a Friend
# Gerry Rafferty - Bring it all Home
# April Wine - Sign of the Gypsy Queen
# Kate Bush - The Man With the Child in His Eyes
# David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
# April Wine - Just Between You and Me
# The Specials - Rat Race
# Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
# Bootcamp - Victim
# Rod Stewart - Tonight's the Night
# Nick Lowe - Cruel to be Kind
(Playlist courtesy of stereogum)

 

Some Peace For Our Troubled Times




Reeboks optional...

 

Oliver Reed Declares His Love of The Troggs




9:43 of drunken French bashing, moustache-shaving, unprovoked outbursts and colorful expletives that make Mel Gibson seem almost sober and polite (almost).

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