February 29, 2008
R.I.P. Mike Smith
Very sad: The lead singer of the Dave Clark Five passed away less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Yes, they were Beatles-lite but they had a certain charm. I truly loved them when I was five...
And a belated R.I.P. to Buddy Miles:
February 28, 2008
This Pretty Much Says It All, Doesn't It?
February 27, 2008
Krup Hearts Jack McBrayer
Mariah Carey? Um, not so much:
(NSFPWLM: Not Safe For People Who Like Music)
Another Day, Another New Low For Hillary
God, she is just screwing the pooch on a daily basis these days:
(Be sure to turn up the volume so you can hear the audience boo her. I'd love to know who the hell is feeding her these horrible one-liners. And why is she taking their advice?)
In case you missed the SNL skit she awkwardly referenced, here it is:
February 26, 2008
Sleeveface: The Video
You might remember my little post about Sleeveface. Well, Sleeveface has since been incorporated and trademarked and now has it's own website along with a "how-to" video:
Via This Modern World we get this intriguing analysis of Hillary Clinton's latest campaign strategy of acting crazily indignant while shamelessly attacking her opponent:
Actually, Hillary's performance reminds me more of this:
And we don't need any more of that crap...
BTW: Arianna Huffington has written a great post on the differences between Obama's and Clinton's use of words. If you're a Hillary supporter, you may be surprised.
Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results of 2008 Election
Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early
February 25, 2008
Congratulations Glen & Marketa
I am as "chuffed" as Colin Farrell.
Hats off to Jon Stewart (all is forgiven) for bringing Marketa back out to give her acceptance speech. That was a true class act.
Now go and rent Once. (I just went to the Netflix link for the film and was shocked to see that this film got an "R" rating, apparently for language. Please don't let that stop you. It's a lovely film.)
February 24, 2008
Attention Tina Fey Fans:
Yes, you have every right to worship Tina for creating and starring in the best comedy on TV. But, please, do not look to her for political guidance:
Yes, that was cleverly written and well-performed. But allow me to refresh your memories with this past example of Fey's so-called political acumen:
In writing for (30 Rock's) Liz (Lemon), Ms. Fey said, she drew somewhat on her own experiences in television. In one episode Liz is called a vulgar name by a subordinate, an incident that Ms. Fey said was based on something that happened to her.I'm sorry, but that's simply retarded. It's right up there with Mitt Romney's stated reason for dropping out of the Republican race:
In another episode, in which Liz reflects on things about herself that others wouldn’t know, she says, “There is an 80 percent chance” that she will “tell all my friends I’m voting for Barack Obama, but I will secretly vote for John McCain.”
Ms. Fey, who wrote that line, said it was semi-autobiographical, a way of “admitting I have a lot of liberal feelings, but I also live in New York, and I want to feel safe, and I secretly kind of want Giuliani.”
"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror."If you still think that Tina makes a convincing case for Hillary, I have one more video to show to you. I believe this is a new low for Hillary who seems to lower the bar every single remaining day of her poorly-managed campaign:
Yes. Maybe, as she said herself, she has just lived a little long. Sorry, but Hillary has become a total Joey Nichols...
February 22, 2008
Just To Prove That I'm Not Always Cynical
Tell me this isn't one of the biggest "awwwws" you've ever experienced.
Will The Real Hillary Clinton Please Stand Up?
...and then kindly shut the fuck up.
Once again, Hillary Clinton pulled some emotion out of her ass to try and salvage her poorly managed campaign (and if you can't manage a campaign, how you gonna manage the country?). After 40 some-odd minutes of typically robotic Clinton-Talking-Points, Hilary used her last answer to show us "The Real Hillary Clinton" and prove to the country that she is, in fact, a human being. Tellingly, her answer was all about her:
Sure she shifted the focus to the poor wounded heroes after she stated the question so many people supposedly ask her ("how do you do it") but notice how her little speech about the soldiers was ultimately about how compassionate SHE is. I mean, how canned was this statement: "You know the hits I've taken in life are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country." Turns out very canned (see final video).
Hillary's soldiers were merely used as props, proving she is as shameless as our current commander in chief. And can we really believe her emotions regarding the troops or is she covering up for the blood that is on her hands? For had she been as strong and brave a leader as she claims she is, she would have stood up along with her Democratic colleagues Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Robert Byrd (D-WV), Kent Conrad (D-ND), Jon Corzine (D-NJ), Mark Dayton (D-MN), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Russell Feingold (D-WI), Robert Graham (D-FL), Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Carl Levin (D-MI), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Patty Murray (D-WA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Paul Wellstone (D-MN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and the lone Republican Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) and independent James Jeffords (I-VT) and voted against Joint Resolution 114 (the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002). But she voted for the resolution so I have to conclude that Hillary Clinton is just a giant phony.
The actual Real Hillary Clinton showed up earlier in the debate. This is the person who will do anything it takes to get elected. Who surrounds her self with overpaid hacks. Who allows these hacks to smear her opponents at will. And who obviously allows them to script some of these attacks for her own use (which occurs about 3 minutes in):
To me, this was the defining moment of the debate. This was when Hillary showed her true, nasty colors. Barack, of course, took it all in stride and remained above the fray. As he said before Hillary's ridiculous attack, "This is where we start getting into silly season in politics and I think people start getting discouraged about it..."
And here's a final irony of Hillary's attempt to save herself in last night's debate: Pretty much, her entire campaign against Obama has been to attack his so-called empty rhetoric. Her campaign upped the ante on these attacks last week by accusing Obama of plagarism, an accusation that has had little traction among voters but has given little chubbies to a number of pundits. It's apparent how desperate this campaign truly is if that's the best they've got (and you know her handlers thought they were going to hit a home run with that horrible "xerox" line). However, if you are going to accuse someone of stealing, you better not get caught with your hand in the cookie jar. But, that is exactly what happened last night when Hillary finished her emotional final answer with the following lines. Let's look at "The YouTube" as Hillary put it:
Hillary: "You know, whatever happens, we're going to be fine. You know, we have strong support from our families and our friends. I just hope that we'll be able to say the same thing about the American people. And that's what this election should be about." - Democratic Debate, 2/21/07
John Edwards: "What's not at stake are any of us. All of us are going to be just fine no matter what happens in this election. But what's at stake is whether America is going to be fine." - Democratic Debate, 12/13/07
And holy shit! She not only "plagiarized" John Edwards, she completely stole her "greatest hit" from her husband:
So Hillary, just shut the fuck up. We are sick and tired of "silly season."
(h/t to AmericaBlog)
February 21, 2008
Can't We Just Hold The Election Tomorrow?
I cannot believe this clown is still presidenting...
We're All Gonna DIE!!!!
And it's all because of those terrorist-loving, cheese-eating Democratic surrender monkeys:
(h/t Glen Greenwald)
February 20, 2008
Once Again, I've Got Nuthin'...
So have a video:
Created by the iBand using an iAno, PocketGuitar, IPhoneSynth and BeatPhone. Seriously lovely.
Oh, and go Barack! Hillary: You need to drop out of the race. You are simply too divisive. And so are your Swift-Boating supporters. With friends like these, who needs Republicans?!?!?
February 15, 2008
"You're a Fascist...You're a Liar."
Keith Olbermann once again calls The Preznit on his FISA bullshit. Wow:
(Click to watch)
Video "courtesy" of onegoodmove.
February 14, 2008
Happy Valentines Day
(artwork by Lauren Bergman)
February 12, 2008
How To Give Your Puppy A Heart Attack
No, really, it's fun:
Details, Details, Details
Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig made a video to explain why he supports Barack Obama:
Maybe not the most compelling video but the argument is certainly compelling, not to mention extremely sound.
February 11, 2008
Spongebob vs. The Classics
The voiceover cast members of Spongebob Square Pants take on Casablanca, Singing in the Rain and The Godfather:
McCain '08: "Like Hope But Different"
February 07, 2008
Mitt Romney = More-Man!!!
And, for something completely different:
February 06, 2008
Who is the most authentic? Who truly believes the words coming out of his or her mouth?
Yes, as a commenter has pointed out, we should not be electing an "orator-in-chief." However, this country needs someone who can lead us out of the horrible funk of the last seven years. I realize it's going to take more than one person and probably more than two terms of a presidency, but who do you think will be able to, at the very least, attempt to turn this country around?
February 05, 2008
Don't Forget to Vote
And don't forget:
February 04, 2008
"The McDonald's Commercial That Didn't Quite Make The Superbowl"
Brought to you by WFMU's Beware of the Blog:
Betcha can't watch the whole thing.
For a change, the big game was way better than the commercials. Still there were a few highlights (but none of them worth the money spent to make and/or air them):
Take a Nap, Ralph
And any of you out there even thinking of supporting Nader, well, you know what you can do to yourselves.
I gotta admit: I haven't cared diddly about football since the '87 strike but you'd have to be without a pulse not to have appreciated yesterday's game, particularly this play:
Even my wife, who literally loathes the game, jumped up and down and screamed. I have witnesses...
February 03, 2008
Yes We Can
February 01, 2008
Barack Obama for President
Is that Fisher Stevens applauding at the end of Barack's statement?!?! Frickin' Hollywood...
This is Delightful
Sarah Silverman made a little music video for her boyfriend, Jimmy Kimmel:
Matt Damon is now two-for-two when it comes to raunchy, musical-comedy:
Ah, Young People
Plenty of time to prank commuters in New York's Grand Central Station. However, about that illegal war in Iraq...
Nevertheless, this is a cool stunt. I just wish this kind of energy could be harnessed for the greater good.