Friday, September 26, 2008
When it comes to the bailout here's how I feel:
"You can try to prevent a financial meltdown or you can teach Wall Street a lesson, but you can't do both at the same time."
I would be against the bail out if there was time and better alternatives. However, there is neither. My little moron brain sees it as something that needs to be done now. I hope the idiots on the hill actually do what they are paid to do and make a fucking decision.
The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.
I think it's cute when comedians care. I also think it's cute that Sarah Silverman is trying to make a difference. Whatevs. However, I still found it funny in parts, predictable and mostly false (awesome foreign policy recap) but still kinda funny.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
- Jessica Simpson looks really odd in the Macy's commercial, the one with the speed dater make-over, when she winks.
- I'm impressed Josh Groban's medley. That was not facetious. I specifically liked the South Park re-interpretation.
- Kathy Griffins hair was horrible, seriously what was she thinking? It looked like an orange hurricane hit her. Also Jennifer Love Hewitt hair was horrible. Some hairstylist are getting fired tonight.
-Christina Applegate's dressed made her look like she still has breasts. Reconstructive surgery? (I know it's wrong, but I was thinking it.)
-I liked Sandra Oh's dress.
-Cynthia Nixon looks like a chicken, her dress color (light blue) totally washes her out.
- Mad Men actually wins an Emmy! Yay, whatever makes AMC keep the show, the awards are totally meaningless at this point.
- That Dove commercial is a total subliminal ad that makes you think of orgasms when you eat a piece of chocolate. I went looking for it on youtube, but couldn't find it. Instead I found this endearing one.
I love all the different outfits she wears in the commercial.
- Hey it's Betty White! It's amazing to see her next to Mary Tyler Moore...she actually looks her age, unlike Moore.
- How does The Office not win? Seriously? How?
-It's hard not to like Tina Fey. She plays humble, but not in the annoying SJP way. She's funny and gets to the point!
- I love Mad Men's music score! Betty is cute on screen, not so much off screen. January Jones needs to consult a stylist stat!
Here's some pathetic examples:
# Volkslover from Austin, TX takes responsibility for:
I have failed to change my commuting habits. I enjoy the act of racing around in my car, even when I know riding my bike is better for everyone.
# Holland from Nashville takes responsibility for:
I own not only the failure of my generation, but the failure of generations before me that allowed pop culture to take over and make us all sheep, content with the substandard, sensationalized triteness the media gives us. ba-aa-aa-aa-aah!
Friday, September 19, 2008
My sister and niece left yesterday and I didn't realize how hard it would be to see them go. They were here for a little bit over two weeks and the whole apartment is filled with baby smells, baby clothes, and A LOT of baby stuff. Seriously, it's amazing how people take care of babies now days with all the things they need, makes my head dizzy.
Golda is incredibly calm baby, a huge plus to not hear an infant's cry in the middle of the night. When she did cry it was a matter of minutes before she would stop and it was incredibly sad when she would cry. I always thought I was quite stoic when it came to babies crying, not so much with my niece.
It's incredibly satisfying to see my sister as a tender and loving mom. Let's just say I got the outwardly emotions genes, whereas my sister tends keep her emotions to herself, at least most of the time.
So ya, I have gorgeous niece and a loving sister, who I already miss.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
TP: When we were growing up in Colorado, the way to be punk rock was to be kind of liberal, basically because we were surrounded by a bunch of rednecks. But I think both Matt and I kind of grew up being these rebellious kinds of liberals. But then we came to college and it was all those people, a bunch of hippies that we couldn’t fuckin’ stand, and then we go to L.A. and we’re like, “How the fuck do you be punk rock in L.A.?” So we figured, “What the fuck, let’s be Republicans.” It was the only way we could just say, “Fuck you, we think this way.” So I think that really confused people. It wasn’t until Team America that people got this Republican message—actually I don’t think it’s Republican at all, but more just this anti-super-liberal message—and that was the most anger we’ve ever got out of people. The thing was, it came out just before the election, and people were telling us that we might be encouraging people to vote for George Bush again, and we were, like, “Well, we don’t really care, the other option is just as bad.” And anyway, really, if you’re going to base your vote on what you saw at a puppet movie, seriously, dude, you shouldn’t be voting.(emphasis added.)
MS: The funny thing is, almost always in American entertainment, when a show has as much, like, cussing on it as South Park, those shows are almost always left-wing or whatever you want to call it. But we’ve done it from both sides and I think that’s just what freaks people out. Like, they don’t know how to react when we do something that isn’t exclusively left-wing. Then we get labeled right-wingers or conservatives. Even if you’re a liberal person, or a Republican, both sides, it’s like, if you can’t find some funny shit with your own stuff, then you’re just as humourless as some fundamentalist Christian that can’t hear shit and get offended. But it’s just as funny when we’ve done shows on the smugness of hybrid car owners. And people get really mad about that, going, “Can’t you see that hybrids can save the world?”
They also trash talk Family Guy, which I've come think of as way too formulaic. The whole interview is worth a read if you are a fan of South Park.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I'm kind of excited to read more:
Since this the first blog, let me give you a glimpse of what's in store for future articles. I'll be giving you a first hand account of such stories as puppeteers chanting to Satan behind-the-scene of a kids film and self professed co-workers of tolerance and diversity launching in to fist-pounding-on-desk, veins-bulging-in-forehead tyraids over soft spoken questions asked of them.
This is your inside look at the real Hollywood and those you give your billions to in ticket sales.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The problem with monopolists, of course, is that they just can’t help acting like monopolists, even supposedly benign monopolists like Google and even when they are not consciously trying to rub out the competition. They are always right and everybody else is wrong. They have disdain for their own customers, knowing those customers have nowhere else to turn. They tell small fry like Mr. Savage to stop bugging them.
That is how Microsoft acted a decade ago, and that, increasingly, is how Google is acting. Half the time, the company doesn’t even realize how egregious its behavior has become, which is why it feels so misunderstood when it is criticized.
I think most of the time Google tries "not to do evil," but I think it has become (at times) the "evil" that it purports to not be. It not only knows what is good for you and me, it has the power to impose those good intentions on you and me. Power ruins. Always.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
You know? It has nothing to do with how awesome the whiskey is, which it is, but everything to do with simple physical limitations. Maybe you don’t drink. Fine, compare it to cheesecake or the delicious dessert treat of your choice, let’s not be judgmental here. It’s really good for the first several bites, right? Then you go too far, take one too many mouthfuls, and bam! You want to lay down on the bathroom floor. That’s where I am with “the politics” right now. Bathroom floor.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
When asked about Palin's past support of Pat Buchanan, whose anti-Israeli views are common knowledge, Frank said that Palin's support of Buchanan stemmed from his positions in other issues, and that she did not agree with his views of Israel.
"She had an Israeli flag, of all the things, mounted on her office wall, and I have that on film" he said. "I was very surprised to see that and when I asked her about it, she said that she loves Israel and the she had friends who visited the country and brought her the flag."
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
P.S. The link I posted above asks what is your favorite sex scene in the movie. I don't think mine have changed. But I still think it's a great topic and would like to know of more sex scenes to check out. Let me know.
To my surprise Gawker has written a more funny and eloquent appraisal of liberals being hypocrites on the aspect they pride themselves most: open mindedness. Whatever their intentions are (higher traffic)of covering and sort of defending Palin it's quite refreshing.
How will the chattering classes of the blue states respond to the family saga of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin? Why, with the same flinty-eyed suspicion and close-mindedness that we profess to hate in the "God, gays, and guns" country of rural Americans. The Palin family background gives otherwise intelligent people the chance to indulge in the basest and most cartoonish of regional and rural stereotypes.
Update:: the photo is fake, but still hot. Plus they accompany the article with a very hot photo of Palin and make fun of the term "baby daddy" to boot:
Update: Close second "Baby Daddy" - what happened to saying "the baby's father", why has this entered the acceptable, established lexicon instead of being confined to the ghetto where it came from in the first place?
Monday, September 01, 2008
A lawyer for the website -- which survived repeated official attempts to close it down -- said police met Yevloyev at the steps of the aircraft after he flew in to Ingushetia's airport, put him in a Volga saloon car and drove him away.