Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Matt Taibbi hits a home run.

Well done article on the hypocrisy of MR.
My favorite quote...

"By making debt the centerpiece of his campaign, Romney was making a calculated bluff of historic dimensions – placing a massive all-in bet on the rank incompetence of the American press corps. The result has been a brilliant comedy: A man makes a $250 million fortune loading up companies with debt and then extracting million-dollar fees from those same companies, in exchange for the generous service of telling them who needs to be fired in order to finance the debt payments he saddled them with in the first place. That same man then runs for president riding an image of children roasting on flames of debt, choosing as his running mate perhaps the only politician in America more pompous and self-righteous on the subject of the evils of borrowed money than the candidate himself. If Romney pulls off this whopper, you'll have to tip your hat to him: No one in history has ever successfully run for president riding this big of a lie. It's almost enough to make you think he really is qualified for the White House."


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Monday, October 18, 2010

Does the smell of Coppertone overpower the smell of red wine breath?

...just asking.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


NASA satellite photos of oil in the gulf, 7/19 , via

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

fear is such a vicious thing, it wraps me up in chains...

somewhere in between the clips of kittens playing around and dads getting whacked in the groin by a child's wayward whiffle bat, you find old perfomances, gems on youtube. like this one from tears for fears. what's with the sweaters? i wish bands still had uniforms. holy devo.

i nearly blew the speakers in the production studio at the loop fm in the mid 90's listening to this song one night, in cue. we never played anything this cool there.

absolutely loved how kanye west sampled from "the hurting" on his 808's album. kanye is one for reinvention, so i suppose the new record will go in a different direction, but i bet he'd have some interesting takes on samples from "songs from the big chair". 

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Is this what they mean by "food porn"?

If so, I'm not titillated in the least. Or hungry anymore.  Holy Kobaiyashi.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Score One for the Spoken Word

If you didn't see the Olympic opening ceremony, you missed a great show.
Put on for a fraction of the cost of last summer's Beijing olympics, the ceremonies
did a great job of giving a flavor of Canada, and entertaining at the same time.
For me, a highlight of the show was Canadian slam poet Shane Koyczan.
His rendition of his poem WE ARE MORE was amazing. This shaky handicam video
doesn't do it justice, but NBC hasn't made it available yet.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sail On, Alexander McQueen

When I was younger and cared about fashion, Alexander McQueen was one of the first designers whose work I openly coveted.  Later, I acquired a couple of pair of McQueen sunglasses, one of which was my absolute favorite until Lilly, then a puppy, stomped on them in a playful fit, snapping them in two.  

Today, McQueen hanged himself in his London flat. It's a loss for the fashion world, but moreso for the world in general. 

Creativity, in any form, is so admirable to me.  And often, those who are most creative are hounded by the proverbial demons.  With modern advances in technology, therapy, and medication, it's hard to believe the people still kill themselves.  And while some may flippantly claim that taking one's own life is "taking the easy way out", or "cowardly", in the end, there is the moment where the razor must slash skin, or the trigger must be pulled, or the chair kicked away.  Perhaps the end result takes the place of dealing with life's ups and downs, but whatever you call it, in the end, it is tragic.  As the father of teenagers, I view this act so differently now...but like most of us, I'll never fully understand it.  

Alexander McQueen had scores of admirers worldwide.  But, as we've learned time and time again, that often doesn't matter. 

Hug someone close to you today. Someone that you don't often hug. And remind them that you love them. 

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Kardinal Offishal "We Gon' Go" Video

This song by Kardinal Offishal is good, not great.
But the video, trés, trés bién. And very apropos for Super Bowl week,
with the opening line "WHO DAT?"
Directed by Chris G.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

"Information Leak" by Richard Evans

“Pretty much anything you can imagine, you can get your hands on. With such an abundance of information, I feel as though it over-flows into our lives and the typography is purposefully hard to read to reflect this.”


Richard J. Evans' brilliant sculpture represents how easily information is leaked through the internet and television in todays society. Information Leak consists of dozens of laser-cut, wooden letters flowing uncontrollably out of the tap and onto the floor.

via esper. 
more of richard j. evans' work here

Sunday, January 31, 2010

More "Fandom Taken To Unnecessary Heights".

Never paid much attention to this when it came out a few years ago, but Joe Miller
brought it up last night and I just had to check it out..along the lines of the Prince
"Purple and Gold" Vikings track, here is Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen's Blackhawks
song, entitled "Keys to the City".  Discuss amongst yourselves.