Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Because the BBC's promos for next week's episode of Doctor Who are so much cooler than Sci-Fi's.
Also, the theme music is pretty fucking cool in it's entirety.
Enjoy the Black Keys where and when you can because after that Secret Machines show with a 100 people at the Town Ballroom last night you know they ain't coming to Buffalo any time soon.
Come on now, don't you hipsters get it? If you just wear the funny clothes and act all quasi pretentious without occasionally "making the scene"... without representing for your area... then you're just posing. Putting on phony airs. Wanking.
And "the scene" in your area? If it even exists other than in your minds... it becomes lame... sorry... and eventually extinct.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Ah yes... a role model to MILLIONS OF GIRLS.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Random Star Wars Observation (I wish I could number them for you): the scene at the end of Episode II with Darth Sidious and Count Dooku walking, chilling and plotting is the total analog of that scene of the Death Star (Mark 2) from Episode VI when Darth Vader greets the Emperor (Darth Sidious)... and walks, chills and plots. Both scene's take place in a hanger, I think the Emperor even says something about "everything going according to plan" in both scenes, but craftily enough the roles are reversed (in II it's the boss greeting the underling whereas in VI it's the underling greeting the boss) and the different settings (the dreary hanger in II, the Death Star shuttle hanger in VI) underscore just how far the Sith came.... before being defeated by those damn Skywalker kids. Very nice there George-I hadn't noticed that until tonight (when I caught the end of II on Spike- as you might have guessed). Very nice indeed.
- It sounds too good. It's sonic presentation is perfect. No "debut album" comes this artful and sonically ambitious. It doesn't happen.
- It's baroque, literate and classy yet tuneful, occasionally crass, and infinitely rump shakable.
- U2 and R.E.M.'s debut albums weren't this perfect.
- The cd design is pefect: the photography, fonts, layout are all preternaturally cool, and yes, perfect.
- It reaffirms the virtue and value of of the cd as a piece of art and mode of musical conveyance in an age of the cheap commodification of popular music.
* I don't even want to know what the kids in private schools are learning about our great nation. Actually I do- it probably explains a lot.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Fuck people. We are totally entering the danger zone. This shit ain't funny any more. The waters have been muddied enough folks, we can't take 40 more days.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
It's 8:15 PM. Dateline USA. We are chilling out.
Monday, April 21, 2008
And it's not like I am going without*- now that the fourth season proper of Doctor Who debuts this week on the Sci Fi Channel. Last Friday's airing of the 2007 Christmas special with Kylie Minogue didn't blow my mind. Kylie was nice, and she certainly presented herself well as a potential new traveling companion for David Tennant's Doctor, but it was a bit broad in it's humor and approach, a reflex perhaps when writer/producer Russell T Davies goes overboard with the darker elements that drag Who away from it's family show heritage (the episode is a decent send up of both Poseiden Adventures and Titanic- complete with a surprisingly high body count). Still kudos to Kylie for delivering the emotional punch the episode needed, and I hope they find a way to bring her back.
* The Sarah Jane Adventures are fun, and worthy of mention now that they're showing the first season proper of the show after last week's pilot episode. The writing is broad, fun, sly, and emotionally satisfying considering it's a somewhat derivative kids show. And it makes me laugh.
Is there nothing those crazy Welsh Doctor Who/Torchwood/Sarah Jane people can't do? Kudos also to Sci Fi for finding a way to preserve the show's fun cliffhanger's even though they are showing 2 half hour episodes a week.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
And the sun's been out. But tonight's got a new Office and Smallville Tivo-bound for watching after I take in some Countdown (gotta get The American Idol updates).
Now if only Uncle George could get those digital theatrical 3D versions out he was talking about a few years back...
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
It's all coming together nicely folks. Next Friday we get new Doctor Who on the SciFi Channel (the most recent Christmas special with Kylie Minogue) preceded by the first season of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The next day we get the "series changing" season finale of Torchwood on BBC America (featuring Spike/Brainiac James Marsters, from Buffy/Angel and Smallville respectively)... and then on next Friday the highly anticipated fourth season proper premiere episode of Doctor Who with British comedienne Catherine Tate as the Doctor's new travelling companion.
And sandwiched in between all of that we have the Pennsylvania Primary. Good times. Good times.
Also, I am unabashed fan of The Sarah Jane Adventures. Sure it's ostensibly a kids show, but Elisabeth Sladen is fun to watch as a grown up Sarah Jane, the teenage co-stars are tolerable if not downright appealing- and not obnoxious in the least (a big plus considering my views on some of our teenagers); positive role models abound, there's plenty of sly social commentary, and the show reminds me a lot of the classic Doctor Who series that ran from 1963 to 1989- in particular the late fun (and occasionally cheesy*) 60's and early 70's Who episodes that featured Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee as the Doctor. But with more hugs and happier endings.
Not that kind of happy ending you sickos.
* Not necessarily cheesy in a bad way mind you. It was the 60's and 70's (and 80's) and they didn't have big budgets... so sometimes you got cheesiness. Serious cheesiness. But the writing was (generally) good, the actors played it just right, you used your imagination, and you got past it. As an American kid raised on Star Wars unfortunately that didn't happen (maybe if I'd been exposed to Doctor Who as a young child it might have...), but now that I'm able to contextualize and appreciate it I enjoy that cheese. Sometimes (those Colin Baker Doctor Who's are painful).
And CNN let's a nincompoop like David Frum comment on it? That's not fair to anybody, including David Frum, who shouldn't be given more opportunities to embarrass himself on television anymore (obviously the guy's got no friends because a friend would've talked to him about his problems sounding intelligent on television).
Thus, Rod Stewart Sucks.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
- The title of that cd by Jan's former assistant was called "The Hunted."
- I think the majority of the pictures at Michael and Jan's are of Jan's enhanced boobs.
- The pitch perfect facial expressions:
- The look on Pam's face when Jim tries to escape the dinner party without her.
- Jim's bewildered look when Michael made his crack about the wine's "oakey afterbirth."
- When Michael manages to still look at the camera when he yelled "that's what she said!"
- When the cop says "not now Dwight" to Dwight.
- The painting in Michael and Jan's dinning room is of Hell.
- My family used to have a cooler just like Dwight's former babysitter/friend with "purely carnal" benefits.
- Dwight makes her take the bus home (wherever that is)... and lug that cooler.
But Phil still rallied to birdie the 18th to snatch some of his dignity back and thumb his nose at the Almighty. Good luck tommorow Phil.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Also, I really wish I lived on the West Coast. Roger Waters, Portishead, and now Prince at Coachella?!? Damn.
And to those Pro Chinese protesters? To them I say "bah."
Just finished Buffalo native Jake Halpern's Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction, and boy was that scary. And I'm not even referring to the thoroughly deluded stage parents, child star wannabees, celebrity personal assistants, and celebrity worshippers (and I'm talking serious worship here, the kind that triggers faith and false idol worship issues) discussed and interviewed by the shrewd yet not unkind Halpern. Those people are out to lunch, and there's nothing that can be done for them. What freaked me out was the bits about the history and outrageous recent growth of our nation's obsessions with fame and becoming famous and the various explanations for this national nightmare. I daresay Halpern is right about all of it; there's a shitload of reasons why we're all totally obsessed with this shit (and obsessed about hating this shit, which of course sometimes leads to thinking about said shit), but that's not what really got me. It's a statistical fact that our teenagers and youngsters spectacularly narcissistic and prone to prima donna-ism... hell people, you see it. You see it in adults. You see it when they drive.
But that's not the point, the point is these poor deluded children are heading for a HUGE LET DOWN. And what happens then? Generation B? As in BITTER AS HELL? That's not good. And what's worse- they're inheriting a country on the down slide. Yikes. Our society is not in the best spot as it is... and now we've got a generation destined for a big old kick in the teeth when reality sets in. Or doesn't. Which is worse. Far worse.
Needless to say it, we are doomed. Man is Canada is looking better and better.
And a minor quibble for local boy author (and City Honors alumni) Jake Halpern. Must you harp on our down on our luck Rest Belt downtrodden? Was that absolutely necessary?
Still dude, I credit you for your honesty and for not even trying to pretend that you're above your subject matter. That's your good old fashioned Buffalo non pretentiousness at work there, my friend. It is indeed in our bones (except for the pretentious WNYers that do exist in our community- you know... the poofy shirt crowd). Kudos.
Larry, Darcy and Lindy are taking it to the public (and the public will take it to them) tomorrow at 5 on WGR.
I just hope they screen the calls a little bit... so we can all have our dignity when it's all over. It could be interesting, and maybe even a sign-post to what's to come.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
- Wow, the first ten minutes of the first new Battlestar Galactica in ages was absolutely Episodes III and VI good. Everybody involved totally went for broke and it showed. I mean I was excited about new BSG's but now I'm "oooooooh... BSG" and jonesing for new BSG.
- I'm also jonesing for the new Friday night Sci-FI channel lineup, with the good natured children's show Doctor Who spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures and the fourth season of Doctor Who leading into BSG. The Tivo will definitely hum Friday nights.
- Baltar is Jesus? Jesus was not a sex fiend like Baltar, but he did heal the sick. I've always enjoyed the religious themes and explorations, but now that it's coalescing into a polytheism vs monotheism I'm giddy at the possible implications of this final season of BSG. It's also cool that Baltar's Cylon inspired monotheistic cult is populated by comely lasses.
- I'm also intrigued by the fact that the human "good guys" are the monotheists and the robot "bad guys" are the monotheists.
- Battlestar Galactic is the sci-fi Sopranos. Pure and simple. I think it always was and we just didn't see it.
- Thus I'm saving this first 10 episode batch of the final season on the Tivo to watch when I watch all of the previous BSG's in preparation for the final 10 episodes of this final season (air date totally TBD).
We shall see. Go Sabres.
* Of course by jig I mean dance, or Irish dance in particular. Some people actually think I'm referring to something else, believe it or not.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
* Okay, "Reveal" wasn't total bunk, but it wasn't great either. There are indeed a couple of cuts that do save it from being as lame as "Around the Sun."
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
And we get another meaningful game Thursday night. Let's go Sabres.
They totally @#$%ed up my whole plan of watching the entire series including the third season on DVD right up until the fourth season by releasing the third season DVD last week, ONE FRAKKIN WEEK before the beginning of the fourth and final season. Thus this has become something of a mantra, a shared memory of what's come before on the show.
Trust me folks. Watch this catchy ditty a couple of times (it gets better with age), and then watch the fourth season opener this Friday (or Tivo it like I will).
It's the best.
It's a masterpiece for our troubled times. Go choke on it.
Something just ain't right in Weycross Georgia.
This is what I call a sex scandal. It totally puts the Spitzer in perspective.
Now that's hot. I wanted to link that YouTube bit to the blog but thought better of it. I have standards. And speaking of thinking better how about that Jonah Goldberg stuff? That guy's a total mess... all torn up inside being Jewish.... yet ceaselessly trying to link liberalism with fascism... I'm really amazed his head just doesn't explode right off his shoulders. I'd say that's the root of his profound cognitive dissonance but he's a neocon hack, and that means cognitive dissonance is par for the course...
Monday, March 31, 2008
6+ years of perfect service from my old yet trusty PS2.
15 months, 2 repairs and a total cock up, for my pisspoor XBOX 360.
That's 2 months in the shop out of the 15 months I've owned it, plus another 2-3 (which equals 4) weeks to get a new power supply out to me. Thanks for nuthin' Bill Gates.
I wouldn't recommend an XBOX 360 to my worst enemy.
Kudos to Spike TV for the mondo boffo STAR WARS uber-trailer. Of course there's no chance that I'll be tuning in... I own those jammies on DVD with the 5.1/6.1 surround sound and I hate commercials during my STAR WARS... but now I have to resist the urge to watch my STAR WARS again (all 6, no half stepping here). Damn you Spike!
Or do I?
Sunday, March 30, 2008
- Kudos to Reliable Sources' Harvey Kurtz for his salvo at MSNBC and Keith Olbermann in the ongoing CNN/MSNBC donneybrook over Maria Milito's crack about "pimps not sharing hoes" the other night on Countdown. Very classy and sharpHowie. And for my part though I hope that Keith doesn't pull a Samantha Power on Maria because I think her weekly American Idol updates are great for water cooler talking points.
- I am probably a bad person for not talking about the war more on this blog. God knows I've blogged about the war, but the war makes me angry, and depressed, and I guess I didn't want to share that here. The reality? I've given up. I follow the war in the alternative media, but the reality is it ain't ending until this guy is out of office, and that's that. We had our shot in 2004, and we blew it.
- This week's Frank Rich is right on the number.
- But it's not all serious. I shoehorned in last night's Torchwood and yikes. Freaky. Circuses and freaks always freak me out, and last night's evil soul stealing circus.... yeeaaarrggghh. 3 new episodes left... until new Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures at the end of April.
- Is hope alive for the Sabres? I don't even know anymore at this point. But I will be watching the last HD broadcast of the year, and who knows, maybe my mother will win a player jersey at Fan Appreciate Night. The Sabres should at least do her that courtesy.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I was at the game Tuesday and even I can’t hang last night on Ryan Miller.
My blame goes to Kotalik for taking that lazy and stupid penalty with 3.5
minutes left against the #1 power play in the league. That 3-1 lead was
precarious as hell, and taking a needless and pisspoor like that teed up
Montreal for that pivotal second goal that swung the game back the other way
right in time for the Habs to pull their goalie for the last few minutes. A
month or so ago it would have been Lydman taking the killer third period
penalty, but last night it was Kotalik the lazy, Kotalik the heartless and
gutless. It’s all Kotalik folks. Fucking Kotalik.
That said however, Miller does hit his knees faster than Monica
Lewinsky, almost as a reflex, and that’s ain’t helping either.
In my opinion a true hockey fan can't hate on the Sabres for last night's game. They played a solid game, they kept the pressure up the entire third period and didn't let up, and they got the game down to the 2.5 minute mark before it all went sour because of a lameass Ales Kotalik penalty. That second goal was the swinger, and with a pulled goalie they had us right where they wanted us for those last few minutes. The Sabres were doomed.
But hope is apparently still alive.
Friday, March 28, 2008
I know I've posted this before, but ya know... I've been fulminating about this Spitzer thing for the last few weeks and listening to this album with this whole fiasco in mind so it just seemed appropriate. I watch. I post.
This one goes out to Eliot Spitzer.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
* I believe they call this dinner theater in Europe.
Let's go Sabres.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Folks, we are segregated up the wazoo.
So I guess you could say that I'm looking out for 97 Rock. Yeah, let's go with that.
- Ask yourself: would you be COOL or SORE with the fact that your ancestors were enslaved and shipped to America to be slave labor? Yeah.... hmmmm.... never thought about that before... did you?
- 140 years (the amount of time that's elapsed since the abolition of slavery) does not qualify as ancient history by ANY measure.
- You are aware that segregation was 100% legal in the US until about 50 years ago, right?!? And you're also aware that the Civil Rights Act wasn't signed into law until about 40 years ago, right?!?
Yes my silly crackers, that's not even a generation ago.
- Slavery and Jim Crow seem like they happened "ages ago" because they didn't happen to you or your people. You probably read about slavery and Jim Crow in a history book back in school, and odds are good that you probably got defensive about it back then too.
- Try to think about race with a perspective larger than just your lily white cracker worldview. Try... just try... to think about race if you were African American. Yeah it might be hard... it might even blow your mind... but it's worth trying. Trust me.
We gotta try.
It's bad enough I live in one of the most segregated communities in the US. I don't want to live in one of the most racist. Stop the madness. Stop the presses. Abort this mission... please. Our region doesn't need that rap in the least.
Monday, March 24, 2008
"When this thing goes on sale there isn't going to be a ditch in the land or a hedgerow that isn't full of Premiership footballers, who are broken and and on fire."
And Simon Cowell is the top Star in the Top Gear Reasonably Priced Car so far? Damn. Is nothing safe? We gotta get some Americans over there to take some shit from Jeremy Clarkson and represent for the nation that brought the world Steve McQueen!* USA! USA!
* That link was for the kids, who might not have a clue who the ____ Steve McQueen is... kids who sadly have no modern analog upon which to even understand who and what Steve McQueen was, is, and forever will be....
Decker ignored the rain drops that pelted the back of his neck as he sat hunched over his bowl of noodles because that's the price you pay for oing anything in the Undercity. Neverending rain and flickering neon. But Decker couldn't ignore the tune that was leaking out of a nearby pod because it reminded Decker of her.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
- Happy Easter.
- This week's Torchwood was brilliant: sex, violence, conflict, maneating aliens, humor, a wedding- it had it all. God Torchwood is such a good show.
- The new Gnarls Barkley disc is awesome. More to come later.
- The Dude dissects the obvious appeal of Lonelygirl15's exploits on YouTube: her cans.
- I gotta admit it folks, I did think that it was cool that Cafe Aroma came in dead last in yesterday's Buffalo News coffee judging. Yes, the most ludicrously pretentious coffee joint in Buffalo also serves the lamest coffee in Buffalo. A coincidence? Probably not.*
- You know what the worst part of all this divisiveness among the Democratic party, in addition to the fact that it might well give the GOP the keys to the car for a third consecutive term? The fact that win or lose you know it's gonna fall to Barack Obama to (try) to unite and save the party. Yes, the guy on the receiving end of all this divisive BS, the chap playing far more defense than offense over this divisive BS, is gonna have to (try to) save the bloody day with his much maligned (by his opponent) pretty talk. Now does that qualify as irony, or is that the height of cynicism?
- It is waaaaay past time for activist Democrats to check themselves, and to ask themselves "WHAT EXACTLY AM I DOING?" Seriously. It's time.
- I used that Frank Rich link twice on purpose.
*I'm sorry, but I am gonna nurse that grudge against Cafe Aroma. I mean, what's the point of even showing World Cup matches if you can't get in the place because half of the seats are taken by the backpacks and tote bags of the wankers clogging up the joint?
And those wankers weren't even watching the matches!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
- The bad news: Kristen Davis ex boyfriend from way back sold some smutty pictures of them en flagrante to the Internet. That's just wrong, low, and downright ungallant. The good news: they are great.
- I used to think Bill Clinton was smooth. Nice. A sharp operator with impeccable game. But that was before this year's model decided to roll the dice with that already somewhat dodgy legacy of his. And now they're saying he's like Joltin' and Revoltin' ' "Joe McCarthy?" Dude, The Dude recommends taking a time out to build some houses or officiate a third world election with Jimmy Carter, or, if that's not flash enough for you, hang out with Bono.
- Sorry Keith Olberman, but sports and politics go together like fried chicken and gravy.
- The Dude is officially not down with the summer Olympics, and will be boycotting this year's games in China, which is currently mowing down Tibetan folks in the streets.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
No, this is my last half assed St Patty's Day U2 blog video post. What the fuck is this about? U2 only brings out the really good stuff for the Brazillians? Why does U2 hate on this brilliant 90's stuff? Why won't they delve into this material on their American tours? It's almost as if U2 is ashamed of their "cool" period... when they were actually cool. I don't get it. To heck with the greatest hits (OK, I like those too)... give us some daring. Some balls. Some art.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
- Give a shout out to Buffalo for seemingly making St. Patrick's Day a four day revelry, or if you want to be specific and only count Friday night, 3 and a half day revelry. And we've got snow today for the parade! I almost feel bad for the Irish girls from all of the Irish Dancing schools dancing about in the colorful dresses and curly wigs... almost. Somebody has to dance the jig for us. Thanks girls.
- Salute the Sabres for winning another must win game. They are still in it baby.
- Freak you people out with a CONSPIRACY THEORY that isn't crazy at all.
- Right an ommision- I almost forgot to say that the take out food from Lagniappes (883-FOOD) on Allen is worth the trip to Allentown just to get the food. Pure New Orleans goodness through and through: the gumbo is real, the BBQ shrimp po'boy is not for those observing Lent (the bacon wrapped shrimp almost compelled me to go to church and confess my sins), the authentic and magnificent jambalaya burns sweetly in your tummy for hours, and the blackened catfish po'boy is jim dandy. It's also a cool little spot. The Dude recommends it highly.
- Give an even bigger shout out to Nelson Starr and crew for Nelson's ode to Buffalo and Anthony Bourdain. Even though I do have to quibble with the statement that we are "humbly without pretension*" (if only that were totally true), the gist of the piece is absolutely correct and conveyed perfectly. Dave Attell missed his chance to kick it out in Buffalo... let's hope that Bourdain doesn't make the same mistake.
Happy St. Patrick's Day people! Now let's everybody git down!
* Please note, I am not calling Nelson pretentious. I have never, ever seen him in a poofy shirt.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Special kudos have to go out to the fans at the game last night. From the fans with the big PLEASE DON'T QUIT ON US sign tapped to the wall to the fans who clapped and chanted and urged the team to keep scoring goals (to gaurantee their win and help our mental health)... we did our part, and the team did their's. It was all good folks, all good. I just wish I had Eliot Spitzer's money because I'd love to head north up to the TO with the gang and score some tickets off of some scalpers because tonight's game is titanic, another must win game....
LET'S GO BUFFALO.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Courtesy of Countdown. Apparently the Oral Roberts University Eagle started it. Obviously.
The only down side- two dvd's.
I don't think Dr. Laura likes herself very much.
I agree with Ed Norton- this would make for a great movie.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
- Geraldine Ferraro has thrown herself upon her sword at last... if anything else to (try to) avoid the lambasting she and the Clinton campaign will be getting on tonight's Countdown. Also, let's be fair to Gerrie, of course she's not a racist... she's just somebody willing to cynically play the race card. There is a difference. But alas she is still a foul ball and that's dirty baseball.
- I am really looking forward to tonight's Countdown. A Special Comment aimed at the HRC campaign Death Star?!? That ought to be something.
- Yes the Spitzer Gotterdammerung is many things: a tragedy, a betrayal, sad, a farce, the height of either madness or arrogance, a mass betrayal of all who supported the "Mr. Clean" who was supposed to be President eventually ( as almost a foregone conclusion), pathetic, disgraceful... oh I could go on and on for days. But, all things being equal, that hooker is one fine piece of ass. She's also a U2 fan, and you gotta respect that.
- And hey, at least you can tell that Spitzer is a Democrat: he got caught with a (good lookin') woman. If he was a Republican it'd be some airport men's room hanky panky or some such thing.
- Mary Anne has been caught up in the justice. It really makes you wonder where the Professor is in all of this....
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
And yes Nascar did not fuck up my Tivo-ing of this week's Simpsons like it did last week. I even added extra time to the program to account for Nascar overage. I hate Nascar.
I watched a new Law and Order for the first time in ages and it wasn't bad. Jeremy Sisto was suitably intense and it was fun to see Brad (Grima Wormtongue, Billy, Doc, Luther Lee Boggs, the psychotic crewman on Star Trek: Voyager) Douriff act wacky. That new ADA is from Engaland? Getouttahere with that. I'm also somewhat intrigued by the prospect of Anthony Anderson joining the cast next season. I also think I'll be Tivo-ing this week's L&O for the Lara Flynn Boyle.
I am totally using that Target gift card I got for my birthday for Season 1 of The Office.
I have to get over to that new Mexican joint on Niagara Falls Boulevard and Sheridan.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Also, pay close attention to Richard Wolfe's comments on "experience." Therein lies the whole nitty gritty. Really kids. Ponder Wolfe, consider briefly McCain's status as POW and war hero, and then recall how many times on The West Wing you saw Stockard Channing present in the Oval Office during policy meetings or in the situation room. That is game, set and match in November- and another 4 years with a Republican in the White House.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Reason to Believe
Because the Night
She's the One
Livin' in the Future
The Promised Land
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
Racing in the Street
Last to Die
Long Walk Home
Girls in Their Summer Clothes
Born to Run
The Ties That Bind
Reason to Believe
She's the One
Livin' in the Future
The Promised Land
I'll Work for Your Love
Working on the Highway
Last to Die
Long Walk Home
Girls in Their Summer Clothes
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Yes, the Buffalo show was staggering. Titanic.
Let's try to be cool about this people.
Or... a harmonic convergence. Cue The X-Files music.
Also in the new Playboy, an interview with that lead singer from Nickelback that I think includes him being asked what it feels like to be hated by all people who fancy themselves to be "lovers of music." That ought to be great.
Bruce and the Band take the stage in Buffalo in 6.55 hours....
Thursday, March 06, 2008
* Angel and Spike are in their own comic published by a different company.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
And the Sabres totally suck. There was no desire in that third period. They could have tied the game but they didn't have the fire in the belly to get that goal and they were practically begging for the Caps to get that third goal, and they buried us for it. That second goal would have been nice (I'll have to take Lindy's word that it wasn't a goal), but they didn't dig in until after the jig was up and that's not good enough by half. The Sabres ain't done yet but the job ahead has gotten that much tougher.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
- The Sabres won in a genuine "show of guts" and thus kept their/our playoff hopes alive. The open thread live blog of the game over at was a lot of fun tonight. Let's go Sabres!
- In a bizarre twist Ain't It Cool News has a Super Tuesday II post and thread. I feel less bad about inflicting politics on you (actually I don't feel bad at all). Kudos to all of you fine Americans!
- And now I am done for the night. The Real World beckons, and I am tuckered out from all of these exertions. And now let us pray...
- 3 things forced me to quit playing Dungeons & Dragons after a few years: 1) Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was weird, almost totally fucked up in fact; 2) weirdos starting acting out D&D for real, ending with somebody, or a bunch of somebody's dead- a scene I had affinity for or desire to be associated with; and 3) that's a one way ticket to Dingleberry Town. I put my time in like everybody else, but that's about it. Still, the late Gary Gygax (what a cool name) deserves kudos for creating D&D, and all of the other BS that's followed in it's wake.
- Rolling Stone has a new editor's blog and it's first post is spot fucking on. VH1 is totally fucking over old school hip hop (the only hip hop worth getting worked over), and it's gotta stop.
- Raph Fienes has not yet signed on to play Voldemort in the Deathly Hallows movie (which might be a two parter...). WTF is that about?
- The announcers for NHL game on VS are total, complete, and utter scrubs. That's not so much news as a fact you can take to the bank.
It's come to this. We got the wrath of God outside. The Democratic Party hangs in the balance. And the Sabres are confronted with a must win situation. This is it.
Let's go Sabres.
And for it to be not funny.... man... that just ain't fair.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Boy, I really hope they get somebody cool to play the July 3rd installment Thursday in the Square (I was gonna use the acronym but decided against it)....
Shopping... for what? I have no idea.
At least my mother will save some money on playoff tickets this spring.
And the best part is that it's not just some gaggle of celebrities talking bullshit out of their asses. It's sense, our shared values as Americans and as Obama people, our hope (yeah I fucking said it- hope motherfuckers!) that this gaggle of celebrities is pushing... and it is good.
- Kudos to this week's Torchwood for: (spoiler alert*) killing Owen (just when we were starting to really like him too), giving Martha Jones a chance to be cool, and for perfectly using white anglo saxon villain Alan Dale (The OC, Ugly Betty) in the role of what I'd consider to be a vintage Doctor Who villain. Kudos also to Freema Agyeman for perfectly transitioning Martha Jones from the PG/PG-13 universe of Doctor Who to the decidedly R rated world of Torchwood. She was a lot of fun to watch, and it was one of the best episodes of the series to date.
- Kudos to Robin Hood's Richard Armitage and Keith Allen for being among the best TV villains of all time. Armitage conveys so much emotion in his performance that you get the sense that his utterly villainous Sir Guy of Gisborne really percieves himself to be a good guy doing his job, and Keith Allen (father of Brit pop star Lilly Allen) is absolutely brilliant as the cruel and corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham. No matter what he's doing (crushing parakeets, taunting Robin Hood, or just sittin' around ordering bad things done to good people) , Allen's almost over the top performance is so bold, so much fun to watch that you can't take your eyes off of him.
- Kudos to Gol TV's Ray Hudson for his hilarious and wonderful color commentary for Ronaldinho's picture perfect bicycle kick goal during yesterday's Barca drubbing at the hands of Atletico Madrid. And the best part was all of the hyperbole and overpraise was entirely deserved- it really was one of those moments in sport that makes everybody- for and against... everybody who's gonna see that goal all over the world, stop and say "hot damn, did I just see that?"
I really hope that makes it onto YouTube.
- Kudos to Will.iam (or whatever that is) for another killer Obama music video. I mean really, I cannot stand The Black Eyed Peas, but this this stuff has been exceptional.
Saturday, March 01, 2008
But wait! Do not give in to fear and despair! Here is some absolutely true wisdom on the subject of "fear vs. hope!"
Hey now! There's the guy I voted for twice. Hear hear (or is it here here?) Brother Bill. Unfortunately, one does have to wonder what's happened between then and now....
Courtesy of the Real Deal Liberal Democrat Council, Politico, and that wonder of wonders, YouTube.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
And next week they're back on the water turning cars into boats that always (always) sink. You really can't go wrong.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Not what they're doing on The Today Show... I'm talking I want to know what happened to those characters! Who cares about that other stuff. It's all bloody DVD bonus footage I say!
10. The West Wing. Yes it's too soon. I know this. But, that said- I'll take anything.
9. M.A.S.H. I'd have rated M.A.S.H. higher were it not for the fact that then we'd have to consider AFTER M.A.S.H., and that just ain't fun...
8. The Greatest American Hero. Imagine that fro flying around LA thanks to CGI...
7. Diff'rent Strokes. I bet those kids are all fucked up. Even Janet Jackson.
6. Benson. The original West Wing.
5. Picket Fences. No sarcasm. I think it'd be interesting.
4. Mork and Mindy. Did they evade The Man? And how did they keep Jonathan Winter's baby aging in reverse bit secret?
3. WKRP in Cincinatti. Whatever happend to Johnny Fever? And Venus Flytrap? Jennifer- her fate was assured.
2. Barney Miller. Because I want to see a Barney Miller reunion goddamnit!
1. Magnum PI. Yeah... what the hell ever happened to Thomas Magnum? Didn't he re-enlist at the end of the maudlin and lackluster finale? And would that mean that Thomas Magnum is fighting in the war on terror?
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Wow... that was a weird moment there kids... with reality morphing into a SNL sketch.
Alas Hillary jumped the... shark... right abooouuut.... there.
I can't believe they showed this in a theater (ok, a theater in the UK, but a theater nonetheless). I can't believe that people filmed it and put it on YouTube. I can't believe that it's been viewed millions of times (looking at the other versions available). I can't believe how good the show looks now that it's heading into it's fourth season, possibly Russell Davies last. And I can't believe what he's got cooked up for us (Catherine Tate in non-obnoxious mode! Martha Jones! Rose Tyler! I think that's Davros!) in two months.