My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-8-31) →
The Avett Brothers The Beatles Sigur Rós The Rolling Stones Pixies Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I just realized that my last several posts have been fairly political. So here are some cute kids dressed as robots.
New Rule: You can’t put a windmill in your ad if you’ve voted against every...– Bill Maher & “New Rules” triumphant return. (Watch the video at C&L.)
I’ll never understand the love of today’s definition of country...– Nick Nunziata (A Nice Hard Slap)
McCain's Panic Button
Kyle Moore at Comments From Left Field writes: Whether Palin was a good pick or not is not exactly relevant. What is relevant is the nature of John McCain’s decision making in this instance. Let that simmer with you for a moment. At the first sign of trouble, McCain abandoned his game plan and went instead with a high risk maneuver that thus far seems to have some pay off, but is coming with...
She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the...– J.D. Salinger, A Girl I Knew (via mascarah)
The Avett Brothers, “If It’s The...
If it’s the beaches’ sands you want, then you will have them / If...– The Avett Brothers, “If It’s The Beaches”
rulesformyunbornson: REQUIRED LISTENING: Bob...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-8-24) →
Dave Matthews Band Sigur Rós The Avett Brothers Ray LaMontagne The Four Tops Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Hank III, “Long Hauls & Close Calls” (from his upcoming album Damn Right Rebel Proud)
PLATO'S ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE, AS EXPLAINED BY...
POPEYE: I'm gonna explain ta yer that we's is either dumb or not so dumb, accordin' ta how ya figger out this allergorter. See, there's fellers livin' in a cave and they canst sees nobody or nothin'. They's been there since they were little infinks and they's got their arms and legs all locked up. An' they canst move their necks, neither. So all they can sees is some shadders of gentlesmen what's comin' from a fire behind their backs. Garshk, it's like bein' in a puppet-show circus.
POPEYE: And the shadders looks like they're carryin' animules an' all kinds a' veskels an' implemenks ...
POPEYE: An' they're talking about these shadders and hearing the hollerin' that the gentlesmen are makin' an' they're givin' names to all these differn't apparatusks.
POPEYE: If'n one o' these here fellers gets loose 'n' turns his neck, he gets a sharp pain an' the light makes him squink. He's gonner think the shadders are real and the fellers what are makin' the shadders are imposkers.
BLUTO: Why I oughta hmemhmhmhm ...
POPEYE: The loose feller wants ta know the genuine arcticle, an' he's gonner get himself outter these chains an' he's gonner look straight up in the sun, an' he's gonner be as blind as a mouske. But when he gets accustomated to the sun an' starts ta see things like they really is he's gonner get inter lots o' troubles wit' his old mates, what are still in the cave.
BLUTO: Oh? Sosezaweegahumnum ...
POPEYE: Aye—it's like when you sees a shape that's looks nice, like Olive Oyl's head, an' you thinks it's a perfeck circle, but it ain't, coz it's got things like ears and noses and buns stickin' out the sides; you kinz only sees a perfeck circle if you sees the forms o' things. An' ya sees the forms o' things wit yer mind's eye, instead of yer regler one eye.
POPEYE: So when this enlightened-up feller comes back to the dark, he's gonner try to tell 'em others about the things he saw that ain't shadders an they's gonner take him for a looney. An' if'n he takes one o' his mates from the cave and brings him up to the light, the rest of 'em are gonner sees that they both comes back loonified.
BLUTO: You don't say?
POPEYE: So they's gonner end up murderizin' 'em. That's why the smarter fellers are gonna have a hard time wit' the eleckshuns. This here's a political allergorter.
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No End in Sight (YouTube Channel) →
No End In Sight will be available, in full, on YouTube starting Monday all the way through election day. The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, “No End In Sight” is a jaw-dropping, insider’s tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality. Based on over 200 hours of...
Rain of Madness on iTunes. →
German born documentarian, Jan Jurgen, blows the lid off Hollywood, exposing the frenzy, the insanity and the madness surounding the filming of Tropic Thunder. One of the most ambitious war films ever made. Whether you’ve seen Tropic Thunder or not (and why haven’t you?), you owe it to yourself to watch this. It’s hilarious and runs about half an hour. Oh, and it’s free...
Look at the Weinsteins, withholding, getting off. →
unicornfandance: apparently the Weinstein company just enjoys buying distribution rights to films just so they can withhold them from us, the american people. It makes my blood boil and not because i really really really wanted to see outlander or anything. because it sounds like something my old boss greg would do just to make a little girl cry. This makes my blood boil, because Outlander looks...
Command it All You Want, 'Preacher' Series Dead at... →
This is the worse news I’ve heard today.
100 Reasons Why McCain Won’t Be President of the... →
Baby, it’s our song!– Me, to my girlfriend after Rick Rolling her for the 1,000,000th time. This week.
iTunes Essentials: '90s One Hit Wonders →
Somebody please send me $75 worth of iTunes gift cards so I can buy this.
No Way! No How! No McCain!
Bush Lets War Widow Punch His Arm Once →
Oh, The Onion, how you make me LOL.