Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Scene at the gym.

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A new kind of horror...


Where is it?
It was in her stomach.
(insert tape, press play)
You think it is over.
I promise that my work will continue...

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Damn.

I've been outed!

Friday, October 26, 2007

SAW IV FUCKIN' ROX!

Stop reading this and get your ass to a theatre!

I saw saw IV

cary elwes

H_PP_ B_RTHD__

I'd like to buy a vowel?

Happy Birthday!
P_T S_J_K.

Now.
Sit and spin on THIS!

Clean up your act!

Ready – Set – GO!

Would you like to play a game?

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SAW IV brought to you by Henckels.

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Vidi, Vinci!


Heading straight to a theatre near you!

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BREAKING!

As reported on CNN this morning:

The United States was prevented from shipping several containers of lead to China. Several cargo ships were prevented from docking at the Chinese ports after on-board investigators found toys in the lead.

Out of its cage!

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pamela Anderson Cooper.

SWT.


Serious.
White.
Trash.

(although he's kinda hot looking in the shot on the bottom left; serial killer hot.) Ya think he ever washes his fucking hair? UGH. With a look like that on his face, and his history with that blow-up doll Pam Anderson, he's gotta have one. monster. dick.

How else would you explain that shit-eating grin?

Hepatitis Virus discovered.
1984.

1955.


Tappan sells its first microwave.

Liz Taylor gains 62 pounds in one week.

A blue birthday.

Pablo Picasso.

How much is that hat in the window?

Minnie Pearl.

On my night table

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I really hated my floors.
I wanted wood floors.
You know, wide planks, distressed wood.
I never thought I was gonna get 'em.

I'm getting 'em now!

–|a woman who lost everything in the Rancho Bernardo fires

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

All kidding aside.

Thank God it's not this!

ka-BOOM!

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Arson @ Burning Man

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The Burning of the Man
2007

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OMG! Holy Sh.....

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Untitled.
Turn off the volume, and watch.

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Burning Man 2007


Well, it's only an oil rig.

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Burnin' up the charts!


One of the cheesiest videos, a remnant from the mullet-lovin' 80s.

"It's outta control...and it's coming your way."

Broke Backdraft

Streets of Fire

Playlist: In heavy rotation







Just when you think you've seen EV'rything...


I swear, even I can't believe this spectacle. Frankly, it's in line with the Second Coming of Christ, and the return of Freddie Mercury from the dead!

The last time (well, the ONLY time) I saw something even reMOTEly on a par with this was the 1977 opening of Queen's NEWS OF THE WORLD tour in New Haven. Front row, center (I swear!), I could feel the heat.

While Robbie is pretty damn good, he's more of a personality. Maybe it's just me, but I find his stuff just a shade or two over "eh." LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU, ROCK DJ, FEEL, ANGELS...now THOSE are songs...the rest? FM-background stuff.

Yeah, he's hot and all, but what's up with all those tattoos?

I'll give someone credit: this is one entrance which needs to be seen and experienced to be believed.

All those fucking PEOPLE.

Damn.

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Happy Birthday.


Wednesday, 24 October 2007
born 24 October 1960

Holiday!
Happy birthday! Today the Sun returns to the position it was in when you were born.

As would seem appropriate with this transit, today is a day of new beginnings, and the influences you feel today will affect the entire year to come. However, this does not mean that the whole year will be disappointing if today doesn't work out exactly as planned. You are receiving a new impulse from the energy center within you, as symbolized by the Sun. Therefore any new venture that you start at this time will ride the crest of this new energy and will very likely come to an acceptable conclusion. Whatever you do or begin today will bear the stamp of your individuality more than anything else. This is the day to assert yourself anew.

Sun Conjunction Sun , exact at 22:16
23 October 2007 to 25 October 2007.

Haunting.

Don't ask me to stay with you
Don't ask to see me home

(savage)

OUCH! Me? A hipster?
Apparently not.

You're Not a Hipster!
You're Not a Hipster!

You're actually not much of a Hipster. Congratulations! You may have Hipster style, but you're healthy, you eat right, you have a decent job you enjoy, your finances are stable, you plan on buying a house (if you don't already own one) and settling down before you're 35, you have friends you like, your friends like you, and you can honestly say you're pretty damn happy. Perhaps you should adopt a Hipster and draw them into your perfect lair . . .


CLEARLY this is WAY off the mark.
Me? Eating right?
And we won't go near the job, the finances, the house,
and I was 35 twelve years ago (yeah, I know I look 28.)

Me? Friends?
Me? Happy?

Clearly this test doesn't work.

Unless it's a joke!

Rest in peace, iPopped!


Such a sad day this is!
One of my top 5 favorite blogs, iPopped!,
has closed up shop and moved on.

Hanka, the Dutch gal who authored the blog, posted links to many, many musical artists, and, more often than not, was the first word I'd had regarding some upcoming group, mix, release, what have you.

The best? Jacques Le Cont's remix of Texas' WHAT ABOUT US. A rocking tune remixed by Madonna's helmsman Stuart Price, this was the first I'd heard of the Scottish group TEXAS.

Faithful, and casual!, readers of this blog know how I feel about TEXAS. An OK group. Just OK.

The real score from Hanka? Madonna's SORRY remixes, several weeks prior to their being released commercially. Another highlight was the group of remixes of PERSONAL JESUS.

I could always count on something interesting from Hanka.

And now she's moved on...

Buena suerte a ud., mi Dutch amiga!

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Hey! I've got this!


Wow. And to think I purchased this "back in the day" when I actually played piano! And I managed to MEMORIZE the entire score as well! And they are looking for $30 for this?

Today, I can still play the "is this the real life? is this just fantasy" intro...by memory!

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Famous Bernards.


This day in history, Bernard Baruch coined the term "Cold War."
He was on the cover of TIME magazine a total of three times in his life.

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Hello? Insurance Company?
Umm, I was in a car accident.


At 11:20 p. m. , e. d. s. t. , October 23, 1973, on the northern section of the New Jersey Turnpike, between Gate 15 and U.S. Route 46, the first of a series of nine collisions occurred. Eight accidents followed between that time and 2:45 a.m., October 24, 1973.
The latter collisions occurred under limited visibility conditions. The conditions were caused by a combination of smoke from burning material in an abandoned garbage dump in the Hackensack Meadowlands and fog.
Although responsible officials were aware of the hazardous conditions before the collisions, precautions to assure the safety of the motorists did not prevent the series of accidents. At 12:45 a. m., officials began to close affected areas of the Turnpike. By 3:04 a. m., on October 24, 1973, the areas were closed. During that time, eight people were killed in six collisions.
In all, 66 motor vehicles were involved; 9 persons were killed, and 39 others were injured.

Roll 'em!


In 1976, the first Jewish Film and Television Festival opened.
(sources don't say where)

According to reports, attendees complained the admission price was too steep, and they haggled with the ticket-taker for a lower, and more reasonable, entry fee.

Remember that painting I bought in Oaxaca?


Stolen Tamayo Found in Manhattan Trash May Sell for $1 Million
By Lindsay Pollock

Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's ``Tres Personajes,'' a 1970 painting vibrating with reds, yellows and purples, may fetch as much as $1 million at a Sotheby's auction on Nov. 20, the work's first public viewing since Elizabeth Gibson spied it in a mound of garbage on a Manhattan sidewalk.

Gibson, a tall, blond 53-year-old resident of the Upper West Side, went out for a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning in 2003. She spotted a large painting poking out from among the garbage bags left on the sidewalk on West 72nd Street. In her pre-caffeinated haze, she kept walking.

``I'm all about de-cluttering, so why was I going to take it home?'' she recalled in an interview.

A few minutes and a cup of coffee later, Gibson returned to the trash pile, saw the painting and reconsidered. (continued here.)

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New York, Underground.
1904.


Photo ©Peter Dougherty.

The Interborough Rapid Transit Subway, or IRT, was the first subway company in New York City. Even with elevated train lines springing up around the city, the need for an underground rapid transit railroad was obvious as a solution to street congestion and to assist development in outlying areas. On October 27, 1904, the first IRT subway line opened, and the city would never be the same. City Hall station, pictured above, was the showpiece of the new subway.


While one calendar states the first New York underground subway opened this date in 1904, the official website states October 27 + 28.

A very interesting read here, you'll learn about the time when New York City changed, and the rest is history.

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Hillbilly Spelling Bee



Emily Sue passed away
and Billy-Bob called 911.

The 911 Operator told Billy-Bob that she would send someone out,
right away.

"Where do you live?" asked the operator.

Billy-Bob replied, "At the end of Eucalyptus Drive."

The operator asked, "Can you spell that for me?"

There was a long pause, and finally Billy-Bob said,
"How 'bout if I drag her over to Oak Street and you pick her up there?"

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Hidden Racism in plain sight.


Dear Kyra Phillips:

OK. Report on the fucking fire. I don't want to hear about the church you belong to, the cheerleading in QualComm Stadium, the concerts, your parents and all that.

Oh. And one more thing:

when you stated that the machinations of QualComm Stadium were a "far cry" from NoLa's SuperDome, apparently you missed something entirely:

NoLa...working class, if not lower class,
African-Americans were the majority;

SoCal...middle to upper class, if not well-to-do, WHITE people.

Do the fucking math.

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The cat's out of the bag!


Oh my!

Simply put: this MUST be the reason I don't like girls! I'm terrified they will find out my secret!

I'm sure, at this point, a dildo, as referenced in the e-mail above, makes more scintillating company than I do.

And you have that tattoo for what reason?


Oh my!

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And you thought the dentist was a nightmare...

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And that's a problem because?


So the Coop was tested for some 240 chemicals in his body as part of CNN's PLANET IN PERIL series. Some 240 chemicals relating to his exposure to various toxins in his everyday life.

Whatever the toxin, it turns out one of the side effects of this exposure is infertility.

Infertility? The Coop?

And that's a problem because???

Notable is the scant attention paid to this particular issue in his report.

Hmmmmmm. The Coop? Possibly sterile?

Oh my!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Air Force – Zero.

Brutal shark attack on whale!

video

I say "deeeeeeeee-lish!"

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30 years ago.

Hidden Racism in plain sight.


OK. So I'm on eBay, and yes, I'm looking for an orange jumpsuit.
I know I can knock off a bank or a liquor store, and get one for free,
along with free meals, free room + board, and that all-important free portrait.

Remember, though: even astronauts wear orange jumpsuits.

And what do I find?

An orange jumpsuit, worn by a BLACK man.

You tell me.

Racist?

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Listen with your heart, not your ears.


The acoustic version of DARK ROAD, made all the more powerful by its restrained vocal interpretation. Check it out here.

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Stalking.

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Serious Skin Art.

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Beauty is truly skin deep.

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Before you take my heart, reconsider.


A blockbuster of a tune, the original video for this one defines hot (and safe!) sex...all without removing one piece of clothing.

Check out the live version here, Brixton Academy, not commercially available.

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Vocal Brilliance


Damn. You don't really get the full picture of Sharleen's pipes until the last few seconds of this clip. Last time I heard a singer hold a note like that was, of course, Farouk Bulsara.

That's Freddie Mercury for the uninformed.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Stalking.
Savage (takes a little time, takes a little time)

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No Mr Right.
No Mr Right Now.

Photos of The New York Times


©Fred Conrad, The New York Times

How 'bout that facial?

video

You want me to what?

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My eyes! My eyes!

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This'll make you feel better.
Maybe.

When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car. – Author Unknown

Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: "Take two aspirin" and "Keep away from children." – Author Unknown

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. – Drew Carey

The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house. – Jeff Foxworthy

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base. – Dave Barry

Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, the day before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp. – Bob Ettinger

My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.' – Paula Poundstone

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: "Duh." – Conan O'Brien

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, "Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner." – Lynda Montgomery

I think that's how Chicago got started. Bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west.' – Richard Jeni

If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. – Johnny Carson

Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography. – Paul Rodriguez

My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law. – Jerry Seinfeld

Remember in elementary school, you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower? Warren Hutcherson

Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many. Monogamy is the same." – Oscar Wilde

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress…But I repeat myself. – Mark Twain

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Afghanistan. – A. Whitney Brown

Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken. – Unknown, presumed deceased

Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer. - W. C. Fields

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A very dark road, indeed.

From the pen of Annie herself:

all the people featured in the Dark Road video are homeless (in LA)

My question:

were.they.paid?

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I was there!
Queen Live.




News of the World US Tour
November 16, 1977
Memorial Coliseum
New Haven, Connecticut

September 24, 1980
War Memorial Auditorium
Syracuse, New York

August 10, 1982
Memorial Coliseum
New Haven, Connecticut

August 20, 1982
Hartford Civic Centre
Hartford, Connecticut

I was positive I saw them six or seven times,
but I am unable to locate the info for concerts
in New Haven and Hartford.

I saw them in Syracuse once,
and never in Miami.

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I was there!
Depeche Mode LIVE


Thu, May 31, 1990
Miami | Miami Arena
World Violation Tour

Sat, October 2, 1993
Miami | Miami Arena
Devotional Tour

Fri, November 13, 1998
Miami, FL | Arena
The Singles Tour

Wed, December 7th, 2005
New York City, NY | Madison Square Garden
Opening Act: The Bravery
Touring the Angel

Sat, May 13th, 2006
Wantaugh, NY | Jones Beach Amphitheater
Opening Act: Goldfrapp
Touring the Angel

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Now, THAT'S attractive.

The Rising Price of...
Duct Tape?

Flip a coin?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Quote|Unquote

Was it you who put the blood on our doors?

No need to thank me.

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Get 'chor parteeee-gown!
Let 'chor pigtails down!


The definitive Queen experience. Compressed.

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The Guggenheim.
1959.