Saturday, December 29, 2007

Less than 99 to go.

Taxi, please.



I swear.
I'd've even washed all a' yer balls.


Aural Sex.
GU 2

Queen|Rare NOTW Lobby Cards 2' x 3'
Ltd Ed Canvas

Queen|Thank God It's Christmas

Download this oft-overlooked holiday tune by Freddie + the Boys here.

and the end.
29 December 1972

Why I advocate audio + video piracy
The Exhibits

Birthday fashion.
1970s|Mary Tyler Moore

Birthday brow.

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Original WebMaster

Stan Lee.

Happy birthday!

Diane Arbus|MMA
Robert Mapplethorpe|The Guggenheim

Proof-positive there is a reason to maintain, however loosely, "archives."

The Birthday Zone.

Mannix in a cemetery.

Night Gallery
In 1969, NBC aired a Serling-penned pilot for a new series, Night Gallery. Set in a dimly lit museum, the pilot film featured Serling (as on-camera host) introducing three tales of the macabre, unveiling canvases that would appear in the subsequent story segments.
The series, which premiered in December 1970 (its brief first season rotated as one spoke of a four-series programming wheel titled Four in One), focused more on gothic horror and the occult than did The Twilight Zone. Serling, no longer wanting the burden of an executive position, sidestepped an offer to retain creative control of content — a decision he would come to regret. Although discontented with some of producer Jack Laird's script and creative choices, Serling maintained a stream of creative submissions and ultimately wrote over a third of the series' scripts.
By season three however, Serling began to see many of his script contributions rejected. With his complaints ignored, the disgruntled host dismissed the show as "Mannix in a cemetery."
Night Gallery lasted until 1973.
While the series has its own cult following, it is not as successful as The Twilight Zone and is generally regarded, sometimes unfairly,[citation needed] as a pale shadow of Serling's previous series.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ad of the Year

Book of the Year 2007

Earlier comments.

Photographer of the Year
Tim Palen


It just dawned on me.

I noted, and believe me, I noted, how a few of the names in photography got their start via Uncle Andy. That, coupled with the somewhat obvious fact that Freddie never sat for Robert...

Seems I have a photo of Freddie from back in the day, just like having a photo or something of Andy from back in the day.

I hear, though, and to my regret, that Freddie was exceptionally welcoming to his fans after his shows, hosting, as it were, in his dressing room.

OrangeMercury on Google!

Between MIKA and Borat? Yeah. We can live with this!


Palace Theatre|Waterbury Connecticut

December 27, 1944 Mick Jones, rock guitarist, Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time, Cold as Ice, I Want to Know What Love is

Birthday cake: creamy frosting

Louis Pasteur

"I vant my birthday left alone."

Marlene Dietrich.

Benazir Bhutto

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was killed in a suicide attack after five shots were fired at her car, one bullet hitting her in the neck. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I didn't expect it to hurt this much.

Tila you're my first love,
and my first loss.

This was life-changing.

Bein' on this show?
It helped me come out to my family.
(note to self: ya' think?)

And I thought about my life, and everything. –|Tila Tequila

...and when we come back, Tila has a major announcement!
(note to self: check to see if Paris has a conflicting major announcement)
(note to self: Tila Tequila v Victoria Beckham: who's cutting their hair?)
(note to self: check with major networks and cable for time clearance)

Bobby! Get out here!

Hurry up with the interview.

How 'bout one last toast?
Let's do it!

Alright, we're gonna go to commercial...

How does a reality show go to commercial?
Or is a reality show the suspension of commercialism?
or something like that.

(mamma mia mamma mia)


Tila, you're my everything...

Oh. Forgot.

Now? I've seen it all.
And yes, it did involve the use of the word "dildo" in some way, shape, or form.

Kidding, right?


Bobby Barnhart

Say it slowly: kidding, right?

What? New celebs?

Life is waiting for you backstage.

Unwrap this.

I Believe in Father Christmas

They said there'll be snow at Christmas,
They said there'll be peace on earth,
But instead it just kept on raining,
A veil of tears for the Virgin birth.

I remember one Christmas morning,
The Winter's light and a distant choir,
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell,
And eyes full of tinsel and fire.

They sold me a dream of Christmas,
They sold me a silent night,
They told me a fairy story,
'Til I believed in the Israelite.

And I believed in Father Christmas,
And I looked to the sky with excited eyes,
Then I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn,
And I saw him and through his disguise.

I wish you a hopeful Christmas,
I wish you a brave New Year,
All anguish, pain and sadness,
Leave your heart and let your road be clear.

They said there'd be snow at Christmas,
They said there'd be peace on earth,
Hallelujah! Noel!, be it Heaven or Hell,
The Christmas we get, we deserve.

The Christmas You Get You Deserve!

Emerson Lake + Palmer's brilliant ode to the holiday of red + green...and Christmas trees tossed to the curb.

Birthday Bare!
Annie Lennox

Not just numbers this Christmas morning.