Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Double Feature Finder

Went to this site expecting it to find legitimate "Double Features" playing in my neighborhood...turns out it tells you the timing of movies so that if you happen to get out of Harry Potter at 8:05 pm, you could just happen to stroll into the 8:10 pm showing of Brokeback Mountain if you just happen to get lost at the multiplex. Of course they offer the disclaimer, "Never SNEAK into movies!"

Saturday, December 24, 2005

12 MP3's of Xmas: #5 (aka #12) Otis Redding - White Christmas

Alright...maybe I overestimated how much time I'd have this month to post Xmas mp3's. Instead of writing about my 12 MP3's of Xmas, I was busy writing my 12...HUNDRED pages of my thesis (give or take a eleven hundred). So this is it...the last one for this holiday season. First heard it during a recent viewing of Love Actually. Great song.

White Christmas
Otis Redding

Friday, December 23, 2005

1 point 21 gigawatts!!!


Michael J. Fox is heading Back To The Future for a fourth time-traveling movie.

Movie & TV News @ - WENN - 21 December 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Wahlberg Loses Entourage Member - Yahoo! News

Wahlberg Loses Entourage Member - Yahoo! News


I just finished watching Season 1 of Entourage on DVD last night and really like it...especially Turtle. When I first read this article, I thought the actor who plays him died. Fortunately(?), it was just the Turtle that his character is based on (sorry buddy). The whole show is based on Marky Mark Wahlberg and his buddies as he rose to fame.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

12 MP3's of Xmas: #4 Even a Mircale Needs a Hand

Even a Miracle Needs a Hand
'Twas The Night Before Christmas
(1974 CBS Xmas Cartoon)

MY synopsis:
Singing brainiac mouse breaks singing town clock cuz he doesn't believe in santa and christmas...greatest Xmas cartoon...ever!

More thorough synopsis:
Letters addressed to Santa Claus from the town of Junctionville are returned because of a letter denouncing Saint Nick as a myth. Joshua Trundel, the local clock maker, builds a clock that may bring Santa to Junctionville. Meanwhile, Father Mouse discovers that his son Albert wrote the letter. Later, Albert accidentally breaks the clock, and Trundel's reputation is ruined. Albert decides to repair the damage, and Santa Claus hears the song, and delivers presents to Junctionville.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

12 MP3's of Xmas: #3 - "You mean you forgot cranberries too?!?"

Christmas Wrapping
by The Waitresses

Bah, humbug!" No, that's too strong

'Cause it is my favorite holiday
But all this year's been a busy blur
Don't think I have the energy

To add to my already mad rush
Just 'cause it 'tis the season.
The perfect gift for me would be
Completions and connections left from

Last year, ski shop,
Encounter, most interesting.
Had his number but never the time
Most of '81 passed along those lines.

So deck those halls, trim those trees
Raise up cups of Christmas cheer,
I just need to catch my breath,
Christmas by myself this year.

Calendar picture, frozen landscape,
Chilled this room for twenty-four days,
Evergreens, sparkling snow
Get this winter over with!

Flashback to springtime, saw him again,
Would've been good to go for lunch,
Couldn't agree when we were both free,
We tried, we said we'd keep in touch.

Didn't, of course, 'til summertime,
Out to the beach to his boat could I join him?
No, this time it was me,
Sunburn in the third degree.

Now the calendar's just one page
And, of course, I am excited
Tonight's the night, I've set my mind
Not to do too much about it.

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year.

Party dashing through the snow
Of course I bundled up too tight
Last minute have-to-do's
A few cards a few calls
'Cause it's R-S-V-P
No thanks, no party lights
It's Christmas Eve, guttery laugh
Turned down all of my advice.

Last fall I had a night to myself,
Same guy called, halloween party,
Waited all night for him to show,
This time his car wouldn't go,

Forget it, it's cold, it's getting late,
Trudge on home to celebrate
In a quiet way, unwind
Doing Christmas right this time.

A&P has provided me
With the world's smallest turkey
Already in the oven, nice and hot
Oh damn! Guess what I forgot?

So on with the boots, back out in the snow
To the only all-night grocery,
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
In the line is that guy I've been chasing all year!

"I'm spending this one alone," he said.
"Need a break; this year's been crazy."
I said, "Me too, but why are you?
You mean you forgot cranberries too?"

Then suddenly we laughed and laughed
Caught on to what was happening
That Christmas magic's brought this tale
To a very happy ending! "

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Couldn't miss this one this year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

12 MP3's of Xmas: #2 - Christmas in Hollis

It was December 24th on Hollis Ave in the dark
When I see a man chilling with his dog in the park
I approached very slowly with my heart full of fear
Looked at his dog, oh my God, an ill reindeer
But then I was illin because the man had a beard
And a bag full of goodies, 12 o'clock had neared
So I turned my head a second and the man had gone
But he left and dropped his wallet smack dead on the lawn
I picket the wallet up then I took a pause
Took out the license and it cold said "Santa Claus"
A million dollars in it, cold hundreds of G's
Enough to buy a boat and matching car with ease
But I'd never steal from Santa, cause that ain't right
So I'm going home to mail it back to him that night
But when I got home I bugged, cause under the tree
Was a letter from Santa and all the dough was for me

It's Christmas time in Hollis Queens
Mom's cooking chicken and collard greens
Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese
And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees
Decorate the house with lights at night
Snow's on the ground, snow white so bright
In the fireplace is the yule log
Beneath the mistle toe as we drink egg nog
The rhymes you hear are the rhymes of Darryl's
But each and every year we bust Chrsitmas carrols
(Christmas melodies)

Rhymes so loud and prod you hear it
It's Christmas time and we got the spirit
Jack Frost chillin, the hawk is out
And that's what Christmas is all about
The time is now, the place is here
And the whole wide world is filled with cheer

My name's D.M.C. with the mic in my hand
And I'm chilling and coolin just like a snowman
So open your eyes, lend us an ear
We want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

12 MP3's of Xmas: #1 - Steve Martin's 5 Wishes for Christmas

Steve Martin's 5 Wishes for Christmas

If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be that all the children to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.

If I had two wishes I could make this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace. And the second would be for 30 million dollars a month to be given to me, tax-free in a Swiss bank account.

You know, if I had three wishes I could make this holiday season, the first, of course, would be for all the children of the world to get together and sing, the second would be for the 30 million dollars every month to me, and the third would be for encompassing power over every living being in the entire universe.

And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be the crap about the kids definitely, the second would be for the 30 million, the third would be for all the power, and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year to have an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought out slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina-somebody, I can't think of her name. Of course my lovely wife can come too and she's behind me one hundred percent here, I guarantee it. Wait a minute, maybe the sex thing should be the first wish, so if I made that the first wish, because it could all go boom tomorrow, then what do you got, y'know? No, no, the kids, the kids singing would be great, that would be nice. But wait a minute, who am I kidding? They're not going to be able to get all those kids together. I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible, more trouble than it's worth! So -- we reorganize!

Here we go. First, the sex thing. We go with that. Second, the money. No, we got with the power second, then the money. And then the kids. Oh wait, oh jeez, I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay, I need revenge against all my enemies, they should die like pigs in hell! That would be my fourth wish. And, of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.

Thank you everybody and Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Spike Jonze GAP Commercial

Entertaining new GAP commercial from Spike Jonze...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Stocking Stuffer??

Buy your very own...

Leg Lamp
from A Christmas Story

Apparently some company called RedRider is selling these leglamps just in time for the holidays. They even have different sizes so you can get one for the desk in your library. I don't know...$130 seems a bit pricey. I wonder if I should get one for dear old dad.
What would the Lone Ranger do???

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Buddha's BACK!

Nepal Boy Called Reincarnation of Buddha - Yahoo! News

I'm a fan of Buddhism...but doesn't this story sound a lot like a Nepalese version of David Blaine??

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Wayfaring Map - Basketball Courts

So I just discovered this site that allows users to make their own maps with points of interest or routes...kinda of interesting. I don't know why, but I am sorta obsessed with Google Maps. Must be since I'm related to Ponce De Leon. Anyways, I discovered this site at the same time that I had an itch to go shoot some hoops. Mash those 2 ideas together and voila!...I've started to map out local courts to shoot around at. Cool thing about this is that anyone can add points to the my future cyberbuddies from Compton can fill me in on what courts are the best to go play some pickup.

(And yes, this is just 1 of 1 million ways to procrastinate. damn you thesis...just die already!)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Covering Teen Wolf: One Coach's Guide.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Covering Teen Wolf: One Coach's Guide.

Used to be, the key to beating Teen Wolf's Beavers was just to play them on any night there wasn't a full moon. We were unlucky one season in that we met them 28 days apart, both times in their barn, and Teen Wolf destroyed us—64 points in the first game, then a quadruple-double in the second, with 14 blocked shots and 25 steals. Our third matchup, though, we were fortunate enough to have a 76 percent waxing gibbous, so it was regular Scott Howard, who turned the ball over twice before fouling out, scoreless, in eight minutes of play. These days, however, it seems the guy can change over whenever he wants, which poses a real problem to opposing coaches. What follows is the best strategy my staff and I have come up with to limit Teen Wolf's effectiveness on the court. While admittedly far from foolproof, it will, hopefully, prove useful to your team. We're all in this together, folks.
This is pure gold!
Check out the rest at

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Go Lakers

Opening/Closing Night

Hello NBA...goodbye 20's!

Let the countdown begin...less than 10 hours until I turn the big 3-0. But am I going out with a whimper?? Most definitely not. Tonight the Lakers are throwing my 20's a going away party and everyone at the Staples Center is invited. There will even be party favors for all in attendance (magnetic lakers schedules). If you care to stop by and eugooglize (yes Mr. Zoolander, eugoogly), I will be up in the nosebleeds with Glen enjoying the finest beer that the Staples Center has to offer (most likely Budweiser).

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Holy crap!

Wow, what a day! I had a great time getting to see my one and only sister get married AND my UCLA Bruins come back from 21 points down in the 4th quarter to beat Stanford, a school I may just hate more than USC. Weddings in the fall tend to be bad for College Football fans since they are always on Saturdays. Thank God for the internet and Tivo. After frequent trips to the "bathroom" to check the score during the reception, it is 1:30 AM, I know who wins, and I'm still watching the UCLA game right now on Tivo. I'm actually giddy at this point. The best part is watching the Stanford students go crazy as Stanford just scored their 24th point. Haha...I know something you don't know!!

Anyways, the wedding was very beautiful and I couldn't be happier for my sister and my new brother in-law. I hope they enjoyed it as much as everyone else in attendance.

The Wedding...The first dance...

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Do the Hippogriff...

(Hippogriff vs. a Liger...who wins??)

2 new tracks from the Goblet of Fire soundtrack featuring members of Radiohead from italo on the messageboard: mb | radiohead at ease:
" sorry about the quality... that's the way it streamed. I'm looking forward to get the cd and rip them to share them properly... do the hippogriff would be great with better sound quality...



I just noticed... some of the arrangements in do the hippogriff are VERY greenwood. the anyone can play guitar intro............ go to sleep solo. stuff sounding like trans-atlantic drawl. jonny is my life hero."
Not bad...some classic lines in "Do The Hippogriff":
  • "Alright Hogwarts! Are you ready for some music!!"
  • "Move you body like a hairy troll, learnin' to rock n roll"
  • "Boogie down like a unicorn"
  • "Put your hands in the air, like an Ogre who just don't care"

Monday, October 24, 2005

Hey HEY Hey!

A couple years back I bought a few shares of Infinity Broadcasting (who owned a number of radio stations across the country). Following some mergers and acquisitions my stock turned into shares of Viacom, the parent company of Mtv, VH1, and a crapload of other channels. So for years now, when I take a look at my Yahoo Financial portfolio page, I've had the joy of having Viacoms "financial" news include random news about TV shows or celebrities ...just cuz they include some Viacom station. This morning I was struck by just how weird and funny this is as I went from reading a NORMAL business-minded headline for one of my tech stocks:
I can't wait to see how well the stock price does on Monday Nov. 7th after the country has enjoyed 48 hours of Raj, Dwayne, Rerun, Dee, & Shirley "as they go through the trials and tribulations of life in Los Angeles." (Trials and tribulations? Really? I just remember alot of eating at that diner that Shirley ran). Ooh...and make sure you stay up late:
"In addition, special bonus episodes of What's Happening Now!! -- the series sequel which gave viewers a peek into how the gang turned out as they reached adulthood -- will also air both nights during the marathon from 3am-6am I got that damn theme song stuck in my head.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Radiohead and Harry Potter

Exclusive Harry Potter Supergroup Download

Here's another exclusive download for ya. As reported earlier Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway will feature in the upcoming Harry Potter movie. The two Radioheads play in a band along with Jarvis Cocker, Steve Claydon and Jason Buckle - with all these musicians also appearing on three tracks of the Harry Potter soundtrack. has a clip of one of the tracks, entitled 'This Is The Night'. Enjoy!

go to to download the clip...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sigur Ros in Iceland Package

So who wants to get this for me for my birthday??

Sigur Ros: Live in Iceland - Nov. 27, 2005
From $591* per person double occupancy

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the sublime sounds of one of Iceland's coolest exports... where it all began. Iceland's ethereal elements provide the perfect backdrop for this getaway, which includes roundtrip airfare, 2 nights hotel and a ticket to see Sigur Ros perform at the Laugardalsholl Concert Hall.

Package includes:
-Round-trip air transportation from Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Orlando (MCO) & Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
(MSP and MCO additional $60).
- Two nights in a double room at a hotel in Reykjavik
- Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily except arrival day
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Ticket to Concert on Nov 27 (exchange your voucher at your hotel for the concert tickets)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Yahoo Sports: Yao accepts Pay Pal

"Rockets center Yao Ming told the Houston Chronicle on Monday that he's considering putting the nail from his big left toe on eBay. Ming was held out of a second straight preseason game on Monday due to soreness after losing the toenail."

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Gotta love The Onion

Fuck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades | The Onion - America's Finest News Source:
"Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of shaving in this country. The Gillette Mach3 was the razor to own. Then the other guy came out with a three-blade razor. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called the Mach3Turbo. That's three blades and an aloe strip. For moisture. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened—the bastards went to four blades. Now we're standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling three blades and a strip. Moisture or no, suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fuck it. We're going to five blades."

Monday, October 10, 2005

Fantasy NBA: League #1

Had my first NBA fantasy league draft of the season yesterday. I think Draft day is the new Xmas...I even woke up bright and early at 8 am...on a SUNDAY...ready to "unwrap my gifts." I was rewarded with the first draft pick with which I proudly chose Mr. Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tough choice, but I'm a big fan so I'm glad to have him on the team. Now I need to do something about my starting Center's...Chris Kaman and Stromile Swift. I think Kaman's picture says it all...

Team LeTayshonzi Swift:
LeBron James, Paul Pierce, Elton Brand, Josh Howard, Tony Parker
Tayshaun Prince, Marko Jaric, Stromile Swift, Troy Murphy
Chris Kaman, TJ Ford, Ricky Davis and Bonzi Wells

Thursday, October 06, 2005


The Hanso Foundation - fake website from last night's LOST episode.

(I KNEW it was all about experimenting!)

Sigur Ros @ The Hollywood Bowl

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hotel Mogul to Buy Mammoth Ski Area - Yahoo! News

"We're focusing on bringing in hip restaurants as well as new residential, hotel and entertainment experiences." He predicted that changes would be evident in three to five years.

'Local officials are considering proposals to build a new St. Regis condominium hotel and a Hard Rock hotel in the Village."

I liked this news the first time...when it was fictitious and starred Jason London, Lee Majors and Victoria Silvstedt. I have no doubt that the owner of Starwood Capital walks, talks and dresses like Lee Majors.

Geek News: Halo - The Movie

Rings and halos: The Oscar-winning creative team behind the The Lord of the Rings films, including director Peter Jackson, has been named to run the production of the upcoming film based on Microsoft's blockbuster Halo video game.

Jackson and his wife, Fran Walsh, will serve as the executive producers for Halo, which is targeted for worldwide release in mid-2007 by Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox film studios.

Universal will oversee the film's production and domestic distribution. Fox will handle international distribution.

The Halo movie will be shot in Wellington, New Zealand, and wi ll use Jackson's production and post-production facilities there.

Screenwriter and novelist Alex Garland wrote the original feature film adaptation of Halo. A director will be named in coming weeks, and the cast has yet to be announced.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

T-minus 30 days

Well, this is it...the last 30 days of my 20's. That's right, one month from today I turn 30. I think that means I have to officially give up my blog since I'd be too old to say, "Yeah, I have a blog."

Friday, September 30, 2005

The Honorable Fun Dave

Congrats Buddy! Time to throw those RED Staters in prison!

Sunset in the MDR

Busted out the camera the other night...beautiful sunset.
More views from my "backyard"
(it actually looks a lot like TONIGHT's smoke-filled pics of that though)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Snow Season is almost here...

Mammoth Mountain - Official Resort Website

Nice! Mammoth got 2" yesterday and opening day is Nov. 11...woohoo! My favorite time of the year.

And don't forget SkiDazzle, Dec 2-4 in LA


Found this somewhere. Just call 1-800-FREE-411 to use information without the ridiculous charges.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

MusiCares Hurricane Relief

Since I'm a big fan of the Big Easy, I've been wanting to make a donation to charity to help out the area for sometime. Well I finally did it today and I was happy to find a charity that will specifically help the part of New Orleans that affected me the most...the city's musicians. Apparently MusiCares is a charity that focuses on helping this case they are helping "music people impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, transportation; medical expenses; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; school supplies for students; insurance payments and more."


Some thoughts from last night's episode of LOST
(from the boards at and my theorizing with Pam and Becky)

  • Those cursed #'s (4,8,15,16,23,42) are everywhere!!
    • On the bottle that the hatch guy injected himself with:
      "cr-4-8 15 16-23 42 FOR INJECTION _____ MULTIPLE DOSE"
    • Hatch guy was going 16 mph on his bike
    • Pronounced a car accident patient dead at 8:15
    • jack's tattoo
    • the number 108 on the mural inside the hatch
      (if you add all the number 4,8,15,16,23,42 they add to 108)
  • The curing of paralysis:
    • Locke's paralysis was cured after they crashed onto the island
    • Jack's patient/future wife was "cured" right after the scottish runner (aka Hatch guy) brought it up at the stadium
    • Hatch guy also said he was "almost a doctor"
  • Quarantine?
    • The QUARATINE sign was on the inside of the hatch with no lever or handle on the if the hatch guy is protecting himself from those on the outside.
    • Quarantine also(and originally) means... "a period of 40 days" and it has been 40 days since they arrived on the island.
    • He injected himself with something in the morning.
  • What did Walt say?
    • When you play his appearance backwards, he says: "Where's the button...the button's bad."
    • As in the EXECUTE button on the computer in the hatch that Jack almost pushed until Locke told him it wasn't a good idea.
  • Is Desomnd (Hatch guy) alone?
    (from board - thanks Dantes)
    • A.) Desmond sleeps on a bunk - the top one to be exact. Both bunks have a collection of personal items at the back base; the bottom bunk under Desmond looks as if it was freshly used, it's not made, it's rather messy, and there's a collection of books/items distinct from those Desmond has.
    • B.) After using the computer and turning on the music, Desmond cleans up from the table the half-finished breakfast of either himself from the day before, or someone else. He cleans up a glass of what looks like orange juice, a bowl of cereal, and some other food on a plate. He then goes on to make his own meal.
This show ROCKS! Pretty damn enthralling. Reminds me of the days of watching Twin Peaks with my sister and trying to figure out all the random hints. In that case, the hints barely meant anything (other than DAVID LYNCH IS CRAZY). I think the creators of Lost have this all perfectly plotted out though. At least I hope they do.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Warren Nam - Born Sept. 5, 2005

Warren T
Now that I have a picture, I can present...

Warren Nam
(vital stats: 7lbs, 19.5" tall and a full head of hair)

Glad to know that my buddy Glen's sperm work!

Friday, September 16, 2005

New Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Trailer [Moviefone]

Moviefone: 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' Movie Exclusive Extra-Large Trailer

Oooh...look what I found. Lots of new scenes that weren't in the other trailer. Looking good! In the past 2 months (?) I've read Books 4, 5, and I'm almost through books 1, 2 and 3. I guess I'm following the Star Wars method of how to read a story.

Other trailers for movies that look good:

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Monday, September 12, 2005

Interesting TV show on PBS (via BBC): SPY

Stumbled upon ths interesting show on KCET (the Los Angeles PBS affiliate) tonight. 8 Londoners attend "Spy School" to learn the skills of the trade and are then given tasks (like infiltrating a business and obtaining a photograph of a document without being caught). I was quite enthralled...

Sunday, September 04, 2005

My New Orleans Photos

Just a quick collage of some of my New Orleans pics from 2003...

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New Orleans' Tragic Paradox - Yahoo! News

New Orleans' Tragic Paradox - Yahoo! News

Good article from the LA Times about the New Orleans and its love-hate relationship with its many coasts (gulf, river, lake). I've been to New Orleans twice in the last 4-5 years and I really loved the city. The people and the food were wonderful and the architecture of the buildings in the french quarter and of the houses/mansions in the nearby suburbs was amazingly beautiful. Reminds me how ugly LA is. Guess that's the price we pay for being a "modern" city. Since when is 70's architecture "modern"? Anyways, I hope that N'awlins is able to fully recover for the sake of its friendly citizens and so that other people can see it in its full southern glory.

defective yeti: Bush Extended Family Photo

defective yeti: Bush Extended Family Photo
--cracked me up. One Ring to rule them all...

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Danger Doom | The Mouse and The Mask

My current favorite CD:

Danger Doom
The Mouse and The Mask

Very good, very creative stuff...

Masked rapper MF Doom and production mastermind (Grey Album /the latest Gorillaz's CD) DangerMouse...along with some Adult Swim characters from the Cartoon Network.

Google Talk

Looks like Google is getting in on the Instant Messaging fun. I just tried it out and its not bad. Very simple and a very light program (only 900K). It has voice chat too which my buddy in Germany said sounded pretty good (I couldn't hear him cuz he didn't have a microphone). I'm a pretty big fan of Google so why not.

Check out the new desktop search too

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Google Maps: MashMap (Movie Showtimes)

MashMap: Your Movie and Showtime Map

I'm a big fan of the Google Maps...lots of people out there using it to make the world a better place. Check out this "MashMap" that shows you where movies are playing nearby...

"Why don't you just TELL ME the name of the movie you want to see..."

Monday, August 22, 2005


Dead Air Space

The members of Radiohead are now blogging and I'm as happy as a little girl. They are currently shacked up in some old creeking house putting together songs and man do they like to blog. Multiple posts from multiple members of the band almost EVERY day so far...what more could I want?? This is almost as good as the December afternoon at work a few years back when I got to sit at my desk and watch them do a rather intimate 2+ hour webcast of random stuff LIVE from their house/studio somewhere in the UK. Now if only I could decode what the hell Thom is talking about. Its as if he speaking in Hopelandish.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Friday's Free Jokes

Courtesy of Mr. Glen Nam:

Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?

Fo' Drizzle!


What does Snoop use to do his laundry?


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

"Amazing Race," Family-Style - Yahoo! News

"Amazing Race," Family-Style - Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News
By Julie Keller

It's all in the family for The Amazing Race.

CBS has revealed the lineup of contestants for The Amazing Race: Family Edition, the latest incarnation of the two-time Emmy winning reality competition. This year, 10 four-member clans will trek around the world in a battle for $1 million. In the past, friends, lovers, spouses and/or coworkers have paired up, for better or worse, on two-person teams.

As they race around the globe, the four-person family teams will be pitted against each other in a series of mental and physical challenges, presumably testing the bonds of sibling-hood, parent-hood, couple-hood, in-law-hood step-family-hood.

"Anytime you put a family of four together, you get interesting dynamics. It's a pretty humorous and explosive mix," executive producer Bertram van Munster tells USA Today.

Also new this year is the addition of younger competitors. This change meant some adjustments to the grueling Amazing Race schedule. First, there are fewer non-elimination episodes, and the teams only traveled about 30,000 miles total, less than half the 72,000 miles logged by contestants in season six. Less crowded competition sites were also chosen in deference to the kids.

Still, producers see the addition of children as a possible plus for the teams.

"Kids have major advantages just by size," says van Munster. "They can climb through something with more agility, and they're very fast in a crowd."

Plus, they're also, well, childish, so amusing playground antics are likely to ensue. Nine-year-old Carissa Gaghan from Glastonbury, Connecticut, threw down the gauntlet to on Tuesday's The Early Show, which introduced the competitors. "Either you'll be a zero or you'll be a hero," she told her fellow racers.

The family gimmick hopes to build on the show's record ratings last season. Fueled by the antics of Survivor couple Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich, the seventh installment of The Amazing Race averaged 12.5 million viewers a week. The show could also win its third straight Emmy in the Reality Competition category at next month's awards.

Here's a rundown of the teams:
  • Godlewski sisters from Des Plaines, Illinois: Michelle (42), Sharon (39), Christine (37) and Tricia (26)
  • Weaver family from Ormond Beach, Florida: widow Linda (46) and her three children, Rebecca (19), Rachel (16) and Rolly (14)
  • Gaghan family from Glastonbury, Connecticut: Bill (40), Tammy (42), Billy (12) and Carissa (9)
  • Black famaily from Woodbridge, Virginia: Reggie (42), Kim (40), Kenneth (11) and Austin (8)
  • Linz siblings from Cincinnati: Nick (24), Alex (22), Megan (21) and Tommy (19)
  • Rogers family of Shreveport, Louisiana: Denny (46), Renee (42), Brittney (22) and Brock (19)
  • Schroeder family from New Orleans: Mark (40), stepmom Char (39) and daughters Stassi (16) and Hunter (14)
  • Bransen Family from Park Ridge, Illinois: dad Walter (51) and daughters Elizabeth (25), Lauren (22) and Lindsay (20)
  • Aiello family from Mansfield, Massachusetts: dad Tony (57) and sons-in-law Kevin (31), Matt ( 31) and David (26)
  • Paolo family of Carmel, New York: Tony (52), Marion (52), DJ (24) and Brian (16)

Hosted again by Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race: Family Edition kicks off with a two-hour premiere Sept. 27 at 9 p.m.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

break-up with that special someone

The Bacon Show

The Bacon Show:

wow...what a promise! Considering the fact that this guy HAS to be a fan of bacon, I'm pretty sure he's not going to be living "FOREVER". I wonder if he'll force his piglets...I mean carry on the tradition.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Amateur Cellphone Photojournalism:

Apparently, if you sign up with this site and MMS your photos of major current events to them, they will sell the photos to the media and split the money with you 50/50. Hmmm... I think they are gonna get a whole lot of stupid pictures. I'm already planning on submitting this gem taken last October in Indiana:

'John Kerry is a Red State supporter
and hangs out with Viva la Bam loving "orientals"'

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

RH T-shirt Contest UPDATE

Synthetic Apparatus Submission: white elephants...sitting ducks... shirt is up. I think I may be good if I get a rating higher than 3 or so. Please vote for me if you can. You do have to signup for a login to the site though...

Radiohead T-shirt Contest

Thanks to my favorite radiohead fansite (, I found this:
Radiohead T-shirt contest: Deadline closing soon
As reported earlier, at Synthetic Apparatus you can enter their Radiohead t-shirt design contest. Make sure to send your design(s) in before July 27th at Midnight CST. Good luck! Or just check Synthetic Apparatus to vote for your favourite designs.

So this is what I came up with tonight...not great but it will do. A simple shirt for my favorite, simple song "I Will" which has the lyrics 'white elephants, sitting ducks"...hence my choice of design. I think I read somewhere that the lyric may reference a line from a Hemingway short story about Spanish mountains looking like white elephants sitting down. Hmm...sitting down or sitting ducks, I don't know.

If and when my shirt gets accepted, it will get voted on. The people with the highest ratings and comments win $100 and their if and when it gets accepted, if anyone cares to vote for me...well, I'd let you borrow my shirt and everything.

Nada Surf: the weight is a gift

Nada Surf have a new album coming out Sept. 13...with production from Chris Walla, the guitarist for Death Cab for Cutie. I really liked their last album, Let Go so I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

Their label Barsuk Records has an mp3 for you:

Do it again
(just listened to it for the first could be better)

And they'll be hitting these spots in CA in October:
October 21, 2005 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's
October 22, 2005 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre/strong>
October 22, 2005 San Diego, CA The Casbah

Monday, July 25, 2005

Where's George? UPDATE

My GEORGE is alive...and in Georgia!!

Entry Time: Jul-23-05 07:46 AM
Location: Powder Springs, GA
Travel Time: 10 Days, 11 Hrs, 20 Mins
(from previous entry) Distance: 1,924 Miles
Average Speed (MilesPer Day): 184

User's Note I got this dollar bill in LA, CA during the week of July 11, 2005.

Where's George? ® 2.0 Bill Tracking Report

I'm SO afroBEAT!

Femi Kuti/Mos Def show @ the Hollywood Bowl

(check out the's review of the show)

Friday, July 22, 2005

Mmm...deep fried oreos

Thanks for the inspiration to find these Pam!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

The OC Fair

EVERYTHING comes on a stick here!!!

Monday, July 18, 2005

The Comic Adventures of KaneMoon

Thought I'd try out my newly aqcuired skill of transforming photos into comic book style illustrations on an old favorite of mine...Kane and SeanTang the cat at Korean BBQ. Looks pretty good. In next week's comic, Kane gets a visit from Simon, the ghost of Bagley Ave.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Hoover's greatest...

Watching a VERY good Hoover High basketball team in a summer league game at UCSD. I was #41 at not only did they NOT retire my number...they saw fit to give it to two players. I guess that just means it takes TWOpeople to fill my shoes.


...walking to the gym
...checkin' out the totally 70's library

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