Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (in a Gerbil Cage)

There was an article today in the paper about a lady from West Seattle who just won the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. It's the one where the judges pick the best bad sentence of the year. Here it is:

"For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss- a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he was the world's thirstiest gerbil".

Monday, June 28, 2010

Grayson for President in 2016?

During a year when the Dems are supposed to be worried,
one Florida congressman fights back hard...

Alan Grayson's plan: Break the rules and survive - Alan Grayson, D-Fla. -

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Who Will Pick the Fruit?

As I've said before, illegal immigration is an issue I
definitely have a hard time making my mind up about.
About the only thing I know for sure is that you can't
really begin the process of reforming immigration until
the border is truly secure.

However, I think the pro-immigrant folks make a strong
case with their new "Take Our Jobs" campaign. This is
something my dad and I used to argue about...he would
say the Mexicans were stealing jobs from poor Americans
and I would reply that I wasn't completely sure people
born in the U.S. actually wanted to be gardeners, field
workers and dish washers.

Colbert, Immigrant Farm Workers Challenge Pundits And Unemployed To 'Take Our Jobs'

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thanks, Joe...That's the Sound Bite We Democrats Were Hoping For

Texas congressman accuses the administration of shaking down BP.
Wonder how many other Republicans feel this way?

How does Joe Barton's GOP ever win? - Republican Party -

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tom's Got the Blues

Just picked up the new cd by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
It's called "Mojo" and this time around the boys are
doing some real nice electric blues. I think I'm going
to be enjoying this batch of songs for a long time to come.

They're not alone. The Black Keys are a good band, Jack
White has done good stuff with his different groups, the
Black Crowes have a pretty bluesy sound and Todd Rundgren's
next album will be a collection of Robert Johnson covers
(probably done in a more psychedelic style).

YouTube - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - "I Should Have Known It" [Official Video]

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The DNA of Fear

My wife and I went to see "Splice" today. I highly recommend
it...this is an intelligent, funny, scary and very
thought-provoking film.

YouTube - 'Splice' Trailer

'Til Boredom Do Us Part

Congrats to Rush Limbaugh, champion of traditional
heterosexual marriage! He loves it so much he's
taken the plunge four times now...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Got Milk?

Saudi Arabia definitely wants to be considered the
most ridiculous country ever...

Saudi Clerics Advocate Adult Breast-Feeding - AOL News

Thursday, June 3, 2010


It's weird hearing conservative pundits actually
attempting to sound outraged about the BP
eco-disaster. At first they just tried to downplay
the seriousness of the matter but eventually they
realized they had to swallow hard and pretend they
really care.

Kind of like a group of Klansmen complaining about
a lack of funding for ethnic studies programs.

Stone Temple Pilots

I love the new Stone Temple Pilots album. It's simply called
"Stone Temple Pilots" and features really catchy hard rock songs
that evoke the Beatles, Bowie and Mott the Hoople. Very enjoyable.

YouTube - Stone Temple Pilots - Between The Lines