Saturday, September 27, 2008

Del Boca Vista

Just in time for the approaching High Holy Dayz, here's a link for all of our Jewish friends to get their respecive elders of Zion to get on the Meshugass train for that hipster Mensch Obama and forget about voting for the that Shmendrik McCain.

I'm kvelling! Now get to work!

(hat tip to our friends at Prospect Music)

The king is morte

One of the greatest actors of his generation and certainly one of the coolest guys and philanthropic forces in American life ever has died today at age 83.

RIP, Paul Newman

(hat tip to Mr. P.)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Here it is albeit a tad late. It's technically still Friday, ya know...

Modern Way -- Kaiser Chiefs
Woe -- Tom Waits
Run Through The Jungle -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
Big Man On Paper--Graham Parker
Tell Him -- Lauryn Hill
Red Staggerwing -- Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
I Want Your Love -- Chris Issak
Your Song -- Elton John
Gray Lagoons -- Roxy Music
Psychotic Girl -- Black Keys

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Sorry for the very spartan entries of late. I'm swamped with teaching seniors how to help process voters in November while I'm also working hard to cram 40 pages of dialogue into my fragile skull for Goldstar, Ohio which opens three weeks from tonight.

Don't expect much here at LMS vis a vis bloggy goodness until after election day ya greedy twits.

Yurz in Christ,


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday Random Ten

I had a feeling from the start of it
I had a joke on everyone
I had a joke who was in everyone
And if you listen up just once you know
If you want, you can never leave and
If you want, you can let her go
I had a feeling from the start of it you
could say so, motherfucker
You could say so, motherfucker
And then I took it all around, I took

her back and I said to myself
If you want, you can never leave and
If you want, you can let her go
All the negatives have been destroyed, and they said
All the negatives have been destroyed-oh yeah
I had a feeling from the start of it, you
could let me go if you wanted
But I haven't seen that you wanted to
So I took it all around, I took it back and I said to myself
If you want (you want) you can never leave and
If you want (you want) you can let her go
All the negatives have been destroyed, and they said
All the negatives have been destroyed-oh yeah

977--The Pretenders
You'll Never Be A Man--Elvis Costello
Walking On The Moon--The Police
Chump--Green Day
Clap Your Hands!--Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Start Of Forever--Paul Weller
Jenny, Jenny--Little Richard
Shiny Things--Tom Waits
All The Negatives Have Been Destroyed--Spoon*


I was carping to some theatre friends this week about the very "method" approach that the Director of the show I'm in is taking towards the rehearsal process.

I'm a very technical actor. I don't internalize much and actually do little more than pretend that I'm somebody else for two hours. Others immerse themselves in the characters and are quite grave and serious about that approach. Whatever works for you I suppose but I find much of their methodology quite silly and self indulgent.

It seems however that I'm in pretty good company with Sir Ian McKellen via this clip from Ricky Gervais' Extras.

Like I say, whatever works...

(hat tip to VAY)

It's the end of the world...

...and I knew it.

I've always loved anarchy. I've frequently said that sooner than later we'd have an uprising of "the people" once they realized that their entire societal structure was based on lies, lies and more lies.

Huge financial failure, rising unemployment, enormous fuel and energy problems, federal government in stasis, electrical grid's all coming together to make for a post apocalyptic stew of misery that we are not prepared for.

That said, I bring you this scene from Roger and Me.

Learn to grow vegetables and create your own food, folks. It won't be much longer that you'll be able to go to the Super Giant Food Lion Wiggly and get some chicken. And ancient archeological digs always show that rabbit was the primary staple of ancient man.

Bon appetit!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Carly...we hardly knew ye!

As one of the commenters says in this Think Progress link, it must be getting a tad crowded under the wheels of the Straight Talk Express.

And frankly, I never got the hero worship of Ms. Fiorina anyhoo. I had two excellent female bosses when I was out West in Software world in the nineties and Carly she always seemed a bit of a lightweight if you ask me compared to the women I knew at Symantec in Silicon Valley.

Plus, she kinda failed ultimately at HP...right?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ummm...Unexpected Bacon

I'm kinda impaired about now this time of night, but I still found this article fascinating regardless of of my motor skills.

Check it out.

Thank you sir...may I have another?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cambodia Redux

In case you were too immersed in the Perils of Palin this week to notice that the Cheney Administration has invaded Pakistan with ground troops, look no further that the smart guys over at Empire Burlesque for a review of this weeks events and their respective historical significance.

Gosh I hate those fuckers in the White House.

Friday, September 12, 2008

One of the reasons being under-employed is okay... that you get to go see matinees of newly released movies with a half full house on a rainy Friday afternoon.

I just got home from Burn After Reading and it's great. There's invariably a character in the Coen Brothers films who says, "fuck" a lot.

This time around it's Malkovich and he doesn't disappoint. I can't be entirely sure but I think he says it at about the 25th word in the first scene of the movie and he just keeps it cranking for an hour and forty. Fucking hilarious. Clooney is as good as he always is, Brad Pitt is wildly funny and Francis McDormand is just super.

I laughed, I cried, I wet my pants. Joel and Ethan Coen continue to be the premier film makers in America for my money.

The Dude abides.

Go. See. It.

Friday Random Ten

Hem Of Your Garment--Cake
Final Straw--Snow Patrol
Inside Job--Pearl Jam
I Would Die 4 U--Prince
Raised On Robbery--Joni Mitchell
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)--Arcade Fire
Famous Last Words--My Chemical Romance
Ruby--Kaiser Chiefs
The Harder They Come--Jimmy Cliff

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'm afraid of Americans

Here's your Top Ten List for any verbal sparring you may be doing over the next eight weeks with co-workers, belligerent aunts and uncles and perhaps the old guy who lives next door.

Print the list and carry it around, post it on nthe notice board at work...memorize key facts and use them at will...whatever your pleasure. Just continue making these points to the lost among us and see if you can help to influence just one person not to vote for the crazee train that is the GOP.

Thanks for playing.

Russell Brand

Yeah, save the occasional column I've read of his in the Guardian UK, I barely know who he is either, but he's funny as fuck. I'm sure that the Jonas Brothers are less than pleased as well which makes me laugh even harder.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Lift yourself out of the doldrums
Make yourself a cuppa tea
Drag your emotions out of the gutter
Don't wallow in self pity

When you wake up, all of a fluster
Thinking life has passed you by
Give yourself a kick up the backside
Jump out of bed and punch the sky

Is there life after breakfast
Full of possibilities
Is there life after breakfast?
Yes there is, after breakfast
So don't live in agony
Is there life after breakfast?
Yes there is, after breakfast

Life After Breakfast--Ray Davies
Think Long--Mates of State
Can't Buy Me Love--The Beatles
Narrow Road--15.60.75
Driven To Tears--The Police
Oxycontin Blues--Steve Earle (Steve's on Letterman tonight!)
Monkey Dance--T Bone Burnett
Next Exit--Interpol
Blue Turning Gray--Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Beast and Dragon, Adored--Spoon

Thursday, September 04, 2008

John McCain

Don't forget this image.

McCain blew it a long time ago pour moi. I went to go see him at the West Side Market in 2000. I would've voted for him then. Really, I would've. Unfortunately, he rode shotgun on the insane train with the Cheney Administration since then.

After that, he was dead to me.

Plasticine Era

Seriously...could anything be more artificial that Cindy McCain? Her Paris Hilton pilot light is nearly out. Yikes. Hard to watch.

Michael Moore

BTW...there's about two weeks left before Mike brings it nationwide. Fuckin' A.

Free Associating

I'm sitting here watching Lindsey Graham pull a one man train on Joe Lieberman and McCain's wrinkled dicks.

And it occurs to me...the remainder of the slate, and pretty much everything prior to her speech this week; sucks. Sparklebrite Pony's most excellent adventure serves primarily to remind us that the GOP is mostly made up of really old closet queens. So sad.

Ooops. Here comes her little commercial advert. Gotta go.

Ballcap Republicans

Have you noticed that there are a lot of youngish, white, dilweed guys wearing baseball caps around the Republican convention floor this week? Well, I did. Oh,'s an homage to thr sunscreen anti-cancer thwart device for near dead crusty fucks. Swell.

Good thing we got Heather to keep us safe from harm.

Running mates

Oh, and this pretty much nails my perspective...

especially the last paragraph.

The Bristol Stomp

This one's for Sarah's eldest daughter...

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Monday, September 01, 2008

Hey, Rocky!!

Whaddya say we go shoot the Governor of Alaska!

Anbar Province

This signing ceremony is a very big deal. I'm not sure however that it will get any real media coverage here in Obama-Palin-Gustav-Farvre-Brangolina-Land.

Regardless of what is on the teevee news this week, all Americans, of all stripes should be happy that Anbar has 11,00 fewer troops in it today than it did as recently as just this February.