Wednesday, September 30, 2009
...but the owners and G.M. are worse.
Wedgie hits the road on the last home game of the season. In keeping with the fire sale and poor P.R. mentality of the rest of the season, the announcement of his firing comes on "Fan Appreciation Day". Perfect.
Plus it's 55 degrees here, they're having to play a makeup doubleheader from yesterday's washout and it's still raining.
A better metaphor couldn't be scripted for the zeitgeist of the Indians organization.
We really know how to suck. Go Cavs.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I lifted this from over at Woody's joint. Clever and funny.
BTW, Todd Snider has a song on his latest Yep Roc release that tell the now infamous tale of the late, great Dock Ellis who, as was the stuff of '70's baseball legend, threw a no-hitter in the first half of a double header after having ingested a righteous dose of LSD.
I once saw Dock pitch in Pittsburgh with my dad and grandfather. I remember seeing Dock's pink El Dorado parked on the sidewalk outside the players entrance.
Makes one kinda miss the seventies, eh?
Can someone/anyone help me understand why the Right is so opposed to HSR as a travel option when it could prove so lucrative to so many large corporations?
You could make the blanket assessment that nearly all "green" industry investments are suffering from the same policy led dementia on the part of the Right wing. If they're so friggin interested in a free market economy, why the heck are they so opposed to everything that has the taint of "green" on it?
I mean, so what if the company or the products that they make is saving on fossil fuels and polluting less...the money still spends. And by the way, it's green.
Height of irony that this article is the WSJ too. Fucktards.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
The Mariner's Revenge Song -- The Decemberists
I'm Going On A Long Journey Never To Return -- T Bone Burnett
Weeper's Dream -- Elvis Costello
Christian's Inferno -- Green Day
Hits The Ground -- The John Doe Thing
I'm A Mess -- Nick Lowe
The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You -- My Chemical Romance
Many Rivers To Cross -- Jimmy Cliff
Save The Population -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
What A Shame -- The Rolling Stones
Bonus farewell Jackie cut...
Move Along -- Chris Isaak
Also, I'm trying to implement DivShare in today's list so if you're so inclined you can listen to a cut on The Ten.
Here's the Elvis piece from above. Let me know if you're able to run the applet or not, please. Sometimes these things don't work so well what with me posting this stuff from one of them fancy MacBook thingies.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This video is making the rounds of the tubes. Macy Gray was censored on last evening's DWTS broadcast and according to my lip reading skills, she declared in her post "performance" interview-- "I feel like I fuckin' busted my cherry tonight".
Ha. Good one. Although by the looks of her, one might need a policeman's night stick to "bust her cherry".
Lastly, I'm not entirely sure that this is Macy Gray...seriously, who knew Busta Rhymes looked so fetching in a red ball gown?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Well, set your clocks for tomorrow afternoon folks as it appears that the arc of human thought will come crashing down around 3:30 in the afternoon.
Sadly it would appear that Devo was correct after all.
Personally, I never had any doubt.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Jack the dog passed away at noon today.
He was truly a special guy and he will be missed by many. I had never been a dog owner until I met Jack. Georgene and I hit the jackpot in making him a part of our family for the past 16 years.
Goodnight to our sweet, sweet boy.
Here's an interesting piece from yesterday's paper of record.
While many salient points are made regarding the symbiotic relationship between rap and talk radio, I can't help but be disappointed that the culture of talk radio doesn't share the penchant for intra-squad violence that rap music has shown over the past.
While they're no Biggie vs. Tupac, I wouldn't in the least mind it of Glenn Beck and El Rushbo decided to shoot it out with some modified Glock 9's at some after hours club in lower Manhattan.
Sweet dreams are made of this.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The NYT travel section goes west of the Hudson to visit the Cleve. We do dwell in a nicely nuanced and vastly overlooked metropolis, eh?
Personally, I like it like that.
(hat tip to Mr. Janos on this one)
Friday, September 18, 2009
Do You Want To -- Franz Ferdinand
Who Are The Mystery Girls? -- New York Dolls
Lullaby -- The Cat Empire
Bay City Rollers We Love You -- Nick Lowe
Maxwell's Silver Hammer -- The Beatles
Lady Jane -- The Rolling Stones
Time -- Tom Waits
How She Lied By Living -- The Posies
Rex Kramer -- Gomez
Won't Be Long -- The Hives*
*...have I mentioned lately how much The Hives fuckin' rock?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Swell, another "W" to hang in the hall of shame. Here's the "baby daddy" of Glenn Beck's fantastic insanity. Read it and weep.
I am so weary of discovering that the background behind these right wing fuckwits such as Beck is chock a block with incidiary lunatics such as this tool.
Nation ruiners and America haters. Every. Last. One.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Huh, just saw this obit in today's online NYT.
If you've never seen Leonardo DeCaprio's portrayal of Jim Carroll in the Basketball Diaries try to find a copy and view it. Leo's pretty friggin good in it and it's a decent portrayal of Carroll's descent into junkiedom.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Details Of The War -- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Hater -- Everclear
Star Bodies -- The New Pornographers
Hat And Feet -- Fountains Of Wayne
Gimme Some Truth -- Jakob Dylan
Love At First Sight -- XTC
Stalin Malone -- Elvis Costello
St. Anfonzo's Pancake Breakfast -- Frank Zappa
Rocky Racoon -- The Beatles
Deadhead -- Stereophonics
One more for luck...
Can't Stop This -- The Roots
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The Wee Man gives a nice glimpse of this never ending debate over healthcare in this very strange country through the looking glass of history.
The only industrialized nation on Earth without a functioning National Health Care plan. Meh.
In case you're not near a television this morning, you can listen live online here to the CIC's "school" speech.
Friday, September 04, 2009
D'oh! I almost forgot edition...
I Don't Want To Tie You Down -- Todd Rundgren
Damned Old Dog -- The Roches
New Lace Sleeves -- Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Swollen Summer -- The Bravery
Blacklisted -- Neko Case
On The Other Side -- The Strokes
Him -- Lilly Allen
Beautiful Dreamer -- Mates Of State
Eddie's Ragga -- Spoon
Could You Be Loved -- Bob Marley & The Wailers
Bonus Labor Day Weekend Cut:
Luxurious -- Gwenny-Gwen Stefani
Here's yet another compelling reason to flee the U.S. for higher ground.
And a great resource to help one weigh the options of that decision.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
...the poodle chews it.
Garrison Keillor weighs in on "the public option" with a canine slant.
Listen, I've said for years that if you were greeted at the doctors office in the same manner as your pets are, (kisses on the head and cooing about their cuteness) a visit to the Dr. or dentist wouldn't be nearly as traumatic. Pet level care for everyone.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
This gives new meaning to the apres golf phrase, "the nineteenth hole". Sheesh, when do these two actually ever find the time to fuck?
Oh sorry, that's right, it's the Lord's doing...
*lifted from Attaturk over at Rising Hegmon