Friday, July 30, 2010

Ladies and Gents

I am confident that this will make the rounds and you'll see it elsewhere, but regardless, I give you Rep. Anthony Fuckin' Weiner.

Here's the bill that went down in defeat. All Republicans are fuckers.

Friday Random Ten

The Deepest Blues Are Black -- Foo Fighters
It's Over -- Tom Waits
She Speaks -- Paul Weller
Nausea -- Beck
Country Mile -- Camera Obscura
At Least That's What You Said -- Wilco
Colossal -- Wolfmother
California English -- Vampire Weekend
A Man In Love -- Nick Lowe
Rollercoaster -- Sleater-Kinney

Bonus low humidity cut:

At The Chocolate Bon Bon Ball -- Leon Redbone

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Why We Fight

We fight so that cheating, lying fuckwads like this guy can scam investors, blow it all on hookers and outrageous extravagance and ride the scree of blood and war to soil the treasure they used to call America.

Howzat for a run-on sentence, eh?

Plus, his name is actually David Brooks. It's like a double word score of fail.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

James Franco

As many of you may be aware, I have a funny bone soft spot for stoner dudes in movies. My most recent fave is James Franco's performance in Pineapple Express. Go rent it.

In any case, GG and I are big fans of his and New York Magazine has a terrific profile of Franco in his month's edition. He's a scream.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Frank Rich

Nobody does it better than Frank Rich.

Frankly, (pun intended), I was tired of the Shirley Sherrod story before it began so I wasn't going to post anything about it. It just gives further false cover to the Faux News crew and their ilk.

But when Frank rolls in a nice Mad Men reference, how could I resist?...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sarah Palin

Bloody feckin' brilliant!

Barry Crimins

Thanks to a link from good old Jim Wolcott, I found this simultaneously comedic and horrifying account of the state of health care in this nation from Barry Crimmins.

I've read his stuff before in the online version of the Boston Phoenix and on Salon and he's one funny M-F. Sadly, this piece is nearly too sad to laugh, but fortunately, they haven't taken that capacity away from Barry just yet.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The horror...the horror

The thing that would not leave.

Friday Random Ten

My Chemical Romance "Teenagers" from Logan Hefflefinger on Vimeo.

Blink And You'll Miss It -- Paul Weller
Modern Love -- David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust -- David Bowie
I'll Work For Your Love -- Bruce Springsteen
Come Back Jonee -- DEVO
Right Now -- Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
Yesterday -- The Iguanas
Lose To Win -- Colin Hay
Teenagers -- My Chemical Romance
Outsiders -- Franz Ferdinand

Bonus muggy day cut...

Love At First Sight -- XTC

Monday, July 19, 2010

Juan Cole

Dr. Cole "refudiates" the former Governor of Alaska. It's like shooting fish in a barrel.


simpsons parody of mad men |

I've been reading Heather Havrilesky for a while now on Salon. She's an okay writer but her stuff really shines when she's decoding the mysteries of AMC's Mad Men.

Here's her guide for the beginning of Season 4...

Give 'em enough rope

Thankfully, Frank Rich is still on the payroll of the NYTs and can distill humor and insight from the dross that is Mel Gibson.

I distinctly recall Mel's hatred of Frank Rich during that whole Passion of The Christ shtick and it's great to see it bounce back hard on ol' Mad Max and his band of right wing goons.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Random Ten

Problems -- Sex Pistols
Learnt My Lesson Well -- Kaiser Chiefs
Big Weenie -- Eminem
Punchlines -- Mates Of State
Wild Honey Pie -- The Beatles
The Bird That You Can't See -- Apples In Stereo
Vision Of Division -- Strokes
Dark As The Dungeon -- Johnny Cash
Sister Disco -- The Who
Tragedy By Definition -- John Doe

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Harvey Pekar...American

My pal, Mike, over at Prospect Music, sent this to me this afternoon.

Funnily enough, Anthony Bourdain was among the first things I thought of when I heard that Harvey has passed yesterday. If you haven't seen the No Reservations episode where Bourdain visits Michael Ruhlman in Cleveland, you should, it's terrific. I can't find the whole thing online so here's a taste from the utoob.

I've always been a fan of the anti-hero. Kerouac, Bukowski, Tom Waits, Nelson Algren, Billy Bragg.

Harvey Pekar was among, if not at the top of that list.

I think I read my first American Splendor around '80 or '81 and have read most, if not all of his work and own several of the books. Harvey Pekar was a very funny man and as Bourdain says in his quite brilliant coda to Harvey's life, "He was famed as a "curmudgeon", a "crank" and a "misanthrope" yet found beauty and heroism where few others even bothered to look. In a post-ironic and post-Seinfeldian universe he was the last romantic--his work sincere, heartfelt, alternately dead serious and wryly affectionate. The last man standing to wonder out loud, "what happened here?"

So long, Harvey. Sniff.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Bill Needle's Shoot for the Stars

I always loved me some Bill Needle...

Friday Random Ten

What Do I Get? -- Buzzcocks
Tweakers -- Spoon
To Hell With Poverty -- Gang Of Four
Half A Woman -- Fountains Of Wayne
Hands Open -- Snow Patrol
Rebel Music -- Wyclef Jean
I Just Want To Make Love To You -- Rolling Stones
No Lonesome Tune -- Townes Van Zandt
Blacklisted -- Neko Case
Ask Me Anything -- The Strokes

And a final video tribute to Lebron James from the one and only Lily Allen...

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Moms just know...

I've been ranting about this for months, and yes, I'm aware that Andy Sullivan has been nearly obsessed with Palin since the get-go, but he's not kidding here and neither am I.

She will be the G.O.P. nominee in 2012.

People are just perfectly dumb enough to award this gash the keys to the kingdom. Watch and see.


I'm pretty much in agreement with this piece from Deadspin. I'm tired of LeBron and sports at large. Don't really care anymore.

iPhone 4

This is very funny and very NSFW.

(hat tip to Sandy Underpants over at The Aristocrats)

Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Apocolypse

I've no earthly idea as to who the zany Frenchman are that made this film, but it's breathtaking. Those Southern Californians in the audience may want to avert your gaze.

15 minutes well spent watching this clip...


Found this out on the tubes, thought I'd share it.

Friday, July 02, 2010


I always hated this dipshit. Even more so after reading this "review"...

4th of July

Here's one of the best songs ever crafted about the 4th featuring a very young Dave Alvin.

Friday Random Ten

This one goes out to Bev...and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Big Moon -- John Doe
People As Places As People -- Modest Mouse
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt -- We Are Scientists
No Brakes -- The Bravery
Jah Is Mighty -- Bob Marley
And Your Bird Can Sing -- The Beatles
Antichrist Television Blues -- Arcade Fire
Rebel Rebel -- David Bowie
Parachutes -- Pearl Jam
Between The Sheets -- The Isley Brothers

Bonus Independence Day cut:

The Infanta -- The Decemberists