Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Following up on that Men@Work "copied" Down Under story...

They're fighting the ruling. And good on 'em, I say.

Surely you knew this was coming

Have you been watching Rachel Maddow and/or Keith Olbermann recently? If so, you'll know that one thing both of them, but she especially, has been doing lately is calling out Republicans for this hypocrisy:

Claiming to be against the stimulus whilst, and at the same time, practically begging for money from the stimulus.

Now, it might have occurred to you, if you've been paying attention around here, that ever since it became clear how popular this hypocrisy was amongst the GOP...
more than 110 GOP members of Congress who voted against the economic Recovery Act last year, but later touted the funds or asked for more money

...I have been waiting. Waiting for what? For this:

Like His Friends In Congress, GOP House Candidate In Tennessee Also Guilty Of Stimulus Hypocrisy

Like a Swiss watch...

(Per Think Progress)

Final, absolute, clinching proof that they are more than a decade behind the times

GOP Spoofs Health Care Summit With 'Blair Witch' Movie Trailer

So you want to see "I Am the Walrus" covered...

With ukulele, by a little boy.

Well this is your lucky day!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Am I the only person who's starting to think

...that the health care summit will be a lot more enjoyable if there's an open bar?

C'mon, think about it.

This is cookin!

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As most of you know...

1. I love Anne Hathaway.

2. Nevertheless, on account my loathing Tim Burton with the heat of 1,000 suns, I have no intention of seeing her in "his" Alice in Wonderland.

This interview with the traffic-stopper actress and her costar Helena Bonham Carter, however, is instructive on at least a couple of fronts. First, dig the way they both suffer the fool of an interviewer gladly, or at least, with professional smiles (and polite feigned laughter).

And second, the psychological gobbledygook they ascribe to the film makes me, if anything, less likely to see it.

I agree with absolutely everything in this post (updated with addition)

UWA: Mark Evanier liked it too.

It's about Craig Ferguson's show last night (this morning, really).

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Facebook are some kind of junkie dealers or sumthin'

This morning, I tried logging in to my Facebook, to get this message:

Account Unavailable: Your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

I got a similar (but not duplicate) message for a while last night, but that was fixed in, as best I recall, less than an hour. Searching around for info I find that some people have been stuck in this maddening situation for months.

At least I still have my blogs...

ETA: Deleting my entire browsing history and restarting the computer seems to have done the trick.

Jon Stewart last night

This made me laugh harder than I have in years.

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A Love Bizarre

You's not like, to be honest, I ever thought Jennifer Love Hewitt had much more to offer than the body curvy with the breasts and all. She may be passable as a dramatic actress (please note my use of the word "may"), but she damn sure can't play comedy.

However, I'd be a hypocrite if I said there was necessarily anything really wrong with that. True, I prefer a woman who has a little more talent (your Alyson Hannigans) to those that don't (your Jessica Albas).

But oh, gee, a woman made it in Hollywood more because of her body than her talent. I'll alert the media.

Now, however, she's starting to worry me with her bizarre behavior. This weekend, it seems, was her birthday, and she had what was billed as an "'80s" theme party.

Go ahead, follow that link. She thinks that's '80s?

Monday, February 22, 2010

As usual, I have a slightly different "take."

As you may have heard, a couple of ice dancers in the olympics are being accused of showing disrespect for Aborigines in their routine. I have nothing to say about this issue one way or the other.

However, I would like to point out something I noticed in the picture. Look closely at the man.

I think now we know what Conan O'Brien is doing with his time off...

Appreciation of the '80s