Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Showtime show is great

Well, first episode at least. High hopes...

There went that shoe

Gracie prevented me from mowing today by eating one of my "work in the yard" shoes. I mean, I have more old shoes, but the trauma has me blocked...

Mid-point check in

How is YOUR 912 Project coming along? Are you doing a diorama? Interpretive dance? Collecting cans for recycling? Knitting sweaters for the homeless? It's 3 months away!

SC=super classy

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A state Republican activist has admitted to and apologized for calling a gorilla that escaped from the Riverbanks Zoo Friday an "ancestor" of First Lady Michelle Obama.

A screen capture of the comment, made on the Internet site Facebook, was obtained by FITSNews, the website of South Carolina politico Will Folks.

The image shows a post by an aide to state Attorney General Henry McMaster describing Friday morning's gorilla escape at Columbia's Riverbanks Zoo.

Longtime SCGOP activist and former state Senate candidate Rusty DePass responded with the comment, "I'm sure it's just one of Michelle's ancestors - probably harmless."

DePass told WIS News 10 he was talking about First Lady Michelle Obama.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bret Michaels sells himself short

Bret Michaels complains that the Tony producers would have cared more if the set piece had hit Liza, Dolly or Elton.

Here's an expanded list of people Tony producers were more concerned about: everyone in the cast of Guys and Dolls, everyone in the case of West Side Story (especially the dude in the tight t-shirt), everyone in the cast of Hair, every actual nominee, every actual Broadway performer, every actual Broadway composer/writer, every actual Broadway musician, the puppets from Avenue Q, the seat fillers, the bartenders from the lobby, Neil Patrick Harris's date, the corpse of Bea Arthur, and Cher.

Maybe you shouldn't have made fun of all the theater kids back in high school.

Now shut up and take your Oxycontin.

I keep coming back to this song

A variety of versions on YouTube, but here (as I have many times) I find myself dazzled by the pure clarity of Linda Ronstadt's voice.

I got beat up by the Tony Awards

Not "at" but "by"!

Today's moment of bad taste

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Song of the day: Gomez

The Sotomayor Sampling Solution

R's complaining amount the "per case" reading obligation they have if they want to commence confirmation at the current schedule (Roberts was only 6 per day)--disingenuous since she was re-confirmed by the Senate in 1998, but a "stall" is as good as a "win" for the R's these days.

My solution: R's should select a random 300 cases from her 3,600+. That N=300 will be robust enough to give them a clear understanding, or at least suggest specific areas to ask about during the confirmation.

Also, one wonders how many cases per day they've read thus far. Has it been at least 6? Otherwise, what the fuck?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Flashback song: More Stockard

Why not.

Song of the day... kinda

During the mega-mix opening of the Tony's, one of the real stand-out voices was Stockard Channing. I'd forgotten how impressive a singer she is. Just need to listen to "There are Worse Things" from Grease for a reminder.

She's currently in the revival of Pal Joey, and performed parts of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" last night. There are snips of that, and 2 other songs, in this interview.

Love her.

Quote of the day

"Gravity is our boss, not our buddy."


Kent Jones, on The Rachel Maddow Show (not sure if its original to him or if he quoted someone... since I find it amusing, I'll assume he didn't come up with it himself).

The fabulous conclusion to Neil Patrick Harris week