Saturday, October 29, 2011

The glamour of Midge

(h/t Clark)
Who's a pretty princess? Midge is!

Song of the Day: "AKA... What a Life"

Since Noel and Liam Gallagher can't stand each other, they've decided to quit the whole Oasis thing (I will cynically say "for now"). Liam and the rest of the guys recorded as Beady Eye and Noel continues as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. He makes "The Paul Weller Movement" sound like a thoughtful name...

Song: "AKA... What a Life"
Artist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Friday, October 28, 2011

Song of the Day: "Lay Myself Down"

From the "I Remember Them" department, new Mazzy Star out this month. Your 90s nostalgia may continue (I assume it commenced with Nevermind's 20th anniversary--can't wait for the In Living Color reunion in January]).

Song: "Lay Myself Down"
Artist: Mazzy Star

Melissa McCarthy is Divine

(h/t Towleroad)

Divine, Andy Gibb... shit, who else died that month? I had an old desk blotter calendar (and unlike the calendars from Andrews McMeel Publishing, that one didn't jump around date-wise, fuckers) and early in my first run of living with Becky we had a weird run of celebrity deaths. Andy Warhol?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Disclaimer of the day

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That covers it, I'm sure.

Oh yeah, that's from a, um, sports web site. No, um, hunting. NASCAR, yeah, NASCAR.

Quote of the Day

Scott of Bill in Exile gets my quote of the day for his summary of his own "Quote of the Day" (which comes from Virginia Postrel at Bloomberg, regarding charisma vs. glamor and Obama--since Bloomberg seldom shows nekkid men, I don't read it as much):
Am I disappointed that he’s not the president that I projected my wants and desires upon?


But much more important than that is the very simple fact that he’s plainly and demonstrably not a very good president — largely because he’s a really shitty leader with no set of overall guiding principles he’s willing to take a stand for. That is, other than getting elected and reelected, of course.

And the amazing thing is that he may very well get reelected thanks entirely to the batshit crazy goat rodeo that the GOP is serving up to the voting public in the form of their current slate of candidates.

Well when I think about it, I think she's full of shit

I'm fairly certain Noelle Nikpour makes more money than me. And she's a fucking retard. Finan-shu-al? Awesome.

Prohibition hits tomatoes

"Hispanic farm workers have fled Alabama, stealing yet another thing Americans would like to do."--Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA
Americans aren't going to go out and do this work [FOR THE WAGES THAT ARE PAID]. Yeah, there's the thing. We eat really cheap food, and part of that comes from the fact that the system takes advantage of immigrant labor who don't get minimum wage. Or any other protections that workers in America should have. It's like they're temps.
"Turns out Americans who have chosen a life of crime don't have the same work ethic as Guatemalans who walk 500 miles through scorching desert to feed their families."--ditto
Anyway, good luck with the rotting crops y'all. I know this has implications for me, too, but I also know that I have a "farm" in my backyard (although first frost was Tuesday night, so not for long). Maybe some grow lights in the basement...

Song of the Day: "We All Go Back To Where We Belong"

A new song from R.E.M., recorded for their career-spanning Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011. It's likely their last official single as a band (if the Mayans, the Hopis and/or Clark are right about the world ending), OR, if my luck holds up and I have to actually live on the paltry value of my retirement savings, its their last until the 2018 reunion tour with the Pixies... just a guess.

Song: "We All Go Back To Where We Belong"
Artist: R.E.M.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Customer support and shit? Mega-check

There's a lot to enjoy here--a great assemblage of alternative job applications/resumes.

The resume above is my favorite, but the video below is fucking awesome as well.

Go. Enjoy.

Song of the Day: "Night Time"

It's Tracey Thorn, with guitar and backing vocals by Ben Watt. But don't go thinking that it's Everything but the Girl, cause that would get you all worked up and you'll end up disappointed.

Trust me.

The song is a cover of The xx, and the Night Time EP is released next week. You can pre-order it via iTunes... but why would you?

Song: "Night Time"
Artist: Tracey Thorn

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I ♥! Melanie Biehle

The wonderfully creative, wonderfully fun Melanie is pushing her art (here) with a post titled "Art I ♥: Melanie Biehle"... go check out the pics, they're pretty cool... for a temp (sorry, that's dismissive addendum I threw in when, at the end of our first week working together, she had a lot of very specific thoughts on where a group of us should go for lunch).
Photo by Melanie, cupcakes by... someone else, I'm sure
Actually you should read her blog if you're interested in books, movies, raising a child, cupcakes, Gossip Girl or faddish technology (tell me I'm wrong).

Reason 2,043,157 to love The Onion

The photo of Paul Krugman dressed as Dracula accompanying today's Halloween-themed editorial, "This Sure Is A Spooky Time For The Economy" (here):
"If we're ever to have a ghost of a chance for recovery, the federal government will have to invest heavily in the economy again, and the American people will have to be reassured they won't be R.I.P.-ped off again. Obama may have cobbled his Frankenstein's monster of a jobs plan together from spare parts, but it is nevertheless monstrously important that a bill like this passes."
And I wonder how many Republicans are preparing a rebuttal to this, despite the fact that it's from The Onion.

Song of the Day: "Here to Stay"

One day when I'm bored, I should review my songs of the day to see where Brooklyn vs. Portland (and Sweden) stands. Today: Brooklyn. The band, Milagres (nee The Secret Life of Sofia); the album: Glowing Mouth. Once again, that's all I've got.

Song: "Here to Stay"
Artist: Milagres

Happy Birthday Christina

It's my older sister's birthday. We're technically the same age based on my "if you could have gone to high school with someone, you're the same age" philosophy (there's was a bitchy moment at Sunday brunch where Clark felt compelled to point out that he was the youngest at the table--next time remind me to keep John and Clark divided by a potted plant or a drag queen or a wall or something).
Quote from Sordid Lives... she loves Sordid Lives
She's working again, hooray (my friends and family are a microcosm of the economy, and this is the first positive sign I've seen in forever), so here's Missy Elliot song to get stuck in her head all day. I have no idea whether or not she likes Missy Elliot but I'm pretty sure it'll be stuck in all y'all's heads either way. It has that quality.

Happy birthday dude! Rock on.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Pelé

Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all-time (here). Maybe... I mean, how great could he be if he doesn't have a fragrance or an underwear modeling career?

Still, I'm old enough to remember him from the 70s. I remember him joining the NY Cosmos only because the NY Cosmos advertised in comic books at the time.

He's been part of 3 World Cup winning teams. I guess that makes him, at least, the Troy Aikman of football. Except that Aikman only played teams from San Diego to Boston, and Seattle to Miami. And I don't think Pelé slept with Lorrie Morgan. Although, actually, I don't think Troy Aikman did either.

But Pelé did make a movie and I saw it. I'm sure I saw it at the dollar theater in Lilburn, and I saw it at an age when I wouldn't have any knowledge of The Longest Yard or what was good vs. mediocre in a movie, so I seem to remember liking it. Also Michael Caine, he's great in everything, especially Jaws: The Revenge. Pelé is a proxy for Jesse Owens and Sylvester Stallone is the mechanism that allows the movie to explain football to American audiences. It's either called Victory (which is the title I recall) or Escape to Victory (either way, SPOILER ALERT).

Happy birthday dude! Rock on!

Song of the Day: "Maniac"

Brooklyn band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah from their third album, Hysterical. I want there to be a comma between "hands" and "say" but there isn't.

And let's be clear, I liked the song before the dude in the video removed his shirt. Serious.

Song: "Maniac"
Artist: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah