Saturday, September 8, 2012

Song of the Day: "Celebrate"

Whitney Houston's last song is a duet with Jordin Sparks from Glitter Sparkle (OMG Sparks, Sparkle, AWEsum).

Have you seen it? Did you love it?

Is it even out?

I checked, it is, or it was. It's currently playing at 1 theater in Portland, the one inside our, ahem, urban mall. The one where the management doesn't seem to care if groups of kids wander into a movie in progress when the movie they were just watching ends. And the seats are really uncomfortable. I don't go there. Unless it's free. And even then, it's iffy.

Sorry Whitney. Next time take a shower.



Song: "Celebrate"
Artist: Jordin Sparks/Whitney Houston

Friday, September 7, 2012

Song of the Day: "Paper Houses"

A little Pavement, a little Jesus & Mary Chain--it's Philly locals Forest Fools.



Song: "Paper Houses"
Artist: Forest Fools

Thursday, September 6, 2012

To be fair, maybe those were metric hours

Dreamboat future VP Paul Ryan
Rep. Paul Ryan (R, WI) is a super smart, super serious dude, and he's going to be our next Vice President. So what if he claimed to run a marathon in under 3 hours when, in fact, he ran it in over 4.

Everyone is so upset by this, it's as though they've never hooked up with someone via Craigslist before.

Or an AOL chat room. Or Manhunt. Or Adult Friend Finder.

At least with cam4 you have have them hold up a beer can (which are 4.5" high, by the way [in the gay community this is known as 6-1/2 inches]).

Where was I? Oh, right, marathons. If you're a runner and you want to translate your normal American times into elite Paul Ryan SUPER American times, you can use The Paul Ryan Time Calculator. Remember round up or down as liberally (cough) as you need to make yourself look super hot.

Song of the Day: "Fear"

Mighty Quinn is a dude named Quinn from the Bay Area. I will save you the detailed yet uninteresting story of a missing rental copy of the Denzel Washington movie The Mighty Quinn and my mother.

Instead I'll enthuse mildly (not wildly) about the production on this song. The production is smartly intricate and might be a little overwrought for some, but I'm pretty happy with it. If I were DJing, I'd definitely find something to do with the tracks--some kind of mash-up or crossfade thing like all the kids are doing today. (Those are still things, right?)



Song: "Fear"
Artist: Mighty Quinn

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Song of the Day: "You Can't Say"

Andress as Honey Ryder
Ursula Andress's emergence from the ocean in Dr. No is so iconic that Bond films have gone back to that very scene twice (that I can think of). First was Halle Berry, as Jinx in Die Another Day.
Berry as Jinx
And then rebooting the series with Daniel Craig as Bond in Casino Royale.
Craig, Daniel Craig
It's entirely possible that I mention any of this to post the picture of Danny. I do that sometimes.

The band Honey Ryder is a British trio and I'm not sure how any of them look in a bikini. But given the way the 2 dudes look, I'd be willing to check.
Honey Ryder
Oh, and they also play music.



Song: "You Can't Say"
Artist: Honey Ryder

That's right, she said "bullshit"

Hmmm, someone who speaks to me, but using the word "bullshit" in a campaign commercial.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Song of the Day: "Would That Not Be Nice"

The Spoon-ness of this song by Divine Fits might be attributable to the fact that dude from Spoon is the singer.

Divine Fits is one of them super groups (an alien crash landed and gave them a power ring, I think), with dude from Spoon, dude from Handsome Furs AND Wolf Parade (one dude!), and dude from a band I never heard of and assume you haven't either (it's one of these, see which one you know: New Bomb Turks; Eastside Waffles; Champion River Rats--answer below).

If you're cheap like me you can download the MP3 for free via Boing Boing (here). You can even download it free if you're not cheap like me.



Song: "Would That Not Be Nice"
Artist: Divine Fits

Answer: New Bomb Turks... me neither

Someone protect John Connor!!!

Intense weather brought a news crew to Benton, Arkansas.
"What the tarnation?"
A naked man emerged from the woods.
Curse you censors


Pretty normal so far. It is Arkansas after all.

The authorities were called. I'm sure they'll cast Brian Dennehy but would it kill them to give the part to Vondie Curtis-Hall or Graham Greene?

Seriously censors, take a day off!

Terminator Luke Perry looks like shit.

I believe I have a friend for Randy Travis.

Oh, and the Jessica Fletcher Award for Investigative Insight goes to whichever office concluded at "drugs may have been involved." Yes, or possibly air.

And Nathaniel Koda (if that is your real name, or just an anagram for Dale Hanoi Tank), c'mon up to Portland and hang out here (bring Randy Travis). Naked in public isn't a crime. And in my backyard it's even encouraged. BYOD (or, you know, be prepared to work for it...)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Song of the Day: "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"

This blog post has taken me hours and only partially due to my ADD (sponsored by SQUIRREL!!!!!).

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I feel like I'm updating something from Adobe at least once a day, and even on a mac--or maybe especially on a mac--Flash is crashing and my ability to copy an embed code from youtube to blogger takes a while. And requires updates.
The upside to the delay is that I didn't have this picture of mÄ courtesy of J-rod who also tells me that Roger Clemens is a pitcher, not a catcher, but that's a whole other thing.

That is blueberry pancake on her face and not some horrible disfigurement.

The mullet is a topic for later.

And I saw something shiny. Or 5. It's been a long day with few accomplishments.

Speaking of shiny, the new gaybors are installing a hot tub. My plan to build a fire pit and seating area in the yard was made months ago, so this is only a coincidence (and I would tell you otherwise). It's just strangely good timing is all.

As is the decision that Clark and I would switch bedrooms (I will move upstairs in the back, coincidentally overlooking that yard). Now he won't be bothered by the sound of splashing at all hours of the night and I can sleep through anything (if I know the web cams are recording).

But back to this song: P!nk. Shit! Love it! Rock on!



Song: "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
Artist: P!nk