Saturday, September 15, 2012

Congratulations to Jimmy Fallon

He won his first Emmy 2 years ago, for Best Thank You Notes (or something, one of those weird categories that only came along recently), and tonight he won Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live (which is within 1 award of Frasier's Emmy record, although Frasier's was set in like 8 seasons).

Congratulations to Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates won the Guest Actress in a Comedy for Two and a Half Men. She plays "Charlie in Hell" and rocked it. She now has the triple crown of acting (Tony, Oscar and Emmy). I'd actually thought she won an Emmy 20 years ago for The Late Shift but that was actually Liza Minelli.

Or Greta Scachi.

Song of the Day: "It's Not Just For Gays Anymore"

Congratulations to Adam Schlesinger, one of my favorite songwriters and a dude whose bad luck with show biz awards may be coming to an end--prior to tonight's Emmy win (it's the Creative Arts Emmy tonight and, spoiler alert John, more winners ahead) he'd been nominated for, but not won, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, a Daytime Emmy, a Tony and a few Grammys (he did win a Grammy for A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All! so maybe that ended his losing streak). His cowriter, David Javerbaum already had more than 10 Emmys, so whatever dude.

And congratulations to Neil Patrick Harris and 2 other dudes who won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Programming for The Tony Awards. It beat the Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden Globes, the Kennedy Center Honors and Louis C.K. (the Emmys aren't eligible for Emmys).



Song: "It's Not Just For Gays Anymore"
Artist: Neil Patrick Harris

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Pulitzer for The Onion

"No One Murdered Because Of This Image"/The Onion
WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday. The image of the Hebrew prophet Moses high-fiving Jesus Christ as both are having their erect penises vigorously masturbated by Ganesha, all while the Hindu deity anally penetrates Buddha with his fist, reportedly went online at 6:45 p.m. EDT, after which not a single bomb threat was made against the organization responsible, nor did the person who created the cartoon go home fearing for his life in any way. Though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist faiths were reportedly offended by the image, sources confirmed that upon seeing it, they simply shook their heads, rolled their eyes, and continued on with their day.

Quote of the day

(h/t The Sword)

“People are absolutely repulsed by [cock rings]” -- San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener
Um, no.

No they're not.

The fact that they come in a larger array of colors, styles and materials than ever before should suggest to you that people are not repulsed by them.

Based on an 8.5% sales tax, I'm willing to bet that sales of cock rings generate tens of thousands of dollars in revenue to San Francisco every year (based on numbers I'm totally just making up, but that seem sufficiently plausible that I would bet up to $2).

If you don't know what a cock ring is, go ahead and google it. Just, you know, not at work.

And if you run across something that appears to be a cock ring at my house, that's actually a napkin ring. There's a random mismatched set scattered about. That's all that is.

They had me at "joint" but lost me at webinar

Universal Expansion Joint
I'm going to assume that the reason I got an invitation to "Expansion Joint - In-Depth" (a webinar) is because my name is very common, and not because I got so intoxicated that I registered for such a thing.

I mean I do sometimes veer toward ambition wanting less of a rut, and I could see myself signing up for any number of potentially life-changing classes (webinars if you will), but even at my most happy I'm hard-pressed to explain this one.

Unless I thought hot dudes were presenting.

That could explain it.

Oh, hey, there's an Expansion Joints blog, here. For reals.

Have fun!

Song of the Day: "Scattered Like Leaves"

My trip to Washington DC was mostly uneventful (aside from the fact that even with a GPS I missed like 6 turns and took a few "scenic" side treks) but I failed to think about music and missed a chance to see the Jesus and Mary Chain Sunday night (through the miracle of in-flight wifi I actually discussed with my cousin as I tried to work Craigslist for a ticket--she thought it was iffy for me to make the show in a timely manner with the family dinner; given when I left, she was right, so it's all for the best).

I also missed Azure Ray, not that I'm too disappointed (they have several west coast dates coming up while J&MC have only 5, although "hello Cleveland!"). Here's something from their (Azure Ray's) latest, As Above So Below.



Song: "Scattered Like Leaves"
Artist: Azure Ray

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Song of the Day: "She Owns the Streets"

The Ravonettes' Observator is out this week.

I like them.

And they're Danish.



Song: "She Owns the Streets"
Artist: The Ravonettes

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Turning on a Dine

Rep. Todd Akin (R, MO), super smart friend of girls all over Missouri, seems to have gotten himself in trouble over the whole "legtimiate rape" comment to which I want to say 2 simple things:

  • How fucking stupid are voters of Missouri to ever have taken this dude seriously? Every time I hear someone say "this is an important election for women to vote" I grimace. No, fuck no. EVERY election is an important election for women to vote. Want more women in the Congress? Fucking vote for them. Fucking run. Shit. If Todd Akin is elected to the Senate, Missouri gets what it deserves: a retarded man as Senator.
  • How fucking awful is Sen. Claire MaCaskill that she hasn't shut this idiot down already. MaCaskill showed up on Colbert a few weeks ago soliciting donations. FUCK THAT SHIT. A sitting Senator? Is she that awful that she can't be the retarded dude?

Jonathon Dine, candidate for Senate
Anyway, here's a dude who might upset the race, but then fuck it, the race is already fucked up. Read more about Dine, the Libertarian candidate, here.

Song of the Day: "Spitting Image"

Apparently I took Tuesday off from the blog. Hope y'all survived. I slept. All damn day.

Here's Freelance Whales.



Song: "Spitting Image"
Artist: Freelance Whales

Monday, September 10, 2012

Song of the Day: "The Pit"

Newish music from Silversun Pickups... or it will be if I can figure out how to get an embed code for the song. Stay tuned.

Let's hope that worked.



Song: "The Pit"
Artist: Silversun Pickups

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Song of the Day: "Cough Cough"

Having an exceedingly annoying day so far. Here's something new from Everything Everything.



Song: "Cough Cough"
Artist: Everything Everything