Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
To reiterate my own review of the show, I found it somewhat amusing, and liked some of the individual numbers very much. But I found the whole thing rather smug about it's daring, while really saying nothing new. I'm sure they're very proud of offending a TripAdvisor member from Bridgewater, MA, but I think most people just appreciate the validation they receive from the show for being such edgy people. Vegas will get by without Avenue Q, and now maybe Avenue Q can reach an audience that will better appreciate its veneer of daring.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
I also was amused that he caved like a little bitch, claiming that he now believes millions of jews were murdered. "History is a constantly growing tree," he said in court. "The more you know, the more documents become available, the more you learn. And I have learned a lot since 1989." Gee, that's swell. If only, somehow, there had been some shread of evidence, available in 1989, to suggest that it was possible that the Holocaust happened, Irving could have went on to have a steller career as a historian, denying the Crusades or something. He goes on to offer up what could be his epitath, or at least that of his career: "I don't know the figures. I'm not an expert on the Holocaust."
Sunday, February 19, 2006
I can assure you I won't be voting for Art Madrid in the future. And he and his associates on the city council will be getting a stern letter from me about a little thing called the first amendment. And maybe I'll bitch about those annoying "It's our neighborhood, slow down!" signs. They didn't have those when I was a kid, and I survived. If their parents wouldn't break for me, I'm not slowing down for their kids.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
One more thing to add to the list of disturbing developments my mother has been harping on. There was a plane crash over La Mesa last week, and the airplane landed on the house of the daughter of someone from Mom's church. Fortunately no one was home (and they were thus spared the sight of a dead body sprawled in the lawn), but the house is a total loss. And a few weeks ago, the son of a family friend was on vacation in Argentina, and was run over by a car, getting his ear ripped off in the process. The strangest thing being, apparently the driver intentionally ran him and several others over, killing at least one. And now Mom has this to fret over, too.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Also, they seem to be aiming at an older audience, with lots of older men discussing thier fantastic sex life. You know, Nutrisystem, their might be younger men who need to lose weight, who might not be receptive to ads featuring men old enough to be their father, bragging about how much action they're getting. News flash: Young men find older people discussing their sex lives disturbing. Thought that might be a good weight loss plan, actually. Judging from the reaction on snarky pop culture TV shows (The Soup, The Best Week Ever, et. al.) to this legendary clip from Dr. Phil, perhaps the new Nutrisystem ad will serve as a better appetite suppressant than any product they have to sell.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
San Diego CityBEAT had some interesting revelations about Turko in this undated article. Between him and Coleman, Weather Channel founder reduced to mid-market weatherman, KUSI really does employ some colorful characters (fun is fun, but I should add that KUSI is the only local channel producing local news of substance, so don't think the Pagentry of Turko takes away from their hard-hitting coverage).
Monday, February 06, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
As for the real game, word on the street is Vegas took a bit of a hit...all the dough was on the victors. Not may people say, "Dude, I have to get to Vegas and lay down all my cash on Seattle!" And to answer your question, I didn't have any money on the game. Though I did hear some online bookie was taking bets on weather the Burger King mascot would score a touchdown in their advertisement. I would have liked to have gotten some action on that; sometimes it's nice to know that, whether your bet wins or loses, you will feel like a tool.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
He did seem to live quite an interesting and well-rounded life.
Stay far, far, away from Quality Paperback Books. And while I'm on the topic, the customer service at McSweeney's leaves a lot to desire. Their book club is a pretty good deal ($100 for the next ten books they put out, shipping included), but I think I'll just buy the ones I want through Amazon in the future.