Friday, February 24, 2006
A Variant of the Primitive
The King of Comedy
President Bush has painted himself into a corner on this issue, and he needs a face-saving compromise to get out of it. Here's my proposal: Let Harriet Miers run the ports.
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Looks, trenchent wit and a fanatical Kaufman-like devotion to satrical caricature that makes Stephen Colbert look like Jimmy Fallon - I see a college tour with David Cross in someone's future.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Tete a tete
Friday, February 10, 2006
“Ok, so hundreds of thousands of viewers visit our site every day hungry for knowledge, and by God they find it. But the cool quotient - we don’t have the cool quotient. I want our readers to think we’re authorities on everything under God’s glorious fucking canopy - including cool! I want you to be our point man on cool. So get out there with your pens and your J-school degree and find me cool. Find out what’s cool. Get under cool’s skin. What's happening today in cool? Answers! That’s what I want! Nail it, define it, refine it and get me 600 words by sundown - and spellchecked dammit! Ok... what's next?”
Link to CNN’s cool.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Anyways, I have a difficult time remembering that far back, but if memory serves...
1st Vinyl LP - was either this or this.
1st Cassette - pretty sure I shoplifted this one.
1st Compact Disk - Hmmmm, was it this? Nah, it was probably this.
1st iTunes Download - Was this. Think I can refund it for this?
Billionaire Boys Club
Soon... children everywhere will have the chance to amass financial wisdom from a cartoon version of the man known as the Oracle of Omaha, Reuters reported yesterday. [Warren] Buffett is going to star in "The Secret Millionaire's Club," a DVD series for children 5 to 12. Produced by DIC Entertainment, with headquarters in Burbank, Calif., and shares listed in London, the 13-title series, featuring the words, voice and likeness of Mr. Buffett, tells of an unscrupulous developer accumulating properties in Omaha and foreclosing on the local youth center. Four children raise money to rescue the center and turn to Mr. Buffett for weekly financial and investment advice. (From Arts, Briefly in the NYT)
Cool, hunh? Like Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo without all the toprocking. God willing, no latchkey kid will ever enter puberty without knowing how to spot an undervalued local utility with a low-price-to-earning ratio.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Nom de Guerre
Gorillaz' Russel said of the initiative, in conjunction with the movie 'Jarhead': "War Child do a fantastic job of helping the victims of conflict, providing the exact kind of long-term support that children in these areas so desperately need. But they do need funds in order to continue their work. So in an effort to raise money for the organisation I've drawn a dead duck on the side of one of these helmets." (article at NME.com)
It's funny how sometimes fictional people can be more generous than most real ones.
The Glamour of Living in New York
Oh, and I heard some children's show host from the50's took a header off the top of my building.
I feel like a superstar just walking outside!
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Screwing the Pooch
Puppies Being Used to Smuggle Drugs (NY1)
Sony Puts Robot Dog to Sleep (CNN)
Expect to see "Red Hook Stray Dog Safari" notices on NonsenseNYC in the coming weeks.