Saturday, April 08, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
WARNING! Before you read any further...
....and then blame me for time you wasted...
This blog is neither poignant nor insightful.....nary a whisper will debate it is scarcely pragmatic at best.
Nobel? Pulitzer? I'm pretty sure Hell is nowhere near frozen...
It's more or less (weighing heavier on the former) a 5-point intersection where Random Road and Scatterbrained Circle meet Punchdrunk Ave. & Slaphappy Lane.....(and one other road where the sign has been too burried under band posters to read the name).....
If you're still with me----> Welcome.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Ok so.....I like the new show Sons & Daughters.
I mean, it's no Arrested Development....(still bitter [grumbles, stomps feet, shakes fist violently in the air, makes little gurgle sounds...], but otherwise doing well [coping]) ......
For now we'll just call it "Gentle Pacifier since they took my baby away".
All for now. Thanks for tuning in.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
The Bro Series
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Can you find all 75?
There are 75 band references in this image. Awesome!
WARNING: Can be addictive. Can make you stay up waaaay too late. It's too late for me...save yourselves.
(my answers are listed below.....I have found most of 'em but I'm still missing some...and I'm not sure about all the ones w/ a question mark)
2. guns & roses
3. white zombie
4. matchbox 20
5. scissor sisters
7. smashing pumpkins
8. alice in chains
9. black crowes
17. blind melon
18. the police
20. sex pistols
22. screaming trees ?
23. rolling stones
24. white snake
25. manic street preachers or polyphonic spree ?
26. cowboy junkies
27. great white
29. black flag
30. king kong
32. dead kennedy's
37. postal service
41. iron maiden
43. beach boys
45. 50 cent
47. led zepplin
50. crowded house
51. the cranberries
52. dinosaur jr.
53. jesus & mary chain
54. pink or pink floyd ?
55. blondie ?
57. the streets
58. red hot chili peppers
59. talking heads
60. posies ?
61. the doors
64. main ?
66. green day
67. blues brothers ?
68. the contortionists ?
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Friday, August 12, 2005
Full Moon! (July 20, 2005)
Incredible. This was the view a few blocks from my place. Not too shabby, eh?
I saw it when I was out jogging & nearly ran into a parked car...
My camera doesn't even come close to doing it justice but it's the best I could do under the circumstances.
My attempt to take a picture through one of those 50 cent coin operated telescopes...
Monday, July 04, 2005
Flava flav...au naturelle?
Monday, June 27, 2005
Sunday, June 26, 2005
GASEOUS COWS ON FACTORY FARMS: IT AIN'T NO JOKE Thanks to dense populations of bovines in California's heavily factory farmed San Joaquin Valley, cow burps and flatulence are now creating more smog and greenhouse gases in the local area than cars. Each and every one of the valley's 2.5 million cows excretes nearly 20 pounds of gas per day, causing new policy debates between air quality regulators and the dairy industry. "This is not some arcane dispute about cow gases," said Brent Newell, an attorney for the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment. "We are talking about a public health crisis. It's not funny to joke about cow burps and farts when one in six children in Fresno schools is carrying an inhaler."
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Vintage "Fabulous Fifties Food" lunchbox
The recipes for Buckwheat Groats and Frankfurter Crown right here at my fingertips. FINALLY!
But wait.....there's more! As if this FABULOUS fifties lunchbox wasn't enough, I opened it to find:
Vintage Walrus salt-n-pepper shakers!
And just look how happy they are!!
And last but not least...my primo birthday accessory, compliments of my fabulous friend Kevin:
Get Sloganized yo!
I have a problem. I'm addicted. I'm a sloganizing maniac!
[See look....I sloganized myself 28 times! Yeah that's normal. But I pity the foo who sloganizes himself 29 times! Now that would be weird.]
Try it yourself: http://www.thesurrealist.co.uk/slogan.cgi?word=misti
- "Tonight, Let It Be Misti." (great advice!)
- "You've Got Questions. We've Got Misti." (if you have a problem, yo I'll solve it...)
- "Misti: The other white meat." (love it.)
- "Have You Had Your Misti Today?" (well? have you??)
- "Smart. Beautiful. Misti." (aw shucks)
- "Misti-Lickin' Good." (Misti-lickin' good, y'all!)
- "Come See the Softer Side of Misti." (yeah....come see my ass)
- "Mama Mia, That'sa One Spicy Misti!" (prego!)
- "It's the Bright One, it's the Right One, that's Misti."
- "Good to the Last Misti." (there were more?)
- "Misti Tested, Mother Approved." (scary.)
- "It's a New Misti Every Day." (very scary.)
- "Is It Live, Or Is It Misti?"
- "Sharing the Misti of your Life."
- "Have You Forgotten How Good Misti Tastes?" (oh my)
- "Ring Around the Misti Gets Your Whole Wash Clean."
- "Melts In Your Misti, Not In Your Hand."
- "The Ultimate Misti Machine." (currently accepting applications...)
- "It's Different in a Misti." (ain't that the truth!)
- "I Bet He Drinks Misti." (actually, it's called The Mist)
- "A Misti A Day Helps You Work, Rest and Play."
- "Stimulation for Body and Misti." (AKA vodka)
- "Better Living Through Misti."
- "Simple Impartial Misti."
- "When You've Got Misti, Flaunt It."
- "Your Flexible Misti." (take it easy.....it's just a slogan)
- "Get the Misti Habit." (you can't resist the Mist!)
- "Shake the Bottle, Wake the Misti." ("Yes Master?")
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Sunday, June 05, 2005
I've noticed that at any given time, almost without fail, boys always seem to have blue lint in their belly buttons. One time at a party I announced my findings of said "blue belly button lint" phenomenon to a group of amused but skeptical party-goers.....upon being challenged by one male friend of a friend, I yanked up the bottom of his shirt, right there in front of God & everybody, to reveal his very own exposed & vulnerable--but guilty as hell--blue lint smuggling navel. It was a very triumphant moment.
Saturday, May 28, 2005
My Love for Snapple Lids and You.
The more I drink, the more we learn...
- William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day: April 23rd.
- The number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, plus 37, will give you the current air temperature.
- There is a town in Alaska called Chicken.
- CaTeRpiLLaRs have over 2,000 muscles.
- There are more saunas than cars in Finland.
- One out of every 8 residents in the U.S. lives in California.
- Africa is divided into more countries than any other continent.
- Mt. Katahdin in Maine is the first place in the U.S. to get sunlight each morning.
- China has only one time zone.
- It is illegal for a portrait of a living person to appear on U.S. postage stamps.
- Dim lights reduce your appetite.
- The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by as much as 6 inches depending on the temperature.
- SNOOPY is the most common dog name beginning with the letter S.
- New York City's public school students represent about 188 dIfFeREnT countries.
- Ketchup was once sold as a medicine.
- The biggest PIG in recorded history weighed almost ONE TON!
- Of all the trees in Australia, 75% are eucalyptus.
- 90% of all garlic consumed in the U.S. comes from Gilroy, California.
- The original recipe for CHOCOLATE contained chili powder instead of sugar.
- In 1900, 1/3 of all automobiles in New York City were powered by ELECTRICITY.
- There are 18 dIfFeREnT animal shapes in the animal crackers cookie zoo.
- In the U.S., all Interstate highways that run east to west are even-numbered.
- The Statue of Liberty features 7 points in her crown-one for each of the continents.
- The blue whale's heart is the size of a small car.
- Hawaii is the only U.S. state never to report a temperature of zero degrees F or below.
- Bamboo can grow 3 feet in one day.
- There is a town in Nevada called JACKPOT!
- There are 1 million ants for every person in the WORLD.
- A male kangaroo is called a Boomer.
- Playing in a marching band is considered moderate exercise.
- In 1985, the fastest bicyclist was clocked at 154 mph.
- The word "facetious" features all the vowels in alphabetical order.
- GRAPES are the most popular fruit in the world.
- David Rice Atchison was President of the United States for only ONE DAY.
- International tug of war rules state that the rope must be over 100 feet long.
- The square dance is the official dance of the state of Washington.
- Pearls dissolve in vinegar.
- The weight of the moon is 81 billion tons.
- An ant's sense of smell is stronger than a dog's.
- A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
- About 80 women go into labor on NYC subways every year.
- The LARGEST hailstone ever recorded in the U.S. was 17.5 inches around.
...so stay tuned...
(still not a winner!)
Friday, May 27, 2005
For more Misti nonsense...
Thursday, May 26, 2005
This is real. I took the picture. I want full credit for this gem of a find.
Not only did someone "design" this sign, but someone else approved it, then sent it to the vinyl banner printing people who obviously gave it a thumbs up & printed it with pride...you can tell as much by the way they flanked the kicker word "INSIDE" with those extra long hyphens. Genius.
Bravo Inside Sidewalk Sellers, Bravo!
Friday, May 13, 2005
Freshly Squeezed Tunes
Freshly Squeezed Tunes: "1. I Turn My Camera On - Spoon"
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
What I'm Listening to...
Hot ticket items in current rotation....
- The Comas
- The National
- The Clientele
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
- Wolfe Parade
- Teenage Fanclub
- My Morning Jacket
- The Cloud Room http://www.thecloudroom.com/
- Band of Horses http://www.bandofhorses.com/
- Frausdots http://www.frausdots.com/
- Baxter Dury http://www.roughtraderecords.com/index.html?baxter_dury.html
- Kasabian http://www.kasabian.co.uk/kasabian/
- West Indian Girl http://www.westindiangirl.com/
- Of Montreal http://www.ofmontreal.net/
- Guided By Voices (HOT FREAKS! you know who you are.) http://www.gbv.com/
- Earlimart http://www.earlimartmusic.com/
- Okkervil River http://www.okkervilriver.com/
- stellastarr* http://www.stellastarr.com/
- Pinback http://www.pinback.com/
- LCD Soundsystem http://www.lcdsoundsystem.com/intro.php
- Rogue Wave http://www.roguewavemusic.com/
- Tim Booth http://www.timbooth.co.uk/
- Delays http://www.thedelays.co.uk/news.asp
- Spoon http://www.spoontheband.com/site.html
- Lyrics Born http://www.lyricsborn.com/
- Helio Sequence http://www.undertheradarmag.com/issue4/heliosequence.html
- Bloc Party http://www.blocparty.com/go.php?object=home
- Joseph Arthur http://www.josepharthur.com/
- Mitch Hedberg (stand-up) http://www.mitchhedberg.net/ [R.I.P.]
- Jim Gaffigan (stand-up) http://www.jimgaffigan.com/
- Brian Regan (stand-up) http://www.brianregan.com/index.shtml
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And it's returning this summer!
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Human-Animal Hybrids (um.....disturbing?)
Meanwhile, an ethics committee at Stanford University has approved a proposal to create mice with brains made almost completely of human brain cells. Stanford law professor Hank Greely, who chaired the ethics committee, said the board endorsed this procedure based on the assumption that the animal would probably not experience higher levels of human thought, given the size and shape of the mouse brain. The committee recommended closely monitoring the mice's behavior and immediately killing any that display "human-like behavior," although, admittedly, no one quite knows how an observer would be able to truly distinguish whether or not a lab mouse is thinking and feeling like a human. http://www.organicconsumers.org/Patent/human-animals.cfm
Speak your mind: Let the OCA & National Academies of Sciences know whether you approve or dissapprove of the newly released standards regarding the creation of human-animal hybrids. Click here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/chimera.htm
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Just a few of my homies...
Saturday, May 07, 2005
Friday, May 06, 2005