Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lyric of the Day: Where the Hell have you been, Lex? Edition

So, when you're super-busy (a very good thing in Michigan these days, mind you), what's that called?

"Both ends burning /

And I can't control . . . "



Friday, July 10, 2009

Don't be hung up by "Hung"

If you haven't seen "Hung" yet, you should on Sundays. Not only is it made in Detroit, but it has a great and funny take on American ennui, both sexual and not.

It's only about sex the way "The Sopranos" was only about the Mob.

Disco Sucked, except when hating it was a good career move

One of the most notorious (and entertaining) moments in Detroit Tigers history, and, especially, the Chicago White Sox, was Disco Demolition Night, at old Comiskey Field on July 12, 1979. Legendary Detroit and Chicago radio guy Steve Dahl was behind it, and reminisces on the eve of its 30th anniversary:



And Keith Olbermann took a look back on the 25th Anniversary:



The bottom line is that the Tigers won the nightcap, the last forfeit in American League history.

Slacker Friday Cover of the Week: Ex-VPILF Dedication Edition

Covering, ummm, himself, actually, the late great Warren Zevon;

This one goes out to Sarah from Wasilla:

"Poor poor pitiful me /

Poor poor pitiful me /

Oh, these boys won't let me be /

Lord have mercy on me /

Woe woe is me."

When you're a baseball Hall of Famer, you can think up in-game Jacko tributes

Ken Griffey, Jr. usually wears dark batting gloves, but to mark the Michael Jackson memorial service, he only a single white batting glove (left).

At least it wasn't his fielding glove. Eww.

Cheers to the fabulous UniWatch Blog for the tip.

(And you should check out this week's UniWatch column at ESPN.com, counting down the worst uniforms of the '80s.)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Viral Video of the Day: Not the One that You Think

No, the rollerskating Evian babies are too easy, though cheers to them for using "Rapper's Delight" as the soundtrack.

No, the retro-soundtracked commercial I'm digging on at the moment is GE's, using overwrought Berlin:


Today's WTF Moment: Blog Statistics Edition

From the Sitemeter on my blog:

Page views on Tuesday: 87

Page views on Wednesday: 1,392

All because of my Beatles-themed anniversary post?

Any suggestions or theories?

As certain cretins say, developing...

Governmental Change We Can Believe In: Hot Topless Cabinet Ministers

The Today Show's opening this morning teased a piece about "the topless model hosting Michelle Obama around Italy," as if the two are BFFs. And then, at 7:49 -- after holding the perverted voyeuristic interested audience for all four quarter-hours -- they finally got around to the piece.

The host for the current G8 summit is Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who, for a number of reasons ranging from pathetic to entertaining, is in the midst of a divorce. So, he needed a hostess for all the wives, or as our U.K. friends call them, WAGs, and picked former Italian showgirl Mara Carfagna, who he appointed to be the country's equal opportunities minister, to show the WAGs around.

The young lady apparently has modeled in various states of undress. Whoop-de-doo. Others in the political discourse, whether intentional or accidental, have done the same. As long as she does her job well, y'know?

But, ooooh, the word "topless" on morning television. How racy.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Non Sequitur of the Day: Happy Anniversary, Dawna Edition

"It was twenty years ago today . . ."

If only for his actions Tuesday, Rep. Peter King's place in Hell is secure

So, who would you rather hang out with?

The friend described here by the nice, well-known, "normal" white actress?



Or the father described here?



Or this horrible man weasel, talking about the never-convicted man above on the day of his funeral?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Non Sequitur of the Day: VPILF Redux

Governor Sarah Palin strikes again, saying that, swear to God, she wouldn't resign as president if the going got tough in terms of ethics inquiries, as she has in Alaska, because the White House's "department of law would. . . automatically throw them out."

No, there is no federal "Department of Law," while there is one in Alaska, so to be fair, perhaps she misspoke, as some of the governor's her wingnut apologists have suggested.

However, in order to misspeak, one must first be able to speak properly, which for Ms. Palin, is seriously in doubt. My favorite from today: "I know I know I know[.]"

Further, it appears that even some of the lady's supporters have given up:

Vote for the Good Guy Tiger

Brandon Inge is on the bubble for the American Legaue team in the All-Star game. For the stuff he's been put through (albeit while paid handsomely), you should vote to try to get him in the gam.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Oh, I Forgot It Was Canada Day, eh?

Happy Independence Dominion Canada Day to all my northern (and a very teeny group of southern) neighbors and relatives. YouTube suggested the following video and, while I don't want to encourage them, it's timely.

Good day, ya hosers.

Jacko Tribute Non Sequitur of the Day: Who the Hell is McFly?

For every English band that successfully crosses over to the States, there's at least one that never makes the jump across the pond. I never understood Cliff Richard, Robbie Williams is still wondering what happened, and pre-packaged boy band McFly nicked a Michael J. Fox movie character for its name, and gives us our Jacko cover tribute for the day: