Hedley Lamarr’s Army Thursday, Apr 15 2010 

So tell me:  when I read this, why do I think of this?

Obama at the Bat Monday, Mar 8 2010 

Enjoy.  Or not.

Treasonous Little Prick Bastard Caught Sunday, Mar 7 2010 

Adam Gadhan (a.k.a, Adam Pearlman, “Azzam the American,” “self-hating, white-guilt ridden, middle-class American boy,” take your pick) caught by Pakistan.  More here.

“It’s Not About Health Care or Controlling Costs” Sunday, Mar 7 2010 

In what should be the last word on ObamaCare (but surely won’t be – no telling how many more press conferences we’ll see with doctors in white coats), Mark Steyn nails encapsulizes the entire issue.  Money quote:

Obamacare represents the government annexation of “one-sixth of the U.S. economy” – i.e., the equivalent of the entire British or French economy, or the entire Indian economy twice over. Nobody has ever attempted this level of centralized planning for an advanced society of 300 million people. Even the control-freaks of the European Union have never tried to impose a unitary “comprehensive” health care system from Galway to Greece. The Soviet Union did, of course, and we know how that worked out.

At this point it has nothing to do with helping those without health insurance, driving down costs, or improving the quality of care.  It’s all about making history and taking control – the Castor and Pollux of statism.  Doing one in the name of the other, supported by nothing but sobby anecdotes and panicked gardyloo about hundreds of thousands who will suffer more if nothing’s done, is despotic.  And it will be only a matter of when another segment of the economy will fall under statism’s squinty gaze.

(h/t:  @adamsbaldwin)

UPDATE:  The real reason behind the off-the-cliff push for ObamaCare?  A payoff.

(h/t:  @FILM_TV_WRITERS)

Your Weekly Dose of Huey Lewis and the News Monday, Mar 1 2010 

Yes, my children, people really did dress like that almost 30 years ago.  Why do you ask?

How Many Ways Can You Say, “This Band Sucks” Monday, Feb 22 2010 

There’s an amateur band practicing in a duplex across the street from me.  And they suck.  Really, really suck.  I hear nothing but drums and rhythm guitar matching each other.  Sometimes there’s the sound of someone ripping their vocal chords out and stomping on them.  But mostly it is relentless percussive noise.  It’s the sound your brain makes when it’s having a migraine.

My guess is that they’re trying for a sound like The Black Keys:  stripped down, rugged and as raw as a skinned knee.  I wish the guys across the street would strip down to silence.

I’ve been a music critic for nearly 14 years (an unintentional career path – I was in band in high school, a DJ in college, plus I’ve got is misapprehension that I can write a meaningful sentence or two), and I’ve mostly kept a civil tongue about the extraordinarily bad music I’ve experienced in that time.

They’ve had the cops called on them more than once.  At about 3:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, the police answering to a noise complaint actually had to pound on the side of the building to get their attention.  It was sucky and loud.  Two strikes against them.

So how about it?  How many ways can you say:  “This Band Sucks.”

Here are mine:

1.  They’ve got the suck knob on their amps turned up to 11.

2.  They suck so bad that Dan Oreck is filing a patent infringement suit against them

3.  Why do they keep playing their sucky music?  Because it sounds so good when they stop.

Please feel free to add your own in the comments box.

There’s Always an Adventure. . . Sunday, Feb 21 2010 

. . .up on Beaver Creek.  New episode available, created by 14-year-old Ian Timothy, son of Louisville singer-songwriter-producer-jingle-creator Joel Timothy.

“. . .and nothing could keep them apart.” Sunday, Feb 21 2010 

Love at first sight can be like this sometimes.  Please enjoy Nuit Blanche.

(h/t:  American Digest)

Bastard! Thursday, Feb 18 2010 

Bill Maher. No reason to offer anything else.  No analysis.  No rebuttal.  The man is under the delusion that he’s funny and insightful.  He’s a clown-thug.  All he needs is a bowler hat and a white suit and a codpiece.

Your Weekly Dose of Dan August Wednesday, Feb 17 2010 

A Quinn-Martin Production.  Really.  It says so right there.  The announcer says it, too.

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