Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Just Grab Your Dick and Double-Click

Found this link over on Casey's site and just couldn't pass up posting it here as well. Dunno why since no one who visits me would ever consider checking out such sites the link sings about!

What the Internet is REALLY For.

(I guess this could be a likely contender for the Muppet on Crack Award)


You are Andie Walsh (from Pretty In Pink)!
Misunderstood and full of angst, you are
intelligent, talented and will probably go on
to do great things...once you're out of the
hell of high school.

Which John Hughes Character Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Link courtesy of Daniel.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

A Couple of Silly Comics for the Halibut

Sunday, March 27, 2005

End of An Era?

Just read that New York's famous CBGB's may be closing for good come August due to a possible major rent increase. Sad. I hope it gets saved somehow.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Holy Costume Control, Batman!

Someone over on posted this link to Hero Machine where you can create your own Super Hero's (Or Super Villain's) look and costume!

Off to have fun for a bit....

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Furry Topic

In honor of Jim, The Other Brian, and Homer I give you

The Cat Translation Dictionary.

Link courtesy of Davezilla.

ARGH! "Byte Me, Comcast!" # 1092

Cheezus H. Christ on a raft, cracker, AND a crutch! Once again, Crumb-cast decides to do system maintance from midnight to 6a.m., without warning their customers. At 6a.m, stll no service. Outgoing phone message states that it'll go until 8a.m. Nope, not done then either...make it 9a.m....they hope. Well, it did come back on shortly after that but this is the second time in a month that they've done this. Ah, well!

Anyway, rant over for now. Until they shut down again within the week (my guess ::g::)

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

John DeLorean - R.I.P.

Graphic from Low Culture

John DeLorean dies; onetime GM star famed for 'Back to Future' car.

And here I thought he had passed away a while back!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Muscial Linky-Loo

On occasion, I come across a song that lassos me in immediately at which point I listen to it over and over till I hit "overkill" and need to put the song (or link, in this case) away for a while until enough time passes and I can listen to it again.

I came across it while reading Gabe's blog and he mentions it and it's location over on It's a Kylie Minogue tune that never made it to her "Ultimate Kylie" album and there's been a bit of a discussion whether she co-wrote it with the Scissor Sisters or it was done in collaboration with Xenomania. Either way, here's the mp3 of "Loving You"

Sunday, March 20, 2005


Spring, everyone...


And to Jeffrey. I forgive you this time! ;-)

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Butch Doggie!

These are too funny! I discovered these on my friend Gregg's blog. They're actual ads from a New Zealand pet food company called Butch Petfoods Ltd.. They sell both dog and cat food.

Here's another site with the ads that have what they say posted, in case anyone has a hard time reading them here.

Thursday, March 17, 2005


Happy St. Puddy's Day!


My japanese name is 原 Hara (wilderness) 拓海 Takumi (open sea).
Take your real japanese name generator! today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

Link courtesy of Sister Mary Mae "Vinnie" Himm


It's now 5 a.m., I'm sitting here listening to WINS-AM out of New York City. It's the all-news station there ("Give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world!"). They haven't had streaming audio until this past Monday so now I have the chance to tune in. I haven't had the chance to listen in since the last time I was back there in March, 1993. Gads! 12 years now! Amazing. I know so much has changed since I was there, I won't recognize the place.

Anyway, the station always reminds me of my family's car - A 1965 Cadillac Fleetwood (the first model after they got rid of the "bat wings") Sky blue exterior, navy blue interior with the hint of smoke of my father's cigar. (I'm one of the few people I know who actually likes the smell of a decent cigar) I named the car "Bertha" after the character "Big Bertha Butt, one of the Butt Sisters" who was immortalized in a song from the late-60's/early-70's. My dad listened to this station as well as WNEW-AM (which I just read left the airwaves forever Dec. 12, 1992 and replaced by WBBR) in the car so when we went on road trips, it was one of those two stations coming over the speakers until we left the NYC area.

Alas, the car is no more, being left to rust away in my sister's yard out in Amagansett many moons ago. I'll miss that gas-guzzler.

Addendum: I just discovered that dear Bertha was in the 1972 song "Troglodyte" by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Thank da Lawd for de Internets!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Cool Beans!

News here from the Ain't It Cool website about Lost:

LOST Hiatus Cut Short!!
New Episodes Air March 30 & April 6!!

I am – Hercules!!

This is two weeks earlier than previously thought. Here’s how things shape up going into May sweeps:
1.19 March 30. Deus Ex Machina. Locke makes hatch progress.
1.20 April 06. Do No Harm. Jack helps with labor pains.
1.21 April 20. The Greater Good. Sayid-centric.
1.22 April 27. Born to Run. Kate-centric.
UPDATE!! The Hollywood reporter just posted its story on the Museum of Television & Radio's Saturday "Lost" event, and one of the few new things revealed? The series finale will combine 1.23 and a 90-minute 1.24 to take up 2.5 hours of one May Wednesday night.
Another of the things I don't think I knew prior to this weekend: Jorge Garcia (Hurley) was the first cast. I also didn't know Garcia was a comedian.

Read more of The Hollywood Reporter's story here."

Saturday, March 12, 2005

A Milestone

This site hit 10,000 today!! I'm a cappy hamper about that! (Hey! I like cheap thrills!) It looks like it was someone looking for the lyrics to "I've Never Harmed an Onion". I've no no clue as to what that song is.

Cancel that...I had it mentioned back last June 22 as Rolf's favorite song.

Anyway, it looks like ZenJeff was number 10,001.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Fuckin' WAH!

I'm a sicklet! Some sort of a head cold moved in on me last night and it won't leave. My sinuses are all stuffed up and post-nasal drip and sore throat are also pestering me. Ick! I'm pretty sure I got it from someone who was in the Cyber Center at the center on Tuesday who was having coughing fits constantly. Why can't people stay the flock at home when they're ill and not share whatever they have with the rest of the world? Second bloody cold in 3 months after 4 years of not having one. ::pout::


Okay, now that I have the pity party over for the evening, I found more DCD dates that someone posted over on


17th Seattle WA - Paramount Theater
18th -**-
21st Oakland - Paramount Theater
22nd -**-
25th Los Angeles - Hollywood Bowl
27th San Diego CA - Humphreys
29th Mexico City - Auditorio Nacional


1st Toronto ONT - Massey Hall
2nd Montreal - St Denis Theater


4th Philadelphia - Tower Theater
5th Washington DC - Music Center
7th Boston MA - Orpheum
8th New York NY - Radio City Music Hall
10th Chicago - Auditorium

And they'll be selling limited-edition cd's recorded live from every show during this tour. You can order them individually from each show or buy the whole set. Here's a link for more info on those.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Couple of Funny Pics

"The American Canine Association unveils its latest certified purebred: the Inflatable Poodle."

Photos courtesy of Screenhead and Fez God.


DCD in Seattle at The Paramount Theatre September 17 and 18, 2005, 8p.m.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Funny Link

Triumph the Insult Dog does the Hawaii weather report

Link courtesy of Davezilla.

(I just hope Pua doesn't get pissed off and throw something at me)

Monday, March 07, 2005

Dude, Seriously, That Sucks.

Just read that Lost won't be back with a new episode for 6 weeks (April 13)! DANG! I wanna find out what those friggin' numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) mean! I wanna find out where that hatch leads! I wanna find out if Hurley, as the box factory owner, was Locke's boss! Is the monster really just a pissed-off giraffe? Why was Hurley in the psych ward?

Questions, questions, questions! And no answers for at least 6 bloody weeks. Shit.Maybe we'll find out how many people will be playing those numbers in the next lottery before then.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Well, At Least It's One Date Announced.

They'll be playing the Hollywood Bowl Sunday Sept. 25th 7pm.

Friday, March 04, 2005

I Guess I Better Bite the Bullet...

...and finally do this now that I've been tapped/sticked/whatever by Todd and Glenn:

1. Total amount of music files on your computer?

None. Zip. Don't have anything to put it on (although an iPod is on my Amazon Wish List) so I either just listen to an online radio station when I'm on The Young Upstart, on my trusty old Walkman or radio in the bedroom, or on my stereo in the living room.

2. The last CD you bought was...

Lisa Gerrard's "Immortal Memory" (Now, if she and her Dead Can Dance partner Brendan Perry would finally announce their North American Tour dates, I'd be a happy camper!)

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?

The Summer part of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" when I was watching the Classic Arts Showcase channel on cable. Via my 'puter, "The Slim Shady Polka" (Hush up, Dantallion! ;->)

4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

a. "Moonflower" by Santana. Always loved this song and for some reason, it reminds me of NYC.

b. Theme from "Chinatown" by Jerry Goldsmith. Another instrumental I always loved from a movie I always loved. This one, tho reminds me of when I was in San Diego at a hotel on Mission Bay at night one spring back in the early 80's.

c. "Embryonic Journey" by Jorma Kaukonen. The version from Hot Tuna's "Double Dose" album.

d. "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith. Steve Winwood's voice is SO BLOODY perfect for this song. I can lie there and listen to this song for hours.

e. "Girlfriend is Better" and "Life During Wartime" by The Talking Heads from their "Stop Making Sense" album.

This was hard since there's several other songs that I'd like to add like "Evangeline" by The Band with Emmylou Harris, Harris' "Boulder to Birmingham", "John Barleycorn Must Die" by Traffic, and "Cassidy" and "It Looks Like Rain" by The Grateful Dead.

5. What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?

Sheesh! I dunno. Who hasn't been hit yet?


Oh, this is too funny! Speaking of music, I just came across this video on Screenhead of middle-aged teachers doing "My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard".

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Things to Do in Denver When You're Wierd.

Woman Accused Of Naked Dog Wrestling.

Link courtesy of Fark


And speaking of states towards the middle of the country, TooStoned's Own Chef Frank had this on his site (If any midewesterners read the list, how accurate is it?):

"A message from the Midwest:

Because of misunderstandings that frequently develop when Easterners and Californians cross states such as Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, those states' Tourism Councils have adopted a set of information guidelines. In an effort to help outsiders understand the Midwest, the following list will be handed to each driver entering the state:

1. That farm boy standing next to the feed bin did more work before breakfast than you do all week at the gym.

2. It's called a 'gravel road' No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your car.

3. We all started hunting and fishing when we were seven years old. Yeah, we saw Bambi. We got over it.

4. Any references to "corn fed" when talking about our women will get you whipped... by our women.

5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don't cry to us if a flathead catfish breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for those little trout you fish for...bait.

6. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it! You might hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.

8. That's right. Whiskey is only two bucks. We can buy a fifth for what you paid in the airport for one drink.

9. No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu. Order steak. Order it rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham and turkey.

10. You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice.

11. So you have a sixty-thousand dollar car you drive on weekends. We're real impressed. We have a quarter of a million dollar combine that we use two weeks a year.

12. Let's get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop when it's red. We may even stop when it's yellow.

13. Our women hunt, fish, and drive trucks--because they want to. So, you're a feminist. Isn't that cute.

14. Yeah, we eat catfish. Carp, too--and turtle. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the bait shop.

15. They are pigs. That's what they smell like. Get over it. Don't like it? Interstates 70, 80, &90 go two ways--Interstates 29, 35, &69 go the other two. Pick one and use it accordingly.

16. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday. You can get breakfast at the church.

17. So every person in every pickup waves. It's called being friendly. Understand the concept?

18. Yeah, we have golf courses. Just don't hit in the water hazard. It spooks our fish.

19. That Highway Patrol Officer that just pulled you over for driving like an idiot...his name is "Sir" matter how old he is.

Now, enjoy your visit!"

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

"Hey, Comcast! Byte Me!" Number 1329

Fucking Comcast! Shutting down service again for 7 hours last night (at my prime online time) for "maintanance" for the second time IN LESS THAN A MONTH! Sheesh! How much does it need, guys?!

Between that and the major road repair and widening near me, I'm hating my neighborhood.


Here's an Advocate Magazine interview with Jay McCarroll (winner of Project Runway) which is a good one. I loved his take on the gay community and completely understand:

"What do you think of the state of gay people in pop culture at the moment?

God, I hate gays. [laughs] Can I just talk about that for a minute? For a community that celebrates diversity, I have never been accepted until I'm on Project Runway. And I have tried. I'm just a bizarre person, I guess. I'm not fucking Brad Pitt. Maybe if I had time to work out. I don't know, I just look at those people, I'm like, "Where do you find time to do that?" That's the time where I'm watching Gastineau Girls or, like, ordering Chinese. I don't understand how the gay community and culture has become such a clonefest. It's horrible for me to watch. When I was young, there was that guy from Are You Being Served? and Boy George, just flamboyant, kind of interesting gay men. Then you grow up and you're 30 and you walk into a bar and everyone looks the same. Oh, I hate it. Not that I want to date a freak. When guys look at me, I'm like "Notice the inside," but then maybe I just notice the outside. So I'm a hypocrite, but, oh well.

I just don't understand gay culture. I'm not an activist. I auditioned for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy back in the day. After seeing the show come out I'm like, Thank God I did not get on this, because if I had to go down to Gay Street next to Straight Street and have to be a part of the Fab Five and say "Cheers Queers," I'd kill myself. People don't often consider the [Runway competitor] Austin Scarletts of the world or the Jays of the world. I think that's been really liberating for me, that response now from the gay community of "Maybe we should accept people like him even though he's a freak and shaped like Buddha." That German model on the show cracked me up. She called me Buddha. Anyway, I hope I can somehow affect something and break a stereotype, because it's hard for people like me out there."

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

New Month

Happy March, everyone!

(Psst! Walt's back! I hope he doesn't mind me mentioning it.)