October 7, 2008

Wowza

Post-debate polling from Fox News:

In a “text your vote” poll (which I for some reason felt obliged to text in to):

86% thought McCain won the debate.

12% thought Obama won the debate.

I don’t think you’ll find that kind of polarization on any other network or in any poll. As if it were necessary to emphasized Fox News’s bias - and more prevalantly, biased audience - but I thought it was hilarious.

-Brian

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September 27, 2008
W.

Benjamin Button looks great, no doubt, but this just overtook Quantum of Solace for my favorite trailer of the year, if not longer.  The tone is just so twisted, hilarious, and depressing, and thus perfect.

This looks like Oliver Stone’s return.

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September 26, 2008
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September 25, 2008

It’s The End Of The World

There is not a drop of gasoline in the city of Atlanta.

Seriously, I pulled up to the one gas station I found that had gas, and as each car pulled away from the pump, an attendant covered that pump with a plastic bag.  I managed to snag the last five gallons of gas at the station.

It’s very creepy to drive around and see every gas station sign boarded up, no prices, no cars, bags over every pump.  After I got those five gallons today, I passed four more stations.  None of them had any gas.

I’m a little surprised it’s not a bigger news story, because if I hadn’t gotten those five gallons, I’d probably have ultimately run out of gas trying to find a station.  It’s crazy how much we live and die on this stuff.

-Brian

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Late Emmy Post

So the Emmys were pretty much an atrocity, sans us having to pay 700 billion for it.  I say pretty much because while the show was mostly a giant display shitty Howie Mandel/Heidi Klumtron5000 banter and more instances of Why The Terrorists Hate Us (DAMN YOU TWO AND A HALF MEN), there were two segments of comedic gold, bordering on transcendence:  Josh Groban singing a TV theme song montage, and Ricky Gervais simply being himself, which also entails being one of the funniest things ever.

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September 23, 2008
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September 21, 2008

Long Love The House That Ruth Built

That’s it. As of tonight, there will never be baseball played again in Yankee Stadium. Not the real Yankee Stadium. I can’t completely understand why it’s being replaced, but this building has housed arguably as much history as any building in this country (with the exception of, y’know, the White House and Congress).

From Papal Visits to Maris and Mantle, from Joe Louis beating Max Schmelling to winning one for the gipper to Jeffrey Maier and 26 world championships, it’s one of a kind.

A written obit.

Memories in photos.

TRL also closes its doors soon.

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September 20, 2008
Dani covered Fashion Week in New York recently. More photos are at her Flickr here.
(Yes, that Donna Karan model is getting horse hair put in.)
-S

Dani covered Fashion Week in New York recently. More photos are at her Flickr here.

(Yes, that Donna Karan model is getting horse hair put in.)

-S

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September 18, 2008

More evidence of why dogs are better than cats.  Check out the inferior dog in the last couple of seconds.

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TVOTR

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around TV On The Radio’s new album, Dear Science,.  I can’t figure out where I stand.  Somewhere beyond “I like it” and not quite to “It’s amazing.”

I’m worried it’s their Weekend In The City, Bloc Party’s sophomore effort that featured a few great songs and a lot of clunkers that didn’t seem so bad at first.  I think it’s beyond that, but I could see myself growing old with half of it fast.

A big step in a new direction, this album throws in a ton of glitches and dance beats, throwing the ambience of the past out the window (again: parallel to Weekend).  ”Dancing Choose” could be a Bloc Party song.  ”Golden Age” could be a Prince song.  ”Family Tree” could be a Coldplay or National song.  All of them are simply great.

You can hear “Dancing Choose” and “Golden Age” at their Myspace page.

-B

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September 16, 2008

Self-Stimulation

Seeing as how I am working at a psychology publication these days, I may be posting more quirky stories on human behavior. To start, check this out:

"A 48-year-old woman with a stimulating electrode implanted in her right ventral thalamus started to compulsively self-stimulate when she discovered that it could produce erotic sensations."

I mean, how awesome would that be? (Actually, it’s not as you can see it led to a real problem in this woman’s productive life, but you get my sentiments.)

-S

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I am unable to say anything," the Democrat said, before rattling off his name, rank and serial number from his days as a soldier in the Korean War. "Do to me what you want, I’m not talking.
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September 14, 2008

Amazing. Tina Fey as Palin.

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September 13, 2008
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September 12, 2008

Last one

I’ve turned this into a politics blog, because nobody else is posting.  I promise this will change soon, because TV On The Radio’s Dear Science comes out soon, and that shit will be bomb.

But I just wanted to mention how pathetic it is that the hardest questioning John McCain has faced this election season has been from The View.

THE FUCKING VIEW.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/12/mccain-gets-grilled-on-the-view/#more-18270

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/173183.html

He got rocked, ps.  He doesn’t know what straight talk is.

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