Although to be fair, the study doesn't mention comic artists and I'm not exactly in the same league as Picasso or Dylan...

Creativity Linked to Sexual Promiscuity
Researchers Find Artists Have More Sexual Partners

LONDON (Nov. 29) - Pablo Picasso, Lord Byron and Dylan Thomas had more in common than simple creativity. They also had active sex lives, which researchers said on Wednesday was no coincidence.

Psychologists at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Open University in Britain found that professional artists and poets have about twice as many partners as other people.

Their creativity seems to act like a sexual magnet.

But Dr. Daniel Nettle, a psychologist at Newcastle University's School of Biology, said it is a double-edge sword.

"Poets and artists have more sexual partners but they also have high rates of depression," he told Reuters.

Nettle and his colleague Helen Clegg questioned 425 British men and women, including professional artists, poets and schizophrenic patients, about their creative activity, sexual encounters and mental health characteristics.

Although creative people have long been associated with active sex lives, the researchers believe their study is the first to back it up with research.

They found that professional artists and poets had between 4 and 10 sexual partners, while less creative people had an average of three.

...eeeek. I'm not even AVERAGE?! Read the whole thing here:



Chiefs 26
Patriots 16

This is for a couple of people. One of which was this guy who came into our new shop on Friday with this Boston accent asking me, "WHICH WAY TO THE PISSAH?!"

God made "r's" for a reason, how about you use them?! :P



I've felt under the weather lately and have slept more this weekend than I can remember sleeping in a looooong time, but this morning I was reading an article about the anti-war protests going on down at Bush's ranch and came upon this picture...which at least made me smile...

It's truly the little things in life that can get you right out of a funk...


NEWD PHOTOS...wait a sec...

I just posted a bunch of photos from the past couple of days over on my FLICKR account.

Enjoy, won't you?



Boy, them White Stripes sure make some good videos. Oh, them AND Michel Gondry...



Oh man...this is funny...and sad. At the same time.



Today I bought:

Disc: 1
1. Misunderstood
2. Company in My Back
3. The Late Greats
4. Hell Is Chrome
5. Handshake Drugs
6. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
7. Shot in the Arm
8. At Least That’s What You Said
9. Wishful Thinking
10. Jesus, Etc.
11. I’m the Man Who Loves You
12. Kicking Television

Disc: 2
1. Via Chicago
2. Hummingbird
3. Muzzle of Bees
4. One by One
5. Airline to Heaven
6. Radio Cure
7. Ashes of American Flags
8. Heavy Metal Drummer
9. Poor Places
10. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
11. Comment

1. American Idiot
2. Jesus of Suburbia
3. Holiday
4. Are We The Waiting
5. St. Jimmy
6. Longview
7. Hitchin' A Ride
8. Brain Stew
9. Jaded
10. Knowledge
11. Basket Case
12. She
13. King For A Day
14. Shout
15. Wake Me Up When September Ends
16. Minority
17. Maria
18. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
19. We Are the Champions
20. Good Riddence



Website is up. (I know, I'll sound the Nerd Patrol alarm on myself) But c'mon, with pics like these and a trailer hitting theaters next week with Harry Potter, you must admit, even you are a tad interested...right?!


This is one of my favorite soundtracks of all time and the concert looks amazing! Look at all those Tom Waits performances!!!

'Dead Man Walking' Reborn With Live DVD
November 10, 2005, 12:00 AM ET

Jonathan Cohen, N.Y. www.billboard.com
Columbia/Legacy has set a Feb. 7 release date for an expanded edition of the soundtrack to the film "Dead Man Walking," first issued in 1996. The new edition features a previously unreleased studio version of "Dead Man" recorded last year by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder; the song was written for the original soundtrack but wound up instead as the B-side to the Pearl Jam single "Off He Goes."

"Dead Man Walking" features contributions from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Patti Smith and Vedder with Pakistani vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, among others. It will be bolstered with a DVD taped at Not in Our Name: Dead Man Walking -- The Concert, which was held March 29, 1998, at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.

That show was highlighted by performances from Vedder and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, Ani DiFranco, Lyle Lovett, Waits and Earle. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan had passed away between the release of the soundtrack and the concert, so his vocal parts on "The Long Road" and "The Face of Love" were sung live by his nephew, Rahat.

Susan Sarandon won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean in "Dead Man Walking," on which her book of the same name was based. Springsteen's title track was nominated for best original song.

Here is the track list for "Dead Man Walking: Legacy Edition":

Disc one:
"Dead Man Walking," Bruce Springsteen
"In Your Mind," Johnny Cash
"Woman on the Tier (I'll See You Through)," Suzanne Vega
"Promises," Lyle Lovett
"The Face of Love," Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
"The Fall of Troy," Tom Waits
"Quality of Mercy," Michelle Shocked
"Dead Man Walking (A Dream Like This)," Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Walk Away," Tom Waits
"Ellis Unit One," Steve Earle
"Walkin' Blind," Patti Smith
"The Long Road," Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Disc two (DVD, taped March 29, 1998):
"Ellis Unit One," Steve Earle
"Promises," Lyle Lovett
"L.A. County," Lyle Lovett
"Lungs," Lyle Lovett with Steve Earle
"Crime for Crime," Ani DiFranco
"Up up up up up up," Ani DiFranco
"Fuel," Ani DiFranco
"Walk Away," Tom Waits
"Gun Street," Tom Waits
"The Fall of Troy," Tom Waits
"Goin' Out West," Tom Waits
"Yesterday Is Here," Tom Waits
"Trouble," Eddie Vedder
"Dead Man Walking," Eddie Vedder with Jeff Ament
"The Long Road," Vedder, Ament, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Dilder Hussein, John Densmore, David Robbins
"The Face of Love," Vedder, Ament, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Dilder Hussein, John Densmore, David Robbins
"The Ballad of Billy Austin," Steve Earle


Great videos from Crooks and Liars to start off your Thursday.

Hardball examines the lies that drove the country into war.

Poor Scotty can't get the press to quit asking tough questions.



Tomorrow bitches...it's on!

There's a limited edition with BONUS TRACKS too...so keep an eye out.

1. Oh Mary
2. Hell Yeah
3. Captain Of A Shipwreck
4. Evermore
5. Save Me A Saturday Night
6. Delirious Love
7. I'm On To You
8. What's It Gonna Be
9. Man Of God
10. Create Me
11. Face Me
12. We
13. Men Are So Easy (Bonus track)
14. Delirious Love- with Brian Wilson (Bonus track )


Since it's a Monday and I'm feeling "blah" I'll just toss up some old strips I did for The Kansas City Star. Enjoy.



Spielberg's latest. Dammit, here I just talked about already seeing the movie of the year. I totally forgot about this one.



Such an amazing website. They always have the bset clips and soundbytes before The Daily Show and others present them to the larger masses. Some great ones of late...

Chuckle McPresidente' on his trip to a different kind of Southern America took some questions from reporters. How much you wanna bet they ask him about Karl Rove and the current scandal?! Oh, and please keep on smirking and dancing around the answers...it's worked SO FUCKING WELL thus far.

Dick Morris gets his ass handed to him by a talk show host who stands up to his taunts and childish name calling.


Best film of the year. True, I haven't seen about two months worth of future releases, but I seriously doubt any of them will take the crown from this wonderful motion picture.

Everything about it is simply perfection. The length, the dialogue, the camera angles, the actors, the beautiful jazz numbers, everything. George Clooney has outdone himself. Actors aren't supposed to make movies this good. It makes other directors who SHOULD make films as powerful as this look amateurish. This is Clooney's SECOND film. God knows what he has up his sleeve next, but I'm sure as hell going to be there.

The idea of Edward Murrow going after Joseph McCarthy in a black & white film with basically a single set must have made some studios sweat and squirm. "Is this guy crazy?! No one wants to see that?!" And it's funny, because a quick glance at the current Box Office, you'd think that the studios were right.

To date, the film has only made a little over $7 MILLION. Which in this day and age, it's like chump change compared to the Summer Blockbusters. But a closer look reveals that it's only showing on 272 screens. Compare that with Elizabethtown, which is being shown on 2,137 screens. Elizabethtown is averaging $10,622 per screen and Good Luck, & Good Night is averaging $26,615 per screen. That's mighty impressive. But of course 90% of those are Pinko Liberal Freaks...

That's the oddest thing about the film. So much of the smear attacks and beating your opponent with name calling instead of the truth, the tactics used by McCarthy, are still found today. The major difference is that no ONE person is as intimidating and powerful as McCarthy was. (It's still funny to watch actual footage of McCarthy going after people for being members of the ACLU and wondering to yourself, "Is this where Bill O'Rielly got his ideas?!")

I just cannot even tell you how good this movie is. I tried to explain it to Molly and felt like I was just rambling. Trust me, you need to see this film. America needs to see this film. You will absolutely love it.



So fucking funny. Oh, only if thousands of people weren't trapped and feeling like they were dying of starvation and dehydration when he was writing these emails...THEN it would be so fucking funny!

But...read them. He's one of the worst stains on the President's record. Man oh man, that guy isn't good at picking people for high ranking positions. Good thing he isn't picking anything important lately...oh...wait...

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Louisiana congressman says e-mails written by the government's emergency response chief as Hurricane Katrina raged show a lack of concern for the unfolding tragedy and a failure in leadership.

Rep. Charlie Melancon, whose district south of New Orleans was devastated by the hurricane, posted a sampling of e-mails written by Federal Emergency Management chief Michael Brown on his Web site on Wednesday.

The lawmaker cited several e-mails that he said show Brown's failures. In one, as employees looked for direction and support on the ravaged Gulf Coast, Brown offered to "tweak" the federal response.

Two days after Katrina hit, Marty Bahamonde, one of the only FEMA employees in New Orleans, wrote to Brown that "the situation is past critical" and listed problems including many people near death and food and water running out at the Superdome.

Brown's entire response was: "Thanks for the update. Anything specific I need to do or tweak?"



Sorry, I saw this and felt like I had to talk about it...


Rapper 50 CENT has lashed out at fellow hip-hop star KANYE WEST for accusing US President GEORGE W BUSH of racism in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The IN DA CLUB star believes human intervention could not have prevented the effects of the hurricane, which killed over a thousand people in the US gulf states in August (05), and sees no point in reprimanding the President for something which was beyond his control.

He says, "The New Orleans disaster was meant to happen. It was an act of God.

"I think people responded to it the best way they can.

"What KANYE WEST was saying, I don't know where that came from."
Two things.

#1. Does 50 realize this shit all happened like TWO MONTHS AGO?! What the fuck is the point of bringing this up NOW?! Someone hurry...find out what he thinks of the Red Sox winning the World Series!!!

#2. Is "What KANYE WEST was saying, I don't know where that came from." REALLY slamming Kayne West?! I mean, whoa boy! Them's fightin' words!


Green Day makes good videos.


Cause his seems to be broken...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats forced the Republican-controlled Senate into an unusual closed session Tuesday, questioning intelligence that led to the Iraq war and deriding a lack of congressional inquiry.

"I demand on behalf of the America people that we understand why these investigations aren't being conducted," Democratic leader Harry Reid said.

Taken by surprise, Republicans derided the move as a political stunt.

"The United States Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leadership," said Majority Leader Bill Frist. "They have no convictions, they have no principles, they have no ideas," the Republican leader said.

Um, Billy...you're currently under investigation for pulling a MARTHA STEWART and selling stock before it tanked. You tried diagnosing a brain dead woman from Washington DC while she lay in a bed in Florida. You're also a cocknocker.

Leave the dumbass comments to Tom DeLay or Trent Lott...they're much better at it.

**Update! www.crooksandliars.com has a great piece of footage from CNN.