Besides having Tom Waits on earlier in the week and NOT CUTTING HIM OFF, (you bastards over at The Daily Show should know better) he's also been at the top of his game!!! I especially love his interactions with Alan Kalter. Here are some highlights:

Alan Kalter expresses his love for Britney Spears

Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview #1

Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview #2

Dave & Richard Simmons (It had been 6 years since he'd been on the show...last time Dave turned a fire extinguisher on him)



That's from last night's Letterman. A nice version of LIE TO ME with his son on drums! And feel free to do a search on youtube for his interview, as it was quite insightful. (Do YOU know where the phrase "dead ringer" comes from, smartypants?!)

Let's hope he shows up on Regis & Kelly tomorrow...or better yet, The Price Is Right!!!



Last time he brought the house down with his awesomeness, who knows what will happen tonight?!


NEW MUSIC 11.21.06

It's been a lil' while, so let's get all caught up, shall we?

THE DEPARTED (soundtrack)

One of my favorite films of the year is also one of my favorite soundtracks. Bought it for the Van Morrison version of "Comfortably Numb," loved it for the last two Howard Shore tracks...

1. Comfortably Numb - Roger Waters, Van Morrison, The Band
2. Sail On, Sailor - The Beach Boys
3. Let It Loose - The Rolling Stones
4. Sweet Dreams - Roy Buchanan
5. One Way Out - The Allman Brothers Band
6. Baby Blue - Badfinger
7. I'm Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys
8. Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz
9. Tweedle Dee - LaVern Baker
10. Sweet Dreams (Of You) - Patsy Cline
11. The Departed Tango - Howard Shore Featuring Marc Ribot (dobro) and Larry Saltzman (Guitar)
12. Beacon Hill - Howard Shore Performed by Sharon Isbin


Honestly, I haven't found a copy stateside yet, but I reeeeeeeally can't wait to hear some of these amazing bands perform childrens tunes!

1. Four Tet featuring Princess Watermelon - Go Go Ninja Dinosaur
2. Rasputina - A Skeleton Bang
3. Franz Ferdinand - Jackie Jackson
4. Snow Patrol - I am an Astronaut
5. The Divine Comedy - Three Cheers For Pooh, Cottleston Pie, Piglet Ho
6. The Kooks - The King & I
7. Half Man Half Biscuit - David Wainwright's Feet
8. The Barcelona Pavilion - Tidy Up Tidy Up
9. Jonathan Richman - Our Dog is Getting Older Now
10. Ivor Cutler Trio - Mud
11. Belle and Sebastian - The Monkeys are Breaking Out the Zoo
12. The Flaming Lips - The Big Ol' Bug Is The New Baby Now
13. Kathryn Williams - Night Baking


...just kidding...


Besides having new music from Jack Johnson and Matt Costa, it also has a beautiful solo song from Eddie Vedder just playing the ukulele. I wish he'd just release an entire album of that. Yes, I'm totally being serious...


When I first read about this album of "mesh-ups" of Beatles classics, I just kind of rolled my eyes. "How many MORE collections can they pump out of those guys?!" Then, I was lucky enough to score a 4-song EP from my awesomest record store and gave it a listen. I'm telling you...it's brilllllliant!!! They have made a remix album that...dare I say it...sounds fresher than the originals?!

...just try, (unlike Jamie) to keep the thoughts of Gay French Circus Performers out of your head as you listen to it...


...and of course I saved the best for last. I don't know where to even begin with this one. If you at all a fan of Tom Waits, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Sure, being 3 discs, it's not the cheapest set out there, but damned if it isn't one of the greatest. I listened to disc one last night and disc two today...without even touching disc three, I'm telling you that it's remarkable that #1. He had this much good music just laying around and #2. Even after all these years, he's still at the top of his game.

Best song thus far HAS to be "Road To Peace." It's over six minutes, doesn't have much of a chorus, but god damn is it powerful. This and "Day After Tomorrow" proves that Tom ain't no slacker when it comes to writing political ballads. You can download a MP3 of it here and read the outstanding lyrics below...

Young Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay) was only 18 years old,
He was the youngest of nine children, never spent a night away from home.
And his mother held his photograph, opening the New York Times
To see the killing has intensified along the road to peace

There was a tall, thin boy with a whispy moustache disguised as an orthodox Jew
On a crowded bus in Jerusalem, some had survived World War Two
And the thunderous explosion blew out windows 200 yards away
With more retribution and seventeen dead along the road to peace

Now at King George Ave and Jaffa Road passengers boarded bus 14a
In the aisle next to the driver Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay)
And the last thing that he said on earth is “God is great and God is good”
And he blew them all to kingdom come upon the road to peace

Now in response to this another kiss of death was visited upon
Yasser Taha, Israel says is an Hamas senior militant
And Israel sent four choppers in, flames engulfed, tears wide open
And it killed his wife and his three year old child leaving only blackened skeletons

It’s found his toddlers bottle and a pair of small shoes and they waved them in front of the cameras
But Israel says they did not know that his wife and child were in the car
There are roadblocks everywhere and only suffering on TV
Neither side will ever give up their smallest right along the road to peace

Israel launched it’s latest campaign against Hamas on Tuesday
Two days later Hamas shot back and killed five Israeli soldiers
So thousands dead and wounded on both sides most of them middle eastern civilians
They fill the children full of hate to fight an old man’s war and die upon the road to peace

“And this is our land we will fight with all our force” say the Palastinians and the Jews
Each side will cut off the hand of anyone who tries to stop the resistance
If the right eye offends thee then you must pluck it out
And Mahmoud Abbas said Sharon had been lost out along the road to peace

Once Kissinger said “we have no friends, America only has interests”
Now our president wants to be seen as a hero and he’s hungry for re-election
But Bush is reluctant to risk his future in the fear of his political failures
So he plays chess at his desk and poses for the press 10,000 miles from the road to peace

In the video that they found at the home of Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay)
He held a Kalashnikov rifle and he spoke with a voice like a boy
He was an excellent student, he studied so hard, it was as if he had a future
He told his mother that he had a test that day out along the road to peace

The fundamentalist killing on both sides is standing in the path of peace
But tell me why are we arming the Israeli army with guns and tanks and bullets?
And if God is great and God is good why can’t he change the hearts of men?
Well maybe God himself is lost and needs help
Maybe God himself he needs all of our help
Maybe God himself is lost and needs help
He’s out upon the road to peace

Well maybe God himself is lost and needs help
Maybe God himself he needs all of our help
And he’s lost upon the road to peace
And he’s lost upon the road to peace
Out upon the road to peace.



Okay, so I guess this video hit the web a couple weeks ago (I'm sooooo out of the loop) and is both painfully awful and eeriely addictive. You cannot look away...plus it's something totally out of The Office in that, anyone who's ever worked for a giant corporation and been forced to sit through shit like this, can sadly relate to the poor souls who were there watching it unfold before their eyes...

It is even better
Now that we’re the same
Two great companies come together
Now, MBNA is B of A

And it’s one bank
One card
One name that’s known all over the world
One spirit
We get to share it
Leading us all to higher standards

[ooohh, mmmm]

Do you like the cowboys?
Or your university?
Do you like the Yankees?
Or is NASCAR more your speed?
Well it’s your choice
Your right
To pick a card that shows
Your heart and your pride

We’re one with affinity
And we’ll carry each other
Carry each other

Have you come to meet Bruce Hammonds
Have you come to meet Leah McGee
Have you heard about Michelle Shepherd
She’s leading the team in the Northeast

And we’ve got Bank One on the run
What’s in your wallet? It’s not Capital One
It’s us, so which card are you?
Integration’s never had us feeling so good
And we’ll make lots of money, forever I can sing
About trusting in teamwork and doing the right thing
We’ll live out our core values
While the competition crawls
‘cause they want what we have got
But it’s only here at Bank of America

One bank
One card
One name that’s known all over the world
One heart , filled with spirit
We feel it, we share it

One bank working everyday
To bring higher standards
Higher standards
We are one, yeah
We are one
We are one bank

[standing ovation]

But wait, it gets's even awesomener. David Cross showed up at a Modest Mouse show in New York on Saturday and gave it his all...

So this thing now has a life on it's own. Let's hope U2 actually performs it on their next tour!
(stolen from stereogum)



Everything about this film looks perfect. Seriously, it appears like it was MADE in the 1970's, every single detail looks flawless. I love how Fincher uses CG in interesting, effective ways like carrying a camera over a cityscape instead of crazy special effect shots that pull you right out of the experience. Grrrrr, why can't it be 2007 yet?!



This is my Father's favorite musican ever. I used to be forced to listen to his records all throughout my childhood. I remember thinking to myself, "I HATE George Jones!!!" Little did I realize that I'd one day appreciate old Country & Western tunes and turn out to be a lot more like my Father than I originally thought.

With my Father's recent battle with Cancer and his health taking a turn for the worse, I was beside myself as I caught the end of Letterman last night and saw his Idol performing one of his biggest hits ever. This one's for you, Dad.

He said, "I'll love you 'til I die."
She told him, "You'll forget in time."
As the years went slowly by,
She still prayed upon his mind.

He kept her picture on the wall.
Went half crazy now and then.
But he still loved her through it all,
Hoping she'd come back again.

Kept some letters by his bed,
Dated 1962.
He had underlined in red
Every single 'I love you'.

I went to see him just today,
But I didn't see no tears.
All dressed up to go away,
First time I'd seen him smile in years.

He stopped loving her today,
They placed a wreath upon his door,
And soon they'll carry him away,
He stopped loving her today.

You know, she came to see him last time.
And we were all wonderin' if she would.
And it kept runnin' through my mind,
This time he's over her for good.

He stopped loving her today,
They placed a wreath upon his door,
And soon they'll carry him away,
He stopped loving her today.



I just wish they would give us an actual trailer with some sort of idea of what the plot is going to be...




The funniest and oddest thing you'll see all day long. (I wonder how much of this was scripted...clearly the idea of getting Borat and Martha Stewart near a bed was genius!)


You all know how I've felt about the previous films, (80 year old Aunt May hanging off the side of a building with a god damn umbrella?!) but I like the "darker" tone of this one!

Add this to the excitement that the next Superman film is getting ready to start filming soon, (and is going to simply be called Superman: Man of Steel) filming on the sequel to Batman Begins, (The Dark Knight) is already underway in Europe and Bryan Singer has expressed intrest in directing the Wolverine spin-off feature film in a couple years...it's a Comic Book Nerd's FANTASY!!!



...not to forget about my (and my buddies) bastard love child, Comic Strip Joint where I continue to post my latest and (quit laughing) greatest comics.


Only read on if you've actually seen the episode, dumbass...

Wow. I've been reading a TON of message boards last night and into today and it seems like a lot of people felt "let down" by last night's episode (and the mini-six-episode-season altogeher?!) Some people felt as if the show was getting "soap operaish" with the love and emotion it was bringing into last night's storyline. Others thought that not enough questions were answered and the "clifhanger" wasn't very exciting...

All I want to ask is: What do you people WANT from a TV show?!

Ask Molly, the last four minutes of LOST last night had me on the edge of my seat. I literally sat up and hunched forward. The way Jack totally turned everything around and seemed to be in control of The Others for the first time...since...um...ever, was fantabulous!!!

The tension was at an all-time high as The Others pulled Sawyer out of his cage and forced Kate to watch him be executed.

Only to be called over the walkie talkie that Jack had "Their Leader" under the knife and if they didn't let Kate and Sawyer go, Ben (Henry) would bleed to death.

I'm telling you, it was something else. And I've read some interesting theories as to why Kate refused to run away the (numerous) times she actually could have. Perhaps it was something that Ben told her as they had their "on the beach breakfast" (in which they alluded that something had happened or was told to her, but we never saw.) Or perhaps, it was Alex's (the French Woman's daughter) screaming out, "They're going to kill your boyfriend." Sure, Kate and Sawyer totally got it on (in the bear cage nonetheless, eeeeew) but perhaps Kate's real love is Jack? She desperately seemed like she didn't want to leave at the end, and the episode ended with Jack yelling at her to "RUN!!!"

Was it simply because Sawyer had told her that they were on another island, different from the one they had crashed upon?! Or are there more sinister things beneath the surface? Before heading off to kill Sawyer, one of The Others mentioned that "Shepherd isn't even on Jacob's list." Who the hell is JACOB?! The only Other we knew of that had "a list" was Ethan and he died way back in the first season! Is there another "Other" among The Survivors on the beach?! Hmmmm...

All in all, I'm actually happy that they've rulled against reruns and (although Feburary is a looooooong ways away) I'll enjoy seeing all 16 remaining episodes back to back!

...besides, with the release of McFarlane's LOST Figures coming in the next couple of weeks, you can totally just create your own episodes!!!


Such a strange...foreign feeling. I mean, shit...Democrats control BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS?! Rumsfeld RESIGNS?! Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum is DEFEATED?! Phil "I Want Your Medical Records" Kline is GONE?!


(that photo was taken last year during the Holidays...my son isn't really Hitler, that's actually hot coco)



Seriously...get your asses out there.




This "accused-minister-turned-meth-buyer-and-gay-sex-haver" is turning into an interesting tidbit of another "Holier Than Thou" hypocrite getting exposed for the fraud he is.

I mean, it's not like he insulted our troops, but still...

Evangelist Ted Haggard admitted Friday that he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute who claims he was paid for drug-fueled trysts by the outspoken gay marriage opponent.

Haggard resigned Thursday as president of the National Association of Evangelicals and stepped down as leader of his Colorado megachurch while the two groups investigate the allegations.

Talking to reporters outside his house Friday, Haggard denied the sex allegations but said that he did buy meth from the man because he was curious.

"I bought it for myself but never used it," he said. "I was tempted, but I never used it."

Yes, for the record, he let a gay man sell him Crystal Meth and give him a massage, but he never used it or actually had sex with the guy. Cause, you can totally trust his word.

Oh, and he was recently listed as one of Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America. In fact, Harper's even quoted, “No pastor in America holds more sway over the political direction of evangelicalism than does Pastor Ted.