Even though I'm not listed, I'm assured that I have a table. In fact, I'm sharing one with Daniel. Come by and say hello...I'll draw you a sketch or at least offer you some smartass comments...



In late May, just to air it final 6 episodes.

Hey, we might not get a second season, but at least we get the entire first season!



He's like extra pissed, and with good reason. Did any of you actually read what Giuliani said the other day?!

“If any Republican is elected president —- and I think obviously I would be the best at this —- we will remain on offense and will anticipate what [the terrorists] will do and try to stop them before they do it,” Giuliani said.

The former New York City mayor, currently leading in all national polls for the Republican nomination for president, said Tuesday night that America would ultimately defeat terrorism no matter which party gains the White House.

“But the question is how long will it take and how many casualties will we have?” Giuliani said. “If we are on defense [with a Democratic president], we will have more losses and it will go on longer.”

“I listen a little to the Democrats and if one of them gets elected, we are going on defense,” Giuliani continued. “We will wave the white flag on Iraq. We will cut back on the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance, interrogation and we will be back to our pre-Sept. 11 attitude of defense.”

He added: “The Democrats do not understand the full nature and scope of the terrorist war against us.”

I mean, I read that and wondered, "Since when has been sleeping with Dick Cheney?!" But Keith just tears him and his stupid arguement to shreds:

Best part:

Which party held the presidency on Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party held the mayoralty of New York on that date, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party assured New Yorkers that the air was safe and the remains of the dead recovered and not being used to fill potholes, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party wanted what the terrorists wanted — the postponement of elections — and to whose personal advantage would that have redounded, Mr. Giuliani?

Which mayor of New York was elected eight months after the first attack on the World Trade Center, yet did not emphasize counter-terror in the same city for the next eight years, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party had proposed to turn over the Department of Homeland Security to Bernard Kerik, Mr. Giuliani?

Who wanted to ignore and hide Kerik’s organized crime allegations, Mr. Giuliani?

Who personally argued to the White House that Kerik need not be vetted, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party rode roughshod over Americans’ rights while braying that it was actually protecting them, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party took this country into the most utterly backwards, utterly counterproductive, utterly ruinous war in our history, Mr. Giuliani?

Which party has been in office as more Americans were killed in the pointless fields of Iraq than were killed in the consuming nightmare of 9/11, Mr. Giuliani?

Drop this argument, sir.

You will lose it.


Yeah, already.

Look, the sooner we get this process going, the sooner we President Dumbass out of there. Actually it's the same amount of time either way, but it's nice to know that we will have a someday have a different President than this guy...



Next gen Medal of Honor looks like you're playing Saving Private Ryan. Not a video game of Saving Private Ryan, but Saving Private Ryan itself! Look at how insanely awesome this is going to be:



And here I thought he was dead?!

This story is sooooooooo funny and sad at the same time.

Don't forget to check out the video of him inside the police station!!!



On his EISNER nomination this morning!!!!

This (used to be local) mother fucker is not only super talented, but also a damn good friend. Plus, his wife is hott so we can put up with his massive ego that this nomination will surely bring. (Unlike Daniel who has no ego, nor hottness.)

(For you non-comic book folk, an Eisner is basically the "Oscar" of comics. So yeah, he's kind of a big deal now.)





As Ryan (that bastard who always beats me on posting the same thing) points out, tonight's Desmond-centric LOST is co-written by Brian K. Vaughan! Brian is a master comic book writer who wrote one of my favorite books of last year, Pride of Baghdad.

Entertainment Weekly's own Jeff "Doc" Jensen always offers a peek of the latest episode and today gives us an interesting theory as well. Here's a sample:


In which Doc Jensen attempts to offer some juicy insight about tonight's episode, ''Catch-22,'' without spoiling an hour of television that deserves an audience of untainted, questioning minds.

So what can I say? What should I say?

Well, it's a Desmond episode, and a very good one at that. And while the story lacks the mythic wallop of last week's crucial Juliet installment, by the end you will understand why it is an important story for Lost to tell. Keep your eyes peeled for the Easter egg in one of the final scenes — it'll throw you for a loop. And yes, I just gave you a clue. (Don't worry if you miss it — I'll tell you all about it tomorrow morning in the EW.com TV Watch recap.)

I can tell you a little bit more. In ''Catch-22,'' you'll bear witness to some sweaty sex on the beach, a shocking act of bloody violence, and a rousing debate between Hurley and Charlie about which superhero is faster: Superman or the Flash. The latter element captures the genius of ''Catch-22,'' as you can choose to interpret this fanboy throwdown in one of two ways: an amusing exercise in Tarantino-esque pop-culture riffing, or a densely loaded clue.


But maybe if this kind of thing happened more often, I'd give it a shot!

Some guy in the stands just throws a piece of pizza at another Red Sox fan?! Fucking Bostonians...you gotta love them! (also, check out the guy who gets his beer spilt by the baseball player trying to make the catch. Man, is he pissed!)



Not only discusses the last episode (Juliet IS up to something...and it ain't nice) but confirms that the LOST video game (for XBOX360, PS3, & PC) is coming along nicely and that Carlton & Damon are working on it as well as the show.

Now pray with me:

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I was totally set on going to this.

But I guess I'm flying out to San Francisco instead and taking part in APE and a little after-party action as well.

If you're wanting to get your geek on, stop by the Scraped Knee/All Star Krew booth. (#214)


Molly and I finally got around to watching Jesus Camp last night and besides the fact that the main woman is from Lee's Summit, (where we live!!!) this bit about wanting to put Harry Potter to death "for being a Warlock" was just insanely funny...

Oh, and the whole "speaking in tongues" thing...creeeeeeeeeeepy...



This is less an album and more a mind-fuck. It's a collage of sound and lyrical genuis. The year is 0000, for you see after "The Presence" touched down from the Heavens, we started over. (that's what the album cover is a snapshot of)

The album itself is fantastic. Trent Reznor is more focused and precise than ever before. But the web campaign he created to go along with the simple act of listening to the music is what is truly amazing. USB drives left in restrooms during his European tour started it all. Websites created to gather information about you and, in turn, turn you into the Government.

In fact, inside the booklet is a website that asks for your name an phone number. As soon you enter it (perhaps because the album isn't officially out until tomorrow) your phone will ring and you'll be asked to give the "password." If done correctly, the computer screen will instantly change and begin flashing as the woman on the phone tells you that you're now under Government Surveillance. It's a neat trick and helps sell you on a not-too-distant future and what happens when the "Thought Police" take over. There's also a phone number on the back of the album:

If that's not cool enough for you, check this photo out. When you buy the CD from the store, it's black and dull...but after spinning it in your CD player, it becomes white and has binary code writen on it. Which spells out another website within the online experience. I'm telling you, some thought when into this...



Tune in to tonight's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER as Bill welcomes Dana Carvey, Fmr. Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ), Scott McClellan and via satellite Sheryl Crow, Laurie David and Rev. Al Sharpton. HBO (10pm Central, 11pm Coasts)

Besides having Scotty Boy actually sitting in on the panel (wow, will he answer anything or just keep saying "no comment?") it'll be interesting to see Bill talk to Al Sharpton. I know for a fact that Bill's not big on people getting fired over making one lame comment (considering him getting booted off of ABC for saying that if anyone's "cowards" in the War on Terror, it's not the ones who fly planes into buildings, but the ones who shoot missles from hundreds of miles away.) So seeing him go up against Al "put me on TV again" Sharpton sill be delightful...

Here's the highlight of the night:


Then why am I currently battling a sore throat and dealing with this tonight?!

A snow advisory remains in effect from 10 pm this evening to 10 am cdt Saturday.

A steady rain over eastern kansas through central missouri is expected to mix with snow late this evening, and change over to all snow by the overnight hours, as a strong storm system moves across the area. Temperatures are expected to initially range from the middle to upper 30s this evening, however increasing precipitation intensities will help cool overnight temperatures to near freezing.

Snowfall will begin initially across eastern kansas, then spread into central missouri overnight. Periods of locally heavy snowfall can be expected, with 1 to 2 inches possible overnight. At this time, it appears areas along the missouri river in east central kansas and west central missouri have the best chances for heavier snowfall, which may reduce visibilities and have the greatest impact on travel across the area. As the precipitation gradually ends from west to east Saturday morning, an additional half to one inch of snow is possible.

A snow advisory means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.


...don't play this.



I keep reading all these pieces about Obama & Clinton & Edwards pulling out of the Fox News sponsored debates and how they're somehow "cowards" or "scared." Um, no. Try Fox News doesn't have any credibility what-so-ever. I could post a few dozen clips to prove how absurd they are when it comes to "news" or even being "fair & balanced" but what's the point?! You've all seen them in action. So instead, here's a clip from The Simpsons that exposes them for exactly the tactics they use:

It's like having NAMBLA sponsor a Presidental debate. You wouldn't cancel going to that because you're scared of pediphiles...it's that they shouldn't be hosting a debate in the FIRST fucking place.

NEW MUSIC 4.10.07


You already know how I feel about this amazing record. Feel free to sample some of the tracks here. I think "When The Brakeman Turns My Way" is my favorite...but honestly the entire thing is beautiful and heartfelt.


CocoRosie are not the easiest group to get into. On first listen, you'd swear they were French or from somewhere over in Europe. They don't sound particularly like anyone else and while that can be be good and dandy, some of their early work was hit-or-miss. In fact, on more than one occasion I would start enjoying a song right before all sorts of craziness kicked in.

The Adventures... is a much more accessible album. That's not to say thay "sold out" or anything and made a dance record...they managed to keep their unique sound while having a more focused approached to the songs themselves.

If anything, track down their version of "Ohio" that's floating around the internet. That's a great place to start.


If you like Nick Cave, but wished he'd add a ton of feedback filled garage-sounding guitars and write all about getting laid and-or WANTING to get laid...then you're in luck. Grinderman is his new creation. It's dirty, it's rough, it sounds like they finished it in a weekend, and it's great. Don't go into this expecting the GREATEST ALBUM EVER and you'll be fine. Just remember to bring protection...and your pet monkey.

I say start with "No Pussy Blues" and see if you're ready for this or not.



And here's a link to one of my all time favorite Bill Hicks bits...

I was over in Australia during Easter. It was interesting to note they celebrate Easter the same way we do...commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit left chocolate eggs in the night. Now, I wonder why we’re fucked up as a race?! Anybody?!



My lil' boy is turning THREE on Sunday!!! Here's how he celebrated Molly bringing him home balloons tonight:

And for all you pervs out there, here he is singing the ABC's in the bathtub (don't worry, there's bubbles covering up his "manly bits"):



Proving that you try and release "bad news" late Friday when people are going to get off work and enjoy the weekend (oh, and EASTER?!) do not read this:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's Council (and "I PLEAD THE FIFTH!!!" woman) Monica Goodling has suddenly resigned.

Nothing to see here...no laws were broken...it's a witchhunt...

Me thinks they should try raising the National Threat Level to Orange. That used to work so well back in the day. (Remember that shit?! Wow, we suddenly are totally safer and haven't gathered any new terror threats after the election?! How odd...)


...over Geraldo Rivera of all people?! This was seriously the craziest video I've seen in awhile...I was expecting BillO to take a swing at Mr. Mustache for a second there!!!

Too bad they get all ass-kissy at the end. What is with Fox and having to say "we're FAIR & BALANCED" all the time?! I can say I'm a Pretty Pretty Princess all day long, but it doesn't make it true...




A BBC special about the Fred Phelps church (the "God Hates Fags" idiots)

Having lived in Kansas City all my life, I'm somewhat immune to the shit that these people spew. Although, this reporter was able to get amazing access to everything they go through in order to just get a rise out of people. It's an interesting (and disturbing) documentary. Although, keep this in the back of your mind as you watch it. They've been doing this shit for over a few decades now. Only recently did they become this "National Nightmare" when they started protesting military funerals. For waaaaaaaay too long, these fuckers got a blind eye turned towards them when they simply would pull this "God Hates Fags" shit on actual homosexuals.

This is only the 1st of 7 videos. Click on the video to bring up the other 6.



Yeah, I know it's barely April and the year is young, but god dammit, this is reeeeeeeally good:

I was lucky enough to snag an early copy of Bright Eyes CASSADAGA today at lunch, and even though I had high expectations, it surpassed them all. The promo copy had a nice summary of the album on the back, and I couldn't have said it better myself:

While many latched onto the smattering of political commentary in 2005's I'm Wide Awake..., Cassadaga is less blunt in its depiction of youthful exasperation in the Bush era. References to Hurricane Katrina, holy wars and polar ice-caps may crop up, but they're buried deep amongst the ruminations on life, love, history, death and the afterlife.

It's catchy, it's deep, it's playful, it's robust and simply put, Bright Eyes best album.

Buy it you bastards!!!


I might be late on this whole thing, but having just seen this tonight, I had to post about it...

First of all, I've missed her and her beautiful voice! It's nice that she's doing something other than re-recording acoustic versions of albums she already released...but "My Humps?!" And doing a video for it?! It's...It's...fucking genius! She should do an entire album of these shitty awful songs in a very serious, emotional way and totally re-invent herself as some sort of Female Weird Al or something...

Or at least get back in the studio and make another amazing record.

Regardless, I really really really enjoyed this. Bravo!



Eli Roth's fake trailer for Grindhouse:

That trailer has boobies, blood, and God knows what else...watch it at your own risk and certainly not at work!!!


Another week, another amazing issue of Newsweek...

With all the news of Cancer recurring in both Tony Snow and Elizabeth Edwards, Newsweek focuses on the disease and the impact it has on America as a whole. Senior Editor, Jonathan Alter even shares his story of dealing with mantle cell lymphoma. Both Lance Armstrong and Elizabeth Edwards chime in on their experiences and it's a emotional, yet compelling read all around.