Google Map's STREET VIEW.

This is sooooooooo fucking insane and 1984-esque, but who cares...it's exactly what I envisioned the future bringing us! If I can't have hover boards, I'll take the ability to look 360 degrees down the streets of major cities!

Just click on that link, find the lil' guy there on the Las Vegas strip and move up and down the street turning the view with your mouse. There's five different cities at the moment, and more to come, I'm sure!



We get Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Michael Moore. (Yay!)

...oh, and Ben Affleck and PJ O'Rourke. (Eh.)

Bill's also got a funny read on South Carolina's new "Go Ahead & Carry A Gun To School" law right here.


Obama voted against the bullshit Iraq Spending "Here's more money for the war without any sort of deadline or objectives to actually get us out of there sometime within the next decade" Bill. He's taking plenty of heat for doing so, but released this statement:

"This country is united in our support for our troops, but we also owe them a plan to relieve them of the burden of policing someone else's civil war. Governor Romney and Senator McCain clearly believe the course we are on in Iraq is working, but I do not.

"And if there ever was a reflection of that it's the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, ten armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago.

"Governor Romney and Senator McCain are still supporting a war that has cost us thousands of lives, made us less safe in the world, and resulted in a resurgence of al-Qaeda. It is time to end this war so that we can redeploy our forces to focus on the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and all those who plan to do us harm."

So, McCain responds:

“I was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy of surrender by voting against funds to support our brave men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan,” McCain, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, said. “This vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but it’s the equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.”

"While Senator Obama's two years in the U.S. Senate certainly entitle him to vote against funding our troops, my service and experience combined with conversations with military leaders on the ground in Iraq lead me to believe that we must give this new strategy a chance to succeed because the consequences of failure would be catastrophic to our nation's security."

"By the way, Senator Obama, it's a 'flak' jacket, not a 'flack' jacket."

That's it. Case closed! You misspelled "flak jacket." End of arguement.

Reduce your counter arguement to a cute lil' soundbite and wonder why you're considered a "has-been," John. It's because of people like McCain, people who every six months say, "Just give the plan six more months!" that we'll be stuck in Iraq until the next Presidental election.

And can we just drop this "Policy of Surrender" bullshit? We're all adults here. Quit acting like we're either going to "win or lose" in Iraq. It's not even in our hands any more. It's a CIVIL WAR and we're just on the sidelines...or in the crossfire.



...that this was already out?!

I was thinking it wasn't out until June, but noooooooo, it's already out now!

Some friends you are...


Molly's Father is an OB-GYN...we gave him so much shit when Bush said the quote that plays at the begining of this trailer...


I felt this exact same way when I read that the Democrats agreed to no timetables in the Iraq Spending Bill...


First things first...

You know what's worse than reading "spoilers" of who's going to die days before the episode airs? To have those "spoilers" turn out to be COMPLETELY WRONG! This whole time I thought that Sayid was killed...and I was really pissed at myself (and sad) for reading that in advance. Then, about an hour into tonight's LOST, during one of the greatest scenes in the history of television, we all think that Sayid (along with Bernard and Jin) are killed. But no...Sayid is very much alive...for now at least. Who knows who the fuck Jack was talking to at the end on the iPhone. We know they ain't Penny. And that they know plenty about the people stuck on that island...

So, wow. Three seasons down and three more (tiny) seasons to go. The fact that the creators have an end date makes me all the more excited. But dammit, what the fuck was that ending about?! Are the "flashbacks" going to be "flashforwards" now? Was that basically the end of the entire show and we just to fill in the blanks from here on? I know the show's creators stated that this season ended with "a gamechanger" and man, if they didn't live up to that. I turned to Molly after the scene with Jack and the coffin and said, "I'm just going to toss this out there...this isn't a flashback. He looks older and something just feels odd." Then he mentions that the doctor should "Go get my Dad down here!" and I was like, "So much for that theory."

So what do you think? I've been scanning the internets and trying to get a sense of what people are thinking. Besides some interesting theories, someone tossed out a link to Gia which has our own Juliet and Angelina Jolie in a 4 minute lesbian sex scene! HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I never seen that movie, and now I don't have to! Who knew there was a porno version of youtube?! God bless America.

Hmmm, where was I?! I'm distracted all the sudden...oh yeah, what do you guys (and gals) think? I mean, everyone is wondering who the fuck was in the coffin? Who died and why wouldn't a single person show up? Both Kate and Jack knew him, but the coffin seemed kind of small, no? Thanks to another post on a Lost talkback, someone grabbed a HD version of the piece of newspaper that made Jack think about jumping off the bridge . You can't read much, but it does confirm whoever is inside the casket, is Male.

I'll write more later, I'm sure...but if nothing else, this is what I expect from season finales. I was kind of let down with The Office and Molly so-so enjoyed Heroes. But Lost...it just continues to fucking deliver the goods!!!



Why can't all video games be this AWESOME?!



Why couldn't I just NOT LOOK at the spoilers for tomorrow night's season finale of LOST?! It's one day away and I have to click on some stupid link that clues me in on exactly who dies. (There's five characters...at least) To be fair, I did close the window after reading the first name...but the damage is already done. Sigh. Now I'm sad because of who it is (You're not going to expect it, nor like it) and because I totally ruined Christmas morning by peeking early.


One of the greatest things about The Simpsons is that the writers and creators know that Fox needs them more than they need Fox...which is why they're able to get away with shit like this:



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Me & Lex rocked with our (tallywackers) out on Guitar Hero II over the weekend. That's just a "heavy metal" phrase by the way...no actual (tallywackers) were out of anything.

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I've always been kind of obsessed with The Simpsons. I've basically grown up watching the show and between it and late 80's-early 90's Saturday Night Live, I formed my entire sense of humor. (Also, my Father was very sarcastic) Now, I haven't watched much of the later seasons (c'mon, they ain't what they used to be) but with the 400th episode combined with The Simpsons Movie coming up...I'm becoming more of a rabid fan once again.

First things first, let's all get fired and head over to Playboy.com to read a really good article (yeah, that's why I get the magazine as well) on Matt Groening. Actually, it's more of an interview, but the word "article" made that joke work, so shut it...

Next, look at some of these amazing Simpsons figures that McFarlane is working on!

But finally, head over to USA TODAY and read about episodes 399 and 400.


NEW MUSIC 5.15.07

This actually is the last couple of weeks tossed into one post, so don't worry (Molly), I didn't buy all of these today...


I'm guessing this album is good. I brought it home a couple weeks ago and Molly has kept it in her car ever since. Actually, I had most of this album downloaded before it even arrived in stores. Feist is, as the kids say, "The Next Big Thing." She's got a beautiful voice, knows how to lay down a nice chorus, and best of all made a deal with the devil in order to...wait...no, that was Faust. Nevermind.


Besides having the greatest band name ever, Travis returns with another album that just grows on you. Nothing stands out the first listen, but you'll find yourself humming melodies and lyrics here and there throughout your day. And with each listen, you'll discover that it's a damn shame these bastards aren't up there with Coldplay and Keane and every other Oasis-Radiohead-Lite English band that has sprung up recently. Except these guys were out there first.

I remember when "Yellow" from Coldplay became this huge radio hit and I kept telling people, "If you think that's good, try listening to Travis." Well, they must have assumed I was just schizophrenic or something, because after all these years Travis is still playing the smaller clubs while Chris Martin names another child after a fruit.


I can't say enough about this record. Another masterpiece from this amazing group. It's like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot without the feedback and distortion. It captures Jeff Tweedy's struggles with addiction and depression while letting the band members expand their massive guitar sounds.

Either Way
Maybe the sun will shine today
The clouds will blow away
Maybe I won't feel so afraid
I will try to understand
Either way

Maybe you still love me
Maybe you don't
Either you will or you won't
Maybe you just need some time alone
I will try to understand
Everything has its plan
Either way
I'm going to stay
Right for you

Maybe the sun will shine today
The clouds will roll away
Maybe I won't be so afraid
I will understand
Everything has its plan
Either way

It has shades of The Grateful Dead, The Eagles, Steely Dan, John Lennon...and before you roll your eyes, it's like only the good parts of those bands. (Although Lennon had no bad side.) Basically this record doesn't sound like it's from our era...and that's a wonderful thing.

On and On and On
on and on and on
we'll stay together yeah
on and on and on
we'll be together yeah

you and i will try
to stay together yeah
on and on and on
we'll be together yeah

please don't cry
we're designed to die
don't deny
what's inside

on and on and on
we'll stay together yeah
on and on and on
on and on and on

one day we'll disappear
together in a dream
however short or long
our lives are going to be

i will live in you
or you will live in me
until we disappear
together in a dream

please don't cry
we're designed to die
you can't deny
even the gentlest tide

on and on and on
we'll be together yeah
on and on and on
on and on and on
we're going to try

please don't cry
this world of words and meanings
makes you feel outside
something that you feel already
deep inside
you've denied
go ahead and cry

on and on and on
we'll stay together yeah
on and on and on
on and on and on

you and i
we'll stay together yeah
you and i will try
to make it better yeah

Sure, the lyrics might read a lil' dark...depressing even. But with the music, it's basically the best record ever for a cloudy day. This isn't the music you want to take to the beach. This is the music you want to roll up into a ball and listen to with your headphones on over in the corner...with a warm cup of coffee...or in my case, Nestle Quik.



I've just posted a few things over at Comic Stripjoint.

Here are some sketches from APE and here is what I thought of Spider-Man Suckballs The Third.

Look for a "few week's behind" edition of NEW MUSIC tomorrow and if you haven't listened to the new WILCO album, go here and it's the 6th album to the right. I promise you won't find a more complete package of beautiful lyrics, relaxing melodies, and outstanding guitar work this year.



...and didn't think that you ever caught a glimpse of JACOB, think again.

And how about that ending...wow.



This entire week was amazing. He should go visit other cities more often. Some highlights:





So, here's the deal. We only get 48 more episodes after this season. Lindelof & Cuse are staying until the end, and having an end date allows them to keep the bar high right up until the very end.

...but the bad news is that ABC wants to keep the show on the air for as long as they can. So the deal they worked out is 48 episodes spread out over THREE seasons. Yes, you read that right, we only get 16 episodes a year. The somewhat good news is that when they decide to bring it back (it hasn't been finalized yet) there will be 16 episodes back to back. No repeats and no "mini-seasons" with a break in the middle.

I'm excited that ABC, a national television network, is allowing one of their top-rated shows have an end date. This ensures they tell every single story they want to tell and lets them frame the rest of the story around the idea that they HAVE to end it all 48 episodes from now. Like J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series, having an end date serves to keep the story from becoming bloated and unfocused.

But man...only 16 episodes a season? With like EIGHT MONTHS in between seasons?! Let's hope McFarlane keeps releasing action figures so I can play out other storylines in my living room...in my underware...you know that's how I roll...


I missed this series on PBS, but have been getting caught-up online. This was one of the better pieces in the documentary about what our soldiers are going through over in Iraq...told through graphic novel style:


Tornadoes are just a way of life here in the Midwest, but this one destroyed 95% of this Southwestern Kansas town...

Here's amazing video captured from one of the many Storm Chasers:



Oh suuuuuuure, they say it's just Diet Coke Plus Vitamins, but look at that rainbow color scheme they used. I, for one, am not going to wait until they release "Diet Coke Curious" before I start a campaign to keep Coca-Cola how it should be. Straight and filled with acidy shit that's going to give me all sorts of intestinal problems...



Shit...has it been four years already?! Remember you Democracy Lovin' Freed Iraqis, linen is what you give on the 4th anniversary...not bombs. Bombs were for the 3rd anniversary. Get it right.

If you want to just fucking weep at how pointless this war and President Codpiece are, go read the differences between May 1st, 2003 and May 1st, 2007 here.

Bush is also set to veto (his uh, SECOND EVER, after vetoing federal funding stem-cell research) the War Spending Bill that includes a withdrawl date because, and I quote: "(It) could turn Iraq into a cauldron of chaos"

And you know, it's going so swimmingly now.