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Thoughts on Michael Jackson

1 Jul

I’ve not really jumped on the bandwagon and posted anything about Michael Jackson because I’m conflicted about it.

Thriller was one of the first albums (yes, vinyl, not a CD), and as one who is going to be 36 years old in a few months, I’m old enough to remember him as he was then. It’s difficult to reconcile those memories of him with more recent ones, like dangling “Blanket” off the hotel balcony, going to court in his pajamas, and all of those horrible plastic surgeries.

So, I direct you to this post, which pretty much sums up how I feel about the death of Micheal Jackson.

In a World…

2 Sep

…where we will no longer hear Don LaFontaine do movie trailer voice-overs, one wonders who can possibly fill his massive shoes.

One for the Road

7 Aug
"My ego is THIS BIG!"

"My ego is THIS BIG!"

Farewell, Brett Favre. You were enjoyed.

Sort of.

“Agh, footballpractice!”

16 Jul

This is a face that will haunt your dreams tonight.

This, readers, is Andy Dick, and he’s obviously a train wreck (and someone who, while they claim not to be gay, makes obvious efforts to assert his supposed heterosexuality). If he doesn’t get his act together, he’ll be dead before the year is done.

That’s my celebrity news post for today. I wouldn’t have even looked at this story if not for the terrifying mug shot.

(And special kudos to whomever gets the reference in the subject line of this post.)

Disappointment of the Day

16 Jul

Steven Page, lead singer of (one of my favorite bands) The Barenaked Ladies, was arrested on cocaine charges recently.

It might sound strange, but this news was very disheartening to me. One of the things I always loved about BNL was that they seemed never to get caught up in the traps of being famous (granted, they only had a few hit songs in the U.S., but those of us who are fans are FANS). I think all but one of them (Steven included) are married with children, and often the families come with them on tour. 

Now, it would seem, that’s not the case. Yes, everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but this evidence looks pretty damning (especially since he posted bail for one of the women he was found with (and the fact that he was found with two women most likely won’t sit well with his wife, who is probably at home with the kids). The marijuana, who cares about: I don’t smoke it — never have — but from everything I’ve read, it should probably be legalized (most likely will happen in the next 10 years). But the cocaine — yikes, that’s some nasty stuff.

Hopefully this will all turn out well for him.

Now, in news more close to home: For some cockamamie reason I got out of bed around 6 a.m. today — it’s usually a struggle for me to get up at 7:30 in order to be at work at 8:30. After taking a shower (hopefully my hair will dry enough that I don’t have to bring out the hair dryer — it’s 73 right now but with the dew point feels like around 80) I packed up a little bit of the bathroom. So I’m making progress, slowly but surely. I’m trying not to think about the fact that I still have not gone through my storage locker downstairs. And not thinking about the fact that it’s supposed to be 90 when I move on Friday.

Shaken Suri Syndrome

3 Mar


Doesn’t it look like Mr. Scientology is shaking the life out of his daughter in this photo??? (Image from eonline.com, click to view the actual story, which is not about Tom Cruise shaking his daughter.)

Why all the hate?

24 Jan

I just read that a radical Baptist church plans to protest any service held in the U.S. for Heath Ledger because he portrayed a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.

Why is it sometimes that the most devoutly religious people are also the most hateful? I would love to crawl into one of their minds and see how they justify that behavior to themselves.