Friday, August 28, 2009

True Blood: Louisiana Queen

Evan Rachel Wood - A Lesbian Vampire?

What can 'True Blood' fans expect during the episode? "I certainly have a steamy scene with someone that I don't think you'd really expect. So it will be a little fun."

I'm just going to put my prediction out there: Tara. Obviously it won't be Sookie. Sam's slept with enough gals already, Bill: no, Eric: no, Pam: no, (none of those are surprising enough). Eggs would be unexpected, as would be Lafayette. Tara's mom even more unexpected. Jason? Naah. A little too picture perfect, bro & sis both doing vamps. Jessica would be hot, awesome, AND unexpected. Crossing my fingers for that one. I want to say it's a female, just because of the whole "lesbian vampire" thing, but Wood also said this:

"She's not necessarily a lesbian. Her human partner is a girl, but I'm pretty sure she goes both ways [laughs]. I think vampires are like that in general," Wood told E! News.

Revealing too much with that laugh? Or nothing at all?

In any case, we shall see come Sunday.

Red on Red

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cuckoo for Healthcare!

Barney Frank rocks my socks. Why can't the rest of the Democratic Congress heed his example in calling these people out on their idiocy? Go, Barney, go!

Is it not a testament to Obama's administration being the exact opposite of Hitler's (and Bush's) that these people are even allowed to show a picture of Obama as Hitler at a town hall meeting? Anytime, anytime someone would stand up in protest against Bush in any respect in any location they were immediately silenced, not allowed to ask questions, and escorted out of the room and out of reach of the cameras. Redunkulous. Absolutely.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Don't worry about tomorrow he-eee-ey

[Nostalgia entry. Ignore!]

See Creed play!

This song, like other songs, transports me back in time to specific feelings, people, visuals, and smells. This one brings me back to the house on N Main, the odd moldy old house smell there, the cool temperature inside my tahiti and aqua ice painted bedroom, Amy's burritos, silkscreening ink, the boy with the voice, Lauren in the kitchen with produce fresh from the farm, and three little orange kittens. I did not visit that house when I was back for commencement. I kind of wanted to. Just for a whiff of the past.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ballad for my One True Love

Hot damn. The weekend in October that I've been looking forward to just got even MORE fantastic. Mason Jennings will be playing on the 9th, and darn straight I'm going to see him again. Then Mirah. Then Placebo. Mirah and Mason are more than enough for me, but we'll see. AND he'll have a new album come September, 'Blood of Man,' excited! I'm really happy he's coming back to NY, for I knew he'd be playing in Portland but also knew I would not be around to catch that show, so yay!

His music gives me chills. It makes me move and groove, makes me cry, makes me happy and smile the day away. Oh, his chords, his strumming, it's all too delicious not to get goosebumps when I listen.

(This gives me the giggles) Mason on I love you and Buddha Too:
"It's also in the key of Bb, which I found out there's a black hole super deep in space that's hitting the earth with a Bb at all times but it's really really low so you can't hear it but it's really loud so a lot of the songs that open up your heart chakra I found out later are often Bb...I looked back through all these different songs throughout history and there are so many love songs written in Bb and I just think is that a coincidence? I don't think so."

Black hole hums B flat

Friday, August 7, 2009

Too funny not to post, but also too tragic

New Rule: Smart President ≠ Smart Country

Highlights (yeah yeah, nearly the entire article):

...and no I can't show you an original copy of my birth certificate because Woody Harrelson spilled bong water on it...

At a recent town-hall meeting in South Carolina, a man stood up and told his Congressman to "keep your government hands off my Medicare," which is kind of like driving cross country to protest highways.

I'm the bad guy for saying it's a stupid country, yet polls show that a majority of Americans cannot name a single branch of government, or explain what the Bill of Rights is. 24% could not name the country America fought in the Revolutionary War. More than two-thirds of Americans don't know what's in Roe v. Wade. Two-thirds don't know what the Food and Drug Administration does. Some of this stuff you should be able to pick up simply by being alive. You know, like the way the Slumdog kid knew about cricket.

Not here. Nearly half of Americans don't know that states have two senators and more than half can't name their congressman. And among Republican governors, only 30% got their wife's name right on the first try.

Sarah Palin says she would never apologize for America. Even though a Gallup poll says 18% of Americans think the sun revolves around the earth. No, they're not stupid. They're interplanetary mavericks. A third of Republicans believe Obama is not a citizen, and a third of Democrats believe that George Bush had prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, which is an absurd sentence because it contains the words "Bush" and "knowledge."...

And I haven't even brought up America's religious beliefs. But here's one fun fact you can take away: did you know only about half of Americans are aware that Judaism is an older religion than Christianity? That's right, half of America looks at books called the Old Testament and the New Testament and cannot figure out which one came first.

And these are the idiots we want to weigh in on the minutia of health care policy? Please, this country is like a college chick after two Long Island Iced Teas: we can be talked into anything, like wars, and we can be talked out of anything, like health care. We should forget town halls, and replace them with study halls...

Until we admit there are things we don't know, we can't even start asking the questions to find out. Until we admit that America can make a mistake, we can't stop the next one. A smart guy named Chesterton once said: "My country, right or wrong is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying... It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'" To which most Americans would respond: "Are you calling my mother a drunk?"

-Bill Maher

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Many things happened on Tuesday...

But most important of all, Bill Clinton is the dog's bollocks. Of course Clinton would be the one to speak with Kim Jong Il and bring back the damsels safe and sound.

Clinton, 2 journalists on way to US from NKorea

Laura Ling Offers "Deepest Gratitude" To Clinton, Team For Release From North Korea


Another reason Clinton's the cat's pyjamas: