Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Wow! Tim Ryan kicks The White House's ass
Pretty sharp criticism: Democrat Tim Ryan from Ohio kicks the Bush Administration ass. He was responding to why young people think the Administration will institute a draft despite their denials.
Monday, September 18, 2006
9/11 Election Strategy
Sad but true:
Tom Toles via Yahoo!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
What Happened to Summer?
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Letterman on Lesbians
Utterly histerically clip of Letterman asking Ann Heche about Ellen Degeneres -- Dave gets utterly tongue tied, states "I Love Lesbians," and "uhhh, girls kissing" "Now I feel stupid"
Not only does Heche match wits with Letterman, she out does him repartee-wise; Be sure to catch her sly reference to Paul -- making size jokes and winking at the 2:30 mark.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Cool (and a bit scary):
Thursday, September 14, 2006
One of the Best TV ads ever made
The Who at Jones Beach (9/13/06)a
A good (but not great) show by The Who, marred only by a 40 minute soft spot in the middle of their soon to be released album, Wire and Glass, which, of course, nobody knew (an EP came out on August 30th '06, with the full CD scheduled for a October 30th release).
I always thought The Who never got their due relative to the great English bands of the 1960s and 70s. Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd -- The Who are easily in that pantheon, and yet they seem to be perceived as a notch below. I can't explain.
A good band behind the 2 surviving members. The drummer was particularly sharp -- Zak Starkey, son of the Beatles' Ringo Starr, did a surprisingly excellent job as Keith Moon's replacement.
Video: Download Baba O'Riley
I am striking out when it comes to finding the playlists -- Here's what I remember:
I Can't Explain
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Who Are You,
Behind Blue Eyes
Won't Get Fooled Again
Pinball Wizard, Amazing Journey, Sparks, See Me Feel Me
Man In A Purple Dress
Good Looking Boy
Black Widow Eyes
mini-opera from Wire and Glass,
DID NOT PERFORM:
The Kids Are Alright
Let's See Action
anything from Quadraphenia
Young Man Blues
You Better You Bet
I Can See For Miles
Love Ain't for Keeping
Getting In Tune
One interesting aspect of the show was the taping for DVD of the
show. The band will offer for sale sale a CD/DVD of your precise
concert via The Music Store.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Olbermann's Commentary on 9/11 Anniversary
A SENIOR MOMENT
A 98 year old woman wrote this to her bank. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.
I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.
By my calculations, three nanoseconds, must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire salary, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.
You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.
My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways.
I noticed that whereas I personally attend to your telephone calls and letters, when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.
From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person. My mortgage and loan payments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.
Be aware that it is an offense under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope. Please find attached an Application Contact Status which I require your chosen employee to complete.
I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.
Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.
In due course, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.
I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Let me level the playing field even further. When you call me, press buttons as follows:
1-- To make an appointment to see me.
2-- To query a missing payment.
3-- To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.
4-- To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.
5-- To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.
6-- To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not a t home.
7-- To leave a message on my computer (a password to access my computer is required. A password will be communicated to you at a later date to the Authorized Contact.)
8-- To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.
9-- To make a general complaint or inquiry, the contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.
While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.
Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.
May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous, New Year.
Your Humble Client
(Remember: This was written by a 98 year old woman)
JUST GOTTA LOVE SENIORS!