Friday, December 30, 2005

Be A Speech Writer For Bush!

It's not at easy as you think!

http://www.actofme.co.uk/bush_speech/bushspeechwriter.html

New Year's

Everyone have a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

SNL Narnia Rap

Not sure if everyone has seen this or not but it's pretty funny and well made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch.php?v=zLElfJ9YCh0

WW

Anybody going tonight?

Hump Day

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Hope Everyone Had A Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Top Ten Signs You're A Gay Cowboy

10. "Your saddle is Versace"

9. "Instead of 'Home On The Range', you sing 'It's Raining Men'"

8. "You enjoy ridin', ropin', and redecoratin'"

7. "Sold your livestock to buy tickets to 'Mamma Mia'"

6. "After watching reruns of 'Gunsmoke', you have to take a cold shower"

5. "Native Americans refer to you as 'Dances With Men'"

4. "You've been lassoed more times than most steers"

3. "You're wearing chaps, yet your 'ranch' is in Chelsea"

2. "Instead of a saloon you prefer a salon"

1. "You love riding, but you don't have a horse"

David Letterman

doggie


I did it! I put in my application in for D(h)arma.

Still not digging the name. But it is growing on me.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Pitchfork's Top Albums of 2005



http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/top/2005/

Pitchfork's Top Albums of 2005

Check it out! I have some of these! I wish Clap Your Hands and been ranked in the top 10.

Brokeback Watch


Well, I was partially right. Focus is rapidly accelerating its release of Brokeback Mountain in light of the film's tremedous success (#8 at the box office, while only showing on 69 screens). They will expand to as many as 400 screens by Jan. 6. That may or may not include Tulsa. We may be in the Jan. 30 release phase.
It will debut in London on Dec. 30, so unless I take a trip to Dallas my friends in the UK will see it before me. Nice! [source]

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John hooking up with the waitstaff
Drunk Julie
The homeless
Trading Shirts
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Tequila
Spinach Balls
Lil' Bit


  

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State of Fear

I just check-out State of Fear - Michael Chrichton from the library... Converting it over to MP3's is a bit of a headache ... how many of you would like a copy of it?
SYNOPSIS
Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. STATE OF FEAR is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world. From the streets of Paris, to the glaciers of Antarctica to the exotic and dangerous Solomon Islands, STATE OF FEAR takes the reader on a rollercoaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear.
State of Fear
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Holiday Crafts

Something about the holiday season brings out the inner Martha Stewart in most of us. I suddenly have the urge to bake cookies and I spent several hours last night cutting up shopping bags into tiny snowflakes to decorate my holiday gifts - see, I really am gay. And Jason has been knitting ass hats and tea cozies for months in anticipation of the season.
I know some of you may feel a little craft-challenged, though. It's OK; if everyone could turn a bag of pinecones into a fabulous centerpiece there would be lots of homeless homos. However, if you think this is the year to try some holiday crafting, this site offers simple ideas for giving a little homespun whimsy to your holiday decor. And it can all be made from simple household items - well not my household... [via Queerty]

Monday, December 19, 2005

Smash My Xbox


These guys took donated money, bought a brand new Xbox and then smashed it with a sledge hammer in front of patrons. Very funny. They also did this with an iPod, but it was their first attempt and the response was not as good. Besides, Microsloth sucks.

www.smashmyxbox.com

Vanessa's Party

It was great seeing you all at Vanessa's party. Just to let you know, I uploaded a video that I took on that night on to the KDX server. Those of you who are members (Jason-I know you are) should take a look:) It is in the "Uploads" area under "Movies". Maybe if I ever figure out a site that can host that stuff, I will load it up. Also, I will try and upload photos from the ADCT Christmas party as soon as I get a chance! I hope everyone has a great christmas!!!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Would you pay money for these?


Con Shirt

Hacker's Delight?

Required reading kiddies: this is long and not funny, but I have a feeling it will be VERY important.

A few months ago I posted about a Diebold insider who had come forward with allegations that, prior to the 2004 elections, the company deliberately ignored warnings from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team that the company’s electronic voting machines and central tabulator were vulnerable to hacking.
This story continues to evolve and gain footing. There is still no damning proof that any votes were actually manipulated, but now we do have evidence that such a hack would have been pretty easy to accomplish. Leon County, Florida election officials have teamed up with BlackBoxVoting.org (an elections watchdog organization) to conduct an independent test of the Diebold system in Leon County. [source]

In one of the tests conducted for Sancho and the non-profit election-monitoring group BlackBoxVoting.org, the researchers were able to get into the system easily, make the loser the winner and leave without a trace, said Herbert Thompson, who conducted the test.

He also said the machine that tabulates the overall count asked for a user name and password, but didn't require it.

In the other test, the researcher who had hacked into the voting machine's memory card was able to hide votes, make losers out of winners and leave no trace of the changes.

The quotes above are from the AP – yep, the MSM is finally taking note. This should be evidence enough for a major Congressional investigation or independent commission investigation into the 2004 elections electronic voting. And this should put an end to future electronic voting until these concerns are addressed and all votes have a verifiable paper trail. It won’t, but it should.

Related: On Tuesday, a Securities Fraud Class Action suit was filed in the U.S. Federal District Court in Ohio charging eight current and former executives with “Fraud, Insider Trading, Manipulation of Stock Prices, Concealment of Known Flaws in Voting Machines and Company Structural Problems” Diebold CEO and chairman Walden O’dell, who is named as a defendant, unexpectedly resigned the day before sighting personal reasons.

Look for the lid to blow off of this story in the run-up to the 2006 elections. This could be lots of fun!

Thanks to Brad Friedman at BradBlog for his tireless coverage of these issues.

Update: Hacking may have altered vote in 2000 Presidential Election.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

XXX-Mas


I missed this. The Daily Show weighs in on the "War on Christmas" or Triple X-mas as only Jon Stewart and Co. can. Video. My favorite is the part about Jesus being completely stripped from the Old Testament.

World of Warcraft video

If you don't know anything about MMORPG's this will make no sense to you. video but it is some funny shit!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mylo: Muscle Cars


Check out the new video for Mylo's single Muscle Car. If only this footage were for reals - we could just impeach the bastard and get it over with.

Mylo's album will be available in the US in February, meaning we might hear him in Tulsa clubs by June/July....

Via Arjan
Mylo

Post Secret





NEWS BREAK: Hell has frozen over


I hate Tom Green

Lumps for "Humps"


You all know how I feel about Black Eyed Peas' hit song "My Humps." You simply do not put lumps and breasts in the same song - it's disturbing. Plus, Fergie is just gross.

Slate magazine takes the "Humps" lumping even further with an analysis of why it's so bad:

Their current single, "My Humps," is one of the most popular hit singles in history. It is also proof that a song can be so bad as to veer toward evil.


Above: Fergie gets wet in San Diego. Below: Fergie channels Charo.

Meet Cesar Millan the Dog Whisperer

A friend introduced me to the Dog Whisperer on the National Geographic Channel. I like Ceasar Millan's dog training methods. His methods center around the human being the pack leader, giving your dog "exercise, discipline and affection", In that order. Cesar can take a misbehaving dog and have it under control, it is amazing to watch.

He also writes for the Dog Channel (great info).

Tonight

Don't think I'll be there...just don't know if I'm up for it or not.

The DaVinci Code


Trailer
The book was great ... and I am really looking forward to the movie.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Marie-Antoinette


Sophia Coppola started working on the screenplay for her movie Marie-Antoinette, based on Antonia Fraser’s novel Marie-Antoinette: The Journey, after she finished making Virgin Suicides. She reportedly took a break from the script, which was rather tedious work, and started work on Lost in Translation. The latter took on a life of its own and she really didn’t return to Marie-Antoinette until it was finished. After wrapping up principal photography on Marie-Antoinette over the summer a rather lengthy trailer has already been released. Sophia is known for working quickly.

For whatever reason (probably the tragic excess), I’m fascinated by this historical period. So I’m glad the movie looks stunning and makes up for some of the misgivings I had about casting. I mean really, Kirsten Dunst as Marie-Antoinette and Jason Schwartzman as Louis XVI.

Fraser’s book depicts “let them eat cake” Marie in a pretty sympathetic light. After all, the girl was only 14 years old when she was married off to little Louis and probably wasn’t prepared to be queen any more than Louis XVI was to be king. Dunst can play the naïve waif pretty well, but she also has enough ability to play the more mature Marie-Antoinette as she meets the guillotine. Schwartzman is a classic offbeat goofball and, apparently, so was Louis XVI. So knowing all that, it seems this film might actually work pretty well. Let’s just hope they don’t butcher the accents. We don’t know yet though since the trailer has no dialogue – it’s set to New Order’s Age of Consent. No doubt a witty nod from Sophia Coppola.

Santa Claus and al Qaeda

Yes Virginia, political correctness can get out of hand and it can make the world a boring place. But sometimes it’s necessary to police those too stupid to make their own distinctions of what is and isn’t appropriate.
On the one hand, I get the Christian-right’s point about the transformation of Christmas into Winter Holiday and the homogenizing of the season. America has successfully celebrated Christmas void of religious connotation for 30 years or so. Those who want to find spiritual meaning in the holiday are free to do so (as are they in the case of Easter, Halloween and Groundhog Day), and those who look at it as a great excuse to show up to work hung over can have it our way too.
However, I have no patience for Christian’s claim they are being discriminated against because the office Christmas party is now dubbed a holiday party. Get over it! You folks are the ones who have tried for years to rewrite history and distort fact to turn Halloween into something evil. Then you launched a large-scale effort to replace “Satan’s Birthday” with Fall Festivals and the like. You’ve tried to stop trick-or-treating while hiding Easter eggs on the church lawn and continuing to let Santa come down your chimney. Excuse me if your crying over Christ being taken out of Christmas reeks of crocodile tears.
I also say “Get over it!” to those who are offended that the liquor store is closed on Christmas but not during Kwanza – wait, maybe that’s not the best example… Anyway, do what I do when someone assumingly says to you, “Merry Christmas,” a month before the actual event. Turn to them, smile and say, “Oh thanks, but I’m a Christ-killing Jew.” We can all coexist if we stop looking for reasons to be offended.
The point of all that is to call your attention to a CNN report on this debate, featuring Bob Knight of the Christian conservative group Concerned Women for America (an organization which seems to be completely comprised of men) and Air America’s Sam Seder. Seder launched into a hysterical tongue-in-cheek tirade that nails the absurdity of the fundamentalist’s argument.

SEDER: Listen, as far as the war on Christmas goes, I feel like we should be waging a war on Christmas. I mean, I believe that Christmas, it's almost proven that Christmas has nuclear weapons, can be an imminent threat to this country, that they have operative ties with terrorists and I believe that we should sacrifice thousands of American lives in pursuit of this war on Christmas. And hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money.

The rest is at Atrios. It’s good.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Ummm


Apparently some dorks in Wyoming also have a Whiskey Wednesday ritual. Sounds kinda lame, but the artwork is some funny shit. They also have a Whiskey Wednesday Girl (read skank) of the Week.

AD Club Holiday Party

DECEMBER 15th, 2005

Join the Art Directors Club for the second annual holiday bash. Whether you plan on being naughty or nice, this is the party you will not want to miss. Invite your friends, spouses, elves, girlfriends, boyfriends, coworkers, elves, pretty much anyone over 21.

WHEN AND WHERE:
1974 Bar and Grill
402 E. 2nd St. Downtown Tulsa
7:00 pm
Members: Free, Non-Members $5
Light food and music provided
Cash bar

Tulsa Release Date for Brokeback Mountain

>From: "Troy Sageser"
>Subject: Brokeback Mountain's tentative release date

I wanted to give you a heads-up on the tentative release date of Brokeback Mountain, as I have had lots of people asking me about it lately.

This weekend, it only opened in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We just found out yesterday that Focus Features (the film's distributor) has decided to release it to Tulsa on February 3rd. That date is of course tentative and may change. It could be earlier if the film exceeds the distributor's expectations in other markets. I'll keep you in the loop if it changes.

As always, thanks for your interest and support of these films. If you have any questions, comments or e-mail referrals, please feel free to e-mail me!

WW

You know the drill...

Friday, December 09, 2005

Christmas in Paris


It's lovely to see that Melissa got her holiday decorations up early this year - your hubby must be thrilled. Two words: That's hot! More.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the person really responsible for this eyesore has become obsessed with celebrity in the past - he was arrested for trespassing on Martha Stewart's property last year. [source]

funny


Wulffmorgenthaler

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Going Back in the Closet


I discovered C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia when I was 9 or 10 years old. I was absolutely spellbound; I think I devoured the entire series in about a week. So, naturally I'm excited to see the film version of The Chonicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (not closet) which opens this weekend. As with The Lord of the Rings, there is something magical about having a world created for you which you've previously only been able to see with your mind's eye. And it looks as if the crew, which includes the Weta special effects studio of LOTR fame, has done an amazing job. Even if the movie sucks, it's going to be beautiful to watch.

But really, how can you go wrong with a movie with talking beaver and the ever-ethereal Tilda Swinton looking fabulous as the White Witch.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Brokeback Dick Tease



Last night was the NYC premiere of Brokeback Mountain; the movie opens in NYC and LA on Friday, other cities will see the movie on Dec. 16, but some may have to wait until January. No word on where T-town falls on the release schedule, but I guess I'll have to suffer with Brokeback blue balls until then.

Here's some screen caps of the cowboy-on-cowboy action. Heath better back off my Jake... The shots are from a making-of documentary that aired on Logo. Malcontent has video.

Finally, The straight dude’s guide to ‘Brokeback’

Great Dean


Trying to find a new home for "Breeze". She is a registered Harlequin Great Dane at approximately 1 yr young who has a Great personality. If you are interested or know someone who would love to provide her a new home, please call 260-6551.

Jesus, Protect Me from Your Followers

Professor beaten; attackers cite KU creationism class.

Ford Motor Co.'s decision to cease advertising in gay publications for its Jaguar and Land Rover luxury brands is part of a truce between the auto maker and the American Family Assn. (AFA) to avert a threatened boycott by the right-wing Christian conservative group, Ward‚s learns....As part of the latest agreement hammered out Nov. 29, sources confirm Volvo Cars will continue to advertise in the publications but will use generic ads not tailored to the gay community.In addition, Ford has agreed not to sponsor any future gay and lesbian events but will continue to maintain its employee policies, such as same-sex partner benefits. [John is giving Ford the same treatment he gave Microsoft this summer -- Microsoft blinked big time, let's see how things go with a company with the financial woes of Ford.

American Taliban decries Bush taking the Christ out of Christmas with "holiday cards."

And my favorite: Santa is the Devil

Gallery of the Absurd

14 illustrates the sordid world of gossip and slander while trying to keep a straight face.
gallery of the absurd

Nightmare Of You


I'm liking the sound of Nightmare Of You. Arjan posted their single "I Want To Be Buried In Your Backyard" a few weeks ago and he has a free download of "My Name Is Trouble" up today. Hear more on their MySpace site. Let me know what you think.
Of course, comparisons to the Killers and performers like The Cure and Morrisey that are clearly huge influences on many young artists are to be expected (The Killers are great and all, but it's not possible that every new band to make a break is derivative of their sound - not even The Beatles had that kind of influence). Of such comparisons, Nightmare Of You frontman Brandon Reilly tells Arjan, "Synths, dancing, eyeliner, borderline faggotry. Beatles? Smiths? Nirvana? Bob Dylan? Its all been done. All I claim to do is write great songs. I'm not trying to reinvent any wheels ..."
Of comparisons to Morrissey he says, "We are two completely different people with different views. For example, I have a sex drive." (lol)
On another note, notice that here you have an up-and-coming band working directly with journalist/blogger to get their music to new audiences. This is grass-roots, guerilla marketing at it's finest - a trend to watch for sure.

Whiskey Wednesday

You know the place... 6:00pm.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

X3 Teaser

Teaser

I'm going to wet myself.

John Mayer - Try!

Try!, the essential introductory live album featuring John Mayer on guitar and vocals and the legendary rhythm section of Steve Jordan on drums and Pino Palladino on bass. The album features powerful live recordings including "Who Did You Think I Was" and "Gravity" from the 2005 John Mayer Trio tour.

OP

iTunes new TV shows!!

This has made my day!!!
Apple added a number of television shows from NBC, Sci Fi, and USA to the iTunes Music Store early Tuesday morning. The new content is all available for $1.99 per episode or clip.

Programming from NBC consists of select episodes and clips from Law & Order, The Office, Surface, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Alfred Hitchock Presents, Dragnet, Adam-12, and Knight Rider. The Sci Fi channel meanwhile serves up Battlestar Galactica and Battlestar Galactica Miniseries, while USA Network is offering Monk.

The update to the iTunes Music Store represents the first extension of television programming since expanded video content launched in mid-October. Think Secret recently reported that Apple will significantly strengthen its video content offerings in the coming months. Think Secret

Monday, December 05, 2005

NEW SHOW COMING TO CH. 2 W/CUTE GAY GUY









Check out the new show with a cute gay gay
coming to Channel 2 Works for You (NBC)…


"The Book of Daniel" debuts on KJRH, Channel 2 with back-to-back episodes on Friday, Jan. 6 (9-11 p.m. ET), it returns the following week (January 13) in its regular time from 10-11 p.m. (ET). "The Book of Daniel" is a provocative, edgy and compelling new drama starring Emmy nominee Aidan Quinn ("An Early Frost") as Reverend Daniel Webster, an unconventional Episcopalian minister who not only believes in Jesus - he actually sees him and discusses life with him. Webster is challenged on many levels as he struggles to be a good husband, father and minister, while trying to control a nagging addiction to prescription painkillers, and an often rocky relationship with the church hierarchy, led by Bishop Beatrice Congreve (Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"), and Roger Paxton, a senior warden of the parish and stalwart churchgoer (Dylan Baker, "Kinsey").The reverend also has loving, but challenging relationships with his three children: Peter (Christian Campbell, "Trick"), his 23-year-old gay son; Grace (Alison Pill, "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"), his 16-year-old daughter who doesn't try to push her father's buttons but succeeds at it nonetheless; and Adam (Ivan Shaw, "All My Children"), his 16-year-old adopted Chinese son, a handsome and cocky high school jock. Keeping Webster grounded is his strong and loving wife Judith (Susanna Thompson, "Now and Again") -- who is fighting her own fondness for mid-day martinis -- as well as Jesus (Garret Dillahunt, "Deadwood"), whose frequent chats with Daniel remind him of his strengths and weaknesses.Creator Jack Kenny ("Titus") and Flody Suarez ("8 Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter," "The Tick") are the executive producers of this production from NBC Universal Television Studio and Sony Pictures Television.
http://www.nbc.com/

X3


Here are some preview shoot of the new X-Men movie. Not sure how I feel about Kelsey Grammer as the Beast... but whoever is playing Angel... I approve!!! Check the Source for more photos.


I feel a Geekon coming.

Road to Mac Expo

Think Secret has some dirt on what is to come at the next Mac Expo.

Apple is planning to unveil a robust new content distribution system in January at Macworld Expo alongside its revamped media-savvy Mac mini, Think Secret has learned. The new content system and related media deals, which will include feature-length content, expanded television offerings, and more, will further cement Apple's increasing lead in digital media delivery.
(full story)

Counter

Last week I added a counter to the blog... it is under the links in the sidebar. The numbers are off because everytime I reload the blog the counter reads it was a hit. I think I am on a rolling IP address. Still not sure how many people check out the blog but my best guess is about 3. I hit reload a lot.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

My Space

Don't know if any of you are on myspace...just joined. Check it out at www.myspace.com/juliecherry

Friday, December 02, 2005

Aeon Flux


I let this one slip up on me. Aeon Flux, starring Charlise Theron, one of the few women I'd switch teams for, opens today. Anyone want to see it this weekend?

PETA Tells Kids to Run From Daddy


















PETA has gone over the line...

check out the video

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has begun a campaign to scare children into becoming vegetarians.

The group, which formed to stop animal testing of consumer products but made its name by attacking women in fur coats with fake blood, is producing comic books that portray fathers as homicidal maniacs.

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We All Have AIDS




It seems the Kathy Griffin t-shirt I mentioned in yesterday's World AIDS Day post is part of a very cool new campaign that launched yesterday -- that's what I get for waiting to read my In Style Magazine. We All Have AIDS specifically aims to end the stigma associated with the disease. The campaign is supported by a host of celebrity activists, including Will Smith, Larry Kramer, Rosie, Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone, Tom Hanks and Whoopie Goldberg, photographed by Mark Seliger.
Limited edition WE ALL HAVE AIDS T-shirts can be bought online and will be sold at ALL Barney’s, Theory, Scoop, Louis of Boston and Kenneth Cole New York stores in the U.S., Holt Renfrew in Canada and Selfridges in London.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

World AIDS Day


Today is World AIDS Day, and now more than ever the disease truly is a world issue. Over the past 20 plus years AIDS has progressed from a gay man’s disease to a devastating global pandemic that threatens to wipe out entire generations of some cultures.

I feel fortunate to have largely escaped the wrath of HIV/AIDS. I don’t have it. Very few of my friends or acquaintances have it. And no one close to me has died of AIDS. If I were five or ten years older, this likely would not be the case.

Still there is no cure, no vaccine. The disease continues to mutate, raising the threat that ever more virulent, drug resistant strains will develop. In the US, infection rates, while remaining relatively low, are once again on the rise. In Africa and much of the developing world, infection rates and AIDS related deaths have reached disastrous levels. Millions upon millions of Africans have HIV/AIDS, perhaps as much as 40 percent of the population of some countries. Most of these people will never receive treatment.

One of my favorite obnoxious bitches, comedian Kathy Griffin, recently caused a bit of stir when she attended an event wearing a shirt emblazoned with the phrase “WE ALL HAVE AIDS.” I say, well put. We are not all infected, but we all own the disease and it affects each of us.

Today would be a great time to give a small gift to your favorite AIDS related charity: Tulsa CARES and HOPE Testing Clinic are two great local organizations. Also visit Bristol-Myers Squibb’s “Light to Unite” campaign website and light a candle. They’ll give one dollar to AIDS research – up to $100,000 – for each person who participates.