Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Art of Vandals


This guys work is amazing. His work on the Segregation Wall in Palestine wonderful.
The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous. Any fame is a by-product of making something that means something. You don't go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a shit.

Broke Mac Mountain

So you know I love my mac ... but is it the love that dare not speak it's name. Check out this Spoof [mighty mcpilgrim]

thanks towleroad

SOTU Voce

A moment of gravity:

Now that it is final, I am profoundly saddened by the Alito appointment. I am also sickened by the Democrats' utter failure to mount even a modest opposition to his confirmation - sorry Kerry, Kennedy et al but your eleventh hour antics do not count as a serious effort. Today has not been a good day and it's bound to get even worse with the State of the Union address later tonight.

In the back of my mind, I keep thinking (hoping) we may be coming to some sort of tipping point. I don’t really have words for what that may be, but I think Gore Vidal may be describing this event in his own, annual
state of the union address. If nothing else, he certainly sums up the true state of the union. Here’s a paragraph:

This is an unpatriotic government. This is a government that deals openly in illegalities, whether it is attacking a country which has done us no harm, two countries -- Iraq and Afghanistan -- because we now believe, not in declaring war through Congress as the Constitution requires, but through the President. ‘Well, I think there are some terrorists over there, and I think we got to bomb them, huh? We'll bomb them.’ Now, we’ve had idiots as presidents before. He's not unique. But he's certainly the most active idiot that we have ever had.

Gore Vidal is a national treasure and wise beyond reckoning. The part about Tiberius is brilliant. [
via]

Oscar Countdown

The Razzies are one of my favorite awards, but I would seriously be remiss if I didn't say something about the Oscars, AKA the Gay Super Bowl. This year Oscar will be gayer than ever. Just in case you were in a cave this morning Brokeback Mountain dominated with eight nominations, Capote grabbed five and Transamerica came in with two. I don't really care who wins - practically every nominee in every category is deserving - but it should be one of the most interesting Oscar presentations in years. Complete list.


These guys beat me to the punch, but when I heard Dolly Parton was nominated for her song “Travelin’ Thru” from Transamerica, I thought a) I can’t wait to see her perform at the awards and b) I can’t wait to see what she wears!

And yes, I know some of you will be SO glad when we quit talking about Brokeback Mountain. Give it time...

forget the Oscars

Check out the Razzies , they offer the worst of the worst.

The Award for Worst Actor is going to be a rough... both Tom Crusie and Will Ferrell are up for the award. I think Will Ferrell is more deserving of this award, but I bet that Crazy Crusie gets it.

Mourning Morning


Coretta Scott King 1927-2006 [via]

Also, my condolences to the United States of America - you had a pretty good run. Samuel Alito has been confirmed to SCOTUS. [via]
Update: He's been sworn in. Nice! [via]

Graphic Designers

One of our graphic designers is going on maternity leave for 3 months beginning the first week in March. We are needing a designer to come in on contract while she is gone. Is anyone interested or know of anyone who might be? If so, e-mail me at julie.jones@cnent.com. Thanks!

Fallen Soldiers

Portrait of the prez made with the images of US soldiers who have died in Iraq. (from WOW Report)

Monday, January 30, 2006

Oh, Yeah!

Bring it, bitches! My dog's cooler!

Since we're showing..........


I thought since Jason posted a pic of his cutie, I would post one of Holly with her pirate look.

K D taking a nap

I promised myself that I would not post pictures of K D ... but this was just cute.


We got a link on The Malcontent ... which rocks!! (I about wet myself when I saw it.)

Trapped in a fox hole with these soldiers...

82nd Airborne Division in Gay Porn Scandal
From Andy and Towleroad

The U.S. Army is investigating claims that up to seven members from the 82nd Airborne division stationed in Fort Bragg, NC have appeared on gay porn websites.

Fleshbot nailed down the alleged website as ActiveDuty.com: "Of all the military-themed gay porn sites out there, Active Duty is pretty much the only one that consistently features models who actually look like they’ve gone AWOL for a few hours to film some hot soldier-on-soldier action."

The Activeduty.com site, as well as the Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Division site have both been shut off, foiling the efforts of those who might want to identify the soldiers named in the investigation.

As a side note, Mark Kraynak, one of the two dancers who allegedly fell to their deaths in a quarry outside Montreal last September, had been a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, and received a Purple Heart for his service in Iraq.

The Beard

Pete and I had some fun shaving my beard off. Pick your fav you can pick more than one.





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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Red Carpet SAG








































Some pictures from the Screen Actors Guild red carpet, just because. Row1 and 2: Kyra Sedgewick with husband Kevin Bacon; Sandra Oh; Megan Mullally; Catherine Keener; Jamie Lee Curtis; Mary Louise Parker; Rachel Griffiths (sporting some amazing boobage); Patricia Clarkson, because they are all awesome amazing actresses and they're really cool. Row 3: Alfre Woodard, because she looks like she's ready to break a 40 on the curb and cut a bitch; Dakota Fanning, because she will eat your brains; Sandra Bullock, because she is wearing a lampshade and channeling Barbarella; Nicollette Sheridan, because she is dating MICHAEL BOLTON (eww!). Row 4:Heath Ledger, because this isn't the greatest picture of him but I'd still do him; Jake Gyllenhaal, because of those big doe eyes; Ian Sommerhalder, because I want to spread him on a biscuit. Row 5: Jake Gyllenhaal, because I am obsessed; Kristin Chenoweth, because she's from Broken Arrow and she's so damned perky; Mr. and Mrs. Witherspoon, because I want to be a homewrecker.
Winners tomorrow. And look for Oscar nominations on Tuesday.

Update: film category winners posted in comments.

The Week in Crazy

I have the best intentions of making "The Week in Crazy" a regular feature on Whiskey Wednesday, but, whew, the last couple weeks... Anyway, I once again have not had time for a compilation - unfortunately not because there isn't plenty o' crazy, unbelievable shit going on in Jesusland. I think this report takes the cake though, so perhaps it'll hold you til next week. It's crazy, but also scary and very sad.

President Bush's $15 billion effort to fight AIDS has handed out nearly
one-quarter of its grants to religious groups, and officials are aggressively
pursuing new church partners that often emphasize disease prevention through
abstinence and fidelity over condom use. [source]
Furthermore, it appears that many of these groups know NOTHING about HIV/AIDS education and prevention. In some cases, especially in Africa, they may be doing more harm than good.

There can be a place for religious organizations in such efforts and no doubt there are some terrific "faith-based" organizations that are doing a great job at AIDS prevention. However, if you think the lion's share of this 25% (and growing) isn't going to ideologs – if you don't see that the federal government is using this effort to directly fund Christian proselytizing – then it's time for you to pull your head out of your ass.

LOTR The Musical

Have to say, I did not see this coming. full story

Friday, January 27, 2006

IT'S NOT OVER 'TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS

Hey all you Book of Daniel junkies.... you can
Watch The Complete Unaired Episode, TONIGHT - Online Only, 8pm ET!
http://www.nbc.com/The_Book_of_Daniel/
Enjoy!

Homework


Show me yours and I'll show you mine. My score that is...

Gay-O-Meter

First gay cowboy movie? We reckon not

Friend of Whiskey Wednesday, Thomas Conner, discovers the secret (or not so secret) history of gay westerns. Well, done! Here's an excerpt:

"RED RIVER" (1948)

The couple: Matthew "Matt" Garth (Montgomery Clift) and Cherry Valance (John Ireland)

The scene: Matt and Cherry pause on the prairie to admire each other's pistols, stroking each other's barrels and murmuring, "Nice, awful nice." Cherry grins at Matt (Clift was gay in real life) and adds, "You know, there are only two things more beautiful than a good gun. A Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere. You ever had a good ..." -- their eyes meet -- "... Swiss watch?"

The subtext: "Red River" is the fountainhead of homos on the range. The Village People were subtler.

First gay cowboy movie? We reckon not [via]


RELATED: Brokeback boys (and girls) on Oprah. Malcontent has the video. Looks like a really good interview.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Oprah: "I've never been in this position before"

I would hate to get taken to the woodshed by Oprah.

Author James Frey confessed to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday that he made up details about every character in his memoir "A Million Little Pieces" and the talk show host apologized to her viewers, saying she felt "duped."
In 19 years in television "I've never been in this position before," said Winfrey, whose praise for Frey's book in September helped make it the top-selling book on nonfiction lists in the United States last year. "I really feel duped," Winfrey told Frey on her television show. She said he had betrayed millions of viewers.
Oprah went on to say she regretted making a call to defend Frey on Larry King Live during an appearance by the author on Jan. 11. When Oprah asked Frey if accusations made by the Smoking Gun were correct, he replied, "I think most of what they wrote was pretty accurate," adding they did "a good job." [source]

As I said before, we'd probably be surprised to learn exactly how much fiction makes its way into most memoirs. And in fact memoir, unlike biography is not meant to be taken as hard fact. The New York Post reports that Possible Side Effects, the latest book by Running With Scissors author Augusten Burroughs will now carry a disclaimer about its factual content. Some have suggested this is overkill, and while I agree to an extent, Frey did up the ante by going on talk shows and trying to style himself into some sort of self-help guru.

Tomorrow, the cast and crew of Brokeback Mountain will be on Oprah. I wonder if any confessions will be made during this episode.

I'm as Moist as a Snack Cake Down There...


The Strangers With Candy movie, which was originally scheduled to release last October, is now set to release in June according to amysedaris.com. Fans of the Comedy Central series will be pleased to know the original cast including Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert and Deborah Rush are all on board and the film boasts an incredible lineup of cameos: Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sir Ian Holm, Allison Janney, Todd Oldham and Justin Theroux.

Bonus: Download quotes from the TV series here.

"I got a better idea, Lezzy. When the lunch bell rings, why don't you eat me?"

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Pink is the New... Awesome Bitch













I know this will come as a shock to many of you, but I'm not a huge hip hop fan. However, I do love Pink. Mostly because she has so much attitude and her videos are a hoot. The video for her latest single "Stupid Girls" is no exception - pure genious. She takes dead aim both at the superficial nature of the "role models" young girls are given to look up to today and the effect our quest for physical perfection has on the psyche. Serious stuff, but it's still freakin' hilarious. She totally nails Mary-Kate Olsen, Lindsey Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton among other pop tarts du jour. You can watch at Just Jared.

Jared is also feeding my Jonathan Rhys-Meyers addiction with a new set of photos from Spin. Seems JRM has been cast as a young Henry VIII in an upcoming movie. But when will Match Point open in T-Town...

Playing Hardball with MSNBC

It's on. AMERICAblog and more than 20 other liberal blogs with a combined daily readership of 1 million plus have launched a little campaign. This could be fun.

NEW Scissor Sisters album

The SS's new album will be coming out late spring. Elton John is collaborating on one of the tracks. (I am wet)

story

You Can't Keep a God Warrior Down



Our favorite anti-dark-sided God Warrior is milking her fifteen minutes for everything it's worth. Visit Marguerite's website to see what she's been up to, and you can even purchase her new single "Why Can't You Be Sweet." Yes, I said new single... girlfriend's a rapper.

Attention Chris Matthews

You are in for a world of trouble. John Aravosis is on your ass - and not in a good way.

In recent days Chris Matthews has enjoyed comparing Democrats to Osama Bin Laden. This is obviously an organized effort, since other whackjobs such as Pat Robertson began making similar assertions around the same time. AMERICAblog is not amused.

On the one hand, this is just more of the Rovian tactic of working the lemmings into a nationalistic frenzy. You know, the whole "you're either with us or with the terrorist" bullshit. I think John is ready to say enough is enough; we cannot continue to let these bozos throw around completely false and outrageous claims with being held accountable. People will call us humorless and nasty, but I think he's absolutely right.

So, why is it noteworthy that some liberal blogger is pissed off at Chris Matthews? Last year, when Microsoft, bowing to pressure from Christian fundamentalist extremists, abruptly withdrew its support of pro-gay civil rights legislation in Washington, AMERICAblog fired the following warning shot: Dear Microsoft, you messed with the wrong faggots. Two weeks later Microsoft was in full mea culpa mode. Late last year, he unleashed the same strategy on Ford after they caved to religious extremists. Again, Ford quickly reversed it's decision. This month, when John discovered you can buy just about anyone's cell phone records on the internet and that cell phone providers including Sprint, Verizon and Cingular weren't doing anything to stop it, he took action. First, he bought his own records and encouraged his readers to do the same. Next step, complain loudly to aforementioned cell providers. Record and publicize their denials. Then, buy the records of someone well known - he bought former presidential candidate and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Wes Clark's phone records for $89.95. Two weeks later, the U.S. Senate is introducing bipartisan legislation to end trafficking in personal phone records(see Congress can move quickly when it wants to) . The boy moves quickly and when he picks a fight, he almost always wins.

Chris Matthews might want to talk to Dr. Laura about what he has to look forward to.

Introducing the Brokeback Mountain Happy Meal

Check out this "ad" for the new Brokeback Happy Meal. The outtakes are hilarious.

You gotta love YouTube. [via]

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Terminator 2 Recut

Terminator

Very Addicting

Sudoku

Monday, January 23, 2006

Transformers in Pre-Production

The Live-action "Transformers" movie has been set to open nationwide on 7-4-07. Full Story

Happy Monday

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Not much in the way of a post but I am still digging the hell out of www.pandora.com, Thanks Thom

Friday, January 20, 2006

Post Secret

I wish I could send this post card to my ghetto whore of a sister-in-law...

Opening Pandora's Box

Get your minds out of the gutter!

Introducing Pandora, a great new way to waist time at work. Pandora allows you to enter the name of an artist or song that you like and then generates a radio station of other artists or songs you might like based on a fairly sophisticated set of criteria. For instance: Portishead has electronica influences, a subtle use of vocal harmony, mild rhythmic syncopation, demanding instrumental part writing and extensive vamping. The resulting station includes Everything But The Girl, Bjork, Lords of Acid, Thievery Corp. and Garbage among others. Naturally, you can also buy these songs/albums through links to Amazon or iTunes.

I gave Pandora a pretty thorough test drive and must say it rarely disappoints. Of course, it had me at hello. I started out with Tori Amos and was given a station that includes Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith and the pièce de résistance: Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen". Pandora is definately a big mo. Also, the database is huge and includes lots of obscure stuff - a great way to find new music.

Thar She Blows

A Northern bottlenose whale is currently taking a tour of London, swimming up the Thames past Parliament and Big Ben to the delight of onlookers. It's probably not such good news for the whale though. While whales and other marine mammals do sometimes wander up rivers only to eventually find their way back out to sea, such behavior often indicates they are sick, injured or very disoriented.
However, with about 80,000 lines of cocaine ending up in the Thames every day, the poor thing is probably coked to the gills - er, blowhole - and doesn't realise he's headed for Scotland. Insert Kate Moss joke here. [via]

WHAT I LEARNED FROM NIP/TUCK

Hey all, I'm a new fan to Nip/Tuck.... it's on my Netflix Que... watched episodes from seaon 2 last night (some with Jason). So, if you're not already watching on F/X.... START! Here's some things I learned last night:
-if you need to have your lips reconstructed due to an accident, they transplant labia lips
-a Life Coach is the fastest growing form of self-help.... and to be a so-called Life Coach, you don't need any type of training (although I think it may help)

LOVE NIP/TUCK!

P.S. Lots of naked people.... with cute behinds!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

News From JulieLand

Sorry I wasn't at Whiskey Wednesday last night...was busy signing papers to make an offer on a house. And they accepted! Yeah! I close on Feb. 28! It's really cute, but it does need a little work. In midtown. I love it. I also love that I won't have to live with my mom & dad anymore!!!!

I was also broke last night or I would have showed up after the paper signing frenzy. Will try to come next week. Haven't seen you guys in a while!

Lil' Looming Disaster Pillow & Other Baby Bush Products

Sure, we all want what's best for our kids, but let's face the truth: not every child can grow up to be Einstein! At The Baby Bush Toy Company, we offer an exciting range of products for the resoundingly average child.

you know I love the Ze

Ze Frank gave a talk at the MAX Conference.

(select "day one" and then "ze frank" fromt he menus.)

Poke a little fun at the big JC

This is too hilarious!

http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/0512/jesus.mov

Sorry I am not posting as much... but it has been busy at work. Will try and do more posting at home.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


News just in from the Pentagon:

In response to the threat of bird flu, President Bush has decided to bomb the Canary Islands.