Wednesday, January 31, 2007

WW???

Are we getting together this evening? Jason, I know you will be huddling indoors...

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Hairy Potter

Pretty on the Outside weighs in on the Daniel Radcliffe Equus promo pics.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hu's on First?

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I went to see Notes on a Scandal. I've been looking forward to seeing this film ever since I saw a trailer over six months ago, and it took forever to open here. Brilliant film! Not at all pleasant subject matter, but handled masterfully. Dame Judi Dench delivers the goods and leaves you wanting more. Cate Blanchett's performance is more subdued, but equally good imho. I don't think Dench will beat out Helen Mirren for the best actress Oscar, but she's a very close second. Go see this film now!

I also caught Pan's Labyrinth this weekend. Another amazing film. Again, not a feel good movie. It's downright difficult to watch at times. The melding of the fantasy sequences and the historical drama, though an unlikely combination, is seemless and makes you want to believe. Special effects, costumes and set-design are definitely co-stars of this film, but they never ditract from the powerful story.

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Harry Potter Nude


I wonder what Dumbledoor would say...

Daily Show Jon Stewart Tries to Relate to Cheney


I love the daily show.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Zane

OK, I guess I've been living in a cave or something cause I had no idea that Zane's house caught on fire and that he nearly got himself killed trying to save his dog! I just got this email from the Art and Humanities Council:

In conjunction with the silent auction closing of "New Directions", Artifacts, Inc. will be collecting donations to benefit local artist Zane Yost who suffered third degree burns on his back, neck and shoulders while trying to rescue his dog, Max, when his house caught fire on January 16th. Zane, like many emerging artist, did not have health insurance and would greatly benefit from your support to cover his extensive medical costs. The gallery located at 819 East Third Street in Tulsa's East End District will be open this Friday, February 2nd at 6:00 p.m. and will remain open until 10:00 p.m. 818 Martini Lounge will be hosting a happy hour from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with live music from Steve Liddell starting at 9:00 p.m.
Let's plan on being there Friday to show Zane some love.

Show Me Some Good News ... Not


You wont see this reported in the U.S. Video is a little rough to watch. www.dailykos.com

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Audio Crush - Mika

Lebanese-born, British popster Mika is getting lots of blog love this week. Mostly because his single "Grace Kelly" is at the top of the UK charts and the video for the song is being promoted heavily in anticipation of his debut album Life in Cartoon Motion, but it also doesn't hurt that he's a cute little mo.
Of course, buzz is that he's the second coming of Freddie Mercury with a little Rufus Wainwright thrown in for good measure. You'll understand that comparison immediately when you hear "Grace Kelly" - he's got one of the best falsetto's I've ever heard, but he's also very talented and his music is very refreshing. "Grace Kelly" had to grow on me, but I can see it being a huge summer 07 song. The video is also really great - the little girl quoting Grace Kelly lines is perfect. I'm also a big fan of the track "Relax" (free download). Definitely more to this guy than a Queen tribute band.


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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

what is your body saying

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WW

6:30pm
Same Place ... Be There

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PETA foes salivate at cruelty trial

It is an unlikely locale for an unlikely criminal case. Today, two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a radical animal-rights group that opposes meat-eating, are on trial for the strangest of charges: killing animals.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Bible Says


This video has blown up on the internet(s) today. No one seems to know if it's for real or an elaborate, but rather poorly executed, hoax. Either way you look at it, it's pretty damned funny. [Towleroad] [Dan Savage] [Gawker]

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iBlinds

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Upgrade

I have upgraded Whiskey Wednesday... You should be able to upgrade your account.

The New iPhone Commercial

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Man vs. Wild

Man vs. Wild parody, filmed in the Brokeback Mountain Range of the Canadian Rockies

Saturday, January 20, 2007

hmmm

Friday, January 19, 2007

Get Your Own Banksy

British art sensation, Banksy, offers 14 works for download on his website and encourages visitors to use them as a desktop or print them - using the office printer while everyone is at lunch, of course. [Towleroad]

flatulence filter

Borat Wins

This is so funny...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Movie Madness











Ice aside, this is one of my favorite times of year - the time when the most acclaimed films of the previous year trickle their way down to the provinces in the run up to Oscar. We've been lucky to have had many of the year's best screened here already, but tomorrow is a big day for film lovers in T-town. But before I get to that, I must recommend everyone see Helen Mirren in The Queen [website/trailer]. Mirren took home the Golden Globe for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in the days following the death of Princess Diana (She also took the Golden Globe for her performance of the title role in HBO's glorious Elizabeth I). She should take the home an Oscar as well.

Opening tomorrow:

Volver [website/trailer] - This is probably my most anticipated film of the year. I absolutely love Pedro Almodovar's films and Volver promises to be one of his best ever. By all reports, a breakthrough performance from Penelope Cruz and the female cast - who were collectively awarded the Best Actress award at Cannes. I can't wait.

Pan's Labyrinth [website/trailer] - Critics are raving about this one and it looks stunning. Pan's Labyrinth is directed by Guillermo del Toro, director of such gems as Hellboy and Blade II, but don't let that stop you from seeing it - this film looks like Lord of the Rings on acid in Franco era Spain.

Letters from Iwo Jima [website/trailer] - Clint Eastwood will probably win the Oscar for best director for this companion piece to his earlier film Flags of our Fathers. Flags tell the story of the American soldiers depicted in the famous image of the raising of the American flag during the WWII Battle of Iwo Jima. Letters tell the story of the battle from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers. The film is almost entirely in Japanese and much of it is "almost black and white" - it was shot in color and desaturated to give it a vintage look.

The Last King of Scotland [website/trailer] - This is the story of the murderous regime of former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin as told by the young Scotish doctor who becomes his personal physician. Forest Whitaker becomes Idi Amin in this film - probably the performance of his career.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Uhm, Yeah!



Today, while perusing the internet I ran across this ad (this is not a joke, this is one of their actual ads). Seeing as it was my old company I felt that I should comment about this bit of temptation in print. My biggest question was how did they get Smurfette to pose for this ad? I wonder what her modeling charge is.

The True Face of Evil

The little bitches are at it again......
Thin Mints are the work of the devil.

I've ordered 5 boxes.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A Message to Dems

Check out the latest vid from Andy Cobb and crew - a spoof on Lonelygirl15 a la RENT. Brazilliant! [AmericaBlog]

ring my bell

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Not Exactly Spandex...


If you haven't seen it already, here's Jake Gyllenhaal's opening skit from last night's SNL. Effing hilarious!

The Resume


This past summer one of our interns received this from the owner of Double Shot Coffee. Apparently, he'd been trying to get into her pants for quite some time and felt the need to apply for the job.

The Prodigal Son

It's appears lip rings and tattoos feed the sheep at Jay Bakker's Revolution Church. If you're not watching this, you should.

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Spider Webs

Apparently, this guy doesn't have enough to do, so he's drugging spiders and making films

Friday, January 12, 2007

More D&G Hotness

A new Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign is ALWAYS a beautiful thing.

More Designer Nekkidness

Remember last year's W with a nude Tom Ford and a Karshner triplet getting his ass waxed? Well they're at it again and this time designers Stefano Gabanna and Domenico Dolce are the dropping trou. Thank god they spare us the full on naked Domenico, but Stefano (and his airbrushed-to-within-an-inch-of-his-life abs) looks pretty hot.

I love it when W does this sort of photo spread - always a work of art. [Towleroad]

Has Bush Declared War on Iran and Syria?

I have to say this was my initial reaction to The Decider's big "New Way Forward" speech on Wednesday. The only thing new is that he declared war on Iran and Syria. Then we immediately attack an Iranian consulate in Iraq and take Iranian citizens captive. In most circles that alone is considered an act of war as foreign consulates are regarded as sovereign under all accepted international conventions. But since when have laws, or convention or constitutions meant anything to GWB? We need an intervention.

Washington intelligence, military and foreign policy circles are abuzz today with speculation that the President, yesterday or in recent days, sent a secret Executive Order to the Secretary of Defense and to the Director of the CIA to launch military operations against Syria and Iran.

The President may have started a new secret, informal war against Syria and Iran without the consent of Congress or any broad discussion with the country.

[The Washington Note]

Macworld was not just about iPhone



Other new products for the Mac.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Audio Crush

Lately, I've been raving about Amy Winehouse to anyone who will listen. You can download (free and legal) two tracks and a bonus remix from her new album Back to Black, due out in the US in March. This is Winehouse's second album and she has quite a following in the UK as much for her alcohol fueled exploits as for her amazing voice. She recently had to end a performance at London's famed G.A.Y. nightclub after the first song to go throw up, adding to speculation that the song Rehab may be more than a little autobiographical. [hat tip arjanwrites]

Amy Winehouse - "Rehab"
Amy Winehouse - "You Know I'm No Good"
Amy Winehouse - "Rehap" (Hot Chip Remix)

I'm also anxiously awaiting the solo release from Everything But The Girl's Tracey Thorn. Check out what is to be the debut release "It's All True" on her MySpace site.

A Closer Look At The iPhone

I'm Bringing Whiskey Back

A lot has happened among our merry little band in the past year. Many of us have new even more demanding jobs and, regretfully, we are even more geographically separated. During this time of change, "the blog" has fallen by the wayside and even Whiskey Wednesday itself has suffered. Many of us have bemoaned the need to get back on track with the blog and, judging from the volume of email that has been going back and forth, we cleary are ready to share timeless anecdotes, witty bon mots and Dick in a Box videos. So let the blogging begin! I encourage, no, challenge, each of you to put aside a few minutes each day for the sake of all that is good and right in this world. Viva la Whiskey!

Just to remind you how much fun we used to have. Hear are my predictions for the next 7 days on Whiskey Wednesday:

+ Jason will post something bizarre.
+ Jarrod and/or Dallas will go on an extensive tirade about something insignificant.
+ We'll still never hear from John.
+ Chad will work the term "scissoring" into at least 5 comments
+ Julie will get bored at work and make 20 posts in one day.
+ I will post something about Jake Gyllenhaal (hopefully in spandex).
+ Steph will get her geek on.
+ Paula will have to be completely re-trained on how to blog.

Any other predictions?

Monday, January 08, 2007

Long time...


Can you believe that I have a six month old? Does anyone want to get together sometime soon and meet Gregory. He's lots of fun and full of smiles. I would really like for him to meet everyone.
Let's meet at McNellie's on a Wednesday evening or maybe a Saturday afternoon. I miss all of you.