“You know who would have done a great job covering such a stately Beltway funeral? Tim Russert.”
Ouch. The Onion stings!
My Next 2 T-Shirts
This is apparently going to be the Summer of Too Many Cotton Shirts, as I’m on the verge of ordering these two (thanks, Will!):
Dog Update From Mom
If one were to write a movie script about the dogs in my parents’ house, Grizzly would be the slow, dim-witted one while Corey would be the quick, smart, evil one. He’s the nice dog, she’s the mean dog. He just wants to be loved, she just wants to make trouble. But she’s still a dog, and she still protects her family and lies around a lot.
Why is This Guy Famous?
I had never heard of this Spencer chap until I saw him on Letterman, and I’m still not entirely sure why anybody cares about him. i don’t like it when morons like Spencer prance their styled little bodies onto the chair next to him and start trying to banter. They’re not funny, despite what their insipid little clubkid friends always tell them.
Dave ably cuts him down to size in this video.
Stay Off My Side, Bill
Bill Maher has a new documentary coming out. It’s about religion. He’s an atheist, but he’s also a misogynist and a mean-spirited, holier-than-everybody snob. Bill and I agree at least on the first thing, so I find him slightly less intolerable when he’s talking about that particular subject. Even so, I don’t like the idea of watching his horribly stretched face and lizard-slick hair make fun of people in this movie. He’s easier to understand if you realize that he does not accept the idea that anything worthwhile exists between the east and west seaboard.
You can see him in all his gross douchebaggery in the trailer for his movie here.
Applicationize Your Websites
I first heard about this program on Lifehacker.com, but then it seemed like I was hearing about it everywhere. I figured I should try it, so I did. This functionality is going to be a part of the next version of Safari (Apple’s web browser), supposedly. But we have it now, with a program called Fluid.
In order to access a website, you have to open your web browser and navigate to the page you want. This is great for sites that you glance at or whatever, but that’s no longer convenient – there are a few sites that are meant to stay open all the time, like Facebook and Gmail. The interaction between your operating system and your website all has to go through a central arbiter, the web browser. Fluid breaks those sites out of that middleman and lets you and your operating system access them as separate entities.
You point this little application, Fluid, to the site you want to applicationize – Gmail, for instance. Lo and behold, you can alt-tab to it at your leisure. You can see it at work, in my little workspace.
The Japanese people continue to vex me:
Ogre Schrimpf, of the Morgantown Schrimpfs, plays with herself.
A Frank Zappa classic, from the days when rock stars didn’t wear shirts:
But I love them now, and though this video isn’t the best I’ve seen, it’s passable – and the song is amazing.
I want to take a moment here to give some advice to up and coming indy bands. Even if your music is awesome, as Psapp’s is, don’t give your band a stupid name. Psapp is a stupid name. It’s hard to say, it doesn’t sound very nice when you say it, and it doesn’t sound like the music a band with that name would make.
I’m done. Enjoy the video, and go buy their music.
Mr. Show is awesome. Stay tuned all the way to the end – it’s worth it.
Supposedly Freddie Mercury’s last performance.
I’ll never forgive AIDS for taking him away from us.