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My Musical Journey

The World’s Fair has a post up asking the ScienceBloggers the following question: If you make a music mix that is a reflection of your informative years, what would those dozen or so songs be, and maybe more interesting, why? You don’t have to be proud of the song choices – they’re not necessarily a…

The K-Fed Chronicles

Okay, I know most of my readers aren’t gonna care at all about this, but as an inveterate watcher of pop culture disasters, something has to be said about the performance of Kevin Federline on the Teen Choice awards (yes, I actually wrote myself a note to turn it on for the last 10 minutes…

Clerks 2

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Clerks 2, and it finally came this weekend. I haven’t seen it yet, but I will. This is one of the rare movies that actually will get me to go to the theater to see it. I’m a huge Kevin Smith fan. And seeing this review from wingnut…

Music Review: Operation Mindcrime 2

I just got Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime 2, the long-awaited followup to their brilliant 1988 concept album of the same name. This will be a very short review: this album is so appallingly bad that after it finished I had to put on the original Operation Mindcrime to remind myself of how good it was. The…

Radley Balko links to, and rightly lampoons, this silly article by Fortune writer Marc Gunther. Gunther claims that we have too many choices now, with 300 TV channels focused on particular niches. It’s reduced the power of the 3 networks to present the news to a bulk of the population, it’s reduced the commonality of…

Bill Hicks on the War on Drugs

I’ve said before that, for my money, Bill Hicks is the greatest comedian of all time. And I came across this video from Daily Motion (similar to Youtube) and thought I’d post it here. This is Bill Hicks riffing about the war on drugs. Enjoy.

Jeffrey Ross Roasts Pamela Anderson

Okay, I am officially in love with whoever came up with the concept of Youtube. This absolutely rocks. I did a review a few weeks ago of the Pamela Anderson roast DVD and youtube has the uncensored clip of Jeffrey Ross – the undisputed king of the roasts – at that roast. This you have…

The End is Near

There are bad ideas, there are really bad ideas, and then there’s “who in their right mind allowed this to happen” ideas. The three most frightening words in the English language are no longer “starring Carrot Top”. They’ve been replaced – and believe me, I wish I was kidding – by Bolton Sings Sinatra. Yes,…

The Jeff Foxworthy Roast

This weekend I got to watch the Comedy Central roast of Jeff Foxworthy. As my readers know, I’m a big fan of roasts in general and I’m pleased to see this old tradition from the Friar’s Club be revived over the last few years by a younger generation of comics. The Foxworthy roast had all…

Paul Rodgers and Queen

I remember in the last couple years, it was announced that Paul Rodgers was going to join Queen to replace Freddy Mercury. Jon Rowe and Jason Kuznicki both posted on it, with Jon being mildly cautious about it and Jason calling the idea “insane”. I recall at the time thinking that Jason was closer to…