Friday, March 5, 2010

Craig Ferguson On Sen. Roy Ashburn

I love Craig Ferguson. He puts the A in LGBTQIA (thanks Kathy Griffin on SVU for the extra letters) and when I saw this over on Joe.My.God. I had to share it. 

Last night Craig devoted his entire opening monologue to the Ashburn scandal to hilarious results. Too many great jokes, I'll just tip you to one. (Paraphrasing) "Police knew Ashburn had been in a gay bar because he tested positive for appletinis." The final joke is the best, though.


Damn! He looks good in this picture!

Thursday, March 4, 2010



A few years ago, the group OK GO made an amazing video in which they did a choreographed routine on treadmills. Remember? Well, they have a new song and a new video that you have to see to believe. It's worth a look and I bet you'll watch it more than once.

Here's their treadmill video:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Thank you. In the never ending effort to liven and speed up the Oscars, Bill Mechanic, this year's co-producer, told the nominees that the long thank yous are "the single-most hated thing about the show," and they are not to say Thank You. Can you imagine being told that you can't say thank you at all?  This is a drinking game for sure only if you want to make it to the end of the show, you only take a drink when someone DOESN'T say thank you.

Nominees have been told to have two speeches prepared in case they win: one to be short and sweet, telling the live audience in 45 seconds or less what the Oscar means to them, and a second, as long as necessary, to be delivered in front of a "Thank You Cam" backstage, where they can thank everyone from their agent to the maid's dog.

So close and yet so far. They still don't get it and by they I mean Bill Mechanic. One of the best things about award shows are the acceptance speeches but they are also one of the worst things as well. When a winner has a prepared and impassioned speech I learn more about the person and about the project. Unfortunately, most winners think an acceptance speech is nothing more than a list of names. It's not the speeches from the unknowns that bore us it's the boring speeches.

My suggestion is instead of a Thank You Cam, each nominee should provide a file of captioned photos that can be displayed/played while they make their way to the stage and give their acceptance speech. This way the winner gets to publicly thank everyone and we get to put faces with names. Also, the file doesn't need to only be thank you's, it could also be location photos or how to help info or future project info - it can be anything.


1. Have you had sex with another person in 2010? Have you passed on an opportunity to sex with another person in 2010? Unfortunately no and no but can you really complain if you're not looking.

2. What is the funniest thing you have ever said or done during sex? (Orgasmic facial expressions do not count.) I have been heard to laugh hysterically on numerous occasions during an exceptionally great orgasm. This reaction was initially puzzling to my partners until I explained and then they were flattered.

3. What is the first thing you notice about someone you are attracted to? That depends on which part of him I see first but mostly it'll be his face.

4. What is the best pick-up line you have ever heard? Every used? Ever been used on you? The best line I ever heard was used on me. I had been flirting with this one guy all night and finally got his phone number and as soon as he left, this other guy came up to me and said, "I'm glad you got his phone number because you can call him tomorrow, tonight you're mine." And I was. And it was the best sex I ever had. And I had it for almost a year. And I never called that other guy.

5. Where is the most unique place you have ever had sex? I'm not sure that this will count in the same way as a church confessional is unique or in that infamous answer on the Newlywed Game, "the butt Bob," but I think it qualifies. Tell me if you agree. I can't remember the correct name of the place and I think it's gone now but it was a 3 level house in which every room was dedicated to various BDSM acts. It was a dungeon house that was owned by a small group of men and for their use and that of their friends. It had no other purpose and no one lived there.

Bonus (as in optional): Do you pee in the shower? If so, has any significant other known that you pee in the shower? Has any significant other peed in the shower? Yes, it's too messy and hard to clean up if you do it anywhere else. ;)

Monday, March 1, 2010


For those of you not in Canada you probably have never heard of Brian McKeever. I had never heard of him until this weekend. Brian is a cross country skier. His older brother competed for Canada back in the 1998 Olympics. Well, Brian always wanted to compete for Canada in the Olympics also. The problem was and is that Brian McKeever is legally blind. He only has about 10% vision remaining in his eyes.

Brian has competed for Canada in the Paralympics, and was set to be the first person ever to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics. Yesterday Brian was going to race in the 50km cross country skiing race. In the last Olympic Trials prior to the Olympics, Brian finished first. The Canadian Olympic body has made a big deal about Brian's accomplishments and even had a separate press conference for him prior to the Olympics because the story was so good. Hell, Morgan Freeman narrated an entire Visa commercial about Brian.

Well, on Saturday night, the Canadian cross country team and the Canadian Olympic organization decided that story be damned they were out to win gold medals or any medals on the last day of competition and they dropped him from the race. Despite the fact that no Canadian has ever medaled in the 50km cross country event, and despite the fact only one Canadian really had a shot to medal at the event, they dropped Brian from the race saying that he had no chance to medal. Forget Olympic feel good moments or letting a man who has worked for years try to achieve his dream, medals were of the upmost importance. On Saturday, the day before the race, Brian was told the news. On his Twitter page, you can tell how he felt about the news.

"Olympic dream over. I don't think I've ever been so sad."

In what should have been one of the most uplifting moments of the Games, it instead turned into a quest for medals and an improvement on the medal tables. Brian had proved he could do it. He had won an Olympic Trials event. It didn't matter. I think Canada put on a winter Olympics that was incredible. I don't think I have ever not shown how much I love Canada or the people in it. With the exception of overtime yesterday in hockey, I loved every second of the Games. If Brian had been allowed to compete I think it would have put an amazing cap on one of the best Olympics ever. Instead, it turns out that Olympics are not about effort and heart and individual triumphs over tragedy, but a medal count and numbers. It sucks.

For the record, the Canadians finished 5th, 18th, 32nd and 33rd. So much for adding to that medal count.

Source CDAN


The Crazies is a surprisingly good movie, once I got to see it. I originally went on Friday but 20 minutes into it, and at a key point, the film broke. So I took my free pass and tried again today with great success.

Something is making the people, in a very small town on the very outskirts of Sioux City, Iowa, crazy. That's the entire plot but they do wonders with it. I don't think anyone goes into a film of this genre with high expectations but The Crazies manages to keep your heart racing and head guessing.

5 FOR:

  1. Once I was able to shake the feeling that this was a remake of The Happening, I really enjoyed The Crazies. These characters were smart and there were very few instances where you wanted to scream, "Don't do that!"
  2. The pacing is excellent. The action scenes are intense, clever, believable and had my heart racing but were not too drawn out. The transitions were interesting and moved the story along without being mindless and boring.
  3. I enjoyed who got killed and there was no mercy as to who and why. Just carnage.
  4. How and why people become crazy is slowly revealed and satisfying if not original.
  5. All in all, a movie that accomplishes what it sets out and is supposed to do. I think it compares very favorably to 28 Days Later in not in originality at least in entertainment.
  1. I spent too much time thinking this was exactly like The Happening only instead of suicides we had homicides but The Crazies is a far superior film with few plot flaws.
  2. The Sheriff must watch a ton of movies because he figured out what was happening way to quickly.
  3. May small towns are different but I know if my landlines and cell phones and internet and water all ceased working at the same time, I'd totally freak out!
  4. I found it confusing that not all the crazies went crazy the same way. I didn't like that they could talk and work together but this did make for some really great scenes.
  5. I would think that the two smartest characters would assume and vocalize that having a crazy's blood pour into you open wound would infect you for sure.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Parents: Your kids might not be smoking, drinking or abusing drugs, but they might be abusing candy. Yes, candy. It’s called “smoking Smarties” – and experts say it’s definitely dangerous. According to the Wall Street Journal, more and more kids are buying tart, chalky candies like Smarties, SweeTarts and Necco wafers – but not to eat. Instead, they’re crushing the candy to powder inside the wrapper, pouring it into their mouths, and blowing out the dust, so it looks like they’re smoking. Some kids have even started snorting the crushed candy, much to the horror of parents, teachers, and candy manufacturers; and for good reason.
Dr. Mark Shikowitz is an ear, nose and throat specialist at Schneider Children's Hospital in New York. He treated a 9-year-old boy who complained that his nose was burning, and found a piece of candy slowly dissolving inside his nostril. The boy recovered, but Dr. Shikowitz points out that frequent candy “smoking” could lead to infections of the nose, sinuses and lungs, as well as disgusting but rare conditions, like maggots feeding on the sugary dust lodged inside the nose.

Experts also say that when kids mimic bad adult habits, they’re more likely to take up the real habits as they get older. This means, kids who snort candy, or pretend to smoke it are more likely to snort cocaine and crushed prescription drugs, and smoke cigarettes, which can lead to numerous health issues and life-shortening addictions.


I saw this guy on The Graham Norton Show last night on BBC America. His name is Paolo Nutini, he's Scottish not Italian, he's 22, good looking with a hairy chest and his latest CD debuted at #1 in the UK. I can't describe his music but this song will put a smile on your face and stick in you head for the rest of day.


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