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Yes I Did

7 Feb

A while back I posted a Hillary Clinton video. So, in the spirit of equal time, here’s the Barack Obama music video.
http://www.musicane.com/yeswecan/musicane1.swf?rsid=24234b0f-0d4b-4368-9f4d-cc4f626dac2c&sid=911E113E-F2EA-41EA-A5A6-C2A2B1A2E9E3&uid=

No, No, No …

7 Feb

Amy Winehouse will not be attending the Grammy Awards this Sunday. This is terrible, terrible news for folks like myself who were rooting for her to be there and win all kinds of awards. Hopefully she’ll still take home a few trophies, despite her recent troubles and her absence from the ceremony itself. Continue reading

Take a Break-fast

7 Feb

As an addendum to yesterday’s post about National Pancake Week, I’ve learned today that we are now smack-dab in the middle of National Hot Breakfast Month. (Thanks, Louise, for the tip!) At FoodReference.com, you can get confirmation of this and you can get an entire year’s worth of food-related days. Today, for example, is National Fettucine Alfredo Day. Over at Whole Foods’ Web site (where they also confirm this is a legit observance), you can listen to a podcast and get all kinds of ideas for “making a tasty, toasty breakfast.” (Incidentally, February is also Chocolate Month, National Snack Food Month, and Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month. Who knew?) And on that note, I suppose the only thing to say now is … eat up!

Laugh-In

7 Feb

Vince Vaughn does a solid for four up-and-coming stand-up comedians in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show. The film is nothing more than a document of Vaughn’s tour, during which the five-man troupe played 30 shows in 30 nights all across the country. Unlike, say, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian, which had a lofty purpose of trying to bring meaning to the life of a stand-up, or even, say, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, this film doesn’t seek to do anything but give exposure to these four rising talents and show the group having a good time performing. Along the way, you meet the guys’ families (which tries to explain where their comedy comes from) and hang out as the guys prepare to take the stage. Special guests appear, including Jon Favreau and Justin Long, plus Peter Billingsley (from A Christmas Story), who is not only one of the film’s exec producers but also Vaughn’s best friend. Some of the comedy hits and some misses — Ahmed Ahmed seems to be the most consistent performer — and there’s an extended section about the guys supporting victims of Hurricane Katrina (the movie was shot in the fall of 2005) that is a bit of a downer, but mostly, this is a fun film. Is it as funny as the trailer would have you believe? No. Is it worth running to the theater to pay $10? No. Is it as bad as Vaughn’s most recent comedy flicks, The Break-Up and Fred Claus? Thankfully, no. But if you’re a fan of stand-up, this is an enjoyable 100 minutes. I’m giving VV’s WWCS a B.