Archive | October, 2008

Booooooo from Bruuuuuuce

31 Oct

If you haven’t heard yet, Bruce Springsteen has posted a free song for Halloween on his Web site. It’s a bluesy riff called “A Night with the Jersey Devil” and you can download it right here. There’s also a video that you can watch at BruceSpringsteen.net. Enjoy, and again, happy halloween!

Spooky Scary

31 Oct

Happy Halloween! Thought I’d post Tracy Morgan’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” (from 30 Rock) in honor of the day. Enjoy!

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4908f34842c7d860/4741e3c5156499a7/12a1f51a/-cpid/20eef5dda75ee0af

Uh Oh

30 Oct

Some really bad news for Barack Obama: The Alien has endorsed John McCain. This, according to the Weekly World News, which also reports that “In a last ditch effort to help her husband’s failing campaign, Cindy McCain seduced and then blackmailed the Alien for his endorsement.” The story continues, “Ms. McCain’s alien-like good looks and natural blood temperature of 54 degrees Fahrenheit may have proved too much for [the Alien] to resist as she reportedly put her cyborg husband into sleep mode and worked her charms.”The Alien had thrown his support behind Obama earlier this year, but I guess he’s changed his mind. All kidding aside, it’s worth noting that the Alien has correctly predicted the winning president in every election for the past 28 years. Don’t worry, Barack. You still have my vote.

"We’re Still Here."

30 Oct

Barack Obama chats with Jon Stewart. Enjoy.

http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/video_player/view/default/swf.jhtml

Thank You, Summer

30 Oct

I hate being sick. It’s well documented that I’m not a very good sick person. So it gives me no great pleasure to say that for a few days now I’ve been sneezing and I’m congested, and I get a sore throat and cough (but only at night for some reason). That’s why I called in sick on Wednesday for the first time in more than two years in an effort to help myself get over whatever it is that I have (some call it a cold, I think it’s something else).

So yeah. I stayed home yesterday. And I’ve gotta tell you: after waking up later than usual and settling into position on the couch, I quickly found myself bored. Jeez … What happened to the sick day? Isn’t this supposed to be a fun day? The kind of day you long for where you get to watch game shows and all kinds of cheesy TV all day, and you relax and bake cookies, and by day’s end you feel so much better? I don’t know about that. By 10 a.m. I was already checking my work email and browsing around on the Interwebs and looking for other ways to keep busy. I mean, what else was I going to do, watch The View? That would only make me feel worse. Now of course, I could have done some apartment cleaning or read a book — you know, something productive — but I didn’t. I basically just caught up on some shows I’d recorded in recent weeks, took it easy, spent too much time on my computer, and somehow the day flew.

Actually, if you want to know the truth, the highlight of my day was (no kidding) watching a repeat of The O.C. on SoapNet. And not just any repeat, but the second-season Chrismukkah episode — one of the top-three best episodes of a not-always-great but still beloved series. And, well, despite any boredom I had felt all day, when Summer Roberts saved Chrismukkah for the Cohen clan, she had also saved my day from being a total loss. I’m not saying Summer is this year’s miracle cure or anything, but she made me feel a whole lot better. So yeah, Summer Roberts does it again. She saved Chrismukkah and she saved my sick day. Hooray for Summer Roberts! And hopefully, farewell to my cold really soon too.

It’s That Simple: Vote

29 Oct

“What you do inside a voting booth is a secret,” Borat tells us in this clip. “I like to make a hand release. Niiiiice.”

You Really Have to Pay Attention to Words

29 Oct

We’ve got less than a week left until the election (thank God). Here’s a rather amusing summary of the three presidential debates.