Wednesday, March 30, 2005
World Beard Championships!!!
What is it with G. Dub and Bald Guys?
Isn't it a little weird that he's gotta put his hand on all these bald guys heads?
Pretty snarky Living Will this guy put online.
I, Andy Maskin, being of sound mind and body, hereby grant authority over my handling should I enter a persistent vegetative state to the United States Congress pursuant to the following conditions:
Congress shall convene for the sole purpose of determining whether or not I should be sustained or allowed to die.
In the Senate, a tie shall be broken by a potato sack race between the eldest Senators for each side of the argument. If one such Senator is a Senator from Idaho, he or she is to be considered to have an unfair advantage and his spot will be passed to the next-eldest non-Idaho Senator. This race shall be no shorter than 50 meters and no longer than 100 meters.
Here's a heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little girl and some construction workers. This will make you believe that we CAN make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time...
A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot. One day, a construction crew came in and began building a house on the empty lot. The family's 5-year-old daughter became interested in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.
Eventually, the construction crew more or less adopted her as a project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they took coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.
At the end of the first week, the men presented her with a pay envelope which contained $2.00. The little girl took this home to her mother, who said all the appropriate words of admiration, and suggested that they take the money she received to the bank to start a savings account.
When they talked to the bank teller, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had earned her very own pay check at such a young age.
The child proudly replied, "I worked last week with the crew building the house next door to us."
"My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"
The little girl replied, "I will if those assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the fuckin' sheet rock..."
If you are listening only to old music, I feel sorry for you, 'cause there's so much good stuff out right now.
The Decemberists "Picaresque"
The epic span of The Great Lakes Myth Society, the dramatic dismay of Rufus Wainwright, and the twee passion of Belle & Sebastian.
Sam Prekop's "Who's Your New Professor?"
Sunny, laid-back Chicago indie guitar pop from The Sea and Cake's front man, featuring members of Tortoise.
Remember how for a while there was a band that sounded like New Order, The Cure, and The Strokes all flapjacked into one CD? They were called The Bravery.
Josh Rouse's "Nashville"
This is gonna be my favorite album of 2005. You just watch.
The nice folks at National Public Radio are streaming an entire live Wilco show (9:30 Club, Washinton D.C., 2/25/2005) from their website.
They do "Don't Fear The Reaper" in the encore.