“I’ll admit I had an account there and frequented it quite often. At the end of the day, what made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world’s greatest record store. Pretty much anything you could ever imagine, it was there, and it was there in the format you wanted.”—Trent Reznor
I have a fantasy that at one of these moments, a candidate will say, “You know what, Tim, I’m not going to answer that question. This is serious business. And you, sir, are a disgrace. You have in front of you a group of accomplished, talented leaders, one of whom will in all likelihood be the next president of the United States. You can ask them whatever you want. And you choose to engage in this ridiculous gotcha game, thinking up inane questions you hope will trick us into saying something controversial or stupid. Your fondest hope is that the answer to your question will destroy someone’s campaign. You’re not a journalist, you’re the worst kind of hack, someone whose efforts not only don’t contribute to a better informed electorate, they make everyone dumber. So no, I’m not going to stand here and try to come up with the most politically safe Bible verse to cite. Is that the best you can do?”
But we shouldn’t hold our breath waiting for a candidate to say that, particularly not to Russert, who stands atop the insider media establishment. And like every skillful and experienced Washington hand, Russert knows that the way to the top is to pretend that for all the Georgetown cocktail parties you attend, for all the money you make, for all your heart flutters when the powerful treat you with deference, in truth you may be in Washington but you’re not of it. No, deep down you’re just a regular guy from the wrong side of the tracks, standing up to the effete swells of the ruling class.
“You know, every time I look at Steve Jobs, and Apple’s practices, I say I’ll take Bill Gates and his Microsoft evil empire any day over Steve Jobs’. This arrogant jerk PC market share is not even 5% (for a good reason) and is acting like this. Can you imagine the tyranny, and the evilness of a Apple dominated world? I guess this guy never learns. Just like before, he’s taking Apple back once again to being an irrelevant player in the PC market.”—So Long Apple. The Party’s Over (Ed. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha)
“In other news, The Hollywood Reporter has been letting Mrs. Stover’s 7th grade English glass write their stories for them. Here’s a tip kids, if you use a big word, make sure you know what it means first. ”—FilmDrunk.com
Check out this blind item where they claim a certain Valley CEO was fired because he stumbled into work drunk and peed on the carpet in front of stunned onlookers. All I can say is the Valley has changed and not for the better. Back in the Seventies and Eighties this kind of stuff happened all the time and nobody thought twice about it. I guess it’s just another result of this “Just Say No” generation. Damn you, Nancy Reagan. You created an entire generation of twenty-something careerist weenies who are scared of drugs, scared of sex, and all uptight about a little public urination. And Scooter, look, we all know that this is not the reason you got booted. It was totally about your job performance. Okay? Peace out.
Java developers finally realize the party's over
But I think they don’t quite know which party they’re talking about. See this screed where some Javatard says Apple has been spitting in his face because we didn’t include Java 6 in Leopard. Or something. So he says he’s selling his Mac. His headline is, “So long, Apple. The party’s over.” Well he’s right about one thing. The party is over — the Java party, that is. Glad to see the Javatards have finally figured that out. Word is they’re co-sponsoring a support group with Lotus Notes developers. Fun bunch.
A fascinating thing about Democratic politics is that progressive activists, especially those in marginalized groups, are expected sit down and shut up and take it because they’re supposed to be smart enough to know that nods and winks to bigots are just crass political maneuvers that candidates make to court votes.
Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ “Saw IV” easily slaughtered the competition at the weekend domestic box office. “Saw IV” grossed an estimated $32.1 million from 3,183 locations, just shy of the $33.6 million domestic opening of “Saw III” but ahead of the $31.7 million opening of “Saw II”
Prior to slaughtering the competition, it used elaborate mind games to make the competition gouge out its best friend’s eyeballs and eat its own genitals.
In case you’re keeping score at home, that makes the “List of Things Lance Doesn’t Understand”:
1. The Saw Phenomenon 2. NASCAR 3. Tyler Perry Movies 4. Blue Collar Comedy 5. Time Warner Cable Advertising on Time Warner Cable 6. Why the Most Potent Cocktail Comes in the Most Easy-to-Spill Glass 7. Hyphenated Names 8. Scarves 9. String Theory 10. Sourdough
If keeping Hillary out of the White House is all conservatives have, they are in more trouble than they are willing to let on. Look how well keeping Bush out of a 2nd term worked out for us dirty f*cking hippies…
“So come all you losers, you bastards and cheats
Vagrants and barflies down on the street
Follow this path to salvation, vindication awaits
We’re marching on East Broadway tonight”—Dropkick Murphys - Bastards on Parade
9) Muslim Student Association
7) American Civil Liberties Union, National
6) Family Research Council
5) Center for American Progress
4) League of the South
2) Universities and Colleges
1) Media Matters for America
Watch your back, Universities and Colleges. We’re coming after you.
That’s right, silencers are this fall’s hottest accessory. I for one am all for them; it makes it easier to kill hookers without waking up grandma. But it also showcases another recent trend, sideboob.