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Daily Musings 3/6

Posted by goldwriting on March 6, 2008

1 – Foamy is back, people. Let the rejoicing begin promptly. 🙂

2 – Maybe I find this amusing since I also have a line of t-shirts, but there is no doubt American Apparel’s advertising has always been borderline porn. The weird part is it’s really awkward 70’s style porn, like no one is happy to be taking part in it. So in essence, their awkwardness and possible repressed feelings from doing those shoots makes this parody video funny. I guess that’s something. [via FantasticBlognanza]

3 – You know what happens when races get too close to call? The person least confident of winning starts whining and complaining about the race being unfair. Hillary Clinton is pushing for Florida and Michigan to get their delegates in the race, which are at the moment not counted since both states violated Democratic Party rules and moved their primaries up into January. Both state knew what the ramifications were when they made the move and are only rallying about it now because the race is incredibly close. Clinton is stumping for the rights of the states and those “unheard voters” only because everyone else skipped campaigning there except her, so she won both those states. If they get added back into the count, Clinton will get a huge boost and it will also be completely unfair. The more I read about this, the more this sounds like a Bush move. Way to show you’re the candidate for change, Hillary. [via CNN]

4 – Possible good news, Swayze fans: His own doctors came out yesterday to confirm that he is battling Pancreatic Cancer, but they report that he is only inflicted with a small amount of the disease and the dire proclamations made yesterday are far from the actual diagnosis. In this case, I am in full agreement with Perez Hilton and I think we should all buy and download Swayze’s song She’s Like the Wind off ITunes and push it back into the Top 10 as a sign of support. Help perk up Dalton!!! [via People and Perez Hilton]

5 – These USB batteries could the coolest new tech trinkets I’ve seen in a very long time. The people who thought this up need to stop thinking so much and give me some of that brain power. Do they even know how long it takes me to type these things? IQ Hogs!! [via JoshSpear]

6 – Ashton Kutcher could be an evil mastermind. It turns out that he has been secretly filming a new show, in Punk’d style, but this time he is not trying to fool the celebs, but the paparazzi. The show will set up ridiculous things for the photogs to run around, freak out about and waste tons of money and time printing in their daily gossip rags, only to be exposed later as being completely duped. If you have heard rumors of Paris Hilton walking around with a spiritual guide looking like an extra from Enter the Dragon, that would one of Kutcher’s masterpieces at work. I hate to admit it, but he could be kinda brilliant. [via WWTDD]

7 – It turns out that Buffy may be gone from our TV sets, but she is living on in the comic book world and inside that six-color-press universe, she might be playing for both teams. If they had only made Sarah Michelle Gellar go down this road with Eliza Dushku on the show, honestly, rating through the roof! (not that I had any problem with Alyson Hannigan blazing the path for her, that was equally fantastic) [via Perez Hilton]

8 – This is my first attempt at posting multiple thumbnails in one post, but this is worth it. They have just released the first shots of the actors in full Watchmen costume for each of their characters. I am personally excited by this because I happen to have the honor of being friends with Malin Akerman, playing Silk Spectre. The pics are incredibly rad and only boost my confidence that Zack Snyder will make this film utterly bad-ass.

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9 – Another clever group of people have found a way to continue the parody cycle for The Bourne Ultimatum. Here’s the newest volley, The Waldo Ultimatum:

10 – I posted this video once in my old MySpace blog, but this is making the rounds again and I think it highly worth mentioning one more time. Here is the Latvian Cello Choir performing Europe’s rock classic “The Final Countdown”:

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Daily Musings 3/5

Posted by goldwriting on March 5, 2008

1 – The primaries last night were not the slam dunk we were hoping for on the Obama train, but the Clinton marketing engine has failed to derail us in any fashion. Obama is still ahead in the delegate count because in Texas she failed to take it by any size-able amount, meaning the delegates are fairly evenly split. While watching the coverage last night it was mentioned that there was a flowchart sent out very early on in the race between Obama and Hillary that laid out every primary and caucus and which ones they predicted Obama would take. Amazingly this document is being hailed like a Nostradamus doctrine since it’s been nearly on the nose the whole time. It predicted the loss in Ohio, the close shave in Texas and had Obama winning 10 straight in a row up to this point (it failed to believe he would win in Maine, which he did, giving him 11 in a row). So if those palm reading folks continue putting their faith in this chart, Obama will still come out ahead when the votes are all tallied up with crucial wins in the final primaries. I hope they’re right because I am someone that does want to see things change and Hillary is unfortunately showing herself to be more of the same politics we’ve had for the last 24 years.

2 – The Onion, the fake news network, is coming out with their own movie in shiny straight to DVD fashion. Kudos to Steven Seagal for being able to parody himself in what could be his best performance ever. [thanks, FilmDrunk]

3 – There is a video of this floating around, but I refuse to post it here. A US Marine is under verbal fire today, instead of literal fire, for having a fellow soldier videotape him throwing a small living puppy over the side of a cliff. I understand that war can have detrimental effects on people’s mental state and cause them to do things they would normally never do, but most of those instances come in times of intense stress and combat. This was one soldier goofing off with another and tossing a helpless animal over a cliff. Word coming out of the Marine top brass is that they are hugely disappointed and that most Marines conduct themselves with honor and respect. They are pulling together all the pertinent information now to decide what to do with this soldier, but my opinion is solidly that this person be dishonorably discharged from the Marines immediately. We have obviously been in such a rush to fill up the ranks of our Armed Forces that we are letting people in who are not there to defend our honor and our country, but people who just want to play with guns, flex their muscles and expel cruelty where they see fit. Let’s see the Marine Corps try to make a booster commercial out of that story. [via CNN]

4 – Rumors are flying around the net this morning that our favorite bouncer and dirty dancer, Patrick Swayze, is battling a very serious form of Cancer and has mere weeks to live. I desperately hope he is not as bad off as they say. Swayze may not be an Oscar winning talent, but he has helped bring about some of the greatest popcorn flicks in history. Road House not only provides some of the most hilariously violent fight scenes in history, but it also continues to serve as a measuring point for any relationship I might get into. If the girl I am interested in does not like Road House and giggle themselves silly watching it, we’re doomed from the start. But that’s only the beginning for Swayze, he also helped to bring us Ghost, The Outsiders (my personal favorite movie), Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing, Next of Kin, Point Break, Too Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar and Donnie Darko. Can you imagine a happy and fulfilling life without those movies. I think not. So my thoughts and good vibes are going out to you, Dalton. May you tear Cancer’s throat out.

5 – These people have way too much time on their hands, but also way to much genius to be contained. Please enjoy, Michael Jackson’s Punch Out: [via GorillaMask via The Panda Page]

6 – The one man who did so much to bring fictional and fantastical lives to those who had none in reality has just passed away. Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons, died Tuesday at 69 years old after a long battle with a variety of health problems. I was also one of those role playing kids, covering my dining room table with battle charts, dice graphs and miniature pewter figures that I would hand paint and detail myself. Admittedly I branched out from D&D pretty quickly into other system I felt work more expansive, like Marvel and G.U.R.P.S, but somehow I think that admission just made me more of a dork than before. Oh well. Gary helped to ignite the world of role playing and the nerds, geeks, dweebs and closet cool kids of the world owe him a debt of gratitude for that. You rolled a true 100, Gary. Thanks for the memories.  [via CNN]

7 – In my mind Robert Downey Jr. can do no wrong on film (not making any claims about his personal life), but doing a role of a role in blackface? Our boy might be straying from the land of logic just a touch. Luckily, Iron Man will come out before this controversial role and we will all get to experience the full gooey excitement over the comic book extravaganza. [via FilmDrunk]

8 –  The Pearl Jam parody rendition of “Old MacDonald’s Farm” is one of the joys of my life: [via Pandachute]

Kids Rock

9 – The Dragonball Z live action adaptation is being pushed from this year until 4/3/09. Some reports are claiming it is because the release weekend was getting too crowded with other big ticket fare. My thought is they had no real idea how long it was going to take to animate all those crazy diagonal lines every time someone jumped in the air. Also, the budget for blond super spiky hair gel has skyrocketed.  [via ComingSoon]

10 – What’s that you say? You want more Touhou videos!? Well here you go, it’s Hot Pockets time:

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Daily Musings 3/4

Posted by goldwriting on March 4, 2008

1 – Obviously the most important topic of the day, IT’S PRIMARY TIME!!! The big states hitting the polls today are Texas and Ohio and if Clinton doesn’t win both those states, along with big showings in all the rest, it’s curtains for the New York Senator. I’ll be refreshing this post as often as I can while refreshing CNN for up-to-date results. I’m on the Obamamania train, but even if I wasn’t, it really is the time and the place for people to once again give a crap about voting and taking control back. We’ve seen the results when we shirk our duties (i.e.: mentally challenged cowboys with their finger on the trigger).

2 – Trent Reznor, aka Nine Inch Nails, is following the Radiohead trail and releasing nine tracks off his new album for free. You can download the EP here, or pay a little more for the full album, or pay a little more for a physical CD sent to you, or pay a little more for a collectors edition, or pay a little more for a super-duper NIN uberfan edition. Really, Trent? The power of giving the album away for free when it starts to look like a drug dealer tossing out the first hit. [via Starpulse]

3 – Spice Girl Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, is going to strip naked to help support a charity raising money to fight the sex trafficking trade. Something about getting naked to support the downfall of sex slaves just seems slightly skewed to me. Maybe I’m just having bad memories from the time I went to the Little People’s Rights rally dressed as an Oompah Loompah. [via StarPulse]

4 – Drew Barrymore has shifted the spotlight away from her near perfect relationship with Justin Long to the amazingly generous donation she made to a world hunger charity. She presented the foundation with a $1 million dollar check during her appearance on Oprah yesterday and it is being earmarked for the hunger crisis in Kenya, although if you follow the link on the right side of my home page, it will take you to the charity site and you can designate where you would like your donation to go. I chose “Greatest Need” because I think hunger is hunger no matter where you live. So if you have the spare funds, maybe choose a Domino’s Pizza for dinner one night instead of $60 in sushi, you can easily give that to these starving kids. What you receive is much more filling than food.

5 – This is truly the beginning of the end. They know all our secrets! [via Dave]

6 – Marion Cotillard is firing back at the quotes being used against her concerning 9/11 and the moon landing. Evidently she made those a long time ago and they were taken out of context. So I’ll translate for those not fluent in backtracking French, “I used to be crazy. I’m better now.”

7 – The back-up quarterback of the world breathe a sigh of relief as Brett Favre finally retires from the NFL. He walks away holding numerous records and widely known as one of the most consistent and dedicated quarterbacks in NFL history. Now the only problem is how to supplement the instant loss of tourism and sale of foam cheese hats in the town of Green Bay. [via Sports Illustrated]
8 – The video game Rock Band is taking the next step into musical history as they begin to create and release playable tracks from the Grateful Dead. What this really means is a quick upsurge in arthritis, exhaustion and death from malnutrition as players are chained to their game systems through 4 1/2 day long jam sessions. Also, sales of Cherry Garcia ice cream will undoubtedly take a jump. Mmmm…jump. [via Starpulse, their on a roll today]

9 – Now that Battlestar Galactica is back on the air, people from all walks of life are showing their fandom proudly, but none more so than these musicians that are planning a tribute show for the sci-fi phenomenon. I’m a fan of the show, but I think I am a couple steps back from singing songs about it or naming my kids something that can only be pronounced through a series of grunts. [via Starpulse, again :)]

10 – Airborne is going to be paying out $23 million dollars in a class action lawsuit where the petitioners claim: “Airborne is basically on overpriced, run-of-the-mill vitamin pill that’s been cleverly, but deceptively, marketed.” You mean we haven’t cured the common cold yet? What the hell! First some French lady tells me we never landed on the moon, then this! I don’t think I can read the news anymore. It’s too disturbing. [via CNN]

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