Jonathan Coulton blogs today about the sweatiest show he has ever played, which I was happy to attend on Saturday night. To say that the inside of Lestat’s coffee house was sauna-like would be wildly unfair to many saunas, whose capacity to extract sweat stops at the skin, whereas being inside Lestat’s with 200 [...]
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May 19th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 23 Comments
May 17th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 12 Comments
Yes, it appears that Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?, Dr. Seuss’ 1972 classic about suggesting ways for Marvin K to get the hell out of his presence, contains the origin of the word “Crunk“. Try as I might, I might, I can’t find any info on why the good Dr. scuttled his [...]
May 14th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 12 Comments
According to the Associated Press, this month, forty-three years ago, Bob Dylan and company released what was, arguably, the first music video: D.A. Pennebaker’s storied London Savoy alleyway sixteen millimeter playback portrait of Bob droppin’ the cards. Of course that’s Allen Ginsberg back there, seemingly wearing a tallit.
And true to our spirit here at [...]
The First White House press conference after The Headmaster from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was elected President
May 13th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 11 Comments
Press Secretary: We’re going to keep this brief, it’s been a busy first day for the president
Press Corp: What was the legislation that the president passed today?
The president was eager to accomplish something on his first day in office. Today he signed a bill which states “If you don’t eat your meat, you [...]
April 22nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 23 Comments
Not the worst Rolling Stone cover you will see all day!
“Get me Sharon Stone! Well then, Julia Roberts! Well then, Cindy Crawford! Kathy Ireland! Elle MacPhereson! Madonna! Tiffany! Debbie Gibson! Vanna White! Lori Loughlin! Candace Cameron! (Hours pass) OK, we’ll take her, but you’re [...]
April 6th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 17 Comments
Of course it’s me on the left. And yes, “Desperado” was our song. The relationship didn’t last; I can’t be sure, but I think she wanted to hurt me.
March 25th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 17 Comments
In corner 1, we have Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice” performance at Woodstock, featuring the legendary drum solo by then 19 year old Michael Shrieve. Bonus points if the naked guy holding the sheep happens to be a relative of yours.
In corner 2 we have…my god, this really happened?