Obituaries

David Cassidy had some pretty cool moments. Rest in peace.

I’m sad to hear the news that David Cassidy has left this mortal coil. It took me a while to get into Cassidy’s music. As a kid, I was a punker, and so I hated all that 70’s cornball shit. I even found a record by Shaun Cassidy, David’s brother, in my sister’s old record […]

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Civil Rights, Personal Shit

Martin Luther King is still my hero.

He forced racist police forces to show their true, cruel colors on television and got the world to condemn their actions (this latter lesson is one we need to learn).

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Comedy, Film

ARTHUR?!? Really? I draw a line in the fucking SAND!

Sorry, dear readers (of whom now most of you are dead, since it has been years since I’ve written anything, and I was always most popular among the restaurant patrons of Conrad’s in Pasadena) for my absence: I have been doing a “real” writing gig now for some time in a magazine and on a […]

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Celebrities, Comedy, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Politics, Television

Michael J. Nelson, why did you break my heart?

Okay, so this is a personal request, done late late late in the day.  But can I ask why one of my personal heroes is a right-wing fuck, and has been for years? Well, let me say this, I read the National Review cover to cover.  Check in at Townhall.com every day.  Check the Washington […]

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Obama, Personal Shit, Politics

can the media bias against Dems get any worse?

I expect bias from the Fox News folks (more on Victoria Jackson later), but why are all the press rooms today full of malarkey stories about Obama’s “earmarks,” as though Republicans aren’t asking for some of the biggest earmarks, and as though a bill with 1.9% of its money going to earmarks is somehow full […]

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Personal Shit, Politics

I can’t help but miss Dana Perino!

 Just for the record, I hate George W. Bush.  And virtually everybody involved in his cabinet deserves to die painfully, or at least to be tried as a war criminal.  And in particular, I am ashamed that anyone would even attempt to defend Bush’s atrocities.  During his tedious and evil reign, every moment his spin-masters protected Bush […]

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Celebrities, Elvis, Movies, Musicals, Performers, Religion, Satan's Favorite Bands, Soul Music, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones

Elvis is still the King!

I know, I know, the Beatles were better at the music, the Beach Boys were better at major sevenths, Chuck Berry was better at the lyrics, and Little Richard was better at falsetto.  Carl Perkins was better at being down-home, Billy Lee Riley was better at crazed-cat rockabilly, Buddy Holly was better at bringing pop into […]

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Los Angeles, Movies, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Obituaries, Television

Beverly Garland RIP

Beverly Garland died this week.  The press remembers her mostly for her television work, and as a Roger Corman B-movie actress. I remember her as both!  Who can forget Swamp Diamonds on Mystery Science Theater 3000? And let’s not be hasty and forget Gunslinger!

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Other Stuff, Politics

Bob Dole needs positive reinforcement

Isn’t Bob Dole just a lovable old coot? This touching tidbit from the Nixon archives released today shows that this former leader of the Party of Lincoln also had a frailty, a need to be commended by virtuous men such as Nixon.  It really gets me misty-eyed reading this: The material also shows a sensitive […]

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Bands, Celebrities, Performers, Personal Shit

Paul Simon needs to go suck his own nuts, but he’s too short to reach.

I was watching the Colbert Report tonight night, and his special guest was Paul Simon. Colbert asked Simon about his book, Lyrics, which contains pretty much all of Paul Simon’s songwriting since 1964.  But when Colbert asked Simon if there were any songs that barely made the cut, Simon immediately said, yes, “Red Rubber Ball” was […]

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Gay and Lesbian stuff, LAist, Los Angeles, Performers, Politics

where the fuck were you when we needed you?

This comment on a recent photo essay in LAist about the No on 8 protest sums up exactly what’s going on in my mind. What Ross hinted at is that yes, goddam it, where was this mass energy when we needed it? We’ve been living in a conservative, er, cesspool for years, yet for some reason, most […]

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Alaska, John McCain, Obama, Politics, Satan

electoral hanky-panky in Alaska? where are all those votes?

I read an interesting post today from Shannyn Moore: looks like there may be some serious missing votes in Alaska.  No proof here, folks, but she does present quite a head-scratcher. This year, early voters set a new record. As of last Thursday, with 4 days left to vote early, 15,000 Alaskans showed up-shattering the old […]

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