Ain't No Party Like My Nana's Tea Party

Tiger Walks on Water

I suppose I believed it to a certain extent, now there's proof...

Well, okay, just a clever advertising pitch from EA. Not to get all B-school Bingo on y'all, but impressive user engagement in this ad.

Walking in Spirit...

My Muxtape Is All Tangled, I'm Going Old School with 8tracks

Yup, word on the street is that Muxtape has been shut down by those cretins at the RIAA. Good thing my buddy DP is on the case, having officially launched his great new service, 8tracks just last week. Best thing about 8tracks - aside from all the great music - is that it's completely legal taking advantage of some obscure provision from the DMCA. Take that, whitey! Check out my 8track mixes here or here.

Say It Ain't So, H Po?

No Harry Potter movie until next summer! Outrageous. Inconceibable. And all because Time Warner is already anticipating having to pad its '09 numbers? What cruelty? Where's the heart? The passion? Where's my HP Thanksgiving treat? Dagnabbit.

No Celebrities in Pancreatic Cancer

All Together Now... Y to the N to the BK to the R

And what a week it was. No, I'm not talking about the smoldering war in Georgia, the Edwards affair or even the start of the 2008 Olympics... I'm talking Concert-fest '08. Monday night, B, Xtian, E and I enjoyed a balmy evening of Yeasayer and The National up at Central Park SummerStage. It was a good show, but not great, in my opinion. I liked the tunes, but they didn't fill up the space. A few breakout songs made the trek north of 14th well worth it like the encore version of "Fake Empire", but otherwise, I was a tad underwhelmed.

On Thursday, B and K and I kicked it up a notch at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg with a pitch perfect performance by The Black Keys. I still can't get over how two white guys from Akron, Ohio put out such big sound. With heat lightening illuminating the fluffs of clouds behind the stage, and an eclectic output of their repetoire, it was a strong evening. Those guys always seem to be having a great time. Shame this is the last summer for shows at the pool... fantastic venue.

Last night was the denouement to Concertfest '08. B and I ferried over in the late afternoon to Liberty State Park for a little APW action. A great space to be sure with fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. Less props for the draconian beer rules: 5 per person per day, drinking allowed only in the beer gardens and last call at 8:30p. Call me a lush, but I like me some suds when I rock out. Anyhoo, after a little lilty New Porn (minus Neko Case a lot less exciting), we succumbed to some state-park law-inspired binge drinking, and then staked some ground for Radiohead. My first time seeing those kids, and I was as giddy as a little fangirl. The set - over two hours - was energetic and inspired from "15 Step" to "Everything in its Right Place" at the end of the second encore. The lighting and camerawork was transfixing during the evening show (thank goodness since that's most of what I could see... damn skippy I'm short). Like BK the night before, Radiohead performed a wide selection of their catalogue and cemented, in my mind, that Thom Yorke, small and scrawny though he may be, is a frontman to rival Bono or Chris Martin. All Hail for Radiohead.

At Least She Has a Sense of Humor.

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Montauk Monster Mystery Solved!!

damn skippy... who woulda thunk it?

We Gonna Done Part that Red Sea

The Britney and Paris comparison ads weren't goofy and desperation-smacking enough. Now, we're comparing Obama to Moses. I'm not sure this even helps his case.

Can We Time Warp to January 09 + Obama Already?

Yesterday, we learned that the Bush administration - instead of worrying enough about troops in Afghanistan, looking to reverse our record deficit or do anything helpful in anyway whatsoever to stem global warning - decides to get some more anti-abortion laws on the books before they slip off into infamy. As the WSJ reported:

"The Bush Administration has ignited a furor with a proposed definition of pregnancy that has the effect of classifying some of the most widely used methods of contraception as abortion. A draft regulation, still being revised and debated, treats most birth-control pills and intrauterine devices as abortion because they can work by preventing fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus. The regulation considers that destroying "the life of a human being.""
Why don't we just slap the cuffs on half the single women from 20-34 and call it a day? As long as we make sure Viagra is still covered on our insurance plans.

Now, today, we learn of two more fun facts.

First, our friends in Bentonville are warning of impending disaster if [when, praise the Lord] Obama wins the presidency. Store managers around the country have called meetings with employees to tell them that a vote for the Democratic nominee is tantamount to a vote for pro-union legislation. Now, I'm no flag-waving, card-carrying union fan, but damn if those Wal-Mart greeters shouldn't be able to unionize should they want, and they shouldn't have to be subjected to employer pressure about whom they should cast their vote.

Then, in a move that would make George Orwell beam with pride, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that they have the "right" to snag your laptop when you're going through the airport security for any reason - or no reason. Now that's an excuse and a half for why you haven't been able to turn in your TPS report:
"Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed. Also, officials may share copies of the laptop's contents with other agencies and private entities for language translation, data decryption, or other reasons, according to the policies, dated July 16 and issued by two DHS agencies, US Customs and Border Protection and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement"
Oh, Baby Lord Jesus, please save us.