Friday, April 27, 2007

Things Annoying Me Today

1) April showers.

2) Celebrities on talk shows who clap at the audience when making their entrance.

3) This graph:

4) Wii elbow

5) That I can't assertain the meaning of this shirt:

I mean, my first instinct is that it's a play on male genitalia size. But then why -- of all metaphors in the world -- use fingers? Since fingers are a readily available male genitalia substitute for millions of teenagers, lesbians, and creative types, I have to take the fingers literally. So now the only interpretation I have is that this chick wants to get fisted...but I somehow doubt they would sell that at Hot Topic. Very confusing. that's annoying. Ideas?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Quack quack.

I support Don Imus.

CBS certainly has the right to fire him, but it's a cowardly, scary thing for them to do. Caving to pressure like that is just going to embolden all the myriad First Amendment haters out there, letting them know that corporate media doesn't have the spine to stand behind the people they pay to shock us. And who will come calling to CBS's door next asking for content to be deleted? The current administration? The religious right? The New Yorker reading, latte swilling Brooklynites?

Imus said an awful thing, and he should be disciplined, called out, and made to apologize....but not muzzled.

Firing Imus because of his three mischosen words accomplishes nothing valuable. It heals no rifts, cures no ills, and only sweeps another very important topic in America under the rug. This incident should be an opening for a conversation about race, not a witch hunt. But now the witch hunt is over...or is it?

Rev. Al Sharpton said this: "It is our feeling that this is only the beginning. We must have a broad discussion on what is permitted and not permitted in terms of the airwaves." I'll wait a second while you shudder at that thought.

If it's going to be left up to the likes of the good Reverend (or Pat Robertson, or George W. Bush, or Hilary Clinton) to determine what's worthy of being broadcast on the American people's airwaves, all I have to say is: thank goodness we have the internet.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Without Further Comment #17 (I'm Speechless Edition)

Hi Geoff,

My name is Howard Cantrell and I’m a Talent Scout for XXXXXXX, a worldwide modeling and talent company. I saw your pictures and I felt you have great potential. You have a great smile, excellent posture, and you look like someone with a great personality. It is my job to find talent just like YOU and help them get started in the industry! I want to give you an opportunity to get that start. I'd like to invite you to check out the website View the site, get to know the company, and see what were all about.

Email me back at with any questions you may have. Otherwise, go ahead and enroll. Once you have enrolled your profile will be available for thousands of industry professionals to view. All of this is 100% FREE to you. VERY IMPORTANT, This enrollment is by INVITATION only! You will need to enter my Scout ID to complete the enrollment process; My Scout ID#XXXXXXX Congrats!!!

I look forward to talking to you soon,

Howard Cantrell

(sent to me via MySpace)

(NB - Staying West is in Spain for approximately two more hours, then we'll resume our regularly scheduled blogcast.)