Friday, February 24, 2006

How do I get my name in the "Urban Dictionary?"

R. Kelly's has his own listing in the "Urban Dictionary." Unfortunately, that is not enough to get a man arrested for trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl. Disturbingly funny.

[thanks stereogum.]

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Commander Cuckoo Bananas & the United Arab Emirates

I am having just a bit of trouble getting my head around this. We (apparently) invaded Iraq because we wanted to prevent terrorists from coming over to America and taking another cheap shot. But now we're inviting the United Arab Emirates, who also have terrorist ties, not only to come on over to the U.S., but to basically have the skeleton key to the country's ports? Meanwhile, Bush can't seem to understand why we're all a bit confused by this. (See blank stare above.)

[Read latest CNN story about the ordeal here.]

I think Homer summed it up best when he was sending Bart off to Catholic school.

Homer to Bart: We're going to send you to another school! And if you get kicked out of that school, you're going straight into the army, where you'll be sent to America's latest military quagmire. Where will it be? North Korea? Iran? Anything's possible with Commander Cuckoo Bananas in charge!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

LoveSac CEO, Apparently No Longer Sorry

I guess Shawn Nelson isn't sorry about his bankruptcy anymore. Last week I linked to Shawn's apologetic blog entry, but now it is nowhere to be found. It has been replaced with the following:

Going Forward

— shawn @ 4:25 pm

LoveSac is in reorganization and will emerge a much stronger, healthier company. We are making great strides towards providing a plan by which the LoveSac brand and stores can provide value for all of those who have supported it and will support the company going forward.

Meanwhile–support the cause. Sacs and Sactionals make the ULTIMATE home theater furniture.

Never stop rockin’.

We haven’t.


Humility never was his strongest trait. Don't worry, the 50 million pictures of Shawn and his disciples are still available.

Monday, February 13, 2006

February Consuption


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - S/T
Yellowcard - Lights and Sounds
P.O.D. - Testify
Bouncing Souls - Live


Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Johnny Tight Lips News

After a radical show at Kilby Court last weekend, Johnny Tight Lips will be taking a short break from touring the world to focus on recording our mega hit debut album. We began initial drum tracking last night. Danny has already torn through two songs with more on the way tonight. After playing as a band for 8-ish months, it will be nice to finally have some stuff recorded. Keep your ears peeled for more details.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Poor. Rebel Billionaire.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't ecstatic when I heard that LoveSac filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. $3.2 million dollars in debt. Not bad. (According to the picture above, Shawn still has enough money to pay for an awful emo hairdo.)

Somehow I always knew it would happen. Maybe I was tipped off by the fact that I was never paid in paper currency, only in LoveSac products. I guess I did pretty good for myself, though. I own three Love Sacs, a half dozen nap sacs (the sleeping bag), the foot sac slippers, a couple of beanies, five hoodies and a week's worth of t-shirts. Traci is equally as decked out. Unfortunately, we've always been too embarrased to really wear any of it in public. It was like advertising for Satan. Wait, Satan's kind of cool when it comes to shirts and stuff. Maybe it was like advertising Wal-Mart.

It's unfortunate that my internship at LoveSac pre-dates my blogging career, because the Manifesto would have been full of all sorts of dirt.

Read Shawn's apology to his minions of LoveSac-loving fans here.

Read the DesNews story here.

Brokeback to the Future

Proving that context is everything, a group of students at Emerson College known as the "Chocolate Cake City" has made this spoof movie trailer of "Brokeback Mountain" and "Back to the Future."

Hil-ar-i-ous! Watch the video here.

[thanks stereogum.]