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suck it trebek

alex trebek is a horrible, horrible man. he's an apparent misogynist who thinks he knows everything. we don't think you do, alex. but we still love the Jeopardy! ...and other things too.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Someone hold me and say it isn't so.

Nacho Average Bailey

Our own Noah Bailey, aka the Naptime Shake, will don his homemade Nacho Libre regalia to perform a set at Club Dada tonight with National Eye, The Capitol Years and The Shut Up Shop. The Shakester goes on at 9 p.m. and if you're wearing a costume, cover is but 2 dolla.

Throw some candy at the rugrats and come down. Rumor has it, and by that I mean he told me, he even learned two Halloween songs.

Best Gawker Ever

Is right here. (Thanks to the DH for sending it our way.)

Monday, October 30, 2006

to wiki or not to wiki

i have this unhealthy love for wikipedia. anytime i feel the need to find out some trivial little piece of info (which is quite often, let me tell you), i just turn to my good pal wiki and read all about it. i mean really, what's up with ohio's weird flag anyway?.... but sometimes i don't know if i trust the contributors and i'm always afraid that i'm being misinformed.

so leave it to teddy wayne to realize my greatest fear:

now i just don't know who to believe anymore.


Thank goodness! Now we can all eat giant, high-calorie tubs of crap-n-gravy and feel better about it. Of course, those mashed potatoes still need to be addressed...way do it half-assed, Colonel.

Friday, October 27, 2006

I Am Number 2!

Just got word that I won second place in the costume contest! Yay! Noah "Nacho Libre" Bailey won third. He just might have been robbed. Someone else dressed as an East Dallas Hipster and totally went all out with his out that he now has this new blog.


Today is costume day at work, since actual Halloween falls on press day. So I present you with my incarnation of none other than Match Game titan, Charles Nelson Reilly:



"One time, Betty White laughed so hard her boob fell out! OH!"
(that's actually from Alec Baldwin's impression of CNR on Saturday Night Live but I love it.)

Other costumes 'round these parts include Nacho Libre, East Dallas Hipster, Giant Panties, Ann Coulter, a Jedi Knight (with his real infant son dressed as Yoda), Lucy from Peanuts, Napoleon Dynamite and an Old Woman Who Sat on Her Dog. A banner day.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Ah, the Memories

Just thinking about all that time after graduation spent at the Garland Bennigan's. And no, I'm sadly not kidding. Jen and I (and our pals) were there often enough to roll freakin' silverware. It was pretty odd. But hey, it's Garland. Where else are you going to go?

So yeah, I'm on a commercial kick as well and here's one (that makes me laugh every time) for the Big B (if it's an actual commercial even):

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

good news

yes, you heard it here. my beloved fraggle rock will be on the big screen. at some point. once that zappa guy gets his butt in gear. of course there's not a release day since it's still in developement, but this is quite possibly the best news i've heard all day.


A New Friend

Add Unfair Park. Go ahead. Do it. You know you want to.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Best Game Ever


Even better, 'cause I freakin' love Halloween.

I just bashed 349 pumpkins. Go ahead, kick my ass.

If We Never Call You Back in November...

this is why:

Jen's been doing it for years, but this year I finally broke down and signed up. Will I even break 2,000? Who knows. (Jen says affirmatively, "Oh, yeah.") Jen was even a winner in 2003. Yeah, that's right. I'm hanging with NaNoWriMo greatness over here.

Anyhoo, wish us luck! ...or better yet, wish us speed (writing, not narcotic). ...better still, sign up yourself.

i know, i know

we've both been pretty absent lately. i'm sorry about that. we've both become new aunts recently. i promise that we'll be much more attentive in the coming days.

for your reading enjoyment: at-home halloween costumes from the folks at the morning news.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Under the Covers

I love it when local artists cover other local artists. Something about that makes me all warm and know, people caring about each other's music and creativity is actually cool.

So, for your listening pleasure, check out this little number. It's Daniel Folmer covering our immensely talented friend Sean Kirkpatrick's "No Offense My Defender". (You can hear Sean's version here.)


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

ok, wait(s) a sec

i'm not entirely sure how i feel about the idea of scarlett johansson cutting an album. especially a tom waits cover album.

i just don't know.

laughing out loud

people give me funny looks at work all the time, but i think it may have something to do with the amount of laugh out loud stuff i find while sitting here. i try my best to limit my humor intake by visiting some sites only once a week or so because, trust me on this one, no one likes getting off the elevator only to see some red-faced-giggly-tears-in-her-eyes receptionist who can't answer the phone without taking a deep breath.

today's gem is another short imagined monologue brought to us by glen weldon.



Monday, October 16, 2006

i'm obsessed

with this damn fedex commercial. i love it (just go to the site and click on the "map" commercial). it makes me happy way too much.

fyi: i'm now accepting donations for the "get jen into a cute yaris cause her car's dying" fund.

BUT...he's gay.

I cannot stop laughing at this. It may be old. You may have seen it. I don't care. It's awesome.

Friday, October 13, 2006

This week in...

the DO:

I review the new Baboon album, Baboon. No, it's not the feature that Sam wraught on BigDLittleD, but hey, we do what we can given our word count.

Jen tackles soothsaying pups here.

Wee's got a two-steppin' story scooting around a Mansfield dancefloor.

There's more, but I wanna get off this damned computer.

where you will find us

assuming merritt isn't tired, she will be joining me for the fun fun fun tonight.

who's in?

Sorry, Ma.

Well, Cindy actually posted this Wednesday (I'm a little slow on the uptake, with a big deadline kickin' my ass this week), but for those of you looking forward to the big Polyphonic Spree Holiday Concert--like my sweet, sweet mommy--it ain't happenin' this year. Too much on the calendar for the harmonic militia.

I know, it sucks. Here, I've got some Kleenex at my desk and it's even anti-viral. See, Mother was looking forward to steppin' out on the town, hearing some uplifting, chorally enhanced tunes and rocking her holiday spirit with the Spree she has never seen live but loves (How? I don't really know since Mom doesn't get out much, but it could be Jenny Kelly's (and various other Spree-er's) smile all those years our own Jen worked and we've been eating at Terilli's. Just a guess.).'s not going down, but here's to looking forward to Fragile Army out next year and another big thanks to Cindy for that mp3 of "Mental Cabaret". I can't stop listening to it.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Feedback, anyone?

Did Jeffrey do it all himself? Should Michael have gotten braces? Shouldn't Uli have given Tim Gunn a hat to wear on the beach? Didn't Laura's hubby look like Einstein?

We welcome thoughts on last night's Part 1 of Project Runway's two-part season finale.

And we also offer this gem: a sneak of four or five pieces from each designer on the Bryant Park runway. Don't worry, there aren't any results or anything, but if you want to wait and see the designs next Wednesday, don't click here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Jonnie B, Our Queso Lord and Taco Savior

Um, can I get an unironic HELL YEAH! for the photographically brilliant discovery that Jonnie B at WNMC hath wrought?

WWKJD, indeed.

Amen, brothers and sisters! Amen!

Monday, October 09, 2006

this just in....

celebrity jeopardy starts november 8. i know, this is a bit of early notice, but come on people. it's way more entertaining than the tournament of champions. and a bit easier to play along with.
they've announced who'll be playing and, though no one's original picks will be making an appearance, we're going to have some fine talent like michael mckean, christopher meloni, rachael ray, harry shearer, and sam waterston. oh, and that guy to the left (without vinnie of course).

you can find the complete list over at the official site.


so it turns out that the fine folks in charge of the fate of andrea yates and dena schlosser made them roommates. is that such a good idea?

it just reminds me of living in the dorms during college. we were all told to fill out that little "about me" form so that they could find us good roommates, ones we had things in common with, but could still learn from (being a part of the whole college experience and all). i learned how to not have a younger, mooching, pot smoker of a boyfriend (cindy) and that, even after giving them a chance, i hated sororities (thanx joni, lylas!).

just imagine what these ladies are learning....

Friday, October 06, 2006

This week in...

the DO, I offer a "man-on-the-street" (yeah, sure, that's what it is) on The Black Angels.

Jen takes on the Monks. Stone cold. Well, more like sand, but whatever.

AG goes Behind Closed Doors (love that song, by the way) with a Hornbuckle juror.

And you should definitely read Kittenpants' preview on Rock Lottery 8 over on Unfair Park.

So I Guess He's Off the Margaritas?

Um, hello.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Who Thinks I Should... me this lovely thing of awesomeness for my collection? (Alan, you know this means you have competition. Get to silkscreening, handsome.)

Excellent. Thank you.
ps. Shannon sent me this link and totally made my day. She rules.
pss. No wet t-shirt comments allowed. Thanks and goodnight.


In other news, the Candleroom is completely and totally overrated. What a shocker.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

christmas book 06

everyone loves the neiman marcus christmas book. sure, there are actual gifts listed, but what people really care about are the fantasy gifts. this year we have a backyard water park, a chartered trip to space, and the house of fath couture archives ( a steal at 3.5 mil) among other things: there's something for every wannabe ecentric millionaire.

but this is what i want. for only $40,000 i could have a 7 foot tall skyscraper made out of pencils. yup. pencils. number 2 to be exact. don't worry, i can supply the sock monkey.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


49 Up opens Friday at the Angelika. This is the seventh in Michael Apted's documentary series following a group of children beginning at the age of 7 and checking in every 7 years after. Jen got me hooked. While I'm totally stoked about this one, I do recommend you check out 7 Up, 21 Up and the others before jumping in at 49.

Monday, October 02, 2006

it's all a bunch of lies

need a good laugh? saw this link to a pitchfork review on the forkers board. yeah. you know it.

i've added a new favorite to my webtime fun folder: blufr (even though i don't have much time to look at anything other than congressional candidates at the moment). try it out. you'll like it. it's a super random trivia game where -- oops, ha ha! -- some of facts are big fat lies. yay! turn your bullshit detector on and see how many times you second guess what you think you know. (if you think you're good enough, you can also head on over to the morning news within the next week and create your own blufs for blufr. and then buy me something pretty from amazon.)


I'm so down with the PPT it's not even funny. After their performance at Dada on Saturday, I'm a believer. Plus, an interactive art exhibit always gets my blood flowing.