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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.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Deep Throatin'

Everyone, be nice and go over here and give Miss Wee Demon some lovin' post tonsil surgery.

Well wishes, ladygirl.

Oh, Canada

Noah is tops when it comes to finding videos that make me nearly piss myself. So, for Jen and Jonanna, I pass on this homage to our neighbors to the north:

you'll shoot your eye out



so i'm sitting here, trying to figure out what to get people for christmas, when i start thinking of everyone's favorite holiday movie, a christmas story. it's a classic, and my family is one of those households that has the marathon on THE WHOLE TIME, every year. my brother loves the movie. maybe a little too much. so i start looking...

and then i found it. and him. this guy who loves a christmas story more than anyone i have ever met. his love of the movie has gone from obsession to, well, obsession i guess. not only does he produce red ryder leg lamps (complete in a FRAGILE box), but he bought the actual house, restored it, and opened it to the public (and a movie museum across the street) in cleveland. damn. that's love.

even better -- if you go on the house tour, you can take your ticket stub and get 20% off your peking duck (or whatever you order really) at C & Y chinese restaurant, though i don't know if they'll fa ra ra ra ra you these days. now i just need a ticket to cleveland...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

cover me


if there could be a big neon sign floating above me at any given time, it would probably read "sucker for cover songs". that or "loves bacon way too much", but i digress. i do indeed love the cover song. (speaking of which, i can't seem to find my stars cover of "fairytale of new york", and i would love anyone who can help out....)

well color me tickled to discover this: matthew's celebrity pixies tribute page. no, i'm not talking about the where is my mind? tribute album that came out a few years ago -- did you see tina turner on that thing?

some highlights include "hey" as performed by prince, "wave of mutilation" as performed by the bee-gees, and ol' blue eyes' version of "monkey gone to heaven". it's some fine tuesday afternoon entertainment.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Liar, Liar

Nothing like a little Christian prog rock to brighten one's day and put things into perspective. Now seriously, WinterHaven, has this really converted anyone? To invest in music lessons or grow a sweet beard, maybe, but something tells me this might be a detriment to ye olde Christian movement.



(Be sure to take it to the end for the shredding. That's right, I said shredding.)

Thanks to Noah, master of all things YouTube, for this gem.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Wha huh?

I open up the Yahoo! and see this teaser "Teenagers getting younger." Um, hey Yahoo!, that doesn't make any sense...you know, "teen" being the important part of the ages that determine teenager-hood.

The article goes on to explain that younger kids are acting older. Fine. Whatever. But the actual headline for the article of "'Tweens' are fast becoming the new teens" again makes no real sense but at least provides me with a slight explanation. Then again, I just got pissed off thinking of that whole "Grey is the New Black" cliché. Yankee Chick, you're rubbing off on me (figuratively, of course)...and you're freakin' funny. ("Freakin'" having been used as an adverb, not a verb, of course. Ha ha.)

Friday, November 24, 2006

lookie!



i got my new car wednesday, and the lovely nerver was the first passenger. i know, you're all jealous.

ok, so this isn't an actual image of MY car, cause my camera's on the fritz at the moment, but stock photos are good enough for the time being. i'm still trying to find an appropriate name for him (yes, him), so if anyone has suggestions, let me know.

in honor of today, lets take a look at the five stages of black friday. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...

I'm Happy! I'm Relaxed!

Thank you to Mike R. for reminding me about this. I think I'm gonna make it part of my new exercise plan...especially after yesterday's meal.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

For the holiday, I give you my all-time favorite YouTube video:



Um, most bizarre voice ever?

Thanks to Noah for finding this after it had just been hanging out on the unlinkable CNN Web site for far too long.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Robert Altman, RIP

I think I'll have to go home and watch Short Cuts. Though I'm sure Altman fans all have different favorites from MASH to Dr. T and the Women. K, maybe not Dr. T, but nevertheless Robert "Fingers of Fury" Wilonsky, has got quite a tender obit for the director here, much of which comes from his interview during the Dr. T press tour. Definitely worth a read.

I Heart Reading


A seriously swell pair o' bitches from my Bitches & Books book club turned me on to this really cool site. LibraryThing lets you catalog your books, tag 'em, share recommendations, find people with similar reading interests, etc. You can even join clubs to share thoughts on books with particular criteria. It's sweet.
So far, I've incurred a loss of memory of what I own, but I'm sure once I'm in front of the shelves at home that will change. I haven't tagged anything yet and my catalog thus far is severly teensy, but if you wanna check it out or tag one of my books, I'm...drumroll...nerver. Big shocker, huh?

Monday, November 20, 2006

So Very Disappointed

in you, Kramer.
There's just no excuse.

Bizarre Warning


This made me laugh my ass off, thanks to the little drawing on the bottom left (click on photo to enlarge). Apparently, in South Africa, penguins lounging about underneath cars isn't so unusual, but who knew it was such a problem to warrant an actual sign? Thanks to Penny for the pic...glad you're home safe, chica!

Friday, November 17, 2006

why we want a wii


ok, that's not entirely true, but i feel like i have to take sides in this playstation/wii thing going on. especially since i have friends and coworkers who line up for this kind of thing (i hear them back there right now, planning on staking out a toys'r'us or something...). and the wii's just cuter. and, from what i hear, should be a lot more user friendly the the console-illiterate like myself.

wii all knew it would happen -- people are getting robbed, beaten and, yes, shot for a playstation. um, wha? is this really what it's come to you guys?

i promise to return to the blog soon enough, i've just had an overly hectic week of crap to deal with, but things should be fine and dandy soon enough.

and everyone thank this guy rob for recovering my wallet after my crapalicious wednesday night.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

So You Wanna Know What to Do Tonight?


Charity. Rock. $3 Koozies. What more could you ask for?

Just How Tone Deaf Are You?

Take this test and find out (you'll need speakers...duh).

Oh, and no matter what the results, start wearing earplugs at shows for cryin' out loud.

Thanks to Noah for the link.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Happy T-Mas


This is why Brandon Bird rules.

Just in Case You Missed It

Yesterday, I was loving on the St. Vincent. And last Thursday I was hopped up on Grinderman...still am actually. And yeah, I dig a little "Sexyback" when it pops up on the iPod shuffle (budgetary constraints, you understand). So yesterday, GetRich posted this little ditty--a remake of JT's hit by James Eric. He actually left the link in our comments, but I didn't want anyone to miss it, because I want to know what you think of it. Personally, I applaud the effort but will not be adding the version to my playlist anytime soon. His voice is on this side of affected on some parts and while I like a somber remake of a dance or up-tempo track, I'm over the ironic ones. My favorite part, however, is the "get your sexy on"/"go 'head be gone with it" portion where Mr. Eric becomes exceedingly unsexy. Kudos to Rich for always finding the conversation starters.

Neil, Luke. Luke, Neil.


In other news, I'd like to point out how much Neil Patrick Harris and Luke Perry look alike...at least, I noticed it when Harris was on Celebrity Jeopardy. Another noteworthy pair in physical similarity: Soledad O'Bryan and Neve Campbell. Discuss.

Where My Fine Line At?

I'm concerned! My daily blogroll/preferred procrastination route is all bunged up without FineLine! I definitely want y'all's take on RSK after having been a judge myself. Hope the server lives soon.

Cindy, I also haven't been able to buy you that martini I owe you as I haven't seen you out and about. Perhaps Saturday at Radiant?

********EDIT*******
New post up from Ms. C over at FineLine. I hope to hear about her new I-35 adventures, fo sho. We here at Alex wish her all the best, though we do hate to see her go from our daily reads. Thanks for getting this whole bloggy thing started, Cin. You kick serious tail. (Luckily, we'll still be able to catch her in Quick.)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Saints and Sinners

So I used to have this art professor that would play the Velvet Underground collection whenever we had free work time. Unfortunately, when he thought of something to say, he wouldn't just turn the volume down and he had no grasp of the pause button. He'd just hit stop and then when he was finished he'd start the whole damn disk all over again. It was infuriating and it was the cause for my short-lived hatred of Nico for some of my young adulthood. I know, I know. Shoot me now. What?! An art student that hates Nico?! It can't be! Well, it was. But like I said, I'm growing out of it.

I've also had a musical obsession with Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, and of Polyphonic Spree for quite sometime. "Paris is Burning" and "Your Lips Are Red" could make me and a certain bald co-worker loose our shit from the first note upon their upload to MySpace many months back and GvsB has long been tauting the songstress' abilities. Though somewhat disconcertingly animated during the last local PS show, we'll totally let it go. Clark is the vision of a china doll with amazing six-string skills and gut-wrenching vocal technique that can't be learned or taught...hell, she might have been enchanted with it.

So how does this all relate? There's a St. Vincent cover of "These Days" you need to hear...from start to finish. Please, if you think of something to say in the middle, just wait it out. And no, we're not the first to post this. Far from it, so thanks to Chris at GvsB for the tune and to both GvsB and Unfair Park for cool pics. And to Wee Demon for no longer "denying" this particular saint. Finally. Sheesh. Heh heh.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

When MySpace Rules

So sometimes, I'm over the MySpace. I hate it and it sucks. Other times, I get a bulletin, like the one that follows from a member of Record Hop, and it reminds me that MySpace can be the most awesome tool ever...because, I, like Scott, would be freaking out too, so I can totally relate to what he's going through.

So, Ashley and I were at the Golden Triangle Mall on Saturday, afternoonish, and in the "hub" where all of the halls come together, there's a bunch of kiosks and shit. Well, so, there was this one kiosk with this nice girl who kept doing the hard-sell, you know, "Hey, can I talk to you a moment?"...

While Ashley was trying on clothes, I was out wandering around bored out of my fucking MIND and I saw this girl get rejected over and over, she was really trying, doing her thing, a pleasant smile, smartly dressed in that dark clothes working at the mall way...

"Can I talk to you for a second?"
"Can I show you something?"
"Can I talk to you? Won't take long!"

I'm fairly sure she saw me a couple of times, since i was walking in circles, and I think I chuckled at her a couple of times, just because, man, she was a go-getter, and I found the little old ladies that would scurry away to be amusing... I swore that she saw me see her and that there was a "Well, work sucks" sort of vibe exchange...

So, when I finally DRAG Ashley out of the store, and we're walking by this girl, I think it was some sort of Beauty Product booth, and she looks at us and gives it a shot, "Can I talk to you guys a moment?"

And, me, trying to be funny, thinking "surely this girl has seen me walking in circles and I am free from any obligation to engage her in a seller/buyer chatter"... Well, I look at her, never stop walking and I say, with what I thought was a smile...

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO."
Long, drawn out, slight crescendo, just aghast and offended that she would speak to us... But you know, in a haha way...

And, see, I though it was funny, I thought she would, you know, get it, and suddenly She and Ashley are Shocked and Appalled and I'm the biggest Asshole in the world, and the nice mall girl makes this "You PRICK" face and turns quickly away with a look and engages a person, and Ashley leans away from me, jaw wide open, just in disbelief, and man, far be it from me to be a dick to someone just trying to do their job, and... Well... I know she'll never see this (Though she may see me again, I'm fairy goofy looking and therfore easy to remember, and she looked familiar anyway), but...

Dear Mall Girl:

I'm sorry. I thought you would laugh.

It's been bugging me for a week.

If you live in Denton, and you know someone who works at the mall, maybe repost?


While this totally made me laugh, I was touched by the sincerity and I'm not being schlocky.
I'm sure she knows, buddy. I'm sure she knows.

celebrity jeopardy: day one

yesterday was the first installment of this year's celebrity jeopardy tournament. we had regis philbin, nancy grace (ick) and carson kressley (my pick, purely for entertainment purposes). the highlight of the show was most definitely when nancy grace said "flamingo" (bird) when the answer was "flamenco" (dance) and then getting her panties in a wad arguing with trebek, the judges, and the other contestants, blaming her georgia accent.

the low point would be the fact that, because of all of the applause, random blank stares, and the singing (some chick from wicked took up waaay too much air time), they didn't finish the board in either round. there were delays all around, but as one person on the jeopardy message board said (i swear, today is the first time i've looked at it): "and could someone tell nancy grace that she shouldn't wait for applause after every response - is she really that much in need of validation?"

yes, i think she is.

the winner? well, mr. philbin of course. nancy scratched the correct answer out in exchange for some illegible scratch, and carson, though getting the right answer, just didn't wager enough.

Thank You, Mr. Cave


This made my day. My whole day. I might even venture a week. Now, Grinderman has only given us one song to sample, but it's strong, solid, pissed-off, amped up and raw. It's not, (and I'll give credit where it's due--to you, Sean) drugged out and gothed-over as the Birthday Party (while great, so don't give me any shit) had a tendency to be.

Bless that Nick and his handlebar moustache for not shying away from the "No Pussy Blues" in his middle age.

My love is made even stronger.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Stuff to Do

First off, we here at Alex would like to wish awesome neighbor Stewart a happy birthday! So, um, hey Stewart, happy birthday!

Now for plans and stuff.

Tomorrow:



Saturday:

Paint-By-Number event at Market Square (101 W. Louisiana St. in McKinney) Call 972-548-2250 or visit antiquesmckinney.com for more info. Starts at 7 p.m.

Then see our personal faves Sean Kirkpatrick and Will E. Lee at Secret Headquarters in Denton. (In fairness, it's our sis' birthday, so we're playing this by ear, but we hope to make it.)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

i sad

so i went to my fire station to vote this afternoon (no, i'm not telling you who i voted for). imagine my great sadness to find out that they were out of the "i voted" stickers that i heart so much. come on people. you know how many people are registered in your precinct. you have that little book in front of you. count the damn names and get that many stickers. it's not so hard.

it's ok though. mollie made me one once i got back to work.

and speaking of work, it appeared that neighbor paul skipped out on work too, cause i saw him there, votin' away.

shelly update

i'm still kind of saddened by the death of adrienne shelly. i even watched trust again the other day -- something i do a few times a year anyway. ever since they found her body last week, her friends and family have been adamant about the fact that they did not believe that she would ever kill herself. turns out they were right. after finding the guy who left the mysterious footprint in the bathroom where she was found, it has now been determined that shelly was actually murdered in a very law & order kind of way. still very tragic, but at least they now know the why's of it all. still sucks though.

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Don't know where to go in Dallas County? Check here for locations by precinct or here to enter name or certificate number if you don't know your precinct. Just vote, k?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sample Somethin' Tonight


7 p.m. Be there.

Friday, November 03, 2006

adrienne shelly

imagine my shock to find out that adrienne shelly died earlier this week. it was an apparent suicide, but i guess the police are looking into it further. who knows. even though i never saw much of her later work (though i heard it was good), she was in several hal hartley movies that i love. i really don't know what to say about this. i'm extremely sad right now.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hey, You Look Alot Like...

Maybe this has been around already, but I got wind of it last night, and just about lost it. All I'm gonna say is, perhaps the producers, news chiefs, etc. should've actually looked at the sketch before assigning the story to an anchor that looks pretty much EXACTLY like the suspect (with the exception of thinner cheeks). I'm just sayin'.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Rock the Mike Live

Get your asses to the Barley House tonight (you know, those that aren't among the 800 with tickets to Beck tonight). The Ladies of the Dallas Observer are rocking the judges panel and Rock Star Karaoke will kick out the jams behind contestants. There's open karaoke before and after the contest. And just think, if you're a finalist, you could come back at the end of the month to win 300 big ones. Nice.

Now go home, nap it up and then get over to the House in the 10s.

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