free hit counter code suck it trebek: December 2006

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.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Regarding This Weekend

Just heard from the Wee that 100 Damned Guns had to cancel their show tonight due to a flight delay. Thanks a lot, weather. As of now, the show is still set to go on with the Naptime Shake and Zapruder Sequence.

Also, Ye Olde MySpace coughed up a bulletin citing that Pleasant Grove will not be performing tomorrow night at the Double-Wide...due to sickness, not weather. The Zac Crain benefit will live on however and we got a flyer! (see post below)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tonight, Tomorrow Night and the Next Night

Some suggestions for the nights leading up to the one during which many stumble and fall down.


Last night to see the SK during his residency. Check out a live video here.

Then go to

Gotta love the St. Vincent.

Tomorrow Night (Friday):

The Wednesday Night Mexican boys rip it up along with our beloved YouTube muse. 100 Damned Guns reigns as well.

Night After Tomorrow (Saturday):

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

wanna bet?

you gotta love those wacky bookmaking brits. it seems that they've already started calculating the odds and taken bets on whether or not our favorite spectacled wizard will survive the final book. and yes, the masses seem to believe that harry is indeed the final horcrux and will be killed by voldermort (not so sad when you realize that he will be reunited with his parents and the others who have died in the past books). but don't worry -- if harry survives, all bets will be void and money will be returned.

other odds out there:
ron and hermione to get married (with harry as best man): 8/1
naming their possible child harry: 25/1
ron to kill off malfoy in a proper beatdown/duel: 20/1

can we get in on this?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

top 10 album...titles

trying to figure out what my favorite albums for the year would just be a pain in the ass, and it would most likely come out looking like a lot of other people's lists anyway, so let's just skip over that. instead, i bring you my top 10 album titles. sure, some of these releases were better than others (and probably none of them would be in my top 5), but dammit, they have good titles. and i like judging a book by it's cover.

10. mojave 3 - puzzles like you
9. hammock - raising your voice...trying to stop an echo
8. camera obscura - let's get out of this country
7. the capitol years - dance away the terror
6. czars - sorry i made you cry (yes, i know it's a covers album, but it came out this year, dammmit!)
5. lilys - everything wrong is imaginary
4. the paper chase - now you are one of us
3. arctic monkeys - who the fuck are arctic monkeys?
2. channels - waiting for the next end of the world
1. yo la tengo - i am not afraid of you and i will beat your ass

Hello? Um, Do We Need a Good Proofread?

I was excited to find in this missive the new title for the final Harry Potter installment...release date to come. What I was horrified to find, however, were several godawful errors in the story.

When telling readers how to find the Hangman game on Rowling's site, the paragraph reads:
"In the mirror, you'll see a hallway. Click on the farthest doorknob and look for the Christmas tree. They click on the center of the door next to the mirror and a reef appears. Then click on the top of the mirror and you'll see a garland."

Obviously, the writer meant to say "then" instead of "they". But, "a reef"?! C'mon! I, for one, saw no coral, but rather a lovely holiday decorative item. Hrmph. Did I do something wrong?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

word has it

beth, gene, and paul thought that peter criss was "a total pussy".

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Some Other Reasons Why I Love Justin Timberlake

Thanks Amanda!

Thanks Craig!

and, in this case, Jimmy Fallon, too:

Monday, December 18, 2006

and a merry christmas to you

i'm going to try really hard to not get into the whole arguement of whether or not we should say "merry christmas" or "happy holidays" or take down the trees or hang every symbol we can find. i was raised in a household where christmas meant a tree with tinsel and a turkey, and that was about it. i don't even remember ever believing in santa, disappointing as it sounds. so i'm one of those people who's not going to be offended either way. at the same time, i'm aware that other people do have strong beliefs when it comes to things like that, and my judgement of their "overreaction" is about as useful as the overreaction itself. but here's the thing:

i see this article in the new york times this morning. basically a teen didn't like the fact that his teacher was "preaching" in class, and tape recorded eight different classes, and in one of them the teacher said:
“If you reject his gift of salvation, then you know where you belong,” Mr. Paszkiewicz was recorded saying of Jesus. “He did everything in his power to make sure that you could go to heaven, so much so that he took your sins on his own body, suffered your pains for you, and he’s saying, ‘Please, accept me, believe.’ If you reject that, you belong in hell.”

to a classroom of students, mind you. and i'm gonna have to go out on a limb here and say not all of those students are christians, in whatever form their teacher thinks they should be. which sucks if you ask me. and right now it appears as though everyone's mad at the student if i were a high school kid and my teacher told me i was going to hell in the middle of class, i probably would have broken down in tears, especially coming from an authority figure like that. i mean, really? this from a man who's supposed to be teaching a class about the constitution, of all things. nice one, mr. paszkiewicz.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Video Games Are Bad

Anyone who knows me is quite aware that I have a predilection for stupidly injuring myself. ...Must have been quitting the ballet, I dunno. I've broken things, sprained things, achieved concussions, pulled things and come up with various other embarassing injuries that I occasionally am remembered to ("Hey, I remember that time you tripped on a biscuit and broke your nose!" That didn't exactly happen, but it's that type of thing.)

This is why I feel for these Wii people...and why I don't have one.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

still sad

i'm sure that everyone has already heard, but i just found out that peter boyle died yesterday. i'm entirely too sad to hear about this. that's all i have to say at the moment.

a non-local, but still very important, benefit

so i got this message from desoto recently regarding callum robbins, the son of j. robbins and janet morgan (of channels these days). a few months ago he was diagnosed with type 1 sma, or spinal muscular atrophy, an as-yet uncurable and usually fatal desease that affects kids. in addition to visits with conventional doctors and specialists, the couple is at the moment checking out alternative medines and therapies for cal. unfortunately things like this aren't covered by insurance, and and they need as much help as possible -- indie rocker engineers don't really make all that much money, even though they should. hell, if i gave them a dime for every time i listened to a jawbox or burning airlines song, i could probably pay for all sorts of treatments myself. alas, i'm a poor little girl. but at least i'm healthy. kim, bill and the desoto gang have set up a paypal account which you can reach from the cal robbins benefit page, with 100% of the donations going to the family to help them out with what will most definitely be a difficult battle.

after reading a little bit about the disease (as much as i could without getting all weepy at least), me and my broke-ass self made a donation. i'm posting this in case some of you wanted to help, but please don't feel obligated to do so in any way -- i just thought i'd put it out there for those of you who would want to to help out.

Say Cheese!

Monday, December 11, 2006

i used to read. a lot. just did. but for some reason i seem to have stopped somewhere along the way. not entirely stopped per se, but i only seem to finish a few books a year these days. and i keep meaning to get back to it.

once i finish watching buffy (i'm in season 3 now, but it's moving pretty quickly), i'm back on the book wagon. so here's where you people come in. i need some suggestions. here's a bit of info for you though: if it has a bronte, austen, or lawrence involved, i ain't buying. high school reading list stuff isn't going to work for me at the moment -- right now i'm looking for some entertainment. it doesn't have to be laugh-out-loud funny or anything (see below), but this is reading for enjoyment time. oh, and i'm also a sucker for good non-fiction and biographies.

i'm taking suggestions now, and then will most likely go out and use my usual xmas gift cards to stock up on some reading for '07, so get 'em in, folks!

and my suggestion for you all: happinessTM by will ferguson. i completely forgot how much i loved this book until i lent it to jason and started rereading it in the car.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Tomorrow Night


Light a Candle

World AIDS Day may be over, but you can still Light to Unite here.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Got this MySpace message from one of my favoritest peeps, Scott Porter of Secret Headquarters and Record Hop. Rather than blather, as you'll see me do on Unfair Park tomorrow, I think we should let Scott state his case as is...'cause he does just fine:
You know how we at SHQ are in the habit of opening our doors three times a week to you for FREE so you can have fun and act weird? Well, it turns out the electric company doesn't take "being laid back" as payment.

It would be VERY kind of you, and we would appreciate you so much, if you could swing by our myspace to donate a buck or five or twenty. There's a paypal link on the LEFT of the main page. Seriously. It's not hard, and it would help an artistic community to keep providing you with CHEAP/FREE entertainment and "stuff".

Please check out our calender while you are over there.
We have some CRAZY good shows coming up.

BONUS: If you donate today, we'll give you a FREE Denton Cohesion Holiday CD featuring both the profane and sacred sounds of jetscreamer, shiny around the edges, pinebox serenade and PLENTY of others...

So... Thanks! and remember... I'm actually sort of begging here, because they's gonna turn our shit OFF!!!!!!!!!

Seriously... Go look at our calender... Behold what we have coming up... It's worth only $5 today for the next 3 months that we have booked.

The Golden Boys
Bob White and the F-Electrics
The Marked Men
Josh Prisk's Surf Night
Shoeless Agadore
Vandeventer Grant (Bosque Brown)
Handbrake (ex tank tank/failure +)
Tre Orsi (barnhart, vandiveer, draper)
The Vietniks
Eat Avery's Bones
Nouns Group (ex- early lines)
The Grass Fight
The Great Tyrant
Zanzibar Snails

+ Secret Screenings and Songwriter Thunderdome...

Love you, Scott

imagine, if you will, that clement clarke moore had never written 'twas the night before christmas (which is actually up for debate anyway, but regardless...). perhaps someone else would have penned a nice little poem for us instead. like some of our high school favorites?

thank you frank gannon, for providing me with a few options.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I Have to Get This Off My Chest

I really wish America's Next Top Model was on tonight.


I hate waiting for season finales that have the promise of a catfight.

Monday, December 04, 2006


ok, so call me crazy (wait, don't), but i've decided to learn esperanto. and so far it's really easy. or facila. mi estas jen. jes.

if anyone wants to join me in my quest to learn the univeral language, you can at lernu! get on it. we'll start a club or something.

Hot Trax

Just got a bulletin with the tentative track listing for the Zac Crain for Mayor benefit CD and damn, they did a good job. Seriously, it's loaded with local all-stars.

Disc 1
1. Fishboy, "The Ballad of Zac Crain"
2. The Crash That Took Me, "Julianne"
3. Philip E. Karnats, "When the Stereo Broke Its Back"
4. Pleasant Grove, "Lazern"
5. Centro-matic, "Atlanta"
6. The Paper Chase, "Oh! The Horror! The Horror!"
7. Pikahsso, "God for a Day"
8. Shanghai 5, "Love is a Racket"
9. Here, In Arms, "Darling"
10. Smile Smile, "Taking its Toll"
11. Sorta, "Grown Man"
12. I Love Math, "These Paper Walls"
13. The Dutch Treats, "My Bionic Head"
14. Dove Hunter, "What Turns Inside"
15. Red Monroe, "Our Love"
16. Tim DeLaughter, "Winter Wonder Slumber"

Disc 2
1. Shibboleth, "Pokky Pokky"
2. Ben Kweller, "Magic"
3. American Werewolf Academy, "Summer Ship"
4. Rhett Miller, "She Loves the Sunset"
5. Voot Cha Index, "Japan"
6. J.D. Whittenburg, "The Secrets That I Keep"
7. Radiant, "That Girl"
8. Salim Nourallah, "It's My Dream"
9. Hydroponic Sound System, "Lone Star Uprising"
10. John Dufilho with Robert Schneider (of Apples in Stereo), "I'm Jinxed"
11. Saboteur, "Bitchin' Into Oblivion"
12. Pilotdrift, " know the world is wonderful"
13. Olospo, "You Deserve Better"
14. Rose County Fair, "Midnight on the M Streets"
15. Hardin Sweaty and the Ready to Go, "The Fall"
16. Dave Little, "Zac Crain Ain't No Laura Miller"

For more details, and info on the December 30 show, go here.

Friday, December 01, 2006

This Weekend is So Beneficial

First off, let's take a moment to recognize World AIDS Day. Rich is doing cool stuff over on GRiD for it, so check that out.