phamos: (bamababy)

phamos: (queer)
Best part about listening to CNN's convention coverage on XM Radio? Trying not to swerve off the road laughing when you hear a woman in the crowd screech out, "I LOOOOVE YOUUUUU ANDERSONNNNNNN!" Lady, he's too busy drooling over Barack to pay you any attention. (To be fair, so was everyone else on the CNN news team, even those that don't live in Chelsea.)
phamos: (whatonearth)
In other news, my mental health seems to have been slightly invigorated by my lunch with [ profile] finch500 yesterday. Also, I had a funny encounter on my way back to my car. I passed a homeless man who was asking for change. I said, "I don't have any change, but I have some leftovers if you want them."

"What is it?" he asked.

"It's African food -- mincemeat and lentils," I replied.

He looked extremely skeptical. "Let me see it," he said. I opened up the box to show the admittedly-unappetizing-looking pile of lentils, minced beef, and soggy spongy injera. He crinkled his nose so hard it basically inverted itself back into his skull. "EUGH!" he shouted. "That looks NASTY!"

I was amused. But I still didn't give him any change. (Legitimately -- I had put all of my change into the meter two hours before -- a nickel gets you like 2 minutes downtown. Rip off!)

viral video

Feb. 1st, 2008 11:41 pm
phamos: (davidcross)
Yes, I know it's been everywhere today, and I know a lot of people hate Sarah Silverman (and Jimmy Kimmel...and Matt Damon, for that matter) -- but the more I watch this, the funnier it gets.

phamos: (superpower)

Bill Kristol: Always, Always, Always Wrong.
phamos: (davidcross)
David Cross defends his choice to star in Alvin and the Chipmunks:

I was too young to enjoy the original "Alvin and the Chipmunks" because I wasn't born yet. And I was too old to enjoy the later incarnation in the 80's, so it holds no precious memories for me to defile. If someone decided to re-make "Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang", (a movie I fucking LOVED when I was a kid) with the cast of "High School Musical" and Raven Symone giving voice to a now sassy CGI car with tits that sang about race relations I think that I would not care about that either. It's a waste of time and energy. I choose to care about other things that I believe are worth the investment of that kind of outrage, disappointment, and sense of urgency.
phamos: (headdesk)
Aw, Safire's such a cute old man. Does this remind anyone else of that old "grungespeak" article in the Times? (I still think that anyone who can come up with "swingin' on the flippety-flop" off the top of their head is a genius.)
phamos: (goth)
New Rolling Stone article by Matt Taibbi, as pointed out by [ profile] talamasca. Contains my new favorite Matt Taibbi quote:

George W. Bush's war in the Mesopotamian desert was an experiment of sorts, a crude first take at his vision of a fully privatized American government. In Iraq the lines between essential government services and for-profit enterprises have been blurred to the point of absurdity -- to the point where wounded soldiers have to pay retail prices for fresh underwear, where modern-day chattel are imported from the Third World at slave wages to peel the potatoes we once assigned to grunts in KP, where private companies are guaranteed huge profits no matter how badly they fuck things up. And just maybe, reviewing this appalling history of invoicing orgies and million-dollar boondoggles, it's not so far-fetched to think that this is the way someone up there would like things run all over -- not just in Iraq but in Iowa, too, with the state police working for Corrections Corporation of America, and DHL with the contract to deliver every Christmas card. And why not? What the Bush administration has created in Iraq is a sort of paradise of perverted capitalism, where revenues are forcibly extracted from the customer by the state, and obscene profits are handed out not by the market but by an unaccountable government bureaucracy. This is the triumphant culmination of two centuries of flawed white-people thinking, a preposterous mix of authoritarian socialism and laissez-faire profiteering, with all the worst aspects of both ideologies rolled up into one pointless, supremely idiotic military adventure -- American men and women dying by the thousands, so that Karl Marx and Adam Smith can blow each other in a Middle Eastern glory hole.

to replace my old favorite Matt Taibbi quote:

With very few exceptions almost everyone who jumped onto the Don Imus pigpile was a shameless opportunist whose mind was made up years before this incident even happened, and used the occasion of a radio jock stepping in shit to robotically jerk off his constituency for a cheap buck. First of all, let's just get this out of the way: the idea that anyone in the media world gives a shit about the dignity of women, black or white, is a ridiculous joke. America's TV networks have spent the last forty years falling over each other trying to find better and more efficient ways to sell tits to the 18-to-35 demographic. They make hour-long prime-time reality dramas these days about shopping-obsessed sluts hitting each other with pocketbooks, for Christ's sake. Paris Hilton, a dumb, rich slut with a cock in her mouth, gets her own primetime show. MTV, the teenie mags, the pop music industry, they're basically all an endless parade of skinny, half-naked brainless whores selling makeup and jeans to neurotic, self-hating, weight-obsessed little girls. The idea that NBC -- the company that proudly produced 241 episodes of Baywatch, a show whose two main characters for nearly a decade were Pamela Anderson's tits -- the idea that that network was "offended" by the use of the word "ho" is beyond preposterous. Until this incident, I would have wagered very good money that "Ho" would be in the title of at least one NBC-produced reality pilot within the next ten years. You can't see that? Trivia-battling sluts in Ho-llywod Squares? An irony-for-irony's-sake callgirl-improvement show called Pimp My Ho? Would you bet real money that the Paris-and-Nicole vehicle The Simple Life wasn't originally called Whore Acres at some stage of the pre-production process? I sure as hell wouldn't. Programming decisions of the The Bachelor ilk aren't spontaneous mid-show farts by an aging drug-battered brain like the Imus deal -- they're wide-awake decisions, forged in the crucible of number-crunching corporate reflection, to use reactionary images of cheap brainless skanks to sell Fritos and pickup trucks.

The man may be vulgar, but he's a damn entertaining writer. He knows these issues inside and out, and he sees through all the crap. Now, how much of that is genuine bile, and how much is him realizing that this persona is his meal ticket, I can't say. His dad is a correspondent for Dateline NBC, so it's not as if his blood lines are pure of douchebaggery. All I know is, when I read him I am simultaneously full of righteous indignation and laughing my ass off. That's pretty much my sweet spot.
phamos: (neverendingpeter)
Hey, I didn't know that Berke Breathed had revived Lola Granola for his Opus strip! That's kinda cool. Sorry, I'm an old school Bloom County fan, despite its early tendencies to rip off Doonesbury. (Rhyming couplets about Caspar Weinberger? What's not good about that?)

Also, all humor involving leprechauns and underpants is inherently funny.

phamos: (neverendingpeter)
Merriam-Webster has added the word "ginormous" to their dictionary. I'm still waiting for official recognition of the word "ricockulous". Then I will die happy.
phamos: (nerd)
I'm catching up on a backlog of Wonkette posts in my Thunderbird reader. Goddammit, that blog is funny. Gawker has gone down a seemingly-neverending hole of suck (how sad is it that I'm nostalgic for Jessica Coen?), Defamer is consistent but uninspired, Fleshbot isn't my cup of tea, and I barely have enough information to form opinions about the rest of Denton's blogs (Jezebel? The hell is that?) -- but Wonkette managed to get even better after the departure of its original author. That's impressive, especially considering Ana Marie Cox was extremely bright and witty.

So, here's a gem from the beginning of June -- apparently Wonkette can't get enough of Ron Paul, and that's fine by me:

Some Ron Paul geeks got very angry about our fun trick last night — we put Ron Paul on our “Choose the Debate Winner” poll and watched as someone quickly voted for Ron Paul 5,000 times, obviously putting him in First Place, and then we changed his name to “The Mickey Mouse from HAMAS-TV,” so that we’d have a real winner. And then the Ron Paul geeks got on their Linux or whatever and HAX0RD the DoS or something, so now the poll won’t load — either that or shit’s just broken on our servers, like always.

love it.

May. 30th, 2007 06:50 pm
phamos: (iwishiwasbig)
First, a comment that compares Six Apart to Nazis. Then, in the very next post, someone compares LJ to Stalinist Russia AND misspells adequate. THE NEWS THREAD IS POSITIVELY DRIPPING WITH ADEQUATULENCE!
phamos: (queer)

What??? What?!?!

I can't believe I haven't seen this until now. It's like the gay version of "Not Gonna Spread for no Roses." And I always thought "Not Gonna Spread for no Roses" WAS the gay version of "Not Gonna Spread for no Roses."

If someone could do a mashup of "What What" and "Boogie in your Butt", I would be a happy, happy lady.
phamos: (wangchungorillkickyourass!)
Cosby Show Quote of the Day:

"Sondra, you owe us 79,648 dollars and 22 cents. And I want my money NOW!"

Wow, Princeton cost less than 20 grand in 1988. Good times, good times.
phamos: (wangchungorillkickyourass!)

Hells YEAH I would pay $250 for a bill with Expose, Snow, and Paula Abdul f/MC Scat Cat!

(I also really like "The Three Tenors...IN THE TENT")
phamos: (12th level)
Today's favorite nerd quote, re: the Mac version of TiVo to Go, from The Unofficial Apple Weblog:

"Sure, it was probably a painstaking and grueling process to build a Mac OS X client, and it's even likely that many Bothans died to bring us this software."

I will give 1000 dork points to whoever can name the character who said that line.

Happy Macworld, everybody. Do you think we're getting a phone?

phamos: (towel)
Anybody who's thinking of seeing Talladega Nights -- it was stupid, yet quite amusing. As most Will Ferrell tends to be. Watch for the Mos Def cameo, the Crystal Gayle t-shirt, and a couple of great soundtrack choices near the end that made me lose my shit. And my love for Sacha Baron Cohen continues unabated, although his French accent is remarkably similar to his Kazakhstani accent...


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