Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mr Fry, Electroboy and Me

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Before my career in Talent Management would lead me to exalted heights, there was a time where my days were filled with the uneasy state of unemployment. For anyone, this time can be confusing and stressful. For a depressive it can be absolutely devastating. It was during this frantic job hunt that I had a chance to meet Andy Behrman, who my friend Ben Weiss had identified as "Someone who you would definitely get along with" and who needed an assistant at the time. Hilariously enough, he was right. Andy and I met for breakfast at Nate and Al's one morning and hit it off like gangbusters. Kindred spirits of sorts, and assuredly not someone I should work with. To quote Jack Nicholson in AS GOOD AS IT GETS, "Sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here."

The clip below features Mr. Fry and Andy discussing Andy's treatment and his subsequent moment of "It's going to be ok.", something that those living with mental health issues feel may never come until they are adequately diagnosed and treated.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stan Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008)

I just can't really picture HIM not coming back to life as a gruesome Zombie.


Yet another sad sad loss.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Timothy John Russert, Jr. (May 7, 1950 – June 13, 2008)

I just saw the news that Tim "Lil Russ" Russert passed away.

As a big fan of Meet The Press, I am deeply saddened.

My personal distaste for Don Imus notwithstanding, here's a hilarious compilation of Tim's appearances on that show.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? II

Let's begin with Bill Vs. Bill.
If Poppa Bear hates one thing in this world, its an intelligent, well spoken, reputable journalist. So he sends his crony to try to ambush Bill Moyers, and the result is well.. to be expected

Next, Faux news delivers a twofer of retarded racially insensitive pieces of bile. Firstly with Michelle Malkin and some other wingnut floozy referring to Michelle Obama as "Barack's Baby Momma"

And then, the widely panned "terrorist fist jab". Oh, Fox. You so crazy!

And for good measure i thought i'd throw in the demise of crossfire as performed by John Stewart. This is an old clip, but an important one in the history of Custodieting the Custodes.

Gore Vidal’s Article of Impeachment

Gore Vidal’s Article of Impeachment

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

By Gore Vidal

On June 9, 2008, a counterrevolution began on the floor of the House of Representatives against the gas and oil crooks who had seized control of the federal government. This counterrevolution began in the exact place which had slumbered during the all-out assault on our liberties and the Constitution itself.

I wish to draw the attention of the blog world to Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s articles of impeachment presented to the House in order that two faithless public servants be removed from office for crimes against the American people. As I listened to Rep. Kucinich invoke the great engine of impeachment—he listed some 35 crimes by these two faithless officials—we heard, like great bells tolling, the voice of the Constitution itself speak out ringingly against those who had tried to destroy it.

Although this is the most important motion made in Congress in the 21st century, it was also the most significant plea for a restoration of the republic, which had been swept to one side by the mad antics of a president bent on great crime. And as I listened with awe to Kucinich, I realized that no newspaper in the U.S., no broadcast or cable network, would pay much notice to the fact that a highly respected member of Congress was asking for the president and vice president to be tried for crimes which were carefully listed by Kucinich in his articles requesting impeachment.

But then I have known for a long time that the media of the U.S. and too many of its elected officials give not a flying fuck for the welfare of this republic, and so I turned, as I often do, to the foreign press for a clear report of what has been going on in Congress. We all know how the self-described “war hero,” Mr. John McCain, likes to snigger at France, while the notion that he is a hero of any kind is what we should be sniggering at. It is Le Monde, a French newspaper, that told a story the next day hardly touched by The New York Times or The Washington Post or The Wall Street Journal or, in fact, any other major American media outlet.

As for TV? Well, there wasn’t much—you see, we dare not be divisive because it upsets our masters who know that this is a perfect country, and the fact that so many in it don’t like it means that they have been terribly spoiled by the greatest health service on Earth, the greatest justice system, the greatest number of occupied prisons—two and a half million Americans are prisoners—what a great tribute to our penal passions!

Naturally, I do not want to sound hard, but let me point out that even a banana Republican would be distressed to discover how much of our nation’s treasury has been siphoned off by our vice president in the interest of his Cosa Nostra company, Halliburton, the lawless gang of mercenaries set loose by his administration in the Middle East.

But there it was on the first page of Le Monde. The House of Representatives, which was intended to be the democratic chamber, at last was alert to its function, and the bravest of its members set in motion the articles of impeachment of the most dangerous president in our history. Rep Kucinich listed some 30-odd articles describing impeachable offenses committed by the president and vice president, neither of whom had ever been the clear choice of our sleeping polity for any office.

Some months ago, Kucinich had made the case against Dick Cheney. Now he had the principal malefactor in his view under the title “Articles of Impeachment for President George W. Bush”! “Resolved, that President George W. Bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate.” The purpose of the resolve is that he be duly tried by the Senate, and if found guilty, be removed from office. At this point, Rep. Kucinich presented his 35 articles detailing various high crimes and misdemeanors for which removal from office was demanded by the framers of the Constitution.

Update: On Wednesday, the House voted by 251 to 166 to send Rep. Kucinich’s articles of impeachment to a committee which probably won’t get to the matter before Bush leaves office, a strategy that is “often used to kill legislation,” as the Associated Press noted later that day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The most awesome fight i ever heard.

With the asshole Redwings getting their asshole hands on Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston's Cup, and my beloved Colorado Avalanche finding themselves in a bit of a slump, I find it difficult to even pretend to enjoy Hockey.

However, my nostalgia for the most Canadian of sports has been piqued by THIS AUDIO GEM from the good people at WMFU.

"On April 11 of 1975 during a hotly contested playoff game with the Minnesota Fighting Saints, the WHA record for penalty minutes was established during a bench-clearing brawl. A total of 217 penalty minutes were logged, and the team decided to mark the occasion by releasing a single of Neumeier and Bill Rasmussen calling the action.

Neumeier and Rasmussen are clearly loving every moment of the brawl on the ice. At one point, you'll hear Rasmussen climbing part way out of the booth to get a better view of the fighting going on beneath him. Neumeier cheers on the home team, even as he condemns the cheap shot by Bill Butters that triggered the melee."

You will pry my beer from my cold dead hands.


It's FIRE season!

Ah, summer.

BBQs, Pools, The Beach, The fires.

As we descend into the inevitable summertime brushfires that make our summer so hawt, let's remember the 2005 Simi Valley fire with this RAD time lapse.

"Shot with 3 cameras over a period of 28 hours during September 28-29th 2005. Firestorm shows a a unique look at the Simi Valley fire which consumed 25,000 acres. Look for Mars, Orion & the Moon rising in the distance..."

Firestorm from powrslave on Vimeo.

Thanks Powrslave

Monday, June 09, 2008

Monday Politick

Today i'd like to hit up a few of the feminists who are feeling the sting of Hillz's loss to Barry. In particular, I'd like to adress these people:


and these two

Shut your dumb mouth, you silly cow. You'd really vote for McCain? Let's take a look at all the wondrous Pro- Woman funnies that we can attribute to the old man.

No Reproductive Rights

No Equal Pay

Then of course, we could look to his private life for a model of how respectfully he treats women.

"John McCain married a swimsuit model in 1965, adopted her two children, had another child with her, and grew so bored with domestic life that he asked to fight in Vietnam. While in captivity, his wife became mildly crippled in a car accident, leading John McCain to cheat on her repeatedly when he returned, until finally he abandoned her — in a “mid-life crisis” that he had, yes, 28 years ago — for a young, gorgeous beer heiress whose father could make him a Congressman."

You know what? Just read about it HERE

Pissed about Hillary? Vote McCain!


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