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Bobby the Page

I saw neither Obama’s Not-Quite-the-State-of-the-Union speech last night, nor its rebuttal by Governor Bobby Jindal, but I’ve glanced around at some of the discussion in the epilogue. Apparently President Barack Obama gives a fine speech. And apparently Bobby Jindal gives one that’s a whole lot less than fine. But one of the ideas that’s really [...]

I Can’t Even Bitch Right

It figures that when I rail against the Grammy Awards cool people like Robert Plant and Alison Krauss win big. Stupid Grammy Awards. Stupid me. Stupid.

Where’s the Good Music At?

The Grammy Awards are on television tonight. Is there a less relevant awards show on the planet? I mean, the Emmy Awards lose a lot of credibility for ignoring The Wire for five years, but at least some of the other winners and nominations are related to shows that are, well, good. Milli Vanilli won [...]

I’m Looking Forward, Too, Buster

So there’s this debate going on about whether or not to prosecute the war crimes of the Bush Administration. Obviously, the danger politically for the Democratic Party is that if they go after the war crimes, they look like vindictive pricks (not that looking like vindictive pricks has ever stopped the Republican Party). Almost-President Obama, [...]

It’s TV Night!

I caught a piece of the classic stop-motion animation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer this evening, and I don’t think it’s just nostalgia when I say that it’s fucking awesome. It’s so dated at this point that it’s totally cool. The characters speak way too slowly. The songs are short and catchy. Yukon Cornelius might [...]

Get Your Fucking Head in There! Ooooh! TV!

I’m completely fascinated by this video that’s been out and about for a couple of days now. And I’m sure it’s all over-linked to and over-commented upon. But I’ve watched it several times now, and it’s really mesmerizing. Be sure to watch at least until the guy comes back with the second turkey. [youtube=] The [...]

Fun with Online Polls

NOW is a program of investigative journalism and probing interviews on PBS. For a lot of years, it was Bill Moyers’ baby. I guess you would say it leans to the left politically, except that I’m not sure why accurate, in-depth journalism should be considered left-leaning. Anyway, NOW is doing this poll, asking viewers if [...]

Republican Convention Watch 2008 – Mitt Romney

Romney’s a fucking idiot, and that’s about all I can say about this Dickhead. Cock. That’s about all I can think when I look at his face. Cock. I’m done with Romney. I actually think I’d rather find out which of the Top Model girls are bigoted against the transgender contestant. Yeah, I must really [...]

Republican Convention Watch 2008 – Day 3

The night belongs to Sarah Palin! But first, we get to see the parade of Dickheads, including Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. I don’t know how much of this I’ll be able to take. Romney and Giuliani are exceptionally loathsome. In fact, The Wire arrived from Netflix today, and I may try to convince the [...]

All Hail Marvin Miller!

As regular B&E; readers well know, I loves me some baseball. And even though today the Mets found themselves alone atop the National League East for the first time since April 19th (Let’s Go, Mets!), I’m going to give a little shout-out instead to a fella that many people haven’t heard of: Marvin Miller. This [...]