Friday, June 26, 2009

Tonight's Network News

Quote of the Day (so far)

“When the autopsy comes, all hell’s going to break loose, so thank God we’re celebrating him now,” Liza Minnelli on CBS’ “The Early Show” by telephone.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP Farah

Not exactly what we expected for the third....

This image of Farah was huge in my early childhood, as was Charlie's Angels.

Howard Simons Remembers:

" I was just discussing with coworkers, and reminiscing about Farah. You were pretty young, but remember Dad brought home posters that one of his vendors had given him? I was the most popular kid in 7th grade for 1 day when I brought in that poster, and all those horny jr high boys were crowded around my locker to get a look. It all ended quickly when (ALAS) Scott Wolf the bully ripped it in half. I think I cried (reinforcing my nerd status)."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm Just Saying....

With the sudden deaths of the similar-looking Ed McMahon and John Callaway....

I'd watch your ass, M. Emmet Walsh. And Charles Durning's lucky he doesn't wear glasses.

Any other possibilites?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Movie Review

Roger Ebert's review of "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen":

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together."

I sorta liked the first one.

Historical Occasion.

Years from now, we'll tell our kids we were alive when Weird Al ran out of ideas.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Helpful product review…

Sorry, gotta cut-n-paste

Monday, June 15, 2009

May we introduce

Miss Ellery Lark Singer.

The Dick Durbin in her celebrity mix is fading over time, but this picture will preserve it forever.

Great Moments In Journalism

I know newspapers are in trouble financially, but isn't spellcheck usually free?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Lafe Effect Street Beat

As I was walking from my office to the Millenium Park Garage at 2:30 yesterday, I noticed that Randolph east of Michigan was completely blocked off and that there were scores of police cars, paddy wagons, fire engines and ambulances lining the street east of The Harris theatre. I figured they were making "The Negotiator Two" or something, then noticed the two workman at the garage entrance pointing upwards towards a condo building. I followed the line and saw a figure about 25 stories high draped over the ledge and rocking back and forth (actual photo above). After watching for ten minutes or so, I went on my way, hoping for the best. I was relieved to learn this morning that the jumper was talked down this morning at 1:23 AM, 11 hours after I happened on the scene.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Damage Control

This is how it's done. God I love Letterman.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lake Effect Contest

Guess the delivery date, time and weight. The winner will receive an exciting mystery prize.

I'm not just one of your many toys

Revo is attempting a rendition of Leslie Gore's You Don't Own Me. Not sure when this video was recorded, but it's awesome.

Monday, June 8, 2009

If no one stops me...

I will go to the new Whole Foods for the 3rd time this week.

Monday Morning Picker Upper

My iTunes shuffled out this one today. I don't think I'll ever get tired of it. It is the perfect storm of good/bad.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Best part about my new job?

GIANT CALCULATOR!!!!! Makes me feel thin.

Talking animal vids to come.

Love and puppies,

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Birthday Caption Contest

C'mon now... let's do it up right for Ms. Magee.

June 5: Happy Bday Mizz Magee!!!!!!!!!!

Bill Killed

David Carradine found dead in Thailand hotel
72-year-old ‘Kung Fu,’ ‘Kill Bill’ actor reportedly hanged himself


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Great Moments In Journalism

May 26, 1969


From the Jon Singer "Can You Imagine!?!?" Collection
Sent By Shaghai Shecky from the Dublin bureau with a request to post

Monday, June 1, 2009

Celebrity Mix Daily Double

Today's profile: Matt Powers

Young Carl from UP

Taye Diggs from ABC's Private Practice