Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Laugher

Guess who discovered peek-a-boo?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Portrait Of the Artist As A Young Lawyer

exhibit A:
I would like to dedicate this post to my fellow Lake Effectors: Happy Post #1250!!

Allow me to introduce you all to the fine Law School education I am receiving. It utilizes the views of famous legal minds and thinkers, and also includes work from contemporary culture to address the role and portrayal of law and attorneys in our vibrant society.

Hint: this is from my school, and we know the guy on the right (not the funhead in the Utes hat). Zoom in, people!

Monday, September 21, 2009

MADRID — Leonard Cohen is recovering after collapsing onstage while on tour in eastern Spain, his music company said Saturday.

The veteran poet and performer has been released from hospital after suffering from a stomach complaint, Doctor Music Concerts said in a statement.

Cohen was part-way through his song "Bird on the Wire" in Valencia when he fainted, causing the band to stop playing to rush to his aid as concertgoers watched. The concert was stopped.

A video showing Cohen kneeling down several times during the performance and then keeling over sideways during a saxophone solo has been placed on YouTube on the Web by a fan.

The Canadian-born musician, who will be 75 years-old on Monday, was taken in an ambulance to the Nueve de Octubre hospital in Valencia but released early Saturday, Barcelona-based Doctor Music Concerts said.

Cohen was due to perform the last show of his Spanish tour at the Palau Sant Jordi concert hall in northeastern Barcelona on Monday. Trucks carrying Cohen's show had arrived at the hall on Saturday morning and were to set up as normal, a spokesman for the concert hall said.

Cohen had to come out of retirement five years ago when he discovered that most of his retirement fund had disappeared in a disputed case of mismanagement.

After leaving Spain Cohen was due to perform next at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on Oct. 17, his Web site said.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Day of the Living Cones

Friday, September 5, 11:04 AM SFO

Polski Alvy

I was checking out Hayward's listing on the Hideout web page (Come tomorrow night!)
and came across this photo, which I mistook for Alvy at first glance. Alvy are you dressing like a zombie, putting on 20 lbs and moonlighting with a polish free jazz collective on the side?

Friday, September 11, 2009

"He wasn't God, but he was certainly God-like,"

LaToya has always been the Jacksons go-to for an interview when things are getting a little, mmm, how shall we say...bizarre? She always keeps it real.

Real, real strange.

And thank you, Barbara Walters, for beating Larry King to the punch on this. You are always at your worst after someone's controversial and complicated life has screeched to its final halt. [full disclosure -- I actually think LK would have gotten way juicier quotes from LaT, as well as contributing gems of his own. But enough of my fawning over Larry King's idiot savant interview skillz...]

Other investigative journaling from tonight's 20/20 interview:
On MJ's outfit for the great beyond: "He was dressed in all white pearl beads going across, draped across (and) a beautiful big gold belt ... like a belt that you win being a boxer."
The hard questions are asked, too.

La Toya dismissed questions about the parentage of her brother's three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II, 7, also known as Blanket. "It doesn't really matter, those are Michael's kids," she said in the interview. "He raised those kids. They were in his arms when they were born."

For some reason, that was an image I couldn't bring myself to mock up...but don't despair, Babawa gets to the bottom of it all for us, and keeps herself in contention for the title of "Even Weirder Than Toy Toy Jackson"...

When asked [a second time] by Walters about accusations that Michael did not use his own sperm because he wanted sperm to come from someone white, so that his own children would be white and not suffer as he had, La Toya had no response.

"I can't answer that," she said, "I have never ever asked him that."

Watch, and learn?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Al Franken: Master Mapmaker

I don't care why he's doing it, or how long he prepared - this is some serious map-drawing talent. Watch in awe:

Too Soon?

The top ad was done on spec for the World Wildlife Fund. The text reads, “The tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11. The planet is brutally powerful. Respect it. Preserve it.” Naturally, it was rejected, but I think it's kind of amazing.

The second one was actually used. Pretty!

The bottom one proves that Jim Henson was a genius.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whatever Happened To The Quarrymen?

Chuck Klosterman re-evaluates The Beatles.

"Spearheaded by the increasingly mustachioed Fake Paul, the four Beatles donned comedic Technicolor dreamcoats, consumed 700 sheets of mediocre acid on the roof of the studio, and proceeded to make Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking album no one actually likes."

Sunday, September 6, 2009

It's Back To School Time!

Enjoy your holiday, Americans. You've earned it.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Headline Story on AOL tonight!

Searching for the Perfect Genes

By Kimberly Papa Wolfson

Choosing the biological father of your child from a catalog filled with statistics ranging from eye color to ethnicity can make an intensely personal decision seem awfully impersonal. In hopes of helping clients feel more of a connection with a potential donor, Los Angeles-based California Cryobank has developed a new service called Donor Look-a-Likes, which allows women to search for potential daddies based on which celebrities they most closely resemble.

“The toughest thing to do when choosing a donor is to make a personal connection,” says Scott Brown, California Cryobank’s communications manager. “It’s easy to look at stats like eye color, hair, religion, ethnicity, and height, but without a tangible person to see it is difficult to emotionally invest in a donor. Because we can’t provide photos of the donors themselves, this is a way for clients to connect and for us to personalize the experience and give them a better idea of what the donor looks like.”

The service, which the company launched several weeks ago, has quickly become a huge draw for heterosexual couples, single women and lesbian couples looking for donors. California Cryobank has received 300 percent more inquiries since debuting Donor Look-a-Likes.

So which famous faces are the most popular among popular for donor-searching moms? “Fast and Furious” hottie Paul Walker (shown above) is the most searched, followed "Heroes" star Greg Gruberg, Scott Caan, Ben Affleck and "Private Practice" actor Paul Adelstein.

UPDATE: On their website, Paul is listed between Paul Bettany and Pau Gasol.

We've Got Spirit - How 'Bout You?

Nothing homoerotic about team sports. Not a thing.