Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monster Drummer

11 year-old Caleb from the CICS Avalon rock band has some serious chops, moves, and confidence for his age

Unhappy Hipsters

This is clever.

Thursday Feature

I missed last week, so here's a two-fer. AND it's a tribute to Pulp Fiction.

"Oh, you're sending the....

"....well, shit..

"...that's all you had to say!!!"

Friday, January 22, 2010

Actual lead story at Yahoo! Sports

Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, the favorites for ice-dancing gold in Vancouver, wowed the crowds with their routine at the European Championships. They sit in the lead after their original dance, a tribute to Australian Aborigines.

Except, Aboriginal leaders don't see it as a tribute. They don't really see how it has anything to do with their culture at all.

"They have got the whole thing wrong," said Stephen Page, artistic director of the respected indigenous group, the Bangarra Dance Company. Page said there were no traditional movements in the routine, the music sounded more like it came from India or Africa than Aboriginal Australia and the body paint looked like "a three-year-old child had drawn it on"... "Probably the elders in the bush would be laughing because they would be saying, 'Look how stupid these fellas are'," he said.

Domnina and Shabalin are required to do an original dance that is representative of a country's culture. The U.S. pair of Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, who won silver in Torino, perform a Moldavian folk dance. Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie Davis won the Grand Prix Final with an Indian-inspired dance.

The dances are not required to be strict interpretations of the culture they are meant to represent those cultures, but Domnina and Shabalin completely miss the mark. At this point, it's likely too late for the pair to change their routine. Hopefully, an Australian will be on the panel who judges their original dance, and marks their unauthentic and offensive dances and costumes accordingly.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

gawker headlines I like

Article ain't bad, either.

Pluto for planethood!

I saw this bumper sticker in the science room at the elementary school where I'm completing my first practicum and I totally want one...

Paul's Pals

Sunday, January 17, 2010

"My Names Feather McGaw"

So, I got this email today on Facebook. Here's what it says:
"Who is your mother & father? I bet they lived on Lacy Rd in Fitchburg, Wisc. If we are related, then I'm suprised one of my cousins named their daughter Heather. My Names Feather McGaw, I lived in Madison & Fitchburg for many years. I now live in San Antonio, TX."
I mean, it has to be a joke (I certainly laughed out loud when I read it) but what the hell is the point? Do they want me to get excited about the possibility of finding a long-lost 2nd cousin named Feather only to crush my excitement later? Is she going to ask me for my bank account so that she can "send me that inheritance money" that's been sitting around waiting for me all these years? I'm intrigued.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday Feature

"They lost it after Pillow Talk."

Please Enjoy

The greatest photo ever taken.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Get Pissed Action Network

Complaint to the FCC over Adam Lambert's American Music Awards performance. Ironically, he was also furious over that night's episode of "That's SO Raven".



But I think these two are kidding.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Thursday Feature!

License Plate of the Week!

Because the kids love a Firebird.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Aggro Bird

I didn't see that coming. Is she protecting her nest?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!

Let's make 2010 the best LE year evah!