Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Sacha's Crazy

Apparently Borat's really pissing off some more 'Mississippi Gentleman'. I can't wait for the new season! Story

Friday, July 22, 2005

Quick Movie Review: Wedding Crashers C+

They say it's not good to make judgements about a flick before you see it. But I love Owen Wilson. And Vince Vauhn's pretty funny too. So I decided that I liked this movie even before the lights went down. The set up was great. But the director and screenwriter really fucked up the plot. The movie's pretty stupid but the guys still end up being funny. If you read one critic's review read this one. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Chicago Sun-Times

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Band Buzz: Phantom Planet

So I downloaded the theme to the OC to put on my myspace. I got the song and in the mean time realized that the band is not just a one-hit phenom. Phantom Planet is a very good band. You should check 'em out. Lonely Day's tight.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Winner's Way Tip: Limit The Fidget

Leil's book, Talking The Winner's Way: 92 little tricks for big success has helped me so much with my communication. I'd be remiss to not pass on the knowledge. Here's tip #7


I have a friend, a highly respected headhunter named Helen. Helen makes terrific hires for her clients. I once asked her the secret of her success. She said, "Probably because I can almost always tell when an applicant is lying."

"How can you tell?"

She said, "Well, just last week, I was interviewing a young woman for a position as marketing director for a small firm. Throughout the interview, the applicant had been sitting with her left leg crossed over her right. Her hands were comfortably resting in her lap and she was looking directly at me.

"I asked her salary. Without swerving her eyes from mine, she told me. I asked if she enjoyed her work. Still looking directly at me, she said, 'yes.' Then I asked her why she left her previous job."

Helen said, "At that point, her eyes fleetingly darted away before regaing eye contact with me. Then, while answering my question, she shifted in her seat and crossed her right leg over her left. At one point, she put her hands up to her mouth."

Helen said, "That's all I needed. With her words she was telling me she felt her 'growth oppurtunities were limited at her previous firm.' But her body told me she was not being entirely forthright."


Whenever your conversation really counts, let your nose itch, your ear tingle, or your foot prickle. Do not fidget, twitch, wiggle, squirm, or scratch. And above all, keep your paws away from your puss. Hand motions near your face and all fidgeting can give your listener the gut feeling you're fibbing.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Borat Movie!

The genius and twisted minds behind Da Ali G Show are coming out with another movie. Ali G Indahouse was a wacky trip in the life of Ali, but this time the focus is on everyone's favorite Kazahki reporter, Borat! I'm not sure if it will be scripted or a compilation of set-ups like the show format. Imdb has it listed as in pre-production and there isn't much info on it. Stay tuned for more updates.

Meet Andy Milonakis

He's Schmandy Schmilischnokis, and he's funny as helsinki. The show is basically a half-hour acid trip. You might recognize Andy from his stint as "The Man-Show Boy." Apparently he got with Jimmy Kimmel's production co., bought a camera, and a few acid tabs later, came up with the show. It's probably one of the weirdest and funniest shows on MTV now.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Real World: Austin

Have you been watching this season? It's getting crazy so fast. Hook-ups, Break-ups, and face fuck-ups. And they've been there for about a week so far! Tonight Melinda supposedly hooks up with Wes. Ooh someone's in trouble. Can't wait. Watch it tonight bitches. Here's a preview of tonight's episode:


What A Piece Of Ass: Jessica Simpson

I don't know why I took so long on this one. She's hot and everyone knows it. I just had to make it official. The Dukes of Hazzard should be good. It comes out August 5. She's done some hot photo shoots lately, here are a few:

Dukes of Hazzard Calendar
Sunbathing - perfect even without lighting and makeup

Thanks to GorillaMask.com

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

News Nauseum

I've had a few requests to post about the string of missing persons in the news. As you know, I hate cable news. I think the first time a newscast ever cut to commercial was the beginning of the end. At its core the news media is there to provide a public service. How the hell would we know what was going on beyond our neighborhood without it?

The problem is when news networks compete for ratings. We didn't really feel the competition when the only news we got came from Ted Koeppel at six o'clock each night. ABC, and the other networks, didn't have to really pull any stunts in regards to the news- they had a whole schedule of shows to worry about. The news was relatively untouched in terms of the ratings race.

Then came the 24 hour news network. A network based solely on gathering and reporting events of the community and the world. Now, the news content becomes the source of the ratings. And the issues spew forth. What do you do on a slow news day? There is no room for slow days. If you're CNN on a "slow" day. Why not find something going on that FOX and MSNBC haven't reported?

In comes the missing persons stories. They are perfect for so many reasons! One, they are constant. The NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children), estimates that in 2002, 58,200 kids were missing- and that's not including runaways! Those are all what they call non-family abductions. So you always have a supply of stories.

Two, they're provocative. Consider the story of the Groene children. Dylan (9) and his sister Shasta (8) were abducted after their mom, brother, and mom's boyfriend were bound and bludgeoned to death. Dylan and Shasta were reportedly raped and Dylan was killed. Shasta was then found and perp captured when a Denny's employee recognized him from the tv. How crazy is that. Def exciting enough to keep people watching.

The news networks could give two shits about Natalee Halloway and Shasta Groene. You wanna know why I say that? How many Shastas and Natalees have went missing and never found? Of all the missing and exploited children the news media only decide to report it when nothing else is really happening? How come no kids were worth reporting during the 2004 presidential campaign? It's bullshit. And we shouldn't pay them any mind. Whores. All of them! I get nauseous thinking about it. I just hope that the day I go missing nothing really cool is happening anywhere else in the world. Then maybe I might have a chance of making out alive.