06.10.09 – Wednesday

Word: vapid [vap-id] adj. 1. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat: vapid tea 2. without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious: a vapid party; vapid conversation

Birthday: Jacques Marquette (1637), Howlin’ Wolf (1910), Judy Garland (1922), Maurice Sendak (1928), João Gilberto (1931), F. Lee Bailey (1933), John Edwards (1953), Eliot Spitzer (1959), Maxi Priest (1960), Kim Deal (1961), Kelley Deal (1961), Gina Gershon (1962), Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963), Jimmy Chamberlin (1964), Elizabeth Hurley (1965), Joey Santiago (1965), Bill Burr (1968), The D.O.C. (1968), Mike Doughty (1970), Faith Evans (1973), Flesh-N-Bone (1973), Tara Lipinski (1982)

Quotation: Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tune: It’s his birthday, so I thought I’d share my favorite Mike Doughty song – “The Only Answer.”

Gallimaufry: President Obama may soon see his 61% approval rating nosedive. Why? Well, Jon Voight says so. Monday night, while speaking at a GOP fundraiser in Washington D.C., the actor described Obama as “wildly radical” and labelled him a “false prophet.” The Hollywood veteran and star of such films as Midnight Cowboy, Deliverance and Transformers has long been an opponent of the President. No word yet on how Obama is sleeping after learning of Voight’s comments, which even some Republicans thought were a bit over the top.  When it was discovered Cameron Crowe was directing a commercial with Pearl Jam for mega-retailer Target, some started to wonder what was going on. Had Pearl Jam, a band that took on Ticketmaster years ago over escalating ticket prices, finally sold out? Untrue, says the band’s longtime manager, Kelly Curtis. “Target was cool enough to realize that little independent record stores are not their competition.” “I make decisions around the band’s business that are consistent with their overall philosophy,” said Curtis, “which is to sell music in a way that’s accessible and affordable to their fans, on every distribution platform that their fans access music, and in a way that takes care of the little guys.” Seems above-board to me. I’ve found Target to have a solid (if not limited) and affordable music selection. Plus, the flip-flops I bought there a few weeks back have produced to my liking. ∞ This Friday, June 12th will be the last day you’ll be able to watch television on those old rabbit ears. All major TV stations will stop broadcasting in analog and go all digital. It’s for real this time, so if you’ve been dragging on getting the digital converter box, best get a move on. The future is now. Or maybe you’re one of the billions of people who’ve discovered cable and satellite television. In that case, you’ve nothing to worry about.

Incoming: Got some good stuff coming up. Come back tomorrow for some more.

4 thoughts on “06.10.09 – Wednesday

  1. @jen – As I’ve stated previously, feel free to never come back here and read anything ever again. My hunch is you won’t be able to do. For some reason, you’ve got anger against me. If no one liked this blog or cared what I thought, I wouldn’t be getting the hits that I’ve been getting. So I’ve got all the good comments and the increasing number of hits on one side, and on the other side, some sad little angry person who’s got nothing better to do than read and comment on things she admittedly doesn’t like. Seems kind of strange to me but I’ve never been gifted at reading the minds of the mentally incapacitated. You can’t deter me. Keep writing your exclamation-filled points of view. Doesn’t bother me. And, hey, thanks for reading.

  2. whats sad is that you take headlines from other places
    and comment on them – and think that it is good writing ! we just dont understand why you bother
    its like you reading someone else work and then saying what you think – here is a news flash, who cares what you think ! you are a joke dude

  3. Hey, “JEN”
    Nice try with the new name but, luckily, WordPress is thoughtful enough to provide me with IP addresses of all commenters, including yours.
    Besides that, I could sense the anger and loneliness that accompanies each one of your pathetic comments.
    You’re under no contractual obligation to read my blog, so here’s an idea – don’t.
    Really. It’s kind of sad to watch.

  4. wow thanks for telling us about the tv changes – because we havent seen it on tv or read about already a million times !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what would we do with out this informative wonderful blog of yours
    have a good day- oh yeah and YOU SUCK !!!!!!!!!
    write about something interesting loser

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