Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Limbaugh's Dysfunction

Rush Limbaugh was all laughs today as he joked about a three hour detension in Florida. He was stopped while returning to the U.S. from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. A bottle of Viagra in his posession appeared to be prescribed to someone else. His lawyer said the prescription was made out to his doctor's name "for privacy purposes."

Friday, June 16, 2006

Screech Needs Cash!!

Dustin Diamond is selling T-Shirts in an effort to save his home from a $250,000 foreclosure order.
"It's not retirement money, OK? It's supersize-it money, if anything."

Thursday, June 08, 2006

eBay as Entertainment

I never suspected reading the comments on an eBay page could be so funny. Just skip all the boring selling stuff at the top and jump right into the seller's comments. Here's a sample:

On 24-Apr-06 at 13:41:05 BST, seller added the following information:

Well Bob I just suppose that depends on how big your cups are doesn't it. No I haven't tried them with tins. I Don't drink and drive Bob.

On 24-Apr-06 at 13:47:14 BST, seller added the following information:

Bob haven't you got work to do or do you find that you have a problem relating to the rest of the human race? What is it with the cup holders? My suggestion is that rather than buying a car you go out and buy a cup holder. It's much safer - trust me.

On 24-Apr-06 at 13:51:15 BST, seller added the following information:

Thanks Bob and I hope that you have a nice day too. Oh by the way Bob you are now barred from bidding. I figure that the motoring and pedestrian population of Great Britain are safer that way.

On 24-Apr-06 at 15:10:48 BST, seller added the following information:

Bob sending me an email under a different name won't work either. You are the only person in the world who is even remotely interested in the cup holders and you have misspelled the swear words in exactly the same way as you did in your last email. Nobody and I mean nobody cares about cup holders...
via roy

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Monkey Man for a Week

The Angryman is living on Monkey Chow for a week! He's five days into it and seems to be doing fine, even getting advice on his blog from the "zookeeper, food-science, and monkey-lab technician communities".
No, neither Leno nor Letterman have contacted me. Not sure I would go anyway - I hate that airplane food.

via BoingBoing and Neatorama

Deering Banjos and Scientology?

Who knew?

Then I flipped the booklet over, and right there on the back -- copyright L. Ron Hubbard. I instinctively reacted as though I'd found a maggot on my hand, e.g., shriek and fling offending object to far corner of room. And I'm not sure I look at my Deering banjo the same way now.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Ruscha Painted Over!

No! No! No!

The L.A. Times is reporting that Kent Twitchell's Monument to Ed Ruscha at Hill and Olympic has been painted over! Destroyed!

To make it worse, the building housed a federal Jobs Corp program run by the U.S. Department of Labor! The contractor who did the work apparently isn't talking, and Twitchell is planning a lawsuit. But it's probably too late. The story quotes Nathan Zakheim as saying the work is "unrecoverable", despite a federal law specifically designed to protect these works of art!

How does this happen?

Let's find out. Write your state and federal representatives in government and ask them. If you're interested, I'll let you know what they tell me. You do the same, ok?

UPDATE: Christopher Knight has a wonderful entry about this in today's Critic's Notebook.

via abLA

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Misidentified At Death

On April 26 there was a tragic accident in Grant County, Indiana. Ten members of Taylor University's student and staff were in a van when it collided with a truck. Five were killed.

In the days which followed, Whitney Cerak was buried by her family. And Laura VanRyn's family held vigil at her hospital bedside while she recovered.

But it turns out the two girls were misidentified.

The family of VanRyn, 22, disclosed the mix-up Wednesday on their blog. "Our hearts are aching as we have learned that the young woman we have been taking care of over the past five weeks has not been our dear Laura," but instead a fellow university student of hers, Whitney Cerak, they wrote.

Stefanos Pizza

The BEST pizza joint in Hollywood.
by kpe II.

Out of the last 1000 meals I've eaten on Hollywood Blvd, I suspect 990 of them have been at Stefanos. This man is a prince.