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Archive for March, 2006

Bette Midler’s Reservoir Is Engorged

Friday, March 31st, 2006

It’s Friday. What better time to catch up on celebrity water-body ownership?

April Fool’s Comes Early At MSN Search

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

MSN Search, like MSNBC, is kind of a ghost town. As Stephen Colbert says, if you have a report you’d like marked “confidential,” just air it at prime time on MSNBC. But at least MSN Search has a sense of humor. [Thanks to the Scoblemeister, the Scobleroonie, the Scobiscular one for the link].

Red Bull Bites Man

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

If man bit Red Bull, it’d be a news story, but MSNBC doesn’t discriminate. When a drunk partygoer insists on driving home, oldschool wisdom [sic] dictates the forcefeeding of much coffee. However, experts (read: sensible people) have long maintained that forcing a drunk to drink coffee will result in nothing more than an alert drunk. [...]

Happy Birthday Mom!

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

I’m sorry I broke your washing machine on Saturday. It was good to see you. love, paul

I Don’t Hate Music

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

I just feel better when it’s not around. Just kidding. Almost. When it’s late and I’ve been staring at a computer monitor all day and I need to bring my prefrontal lobe horizontal hold back to something resembling flatline, this “psy-ambient” genre has been my salvation. The song “Elysium” [two minute Windows Media excerpt] on [...]

There Is No Such Thing Bad Advance Publicity

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Sometimes an idiotic premise and lame execution just drives more viewers to the theatres. Call it the Gigli effect.

Gina Gershon Demands Shoes

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

I still haven’t recovered from Rocked With Gina Gerson. It had to be the worst celebrity reality series ever (and that’s saying a LOT) but I couldn’t stop watching it– mainly to see how badly Gina could continue to embarrass herself from week to week. And she’s no Juliette Lewis, that’s for sure. But this [...]

Harry Shearer Advertises Himself

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Here. On last week’s Le Show– recorded live at South By Southwest– he actually slipped into Mr. Burns’ voice for a half second, a raritiy outside Simpsons dubbing sessions.

Andrew Sullivan On…Beards

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

If you wanted advice on tanning, you wouldn’t ask Dita Von Teese, would you?

Sad Days On the North Shore

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

The Garden Island, 3/20/06.