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Fred Thompson’s in,

May 31, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

or at least it sure looks like it. Time to brush up on your Fred Thompson facts. For instance: “Fred Thompson has a cameo appearance in the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  He plays the force of nature.”

Twenty-seven years later,

May 26, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Twenty-seven years later, | Filed in: Culture, Kevin, Television.

… and the future’s still not as cool as this: It’s the opening credits for the all-too-short-lived Brit TV series U.F.O., produced in 1970. I am a sucker for all things Gerry Anderson: It’s been that way since kindergarten, when I’d spend recess running around the schoolyard pretending I was one of the Thunderbirds. And • Read More »

If you say so…

May 26, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

Look at the photo accompanying this story. The only appropriate response, of course, is this.

Friday Music Blogging: Emiliana Torrini

May 25, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging: Emiliana Torrini | Filed in: Jon, Music.

Last week it was Peruvians playing Brit-pop, this week it’s an Italian singer from Iceland. (…and people call me obscure!) Said vocalist is Emiliana Torrini, Reykjavik resident and daughter of an Italian émigré. Last year she released the subdued yet sparkling album Fisherman’s Woman to critical acclaim. In the past, Torrini recorded a poppy style • Read More »

Quote Of The Day, May 24th Edition

May 25, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

“I’m all in favor of rearranging and recombining, but sometimes it seems like we’re eating our seed corn. “ – James Lileks on “mashups“. As much as I like mashups (I have a Keane/Paul Simon song by Farside that’s just fantastic), I have to agree with him. When all is said and done, a mashup • Read More »

What’s good for the goose…

May 24, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on What’s good for the goose… | Filed in: Jon, Military, MSM and New Media, Politics, War On Terror.

From The Politico: Pelosi had announced earlier that the House would not leave for the Memorial Day recess without a new funding bill, a signal to some of a looming defeat. “When they put out that deadline, people realized that we were going to lose,” said an aide to an anti-war lawmaker. Gee, isn’t that • Read More »

Best news you’ll hear all week long

May 22, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Best news you’ll hear all week long | Filed in: Kevin, Politics, War On Terror.

Aside from something like “Robert Horry ejected from the NBA” or the like. The Democrats have surrendered on surrendering in Iraq. Thank God. Support the troops. Let them win. And how, pray tell, do we win in Iraq? Well, the way to do that was laid out in 1961, and we’re only now listening to • Read More »

Note to self…

May 21, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Note to self… | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Jon.

Never trust a skinny chef and never trust an ad agency that requires another ad agency to get its message out. Details at Brand Autopsy.

New Jersey gets a bad rap.

May 21, 2007 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Travel.

As I mentioned in a prior post, I spent most of last week in the Garden State. Growing up in the great American southwest, Jersey was often used as the antithesis of our sunny weather, blue skies and wide-open spaces. Even though I hadn’t visited the East Coast, in my young mind Jersey equaled smokestacks, • Read More »

Now THAT’S an angry drunk.

May 20, 2007 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, MSM and New Media.

And you thought you couldn’t handle your booze: The activist wine group CRAV has issued a one-month ultimatum to Nicolas Sarkozy threatening “action,” and possibly deaths, if the new premier does not help the struggling southern French wine industry. In what may well be the precursor to the most violent period of its recent history, • Read More »

Robert Horry = Series MVP.

May 19, 2007 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Jon, Sports.

On the Suns’ playoff loss to the Spurs, I can’t sum up my feelings better than Steve Nash in his post-game press conference: “It’s tough not to just think forever what would happen if this stupid rule didn’t get in the way of this series. There’s no guarantees of anything, but to come this far • Read More »

On a professional note…

May 17, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on On a professional note… | Filed in: Jon.

A few weeks ago I mentioned an unexpected change in my job situation. Now I have another. Monday I became the new marketing manager for a healthcare software firm. As a matter of fact, I’m in beautiful Red Bank, N.J., all week learning about my new company. My boss lives out here and thought it • Read More »

Meet the new park, same as the old park

May 16, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Meet the new park, same as the old park | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin.

So Patriot’s Park is being demolished for yet another attempt to rejuvenate downtown Phoenix. Pardon me for yawning. I understood what Phoenix city planners were trying to do with the park, but I never was a big fan. It makes little sense to plop a greenspace down in the middle of a city without adding • Read More »

Big thinkin’

May 14, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Big thinkin’ | Filed in: Kevin, Politics, War On Terror.

One of the things I like most about the blog world is having direct access to the people who make and shape history. Before the InterTubes, the best we could do was 3 minute snippets of commentary on TV news or the occasional magazine article, but now with blogs like AustinBay.net, Belmont Club and Thomas • Read More »

Two things…

May 13, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Two things… | Filed in: Kevin.

1. Six is the new five, unless it’s seven. 2. SOUP? IS COLD STONE OUT OF THEIR EVER-LOVING MINDS??? Hot chocolate isn’t a bad idea for an off-season revenue generator, but as a marketing quasi-genius, let me suggest a third alternative. By happy coincidence, we were at our local Cold Stone store last night, taking • Read More »

Headline of the day

May 11, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Headline of the day | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

This is why you never, ever slide headfirst into third base. Who knows where your face will end up? Via The Corner.

A little light in their mukluks…

May 11, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on A little light in their mukluks… | Filed in: Canada, Jon, MSM and New Media.

I’ve long known that our nefarious neighbors to the north lack gravitas. But who knew science was to blame? Scientists from the University of Toronto and Harvard have found some areas in Canada where the Earth’s gravitational pull is very low. This in turn appears to decrease the weight of the people residing in these • Read More »

Quote of the Day, May 10

May 10, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, May 10 | Filed in: Jon, Quotes.

“Power corrupts; PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.”— John Derbyshire, National Review Online

Mmmn, Kool-Aid

May 9, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Mmmn, Kool-Aid | Filed in: Kevin, Sports.

Suns in 5. You heard it here first.

Quote(s) Of The Day, May 8th edition

May 9, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote(s) Of The Day, May 8th edition | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media.

“The Googles of the world, they are the Custer of the modern world. We are the Sioux nation,” – Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Richard Parsons “Which of course is why Montana Territory today remains a part of the Sioux nation and the United States has been forced back to a dozen East Coast redoubts.” • Read More »

Sonido bonito.

May 9, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Sonido bonito. | Filed in: Jon, Music.

While wasting time on YouTube, I discovered this brilliant video by a band called Resplandor. Hailing from Perú, they play “shoegaze” music which features washes of effected guitars, a slow tempo and lassitudinous vocals (Exurban Todd and I remain devoted fans of the genre). Turn your speakers to 11 and swim in the sound waves. • Read More »

Pelosi v. Bush

May 9, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Pelosi v. Bush | Filed in: Jon, Military, MSM and New Media, Politics.

This just in: Nancy Pelosi is threatening to sue Bush (!) if the Democrat leader doesn’t get her way on Iraq funding. Imagine how much more progress we would have in Iraq if the Democrats viewed Al Qaeda as their enemy rather than George W. Bush.