Saturday, September 30, 2006 

Katie's Revenge

Officials: Inmate got 'Katie's Revenge' tattoo by force

EVANSVILLE, Indiana (AP) -- An inmate serving a life sentence for molesting and murdering a 10-year-old girl named Katie was apparently forcibly tattooed across the forehead by a fellow prisoner with the words "KATIE'S REVENGE," authorities say.

Friday, September 29, 2006 

College Park

Interesting / depressing article about College Park...

Shell of a town

What local colleges have a better student life than College Park? Strayer, AU, Georgetown, GW, Southeastern, GMU, Howard, NOVA, Catholic, Montgomery College, Marymount, Gallaudet, UDC…

(From Niyi)

Thursday, September 28, 2006 

Fair and Balanced

I enjoyed the last 10 seconds:


Another quality UMD gift idea...


Milk Commercial

(from Netscape)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 


From Justin "must blog...and watch it too"


George Allen Insult Generator

he called me "cueball"

(via wonkette)

Friday, September 22, 2006 

On Vacation

I'm here til tuesday. Will prolly be here one day. Should be fun.


Thursday, September 21, 2006 

Three 6 Mafia - Reality TV stars?

from reality blurred:

MTV has ordered a reality show that will follow the Three Six Mafia.

Adventures in Hollyhood follows the group “as they endeavor to become Hollywood players,” according to Variety. Specifically, the series “will follow the group’s main members, Juicy J and DJ Paul, and their entourage as they make their way from Memphis to Los Angeles,” the AP reports.

Eight half-hour episodes of the show will debut sometime in the first three months of 2007. The show is produced in part by Katalyst Films, Ashton Kutcher’s production company.


The Office

I post this article about The Office merely to point out that there are 2 other versions of it and I find that really interesting.

Foreign Office
The French and Germans have remade the BBC series. Why?

Here, in broad strokes, are the chief differences. In the British version, nobody is working, nobody has a happy relationship, everyone looks terrible, and everybody is depressed. In the French version, nobody is working but even the idiots look good, and everybody seems possessed of an intriguing private life. In the German version, actual work is visibly being done, most of the staff is coupled up, and the workers never stop eating and drinking—treating the office like a kitchen with desks.


Remember Ring

For you married people out there, quality way to remember your anniversary:

The Remember Ring

The Remember Ring has a special nagging feature, using its "Hot Spot" technology that warms up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 seconds, every hour, on the hour, beginning 24 hours before that "special day," apparently honoring the anniversary of your voluntary servitude.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 

Forecast Advisor

Random interesting site:

Forecast Advisor

ForecastAdvisor will also show you the accuracy of the major weather forecasters, including Accuweather, Intellicast, MyForecast, The Weather Channel, and the National Weather Service. We also provide links to your city's weather forecast at all the other weather forecasters, so you can compare for yourself.



Sound is key. I love the chick laughing on the left:


Crappy Football Highlites

Interesting slate article about "Why football highlights aren't as good as they used to be"

I miss NFL Primetime...

Monday, September 18, 2006 

White and Nerdy

From Dan Adams' away message, for Ananth and Klancer:

Saturday, September 16, 2006 

Stupid Mel Gibson Flash Game

"So you think you can drive, Mel?"

The arrow keys move mel up and down. Collect tequila bottles while avoiding flying stars of david and troopers. hit 5 troopers and the game ends

Friday, September 15, 2006 

Jimmy Kimmel - Matt Damon

Kinda funny...from Jimmy Kimmel's primetime special

(I like how people in the comments section think it's real)

Thursday, September 14, 2006 

The greatest TV show ever

More of "The Wire" lovefest
(from Justin)

Why The Wire is the best show on television

The Wire, which has just begun its fourth season on HBO, is surely the best TV show ever broadcast in America. This claim isn't based on my having seen all the possible rivals for the title, but on the premise that no other program has ever done anything remotely like what this one does, namely to portray the social, political, and economic life of an American city with the scope, observational precision, and moral vision of great literature

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 

The Wire - Renewed for Season 5!

:) :) :) :) :)

Its 4th season just begun, 'The Wire' gets OK for 5th

In a surprise move that will guarantee 125 jobs and pump at least $17.5 million into the local economy next year, HBO will announce today that it is renewing its Peabody Award-winning drama, The Wire, for a fifth season.

The Baltimore-based series about urban America began its fourth season Sunday night, greeted by a crush of critical acclaim, including an "appreciation" on The New York Times' editorial page calling the series "the closest that moving pictures have come so far to the depth and nuance of the novel."

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 

Beer serving Robot

Add this to my xmas wishlist:

Domo Arigato, Mr. Beer Serving Roboto


Tom Jackson - Michael Irvin

"Tom Jackson says what we're all thinking."

Monday, September 11, 2006 

What am I going to do at work now?????????

:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

OBrien[3:18 PM]: oh no!!! go to

Friday, September 08, 2006 

I love football

Sean Taylor Rules


Dear Prudence...

I read and had to click on this title for a Dear Prudence column:
"Help! I Love Her but She Doesnt Know I Killed Her Dad"


Dear Prudence,
I have fallen in love with a woman I knew from childhood and ran into again after not seeing her for 20 years. As kids we hardly noticed each other, but when we met again after all these years we felt an immediate attraction. The problem is that when I was 12 years old I did something terrible that caused an accident that killed her father.

and it continues...


More "The Wire" lovefest

Entertainment Weekly gives this season of The Wire an A+. (I didn't actually read the review because I'm scared of spoilers)

Also from EW, they mention this useful bit of info if you want to start at season 4 (though I'd seriously recommend watchng all of 1-3 yourself):

But you still have a chance this weekend, even if you don't have the DVDs of the first three seasons, as long as you have HBO On Demand. Listed under ''The Wire Re-Up,'' the video-on-demand channel has three ''Wire Tap'' shows, each of which summarizes an entire season in just seven or eight minutes. Also showing are all 12 episodes from Season 3. Except for ''Wire Tap 1,'' these shows will all be gone by Sunday, so cancel all your weekend plans now.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 

"A Better Day"

From via Deadspin


Tom Delay's new cause

I really thought this was a joke when I saw some headlines about it....but apparently

When former Congressman Tom DeLay resigned earlier this year, Think Progress notes, he said he wanted to “pursue new opportunities to engage in the important cultural and political battles of our day from an arena outside of the U.S. House of Representatives.” One of those important battles: the competition on Dancing with the Stars 3.

Yes, “The Hammer” is tackling an important new project: Working to make sure that liberal cast members of Dancing with the Stars 3 are defeated by “a good friend of mine” and a “strong supporter of the Republican Party,” country singer Sara Evans. In an e.mail message to supporters, he writes, in part:

Sara Evans has been a strong supporter of the Republican Party and represents good American values in the media. From singing at the 2004 Republican Convention to appearing with candidates in the last several election cycles, we have always been able to count on Sara for her support of the things we all believe in. Let’s show Sara that same support by watching and voting for her each week to help her win this competition. One of her opponents on the show is ultra liberal talk show host Jerry Springer. We need to send a message to Hollywood and the media that smut has no place on television by supporting good people like Sara Evans.

Here's the actual email.

From Reality Blurred and Think Progress

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 


DailyKos created a funny George Allen satire site:

KKK Outlet - George Allen Satire

I want some 100% white coffee.


new phase of blog

Justin: i think the current phase of your blog should be "The Wire lovefest"

Chris: ah good point!
really though - watch the wire!
shit is so damn good

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 

Everyone loves the wire

I was just reading Bill Simmons and noticed this mention of The Wire and of course I have to post....

Moral of the story: WATCH THE WIRE. IT'S THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION. RENT SEASON ONE now if you missed it.

and now Bill Simmons (bolded parts are my own personal emphasis)

17. "The Wire"
Readers kept telling me to watch this show. They implored me. They kept e-mailing me. They badgered me. I didn't listen. As I've described multiple times in this space, I hate being told that I should watch a show; I like discovering them at my own speed. And if it made me three or four years late for the party with classics like "The Sopranos" and "24," so be it. It's just that I can't willingly jump onto a show; it needs to happen organically.

For instance, here's what happened with "The Wire:" On a Tuesday night in mid-August, the Sports Gal and I were home with nothing to watch and ending up stumbling onto "The Wire Re-Up" button on HBO On Demand. I'd been avoiding this show for four years because the Baltimore drug scene didn't appeal to me unless Raffie Palmeiro and Miggy Tejada were involved. But the Sports Gal was the one who said, "Let's watch the first show of 'The Wire' and see if we like it."

Within 10 minutes, we were hooked. We ended up banging out three episodes the first night and another three the second night. Then our cable system switched to a new provider ... and all the Season 1 episodes disappeared into thin air. Now we were scrambling. None of the video stores around us had Season 1 in stock. I ended up ordering Season 1 online (two-day delivery courtesy of Amazon Prime), but we were so hooked on the show that when someone returned Season 1 to our video store, we rented the last three discs that same night. We banged out the last seven episodes in two nights before the DVD was even delivered. That's how hooked we were.

I'll go this far: I'd put Season 1 of "The Wire" against anything. The first three seasons of "The Sopranos." Seasons 1 or 2 of "24." The first seasons of "NYPD Blue," "ER" or "Miami Vice." You name it. I have never seen a show like it. Season 2 wasn't as good (if Season 1 was an A-plus-plus-plus, then Season 2 was a B-plus), and we're just about to dive into Season 3, so I don't have an opinion on that yet. Everyone seems to agree that they outdid themselves with Season 4 and that it's a legitimate masterpiece. Just know that you can absolutely start watching Season 4 without having seen the other three seasons. It's not an ideal way to break into the show, but you can do it.

Without giving too much away, four more things you need to know:

A. Before I started watching "The Wire," my four favorite TV/movie detectives of all-time were Sonny Crockett ("Miami Vice"); Jack Cates ("48 Hrs."); Johnny Kelly ("NYPD Blue"); and Nick Curran (Michael Douglas' character in "Basic Instinct"), who couldn't break away from Sharon Stone even though he knew that every time she climbed on top during sex, there was a 50 percent chance she might ram an ice pick into his chest. But Jimmy McNulty in "The Wire" (played by Dominic West) ... he might end up beating them all before everything's said and done. He might have even moved to No. 1 during the scene in Season 2 when they raid a brothel and he ends up in a threesome before the rest of the cops arrive. Not even Sonny Crockett would have done that.

B. I love any show with a slew of mostly no-name actors that bang their roles out of the park, although it was weird to see one of the leads from "Remember the Titans" playing drug lord Avon Barksdale. With that said, Alonzo Mourning gives an inspired performance as Stringer Bell (Avon's manipulative consigliere). Maybe the best athlete/Hollywood crossover since Kareem in "Airplane."

(Wait, that's not Alonzo Mourning? Are we positive?)

C. In an attempt to be gritty, they didn't cast any of those Angie Harmon/Jill Hennessey types who always seem unrealistically cute for a drug/crime show set in a place like Baltimore. And since the actresses on the show are average-looking down the line, guess what happens? It's like the Lambeau parking lot, any press box or any NESCAC keg party ... the females who do appear on this show end up seeming disproportionately hot by about the fifth episode. Absolutely bizarre. I love when this happens.

D. Omar might be my favorite HBO villain since Adebici. And that's saying something.

Anyway, I can't believe I didn't watch this show sooner. It enrages me. I'm not doing the "YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS SHOW OR YOUR WHOLE LIFE WILL BE INCOMPLETE!" routine, because that might scare you away. Just know that it's one of the five greatest shows I've ever seen. And I hope you stumble across it some day.

Organically, of course.

Friday, September 01, 2006 

Kyra Phillips on Letterman

Kyra Phillips doing the top 10 list on Letterman...

if you dont know who she is, you dont watch enough stuff on YouTube...or read the news

or if you're one of those peoeple with no sound at work (i feel bad for you) heres a cnn article with the top 10

CNN's Phillips mocks toilet talk on Letterman


Redskins Bucs 2005 Playoff Game

Weird / cool old school Tecmo Bowl mashup of the 2005 Skins/Bucs Playoff game:

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    My blog full of random crap.
    History/Stages of this blog:
    1. Completely random crap
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