Tuesday, March 30, 2010


With thoughts of Vincent van Gogh, born on this day in 1853.

“An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.” -vvg

“Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.” -vvg

“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.” -vvg


Monday, March 22, 2010

H.R. 3590

Said Winston Churchill: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.”

On the morning following the House’s historic vote on national health care reform legislation, I’ll let the good people at The Onion address all the disappointed constituents out there:



Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pictures of You

The fourth-grade chorus at PS22 sings “Pictures of You” by the Cure.


This clip is the quintessence of, “Man, you just never know.”


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Bracket

Just finished my bracket. I already hate it.

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Syracuse feels like a better team than Ohio St., but I just can’t bet against Evan Turner (if that makes any sense). I’m vexed. Oh well, f**k it. I always lose these things.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Peter Graves, RIP

Man, that was quick. Someone already edited together a Peter Graves/Airplane tribute and posted it on YouTube. Bon voyage, Captain Oveur...



Monday, March 8, 2010

The Death of Cool

Greg Ippolito: The Death of Cool


Goldberg Variation

Absolutely jaw-dropping. Truly must-see:


No cutaways, either; this is a one-camera, one-shot film.

The song is pretty rockin', too.


Monday, March 1, 2010

The People v. Bad Company

Bad Company, you are hereby charged with ripping off Joni Mitchell.

Your self-titled song, “Bad Company,” is an almost note-for-note copy of Joni’s transcendent “Woodstock.”

Jurors, let’s examine the evidence. First, “Bad Company”:

Next, “Woodstock”:

In closing, we do recognize that without you, Bad Company, we wouldn’t have Stillwater — and that’s worth noting. But we also recognize that Stillwater isn’t even real, yet “Fever Dog” is a better song than anything you guys ever recorded. That’s right: you guys aren’t as good as a pretend band. That’s also worth noting.

Now, back to the song in question. Beyond being a blatant rip-off, it’s also self-titled. Who does that? A self-titled album, okay. But a self-titled song? Unless you’re name is Wilco, you’re just walking into a hornets’ next with a stunt like that.

Bad Company sucks.

The plaintiff rests.