Tuesday, January 31, 2006

More Pore Traits

The Next mrs. Watson?

Glad the Cheeze will remain stateside, tho I know Canada wants her back.

We need cool, cute pharmacists a lot.

Even if she does like Kenny Burrell...

Early Academy Thots

List of the 78th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [courtesy of the AP]:

1. Best Picture: "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "Crash," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Munich."

I've only seen two of these, so I think I'm in a perfect position to opine. "Capote" was a good movie, and "Good Night and Good Luck" was a good movie.

I'll go with "Good Night" as best picture because it was in black and white, looked freakin' gorgeous, and had a lot of nudity.

"Capote" was in colour and involved death.

Munich is about a gay relationship between a te*ro*i*t from P*les*ine and a cowboy from -- duh -- Munich, so who cares. "Crash" was a Dave Matthews song, so it's right out.

2. Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"; Terrence Howard, "Hustle & Flow"; Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain"; Joaquin Phoenix, "Walk the Line"; David Strathairn, "Good Night, and Good Luck."

I thought that Hoffman, Phoenix, and Straithairn were good. One is named Seymour and is probably a jew, so he's out. And I can't pronounce David's last name, so I gotta go with Phoenix. Besides, he's ugly and his brother was cute, so he needs love.

I didn't see the darkie or the fruit...

3. Actress: Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents"; Felicity Huffman, "Transamerica"; Keira Knightley, "Pride & Prejudice"; Charlize Theron, "North Country"; Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line."

Old English bitch [who took over "Pride & Prejudice," to its detriment, her few seconds on the screen] -- no way. Keira Knightley -- too young, but she was phenomenal in the picture, brought the character to life brilliantly and without too much contemporary [thus anachronistic] flair. She's my pick.

Charlize Theron naked, though -- WINNER!!!! Devil's Advocate fans, rejoice... But I digress.

oh, Witherspoon was just fantastic in her flick, too. Strong buncha performances.

4. Supporting Actor: George Clooney, "Syriana"; Matt Dillon, "Crash"; Paul Giamatti, "Cinderella Man"; Jake Gyllenhaal, "Brokeback Mountain"; William Hurt, "A History of Violence."

Gregory peck was not nominated. Saw Clooney, Giamatti, and Hurt. Gotta go with Giamatti for a great performance.

5. Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, "Junebug"; Catherine Keener, "Capote"; Frances McDormand, "North Country"; Rachel Weisz, "The Constant Gardener"; Michelle Williams, "Brokeback Mountain."

Let's see -- Weisz was naked, but pregnant, so it doesn't count -- I felt like I was spying on a real woman, and not a piece of meat fantasy. I hear WIlliams is good naked, don't know if she's ever appeared so on film. Junebug-- was sold out at E Street when I went; never saw it. Keener -- a nuanced, deep performance; what we've come to expect from her. Good. McDormand -- went to college with my ex-wife; good person. Married to a Coen brother, thus "no!"

I guess it's keener; besides, one contributor here likes her hairy, unshaved nude body a lot. He told us so offline...

6. Director: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"; Bennett Miller, "Capote"; Paul Haggis, "Crash"; George Clooney, "Good Night, and Good Luck"; Steven Spielberg, "Munich."

Only saw two, thought "Good night" was amazingly well-directed. Taut while small, subtle in its manipulation, gorgeous looking. Actually, I would give to the cinematographer; I'll rethink direction.

Yer thots?

"RopeBack Mountain" and "I Need a Foot Doctor" Premiering Soon

"... the pictures I was supposed to see" will finally be given to you this weekend.

"RopeBack Mountain" is pretty good, but "I Need a Foot Doctor" is a great film ...

Suicide is not on my mind, but man do I feel low.

Not even Fats Navarro has lifted my spirits today...

I Present: Les Douchenozzles!

Two-Thirds Of Black Puss.

Also the name of a great band; although mebbe "2/3 of Black Puss" is better...

You asked for it, you got it -- fave puss merchandise

Here is a personal fave.

Too bad you can't zoom in on the graphic.

The tour might bleed into March 5.

Black Puss needn't cancel the tour; the fag guitar player quit over the name...

We'll go with all sax.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Corrected Fats Navarro

Thuns Up to Fats!

"What'ya Wanna Know? --I'll Tell You Anything..."

I am very pleased to announce the debut of
""What'ya Wanna Know? --I'll Tell You Anything..." Online -- the lastest great party game.

Ask me anything in the world that you'd like, and I'll answer honestly. Or try as hard as I can.

Some of you are familiar with this game -- it's a delight.

I'll either answer here, or ina podcast in the near future.

I look forward to all inquiries.

This Fucker RAWKED!!!!!!!!!

Tom may understand.

It's too bad he became a punchline before I learned how much I like his playing.

Trumpet is what moves me.


Thank you, Gael Greene

Wow, with insights like these, i can only say that Gael Greene must be a delightful peson to hang out with:

"For me, the two greatest discoveries of the 20th century were the Cuisinart and the clitoris," Greene writes.

Me too.

And frozen yogurt...

Sunday, January 29, 2006


Cheezy asks, she shall receive:

Friday, January 27, 2006

In light of the furor surrounding J. Frey's memoir and stupid Oprah Winfrey, I just want to assure you

every word on here is true.

Yeah; that's the ticket....

Black Puss c'est arrive~

My Black Puss t-shirt arrived today.

On behalf of everyone in the band, we'd like to thank our art director, Grahame.

U R A King!

Cheezy to Remain a U.S. Student?

Inquiring minds want to know -- if Cheezy moves on from Wayne State, will she still attend Ph. School in U.S., or will she transfer to a Canadian school?

If she doesn't like her new conservative gov't up there, and we don't seem to like ours here, where exactly do these governments come from?

I want an investigation, toot sweet....

did Kenny Burrell go to Wayne State?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Lo, Those Many Years Ago ....

Notwithstanding my frequent protests that my law school career was largely spent jacking off, playing punk rock, and watching movies, I was

surprised to find that, when I was interested, I could actually construct a coherent outline.

I enjoyed writing this paper...
I note the typo, the spacing "who gives a shit" -- but it's worth remembering, this was with a typewriter...

I'll Never Forget Ol' Parker ...

Worth The Squeeze?

So -- James Stewart.

Henry Fonda.

Robert Mitchum.

Good? Bad? Why?

you know, if I continue the devolution of this site, I'll soon have "goo goo" written here, and crayon scrawls.

So, in the interest of perking things up, I'll state that i think i enjoy the singles of The Records better than I enjoy the singles of Squeeze.

And I enjoy the singles of Hole better than either.

foods I Enjoy

Oooooh, these little effers, though, are YUMMY!!!

Broccoli, popcorn, baked potato, and the delightful bean.

These are things I like.

Oh, and salt.

Things I don't eat, and don't like: butter, cheese, cauliflower.

No pics of them bastards...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Today's News

Rumsfeld Says Military Not Overextended
The Associated Press
Wednesday, January 25, 2006; 2:48 PM

Rumsfeld Says Sun Rises In The West
The United Press International
Wednesday, January 25, 2006; 2:49 PM
and, of course, whisker biscuit...

Foods I Miss on My High-Fiber, Low-Fat [effectively vegan] Eating

Satay with peanut dip, pizza from Monterey Pizza, the deliverer to Anne & Grahame in DelRay, and the oh-so-delightful beef jerky...

Broders is Doing It again

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Unbridled Power?

As a former president of these United States, I am all for a strong, vibrant executive, and I know that the fragmented Congress would be incapable of conducting foreign affairs, or defending this nation -- there would be too many cooks peeing in the broth, as it were.

But if I have unbridled authority to conduct foreign affairs or national security, and have unbridled discretion to determine what are foreign affairs or national security, I am unbridled.

Unchecked except by my own good character. Or, some might say, my own largesse.

I am uncontrolled.

So, no matter where you ultimately arrive in evaluating the right of the executive to conduct unwarranted surveillance of the conversations of U.S. citizens, you should ask yourself: "do I envision a president with no checks and balances?"

If he declared at the end of eight years that national security could not tolerate the danger of a change in administration, and he would graciously stay on to help keep us safe, would proponents of the unchecked executive have any rejoinder?

And, if you think there hasn't been an argument that the president should go unchecked, let's review. Who does check the president in his current formulation? he has argued that the courts are without authority to check his determinations regarding enemy combatants, and he has now argued that congress is without authority to restrict his wiretapping ability if it's conducted in service of his "constitutional mandate to defend this country."

Of course, I could be wrong; I've been dead for centuries.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Thums Up to Tristan & Isolde

Having stolen his thumbs, I hesitate to borrow from the late, great [okay; maybe neither] Roger Ebert, who I grow to like more as he and I age. I had hoped to write my own review of "Tristan & Isolde," which I surprisingly liked a lot.

But I wondered what ol' Rog had to say, and I went looking. i found a quite complimentary review, and this short bit captures what I so liked about the movie:

it all becomes a great deal more involving than you might expect from a movie with castles and swords and horses and secret passageways. There are some fairly delicate scenes involving the deepest feelings of Lord Marke, Tristan and Isolde, and the actors don't ratchet up the emotions but try for plausibility. They are grown-ups who face an emotional crisis as we think perhaps they might have. The writing of the crucial closing scenes doesn't hurry for easy effects, but pays attention to what is meant, and what is felt.

You never know what you'll like; after all, I went into Walk the Line with high hopes, and it was badly conceived, unaffecting balderdash.

Walk the Line continues to Suck as a Thums Down Flick

Some responded to my Rhys-meyers photo with a veiled reference to that shitty movie "Walk The Line." I assume they wanted this fellow's picture up here.

This fellow is fine, I guess; I don't have a lot of use for him, but he's not the problem...

Sunday, January 22, 2006


I'd like to give her the ol' Pub Quiz....

Saturday, January 21, 2006

"The Loop Welcomes Richmond"

A grand time was had by all.

Hanging for hours is good...

Friday, January 20, 2006



I'll miss you, Polo ...

Mature Beefcake for Lupner

Ride 'er, cowboy!

konica minolta joins nikon

konica minolta is now out of the film business too. indeed, it's getting out of the camera market entirely.

fuji and olympus threaten to hold on, but give it about a year.

if i had better blawgging skills, you'd hear a death knell here ......

An update for our lady friends

there's been precious little beefcake recently, so I make an offer:

Thursday, January 19, 2006

BTW -- photos larger

btw -- if you didn't know, you can click on most of these pictures and see a much larger, clearer versio of the picture.

This isn't apparent on many machines/websurfing platforms...

Healthy Banking industry

2005 was the first calendar year since the first half of the 1800s in which no financial institution failed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My Nose Itches ...

For Tom

but you probably sought goldtop in another context ....

Studio Love Exeunt

A good time was had by all ...

Some Work Got Done ....

Studio Love Redux

I sense the camera established a mood ....

Studio Love

Sharples was thrilled we were there .....

Does This Bother You?