Friday, November 28, 2008

Stay Classy Wal-mart Shoppers...


That is all.

New Clive Owen Movie


Yeah, I am Clive Owen's biggest fan!!! (Check out all my Clive images in picasa)

Without a doubt my favorite movie is Closer. If you haven't seen it, rent it today. The dialog will kill you! Then go watch Inside Man (even if you don't see his face for 80% of the movie), Croupier and then watch Children of Men

Anyway, Mr. Owen is teaming up with America's Sweetheart again, Julia Roberts. Wait, is she still America's Sweetheart? (pssst: I'm not a big fan of Julia's)

Wait the trailer below:

It does seem a little "been there, done that", but I'm still excited. 

Happy Thanksgiving - Rahm Style...

Look closely at his right hand, it will make the image below more funny.

We all know that Rahm Emanuel is Obama’s new White House Chief of Staff. From what I’ve read he’s young, headstrong, ruthless, curses a lot, and is missing a portion of his middle finger. He sounds like the right guy for the job. Not to mention he was the inspiration for Josh Lyman on The West Wing and his older brother is the inspiration for Ari Gold on HBO's Entourage.

Anyway, the Gawker had this thanksgiving hand-turkey on their site, claiming it’s from Rahm Emanuel. I thought it was hilarious! What about you? 

Monday, November 24, 2008

Crazy Story of the Week - Japanese Man Lives in Mexico City Airport

I just saw this story on Boing Boing and had to share it with you. It's so odd and funny (at least I think so). I like how they keep stressing how much the guys stinks... ahahaha, what do you expect he lives in the airport!!!

Japanese citizen Hiroshi Nohara flew to Mexico City airport three months ago, and has stayed in the airport ever since. He survives on handouts and sleeps in a chair. He is said to be "foul-smelling."
The Tokyo native flew into Mexico with a tourist visa and a return ticket home, but he never left the airport. In an interview Thursday alongside the airport McDonald's, he said he had no motive for his extended stay and doesn't know how much longer he'll remain.

"I don't understand why I'm here," he said through a visiting interpreter originally hired by a television station. "I don't have a reason."

The embassy can't force him to leave, and since Nohara's visa is valid all Mexican officials can do it wait for it to expire in early March.

During his stay, Nohara's wiry goatee has grown into a scraggly mass. His red-tinted hair is speckled with dust and dandruff, and his cream-colored jacket and fleece blanket are dingy with overuse. He smells like he hasn't had a shower in months.

"He's a calm person, a nice man," said Silvia Navarrete del Toro, an airport janitor. "He just sits here and eats all day."

Sunday, November 23, 2008

South Park - Goth Kids vs Vampire Kids

I just saw the South Park episode The Ungroundable. It was SO funny! It was a take on the whole vampire phenomenon (because of the Twilight movie and True Blood TV show). I will admit I am one of those people who have jumped on the vampire bandwagon having read all the Southern Vampire Mystery books.

I'm sure it will replay non-stop on comedy central, so try and catch it. Until then, here are a couple clips:

Goth and Vampire kids confrontation - this is so funny and it had me remembering my high school days.

Burning down Hot Topic - hahaha! Since I'm almost 30, I NEVER even heard of the store Hot Topic. So when I did a little googling, I totally see why they burned the store down.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald


If you aren't aware, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett have a new movie coming out called The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. After I saw the trailer, I was immediately sucked in. A story about a guy who grows backward! That's crazy talk.

Anyway, but what you might not know is that it is based off of a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

And thanks to the internet, you can read this story for FREE ONLINE.

I just finished reading it and it's a rather good story. It's an odd story and I have to believe it was an extremely odd story to be published in 1922.

Anyway, check out the story, it's not that long and rather entertaining, if you like to read and what-not (like I do).

The economy sucks - make your own speakers!


We all know the country is in the middle (beginning?) of hard economic times. But we still need our music! (I wonder if illegal downloads will spike with this "recession"). Anyway, Lifehacker shows us how to make "speakers" from your ipod earbuds.

Since you will probably be laid-off any day soon, you won't need to walk around with your ipod. You will be stuck in front of your computer at home reading random blogs and it would be nice if you had some background music. 

So check out this step-by-step tutorial (with photos) on how to make speakers from your ipod earbuds. Christmas is coming soon, this might make a funny gag gift!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gmail has Skins! Sorry, Themes...

Gmail (which I love) has added a new feature, SKINS! 

Yup, now you change your layout design. Right now they have 31 different themes. You can read more about it on Gmail's official blog.

Personally I have my gmail set to Shiny.

The power of Obama, even in Salt Lake County, Utah!


MSNBC reported that "Updated election results released Tuesday show that Salt Lake County voters favored Barack Obama over John McCain -- but just barely -- marking the first time in decades that a Democratic presidential hopeful won the states' most populous county."

Dude, Barack Obama won in Salt Lake County. If you know anything about Salt Lake County or Salt Lake City, then you realize how crazy this is. 

I just wanted to share this tidbit.

Fun with historic photos!


Google has teamed up with LIFE to host around 10 million photos from LIFE photo archives. 

This is very cool.

You should really check it out. They go as far back as the 1860's! I totally forgot they even had the soul stealing photography technology back them. 

Here are a couple I found and like, I did a search for African American:

Over crowded African-American school is really a one room Baptist church where 8 children squeeze into 1 pew and read from only two books. West Memphis, Arkansa 1949.

African-American flood victims lined up to get food & clothing from the Red Cross in front of a billboard ironically extolling "Worlds's Highest Standard of Living/There's No Way Like the American Way."

African-American sharecroppers in Mississippi, October 1936

African-American cowboys, relaxing and preparing a meal, Victoria Texas 1942.

Rear view of former slave revealing scars on his back from savage whippings, in photo taken after he escaped to become a Union soldier during the Civil War. 1863

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama has the Magic Touch


During his 60 Minutes interview President elect Barack Obama mentioned he's reading a book about FDR's first 100 days.

Guess what?

Random books about FDR's first 100 days are selling like hot cakes. A-la Oprah Winfrey book club. Even though he never mentioned the name of the book or the author, a couple books which deal with this topic have spiked in sells.

I find this all too interesting.

Barack Obama just has the magic touch. Maybe he can buy another American car and they will start selling like hot cakes too! And ta-da the auto industry is saved!

Full Story [Gawker]

Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General

Eric Holder was offered the position of United States Attorney General.

I briefly met Mr. Holder while I was working for the Obama campaign. I was a volunteer in Philly at the National Constitution Center where Obama gave his "A More Perfect Union" (Race Speech). It was a brief encounter where I had to direct him to someone higher up to show him where he should go. He was extremely nice and gracious. I had no idea who the guy was, but my immediate reaction was he was a major player and a good guy. He just gave off a good guy vibe. 

He also has the resume to fulfill this position. He is a former superior court judge and U.S. attorney in Washington, DC. He was also Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno.

While I wholeheartedly like this nomination (and believe he will correct all the wrongs done by Alberto Gonzales), I am a little distressed about all these Clinton administration people hovering around the next Obama administration. I hope this doesn't become a pattern and we end up with the same people from the Clinton years.

We all want some change and new faces.

But I will defer to Obama and believe he knows exactly what he's doing.

Oh yeah, Eric Holder will be the first black attorney general. 

Full Story [MSNBC]

Monday, November 17, 2008

Do you have your Obama button?


If you were an Obama supporter, I'm sure you have all your t-shirts, hats, posters and BUTTONS! Every hustle-man on the corner was selling Obama gear (if I was smart I would have started selling them on the train). 

Boing Boing put me onto a website that posted ALL the buttons floating around since the campaign started. And boy, there are MANY! 

Yeah, I'm not comfortable with Hillary as Secretary of State

I will admit, the democratic primary (Obama v. Clinton) has caused some deep wounds between myself and the Clintons. I am constantly looking at them out the side of my eyes and when Bill speaks I walk out the room. Seriously, I still don't trust that dude.

So now there are rumors of Obama asking Hillary to become Secretary of State. Uh, No. I am so not comfortable with that. They got too much drama! Obama doesn't need that around him. This is his time, his Presidency, the Clintons had their time... let's all move on. I want my CHANGE! Geez.

This is a nice photo of the Hillary and Barack

I feel good that I'm not the only one who feels the same way. Ken Silverstein wrote in Harper's Magazine Five Reasons Hillary Clinton Should Not Be Secretary of State.

You know, my problem isn't with Hillary. I actually like Hillary (not as much as I use to, but I still like her). I think she is very capable and determined (don't we ALL know that). It's her husband, Bill. I just don't trust him. Everyone jokes about Joe Biden being the gaff king, but I think Bill will just bring shame and embarrassment to Obama.

Yeah, this image is a cheap shot at Bill, but hey, it's funny!

Yeah, don't do it Obama... just don't do it. 

William Ayers is funny


Who knew a washed up terrorist could be so funny!

Mr. Ayers was asked in an interview, "Do you feel diminished by Obama repeatedly referring to you throughout the campaign as just some "guy from the neighborhood"? He responded with:
Not in the least; I am a guy from the neighborhood. And I'm proud of it ... And the neighborhood being Hyde Park, which is a very close-knit, very friendly, very politically diverse, very racially diverse. You have all kinds of poles there. You have [conservative] Judge Richard Posner on one pole and Louis Farrakhan on the other. And everything in between. It's an interesting neighborhood, a college town [the University of Chicago]. It's close-knit. It's kind of like Wasilla, Alaska, except that it's different.
HAHAHAHA... he made a joke at Sarah Palin's expense. Hahahaha... that is funny to me.

Full interview [The Huffington Post]

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Harry Potter Trailer!

Why did they push this movie back to be released in 2009!!!

Wanda Sykes is Representin'

Comedian and actress Wanda Sykes is representin' for the gay community.

With all the hubbub about the passing of Proposition 8 in California Wanda decided it was time for her to come out of the closet. At a rally in Las Vegas she made the following statements:
"You know, I don't really talk about my sexual orientation. I didn't feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life...Everybody that knows me personally they know I'm gay. But that's the way people should be able to live their lives...Now, I gotta get in their face. I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a black woman, and I'm proud to be gay."
Now, I will admit I am not a big Sykes fan. I just don't find her that funny, but I can give her big props for her statements. Now the black gay community has another role model to look up to (you hear that other black gay people, come on representin'... we know you guys are there and there are many kids out there who need someone to look up to!)

But I did think her interview with Jay Leno about Sarah Palin and the 2008 Presidential Election was hilarious. Watch below:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Eric & Sookie Fan Fiction [Sookie Stackhouse Books]

Updated: April 25, 2009

I’ve noticed many hits on this post from people searching for good Sookie & Eric fanfiction. I feel you; I’m a huge Eric and Sookie fan and can’t wait for the next book to be released (Dead and Gone - May 5th, 2009) so I can get my next fix. I've even discussed my love of Alexander Skarsgard, the actor who plays Eric Northman in True Blood.

In the meanwhile, I decided to prepare a list of some Sookie & Eric fanfiction I’ve read and enjoyed. Please note all stories are rated M for mature!

Eric Northman in True Blood

Let Love In by Terri Botta
My favorite fanfiction bar none! This story is wonderful. Ever wonder when Eric and Sookie would have the “talk” and discuss his stay at Sookie’s house while he was under Hollow’s curse and their relationship? Well, Terri, has the pair go off together to a magical retreat to avoid any distractions and sit down face to face to work out their relationship.

This story will suck you in. The Eric in this story has come to terms with amnesia Eric and wants to be with Sookie. Terri takes us into a magical world where we meet other supes, gods, telepaths, and Sookie and Eric share a level of intimacy never seen before (when you read this part, you will know what I mean). Terri also writes a back story for Eric which is beautifully sad.

And the best thing is the story is 26 Chapters (plus an epilogue) so you will have hours and hours of Sookie and Eric goodness.

Best Laid Plans a Let Love In short story by Terri Botta
The Wednesday night announcement. Read Let Love In first!

Kodak Moment by Terri Botta
A cute short story which takes place after Let Love In. It’s time for Eric to pose for Fangtasia’s annual calendar.

Stronghold series by DCWriter16
DCWriter writes a series of stories about Sookie and an accident which causes Pam to turn Sookie! Have you ever imagined what would happen if Sookie became a vampire? Read these stories and find out! The author writes the series in a variety of point of views, which makes it even more intriguing! (Read the story in order, starting with In The Evening!)

Eric in Bill's bathtub in True Blood

Dead Hearts Still Feel by nox-alatus
Bill’s gone, Felipe de Castro went back to Nevada, and Victor is in New Orleans. Finally, Eric and Sookie can have their overdue talk.

Slept Like the Dead by Middaydark
Sookie misses Eric and decides to stop by Fangtasia. Eric takes her to his house and well, you just have to read it and find out what happens!

Rebirth by Twitche
Six months after Rhodes Sookie isn’t doing so well. Naill comes to Eric to seek his help. Naill wants Eric and Sookie to marry!

Dead and Dating by EricDreamer
Eric decides “it’s time” for the talk. Eric surprises Sookie after 4 weeks of not speaking. He wants the chance to prove he can give her all that she needs.

Dead Parenting by EricDreamer (sequel to Dead and Dating)
Sequel to Dead and Dating. Eric and Sookie discover the "joys" of parenthood.

A Second Chance by EricDreamer
Eric and Sookie get a second chance. Part 3, takes place after "Dead Parenting" and "Dead and Dating"

Dead Heat by DeaditeNancy
Sookie Stackhouse should have known better than to think her life would remain 'vamp-free' for long. Not only is she now faced with the two vamps vying for her attention, she must work with them to find a killer before a killer finds her.

Undecided by Jesiryu
Sookie finds herself unable to avoid the men in her life any longer. Caught between conflicting emotions and an unexpected trip to Las Vegas, the unexpected is common fare as events takes a sinister turn.

The S Word by AphroditesChild54
Sookie finds her Inner Goddess and puts the men in her life back in their place once and for all.

A cartoon by Alice Wack

I’ve only listed the stories I’ve actual read and enjoyed. You can find more Southern Vampire Mysteries fanfiction at If you find a good story you think I should read, please leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list!

Or if you feel like chatting about Eric and Sookie, email me!

William Ayers... is down?

We all remember the "washed up old terrorist"(John McCain's wordsWilliam Ayers from the 2008 Presidential campaign. Hahahaha... I wrote that like it was a long time ago.

Anyway, I digress... when Mr. Ayers finally spoke to the press the day after the election he was wearing a t-shirt with the character Riley giving the FU sign! HA! Isn't that hilarious?!

Think what you want about that guy, but I gotta give props to this 63 year old white guy to wear this shirt.

If you aren't familiar with the character Riley, check out The Boondocks a comic strip and cartoon by Aaron McGruder.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Whitney Houston making a come back!


Whitney Houston is trying to start her come back. Her new album cover was leaked on the internets (photo above).

Okay, let me ask you. Do you really think that's Whitney's body? I am a little suspicious.

Anyway, she can sing (even when she was in her crack period), so I am looking forward to what she has to offer. 

Just in case you forgot what a powerful singer Ms. Houston is, watch her sing the National Anthem at the Superbowl.

The White House Butler... yes he's Black... but read this story...


From Gawker I was directed to a story in the Washington Post about Eugene Allen who has served as the White House butler for 34 years (that's 8 presidential administrations).

It's a beautiful and sad story, that's all I will say.

Okay, I will say one last thing... if you haven't guessed it but President Barack Obama has an impact on him.

Now... that's all I'm gonna say.

Shelby Steele probably feels pretty silly now...


Yup... why he can't win. (HA!)

I'm thinking he feels pretty foolish right about now.

Photo of Mr. Shelbt Steele

In a Times article he says he "stands by every word of the analysis... I have had to apologize for the stupid, silly subtitle."

Whatever yo! You messed up on that one!

Condi gets a makeover... wait, no she didn't...


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice showed up at the 2008 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York Monday, November 10th like this! Yup, she looks good! A new hair style and smiling hard (just like when she gave a shout out to Obama!).

Has change come to Condi? (Obama can do that to you!)

My friend (in my head) over at Princess Sparkle Pony blog, who as his blog says "keeps track of Condoleezza's hairdo so you don't have to" thinks so... and he actually likes it!


She fooled us! That makeover was only temporary and she went back to the old Condi we know, oh too well.

This is Condi Wednesday, November 12th at the General Assembly hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

So just two days later, she's back to regular old Condi.

Sorry to get your hopes up folks!

My last McCain/Palin Jab... I hope...


I found this image on Boing Boing blog. Hilarious!

It's called "The Morning After" by Zina Saunders.

I LOVE this painting!


Painted by Elizabeth Peyton, this oil-painting depicts Michelle Obama and Sasha resting her head on her lap during Barack Obama's DNC speech. 

Love it and want to buy it!

Of course, I'm pretty sure I can't afford it. Some body holla at me when the print of this painting is available!

Here's the original photo:

Fashionable people...


I want that shirt so bad!

Let me put you onto a cool blog for cool folks. It's called The Sartorialist. It posts photos of random people who are fashion forward or basically just look cool walking down the street.

Sometimes, these "strangers" walking down a random street look like models to me. But either way, it's cool to check out the different styles. 

You can find photos of men, women, old, young, black, white, and everything in between. This blog is in my reader list and I always check it and look for ideas to steal!

The World Supports Obama...

I'm a little late with this post (due to my addiction to the Sookie Stackhouse novel series, will post about that later).


The world supports Obama and that can only be a good thing.

My blog is written by a man?


Gender Analyzer is a website that can determine if a blog is written by a man or woman. Of course, I quickly ran over to see what my blog would turn up.

Guess what?

According to genderanalyzer says my blog is written by a man.

What does that say about me?

New Star Trek Posters

I will repeat, I am SO READY for this movie.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

President Elect Barack Obama and Other Musings


I am not ready to gather ALL my thoughts about Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the United States of America (yes, I know two days have passed, but I'm still in joy mode). Instead, I will list random things that I’ve been thinking about in the last two days

Read and Enjoy.
  • I did NOT have to wait in line to vote.
  • I voted for Barack Obama. Actually I voted a straight democratic ticket.
  • Do republicans still think President-Elect Obama is a terrorist?
  • I volunteered on Election Day and helped many people vote who may have been denied their right to vote, I feel SO good about that. I am starting to believe I’m a pretty big deal.
  • Yeah, Condoleezza Rice voted for Barack Obama.
  • Colin Powell is a great American.
  • I can’t wait to see Malia and Sasha running on the White House lawn with their new dog.

  • I don’t think Keith Olbermann is as crazy as SNL portrayed him. Chris Matthews on the other hand, has a bit of the crazies. But having a cat named Miss Precious Perfect is pretty darn funny.
  • I wish people would stop saying ALL Black people voted for Obama because he is Black. No – Black people voted for Barack Obama because 90% of Black people are democrats, and usually vote for the democratic presidential candidate 90% of the time. But it doesn’t hurt that he also happens to be Black. I’m just saying.
  • I think left handiness is becoming an epidemic.
  • I don't think we are ready for holograms yet (yes, I'm talking to you CNN). But they do work well in futurist movies.
  • I LOVE the crowds at Obama rallies.

  • The awesomeness of the yells of joy of people around the world when they announced Obama won was candy for my ears.
A beach in eastern India.
  • I like when pundits cry on camera.

That is all... for now.

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