Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gone 'Til November

  • The Monologue:
    • Prop 8 was overturned today in California. Coincidence that the judge ruled that gays could marry the day after Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston broke up? The straights have screwed up marriage enough. It can't get any worse.
    • Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th home run today. The ball is worth lots of money as all of his other home run balls had decomposed in the time it took him to reach the milestone.
    • Some Republicans want to do away with the clause in the 14th Amendment that gives citizenship to people born in the United States to non-citizens. It is co-sponsored by every Native American ever.
    • Trust me on this and don't click on this story. It's gross. It actually ran in the Post this morning.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • In 1996, Jay-Z released his debut album, Reasonable Doubt; Snoop Dogg released his second album (and last with Death Row), The Doggfather; and the Fugees released The Score. Let's say you got in a time machine and told 1996 you that in 2010, Jay-Z would be the CEO of the universe, Snoop Dogg would be rapping on a pop song with a Candyland-inspired music video, and Wyclef Jean would be the president of Haiti. Would 1996 you laugh, or believe it because you can't make that up?
    • Have I raved about the Mike O'Meara Show Bonus Show yet? It's so freaking good. The regular show is funny, but with the uncensored bonus show you can tell that they can just have a conversation without holding back in any way.
  • Random Video:
    • Weak day for music birthdays. Pat Smear turns 51. He played guitar on the Foo Fighters' first album and on Nirvana's Unplugged special. This, which is my favorite song from that special, makes me think of doing a post at some point of the best performances from Unplugged. Back when MTV showed things besides guidos, gorillas, and spray tans.

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