Tuesday, August 31

Bill Murray: One Bad Mamma Jamma

Excellent interview with my own personal hero in which he waxes lyrical about the French clown Coluche (who closed his show with the immortal tagline 'Goodnight, Shits!') and attending Elvis' funeral.

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Just got back from a fun weekend in Edinburgh, covering the voice of Bart Simpson and famous celebrity mistresses. Also caught the stand-up act of comedian Demetri Martin, a writer for Conan and winner of the prestigious Perrier award for best stand-up comic at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He unleashed a hilarious slew of "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy"-esque off the cuff musings, a la:

"I think the worst time to have a heart attack would be during a game of charades. Especially if your friends are bad guessers."
"I like to have 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter' on my toast in the morning, because I think it's important to be incredulous at breakfast. And when your friends ask you how your breakfast was, you can say, 'Unbelievable.'"
View a video clip here.

Pleasure Boat Captains for Truth:

"We, the men who were served drinks alongside George W. Bush, have partied with real party animals-- on the shores of Lake Tahoe, up and down the Gulf of Mexico, in the harbors of Kennebunkport. We have seen good men down a dozen kamikazes, and then swim once more onto the beach. "

Look out Pulitzer! Star unleashes journalistic hottnesss on the Olsen twins.

First the duo made a pit stop to drop off some belongings at their temporary Tribeca loft, then they high-tailed it to one of their favorite New York restaurants, Nobu, where, a source tells Star, the twins and three older friends dined on sushi and received well-wishes with wide smiles on their faces.
As they say in the biz....DEVELOPING
Protesters have designated a day of "nonviolent civil disobedience and direct action."
NY Times: Delegates lined up to see "Phantom of the Opera" ended up in a sing-song, tit-for-tat with protesters. One protester shouted, "The phantom dies at the end!"

Thursday, August 26

My 'Maxim' story gets Gawker'd

"The ladies, it seems, are so eager to have their faces be reduced to masturbatory fodder that, in exchange for merely being featured, they are all willing to go out on dates with the glossy's actual readers. No details on how exactly this service will be executed, but we imagine that it'll result in a lot of restraining orders."

Brit Brit's bosom -- a force to be reckoned with

If it's magic, then why can't it be everlasting?

My favorite albums of the year have been "The Wonder of Stevie" Vols. 1 and 2 from DJs Bobbito and Spinna, who culled the hottest tracks from 5 years of Stevie Wonder parties in New York.

The songs are mostly covers of classic Stevie songs. When I first heard the concept, I wondered: who could improve on 'Golden Lady,' 'As' and 'Don't You Worry Bout a Thing'? But when you listen you realize that Stevie's music belongs in the popular music canon, just like standards such as 'Summertime' or 'Girl from Ipanema'.
Artists like Jose Feliciano, Main Ingredient and Sergio Mendes all bring a new perspective to Stevies songs and the results are dynamite.
There are also a lot of little-known Stevie compositions like The Supremes' 'Bad Weather' and a smattering of well-known hits written by Mr. Wonder. Who knew he had a co-writing credit on 'Tears of a Clown'?
If you're a Stevie fan -- and who isn't? -- these are must-buy albums. Enjoy.

The Wonder of Stevie Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

"So make sure when you say you're in it but not of it/
You're not helping to make this earth a place sometimes called Hell/
Change your words into truths and then change that truth into love/
And maybe our children's grandchildren/
And their great-great grandchildren will tell."

Kerry's Face Droops With Joy Over Latest Polls

Revealed!!! 'Comic Book Guy' real name shocker!!

Matt Groening has revealed in an interview that the real name of the Simpsons character "Comic Book Guy" is Louis Lane.
"Freakin' kids. I do not need this, I've got a masters degree in folklore mythology."

More on John "I am a dessicated husk" Kerry's Daily Show appearance

"When the interview was over and Kerry rose to leave, he caused audible groans in my household by saluting the audience (just as he did at the opening of his convention speech: "John Kerry reporting for duty." Lieutenant Kerry, your first order is to stop saluting the audience. It makes you look like a total tool)."

If He Only Had a Heart - John Kerry tanks on The Daily Show

UPDATE -- Here's a link to the whole thing.

The Hotness

Smokin' R&B cover of '7 Nation Army'

Tinkerbelle Shocker!!

Pg6: "PARIS Hilton didn't lose her dog, Tinkerbelle, after all. While the celebutante was putting out APBs on her missing mutt, he was exactly where she left him. According to a friend of hers, it seems that Paris, in slightly cloudy shape, had dropped the pup off at her grandparents' house. When Tinkerbelle's plight started getting press, the grandparents' housekeeper called and reminded Paris where her pooch was. A rep for Hilton denied the story."

Wednesday, August 25

Jon Stewart asks Kerry the tough questions:

""Is it true that every time I use ketchup, your wife gets a nickel?"

Take the Good, take the Bad, take some hot sauce and pour it on your kid's tongue

Blair from "Facts of Life", author of the seemingly kinky but actually scary and sad "Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline," is recommending hot saucing.
Advocates of "hot saucing" as a form of discipline add a drop of hot sauce on their child's tongue as a punishment for lying or talking back.
This is sure to teach your kids a lesson alright -- hot sauce tastes GOOD!
Besides, doesn't "hot saucing" sound like it should be a lot....kinkier?

Tuesday, August 24

Brit-Brit the Human Cheeto -- Always with the nice manners

The Mirror: THAT Britney Spears has a right mouth on her...

The 22-year-old singer left motormouth Popword presenter Simon Amstell speechless during a recent interview.

When he asked her what was the last thing she'd had in her mouth, she replied "a dildo".

A bit more than we needed to know, Brits!

Simon says: "I was doing this interview with Britney and I had my usual set of silly questions. I thought her answer would be something like chicken escalope."

The Channel 4 star said her response was a surprise.

But he revealed: "Anyway, her people stepped in and cut that bit out."

The Dink's "Medals"

"I, like most people, figured that George W. Bush's American Star Medal was won for valor in the face of tremendous challenges. I had never heard of one before, so I just figured they were very rare.

When I took a closer look, I realized that the "medal" is actually an American fifty-cent coin pressed into a crinkled-up wad of gold foil. The foil appears to be from Rolo chocolate-covered caramels."


Pg 6: JANET Jackson claims the George Bush White House used her notorious "wardrobe malfunction" to distract the country from the war in Iraq. Speaking about the exposure of her breast during a Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake, the paranoid pop tart tells the October issue of Genre magazine: "I truly feel in my heart that the president wanted to take the focus off of him at that time, and I was the perfect vehicle to do so at that moment . . . I mean, it's a bunch of bulls- - -. When you see [Michael Moore's] 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' it just confirms it."

Monday, August 23

Mmmmmmmmmmm.....grease trucks

Rutgers' trademark grease trucks have come up with a winner -- a chicken finger/mozzarella stick/french fry sandwich. Step up and order a "Fat Darrell".

UPDATE -- Catchdubs notes: Some say best Rutgers campus invention since antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea!

Headline of the Day: Finger Lickin' Bad

NY Post: A Manhattan woman has filed a $3 million suit against a Midtown restaurant after she ordered a salad that was finger-licking bad. ... The lawsuit says the nail-biting incident happened on Aug. 19 of last year, when Marina Andriynannikova and her fiancé got some takeout from the restaurant, which is on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 57th Street.
Once inside their nearby apartment, her fiancĂ© offered her some of his salad. She enjoyed it — until she said she "bit on something hard."
"At first, I didn't realize what it was. Then I noticed a nail and some flesh," she said.

Friday, August 20

Rick James stories: "One source recalls walking into an upstairs room at the same L.A. (after-hours) club last Valentine's Day and finding "Rick with a mound of coke in front of him."
"He was wearing a bright red suit," the source tells us. "He pointed to his mound of drugs and said to me, 'Dig in partner.'"
I've been loving the London-based blog That's how it happened, which has turned me on in recent days to out of the way sushi joints, graffiti artist Bansky and best of all the dangerously crackalicious Weboggle.
Ok I'm going to give this another go, instead of constantly spamming my friends, family and random acquaintances with random emails.....