Thursday, August 14

Monday, August 11

RIP Isaac

From Shaft to Chef, I loves me some Isaac Hayes.

The above video is from the WattStax festival -- check out Jesse Jackson in the background.

And, my favorite Isaac Hayes song, made famous by the Geto Boys sample but infinitely more: Hung Up On My Baby.

Wednesday, August 6

Is Mr. T a homophobe?

This ad -- which shows Mr. T shooting a speed walker with a candy bar-firing cannon and urges the viewer to "Get Some Nuts" -- has already aired in Britain but has been withdrawn for the U.S. market, after Human Rights Campaign protested that it played into "the notion that the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is a group of second-class citizens and that violence against GLBT people is not only acceptable, but humorous."

The Onion's newswire reports that there has been no comment from the man who was born Lawrence Tureaud, but "one assumes he finds the situation pitiable."

Is the ad really offensive? Opine in comments.

Tuesday, August 5

Le Shack, c'est chic

Scott makes an unscheduled weekday afternoon trip to the Shack.

Monday, August 4

Mad Men - The Advice Column

Are you confused, or lonely, and not sure whether to drink your martinis with gin or vodka? The cast of the AMC drama Mad Men -- Don Draper, Joan Holloway, and now Roger Sterling -- can help.

First order of business: Go watch this show. It's the best thing on TV at the moment.

What's Goin On?

Incredible live performance by Marvin Gaye -- an excerpt from the recently released DVD "Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981." This track is from the long out-of-circulation 1973 film, "Save The Children" with James Jamerson of the Funk Brothers on bass.

This song always gets me, especially the "Father father / we don't need to escalate" line, which has to be one of the most tragically prophetic song lyrics you'll ever hear.

more below from Scott: check out the suit!