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5.31.2006

who's with me now! 


Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello will appear at a screening of the Strangers with Candy movie on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the ImaginAsian Theater in Manhattan.

The details:

Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello in person Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.
2005, 97 mins., 35mm. THINKFilm. Directed by Paul Dinello. With Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris. In this prequel to the cult-favorite Comedy Central sitcom, Sedaris stars as an ex-con junkie prostitute going back to high school, and Colbert plays a Creationist science teacher having an affair with a male colleague. A discussion with Sedaris and Dinello follows the screening.
At the ImaginAsian Theater, 239 East 59th Street, Manhattan. Tickets: $18 public/$12 Museum members. Call 718-784-4520.

and a new obsession begins 

tonight at 10 on MTV.









Don't let that 34th birthday thing fool you.

Worm time. 

Don't really know why I felt the need to post these. Oh wait, yes I do. Because they're gross. And I want everyone to have itchy skin after watching them, just like I did.

Here's the head one.


And here's the leg one.


Enjoy. I know I didn't.

5.30.2006

my ears can't wait for friday 


Mason Proper is playing a free show
at The Annex @ 8:30
152 Orchard
Cost: no dollars

then Longwave hits northsix around 10:30/11:00ish (i kinda made that time up, 2 bands before them show starts at 9), cost $10 advance, $12 at the door.

5.26.2006

if you're even more bored than that 

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if you're really bored 

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5.25.2006

music for one apt and six drummers 

six people break into a house and make percussion out of the household items - while the owners of the house are out walking the dog. stomp in real life.

convenient action 

Jac and I saw Al Gore's move An Inconvenient Truth last night. It has its faults, but the science and images are entirely compelling. If you can, go see it this weekend so it gets a wider national release.

When you've seen it, and started to feel a little warm under the collar, here are few things you can do:

1. Switch to clean, green energy
(I know this has been posted before, but it's worth repeating)

2. Go carbon neutral by offsetting your carbon emissions (no, Nick, lighting your farts doesn't count).

3. Buy local. Imported beer is all fancy and shit, but transportation is the top contributor to global warming gases. As an alternative, Brooklyn Brewery beers don't have to travel far to get to your bar, the brewery is run on 100% renewable energy, not to mention it helps the local economy instead of some fat bastard in Belgium. Farmers markets also sell produce from local farms, rather than apples from New Zealand.

4. Tell everyone.

first a tax on tea, now the net? 


there's talk of taxing the net. so lets say LDT decided to be a buncha rebels (oh y'already are) and didn't pay up, the pages would load slower than the blogs with the big $$. lame.
here is what pop sci said.

all that, and a bag of chips. 

shoot i meant to post about this last night, but i forgot. and now you only have the next 1.5 hours to get yo'self to union square for the whole foods good will from the grill picnic - benefitting the food bank for nyc.

from 11:30am - 2:30pm TODAY,
your $5 donation buys your choice of burger, hot dog or chicken sandwich, plus a bottled water, and a bag of chips.



aaaand go.

(except maybe london) 


i tried to resist her. i really did. but apparently it's impossible. i'm not proclaiming lily allen to be the next MIA or a female mike skinner or anything, but i will be enjoying her snarky summer jams while i soak up the sunshine through my office window.

DOWNLOAD
lily allen's delightfully addictive :: LDN ::

sun is in the sky
oh why oh why
would i wanna be anywhere else?

sad news for austinites 

clifford antone died tuesday at the age of 56, possibly from heart failure.

mom says there was a huge memorial service at antone's last night.

5.24.2006

happy blirth day 


happy birthday my sweetheart. Why do you keep getting younger and
I keep getting older?

keep em coming 

another spoof of the jose gonzales bravia ad.
here are some more tango ads.

via coolhunting

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help 


CTS, a school in portland that offers not only education but food and transportation for kids K-8th grade whose families are homeless, is being evicted from their space. the landlord?? the catholic church. not sure how christ would feel about this but i've never met him so i really can't say. anyways, this is one of the spots that street yoga is offered. if you have 5 min. to kill today and want to call (they don't seem to have email) that would be greatly appreciated. maybe just say that this all seems very anti-christian, lay on the guilt, fire and brimstones yadda yadda. i got sent to voicemail where i left a message saying i was concerned about the future of these kids and curious what they were doing about it and why this was happening. sorry if this is annoying, my next post won't be a debbie downer i promise.


Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
2838 E. Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
503-234-5334 Fax 503-234-2545

St. Stephen Parish
1112 SE 41st. Ave., Portland, OR 97214
503-234-5019 FAX 503-239-5985

5.21.2006

my life: "all about moi edition" 

this tuesday marks my 71st year in new york city.
I remember it as if it were yesterday... sort of.

my first job as a waiter- on the empire state building 1939



as a blurry grand marshall of the macy's day parade in the 70's



and now, my circle of friends is still blooming



remember the last time I lived here?

5.19.2006

www.wefeelfine.org 



We feel fine constantly gathers sentences from blogs with word "feel" in them. it groups them by happy, sad, lonely, etc. It sorts them by gender and location. It sorts pictures by their captions and users can pick their favorite pictures to put in a gallery. It's a beautiful aggregator of the emotions expressed on blogs. Beautiful because it is so heartwrenchingly emotional, but also because the design and user interaction is so beautiful it's calming and mind blowing at the same time.

see this film 

An Inconvenient Truth - a doc about VP Al Gore's crusade to shed some light on the truly terrifying effects of global warming.


5.18.2006

my week. *all about me edition* 

so this friday, tomorrow, may 19th, 2006, marks my five-year anniversary of being in new york city.

prior to landing on may 19th, 2001, i had never been to new york. i had no idea what exactly i wanted to do. i had no job. no apartment. i only knew two people. one friend in jersey, and sean labounty. all i had was a big bag of clothes, a few thousand dollars, and an idea that i wanted to be an arteest.

i remember talking to people during that first summer about how they've lived here for five years or so, and how it had just flown by for them. i remember thinking how i couldn't wait to be telling people that i've lived here for five years. that meant that i would've made it, and survived whatever it was that new york had to throw at me. well here i am. five years in. i don't know if you'd call me successful, but it's been amazing. i know that a lot of people have been here longer than that, and that millions of people move up here every day. so big deal, right? what's so special about me? nothin'. just happy to be here doing what i'm doing. five more years! five more years!

this is my first ever NYC cab ride. (5/19/01)


for a while, this was the only way i could determine uptown or downtown. (5/30/01)


i've survived some pretty bad haircuts. (8/9/01)


i've braved way too many blizzards. (2/17/03)


a blackout. (8/14/04)


...and some more bad haircuts. (5/29/04)


my 15 minutes. (7/19/04)


another party. another bad haircut. (5/25/05)


i had two friends in the city on 5/19/01. now i have at least three! ow ow! (5/17/06)


it's been real. it's been fun. holy monkey it's been fuckin' awesome. until next week...

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5.16.2006

oh yeah... 

blah blah hype hype ghostland observatory blah blah tonight at the delancey. hype hype in a few hours blah blah gonna be a good show hype hype. get your own autographed t-shirt, and try and be in a hunk of the month club calendar.




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PREVIOUSLY
= what more can i say?
= observe this
= sxsw play by play | 1st quarter
= new adventures in nut huggers | ghostland observatory
= esting. esting. 4, 5, 6
= act now!! | ghostland observatory

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i know where i'll be stuffing ice cubes | ACL lineup leaked 


according to the dallas observer, here are a dozen reasons to buy your ACL pass riiiight now.
last year they sold out well in advance. so hurry:
(via austinist)

tom petty and the heartbreakers
the flaming lips
wolf parade
secret machines
gnarls barkley
the raconteurs
jose gonzalez
van morrison (?!)
ween
the shins
calexico
massive attack

not to mention: theivery corp, iron & wine, i love you but i've chosen darkness, kings of leon, the black angels, aimee mann, damien rice, explosions in the sky, los lonely boys, sparklehorse, stars, okkervil river, cat power, matisyahu, g. love & special sauce (aw), the new pornographers, nada surf... and more than 50 other acts.

official line up to be announced MAY 18.

and :: i might be wrong :: but there's also still a strong rumor floating around that a certain OK band may also be headlining. keep your fingers crossed and your :: knives out ::

fuck that would be awesome.


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PREVIOUSLY
= ACL 05 | flickr photoset
= ACL 05 | now if they could just reduce the temperature by 10,000
= ACL 05 | fuck coachella
= ACL 05 | if lovin the guadalupe is wrong, i don't wanna be right

5.15.2006

These shoes were made fer walkin' 



and that's just what i'll do.

I'm trying to raise a thousand bucks by Sunday. Um...yeah, I slacked. So...a little help with a donation?

And if anyone else wants to meet at Central Park to walk with me, it's Sunday morning. I'll let y'all know details soon. Thanks!

mrs. featherbottom has sung... 


RIP
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
(november 2002 - february 2006)

there will be no more hop-ons on the bluth stair-car...
the banana stand is closed...
the yacht has disappeared...
the chicken dance has left the building...
goodbye annyong!
the countdown is... final.


other people have been speculating,
but this soul-crushing letdown is an official LDT EXCLUSIVE:

the AD signs were all over NYC this weekend. for those of you i didn't already exclama-text(TM) - i saw G.O.B., a.k.a. will arnett, on 2nd avenue friday night and nearly jumped out of a moving taxi to ca-caw him. (take that as you will.)

and then, last night, my brother spotted david cross outside the restaurant where we were having dinner and couldn't help but run over to hug him (guess he's more of a tobias man), and say how much he loved the show. but when he asked if/when showtime was gonna pick them up, david gave him a sad headshake, and the confirmation that all hope is lost. it's officially over.

hmm. unless...


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PREVIOUSLY
= what's in a name?
= cross your fingers, and your david
= $@!* the olympics

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prepare to be blown... 

away...Total Eclipse of the Heart

Who's gonna go see them with me in June at Avalon?

mp3some 

lovely day,
innit?


download and pretend -
oh no! oh my! :: walk in the park ::
islands :: jogging gorgeous summer ::
pharrell williams :: ice cream man ::

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last minute Mason Proper show 

just added. 2 nite at piano's, they go on @ 10:30. tunage well worth $8.

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5.13.2006

watch jack black fight the gov. 

as he stars in computer man.



5.12.2006

the event of the summer! 




Robbie and I are so obsessed we are even starting our own myspace fan blog HERE Add us!!!! We'll also be uploading our own original music in tribute to one of the most anticipated and soon to be greatest movie of our time!

what more can i say? 





ghostland observatory. tomorrow night. SATURDAY night. not a school night. at the mercury. 9:30ish. tickets only sold at the door, so get there early. you've had a year of hype.

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when did Andy Rooney join the KKK? 

I got this in my inbox this morning, I used to love Andy Rooney, it actually made me cry.

AMEN ANDY ROONEY !

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Right on, Andy Rooney!

Andy Rooney said on "60 Minutes" a few weeks back:

I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens...Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.

Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.

I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?

I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion.

I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.

When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling, it is the Law of Probability.

I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.

I think the police should have every right to shoot if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word "freeze" or "stop" in English, see the above lines.

I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document and open to their interpretations.

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.


I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better, and put your name on the building.
It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say "NO!"

I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!

I am sick of "Political Correctness." I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa; so how can they be "African-Americans"? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great , great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be from America and nowhere else!

And if you don't like my point of view, tough...

DON'T PASS IT ON

The Truth IS Scarrier than Fiction 



While this article reads like a futuristic science-fiction-horror story, thousands of affected patients with Morgellons Disease would assure you it's not. Those states most affected are California, Texas, and Florida--although cases have been recorded in every state of our Union. Exhibiting characteristics of a fungus, a parasite, and bacteria while never being fully circumscribed by any one category--Morgellons Disease is unlike any known pathogen. And there is no known etiology...

Symptoms include sweat the color and consistency of tar, multicolored fibres emminating from lesions that won't heal, joint pain, bugs-crawling-under-the-skin sensations, etc. There is some controversy over the legitimacy of the disease and many doctors are turning patients away citing delusional parasitosis, while others prescribe an arsenal of anitbiotics, pain killers, and antiparasitics.

One Texas doctor had this to say. (Most Amazing/Troubling!!)

Read the Article from the San Antonio Express News

Read the Article from CBS47 of Jacksonville

And here you can find the Morgellons Research Foundation

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5.11.2006

nathan paul manske! 

can you account for your whereabouts last month??

5.10.2006

Great gift for Mother's Day. 



Since I can't make it to your mom's house this weekend, send her the second best thing.

5.09.2006

observe this 

just a small sneak preview of the most amazing throw down/out/up we celebrated this weekend in austin. i don't know how to do it justice in words, so i'll just say it was a damn beautiful wedding. and a damn good time. (inbox-loads of photos and stories to come.)

congratulations and much love to
sean & erin labounty

may 7, 2006














...aaaand the best wedding band ever.
ghostland observatory. causin' a scene. (for reals.)

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5.07.2006

awesome news aggregators 



hi. these are the most amazing news aggregators ever!!! serious. that doesn't sound too exciting, but check them out.

phylotaxis

10x10


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PREVIOUSLY
= busy or lazy?

5.06.2006

hilariously weird | HOT CHIP 



Man, those Hot Chip boys can do no wrong. Well, other than cutting short their Bowery Ballroom show. But I've almost forgiven them for that.


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PREVIOUSLY
= mp3some | hot chip
= you down with prince?
= mp3some | cmj edition

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5.04.2006

will anyone read this? 

i think not. many of our bloggers are in or on the way to austin. this is another band i wish to pimp. sorry if its old news and you've been rocking out to communiqué for ages, i'll risk it for these guys. you can hear more at lookout record because i'm not skilled enough to post a buncha mp3s.
have fun in TX!

download
:: perfect weapon ::

tuesday is hockey night 


tuesday - Hockey Night is playing at the cake shop for $7. if anyone is still chillin in austin have no fear, they are also playing at the mercury lounge on the 13th.

5.03.2006

Logitech. 

I think this is only available for PC's at the minute but this technology is slick as hell. I used to think iChating is kinda shady, but i might reconsider.
Nates favorite is the bunny. I'm liking the 10 gallon hat myself.



my week. *good to be back in texas edition* 

this week we come to you live from beautiful austin, texas. the week was pretty uneventful leading up to friday. then there was a huge thunderstorm late that night. i think GLO's set shook something loose.



i went to a friend's wedding shower, and jumped on a trampoline:


he was so excited, he did a backflip.


this dog was so excited, he humped my brother's leg.


i was so excited, i saw 'islands'.


all of you. get here. hurry. i miss you. my week misses you. i'll see you soon.

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5.02.2006

'cuz i'm a rough gem. 

so i saw 'islands' on monday.


5.01.2006

can't we just elect jon stewart and stephen colbert 

or at least their comedy writers?






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