Allo, another beautiful weekend in Chicago, this summer's been great so far. Too bad I'm sick :(
First off, I wanted to congratulate K.K. and Blake on getting married yesterday. Hope you two have many happy years together.
I've started to experiment with a Photoblog of sorts, a page to put my photos (and a random thing here and there). I think I'm going to keep them small to conserve bandwidth and protect the guilty. It will be in the Gallery from now on.
Apologies for the radio being off for so long, but unfortunately it will have to remain off for a while. Between three roomates there's just not enough bandwidth to keep it running all the time. Hopefully I will find a resolution soon.
Today (last night at midnight, actually) they announced the winners of this year's Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards that I had mentioned a couple of weeks ago. There's even a cool online "ceremony" - through a collaboration of web comic artists - to present the awards. Special congrats to Questionable Content and A Lesson is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible, two of my favorites, for taking home awards.
If you haven't heard, Karl Rove could be finally in a world of trouble soon. Newsweek today outed him as the source that outed undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame - which is tantamount to treason and endangered Plame's life (not to mention destroying her career). In following with their standard policy, the White House has yet to comment until they figure out how to spin this one. Also following with standard practice, Foxnews has yet to report anything about the story. Unbelievable. Since Fox doesn't feel like publishing the story, here's some links to the story at news sites that think this is worth investigating: Reuters, Washington Post, The Moderate Voice, Financial Times, L.A. Times, PHXNews... even Time Magazine, who's journalist Matt Cooper has agreed to testify before the Grand Jury (unlike NY Times' Judith Miller, who chose jail time over losing her intergrity), put up an article of sorts, albeit one focusing on journalistic responsiblility and basically showing support for Cooper.
If you haven't seen these guys yet, check out Prangstgrup, a group of students from Columbia NYC. The "pranks" that they pull are brilliant - more akin to performance art than anything else. The two musicals are the best, I just can't believe how well they put them together. I also highly recommend Startup Sound, Public Hygiene, and Subway Lectures. If you'd like to find out a little bit more about Prangstgrup, check out out this article from Arriviste Press.
I came across this short movie the other day called Party Hard, and it made me laugh my ass off. I think it's a great idea and it looks like they had a lot of fun and success with it. I'm almost positive it was done in St. Louis, my hometown.
Remember Statler & Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony on the
Muppet Show? Those guys ruled, and they recently got new jobs!
They're doing movie reviews for Movies.com. Sweet!
On the topic of movies, here's comedian Pablo Francisco talking about movie trailers (this guy is hilarious - he does that voice so damn well).
Here's something that I'm sure you will all find invaluable: A Reference Guide to Use the Doppler Effect to Sing a Song When You Only Have a Range of One Note and You are The Flash. I love the internet.
Last but not least, here's a clip from the show Robot Chicken of Voltron getting served. Robot Chicken is awesome, especially when they have references to old 80's toys and culture (much like the Family Guy). I haven't seen very many episodes yet, but I did catch when they did the G.I. Joe spoof a few weeks ago, which of course lead to me immediately proclaiming myself Seth Green's disciple.
P.S. Speaking of robots...