Friday, June 11, 2010

Music Videos Of The Day: Warren Z.

Two cuts from one of my favorite singers, the late, great Warren Zevon. I heard he was hanging around with R.E.M. in Athens around the time I was there (mid-80s), but I never saw him. They had a side band called Hindu Love Gods. I bet those sumbitches put away some alkyhol. I know Warren did.

"Dad, get me out of this."



His biggest hit, a song about "the hairy-handed gent who ran amok in Kent." My sister saw Warren play live years ago, and said he changed the line to, "I saw Jackson Browne drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's.. and his hair was perfect." Not as bad a dig as it sounds -- the two were friends.

I love this song and so does my daughter, but I think it's mainly the howling that she likes.




Book Of The Day: How Did You Get This Number

After you read mine, you might want to pick this one up. Description from VeryShortList.



There aren’t many people out there who can make us want to travel with them to Portugal and see amateur circus clowns, but the effortlessly witty Sloane Crosley does just that in her new book, How Did You Get This Number, (available 6/15).

In this follow-up to her 2008 debut, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, Crosley once again uses sharply observed humor and crisp writing to tell intimate stories nearly everyone should be able (at least in sentiment) to relate to. In “Show Me on the Doll,” Crosley is nearing her 30th birthday when she picks, at random, a spot on the globe and ends up in Portugal; in “Light Pollution,” she’s a member of a bridal party in Alaska (and witnesses a bear hit-and-run); and, in perhaps the most affecting essay, “Off the Back of a Truck,” she must make the slow recovery from heartbreak.

Plus, how many authors can make you laugh on their dedication page? (Trust us.)

Buy it here:



Time-Waster of the Day: Openbook

Openbook is a website which allows you to search for keywords from the Facebook status reports of random strangers. In related news, if this isn't a reminder to check your security settings on Facebook, I don't know what is.

From Bev.

Here are some of my faves (click to enlarge):



I hope the worm is okay.


Country roads take me home... to a place where fe-mullets and butt cuts belong.


Good thing she clarified. That would have kept me up all night.


Now, maybe. Wait till it starts growing back in.


Um, pass. But thanks!


Slow day at Dunder-Mifflin?



This is the face of a girl with chronic diarrhea.


Your Social Security dollars at work. So Grandma will be eating cat food for the rest of the month, it's all worth it to get this chick back on the road, right?


A nail in your hair is bad enough, but a fat ass one? FYL, definitely.


There, there, sad mohawk'd clown. Maybe you'd feel better if you wore no pants. I always do.


Don't be silly, your boobs are the best thing about you. I hate you for other reasons.


At least now he'll have more time to practice his karat-ay.


But they did wonders for your spelling, clearly.


God knows what kinds of nests you might find in those shrubs! Just be careful; wouldn't want to lop off anything important while pruning.


Happy searching! Do it now before people get wise.


Vid Of The Day: Snow Report

The French have a name for this: montage. Say it with me: mawn-taggy. Voila, you're talking like a Frenchie.

From Urlesque.


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