Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Classic 70s Song Of The Day: Good

I love this song. Not this version, per se, but the song.



A few observations:

I've always dug the sounds coming out of Joe's guitar. I don't know diddly about guitars or pickups or amps, but whatever he does, I like it.

Has Joe always looked like a cartoon character, or is it just age?

When did Glenn Frey become a hunched-over old man? Yo, stand up straight -- the heat is on,
motherfucker.

I really miss the acoustic at 1:19. Not the same with an electric. All those guys on stage, not one of them could tote an acoustic and play the tiny little part? How about bongos guy? Get him on it. This song doesn't need any GD bongos.

Life hasn't always been good to Joe: in 1974, his 3-year-old daughter Emma was killed in a car accident, and Joe struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for years until getting clean in 1995. He also lost his bid to become President in 1980, although that was probably a relief.


Letters Of Note (Of The Day)

Oh, how I love Letters Of Note, a site that brings us rare, candid correspondence from famous people like Arthur C. Clarke, James Dean, Laura (Mrs. Aldous) Huxley, Steve Martin, Mark Twain, Slash, David Bowie (hi, TBB!), Matt Stone and more.

Here's one from Conan O'Brien to a teenager who asked him to her prom.




A few more I liked. Click the link on each name to read the full pieces.

"You are an idiot of the 33rd degree, and scion of an ancestral procession of idiots stretching back to the Missing Link." - Mark Twain tells off a snake oil salesman as only Mark Twain could.

"Hang on, my love, and grow big and strong and take your hits and keep going." - Iggy Pop has a heart.

"After desperately trying to improve our situation for two months and having been met with bland smiles I told the guards just what I was going to do to them when the Russians came. They beat me up a little." - Kurt Vonnegut writes home after being rescued from a Nazi POW camp in 1945.

"My latest update, though, goes like this: I got married, I have two boys who I love more than anything in the world, and I'm a writer now, just like you." - Wil Wheaton writes a letter to the past.

"Okay, you lazy bitch, I'm getting tired of this waterhead fuckaround that you're doing with The Rum Diary." - Hunter S. Thompson doesn't care much for movie studios.

"Good drawing is more important than anything else in animation. More than ideas, style, stories. Everything starts with good drawing." - John Kricfalusi (Ren & Stimpy) not only answers a 14yo fanboy's letter, but gives him some quick lessons in illustration.

"In case anyone does not know who owns Tiger Oil Company, it is me, Edward Mike Davis. Do not let anyone think they are owner but me." - Hilariously angry missives from a perpetually pissed-off (former) CEO, The Tiger Oil Memos.

"I'll always cherish that afternoon we spent in Rio, walking along the (beach) and looking at (rocks)." - A personal letter from Steve Martin.

Many more at Letters Of Note. Go ahead and bookmark it now, because you'll be going back.


Commercial Parody of the Day: Oh Doctah

You've seen the Old Spice guy. Now Oh Doctah is calling him out. "Who wants to smell like seamen?" Posted by Daisy.


Quiz Of The Day: Spot The Meme

The Huffington Post says that this Photoshop creation contains all of the internet memes from the past year. Can you spot them all? - Bev


I still can't see the double rainbow. Maybe I need more E.

August Mugshot Roundup

We got three perps, we got five perps. Hell, we got 22 perps!


The struggle between good and evil is fought every day in every man.


That's actually one continuous piece of hair wrapped around his head several times.


Oooooh.. a double rainbow...


Hellll-o! Is that a cruller?


Don't worry, we're keeping tabs on Armstrong.


The last known photo of Mama Cass, taken just before the cops gave her that ham sandwich.


Her, I would not mess with.


Methmullet


Does he or doesn't he? Only Miss Clairol knows for sure.


Can you hurry it up? My kid's here with bail money.


Imma let you finish, but Laughing Juan was the best mugshot of all time, OF ALL TIME.


The duck face -- there's no escaping it.


I like your glasses, Stephen King.


Gramps?


FAILbilly


She put the rubber band there to remind herself not to get arrested tonight.


Boozo The Clown


Who wants a gorilla cookie? My face just made a fresh batch.


Palooka Joe, the ultimate ham-and-egger


I get what you're saying, but I just don't see it.


Hey Milli, where's Vanilli?

Craigslist Ad Of The Day: Organ

best of craigslist > denver >

Totally AWESOME Kimball Organ


Date: 2010-02-23, 5:49PM MST


Dude, this thing is sick. You need this organ.

Find out why this does not turn on and then you will be ready to rock out, or play some hymns at your local church!

Make an offer, any offer! Any trades considered!

Would love to trade for a cute puppy like this:




Check out what you could be doing in just a few short weeks of practice: (click here)

Here is a picture of the glorious beast.




There is a good chance that it stopped working because we brought it out in the snow to play while we snowboarded in our front yard..

Come get it before this weekend and I'll throw in a
free high five! Yeah dude!



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Commercials of the Day: Ginsu

Behold: The Ginsu (Gong sound here)

Prepare yourself for the power and majesty of a knife so sharp, so cheap that it has a 50-year guarantee! Have you been slicing tomatoes with your hand? Well welcome to a new era of cutting technology! This is 1978, bitches!


Behold the Ginsu II! (Gong) You saw the first one, now see the next. Sure, you use your old Ginsus to cut tomatoes now, but you're still using your feet to get into those tough melon rinds. Once again, Ginsu has the answer to your fruit-related woes.


Observe the Ginsu 2000! (Gong) Sure, it's only 1999, but this set of knives is SO amazing, you'll think that it's the year 2000! What?!! You're not wearing a silver jumpsuit and traveling to work via rocket pack? But this knife is SO sharp!!!


-Lefty

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