Sunday, February 26, 2006


I thought I was a late comer (latecomer? late-comer?) to this, and I am, relatively, but I have turned on three people in the last twenty four hours to the infuriatingly addictive youtube so I'm bloggin' 'bout it dammit.

The amazing mystery genius who is dashblankdash (click that link now) posted some d.i.y madness on there, and forwarded me a killer Sun Ra link, but I hadn't really explored the site till Saturday. Tons of classic Leonard Cohen, Dylan, Black Sabbath... They even countless Beatles clips (how on earth do they get away with that?) And Django Reinhardt. And Os Mutantes on Brazilian TV in the '60's. And Richard Nixon resigning the presidency. And. And. And, shit, I dunno, MC Hammer resigning from the House of Pancakes (that's my main problem with it--as happens too often at the CD Shoppe I go blank when trying to think of a name to type in).

This seems too good to last (bladio tells me that the Narnia Rap already got yanked) so check it out.

Monday, February 20, 2006

My take

Here's what I think.
Jon Stewart is very funny.
Stephen Colbert is hilarious.
Ditto Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms.
All freakin' hilarious.
Now, I can get extremely passionate about my shows. Dup can attest to my unhealthy Simpsons obsession. I became very uptight at the very thought of missing an episode and loved each episode with deranged fervor. Notice the past tense. For that obsession waned about ten years ago. When the Simpson stopped being funny. Yes, I've heard that it's gotten funny again, but I felt spurned, jilted, used. After years of laughing out loud at least thirty times an episode I wasn't going to put up with laughing only ten times an episode. And after the "Spin-Offs of the Simpsons" episode, when I laughed exactly zero times and turned it off ten minutes in, I never recovered, never returned. Sure, if it's on I might watch it and laugh guardedly, and maybe someday I'll be able to abandon myself to it again, but...if I'm going to invest precious book/movie/music time on a show it best hold up it's end of the bargain. Damn it.
I'm talking to you Jason Jones.
You are not funny.
I'm talking to you Dan Bakkedahl.
You are not funny enough.
I'm talking to you Nate Corddry.
You are only really funny some of the time.
And some of the time IS NOT ENOUGH.
Please don't shit on my precious Daily Show. My unwind time after work, my time to kick back with a short glass of OJ and a granola bar. Please! Get funny, Jason Jones! Or get off.
At least I still have the Colbert Report.
(This is what blogs are for, right?)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Daily Show fans:

Jason Jones: Funny?
Dan Bakkendahl: Funny?
Nate Cordry: Funny?

Monday, February 13, 2006


Actually it was called MUFWA (Miami University Frustrated Writers Association).

Monday, February 06, 2006

The Fifth

Congratulations to Thomas and Ruth!
Welcome Thomas Shelby Chapman V!
Born at 9:19 PM on February 5, 2006.
On his due date, yeah?