Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the wrath of khan

i don't know about you guys but i think i watched "the wrath of khan" about fifty times between the ages of 7 and 8. hbo used to show it all the time. i rented it tonight and it holds up pretty well. it's hard to believe it's actually the william shatner of priceline and boston legal you're watching; he's entirely credible as a leader men would follow to their deaths.

i mainly rented it, though, because i wanted to rewatch spock's death scene. i remember it being hella moving. it doesn't disappoint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFyl4GxBzEw.
riddled with radiation poisoning and on the verge of death, spock takes care to straighten up his uniform before turning around to face kirk. goddammit.

also: kirstie alley's a vulcan. she used to be hot as balls before she gained 500 lbs.

also also: be sure to check out pjl19's response to Soullinkia's comment.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

an incident from khoff's youth:

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Spain, Fuck Yeah!!

In Spain, they don't fuck around with terrorists the way our candy-ass police do.

The guy thinks the police are gonna provide him with a get-away motorcycle. Not so fast, amigo!!

Click here.

If you are between the ages of 25 and 35 or 5 and 10

This should get you seriously pumped up.

Monday, March 23, 2009

march madness:

i have previously noted JRo's work in the past, i believe in particularly regarding a top thirty films list (the commenting on which i recall got a little contentious). well he started a new music blog. also involved are kenniebloggins and two other dudes i don't know (at least not by their blog ids). your humble narrator was invited to join the roster as well, but declined due to his ongoing struggle to produce read-worthy contributions to this fine news organ.

anyway, the point is that JRo (aka - jrsuicide) produced an enjoyable [and voluminous] indie rock ncaa tournament. in-depth regional first round analysis here, here, here, and here. the second round is posted as well. top notch stuff.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

a new sauce in town?!

apparently there's somebody else in athens calling themselves sauce. and they have a comic in flagpole. weirdly this comic depicts an actual conversation saucy had with saucepop decades ago.

whoever this self-styled "SAUCE!" is [is the exclamation point a PUSH! reference?], i think he and the real sauce need to duel it out, highlander style. there can only be one.

Friday, March 20, 2009


That's how politics should work. Gestures like that are way more powerful than any talk about an "axis of evil" (or about an "old europe" for that matter). Let's just hope that the Iranian leaders are equally reasonable...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thank god for the Daily Show

I guess a lot of you've seen the Stewart/Cramer showdown yesterday which even made it to the front page of the NYT today. In case you haven't, here it is

After the excellent coverage of the election marathon, I thought it cannot get a lot better. Stewart tells it like it is. The show continues to amaze me. After Stewart confronts Cramer with a little video sequence that shows him talking about his hedge fund, the guy is lying on the show, just to get called out a second later, after Stewart shows a second, a third, and a fourth sequence. In between he is complaining about people lying to him...That's what's wrong with the financial market: dishonest ruthless people without any sense for ethics and, even worse, no backbone. All that was on display last night.

How in the world do people like that douche bag get shows on TV? What's wrong? And why does it need a show on Comedy Central to call those idiots and the people profiting from puppets like him out?

"It's not a fucking game!" Thanks Mr. Stewart.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ride the Snake

Not too often, but every once in a while, my chosen profession disappoints me in a truly profound way. Receiving this flyer for a continuing legal education class, in which - it is promised - I will learn to persuade jurors by tapping into their "reptilian brain" counts as my disappointing moment of the month.
("ethics hours included")

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kanye West

I would highly recommend that everyone check out the Kanye West Storytellers episode. Kanye is like a cross between Ricky Henderson and a 18 year old pothead whose mind got blown by his intro to sociology class. I only made it through the first half last night, but a few of the highlights included:

Kanye discussing his "war on traditional thinking."
Kanye discussing how disappointed he was that he'd never get the pleasure of watching himself perform.
Kanye declaring (with apologies to VH1) that he wouldn't be able to tell the stories of all his songs because the experience were too personal and "too real."

I'm sure I could've youtubed this stuff but so can you.

what a game...

anybody catch the highlights of last night's heat/bulls game? double overtime, with one of the coolest game-winning sequences ever:

a steal off the dribble followed by a runner three pointer at the buzzer? unbelievable. the spirit of march madness is in the air, my friends.

lebron should be the MVP this year, and kobe is probably still the best individual player in the game. but wade has been just unreal of late. if he consistently strokes his outside shot (which he has struggled with in the past), he's right up there with the big two.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

march is national women's history month...

...and i'd like to take this opportunity to tip my hat to an impressive young lady by the name of brittney griner. the history of girl dunking is frankly not that impressive. lisa leslie could perform what would technically qualify as a dunk, but was pretty weak. candace parker can dunk the ball, but not any better than any decent high school big man. but this girl can bring it:

i'll grant you she sounds/looks a lot like an effeminate dude, but whatever. 4KS salutes you, brittney griner, for being a true baller. and nice play going to baylor, it's annoying how all the top ladies always go to tennessee or uconn.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Have you heard the good news?

Certainly don't want DFW to be the Tupac of the literary world, but I will eagerly await this.