Friday, February 04, 2005

i'm calling...can you hear me...

So the XXXIX Super Bowl is this weekend and like any good film geek, I'm more interested in the commercials and the movie trailers/spots. Plus MTV2 is relaunching with what I hope is a more intriguing and cool format. They'll be culling their on-air branding from old B-movies and old public school films, and they plan to focus more on alternative bands. I just hope they can restore a sense of coolness to the proceedings, something it's sister network stopped having in late 1996. Their artsy "unofficial" website, complete with new logo is at

Weird website, huh?

I imagine they'll relaunch the official website at as well. It all begins at 12AM Sunday.

The Grammys are next Sunday! GO Green Day. "American Idiot" is the album of the year and it deserves to win EVERYTHING! They're also performing and I hope it's "Holiday", their next single.

Ed Schultz of "The Ed Schultz Show" is on Dennis Miller tonight on CNBC. He and fellow liberal talker Stephanie Miller are syndicated to Jones Radio Network by Democracy Radio and they're both great, although Ed talks about football too much. I prefer Stephanie but Ed does well fighting the right-wing and is the best bet to bring the misguided right into our tent.

Al Franken of "Saturday Night Live" and Air America Radio's "The Al Franken Show" fame, will be on the "Late Show with David Letterman". AAR just launched on KTLK-AM in Los Angeles yesterday as "K-TALK 1150 - L.A.'s Progressive Talk". Their website is under development at Air America Radio will launch in Corpus Christi, Texas this Thursday. It's not even a year later and they're on almost 50 stations! And they said liberal/progressive talk wouldn't work or last...hah! HBO will air a documentary about AAR's launch and it's continued growth in March. It's called "Left Of The Dial" and I can't wait to see it.

Jesus Christ, just get a room already, Lieberman!

I sincerely hope the Democrats run someone against him in '06. And I say go for it. He's another Zell Miller, a Republican in Democratic clothing. From this to his steadfast bend-over ability for each and every Bush idea and his voting yes for the confirmation of Torture Czar Extraordinare Alberto Gonzales, he needs to be kicked out of there.

I haven't donated to the tsunami relief yet but there's a benefit single with a bunch of recording artists coming out soon. It's a cover of the wonderful Eric Clapton song "Tears In Heaven". 100% of the proceeds are going to the relief effort so I'll gladly purchase a copy.

Two cinema greats passed away recently. Ossie Davis and John Vernon. May you both rest in peace. I never met you gentlemen, but you've touched my life over the years all the same. My thoughts to their friends and family and I thank them for the great work. RIP.

Ossie Davis

John Vernon

C'mon tax refund! Get here quick! I need some money!

We have some trauma at work concerning employees leaving because of their school commitments and various other reasons, so it's going to be a bit crazy until we can get things rationed out properly. We'll get it done though.

Howard Dean For DNC Chair
GO DEAN!!!!! He is *just* the person we need to get the Democratic Party off its ass and into gear. The Republican thugs can laugh and play "the scream" all day long. Hell, Dean even laughs about it now. Howard Dean can bring the savvy fundraising and grassroots activism from his presidential campaign into bringing the Democrats back into the fight, energized and ready to win. So go ahead and continue to marginalize him, neo-con monkeys. We'll have the last laugh in 2006 and 2008.

More later folks...I have yet to wade through the rest of the Desperate Housewives on TiVo and various other items. Enjoy the weekend and the Super Bowl (rumor has it that Batman Begins will have a trailer spot) and don't forget that a new episode of The Simpsons airs afterwards and then the new series from Seth MacFarlane, American Dad debuts.

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