Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kenneth The Page and Gov. Bobby Jindal... twins.

The minute that Bobby Jindal started talking the other night, I imediately thought of Kenneth from 30 Rock, I was not alone...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NSFW: Naked People

Well this site is quite something...

If only the you had to click on people to make their clothes disappear... what would this world be like? ... probably disgusting.

(via OMGBlog)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NEW BLOG: the haas note

For those of you that need to read blogs all day, I have decided to move my old personal blog to it's new domain. There you will find a more personal blogging reflection... more serious stuff then is appropriate here, general reflections, basic bullshit diary type stuff... and my amazon wish list ;)

Check it out.

More Dustin Lance Black


Monday, February 23, 2009

Oscar's Best Speech: Dustin Lance Black

Here is the text:
Oh my God. This was, um. This was not an easy film to make. First off, I have to thank Cleve Jones and Anne Kronenberg and all the real-life people who shared their stories with me. And, um, Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco, and our entire cast, my producers, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, everyone at Groundswell and Focus, for taking on the challenge of telling this life-saving story. When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother and my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Antonio, Texas to California and I heard the story of Harvey Milk. And it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life, it gave me the hope to one day live my life openly as who I am and that maybe even I could fall in love and one day get married.

I want to thank my mom who has always loved me for who I am, even when there was pressure not to. But most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he’d want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches or by the government or by their families that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value and that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours. (Wild applause from the audience.) Thank you, thank you, and thank you God for giving us Harvey Milk.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What's Up, Universe... Antony in Chicago, Tonight!

So all of this talk about Antony and the Johnsons must have brought them here to Chicago. I got a call from the Bean just now asking me if I want to go see their concert tonight. I had no idea they were even in town...
There are still tickets available ($30, general admission) at ticketmaster.
They are playing at The Vic (3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago)
Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:30 show.

I'll be there! I can't wait!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Just Stunning: Antony & The Johnsons, "The Crying Light"

So, I know that Antony & The Johnsons is not for everyone, but their new album "The Crying Light" is just absolutely stunning. Thanks to our dear listener Mark who gifted it to me on iTunes (thanks so much!!!).
I know the cover art is a little freaky... but, if I may make one suggestion, if you don't want to buy the whole album. Buy the song "Everglade" it is well worth the $.99. It is my favorite right now... it moved me as I was walking home in the rain tonight. Here's the iTunes link
Here is a video made of the song, the sounds not great, but at least you can here it:

Here is the video for "Another World" also off this album:

New Kindle: My want status has been updated.

Today, Amazon released the Kindle 2. It's thinner and this one will read the book to you. It's going to be available on Feb. 24th. I want I want!!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

David at the Dentist

I love this.

Everyone at my place right now agrees that it captures what Freshman year of college felt like.