Friday, September 28, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part ten

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

N*E*R*D* - "Things Are Getting Better"
Nancy Wilson - "The Masquerade Is Over"
Nas - "Hate Me Now (w/ Puff Daddy)"
The National - "Theory of the Crows"
Neil Diamond - "Play Me"
Nellie McKay - "We Had It Right (w/ k.d. lang)"
Nelly Furtado - "...On the Radio (Remember the Days)"
New Order - "As It Is When It Was"
The New Pornographers - "Mutiny, I Promise You"
New Radicals - "In Need of a Miracle"
Newsboys - "Let It Go"
Nice & Smooth - "Hip Hop Junkies"
Nick Lowe - "Long Limbed Girl"
Nil Lara - "Crawl"
Nine Inch Nails - "Every Day Is Exactly the Same"
NOFX - "Bob"
Norah Jones - "Above Ground"
Northern State - "Mother May I? (w/ Chuck Brody)"
The Notorious B.I.G. - "I Got a Story to Tell"
Nouvelle Vague - "A Forest"
O.A.R. - "Conquering Fools"
Odds - "Evolution Time"
The Offspring - "Come Out and Play"
OK Go - "Hello, My Treacherous Friends"
Old 97's - "I'd Be Lonesome"
Olive - "Creature of Comfort"
Onyx - "Slam (Bionyx Remix)"
Orlando Cachaito Lopez - "Wahira"
Outkast - "War"
Ozomatli - "?Donde Se Fueron?"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part nine

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

M.I.A. - "Sunshowers"
Madonna - "Sky Fits Heaven"
The Magnetic Fields - "Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits"
Mandalay - "Like Her"
Mandy Moore - "The Whole of the Moon"
The Marginal Prophets - "'Like This!'"
Maria Mena - "Lose Control"
Mark Ronson - "Stop Me (w/ Daniel Merriweather)"
Maroon 5 - "Won't Go Home Without You"
Marvelous 3 - "Little Head"
Mary Prankster - "Piss Off"
Material Issue - "When I Get This Way (Over You)"
Mates of State - "What It Means"
Matthew Sweet - "Future Shock"
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - "I See the Rain"
MC Paul Barman - "Paullelujah"
Meg & Dia - "Roses"
Merril Bainbridge - "Mouth (THE Version)"
Messiah - "Destroyer"
Metallica - "The Shortest Straw"
Michael Giacchino - "A Whole Family of Superheroes"
Michael Jackson - "The Girl Is Mine (w/ Paul McCartney)"
Midfield General - "You Take"
The Mighty Lemon Drops - "Beautiful Shame"
Mika - "My Interpretation"
Miles Davis - "Venus De Milo"
Minnie Driver - "How To Be Good"
Mint Royale - "The Effect on Me"
Missing Link - "Na Na"
Moby - "Great Escape"
Modern English - "Coming Up For Air"
Modest Mouse - "The View"
Mono - "Life in Mono"
Monty Python - "Never Be Rude To An Arab"
The Morning Squirrels - "Tornado"
Morrissey - "The World Is Full of Crashing Bores"
Mos Def - "Know That"
Motion City Soundtrack - "Fell in Love Without You"
Mount Pilot - "Boulevard"
Mr. J. Medeiros - "Keep Pace"
Ms. Dynamite - "Krazy Krush"
Murs - "Bad Man!"
My Chemical Romance - "Blood"

Office chatter

Tonight's episode of "The Office": "Fun Run"

A freak accident causes Michael to feel the office is cursed. He explores the religious beliefs of his employees before deciding to hold a charity 5K fun run.


Sunny day

Tonight's first episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia": "The Gang Solves the North Korea Situation"

A Korean restaurateur threatens to bump Paddy's from the coveted and profitable stop on the city's annual pub crawl.

The second episode: "The Aluminum Monster vs. Fatty McGoo"

Dee discovers the biggest loser from high school is now a successful fashion designer, making Dee the biggest loser now.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007


That is what I exclaimed in my head while I was given a tour of my new health club today. You see, for Phase 4 of The Cleansing I received a gym membership for my birthday from my parents. And the gym I joined? The (relatively) brand new health center at my alma mater. Being a "young grad" (yeah, right), I got a pretty decent rate. And yes, the facilities are great. But you should see the slew of co-eds that were hitting the bank of elliptical machines en masse. Dear sweet Lord. Impure thoughts galore.

You ever get the feeling that you need to hit the gym before you actually, you know, hit the gym?

Finest Worksongs, part eight

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

k-os - "Cat Diesel"
Kanye West - "Addiction"
Karl Jenkins - "Palladio: I.Allegretto"
Kasey Chambers - "Crossfire"
Katamari Damacy - "A Crimson Rose and a Gin Tonic"
Kate Nash - "Dickhead"
Katie Melua - "Thank You, Stars"
Kenny Chesney - "Guitars and Tiki Bars"
Keri Noble - "I Won't"
The Killers - "My List"
King Missile - "Metanoia"
Kings of Convenience - "Winning a Battle, Losing the War (Andy Votel Remix)"
The Kinks - "Susannah's Still Alive"
Kirsty MacColl - "Treachery"
The Kleptones - "Work"
The Knife - "Is It Medicine"
Korn - "Thoughtless"
KRS-One - "God Is Spirit (w/ BB Jay)"
Kwest tha Madd Lad - "I Met My Baby at the V.I.M."
L.A. Style - "Balloony (Single Version)"
The La's - "There She Goes"
Lady Sovereign - "Hoodie"
Ladytron - "The Last One Standing"
The Last Town Chorus - "You"
Lauryn Hill - "Lost Ones"
LCD Soundsystem - "Yeah (Pretentious Version)"
Led Zeppelin - "Over the Hills and Far Away"
Leigh Nash - "Blue"
Len - "Big Meanie"
Liam Lynch - "Fake Talking Heads Song"
The Lightning Seeds - "Open Goals"
Lily Allen - "Naïve"
Limp Bizkit - "Nookie"
Little Shop of Horrors - "Somewhere That's Green"
Live - "All Over You"
LL Cool J - ".357 - Break It Down"
Lloyd Cole - "Butterfly"
The Long Blondes - "Heaven Help the New Girl"
Lou Reed - "Perfect Day (acoustic demo)"
Loudon Wainwright III - "So Damn Happy"
Louis Armstrong - "Christmas in New Orleans"
Louis XIV - "Paper Doll"
Lovage - "To Catch a Thief"
Love & Rockets - "Kundalini Express"
Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole - "Start the Panic"
Lupe Fiasco - "Just Might Be OK (w/ Gemini)"
Lushlife - "Two Words"
Lyle Lovett - "I Love Everybody"
Lynard Skynard - "Sweet Home Alabama"

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part seven

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

I'm From Barcelona - "This Boy (w/ Loney, Dear)"
Ibrahim Ferrer - "Que Bueno Balla Usted"
Ice-T - "New Jack Hustler"
Ice Cube - "Gangsta's Fairytale 2"
Inhumanz - "Bloc Party/Kanye West"
The Innocence Mission - "Someday Coming"
Isobel Campell & Mark Lanegan - "It's Hard to Kill a Bad Thing"
J-Live - "Got What It Takes"
Jace Everett - "Bad Things"
Jack Ingram - "I Won't Go With Her"
Jack Johnson - "Symbol in My Driveway"
Jacques Loussier Trio - "Winter, Con No. 4 in F: Allegro"
James - "God Only Knows"
James Brown - "Get Up Offa That Thing"
James Hunter - "All Through Cryin'"
Jars of Clay - "Tea and Sympathy"
Jarvis Cocker - "Fat Children"
Jason Falkner - "And I Love Her"
Jay-Z - "Jigga What/Faint (w/ Linkin Park)"
Jazzyfatnastees - "The Wound"
Jean Grae - "You Don't Want It"
Jem - "Save Me"
Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - "The Charging Sky"
Jens Lekman - "Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo"
Jerry Seinfeld - "Intro/Phones"
Jeru the Damaja - "One Day"
Jesus Jones - "Right Here, Right Now"
Jethro Tull - "Locomotive Breath"
Jewel - "O Holy Night"
Jill Cunniff - "Eye Candy"
Jim Gaffigan - "Steak and Salad"
Jimmy Buffett - "Frenchman for the Night"
Jimmy Cliff - "Pressure Drop (The Maytals)"
Jimmy Eat World - "Sweetness"
Joe Walsh - "Life's Been Good"
John Davis - "Me & My Girl"
John Powell - "Tangiers"
John Wesley Harding - "Where the Bodies Are (alternate take)"
Johnny Cash - "Oh, Bury Me Not"
Johnny Mathis - "I Look at You"
Jon Brion - "Ruin My Day"
Journey - "Send Her My Love"
Jude - "The Not So Pretty Princess"
Jump, Little Children - "Quiet"
Justice - "Phantom Pt. I"

Monday, September 24, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part six

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

G. Love & Special Sauce - "The Beat Goes On"
Gang Starr - "Code of the Streets"
Garth Brooks - "Unanswered Prayers"
Gavin DeGraw - "Chariot"
Genesis - "Follow You Follow Me"
George Michael - "One More Try"
Gerald Collier - "God Never Lived in My Neighborhood"
Ghostland Observatory - "Ghetto Magnet"
Gin Blossoms - "Cajun Song"
Girl Talk - "Minute By Minute"
Gloria Estefan - "Esta Fiesta No Va' Acabar"
The Go! Team - "Bottle Rocket"
The Gordon Highlanders - "Pipe Set 2"
Gorillaz - "Rock the House"
Great Big Sea - "Boston and St. John's"
Green Day - "She's a Rebel"
Grits - "Return of the Antagonist"
Groove Armada - "If Everybody Looked the Same"
Guns N' Roses - "Paradise City"
Guster - "All the Way Up to Heaven"
Guys and Dolls - "A Bushel and a Peck"
Gwen Stefani - "U Started It"
Handsome Boy Modeling School - "The Truth (w/ Roisin & J-Live)"
Hank McCoy & the Dead Ringers - "Jealousy"
Hank Williams III - "Nighttime Ramblin' Man"
Hans Zimmer - "His Big Fat Butt Could Shield Us All"
Happy Mondays - "Lazy Itis"
Harrod & Funck - "Worn Out Welcome"
Harry Connick, Jr. - "Only 'Cause I Don't Have You"
Hayden - "In September"
Haynes Boys - "One Last Question"
Hellogoodbye - "Homewrecker"
The Herbaliser - "Mind in Frame (w/ Blade)"
Hieroglyphics - "The Last One"
The High & Mighty - "Star Destroyers (w/ Ruck aka Sean Price)"
Holly Cole - "Jersey Girl"
The Honeydogs - "I Miss You"
Hootie & the Blowfish - "Hold My Hand"
Hot Hot Heat - "Bandages"
House of Freaks - "Rocking Chair"
House of Pain - "Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)"
The Human League - "Life On Your Own"

Sunday, September 23, 2007

MW Fall TV Preview

Well, there really is no fall TV preview because, after looking over the networks' schedules, nothing really jumps out at me. There's also my reluctance to give new shows a chance (see last season's rant here). If something interesting sticks, though, I'll be hitting the torrents in a couple of months to catch up.

Besides, there's way too many quality shows returning for me to open up my schedule: "The Office", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "Heroes", "30 Rock", "Scrubs", "My Name Is Earl", "South Park", "Dexter", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Family Guy", "King of the Hill", "The Simpsons", "American Dad", "The Sarah Silverman Program", college football, the World Series, the occasional John Stossel special...

I think I watch too much television.

Crush of the Week: Melora Hardin

This week's Crush is actress Melora Hardin, who plays Jan on "The Office". I cannot wait until it (and her) returns this week.

In addition to being attractive and funny, she's also a pretty good singer.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part five

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

Faith Hill - "You Give Me Love"
Family Guy - "Theme From 'Family Guy'"
Fat Boys - "Don't You Dog Me"
Fatboy Slim - "Soul Surfing"
Fauxlige - "Magic"
Feist - "Gatekeeper"
A Fine Frenzy - "Whisper"
Five Iron Frenzy - "I Feel Lucky"
The Flaming Lips - "Free Radicals"
Flight of the Conchords - "Bus Driver's Song"
Flogging Molly - "Drunken Lullabies (Acoustic)"
Flynn - Jupiter
Foghat - "Slow Ride"
For Squirrels - "Mighty K.C."
Foreigner - "Double Vision"
Fort Minor - "Kenji"
Fountains of Wayne - "Hung Up On You"
Frank Sinatra - "In the Still of the Night"
The Fratellis - "Flathead"
Freedy Johnston - "Something's Out There"
Frente! - "Bizarre Love Triangle"
The Fugees - "Killing Me Softly"
Fun Lovin' Criminals - "The Fun Lovin' Criminal"
Funkdoobiest - "Crazy Puerto Rican"

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part four

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

D'Angelo - "Devil's Pie"
Dane Cook - "Operation - Monopoly"
Danja Mowf - "Vowel Movement (w/ the Supafriendz)"
Dashboard Confessional - "Carry This Picture"
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Pick Up Sticks"
Dave Matthews Band - "The Best of What's Around"
David Allan Coe - "This Bottle (In My Hand)"
David Bowie - "Golden Years"
David Holmes - "Zippo's"
DC Talk - "Like It, Love It, Need It"
De La Soul - "Buddy (w/ the Jungle Brothers & Q-Tip)"
The Dead Milkmen - "I Started to Hate You"
Dean & Britta - "Crystal Blue"
Dean Martin - "La Vie En Rose"
Del Tha Funky Homosapien - "In and Out"
Deltron 3030 - "Love Story"
Demetri Martin - "Some Jokes"
Depeche Mode - "The Sinner in Me"
Derek Webb - "I Hate Everything (But You)"
Descendents - "No FB"
Desi Arnaz - "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)"
Dexter Gordon - "You've Changed"
Dido - "Life For Rent"
Digable Planets - "The Art of Easing"
The Ditty Bops - "Wishful Thinking"
Dizzee Rascal - "Stop Dat"
DJ Andy Smith - "T Plays It Cool (Marvin Gaye)"
DJ Muggs - "Nas vs. Heart"
DJ Rap - "Fuck With Your Head"
Dntel - "The Distance"
Don Henley - "All She Wants To Do Is Dance"
Donavan Frankenreiter - "It Don't Matter"
The Doors - "Twentieth Century Fox"
Dr. Dre - "The Next Episode (w/ Snoop Dogg)"
Dread Zeppelin - "I Can't Quit You Baby"
Dropkick Murphys - "Barroom Hero"
Duran Duran - "Save a Prayer"
The Dust Brothers - "Who Is Tyler Durden?"
Dustin Kensrue - "Weary Saints"
Dusty Springfield - "I'll Be Faithful"
Duvall - "Racine"
Dwight Yoakam - "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere"
Eagles - "New Kid in Town"
Ed's Redeeming Qualities - "Overcast"
Eels - "Guest List"
El-P - "Poisonville Kids No Wins/Reprise (This Must Be Our Time)"
Electric President - "Snow On Dead Neighborhoods"
Electronic - "Get the Message"
Elton John - "Crocodile Rock"
Elvis Costello - "Big Tears"
Elvis Presley - "Jailhouse Rock"
Elwood - "Love Hook"
EMG - "Long Summer Days"
Eminem - "Lose Yourself"
Emmet Swimming - "Fake Wood Trim"
Enon - "In This City"
Erasure - "A Little Respect"
Eric B. & Rakim - "Paid in Full"
Eric Church - "What I Almost Was"
Eva Cassidy - "Over the Rainbow"
Evanescence - "Going Under"
Everclear - "Santa Monica"
Every Day Life - "Cry of the Lame"

Sunny day

Tonight's first episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia": "Dennis and Dee's Mom Is Dead"

Barbara's sudden death has a profound impact on her surviving family. Frank and Dee are furious at being left out of the will and team up to seek revenge on the dead woman. For Dennis, the thrill of inheriting his mother's stately mansion is tempered by the realization that he, Mac, and Charlie are friendless and destined to die lonely and forgotten... unless they meet new friends. The only problem is that they don't quite know how to make friends.

The second episode: "The Gang Gets Held Hostage"

The McPoyle brothers and sister Margaret take the gang hostage at Paddy's, raising the stakes to a new level in the feud between the two groups. Frank, who is up in the bar's ventilation system tracking down his will, may be their one hope for survival.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part three

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

Cake - "You Turn the Screws"
Camera Obscura - "Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken"
Candy Butchers - "All I Have"
Canibus - "Mic-Nificent"
The Cardigans - "Hey! Get Out of My Way"
The Cars - "Bye Bye Love"
Cat Power - "Lived in Bars"
Cat Stevens - "Wild World"
Celph Titled - "Blao! (w/ Fabolous, Hot Karl, & Redman)"
Chapterhouse - "Pearl"
Charming - "Downtown"
The Chemical Brothers - "Chemical Beats"
Chino XL - "Riiot! (w/ Ras Kass)"
The Chipmunks - "Frosty the Snowman"
Chopin - "Nocturne No. 2, Op. 9/2 in E Flat"
Chris Isaak - "The Christmas Song"
Chris Rock - "This Show Sucks #3"
Christina Aguilera - "The Right Man"
Chromeo - "Outta Sight"
The Clash - "The Right Profile"
The Click Five - "Good Day"
Cold War Kids - "Passing the Hat"
Colin Hay - "Beautiful World (Alternate Mix)"
Common - "Payback Is a Grandmother"
Company Flow - "8 Steps To Perfection"
Coolbone - "Spread Da Funk"
Copywrite - "Hear Me Though"
The Coral - "Badman"
Cornershop - "Good To Be On The Road Back Home"
The Corrs - "Old Town"
Count Bass D - "T-Box Tried To Talk To Me"
Cowboy Junkies - "Misguided Angel"
Cracker - "Sinaloa Cowboys"
The Cranberries - "Salvation"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary"
Crowded House - "Locked Out"
The Cure - "Wrong Number"
Cypress Hill - "What Go Around Come Around, Kid"

Yar, Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Man: I'm telling you the light would work better if it pointed out to sea.
Sea Captian: Arr, shut up. I know what I'm doin'.
(a boat crashes in the distance)
Sea Captian: Arr, I hate the sea and everything in it.

Yeah, yeah, technically he's a Sea Captain, but he talks like a pirate.

Don't tase me, bro...

...but you can now add me to your Facebook friends list. Spydrz convinced me to join and I got it all set up last night. I expected it to be like MySpace, but where is the flood of friend requests featuring pictures of women that would have nothing to do with me in real life?

My one gripe (so far): just because I no longer have an official school e-mail address, I can't be linked to the University of Richmond (my alma mater) network. What up wit dat?

Anyway, I'm there if you want to boost your friend count or whatever. If you don't know my last name, shoot me an e-mail.

Obligatory pimping: I'm also on MySpace and

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part two

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

Bic Runga - "Sway"
Big Audio Dynamite II - "Rush"
Big Star - "Morpha Too"
Bill Conti - "Redemption (Theme From Rocky II)"
Bill Cosby - "Cool Covers"
Bill Laswell - "Dark Green"
Billy Joel - "Tell Her About It"
Billy Pilgrim - "Insomniac"
Billy Squier - "The Big Beat"
Bio Ritmo - "Ugly"
The Bird and the Bee - "La La La"
BK & Associates - "Rhythm to the Rhyme (w/ LA Symphony)"
Black Star - "Re:DEFinition"
Blink-182 - "Go"
Blondfire - "Where's the Cheer"
The Bloodhound Gang - "Lift Your Head Up High and Blow Your Brains Out"
The Blow - "Fists Up"
Blues Traveler - "Hook"
Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Keep On Moving"
Boogie Down Productions - "The Kenny Parker Show"
Booker T & the MG's - "Merry Christmas Baby"
Boston - "Smokin"
The Boy Least Likely To - "I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon to Your Star"
BR5-49 - "Crazy Arms"
Braille - "Homesick"
Brainwash Projects - "Goodtime Hotel"
Brand Nubian - "Feels So Good"
Brendan Benson - "Sittin' Pretty"
Brian Posehn - "Religion's Weird"
Brian Regan - "Emergency Room"
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - "Baby It's Cold Outside (w/ Ann-Margret)"
Brian Wilson - "On a Holiday"
Bright Eyes - "Another Travelin' Song"
Bruce Springsteen - "Hungry Heart"
The Brunettes - "Small Town Crew"
Buckner & Garcia - "Do the Donkey Kong"
Buddy Holly - "True Love Ways"
Buena Vista Social Club - "El Carretero"
Burl Ives - "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
Buster Poindexter - "Mean Spirited Sal"
Butch Walker - "Ladies and Gentlemen…'The Let's-Go-Out-Tonites!'"

The worst beer that I never had

I guess it'd go well with some klau kalash.

While I was shopping this weekend I saw a new beer: Budweiser Chelada. And then I left the aisle feeling disgusted. Mmmmm...the rich smoothness of Budweiser combined with the pleasing shellfishity of Clamato juice.

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Finest Worksongs, part one

In which your favorite blogger, after listening to his daily podcasts and the occasional full album, spends the rest of his workday playing a random track from every artist in his iPod.

Ace of Base - "The Sign"
Adam Sandler - "The Mayor of Pussytown"
Admiral Twin - "Better Than Nothing At All"
Aerosmith - "Back in the Saddle"
Aesop Rock - "Fumes"
Alanis Morissette - "Head Over Feet"
Alice DeeJay - "Back in my Life"
Alisha's Attic -"I Am, I Feel"
All -"Nothin'"
All Saints -"Never Ever"
The Allman Brothers Band -"Ramblin' Man"
Alphaville -"The Jet Set"
Aly & AJ -"If I Could Have You Back"
American Hi-Fi -"Blue Day"
Amy LaVere -"That Beat"
Amy Winehouse -"Fuck Me Pumps"
Anya Marina -"Space Monkey"
Apathy -"Bobby Brown"
Aphrodite -"B.M. Funkster"
Architecture in Helsinki -"Hold Music"
Army of the Pharaohs -"Tear It Down"
Art Brut -"Jealous Guy"
Ashley MacIsaac - "Beaton's Delight"
Asylum Street Spankers - "My Favorite Reocrd"
Aunt Bettys - "Jesus"
The Avalanches - "Stay Another Season"
Avenue Q - "Fantasies Come True"
The Bad Plus - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Badly Drawn Boy - "Tickets to What You Need"
Band of Horses - "I Go To The Barn Because I Like The"
Barenaked Ladies - "I Have a Little Dreidel"
Basehead - "Brand New Day"
Basement Jaxx - "Same Old Show"
The Beach Boys - "Sloop John B"
The Beastie Boys - "Shadrach"
The Beatles - "Good Morning Good Morning"
Bebel Gilberto - "Os Novos Yorkinos"
Beethoven - "Adagio Molto E Cantabile"
Belle & Sebastian - "You Don’t Send Me"
Belly - "Someone To Die For"
Ben & Jason - "Adam and Lorraine"
Ben Folds - "Fred Jones Part 2 (live)"
Ben Folds Five - "Smoke"
Better Than Ezra - "Porccelain"

Saturday, September 15, 2007

My autumn indulgence

The Cleansing has moved into Phase 3 (no white flour or sugar) and it's going rather well, but this time of year brings my Kryptonite: pumpkin flavored foods and beverages. For instance, this week I had a pumpkin ale (and it wasn't a light beer). There are several varities of pumpkin beers in the store and I want to try them all. And I will.

Also, last night I bought some International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice coffee creamer. Life is just too short deprive yourself of that. And since I don't drink coffee during the week, my weekend treat is that more special. Last Christmas's Starbucks gift card has remained unused solely because their seasonal pumpkin coffee hasn't been on their menu. But it's only a matter of days.

Luckily, I don't think pumpkin spice donuts, ice cream, or pies have made it into the stores just yet.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Crush of the Week: Katrina Bowden

This week's Crush is actress Katrina Bowden, who plays admin assistant (or whatever) Cerie on "30 Rock". She is also the second most attractive woman on the show.

The marathon for this weekend is the first season of "30 Rock". So, when I'm not watching college football or shopping for lighter fluid for my new Zippo, I'll be taking in some Tina Fey goodness.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sunny day

Tonight's first episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia": "The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby"

Dennis joins up with an environmentalist group but his altruistic intentions quickly sour when he's snubbed by the activists. Dee and Mac decide to raise a baby they find in a dumpster but quickly find out that it's not nearly as fun as they thought it would be, and Frank and Charlie take the concept of recycling a bit too far.

The second episode: "The Gang Gets Invincible"

When the Philadelphia Eagles hold open try-outs a la the movie Invincible, Mac, Dennis, and Dee use the event for their own personal competition, while Frank and Charlie tailgate the try-outs and have an altercation with the McPoyles.

Make yourself a Grilled Charlie and enjoy.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Finally, some recognition

The World Association of Ugly People (based out of Italy) recently erected a monument to uggos. Somewhere Biz Markie, Tom Petty, Steve Buscemi, and the ghost of Janice Joplin are smiling.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ask Professor Micah

Work is kinda boring, so I thought that I'd begin a new feature here at Micah World: Ask Prof. Micah

Go ahead. Ask me anything. I'll try to answer honestly and to the best of my knowledge*. My personal happenings/history, relationship advice, grooming tips, financial help, sports predictions, entertainment recommendations, Illuminati conspiracies - anything is fair game.

Just ask your questions in the comment section and I'll respond in kind. I'll keep answering in this post as long as it remains on the front page of the blog.

*No Googling.

Never forget.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Crush of the Week: Monica Bellucci

This week's Crush is Italian actress Monica Bellucci.


Most folks 'round here will know her from the Matrix sequels. Her presence made them much more watchable.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Requiem for the Maestro

R.I.P. Luciano Pavarotti, 1935-2007.

You're beltin' them out in a better place.

I'm glad that I got see him perform (along with the other Two Tenors) before he passed.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The beat was weak.

So the new iPods were announced today at Apple's "The Beat Goes On" event. Since my current iPod's storage capacity will be hitting critical mass soon, I was particularly interested. Well, color me a bit underwhelmed. The phone-less iPhone (a.k.a. the Touch) seems cool, what with the wifi and all, but the 16GB storage is a joke. It looks like the 160GB "iPod Classic" just may be a Christmas present to myself in a few months.

Oh, and for those that bought an iPhone within the last couple of months (before the announcement of today's $200 price drop): that's what you get for being rabid members of the Cult of Mac.

Monday, September 03, 2007

We could be heroes

Since there was no "Law & Order" marathon today (what up wit dat, TNT?), I programmed my own marathon: "Heroes". As I said in my last post, I ditched the show mid-season because it conflicted with the start of "24"...and that was a mistake. This first season of "Heroes" kicked all sorts of ass. I'm jazzed to check out all of the online graphic novels tomorrow.

As for season two, I wouldn't mind if the Nikki/Jessica character didn't return. Don't get me wrong; Ali Larter provides some great eye candy. Her storyline and powers just weren't all that interesting. The best thing about her was that she had a son named "Micah".

Had I thought about it, I would've blogged while I watched, similar to what I did for the Matrix movies. Maybe I'll do that for some of the other TV DVD sets out this week ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "The Office", "30 Rock"). But probably not.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Crush of the Week: Kristen Bell

This week's Crush is actress Kristen Bell. I never watched the show, but she played teenage sleuth on "Veronica Mars". Recently I learned that she's actually 27 years old, making me feel considerably less creepy.

Cute, nerdy chicks rule.

She'll be appearing on multiple episodes of "Heroes" this season, a show I ditched midway through last season because it conflicted with "24". That was a bad decision in hindsight, given how piss poor Jack Bauer's sixth season turned out to be. Anyway, I'm catching up on "Heroes" on DVD now.