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George Carlin. 1937-2008.

23 Jun
jason and carlin

New York Times: Although some criticized parts of his later work as too contentious, Mr. Carlin defended the material, insisting that his comedy had always been driven by an intolerance for the shortcomings of humanity and society. “Scratch any cynic,” he said, “and you’ll find a disappointed idealist.” Still, when pushed to explain the pessimism […]

Black Crow

01 Sep
Black Crow

I’m a little black boy crying in a blue sky… This cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Black Crow” is also from Wafers and Wine, but it was originally recorded on a cassette 4-track for 1997’s A Tape of You, a collection of covers by Joni’s Internet fans. Legend has it that a copy of it made […]

Sting like a bee

11 Nov
muhammad ali vs george w. bush

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) playfully pretends to box against Muhammad Ali, who responds by circling his finger to indicate the president is crazy to offer a fight, after Bush presented Ali with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington November 9, 2005. […]

President Slow

04 Sep

Paperwork? Several states ready and willing to send National Guard troops to the rescue in New Orleans didn’t get the go-ahead until days after the storm struck — a delay nearly certain to be investigated by Congress. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson offered Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco help from his state’s National Guard last Sunday, […]