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Archive for the month “January, 2009”

Kick ass Cadbury commercial

It’s British. Of course.

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Of all the weird things Iggy Pop has done, this is the weirdest

For the love of god, Jim.

If you want to be our dog, acting as Swiftcover’s bitch is not the way to do it!

Next thing you know, Johnny Rotten will be making TV commercials!

Happy 25th birthday, Mac!

The Mac computer turns 25!

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Celebrate by looking back at the The Vintage Mac Museum. Oooh, aaah. Pretty. (Touches screen).

Cloris Leachman and Jack Black on ‘The Office’

Speaking of Mary Tyler Moore alum (see pervious post), Cloris Leachman is making a cameo on The Office next week along with Jack Black and Jessica Alba.

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According to Us magazine, the trio appear as stars in a Hollywood flick and there’s a kissing scene with Jack and Cloris! Hell yeah.

Wow, Cloris, Jack, Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson – that must have been a funny set. How did they get anything done?

It’s scheduled to air next Thursday, January 29. UPDATE: The more recent news I’ve been reading says this episode will air the Thursday after the Super Bowl, which would be Feb. 5.

Betty White’s the boss

I just found this on the internet. I have no idea who made it, but it delights me.

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Bravo! Incidentally, Betty White turned 87 one week ago.

My lady friend and I have been catching up with the “Ugly Betty” series on DVD and during the second season, Betty makes a guest spot on this episode that is sidesplittingly funny.

Betty also made me laugh while she was a guest on Craig Ferguson‘s show during the election when she said of Sarah Palin, “That is one crazy bitch!” A clip.

And, of course, I love that she’s been a vegetarian and animal rights advocate for years. UPDATE: BETTY IS NOT A VEGETARIAN, APPARENTLY.

What’s your favorite Betty performance or guest spot?

Would you like a Chia Pet of the president’s head?

It seems the cashing in on Barack Obama‘s visage knows no end. Now you can grow a Chia Pet in the form of our new president’s head.

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Go here if you want one for yourself.

As my new pal Don King would say, Only in America.

2-million people and no arrests?

We threw the world’s biggest party and no one got stupid?

Photo lifted from DCist.com

Photo lifted from DCist.com

Bravo, D.C.

Have you seen these clever T-shirts?

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Get it? They look like the vintage Run-DMC tour shirts but they say RUN DC. With Obama‘s picture on them. Brilliant.

To see a gallery of pictures of famous hip hop folks (The Roots’ Questlove, Will.i.am, Mos Def) wearing the shirts or to order one for your own bad self, go here.

The Inauguration in Legos!

My friend Mindy sent this my way, it’s model builder Gary McIntire‘s amazingly detailed (if not exactly accurate because he did it last week) Lego version of today’s inauguration of Barack Obama.

Check it out:

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Look, it’s Barack, Michelle and Chief Justice John Roberts:

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To see a whole gallery of McIntire’s project, go here.

Yes, I went to Barack Obama’s inauguration

I went to Barack Obama’s inauguration today in Washington DC. Two of my friends and I got to the general area of the city via the Metro and then walked about two miles with thousands of others to the Mall. When I say I have never seen so many people in my life, I mean every street in every direction had people steadily streaming in, people that took up the width of the street and went back as far as your eye could see.

It was cold, like in the 20s, and everyone we saw was smiling.

When we got to the Mall, where the actual ceremony took place, we turned to look behind us and our mouths fell open. There was just no end in sight to the rows and rows of people.

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We stood outside in the cold for more than two hours. Organizers were replaying Saturday night’s rock concert and we stood there watching footage of Bono and Bruce Springsteen with two million people. It was powerful to stand there with everyone, but, honestly, we were so far from the video screen that we couldn’t see very well or hear the speakers at all. And we were very, very cold.

At around 10:30 am, we figured if we hustled, we could make it all the way back to the metro and get to our apartments in time to see the actual inaugural ceremony on CNN. When we left the Mall, we were amazed to find that the crowd was still coming in just as strong as it was when we first arrived two hours before. (We heard the crowds started arriving at 6 a.m.)

I’ll never forgot how exciting D.C. has been for the past week. This was my first presidential inauguration. I could not have picked a more important one. If we can sustain just a fraction of this hope for the rest of the year, we’ll be doing better than we have for nearly a decade.

Bravo to everyone who came to Washington, D.C. to be a part of history. And thanks.

Here’s to a new era.

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