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IMG_0002This is probably the best street art I’ve seen in a while. I wish I could pair it with a circa 1997 midi file of “Man on the Run,” but alas, the internet has not been so kind to me today. Oh well.

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carson daly gives the devil horns

Its official, TRL, the last outpost of music on MTV, the fistula-filled womb that birthed Carson Daly, will air its last show (kinda) in November. According to the AP:

Start the countdown clock on MTV’s countdown era: “Total Request Live” will soon shut down after 10 years on the air.

The music video show will conclude in a two-hour special on a Saturday afternoon in November, Dave Sirulnick, executive producer of “TRL,” said Monday. He stressed that the show wasn’t ending for good, but felt now was the right time to give it a break after an unprecedented run on the cable music channel.

At first, I was kind of sad that the former home of faux-street-tramp Jesse Camp is dying, but then I remembered that TRL really equals Carson Daly (black-painted pinkie nails, kewl) and the Jonas Brothers. Plus, it doesn’t even play full videos anymore, just 45 second snippits. I’ll take 106th and Park over TRL any day. But where do kids even get their music videos these days? Channels on Youtube? Finding new music that actually challenges you is hard when you are all alone on the endless interweb.

Sneaking in a couple hours of Alternative Nation (I wasn’t allowed to watch MTV, so of course that’s all I watched) definitely opened up my ears to music I never ever ever (Cibo Matto, Liz Phair, pulp, L7…)  would have found as a preteen growing up in bumblefuck, IL. Probably one of the reasons I was so excited about all endless new music possibilites presented on Muxtape, another thing we can mourn the loss of. Damn RIAA

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I don’t care if it’s overdone and off-limits, I love Sarah Palin shit-talkin.

There are astute arguments that her nomination as VP is an insult to women, claims that her children should be off-limits for arguing why she isn’t fit to be a VP candidate, even though her entire candidacy revolves around being a mother, etc.

But whatev.  The best Palinatin’ is happening at the Palindrome.

This fake (but OH so realistic) blog is full of spelling errors and ohdontchaknowisms.  In short, KICKASS.

Wow. I have been learning so much in the last four days. The McCain campaign has mostly been teaching me about foreign policy, cause it turns out I am pretty good already on domestic issues like talking to angry school board presidents, figuring out how much of a raise to give to the highway superintendent, and of course I am basically Alaska’s expert on dealing with fishing permits 🙂

But to help with the foreign stuff, they made me some really great flashcards about friend VS. enemy countries. The pictures of animals are the best part. Almost every country has a traditional animal mascot, a lot like sports teams. You probably already knew that America is an eagle, but did you know that England is a friendly lion (kinda like Aslan), Russia is a bear, and Iran is a scorpion with the head of a goat??

Anyways, finding out that Russia (also known as the Soviet’s Union) is a “bear” made me think that hey, wait a sec, maybe i AM kinda ready for this foreign policy thing! I might not have gone on alot of trips away from alaska or talked to to very many foreigners (unless you count liberels!) but i have a heck of a lot of experience dealing with BEARS.  one of the parts of my job that i am most proud of is that I have led the fight in Alaska against polar bears. The Interior Department (aka Big Government) tried to tell us alaskans that polar bears are an “endangered species” because of something called “global warming.” Um, hey guys, have you BEEN to Alaska? It’s cold as heck! anyway, I sued them and basically said “Until you can prove that this global warming stuff is actually science (aka never), then let us do what we want with our bears.”

OK, so here is the best part. To say thank you to the people on the Mccain campaign who have been so great to me and my family over the last week, I have been working on a surprise for them. That surprise will be a policy statement about russia/bears that I will put into my acceptance speech at the convention! They are going to be so proud of me. I don’t have very much written yet but here is how it will start:

My Fellow Americans: I know what it is like to be afraid. Many of you might be afraid of things like not having health care, being left on Earth when the rapture comes, or even being killed in a war. Although none of those things are problems for me, I can understand your feeling of fear because of something we face every day in Alaska. That thing is called bears.

Then will come the part about Russia (I haven’t decided yet what policy to have about it–any ideas??).

Set your VCR’s to record my speech, and don’t tell John or anyone else on the campaign what I’m planning, ok? I want it to be a surprise.

PS I’ve been thinking about adding a line at the end that goes something like “Democrats say I have barely any experience. Well, I say to them that Joe Biden has BEAR-LY any experience!” I put it in because Todd says that as VP I have to be an “attack dog” but I think it might be too mean to the Democrats, after all it isn’t their fault that there aren’t any bears in DC.

I personally kinda wish that there were bears in DC.  But that’s a whole nother story.

I didn’t watch her speech last night though.   I had much more important business to attend to – like watching the premiere of America’s Next Top Campy Future Spacewoman.

Beam me up… fiercely!

Behold! The Glaminator 11.0!

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Cough cough, I am so sick. Wah. Phlegm. Ugh.

I took the day off yesterday. I slept in, had some breakfast, and parked myself on the couch with intention to watch some trashy television and drift in and out of consciousness. I don’t have cable, so my trashy tv options were limited to whatever channels our bunny ears could bring in. I was generally disappointed. All I could get was the Olympics (which entertained me for… 20 minutes) and re-runs of Ellen and Dr. Phil. I then turned to my wall of media. I could have watched the Wire in its entirety… again. Or the Office, Arrested Development, Six Feet Under, Extras, every John Waters movie ever, zombie movies, etc. None of it was hitting the spot. That’s when I looked at the back of the bottom shelf where I keep old VHS, and remembered that I have the entire Canadian mini-series production of Anne of Green Gables on VHS. JACKPOT.

I should explain my life-long connection with Anne of Green Gables. When I was a kid, the library down the street let you rent movies for weeks at a time. I would always have the Anne tapes checked out. I lived in a long line of very creepy houses (which is another post, nay, novel unto itself) and when I couldn’t sleep (all the time) I would watch Anne. Something about Avonlea was so comforting, it would provide me with whatever country old-fashioned-ness I needed to fall asleep.

Then, when I turned 16, my social life was open to an abundance of new opportunities by driving to Walmart at 3am, where they happened to have the entire collection on sale. You can tell where my hard earned $5.15 from Hardee’s was going.

So, yesterday was a day to re-ignite my love of Gilbert and my hatred of Josie Pye. I laugh when Anne dyes her hair and I cry when Matthew dies. In short, I am a giant geek.

But! I discovered a treasure trove of Anne tribute videos on Youtube. They are so cheesy, I love it love it love it.

Oh Gil and your puppy dog eyes and Canadian “soary”s! Oh Anne and your intense stubbornness that just leaves them wanting more! Can’t handle it!

Anne is the type that puts poison in the well! WATCH OUT!

I’ve always been pretty convinced that they had a little bit of a les romance going on… bosom friends?

NOTE: girl friends who I IM’ed with during the day claimed to be jealous, and guy friends called me lame.

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This is my new favorite video by the people who brought you the video in which the Showbiz pizza band performs a song about having sex in a nightclub.

As always, my favorite part is the creepy ventriloquist wolf and his ability to blink his eyes separately.

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Pussycat Boobs

It is Pop Wednesday in my office because I am hyper and alone and no one can tell me to turn that shit off. I just heard this song for the first time.

And I honestly thought the lyrics were:

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have BOOBIES

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