Sunday, April 19, 2009

Song of the Day: Big Bottom

Today's Song of the Day is Spinal Tap's "Big Bottom" on account that Lynnie and I are going t the Unwigged & Unplugged concert. Hazah!

Unwigged

We'z goin.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Song of the Day: Stormy Blues

People throw out the name, but do you know the catalog? True to my promise, here is the blues of the day, the indefatigable Billie Holiday, "Stormy Blues." Fantabuloso. Just enjoy.

I've been down so long, that down don't worry me...

Song of the Day: Shake, Rattle and Roll (the dirty version)

Today's Song of the Day is "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
the rather racy version by Big Joe Turner. I'm feelin' kinda bluesy nostalgia this week so look for more like this to come. My blues library runs deep. So grab your best girl / guy, have a whiskey and have a listen. Try not swing your hips while listening, I dare you.*

*David, you've got a hall pass.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Things I Hate Today

  1. Unemployment (standing)
  2. Favorite mary janes' leather came apart
  3. Irritated nose ring
  4. Being out of shape
  5. Arguing with boy
  6. Dead vacuum cleaner
  7. Miniature ants on the counter that I only I ever see (like Snuffleupagus)
  8. Drug companies
  9. Hammocks
  10. Printer boxes

Things I love today

  1. Pistachios when they escape their shells in a race to my mouth - win by being good to go without any cracking requirements
  2. $2 you top shelf you-call-its at my bar
  3. When you remember something happy, and forget what that thing is, but the fuzzy feeling hangs around anyway
  4. Someone helping you out, even when you don't deserve it
  5. Listening to four versions of Rainbow Connection in a row - but ending with the Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies cover
  6. Helping the old lady at the store read the "sell-by" date on a can of vegetables (see: 2010)
  7. Weather warm enough to free my toes from the shackles of socks
  8. Hulu
  9. Grilled steak
  10. Good advice

Um, okay this is early even for a Husker

I don't know about anyone else, but now that they sell out the damn Spring Game, I'm already getting emails about team gear (crap). Now, I boast a rather robust team wardrobe (not for baseball this season, thank you), but some of these cross a line.

Oh yeah! Red eyelashes! Looks like your eyes have an STD. Mmmm, I cheer for my team with eye herpes!!


Wanna spice up that tailgating? Prance around in a Huskers thong. There's nothing that'll save a marriage like a Huskers string. No guys, this is NOT a wise anniversary gift. I'm guessing 99% of these sell on Frat Row.









I'm gonna give the tiny dog sweater five stars for awesomeness, -1000 stars because we're heading into the heat and humidity that is a Nebraska summer. Your tiny dog will look cute, as it lays dying in the toilet trying to cool off.

Thank you!

Quick shout-out's and thank you's to those who help me cuz I'z a little slow on the computonic machine: Sandy Shelly, Turd Ferguson, Noecker, David B, Kory, Nee Nee and of course, Dangina & Commandrew (who taught me torrent!), Purplejoolz, and so many more I'm probably in trouble for not listing. Thank you so much for helping Your Mom and everyone for reading!

Song of the Day: Everyday I Have the Blues

Today's Song of the Day is "Everyday I have the blues" from the "Count Basie Swings; Joe Williams Sings" album. I recently cracked an old Count Basie best CD I had around - forgot how much I love this song. Enjoy this live cut, but I think I actually prefer the studio edition from the album.

Count Basie makes me feel all jibbly inside.

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog



Um, subscribe. Watch. Do it now. "It's not about making money, it's about TAKING money. Besides there are kids at that park. I can't have a nemesis with every guy in a parka."

For Ms. Megan

Monday, April 13, 2009

Phenomenal.



I saw this, then I sobbed like a little baby. This makes me so happy and excited - can't wait to see more. Today the little guy won.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

History Lesson of the Day: William Franklin was a dick



His discoveries included his investigations of electricity. Franklin proposed that "vitreous" and "resinous" electricity were not different types of "electrical fluid" (as electricity was called then), but the same electrical fluid under different pressures. He was the first to label them as positive and negative respectively,[21] and he was the first to discover the principle of conservation of charge.[22] In 1750, he published a proposal for an experiment to prove that lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a storm that appeared capable of becoming a lightning storm. On May 10, 1752, Thomas-Fran├žois Dalibard of France conducted Franklin's experiment (using a 40-foot (12 m)-tall iron rod instead of a kite) and extracted electrical sparks from a cloud. On June 15, Franklin may have possibly conducted his famous kite experiment in Philadelphia and also successfully extracted sparks from a cloud, although there are theories that suggest he never performed the experiment. Franklin's experiment was not written up until Joseph Priestley's 1767 History and Present Status of Electricity; the evidence shows that Franklin was insulated (not in a conducting path, since he would have been in danger of electrocution in the event of a lightning strike). Others, such as Prof. Georg Wilhelm Richmann of Saint Petersburg, Russia, were electrocuted during the months following Franklin's experiment. In his writings, Franklin indicates that he was aware of the dangers and offered alternative ways to demonstrate that lightning was electrical, as shown by his use of the concept of electrical ground. If Franklin did perform this experiment, he did not do it in the way that is often described, flying the kite and waiting to be struck by lightning, as it would have been fatal.[23] Instead, he used the kite to collect some electric charge from a storm cloud, which implied that lightning was electrical.

Source

Bonus - want more drunken history? Check it out on Borderline's After the Show.

Ride any? What do you think it's like Land Before Time with Littlefoot and shit - it's like Jurrassic Park!



It's better to watch these in order, but I needed this today. You'll recognize these guys now that they've gone on to "Kath & Kim" and other shows. Love.

You shrunk my Honda, you bitch!

Song of the Day: One Man Guy

Song of the Day is "One Man Guy" from one of my favorite all-time albums: Poses by Rufus Wainwright.

For Vermont

Hurra-AAaaaaay!

"Vermont approves gay marriage

Vermont today became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage — and the first to do so with a legislature’s vote. The Burlington Free Press reports that Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry was overturned by a 23-5 vote in the state Senate and 100-49 in the House.

Under Vermont law, two-thirds of each chamber had to vote for override. Vermont becomes the fourth state to permit same-sex marriage, joining Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa. Their approval of gay marriage came from the courts."

Source: USA Today

We Made You



I have to admit, I'm an Eminem listener. He's been on hiatus for whining and napping (addiction to sleeping pills) and for his cameos as the Pilsbury Doughboy. But he's back and svelt with two new albums; this is his first single in two years. You can check it out on the album, "Relapse." Love. New Lynn's Hot Boob Sweat Celebrity Gossip theme song?

Monday, April 06, 2009

The Muppet Bus



For Lynnie

Concerns and clarifications

I had a few questions regarding my attempt at satire in the lead-in to the Iowa ban on gay marriage article. Civil unions are a civil right - and I am now and will always be in support of same-sex marriage. I go to a church where the pastor is gay and they support and openly explore the issue of gay marriage within the church - not even just in the law. They have a float in each year's PRIDE parade.

I hope that clears things up, I'm crushed to think someone misunderstood me. Some of my most beloved friends and family members happen to be gay, and sometimes my frankness on the subject leads me to speak without thinking about the read for different audiences. My apologies to anyone who was offended. :-(

Mom's gonna ride this one for a while

And the happiest place in the U.S. is....

And FYI, the girl in the red sweatshirt was my sister's childhood best friend and I took care of her most of her life. Yeah, insert "Knowing everyone" joke here.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Newsiness rundown

Iowa changing state motto from "Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain" to, "Our Ideas of Liberty are Flexible and Relegated to just the Groups We Deem Have Positive Bedroom Values."

Still unknown: will the raccoon on his head also have to attend trial. Timmy, as he's called, asking Judge for special "Wait in the Hall Pass."

PTA-types on crank jailed; in future news: little Chen makes plastic vomit.

Sale canceled, Madonna's engorged roid-veins subsequently suck all the rivers of Africa dry

Damn you Fred Savage! This explains so much!

Unemployment Rate Jumps to 8.5 Percent, 663K Jobs Lost in March

The nation's unemployment rate shot up from 8.1 to 8.5 percent last month, new figures out today show, as employers continued to slash jobs in the face of slumping demand.

The economy shed 663,000 jobs in March, the fourth straight month in which job losses have topped 600,000, according to Labor Department data.

A total of 5.1 million jobs have been lost since the recession began in December 2007, and more than 13 million people are unemployed.

The labor market is actually weaker than the official unemployment rate indicates. Groups excluded from the official count include people who are working part time but would rather be working full time, people who want to work but haven't looked for a job in the past month, and people who have become discouraged and given up looking. If those groups are included, the unemployment rate is 16.2 percent, up slightly from February.

The employment report casts a cloud over recent signs that the recession might be hitting bottom. Earlier this week, new orders for manufactured goods rose unexpectedly, suggesting the pace of that sector's decline may be slowing. Government data out Wednesday also showed the fall-off in construction spending starting to moderate.

Source: Washington Post

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Song of the Day: A Good Man is Easy to Kill

Today's Song of the Day is A Good Man is Easy to Kill, from Beulah's The Coast is Never Clear album.

Dedicated...to Ferg. ;o) mwwwwaaa!

Elke the Baby Leaf Monkey



Just made me a little less evil.

Source

Seen Yesterday on a Family SUV

Also on the car, a "Proud of my Middle School Student."

Pork Chop Sandwiches



A little nostalgia...happy fool's day.