Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jenny Lewis at Coachella 2009

Here's a little video I took on my Canon PowerShot SD790 IS digital camera at Coachella on Saturday night.

I &hearts Jenny Lewis.

The songs are "Silver Lining" (a Rilo Kiley song) and the title track from her latest solo album, Acid Tongue.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Are you ready for the Rapture?

Did you know that the global climate is warming?

Well, today's Rapture index (166 and rising) is really high. So in terms of a spiritual global climate our planet is practically boiling!

The Rapture Index is a useful and extraordinarily accurate aggregation of all the factors that prophetically contribute to the likelihood that the Rapture will occur today (or pretty soon).

Hosted at RaptureReady.com, the Rapture Index is apparently put together by Todd Strandberg, the website's creator.

There are 45 categories used to calculate the Rapture Index. My favorite category that is considered to be directly contributing to the Rapture is probably "Liberalism". The site defines this category this way:
29. Liberalism
It's not just a part of the Democrat Party. liberalism is what could be called the "true conspiracy." Liberal media are 100 percent controlled by the forces that bow to humanistic ideology. [sic]
Liberalism is currently at a 4. I guess that's sort of like condition orange.

My analogy isn't very original though. Mollie Ziegler over at GetReligion.org used Department of Homeland Security's chart to illustrate her Rapture article way back in 2007.

Just in case you aren't paying attention to the index and you find that you have forgotten your Rapture Umbrella when it arrives, here's what to do:
If you're a wussy unbeliever, and you don't think you'll be able to control your bowel movements during the impending Rapture, you can stop worrying. The folks over at Tribulation Central have got you covered -- with Rapture Adult Diapers as well as other Rapture preparedness items.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ginobili not flopping well

At this point, I'm lucky if I'm getting 8 on a good flop. My wailing is good, but I need to be hitting the floor a lot harder

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Ben Folds

Uh, way back in 2005, Ben Folds released a cover version of Bitches Ain't Shit by Dr. Dre which reached #71 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here it is for your listening pleasure.

Seriously though, women, like all people, should be respected, honored and cherished. But everybody knows bitches can't hang with the muther fucking streets.

[ More Folds ]

How do you cook Brussel sprouts?

I steam them.

Get a pot full of boiling water and throw them in one of those colander thingies.

But I cut off the bottoms, first.

After I steam them for about nine or ten minutes (I like 'em tender), I will salt them with finely ground sea or kosher salt (with kosher salt you can just pinch the crystals between your thumb and finger to get a salty powder) and serve 'em.

Or, once they're steamed a bit you can throw them in a pan and saute on medium-high (5-7) for a couple minutes with a tablespoon (a slice or two) of butter, or a little bit of olive oil (butter is better for Brussels sprouts).

That's it.

Oh, you can also steam them in a pan. Take any old saute pan with a half cup of water or so and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low-medium (2-4) and throw the sprouts into the pan. Cover the pan with a lid, and let them sit there for five minutes or until they're bright green.