Friday, April 28, 2006

Let's Impeach the President

Listen to Neil Young's new album, Living With War, for free online

I've never consdered myself a huge Neil Young "fan," but I do love many of his songs. This latest album is probably the best musical protest against this administration I've heard. Let's hope this is ushering in a new wave of protest music.

Watch the CNN Interview with Neil Young. They let him explain a lot more than they nromally do, even if the reporter sounds like an idiot.

You might also be interested in watching Pink sing her "Dear Mr. President" song on You Tube.

"Dear Mr. President"
(feat. Indigo Girls)

Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
What do you feel when you look in the mirror
Are you proud

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
How can you say
No child is left behind
We're not dumb and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye

Let me tell you bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night
How do you walk with your head held high
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you

CNN.com - 'Green roofs' growing more popular - Apr 28, 2006

CNN.com - 'Green roofs' growing more popular - Apr 28, 2006

Germans are so cool about stuff like this. They really have blown much of the rest of the world away on environmental policy.

RETTEN DIE ERDE!

Viral Video contest entry leads to job offer

A really neat story on several fronts. This kid produced a viral video for a contest using a Nintendo emulator on his computer and recreated a historic error from game six of the 1986 World Series.

Red Sox Redux

Bill Buckner's World Series Error Gets a New Life, Videogame Style



Charleston Daily Mail: MU Movie deal isn't about dollars and cents

There is an interesting story in the Charleston Daily Mail today about the economic side of the deal the Marshall University and the state struck with Warner Brothers to film "We Are...Marshall." For those of you who don't know what this is about I've been following this a somwhat on my (sad) movie blog (Sarah's Movie Column).


From a public relations perspective, this movie is a real coup for Marshall. I hope it goes well for them. I hate that everything nowadays comes down to name recognition and marketing, but I'm looking forward to the movie regardless.

Any chance to see WV portrayed in film in an accurate and positive light will be refreshing.
The movie folks seems to be taking great pains to be accurate and the locals seem happy with their efforts, care and respect. What a concept! - out-of-staters *respecting* West Virginians for once.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I love la la!

I posted a few weeks ago on this new website/service called "la la" where you can trade CDs with people for a $1.00 + shipping. Well, I've been using it since then and so far I think it is really really cool. I have been able to not only get new stuff but a lot of things I had on tape that I am too cheap to buy on CD again.

This is really nice.

I also LOVE being able to trade out CDs I don't listen to - especially ones I listened to once and thought were lame and was pissed I paid for.

lala.com

Friday, April 21, 2006

‘Snakes on a Plane’ a phenomenon on Web - Movies - MSNBC.com

‘Snakes on a Plane’ a phenomenon on Web - Movies - MSNBC.com

I really thought this was a joke, but it isn't! It sounds soooo stupid. The cult phenomenon that has come about because of this is hilarious.

More links:
Listen to the fake trailer here:
http://www.snakesonablog.com/2006/01/17/snakes-on-songs-ii/

the original story i heard on this:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5298003

The Wikipedia entry on this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakes_on_a_plane

Monday, April 17, 2006

WTF?? 80's Heartthrob Quiz

Your 80s Heartthrob Is

Bill Gates


Kee-rist. Since when is Bill Gates an 80's heartthrob??

Monday, April 10, 2006

Brandy & Preston have a new baby!

This story is about a miracle. I just received an e-mail from Sue Jennings a client of mine and stepmother to one of my oldest friends, Brandy. Brandy told me a few years ago that she and her husband, Preston, decided that they would not have children because she has MS and she was actually even been told by the Dr. that she probably should not/could not have any after 30. She just turned 31.

I was so happy to read this!! It is scary and amazing and I hope and pray that everything goes well for them. Steve and I are so happy for you Brandy & Preston. We are sending positive thoughts your way.

Rather than rewrite Sue's telling of the amazing event, I'll just paste it here:

This is a mass email to let everyone we know the wonderful miracle we had this past Saturday.

We got a phone call early Saturday morning informing us that Brandy, Stan's daughter was in an ambulance on the way to hospital and that she was at least 8 months pregnant. This is truly a suprise because no one, even Brandy knew she was expecting. Now I'll back up some in time and explain. Brandy and Preston (proud father) decided before getting married no to have children because of Brandy's MS and Preston has a family problem he didn't want to pass on either. Brandy began taking birth control even though she has been told many times by doctors that she probably could never get pregnant. She has big cycts on her ovaries and hasn't had any cycles for the last two years, and a year prior to that hadn't cycled for a term of 7 years. Going on with this story, Brandy must has gotten pregnant in Aug. and in Sept she went on a diet and began walking. Slowly, very slowly she began to take off a few pounds. Come Jan. she took a round of cemo therapy to stop an attack she was having that has all but taken her eye sight. This is significant because right before this treatment they gave her a pregnancy test and it came back negative. Also if she had known she was pregnant she wouldn't have taken this treatment that saved her eveysight. Then to answer another question why didn't she feel the baby. One symptom of MS that Brandy has is a numbness in the lower half of her body. She actully couldn't feel the baby at all. She did start wondering what was making her stomach hard at times but couldn't figure it out. The climax to this story that 10:00 Saturday morning April 8th , 2006 Brandy and Preston found out they were having a baby. By 11:00 that evening they had a healthy and I might add beautiful baby boy weighing in at 6lbs 6oz. 19 inches long and has been named Samuel Paul Shrout. Brandy is doing very well, she did have to have a C section because of eclampsia. She gained a whopping minus 18 pounds during her pregnancy. So there it is. In case you don't know this couple personally please let me tell you that it was a sad day in all our lives when they let us know they weren't going to h ave children. There is not two people more loving and patient and giving in this world and who wouldn't be better parents. Well I guess we weren't the only ones who thought this, God must have thought so too. He took in into his hands to make eveything happen just as it has so Brandy and Preston could be blessed with this wonderful little person without a lot of worrying and anxiety.


We would like to also ask eveyone to keep Brandy in their prayers now because after delivery of a child all MS patients go into a very high risk catagory with the disease, experiencing many "attacks". I'm sure she will probably be taking more chemo very soon and this should help, but I believe prayers will help her even more. God has definitely had her in his sights so lets help keep her there. I've tried to call as many people as I could but have not gotten as far as I'd like so that is the reason for this email. We are very excited and full of joy and just want to share this miracle with our friends.
God bless, Stan & Sue Jennings

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sign Up for la la

la la - Sign Up

I signed up for this cool music service I read about in Newsweek last week. It is invite only right now, but if you do a Google search for la la you see an ad at the top of the page that links to their sign up sheet. If you go to lala.com on your own, however, you get a splash screen telling you to wait until July.

An interesting way to market this service, I think. You make sure your advertising on Google pays off, and you get people to help you spread word of mouth and iron out the bugs before your official launch.

Brilliant!

Anyway...I'm linking to the sign up sheet here anyway because I think it is a pretty neat-o service and I think if you are interested in music you'd enjoy it. (No I don't get anything for promoting it. I just think it is cool.)

Sign up for la la!