Thursday, January 31, 2008

Finally someone with some principles

Pulled from the Daily Kos.

"For just over three minutes on Saturday morning, TV talk show host Montel Williams owned the hosts of Fox and Friends. A former Marine and Naval officer, Montel lectured the stunned hosts on the stupidity of spending air time on the death of Heath Ledger, rather than covering the war in Iraq. It was a spectacle rarely seen on live cable television, as Montel exposed and condemned both tabloid "news" shows and much of American culture for what they have each become: shallow and greedy."

"Three minutes into this awkward segment on Fox, one host cut off Montel in order to go to a commercial. Montel did not return after the break. Four days later, after 17 years as a television host, Montel lost his job."

"I have no idea whether Montel already knew his show wasn’t going to be renewed, and thus felt emboldened to cut loose on the air, or whether his firing was a result of his actions on Saturday. Either way, Montel Williams exhibited courage this week that few in the television industry ever will. And for that, American troops around the world stand with him. We support him not only because he stood up for the troops, but because he did it on Fox News—a station that has done more damage to the U.S. military since 9/11 than any other."

Way to go Montel! If your show hadn't sucked so much I probably would have watched it more. I can't believe that Sylvia Brown didn't see this coming.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Todays Crush

Last night as I was sitting in my dark apartment, alone, watching American Idol, (the way God intended it) I totally fell in love with Leo Marlowe.

Leo, the 23-year-old Iowan who may be American Idol's first openly gay contestant (at least during the show's actual season, that is), who in his audition managed to be out, charming, and talented, all with relative grace.

He also had the best sound bite ever: "My mom always said she raised the perfect homecoming queen, just too bad it wasn't one of her daughters."

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Another American Family Destroyed!

I love this man.
Just a warning. This isn't edited for language.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Good Cause for a Great Person

The Woodshed Bar and a new, local band, VIVIAN'S WAY, are coming together this weekend for a common goal: raising money for a good cause and a great person.

Sam Wessels, twenty-two years old, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Being positive and strong-minded, however, he's determined to beat it and he's already making a smooth recovery. Sam is a senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah and through his parts in the ATP's plays he has touched many students, teachers and members of the community. Sam is so dedicated, he's been able to retain an academic scholarship since he entered the "U." Friend Shanna Jones says, “Sam is extremely passionate about the arts and learning; he is not only witty, but has always been immensely generous to all those around him.”

On top of being an actor, Sam is a playwright. He currently has three new musicals, one of which, Notes On A Sunday, will be performed at the "U" this March. Sam plans on moving to New York and is resolved to become a composer for musical theatre. His family and friends are doing everything they can to ensure that Sam gets well quickly and can fulfill that dream.

In a dialogue with Benny Raskin, owner of The Woodshed, Shanna Jones, (lead singer for VIVIAN'S WAY) and Marcine Lake-Bennett (manager for VIVIAN'S WAY), had the idea for a fundraiser. Marcine, having had ovarian cancer, understands how daunting the medical bills can become. Benny generously offered to provide a space and all the proceeds from the door. And VIVIAN'S WAY as well was eager to jump on board, offering their live-music talent for the night. Local Plan-B Theatre Company playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett will also be performing stand-up.

VIVIAN'S WAY is a vocally-driven band with three lead singers. The band's core has all been involved with professional theater, so the band has an enjoyable theatrical element—you can’t help but be sucked into their performance. Shanna Jones is the former lead singer of TOKEN BETTY and Daniel Simons and Ginger Bess, the other two in the trio of VIVIAN'S WAY vocal talent, were both in the local band scene in North California. The members of VIVIAN'S WAY came together with an instant chemistry.

The Sam Wessels Fundraiser, at The Woodshed Bar, will take place on Friday, January 25th, 2008 at 10:00pm. There is a $10 cover and all proceeds go to Sam Wessels.

Oh Amazon...

What were you thinking?

This was one of my suggestions from Amazon today.
I don't know what I've been searching for on Amazon to make them suggest this.
I guess they thought I might enjoys such hits as:
Midnight Message
What I Do To Men
Love Rush (Jeffrey thought Love Rash sounded better)
Never Gonna Let You Go
For You

I think I'll pass.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Get well soon my beloved!

My beloved Zac Efron was was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center today suffering from appendicitis.

His rep said, “He had his appendix removed and is recuperating.”

Zac should make a full recovery from the surgery, which shouldn’t disrupt the filming of High School Musical 3: Senior Year at all.

Thanks you Jesus.

Are you scared yet?

The United States Constitution never uses the word "God" or makes mention of any religion, drawing its sole authority from "We the People." However, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee thinks it's time to put an end to that.

"I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution," Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. "But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do -- to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view."

I'm actually speechless. I really don't know what to day to this.
It terrifies me to my core to think that this man might actually be president.
I guess I'll start looking into that whole Canadian Citizenship thing today.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I'm going down under

Let me get this straight... They get this and we get Blake Lewis?

I'm gonna have to start watching Australian Idol.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

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