June 25th, 2009


Bad Jokes

I'm not feeling physically wonderful today. And I'm tired, and worried about money, and hoping that the summer gigs go well, and I've gotta straighten up this place, and it's hot and a little humid and I'm cranky.

Doesn't matter.

As long as things like this can make me smile, I know I'll be all right:

markbernstein and I have done this one a couple of times. We should do it more often. :) And all praise to Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly, and for that matter to Garrison Keillor.

We haven't had a joke thread for awhile, so please indulge yourselves. Don't make 'em too crass -- the vid above has about the right limit.

Farrah Fawcett Passes Away

Sadness. Actress Farrah Fawcett has passed away at the age of 62. Her bathing-suit pin-up poster adorned millions of walls in the 1970s (including mine), and she sold a ridiculous quantity of hair-care products, and for a long time she was basically thought of as a bimbo. But she turned out to be a pretty darn good actress, and one-half of one of the more enduring love stories in Hollywood (with Ryan O'Neal, starting in 1982). Our condolences to her family and friends.

Michael Jackson Dead

Wow. Getting multiple reports (not yet confirmed) that Michael Jackson has died of a heart attack.

ETA: It does seem to be confirmed. Wow. This will take a little while to wrap my head around, but the long and short is, what a life the guy had. And I sincerely don't know how good a life it was.

We'll talk about his music later. But not now. For now, we mourn his loss. He had a profound impact on pop music, and a lesser impact on pop culture, and for all the weird things that he did or that happened around him, for all that he took to bodyhacking as a lifestyle, he had immense talent, and for all his faults he seemed himself quite sincere. I hope you have found some measure of rest, Michael. Condolences to your family and friends.