To commemorate the anniversary of the tragic passing of bassist Cliff Burton, Metallica released a live recording from their vault from 1984! It's a FREE MP3 download from November 22, 1984 from Le Riff Toulhouse in France.
I have never been to Portland, OR. But if it's as weird and goofy as they make it out to be in Portlandia I may have to visit soon. Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen and former Sleater- Kinney and current Wild Flag member Carrie Brownstein created Portlandia through a friendly collaboration called Thunderant. Now in it's third season, Portlandia continues to present the west coast city as the surviving bastion of 1990's hyper liberal, environmentally conscious, anti-establishment attitude. The chemistry between Armisen and Brownstein is more natural than a Vegan Hemp Clothier, and the characters they create are all people, I swear to Ralph Nader, I have met in my travels or might live next to me. Portlandia is a hip sketch comedy show that's not afraid to make fun of Hipsters.(and Hipsters are just begging to be rankled anyway.)
In the interview below, Fred Armisen talks about some of the second season's special guests and the relationship between Drug Addiction and Battlestar Galactica:
Here's the amazingly creepy guest appearance by Jeff Goldblum:
Here's Ultra-Feminist Bookstore owners Candace and Toni with a guest appearance by Steve Buscemi:
This is the charismatic Aliki played by SNL's Jason Sudeikis:
Noone ever claimed that the U.S. brewed the best beer. In fact, it seems we usually get crapped on for our generally lower standards of the craft compared to other countries. Belgium, to name one, is a country that bends us over its national knee and gives us a European spanking with their hearty and delicious offerings.
BUT STOP COMPLAINING:
According to an analysis performed by "The Economist," the US has THE CHEAPEST BEER IN THE WORLD. If that doesn't make you want to wet your whistle with beer water, I don't know what will.
Due to our relatively higher pay, and fewer bucks per beer, it takes the average American only five (5) minutes to raise the skrill to afford a 16oz. beer at a store. Compare that to our pals in India where a bottle of your average courage serum takes 50 damn minutes to afford, and you may be a little less concerned with what your friends are starting to call a 'problem'.
Here is the breakdown of the beer purchasing power of work efforts across the world. Cheers, ladies and gentleman.
It's a busy day for the Soundgarden guys. Today, we get a taste of what the first new album in 15 years is going to sound like with the release of "Been Away Too Long". It's a fitting song title, considering how long it's really been! They said it would never happen... and yet, they have reunited, recorded an new studio album, been part of the soundtrack of one of the biggest movies in history (The Avengers), and are planning a world tour! I guess it happened after all, you liars! :)
Matt has been keeping himself busy during the break up of Soundgarden, with this other band... Pearl Jam. Maybe you've heard of them?
How did the reunion happen? What does the rest of King Animal sound like? Will there be a co-headlining tour, with a Temple of the Dog reunion? Who is Matt's favorite Avenger? How he feels about turning 50? What kind of digs he has? I asked him everything!
There's a chance that when you were a kid, your parents washed your mouth out with soap for cursing. There is NO chance that happened to you once you became an adult. But it actually happened to this woman.
On Tuesday, 20-year-old Stephanie Madewell, her boyfriend, 26-year-old John Vincent Caruso, and their two children were at their home in Land O'Lakes, Florida. And Stephanie was swearing.
John was upset, and told her if she kept cursing so loud he'd wash her mouth out with soap. But she ignored him and kept going.
So he grabbed a bottle of Dawn liquid dishwashing detergent, went up behind her, jammed the bottle in her mouth, and squirted it.
She called the cops, and they found a cut on her lip and dried up dish soap on her cheek, chin, and running down her neck into her shirt. John was arrested for domestic battery.
The cops say John told them his parents used to wash his mouth out with soap as a kid, so even though he's 26, quote, "he will still put soap in his mouth out of respect for his parents."
(Dude kinda looks like Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day)
This is mean, unethical, and will probably cause a lifetime of awkward family gatherings. But for you, it's the opportunity of a LIFETIME to get rich AND show off your legendary Casanova skills.
A billionaire in Hong Kong is offering any man in the world $65 MILLION . . . if you can seduce his lesbian daughter away from her wife and turn her hetero.
Cecil Chao Sez-tsung is a property developer in Hong Kong. His 33-year-old daughter Gigi Chao (on right in photo) married her girlfriend, Sean Eav, in April in France.
Cecil says that wedding was, quote, "false" and he wants to pay a man a fortune to seduce Gigi back to heterosexuality. Quote, "I don't mind whether he's rich or poor. The important thing is that he's generous and kind-hearted."
So if you're generous, kind-hearted, willing to seduce a stranger for a paycheck, AND you believe that sexual preference is just a choice that can be manipulated with huge sums of cash . . . I guess you should head to France.
And if you can't seduce Gigi, maybe you can convince her to pretend to date you and split the money. Even if you offer her a 90-10 split, you're set for life.
When I was a little girl, I was normal! I wore dresses, and had stuffed animals. I wore Mickey Mouse ears, and was... cute, or so I've been told.
What happened you ask? 2 things changed the course of my life forever!
1. My Mom let me listen to the White Album on our old, hutch style, stereo system. It had a radio, turntable, and 8 track. I loved pushing the button on the 8 track and skipping from song to song. The White Album, is not the Beatles best album in my opinion... but it has some of my favorite songs! They were on a lot of drugs at the time, and maybe not the best influence for my young mind. I still LOVE Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Glass Onion, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Rocky Raccoon, and one of my all time favorite songs... Blackbird.
2. My Mom took me to see Grease. At the end of the movie... When Sandy come to the carnival in the leather jacket, spandex pants, with the red heels and big hair... smoking a cigarette, I said "She is so pretty, I want to grow up and be just like her!" Today Olivia Newton John turned 64 years old... and I still look at her in that movie and think... Bad Ass Chick!
See, I could have grown up normal... But the Beatles and Olivia Newton John had other plans!