Friday, February 22, 2008

I'm In The Mood To Gripe

So, about a million things piss me off about this story from The New York Times.

I don't begrudge this dude his need for privacy; I enjoy time by myself and have yet to totally lose my ability to function when my husband goes out of town. But this guy just seems like an asshole. He wants privacy, yes, but clearly his wife loves his company so much that he has to hatch a hare-brained (and expensive) scheme to indulge his wants. His genius idea: building a $20,000 cottage and hiding the purpose of the construction from his wife for a year, instead telling her that it's a shed for some of their extra stuff until it's done. And then, surprise! It wasn't to serve their joint purposes at all! It's just for him! What fun!


Thursday, February 21, 2008

It's Good To Know What Kind Of News Stories I Need To Avoid In The Morning

File Under: Things That Immediately Make Me Burst Into Tears

Monday, February 18, 2008

Why I should have been a scientist...

I could totally come up with great names for ancient bowling ball sized frogs. I have to give it to the guys who named this giant frog Beelzebufo, it's a great name. That's Devil Frog to those of you not down with your biblical science speak.

Some other names I'd put on the table:

1. Hoppopatamus
2. The Giant Frog Monster
3. Hippity Hog
4. Fred Thompson

See, I was meant for this.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

So, it's not like I've ever bought shoes from Zappos...

But, from everything I've heard they have AMAZING customer service. So I was sad to see The Consumerist report that the company will no longer offer free overnight shipping or its price protection policy. A side effect of recession times, I suppose?

Anyway, this post was clearly created just to set up the point that I really want to make: There's a Zappos outlet in Shepherdsville, KY, and I really want to go. Shoe bargains are the best!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Adventures In Blogging

So, I've done a pretty good job about keeping my personal blogging stuff on my MySpace blog, while directing my comments on pop culture, politics (clearly more Laura's domain), etc., on WBB. The strategy is two-fold: One, I want to keep my head on straight, and two, I'm not sure that WBB readers want to come here just to read that I've been recently sobbing over Felicity re-runs. (One exception, of course, was the great non-resolution resolution post of Jan. 2008).

Anyway, I'm sick of my MySpace blog, mostly because it's really ugly, and despite the fact that I wear sweats most days of the week, I'm really into aesthetics.

I think my solution is tumblr, which I've been tooling around all week to see if it'll work for me. It's pretty--its simple, clean functionality reminds me of Mac design--and it's perfect for short, quick thoughts. Sometimes, when I open Blogger or my MySpace blog, I feel compelled to create a post with, like, a thesis statement.

Tumblr isn't that new--it's been around for about a year, but I only started hearing and reading about it in the past few months. Sidenote: You know how when something new and exciting comes out--like the iPod--and then you get really excited and get one because it's new and pretty and awesome and screw everyone else and that price tag, you're on the pulse of new, exciting things! Then, later on down the road, someone you know that's totally not with it gets one, too, and you're like, "Crap, this trend is over." Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm that person. I apologize to the man that created Tumblr that, if by my creating a blog on his network is the first sure sign of the inevitable backlash to ensue.

Anyway, the only thing I don't love about tumblr is the lack of a built-in commenting function. I had to use my very limited html skills to post a commenting code I found on the internet into my tumblr code, and I think it messes with the cool design. I'll keep looking for a new solution. In the meantime, tell me what you think....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Attention Dick Wolf!

I expect to see a warmed-over version of this story on Law & Order in six months or less. Don't let me down.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Breaking! Museum News!

The Newseum is back, baby! (Well, almost.) Now, who's coming with me to D.C. so we can get our word on?

Monday, February 11, 2008

My Star Burger Makes The List

Laura's favorite burger to hate on, The Baconater, made Consumerist's list of the "5 Most Butt-Blimping Fast Food Burgers." Despite all the hatred being heaped on this luscious pile of meat, I still contend that The Baconater is delicious fare. I have not, however, eaten The Baconater in six-plus months as I have no interest in attaining double-wide size status.


Finally, finally, finally, it seems like the writer's strike is coming to an end. Life is once again worth living. Here's a link with the scoop on which shows will likely be able to produce a few more episodes this season, and which ones will just be waiting to the fall.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bittersweet Surrender...

Well, Mitt Romney has exited the presidential race, and while I think an over coiffed douchebag like himself has no place in the White House, I'm sad to see him go. Who will I make fun of now. And, as Greg so eloquently pointed out -- What in the hell are we going to do when President McCain kicks the bucket a month into office and we have to suffer through 4 years of President Huckabee?

I feel like a photo montage is in order. Or, maybe a Best of "Why I hate Mitt Romney." But I'm too tired to sort through all the magnificent fodder suitable for relentless mockery. Sigh.

Farewell Mitt Romney, Farewell.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Another Round of Celebrity Endorsements


I never really thought any candidate could match the power of Huckabee's Chuck Norris endorsement, and everyone's favorite Texas Ranger did a great job of proving me right. I really believe he deserves some credit for Huckabee's outstanding showing in the Super Tuesday primaries. My dad, a typical Republicrat, digs Obama, but would really like to see Chuck as the Director of Homeland Security. So, he's torn. I don't blame him.

But lucky for my dad, he doesn't have to worry about the Homeland Security Director position being filled by dweebs in an Obama administration. Obama has Hulk's endorsement! (Thanks Mel, one of WBB's loyal readers, for that tip) That's right, the democrats have their own all American hero. This could be a game changer, my friends.

While that's clearly the most exciting recent celebrity endorsement, here are a few more to ponder, thanks to Brenner's great find at Sorry for the Convenience:

Hillary Clinton: Madeline Albright (ok, she kind of kicks ass), Geraldine Ferraro, Jon S. Corzine, and Diane Feinstein.

Barack Obama: John Kerry, Scarlett Johansson, Larry David and assorted Kennedys.

Mike Huckabee: Duncan Hunter, Jim Gilchrist (but does he really need anyone other than Chuck?)

John McCain: Arnold Schwarzenegger (well done old man!), Sylvester Stallone (Rambo vs. Chuck? I'm still banking on Chuck.), Henry Kissinger, Joe Lieberman

Ron Paul: Arlo Guthrie, Howard Stern

Mitt Romney (argh): Ann Coulter (I actually hate her more than I hate Mitt Romney. I think this is an example of an endorsement that hurts more than it helps. I actually feel kind of sorry for Mitt.), Orrin Hatch (barf), Tom Tancredo, Dennis Hastert -- This list alone gives enough reason not to vote for Mitt Romney. Geez! What a heinous list of endorsements.

So, there you have it. Got any new endorsements to add? And who would you pick in a celebrity death match, Chuck Norris or Hulk Hogan?

Monday, February 4, 2008

Tainted breakfast

WBB's Nashville operative tells us that Music City is swarming with political candidates and their supporters looking for last minute votes before Super Tuesday. Apparently, Mitt Romney stopped at Nashville breakfast stop Pancake Pantry to look for votes.

I've always considered Pancake Pantry the most overrated place in Nashville, so it doesn't surprise me at all that our boy Mitt would go there. I'm comfortable with the fact that it's now tainted, and I can never go there again. Now, if he would have been at the Loveless Cafe, I would have been devastated, since I love that place and would like to go there and bathe in cheese grits. Phew! Close one.

Praise the Lard and Pass the Biscuits!

Friday, February 1, 2008

When Pizzas Rap about Politics

I have no words... Thanks for this ShannanB.

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