Friday, January 31, 2003

The Onion | Depressed Roommate Hitting The GameCube Pretty Hard Nintendo spokesman Michael Dean offered support to Mahaffey and others sharing his problem.
"Our prayers go out to the friends and family of Mr. Mahaffey, and to Mr. Mahaffey himself," Dean said. "When used responsibly, the Nintendo GameCube is a refreshing and enjoyable way to unwind from the pressures of the day. It is not intended for abuse, as has been reported among a small percentage of our happy GameCube family. We hope Mr. Mahaffey can get the help he needs so he can once again lead a productive life that includes responsible playing of such forthcoming games as Dungeons & Dragons Heroes, Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Evolution Snowboarding."

This was the signature on an email from a senior partner at KPMG:

Our advice in this email is based on the facts and on authorities that are
subject to change, retroactively, and/or prospectively.

Thursday, January 30, 2003

i can't get the pictures to load...

The Smoking Gun: Archive JANUARY 29--One of the trio of "Joe Millionaire" finalists has starred in dozens of kinky bondage and fetish films that feature her being handcuffed, gagged, hog-tied, and bound with duct tape, The Smoking Gun has learned.

While Fox Television has described Sarah Kozer's occupation as "sales and design," the 29-year-old Los Angeles woman has a far more interesting entry on her resume: in the past few years she has starred in bondage films like "Novices in Knots," "Hogtied," and "Helpless Heroines," as well as foot fetish titles like "Dirty Soled Dolls." The 1998 graduate of Virginia's George Mason University is credited in these films as "Cindy Schubert."

If you can't trust someone on a TV reality show, who can you trust? And to the producers of Joe Millionaire, I ask, "What did you know and when did you know it?" and "What do you tie attach the chains to on the casting couch?" - Web site: 'Millionaire' finalist is bondage star - Jan. 30, 2003 Web site: 'Millionaire' finalist is bondage star

Thursday, January 30, 2003 Posted: 12:21 AM EST (0521 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- One of three women finalists on the hit Fox reality show "Joe Millionaire" has starred under another name in dozens of bondage and fetish films, a Web site reported Wednesday.

Sarah Kozer has appeared -- often bound and gagged but fully clothed -- in such movies as "Hogtied" and "Helpless Heroines" under the stage name "Cindy Schubert," according to The Smoking Gun.

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

macy' has a glossary.

i'm not making this up. - Glossary Anchor band mattress pad
A pad protecting the surface of a mattress and held in place by four bands (often elastic) that extend from the corners of the pad around each corner of the mattress.

A silky soft natural hair fiber from the Angora goat or rabbit. Angora is most commonly used in fabrics made into sweaters and scarves.

A fragrance akin to licorice and fennel derived from the anise herb and used as a top note in perfumes.

A strap attached at the top of the heel that encircles the ankle and is usually found on sandals. With high heels

Wonder if I can buy adspace in people's personal outhouses.

A case of the law of large numbers coming into play? Hardly. In a neighborhood of 200 homes, only one on average has a TiVo. More U.S. homes have outhouses (671,000) than TiVos (504,000 to 514,000).

if i weren't an insomniac, i'd be losing sleep about TiVo.

this graph is preceded by a full column of how little TiVo viewers watched commercials during the Super Bowl.

TiVo reported that many viewers replayed some commercials as well as some of the action on the field. This aspect of trickplay -- personal instant playback during live broadcasts -- is what appears to make TiVo increasingly interesting to sports fans.

The company said the Super Bowl commercials most heavily watched by TiVo users were:

1. Reebok's "Office Linebacker Terry Tate"
2. Anheuser-Busch's "Meeting Mom"
3. Anheuser-Busch's "Three Arms"
4. Anheuser-Busch's "Zebra"
5. Anheuser-Busch's "Upside Down Clown"
6. Universal Pictures' "Bruce Almighty"
7. Gatorade's "23 vs. 39"
8. Pepsi Twist's "Jack & Kelly"
9. Anheuser-Busch's "Dreadlocks Dog"
10. Sony Pictures' "Charlie's Angels Full Throttle"

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

My Yahoo! for mjcaballero

it's illegal art...

i gotta figure out how to put pictures up here.

Visual Diana Thorneycroft
"Goofy," "Mickey," "Bert," "Barney," "Pinky," "Bart"
Graphite on paper, 2001-2

Thorneycroft had to withdraw this series of drawing from an exhibit in Canada to avoid getting sued

the young ones, oooh-oooooh!

to live, love, something something a song to be sung,
because we may not be the Young Ones very long...

The Young Ones FAQ part 2 - Quotable Lines Mike: "I hate to say anything negative, but no."

Princeton has a drinking policy? No wonder Bush didn't go there.

The State of the Union Address Drinking Game Please note, Princeton University's Alcohol Policy includes the following clause:
"Students are in violation of the University alcohol policy under any or all of the following circumstances: 1. When the serving of alcohol encourages excessive drinking (e.g., drinking games, initiation activities, hazing) as it can lead to the endangerment of the individual served. When this is the case, those serving the alcohol are in violation of policy. This is an especially serious violation."

Please further note that we do not now, nor have we ever, encouraged irresponsible use of alcohol. It is important to know your own limits and to act accordingly. We discourage improper use of alcohol.

damn polisci frat boys.

The State of the Union Address Drinking Game "Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States..."

The general rules of this game are no different from any other drinking game. A drink is either a shot or a good gulp from a beer (or cider). Different events call for different numbers of drinks and all you do is watch the speech and play along. If all goes well, you'll be unconscious by the time they show the other party's response.

This year, President Bush's State of the Union address is scheduled for January 28, 2003 at 9pm (Eastern). It should be broadcast on all major networks and cable news/political networks.
For online coverage, go to

Link to last year's game...

Monday, January 27, 2003

icon war!

Icon War

ah, presents.


Ouch. Read the quote at the end... - Anheuser-Busch's 'Replay' is top Super Bowl ad And it looks like Michael Jordan isn't just losing his touch on the court, but off it, too.

Jordan fell flat in ads for Hanes and Gatorade, neither of which even cracked the top 20. That's a long fall for Jordan, who has twice helped companies win Ad Meter: Nike in 1992 and McDonald's in 1993.

Jordan's appearance in ads "doesn't do anything for me," says Talo Nance, 24, a student at the University of Maryland. "He's not that good anymore."

Saturday, January 25, 2003

there's a picture of the sentinel's 'humorous' sports columnist with the miller lite chicks. possible survey: the Coors light twins v. the Miller Lite fighters.


Eat your hearts out, guys.

Yes, the blonde is Tanya Ballinger and the brunette is Kitana Baker -- better known as the Miller Lite catch-as-catch-can wrestling girls.

The gray in the middle is me.

There are a lot of reasons to go to the Super Bowl. There's the chance to chat with Don Shula, one of my all-time heroes (seen elsewhere on the page). And there are the parties, including the commissioner's bash. And there are the reunions with other sports reporters because the Super Bowl is the closest thing we have to a convention. And there is use of the corporate credit card. (No, wait, don't print that.) Oh, yeah, there's the game.

But meeting Kitana and Tanya, well, it doesn't get any better than that. (And if my lovely wife is reading this, I mean that in the most professional way, Honey.)

The girls were escorted by Tom Bick, Miller brand manager, who just kept grinning. He seemed like a man truly in love with his work.

"How hot is the commercial?" he said. "We had lunch today and when the girls got to this restaurant, it sold out of Miller in 20 minutes. Of course we have scientific ways to measure the success of a commercial -- but we don't need science for this one."

If by chance you have been in the space shuttle for the last three weeks, Tanya and Kitana are in this commercial that starts with them each having a Miller Lite and disagreeing on why it's such a great beer. Well, one thing quickly leads to another, one article of clothing quickly is ripped away after another, leading to this fight in a fountain and eventually this fight in wet cement.

I'm thinking Emmy for the both of them.

As you may know, the commercial once ended with one saying to the other, "Let's make out." That's no longer seen, but Tom says comments the company received are strongly in favor of the girls doing whatever they want.

(No, I didn't ask.)

But, yes, stunt doubles were used for the harder stunts.

Tanya tells me that they originally heated the water in that fountain, which is in L.A., but that it got very cold eventually. I felt so bad for them.

And Kitana says the commercial took two days to shoot, but, no, she and Tanya never felt the guys in charge were calling for extra "takes" just for the heck of it.

"They were very professional," said my good friend Kitana.

"Nice to meet you," said my good friend Tanya.

Life is good.

Friday, January 24, 2003

perfectly normal, perfectly healthy... - Page2 - Inside the talk show studio Jimmy: OK. (Dramatic pause) Adam and his buddies are really more monkey than man. High school never really ended for them -- none of them went on to college, they went from doing a minimum wage job in high school to a minimum wage job as an adult. So they found inexpensive ways to entertain themselves. For instance, they would go to Denny's, pack into a booth, and whomever was in the middle of the booth -- either Adam or his buddy Ray -- would covertly pee on the person across from them. Apparently you don't notice it for at least a minute ...

this has nothing to do with Buddyhead.

i'm bummed about my job. nothing but bad news and bad energy (no wait, there isn't even energy - it's like the opposite of that old line about not having any luck at all). and i'm so bitter that whenever i see good work all i think is what a waster i am.

and i had to spend 20 minutes undoing the undoing of the spyware that comes with Kazaa so i could make it work again, and i don't even know how to pronounce 'kazaa' correcctly, and i'm glad that the .com boom is grinding to a halt so that new companies can find something vaugely in a indu-european tradition of pronounciation, and not just the shortest random combination of letters that verisign will allow, and whoever was squatting on has stopped.

but in this pity party (motto: more balls than the democratic party) mood, i'm just going to feel like a shit for not having anything to put up on except this shitty blog and maybe a link to a monkey sniffing its own ass.

and for no good reason at all, i don't feel sorry for a no-legged dog because even though it can't go from point A to point B it can still lick it's own genitalia.

oh, this is a link to a sarcastic punk zine:

buddyhead :: night time is the right time

honestly, i'd never heard of this movie before.

maybe it'll play at the mission.

Kangaroo Jack : Mr. Cranky Rates the Movies : Kangaroo Jack I admit it: I tried to skip "Kangaroo Jack" altogether, figuring it would beat a hasty retreat from theaters and I could claim that reviewing the film had just "slipped my mind." Then "Kangaroo Jack" spent its opening week as the #1 movie in America. No wonder it's so easy to hijack an election in this country and use your stolen mandate to lead it into an apocalyptic war -- everyone's too busy flocking to crap like "Kangaroo Jack" to get off their asses and do anything about it.

Faced with an invitation to accompany me to "Kangaroo Jack" to lend some support during the ordeal, my so-called "friends" were quick to evaporate into a miasma of excuses such as "I have to help a friend move," "My grandpa's having a stroke tonight" and "Frankly, I'd rather crap broken glass." This is the kind of movie that, once it's over, you leave the theater with your jacket over your head. I went to the ticket window alone, and alone confessed my shame: "One for 'Kangaroo Jack' please."

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Happy National Pie Day!

National Pie Day -The American Pie Council - National Pie Day - January 23rd

Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day is dedicated to the celebration of pie. As part of our American heritage, this day is a perfect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and pie making to future generations.

Each year about this time the American Pie Council sponsors the National Pie Championships where some of the best pie makers in the United States and Canada enter their pies to compete for the "American Pie Council's Best Pie in America" award. For more information on who has the best pies in America, click on "The Great American Pie Festival" icon.

To celebrate National Pie Day share the warmth of the ultimate "comfort food" by giving the gift of pie to a friend or neighbor. Your generosity will be long remembered.

If pie making is not in your schedule, stop by your favorite pie shop or grocery store and bring home a gift of love and enjoyment for the whole family. The coldest of January days will be warmed by a special pie dessert.

Watch for winning recipes on our web site or first hand in our newsletter, THE PIE TIMES by joining the American Pie Council.

at times, i feel an odd kinship with Bat Child.

Weekly World News Documented extensively by the Weekly World News, the Bat Child is known to most simply as an accident of nature.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

i used to live here...

5th house from the left.

California Coastal Records Project - Image 6652

Monday, January 20, 2003

Yahoo! Sports: NBA - Yao's precipitous rise to stardom is impressive "How does a single blade of grass thank the sun?"

Inauguration of John F. Kennedy 1961

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Sunday, January 19, 2003

These are quotes from an actual analyst in Kansas City. Verbatim. I'm not kidding.

The Landmark - Off the Couch by Greg Hall •“I think both of these teams respectively give each other respect. And that’s why it’s become that real, real crucial of a rivalry. What Chiefs team’s gonna to show up is going to bow down to what’s going to happen today. They have to show up today and play some solid football. If not they will be right back where we was again flat if they don’t get this win.”
Neil Smith, Channel 5
GH: Can you imagine the conversations Neil and Gunther must have had back in the 90s? I’ll bet they had to both wear those United Nations headsets while somebody translated for them.

SONICS: Peja Drobnjak's web site

this is the best NBA player site (sorry Amaechi)ever.

Friday, January 17, 2003

noodles. noodles. ok. think baseball... noodles. baseball. noodles. - welcome!

from Mac the Mouth's website. solo album to come. Ian McCulloch : webbed : the official site

the notion of a dyslexic Frank Sinatra ('I've Got You Under My Sink'),

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

From the Stone Roses to Harry Potter's familiar...

Ian Brown to appear in next Harry Potter movie - NME.COM
Hope he doesn't scare the kids... BROWN'S OFF TO HOGWARTS!

IAN BROWN is to pay a visit to HOGWARTS - making a cameo appearance in the next HARRY POTTER movie!

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the third movie in the series, 'Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban' is due to hit screens next year.

Based on the massively successful JK Rowling book of the same name, the film follows the children's character in his third year at Hogwarts school for wizards, and is likely to be one of the biggest grossing movies in history on its release.

Sources have told NME that King Monkey signed up for a role after his wife Fabiola introduced him to a friend who is a casting agent on the project.

"He's going to have a screen test for a speaking part, but if that doesn't work out I think he'll be getting a bit part in the movie somewhere or other," a Manchester source told NME.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

The Limey sent me this site. I haven't contributed. Don't plan to. - Give Me Nice Big Boobs! Welcome!

Do you want to decide the fate of a college girl's chest? Do you want to help give the world a pair of big beautiful breasts? Here is your chance to GIVE MICHEL BOOBS!

Michel Before - 34A Michel After? - YOU DECIDE

I made this site because I have been considering breast augmentation for many years and would like support getting there. I do just fine with padded bras (BestForm hidden pushups, 34A), but I think augmented boobs look nice, and I think a lot of other people do too.

pierre is a fucking madman genius.

plans for Disorient 2003. come and join us.

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Monday, January 13, 2003

my friend Proctor went to the rodeo on Saturday. he says he's got a new fantasy.

Lingerie Costumes: Cowgirl Fantasy Sex Costume - Costumes by Shirley Lingerie Costumes: Cowgirl Fantasy Sex Costume
5 piece costume includes: faux red suede "fringed" bra top with tie neck and back, fringed chaps with lace up front and back, fringed "glovettes". comes with western american printed spandex vest and boy shorts. red only. hat not included.

Voltaire Quotes - The Quotations Page I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire (Attributed); originated in "The Friends of Voltaire", 1906, by S. G. Tallentyre (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)

i like this one. (don't read anything into this, i just like it. i'm cynical. so fucking sue me.) : Hugh MacLeod Within 1 week of meeting this person you realize that not only have you found your soulmate, but you've found your soulmate who likes to have sex 4 times a day in the bed, on the dining table, on the kitchen floor, in the changing rooms at Bloomingdale's etc.

Within 2 weeks you're already talking about moving in together.

Within 3 weeks you're talking about having babies together.

Within 4 weeks you realize this person is a complete psychopath.

Within 5 weeks this person also thinks you're a complete psychopath.

Within 6 weeks you're sitting at a restaurant with an old friend who is giving you the "How come you only call me when you're single" speech.

a network time killer... : Hugh MacLeod by hugh macleod
"cartoons drawn on the back of business cards"

Thursday, January 09, 2003

mullet, a butt-crack and being able to fix shit. personal ads in the other Portland...

Rent-A-Husband® From a writeup in People Magazine:

* In the money Man Around the House

Need a guy-but not a relationship? The solution could be Rent-a-Husband? Kaile Warren knows how to satisfy a woman. For that, he has been transformed from a sad sack sleeping on a sofa at his failing home remodeling company to an entrepreneur with franchises on both sides of the Atlantic. Warren's story, more Home Improvement than Boogie Nights, began on a grim evening in May 1996. Despondent over his business troubles and the end of his three-year marriage, he prayed for a break. At 3 a.m., he says, he awoke to a three word vision: Rent-a-Husband. "I was a little bit in awe of it," says Warren, 38, of Portland, Maine.

? ? ?
And why not? Warren's service provides 10 "husbands" who are all work and no whine. For $25 an hour they do everything from screw in a lightbulb to build a back porch. "They're every woman's dream - tall, dark and handy," boasts Warren. And profitable. He expects revenues in his Portland office to top $500,000 this year and has recently signed contracts for 17 U.S. franchises and 2 in England.

Born to parents in the construction business, Warren began working part-time by his father's side at age 8. Later, as a home remodeler, Warren was struck by how couples bickered over household chores. "I wanted to figure out how to tap into that need, and the words never came to me," he says. Until Rent-a-Husband?. Still, he needed a few good men--carpenters, electricians and all around Mr. Fix-Its-who wouldn't expect dinner or leave the toilet seat up. " It's really hard to find a good husband," he muses. "But once you do, you hold onto him for life."

"So far, all my wives have been happy," says hubby-provider Kaile Warren

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

Coming to the Aladdin Theatre in February...

on the 'auditions' page, you can see their trick, 'the hamburger'.

Puppetry of the Penis

Phil Knight is in my yoga class.

A commercial pose is the last thing yoga needs
Nike is counting on the "yoga nistas." You know the type: upwardly mobile women who practice yoga in order to attain inner peace and firmer buns. The athletic-wear company wants to convince this group that its new cross-training shoe, the Kyoto, is just what they need for their next yoga session.

So convince me. I can't boast that I've practiced yoga for 15 years, as Christy Turlington does in her new book, Living Yoga. But I have dabbled enough to know that I don't need shoes for it.

Nike admits as much on its Web site. "Yes, we know you don't wear shoes during yoga," the site says before cutting to the chase. "Snatch this stretchy upper that molds to your foot to create a seamless line when paired with yoga pants." Yes, the sales strategy is based on the hunch that I want to be fashionable yet comfortable on my way to class. Nike also sells pants, tops and a yoga stretching kit (mat included) at its Nike Goddess stores.

if any of you actually like negro people...

Black People Love Us! Welcome to our website:
Black People Love Us!

We are well-liked by Black people so we're psyched (since lots of Black people don't like lots of White people)!! We thought it'd be cool to honor our exceptional status with a ROCKIN' domain name and a killer website!!

We hope you think we're as awesome as the Black community does!!

The Langley Schools Music Project: "INNOCENCE AND DESPAIR" "The Angels love enthusiasm far more than perfection." --anonymous

The Langley Schools Music Project is a 60-voice chorus of rural school children from western Canada, untrained but captivated by melodic magic, singing tunes by the Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, The Bay City Rollers, and others. The students accompany themselves with the shimmering gamelan chimes of Orff percussion, and elemental rock trimmings arranged by their itinerant music teacher, Hans.Fenger.

These 1976-77 recordings, captured on a 2-track tape deck in a school gymnasium, weren't staged to achieve money or fame, to sell albums or land a record contract. These kids played music because they loved it. Innocent, flawed and bittersweet, guided by Fenger's unsuspecting genius, these recordings deserve to be heard and preserved. They brim with charm and youthful ?lan, sparked by flashes of lo-fi Spectorian majesty and Pet Sounds subtlety. Call it folk art, outsider, or campfire rock -- the labels don't matter. These are gorgeous, heavenly artifacts. Period.

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

color me scared.

Tim Allen's Official Web Site

'This is the launch of the new and improved and is a creative effort to organize personal information, to share what's 'inside my head' and to exchange ideas.'

why no Behind the Laughter on Comedy Central. Unintentional comedy by the boatload.

I have a very good friend who used to deal coke and also works for an ad agency.

Thousands of the silliest, funniest and coolest pictures, jokes, audio files, games, eBooks and more at His father died in an auto accident in 1964 when Allen was 11, and his mother later married an old high school flame who had also lost his wife in a car crash. Eventually the family moved to a suburb of Detroit. In 1976, Allen graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in television production and went on to work in a sporting goods store and then in an advertising agency. He made his debut as a standup comedian at Detroit's Comedy Castle in 1979 after accepting a dare from a good friend, but his career was cut short when he was arrested for dealing cocaine and sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. F

as soon as i get my homepage up, i'm changing the blog background to clouds. that look like vaginas.

TIM ALLEN: Homepage **Home Improvement is an very houmorous show which is on at Tuesdays on ABC.**

Tim Allen used to sling dope. how cool is that? i wonder if he and pamela ever had sex.

TIM ALLEN: Homepage Before Tim Allen changed his name, it use to be Timothy Allen Dick. He was born in Colorado on June 13,1953. He has 6 brothers. When his family moved to Detroit Michigan suburb of Brimingham he was only 13 years old.

His favorite subject in high school was the shop. He was the class clown. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 1975 with a degree in Television production.

In 1978 Tim spent 2 years in jail because of dealing drugs. When Tim was released he had a new outlook on life.

i think i have a new fetish. also check out the penis festival video.

TokyoDV Presents: Dept. H Cat Fighting

an email from my friend John Davis (aka Handsome Boy Modeling School):

my brother was on his winter break from school in venezuela so we met down
here. although things are pretty insane right now in venezuela. dont know if
you´ve heard the news about chavez trying to make the country communist and
all the strikes and marches and basically how the country has shut down. my
brother is especially worried since it is extremely hard to get beer now.

some people blog more than i do.

i don't know if this makes me feel better or worse about myself.

Now That Everyone Else Has One This is why I'm glad I remembered to keep my phone on:
Breaking news... the word BLOG is not (yet) an acceptable Scrabble word.
posted by Matt Bruce 7:11 PM

Monday, January 06, 2003

There's a section called 'Why Breast is Best'.

also, somewhere in the copy is someone known as a 'lactation consultant'. Cousin Brant, weren't you thinking about a career change?

Got Mom ... A breastfeeding information resource for the American College of Nurse-Midwives was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to provide breastfeeding information and resources for mothers and families.

Get started by selecting one of the topics below:

wish my boss would do this...

Sunshine Network - Swampie Rumor Mill Discussion Its like in the movie "Midway" where Halsey is laid up in the hospital and he turns to his replacement, Glen Ford (Ray Spruence) and says "when you are in Command, COMMAND!" Zook needs to go ahead and cant play it like someone else would, you have to play it like you think it needs to be played. That is the mark of a person who has self confidence and believes in himself.

Friday, January 03, 2003

new place to find bootleg mixes. click on 'tunes', natch.

~* Bastard Pop *~

Bad news: Proof clients are morons.

Worse news: Some creatives with Mike Hard Lemonade spots are going to be shopping their books. Sure, I can take 'em.

Yahoo! News - Ad Store Grabs Mike's Hard Lemonade NEW YORK--Mike's Hard Lemonade has shifted its $15 million account to The Ad Store from two-year incumbent Cliff Freeman and Partners, sources said.

Charles Rosen, evp, director of business development at Cliff Freeman, said, "When they said they were going to talk to other agencies in November, we were incredibly disappointed, especially after two years of double-digit sales growth and a recent gold Effie win in one of the most difficult categories---the beer category, not just the malternative beverages. But, the client has had a lot of executive changes across all departments, not just marketing. We wish them the best with their future marketing direction." ?Public art is a little like making sausage,? he said. ?You just don?t want to know what goes into it.
? ??When you have committees making decisions about art, what you usually wind up with is a compromise,? he said. ?What?s actually acceptable tends to have narrow parameters.? This tends to leave a city with a preponderance of safe sculptures of, well, animals.
? ?Still, even animal-related pieces can draw criticism.
? ? ?Portland Dog Bowl,? in place since last February, is just two blocks north of the elephant. William Wegman?s whimsical sculpture was inspired by the Benson Bubbler drinking fountains, which captured the imagination of the artist during visits to Portland.
? ?The dog bowl has stared down its share of ridicule.
? ??I took a group of art students down to the park with an assignment to find the new public art,? said Pacific Northwest College of Art instructor Daniel Duford. ?And they couldn?t find it.?

Transporter, The (2002) Transporter, The (2002)

Directed by
Louis Leterrier
Corey Yuen

Writing credits (WGA)
Luc Besson (written by) &
Robert Mark Kamen (written by)

Tagline: Rules are made to be broken
Plot Outline: This film is about a man (Statham) whose job is to deliver packages without asking any questions. Complications arise when he breaks those rules.

Thursday, January 02, 2003

here's my born magazine project with Pedro Mendes of Urban Monkey fame...


Doves claim NME single of the year for 2002 - NME.COM
Doves - Proud recipients of our single of the year award Pic:I.Jennings
DOVES' 'THERE GOES THE FEAR' has been named the NME writers' single of 2002,

The track, a Number Three hit for the band last April, pipped the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut EP, with The Hives' 'Hate To Say I Told You So' in third place.

The full list is:

* 1. Doves ? 'There Goes The Fear'
* 2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs ? 'EP'
* 3. The Hives ? 'Hate To Say I Told You So'
* 4. The Coral ? 'Dreaming Of You'
* 5. Queens Of The Stone Age ? 'No One Knows'
* 6. The White Stripes ? 'Fell In Love With A Girl'
* 7. Sugababes ? 'Freak Like Me'
* 8. LCD Soundsystem ? 'Losing My Edge'
* 9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club ? 'Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll (Punk Song)'
* 10. The Vines ? 'Get Free'
* 11. The Rapture ? 'House Of Jealous Lovers'
* 12. Libertines ? 'What A Waster'
* 13. The Datsuns ? 'In Love'
* 14. Eminem ? 'Without Me'
* 15. Flaming Lips ? 'Do You Realize??'
* 16. The Streets ? 'Let?s Push Things Forward'
* 17. Nelly ? 'Hot In Herre'
* 18. Fischerspooner ? 'Emerge'
* 19. The Strokes ? 'Someday'
* 20. The 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster ?'Celebrate Your Mother'
* 21. Missy Elliot ? 'Work It'
* 22. Polyphonic Spree ? 'Soldier Girl'
* 23. Buff Medways ? 'Troubled Mind'
* 24. The Thrills ? 'Santa Cruz (You?re Not That Far)'
* 25. Jimmy Eat World ? 'The Middle'
* 26. Ms Dynamite - 'Dy-Na-Mi-Tee'
* 27. BRMC ? 'Spread Your Love'
* 28. The Coral ? 'Goodbye'
* 29. Tweet ? 'Oops (Oh My)'
* 30. Vines ? 'Highly Evolved'
* 31. Ash ? 'Envy'
* 32. Cornershop ? 'Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III'
* 33. Idlewild ? 'American English'
* 34. The Streets ? 'Don?t Mug Yourself'
* 35. Massive Attack/Mos Def ? 'I Against I'
* 36. Libertines ? 'Up The Bracket'
* 37. The Kills ? 'Black Rooster EP'
* 38. The Beatings ? 'Jailhouse'
* 39. Truth Hurts ? 'Addictive'
* 40. Aaliyah ? 'More Than A Woman'
* 41. Ms Dynamite ? 'It Takes More'
* 42. The Streets ? 'Weak Become Heroes'
* 43. Coldplay ? 'In My Place'
* 44. Idlewild ? 'You Held The World In Your Arms'
* 45. The Bellrays ? 'Fire On The Moon'
* 46. Doves ? 'Pounding'
* 47. James Yorkston And The Athletes ? 'The Lang Toun'
* 48. Pulp ? 'Bad Cover Version'
* 49. Aqualung ? 'Strange And Beautiful'
* 50. Soundtrack Of Our Lives ? 'Sister Surround'

Coldplay win NME Album Of The Year award - NME.COM

COLDPLAY's 'A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD' has been named as the NME writers' album of the year for 2002.

The band's second LP pipped two of the year's hot new arrivals, The Vines and The Streets, to the coveted award.

The full list is:

* 1. Coldplay - 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'
* 2. The Vines - 'Highly Evolved'
* 3. The Streets - 'Original Pirate Material'
* 4. The Coral - 'The Coral'
* 5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Black Rebel Motorcycle Club'
* 6. Queens Of The Stone Age - 'Songs For The Deaf'
* 7. Doves - 'The Last Broadcast'
* 8. Eminem - 'The Eminem Show'
* 9. The Datsuns - 'The Datsuns'
* 10. Interpol- 'Turn On The Bright Lights'
* 11. The Flaming Lips - 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots'
* 12. The Libertines - 'Up The Bracket'
* 13. The Polyphonic Spree - 'The Beginning Stages Of...'
* 14. N*E*R*D - 'In Search Of?'
* 15. The Music - 'The Music'
* 16. Beck - 'Sea Change'
* 17. Boards Of Canada - 'Geogaddi'
* 18. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - 'Behind The Music'
* 19. The Hives - 'Your New Favourite Band'
* 20. Johnny Cash - 'The Man Comes Around'
* 21. Foo Fighters - 'One By One'
* 22. Ms Dynamite - 'A Little Deeper'
* 23. Jay-Z - 'The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse'
* 24. The Von Bondies - 'Lack Of Communication'
* 25. Missy Elliott - 'Under Construction'
* 26. Oasis - 'Heathen Chemistry'
* 27. Hundred Reasons - 'Ideas Above Our Station'
* 28. Idlewild - 'The Remote Part'
* 29. Ryan Adams- 'Demolition'
* 30. Primal Scream - 'Evil Heat'
* 31. The Cooper Temple Clause - 'See This Through And Leave'
* 32. Radio 4 - 'Gotham!'
* 33. Low - 'Trust'
* 34. Death In Vegas - 'Scorpio Rising'
* 35. Wilco - 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'
* 36. Brendan Benson - 'Lapulco'
* 37. Badly Drawn Boy - 'About A Boy OST'
* 38. Jim O'Rourke - 'Insignificance'
* 39. The Breeders - 'Title TK'
* 40. The Buff Medways - 'Steady The Buffs'
* 41. Ladytron - 'Light And Magic'
* 42. Nada Surf - 'Let Go'
* 43. Cornershop - 'Handcream For A Generation'
* 44. Ikara Colt - 'Chat And Business'
* 45. Gonzales - 'Presidential Suite'
* 46. Bright Eyes - 'Lifted' or 'The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ears To The Ground'
* 47. The Sights - 'Got What We Want'
* 48. The Electric Soft Parade - 'Holes In The Wall'
* 49. Raging Speedhorn - 'We Will Be Dead Tomorrow'
* 50. Liars - 'They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top'

Wednesday, January 01, 2003 News: Our Critics' Top Albums of 2002