Friday Friend of Bowie!

So to show you what I meant about Klaus Nomi’s influence on Bowie, here’s the kind of thing Klaus produced on his own.  Compare this to Bowie’s first TV performance for fun and profit!


My response to Heritage Media Partners

So I was checking my student e-mail today, and I came across a gem:

Can conservative + grassroots + Christian = edgy and insightful political commentary?

Tune in and find out!

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Conservatism strikes again!

Every Thursday at our
NEW TIME of 6:00 pm PT hosts Babe Huggett and Warner Todd Huston discuss and examine current political events, put them in historical context and follow trends to their logical conclusions through a conservative, Christian viewpoint. Scheduled guests will enjoy their own featured isegment. Phone in comments from listeners always welcome!

On tonight’s show:

Hosts Babe Huggett & Warner Todd Huston dig deep & analyze the news with their usual insightful and historical approach all the while being as politically irreverent as possible! We’re going glam tonight at our NEW TIME with the uber talented and downright gorgeous Hollywood actress and film producer,
Sharise Parviz, whose quirky characters, political satire and true conservatism has video buffs crying for more!

My response:

Subject: Please remove me from your e-mail list.

Body: I very rarely check my student e-mail address, because I have graduated college.
When I do, I don’t want to read about dying movements trying to reinvent themselves with “gorgeous actresses.” You guys really need some new ideas if you want to save conservatism.
You could try moving away from the medievalists, quasi-fascists and racists on the fringe and instead focusing on issues that matter to most Americans. For instance, actually getting spending under control. This is even more important to pay attention to when we have a hawkish, Republican president in office, but it still resonates – perhaps surprisingly – with some Democrats.
If you guys can return to being the party of Eisenhower, who rejected the military-industrial complex as dangerous to the American people, then you will be on the right track.

But that’s just this former student journalist’s opinion.
Bottom line is, please remove me from your subscription list.

C. Ervin Brown
Former Editor,
The Shepherd University Picket.

More Than Michael Bay Missed the Mark…

Here are a few highlights from the IMDb Memorable Quotes page for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

[from trailer]
Mikaela Banes: SAAMMM!
[a claw traps Sam]

[from trailer]

[from trailer]

Devastator: DEVASTATOR!

Pikachu: Pi-ka-CHU!
[from trailer]

Alright I’ll confess, I made one of those up.  There is no character named Mikaela. Megan Fox plays Megan Fox: The Magical Teenage-Masturbation-Fantasy Fairy.

Unbroken Friday Bowie

When David Bowie started hanging out with Klaus Nomi, things got a little weird:

Ok, so embedding doesn’t work, just click the link, it’s worth it.

It is Friday, here is Bowie

Stay classy, Brian!

Brian Michael Bendis on Wonder Woman v. Spider-Woman:

Spider-Woman is cooler than Wonder Woman in every way possible. Wonder Woman’s got a pipply ass! she’s the pipply ass of comics!!

Here is Bendis expanding upon his argument:

Spider-Woman has better hair, better costume, frank cho implants and a fucked up origin. Wonder Woman is a walking std farm!!

I know this is part of the whole Marvel v. DC PR male privilege fanboy outrage machine something or other. But still. These sort of things are an insult to Bendis’ dignity.

Really, such things are just horrible – even about fictional superwomen.