24 May 2007

Thursday afternoon delight

  • VIDEO: Viagra is believed to have saved the life of a pitbull with heart and lung problems in New York. Awww, Stiffy!

  • We told you on Tuesday about another kid being attacked by a coyote in NJ. And the cops killed a coyote in the same area as the attack yesterday. Now police are urging local residents to tie bandanas around their dogs. That's because people are mistaking man's best friend for ... coyotes!!... Dunn Dunn Duhhhh...

  • So Hillary's efforts to generate some Internet buzz by asking people to help her choose a campaign song were so successful she has opted for round two. After getting more than 130,000 votes the campaign has narrowed it down to another 10 finalists. But we're bummed because Jesus Jones didn't make the cut and now we're left with a pile of crap (save for The Temptations which probably won't win anyway). These are the finalists:
    1- Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
    2- Rock This Country! - Shania Twain
    3- Beautiful Day - U2
    4- Get Ready - The Temptations
    5- I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth
    6- Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz (BARF!)
    7- Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
    8- You and I - Celine Dion
    9- The Best - Tina Turner
    10- Meat Hook Sodomy - Cannibal Corpse

  • Angry Atheists Are Hot Authors (HOLLA!) The time for polite debate is over. Militant, atheist writers are making an all-out assault on religious faith and reaching the top of the best-seller list, a sign of widespread resentment over the influence of religion in the world among nonbelievers. Christopher Hitchens' book, "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything," has sold briskly ever since it was published last month, and his debates with clergy are drawing crowds at every stop.

  • Bush holds news conference this morning, saying "We'll leave Iraq if they ask (nicely)". Read the entire transcript here. God bless the White House interns who have type all that shit up verbatim.

  • "Rehab," the autobiographical top 10 single by Amy Winetits, won best contemporary song at Britain's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards. Winehaus, known for her high-voltage personality and reputation for heavy drinking and smoking, said she wrote the song when she hit rock bottom after breaking up with her boyfriend, the editor of this blog.

  • Paul McCartney is lashing back against rumours that he stood-up the American Idol finale last night (which was attended by his ex Heather Mills - ohhhhhh shit), after reports claim he screwed producers by backing out at the last minute. In an exclusive statement given to TMZ.com, McCartney's rep slammed the idle chatter, claiming that "Paul was never scheduled or approached to appear on the Idol finale." The rep added, "Even if he were, he likely would've needed to decline as he is in the throes of promoting the June 5th release of his new album. With that in mind, it would likely make it difficult to refer to him as a no-show." I love the term "in the throes".

  • Two big NYC radio bombshells have just dropped...

    1- Artie Lange will be leaving the Howard Stern show indefinitely starting January 2008.

    2- As of 5pm today, 92.3 "Free-FM" will return to its previous format as "K-Rock". Anchored by O&A in the mornings (from 6-9am), K-Rock will feature music from the '90s and today, with a core of U2, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Papa Roach, Green Day, and Foo Fighters, according to a pitch sent by CBS sales which also touts "K-Rock has a history of dominance in reaching young men" and "delivers a young, active consumer - that will drive advertiser results." It also promises to super serve 25 to 34 year olds." BARF.
  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Thankfully K-Rock is coming back. I haven't heard a Bush song since David Lee Roth hit the airwaves. This is huge news for Gavin Rossdale and that band that sings a song about a 'dirty cage.'