Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Onward Christian Soldiers

I am so happy and comforted to know that the right wing in this country is firmly rooted in their strong Christian values.

Values found in the New Testament of the Bible like "live in peace", "turn the other cheek" and "love thy brother".

All sarcasm aside, it has always been obvious to me that most Republicans have never bothered to closely read the New Testament.

Hey John Boy ... Perhaps this is a fairly good reason why we should not "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran".

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Know how I know that the Red Sox are gay?

Because they asked Boys To Men to sing the national anthem in Game 2.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

60 shopping days until Christmas

Sick of getting socks and sweaters?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

One week to Halloween

Don't wait until the last minute to pick up your costume.

You heard him ... He's got shit over here that he's trying to fucking sell.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Lost In Translation

Shortly before I joined the Director's Guild, I was given an opportunity by my good friend Mark. He was producing two commercials for S-Oil, and asked me to 1st AD both spots. S-Oil is the Korean version of Exxon, and so the commercials had very big budgets.

I have always enjoyed being the 1st AD on a commercial, and this job involved beautiful Irish dancers and two teams of cheerleaders.

At first, I wondered why he didn't want to assistant direct it himself. On the scout day, I found out why.

The entire creative team (Director, Agency Creatives, Director of Photography) were all from South Korea and they spoke little to no English. The director was only able to say "No" and "Cuto". The whole shoot went something like THIS.

It took quite a while for someone to post these on, but a friend sent me the links the other day. I think they both turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. I definitely like the cheerleader one better than the dancer spot.

I am fairly sure that I have a gray hair or two from this job. I cannot begin to tell you how hard it is to coordinate cheerleaders and dancers into moving car formations. However, it truly was an enjoyable challenge and I know I will remember it for the rest of my life.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Giggle V "Part Deux"

Special thanks, once again, to Greg Bloise for providing this video.

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Sadly, GI Johnny is being deployed to Iraq later this month.

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Sunday Giggle V

Just when you thought that ...

Sunday Giggle II "The Second Coming" ...

Sunday Giggle III ...

and Sunday Giggle IV was more than enough ...

I give you this:

Inspired by the last post, long time "So Much Trouble In The World" reader Sung Ho Park has sent in this picture of what he thinks is suitable attire for his 4th period Physical Education class with Ms. Wang.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Misfit or Misinformed?

A couple of days ago I saw one of the young girls from Yeshiva University (Stern College for Women) wearing this exact T-shirt to class.

The term "joy division" referred to the Nazi name for concentration camp brothels during World War II.

Love will tear her apart ... if her fellow students don't first.

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Two Schmucks ... for the price of one

I have blogged about Ann Coulter in the past on many occasions, but her ugly stupidity seems to have no bottom.

Here she does her best job to attract the Jewish swing vote to the Republican party.

However, I think it would be a mistake to assume Ann Coulter is representative of the Republican party.

All comparisons between the Republican and Nazi Parties are purely coincidental.


No wonder New York has been a Democratic state since I was born.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sickness redefined

As I am sure many of you already know, President Bush recently vetoed the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) because it was his opinion that it was “too expensive”.

The recent proposal, which passed with bipartisan support in the Congress, would have cost an additional $35 Billion over five years.

Democrats enlisted 12-year-old Graeme Frost, who along with a younger sister relied on the program for treatment of severe brain injuries suffered in a car crash, to give the response to Mr. Bush’s weekly radio address on Sept. 29.

Republican opponents quickly countered with vicious attacks

Right Wing critics have recently accused Graeme’s father, Halsey, a self-employed woodworker, of choosing not to provide health insurance for his family of six, even though he owned his own business. They pointed out that Graeme currently attends an expensive private school. They have also asserted that the family’s home had undergone extensive remodeling, and that its market value could exceed $400,000. They even alleged the counters in their kitchen to be granite — and declared that the Frosts did not seem needy enough for government benefits.

* As it turns out Graeme Frost attends the private school on scholarship.

** The business that the critics said Mr. Frost owned was dissolved in 1999.

*** The family’s home, in the modest Butchers Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, was bought for $55,000 in 1990 and is now worth about $260,000.

**** The kitchen counters in the Frost household are made of concrete.

One critic, in an e-mail message to Graeme’s mother, Bonnie, warned her: “Lie down with dogs, and expect to get fleas.”

To call the Republican hate machine “fleas” is an insult to fleas.

One of the bloggers attacking the Frost family is Michelle Malkin. She is a nasty little bitch that I have blogged about in the past.

Here is a fun example of Michelle Malkin "successfully" attacking John Kerry’s war record from the safety of her pantyhose.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

OK ... It's over.

This past evening, I had an invitation to go see "Eastern Promises" at the DGA theatre here in NYC. There was a special Q and A with the film's director David Cronenberg after the movie, so I felt I couldn't pass this up. It was a great movie, and I highly recommend that you all check it out.

Despite this special event, on several occasions I found my mind wondering off in the dark of the theatre. I knew I was missing Game 3 of the ALDS between the NY Yankees and the Cleveland Indians.

George Steinbrenner made an announcement that if Joe Torre and the Yanks did not win this series versus the Indians, it would be Torre's last year with the team. Since more than half a dozen of the Yankees are now in their mid-thirties, this could mean the end of this Yankee era.

For many years in the 90s, I had gone off of the Yankees. They seemed like just a collection of overpaid players all playing for themselves. However, in the last few years, that seemed to dramatically change under the leadership of Joe Torre. They really started to play like a team.

Ever since I was a little boy, I have been a Yankee fan. I grew up with the 70's Yankees. My boyhood hero was their captain, Thurman Munson.

To this day, I still have an easier time naming all the players from the 1977 team than I do the current players.

In the mid 70's, my dad and I were good friends with the Yankee chaplin, Father Jim Conway. He would always get us great seats, and often a private audiences with the top players. At one time I had a ball signed by all the 77 Yankees. I owed that ball to the kindness of Father Jim. Being the stupid kid I was, I used that ball for batting practice. A ball that would now be worth thousands of dollars today.

However there was another special baseball that Jim got for me.

One day, there was a rare appearance of Cincinnati Red Pete Rose at Yankee stadium. At that time, Pete was not exactly a very friendly guy.
He wouldn't sign anything, under any circumstances. Nevertheless, Father Jim caught him off guard by calling out to him in the player parking lot. "Hey Pete ... this little guy is named Peter too!"

Mr Rose swung around, and then looked down at me with my new blank ball in hand. He slowly leaned down to my level. "Is that right?", he said. He flashed a wry smile and signed my ball in a unique way.

To this day, it is one of my prized possessions, and it sits in my office.

Now ... I am the antithesis of a Red Sox fan. I hate the city of Boston, and I would giggle if I heard that Ben Affleck was hit by a cross town city bus. I can however admire great baseball players. I think you would have to be a major idiot to watch the HR swing of Manny Ramirez and then deny him a place in baseball greatness.

From now on in, I am rooting for the young Colorado Rockies team, but I hope it's the Sox they face in the World Series.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Our one great advantage

Women may have many things over men.

However, there will always be one thing we have over them.

Here is Lauren Bacall in her teens.

Lauren nearing 50 years old.

Here is George Clooney in his teens.

George nearing 50.

Like a good wine ... we get better with time.

Sorry ladies.

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