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another gem from my daily show calendar

The Founding Mothers: Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams was the wife of President John Adams and was widely considered his intellectual equal. (He must have been pretty stupid!) In fact, she once wrote to her husband, "Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors", making her one of the countries first fenminists. My guess? She was a dyke.
-Rob Corddry

Ok, so I might as well make this post the ironically offensive post, so here's a way to really spice up your ipod. Go here and download some Jerry Blank quotes and put them on your ipod, and shuffle it around your playlists so they come up randomly.
My favorite: "You don't wanna beat me or screw me!? What kind of marriage is this? Bring a book."

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I'm still trekking on with Battlestar Galactica. I love how the Sci-Fi channel airs the new episodes Friday nights ar 10pm. They are not even trying to sugar coat it, it's like they are saying, "ok, we know you nerds are home Friday nights anyway, so why not give you something to enjoy?" I'm halfway through the first half of the second season. I absolutely have avoided any sort of websites or anything about it, first because I might see reference to something that will spoil the rest of the episodes for me. That, and of course it opens a whole new can of worms. I don't want to get suxked into those message boards or conspiracy theories or anything. Although, I am sure that there is some amusing fanfiction somewhere out there (and by that I mean I already wrote some). My theory so far is that if there is a guest star in the show, they will most likely be killed off or abandoned somewhere in one to two episodes. Pity, because they are usually the hot ones.

Here is one of those lame youtube fan-made videos with some action clips (and by lame I mean awesome) using the music from Requiem for a Dream.

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Ok, if you haven't heard about The Streets, I'd be surprised. You know how bad I am at describing music in words, so I plagarize:

It's not what we consider hip-hop. It is a parallel universe, with unfamiliar beats and a different rhyming style (more sort-of spoken word), referred to as "British garage." It was born in the clubs over there around 1996, and combines elements of house music with bass lines. It is evolving into a British rap scene, but is not quite there yet. Skinner's lyrics are extremely detailed and quick flowing, but it takes getting used to. American's ears, so finely tuned over the years to our hip-hop, have yet to fully adjust to this overseas version.

I listen to it also to pick up his accent. Here is the newest album, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living, which is actually has more of a light tone than the earier two albums.

Matt Pond PA is rock/pop/indie singer sonwriter type stuff, but not that hippy-dippy crap you find in suburbian open mikes. Here's Several Arrows Later, which I find quite good.

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Ok, aside from the fact that the circus is stupid and trite, it is insanely unecessarily cruel to animals. The New York Times is all over it, citing it for nostalgia and crap. And they are pretty sexist about it, stating
The plot also reaches back to the mythology of circus life: a family that has always dreamed of being in the circus is selected from the audience. Dad becomes the Ringmaster (Chuck Wagner), Mom becomes a trapeze artist (Gisela Riquelme), their daughter, Jan (Lucilene Correa), turns dancer, and their son, Dan (played by both Ruirui Zhu and Dashan Hou), is seeking his special role. Essentially, the entire family runs away and joins the circus.

It's bad enough we had to endure the tired, scared elephants being dragged across the island of Manhattan only to be led to their new home, the cramped quarters of the bowels of Madison Square Garden.

Check out this video here.

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I got in trouble at work today. My job is not in danger or anything. Ok, not so much in trouble, but got a "talking to". About what is not important. However, this rarely happens, it really upsets me when it does happen. I pretty much am one who always followed rules, always did what was expected, etc. I don't know how to take it. I mean, I can take the criticism, I certainly didn't argue or protest, but I mut have some strong self-preservation instinct, because I have taken the criticism to modify my begavior, but my subconscious is still insisiting that I was in the right. It's funny, my job is to dole out constructive criticism all day, but when it happens to me I am all up in arms.