Kamikaze Satire

Has anyone/everyone seen the Stephen-Colbert-at-the-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner yet? Honestly, it was extremely uncomfortable to sit through. I think Colbert's satire is hilarious on his show, but when he's doing it right to Bush's face, it just felt mean. On the other hand, everything he said was spot-on, and it damned well ought to make Bush feel uncomfortable.

There wasn't a whole lot of laughter in the room either. That uncomfortable feeling I had while watching was probably even more intense in the room. I really can't imagine what the president of the AP was thinking when he invited Colbert; the man's specialty is making his guests look like asses. And he did an exceptionally fine job of it at the dinner.

Smallest of worlds (or maybe towns)

So I went to a birthday party last night in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor's slutty older sister of a town a few miles down the road. I love Ypsi. Anyway, the house belonged to/birthday party was for one of the guys in my favorite local band, The Great Lakes Myth Society (formerly The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love). They're all there, my cousin is spinning records in the basement, and many of Ann Arbor/Ypsi's finest folk-inspired indie rock darlings are up in the jeaun. My kind of party.

I walk up the stairs from the basement to retrieve another Cold One from the fridge. At the top of the stairs I see Katie Simmons. From Grinnell.

Live The Medow

For those of us not burying hooker corpses or drinking margaritas poolside (ah, vacation), Jason's Flickr now features Las Vegas debachery, in visual form.

Underwaterguy

Balalaika, Sing To Me

I've been listening to Firewater albums on rotation since yesterday. If you're like me, then you haven't listened to them in a while. Now would be a good time to give it a listen and be struck by awe.

Also, Win's blog is now on the sidehatch Jeaun Blogs area.
Also, only 100 days until the 2006 Pitchfork Music Festival!

Try AOL Employment 9.0! Risk Free!

A recent IM conversation:

7:58:54 PM [el redacto]: aol sent out an email asking for faculty nominations of students to their "project infusion" programm
7:58:57 PM [el redacto]: some CS major thing
7:59:05 PM [el redacto]: so I sent in this

From: "[el redacto]" <[redacto]@prestigious.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:54:37 -0800
To: [redactiva!]@aol.com
Subject: Re: AOL Project Infusion training program invitation

To whom it may concern,

I would like to nominate myself for your program. For years I've been an industry leader with millions of satisfied customers. If you sign me up for the program now I'll even work for 1250 hours free (over the first 2 months). What's more, with a salary of just 50k I can work up to 5 times faster than normal employees!

With all these features and my patented virus protection, how can you say no?

Also, free Black Eyed Peas ringtones.
- [redacto]

My hopes were up that someone there would have a sense of humor.

... I expected too much.

Post Mamma jokes for the aughts

In the world of flying cars and complete energy independence in which we live today, insults like "yo' mama's so fat she needs a boomerang to put her belt on" just don't cut it anymore. I believe that for Jeaun.com to remain the cutting-edge cultural exchange that we have grown to love, we need to revise these classic less-than-subtle jibes with a more forward-looking body of mediocre 1-2-liners. "Why?" you may ask. I don't know, but I'm bored and I've already done a lot of typing before realizing this joke sucks, so I'm posting it anyway. Oh yeah, and you have to be frunk.

Here's a couple:

Oh Grandaddy, We Hardly Knew Ye

So maybe none of you care, but one of my favorite bands is evidently done after their next album release in May
http://www.stereogum.com/archives/002267.html

True, given the date of this it seems like old news. Pour a little love out for Grandaddy. It might be a good thing. Maybe the group will mushroom into like 3 or 4 awesome bands.

I guess they won't be at Pitchfork this summer. I'm having trouble understanding why bands I like don't get the fact that they have to put out music until I die and then they can break up. Do you guys find bands ignoring your narcissistic worldview as well?

2006 Pitchfork Music Festival

2006-07-29 07:00
America/Chicago

Location:Union Park
Tickets for the festival go on sale Monday, March 6 at 12 PM CST.

TicketWeb

Long Dogs! Get em' while they're hot!

This might be the most bizarre banner ad I've ever seen. Someone paid to have this thing up on Hotmail, so maybe it has some hidden virtue that I don't understand. It's definitely eye-catching, but I'm not sure who would want to get a mortgage from the "stretchy dog" people. Maybe if you spend less on your mortgage, then you can afford a longer dog. You can live large, like Jay-Z, with a 20-foot long, diamond-studded dog.

Long dog mortgage ad.

(I heard that one of the fellas from Outkast tried to have his dogs teeth replaced with diamonds.

Chicago Rock City

So, I've always though it was a simple matter of time before Aden took the helm of a rock band and busted it out Craig Finn style. While at work this evening, I thought of the perfect band name. Ready?

-The Beihl Tease

So good.