Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sarah Palin’s Facebook page updates

Sarah says, “Vote Palin(ME!)/McCain ‘08”

Condi Rice wrote: "Go Sarah! Get Busy! It's Your Birthday!"

Sarah posted a video:
Fox News Anchor; Sarah Palin Has Foreign Policy Experience Because Her State Is Close To Russia

Sarah added new photos to “OMG I’m the VP Choice (Ohio Speech)”

George W. wrote: “Go get ‘em Barracuda!”

Juneau Christian Center wrote: “Godspeed Sarah – the Lord wants you to be president!”

Sarah became a fan of “Juneau Christian Center”

Sarah has been to Ireland before!

Sarah wrote on Mitt Romney’s wall: “Super suck it!”

Sarah wrote on Tim Pawlenty’s wall: “Suck it!”

Aug 29
James Dobson wrote: “I wept when I heard the news! So did Jesus Sarah – so did Jesus!”

Sarah can’t wait to break the glass ceiling with God’s hammer!

Sarah says “OMG, OMG, it’s me! It’s ME!!!

Sarah commented on John McCain’s picture, “So presidential!!”

Sarah wrote on John McCain’s wall: “Happy BIRTH-day, Mister (next) President… <3”

Sarah knows what the Vice President does – seriously!

Sarah poked Hillary Rodham Clinton

Aug 28
Sarah thinks John McCain is a Maverick

Sarah became a fan of Northern Exposure

Aug 27
Ted Stevens tagged Sarah in a photo.
Tagged in: “Alaskan Politician’s Besides Ted Stevens Who Are Mired In Controversy”

Sarah joined “Hockey Moms Against Gay Marriage”

Sarah is now friends with Ann Coulter

Aug 26
Sarah became a fan of “Let’s Drill the ANWR!”

Sarah joined “Parents who aren’t liberal hippies but have kids with weird names.”

Aug 25
Sarah is now friends with Geraldine Ferraro

Aug 24
Sarah is now friends with Rudy Giuliani

Sarah tagged herself in a photo
Tagged in: Track’s b-day bash
Comment: “LOL – Okay, I DO kinda look like Tina Fey here!”

Aug 22
Sarah joined “Pro-Lifers for the Death Penalty”

Sarah joined “Feminists For Life”

Sarah became a fan of Life Goes On

Sarah is climbing the Word Twist ladder!

Aug 20
Sarah became a fan of eBay

Sarah sent a Polar Bear to Rep. Dirk Kempthorne using “We’re Not Endangered!”

Aug 15
Sarah joined the group “VP 101”

Sarah is now friends with John McCain

Sarah became a fan of The NRA

Sarah added The Drudge Report News Updates application

Sarah is in the mood for Mooseburgers!

Aug 14
Sarah sent a “Pro-Life-O-Gram” to Todd Palin

Sarah became a fan of “Focus On The Family”

Sarah added the “BEAR(pelt) HUG” application

Monday, August 25, 2008

Record Reviews: Death Vessel and Juliana Hatfield

Detour has two new reviews of mine - one for one of my favorite albums I've heard this year, and one for one of my not-so-favorite albums. I remember getting into a little exchange with my friend Meghan back in high school in which I proclaimed that I didn't like Juliana Hatfield. Although the whole conversation is foggy, I do remember a certain amount of incredulousness hurled my way in response. So when I heard Ms. Hatfield had a new record out, I thought I'd give her another chance - be all open-minded and maybe see what I'd been missing. I tried, but How To Walk Away offers me no chance at redemption. Death Vessel, on the other hand, was a super pleasant surprise, seeing as I didn't know what to expect when I popped it in. Yes, his voice is somewhat lady-like, but it just kind of adds to his charm. He's coming to Detroit on Friday, so if you have not already been wooed to The Crofoot complex with the promise of free-ness, let me know and maybe you can be my Death Vessel date.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Record Reviews: Prussia and Suarasama

Although both albums sound all foreign and stuff, in fact, one is and one is home grown. The home team being Prussia - I review their new album Dear Emily, Best Wishes, Molly in The Metro Times. You can catch the boys live this weekend at Summer Smash 2008 as well... Detour has my review of the away team, Suarasama - who really are from far away and stuff. They are North Sumatran to be exact. I'm sorry if you're not sure where that is - the public school system has failed you.

Hope to see you this weekend for Summer Smash - I'm really excited about the line up and think it'll be a great time. Thanks to everybody who has worked so hard to make this happen, and to all the bands for their generosity and willingness to play - I appreciate your support and enthusiasm.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Record Review: Zach Hill

Can an album actually sound like its cover? I never contemplated this until now. Detour has my review of Zach Hill's Astrological Straits. Plus it includes a video bonus prize. Run Norwegian death metal dude - run!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Get In Shape Girl!

Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: re: Looking for a workout buddy - w4m - 29 (Detroit)
Charles -

Thank you for responding to my craigslist ad.  While I appreciate your enthusiasm, I think there has been some sort of misunderstanding.  I really am just looking for "a workout buddy." I truly was not aware that this might be misconstrued as some sort of euphemism. As I mentioned in my ad, I am new to town and, like a lot of people, I have a hard time motivating myself to go work out.  With a work out buddy, I figure we could motivate each other. I don't however, think you and I are on the same page regarding our definition of "motivate each other."  Thanks and best of luck in your search.

Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Just what I'm looking for

Stan -

Okay, I'll admit you had me going for a second.  I really thought to myself, "Wow, this guy's actually legit and not some weirdo with no intention of exercising with me." You got my hopes up by starting your response off with, "Wow, I've been looking for a work out buddy too - I think this could be a great fit." But alas, you quickly started to slide into weirdo territory. "I WANT TO BE YOUR THIIIIIGHMASTER!!!!!" was what gave you away. My friends all warned me that I shouldn't bother to even place this ad and I really wanted to prove them wrong. I don't know that I'm going to be successful in that.

Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 2:39 AM
Subject: Re: Craigslist

Mat -

I once knew a guy named "Mat." His mom was a junkie who never graduated from junior high. The story goes that when the nurse at the hospital gently tried to suggest that, perhaps she might choose for her son's legal name "Matthew," and she could call him "Matt" with the more common "two t spelling" for short, his mother whipped a switchblade from under her breast and cut the woman's cheek. If that's similar to your situation and how you also ended up one "t" shy of a legitimate name, I'm sorry. But it doesn't give you any excuse to be so pushy and rude.  No I'm not sending you a "picture in my work out clothes" or "one without!!!!"

Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: W@@@Z UP?!

MaXXX (is that how you really spell your name?) -

Wow, it seems like I have really barked up the wrong tree in my search for a work out buddy.  Your e mail doesn't even mention exercise at all.  In fact, it is comprised of so many strange symbols and short hand, that I don't really understand it. I don't really appreciate the expletives though, even with %&$@ in place if the actual words. Please don't contact me again.

Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: IM HOT

Sexy Beestman - 

Are you aware that you have responded to an ad placed in the "Strictly Platonic" section?  It seems like you would have more luck in the "Casual Encounters" category.  Unlike me, who is having no luck at all, and has probably gained weight over the last couple of days as I stress eat to attempt to forget just how many assholes have responded to my ad.

Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: I got your workout right here

All Nite Long -

For the sake of my psyche, I am going to do my best to believe that you've signed your response "All Nite Long" because you're a huge Lionel Richie fan, and not a huge slime ball. But I guess I do owe you a thanks. After all, your disgusting "workin' it" suggestions did include the phrase "doggie style" which led me to an epiphany. Fuck all you pigs - I'm getting a dog.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Record Review: Charlie Slick

This week's Metro Times has my review of the new Charlie Slick album Edward Murphy. Also, his CD release party is this Saturday at The Elbow Room in Ypsi. As if the prospect of seeing one of his crazy live shows isn't reason enough, Lightning Love and Tonight are also playing. So it should be fantastic amounts of fun. I suggest you get some friends together, go out for sushi, and then go shake it.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Record Reviews: Benji Hughes and Oxford Collapse

Two more reviews for your reading pleasure. In case it's not clear after reading my review, I heart the Benji Hughes record tons and tons. I must say, I like writing reviews for Detour because it's always fun to see the titles they come up with. The title for my Oxford Collapse review, "Bits Is Tits," is pretty awesome. My mom told me once when I was little that "back in the day" they would use the word "tits" to mean the equivelant of "cool." I remember thinking that she must be mistaken - maybe she was thinking of the word "hits," or "splits?" I also remember wanting the conversation to end or at least change topics.

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