Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Extreme Nerd Challenge

Happening right now at Viewingfork. Come see me in all my nerd glory. Honestly this is the kind of thing you can only do if you are secure in your geekness and don't mind admitting to things like you own Lord of the rings action figures, or your wife has a dress made out of a Star Wars sheet.

See if you can stump me. I doubt it.


Thursday, September 21, 2006


Please donate at and read below...

On September 30th 2006, San Francisco band Rogue Wave will host a benefit concert to raise money for their drummer Pat Spurgeon, who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

The benefit concert will feature performances by Rogue Wave, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie,) Matthew Caws (Nada Surf,) Ryan Miller (Guster,) John Vanderslice, and other special guests. Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snickett) will MC the event.

Pat was born with one kidney and it failed. He had his first transplant in 1993, which served him well until now. After 13 years, it has started to deteriorate. He has been on dialysis since April and is hoping desperately to find a donor. Some of their friends have gotten tested to see if they are a match, but Pat has yet to hear good news. Provided he finds a donor, there will be an enormous amount of costs that both Pat and his donor will incur.

In a logical world, medical insurance would cover his donor's and his expenses after the procedure, but it does not; so he and his family must carry the financial burden. The expenses can be huge. We are trying to raise money for costs like: donor's travel, care, bills, lost work wages, etc., as well as Pat's expenses, care, bills, etc. while he is in recovery.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Remember the first time you saw Backstreet Boys on the cover of Rolling Stone and thought "they were irrelevent anyway, but this is ridicuous".

Remember when Spin started putting fakey emo-punk bands on every cover and you were left with 7 months on subsciption you should have canceled long before?

Well Pitchfork gave the new Justin Timberlake an 8.1. Why it didn't get 'Best New Music' is a question i cannot answer. The review reads even higher than an 8.1. I am gonna get slammed for being too narrow minded, but fuck it. I hate Timberlake. He is as manufactured a pop star as you can get. He was a mousekateer. He dates the vapid Cameron Diaz. His music sounds like it is made by the MJ 2000 MUSIC REPLICATOR. Why embrace this?

I am going to go listen to the new BPB to wash this taste from my mouth.