Wednesday, August 22, 2007

And now, stand up

Here is Chainsaw, a regular caller to The Kidd Chris Show when Kidd Chris was in Sacramento, or maybe San Antonio. Somewhere else. Anyway, if you feel the stand up is going a little slow, skip ahead to about the 4:27 mark (or 2:30 left) and listen to the public toilet joke.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Captain EO and the EOteers

Many have decried the "Disney-ification" of society, the cheapening of classic fairy tales and the commercialization of whatever. You know what it is, I don't have to run it down for you. The point is, Disney gets a bad rap, and sometimes rightfully so. However, Disney is also responsible for one of the single greatest achievements in human history, and that was the 3D film "Captain EO." It's no longer in Epcot, but it is here on the Internet!

If you mixed Star Wars, "Labyrinth," "Flash Gordon," Proust and Kafka, you still wouldn't get anything as close to perfection as this. Michael Jackson in space...with puppets. It's glorious.

Exact quotes

MLB Commisioner Bud Selig on Jason Giambi.

"He was forthright with Senator Mitchell -- at least that was Senator Mitchell's conclusion."
STATS, Inc.:
"He was, I thought, very frank and candid with Sen. Mitchell, at least that was the senator's conclusion."
Funny how both reporters heard the same thing and quoted something that is essentially the same quote, but clearly different. If you're going to quote someone, I think it important to get it exactly right. Even if the spirit of the quote is right, if it's not precise, you know how those things can come back and cause problems.

"You just can't slap quotations marks around something and call it an exact quote," Chris said from his chair. "It's sloppy journalism."

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Jesus, part 1

Original drawing by Larry Van Pelt.