Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quote of the Day

The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself. - Wes Craven

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mitt Romney: Economically Forward, Socially Backward

Pic of the Day

Long fall for a Nazi

Movie of the Day

Title: Inglorious Basterds
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent





Song of the Day

Title: Du Hast
Artist: Rammstein
Album: Sehnsucht



Du
Du hast
Du hast mich [4x]


Du
Du hast
Du hast mich
Du hast mich
Du hast mich gefragt
Du hast mich gefragt
Du hast mich gefragt, und ich hab nichts gesagt

[Chorus 2x]

Willst du bis der Tod euch scheidet
Treu ihr sein für alle Tage

Nein, nein

Du
Du hast
Du hast mich [2x]



Du
Du hast
Du hast mich
Du hast mich
Du hast mich gefragt
Du hast mich gefragt
Du hast mich gefragt, und ich hab nichts gesagt

[Chorus]

Willst du bis der Tod euch scheidet
Treu ihr sein für alle Tage
Nein, nein
Willst du bis zum Tod, der scheide
Sie lieben auch in schlechten Tagen

Nein, nein
Willst du bis der Tod euch scheidet
Treu ihr sein...

Nein, nein

Artist of the Day

Clifford Ross, 1952-present, American photographer, sculptor, videographer, and painter

Thought of the Day

Any woman who casts a vote for Romney/Ryan needs to reevaluate herself.

Quote of the Day

Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives. - Samuel Johnson

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pic of the Day

Mount Wilson Observatory, Los Angeles County, CA

Movie of the Day

Title: Beowulf
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary
Starring: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, John Malkovich

Song of the Day

Title: 1-9-9-9
Artist: Common, Sadat X, Talib Kweli
Album: Rawkus Records Presents: Soundbombing II



[Hook]
"Still gettin mine, in the" "ONE" "NINE" "NINE" "NINE"
[sample cut and played in background]

[Talib Kweli: Intro]
Yo, just relax, take it easy slow down
I had this, I had this friend of mine
Who just, you know, he was movin too fast, yaknawimsayin?
I told him to slow down, he said the sun don't chill
I said, I said still, I said still, you gotta
Just appreciate life, sit back, don't let it fly right past you
No matter what go on I'm still gettin mine
No matter the year, no matter the place, no matter the time

[Common]
Check it, it's like I'm fightin for freedom, writin for freedom
These record company niggas I don't like when I see em
My ancestors, when I'm writin I see em, and talk wit em
Hopin in the promise land I can walk wit em
Shitted on, so many rappers it's like I'm in the stall wit em
Molest concepts, start rhythm, paid dues, bought wisdom
As legends fall my godmother answer heaven's call
Preachers' daughters get fucked in the reverand's hall
MC's reckless ?I ball why y'all wanna go and do that?
Must've thought I was solo, the name just ain't the U-Ac
No mo', still together
Like in the ghetto photo wit one nigga in the chair
Holdin liquor in despair, gang signs in the air
I shine in spaces where time is just a glare
Hold the mic like a memory
Niggas say I'm nice wit metaphors but these are similes
Street ministry, my poetry's a penitentiary, track is visitation
Sentences is life, I'm like chief up in this demonstration
Still...

[Hook 4x]

[Sadat X: voice in background]
Check it out, everyday ha yeah
This how we gon' do it for y'all
Common Sense, Sadat X puttin something in your ear
Something for you to grab
For the whole world, yaknowimsayin, but it ain't free
It's a fee, check it out


[Sadat X]
You squirm wit this coughin, whippin cough
Six days of madness and you might throw me off
On this great ball of stress that they call the earth
I'ma show y'all in rhyme just how much shit I been through
And all the place I went to, always played the low
It's like a competition, this mission here I'm tellin you
Slip up and rhyme-ass niggas here is fellin you
Crash courses, slow down you can't learn that quick
Cuz I'm the dead eye, wit the red eye, from Chi to L-I
I thought y'all knew, every year I grew, I'm still growin
And in a year or two I hope my girl'll be showin
A male seed, praise God I name him Moses
I lead people I want him to, that's why I chose this
Now is the glass half-full or half-empty
Common, why they tempt me?
The king of the simply, bore in mic
I always stay on top cuz I give niggas what they like
I know y'all hate that why I feel I owe y'all everyday
If y'all hear it a thousand times, it's gon' be the same way
The 'Dat-Father, go farther, why bother
Now I'm a peaceful man, I don't want no stress
You know I'm still...


[Hook 3x]

[Common]
Yo yo, some get Range Rovers, some religion change-over
Angel on my main shoulder tellin me remain sober
Token nigga, game's over ain't no payola in freestyle
In battles, I'm warring/Warren like a G-Child
Searchin for the child in me, this style in me
This release is like the piece that's now in me
They tried to 'sassinate me god, like Martin on the bal-cony
Lyrically I put a hit on em, cuz I'm the style-Nitty
Catch a flick at the Liquid Kitty
Tryin to get a chick to kick it wit me till the tilt
Told her my Chamber's like Wilt
Built wit her for a sec, let her know I had respect
Less than a hour she was givin me neck, yo I'm still gettin mine...


[Hook 4x]

Artist of the Day

Deborah Kass, 1952-present, American pop artist

Thought of the Day

Why are hurricanes given ordinary human names? They should have imposing monster truck names like Eviscerator, Shellshocker, Inundater, and Ravanger. Or they should be named after serial killers and despots.

Quote of the Day

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pic of the Day

Roosevelt Island tram, NYC

Movie of the Day

Title: 10 Things I Hate About You
Director: Gil Junger
Writers: Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith
Starring: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Miller, Andrew Keegan

Song of the Day

Title: Come on Eileen
Artist: Save Ferris
Album: It Means Everything



Come on Eileen
Come on Eileen

Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
He moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers used to
Sing along, who'd blame them
You're grown up (so grown up), so grown, now I must say more than ever


Go toora loora toora loo rye aye
We can sing just like our fathers

[Chorus]
Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
At this moment, you mean everything
With you in that dress, oh my thoughts I confess
Verge on dirty
Ah, come on Eileen


Come on Eileen

These people round here wear beaten down eyes
Sunk in smoke dried faces
They're so resigned to what their fate is
But not us (no never), no not us (no never)
We are far too young and clever
Remember
Toora loora toora loo rye aye
Eileen I'll hum this tune forever

Toora loora toora loo rye aye
I'll live out this tune forever

[Chorus]
Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
Ah come on, let's take off everything
That pretty red dress, oh Eileen tell him less
Ah come on let's, ah come on Eileen

Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
At this moment you mean everything

Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye 
Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye 
Toora toora-too-loora

Oh, Eileen
Come on Eileen, too-loo rye-aye
(Come on Eileen, too-loo rye-aye)
I'm far too young and clever
And things won't ever change
(Come on Eileen, too-loo rye-aye)
Too-ra loo-ra too-ra loo-rye-aye

[Chorus]

Artist of the Day

Crash (John Matos), 1961-present, American graffiti artist

Thought of the Day

I wonder who invented the congratulatory butt slap? This man or woman deserves recognition for their wonderfully bizarre contribution to the world of sport.

Quote of the Day

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pic of the Day

An ordinary family portrait


Movie of the Day

Title: Failure to Launch
Director: Tom Dey
Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Kathy Bates, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw

Song of the Day

Title: Thriller
Artist: Michael Jackson
Album: Thriller



It's close to midnight
Something evil's lurkin' in the dark
Under the moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream
But terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze
As horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed


You hear the door slam
And realize there's nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand
And wonder if you'll ever see the sun
You close your eyes
And hope that this is just imagination
Girl, but all the while
You hear a creature creepin' up behind
You're outta time

They're out to get you
There's zombies in on every side
They will possess you
Unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time
For you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night
I'll save you from the terror on the screen
I'll make you see

[Spooky voice]
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'all's neighborhood
And those whoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell

The foulest stench's in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller

[Chorus 2x]

'Cause this is thriller
Thriller night
And no one's gonna save you
From the beast about to strike
You know it's thriller
Thriller night
You're fighting for your life
Inside a killer
Thriller

Thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more
Than any ghoul would ever dare try
(Thriller)
(Thriller night)
So let me hold you tight
And share a
Killer, thriller
Thriller here tonight

Artist of the Day

Adam Neate, 1977-present, British painter

Thought of the Day

Here's a great law Congress should consider to help mitigate overpopulation and compromise between the pro-life and pro-choice crowd: abortion is illegal for the first two children an individual conceives. If that individual has a third, they must choose to abort the unborn child or make away themselves.

Quote of the Day

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. - Epictetus

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pic of the Day

Joss Stone

Movie of the Day

Title: The Last of the Mohicans
Director: Michael Mann
Writers: Michael Mann, Christopher Crowe
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi

Song of the Day

Title: Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now
Artist: Joss Stone feat. Common
Album: Introducing Joss Stone


[Intro: Common]
Yes, we have arrived
Joss Stone
Uh huh
It's for the world world world world
Uh

[Verse 1: Joss Stone]
You don't have to make your mind up
I just wanna take my time with you
Yeah
If that's alright, it's alright
Oh forgive me if I get too shy but
Maybe you're the reason why, love
I'm feelin' butterflies
Somethin' bout the look in your eyes
Oooh it just makes me feel so right

[Chorus: Joss Stone]
When my mind's void
You're my joy
You're the dream when I sleep
And hey I'm for ya yeah I adore ya 
You're everything 
That I need
And I love how you love me
If I'm made for you
You're made for me
It's too good to be
So tell me what we're gonna do now
Yeah tell me what we're gonna do now
Yeah yeah

[Verse 2: Joss Stone]
Funny how my world keeps spinnin'
Sometimes you can be so silly
You know just how to make me laugh
Ooh, your skin is so lovely
It moves me when you touch me
I know that you got my back
It feels so safe when you hold me
It's already like you know me

[Chorus]

[Bridge: Joss Stone]
Oh right now
See baby I love how you make me smile
Don't leave please stay awhile
Let's make this happen
I don't care how

[Verse 3: Common]
Right now lets stay in the present
Can't worry bout tomorrow cause today is a blessin
The world in a state of aggression
I find calm in you
I see my mom in you
It's like a feelin' in ya stomach
When you want it so bad
If we keep keeping it fresh
It ain't gonna go bad
I've been through the valley of love
Rode through the shores of Cali
Just to find peace of mind
Looking to the sky
Asking for at least a sign
Beautiful you came at such a decent time
When we combine it's like good food and wine
Flavorful yet refined
You remind me of the divine
So easy
Love can be lost and then found, like Stevie
I just love having you around
You wearing the gown
I'm wearing the crown
Pound for pound
We the freshest couple in town

[Chorus]