Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pic of the Day

Dalian International Conference Center, Dalian, Liaoning Province, China

Movie of the Day

Title: Major League
Director/Writer: David S. Ward
Starring: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, Rene Russo, Bob Uecker, Wesley Snipes



Song of the Day

Title: The Hardest Button to Button
Artist: The White Stripes
Album: Elephant


We started living in an old house
My ma gave birth and we were checking it out
It was a baby boy
So we bought him a toy
It was a ray gun
And it was 1981

We named him 'Baby'
He had a toothache
He started crying
It sounded like an earthquake
It didn't last long
Because I stopped it
I grabbed a rag doll
And stuck some little pins in it

Now we're a family
And we're alright now
We got money and a little place
To fight now
We don't know you
And we don't owe you
But if you see us around
I got something else to show you

Now it's easy when you don't know better
You think it's sleazy?
Then put it in a short letter
We keep warm
But there's just something wrong with you
Just feel that you're the hardest little button to button

I had opinions
That didn't matter
I had a brain
That felt like pancake batter
I got a backyard
With nothing in it
Except a stick
A dog
And a box with something in it

The hardest button to button [x12]

Artist of the Day

Sesshū Tōyō, 1420-1506, Japanese painter

Thought of the Day

What is it with nurses and cigarettes? As far as women are concerned, nursing and teaching are the two professions that seem to attract the highest proportion of derelicts. Shouldn't we expect a more refined stratum of women to be attending to our health needs and teaching our children?

Quote of the Day

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. - Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pic of the Day

Mount Stanley, Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

Movie of the Day

Title: Pumpkinhead
Director: Stan Winston
Writers: Stan Winston, Richard C. Weinman, Gary Gerani, Mark Patrick Carducci
Starring: Lance Henriksen, John D'Aquino, Kerry Remsen

Song of the Day

Title: Banned in D.C.
Artist: Bad Brains
Album: Bad Brains


Banned in D.C. with a thousand more places to go
Gonna swim across the Atlantic, cause that's the only place I can go

You, you can't hurt me, me I'm banned in D.C. D.C.

We, we got ourselves, gonna sing it, gonna love it, gonna work it out to any length
Don't worry, no worry, about what people say
We got ourselves, we gonna make it anyway

You, you can't hurt me, why I'm banned in D.C. D.C. D.C.

And if you ban us from your clubs, it's the right time, with the right mind
And if you think we really care, then you won't find in my mind
Oooh oooh, you can't afford, to close your doors, so soon no more

My oh my I lay you down upon the ground so soon no more
Oooh oooh, you can't afford to close your doors so soon no more


My oh my I let you down upon the ground

Artist of the Day

Hans Bollongier, 1600-1645, Dutch painter

Thought of the Day

I recently found out the Golden Gate Bridge is the second-most popular site for suicides in the world. In any given year, an average of around 50 people commit suicide by hurling themselves off the bridge and about 100 potential jumpers are talked out of an attempt. The brilliant citizens and authorities of San Francisco have decided to thwart attempts with signs and suicide prevention hotlines, instead of, say, erecting barriers or nets. One reason for public opposition to barriers/nets is aesthetics. Aesthetics! How about the aesthetics of enjoying a nice, mid-afternoon walk on the bridge, only to have your picturesque view ruined by the silhouette of a man falling at breakneck speed into the bay? California: where vanity trumps pragmatism and compassion.

Quote of the Day

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. - Lana Turner

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pic of the Day

Laker or not, farewell to one of the greatest



Movie of the Day

Title: Crooklyn
Director: Spike Lee
Writers: Joie Susannah Lee, Cinque Lee, Spike Lee
Starring: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Zelda Harris


Song of the Day

Title: Mr. Jack
Artist: System of a Down
Album: Steal This Album!


Hey Mr. Jack,
Is that the mouthwash in your eyes
Hey Mr. jack,
Is that the cause of your surprise
Hey where you at
On the side of the freeway in the car
Hey where you at
On the side of the freeway in the car
In the car

On the side of the freeway in the...
Hey Mr. Jack
Is that the trick of your disguise
Hey Mr. Jack
Is that the cause of your demise
Hey where you at
On the side of the freeway in the car
Hey where you at
On the side of the freeway in the car
In the car
On the side of the freeway in the car
In the car
On the side of the freeway in the...

Seven a.m. morning, came to take us away
Little men, big guns, pointed at our heads
Seven a.m. morning, came to take us away
Little men, big guns, pointed at our heads
At our, at our heads

Your prospect of living gone
You ran the light at dawn
Protectors on your back
Lights are on their track
You must now face authority
You're nothing like me
You must now face authority
You're nothing like me
Put you hands up, get out of the car
Put you hands up, get out of the car
Put you hands up, get out of the car

Fuck you pig
Fuck you pig
Fuck you pig
Fuck you pig
Put you hands up, get out of the car.

Artist of the Day

Antony Gormley, 1950-present, British sculptor

Thought of the Day

Hunt's ketchup: the one true sign that a restaurant is in the red.

Quote of the Day

I'm reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose. - Kobe Bryant