Saturday, May 27, 2006

Things that suck: Being a complete sham

Pat Robertson is claiming that he leg-pressed 2000 lbs in 2002. This is not a joke, he's really claiming it. Finally, indisputable proof that he's a liar! For all those keeping track at home, 2000 lbs = 1 ton. I'm wondering if someone asked him how much he leg-pressed, and he responded "Oh, I don't know. But it's a ton of weight."

Then there's this quote:
The CBN Web site attributes Robertson's energy in part to "his age-defying protein shake." The site offers a recipe for the shake, which contains ingredients such as soy protein isolate, whey protein isolate, flaxseed oil and apple cider vinegar.
I'm guessing the shake is provided to him by Victor Conte. Can we ban him from our lives forever?

Friday, May 26, 2006

Things that suck: The measles

Our friend Josh may want to spend a little more time out of the office...Reuters is reporting that there is an outbreak of measles in the John Hancock Tower. A little about measles:
Measles was long considered a normal childhood disease, but the virus can cause severe complications in otherwise healthy children and adults, including sometimes fatal encephalitis, pneumonia and diarrhea.
I cannot think of anything worse to die from than diarrhea.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Things that don't suck: Dodd '08

I've been pretty vocal about wanting to vote for John McCain in the upcoming presidential elections, but I have to say, after hearing today that Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) is running...for the first time in my entire life, I greatly admire two men running for the Presidency. The fact that one is a Democrat, and one is a Republican makes me feel validated as a truly Independent voter.

I think the thing I like best about both men is their poise. Both are strong personalities - Dodd is the stronger, more dominant orator. McCain is a decorated veteran who has sacrificed his body & soul for this country. Neither of them are compromised by lobbyists, neither of them put up with bullshit (don't believe any of McCain's right-wing appearances lately, the ends will justify the means).

Best part? If they make it through to the final round, we won't have to vote for an elitist, unlike in our last election. Lots of character, great senses of humor, enormously strong-willed leaders who look out for middle-America. Things are looking up, finally. Now if we can only get past the $20 million war chest Hillary has set up already. It's too bad - Bill Clinton would probably endorse Dodd if she weren't running.

After all that, watch. It's going to be Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton in '08.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Things that don't suck: Erasing mistakes

You know, I'm so glad that Bryan Singer took over the Superman franchise. For me, the biggest reason is because in Superman Returns, we are expected to move forward from an endpoint of Superman II, rather than Superman V.

That means no Brewster's Millions vs. Superman, no Nuclear Man...Lois Lane still can't figure out that the bespeckled goofball Clark Kent is actually the Man of Steel...and another great actor takes the helm as the world's greatest villain, Lex Luthor (and not just for a payday).

I'm also satisfied, because I think that Superman vs. Batman, while a great storyline, was inevitably going to be ruined by a director like McG, who doesn't "get" any of this.

Take a look at the International Trailer for Superman Returns - it looks fantastic, especially the final shot.

Things that suck: Not graduating on time

Check out this story, found on

Doesn't that guy look a little long in the tooth to be a freshman in high school? I mean, come on buddy - just get your GED instead! Does he really need his high school diploma anyway? They pay Santa Claus impersonators $40,000 at some malls for 30 days of work.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Things that suck: Iran

So, according to this news story, Iran is now going to require Jews and Christians to wear badges, identifying them as non-Muslim citizens. I pulled some strings to get a sneak-preview of the badges - Sean Penn sent me the draft mockup - it's the Press badge he had to wear in Iran last year while reporting for the San Francisco Chronicle:

Stupid question: I know this is completely beside the point but...why would anybody of those particular faiths want to live there in the first place? Family ties? Good grief.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Things that suck: Ruining the moment

You know, like pointing out the fact that the hottest supermodel in the world, Adrianna Lima, has a moustache?

Friday, May 05, 2006

Things that suck: The Boston real estate market

Click to open my feedback to the editors of the real estate section of

Things that suck: Double standards

Headlines on the Drudge Report today read, "Eyes were red and watery, speech was slightly slurred, and upon exiting his vehicle, his balance was unsure." Sound familiar?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Things that don't suck: Presidential Roasts

The always-ballsy Stephen Colbert ("The Colbert Report") totally burned the president at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner - all the headlines went to that Bush impersonator, who's pretty funny in his own right...but Colbert was, without question, the highlight of the night. None of the major news networks showed his clips in fear of being labeled "liberal" - he put W on a skewer and ate him alive. Read about it here. Kick ass.

In another semi-tangental story, people are now donating blood for gas. They're called soldiers.