Monday, December 29, 2008

more Robert Smigel at SF Sketchfest

Adding to the prior post about SF Sketchfest, tickets are on sale for "The SF Sketchfest Comedy Writing Award: Robert Smigel in conversation with Dana Carvey". You can spend your $32.50 ($25.50 plus the $3.00 order fee plus $4.00 fee for something not described) to attend; seats are general admission. I'm not a fan of the "2 drink minumum" enforced policy at the venue. Easily you can spend $10 on nothing but soda and the tip. They hold your credit card hostage, too.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Have a prediction for 2009?

Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell 2009 Predictions show airs Tuesday and Wednesday, December 30 & 31. How many of 2008 predictions get "bonks"? how many "dings"? I'm gonna try to re-listen to the shows I downloaded last year and, if any have come true and he misses it, I'll use the "fast blast" option to tell him. Do you have any predictions? You can't call in with death or assassination predictions. We all must quiet our dark under-used minds and search our pitiful souls for real predictions for 2009.

(updated 12/8/2020 to remove the call in link)

Monday, December 15, 2008

IFC Documentary: Goth Cruise

Wednesday's worst nightmares: 1) visiting tropical destinations, 2) standing still for more than an hour in the sun, 3) a cruise vacation. Yet, 150 goths did it and IFC is showing the documentary in January 2009.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

TV Funhouse and Harold and Maude - SF Sketchfest 2009

SF Sketchfest tickets went on sale today. I'm looking forward to the tribute they're doing for Harold and Maude's Bud Cort. They also have the greatest Comedy Central show live on stage: "TV Funhouse Live with Robert Smigel, Dino Stamatopoulos and Doug Dale featuring the Anipals and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog with Birthday Boys".

Friday, December 12, 2008

No, really, Britney?

The controversy about "If You Seek Amy" song by Britney Spears to sell her album, major groan. I can't believe that she's a mom and seeks this attention after all the crap she has been pulling. There's a San Francisco-based teen coach speaking about it on her blog. What's with the "flirty" pop song now not being so innocent. Is sweet innocence so lame? Let's just give it away, all you girls are worth nothing, give away your sweet innocence! Yeah, be into the material stuff. Look at where it got us?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stains, the Fabulous Ones

There's this really cool guy that loves the movie Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, in fact, he is THE expert that Rhino Entertainment contacted in preparation for the DVD release of the movie. They didn't budget for a commentary so he recorded one and posted it online. And, yes, there's a blog on Myspace explaining the details of how it all came to be that he recorded a commentary. It's probably the best gift you can give a music fan for the holidays or any occasion.