Friday, January 25, 2008

(This time courtesy of Chicago Reader)

Click Here, Pilgrim

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Y'know, I have finally... FINALLY gleaned some understanding over this shit! and thanks to an article in Mother Jones, which I have graciously provided a link to you, dear Pilgrim! This explains that:

1. McClatchy, through its guinea pig the Sacramento Bee, is joining the lemming like daily print newspaper trend toward "citizen journalism" and "reverse publishing";

2. They are stealing their strategy from Gannett, who have already plagued the local based readerships with stupid shit like "platform agnostic" content and turning its reporters into "mojos", or mobile journalists (Hello! If these folks wanted to be fuckin' TV reporters they wouldn't spend years in school in English and journalism courses, they'd be TV reporters!) while making assumptions that ANYONE can learn how to use a video or still camera;

3. Any "citizen journalist" who contributes content to these "reverse published" sites is a sucker who does not get paid and helps the paper generate ad revenue. Either that or the content contributors are so ego drunk or interest-conflicted that they don't care.

Anyway, don't take my word for it, read it yourself. I'm glad I did: Click here, Pilgrim

Friday, January 18, 2008

OK Kids. It’s not even over yet, but I’m going to break down Dubya’s announcement of “eeckernomic stimerlis” to you:

1. The economy is fucked up.

2. This is a great opportunity for Bush’s corporate bedfellows to get tax breaks.

3. The reason to get these tax breaks is to “stimerlate the eekernomic outlook”, or something like that.

4. Them goddamn liberals in Congress have to play along and give the corporate pigs tax breaks, like, forever, maaaan…

5. And oh yeah, just like the last two times, we’re gonna give working class people a few hundred bucks to blow at Best Buy and Walmart just to guilt trip y’all into not talking about how fucked up the Bush Administration has been with the economy until now.

Get it? Got it? Good.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dear Midtown Cat Owners:

If you have been wondering where your beloved tabby or calico has been at lately, it is my understanding that the Ukulady, aka Thessaly Lerner, is starting a local distribution franchise for the hot new virally marketed product described in the below video.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This is the funniest fuckin' thing I've seen about me online in ages!

Apparently a site called, unbeknownst to me, posted an audio sample of a song I wrote and recorded, oh, about 20 years ago called 27,375. The site apparently posts a page fulla "acoustic matches" to supposedly similar artists. And whaddaya know! The song in question is being compared to such alt-darlings as Converge, Guided By Voices and Strapping Young Lad! Whouda thunk it?

So, thanks,, whoever you are, and for those of you who have no idea what the fuck I'm describing, Click Here, Pilgrim

Monday, January 14, 2008

MySpace has been bird-dogged into putting security measures into place to protect kids from perverts.

It's about fuckin' time. Although I'll believe it when I see it.

Here's the New York Times link: Click Here, Pilgrim

Oh, and eat shit, Rupe. Hahahahaha!

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I guess I owe you folks some sort of apology. In an earlier blog post, I was going off on how I couldn't understand why anyone would want to take part in your fledgling new local social networking website (at least I think that's what it is.) But after viewing the video below, I can at least get a smidgen of comprehension re: your target demographic, and by viewing this, perhaps it can help's cyber-overseers out to a certain degree in achieving success in reaching the target audience in question, as well.

So anyway, sorry for the misunderstanding, and I'm sure you will, erm, suceeed in your objectives, whatever those are.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What the Hell is going on with Hillary in this picture?

What the Hell is going on with McCain in this picture?

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Just took a look at the mildly-hyped new site

There was nothing to see there and I moved on.

For starters, it appears to be attempting to pander to the much-solicited 18-to-25 demographic. I’m way past that age, but even in my 20s there’s no way that I would have found anything even remotely valid on this site. For example, I would still walk to the corner and pick up a copy of the Sacramento News&Review and look at the music listing grid if I wanted to see what was happening where this weekend.

Anyone who actually does meet the targeted age demographic should feel insulted when they see this garish, hastily assembled cyber-slop and realize that THIS is considered content that would attract them to get involved in visiting and contributing to I have a little more faith in the younger generation than to assume that this is where the future of American culture is headed. But then again, when I see that the number one most visited item on is entitled “What’s Wrong With Britney?” that faith is severely tested.

And I can’t forget, of course, that there is a groundswell of youth support for Senator Obama’s presidential run at the moment, “because, like, Obama wants change and generates hope, and like, all the other candidates look old and probably have old people’s smell and stuff. Like, my parents voted for Hillary’s husband- how uncool would that be to vote for HER? Except maybe that John Edwards guy but he’s, like a bummer and uses big words and stuff, and even though black people like, scare us when we see them on the street it’s still cool to be voting for somebody like Barack.”

But I digress. Things could be worse. If Ron Paul was in his late 30s or early 40s it would be a whole new ballgame, and THAT would be kinda fucked.

Anyway. Supposedly, the Sacramento Bee is putting a tremendous amount of support and funding into this online dog in order to cut into the weekly News&Review’s audience, but I can’t see how or why that’s going to happen at this point. Of course, the Internet is infested with enough self- made self-promoters, and also plenty of shallow attention whores with insecurity issues, to populate’s photo and blog sections. But the question still lingers: What the fuck is the Bee/McClatchy trying to prove with this?

Friday, January 04, 2008

(Yeah, I know, the image is pretty small, so if you want a better view of it, Click on the image, Pilgrim)

We had a big storm today. Rain fell. Wind blew. Stuff got fucked up real good. Now that my power is back on, I'm going to post this picture so that I can blend into all of the other 30,000 people posting storm pictcures right now. The End.