Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Revew Tuesday: I'm Fine...And Other Lies by Whitney Cummings

I'm Fine
...And Other Lies
by Whitney Cummings
Comedian Whitney Cummings discusses her life and why nothing is her fault. 
I have been a big fan of the comedic stylings of Whitney Cummings for years. I watched 2 Broke Girls right from the first episode. The same with her self-titled NBC sit-com. Mrs. Bax0jayz and I watched her specials together. So her book should be brilliant as well, shouldn't it?

Nope. It's 288 pages of Whitney blaming everyone else in the world for her bad decisions instead of looking at herself and lack of insight into any situation. She should've just called the book, "I AM CODEPENDENT" since that's her go-to excuse for most problems, but of course, being codependent isn't even her fault. Blame it on men, patriarchy, non-progressives, etc. Litter each paragraph with catch phrases like: 
  • Look
  • What I mean
  • Literally
and many more that will cause you to roll your eyes as they appear so frequently that it gets annoying. She throws in some SAT words used incorrectly as well and medical jargon that's also wrong and the tedious adventure took way too long to read. I had to put down and pick up the book several times to endure it. 

True, I am only a blogger and Whitney is published by a major book company, but at least I don't charge people money to read my frantic scratchings and the blame game. 

My wife knew I was previously a big fan of Whitney Cummings and saw how disappointed I was as I continued reading the book. She even asked to please refrain from reading books of any of my other heroes going forward. It's happened before that I have read books by people I hold in high esteem only to be let down by their nonchalant self-destructive habits and passing the blame onto others. I think I would've ended up respecting Whitney much more if she at least owned up to her some of her mistakes but she always managed to shift the blame elsewhere or she simply couldn't grasp the facts of what was going on around her. 

I wish Whitney well in life and I hope she overcomes her various challenges. She seems like a good soul. She rescues pitbulls, how can she be bad? But I hope she learns to take some personal responsibility in life. That's when you make great strides in your life. 

I call this book mediocre bordering on annoying.

You can get it in various formats on AMAZON

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

fard \fahrd\,
1. To apply cosmetics.
1. Facial cosmetics. .
Fard comes from the Old Low Franconian word farwiđon meaning "to dye or color." In the Old French it became farder meaning "to apply makeup."
Vehicular Hypochondria
  • A severe mental disability in which sufferers chronically experience acute anxiety attacks related to the welfare of their vehicles. A typical vehicular hypochondriac may face bouts of depression and paranoia stemming from the false belief that his/her car is malfunctioning when it is in fact operating in perfect order.
Sane Human Being: Why are you giving away all of your earthly possessions and digging a large hole in the ground in front of a tombstone with your name on it?

Vehicular Hypochondriac: Well, my check engine light came on today. I'm going to die.

  • Trojan horse: traditional date of the ancient Greeks' ruse to gain entry into Troy (1184 BCE)
  • "La Marseillaise": France's national anthem was composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1792)
  • Library of Congress: was established with $5,000; today it has 18 million books and 100 million other items in 470 languages (1800)
  • Hersheypark: amusement park opened in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for the exclusive use of Hershey Chocolate Company's employees; it was later opened to the public (1907)
  • Easter Uprising: unsuccessful Irish rebellion against British rule began (1916)
  • John Graunt 1620
  • Edmund Cartwright 1743
  • Robert Bailey Thomas 1766
  • George Bascom 1836
  • Henri Philippe Petain 1856
  • Robert Penn Warren 1905
  • Jack E. Leonard 1911
  • Aaron Bell 1922
  • J.D. Cannon 1922
  • John Griffin 1928
  • Freddy Scott 1933
  • Shirley Boone 1934
  • Shirley MacLaine 1934 - Actress
  • Jill Ireland 1936
  • Joe Henderson 1937
  • Sue Grafton 1940 - Author
  • Barbra Streisand 1942 - Singer
  • Richard Sterban 1943 - Singer (The Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Bob Lunn 1945
  • Robert Knight 1945
  • Doug Clifford 1945 - Musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR))
  • Glenn Cornick 1947
  • Eric Bogosian 1953 - Actor
  • Vince Ferragamo 1954
  • Michael O'Keefe 1955
  • David J. 1957 - Musician (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets)
  • Boris Williams 1958 - Musician (Cure)
  • Glenn Morshower 1959 - Actor ("24")
  • Billy Gould 1963 - Musician (Faith No More)
  • Paul Ryder 1964 - Musician (Happy Mondays)
  • Djimon Hounsou 1964 - Actor
  • Cedric the Entertainer 1964 - Actor, comedian
  • Patty Schemel 1967 - Musician (Hole)
  • Omar Vizquel 1967 - Baseball player
  • Aaron Comess 1968 - Musician (Spin Doctors)
  • Chipper Jones 1972 - Baseball player
  • Brian Aubrey Marshall 1973 - Musician (Creed)
  • Eric Balfour 1977 - Actor
  • Carlos Beltran 1977 - Baseball player
  • Kelly Clarkson (Kelly Brianne Clarkson) 1983 - Singer, first "American Idol" participant to win a Grammy Award, Who's High Pitch?

Monday, April 23, 2018



Los Angeles, CA - April 23, 2018 Garbage today announced a short US tour in support of the recently announced 20th anniversary edition of their legendary second album Version 2.0. The tour, which kicks off on September 29th in Seattle, WA and wraps on October 27th in Brooklyn, NY, will see them perform the classic album in full, as well as a number of B-sides from the reissue. Tickets for the tour will be on sale at 10:00am local time on April 27th and be available HERE. A complete list of upcoming US tour dates can be found below.

Garbage announced the 20th anniversary edition of Version 2.0 last month. Due for release on Stunvolume/PIAS on June 22, the package will feature the whole original album, as well as 10 B-sides from the era. Pre-order the digital album HERE and visit Garbage.com for updates on standard and deluxe Vinyl formats. The reissue’s first offering, the typically visceral "Lick The Pavement", is available now HERE.

"Version 2:0 is in my opinion the quintessential garbage record,” shared Garbage singer Shirley Manson. “We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still".

Initially released in May 1998, Version 2.0 spawned fan-favorites such as “Push It”, “I Think I’m Paranoid” and “Special”. Shortly after its release, the Recording Industry Association of America honored the album with a platinum certification for exceeding 1 million units sold. Version 2.0 went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. The album was nominated for a total of four Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album. The album's third single "Special" was further nominated the following year for Best Rock Song and for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. The video for “Push It” was nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards.

Speaking about the enduring legacy of the record, the band's drummer and co-producer Butch Vig explains:
"Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence. When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it's possibly our best album
Upcoming Tour Dates
US Tour Dates:

  • 9/29/18 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA 
  • 9/30/18 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR 
  • 10/3/18 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA 
  • 10/5/18 - Cosmopolitan Hotel - Las Vegas, NV 
  • 10/7/18 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ 
  • 10/9/18 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM 
  • 10/11/18 - House of Blues - Dallas - Dallas, TX 
  • 10/12/18 - House of Blues - Houston - Houston, TX 
  • 10/13/18 - Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort - Tulsa, OK 
  • 10/17/18 - Riviera Theater - Chicago, IL 
  • 10/18/18 - Hard Rock Live - Northfield, OH 
  • 10/20/18 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY 
  • 10/21/18 - Lincoln Theatre - Washington DC 
  • 10/23/18 - House of Blues - Boston, MA 
  • 10/25/18 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA 
  • 10/26/18 - Borgata Spa & Resort - Music Box - Atlantic City, NJ 
  • 10/27/18 - Kings Theatre - Brooklyn, NY 

Look forward to Vanessa!




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Monday, April 23, 2018

germinal \JUR-muh-nl\, adjective:
1. Being in the earliest stage of development.
2. Of or pertaining to a germ or germs.
3. Of the nature of a germ or germ cell.
Germinal is derived from the Latin word germen meaning "sprout, bud."
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Radio Phonetics for: What the fuck
Commonly used to accentuate the phrase.
Whiskey Tango Foxtroy, Over! Weren't you thinking!?

  • Order of the Garter: oldest existing order of knights was founded by King Edward III of England (1348)
  • Baedeker blitz: a series of German Luftwaffe raids on the English cities of Exeter, Bath, Norwich and York began in retaliation for the RAF bombing of Lübeck (1942)
  • Hank Aaron: hit his first of 755 major league home runs; his career total is second only to Barry Bonds (1954)
  • New Coke: Coca-Cola launched its marketing flop (1985)
  • "Me at the Zoo": YouTube's first video was launched on the fledgling website (2005)
  • William Shakespeare 1564 - Poet, playwright ("Julius Caesar", "Romeo and Juliet", "MacBeth"), believed to have been born on April 23 based on his baptism on April 26, 1564
  • James Buchanan 1791 - 15th U.S. President, nickname: Old Buck
  • Serbei Prokofiev 1891 - Pianist, composer ("Peter and the Wolf")
  • (Charles Burnham) Bud Wilkinson 1916 - Football player
  • Janet Blair (Martha Jane Lafferty) 1921 - Actress ("My Sister Eileen", "The Fabulous Dorseys")
  • Shirley (Jane) Temple Black 1928 - Child actress ("Little Miss Marker", "Heidi", "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm")
  • Alan Oppenheimer 1930 - Actor ("Murphy Brown", "The Six Million Dollar Man", "The Bionic Woman")
  • Halston (Roy Frowick) 1932 - Fashion designer, created the pillbox hat that was worn by Jackie Kennedy at President Kennedy's inauguration
  • Roy Orbison 1936 - Singer
  • Don Massengale 1937 - Golfer
  • Ray Peterson 1939 - Singer
  • David Birney 1939 - Actor ("Oh, God! Book 2", "St. Elsewhere")
  • Lee Majors (Harvey Lee Yeary II) 1940 - Actor ("The Six Million Dollar Man", "Big Valley")
  • Sandra Dee (Alexandra Zuck) 1942 - Actress ("Gidget")
  • Hervé Villechaize 1943 - Actor ("Fantasy Island")
  • Tony Esposito 1944 - Hockey player
  • Marty Fleckman 1944 - Golfer
  • Bernadette Devlin (McAliskey) 1948 - Irish civil rights leader
  • Blair Brown 1948 - Actress
  • Joyce DeWitt 1949 - Actress ("Three's Company)
  • Paul Brickman 1949 - Director, writer
  • Narada Michael Walden 1952 - Musician (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report), record producer, songwriter
  • James Russo 1953 - Actor
  • Captain Sensible 1954 - Musician (Damned)
  • Michael Moore 1954 - Lib-tard, biased filmmaker, fat slob, shit-head, liberal mouthpiece.
  • Judy Davis 1955 - Actress
  • Jan Hooks 1957 - Actress ("Designing Women", "Saturday Night Live", "Batman Returns")
  • Craig Sheffer 1960 - Actor
  • Valerie Bertinelli 1960 - Actress ("One Day at a Time")
  • Steve Clark 1960 - Musician (Def Leppard)
  • George Lopez 1961 - Actor
  • Gen 1964 - Musician (Jesus Jones)
  • Melina Kanakaredes 1967 - Actress ("Providence", "Guiding Light", "CSI: New York")
  • Tim Womack 1968 - Musician (Sons of the Desert)
  • Stan Frazier 1968 - Musician (Sugar Ray)
  • Scott Bairstow 1970 - Actor
  • Andruw Jones 1977 - Baseball player
  • Kal Penn 1977 - Actor ("House M.D.")
  • Daniela Hantuchova 1983 - Tennis player
  • Rachel Skarsten 1985 - Actress
  • Camryn Walling 1990 - Actor ("The Agency")
  • Dev Patel 1977 - Actor ("Slumdog Millionaire") 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Body Count

From my email:
Body Count is the eponymous debut album of American heavy metal band Body Count. Released in 1992, the album material focuses on various social and political issues ranging from police brutality to drug abuse. The album presents a turning point in the career of Ice-T (pictured), who co-wrote the album's songs with lead guitarist Ernie C and performed as the band's lead singer. Previously known only as a rapper, Ice-T's work with the band helped establish a crossover audience with rock music fans. The album produced one single, "There Goes the Neighborhood". Body Count is best known for the inclusion of the controversial song "Cop Killer", which was the subject of much criticism from various political figures, although many defended the song on the basis of the group's right to freedom of speech. Ice-T eventually chose to remove the song from the album, although it continues to be performed live. While the album received mixed reviews, it was ranked among The Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums of 1992, and is believed to have helped pave the way for the mainstream success of the rapcore genre, although the album itself does not feature rapping in any of its songs.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

obtuse \uhb-TOOS\, adjective:
1. Not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect.
2. Not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form.
3. (Of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.
4. Indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound.
Obtuse comes from the Latin word tundere which meant "to beat" and the prefix ob- meaning "against" because it referred to the process of beating metal until it was dull.
  • mil-slang/acronym for ADIOS MOTHERFUCKER
Tommy: You said mean things about me.
Bax: Grow a pair. AMF.
By what name is the character Alonso Quijano better known in the world of literary classics?
  • Don Quixote de la Mancha.
  • Earth Day - The one day everyone is supposed to be a little more conscious of treating the planet better. 
  • Pedro Alvares Cabral: landed on the coast of Brazil, claiming the land for Portugal (1500)
  • Henry VIII: much-married king of England ascended to the throne (1509)
  • "In God We Trust": US Congress mandated that all minted coins bear this inscription (1864)
  • Oklahoma Land Rush: began officially at noon with thousands of homesteaders staking their claims (1889)
  • Earth Day: first observed (1970)
  • Queen Isabella I (Spain) 1451
  • Henry Fielding 1707 - Author ("The History of Tom Jones")
  • Immanuel Kant 1724 - Philosopher
  • Nikolai Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) 1870 - Russian premier (1917-1924)
  • Nicola Sacco 1891 - Convicted of robbery and executed along with Bartolomeo Vanzetti after a controversial trial in Massachusetts.
  • Vladimir Nabokov 1899 - Russian novelist
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer 1904 - Physicist, designed and built the first atomic bomb
  • Eddie Albert (Edward Albert Heimberger) 1908 - Actor ("Green Acres")
  • Yehudi Menuhin 1916 - Violinist, played with New York Symphony Orchestra at age ten
  • Robert Wadlow Alton 1918 - At the time of his death on July 15, 1940 he was the tallest man in the world according to Guinness World Records. He was 8 ft 11.1 in.
  • Mickey (James Barton) Vernon 1918 - Baseball
  • Hal March (Mendelson) 1920 - Television emcee ("The $64,000 Question"), actor ("The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show")
  • Candid Camero 1921 - Musician
  • Charles Mingus 1922 - Musician
  • Richard Diebenkorn 1922 - Musician, singer, bandleader, composer
  • Aaron Spelling 1923 - Exectuive producer ("Fantasy Island", "Beverly Hills 90210")
  • Bettie Page 1923 - invented sexy
  • George Cole 1925 - Actor ("Minder", "Flash Harry")
  • Charlotte Rae 1926 - Actress ("Facts of Life")
  • Estelle Harris 1932 - Actess ("Seinfeld")
  • Mark Damon (Alan Harris) 1933 - Actor ("The Fall of the House of Usher")
  • Glen Campbell 1936 - Singer, actor
  • Jack Nitzsche 1937 - Arranger, producer, songwriter
  • Jack Nicholson (John Joseph) 1937 - Actor ("The Shining", "Batman", "The Witches of Eastwicke", "A Few Good Men")
  • Deane Beman 1938 - Golfer
  • Jason Miller 1939 - Actor ("Toy Soldiers", "The Exorcist" series)
  • Mel Carter 1943 - Singer, actor
  • Cleve Francis 1945 - Country singer
  • John Waters 1946 - Director
  • Larry Groce 1948 - Singer, songwriter
  • Spencer Haywood 1949 - Basketball player
  • Peter Frampton 1950 - Musician (Humble Pie)
  • Paul Carrack 1951 - Musician (Squeeze, Mike & the Mechanics)
  • Tom Lysiak 1953 - Hockey player
  • Joseph Bottoms 1954 - Actor ("Surfacing", "Inner Sanctum")
  • Ryan Stiles 1959 - Actor ("Whose Line is It Anyway")
  • Byron Allen 1961 - Comedian, television host, actor ("Real People")
  • Chris Makepiece 1964 - Actor ("My Bodyguard", "Captive Hearts")
  • Jeffrey Dan Morgan 1966 - Actor ("Grey's Anatomy")
  • Sheryl Lee 1967 - Actress ("Twin Peaks")
  • Sherri Shepherd 1967 - Talk show host, actress
  • Heath Wright 1967 - Musician (Ricochet)
  • Ingo Rademacher 1971 - Actor ("General Hospital")
  • Eric Mabius 1971 - Actor ("Ugly Betty")
  • Anna Falchi 1972 - actress, hottie (below)
  • Daniel Johns 1979 - Musician (Silverchair)
  • Amber Heard 1986 - Actress (right)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

What were you saying about me, Emma?