Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Could you please stop tearing apart my record so loudly? I just put my special needs child down for a nap.

The Onion does it again.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Vote for Obama

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

Friday, September 26, 2008

when you love someone and it goes to waste

i'm not a massive COLDPLAY fanatic, but this song destroys me. so sue me.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Letterman Has a Go at McCain

Don't fuck with David Letterman, boy.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Jill Greenberg is an excellent photographer.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Palin Skewered on SNL

Tina Fey's Palin is dead-on.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Matt Damon!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pac-Man: The Movie

Monday, September 15, 2008

John McCain Gets BarackRoll'd

Saturday, September 13, 2008


You've got to admit, I run a pretty schizoid blog up in here...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Anthropomorphic Cannibalism

Despite the recent stretch of entries, this isn't really supposed to be a politics blog. It just seems that we're at this critical point in history and it'd be absurd not to address it.

I was charged up with Kerry four years ago. There seemed to be electricity in the air. This youthful sense that wrongs could be righted...

Now, I've got much more caution in me.

Sometimes it seems this country's just ready to devour itself.

Speaking of that: check out this terrific compilation of commercial art depicting anthropomorphic cannibalism.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

When the Man Comes Around

Keeping these stories alive...

A visibly upset Keith Olbermann apologized to viewers Thursday night for the graphic 9/11 tribute played in the lead-up to John McCain's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.

It's particularly outrageous how the fear-mongering G.O.P. has exploited 9/11 over the years.

This wasn't the video shown at the RNC but it might as well have been...


Alpha and Omega's Kingdom Come...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

RNC Fallout: Daily Show

Just trying to keep these stories alive...

Jon Stewart hit Karl Rove, Bill O'Reilly and Dick Morris with damning evidence of their hypocrisy regarding Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

In Butcher News

Oh yeah... Butcherhouse.

(I guess I should've posted this yesterday but I pre-write a lot of these entries so I don't actually have to write blog entries every day.)

Suffice it to say, I've been pretty fucking busy. This week ought to be especially cruel.

Variety broke the story on Frank Borin signing on to direct The Butcherhouse Chronicles. As is the case with most of these news items, this happened a little while ago and we've been working hard on this.

Frank's a brilliant guy. He flew into NYC to meet up with me and he's been an awesome collaborator with a great sense of story and vision. In addition to being a cool guy to hang with.

I know I've been very oblique with real details here. Yes, this is a big studio film adaptation of a very strange, personal stage-play I wrote. I've been fortunate to have a really intelligent, surprisingly sensitive team of people guiding me through the development process. Andrew Form and Brad Fuller at Platinum Dunes have been supportive and insightful; forget all the shit-talking you might read on some geek sites. Dan Levine and Liz Raposo at Paramount have been terrific coaches from the very start.

More news to come.

Monday, September 08, 2008

The Spiteful Ignorance of "Creation Science"

Richard Dawkins is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and popular science writer.

The rise of so-called "creation science" has really exposed the angry, hands-over-ears-cuz-I-ain't-listenin ignorance of a disheartening percentage of Americans.

And of course, John McCain's trophy-VP Sarah Palin believes creationism oughta be taught in schools.

Because, you know, that's reasonable.

I know this blog doesn't reach too many people—I've no illusions there. But please. If you're undecided, really consider what's at stake here with this election.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Desperate Measures

... the important point about Palin's lack of experience isn't about Palin. It's about McCain. And the question is not how his choice of Palin might complicate his ability to use the "experience" issue, or whether he will have to drop experience as an issue. It's not even about the proper role of experience as an issue. In fact, it's not about experience at all. It's about honesty. The question should be whether McCain—and all the other Republicans who have been going on for months about Obama's dangerous lack of foreign-policy experience—ever meant a word of it. And the answer is apparently not.
From Michael Kinsley's SLATE article.

Clearly, the Grand Old Party is scrambling.

And as obvious as it seems to be, I just hope the majority of voters will be able to see through this obvious stunt.

McCain is dangling this woman—who is anti-reproductive rights and buys into the quacking pseudoscience of creationism—and is hollering to those Hillary-supporters:

"Hey, we got a woman! You wanted a woman, right? Forget what she stands for! She has ovaries! You, her, SAME!"

It's patronizing and obvious, and the G.O.P. just sprays an evasive blather of talking-points to dance around the obvious criticisms.

Gloria Steinem: "This isn't the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need."

From The XX Factor:
"But what an unbelievably vicious speech! The nastiness level was just sky-high (or gutter low). And though Palin certainly didn't write the words she spoke, she sure looked like she enjoyed every second of delivering those zingers. That speech wasn't meant to inspire-- it wasn't about our better selves or what we might be able to accomplish, as a nation-- it was all about rage, sarcasm, resentment, mockery. And the crowd just lapped it up."

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Outside of Society

Baby was a black sheep!
Baby was a whore!
Baby got big and baby's gettin bigger!
Baby got a hand,

Everybody getting a fucking kick out of John McCain's recklessly unqualified vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin?

How much of a fucking farce can this turn into?

Watching the Republican talking heads sputter in nonsensical defense of Palin on 24-hour news channels is particularly obscene. Backtracking from all their criticisms of Obama lacking experience. Outrageously using Palin's gender as a defense when the debate gets too hot.

She didn't abort her baby! Isn't that terrific??
Look at all the fucking kids she's raised! That counts as experience, right?

Fucking insulting.

Watch CNN's Campbell Brown mercilessly grill Tucker Bounds on Palin's theoretical "national security experience":

I beg of you, America. Do NOT buy the monorail that McCain is trying to sell you. It is poorly built. And it believes in Creationism.

Republicans are off in the land of make-believe this week.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Here Are the Rules

Monday, September 01, 2008

Pwn the Vote

Never voted before?

Voted before but changed your name? Or moved to a new address?


It's super easy.

Fill out the form. Print it out: sign, fold, staple, stamp then mail.

And vote for Obama/Biden. Or, you know, just don't vote this time.

Welcome to September. More information to come. For real.