Spike Lee Says “No Way” to President Condi



Spike Lee has mixed feelings about Condoleeza Rice. On the one hand he hates her, on the other he despises her:
“African-Americans will have to really, really, really, really, really, REALLY analyze the Secretary of State’s record, and get past the pigmentation of her skin,” he said. “If we do that, I don’t think we can vote for her. I’m not the spokesperson for 45 million African Americans … but that’s my right as an American citizen.” He laughed. “Hopefully, that right hasn’t been rescinded yet. I’m not going to vote for that woman. No. Way.”

[A confession: I’m just posting this because I think the picture of Rice sitting alone, staring out an airplane window is somehow really funny, though I can’t say why.]

LISTEN UP: Your Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever



  • Buffet Libre hosts a few awesomely angsty Mogwai songs. If you read Spanish the blog will have extra special meaning to you, because you’ll understand it.
  • Birdmonster’s folky-rocky  All The Holes In The Wall is one part Neil Young, Two Parts Jack White and a dash of not-quite-as-good-as-either. But definitely worth a listen (or two)at My Old Kentucky Blog.
  • The Hype Machine generously provides us with freshly spilled Built to Spill. Temporarily Blind reminds us of the good old days when Modest Mouse was poor and under-produced.
  • Remember when we were young and pure and believed that Billie Jean might actually be Michael Jackson’s lover? Take a trip through  you tube to a better time.
  • Get down with Donald Byrd’s The Little Rasti at Earfuzz. The ditty from the Ethiopian Nights, an album that explores the African roots of Jazz,  "is about as sublime as it gets" according to the blogger. We like it too.

Sopranos Remix: Do the Malanga!


Sunday night’s premiere of The Sopranos had everybody talking the next day.  Is Tony okay?  What does this all mean?  And perhaps most importantly, what the f*ck did Junior say when he shot him

We don’t really know, but whatever he said, we’re obsessed with it.  Check out our new mash-up!

The Greatest Hoaxes of All Time



As you may have heard by now, the story that Will Ferrell died in a paragliding accident was just a hoax, and a lame one at that. It was factually wrong, mathematically challenged, and included spelling errors. But if you like a good hoax, you might like to see this list of the 100 best April Fool’s hoaxes of all time at the Museum of Hoaxes. It includes the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest, Sidd  Finch, the Taco Liberty Bell, Nixon for President in ’92, and tons of other great ones. The list is incredibly entertaining, and also it might inspire you for April Fool’s in a couple of weeks.

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Who’s Who In Your NCAA Basketball Pool


DukeIf you’re like most Americans, chances are you’ve received an email or a phone call from a friend asking you if you’re interested in joining their NCAA basketball pool. And, if you’re like most Americans with a slight gambling problem, you probably said yes.

Before you submit your sheet and write in UConn to win it all, Cracked is offering you a little who’s who in your Office Pool, so you know exactly what you’re going up against.

I like this little cheat sheet. I fall right in between the ‘You’ category and ‘The Guy Who Doesn’t Pick Any Upsets’, so my chances are pretty good this year.

So go Duke! (and every other team with a seed higher than the team it’s playing against!) I could use the $75.

SIZZLER: It’s a Boy!


Tomkatieclap_2 US Weekly is happy to announce that Tom and Katie are having a boy!Now that TomKat are happily married, it’s safe to say their son will have a normal, healthy, upbringing just like any other kid in the undisclosed neighborhood. Tom will go to all of junior’s basketball games with his photographer buddies and Katie will read him bedtime stories about the friendly aliens that have infected our bodies. Oh the vitamins they’ll take, the church-going community they’ll build around them, but most exciting is the look on Tom’s face when he sees his little baby boy after along day year at work.