Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Haggard Communes With UFO Enthusiasts

Proud to be an Okie from Alpha Centauri...

But you gotta love the Hag, especially since he's part of a dying breed of no-shit country musicians. What happens when we lose all of these people? Have you heard what's coming out of Nashville?

Friday, June 18, 2004

Cellphones become jukeboxes as ring-tone sales take off | csmonitor.com

OK, somebody explain this to me...

Why is it that I can go to iTunes or any other music download site and buy an entire song for 99 cents, but Cingular charges more than twice that much to purchase a ring tone version of the same song?

The music industry has made a lot of noise about sagging CD sales, blaming it all on file-sharing, naturally. How much are they raking in from this new market?

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

On the bus this morning looked up from my book for moment and glanced out the window just as a car was passing. Through the car's window I could see a middle-aged couple, the woman driving. They were holding hands. Something about the image struck me, a feeling that this wasn't a romantic moment, but rather one of comfort or consolation.

I'm getting sappy and sentimental in my old age...

Friday, June 04, 2004

Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)

Moments ago, while watching a scene from the original 1962 version of The Manchurian Candidate, I noticed something very odd. In the scene, Maj. Marco (Sinatra) enters his apartment carrying a newspaper. The headline on the newspaper reports the murder of a senator and his daughter. But on that same newspaper, clearly visible in type at the very top of the page, is a headline for another story, which reads, "Violent Hurricane Sweeps Midwest."

Hurricanes in the midwest? Hel-lo! We don't get hurricanes in the midwest. We get tornadoes.

Why is this important? It isn't. Not at all.