Monday, June 28, 2010

Christopher Lambert: From C-list Action Joke to French Art-House Star

Although the first act of his career has been immortalized by yelling the "there can be only one" in some ridiculous unidentifiable accent from Highlander, it's nice to know that even cheese-ball action stars can recast themselves in a substantive way. The Guardian has a great piece on Christopher Lambert's evolution to Christophe, the latest sensation in the trendy French film scene. There is something liberating and redeeming about capturing a new lease on life. Good for Monsieur Lambert.

Friday, June 25, 2010

So was Lionel Richie Wrong?

So much for going "all night long." According to decades of research, "Real couples are satisfied with making love for between three and 13 minutes – and can find anything over ten minutes tiresome." For all of you easily excitable types out there, two minutes is still too short.

Still, something about this survey and statistic strikes the werewolf as a little off, he just can't put his paw on it. Did it build in differences for young, enthusiastic couples, who still enjoy each other, versus older, jaded couples who resent the hell out of each other? There must be a cultural component too, boring Canadians must be on the lower end of the spectrum, while feisty Latins on the other. Still, the hyperlinked article from the Daily Mail made for an amusing read.

Funny Friday: Ruprecht

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Who: Baba O'Riley (live with fruity booty wiggle)

The werewolf loves The Who. Their status as grandmasters of good old rock n' roll is nearly unrivaled. However, if you watch this live version of Baba O'Riley from 1:53 to about 1:59, Pete Townshend pulls a move that would make Boy George jealous. Hat tip to the werewolf's father for noticing that bizarre booty bop.  Hindsight really is 20-20. Remember to crank to volume when listening to this one. Enjoy!

Original vs. Covers: In a Big Country

Although The Dashboard Confessionals, and Moe put forward a valiant effort, Big Country wins this contest big.  Any dissenters?

Big Country

The Dashboard Confessionals

Moe (This video is a ghetto collection of random pics)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Elvis Costello: "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love & Understanding" (live)

Costello has a great sense of humor and knows how to rock.

Giving it the old college try: Kaus's concession statement

Rouge Democrat and political gadfly, Mickey Kaus, didn't win yesterday's primary challenge against one of the most heinous legislators of our time, Barbara Boxer. However, he did clock in about 100,000 votes and gave a hell of a concession statement. Not bad for an honest blogger who ran on only $40K. Here is a high-light from his statement.

"I'm a blogger. I spent about $40,000. I had one part-time aide, a recent college grad who was prepping for his LSATs. We had no headquarters, no pollsters, no highly paid strategists and consultants. We had a couple of laptops and an old Volvo. And we still ripped off more than 100,000 votes from a three term incumbent because there is  a large group of voters who are dissatisfied with the prevailing dogma of the Democratic party.

I entered the race because I wanted to start up an argument among Democrats about the party's direction--about the need to say "no" to the unions and to insist on securing the border before we even talk about amnesty."

Although the werewolf was a Tom Campbell fan, he will always have a soft-spot for any honest, anti-establishment types that try and rock the vote.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

REM: Crush With Eyeliner (live)

This may be the best REM song you've never heard before. 

Mickey Kaus: An honest Democrat

What a great ad. If only all aspiring politicians were this honest. Sadly, this guy doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell.