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four days

by John at 10/31/2008 07:33:00 PM



five days

by John at 10/30/2008 10:47:00 PM

Yes We Can!


Disney and stuff

by John at 10/30/2008 09:30:00 AM

Man-o-man, we have a metric ton of pictures from Disney World coming at you at 90,000 mph. Plus some other stuff.


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six days

by John at 10/29/2008 07:05:00 PM



wonderful anti-McCain ads from Ohio

by John at 10/15/2008 10:54:00 AM

You should watch these anti-McCain political ads from Ohio. They are smart and funny and get right to the point.

"Who said drinking and political advertising don't mix?" (



two answers

by John at 10/05/2008 12:10:00 PM

First) Sting started trending uncool during the Synchronicity tour, when it became apparent that he was becoming Sting the big-time celebrity instead of Sting the lead singer of The Police. Unfortunately, appearing in a David Lynch film, which normally increases coolness, didn't help, because that film was "Dune". He became even less cool in 1985 when he released his first solo album Dream of the Blue Turtles as a white Englishman fronting a pretty good, un-named, African-American jazz band. He cemented his uncool status shortly after that when he appeared in the documentary film "Bring on the Night", which was about Sting and the making of his first solo album, and was (unbelievably!) named after a very good Police song.

Second) While Sting is unarguably uncool, that verdict is not entirely clear about Elvis Costello, and reasonable people may disagree. However, I think Costello became uncool when he reappeared in 1991 for the Mighty Like a Rose tour and was fat and bearded. All fat, bearded people are not uncool, but a fat, bearded Elvis Costello was uncool. Some classical albums, many duets and collaborations, and a car commercial later, Elvis Costello was still, unfortunately, uncool.

P.S. The rest of you, by not answering the questions, obviously think Sting and Elvis Costello are cool. I feel sorry for you, because you probably think Madonna is cool, too.



a question

by John at 10/03/2008 08:00:00 AM

No, two questions.

First) Driving home yesterday afternoon - and listening to "Bring on the Night" on my Awesome-est Songs Mix - it occurred to me to ask: When did Sting become uncool? It's pretty clear that at first Sting was cool, but some time later he was uncool. At some point between the two positions, he must have crossed the threshold.

Second) Similarly, when did Elvis Costello become uncool?

I have answers to both these questions, but I'll give everyone a chance to share their ideas before first. My answers tomorrow, if I remember.