Plenty of American Idol crap for you

This is the time of year when watching and writing about American Idol takes up the majority of my work week.

And unlike most of the 30 million or so people who watch Idol, I actually get paid to do so.

Here are my latest rants, raves and ridiculous ramblings about TV's worst show ever, American Idol.
Howard Stern breaks his thumb video

I wish Stern did more animated/puppet stuff like this. It's stupid, but it makes me laugh.

American Idol: Let the suffering begin

I have to watch American Idol for work.

Here's my recap of the final 12 female contestants.

And here are 5 annoying things about American Idol.

It's insane that I get paid to watch Idol and write about it. It's very un-punk.
All hail Flipper

I loved this post about punk band, Flipper.

Also have been digging all the great punk videos on

The Internet is so awesome.
Blaugie updated

New pics and video of my dogs at
More friggin' American Idol vs. myspace mania

This season of American Idol is starting to heat up. They're close to picking the final 24. You can read my review of last night's shit show here. I'm just getting warmed up to rip the show a new asshole this season. And I get paid for this!

An old pal from college Michele found me on myspace today. If you look here you can see her excellent goth picture from when she was a teen.

I'm reading Jonathan Ames' new book, "I Love You More Than You Know" right now. He is one of the few writers (along with Harmon Leon) that can make me laugh out loud.

I think that's why I dig listening to Howard Stern so much - he makes me laugh out loud. And trust me - I need to do that as much as possible.
Three years late

I finally gave my friend Jen and her husband their wedding gift - three years after their wedding.

I was out of work when they got married and soon after had sinus surgery. It's taken me a long time to get back on my feet financially, but slowly and surely I've been taking care of all the loose ends, including this one.

So, I'm good for it ... eventually.
Feelin' better

I listened to Evan "Funk" Davies this morning on my iPod.

I think I finally shook my cold/sinus infection/stomach bug.

Here's a piece I wrote about the benefit for Beetlejuice's manager, Sean Rooney.

I also wrote a story about a dog named Maggie.

I now have friends on myspace.
Still feelin' sick

What started as a normal cold morphed into a nasty sinus infection. I'm on Augmentin now to clear it up, but it's messing up my stomach. I just feel like crashing right now. Ew. Hopefully I'll get rest this weekend and get this out of my system.