There’s been so much going on in life lately that I haven’t been able to keep up all that well in blogging American Idol episodes, and so I’m suspending my blogging of them for this year. I haven’t decided yet whether to restart next year or not, or just watch it like everyone else… but I do plan to keep up with Project52 and keep posting something once a week. Stay tuned…
In a late-December-2005 episode of “How I Met Your Mother,” Barney Stinson was excited about the new “get psyched” mix CD he’d created. Thanks to the website TV Squad, high-definition TV and a DVR, we know the track listing on the prop CD, as Barney wrote it:
- “I Wanna Rock” — Twisted Sister
- “You Give Love A Bad Name” — BJ (Bon Jovi)
- “Lick It Up” — KISS
- “Paradise City” — GNR (Guns N’ Roses)
- “Dancing With Myself” — Billy Idol
- “Rock You Like A Hurricane” — Scorpy (Scorpions)
- “Panama” — Van Halen
- “Talk Dirty To Me” — Poison
- “Thunderstruck” — AC/DC
- “Dr. Feelgood” — Crue (Motley Crüe)
- “Round and Round” — Ratt
Between finding the track listing online and having some songs in my own iTunes library that would psych me up, I was inspired to create a mix or two of my own. I gave myself a few conditions: 1) I could reuse the same artists from Barney’s mix, but none of the same songs, 2) an artist cannot appear more than once on a mix and 3) I also can’t have used a song on a “road mix” CD I’d previously created (I have a few CDs burned from iTunes playlists for driving in the car). Read the rest of this entry »
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It’s that time of year again! Today, March 15, is the 8th annual International Eat A Tasty Animal for PETA Day! In commemoration of some of the really stupid and offensive things that PETA has done to advance their agenda, seven years ago, Meryl Yourish started his own “outrageous publicity stunt”:
PETA has started yet another offensive ad campaign. This one really reaches bottom—they are using Holocaust terminology, quotes, and pictures to liken the “slaughter” of animals to the slaughter of the Jews by the Nazis.
I’ve already received a letter from a child of Holocaust survivors who is, of course, extraordinarily offended. But here’s the thing: PETA is known for this kind of outrageous publicity stunt—and that’s what it is, an outrageous publicity stunt—and while I am also offended and outraged, there is absolutely nothing we can do that will make PETA change their ad campaign. I’m sure they knew exactly what they were doing, have a plan in mind, and, if they withdraw the campaign, will do it according to their deadlines and their decisions.
So let’s make up our own outrageous publicity stunt. Let’s designate Saturday, March 15th[, 2003], as International Eat an Animal for PETA Day. Everybody set the date on your calendar, and either go out and enjoy a great steak, or cook one at home. Or cook up some chicken or fish or anything else that PETA wouldn’t want you to eat.
The tradition has kept up every year since. I’ve already started with sausage, egg and cheese on an english muffin for breakfast. I’m not sure yet what is for lunch and dinner, but I bet it’s going to be meaty.
It doesn’t just have to be meat, either. Eggs, dairy… “anything that a hard-core vegan won’t eat works,” says Yourish. “And frankly, if you’re a hardcore vegan and still hate PETA, have some tofurkey in our honor.”