Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Mr fix it.

The final resting place of Mervyn Le Roy.
Leroy produced (and partly directed without credit) MGM studio's classic The Wizard of Oz (1939), although it was not a classic at the box office; its poor reception convinced Leroy to quit producing pictures and go back to directing them. He had always had a good relationship with actors, and had discovered a number of people who would go on to become major stars, such as Clark Gable (who was rejected for a role in Little Caesar by Jack L. Warner over his objections), Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum and Lana Turner.

KATHRYN P. LeROY was his wife. His final wife.

As for Rita I don't know much on her aside from the following:
RITA R. ROEDLING whose social security number was 352-22-6323 and whose address was 1015 No. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California-90210.
Attended the Latin School of Chicago and graduated in 1946.
I dont know who she is. Was she a daughter?

Suffer not...

The heart shaped plot in our local Forest Lawn. Dubbed BABYLAND this little area is where all the dead babies end up laid to rest in the shadless ground. When I mean heart-shaped I mean the road around this little area forms a perfect heart.
At the base of the heart a perfectly patina'd little dead baby stands in the hot hot sun and welcomes you with open arms.
It made me laugh at first. Then I cried.
The sadness of this little area is overwhelming. Some plots look well maintained while others look forgotten and neglected. Babies that lived less than a day.
Gods promises broken.

I first saw Babyland years ago (I think it was during a trip with Scott to the cemetary) during a summer in witch Forest Lawn's "lawn" was overrun with weeds. They started a program called THE WEED CONTROL PROGRAM. (duh) They thought that explained quite a bit so they had hundreds of these signs printed up. All the signs said were "WEED CONTROL PROGRAM. " Thats it.
Not "Dont eat the grass" or "Dont touch the grass and touch your skin."
They popped thes signs all over the place but the best placement was in the hand of the green and black dead baby of babyland.
Babyland gladly welcomes the weed control program.
I come back here from time to time hoping for the return of the weed control program sign.

On the way to work today

The skies over the Hollywood Hills looked rather creepy. Odd little strip of clouds curiously lit from below.


You lie! Random internet test.... YOU LIE!
How can I score 66% when I never even read the book! Wow I was expecting a less than 15% score.
You know the Bible 66%!

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How to flirt with Anderson Cooper by Ryan Seacrest

For David

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Zodiac Boogie (sample all 12)

I havent laughed this hard since the last post

The worst commercial ever.

I havent laughed so hard in days.

Its just like , its just like, a mini-mall.


emmapeel007 asks: "Hey Gavin Whats wrong? You seem a litttle bitter on your blog."
Thanks for asking Emmapeel007.

Yep. I'm bitter. Bitter and hateful. (she either missed the hateful part or was being kind.)
Its just that time of year where I get to say F' off to just about everyone. I'm like Santa but not so jolly or bearded or animal loving.
Like Santa ?
Well he spreads good cheer and give gifts to little wide eyed greedy brats. I on the other hand spread hate lothing and contempt for the planet and everyone on it.
Its my gift to everyone once a year.
No it has nothing to do with black history month.
Nor does it have anything to do with my personal life or lack thereof.

Its all about unfocused rage and hatred that seems to surface this time of year.
Thats all.
Everything will right itself shortly.

I didn't request this.

Comeback Controversy

"It split the gay community," director Billy Friedkin recalls his 1980 Al Pacino starrer, "Cruising. " It's coming out as a DVD from Warner Home Video this Fall with a premiere in Cannes. Friedkin has remastered it digitally as well as upgraded the sound. But there are no changes in the film itself, he says.

Daily Variety's review by James Harwood noted, "If this is an R, then the only X left is actual hardcore." Friedkin explains, "I was making a statement between the leather-vise world and those in the then-discreet gay community, which had not come out of the closet."

In "Cruising, " Al Pacino plays the young cop sent underground by police chief Paul Sorvino to search for a sadistic killer. Jerry Weintraub produced the film, and it is currently being DVD-augmented with behind-the-scenes background info by Laurent Bouzereau who has edited 150 DVDs, including Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" and "Jaws. "

Friedkin says he was "amazed" to learn that "Cruising" was the most-requested DVD reissue. (Me too. The movie is awful.)
"It ... took me 50 days of editing to get an R rating for 'The Exorcist'. " Yes, the "Cruising" DVD rating will be R.

Meanwhile, Friedkin's "Bug," which won an award in Cannes last year, will get its release in 120 screens in France, Feb. 21, and in the U.S. in May. He made "Bug" for $4 million in Louisiana. Evidence of Friedkin's artistic versatility is news that his direction of the opera "Salome" has won placement in the permanent repertoire of the Bavarian State Opera following its successful Munich bow by Friedkin.

White House Music Video

A White House sponsored anti-drug video from 1985-86. I'm unsure if they realized how cool dangerous and fun they made drugs appear to be. Hell it looks more interesting than my life. I want a talking David Hasselhoff poster and the demanding head of Stacey Keech in my freezer.
The highmonkey is my favorite for some reason.

Directed by WKRP's own Venus Flytrap.

There is no Star Wars alien named SACK DANGALOW.

your watching FOX.

Police were called to a Long Island man's house last week. The cops discovered the mummified remains of the resident, dead for more than a year, sitting in front of a blaring television set.

The 70-year-old Hampton Bays, New York, resident, identified as Vincenzo Ricardo, appeared to have died of natural causes. Police said on Saturday his body was discovered on Thursday when they went to the house to investigate a report of a burst water pipe.

"You could see his face. He still had hair on his head," Newsday quoted morgue assistant Jeff Bacchus as saying. The home's low humidity had preserved the body.

Officials could not explain why the electricity had not been turned off, considering Ricardo had not been heard from since December 2005.

Neighbors said when they had not seen Ricardo, who was diabetic and had been blind for years, they assumed he was in the hospital or a long-term care facility.

Oh Edna ...close your robe.

Gross. Travolta is just Gross.

Who does his hair now? Clokey or Devo? I'm pretty sure Bela Lugosi used to wear that exact wig.

Recording the Beatles

This book is over the top crazy. The only thing its missing are pieces of the actual Beatles.

Click here to go to the website for the book.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Baby made a Boom Boom

I just cant look at that face without thinking her pantsuit is filled with warm vegetable slurry.

What barn do you hang out at?


According to last nights premiere of the iPhone phone commercial the following dead people approve of this product.
Lucille Ball
Jackie Gleason
Humphrey Bogart
Marlon Brando
Marilyn Monroe
Clark Gable
Peter Sellers
Steve McQueen

No rest in death. Sorry.

HA !

To commemorate the emissions reductions, Simon Pearce will provide each presenter with a beautiful hand blown glass sculpture. Long a champion of clean energy, Simon Pearce fuels its Vermont-based glass furnace with hydroelectric power.

And that is how you give a glass butt-plug to every presenter on stage at the Oscars.

Good on ya mate!

Sunday, February 25, 2007


Now we all know paparazzi suck. With that in mind she should know better than to go into a salon to shave her own head, get a tattoo, check in to rehab, check out of rehab, check back into rehab, sneak out of rehab, appear in public, try to get back into rehab without people knowing about it.

She's just jealous of dead Anna Nicole Smith getting more tabloid attention than her.

The crazier she gets the more I find her attractive.

What I find more interesting than her antics is the fact I truly want to see her fail.
My heart has died.

Full Metal Yakuza

To wind down from the rage I felt from watching this years Oscars I decided to watch FULL METAL YAKUZA.
One of the lesser known Takashi Miike films, Full Metal Yakuza tells a story of Kensuke, a janitor/cleaning man for yakuza gang. His boss, Tousa is about to go to prison for a few years. Kensuke and Tousa die in assassination shortly after imprisoning. Still. their life isn't about to end since crazy scientist builds a modern day version of Frankenstein's monster and Robocop - using robotics and parts of human bodies. The head of Kensuke is attached to the body.

Full Metal Yakuza has clear influences from Paul Verhoeven's Robocop in its idea, plot and individual scenes. Most surprising, though, was to notice that its humor is close to Troma Teams movies - Miike succees to exceed every lines of bad taste, in a way that even Lloyd Kaufman cannot compete. Robogangster has different "features", like enormous penis wobbling around and between his legs. And that hilarious, sideways-moving defence "dance" that has to be seen. This kind of movie wouldn't be anything without huge blood spurts and dismemberings. After the "light" comical approach there's a disturbing scene that includes necrophilism, that won't (hopefully) make you laugh. This film is so all over the place that it was a nice change of pace from all the self sucking that is the Academy Awards.

I suggest you see this film and get a taste of what non-western direct to video ,v-cinema has to offer.

More important than the Oscars...

2 are hurt after tumbling from Disneyland tram
The women suffer head injuries in parking lot incident.

Two women suffered head injuries late Friday after tumbling off a tram in a Disneyland parking lot, an incident the state has no authority to investigate because the shuttle is not an amusement park ride, Anaheim officials said.

Authorities were called to Disneyland's Timon parking lot about 10:20 p.m. after a woman standing on the tram toppled off as it turned. She suffered minor injuries to her head and feet, which the tram wheels might have run over, said Maria Sabol, spokeswoman for the Anaheim Fire Department. Another woman reached for her and fell too, suffering more serious head injuries, Sabol said.

Both were taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, from which one has been discharged, Disneyland Resort spokesman Bob Tucker said Saturday. He did not specify which one.

Authorities did not release the women's names and ages or the specifics regarding their injuries.

Disney officials shut down the tram, one of many that cart visitors between the parking lot and the park at about 10 mph. It appeared to be working normally, however, and was back in operation Saturday, Tucker said.

Because trams are not considered amusement park rides, the accident falls outside the state Department of Occupational Safety and Health's purview, (I love that word... Perview) said the agency's acting chief, Len Welsh. That's why Disney did not report the accident to the state, Tucker said.

Only in recent years have amusement parks been required to report accidents. A law that took effect in 2000 mandating such reporting was prompted, in part, by a 1998 incident at Disneyland in which a tourist was fatally struck by a loose metal cleat on the Columbia sailing ship. In that case, Disney officials delayed Anaheim police for 90 minutes while workers cleaned up the scene.

The park has become more responsive since then, safety officials have said, particularly after a July 2005 roller coaster crash at California Adventure in which 25 passengers were treated for minor injuries.

The state asked Disney to reevaluate the brake valves at all of its parks, because a leaky valve had caused the crash on California Screamin'. Disney went beyond what was required, however, by alerting the entire amusement park industry to possible brake problems.

Green Oscars my ass.

So with all the efforts the Oscars made to make it a greener show it still does not address the fact it causes a major disruption to the locals.
Lets say you actually take the metro to save the ozone. If you take it on the Sunday of the Oscars make damn sure you don't need to get off at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave. YOU CANT because the Academy wants to thank you for thinking of the environment.
To all the little people... fuck you.
So ok what if you have prepared to use the old car one day out of the year and punch an Oscar sized hole in the ozone for the sake of Ellen's dried up wit. What then? I'll tell you what you don't do...
Work in Hollywood or Hollywood ADJ.
Not only is the area around the Kodak theater gridlocked but anywhere a major party occurs is blocked as well. Fuck you very much Gov ball, Elton John and Vanity Fair. You just cause a 50 kilometer chunk of ice to float free just so you can jerk off in public.

This is such crap.
And on top of it how dare Sherri Lansing gets an award for getting fired from Paramount because she drove the studio into the toilet and found she can make more money by milking her own "non-profit" company.
Congratulations Sherri for doing a suck ass job. Are you living modestly? I hope the donations you receive are not going to cosmetic surgery.

Sure the Oscars are green. Green and gold.
This Oscar show reminds me of something The Bishop Don "Magic" Juan told me about his outfit:
"Green is for the money and gold is for the honey."
Pimps up Oscars down.

Earl Weaver My hero!!!

He had no fear of his mouth. Beautiful!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Frozen to his bones like a chunk of beef.

Mr Freeze

Today I took a drive up to Walt Disney's grave.

Its surprising to see that the grave is so overgrown and unclean. It looks like it has been visited as there was garbage strewn about (just like the "fun park").
Ariel, the little mermaid sits and watches over Walt's final resting place. (Ariel... not a Disney creation but one of Hans Christian Andersen)


Rio the 'hood cat doing what he does best. Killing things.

Stalking on Scorpions

I was tooling around in Bill's world and caught a glimpse of things I have seen on his site.

Walking on Scorpions

where are these sold?

Its not for me its for a friend.

watchmaker link

Friday, February 23, 2007

where is the nearest railroad track?

"I was 6 when I first became aware of my desire to lose my legs," wrote "Susan Smith" in London's The Guardian in January. "The image I have of myself has always been one without legs." Its called "body identity integrity disorder" (apotemnophilia), which leads them to remove one or more limbs (or men their scrota). The worst part, said "Smith," was having to kill her leg, by freezing it in dry ice for at least four hours (she tried twice before it succumbed to an infection), because surgeons cannot ethically amputate a healthy limb. [The Guardian (London), 1-29-07]

Film Critic Michael Medved is drunk and high.

This was what Michael Medved had to say about Tim Hardaway.

Recent comments by retired basketball star Tim (“I hate gay people”) Hardaway did serious damage to his image and career but also unwittingly raised serious cultural issues about sexuality and gender.

Hardaway appropriately apologized for his harsh remarks, but many (if not most) Americans no doubt share his instinctive reluctance to share showers and locker rooms with open homosexuals. That reluctance also explains the controversial Defense Department policy that prevents out-of-the-closet gays from serving in the United States military.

Miami Heat's Tim Hardaway moves the ball against the New York Knicks, Sunday, April 8, 2001, at American Airlines Arena in Miami. NBA commissioner David Stern said Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, it would be "inappropriate" for Hardaway to represent the league during NBA's All-Star weekend after the retired Miami Heat guard said on a radio show that he hates gay people. (AP Photo/Amy E. Conn,file)
In the wake of the nearly-universal condemnation of Tim Hardaway’s statements to a radio interviewer, the substantive issue remains. Is it a reasonable for an NBA basketball player (or a soldier in basic training, for that matter) to feel uncomfortable sharing intimate quarters with a homosexual, or does this represent an outrageous, irrational fear? In response to the Hardaway controversy, several sports columnists compared his resistance to the idea of playing alongside gay teammates to the racism of previous years when white players tried to avoid competing with (or against) blacks.

The analogy is ridiculous, of course. There is no rational basis for discomfort at playing with athletes of another race since science and experience show that human racial differences remain insignificant. The much better analogy for discomfort at gay teammates involves the widespread (and generally accepted) idea that women and men shouldn’t share locker rooms. Making gay males unwelcome in the intimate circumstances of an NBA team makes just as much sense as making straight males unwelcome in the showers for a women’s team at the WNBA. Most female athletes would prefer not to shower together with men not because they hate males (though some of them no doubt do), but because they hope to avoid the tension, distraction and complication that prove inevitable when issues of sexual attraction (and even arousal) intrude into the arena of competitive sports.

Tim Hardaway (and most of his former NBA teammates) wouldn’t welcome openly gay players into the locker room any more than they’d welcome profoundly unattractive, morbidly obese women. I specify unattractive females because if a young lady is attractive (or, even better, downright “hot”) most guys, very much including the notorious love machines of the National Basketball Association, would probably welcome her joining their showers. The ill-favored, grossly overweight female is the right counterpart to a gay male because, like the homosexual, she causes discomfort due to the fact that attraction can only operate in one direction. She might well feel drawn to the straight guys with whom she’s grouped, while they feel downright repulsed at the very idea of sex with her.

Many gay activists suggest that this near-universal straight male repulsion at the idea of sex with another man is merely the product of cultural conditioning: a learned prejudice that ought to be unlearned. This represents the core message of gay pride parades and even the drive for same-sex marriage: an effort to persuade all of society that gay sex is as beautiful as straight sex, and to “cure” men of their visceral disgust at the very thought of what two (or more) male homosexuals do with one another.

According to the “enlightened” advocates of gay liberation, this disgust gets to the very essence of “homophobia” – an altogether unjustified fear and distaste for male-on-male physical intimacy. When Hardaway says “I hate gay people” what he suggests at the deepest level is that he feels revolted by the very notion of same-sex eroticism and that he’d prefer not to face the distraction of such thoughts in the locker room or on the court.

In this sense, the reluctance to team (in athletics or the military) with announced homosexuals isn’t bigotry, it’s common sense. The recent “Astronaut Love Triangle” provides a pointed reminder of the way that even disciplined military careerists can be diverted, even ruined, by attraction, eroticism and romance.

Those who insist that basketball teams or submarine crews must welcome gay recruits must, for the sake of consistency, argue for the same welcome to teammates of the opposite gender. That notion – that a male player could, for instance, join a WNBA team without serious problems – shows the way that political correctness now seems to deny the obvious, often overwhelming potency of human sexuality.

Those who suggest that a guy could shower with young female athletes without risk of arousal, or that a gay guy could shower with young male athletes with problems or discomfort, don’t merely defy common sense. They ignore human nature.

Michael Medved is a film critic, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Bleep blorp bloo bleep bleep

"Handicapped" is such a horrible word. I'm no longer using that word. I have now started to call them "Robots." Its a little confusing but I like the word better that "Handicapped"
The problem is I get them confused with REAL robots. I asked this robot I saw wheeling thru the Whole Foods parking lot to shoot the tires out of a car that took my space and he just looked at me. "Shooot it with your laser eyes! Shhhhhooooottt."
I realized I might not have been talking the robots language so I said "Bleeep blop bloo bloo bleep" and it just wheeled off.
Stupid robot.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cast ye out of thine DVD player!

I'm watching THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST right now. This is a bore. The whole "language" thing is pretentious. I feel like I'm watching a remake of INCUBUS.

Does everyone act like William Shatner in this film?

Line pause Line line word pause word.

Can I get thru this? We shall see.
Damn...This has only been on for 19 minutes and I feel like I've been watching this for hours. I feel like this is a rip off of a Martin Scorsesse film. I know this story and don't find it interesting in the least. Oh at 21 minutes in Jesus just made a cute little table. A table that I'm sure I've seen at the SHABBY CHIC store on Ventura Blvd. The post work on this film is awful. They process the image dark and use little windows to lighten up the faces. Little ovals of milky black and sepia. Boy this sucks on so many levels. But that table was cute.

When does the good part start?
Now I know why Gibson did it in shoopy shoopy talk... becuse the words are so hackneyed that they could not actually hold an audiences attention.
This would have been great as a musical. Someone should do that.
Oh cool little village of the damned kids. That was neat. Oh judas is being teased by little kids. How cruel. Ew what the hell is the dead thing?
That tree could not sustain Judas' weight! How f'kin stupid.
Ok I'm 40 minutes into this film and have put on FUTURAMA to rinse my eyeballs with glorious cartoon funnery. Its like a palate cleanser for the senses.
I wont be watching that crazy jezi thang again.

drop it an octave will ya!

I used to wonder why they dubbed MAD MAX when it came to America. Seeing this Australian COKE commercial from 1968 I now know why. That voice! That horrible Australian voice! Do all of them sound like that? If so I never want to hear it again!

Little girl don't touch that squirrels nuts!

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services issued a warning in January to residents of the city of Ringwood that they should limit their intake of squirrel to no more than twice a week (children once a month). (A toxic waste dump is nearby.) [New York Daily News-AP, 1-25-07]


Short and sweet for those of you who have paragraph anxiety.

Some believe a bat turns into a man at night.

Men in parts of Tanzania's main city, Dar es Salaam, are living in fear of a night-time sex attacker.
A BBC correspondent says the attacks are being blamed by some on a demon called "Popo Bawa" meaning winged bat.

Some men are staying awake or sleeping in groups outside their homes. Others are smearing themselves with pig's oil, believing this repels attacks.
Reports of the demon's existence have been common for many years in Zanzibar, where locals claim it originated.
Mbaruku Ibrahim, who hails from Zanzibar, says the story of the demon is common there and people in his village on Pemba island sleep beside a huge fire outside their houses whenever it is said to appear.

The story goes that the bat is able to transform itself into a man at night and it has also been blamed for "the rapes of the women."
Sheikh Yahya Hussein, a prominent astrologer in Tanzania, claims that the demon is a spirit that is unleashed by witches to torment their opponents.

Belief in witchcraft and superstitions is widespread in Tanzania, especially in rural areas.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Welcome Friends, to THE DEAD ZOO

Conventions are creepy.
There is something so sad about them. Wait...Let me start out by saying something positive about them before I go all Capricorn on the subject.
You can buy some wonderful stuff at the booths.
Wow a nonworking replica of a Star Trek TOS Phaser for $350.00! I want two please!

If you are not rolling in dough you can settle for something less pricey.
A simple autographed picture of an actor or actorette. Now you can get the picture from a garlic smelling bung fiddler who most likely did the autograph himself with the sharpie he keeps in his ass or you can make sure the autograph is real by being there as the person signs it.
If you choose to have the actual person sign the photo in your presence you must go to THE DEAD ZOO.
There is a sad little area in certain conventions set up for actors of lesser or sci-fi roles to sign autographs for fans and friends of fans.
It is the saddest place in the world.
Rows and rows of folding tables and behind each table is "A STAR". A real live star waiting to talk to you and sign that Teen Beat magazine you have been wacking off to since 1978.
The signatures are not free. There is a whole pricing scale depending on the kitchyness of the actor. This is humiliating and demeaning. Crap actors charge a whopping 5 bucks but some can be up to a whole 15 bucks a signature.
Walking into one of these rooms is like walking into a Zoo where all the animals are dead. Looking into the faces of the actors peering from their cage behind their little folding tables, seeing the desperate smile to entice you over to talk to them. That half smile. The pain smile. Eyes so far away.
Row after row. Kennel after kennel. CAGE AFTER CAGE.
Its horrible just horrible. Sad little animals looking for the next meal.

Here are some Dead Zoo pictures. See how many you recognize. (HINT: one is actually dead.)

New Hotness Tori Amos

Her new album "American Doll Posse" hit stores May 1st.

Bible. Bloody leg. Notes scrawled on palm. Suburbia. Whats not to love?

90 seconds before it happened.

Newly released footage of JFK 90 seconds before the shots rang out.

My theory is the shooter was in the storm drain just under the sidewalk. Nobody seems to notice that there is a perfect place to be hide in plain sight, right under their feet.

Creepy I know but... it could just be true. Chuds killed JFK.

Clowny Nicole Smith

And Howard didn't lift a finger to help either.

Lavender boy tits. (A warning to parents )

Lavender and Tea Tree Oils May Cause Breast Growth in Boys.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that repeated topical use of products containing lavender oil and/or tea tree oil may cause prepubertal gynecomastia, a rare condition resulting in enlarged breast tissue in boys prior to puberty, and for which a cause is seldom identified.

Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), confirmed in laboratory studies what a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Science Center’s School of Medicine suspected after diagnosing three of his young male patients with prepubertal gynecomastia. The researchers found an association between the use of products containing these oils and the rare disorder, but cautioned more research is needed. At this point, the findings are only applicable to young males with unexplainable enlarged breasts who are regularly using products containing these essential oils.

"We want to encourage doctors who may be seeing patients with gynecomastia to ask their patients about the products they are using. Patients with prepubertal gynecomastia may want to consider reducing the use of products that contain these oils,” said Ken Korach, Ph.D., chief, Laboratory Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology at NIEHS and author on the study. “Although we found an association between exposure to these essential oils and gynecomastia, further research is needed to determine the prevalence of prepubertal gynecomastia in boys using products containing lavender and tea tree oils. Results of such epidemiological studies are important to tell us how strong the association is between topical application of the oils and prepubertal gynecomastia”

The three otherwise healthy Caucasian boys, ages four, seven and 10 years, had normal hormonal levels when they were diagnosed with gynecomastia by Clifford Bloch, M.D., in Colorado. All had either used lavender-scented soap and skin lotions, or shampoos or styling products that contained tea tree oil and lavender oil as ingredients. In each case, several months after the suspected products were discontinued, the gynecomastia had subsided or resolved.

After Bloch discussed the cases with Korach, the NIEHS researchers conducted experiments using human cells to determine if the oils mimic the effects of estrogen, the female hormone that stimulates breast tissue growth, or inhibited the effects of androgen, the hormone known to control masculine characteristics and inhibit the growth of breast tissue. The researchers tested the ability of the oils to modulate or inhibit gene expression.

“The results of our laboratory studies confirm that pure lavender and tea tree oils can mimic the actions of estrogens and inhibit the effects of androgens,” said Korach. “This combinatorial activity makes them somewhat unique as endocrine disruptors.”

Bloch said the laboratory studies support his hypothesis. “Since there was no identifiable cause for prepubertal gynecomastia in the three patients we reported, we speculated that environmental factors might be contributing to their condition. Together, the case histories and NIEHS in vitro studies provide support for our hypothesis that topical exposure to lavender and tea tree oils likely caused gynecomastia in the three patients.”

The oils did not alter the levels of the usual forms of circulating estrogens and androgens in the boys. “We do not anticipate any long term effects on hormonal levels,” said Derek Henley, Ph.D., the lead NIEHS author on the study. It is unknown whether the oils have similar endocrine disrupting effects in prepubertal girls, adolescents or adults.

“This study clearly demonstrates how clinical observations can be supported by basic science research,” said NIEHS Director David A. Schwartz, M.D.

These essential oils might now be considered endocrine disruptors since they appeared to have caused an imbalance in estrogen and androgen signaling. Endocrine disruptors are naturally occurring compounds or synthetic chemicals that may interfere with the production or activity of hormones of the endocrine system leading to adverse health effects.

Monday, February 19, 2007

And now a word from someones sponsor

Hey look it's Janice Dickinsons funny lil sister!
Sandra sells out without you wanting to think she has.

Kids Are People Too.

Whoa here is an odd clip.
Patti Smith singing YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE on Kids Are People Too.

KIDS ARE PEOPLE TOO was the revamp of the old WONDERAMA show. Bob McCallister was replaced with a much younger host named Michael Young. Just as Wonderama featured guests you would not expect to see on a kids show, Kids Are People Too tried to live up to that standard by offering the odd guest now and again.
After all every kid wants to see the ugly one from THREES COMPANY Joyce DeWitt. Or Judy Blume, the crazy old writer who's books featured more misconceptions about a period than Carrie White could dream of. A kid show is not complete without a song about Booze sung by Rupert Holmes the man who made The Pina Colada Song the Macarena of the 70's. Oh and we cant forget the not funny soon-to-be knocked up girl from DIFF'RENT STROKES Danielle Brisbois before she went crazy and dead.

1979. A time when tight jeans that show your religion were OK to wear on a kids show.
A time when Patti Smith comes before Count Dracula and Adam Rich.
Its true... there is a bizzaro universe.

1979 has always been important to me. It was a special year for entertainment. It was the end of disco and the prime of punk. The promise of STAR WARS 2 on the horizon and ALIEN to tide us over until then.
No. Thats not it. 1979 is important to me because that was the first magical summer I smoked pot on a regular basis. I'm pretty sure it was the only time I smoked out (or whatever the kids call it today) on regular basis.
Ahh peer pressure.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Another Bond Buster!

I was all ready to accept CASINO ROYALE as a real Bond film. So, SO ready. Now keep in mind I'm determined to find flaws in this film that don't normally distroy an everyday film but in a BOND film little things are deal breakers.

My new major flaw in this film.
Sloppy writing.
Now this is coming from a man who can't use punctuation correctly nor will there ever be a script coming from his computer.

Here is the new deal-breaker for me:

As Bond plays his first game of poker the ownership of the Aston Martin DB5 is on the table. The keys are actually on the table on a pile of chips. When Bond wins he takes the keys and also asks the loser for the VALET ticket.
He has the keys in his hand and the valet ticket.
How in the hell is he in possesion of the keys and the valet ticket? Did the valet park it with his mind? Do they airlift the cars to the parking spaces?

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Other Careers for Tim Hardaway

I figured I'd do my part and look for another sport that would cater to Tim Hardaway's special needs.

Hmm lets see...
There is always Baseball.
Maybe not.

There is American Football. Thats full of rough straight man action.
oooo um... not that either.


Ive got it! Australian Football! Its a rough mansport WITHOUT all the pussy padding.
Um... I don't think that will work for you either.

Tim I'm sorry I did my best but it looks like you'll have to find a way to go back to this:


Tim "I'll let you look at it but only if your straight" Hardaway

Former player banned from repping league during All-Star weekend.

The NBA has kicked Tim Hardaway to the curb in the wake of his recent anti-gay remarks during a radio interview. This means the former Miami Heat guard’s scheduled appearances on behalf of the league during All-Star weekend have been cancelled.
"It is inappropriate for him to be representing us given the disparity between his views and ours," NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement Thursday. Hardaway’s All-Star ban comes after the retired player released a statement apologizing for his remarks during the interview on Miami’s Dan Le Betard Show on 790 The Ticket. When the former athlete was asked about the recent coming out of ex-NBA player John Amaechi, Hardaway responded:

"First of all, I wouldn't want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that is right. I don't think he should be in the locker room while we are in the locker room."

When show host Dan Le Batard told Hardaway those comments were "flatly homophobic" and "bigotry," the player continued:

"You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people. I'm homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States."

In Hardaway’s "apology" (an apology is a lie spoken in order to save your income) issued Thursday by his agent, he said:

"As an African-American, I know all too well the negative thoughts and feelings hatred and bigotry cause. I regret and apologize for the statements that I made that have certainly caused the same kinds of feelings and reactions. I especially apologize to my fans, friends and family in Miami and Chicago. I am committed to examining my feelings and will recognize, appreciate and respect the differences among people in our society," he said. "I regret any embarrassment I have caused the league on the eve of one of their greatest annual events."

Amaechi, who detailed his life in his recent autobiography "Man in the Middle," has responded to the Hardaway drama with disappointment.

"His words pollute the atmosphere," Amaechi said, according to the Associated Press. "It creates an atmosphere that allows young gays and lesbians to be harassed in school, creates an atmosphere where in 33 states you can lose your job, and where anti-gay and lesbian issues are used for political gain. It's an atmosphere that hurts all of us, not just gay people."

Amaechi taped a spot Thursday for PBS' gay and lesbian program "In the Life." He said the anti-gay sentiment remains despite Hardaway's apology.

"It's vitriolic, and may be exactly what he feels," he said. "Whether he's honest or not doesn't inoculate us from his words. It's not progress to hear hateful words."

Hardaway represented the NBA in Las Vegas this week at a Habitat for Humanity event and a fitness promotion. The former U.S. Olympian was originally scheduled to be an assistant coach at a wheelchair game Thursday night and later appear at the fan-oriented Jam Session.

Oh what to do now Mr Hardaway? Oh I know send a letter to (WHISPERS)


Dear Mr. Hardaway,

While your rage and hatred are impressive we have canadates that are better suited for the position.

The Klan.

Well I'm outta ideas. But there are 33 states that will welcome you with open arms.

punching at the air in the name of jesus.

To top off the evening I decided to watch the documentary JESUS CAMP.
This clearly was a mistake. I'm 13 minutes into it and it has filled me with hopelessness and dispair. At 16 minutes it has now filled me with rage and frustration.
At 52 minutes Ive contained my rage after some very unusual homicidal ideation I'm ok with it. 54 minutes and I'm laughing at these people who are worshiping a cardboard cut-out of George W Bush.
Oh wait I'm now a little over an hour into it and Ted Haggard is saying what a fabulous life it is preaching. Sure is Ted. It sure is.

Their message on abortion is a person is a person no matter how small. (Unless that person is gay, black, a woman, or a non christian.) What happened?

Americans suck. Is it inbreeding? What makes them stupid? Too much T.V.? No access to seabreezes?
Whos fault is it???

I blame :
George W Bush
Jack Valenti
General Mills
Foodmaker Inc.
They have all contributed to the current state of our de-evolved pathetic saturated fat- soaked country.
We are not consumers. We are subjects.
but most of all We let them do it.
I let them do it.
No more.

God does not reside in my heart. At least not the American god.
America's Jesus was hated and killed.
End of story.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

candy mountain!

Thanks John.

For Scott

This is your life so far ... set to interpretive dance of course.

Thats it.

Once that whole copyright infringment thing is out of the way the possibilities are endless.

Here is a nice little ditty that seems somehow familiar.

God bless India for not giving a crap!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The thing that made me laugh today.

Sir Ian Sir Ian Sir Ian... OH I HAVE TO PISS ON YOU?...Sir Ian Sir Ian

Ok, first Jake brags to Sir Ian that he used to be a lifeguard. That little exchange quickly goes south (or north depending on your point of view) with Jake asking Sir Ian to piss on him. Sir Ian's eyes light up and he turns his back to the camera and points his shame at Jake.
Sir Ian looks like he had his hair done in the limo by some rough (not his hippy boyfriend) trade.
another Queen shows up.

Salvadore Dahli presents THE BAFTAS.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Look a monkey slappin his ass

The Monkey Drummer is a nice touch.

Pete's Dragon

Why wasn't the Disney film PETE'S DRAGON a hit?

Oh thats why.
It contains unusually high levels of suck.

for John E.