Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bad Luck Charlie

Bad boy Charlie Sheen can’t seem to stay out of trouble, can he?

It was his behavior that prompted the cancellation of CBS’s Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season, resulting in the entire cast not getting paid. He also allegedly called the show’s excecutive producer “a clown” on the video below.

If it wasn’t enough that he’d resorted to smoking cocaine, he also had to have subject himself to a sex binge by enjoying a rendezvous with porn-star Kacey Jordan. Sadly, his 36-hour binge ended at a trip to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles while begin sequestered in an ambulance.

If Charlie Sheen shows up to work on the set of Two and a Half Men, he’s fresh out of luck. The show will be on hiatus until next season. He is NOT a role model you’d really want to look up to.

Dwayne McDuffie

Dwayne McDuffie, a former writer of Marvel Comics and later founder of Milestone Media, died Monday night, the day after his 49th birthday. Not only did he break barriers to become the first black comic writer of all time, but he introduced us to the DC Universe characters such as Static, Icon, and Xombi. May he rest in peace.

Silent Justice

It is no surprise to me that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has gone 5 years without speaking a word. You may as well call him “a judge of a few words.” But recently, the Supreme Court convened for the Citizens United case. Why he didn’t recuse himself when he was supposed to is beyond me.

Below is the video of last Monday’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, on Justice Thomas.

Man v. Machine

From left: Ken Jennings, Watson, and Brad Rutter.

In the battle between man and machine, machine wins — most of the time. And the bout on Jeopardy! is no exception. The IBM computer named Watson took on two kings of Jeopardy! trivia for a battle of wits and speed. Ken Jennings, a 74-time champion of the famous quiz show, and Brad Rutter, who one 20 consecutive games, were no match for the supercomputer.

Surprised? This is akin to Deep Blue’s (a computer) 1997 victory against world chess champion Garry Kasparov. But don’t ever underestimate the power of man. Someday, we will find a way to beat the computer at its own game. But until then, it is what it is.

At a Loss For Words

The Egyptians have spoken. The Mubarak regime is no more. And like Obama said, “Egypt will never be the same.”

Egypt, 18 days ago.

Now jubilation, liberation, and celebration in Egypt.

Egypt, Feb 11 2011.

Star-Wrangled Banner

Francis Scott Key must be rolling over in his grave. No, not because Christina Aguilera messed up the “Star-Spangled Banner,” but because the media had nothing else to talk about. It’s like, “Oh noes! Our patriotism is ruined!!!!”

But here is the video where she *gulps* mangled the spangler that is our national anthem during Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. Maybe, as soon as you guys stop talking about the attack on patriotism, we can move on to more important topics, like the need for high speed trains.

“Wyng” It!

Remember, kids: it's W-Y-N-G-Z.

Just in time for Super Bowl XLV, DiGiorno — owned by NestlĂ© — introduced the greatest edible accompaniments ever to come with pizza called “wyngz.”

That’s W-Y-N-G-Z, not W-I-N-G-S.

They contain no wing meat. But under USDA federal regulations, the wyngz must be made of 100 percent chicken meat. Or should I say chyzykn, as per Stephen Colbert? Here’s the rub about them wyngz: no misspellings of this word are allowed! Ever!

What makes the wyngz convenient is it eliminates the need to worry about wing bones. They ARE made of chicken, right?