Monday, May 5, 2008

Your Weekly Linkage

Rickey's recovering from an engagement party that involved copious drinking, a fringe environmentalist theater troupe, and the sudden public declaration that Aristotle was gay. If that makes very little sense to you, believe us, it doesn't make an awful lot of sense to Rickey either. We'll defer to Ms. Henderson to compile the photos of the event and try to explain things as best as she can (since half of you apparently don't believe she exists). But if Rickey may make a suggestion: if you've never stood in a grassy field wearing formal attire and drinking bourbon on the rocks while a wandering minstrel environmentalist in a bear suit dances around and bangs a drum, definitely make arrangements to do so at your earliest possible convenience. It's kind of like starring in one's very own Fellini film, or a particularly puzzling episode of "John from Cincinnati." Anyhow, now on to a few links:

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Neil Diamond has no place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He's a crooner, not a rocker. Is this cold reality stopping him from pleading to be inducted? No, it is not.

A quick check in on the Democratic Party's valiant campaign to screw itself out of the White House reveals what everyone's been long suspecting: Hillary Clinton is considering the oft mentioned "nuclear option."

A spoof debate featuring George Stephanopoulos questioning Abe Lincoln's patriotism? Yes please.

There's funny, and then there's "being violated by a marsupial funny." This story is the latter.

Rickey's not even certain how this is possible, but a Japanese civil servant was demoted for viewing pornographic web sites more than 780,000 times during office hours over a nine-month period. The guy's determined--we'll give him that much.

This story ought to have our male readers nervously checking their pants every few minutes: sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises.

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Smitty said...

Checked porn sites more than 170,000 times in 31 days??

Sounds like a challenge. I'm in.

And if I can somehow include a wombat, all the better for me.

Anonymous said...

What a dope.1)Neil Diamond did not plead anything.Contactmusic took a
quote from a long interview and put their own spin on it.2)Ofcourse Neil is a rocker.Why is he a crooner,because Contact Music says so.If he was not a rocker,why have thousands of rock artists and bands covered his songs?

Smitty said...

Boy Rickey, I love Anonymous spamers. They're my favorites, and I usually find their comments very enlightening and totally unassuming.

I agree. Diamond is a crooner. If the number of rock bands who cover your songs is a measure of whether or not you're a crooner, I guess Sinatra qualifies as a rocker too.

Rock on, Chairman!!!

Mike said...

Rickey, the world needs to know even more about you than it currently does.

Therefore, as my part to make the world a better place I've tagged you.