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Wednesday 01 October 2008

Funniest thing you'll read after clicking the link.

on 01 Oct : 14:32  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
I stumbled across this today on Huffington Post. The little blurb is kind of funny but read through the whole slideshow.

Biden's Debate Prep...

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Tuesday 23 September 2008

Is this guy Presidential OR WHAT??

on 23 Sep : 18:49  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  



Monday 22 September 2008

Compare.

on 22 Sep : 18:19  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
Thursday 11 September 2008

Justice League Picture

on 11 Sep : 11:19  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
total_jla.jpg(For Benjamin's room, of course, *wink, wink*)

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Wednesday 03 September 2008

Boy Starts CLUE

on 03 Sep : 12:06  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
school_daisical.jpgOur son started on his road in the public school system last week. He was accepted into CLUE which is an advanced learning program for "gifted" children. We couldn't be more proud.

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Thursday 28 August 2008

Friday, August 29th, 2005

on 28 Aug : 19:00  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
Bush/McSame '08!

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Friday 15 August 2008

FGF - George Jones

on 15 Aug : 19:00  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
He Stopped Loving Her Today

Saturday 09 August 2008

Just curious

on 09 Aug : 19:00  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
Anybody find it interesting that the John Edwards Affair is breaking wide open exactly on the day that Barack Obama and his family start their week-long vacation in Hawaii?

Serendipity? Coincidence? I think not.
Friday 08 August 2008

Cohen Win Like A Slow Motion Bolt From the Blue

on 08 Aug : 19:00  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  

US House of Representatives Dist 9 Tennessee State and Federal Primary
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Steve Cohen* (D / Inc.) 50,284 79%
Nikki Tinker (D) 11,814 19%


Gotta say, I was a little troubled and worrisome yesterday but this is absolutely amazing and brilliant! HOPE WINS!
Friday 01 August 2008

Joining in on FGF

on 01 Aug : 19:00  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
Sometime in either 87 or 88, I took a friend to The Peabody hotel to hear this guy that sounded like he was going to be the new Prince. Unfortunately, Prince can't be the old anything but this guy at The Peabody ballroom totally blew us away.

He had requested the AC be turned off due to a cold he claimed he had and that led to a slight "funk" in the air. And it added to the show.

Though he's changed his name to Sananda Maitreya (again trying to out-Prince Prince, I reckon), we all remember him as Terence Trent D'arby or TTD, for short. Lots of people will remember Wishing Well, his major hit from his first album The Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, but I remember his first minor hit from the same album (it was the opening cut) with a jealousy of someone who heard of him first.

Here now, If You Let Me Stay...

Wednesday 30 July 2008

Congressman Steve Cohen: Great American, Memphian and Human

on 30 Jul : 11:28  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
From Raw Story...

US lawmakers apologize for slavery

US lawmakers Tuesday offered the federal government's first formal apology for the "fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity" of slavery and the legal segregation of African-Americans.

The resolution, passed in the House of Representatives by voice vote, "apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery" formal segregation laws known as "Jim Crow."

Lawmakers also said they were committed to rectifying "the lingering consequences" of slavery and segregation.

Congressman Steve Cohen, who introduced the resolution in early 2007, praised the move.

"This is a historic moment in the ongoing struggle for civil rights in this country, and I hope that this legislation can serve to open the dialogue on race and equality for all," he said in a statement.

"Apologies are not empty gestures, but are a necessary first step towards any sort of reconciliation between people," said Cohen, who represents the area of Memphis, Tennessee.

US media reported that Cohen, who is white, is facing a tough primary challenge from an African-American candidate and represents a majority black district.

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Vote Cohen, y'all!
Thursday 24 July 2008

Obama Wows Berlin; Warms My Heart

on 24 Jul : 19:39  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
welcome.pngUPDATE: pics of the event that might blow your mind...



Excerpt from his speech today in Berlin...

Full Transcript here

Now the world will watch and remember what we do here - what we do with this moment. Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of this world who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security and justice? Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?

Will we stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the blogger in Iran, or the voter in Zimbabwe? Will we give meaning to the words “never again” in Darfur?

Will we acknowledge that there is no more powerful example than the one each of our nations projects to the world? Will we reject torture and stand for the rule of law? Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don’t look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people?

People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time.

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.

But I also know how much I love America. I know that for more than two centuries, we have strived - at great cost and great sacrifice - to form a more perfect union; to seek, with other nations, a more hopeful world. Our allegiance has never been to any particular tribe or kingdom - indeed, every language is spoken in our country; every culture has left its imprint on ours; every point of view is expressed in our public squares. What has always united us - what has always driven our people; what drew my father to America’s shores - is a set of ideals that speak to aspirations shared by all people: that we can live free from fear and free from want; that we can speak our minds and assemble with whomever we choose and worship as we please.

These are the aspirations that joined the fates of all nations in this city. These aspirations are bigger than anything that drives us apart. It is because of these aspirations that the airlift began. It is because of these aspirations that all free people - everywhere - became citizens of Berlin. It is in pursuit of these aspirations that a new generation - our generation - must make our mark on the world.

People of Berlin - and people of the world - the scale of our challenge is great. The road ahead will be long. But I come before you to say that we are heirs to a struggle for freedom. We are a people of improbable hope. With an eye toward the future, with resolve in our hearts, let us remember this history, and answer our destiny, and remake the world once again.

There was no mention of his being a doughnut...
Tuesday 01 July 2008

American Pride

on 01 Jul : 18:00  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
I happened across this shot from Oz's Lion (a movie I made with a bunch of my friends) and I just wanted to put it up 'cause I was so proud.

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Tuesday 24 June 2008

International Silly Dance Day

on 24 Jun : 18:00  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
Remember Matt Harding? We posted his first vidéo de joie on this site about 13 months ago. Apparently, we weren't the only ones moved by Matt's "little video" that he had put together. Basically, it was just him doing a silly dance at various far-flung venues across the globe.

It was moving.

And now, he's back again with a little help from his friends at Stride Gum. Matt did the same thing over again but he tweaked it a little. Watch the whole thing and don't get all cynical and just let the joy wash over you. Hell, let it linger for a while.

Savor it some before you go back to thinking that the whole world is screwed up and we're headed towards a peak oil apocalypse. Hold out hope that one day, this will inspire people across the globe to go out in their yards at a specific time, on a specific day and do a silly, little dance with their friends and families for no more than two minutes or so, all the while knowing that across the globe, friends and families are doing the same silly, little dance at exactly the same time.

Just do that today. OK? It's ok, nobody's looking.

Now dig on Matt and where the hell he is...

Friday 20 June 2008

Getting to Know Barack Obama

on 20 Jun : 18:00  Posted by Brassmask  Category: Misc  
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