Saturday, February 24, 2007

New Hero: Craig Ferguson

I'm a few days late to the game here, but I just watched Craig Ferguson's now-famous monologue in which he discusses his own alcoholism and explains why he won't make any jokes about Britney Spears (basically, it boils down to "I want to be able to sleep at night.") Ferguson, who gained fame playing Drew Carey's fatuous Scottish boss on The Drew Carey Show, devotes over twelve minutes to his moving tale of how alcohol saved his life--literally--and how he left it behind fifteen years ago.

Worth a look, if only to see genuine compassion in place of the leering, celebrity-obsessed culture that permeates so much of the mediasphere.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Denny Does the Bottles

Denny Haney, owner of Denny & Lee Magic Studio, is an old acquaintance from waaaay back in the Al's Magic Shop days (I'm sure he wouldn't remember me). Denny just YouTubed a clip of himself doing the Multiplying Bottles. It's a funny five minutes.

Nice legs on the table, too!

Thursday, February 08, 2007


al-Cuties is a sharp and funny little flash flash animation from Josh Gosfield and Alex Sherwin that spares no one. You can check it out at the al-Cuties website or, better yet, bump up the numbers at YouTube.

(Link via the always-excellent AlterNet.)