I’m ready for my close-up…

Mmmmm, beeeeeer

Mmmmm, beeeeeer

Sometimes you just can’t say no to free beer. Nor can you turn down a night of hanging out with L. Ro.–for realz, you guys–at the BAM Takeover. Check out her genius post on Art.Cult, which includes this recockulous picture of yours truly double-fisting Bud Light or something. I posted a comment, clarifying some of my less compromising positions on the evening.

The cost of the BAM takeover? $20.

The cost of incriminating photos of yourself spread around the internet? Priceless.


Bubbies 4 Obama

It’s really hard to add anything more to this…

To Do: Christian Rizzo and I-Fang Lin (TONIGHT)

If, like C.C., your head is exploding with all the political chatter bouncing around the TV news and the interweb, then hightail it tonight to Christian Rizzo and I-Fang Lin’s untitled dance piece at the Center for Performance Research (CPR), the joint venture between John Jasperse and Jonah Bokaer.

Girlz, I-Fang Lin’s cool demeanor, delicate precision, and ability to make it look like she has three or four separate bodies, WILL CLEANSE YOUR PALATE and leave you refreshed and ready to dive into the last five weeks of this intense presidential campaign.

There’s also a pretty sweet installation by Rizzo and Caty Olive, some video, and a modest photo exhibition of dancer portraits by Peggy Jarell Kaplan. All of this is in conjunction with FIAF’s Crossing The Line Festival.

It’s free, but make a reservation ahead of time.

You might even get to say high to Mr. Jasperse as he mans the front door.

TONIGHT IS THE LAST NIGHT (Saturday, Sept. 27)

L’Association Fragile / Christian Rizzo
With I-Fang Lin & Caty Olive
Co-presented by
CPR-Center for Performance Research @ Greenbelt
In Association With Crossing the Line: FIAF Festival 2008

361 Manhattan Avenue (@ Jackson)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Free Admission By Reservation Only:

“Can we have a debate about it, Miss?”

In honor of the impending Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, I’m posting one of my favorite all-time political sketch comedy performances, created by none other than the folks at Mad TV. SNL, eat your heart out…

The Soup After My Own Renewed Mind

You know there’s something special going on when your favorite pop culture moment of the week makes it onto E!’s awesome-est TV watchdog, The Soup:

Economic Perspective

Taxpayer dollars that go toward The National Endowment for The Arts:

Approx. $100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars), or about $0.25 (one quarter) per U.S. citizen per year.

Taxpayer dollars that are going toward bailing out banks that engaged in wreckless investment practices:

Approx. $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars), or about $2,500 per U.S. citizen in total.

That means that even if we increased the current budget of the NEA tenfold, it would still take one thousand years to equal this single financial bailout for these banks.

Kind of makes The Waterfalls look like the investment of the millenium.

“The renewed mind is the key to the Christ in me…”

Christian musicians, throughout the past two thousand years, have found innumerable ways to manifest their devotion to and worship of The Lord Jesus Christ as musical praise. Palestrina wrote his sublime motets. Bach his great Passions among an enormous wealth of sacred scores. Mozart wrote his exquisite masses. Beethoven penned the magnificent Missa Solemnis. Brahms and Verdi, their Requiems. Even Paul McCartney wrote an oratorio.

But after all is said and done, and the Apocalypse has swept over the earth, depositing all the good Christians in the clouds and sending all the rest of us to a flaming eternal damnation, the angels will most likely be humming this little ditty…(they’ll probably lose the choreography).

[Update: The video was removed from YouTube, but you can see it here. To be clear, I don’t intend to mock these people’s beliefs; merely their music taste…and poor choreographic sensibility.]

[2nd Update: You can also see some of it on this clip from The Soup!]