Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bills To Pay

Do you know your Bills IQ? Do you even know what that is? If you don't then you should find out now.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Corn Pone Becomes Corn Souffle

In 1960, Andy said "goin" and "doin" and "fixin."  He and Barney spent their time busting up stills in a dry county And Otis the Drunk would stumble in at the end of the day to sleep it off.

In 1967, Andy said "goING" and "doING" and...  I don't know...  "preparING".  Meanwhile, he and Helen enjoyed a little red wine with their dinner while Howard Sprague had a cup of tea with his mother.

Am I the only one who thinks the Andy Griffith show sucked dong after about the fourth season? 

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Message to NBC from The MediaBlog

Look, you've got a problem and you need to deal with it.  Yesterday Weekend Today was damn near unwatchabout because of ugly-ass Jenna Wolfe making asinine comments and mugging for the camera.  Hell, she even dissed your rising star Erin Burnett.

Jenna Wolfe has no chemistry with Lester Holt.  None.  Zip.  Nada.  Wake up and accept it. The solution is right in front of you.  In fact, you don't have to look any further than this past Saturday.  The Holt, Robach, Burnett matchup is the way to go.  That's your weekend A team right there.

So send Jenna Wolfe back to covering the WNBA or whatever the hell it was she was doing before.  Please.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Road Trip!

We just finished up a (for us) pretty heavy roadtrip around here. Over a thousand miles. Van full of family. Screaming 2 year old. Yeah, you can probably imagine. For us, that was a pretty big adventure. Still, I think Ewan McGregor may have had a slightly bigger adventure.

Ewan along with Charley Boorman finished a marathon (and then some) motorcycle ride south across Europe and then all the way down the African continent. Yes, you read that right. ALl the way from the Mediterranean to South Africa on motorcycles. A wild ride, huh?

Well, you can share in this wild ride, this magnificent adventure when Long Way Down hits theaters across the country on July 31st. Still, if you are interested then you need to start planning now because this is a one day only event. July 31st is the day.

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Yeah, Ewan's roadtrip may have been a little more of an adventure than mine. Still, I have to ask... Did he have to deal with changing diapers the whole way? Uh huh. Didn't think so. Take that, McGregor!

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Friday, July 25, 2008

We Tried to Warn You

If you had listened to us then maybe this wouldn't have happened. I mean, it isn't as though we didn't tell you what was happening. Did you listen? No. No, you did not. And now here we are:

The monkeys are armed.

My conscience is clear, friend. I was a voice crying in the wilderness but you didn't want to believe me. When those little simian bastards put your sorry ass up against the wall maybe you'll remember that.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

How Many Electoral Votes Does Berlin Have Anyway?

Obama Makes "Victory" Speech - TVNewser

I mean, surely it must have at least a few since Barry took the time to descend from Mt. Olympus, give a speech, heal a few lepers and so forth.

I really don't see how this level of arrogance can work for Barry. Now, don't get me wrong... Shrinking violets don't run for President in the first place. You have to have an overly grand ego to think that you're the person America NEEDS. Still, you can at least go through the formality of waiting on somebody to vote for you.

Personally, I am thinking more and more that the Dems made a huge error in nominating Barry. Yeah, he has "the look" but beyond that he really does seem like an empty (albeit lanky) suit.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Fading Away

I believe my grandfather suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. At the time it wasn't called that. Senility. Dementia. Whatever we might have called it, I think that if he were here today it would be described as Alzheimer's Disease.

Alzheimer's is a terrible thing, both for the one who suffers from it directly as well as for their friends and their family. Watching a loved one slowly fade away, slowly grow more distant from everything and everyone they have known for a lifetime is a profoundly painful experience.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

An Odd Fetish

Didn't know this was that kind of blog, did you?
Well, it isn't. Not usually anyway.
Still, today I find myself strangely compelled by the idea of sitting down at a poker table with the ladies of the Fox Business Network and having them clean me out.

There's just something about a hot woman who's good with money.

Taking Your Hotness Where You Find It

You know, when you go to Cracker Barrel you expect homecooked-style food in the restaurant and clothes your grandma might wear in the giftshop. What you don't expect is extreme hotness.

That's why we here at MediaBlog HQ were so surprised when we visited our local Cracker Barrel yesterday evening for a meeting of The MediaBlog command staff. The hostess was a very attractive blonde and our waitress was an extremely attractive (and VERY tall) blonde.

Now, no surreptitious cell phone shots, friends. Would that there were. Unfortunately, The MediaBlog command staff includes Mrs. MediaBlog and... Well... You get the idea.

Anyway, props to the staff at the Tallahassee Cracker Barrel. The food may have been lukewarm but the staff was hot!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ready for Your Summer Roadtrip?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


MyFox WGHP | 'Bonnie' Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft Scheme

Get the torches and pitchforks, friends, cause it's time to storm the Bastille. Or the county jail. Or whatever they call it in those parts. Our favorite criminal falsely accused love goddess can't be allowed to rot behind barbed wire? Three hots and a cot for this vision of loveliness? I think not!

Honey, just give us the address and your prisoner number. The cake with a file is on its way. We'll even send you a note with our social security and driver's license numbers so you can get started again once you're out. And if you need a new boyfriend/patsy then feel free to look us up.

Monday, July 14, 2008

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We Keep Losing the Good Ones

Tony Snow

Tony Snow's passing won't receive 1/10 the coverage that the death of Tim Russert did. From a journalistic perspective, that's probably appropriate. Russert was a much larger figure on the Washington stage than Snow was.Whether as a pundit, a host or even as White House press secretary, he was not really a star.

That said, I always thought he did an excellent job. He was everyman in a sense. That was my take at least. Even more, he always seemed to be a genuinely decent man. He could be partisan without being hateful in an environment where many people seem to have decided that the two words mean the same thing.

There Is Power, Power, Wonderworking Power

I am sure that you have heard a great deal about stem cell therapy. I think that at this point everyone knows that it is a controversial subject with some ethical implications that many of us may find troubling.

Science, however, is beginning to offer alternatives which may clear up a lot of these ethical questions while opening up all the possibilities that stem cell research provides for curing disease.

C'elle is a service which provides women with the opportunity to store a supply of their own menstrual blood against a future date when stem-cell therapies from this blood will be available. Yes, it may sound a little odd but we are talking about your health. Do not let a little squeamishness or maybe some embarrassment prevent you from learning more about this revolutionary health opportunity.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

On The Road Again

You may have noticed that your humble blogger has gone quiet in recent days.  You hadn't noticed?  Hmm...  Oh yeah.  You have lives.  We always forget that.

Anyhoo...  The reason for it is that The MediaBlog is on the road bringing you on the spot coverage of Campaign 08.  We're going to the scene of the action, interviewing the candidates and bringing you the coverage you need to make an informed decision.

Or maybe we're just on a family vacation in the middle of nowhere.  Yeah, that could be.

Anyhoo, we're in the backwoods of wild, wonderful West Virginia.  A state noted for its natural beauty and almost complete lack of cellphone signals.  The state motto is "I got no bars!"

So, if we're a bit quieter than usual, that is why.  You'll deal.  We have faith in you.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

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A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Friends, we've let you down in recent days.  There has been much worthy of blogging and precious little worthy blogging.  Never fear, however.  We have returned.  Let the feasting begin!


Let's start with the impending nuptials of Governor Charlie Crist.  Now, I know what you're thinking...  I thought that sort of thing was illegal in Florida.  California, sure.  Massachusetts?  Yep.  Florida?  Must be them librul judges!  Strangely enough, not so much.  Turns out the bride is actually...  You know...  Female.  In fact, Charlie already took her to meet Dad Senator McCain and apparently received his blessing.

Well, we here at The MediaBlog wish our orange-skinned governor and his more conventially-tanned betrothed all the best.  We're convinced that if the engagement survives to the convention then the marriage can be counted on to last at least until early November.

Enough news for the moment...  How about some good old fashioned blogporn?  Don't mind if I do!

Let's start with our old favorite Princess Madeleine:

Nice, huh?  We thought so.  Makes you sour a bit on this whole Republic thing, if you ask me.  And lets keep the hits coming with Heroes hottie Hayden Panettiere:

With dark hair no less.  Quite the thing.  Is it some sort of perverted fetish to be turned on by young Hollywood starlets with firearms?  Don't answer that!
We're not done, friends...  How about some crossed leg action from our favorite Fox News idiot.  No, that's not a criticism of Fox News generally, just of the moronically hot Julie Banderas:

You know, maybe they should just have her sit on set with the camera on her while someone else actually reads the news. Think about it, Mr. Ailes.

And now, finally, let's take you to the grooveyard of forgotten favorites with a couple (regrettably small) pictures of the supermodel of supermodels, Christie Brinkley. The lovely Ms. Brinkley is currently in the midst of a messy divorce. Seems her soon-to-be ex-hubby was banging an 18 year old. Personally, I'm of the opinion that you don't drink new wine when you've got such a fine vintage waiting for you back at home. Still, since Christie is on her way to being a four-time loser on the marital front, mayhaps some of the blame may rest on her lovely blonde head. Still, as always, we offer ourselves as a shoulder to cry on should Ms. Brinkley need consoling.

Friday, July 04, 2008

A Momentous Day

How could we let this day go by without even a passing reference to this very momentous occasion?

4 years ago today The MediaBlog was born!

Oh, and I think something else may have happened awhile back as well.