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Great interview with David Letterman
posted on Jun 24 2012

Until I heard Alec Baldwin’s interview with David Letterman (which, by the way, Here’s The Thing should be the one podcast you subscribe to this week) I didn’t really think about the fact that I can’t remember ever hearing David Letterman be interviewed. I think I’ve (sadly) associated in my brain David Letterman interviewing for David Letterman having been interviewed.

Here’s The Thing: David Letterman






Really stocked about DONDA, you guys.
posted on Jan 6 2012






Patrick Stewart was a one man Christmas
posted on Nov 25 2011

Like a boss.

After The Next Generation began Stewart soon found that he missed acting on the stage. Although he remained associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the lengthy filming for the show prevented Stewart from participating in most other works. He instead began writing one-man shows that he performed in California universities and acting schools. Stewart found that one—a version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol in which he portrayed all 40-plus characters—was ideal for him because of its limited performing schedule.

[via Wikipedia via NYT]






James Earl Jones counts to 10
posted on Nov 14 2011

This was the first appearance of a celebrity on Sesame Street.






I’ll do what everyone else has already done and post Conan O’Brien’s commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates
posted on Jun 13 2011

“It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.”

The entire speech is brilliant, and Conan’s simple, short seriousness in the last few minutes is what makes this a memorable, attention span-holding speech that resounds with this generation.






The ongoing LeBron saga
posted on Jul 29 2010

Ahhhh, Public Relations 101. Start reading at #1, if you haven’t read these already:

  1. Read ESPN’s Spiked Story About LeBron
  2. Maverick Carter Rules The Universe, And Other LeBron James Vegas Story Conspiracy Theories
  3. ESPN’s Statement On The LeBron Story





Happy Friday
posted on Jul 22 2010

Blog reader and Jasperian Jody Gambrell met Anderson Cooper last night in New Orleans. Props, Jody. Props.






#JasperRumors
posted on Jul 9 2010

Credit CG for the tip:

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth cause a stir at Walmart in Cullman, Alabama

Warnke says she doesn’t have any idea why Cyrus was in the Cullman Walmart, although she says rumors have been flying that Miley or her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, have a house on Smith Lake. “No one knows if it’s the truth,” Warnke says.






Conan visits Twitter
posted on May 6 2010

Just when you thought he couldn’t get any cooler.






Coco was incredible
posted on Apr 19 2010

We went to see Conan O’Brien last night. Capacity crowd at McCaw Hall. SInce Conan’s wife is from Seattle, I can’t help but believe a little more harrumph was put into the production.

If you are anywhere close to one of his shows, you must attend.

In brief:

  • It was hilarious. My cheeks hurt.
  • Reggie Watts was the opening act.
  • Andy Richter was there.
  • Dave Matthews was an unannounced act and played one tune.
  • The Masturbating Bear made an appearance and is now The Masturbating Panda Bear.
  • The Walker Texas Ranger leaver was used.
  • Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog had a special video.





  • Hattiesburg. The center of the sports universe.
    posted on Jan 25 2010

    So, Tiger Woods’ wife was spotted at Turtle Creek Mall in Hattiesburg? I’m assuming that any positive experience the residents of H’burg provided were immediately erased when she bumped into the kiosk perfume vendors.






    Poor Becks
    posted on Apr 19 2009

    David Beckham’s unsuccessful attempt to break into the Hollywood A-list first started to turn pear-shaped when he was refused a glass of wine at a restaurant because he did not look old enough to drink.






    Annoying
    posted on Jan 12 2009

    Send this to all your enemies.

    Notice how her expression and her face are in the exact same position in every shot. Beyond creepy.






    Seriously.
    posted on Sep 16 2008

    Obama cares about you: the people.

    Seriously. He feels you pain in the time of economic strain that those dirty Republicans created… he does. That’s why he hopped a private jet to California for a $28,500 a plate dinner.

    Power to “the people”… just which people?

    (Maybe Obama can give some of that money to the fellow in Pennsylvania with no gas money that he keeps referencing in every speech.)






    Hollywood
    posted on Sep 11 2008

    The text:

      “It’s like a really bad Disney movie. You know? The hockey mom, ‘Oh I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska,’ and she’s the PRESIDENT, and it’s like she’s facing down Vladamir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It’s absurd, it’s totally absurd, and I don’t understand why more people aren’t talking about how absurd it is. It’s a terrifying possibility. The fact that we’ve gotten this far and we’re that close to this being a reality is crazy.

      I need to know if she really think that dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. I want to know that, I really do. Because she’s gonna have the nuclear codes.

    That sucks. I don’t like Matt Damon as much anymore after that video… and no, not because he doesn’t support Palin or McCain. I don’t like him as much anymore because he just sounds like an idiot. He sounds like that guy/girl that everyone has in their office; the person who is an expert on any topic (i.e. abortion, immigration, …….dinosaurs). He’s the girl in your office who, during the Olympics who would explain the rules to you (and he seemed to watch every.single.event)… he’s the guy who tells you “Nuh uh! That’s not true! They disproved it on MythBusters… the one believes anything negative about the opponent she doesn’t support, nad consequently forwards emails throughout your office with false stories and links to silly YouTube clips.

      “…I don’t know anything about her.”

    Well… Mathew… there’s Wikipedia, there’s CNN, there’s newspapers. If we all didn’t like something or someone that we didn’t know anything about, we wouldn’t like anything because we started our lives knowing nothing.

    Also, if you don’t know anything about something can you really dislike it?

      You: “Hey Landon, do you like Australia?”
      Me: “No. Stupid country. Smells like rotten cheese. Never go there. Everyone is mean.”
      You: “Really? That sucks. When did you visit?”
      Me: “I haven’t. I really don’t know anything about it or its people… except, from what I hear, they kill baby whales.”

    Matt, go make another movie. I’ll see it if I know anything about it.






    “That’s HERBIE Hancock…”
    posted on Jun 19 2008

    Saw him in concert last night (12th row seats – nice work Chelsea) at Benaroya Hall. See a show of his before you die. Different… but incredible.






    Busted
    posted on May 21 2008

    100 Celebrities Arrested For Drug Possession






    Miley Cyrus: $18.2 million
    posted on Apr 14 2008

    What some of the top celebrities earned in 2007.






    She’s BACK!
    posted on Mar 3 2008

    But only for one episode.

    (I miss you – do you miss me too?)







    posted on Feb 3 2008
  • Many make millions off Britney’s escapades

      For a growing number of people and businesses, Britney’s saga is about money: Every time she sinks to new lows, cash flows.