The Matrix? Didn't the government block out the sun in an effort to stop the machines from taking over the world in that movie? And didn't it fail? Well, now the geniuses in the administration are suggesting we come up with some way to block or reflect the sun to stop the effects of global warming. From The Guardian: "The US government wants the world's scientists to develop technology to block sunlight as a last-ditch way to halt global warming, the Guardian has learned. It says research into techniques such as giant mirrors in space or reflective dust pumped into the atmosphere would be 'important insurance' against rising emissions, and has lobbied for such a strategy to be recommended by a major UN report on climate change, the first part of which will be published on Friday." Oh my freakin' God!! What's next? Sharks with frikkin' lasers on their heads!? How can anyone take these fools seriously? Well, I'll take the blue pill so I can live again in the 1990s before the US became dominated by obsessively religious nutcases, warmongers, and "scientists" who want to block out the sun rather than reduce carbon emissions.
That bastion of the "liberal media," The Washington Post, has decided to drop its suit against Dick Cheney to see his visitor logs. The suit stems from a Freedom of Information Act request to see the logs that the courts said the Post had a right to view. However, six days before last November's election, the "Cheney administration" found a friendly judge to issue an emergency stay of the order. Now, the Post is deciding to quit.
The New York Observer has now proclaimed Nebraska's Senator Chuck Hagel the "new John McCain." While John W McCain has, obviously, sold out to the Republican establishment, "Mr. Hagel, meanwhile, has taken up where Mr. McCain left off, scorning his party’s high priests and relieving himself in their sacred temples. Now, the 60-year-old Nebraskan—like Mr. McCain, a decorated Vietnam veteran—is edging toward parlaying that appealing independence into a Presidential bid."
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will return in May 1st with a new album called, Baby 81. The new album promises to be a return to the band's earlier, more fuzzed-out sound, and a move away from the "Americana-esque" album Howl. Yeah!!
TiVo Alert!! Paul Weller (formerly of The Jam and The Style Council) will be appearing tonight (1/31) on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and next Tuesday (2/6) on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Weller is supporting his new career-spanning boxed set, Hit Parade (buy here).
I still won't watch the show under any circumstances, but there is a rumor that Paula Abdul is on her way out at American Idol. Her replacement? Courtney Love? The former Mrs. Kurt Cobain says she has been contacted about replacing Abdul as a judge on that horrid show.
No real story on this picture. Just nice to see the Olsen twins are still on good terms with their former TV dad, Bob Saget.
Big news in the Omaha music scene!! I've actually known about it for a few months, but was sworn to secrecy. Now the word is out. This city's premier concert promoters, 1% Productions, are opening their own club. The venue will be called The Waiting Room, and will be located at 6212 Maple St in the Benson section of Omaha. 1% will still be doing shows at Sokol Auditorium, but now there will be an alternative to that downtown location. I'm happy because this new place is much closer to where I live. The club will open in March.