snap culture: November 2005

  1. "It's sort of unfortunate that he hit upon Kazakhstan" ben, 11/27/2005 2 comments
  2. Stella! William, 11/22/2005 0 comments
  3. Dog Days William, 11/22/2005 0 comments
  4. It's the end of the world as we know it... William, 11/18/2005 0 comments
  5. School of (Classic) Rock William, 11/15/2005 0 comments
  6. Location, location, location? William, 11/14/2005 0 comments
  7. tinfoil hats really work! um, sometimes. ben, 11/13/2005 0 comments
  8. "We went to Sundance a lot in the mid-to-late '90s, and you could just tell it was going toward gay cowboydom" ben, 11/08/2005 0 comments
  9. Nancy Reagan and Merv Griffin? William, 11/03/2005 0 comments

11/27/2005 Add a comment

Indeed it is. The war of words between Kazaki officials and Ali G, a.k.a. Borat, a.k.a. Sacha Baron Cohen, heats up. In an appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards, (click on "I am an MTVe Superstar!" on Borat's website for the clip), Borat talks about shooting dogs for fun and not allowing his wife to leave the house.

Why does the Kazaki government get into this argument when they know they'll lose and will end up looking stupid and bringing even more bad press to their country? The Kazaks called the appearance "a concoction of bad taste and ill manners". Now Borat responds with "I like to state, I have no connection with Mr Cohen and fully support my government's position to sue this Jew."

Brilliant, as always. I need to watch season 2 of the Ali G show...it's slowly climbing up my netflix queue. Also, take a look at Borat's website from the link above for clips from the shows and other weirdness. ben

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11/22/2005 Add a comment

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11/22/2005 Add a comment

Could this be the funniest thing on the Internet right now? It might just be. This dog may just be stupider than my own dog (RIP), who woke up every day to rediscover our bird (also RIP). Each morning he thought to himself, "Hey, there's a bird there!" and would bark himself silly. Any other dumb dog stories out there? William

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11/18/2005 Add a comment

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11/15/2005 Add a comment

Hey! Guess what? Teenagers are, like, discovering that the Who, among others, rocks. Classic rock is evidently on the rebound with the younger set.

Um, this is a new phenomenon? I went through this when I was in high school ten years ago. William

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11/14/2005 Add a comment

How about view, view, view? New Hampshire is trying to tax the views on resident property. From Friend of Snap Culture (FoSC) David A. Fahrenthold. William

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11/13/2005 Add a comment

Scientists at MIT have shown conclusive evidence that tinfoil hats can block radio waves. However, certain frequencies are "greatly amplified." Why some frequencies and not others, particularly those under FCC control? I'm sure someone has a good conspiracy theory out there.

(thanks for the link, John!) ben

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11/08/2005 Add a comment

I saw The Squid and the Whale last night, which I recommend, and I saw an extended preview for Brokeback Mountain a.k.a "the gay cowboy movie". It looks like it's going to be one of those shoo-in Oscar winners, and got me thinking about a recent CNN.com interview with the creaters of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, which I've been meaning to post for a couple of weeks:
Q: Cartman once described independent movies as "gay cowboys eating pudding." Now we have "Brokeback Mountain," an upcoming movie by Ang Lee about gay cowboys.

MATT STONE: If they have pudding in that movie, I'm going to lose my mind.

TREY PARKER: No, if there's pudding eating in there, we're going to sue.
Needless to say, it is awfully hard to watch the preview for this movie and not think about them eating pudding. The line in the title is the next quote from Matt Stone... ben

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11/03/2005 Add a comment

Always interesting, the White House State Dinner guest list, this time for Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, and funnily enough titled "A Royal Affair At the White House."

Wow, is Nancy really on the rebound, or is this just a "friends" thing? And Condi has often been in the company of the NFL's Gene Washington, but they've never admitted to more than just friends. And Jenna brought a dude named Henry Hager to dinner with the parents. William

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