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Friday, January 29, 2010

HOT/KISS peeps... here's the embed stuff from the other pages which you can't see because, well, of problems...














DC peeps - BT is performing in DC Saturday NIGHT! WHOOOOT! Click here for the deets...
I might be seeing you there! If you get the chance to witness what he does live, you should NOT miss it. Last time I saw him live, it was in Vegas... and I'm overdue!

CLICK HERE for the podcast with BT about THESE HOPEFUL MACHINES which is out Tuesday, the genesis of the project and more... including CRICKETS!!!













Wanna see the stuff I've got for the Rock channels? It's more for dudes, ya know... so ladies, who read, please don't get offended... 

 Click here!

Here's stuff from HOT and KISS that I wanted to share on the sites, but can't because of problems with the editing archetecture, etc.

Now... for those who are iHungry...



And here's the finished product...






















Pics taken at exactly the WRONG time... check these out. LOL. Some arent' safe for work, but then, you're on my personal blog now so I can post 'em sans rules ;)




















See 'em all here!

This video got BANNED from the superbowl for... some reason. IDK why... but CBS was scurred...



Goats... are just effing amazing. They can climb trees. Wow...



The new thing sweeping the web is calling, well, preachers with the Fresh Prince stories and more. Now, it's even getting into Star Wars... Check these out...bey



And even now... the dark side of the force is getting into the act!



In honor of the grammys... Here's Beyonce... in Mayberry...
 

 
OMG... Beyonce is STEAMY in this HEAT commercial... didja see this??? Here!

Jimmy Kimmel... Leno went on Oprah and whined, so Kimmel sets the record straight about his "sucker punch" on poor Jay...



Looking for Chuck Norris???

Are you trying to find Chuck Norris? Here's what you need to do in order to track him down.


Go to google.

Type 'where is chuck norris' into the search box.

Click 'I'm Feeling Lucky.'

Here's what you'll see... and YOU can try it at home, too!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kyla...

I talked to Kyla today. Her mom had called me and I missed the call because I was - well - on the phone with the Script at the time.

I know. I'm namedropping.

Anyway, she called me to let me know a few things related to Kyla and her dance class and stuff... and when I called her back, she filled me on these things and then told me that Kyla wanted to thank me for making sure she got some stuff she needed... and a toy she wanted...

... but she was pissed off and sad.

So I got her on the phone and I could tell she had been crying.

"Hiiiii dadddy..." she said as if she was holding back tears...

"are you sad, Kyla? I asked," knowing the answer. That unleashed the floodgates and on came the tears.

She went on to explain to me that she was sad that she didn't get any Zhu Zhu Pet accessories at Target. She instead got a Littlest Pet Shop toy she wanted and her mother picked up some stuff on the card at Target for a friend of Kyla's who - well - doesn't have what Kyla has when it comes to the Zhu Zhu Pets.

Santa was good to Kyla this Christmas.

But anyway, her mom did what parents do. She picked up some for her friend and her son who is Kyla's friend and let Kyla pick something else she wanted. As kids do, Ky wanted the accessories. So when I got on the phone with her she was in full on "I'm sad" mode.

"I really wanted those Zhu Zhu Pet accessories dadddddddyyyyyy...." she said between sniffles and tears. "But you also wanted the Littlest Pet Shop toy, too didn't you," I asked.

"Yes" she said with some sniffles and tears.

"Well why are you sad - you got something you really wanted?"

She then went back to sniffles and tears and explained to me that she wanted them too and that they might not be there when they go back to Target or Wal Mart next time and that she really wanted them...

Then she asked me if I would get them for her.

I told her that I could but what would that matter right now? She was sad right now and she shouldn't be sad because she had absolutely nothing to be sad about... That's when I started in on the things she has that she should be thankful for...

"You have a mommy and a daddy who love you... and you're our only little girl... so we SPOIL YOU... right?"

"Yeah... she said..."

"And you had an amazing Christmas and Santa brought you so much stuff right?"

"Yeah..." she said.

"What about the mail... don't you get post cards and presents and things and surprises from me like ALL the time?"

"Yeah..." she said with some more sniffles...

"And didn't you get something you really wanted today?"

"... AND I HAVE FOUR TZU TZU PETS too..." she said.... the laughing coming through the tears a bit as reality took hold.

"Kyla, we love you and we want to give you everything, but you can't have it all at once. It's just not possible, but you have so much to be happy about and thankful for, how could you possibly be crying???" I said.

I think she got it because the conversation moved to toys she had and things she loves and - well - she realized, I think, that she's not so bad off.

After filling in her mom on what had transpired between our daughter and I, I got off the phone and said to our intern - who was in the studio at the time I was talking to her - that "global destruction had been averted and the child had been talked off the ledge so we could go on to another day..."

The truth is, what I told her is true for all of us. Life isn't so bad. Even if it sucks, it's not so bad. We have  - for the most part - the chance to get pretty much everything we could ever hope for. Our needs are pretty much met. If they're not, we have the chance to get them met if we just give a little bit and try.

I parent like James Dean once urged us to live life. To "dream as if you'll live forever and to live as if you'll die today..."

It's pretty much the way I live my life.

And it's why - even at the end of a day like today - I can see clearly what is most real about this life. At least to me. That I can look in the mirror and know I gave my best. I know the nature of my heart and soul. And I know I've parented - and lived - the best that I possibly can.

It's my hope for you tonight.

Dream. And live.

Goodnight from Washington...

... or just outside of it, 11.1 miles from the White House.

-t.

It was five years or so ago....

On a summer night, I believe, In Tampa, when I first saw a young senator from Chicago give a speech. Kyla was a newborn. Her mom was sitting there on the couch that she got before we were a couple at Rooms to Go on Dale Mabry. We were watching this Democratic National Convention.

Up until that time, I'd supported the GOP until a man named Bill from a place called Hope had caused me to think about some things which were bigger than just "fear fear fear and scare scare scare."

So I was open-minded going into it.

Then I was transformed.

After that speech, I told Dana that we had just seen a future President of the United States. This message of "there being no red states or blue states but a United States" resonated. It stirred my soul and lit a fire in my heart. I remember going to work the next day and telling my boss that I believed we had seen a glimpse of the future and that his name was Barack Obama.

Five years later, the circumstances have changed, but this President tonight reminded me why I believe he's the man for this time. At this time. At this moment in our history.

You see, the problem is this division that exists which some in Washington seem to live to propagate. The problem is that we send people to DC to do the "politics" or the "opus publicus" if you will.

The work of the people.

The right thing to do.

Tonight, we have real problems. We need real solutions. They won't be found in the ramblings from paid  mouthpieces from K street and they certainly won't be found anywhere in the word "no".

But they'll be found our people doing the people's work in Washington will just... listen.

If the people doing the opus publicus will just listen, they'll hear the vox populi saying what it is that has been diminished by the rancor of this city.

They'll hear that the people need healthcare.

They'll hear that the people want to know that the economic future for themselves and their children is sound and secure.

They'll hear that some things - like "don't ask don't tell" and simply saying no just to say no - are relics of a failed political past which the people have rejected.

I think they'll hear that they expect our elected to do the work that they were entrusted to do when they were elected. And if they have the courage, they'll listen.

Tonight, that man from Chicago again stirred my political soul.

One of my New Years resolutions was to do something I did once before when an actor was President.

Then, in Houston, I wrote a note to President Reagan. He probably never got it but I basically asked him what it would take to do the things that needed to be done to help him get his job done. I must have been 10. I got a note back from some political handler who sent me some really good "President Reagan's message to students" newsletters and who told me that the "President wanted me to respond to you with these newsletters..."

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote President Obama a note. I mailed it from Georgetown. In it, I told him that change is not easy and that doing the impossible requires taking a road that few men or women in history could ever hope to navigate. But, I told him in that note that I still believed that he was the man that history had called - in fact - chosen - to lead us at this time.

And tonight, I still believe.

In fact, I believe just as strongly as I believed that summer evening in Tampa on Harbour Island when I first heard a young man from Chicago call us to reach for something higher.

If we can put aside this division in Washington, the Vox Populi will be clearly heard and the work that so desperately needs to be done will get the attention it demands. That we demand.

Should our leaders be willing, I believe they can heed the call of history...

... and ensure that our promise continues to be just as hopeful as the sunrise tomorrow morning.

I've got one more post to write tonight.... but in the meantime, thanks for reading.

-t.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Live blogging the SOTU...

In the television age, this is the real-life made for tv special. The ultimate reality show.

Barack gets the applause that the POTUS should get. As he should...

Good introduction. Opening strong. He can speak...

9:12 - he's laying out that we've got some challenges... but that our union remains strong. He's laying out the real problems we have in small town America and what fears and anxieties people really do have.

9:14 - change has not come fast enough. Some are angry. He's going right at it. Why do Wall Street bankers get billion dollar bonuses and small main street businesses go broke? He needs to IMHO get right at the problem: Washington.

9:15 - The ability to give our children a better life. It's what Americans want. He's playing at the idea of the American Dream. GET UP!!!!!!! It's on! He's going right at what I pointed out last night! WHOOT!

9:17 - OUR UNION IS STRONG. We do not give up. We don't quit. We don't allow fear or division to break our spirit!

9:17 - he's going right after the economy. Good job, POTUS, that's the key issue here. Americans hate the bailout. They hate what Wall Street and the Banks caused.

9:19 - POTUS says we've recovered most of money we spent on banks. What sucks imho is that a bunch went to executives as bonuses.

9:20 - GOP won't get on up. They're typically owned by big banks and wall street. They know this is bad politics, but re-elections cost money... POTUS talking about taxes that were cut. He cut and cut and cut. For 8 million Americans. Boo-Yah. The GOP can't applaud it, but you know they want too.

9:22 - POTUS is going to hit right at it. The recovery act made it possible. The stimulus was government existing to do what the people can't do as well for themselves. It passed by such a broad bipartisan coalition it would cover most of the grand canyon. It did create business and work and jobs and it's still creating them.

9:24 - there are people who don't have work. Who have heard nothing. Jobs are what we need. The engine of America is the people who work... and those who fight for their families every day... Government needs to create an environment where small businesses can thrive. Where entrepreneurs are rewarded...

9:26 - POTUS proposes taking money repaid by Wall Street to fund credit to small businesses. Of course the GOP is scared to hear this. Small Business tax credit - a GOP idea from way back, and the GOP can't support it? Wow. Eliminate Cap Gains on Small Business... OMG HERE COME THE ELEPHANTS!!!!!!!!

9:28 - POTUS is going to Tampa. Recovery Act is building a new high speed rail! WHOOT! Cut the tax breaks for those who ship jobs overseas! Shit he sounds like a REPUBLICAN! WOW!

9:30 - I want a jobs bill. But this won't make it all up. Let's lay a new foundation for long term growth. No more economic expansion. The lost decade was... well, weird. People lost money while costs went up and up. Prosperity was built on BS in the last decade. True. Washington has been telling people to wait. Other nation's aren't waiting. So why are we? Go get 'em POTUS!

9:32 - I do not accept second place for the United States of America!

9:33 - it's time to get serious about reform. Let's fix the banks. Investments. It's got problems. It's reckless. We can't allow risks that effect the whole economy. Lobbyists are trying to kill the 'fixes'. They can't do this. POTUS is gonna stip it. Get on up GOP! why is that wrong?

9:34 - American Innovation - Energy. We're getting it on. We need more incentives. More clean energy. More safe Nuke Power plants. New offshore development. Bio Fuels, Clean Coal technology.... And yes, it means passing a climate and energy bill. Go get it. He's laying down the foundation for a fight.

9:37 - if we lead the clean energy economy, we'll lead the global economy. We must be that nation. And WHAT...

9:37 - we need to export more. Sell more of our stuff so we can make more and get more jobs here in America. Yeah that's right on.

9:39 - Skills. Invest in our people.

9:42 - no one should go broke because some want to go to college.

9:43 - We need health insurance reform. And damn right we do. Because people are dying and going broke trying to deal with it. POTUS says he took on health care because it's needed.

9:47 - our probs aren't going away. More are losing health insurance. Premiums are going up. We turn a blind eye to this? Why? POTUS won't walk away from these Americans - and neither should the people in this chamber. Go ahead and get on up republicans!

9:50 - this ish was going on before I became POTUS... now let's fix it. Let's tighten the belt and do what we have to do and sacrifice what we don't. Here comes the VETO!

9:53 - WASHINGTON GIMMICK! WHOOT! Call out DC! The system downtown on the hill is broken. Senate says NO? POTUS says YES via EXECUTIVE ORDER! TAKE THAT!

9:55 - Rather than fight same old fights, let's try something new. Let's invest in our people and try common sense. To do we need to face the deep doubts that are causing the problems in DC.

9:57 - Lobbyists need to b called out. SCOTUS is POTUS' bitch now and COTUS is about to get the bitch slap! RESTORE TRUST! BE OPEN MOTHAEFFAS! POST THIS ISH AND LETS BE OPEN! Oh... now you all get up??!

10:00 - I'm not naive, both parties have issues, and there are differences, but it's just getting silly. Why are we playing the game of brinksmanship. Both parties. POTUS is saying THIS IS BS.  This stuff has stopped us from helping the American People. It's sowing the seeds of division.

10:02 - We need to govern. Dems - people expect us to solve problems. Repubs - if you insist that 60 votes are required for business, than the responsibility to govern is your problem as well... He just called them out! GOOD JOB!

10:03 - Security. We raisin' up. our troops comin' home. 2011. And what. We will reward good government. Afgans are good peeps. We gotta back 'em and help 'em. We're taking the fight to this fool Osama. POTUS is ending this war.

10:09 - I got this International thing ya'll...

10:12 - america must always stand on side of dignity.

10:13 - dont ask. dont tell. It's done!

10:14 - our values are what drive us. When pundits, politicians, etc, make this stuff crazy, it creates cynicism. Some Americans are questioning that now. POTUS said that change wouldn't be easy. He never said it could be done alone. When you try to do big things and make big changes, you stir controversy. We can either play safe and avoid telling hard truth and do what we have to do to keep polls high instead of doing what is best for the people. But had we made these decisions before, we'd not be here. The reason we're here is because we've taken on hard shit before. He's accepting the administrations shortcomings. They're nothing compared to struggles that families have faced. POTUS says he fights on despite this because spirit of optimism and decency lives on.

10:19 - A new year has come. A new decade stretches before us. We don't quit. I don't quit. Lets' seize this moment.

POTUS nailed it.












Adam Lambert...

As a bonus to you... here's some pics from the BLUE carpet before last season's top 13 party from my now-stolen-or-missing-iPhone of Adam!







































I can say this honestly... yes, I'd probably make out with him. Just for the story.

:-)

-t.

What will the Republicans say...

From: The Washington Post [mailto:newsletters@email.washingtonpost.com]


Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:52 PM

To: KNAPP, TOBY

Subject: Breaking News: Obama to ask for end to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

News Alert

06:32 PM EST Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Obama will ask for end to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'


In tonight's State of the Union address, president will push for an end to the policy prohibiting gays from openly serving in the military.


More on washingtonpost.com: Watch live video coverage advancing the State of the Union at 8:30 p.m. ET with expert analysis by Post reporters, followed by the speech and Va. Gov. McDonnell's official GOP response.

the Script podcast and interview...



So... today I returned to form after the Kris Allen podcast and talked to Danny from the Script about their smash, Breakeven, and our exes who inspire things and, well we also talked about our "we're over you now" songs. We even came up with some lyrics. Listen for the return of autotune on the podcast!

It's here!

the Kris Allen podcast and interview...




















That's Kris Allen up there.

This is the one podcast I've done... the one interview I've done lately that I completely softballed...

Hear it here.

Whoops. I mean here.

Don't make fun of me. Like I said, it was totally... um... one I miffed. At least I can be honest about it. :)

Love, Toby

Hey Jerry...





















Dear Jerry (pictured above),

Thanks to iheartradio, the iPad makes an AMAZING radio... with so many radio stations and content streams, it's like breathing new life into one of the greatest mediums on the planet.
And the best thing is, it just works...

Read more here.

Love,
















Toby Knapp for Steve Jobs and John Hogan and the CCRD team and even Jerry Houston,who is no fan of the cult of Mac. Droid does say hi, too.

if I were advising the President...

On this eve of President Obama's first State of the Union, I'd encourage him to re-take the middle ground.

Poll after poll after the Mass election has shown that this election wasn't a recall on Obama...

... rather it was a resounding EFF YOU to Washington. The majority of Americans right now are over what happens downtown. Thanks to the partisan bickering in Congress - from both sides - people are still out of work, people have no health care and are sick and dying, and nothing is getting for the people aside from those lobbyists who had some sort of agenda backed by cash which influenced legislation in the last year.

I had a friend once who told me that when it came to all things political, there were 10 percent die hard on the right, 10 percent die hard on the left, but the vast majority come from the middle.

President Obama, get back to the center. Lay it out. Call out Congress. While they take global junkets to this place and that place, people don't have jobs. They don't have health care. They don't have hope.

But, I think there's some optimism here.

If the POTUS can get back to the middle tomorrow night, he should then take his message straight to the American people. He should lay it out straight. DC's system is broken, good people have gone to DC only to have their voices either drowned out or changed because of the grip that so many special interests have on the hill... on both sides.

He should go to the American people with his ideas on jobs, the economy, terrorism, and more. He should get out and go from town hall to town hall and make his case. Go door to door, to paraphrase President Andrew Shepard in the "American President" movie....

... just get out of DC... and take it too the streets.

Like life imitating art, people are scared. They're confused. They can't make ends meet and are collecting unemployment checks and welfare checks wondering where the hope that was promised has gone. They're trying to make sense of it all, but they're bombarded from the left and right with this he-said-she-said bulls***t that they ultimately have to turn away from it because the noise is too - outrageous and divisive.

So take the message to the place where the noise from Capital Hill can't drown out the people's message. Hit the road and take it to the people. Get their sense, find their thoughts, make them your own and form a compromise.

Then, get back to DC and make these politicians remember that WE put them into power and that it's to US that they are accountable.

I still believe the President is the man that history has called to lead us at this time. I'm not blind to some stumbles and some mis-steps. I'm not deaf to the rhetoric from both sides. I won't pretend to sugar coat the very present anger of the vast majority of Americans toward both parties. And because of this, I think that the President can overcome these tenuous times.

I'd encourage him to make his case... not to congress, but to the American people.

The people of our union are angry, confused and anxious. They want their elected officials in Washington to fight for them. To help them find a way back to work, to get needed health care, and to make sure they're safe from the reach of terrorists who hate us for being Americans.

Americans know that these are troubled times, but their resolve is steadfast. Their belief that the best days are still ahead for this shining city on a hill are just a sunrise away... and it's with that optimism that the American people press on... fighting to make the dreams of our nation's promise come true.

Powered by the American Dream and with the resolve and endurance found in the faith of our fathers and in the hearts of our people... the state of our union continues to be strong.

But we've got real problems. To solve them, we need to get to work once again for Americans.

Anyway, there are my 2 cents. Not that the President or anyone from his team would read this... but I believe the way forward is found in the middle... and it's path runs right through of every city and town in America.

Here's to hoping the President and Congress can get it done.

Goodnight, from Washington...

-t.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fw: Breaking News: Toyota halts sales of 8 recalled vehicle models

This... Aint good..



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Toyota halts sales of 8 recalled vehicle models

Toyota is taking the extraordinary step of pulling cars off the showroom floor and halting production lines because it can't figure out why the accelerator pedal has stuck in some instances.

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Rush Limbaugh... a Nazi?

Book dude spills the beans on the iSlate, or iTablet, or iPad or whatever will be announced tomorrow!

Tweet from: @CelebNation

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NBA's Greg Oden Scandalous Nude Photos Leaked (NSFW):  Portland Trail Blazers star Greg Oden is the latest athlete... http://bit.ly/cqQh0O

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Paula Abdul To Go Dancing With The Stars:  Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul has been offered a major $1 mill... http://bit.ly/6gH4qV

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From trains to planes, Virgin takes aim at the passenger experience: For more than 25 years, Virgin Atlantic Airwa... http://bit.ly/7QTf9H

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Google Toolbar Tracks Browsing Even After Users Choose "Disable" http://bit.ly/8EtkRf

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Lead Found in Women's Handbags Purchased From Top Retailers: The Center for Environmental Health recently teste.. http://bit.ly/5cd6b5

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Monday, January 25, 2010

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Walt Disney World sued by deceased monorail driver's mother: The mother of Austin Wuennenberg, the monorail driver... http://bit.ly/8Dp4DC

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President #Obama's visit to Tampa Bay on Thursday will be a town hall at University of Tampa. http://bit.ly/8CbMXh

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American Idol Finalist Micahel "Big Mike" Lynche CUT For Breaking Confidentiality http://bit.ly/7cDX2m

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Monday Music Meeting from the Skip Isley...

He sends this to a bunch of us… hit his site, won’t ya?

 

Here’s the national snapshot this week…

 

Skip Isley

blog: The Music Meeting

   http://www.facebook.com/skipisley

   http://twitter.com/whatisthatsong

 

 


From: Skip isley
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 10:30 AM
To: Skip isley
Subject: monday morning cheat sheet

 

Top 5 Mediabase (Sun-Sun)

 

  1. Kesha/Tik Tok   14606  +789
  2. Lady Gaga/Bad Romance  14099  -163
  3. Iyaz/Replay   12164  -643
  4. David Guetta/Sexy Chick  11404  +1165
  5. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys/Empire State Of Mind  8946  -46

 

Top 5 Gainers

 

  1. David Guetta/Sexy Chick  +1165
  2. Lady Gaga/Telephone  +1085
  3. Black Eyed Peas/Imma Be  +962
  4. Jasin DeRulo/In My Head  +919
  5. Justin Bieber/Baby  +820

 

Top 5 Losers

 

  1. Britney Spears/3   -1689
  2. Jason DeRulo/Whatcha Say  -1664
  3. Owl City/Fireflies  -1016
  4. Justin Bieber/One Less Lonely Girl  -826
  5. Kelly Clarkson/Already Gone  -646

 

Just Lost Their Bullet

 

  • Lady Gaga/Bad Romance  -163
  • Jay-Z/Empire State Of Mind  -46
  • Taylor Swift/Fifteen  -365
  • Drake/Forever  -148
  • Shinedown/If You Only Knew  -49
  • We The Kings/Heaven Can Wait  -99

 

Overnights

 

  • Heather Youmans/Girl To Change Your World  88.8%
  • Cavo/Let It Go  68.0%
  • Maine/Into Your Arms  66.2%
  • Nick Jonas/Who I Am  66.1%
  • Phoenix/1901  59.5%
  • Paramore/Ignorance  49.0%

 

Top 5 National Rate The Music (F 18-34)

 

  1. Lady Gaga/Bad Romance  4.20
  2. Kesha/Tik Tok  3.97
  3. Lady Gaga/Paparazzi  3.91
  4. Lady Gaga/Telephone  3.78
  5. Kelly Clarkson/Already Gone  3.77

 

Most Added Last Week

 

  • Selena Gomez/Naturally  25
  • Young Money/Bedrock  25
  • David Guetta/Sexy Chick  18
  • Alicia Keys/Put It In A…  16
  • Jason DeRulo/In My Head   16

 

Going For Adds This Week

 

  • Justin Bieber/Baby (IDJMG)
  • Lady Antebellum/Need You Now (Capitol)
  • Lady Gaga/Telephone  (Interscope)
  • Madonna/Celebration (WB)
  • Matisyahu/One Day (Epic)
  • Owl City/Vanilla Twilight (Universal Republic)
  • Train/Hey Soul Sister (Columbia)

 

Joke Of The Week

The husband reluctantly agreed to play in the couples alternate shot tournament at his club. He teed off on the first hole, a par four, and blistered a drive 300 yards down the middle of the fairway. The husband said to his wife, 'Just hit it toward the green, anywhere around there will be fine.'
The wife proceeded to shank the ball deep into the woods. Undaunted, the husband said 'that's ok and spent the full five minutes looking for the ball. he found it just in time, but in a horrible position. he played the shot of his life to get the ball within two feet of the hole. He told his wife to knock the ball in. his wife then pro- ceeded to knock the ball off the green and into a bunker. still maintaining composure, the husband summoned all of his skill and holed the shot from the bunker. he took the ball out of the hole and, while walking off the green, put his arm around his wife and calmly said, 'Honey, that was a bogey, and that's ok, but I think we can do better.' To which she replied, 'Listen dear, don't yell at me, only 2 of those 5 shots were mine!'

 

 

Skip Isley

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

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CONFIRMED - Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie File For Legal Separation (FULL DETAILS) http://bit.ly/8B0FeA

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Let us never forget...

Watch... and let us never forget the sacrifices made in these last few weeks...



... for Coco... we ride. For Coco... we ride.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Football Jesus... CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND!




















Not the Football Jesus... but THIS IS the PODCAST!

It's conference championship weekend, ya'll.... GET SOME!!

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CoCo oh CoCo...

NBC, what the hell are you thinking? 

I'm sitting here watching Conan on one of these last two shows that he's doing as host of the Tonight Show and honestly, what they've done to this man is a travesty. I mean, seriously, Conan is just infinitely more original and funny than Leno. The man is innovating - even though the curtain is closing on his dream - he still finds a way to innovate, to cut through, to push the envelope. 

Jay? He's just doing some bits he stole from Howard Stern and David Letterman. And now that NBC has made this decision, well, they've taken the one thing Jay had that was uniquely him... 

... no not his chin... 

... they've taken his honor. 

Forever now, he'll be the one who shouldn't have hosted the Tonight Show. Hell, even in death, Johnny Carson showed he was with Letterman. Now, he'll also be the one who screwed over one of the best comics of our generation. 

But the ones who are really getting screwed are us. We, the fans. People who in the last few days have discovered - or rediscovered - just how amazing Conan really is. And, I guess his settlement with NBC says he has to stay on the sidelines til August 2010. Then I'd bet he ends up over at FOX which could single-handedly re-define late night with Conan in a new show. 

Until then, at least we've got Letterman... 

... cuz I'm not watching Leno. CoCo wouldn't have it any other way. 

Good luck, Conan. Hurry back. Enjoy that 40 million.... :) 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Follow your heart...




  

    

    

    

    

    

    

  





  

    

    

    

    

    

  



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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A common cut in cocaine may prove deadly | http://su.pr/2zZJ7R

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Selena Gomez Crying For Nick Jonas! http://bit.ly/69RYw2

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Ole! Soccer! World Cup Gear! Ole!

Here's a must have for EVERY soccer fan... esp if going to the WORLD CUP... Click here!















I guess it's pissing some people off.

Read more here!

Judge me on being a dad...

... and I don't care!

As a result, there has been a real shift in the way men talk about fatherhood, experts say: Young dads (generally those in their early 40s and younger) say they know they're not perfect, but they don't worry about being judged.

Here's the survey I was talking about in DC today... Read it!

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Victoria asks if Obama is out of touch. Gibbs points to polls showing 70% of Americans think Obama "cares about them" #WHBrief #Obama

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Incase you missed it: Rihanna - Redemption Song. AMAZING. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNG-8z4fnC0

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Confirmed:  Southwest had 2 flights struck by lightening this am as they landed in BUR. Safe landing & all Customers onboard are fine

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Ayla Brown, Scott Brown's Daughter, Was On American Idol (PHOTOS, VIDEO):  Scott Brown's daughter, Ayla Brown, who... http://bit.ly/8DHaLn

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Cayman Islands, the USGS reports. http://bit.ly/5sLgFM

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Just a question...


Monday, January 18, 2010

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Just saw @tkradio on Mtv in promos for the buried life I still remember them wrestlin in the lobby like knuckleheads

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See... a little can go a long way...

26th Annual Dr. King Breakfast raises over $100,000 for Scholarship Fund


Washington, DC - Raising over $100,000 for the Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship Fund, this morning’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, hosted by the United Planning Organization (UPO), was a congregation of community, government and business leaders. The power of education resonated throughout the entire program, with distinguished guests from the public and private sectors representing DC’s most underserved communities.

Keynote speaker Wade Henderson, CEO of the Leadership Council on Civil Rights, discussed the ongoing social and political progress that is lifting barriers and promoting opportunities throughout the U.S. The speaker also noted the great economic disparity between the black and white communities in Washington and its surrounding areas. “In the District’s black community, one third of all children live below the poverty line and the unemployment rate is at 25-year high. This is not an equal opportunity recession.”

The annual breakfast raises funds for the UPO/Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship Fund, which provides $10,000 scholarships to five deserving DC high school graduates and G.E.D. recipients.


Additional speakers participating in this morning’s breakfast were:

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Vincent Gray, Washington DC Council Chairman

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, cofounder of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts

Nizam Ali, son of Ben’s Chili Bowl founder, Ben Ali

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For my 98 rock peeples...

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Amanda Bynes Gets Kinky For Maxim Feb/2010 (VIDEO, Photos) http://bit.ly/8Segf2

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"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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creating momentum...


Joy comes when you are spontaneous. When you’re spontaneous, the real you shows up… and then you can set a higher standard…

Ode to In-N-Out (powered by Sominex)

An ode to a fast food burger joint in LA...











In-N-Out, oh your patties of beef!
They call out to me before I sleep.

Savory goodness and tasty fries
they are so perfect in just one size.

Double Double? Double no!
Four by Four is the way to go!

Animal style! Fully involved!
The stuff OFF the menu is for the truly evolved!

So LA cabbie, take me there please!
I so lust after my three by three with cheese!

In-N-Out. Out-N-In.
Yours I am through thick and through thin!

In-N-Out, Oh In-N-Out! Your burgers! Your fries!
It's just too bad for me... you've helped make me so wide!


- fin -

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Kyla's here for the MLK weekend...

... and I kid you not I'm pretty exhausted after a full day, but I'd not trade it for anything in the world. Kyla's sleeping in her room, the house is for the most part clean. I've got new workout gear for tomorrow and beyond, Kyla's got new Uggs and some Twinkletoe Sketchers and a manipedi in hot pink, and I've discovered she's grinding her teeth while she sleeps, which will prompt a call no doubt to her mom in the AM because Kyla's going to the dentist in TPA next week for some reason. She and Melissa went for mani-pedis... and it hit me that this was another first for her and she told MelDad and I that she loved it :).

Ahhh firsts. Her first haircut was in Raleigh, NC. Her first pony ride was in Columbia, SC at the Riverbanks Zoo. Her first trip to Hershey Park, this first, that first... I forget them all there have been so many. Kinda funny because - well - her firsts are all part of a lifetime worth of memories for me. God there are so many...

So, while she snores a bit and with 24 on DVR, I sit here in my house, aware of the very real little presence asleep in her room and things in this life feel pretty complete.

I said once that being a daddy was the greatest role I'd ever play in life. I was wrong.

Being a daddy is what I am most thankful for in life, and it's not a role, it's a life I live - a relationship I'm actively engaged in - every day. And it's very real. And there's a whole lot o' love.

I've been thinking a lot about life. About things I've screwed up at times and about things I've done right in this life which have made me who I am.

I've also thought about integrity. Defined, it is:


1.
adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
2.
the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.


See, I think in life you can make mistakes and still maintain integrity. It's when you sacrifice your personal integrity - when you make choice to abandon any sort of moral compass you keep within, or you chose to compromise it - that you've tossed your self respect from the window.

Now - again - let me say this - mistakes happen. You're allowed to make them. You're allowed to even fail. Just do so with some honesty and - to me - you can maintain integrity.

It's never too late to do the right thing. It's the choice not to do what is right that is the measure of your character and integrity. At least to me.

There have been times I've failed. I've abandoned my personal morality and principles I knew to be right in the pursuit of the 'instant' gratification fix or whatever. But at the end of the day - and with the light of the new day that exposes these failures, I've been able to acknowledge my failures and the choices I made to be less than moral or whatnot.

And in that ultimate honesty - I've been able to maintain my integrity.

I'm thinking about this because I had a conversation over the weekend in which I was told "that I'm not perfect..."

No, I'm not. I've made choice after choice at times to take the easy way out which has cost me in ways I can't even begin to explain here personally.

But at least I've got my integrity. And at the end of the day I can look at myself and accept the truths that I've allowed to be real in my life due to my choices at times.

That's the difference.

At the end of the day, as I've found in the last week of working on some resolutions, integrity is the ability to say "you know what, I'm a fat ass and I need to do something about it, so let me go to work on it." (resolution one)

It's the ability to say "drinking this shit has made me retain weight, feel like ass and could be speeding me down the road to a real medical problem" and so I've cut it out so that I can see what the effects would be on my body. (resolution two)

It's what causes me to try my hardest to pay my bills, handle my business; handle my obligations, and my life, with an attention I didn't admittedly have in my mid-twenties.

You know, to do the stuff grown-ups do because, well, it's the right thing to do...

"When I was a child, I thought as a child...."

I'm not perfect, nope. Not at all. I've tried my best to make sure my mis-steps don't hurt anyone else - like friends or family and I think I've been okay at it now. I've certainly made some choices which have in the past, this is indeed true and I've tried to make my peace with these choices. And yes, I do act childish at times. I stir the pot at times. I do make choices even still which could be - after further review by life's replay official - made just a little bit better.

But for my daughter and for those closest to me I'm trying.

To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction, "I'm tryiiin reaaaaaaaal hard..." for the first time in years. And imma keep on tryin... because it's the right thing to do.

I'm doing so by clinging to the one thing - and finding strength there because I've never compromised it at the end of the day when it's just me alone with my thoughts looking at myself through the mirror  if find that it's all I have in the end - and it's a thing called integrity.

At least to me.

Goodnight. Thanks for reading.

-t.

ps - john mayer/heartbreak warfare... another song which reminds me of relationships and life that I've been able to live. That and Lifehouse/Halfway Gone... Red wine and ambien... I'm halfway gone... download 'em on amazon or itunes and read the lyrics.

Let he or she who has ears to hear... LISTEN!

:)