Friday, April 27, 2007

And yet it isn't in the "news"...

John Kerry: Building 7 Was Deliberately Demolished

    At a recent speaking engagement in Austin Texas, Senator John Kerry responded to a question about WTC Building 7 by concluding that according to his information, the building was brought down as a result of a controlled demolition, directly contradicting the official line that the structure fell as a result of fire and debris damage.

    WTC Building 7 was a 47-story building in the WTC complex that collapsed at 5:20pm on September 11. The building had been structurally reinforced and was not hit by a plane yet collapsed in a uniform implosion within its own footprint in a matter of seconds after sustaining relatively light debris and fire damage following the collapse of the twin towers.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Diane Warren.

I am a bit of a music snob. But even I love to sing along to those
sappy, pop love songs. The other day, while watching Oprah, I
learned that most of these "classics" are written by one person:
Diane Warren! Dude. Check out her Wikipedia page for
a (partial!) list of her songs. I can’t believe how many hits she has
had! And for a (somewhat) variety of artists, pop, country, R&B,
rock, etc. And I thought some of these artists wrote their own
songs, but nope.

"Most of Warren's songs deal with romantic themes. In spite of
that, she has never been married and says she has never been in
love and does not enjoy dating."


But seriously. "Because You Loved Me"? I admit it. I love that song. And she wrote it about her dad, who always supported her, especially when her mom didn’t.

Some others:

-Several songs for the Pussycat Dolls and Milli Vanilli! (hilarious)
-"Can't Fight the Moonlight," recorded by LeAnn Rimes
-"Don't Turn Around," recorded first by Tina Turner and later by Ace of Base
-"How Can We Be Lovers?" recorded by Michael Bolton
-"I Get Weak," recorded by Belinda Carlisle
-"I Learned From The Best," recorded by Whitney Houston
- "If I Could Turn Back Time," recorded by Cher (Again, I admit to loving to sing along to this song)
- "Numb," recorded by Pet Shop Boys
- "There You'll Be," recorded by Faith Hill
-"Un-Break My Heart," recorded by Toni Braxton
-"When I See You Smile" by Bad English

Apparently she’s writing Whitney Houston’s comeback song. I hope it’s awesome, in that pop-ish, mainstream way.

Monday, April 16, 2007

"And the world spins madly on..."

Gunman kills 21 on Virginia Tech campus

    A White House spokesman said President Bush was horrified by the rampage and offered his prayers to the victims and the people of Virginia.

    "The president believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed," spokeswoman Dana Perino said
How completely inappropriate. How completely effing inappropriate. The blood isn't even dry yet, and he's spouting political bullshit.

32 people are dead. I don't understand the world.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sex and the City! and #4 and #5

Okay. This post is mostly going to be about material objects, because I've had enough debates for the week (Rosie, of all people, standardized testing, Imus...etc.), and I just want to indulge myself.

So, good things.

I finally won the complete set of Sex and the City through E-Bay! Soon, I will joyously watch all six seasons whenever I want! I paid $82, and considering it retails for $200 - $300, not bad. It's supposed to be brand new and sealed and in English, so if I get some burned DVDs or some packaging from Japan, I will be pissed.

I was one of the first 5,000 to sign up for a tote bag filled with goodies from Oprah! Yes! I've never been so happy about a freebie. This one and the coffee pot, which I don't and probably will never use, are the two coolest ever.

I need to update my album collection, most notably with The Story by Brandi Carlile. I love her music. Listen to her!


I read the following novels lately, both for my book club:

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Time Traveler's Wife by by Audrey Niffenegger

Both novels had such great premises, but both fell flat, I think. Highly overrated, the both of them.


I received a letter from Congressman LaTourette in response to this e-mail. Same old, same old, but he at least pretends to listen to his constituents.