1. Monday, June 29, 2009

    busblog named the sole heir of the jackson empire 

    BobD: Can you moonwalk?

    there are no dancemoves that i can pull off other than the bump. im probably the worst dancer of all time. i thought i had the hustle down but i was rudely corrected. i tried the Swim but i nearly drowned. the Twist gave me a slipped disk. it took me a month to learn the macarana but somehow i was doing it backwards.

    Matt Welch: Five best MJ songs in the post-Bad era.

    Jam, Remember the Time, and Black or White from “Dangerous”, his last good record. You Are Not Alone from “HIStory”, and You Rock My world from “Invincible” his worst record.

    timmay!!!!!: is your life worth a painting? is this girl vs. boy with different symbols?

    my life is worth a cathedral ceiling. but my afro got a painting a few years ago by the genius brush of mr gregory vaine. in a strange turn of events my truest bought the painting and then sent it to my mother, who has hung it prominently in the “loft” of her home. just the other day my nephew who i adore because he looks like a younger version of me, was pointing at the painting and asking “whens uncle tony coming back here?” and my mom took a picture on her iphone and all was well in the world.

    zona: who the f is Ricky Rubio and boom or bust?

    no idea about any Ricky Rubio. Only Ricky i care aboooot is the Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero who started off the season with a bang but then got hurt. He’s now back and has gotten wins in three of his last five starts. (He should have had four wins but the Jays were shutout in one of his appearances where he only gave up one run.) In his last 27 innings he has only given up 9 earned runs while striking out 28.

    Born and raised in LA, graduated from Cal State Fullerton, the former Titan was drafted by Toronto and will be the reason they go anywhere if they do indeed go anywhere.

    Sass: If you could, what would be your famous last words?

    If I have to “audition” one more Raiderette tonight I think I will drop dead. But let’s try.

    Pete: Why can’t your girl Lindsay find a man in Milwaukee? I thought Wisconsin was for lovers?

    Wisconsin is for is for cheese graters. But I must say that I am loving Lindsays dating posts. They are far better than the silence that we were forced to endure when she was mixed up with the billionaire. and way better than when she was pining over the architect. plus, when did we ever get a fashion show followed by a hilarious bad-date post from her before? i hope she keeps dating all summer. not only will she help bachelors everywhere learn what not to do when courting a young lady, but hopefully we will all get to see more in that closet of hers.

    Sarah: You, like Michael Jackson, have only gotten lighter over the years? What’s your secret?

    while it’s true that i had much darker skin when i was younger:

    i was also really lightskinned when i was a little little kid:

    meanwhile my sister stayed the same color.

    so unlike the king of pop, my skin color darkened and then lightened for no apparent reason. but because i saw this happen, first hand, i was probably one of the few people who believed that michael didnt do anything to change the color of his skin. i have just chalked it up to nature being a freaky thing.

    Krista: There’s a spider in my room right now and I’m too scared to get rid of it. What’re you scared of?

    the only thing i am really scared of is that i wont go to heaven – if there is a heaven – and that i will go to Hell. i know i have a lot of evil thoughts inside me and i know im not the most perfect person. but i also know that there is a lot of love and good inside of me. so i just hope that theres enough of the latter to get me to Paradise. but i study the bible on sundays just to make sure (and to try to find loopholes).

    David: tony…1. will Iphone save civilization? 2. is geovany soto fun to party with?

    1. the only thing that will save civilization is terrible tragedy which will lead people to say “never again” and mean it. as humans it appears that the only time we can have bigtime change is to have something horrible happen or our backs to the wall first. then those who want to usher in change have something to point to to say “you dont want that crap to happen again, do ya?” will a phone be the mechanism to that change? no. its the content in that phone. also, it still doesnt beep when you have missed a call when youre in the shower, so it still has a ways to go.

    2. i have not had the pleasure to party with the rookie of the year but something tells me that he would indeed be a fascinating party guest.

    g/d: I need a new book any ideas Tony?

    i havent been reading much lately so i will have to go to the last books i really loved

    Anthony Keides “Scar Tissue”
    Lynda Barry’s “Cruddy”
    Charles Bukowski “The Most Beautiful Girl in Town”

    John Wayne: Why would you agree or disagree with the statement that a “photo journalism degree is worthless these days”

    I would disagree with it.

    Any education is valuable because it’s not always necessarily about the facts in the books or the techniques that you learn. most of the time it’s just as important to understand the people skills involved in getting a diploma as it is in learning the history or memorizing the rhymes.

    as a poetry major who has had a fairly successful professional life in jobs having zero to do with iambic pentameters i can totally tell you that all degrees can lead to awesome lifestyles.