Thursday, June 29, 2006

Six Degrees of Shame

Jackson recently posted in defense of his love for questionable metal bands like Saxon. This brought back many fond memories of devouring the latest issue of Guitar for the Practicing Musician. In particular, it reminded me that I would often learn the solos and parts for songs I had never heard - usually by bands like Krokus or Accept. I remember the first time I heard "Mr. Crowley" by Ozzy. I already knew how to play it. Weird.

Anyway, Jackson, our bad tastes have a scary intersection. It turns out that in 1984 one of the members of Saxon went on the road with prog supergroup GTR. GTR was the unholy pairing of Steve Howe from Yes and Steve Hackett from Genesis. I bought the record. I saw the concert.

My shame knows no bounds.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wait a Sec...

I thought we were supposed to be losing in Iraq.

Then this happens.

Somehow this move doesn't strike me as the action of the side that is winning.


The Misanthrope did not get into the New York Marathon this year through the lottery, so he has shifted plans and will be doing the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon in September.

Now, I know we have many serious triathletes among our readers, so any training tips are appreciated.

In the short term, the Misanthrope must ask the difficult questions.

At what point do I break down and buy the proper racing swimsuit (aka 'banana hammock") and train in that?

Post thoughts in the comments section.

You Stay Classy England

Go England.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Lunch with Friends

Today I had lunch with a close friend I have known for ages and it has put me in a very good mood. There is really nothing like catching up with somebody you've known for 21 years.

Do yourself a favor and pick up the phone and call an old friend today. You'll be happy you did.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Mama's Boys

What a BS way for Italy to win; an Oscar winning performance by a prima donna who probably lives with his mother.

Then again, 90% of the Italian team probably live with their mothers.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hearing Damage

A friend sent me this story about a ringtone that is supposedly audible only to teenagers and people in their early 20s.

Straw poll - How many Misanthrope readers can hear it?

Post your results in the comments section.

Friday, June 09, 2006

The Who at Knebworth 2006

Some thoughts on the show later, but first, a few photos for our readers.