Thursday, January 31, 2008

Name Confusion

Roger Murdock: Flight 2-0-9'er, you are cleared for take-off.
Captain Oveur: Roger!
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: L.A. departure frequency, 123 point 9'er.
Captain Oveur: Roger!
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Victor Basta: Request vector, over.
Captain Oveur: What?
Tower voice: Flight 2-0-9'er cleared for vector 324.
Roger Murdock: We have clearance, Clarence.
Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
Tower voice: Tower's radio clearance, over!
Captain Oveur: That's Clarence Oveur. Over.
Tower voice: Over.
Captain Oveur: Roger.
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: Roger, over!
Roger Murdock: What?
Captain Oveur: Huh?
Victor Basta: Who?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Writer's Block: Good News, Bad News

Good: Classic rock bands have been reuniting.
Bad: So have boybands.

Good: Michael Buble's take on Leonard Cohen's "I'm Your Man"
Bad: Westlife's murder of the Michael Buble's "Home"

Good: After about half a century, they finally found Capa's lost negatives.
It turns out that "The Fallen Soldier" - probably Capa's most famous photo - may not have even been his.

Good: The Japanese came up with the "Heartbreak Leave".
Bad: If/when you have to use it.

Good: Philippine economic indicators are favorable. Moody's mood is positive. Economists believe RP can weather the US economic slowdown.
Bad: Put down the business section. Pick up the front page.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cradle Song

Sleep, my darling, sleep;
The pity of it all
Is all we compass if
We watch disaster fall.
Put off your twenty-odd
Encumbered years and creep
Into the only heaven,
The robbers’ cave of sleep.

The wild grass will whisper,
Lights of passing cars
Will streak across your dreams
And fumble at the stars;
Life will tap the window
Only too soon again,
Life will have her answer -
Do not ask her when.

When the winsome bubble
Shivers, when the bough
Breaks, will be the moment
But not here or now.
Sleep and, asleep, forget
The watchers on the wall
Awake all night who know
The pity of it all.

by Louis MacNeice

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tom Cruise Scientology Video Parody

After watching the mind-numbing nine-minute video of Tom Cruise's controversial Scientology video that just convinced me that the actor is not capable of saying a single coherent sentence (if at all) - Jerry O'Connell comes up with this parody that is certainly more entertaining to watch.
Tom - I want those nine minutes of my life back...