Wednesday, January 05, 2005

You Make Me Want To Ca Ca

Boo! The last day of 2004 was in the 60°F range ... today we are getting DUMPED on by STUPID snow! It started snowing last night and will continue to snow all day long, all night long and into tomorrow morning. SUCK! I hate snow!

Boo! Boo! Boo!

Speaking of Boos ... yesterday, as you know was the Orange Bowl and while Oklahoma, to borrow the phrase from Brandon, shit the bed in the game the important thing is to discuss the halftime show.

Everything started out okay ... well, the pregame stuff anyways. Ryan showed up to support Ashlee as she gave a small performance before the game began:

The actual halftime show was made up of 3 performers -- Kelly Clarkson, Trace Atkins (country artist) and Ashlee Simpson -- only one of these performers didn't get booed; the game was held in a red state -- can you guess which one didn't get booed? Kelly was up first:

Wow ... the sound was all effed up for her performance. At first there was no vocal, then her vocals were turned way down ... you could hear every backup singer more than you could hear her. You could hear the prominent boos too. Poor Kelly, it was bad ... but not quite as bad as Ashlee's performance:

Man, it must have been a pretty poor performance if even I think she did poorly. She sounded like crap! I know she was doing this "I'm gonna sing live" thing but dude, her voice was wrecked! She performed her single La La and she CHANGED the "racy" lyrics for prime time television. Instead of singing:

You make me want to la la
In the kitchen, on the floor
I'll be a French Maid
When I meet you at the door

She sang:

You make me want to la la
In the kitchen, in the store
I'll bring you lemonade

When I meet you at the door

!!! How dumb is that??? She had a hard time smiling when she was done performing because it sounded like the entire packed stadium was booing at her. Poor Ashlee. I'm not even going to mention the lame Anarchy sign that she used on stage ...

We should move on ... there is video of these abysmal performances available for download. You can download the Kelly Clarkson performance and the Ashlee Simpson performance HERE. If you're looking for the Trace Atkins performance ... sweetie, you're reading the wrong blog.

Britney Spears is such an attention hog. She loves it when the paparazzi follow her around ... here we have my fave diva hamming it up for the cameras as she "works out" in Santa Monica:

You can see more pictures HERE. Hey Sarah, she has the same silver iPod mini that you do!

Here's a shot from the upcoming movie War of the Worlds:

Dakota Fanning does a really good job crying on camera. She really should enjoy the work she's getting now ... I suspect she'll be the new Macaulay Culkin.

In celebration of Star Wars Episode III, Vanity Fair has collected various characters that span the entire series of films for the cover of their next issue:

From Left to Right : Hayden Christensen (Anakin), Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), George Lucas (Director), Natalie Portman (Padme), Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu), Jar Jar Binks, Jimmy Smits (Bail Organa), Christopher Lee (Count Dooku), Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn), Jake Llyod (young Anakin), Pernilla August (Shmi Skywalker), Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine/Sidious), General Grievous, Billy Dee Williams (Lando), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Chewbacca, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker). See the image larger HERE.

Tonight ABC airs an all-new episode of Lost! This new ep is Kate specific:

So what is Jack getting all huffy about? We'll have to just wait and see ...

The News:
I contend that yes, iPods are running our lives ... well, not really but they have an amazing ability to take over sometimes. I spent a few hours last night uploading more cds to my iPod (mostly Prince albums but some KMFDM and DJ Rap as well) bringing my song count to 7,562. I am very near capacity (I have about 3Gb left) so that means that I will not get to the 10,000 song mark (but only because I have started making higher quality sound files for upload). I cannot wait until I can upgrade to the 60Gb iPod (soon my pretties, soon)!

Alright, back to the grind ... I'm a little tired so this is pretty much how I feel today:

At least I didn't get booed on national television. Ta ta!

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