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    Wednesday, February 28, 2007

    Belated You Tube Fun

    I forgot to do a You Tube post last Friday, so let’s consider this either a very late Friday You Tube or a double You Tube for this week.

    You Tube is a wonderful place. I know it makes for easy blogging, but it’s nice to find the clips I like there, then post them here where I can access them easier. And did I mention it makes for easy blogging?

    Monday, February 26, 2007

    Dweeze Solves Problems

    Apparently, VP Dick Cheney is making noises about taking steps to stop the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Well, we are Corn’O’Copia are always anxious to help. So here is my simple three step plan to stop the resurgence of the Taliban.

    Step One: Get a functioning time machine, go back to the summer of 2002.

    Step Two: Scrap plans for invasion of Iraq.

    Step Three: Get her to open the box. Wait, that’s something else. Forget that.

    Step Three: Ramp up U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    See how easy that was? And not only did I stop the resurgence of the Taliban, a group that actually helped attack us, but I prevented the worst foreign policy disaster in our nation’s history, the invasion of a country that had nothing to do with the attacks on us and which posed no threat whatsoever to us. Further, aside from the time machine thing, it’s so simple, a child could do it!

    Thursday, February 22, 2007

    Oh #&%*^

    I saw my first ad of the 2008 presidential campaign tonight.

    Let me repeat that for my non-Iowa readers.

    My first ad of the 2008 presidential campaign.

    That's right, less than four months after the 2006 mid-term elections, during which ads seemed to be nonstop, candidates are already airing ads in Iowa in anticipation of the 2008 caucuses.

    Now I know there are those who decry the fact that Iowa and New Hampshire have the traditional opening rounds of the presidential election. I think there is a good argument for having those two states as the opening effort. But there is a drawback, aside from the sniping we get from other states, and that drawback is that


    Our offender? Mitt Romney, who, though there was no chance in hell was getting my vote, is definitely crossed off the Dweeze list for airing


    Tuesday, February 20, 2007

    Monday, February 19, 2007

    I Want My DTV

    DTV, the new blog, is now on the air.

    Friday, February 16, 2007

    Speaking of Buffy

    Well, it wouldn’t be Friday without some You Tube fun, right? So let’s start out with a musical cat, courtesy of Daily Kos.

    But this post mentioned Buffy, right? Right. It did. How observant of you. That’s because Sarah Michelle Geller appears near the very end of this next video. It’s a fun, fun little song by Bree Sharp called David Duchovny. This clip was supposedly made as a birthday present for Duchovny by the X-Files crew and other friends. There are a ton of celebrity cameos. The video transfer is bad, but the audio is okay and it’s worth watching.

    The lyrics, in case you’re interested:

    It's Sunday night, I am curled up in my room
    The TV light fills my heart like a balloon
    I hold it in as best I can
    I know I'm just another fan
    But I can't help feeling I could love this secret agent man
    And I can't...

    Wait any more for him to discover me
    I got it bad for David Duchovny
    David Duchovny, why won't you love me?
    Why won't you love me?

    My friends all tell me,
    "Girl, you know it's just a show,"
    But deep within his eyes
    I see me wrapped up like a ball
    Watching the sky for a sign
    The FBI is on my mind
    I'm waiting for the day
    When my lucky stars align
    In the form of...

    David Duchovny floating above me
    In the alien light of the spaceship of love, I need
    David Duchovny hovering above me
    American Heathcliff, brooding and comely
    David Duchovny, why won't you love me?
    Why won't you love me?
    Why won't you love me?

    So smooth and so smart
    He's abducted my heart
    And I'm falling apart
    From the looks I receive
    From those eyes I can't leave
    Well you can say I'm naïve
    But he told me to believe...


    My bags are packed, I am ready for my flight
    Want to put an end to my daydream days and sleepless nights
    Sitting like a mindless clone
    Wishing he would tap my phone
    Just to hear the breath of the man, the myth, the monotone
    And I would say...

    David Duchovny, why won't you love me?
    Why won't you love me? Why won't you love me?
    David Duchovny, why won't you love me?
    Why won't you love me? Why won't you love me?
    David Duchovny I want you to love me
    To kiss and to hug me, debrief and debug me
    David Duchovny I know you could love me
    I'm sweet and I'm cuddly - I'm gonna kill Scully!
    David Duchovny, why won't you love me?
    Why won't you love me? Why won't you love me?


    I'll be waiting...
    In Nevada...

    Speaking of celebrity cameos, here is Brad Paisley’s Celebrity video, proving once and for all (as if there were any doubt) that there is nothing – repeat, nothing – William Shatner can’t do.

    Finally, because I am contractually bound to run it every once in a while, Bruce McCulloch and the Kids in the Hall with These Are The Dave’s I Know

    The Return Of Buffy!

    Put March 7 on your calendars, boys and girls, because that’s the date that Buffy Season 8 begins. Oh it won’t be airing on your television. If you want to “see” Buffy Season 8, you’ll need to visit your local comic shop. As this article at Comic Book Resources explains, Josh Whedon is bringing Buffy Season 8 to Dark Horse Comics as an open-ended comic series. It takes up about a year after the show ended, and. Well. Why not just visit the link and read.

    New Template

    Okay, this is unrelated to my remark a few days ago about starting a new blog. That's still on the way. In the meantime, I finally took the plunge and updated my template to a new blogger template.

    Some thoughts:

    * Yes, that’s a big ass list of links. Yes, the new blogger does make adding and taking out links a lot easier. Yes, I tried to make it a comprehensive list of links I visit (or try to visit) on a regular basis. Yes, there are a couple of people left out who I regularly visit, but a: I wasn’t sure they wanted linkage or b: THEY NEVER POST! I’m looking at you, Greenman and Side Notes.

    * Yes, comments from earlier posts are gone. No, I don’t know where they went. Yes, I am sorry they are gone because there was occasionally something witty or pithy or interesting or heartfelt there.

    * Yes, it’s a lot of black space. Yes, we’ve come a long way from the green template (symbolizing corn, don’t ya know). No, I didn’t have as many template options because I want my links on the left, not the right, as all proper thinking Americans should.

    Monday, February 12, 2007

    RIP, BMW 530i - 1995-2007

    Goodbye old friend - enjoy your journey to the great open roads of the beyond, where cars run forever and never have to worry about transmissions wearing out and the other ills that beset cars on this mortal plane. You were a great car - a great friend - and I mourn your passing. Know that, whatever vehicle takes your place, a part of me will always wish it was you still with me. Godspeed 530i. Godspeed.

    Friday, February 09, 2007

    Friday Music

    I'm in the process of creating and launching a new blog, so rather than a post, here's another collection of You Tube clips. Which, we all know, pretty much constitutes most of my posts these days. The theme? Female alt-country artists Dweeze is incredibly fond of.

    Neko Case

    Lucinda Williams

    Kasey Chambers

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    Best Halftime Show Ever! Or At Least In A Long Time

    I’m a Prince fan, have been since Dirty Mind came out. He had a great run there in the 80s, and to me is one of the few living people one can legitimately call a musical genius. One of the things I liked about him, or at least how he used to be, was that he was both reclusive and accessible. A married couple who are both good friends of mine used to live in the suburbs of Minneapolis, and I would go up there two or three times a year, and they lived in the burb right next to where Prince lived. Indeed, we would often drive by Paisley Park on our way to one location or another. They used to talk about how Prince would go to the downtown clubs at random and announce he was having a party at Paisley Park and everyone was invited. One time when I was there he even had a garage sale at the studios, letting the public wander the grounds. I didn’t go, but I loved that he did it. So I was excited to hear he was the Super Bowl half-time show, and was very happy that it was such a great show. If you missed it, here it is.

    And in case you missed it, and you probably did, his mid-week press conference. Apparently the answer to the first question was Johnny B. Goode.

    Keeping with the theme, the most awesome Prince song ever: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

    Thursday, February 01, 2007

    Worst Thing About New Blogger?

    Strangely enough, the fact that it posts right away and that you don't get the "This will take a few moments, if you have a big blog" message. I loved that message. It always made me giggle a little inside, giggle like a teenage girl.

    Things I Don't Understand

    Had some errands to run today. They took me approximately three miles north of work and three miles south of work. As most of my travel time was spent on 965, I saw a lot of gas stations. The price per gallon for unleaded with Ethanol, my usual selection, varied from $2.02 to $2.03 to $2.09 to $2.15 to $2.18. Huh? Same product, more or less, right? Indeed, the $2.02, $2.09, and $2.15 were all at different BP stations. Let's add gas prices to the list of things Dweeze doesn't understand.