Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Good Night and Good Luck

The Lounge is now closed. After hours at The 505.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Death list winner

Mr. Tim Finnagain is really starting to creep me out. He's the Celebrity Death List winner for the third straight year after correctly predicting the demise of Lady Bird Johnson and Brooke Astor.
That follows his 2006 win for Shelley Winters, John Kenneth Galbraith and his 2005 win for the Pope and Arthur Miller (what do you 'spose those two are talking about in the afterlife?). And Finnagain was only one year off on Boris Yeltsin.
Nobody else even correctly predicted the death of one person this year.
Head on over to Catfish Vegas Presents... to offer up your predictions for 2008.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ike Turner

Anybody? Ike Turner? Drat...

Friday, September 07, 2007


Too bad nobody had Luciano Pavarotti. I guess Jackson P. Napes came closest with Dom DeLuise, but close only counts in hand grenades and latrines.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Her last act of philanthropy

Donating another mark in Mr. Finnagain's tally:

Brooke Astor kicks the bucket.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Lady Bird...

And Mr. Finnagain leaps into the lead for 2007. Well picked.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Things aren't lookin' so good for Bo Diddley either.

Monday, April 23, 2007

There he goes

Bummer about Boris Yeltsin...

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Death Pool 2007

Who can dethrone Mr. Tim Finnagain, the two-time defending champion in the Death Pool?

It's too bad Saddam already got hanged, 'cause I would've been all over that one.

Now it's time for you to predict the demise of famous people in 2007. (A note from Mr. Finnagain: Remember, Ted Williams died in 2002, so don't waste your time.)

Think far and wide, and remember, not everyboyd who dies is old, some have crazy freak accidents (Steve Irwin). Deadline to respond (in the comments section) is December 31.

UPDATE: Due to lack of responses, the deadline has been extended until Jan. 7.

UPDATE 2: Again, let's extend this deadline, until Jan. 13.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


T. Finnagain: 2 (Shelley Winters, John Kenneth Galbraith)

Shankara Chase: 1 (Jack Palance)

Catfish Vegas: 1 (Gerald Ford)

3 days remaining...


DEADline: Dec. 31, 2006 at 11:59pm

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Death List 2007

Announcement: There will be no Death List 2007. I've lost interest.

For 2006, one week remains, but so far I have 2 deaths correctly guessed, Shankara Chase has one with Jack Palance, and nobody else has any... So if nothing changes in the next eight days, I win.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Funny money

Forget about Borat, Kazakhstan ought to be more worried about this.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Y'all Been Sleepin On Active Duty

Y'all been sleepin on 'Active Duty'.
I'll say it again.
I already said it. Twice is all you get.

I don't know what to think of MC Hammer's current hyphy incarnation, or his previous evangelical preacher phase, but I do know what to think of his post-911 patriotic chapter.


Capitol Hill represent! Ok so maybe that didn't work. So if you still need more convincing head over to amazon.com and plop down the 71 cents for 1 of the 31 used and new copies of 'Active Duty' for sale. I had a chance to pick one up for 99 cents and I let it go and I was so pissed! But now I can atone.

Man check out these user reviews from Amazon and tell me it doesn't tickle your pink. Tell me!


(5 stars) mc hammer at his best, January 20, 2006
A Kid's Review
Mc Hammer Active Duty is my favorite cd. Active Duty is better than all of his other cds. Pop Yo Collar is almost the best song I have ever heard in my life. I like how in the cd he intruduces new artists like The Stooge Playas, Analise, and Wee Wee. If you don't have this album, buy it right now.


(3 stars) Black Like Me, October 17, 2004
Reviewer: A Very Hip Dood "with many black friends" (Lumberton, Iowa) - See all my reviews
Although I happen to have white skin, I also happen know that many black people really like me. (Or at least they haven't hurt me yet, which is the same thing.) I don't think of these people as black, they're just friends. And I don't see "color" when I look at Mr. Hammer, I just see a good person with a lot of musical talent. This is the kind of fun party music that transcends racial barriers and heals racial wounds. It is not like the kind of "music" that is popular now on MTV, that tries so hard to antagonize others and make them feel guilty about things they never did. Look, I wasn't responsible for slavery, okay? I also think it's great that they made Martin Luther King's birthday a national holiday. Because many of my friends happen to be black and they don't mind that I happen to have white skin, I can feel at ease around ALL people of color now, so that I don't even think about race anymore. Anyway, because of them (my friends of color) I can see how stupid racism is. I can truly say that I know how it feels to be black in this country. With this new insight, I feel it's all right for me to criticize the kind of "music" that is being played on MTV instead of Mr. Hammer's happy celebration music. The new "music" they call rap just isn't what we need right now. It isn't helping things. Bring back Hammer! He is a healing presence for both blacks and whites. You people should be proud of this man, he is a credit to your race.

(hm that was kinda weird, but after looking at his other reviews it appears he is being ironic)


(5 stars) SWEEEEET!, January 17, 2002
Reviewer: A music fan
These raps is ill!And there ain't no cure for these illin'hip-hops!This be my favorite album of ALL TIME.This is old school Hammer.He knows his way around the world of hip-hops,and this be his bestest record yet.Hammer is all about the US of A in a ghetto way.He's all red,white and blue,bro,and he is like don't tread on me these colors don't run God bless America.This is goin on my shelf with my other favorite raps,like Vainilla Ice,Snow,and Color Me Bad.Bling bling.


So where do you stand on this controversial issue? Get off the fence! Should more hip hop stars get Congressmen to roll in their videos?

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Oh shit!

Perhaps this is a bit late, but happy Friday the 13th everybody!
Now go cause a ruckus or do some crazy creepy shit!