Archive for the ‘Sad’ Category

Be more constructive with your feedback please: “Flight of the Conchords” to end their HBO series after the 2nd season.

September 2, 2008

Awww…flup! Catch a video from Flight of the Conchords 1st season after the story.

Kiwi comedy duo Flight of the Conchords will be only making one more season of their award-winning sitcom.

Fans are sure to be disappointed, but Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have told British music magazine Q two seasons will almost certainly be the end.

The first series of the quirky show has aired in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, but the twosome said they were struggling with “a difficult second series” during an interview for Q.

“We’ve got a lot of half-songs,” said Clement. “We’ve got an album’s worth of beginnings of songs.”

McKenzie revealed this series, made up of 10 new episodes, would likely be the last. “The second series seems to me like it would be a good end to the show. I feel like another 10… that will be enough.”

If the sitcom finishes after this run, it will find itself in good company alongside Ricky Gervais’ award-winning comedies, The Office and Extras, which ended leaving fans wanting more after two seasons.

Flight of the Conchords, which screened on Prime, has brought the Kiwi men international acclaim, along with winning a Grammy award for best comedy album.

Clement and McKenzie attribute much of their success to the series – including landing a booking for one of the biggest comedy gigs the world has seen, playing to 20,000 people in London’s new O2 arena in January.

Heralded by Q as “the funniest thing to be found right now both on stage and TV,” the Kiwis were low key about the achievement.

“I think having a TV show helps fill a big venue,” Clement said. “We have seen how powerful TV can be.”

The pair are now based in Los Angeles where they have been performing to sell-out audiences in venues such as the Orpheum Theatre and the Amoeba Music record store, where they attracted more fans than than Paul McCartney’s visit.

Full story here

Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous

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Meth will ruin your chances of winning a beauty contest

July 28, 2008

I’m pretty critical over the failed “war on drugs (users)” but that doesn’t mean I think people should abuse drugs.  Case in point, the people featured on Faces of Meth, a collection of mugshots that shows the havoc meth causes on a user in a very short time.

Click here for a very scary chronological series of mugshots of meth users.  Not pretty.

RIP Randy Pausch

July 27, 2008

PITTSBURGH – Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose “last lecture” about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.

Pausch died at his home in Chesapeake, Va., said Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal writer who co-wrote Pausch’s book. Pausch and his family had moved there last fall to be closer to his wife’s relatives.

Pausch was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer in September 2006. His popular last lecture at Carnegie Mellon in September 2007 garnered international attention and was viewed by millions on the Internet.

In it, Pausch celebrated living the life he had always dreamed of instead of concentrating on impending death.

Read more about Randy Pausch here. The clip below is his famous “Last Lecture” at Carnegie Mellon. It’s a little over an hr. so I’d suggest bookmarking this one.

Irony: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston sues Whirlpool for putting a parish in “unreasonable risk of harm.” No, unlike former priests, the Whirlpool man didn’t sexual abuse 100’s of children while Whirlpool officials did nothing.

July 2, 2008

Allegedly, a defective Whirlpool refrigerator causes a serious fire at a parish and Whirlpool knew about it, but didn’t prevent it. So, the Boston Archdiocese is suing for $10 million. They’re probably short on funds after having to kick out $150.8 million in sexual abuse lawsuits and related costs since 2002. More on that scandal here.

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston claims in a $10-million lawsuit filed against Whirlpool Corp. that a faulty refrigerator caused a fire that destroyed a Weymouth, Mass., church.

The complaint filed in Norfolk Superior Court alleges Sacred Heart Church was destroyed on June 9, 2005, because of Whirlpool’s negligence.

The complaint claims the Michigan company knew it subjected the 134-year-old church to an “unreasonable risk of harm.”

Source

New Miss London, a size 12 model, was repeatedly turned away from modeling agencies for being “too big.”

June 11, 2008

“I have tried to get into modelling,” she said. “But I have been turned away as I’m apparently too big to be a regular model. I’ve been told I’m too fat and I need to lose weight. One agent told me I would have to work hard to achieve the gaunt look he was after.

Enjoy an actual meal and read more of this very sad story here

For perspective, the model below Alice Burdeu is a size 2 (U.S.), and is “big” compared to the size 0’s that have been walking catwalks around the world for the last several years.

Stay up late, so you can sleep at work

June 10, 2008

Not news: Americans don’t get enough sleep at night, so they’re sleeping on the job, with or without management approval. <yawn> Read more before….Zzzzzzzzzzz……

Drunk driver plows head-on into cyclists at bike race

June 4, 2008

Drinking, doing cocaine and then driving lead to some horrible consequences. Picture snapped from a distance at the instant driver hit the first cyclists. 1 man was killed, 10 injured. Not for the faint of heart, as bodies and bikes are flying everywhere. More here.

U.S. likely to withdraw Navy ships from coast of Myanmar

June 2, 2008

You can’t force help on people. Many more are expected to die from the effects of the May cyclone as the Burmese military government sits on its hands. Very sad.

Asked if the military junta there is guilty of genocide, Gates said, “I tend to see genocide more as a purposeful elimination of people, this is more akin, in my view, to criminal neglect.”

More here.