penn & teller do ground zero
This won't last long. But while it does, peekvid provides a very simple interface to usenet videos hosted by guba. In other words, this is a bunch of illegally downloadable television shows being provided on someone else's dime. Enjoy.
Porter Goss resigned from the CIA! What are the odds he was at the one of the "hooker parties?" Great news!
rope a dopeing rummy

noticed on huffpo but posted here
I saw the "Rumsfeld getting some tough questions" story all over the place, but I didn't read the transcript until just now. Worth a look.
Come on, these people aren’t idiots. They know the story.
Three Simpsons writers have science PhDs. What's so funny about scientists?

Jean: It's an even higher percentage on Futurama.

Cohen: We had quite a batch of scientists, if I can use the term scientist loosely to include those who meet the criteria partway, such as myself. Out of 12 writers, I guess we scientists [on Futurama] were a plurality, you could say, which is an annoying use of that word.

Jean: There's a mathematical structure to comedy when you look for the perfect line or natural expression for a joke. It's not a one-to-one correspondence but there definitely exists a similarity. Of course, I don't want to give the impression that you need a Harvard or math degree to write good comedy, but it's helped.
anybody notice some car ads on tv are suddenly touting gas mileage again?
Top 10 Gas Unguzzlers:

1. Honda Insight — 60/66
2. Toyota Prius — 60/51*
3. Honda Civic Hybrid — 49/51*
4. Volkswagen Golf TDI — 37/44
Volkswagen New Beetle TDI — 37/44
5. Volkswagen Jetta TDI — 36/41
6. Toyota Corolla — 32/41
7. Scion xA — 32/37
8. Hyundai Accent — 32/35
Kia Rio — 32/35
9. Honda Civic — 30/40*
10. Pontiac Vibe — 30/36
Toyota Matrix — 30/36
Kottke linked to the 2006 Bryant Park summer film calendar.
tv guide goes blog wild.
colbert emcees white house correspondents dinner.

video @ crooks and liars
i was all for this immigration rights nonsense until my food delivery service was inconvienced by some ridiculous boycott. get back to work. i need my asparagus, dammit. god damned commies.
blue/green organic juice cafes
this is one odd juxtaposition but im sure its just a coincidence that an african american congresswoman is onscreen in handcuffs. but seriously, how gruesome must you be to get turned down by a prostitute?
feature on kos blogger georgia10.
Kristol squirms on the grill as Colbert peppers him with questions about the PNAC.
download superstar the karen carpenter story / dont know whos ok with this and who aint
future kos series on renewables.
fuel sells
It is easier for a pickled shark to pass through the eye of a needle than for a multimillionaire to make good art. This week it was revealed that Damien Hirst, at 40, is worth £100m, a stupendous figure unrivalled by any artist his age, ever, even allowing for inflation and the changing nature of wealth.

Andy Warhol may have been worth $228m when he died aged 59, but two decades earlier he was was spending money like water at his Factory studio. And although Salvador Dalν had already been nicknamed Avida Dollars in his 30s, his mysteriously vast fortune (the IRS never could quite fathom it) grew gradually. Hirst is richer than the two most notoriously money-obsessed modern artists at his age - will his decline be even more grotesque?

Kottke has film critic Jim Emerson's list of 102 movies that you should see before you can consider yourself movie literate. I've got a *long* way to go.