Big thanks and moving day

I haven’t written here as much as I’d like in the last few days, but now that I have a few minutes to sit still, I’d like to shout out some big thanks to the folks at HALSA (the HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance) for again allowing me the opportunity to be the master of ceremonies at this year’s Oscar Night event at Paramount Studios. Thanks to Matt, Trip and everyone at HALSA. And big props to Scorsese for winning a well-deserved award.

It’s moving day — well, tomorrow too. Things get packed in tonight and the movers come tomorrow. It’s been a harrowing experience for more reasons than I care to recount here.

At any rate Internet access will be spotty at best until I get situated and figure out whether Time Warner or ATT Yahoo will get their acts together. I’ll have some radio news for you by then so stay close and I’ll post as soon as I can.

By the way, at HALSA’s silent auction on Oscar Night, no one bid on Britney Spears’ hair or the Larry Birkhead and Howard K. Stern DNA samples.

You have to fall before you can get up again


Time’s money, money’s time. Both of them are running out. I’m ruined trout. A dish of fish too proud to shout.

My hands are drains and things are straining through. Nothing left but bits of chewed food. I’m a screwed dude.

I’m waiting for the heart attack pinned to the wall with a hard tack. If I was smart I’d grab my heart and head for the door.

There’s no cash in the splash in the water where I’m drowning. My future’s ground meat ground down by dirty feet.

Time is money, honey. I sense my cents are seconds and that’s all I have left. I came, I saw, I choked. I tried but died a joke.

(copyright 2006 by Robert Archer)

Good news for classic sci-fi geeks

20th Century Fox has confirmed rumors that a remake of one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” will hit theaters in 2008. No director or stars have been named yet.

The Britney Spears shear-tastic pantieless soap opera

The top three possible ways the Britney Spears saga will end are:

#3 — Drunken car crash

#2 — Taking Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan hostage

and the #1 possible way the Britney saga will end is…

Meth lab explosion.

Feel free to add your own.

Robert Adler, RIP

Robert Adler has died. You might not know who he is, but he won an Emmy award. Not for any acting he did, but for what he helped invent. Adler was the co-inventor of the TV remote back in 1956. He died last Thursday at the age of 93. Authorities had not been able to find his body for several days, but finally found it lodged in between the cushions on the couch.

Okay, I made that last part up.

This is how I want to go

Seeing as how I have nothing else to live for…

Reuters via CNN:

Police called to a Long Island man’s house discovered the mummified remains of the resident, dead for more than a year, sitting in front of a blaring television set.

The 70-year-old Hampton Bays, New York, resident, identified as Vincenzo Ricardo, appeared to have died of natural causes. Police said on Saturday his body was discovered on Thursday when they went to the house to investigate a report of a burst water pipe.

“You could see his face. He still had hair on his head,” Newsday quoted morgue assistant Jeff Bacchus as saying. The home’s low humidity had preserved the body.

Officials could not explain why the electricity had not been turned off, considering Ricardo had not been heard from since December 2005.