Have We Endorsed the Geek?

From a New York Times story on Obama & McCain's tenuous relationship:

"Examples of [Hillary & McCain's] mutual respect typically include a tale of holding a vodka-drinking contest in Estonia. Such a celebration may have been unlikely to happen with Mr. Obama, who on a trip to Russia in 2005 asked that his shot glass be filled with water."

Of course, it's possible Obama just didn't want to win this contest:

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Photo Quiz: Eliot Spitzer or Stu Benedict?

Which is which? Who is Governor Eliot Spitzer of the great state of New York? And Who is bus driver Stu Benedict of the great TV show The Adventures of Pete & Pete?

answer: they're the same person!
UPDATE 2/28: Evidence that Spitzer agrees that he's a "bus driver"

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Liveblogging 'Legend' (Ridley Scott, 1986), the most boring movie I've seen in a really, really long time

I don't know what Gawker is waiting for, but this Ridley Scott movie from 1986 with Tom Cruise and Mia Sara has some amazing lines that could be perfectly recontextualized into video clips of Cruise's descent into madness.

Here is a little though hilarious IMDB gaffe in the film's 'trivia' section:

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Captain EO, Part II?

You're My Number One Guy

I love this song even more knowing that the chorus comes straight out of Batman.

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Blanket -- Uncovered!

Jacko finally unveils (literally) his children in Vegas: Paris, Prince Michael I, and Prince Michael II (aka "Blanket")

Meanwhile, Michael the Original continues to look like a fashionable sherpa. Perhaps this will be the design for his robotic, laser-firing statue.

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Liveblogging Jury Duty

Ok, so maybe I'm not really "liveblogging" Jury Duty. It would have been the perfect thing to liveblog, especially because the whole liveblog genre is exclusive to uncanny things that are both too horrible to watch and too horrible not to. (See: Moment of Truth, Basic Instinct 2, or the presidential debates.)

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h/t to Shurpa Update

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White Boys CAN Snap

Soulja Boy makes me regret not attending ballet school even more than Russia.

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George Bush Doesn't Like Black People?

Maybe, for some black people, the feeling is mutual:

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