Tag Archives: Music

The Offending Party Likes: “Better Than Nothing”

Every so often I hope to throw a post together where I grant something – a song, a movie, a book, a lingerie model, a breed of dog, whatever – The Offending Party’s (soon-to-be-coveted) Seal of Approval. Today:

The title of this track is fitting, as I was looking for Trynin’s superior song, “Knock Me Down.” So, this is… say it with me: better than nothing. Also: I don’t understand how Jen didn’t become a lot more popular than she did. This is from a pretty damn good album and came out in 1995, right in the sweet spot of grunge’s target, if you will. Oh well, that’s life.

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The Offending Party Likes: “Florida”

Every so often I hope to throw a post together where I grant something – a song, a movie, a book, a lingerie model, a breed of dog, whatever – The Offending Party’s (soon-to-be-coveted) Seal of Approval. Today:

  1. “It was always worth it, that’s the part I seem to hide.”
  2. I wish this was actually the video for this song.
  3. In honor of all the awesome ridiculous-ness that comes from Florida, and for Natalie. Hi!

The Offending Party Likes: “Dig for Fire”

Every so often I hope to throw a post together where I grant something – a song, a movie, a book, a lingerie model, a breed of dog, whatever – The Offending Party’s (soon-to-be-coveted) Seal of Approval. Today:

This is my favorite song by one of the five best American bands to ever record an album. If you disagree, I will find you and punch you in a sensitive area. Possibly the kidney.

Monday Afternoon Foosball: 11/1

Location of Italy

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Daddy’s back! Did you miss me? I know I said I was just going to the corner store for some milk and cigarettes, but that store was out of both and I had to go to Italy to get the milk and then I had to be hospitalized for missing you too much. Sorry! Who wants souvenirs?!

Football

Let’s see: Texas lost. Again. Notre Dame lost a football game to Tulsa, their starting QB for the rest of the season to some injury (I didn’t actually watch the game), and a videographer to a gust of wind. Awesome week in South Bend – the Brian Kelly Era is off to a bangin’ start. Michigan State and Missouri both lost their first game of the season. Did I mention Texas is 4-4 and lost to Baylor? WTF?

Sunday was a better day for football as the Patriots almost literally decapitated Brett “Penis” Favre on their way to a 28-18 victory, and the Jets managed to score no points against the Packers, losing 9-0. All of those words, in that order, make me happy.

And what the hell are the Vikings and Brad Childress thinking? To my readers in Minnesota (I have readers there, right?): the head coach of the Vikings is not right in the head. Here’s to Moss re-signing with the Pats and then forging a letter from Belichick to Childress that says “Thanks for the 3rd round pick, sucka!” Aside – thinking of Minnesota reminds me of a favorite joke: Why do all the trees in Minnesota bend north? Because Iowa blows.

Movies

Tthhhbbbtt! Saw 3D won the Halloween box office with $22.5 million; Paranormal Activity 2 was second with $16.5 million. Both “films” can take a long walk on a short pier. Someone wake me up when the Oscar movies start coming out – I’ll be in the den napping.

Puppies, an Attractive Woman, a Funny Link and a Good Song

In that order:

In honor of the day after Halloween.

If you don’t like that song, there’s not much hope for you. Sorry.

The Offending Party Likes: “Help, I’m Alive”

Every so often I hope to throw a post together where I grant something – a song, a movie, a book, a lingerie model, a breed of dog, whatever – The Offending Party’s (soon-to-be-coveted) Seal of Approval. Today:

I heart Emily Haines. Also: this song makes me think about having a heart attack. But in a good way. If that’s possible. Which it is, because I do.

The Offending Party Likes: “Kids”

Every so often I hope to throw a post together where I grant something – a TV show, a movie, a book, a lingerie model, a breed of dog, whatever – The Offending Party’s (soon-to-be-coveted) Seal of Approval. Today:

Ha, I bet you thought I was talking about actual children, or maybe even young goats. Nope – I like goats just fine, but your demon spawn annoy me after about 7 minutes.

The Offending Party Likes: “Percussion Gun”

Every so often I hope to throw a post together where I grant something – a TV show, a movie, a book, a lingerie model, a breed of dog, whatever – The Offending Party’s (soon-to-be-coveted) Seal of Approval. Today:

I wish I could recommend the entire album this song is on – I cannot. But this is a great track. Enjoy.

The Offending Party Likes: “Little Lion Man”

Every so often I hope to throw a post together where I grant something – a TV show, a movie, a book, a lingerie model, a breed of dog, whatever – The Offending Party’s (soon-to-be-coveted) Seal of Approval. Today:

My friend J.C. doesn’t like this song. You know what? This isn’t his blog! Also, I needed something to get Ke$ha out of my head…

The Offending Party Likes: “The High Road”

Every so often I hope to throw a post together where I grant something – a TV show, a movie, a book, a lingerie model, a breed of dog, whatever – The Offending Party’s (soon-to-be-coveted) Seal of Approval. Today:

James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz) collaborate on a song that inspired this comment on YouTube: “Makes me want to drink alone… love it.” Oddly enough, I can’t think of higher praise. Enjoy.

SUPER MEGA FUN POST!

I am lazy and I am pressed for time. Therefore, one post with a bit of everything. And before I forget, I may or may not be tweeting during tonight’s Patriots v. Dolphins game. If I am you should follow me because I’m sleep-deprived and a little cranky. Should be entertaining… for you, for once.

Football

Another rather unpleasant Saturday for The Offending Party. Notre Dame did manage to beat Boston College to improve to 2-3. N.C. State decided to stop playing defense in the second half of their game against Virginia Tech, which they lost 41-30. The ‘Horns gave it their best shot against the got-dammed Sooners, but to no avail (I think either I picked the wrong season to become a Longhorns fan, or Texas is trying to tell me they neither need nor want my fandom). Boise State beat whatever scrub team they played 59-0 and still fell in the polls. Because there’s a conspiracy in college football to keep non-major conference teams out of the national championship, you see. Finally, Duke lost to Maryland because Duke is f*cking horrible.

Box Office

That The Social Network made $22.4 million over the weekend is not a surprise; that Let Me In only made $5.1 million (less than that Zellweger piece o’ shit Case 39!) is a surprise. I guess no one wanted to see Hit Girl feed on humans.

Out of Control Fans of Literature

I don’t know where Jonathan Franzen happened to be when this happened to him, but WTF? I bet it was Canada – they have this staid and polite reputation, but have you seen them drink?

The New Pornographers

Catchy songs, Neko Case and a band name that gets their shows canceled (seriously). Check, check and check. Enjoy: