Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Testing out the new poll feature

It appears we are really struggling for content on this post-inaugural work day, so Tiny Dictator insisted we make my last comment on yesterday's post today's content. Does that sentence even make sense? Ah, who knows, or cares. It also allows me to toy around with the blogger poll widget, which you will find at the bottom of the right nav bar. Enjoy, donkeys.

Better "Jacob's Ladder": the Huey Lewis tune or the creepy Tim Robbins film?

Discuss.

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Whitneypedia appendage:

The song "Jacob's Ladder" was a hit for Huey Lewis and the News, but it was written by Williamsburg's own Bruce Hornsby, and Bruce does a fine version of his song himself.

Another, more popular Bruce did a version of the traditional folk song "Jacob's Ladder" (that was popularized in part by Pete Seeger) on his recent Seeger Sessions album.

Pete Seeger also popularized the song "Little Boxes," a cover of which was recently recorded by Elvis Costello and aired on the Showtime show Weeds.

Elvis Costello's first edition of his Attractions backing band was comprised mainly of the musicians in the band Clover, which was . .

wait for it . . .

Huey Lewis's first band.







Let's see someone do th
at kind of six degrees thing with the Tim Robbins movie...

49 comments:

TJ said...

I voted for the Huey Lewis tune, because honestly, that movie was one of the creepiest I ever saw in a theater. Freaked me the fuck out.

rob said...

i enjoy donkeys - they're funny.

TJ said...

You are such a pain in the ass. A tiny, insignificant pain in the ass...but still, a pain in the ass.

rob said...

tiny, maybe, but significant like a motherfucker. i've got a 5 year-old blog, for the love of god.

that's not one of my favorite huey lewis songs, but i didn't see the movie, so i'll have to vote for the song. unfortunately, the poll thingy didn't work when i tried to cast my ballot.

rob said...

yay! commas!

TJ said...

Stoopid blogger.

mayhugh said...

Step by step. One by one. Higher and higher.

Gotta go with the song. Those lyrics don't just write themselves.

I'm with Teej on the creepy quotient of the movie - I'm still haunted by the scene where they're dancing at a party and his girlfriend grows a tail. I watched it at a very impressionable age, I guess.

TJ said...

Mayhugh is also scared shitless of Sonic the Hedgehog.

TJ said...

Oh yeah, one last thing from yesterday:

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Whitney said...

And isn't it "Step by step, rung by rung"? 'Cause, you know, it's a ladder and all. Though I could be wrong on that.

TJ said...

So good to have Whitneypedia back...

mayhugh said...

Oh, and Rhymo - on the First Lady's bench press:

-The sites cannot agree on how tall she is or how much she weighs. I think she's probably in the 5'9", 135 - 145 area. I'm gonna say she can bench her weight plus about 20 pounds to 30 pounds more. She's in the 155-175 area on bench, but I bet she military presses close to that.

mayhugh said...

Whitney acts as my own personal Stat Boy at times...

And yes, he's absolutely right. A rather large gaffe on my part. Whit - I'm curious as to your personal ranking of HLATN top ten hits.

TJ said...

Lead singer of the Arlington Wyld Stallyns and softball phenom Rich just sent me this answer to Whit's question:

Huey Lewis was in Duets with Gwyneth Paltrow who was in Shallow Hal with
Kyle Gass who was in Jacob's ladder with Tim Robbins (they went to UCLA
together).

Whitney said...

You know who also went to UCLA together?

Kareem-Abdul Jabbar (though you'll find no diploma with THAT name on it) and Jamaal Wilkes.

And they were NBA teammates and on the same All-Star team. (See the Wheelhouse comments. This really does come full circle.)

mayhugh said...

In the alternative:

Huey Lewis was in Back to the Future with Billy Zane...

who was in Zoolander with Ben stiller...

Who was in Anchorman with Tim Robbins

TJ said...

The mere mention of Billy Zane makes me laugh.

mayhugh said...

That's what I was going for. Direct connection to Jacob's Ladder be damned.

You should listen to your friend Billy Zane. He's a cool guy.

rob said...

this satellite photo of yesterday's inauguration is really cool:

http://www.popsci.com/content/inauguration-day

rob said...

trivia question: highest rated basketball game of all-time (college or pro)?

TJ said...

Bird/Magic.

Mark said...

I don't think the name Jamaal Wilkes is on his UCLA diploma either, Whit. Nice work though on the Wheelhome tie-in.

rob said...

did you read stf today, teej, or did you know that?

what was ahmad rashad's given name?

TJ said...

I guessed that...and have no clue what Ahmad's real name is.

Whitney said...

Bobby Moore!

rob said...

whit has bingo. someone else make one up.

rob said...

jamaal wilkes was keith wilkes, yes?

Mark said...

Yes.

Mark said...

I've got one. What was former NBA player Tariq-Abdul-Wahad's name before he converted to Islam?

rob said...

that's a half-assed conversion. go all the way, keith.

rob said...

it was not mahmoud abdur rauf, that i can tell you.

Whitney said...

Who was formerly known as....

1. Chris Jackson?

2. Lloyd Bernard Free?

3. Edison Arantes do Nascimento?

4. Cornelius McGillicuddy?

5. Brian Williams?

6. Lawrence Tero?

7. Christopher Wallace?

8. Chaim Witz?

9. Terry Bollea?

10. Timmy Rez

TJ said...

Olivier Saint Jean

Mark said...

Fuck you, TJ.

rob said...

1 the aforementioned rauf
2 world b free
3 pele
4 connie mack
5 bison dele
6
7 biggie smalls
8
9 hulk hogan
10 never heard of him

TJ said...

That's a great one though Mark...even Swint appreciates that Islamic conversion.

TJ said...

I know #8 because of Family Guy. It's Gene Simmons.

Whitney said...

Right you are.

TJ said...

And Whit, you got #6 wrong...it's Laurence Tureaud.

Whitney said...

Most people don't know he changed it to Tero, then to Mr. T. Do your homework, buddy.

Mark said...

TJ, we (and Swint) might be the only one's who remember Mr. Wahad's time in maize and blue.

TJ said...

He was pretty freakin' good if I recall correctly.

Mark said...

Not too good. He transferred to San Jose St.

TJ said...

He did average 24 a game that year at San Jose St.

Mark said...

Yes. Good at SJSU (thus his 1st round pick status), not so much at Michigan.

Shlara said...

Boys, I've been MIA for the last few days caught up in work for Inaug weekend.

Just now cacthing up and have a few comments to get up to speed:

- Wow--Rhymo really hates the W&M girls

- No one commented on the big Wiz win ovet the Knicks on Friday. We might actually make it to 10 wins before the all-star break--get excited!

- Geoff's comment about Cheney/ Mr. Potter was my fav of the day

- The best Huey Lewis song is "Hip to be Square"

rob said...

quel irony - the republican guy's shot at cheney wins the lady's heart.

and the best huey lewis song is 'the heart of rock and roll'.

mayhugh said...

I will admit that Hip to be Square is the best Huey song ever to be played during the axe-murder sequence of a movie.

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