the daily show started broadcasting in HD

so i started watching it regularily

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Mass Backwards

last night Jon Stewart did exactly what he does best: slap both parties Hard.

this time, though he spanked the Left beautifully for their panic over the 60-seat Senate.


“And the reason it will die … [pauses for effect] … Let’s continue … The reason it will die is because if Coakley loses, Democrats will only then have an eighteen-vote majority in the Senate. Which is more than George W. Bush ever had in the Senate, when he did whatever the fuck he wanted to do! [Applause] In fact, the Democrats have a greater majority than the Republicans have had since 1923! But for Democrats, apparently a majority of 100 is … 60.”

this will make you tear up

in happy ways: LA Firefighters save Haitian woman to cheers of U-S-A

this is what happens when we work as one village.

this is what happens when the richest of us lends a hand to the poorest of us.

in lots of ways this is the true meaning of Christianity.

but take religion out of it, this is what Humanity is all about.

rock on firefighters, lifesavers, and volunteers everywhere

via O-Dub

Jay-Z, Pavement, PiL, Faith No More

and others announced for Coachella 2010

full coverage on the Pop n Hiss blog

update: in case you cant read the small type here are the acts by day

FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ’s, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.

remember those fires we had

out here in LA

what happens is when it rains after a big fire, there nothing to absorb that water, so it just turns into mud and flows down the sides of the mountains.

youre really not safe no matter where you live out here.

somethings gonna get ya.

live by the beach and it will be erosion or rock slides or mel gibson

live in the hood and one of the gangs will catch you in a crossfire

live in the val and porn stars’ll jump outta the bushes and start to make out with you

live downtown and they’ll build all around you at all hours.

everywhere theres car chases, movie shoots, and annoying young hollywood and their train of paparazzis.

earthquakes, riots, droughts, gays wanting to get married, weed stores sprouting up like weeds, action movie hero govn’r,

the smog, the traffic, the phony baloneys.

everyone is a star for a little while here in hollywood.

this week, enter the mud.