Thursday, February 28, 2008

The CP Beeramid. Drink it up!



One of the reasons I've been MIA from this space as of late was my exhausting job organizing and overseeing City Paper's Beer Issue, which finally, finally debuted today. I'm biased, of course, but I think the thing looks pretty fucking boss.

There's plenty of extra stuff to check out online (be sure to watch this amazing multimedia show from Jon Michals and our very own Michael T. Regan, who took the great shot you see up top at Old City's Triumph Brewing Co.), but it doesn't get much more user-friendly than the CP Beeramid.

The wha?

It's a bracket-style tourney that pits 16 of our favorite local brews (full list here) against one another in an epic battle for ultimate beerpremacy. (Alright, that one's definitely a stretch.) You can check out more details here and vote at citypaper.net/beeramid. The first round ("The Sloshed 16") runs from today though Monday, March 3. Do it.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Skrate pimpin'



I really want to put an update together, but I really can't right now. Instead, here is a picture of Sunny, my family's dog. My sister sent it to me.

Foreal update TK.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Scan it, send it, fax, rename it



PR pros:
LOS ANGELES - February 10th, 2008 - The iconic and critically acclaimed French duo Daft Punk made a surprise appearance at the 50th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. For their first ever television performance, they teamed up with Kanye West to perform his 2007 smash hit "Stronger," which samples the group's 2001 single "Harder Better Faster Stronger" from their landmark album Discovery. For the Grammy Awards, Daft Punk and Kanye West performed an original version of "Stronger" they created specifically for this event, marking Daft Punk's only television performance in the 14 year history of the band.

Image attached taken backstage at The Grammys of Daft Punk in LED suits.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Where were you the day the world stopped?



TV Guide:
Will Arnett has been replaced as the voice of KITT in NBC's soon-to-premiere Knight Rider TV-movie/backdoor pilot. According to Variety, though Arnett had already recorded what I am sure was some deliciously dry dialogue, it came to light that because the Arrested Development alum has done voice-over work for General Motors — and KITT is "played" by a Ford Mustang — he'd have to graciously bow out.

Val Kilmer instead will lend his pipes to the shape-shifting upgraded supercar.
Well, there goes my weekend right down the shitter.

(Thanks Michelle)

Monday, February 04, 2008

It's like they know me and are actively trying to screw with my football id



Daily News:

GLENDALE, Ariz. - It's all well and good for ESPN's Chris Mortensen to report that the Baltimore Ravens "are seriously considering" trading for Donovan McNabb, but for that to actually happen the Eagles would have to want to trade him. Coach Andy Reid and other Eagles sources repeatedly have said that McNabb will be the team's quarterback in 2008.

Of course, there is always the chance that a team could make an offer so lucrative the Eagles would have to consider it. And Baltimore's long-rumored interest takes on an additional dimension, now that former Eagles assistant John Harbaugh is the team's head coach.

All anyone in Baltimore complains about is the age and/or malaise infecting the Ravens' quarterback position. So here's their potential solution: Making some sort of play (that will inevitably involve coughing up the eighth overall pick in '08 draft) for Donovan McNabb, who is about a sack and a half away from becoming the Matthau to Steve McNair's Lemmon. Newsome disputes the whole thing, but still...argh.