August 9th, 2010

Blond And Skinny!

Check out the new look Billy Joe Armstrong sported at Lalapalooza last night.

"Another turning point;
a fork stuck in the road.

Time grabs you by the wrist;
directs you where to go.

So make the best of this test
and don't ask why.

It's not a question
but a lesson learned in time.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs
and still frames in your mind.

Hang it on a shelf
In good health and good time.

Tattoos of memories
and dead skin on trial.

For what it's worth,
it was worth all the while.

It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life."

Wyclef For President

I'm really tired of all these seriously negative articles about Wyclef Jean running for president of Haiti.

Honestly, no matter what he does if he's elected Haiti could and has done a whole lot worse in the past.

I know a bit more about Haiti than a lot of people, mostly because the only non-fiction books I like to read are ones about dictators. I find dictators fascinating.

And, let me tell you, Haiti had two that make the dictator hall of fame. Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier rank slightly higher than Pinochet and just under Pol Pot in the 20th Century Dictator Top 10 list.

Seriously, Papa Doc used fucking Voodoo to run the country and named his secret police after the boogeyman.

And these two dudes ruled the country for fucking decades.

Do you really think that Wyclef will do worse?

Plus, the deal is that Haiti needs to keep in the news and on the radar so that countries actually donate the money they've promised to and people start going there on vacation again once the roads and shit are fixed.

You have to think that having a celebrity president would seriously help out with that.

So, give Wyclef a fucking break - and remember who we had running our country for eight fucking years and somehow survived.