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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
Number of posts: 13,381

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"I met with him and asked him to work with me, but only if he got rid of the fucking bucket..."

I am putting together the playlist for my radio show this Saturday night and included "Machete" from Buckethead's "Colma" album. I only have two Buckethead songs, this one and "Nottingham Lace" from "Enter The Chicken," but I like both of them very much...they're in the vein of Joe Satriani.

I don't know much about the guy, other than the fact that he played with Guns 'n' Roses for a while, and recorded "Chinese Democracy" with Axl (I own that one as well).

So I went to Wikipedia, and they have an anecdote from Ozzy, who invited Buckethead to play in his band at Ozzfest, then reconsidered:

"I tried out that Buckethead guy. I met with him and asked him to work with me, but only if he got rid of the fucking bucket. So I came back a bit later, and he's wearing this green fucking Martian's-hat thing! I said, 'Look, just be yourself.' He told me his name was Brian, so I said that's what I'd call him. He says, 'No one calls me Brian except my mother.' So I said, 'Pretend I'm your mum, then!' I haven't even got out of the room and I'm already playing fucking mind games with the guy. What happens if one day he's gone and there's a note saying, 'I've been beamed up'? Don't get me wrong, he's a great player. He plays like a motherfucker."

Ozzy Osbourne, Revolver.


There should be a law against hipsters writing restaurant reviews.

Do more or do less
Treehouse BBQ courts greatness ... or mediocrity
By Bryce Crawford


Treehouse BBQ is in a big, white, square trailer named The Jenny after Forrest Gump, towed by a big, white Dodge pickup truck. Brothers Brady and Taylor Boll run the joint, smoking their meats with hickory pellets. The menu dabbles in more areas than the name suggests, however. And more importantly, there's a pretty big difference between the food the truck makes fresh and the frozen food it buys from the grocery store.

These words are hard to keep in mind when eating generic crinkle-cut fries, even when they're combined with truffle oil and Parmesan ($3). There's just nothing interesting about frozen French fries, and a sense of accessing adventure is part of what defines the mobile-food movement. These are even well-executed in the sense that they're crispier and with more structure than you'd expect, but the boredom persists. Punch it up.

This makes fine business sense. But some of the other items at Treehouse are so good, driven by culinary training from Brady and culinary expertise from Taylor, it's just kind of dispiriting to eat one next to the other.

For example, I'd rather see a menu full of nothing but the Turducken Egg Rolls ($7). These two babies are fat and stay crisp to the end, until you're eating triangular shard-pockets filled with juicy, chopped bites of smoked turkey, duck and chicken with shreds of cabbage and carrots and green sprouts hugging the meat. The sauce is a sexy orange-Sriracha combination that cuts the fat and balances the whole bite in citrus tang.

Even the Colorado-made jalapeño sausage ($4) and linguiça are succulent rock stars (though the yellow mustard is a bummer). And maybe you'll find you dig the simple approach. But as for me, give me a steaming bowl of gluten-free, smoked salmon and bacon mac-and-cheese ($7) or give me nothing, for we need no more of the rest.

Chuck Toad would rather be jabbed in the eye with a salad fork than asked about David Gregory


Squirm-inducing video of the incident at the link above.

Things got a little uncomfortable Tuesday on HuffPost Live when host Marc Lamont Hill asked Chuck Todd, the new host of "Meet the Press," about David Gregory, Todd's predecessor and the man NBC unceremoniously shoved out the door.

Todd, who hasn't spoken much about his relationship with Gregory, was short in his answers, admitting that the two have "bumped into" each other a couple times since the job switch.

"This is a rough business," Todd said. "I'll leave it at that."

Asked if things were awkward between the two, Todd replied: "About as awkward as being asked questions about him," he said, with a nervous laugh.

Sean "MTV's Real World" Duffy (R-WI) sure loves using the word "work" when discussing Republicans

Not giving Repuubblicans what they want will be seen as a "poke in the eye."

Apparently all they want to do is WORK now that they are in control of the Senate. They want to WORK and pass bills that will put Americans to work and improve everything for every American.

He must have used the word "work" 200 times in his 5 minute segment.

Boehner: If Obama vetoes the overwhelmingly popular Keystone bill, he thinks you're stupid


Wait, let me go back, that can't be right.


That's what he just said on MSNBC.

The Keystone bill is "overwhelmingly popular," and if Obama vetoees it, its because HE THINKS YOU'RE STUPID.

They are now interviewing Sean "I Was A Dick On MTV's Real World And Nothing Has Changed Since Then" Duffy (R-WI). He's pimping all of those "good payin' jobs for American workers" which...as we know from a plethora of articles in the last week...DO NOT EXIST.

Fluke Russert armchair quarterbacking this morning's pending Boehner immigration fatwa! USA! USA!


Apparently Boehner's going to appear before the cameras and warn Obama about playing with matches, running with scissors, mixing beer and wine, and more.

Fluke said that Obama may wait for funding, which would give Boehner & McConnell "breathing room," and how the last thing they want is to shut down the government and hand Obama a "major victory." Or something like that. He's a mush-mouthed little shit and sometimes it's hard to follow his talking points.

Officials: Spank marks on Ted Cruz's ass exact size and shape of Sentator Al Franken's right hand

Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz


WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) responded on Sunday to a Washington Post op-ed in which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote that net neutrality is "Obamacare for the Internet."

Franken said Cruz “doesn’t understand” what net neutrality is.

“He has it completely wrong and he just doesn't understand what this issue is,” Franken told Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Franken is a longtime proponent of net neutrality, or the idea that all traffic on the Internet should be treated equally. The Federal Communications Commission is in the process of revising rules around the concept, and major Internet providers have pushed for Internet "fast lanes" that let them charge websites extra for faster loading times. On Monday, President Barack Obama called on the FCC to “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.”

Frampton's "Show Me The Way," in a kiddie version, is now in an Uncle Ben's commercial.

I can remember a time when the song was NOT about parboiled rice, and it wasn't sung by a kids' chorus.

Steve Forbes pimping the Flat Tax on MSNBC

Was asked if it weighs more heavily on people at the lower end of the economic scale and he replied "NO! It encourages GROWTH!"

Talking head thinks Republicans need to "hit things right up the middle to show they can do things"

Remember the days when having a job meant you DID the job, and your DOING it was never discussed?

MSNBC is having a little roundtable over what the Republicans "need to do."

Didn't get "Jimmy's" name because Krystal Ball had a case of mush mouth when announcing him.
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