Monday, February 25, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sex and the Trailer

Here is the official full length trailer for the movie which comes out in May. Save the date and break out those shoes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Something You've Never Seen on Skates Before

And will probably never want to see again.

A New Pet for Chez Copa?

Or perhaps just for Jen.  Meet Clocky.

Clocky ®

The alarm clock that runs away and hides to get you out of bed. Clocky gives you one chance to get up. But if you snooze, Clocky will jump off your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide, beeping all the while. You'll have to get out of bed to silence his alarm. Clocky is kind of like a misbehaving pet, only he will get up at the right time. Batteries not included. Add batteries to your order below.

Colors: Coco, Almond, Aqua and Raspberry

$50

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hillary "Shredder" Clinton

Welcome Back, Billy!

Bill Clinton: 'Screw It, I'm Running For President'

January 23, 2008 | Issue 44•04

CHARLESTON, SC—After spending two months accompanying his wife, Hillary, on the campaign trail, former president Bill Clinton announced Monday that he is joining the 2008 presidential race, saying he "could no longer resist the urge."

"My fellow Americans, I am sick and tired of not being president," said Clinton, introducing his wife at a "Hillary '08" rally. "For seven agonizing years, I have sat idly by as others experienced the joys of campaigning, debating, and interacting with the people of this great nation, and I simply cannot take it anymore. I have to be president again. I have to."

Enlarge Image Bill Clinton

"Damn, this feels good," Clinton told supporters as he shook hands in Charleston Monday.

He continued, "It is with a great sense of relief that I say to all of you today, 'Screw it. I'm in.'"

In a show of respect, Clinton then completed his introduction of Hillary Clinton, calling her a "wonderful wife and worthy political adversary," and warmly shook her hand as she approached the podium. A clearly shocked Mrs. Clinton got halfway through her speech about the nation's obligation to its children before walking briskly offstage.

A spokesman for Sen. Clinton's campaign had no comment.

"No longer will I have to endure watching candidates like Hillary Clinton engaging in single-pump handshakes with voters, as I use every last ounce of restraint not to shout out, 'No! Warm double-clasp! Warm double-clasp!'" Clinton said. "America deserves someone who can do it right."

While the announcement has come as a surprise to many, Beltway observers said it was not completely unexpected, citing footage from a recent Democratic debate that showed Clinton fidgeting in his seat, gripping the arms of his chair, and repeatedly glancing at all the television cameras while rapidly tapping his right foot. Analysts also noted one debate in which Clinton mouthed responses to all the moderator's questions while making hand gestures to himself.

Clinton told reporters Tuesday that seeing so many "Clinton '08" posters "really got [him] thinking," and said that the fact that he was already wearing a suit, and smiling and waving on the campaign trail was an added motivator.

"From signing healthcare reform legislation, to working with politicians from across the aisle, to brokering international peace treaties with foreign dignitaries, I goddamn love being president," Clinton said. "For too long has this nation been deprived of a Bill Clinton presidency, and for too long have I been deprived of being president. Now I get to experience all these wonderful things again myself."

"And the applause," Clinton added. "I look forward to the endless roar of applause perhaps most of all."

Since his announcement two days ago, Clinton has raised a staggering $550 million. He has also surged in national polls, rising from a mere 2 percent prior to his candidacy to a commanding 94 percent, ahead of former front-runners Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who are now tied with 3 percent each. John Edwards withdrew from the race Tuesday, saying only, "I am not worthy."

Although some have pointed out that it is unconstitutional for Clinton to run for a third term in office, he has silenced most critics by urging voters "not to worry about the Constitution for now" and assuring them he will address those legal issues immediately after regaining control of the White House.

"All I am asking of the American people is four more years," Clinton said at a fundraiser Tuesday where tens of thousands of South Carolinians gathered to stare in gape-jawed wonderment at the former president. "Well, maybe eight. Actually, you know what, definitely eight. Eight more years."

Thus far, the response among voters has been positive.

"I love Bill Clinton," said Orangeburg, SC resident Marsha Demarais. "God, he was just so great as president. Can we just make him president again right now?"

Clinton also noted that, if elected, the timing would be perfect for his family, as his wife has recently expressed a desire to move back to the D.C. area.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Home Repair 101: What If There's Bears?

I know what you're all thinking right now, "I really need to make a few repairs around my home, but what if there's bears?"  Well, let me qualm those fears with this brief informational video.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Did I Just See Some Pigs Flying?

Giants' miracle drive knocks Pats from historic ranks
by Mark Kriegel
Updated: February 4, 2008, 7:23 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. - As they took field for that last drive — what may well go down as the most improbable and impressive series in the 42-year history of the Super Bowl — the Giants had reason to feel offended. The Patriots had been talking, inviting them to their after-parties, a celebration of their perfect 19-0 season. Amani Toomer, who has been with New York since 1996, would recall Richard Seymour telling him to go on home, that the Giants were done.

"Can't tempt fate like that," said Toomer.

This might have been fate, but not of the expected variety. The Patriots had just completed one of their trademark drives, ending with Tom Brady throwing a touchdown to Randy Moss. The score was now 14-10, New England. If you didn't give the Giants a chance, you weren't alone.

New York began its final series with 2:39 remaining, and the ball 83 yards from the end zone. Eli Manning didn't think to give a pep talk. No one needed to be reminded that this was the drive they'd be reminded of the rest of their lives.

"What was there to say?" asked Toomer. "He just called the plays."

The first play went to Toomer, who caught the ball on the right side for 11 yards. "The hardest thing to get," he said Toomer, "is that first first down."

With a minute and twenty seconds to go, Manning threw for David Tyree, the Giants' fifth wide receiver. As it happened, an errant pass went through cornerback Asante Samuel's hands.

"I could have ended the game," said Samuel.

Manning got away with one. Maybe this was what Toomer meant by tempting fate. Or maybe what had been fated was yet to come.

Next thing you knew, Manning was caught in a scrum. It looked like a sack. This was the end, you thought. But then Manning — not the most mobile of quarterbacks — broke free. You could see Jarvis Green and Richard Seymour still pulling at his jersey. "I don't know how he got out of there," said Seymour. "Normally he'll either go down or give himself up. But he continued to fight."

Manning reared back and threw over the middle, the ball finding Tyree's outstretched arms. "I went up as high as I could," said Tyree. "I wasn't letting go. I just wasn't."

Rodney Harrison took his best shot at the ball, but couldn't get it. Tyree fell backward, crashing to the turf, his back arched. He landed with the ball trapped against his helmet. This is the play that will be remembered. Fate? Maybe.

"Some things don't make sense," said Tyree. "I guess this was one of them."

It's been a difficult year for David Tyree, beginning with a fractured wrist. He had spent most of the season on special teams. Then on Dec. 15, his mother died suddenly of a heart attack. She was 59.

"She's just smiling now," said Tyree.

That catch changed more than the game. It may well have changed football history. If they could make that play, they could make another, easy. With 39 seconds left, Manning found Plaxico Burress — hobbled all season with ankle and knee injuries and barely able to practice this week — for a touchdown. Burress had been double-teamed all night, but suddenly found himself all alone with Ellis Hobbs.

"We were waiting for that one time where we could get him over there in single coverage," said Burress. "I gave him a slant fake, he bit."

The score was now 17-14, New York. Tom Brady had 35 seconds, but no more miracles. The Giants' defense held, as it had held all night. Brady was sacked five times, and knocked down many more. The highest-scoring offense in football history had been held to two touchdowns, their fewest points this season.

"I think he was getting tired of getting knocked down," said Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, who had two of those sacks.

So there it was, the undefeated season wasn't to be. Turns out that these Patriots aren't the best team ever to play NFL football. The Giants were never in awe of their opponents.

"We weren't looking at them like a Greek myth," said Tyree.

"We hit them in the mouth," said Toomer.

Eli Manning, Super Bowl MVP, finished by completing 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns (the interception wasn't his fault). When it came to the fourth quarter, he out Brady'd Tom Brady. He won't have to answer any more questions about his brother Peyton or his father Archie. The expectations aren't his problem anymore. The doubters are done. "We had no doubt," he said.

The Giants held their own after-party last night. The celebration had less to do with fate, than belief. "We believed the whole time," said Eli Manning.