Wednesday, April 30, 2008

the motherflippin' quote of the day (April 30)

Since we here at QOTD bureau have been enjoying our new Flight of the Conchords album (even if it does skip the Crazy Dogggz hit, "Doggy Bounce"), we'll go back to them for today's quote:

"Other rappers diss me
Say my rhymes are sissy
Why? Why? Why? Why?
Be more constructive with your feedback, please"

--Flight of the Conchords, with "Hiphopapotamus vs. Rhymenocerous (featuring the Hiphopapotamus and the Rhymenocerous)"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

quote of the day (April 29)

From another one of our favorite TV shows 30 Rock. (Hmmm. We've been doing this for 7 days or so, and have quoted 4 different TV shows. Is it possible we need to get out more?):

Pete (Scott Adsit): "Liz Taylor really messed him up! He might have brain damage."

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey): "God. Maybe the musical guest can do some extra songs this week. Who is it?"

Pete: "James Blunt."

Liz Lemon: "Ugghh."

Monday, April 28, 2008

Quote of the Day (April 28, 2008)

We here at the QOTD bureau are just returning from another amazing Bruce Springsteen concert. We pause while you watch )this clip of the Boss from the 80's(the same tour when I saw my first ever concert).

One of the most noticeable thing about the Charlotte Bruce Springsteen concert was that it was the whitest crowd of any show I've ever seen. With nary a minority in sight, there is more diversity at rodeos or KKK rallies. This gives us a good excuse to quote a website dedicated to those things that we of the Caucasian persuasion seem to love:

Stuff White People Like

From item #18 that White People Like:


"An interesting fact about white people is that they firmly believe that all of the world’s problems can be solved through “awareness.” Meaning the process of making other people aware of problems, and then magically someone else like the government will fix it.

This belief allows them to feel that sweet self-satisfaction without actually having to solve anything or face any difficult challenges. Because, the only challenge of raising awareness is people not being aware."

Friday, April 25, 2008

Quote of the Day (April 25, 2008)

As we wind down the first week of the return of QOTD, we go to NBC's The Office:

"It's a bold move to Photoshop yourself into a picture with your girlfriend and her kids on a ski trip with their real father. But then again, Michael's a bold guy. Is bold the right word?"

--Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) discusses Michael Scott (Steve Carrell)'s ill-advised Christmas card

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Quote of the Day (April 24, 2008)

In our first week back doing the QOTD, we've already hit many of our favorites - Arrested Development, Flight of the Conchords and Joe Queenan. Another one of our all-time favorites, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, as suggested by Charlotte QOTD correspondent Mike Bufkin:

"I must say, I don't believe I belong here with these rogues. I transferred from Yardale where I had a 4.0 grade point average."
--Gregory, complaining about being in detention. Or Carson Palmer, complaining about his teammates on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Quote of the Day (April 23, 2008)

We've already hit Arrested Development and Flight of the Conchords, tv shows that everyone at the QOTD bureau loves very much. But it's time to start expanding our horizons to the fine art of cinematic criticism. For what do we love more than the combination of a little Joe Queenan snark and the topic of the worst movies ever made.

He concludes that Heaven's Gate, the 1980 Michael Cimino movie that's not at all about this guy --

is the worst movie ever, beating out QOTD favorites like Battlefield Earth, Mitchell and Rollerball. But what really touched us was his idealistic mission statement:

"Several years ago, I read that a movie about a blind dental technician and a paraplegic athlete who enter a white-water rafting competition was playing at a cinema near me. I immediately bought a ticket for Good Luck, enthralled at the idea of seeing what figured to be one of the worst movies ever made. To be honest, that is the reason I became a critic in the first place; criticism seemed to be a way to channel my unwholesome fascination with train wrecks and fires into a socially acceptable framework. The truth is, every time I go to the pictures, I get goose bumps all over, anticipating that this, after all these years, could be the worst movie ever made."

--Joe Queenan, The Guardian, "From Hell", March 21, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Quote of the Day (April 22, 2008)

On day 2 of our return to the wild world of quotations, we're going to stick with our favorites. With Arrested Development checked off the list, we're on to our favorite New Zealanders, Flight of the Conchords. Their first full-length album, cleverly titled Flight of the Conchords, debuts today.

From their pilot episode on HBO, they show that sissy James Blunt how to write a real love song:

"Looking round the room,
I can tell that you
Are the most beautiful girl in
In the whole wide room

And when you're on the street
Depending on the street
I bet you are definitely in the top three
Good looking girls on the street
Depending on the street"

--Flight of the Conchords, singing "Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)"

Sunday, April 20, 2008

QOTD returns! quote of the day (April 21, 2008)

As I described in my last post, when you have as many as 3 individual daily visitors to a blog, you've got to use that power for good. And since we here at QOTD headquarters have had dozens* of requests for the return of the quote of the day, well, this just couldn't have worked out better. (*Dozens of requests, but only two people making them - it was mostly just Javad Khazaeli and Brian Williams, hoping to reopen the QOTD DC satellite bureau) So, anyway, we're back, and this time in blog form. But we're still open to quote suggestions, just like the old days. Write us at

To kick us off, who better than George Oscar Bluth (Will Arnett) from Arrested Development to lay some ground rules for the revival of the Quote of the Day:

"Please refrain from discussing or engaging in any sort of interoffice [bleep]ing or [bleep]ing or finger [bleep] or [bleep]ing or [bleep]ing or even [bleep]. Even though so many people in this office are begging for it. And if anybody does anything with my sister Lindsay, I’ll take off my pants, I’ll shave my [bleep]. And I’ll personally [long bleep]"

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I'm a Free-Born Man of the USA (we're back)

After a stellar two months of NOT POSTING, your formerly-mustached blogger has returned. Since I never really bothered to log in and give a full wrap-up here, let me do so now.

First, a full thank you to all the generous donors. In an astounding showing for our first-year, our scraggly mustache-growers raised about $55,000 once all of the matching funds were added. My own pitiful whiskers raised almost $2,600, thanks to all of my exceptionally generous friends and family.

I had intended to keep this blog going after my mustached month, but without having to deal with strangers' scorn on my meager blonde-streaked 'stache, I was having some trouble finding my muse.

Anyway, I've decided to use this space to restart my old Quote of the Day (QOTD) - a little waste of time that I started as a freshman at Indiana University back in 1994 and sent out to my friends. So from now on - that's what all 4 of you readers will see in this space. Thanks for those of you who followed this during my mustache antics!