Friday, August 4

Link Party - Global Warming Edition.

The Sun - Slowly Melting You From The Inside.

In case you haven't noticed, it's hotter than Satan's jockstrap outside.

In fact, it's too hot to even write, so here's the lowdown as to what's been keeping me busy lately, in this month's edition of Link Party:

I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing.

1. "Hey, what are you reading?"

Planet Simpson by Chris Turner, and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. One of these books is an in-depth look concerning a life-changing cultural phenomenon that requires approximately 600 pages to fully digest and understand; the other is a book called The Tipping Point.

I'm pretty pleased with that joke, so I shall go no further.

Gnarls Barkley.

2. "Hey, what are you listening to?"

Here are the last ten albums I've played in my car. Judge at will:

1. Nightmare Of You - Nightmare Of You - (Good!)
2. Minus The Bear - Menos El Oso - (Great!)
3. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere - (Good!)
4. Liars - Drums Not Dead - (Bad!)
5. The Rentals - Return Of The Rentals - (Good!)
6. P.O.S. - Audition - (Good!)
7. They Might Be Giants - The Spine - (Okay!)
8. Pizzicato Five - Playboy & Playgirl - (Great!)
9. The Mr. T Experience - Love Is Dead - (Good!)
10. Islands - Return To The Sea - (Great!)

On August 22, we are treated to not one, but two heavily anticipated albums from the likes of Supersystem and Of Montreal. A Million Microphones is the follow-up to Supersystem's 2005 paranoia-dance party Always Never Again. You can hear the first cut off of Microphones on Supersystem's MySpace page, which I refuse to link here, even on a special day like this.

Of Montreal's The Satanic Twins is a limited edition double-album featuring remixes of cuts from Of Montreal's last two releases, The Sunlandic Twins and Satanic Panic In The Attic. Some of the remix-ers include Broken Spindles, I Am The World Trade Center, The Impossibles' very own Rory Phillips and (surprise, surprise) Supersystem. They're only pressing 2000 copies though, so ya' better pre-order and dig out your mom's record player.

If that wasn't enough, Of Montreal is playing 10 minutes from my house on Monday. Be there; I'll buy you some popcorn.

Mister Kennedy. Kennedy.

3. "Hey, what are you watching?"

With the Fall 2006 TV season fast approaching, I'm preparing the 2nd Annual CDP Fall TV Preview to drop sometime later this month (or early September). Watch in awe as I review over 60 new and returning TV shows, purchase a box of Whoppers and settle in for 8 months of reclusiveness and TiVo.

Until then, I'm watching a lot of reruns and WWE. Green Bay's very own Mr. Kennedy freaking rules. There's also a midget on there that used to work at Target with a friend of mine.

Also, as a way to thank myself for a job well done at the wedding last week, we bought a PS2. They're getting pretty cheap nowadays, and I snatched one up so I can play Guitar Hero alone or at parties. Expect videos of me rocking out very soon.

I was also thinking of throwing my very own Fight Night: Round 3 or Mario Kart: Double Dash! party, where I'd invite all the best players in the state for a Battle Royale to determine the Undisputed Wisconsin Champion. I'd totally do it too, but my wife doesn't want any more nerds in the house than the one she already tolerates. Of course, I'm talking about our cat, Gabe.

(INSERT PHOTO OF GABE WEARING EMO GLASSES.)

4. "Hey, where's the merch?"

It's on the way. I'm working on designing all sorts of CDP swag to satisfy your desires. Check this out:

The First CDP Shirt Ever.

This was my 'test shirt.' It's far too small, far too white and the logo isn't quite the way I want it. I spent $17 on this, just to make sure that when I actually start producing merch, it's of the upmost quality. The things I do for you people.

Save yer' pennies, kids.

Ben & Sherry Go To California.

5. "Hey, what's going on in the CDP Network?"

Plenty:

Let's Eat Paste talks monkeys and bananas.
I Think This Is My Exit gets wicked depressed.
Sandbox Films talks like a pirate and saves a squirrel.
Nobody's Fool takes us to the West Coast.
Todd's Cavalcade reveals the rotten underbelly of the sales industry.
Newcomer Topping From The Bottom catches you up on her week.
Newcomer Spork Nation buys a car.

Chaotic Ryan got removed from the CDP Network because he set his page to private. Also, it's a MySpace page and quite frankly, I'm through acknowledging their existence.

By the way, if you would like to be included in the CDP Network, just do 3 things:

1. Start a decent blog that I would want to read, and CDP fans would want to read.
2. Link the CDP on your blog and let me know.
3. Comment on my page every now and again.

Or, you can just donate some money to the CDP and I'll pretty much do whatever dog tricks you want from me. That's how I operate.

Think you should be included? Any questions? E-mail me at communistdance@yahoo.com.

Lost Returns In October.

6. "Hey, what are you Wiki-ing?"

Here are the last ten things I've researched on Wikipedia:

Fidel Castro
Air Hockey
Lost (TV)
Gerald Ford
Peter Sellers
Thug Behram
Fight Night: Round 3
Errol Morris
Cake (Band)
Worldwide Death Tolls

My Cats Will Pwn You.

7. "Hey, what's going on this weekend?"

Hopefully nothing. After the nerve-wracking, 100+ degree wedding festivities last week, I'm looking forward to the indoors, air conditioning and quiet. I won't be visiting anyone, driving anywhere or answering my phone; don't even bother.

August's Link Party has come to a close. Sound off in the comments section and tell me what you plan to do this weekend, or what I should do this weekend. See you Monday.

Comments:
"the official state blog of South Carolina"

Just don't tell the NCAA about this or you might not get to host any championship matches this year. Er, better not tell the NAACP either. (Because of "the flag" you see...)

Nearly 100 in Rock Hill, yesterday. When I went to eat, there were people ordering hot soup for lunch and drinking hot coffee. What in the hell is wrong with these people?
 
South Carolina: Wearing North Carolina like a hat since the beginning of time.

When it gets this hot, I can't eat anything, let alone something that's warm. Everything tastes like sweat and failure for some reason.
 
I had a sneaking suspicion that you weren't a gentleman.
 
See, I keep my promises.
 
My weekend plans involve getting drunk and riding a giraffe. You can read all about it on my blog.

How's that for shamleess self-promotion?
 
He already promoted you in his post. Now you're just being greedy.
 
If there's one thing I'm good at, it's helping out my fellow blogger. If you didn't see, I've made you an honorary member of the CDP Network. Sweeeet.

Nothing spells disaster than alcohol and wild animals. Even I know that's wrong.
 
I'm greedy by nature, I'm a salesman.

And I did notice the addition to the network. You have my undying gratitude. If any part of me is torn off by wild animals and can't be surgically reattached, I'll mail it to you as an expression of my thanks. I'm giving like that.
 
And so goes the help me/help you nature of the blogosphere.

If I get one more limb in my mailbox, just one more, I'm movin'.
 
Even the inside of Tinker's mouth is cute.
 
She's a 15-pound mound of cuteness.
 
I just want to say that I laugh every single time I look at Homer's yearbook photo. It's genius.
 

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