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Album of the Year This Week

Watching the smartest guy you know laugh uncontrollably -- for fifteen minutes straight, to the point of tears and quite possibly an asthma attack -- while listening to Pull My Finger: Jingle Smells, a compilation of Christmas tunes composed primarily of actual field-recorded farts.

Sobering.


Sporting Trend

Oakland Arena attempting to disorient Golden State Warriors opponents by playing Dizzee Rascal during warm-ups.

Sure as hell didn't work against the Spurs.


Radio News

107.7 The Bone's new Tuesday night Bay Area-centric hard rock music hour, to be entitled "Local Licks on the Bone."

What an appropriate image for how to get your songs played on the radio.


Impending Concert Experience

Great news: There's a touring group paying homage to A Charlie Brown Christmas, the single greatest album ever made.

Terrible news: The words "Smooth Jazz" are in the tour's title.


International Intrigue

Gary Glitter possibly facing a Vietnamese firing squad for having sex with a twelve-year-old.
Doot doot-doot doot-doot, FIRE!!!
Doot-doot doot-doot doot-doot.
Doot doot-doot doot-doot, FIRE!!!
Doot-doot doot-doot doot-doot.

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