Category: "In the News"

Remember When...

Remember when most of this site's authors were fundamentalist Christians. We were Bible college students, pastors, and missionaries. Now we're mostly skeptical of religion and mostly politically liberal. I know that's an oversimplification. We've always… more »
posted by admin | 04/08/15| 08:24:00 am| Site News, In the News, Bizarre| 2 comments »


R.I.P. Alex Chilton

I was sorry to to hear the news that Alex Chilton, frontman for the band Big Star passed away. While they were never super huge, Chilton and Big Star influenced a generation of bands including R.E.M., Wilco, and The Replacements. I got into them after… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/18/10| 08:35:55 am| In the News, Tunes| Leave a comment »


R.I.P. Corey Haim

My two favorite Corey Haim movies are probably Lucas and Dream a Little Dream. I know folks frequently cite The Lost Boys, which I enjoy, but I think Haim showed something in those other two films that we really didn't get to see often. It's a shame… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/10/10| 08:48:00 am| Movies, In the News| 1 comment »


R.I.P. Roy E. Disney

I was saddened to hear the news that Roy E. Disney died today. Roy was the son of Roy O. Disney and nephew of Walt Disney. He helped save the Walt Disney Company from a hostile takeover in the mid-80's and along with Michael Eisner and Jeffrey… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/16/09| 03:15:26 pm| In the News, Disneyland| 1 comment »


Link of the Day: 2012 Infographic

Getting tired of hearing crazy 2012 talk around the office? Print this out and give it to your local wackjob. Found via Reddit. In other news, I think I'm starting to like Reddit more than Digg, mostly because the stories on Reddit seem to appeal to… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/20/09| 09:53:59 am| In the News, Thoughts and Ideas, Linkworthy| Leave a comment »


R.I.P. Captain Lou Albano

Man, 2009 has been a really bad year for 80's icons. Earlier this week I had heard Captain Lou Albano was in hospice care and today I was rather shocked by the news that he had passed away. Yes, he was 76 but it seemed to have happened rather… more »
posted by brendoman | 10/14/09| 02:06:38 pm| Movies, In the News, TeeVee, Tunes, Sports| Leave a comment »


Celebrate St. Brendan Day

Forget Columbus, it's all about my namesake, St. Brendan. If you're wondering why, I'll let this post explain: You see, nearly a millennium before Christopher Columbus’s famed trip on the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa-Maria, St. Brendan got the… more »
posted by brendoman | 10/12/09| 10:15:14 am| In the News, Thoughts and Ideas, Linkworthy| 4 comments »


WTF of the Day: Jumping Great White Sharks in SoCal

Okay seriously, I've never been that scared of sharks but after seeing these pictures and reading the reports, I don't think I'm ever going in the water again. On September 28, 2009 Steven DaPena was surfing between Dogpatch and Old Man's at San Onofre… more »
posted by brendoman | 10/07/09| 03:43:01 pm| In the News, WTF of the Day| 1 comment »


WTF of the Day: Petition for Polanski Release

So in my previous post about Roman Polanski's arrrest Kyle wanted to know who was defending him. How about an insane amount of directors whose work I love. Holy crap, seriously guys? Really? We have learned the astonishing news of Roman Polanski's… more »
posted by brendoman | 09/30/09| 03:45:21 pm| Movies, In the News, Rants and Raves, WTF of the Day| 5 comments »


On Polanski

Much is being said today about the arrest of Roman Polanski stemming from charges placed against him in 1978 when he plead guilty to having sex with a 13 year old girl that he drugged at a party.  I'm a little suprised by the amount of folks coming to… more »
posted by brendoman | 09/27/09| 06:18:47 pm| Movies, In the News| 2 comments »


R.I.P. Doctor Klopek

I know this is a little late but I've been a tad busy. Henry Gibson was pretty awesome. While I dug him in Magnolia, The Blues Brothers, and a bunch of other stuff, I will remember him most fondly for his appearance in The 'Burbs, one of my favorite… more »
posted by brendoman | 09/18/09| 05:02:06 pm| Movies, In the News| Leave a comment »


R.I.P. Jim Cunningham

Holy crap you guys, Patrick Swayze died. It is a sad day indeed. more »
posted by brendoman | 09/14/09| 06:01:43 pm| Movies, In the News, Donnie Darko| 1 comment »


So Long Mr. Hughes

Today started off great. I decided to go with my roommate Curtis and check out a unit at the place he's moving into. He was getting one last box out of his car and I was just fumbling around on Twitter on my phone like I normally do when I was hit… more »
posted by brendoman | 08/06/09| 06:44:44 pm| Movies, In the News| Leave a comment »


MJ

Is it wrong that I'm more shocked that TMZ scooped all the major news outlets? Perhaps. I'll always remember him as Captain EO. more »
posted by brendoman | 06/25/09| 05:24:01 pm| In the News| 2 comments »


Congratulations Henry and Meredith!

Henry Reed Imler born at 5:55pm today. 7 lbs 13.5 oz, 20.5 inches. I guess this makes him the first Junior Member of the LOD. more »
posted by brendoman | 06/22/09| 07:27:18 pm| In the News| Leave a comment »


Don't Panic

In addition to being Memorial Day, today is also Towel Day. Hope you all have a good one. more »
posted by brendoman | 05/25/09| 12:18:01 pm| In the News, I'm a Big Geek| Leave a comment »


Goodbye Hair

Last month: Last night: Today: It was fun while it lasted. more »
posted by brendoman | 05/22/09| 05:54:32 pm| Random, In the News| 6 comments »


Happy Birthday Luis!

Luis turns 26 today! I can't believe that when he first started commenting here he was a 19 year old kid full of hopes and dreams. This site wouldn't be what it is without him, and for that we salute you! more »
posted by brendoman | 05/06/09| 08:15:09 pm| Fun, Site News, In the News| 1 comment »


I Also Forgot to Mention...

April 10th marked our 7th birthday (blogday?) here at brendoman.com. I cannot believe it's now been over 7 years since that fateful first post. A lot of things have come and gone since then but it's nice to be able to say we're still here. Almost 7… more »
posted by brendoman | 04/15/09| 02:15:04 am| Site News, In the News, I'm a Big Geek| 1 comment »


Best Early April Fools Joke Ever

UC San Diego sends wrong e-mail to rejected students | L.A. Now | Los Angeles Times UC San Diego Admissions Director Mae Brown said this morning that an ?administrative error? was responsible for a bogus e-mail that went out to 28,000 students… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/31/09| 03:42:55 pm| In the News, Funny Stuff| Leave a comment »


WTF of the Day: Mayor of Los Alamitos' Racist Obama E-mail

Los Alamitos Mayor Resigns after Sending Racist Obama E-mail - LAist: Los Angeles News, Food, Arts & Events A watermelon is only a watermelon until you depict it in the front lawn of the nation's most power man, who happens to black. "No Easter Egg… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/27/09| 07:05:52 pm| In the News, Disturbing, WTF of the Day| 1 comment »


Neil Gaiman Responds to Kindle 2 Audio Controversy

Neil Gaiman's Journal: Quick argument summary My point of view: When you buy a book, you're also buying the right to read it aloud, have it read to you by anyone, read it to your children on long car trips, record yourself reading it and send that to… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/26/09| 12:22:16 pm| In the News, Books, I'm a Big Geek| Leave a comment »


WTF of the Day: Parents Complain About Woman With One Arm

One-armed presenter is scaring children, parents tell BBC | Mail Online A disabled CBeebies presenter has been the victim of a disturbing campaign after parents complained that she was scaring toddlers. They claimed that host Cerrie Burnell - who was… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/24/09| 04:49:57 pm| In the News, WTF of the Day| Leave a comment »


WTF of the Day: Buyer Beware at Circuit City Closeout

Customers Burned In Circuit City Closeout Sale - As Seen On NewsCenter 5 Story - WCVB Boston Customer Gina Reis paid $1,100 for a big screen Samsung TV at the liquidation sale, only to get it home and discover it was completely unusable. "It's… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/23/09| 01:15:21 pm| In the News, I'm a Big Geek, WTF of the Day| Leave a comment »


This Whole Facebook Mess is Silly

Slashdot | Facebook Scrambles To Contain ToS Fallout "Anger over Facebook's ToS update has forced the company to scramble. Yesterday, a spokesman released a statement that said Facebook has never 'claimed ownership of material that users upload,' and is… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/17/09| 09:21:24 pm| In the News, Rants and Raves, I'm a Big Geek| 1 comment »


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