10 Things You Didn’t Know About Karl Rove

Classy guy:

During Rove’s tenure at the College Republicans, the organization was accused of encouraging “dirty tricks” in the 1972 campaign. Rove has acknowledged that in 1970 he used a false identity to get into the headquarters of a Democratic candidate running for state treasurer of Illinois. Rove swiped the campaign’s letterhead and sent out 1,000 invitations to the campaign headquarters opening promising “free beer, free food, girls, and a good time.”

Chocolate Rain

It’s a slow blogging week, so it’s a perfect time to cover some internet memes that I’ve yet to post about.

Let’s start with Tay Zonday and Chocolate Rain.

Adam Nyerere Bahner (b. July 6, 1982), better known by the stage name Tay Zonday,[1] is a 25 year old singer, songwriter and keyboardist. His composition “Chocolate Rain” and accompanying video on YouTube became a popular Internet meme in July 2007. Within the course of a month, Zonday went from grad student in Minneapolis to appearances on national television. He has appeared on the Opie & Anthony Show,[2] VH1’s Best Week Ever,[3] and Jimmy Kimmel Live,[4][5] where he performed Chocolate Rain on national television a little over three months after he posted his composition on YouTube.

And a meme is born. There have been plenty of parodies of “Chocolate Rain” but my favorite is Chad Vader’s cover:

And Tay Zonday performing live on Jimmy Kimmel.

World’s Most Disturbing Children’s Book?

How did Alfie’s guidance counselor cure his homosexuality by getting his parents back together and facing off against his childhood sexual abuser “Uncle Peter” while my guidance counselor told me that college isn’t right for everyone? The Amazon link with reviews is here.


CNN did a report on the author some time ago that you really have to see to believe. About 3:50 into the report Cohen shows his “touch therapy”. Oy.