Jan 26 2014

Let’s Get More Excited About Space Travel

Here’s an idea. Instead of endless reports about Justin Bieber and other mindless crap, let’s get more excited about space travel.

Captain Video And His Video Rangers

(This isn’t a picture of real space travel. It’s Captain Video and His Video Rangers. Old TV show.)

Live streaming video by Ustream

(By the way, the latest Bieber news, as of this writing, is that Usher flew to be by Justin’s side and offer emotional support or something. In case you’re curious. Who says this isn’t the DaddyTips age of having your cake and eating it too?)

On January 23, 2014, three days ago, NASA launched a Next-Generation Relay Satellite. No, not Star Trek: The Next Generation. Something real. The TDRS-L Satellite. Launched by NASA. Frickin’ NASA! And they broadcast the launch live on Ustream! And I didn’t even know! (The video is archived and embedded above. I was wrong. The video embedded above appears to be NASA’s live Ustream channel. Sorry. Here is a link to the video of the launch.)

Nobody cares. Why doesn’t anyone care? We should really care about this a lot more than we do.

Why should we care? Read more »

Feb 25 2010

Reading Texts From Teenage Stars [Tongue-Clucking Pundit]

Miley-Cyrus-Party In The USA

I hate to become one of the tongue-clucking pundits that I so often mock. But this is kind of gross.

Apparently Montana Tucker is a teenage singer/actress/whatever and was involved in some sort of love triangle with Adam Sevani and Miley Cyrus.

The only one of these three young people I have heard of is Miley Ray Cyrus Hannah Montana Stewart Lipschutz. She’s, like, a really big star. The other two, who knows.

Anyway, the point is that supposedly these text messages were read on The Carson Daly Show. (And no, I’m not taking issue with the fact that Carson Daly has a TV show. He’s entitled to make a living even if no one watches him do it.)

Text messages from 15 and 16 year olds. Stuff like this:

Fwd: Im going to watch a show right now. but I wana be seeing u

Fwd: I don’t pay attention to that stuff. I like you, is that obvious enough?

Fwd: Email me those pics when u get homeFwd: Goodnight my orange flavored pudding cake


This is gross. Why is anyone interested? Why isn’t this illegal? Seriously, there is no news value to knowing that Montana Tucker might be in love with Adam Sevani as opposed to Miley Ray Cyrus Hannah Montana Stewart Lipschutz, or the other way around, or whatever the hell is going on there. Seriously, I don’t want to know. And who does want to know? I guess other teenagers.

How is this different from the 50’s when people wondered whether or not Fabian was swapping spit with Annette Funicello? (Somebody must have wondered that, right?) I guess the difference is how much we know. Do we really need to see their text messages? Isn’t that just… creepy?

Here’s another thought. It’s all made up. Which would be creepier. That is, Adam Sevani (whoever the hell that is, and I could Google him but I refuse to do so on principle) or Montana Tucker, or someone on their “team” (a publicist, agent, napkin folder) fabricated this story, wrote a bunch of idiotic text messages, and then yakked about the whole thing. That would be a fake invasion of privacy.

The other difference is that now, adults are vaguely expected to know who these people are. Miley Cyrus wants to be taken seriously. I would imagine the other two dopes involved here want the same thing.

Please. Make it stop. Wait until you are at least 21 to be this annoying. And anyone intrigued by the text messages of teenagers that aren’t your own children? Keep it to yourself. You might get arrested like Pete Townshend.

Miley Cyrus? Montana Tucker? Adam Sevani? What? at The Insider.

Miley Cyrus Party In The U.S.A. Image via Amazon

Jun 22 2009

Breaking News: Hugh Jackman Not Dating Miley Cyrus

Hugh Jackman not dating Miley CyrusThis is one of the strangest lines I’ve ever seen in a story.

From something called My Park Magazine comes a story about Hugh Jackman possibly doing a movie with Miley Cyrus. But they are careful to point out that the married Mr. Jackman is not, well, doing Miley Cyrus. If you know what I mean.

Nauseous yet? Here’s the quote: Read more »

Apr 21 2009

Miley Found A Starbucks In Spain

The new way to be a celebrity is very odd. I miss the old studio system when we had no access to stars except in little tiny doses. Read more »

Apr 20 2009

DadNews Daily – Zac Efron Beats Miley Cyrus

No, not an actual beating. That would be news, though. It would be wrong. But it would be news. Read more »

Apr 13 2009

DadNews Daily – Fijian Coup Not OK

Some international news today, and also Hannah freakin’ Montana. Feh. Read more »