And The Boston Globe Shall Lead Us

I couldn’t agree more with their endorsements:

Obama, the Illinois Democrat, fulfills America’s need for “a president with an intuitive sense of the wider world,” and that McCain, the Arizona Republican, ”has done more than his share to transcend partisanship and promote an honest discussion of the problems facing the United States.”

Football Has a Steroids Problem, Too

Of course you’ll never hear anything negative about Lord NFL. But isn’t it curious that Shawne Merriman, for example, is still getting endorsements while Rafael Palmiero is afraid to show his face in public?

If Congress is determined to grandstand on this topic again, will they at least avoid the prevailing double standard and require testimony from the likes of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association chief Gene Upshaw?

Huckabee’s Slippery Ethics

If Mike Huckabee is your Secret Santa, don’t be surprised to receive a Jack LaLanne power juicer. Or maybe an asparagus pot (whatever the hell that is).

Huckabee managed to pile up $112,000 in freebies in a single year as governor. …

Wedding gifts are exempt from ethics restrictions in Arkansas, and when Mike left office, the Huckabees — who have been married for more than 30 years — were signed up on the Target wedding registry so fans could help furnish their new 7,000-square-foot home. “Message from the couple: Target GiftCards are welcome,” added the registry helpfully.

Why not the Wal-Mart wedding registry, considering they live in Arkansas, world headquarters of the retail behemoth? Besides, I thought only liberals shopped at Target.

The 10 Most Annoying Holiday Songs Ever

A comprehensive and diverse list, leaving no holiday behind:

*”So This Is Christmas,” John and Yoko

*”Simply Have a Wonderful Christmastime,” Paul McCartney

*”Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Brenda Lee

*”Jingle Bells,” Barbra Streisand

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*Anything by Manheim Steamroller

*”Hanukkah Song,” Adam Sandler

*”Kwanzaa Is Here,” Greta Pedersen

*”Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

*”Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” *NSYNC

*”All I Want For Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey

So what did I miss?

The 10 Most Annoying Holiday Songs Ever

A comprehensive and diverse list, leaving no holiday behind:

*”So This Is Christmas,” John and Yoko

*”Simply Have a Wonderful Christmastime,” Paul McCartney

*”Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Brenda Lee

*”Jingle Bells,” Barbra Streisand

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*Anything by Manheim Steamroller

*”Hanukkah Song,” Adam Sandler

*”Kwanzaa Is Here,” Greta Pedersen

*”Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

*”Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” *NSYNC

*”All I Want For Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey

So what did I miss?

Why Was I Not Informed?

And I claim to be a major Ween fan — “La Cucaracha” was released in October and I’m only now discovering it. Unfortunately, I’m a bit underwhelmed.

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I don’t know what to think about “Friends,” a pretty straightforward dance mix, but then again Ween has put their own spin on just about every genre, so why not this one? “Object” and “Shamemaker” are familiar, but that’s okay. “Sweetheart” is my favorite track on the album — nothing spectacular, but a welcome throwback.

As for “Your Party” … I prefer to think of it as a a fitting addition to the band’s Michael McDonald oeuvre (see “Boys Club“). Please, don’t take the smooth jazz hooks seriously.