Quick hits

You wouldn't want it in your eyes but it's good for your nose? Capsaicin, the incredibly active ingredient that makes both pepper spray and great chili disabling, is being touted as the next great thing for … allergies. Yup, one spritz of Sinus Buster Pepper Nasal Spray "Equalizes Springtime Allergies." In an incredibly artfully worded press release, SiCap industries almost alleges their product …

… is spelling true relief for millions of allergy sufferers.

… may prove to be the answer to every allergy sufferer’s prayers.

… has built an impeccable reputation with thousands of physicians around the world.

… [has] an excellent reputation for relieving chronic sinus conditions and headaches.

… grabbed the attention of some major medical researchers due to the
overwhelming body of anecdotal evidence both from patients and

… is presently involved in several new
clinical trials concerning various sinus and headache treatments.

… wakes you up faster than a strong cup of morning java.

It's probably an excellent floor wax and dessert topping, too.

Next must see movie of the year: "Farce of the Penguins" — the story of "one penguin's search for love while on a 70-mile (112-km) trek with his libidinous buddies on their way to a hedonistic mating ritual." Written by the incredibly filthy mouthed/minded Bob Saget — if that strikes you as a strange description of him then you haven't seen The Aristocats.

The juggernaut of free PR for Aussie tourism continues: "And here I am, in the Australian parliament building at what I think is something like four o'clock in the morning in the UK. And so I'm thinking, so where the bloody hell am I?" — Brit PM Tony Blair (motto: What am I Still In Office?).

But apparently there is too much of a good thing for the Aussies. Ad-rag has an entry quoting from a story in the Sydney Morning Herald about what it takes for the Aussies to give someone else free press: A comedy writer has been forced to take down an online spoof of the controversial "where the bloody hell are you" TV ad after legal threats. Dan
Ilic, 24, produced a parody of the ad, changing the jingle to "Where
the f—ing hell are you?" and inserting negative images of Australian life.

Who knew I looked this good? Last year I was a movie and now I'm a band. And much more attractive than Keanu Reeves.band

FWIW: I got one of their songs, Young Lions, from iTunes. It's pretty damn good. Not enough steel guitar for my taste — but you can never have enough steel guitar for my taste.