If you’re like me, you stay up at night worrying about Jason Lee’s son Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf Lee. How does a child get such a fucked up name? “They just liked the name Pilot, and I believe Inspektor came from a friend, Danny Masterson’s younger brother,” the actor’s rep told E! Online when Pilot was born.

In this week’s EW, we get even more info. From the My Name Is Earl star’s list of twelve must-own CDs:

Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump 2000 (V2)
“The opening track, ’He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot,’ absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it. It was from this track that my wife, Beth, came up with the name Pilot for our son.”

At least he’s not named Chartsengrafs?

Previously: You discuss the new Grandaddy EP.

Comments (32)
  1. jtb  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2005 0

    Plus, isn’t the kid gonna resent the “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb” part of that particular bit of inspiration?

    And Scott, why no reporting of the latest BS incident where she stormed in and completely tore her kid sister’s poor co-star from “Zoey 101″ a new one?

    http://www.imdb.com/news/sb/2005-08-29/#3

  2. Pwarf Goldenstein  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2005 0

    I find it funny that Jason Lee recommends a band on his label as an “essential album”. Midlake is a nice CD and all, but essential? If you are gonna tell people what CDs to buy, don’t you think you should let them know that by buying Midlake, they are putting money into your pcoket?

  3. Pwarf Goldenstein  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2005 0

    I find it funny that Jason Lee recommends a band on his label as an “essential album”. Midlake is a nice CD and all, but essential? If you are gonna tell people what CDs to buy, Jason, don’t you think you should let them know that by buying Midlake, they are putting money into your pocket?

  4. That Brittney news clip is funny. It says that Brittney “Upbraided” the actress. I’m sure if Spears read that, she’d say: “I didn’t touch her hair, all I did was yell at her.”

    I’m not sure SAT words like that should be used on people like her. Next thing you know, there’ll be a “conflagaration” between her and Federline; or she’ll give up Red Bull and live an “ascetic” life; or, god forbid, she may remain “esconced” in her hometown forever.

  5. Pokey  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2005 0

    He cheats on that wife of his. He totally slept with my friend and was obsessed with going down on her for like 45 minutes.

  6. ddu  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2005 0

    I’d say why not name him Jed and let the kid be normal but he’s going to be raised a Scientologist.

    Xenu commands you to give your kids horrible names!!

  7. Billy K  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2005 0

    It’s been like 4 days since we’ve talked about Sufan. What the hell is going on here!?

  8. lass mich allein  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2005 0

    Pokey you are a true pig (sow?).
    Beth Riesgraf and Jason Lee are tight and a lovely couple to boot. Now if only we can rescue their newborn babe from Scientology…everything would be swell.
    PS: and your abject gossip only makes lee look more attractive. 45 minutes? I mean, he’s a Kama Sutra sex god, right there! DUH/

  9. I think that the Midlake album is good stuff. It’s more epic and less pretentious than the Grandaddy stuff Lee’s naming kids after.

    I would say that Midlake’s live show makes the album come to life, so maybe I’m influenced by that.

    Of course, I wouldn’t name my kid “Kingfish Pies” Lee, either.

    btw, rumors around Texas say that Midlake’s new album is heading in more of a ’70′s Jackson Browne direction. Sounds like a strange direction, but the same people are telling me that it’s amazing stuff.

  10. Topher  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2005 0

    I’m not sure SAT words like that should be used on people like her. Next thing you know, there’ll be a “conflagaration” between her and Federline; or she’ll give up Red Bull and live an “ascetic” life; or, god forbid, she may remain “esconced” in her hometown forever.

    I KNOW A LOT OF WORDS!!!! YAAAAAAY! I WORKED THEM INTO A BIT!!!! YAAAAAAAY.

  11. Why no exclamation mark on the second “YAAAAAAAAY”? Did you lose steam? You should pace yourself next time.

    Besides, a much better retort would have been to point out that I had typos in both “conflagration” and “ensconsed”.

    And finally, if you can’t see the humor in listing off random SAT words, then you sir have no sense of humor and should not be celebrating anything, with or without exclamation mark.

  12. Stew  |   Posted on Aug 30th, 2005 0

    First off… Pilot… sure… why not… maybe the Children’s Therapist industry needs more to work with these days…

    Secondly… Speaking of therapy, I’m in desperate need of a music appreciation community (I’d even take a cult). If anyone has an Oink invite or somewhere else I can file share and talk about music, you just might save my life. I live in a hippie music wasteland where even my best friend today excitedly ran up to introduce to me “some band called Death Cab for Cutie.”

    Any help (or even advice) would be greatly appreciated.

    ps – was anyone else impatiently compelled to import Super Furry Animals’ Love Kraft?

  13. Stew  |   Posted on Aug 30th, 2005 0

    pps – my email is michael.stewart@uvm.edu

    yeah…
    UVM.edu
    Vermont
    Hippies
    Jam Bands
    Help

  14. Thunderpeel  |   Posted on Aug 30th, 2005 0

    Jason Lee is sweet even if he’s into Science Fiction. There’s gotta be some parallel between his old pro skating career and jason lyttle.. Older grandaddy was obsessed with skating and there’s a few details that make me believe some of them were pro. Half the band dresses as if they’re sponsored by spitfire.

    What would you name yr kid?

  15. My name is Jedediah, which, while unusual, at least has the benefit of being several thousand years old. Don’t people know you can’t make up stuff in your own time? It has to be made up by someone a long time ago, and the people who were alive then can’t have known about it, otherwise they would have just been making it up.

  16. Mike Neuman  |   Posted on Aug 30th, 2005 0

    Were you named after Jedediah Leland from Citizen Kane? Please say yes.

  17. Pokey  |   Posted on Aug 30th, 2005 0

    What’s wrong with abject gossip? AND WHAT IS SO WRONG WITH SCIENTOLOGY?

  18. You don’t have to do a lot of googling to figure out what’s wrong with scientology. I’m not even going to capitalize the “s”. That’s how little respect I have for it.

    No, I was not named after Joseph Cotton’s character. I was named after western pioneer Jedediah Smith, which is my actual name.

  19. flocheef  |   Posted on Sep 14th, 2005 0

    jason lee does not have a record label. he makes no money off of midlake. he was a fan first, then became friends of the band. midlake is on a british based label called “bella union” run by ex cocteau twin member, simon raymonde. i dont know where the idea that he ran a label came from, but i just thought i would clear that up. thanks!

  20. theantitopher  |   Posted on Sep 22nd, 2005 0

    topher is a fucking nugget

  21. gilbuns  |   Posted on Oct 12th, 2006 0

    I am a scientologist and it’s absolutely brilliant! I’m also young, female and hot. The truth. I read this page just now for some reason and just had to say to the person who makes their judgements based on ‘googling’ a subject. Man, that’s the funniest thing I’ve heard all day. Don’t you think I’ve googled it? Don’t you think Jason Lee has googled it? Sure. But what the hell does that count when you’re practising a workable religious philiosophy, actual living and experiencing, not just letting the internet/media dictate opinion. It’s just a thought… I most likely won’t ever come back to this page so slate me all you like – I’ll never know!!

    • guy arseneault  |   Posted on May 21st, 2009 0

      of course he googled it.. before joining it in like 1982.

      now read this
      Google, Founded September 4, 1998

      retard

  22. verity  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2008 0

    umm, what is wrong with scientology? how could anyone ask that…you must be a scientologist if you think it isn’t weird and horrible. It was a religion, created by a SCIENCE FICTION WRITER, a religion with ALIENS. ITS Rediculous fiction.

    In response to “Sure. But what the hell does that count when you’re practising a workable religious philiosophy, actual living and experiencing, not just letting the internet/media dictate opinion.” Buddhism is very constructive and as soul improving as scientology claims to be and it isn’t nuts. Just believe in God and work on yourself, you dont have to believe in lunacy like that.

  23. steve wenzlett  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2008 0

    pilot inspektor is a Kool name. I think you geezers are too used to normal names like joe ,mike,bob and kevin. Get a life and stop being jealous you name freak-a -zoids.

  24. Remmember Personal Info?  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2010 0

    Pilot Inspektor is an excellent name but how sick is the kid would get of explaining that he was named for a song called “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot.” I like the band and I like the song, but I probably would hesitate just because of the song name.

    PS even in the 80s Scientology was a joke. I remember some Scientology wackjobs calling themselves business consultants coming into the office and wanting to hook us up to this machine to measure how many Ohms our souls had or whatever and trying to get us to sign over a percentage of the business so we could realize our full potential. I think that device really measures your gullibility.

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