Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
It takes a minute to get going, but it'll hold your attention as you try to figure out what she's doing up there and the surprise result is FULL OF WIN!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I've tried to make it into exactly the kind of book you’d want to read if you were a child of the 70s who grew up with the original Star Wars trilogy and really digs horror in the vein of The Shining and Alien, with a little dose of William Gibson mixed in.
It won't be out until the end of the year, but the front cover art is already up at starwars.com and is full of win.
The Parisian band Zombie Zombie recreated John Carpenter's The Thing with stop-motion animated GI Joes and it's prolly the most awesome thing I've seen all day!
BTW - Have you heard that they're remaking it AGAIN!?
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Lucha libre (Spanish for "free wrestling" or free fighting) is a term used in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking areas referring to a form of professional wrestling involving varied techniques and moves. - wiki
Lucha libre performers are known as luchadores and one of them, Mascarita Dorada, has got some seriously wtf moves. Unbelievable.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A cargo aircraft operated by a subcontractor of FedEx Corp (FDX.N) crashed upon landing at an airport in Lubbock, Texas, on Tuesday and the two crew members who had been on board "walked away" under their own power, a FedEx spokeswoman said.
The ATR-42 aircraft, operated by Empire Airways, was coming from Fort Worth, Texas, with 7,300 pounds (3,311 kilogram) of freight on board, FedEx spokeswoman Sandra Munoz said. (Reporting by Scott Malone, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
Thomson Reuters 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Wow. I thought the Hysterical American Idol Girls were sore losers.
This guy is seriously in shambles over the NY Giants loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The dude's histrionics are enough to make this vid full of win, but his friends NSFW reaction at 1:30 in is seriously priceless (and EXACTLY what I would have done)....
Image - giants.com
According to this interesting article at AskMen.com there are several interesting things you may not know about human hair.
1- Hair can clean up oil spills
2- Human hair is used in soy sauce
3- Beards were taxed
4- Redheads may be aliens
5- Human hair was once used as jewelry
Pic - Jenny Wicks. Check out more of her redheads here.
Cartman's Ginger Snap
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Yes, I know it's a infomercial product that actually contains the word "sham" in it...
But seriously - I know I love mine.
So it turns out that the headset dude in the Shamwows commercials, Vince Offer, actually kinda has an interesting story. Check out the whole article here.
Vince is the writer/producer/director/star of the film Underground Comedy Movie. When he began making the movie, he was a relatively new convert to the Scientology. He used his connections within the CoS’s “Celebrity Center International”, a group within the church for artist networking, to cast his film. He managed to muscle up some big A-list names like Slash from Guns n Roses, Ant, a couple of budding soft-core porn stars and Joey Buttafucco. (Being new, I guess he didn’t have access to the Xenu VIP Casting Suite where Travolta and Cruise hang out.)
Via - Stepchick
Friday, January 23, 2009
"Disaster Movie" and "Meet the Spartans"
"The Hottie & the Nottie"
"In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale"
"The Love Guru"
Larry the Cable Guy, "Witless Protection"
Eddie Murphy, "Meet Dave"
Mike Myers, "The Love Guru"
Al Pacino, "88 Minutes" and "Righteous Kill"
Mark Wahlberg, "The Happening" and "Max Payne"
Jessica Alba, "The Eye" and "The Love Guru"
The cast of "The Women" (Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Meg Ryan)
Cameron Diaz, "What Happens in Vegas"
Paris Hilton, "The Hottie & the Nottie"
Kate Hudson, "Fool's Gold" and "My Best Friend’s Girl"
Worst Supporting Actress
Carmen Electra, "Disaster Movie" and "Meet the Spartans"
Paris Hilton, "Repo: The Genetic Opera"
Kim Kardashian, "Disaster Movie"
Jenny McCarthy, "Witless Protection"
Leelee Sobieski, "88 Minutes" and "In the Name of the King"
Worst Supporting Actor
Uwe Boll as himself, "Uwe Boll's Postal"
Pierce Brosnan, "Mamma Mia!"
Ben Kingsley, "The Love Guru," "War, Inc." and "The Wackness"
Burt Reynolds, "Deal " and "In the Name of the King"
Verne Troyer, "The Love Guru" and "Uwe Boll’s Postal"
Worst Screen Couple
Uwe Boll and any actor, camera or screenplay
Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, "What Happens In Vegas"
Paris Hilton and either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore, "The Hottie & the Nottie"
Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy, "Witless Protection"
Eddie Murphy and Eddie Murphy, "Meet Dave"
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel (combined category for 2008)
"The Day the Earth Blowed Up Real Good"
"Disaster Movie" and "Meet the Spartans"
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
Uwe Boll, "1968: Tunnel Rats," "In the Name of the King" and "Postal
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, "Disaster Movie" and "Meet the Spartans
Tom Putnam, "The Hottie & the Nottie
Marco Schnabel, "The Love Guru"
M. Night Shyamalan, "The Happening"
"Disaster Movie" and "Meet the Spartans," both written by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
"The Happening," written by M. Night Shyamalan
"The Hottie & the Nottie," written By Heidi Ferrer
"In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale," screenplay by Doug Taylor
"The Love Guru," written by Mike Myers and Graham Gordy
Worst Career Achievement
Uwe Boll (Germany's answer to Ed Wood)
Via - razzies.com
A poor understanding of probability leads many people to put forward supernatural explanation for events that are far more common than they think.
This video shows how probability theory is sufficient to explain even seemingly remarkable coincidences.
Via - icantseeyou
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I'm happy to introduce you to Gladys Hardy (88) of Austin Texas. If you listened to her, she's already a star (and prolly a little drunk). The clip below made me laugh in so many ways. Gladys' family has launched a site, gladyshardy.com, where you can view more hilarious clips and read more about her.
Hilarious Exhibit A:
Hilarious Exhibit B (from the website):
Image - gladyshardy.com
Saturday, January 17, 2009
January 2009 marks the first-ever celebration of National Drag History Month! This month-long event salutes the richness of drag culture and pays tribute to the courageous queens who
NSFW, but highly amusing, language.
Besides, any trailer with a Pixies song in it can't be too bad!
Friday, January 16, 2009
NSFW-ish white boy butt briefly exposed.
You can check out more hilarious videos from Robert James Hoffman III, aka Punchrobert, here. He has been making amusing videos for quite a while, remember the Urban Ninja??
Thursday, January 15, 2009
As I mentioned in a previous post, Burger King launched a spiffy Whopper Sacrifice app for Facebook which rewarded you free Whoppers for every 10 'friends' you manage cut loose.
Well apparently Facebook has disabled Whopper Sacrifice "after your love for the Whopper sandwich proved to be stronger than 233,906 friendships!"
Via - Whopper Sacrifice
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Click here to read a fascinating article by Danny Rose explaining the discovery of a 'Marilyn Monroe' hormone.
SCIENTISTS have identified the Marilyn Monroe hormone that is linked to an hour-glass body shape in women, and also an increased desire to trade-up to new men.
Women who have high levels of oestradoil also show elevated confidence and a greater inclination to have sex outside of their current relationship, according to the US-based research.
The ovarian steroid hormone is also associated with having a symmetrical face, large breasts and a low waist-to-hip ratio.
These poor ladies also tend to be the kind of women "other women don't like."
It's one of my many, many guilty pleasures.
One contestant, Scott McIntyre (23), managed to snag one of the most inspiring AND awkward moments of the night.
McIntyre has been visually impaired since birth. He began playing piano by ear at age 3, went to college at 14, has independently produced, engineered, and released 6 full-length CD's, and even ballroom dances. With a solid audition and great story he can list his newest accomplishment as singing his way to a golden ticket to Hollywood.
After Scott emerged from his audition and hugged his family, Ryan Seacrest held up his right hand for a high-five. After being left hanging for a few painfully awkward moments Seacrest ended up reaching down and taking Scott's hand in congratulations.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
It's not 'official' so watch it now before it gets yanked!
1/15 Update: It's been taken down. I'll try to find another one.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Sloshspot has put together an amusing collection of Motivation Posters based on quotes from Hunter S Thompson (someone never know for a lack of something to say). Check them out here.
Oh, and if you've ever been mildly curious about the brilliantly talented and disturbed author, check out the movie 'Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.' I saw it this past week and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Images - sloshspot
I promise not to be one of those people who post a bazillion SNL clips (though honestly I’m a big fan). Haven said that, Neil Patrick Harris’ Digital Short “ode to Doogie Howser MD” last night was brilliant. I’m still waiting for them to post a clip of it, and I hope they do.
In the meantime, the “Save Broadway” skit was also full of win.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Well get down on your knees and give thanks for the advertising geniuses working for Burger King these days. First they brought us the brilliantly hilarious BK perfume site, and now here comes a Facebook application that will help you trim the fat on your 'friends' list without hurting too many feelings in the process.
The new app is called Whopped Sacrifice and it rewards you with a coupon for BK's signature burger for every 10 'friends' you manage cut loose. Each time you delete a 'friend' from your massively cluttered list, the application sends a notification to the banished party via Facebook's news feed explaining that your desire for a Whopper is stronger than your love for the unlucky former 'friend.' The app also adds a box on a user's profile page charting their progress toward the free burger with the line, "Who will be the next to go?"
The application is available on Facebook and at WhopperSacrifice.com.
Article - Dorsey Shaw
Image - Whoppersacrifice
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Spider-Man has a new sidekick: The president-elect.
Barack Obama collected Spider-Man comics as a child, so Marvel Comics wanted to give him a "shout-out back" by featuring him in a bonus story, said Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief.
"How great is that? The commander in chief to be is actually a nerd in chief," Quesada said. "It was really, really cool to see that we had a geek in the White House. We're all thrilled with that."
The comic starts with Spider-Man's alter-ego Peter Parker taking photographs at the inauguration, before spotting two identical Obamas.
Parker decides "the future president's gonna need Spider-Man," and springs into action, using basketball to determine the real Obama and punching out the impostor.
Obama thanks him with a fist-bump.
Marvel comics have featured most presidents, but generally in walk-on roles, Quesada said.
"I think President Nixon might have appeared on the cover, but not in a good way," he said.
Obama has said that as a child, he collected Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comic books. His Senate Web site used to have a photo of him posing in front of a Superman statue.
The Obama story is a bonus in Marvel Comic's Amazing Spider-Man #583, available in comic book shops nationwide on Jan. 14 for $3.99 and is expected to sell out, with half the covers devoted to Obama.
Via - LISA TOLIN, Associated Press Writer
Images - marvel.com
Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's largest and oldest provider of pet health insurance, has released their annual list of unusual pet names for 08. I thought my dog, Cutter, had an unusual name but I think Peanut Wigglebutt & Toot Uncommon have that beat. It's too bad I didn't know when I was coming up with his name how much he would be fascinated by his nether regions as he/they grew... I coulda soooo named him Sir Lix-a-lot...
|1. Rush Limbark|
2. Sirius Lee Handsome
4. Low Jack
6. Peanut Wigglebutt
7. Scuddles Unterfuss
8. Sophie Touch & Pee
9. Admiral Toot
|1. Edward Scissorpaws|
2. Sir Lix-a-lot
3. Optimus Prrrime
4. Buddah Pest
5. Snoop Kitty Kitty
6. Miss Fuzzbutt
7. 80 Bucks
9. Rosie Posie Prozac
10. Toot Uncommon
Via - Today Show
Once again at this year's Burning Man Festival you could find the
Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro - "We put the Barbie in Bar-B-Que!"
The photos are from this past year's Burning Man, but the below SFGate article is from a few years back:
Jim Jacoby of New Castle showed off his art installation of nearly 1,000 Barbie dolls in various states of expiration. There were Barbies crucified on hot pink crosses, Barbies hanging from the gallows, Barbies crushed under the wheels of Barbie vans and hundreds of the emaciated plastic dolls marching into a Betty Crocker Easy Bake oven at G.I. Joe gunpoint.Via - SFGate
Jacoby wasn't trying to make a statement. Rather, he saw something similar with the Pillsbury Dough Boy in National Lampoon magazine five years ago and thought it would be funny if he "liberated" his daughter's Barbies for a similar purpose. The gag worked, and now people send him Barbies from all over the world.
Inage - hjselde
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
7. - The Lion King: To Be Successful, Sometimes People Got to Die
6. - Cinderella: Sort of Like "The Secret"
5. - The Little Mermaid: A Little Deal with the Devil Never Hurt Nobody
4. - Beauty and the Beast: Just Because He's Abusive, Doesn't Mean He's Not a Really Good Guy
3. - The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Ugly Dude Never Gets the Girl
2. - Sleeping Beauty: If a Guy Saves Your Ass, it Belongs to Him
1. - The Fox and the Hound: Sometimes People Are Different, and That's Awful
Via - Cracked
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Every skier risks exposure to the elements in this hobby, but this poor guy took it to a new level. A chairlift seat in the wrong position left this dude showing his shrunk junk for 15 minutes to his son above, the rest of the skiers below, and (I'm sure) the world by tomorrow...
Read more about it here - with additional NSFW-ish southern exposure pics
Image - The Smoking Gun
Wayne State University's "Word Warriors" Web site, which can be seen here, is launching a crusade to 'bring good words back from oblivion.'
According to the website - 'Too often we limit ourselves to words that are momentarily popular or broadly applicable, and so rob ourselves of English’s inherent beauty and agility. Alarmed by this tendency, the Word Warriors of Wayne State University propose to help rejuvenate the language we love by advocating for words of style and substance that see far too little use.'
You can also submit words you feel need 'retrieval from the linguistic closet'.
Via - Wayne State University
Image - surrealmuse
Monday, January 5, 2009
I personally feel their #2 pick shoulda been first, but Den of Geek’s awesome list of fake ads in sci-fi movies has been keeping me blissfully amused all morning.
“Would you Like to Know More?”
Via - Den Of Geek!
Yes, surprisingly, 50+ years later - there still is some...
For those new to the English language, here’s a gloriously exhaustive, line-by-line summary and explanation of the Wizard of Oz. Ex: "Ruby" is a deep red color, and "slippers" are a type of soft shoe for wearing indoors! Fascinating.
And if you’ve ever asked yourself “Hey... why does water melt the witch, but not Dorothy?” or suffered through the emotional dilemma of asking yourself if YOU would have gone back to Kansas, then the new book "The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy" edited by Randall E. Auxier and Phil Seng is just for you! Check it out here.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
So I know this has been around the internet for a while now, but really wanted to share it with those of you who haven’t been graced with opportunity to see these 17 seconds of hilarity. It’s spawned many amusing parodies on YouTube, some of which are quite creative. Diplo has even released an I Like Turtles mix CD, which I have. It’s pretty awesome btw.
Image - Mad Decent
Friday, January 2, 2009
It’s an amusing question since I spent a decade working the kids. As I’ve gotten older though, I do seem to leaning more to the Damp Punk Kids attitude towards 'em. I want them off my lawn. I really do...
Anyhow, apparently I can take on 25. Click below to see how many you can handle.
Image - www.howmanyfiveyearoldscouldyoutakeinafight.com
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I seriously lost it....