Thursday, July 31, 2008

Shalom Undertaker

I've come to the conclusion that The Undertaker from the WWE is really a Hasidic Jew. Want proof?

Let us compare the style of dress of Hasidic Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu:

Now let's look at The Undertaker:
Hmmm...shalom Undertaker.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

To Serve and Eject

Well it looks like we get two posts today, because this video I saw is absolutely appalling. Apparently Friday night was an NY Critical Mass bike ride. Well the video below shows a cop running into a bike rider and shoving him off his bike.

This looked completely unprovoked and from the video you can see that no police officers or bystanders were in any danger that would warrant force like that. I can't see any defense that could be used here. The original article goes on to say that the BIKE RIDER was arrested and charged with attempted assault. Now I'm all for police leeway, letting them do what needs to be done for the job and giving them the benefit of the doubt, but this is a blatant abuse of power and things like this should not be tolerated.

Now I don't know the whole story, but from looking at that video, it's my opinion that that cop should be fired and charged with assault. (Update: even if the police were on the lookout for this guy I think they could have handled it differently, unless he was the anti-Christ.)

Original story from Gothamist.

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15 reasons Mr. Rogers was best neighbor ever

*image from Wikipedia

This morning I was shown an article about Mr. Rogers. I decided to repost it here because Mr. Rogers is wacky and is always funny. The real reason I decided to repost it was because of the #1 reason which is hilarious.

The article comes from CNN via Mental Floss magazine so be sure to visit those sites .

Full article below:

Here are 15 things everyone should know about Fred Rogers:

1. Even Koko the Gorilla loved him. Most people have heard of Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English.

What most people don't know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers' Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she'd always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!

2. He made thieves think twice. According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town.

Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, "If we'd known it was yours, we never would have taken it." Mental Floss: Memorable commencement speakers

3. He watched his figure to the pound. In covering Rogers' daily routine (waking up at 5 a.m.; praying for a few hours for all of his friends and family; studying; writing, making calls and reaching out to every fan who took the time to write him; going for a morning swim; getting on a scale; then really starting his day), writer Tom Junod explained that Mr. Rogers weighed in at exactly 143 pounds every day for the last 30 years of his life.

He didn't smoke, didn't drink, didn't eat the flesh of any animals, and was extremely disciplined in his daily routine. And while I'm not sure if any of that was because he'd mostly grown up a chubby, single child, Junod points out that Rogers found beauty in the number 143.

According to the piece, Rogers came "to see that number as a gift... because, as he says, "the number 143 means 'I love you.' It takes one letter to say 'I' and four letters to say 'love' and three letters to say 'you.' One hundred and forty-three."

4. He saved both public television and the VCR. Strange but true. When the government wanted to cut public television funds in 1969, the relatively unknown Mister Rogers went to Washington.

Almost straight out of a Frank Capra film, his 5-6 minute testimony on how TV had the potential to give kids hope and create more productive citizens was so simple but passionate that even the most gruff politicians were charmed. While the budget should have been cut, the funding instead jumped from $9 to $22 million.

Rogers also spoke to Congress, and swayed senators into voting to allow VCR's to record television shows from the home. It was a cantankerous debate at the time, but his argument was that recording a program like his allowed working parents to sit down with their children and watch shows as a family. Mental Floss: Forgotten kids shows sure to give you nightmares

5. He might have been the most tolerant American ever. Mister Rogers seems to have been almost exactly the same off-screen as he was onscreen. As an ordained Presbyterian minister, and a man of tremendous faith, Mister Rogers preached tolerance first.

Whenever he was asked to castigate non-Christians or gays for their differing beliefs, he would instead face them and say, with sincerity, "God loves you just the way you are." Often this provoked ire from fundamentalists.

6. He was genuinely curious about others. Mister Rogers was known as one of the toughest interviews because he'd often befriend reporters, asking them tons of questions, taking pictures of them, compiling an album for them at the end of their time together, and calling them after to check in on them and hear about their families. He wasn't concerned with himself, and genuinely loved hearing the life stories of others.

And it wasn't just with reporters. Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec's house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host).

On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver's home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.

7. He was color-blind. Literally. He couldn't see the color blue. Of course, he was also figuratively color-blind, as you probably guessed. As were his parents, who took in a black foster child when Rogers was growing up. Mental Floss: Praise for the blind genius who invented cruise control

8. He could make a subway car full of strangers sing. Once while rushing to a New York meeting, there were no cabs available, so Rogers and one of his colleagues hopped on the subway. Esquire reported that the car was filled with people, and they assumed they wouldn't be noticed.

But when the crowd spotted Rogers, they all simultaneously burst into song, chanting "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood." The result made Rogers smile wide.

9. He got into TV because he hated TV. The first time he turned one on, he saw people angrily throwing pies in each other's faces. He immediately vowed to use the medium for better than that. Over the years he covered topics as varied as why kids shouldn't be scared of a haircut, or the bathroom drain (because you won't fit!), to divorce and war.

10. He was an Ivy League dropout. Rogers moved from Dartmouth to Rollins College to pursue his studies in music.

11. He composed all the songs on the show, and over 200 tunes.

12. He was a perfectionist, and disliked ad libbing. He felt he owed it to children to make sure every word on his show was thought out.

13. Michael Keaton got his start on the show as an assistant. He helped puppeteer and operate the trolley.

14. Several characters on the show are named for his family. Queen Sara is named after Rogers' wife, and the postman Mr. McFeely is named for his maternal grandfather who always talked to him like an adult, and reminded young Fred that he made every day special just by being himself. Sound familiar? It was the same way Mister Rogers closed every show.

15. The sweaters. Every one of the cardigans he wore on the show had been hand-knit by his mother.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Pineapple Express Restricted Trailer

I guess I like to post movie trailers, so here's another one. This time it's the trailer for Pineapple Express, which I'm sure you've probably seen on TV already. For some reason though I can't find the trailer that's on TV and that's too bad because the "I made a mistake" phone marriage dialogue with Seth Rogan is great.

Below is the one I think is funny. Below that one is the restricted trailer which I don't think is as funny.

Trailer I think is funny:

Restricted trailer:

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I Hate Preggers

I hate the word "preggers." As in someone stating that someone else is or looks as if they are pregnant, as in "Wow she's preggers." I'm not sure I can think of a word that irritates me as much as this.

This isn't even shortening a word or creating a slang term to hide the meaning from someone. It's just deciding to create some mashed word that looks the same, means the same thing, has the same number of letters and syllables, but for some reason is a new word. There is zero purpose to this word usage.

I heard that if you use the word you're 10x more likely to get thrown in front of a train. Seriously do not ever use this word.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

RIP Estelle Getty

RIP Estelle Getty. We will always remember you for you academy award worthy performance in Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot!, but I choose to remember you as whatever it is you're doing in the image above.

*Image borrowed from Brooklyn Vegan, check them out, cool site.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oooooooooooooh Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaah!

Do you all remember the Macho Man Randy Savage? Of course you do. Well here's a promo of his from what I think is the early 80s. It is completely ridiculous and make ZERO sense. It almost sounds like he's reading random lines from random poems or something, or simply babbling offer words as they enter his head. Watch it, it's funny.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Tonight I'm going to see one of my favorite bands, 311. This will be something like the 12th time I've seen them. Funny thing is that the first time I saw them I wasn't really a fan and just went because a bunch of my friends were going. Well that show changed my mind - they are great and one of the best live bands ever. It's not that they have a particular "show" -- it's just the energy that's at the shows, ask and fan and they'll tell you what I mean.

If you're not a fan, I suggest you give them a try, summertime would work best and you can take pretty much anything of the Music or Grassroots albums first.

I'd also like to rep two of the bands I saw open for 311 years ago; 2 Skinnee J's and Shootyz Groove. And for the record Incubus fans, 311 is far superior.

Enjoy 311:


Do You Right:

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

1,2,3,4 Monsters Walking Across The Floor

I have no idea why this is amusing to me but it is. A video of Fiest singing her song 1,2,3,4 - which you may know from the ipod commercial where she's in some bright blue outfit doing some odd hip/body shake dance move. Well now Fiest has redone the song for Sesame Street into a "counting is fun boys and girls" song which included the the glorious like "1,2,3,4 monsters walking across the floor."

I don't know whether I actually hate the video or love it. I can't tell whether I want to make fun of it or enjoy the fun that comes with learning up to four digits.


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Friday, July 11, 2008

Come On Apple!

Today I tried to download the update for the iPod Touch (iPod Touch 2.0 update) and what did I get? NOTHING! iTunes keeps saying that I have the newest version 1.1.4 and then says that 2.0 is available and then 15 minutes later says that 1.1.4 is the latest version. WTF Apple? iPhone users can get their update but iPod Touch users cannot?

Yesterday they released the new application store, which was useless since you couldn't update the iPod until today. So that means you could BUY the applications but you couldn't actually use them or even put them on your iPod.

It should also be of note that this update is FREE for iPhone users but iPod Touch users have to pay $10 for the update. The main purpose of the update is to allow you to access the app store, so you're really paying Apple $10 for the luxury to purchase more from them later on. That's pretty ridiculous.

All of this is on top of the fact that Apple charged users $20 for an update earlier this year (January I think?), which again was FREE for iPhone users. Now this $10 updates included those. Which means you could have $10 by waiting until now to get this update. So why do you get a 2 for 1 update now, why did it have to be $20 in the first place and $10 now? The rumor is that due to "accounting practices" Apple has to charge something for an update. Okay fine, if that's the reason why $20 and $10. Why not $1 and $1 or $0.01 and $0.01?

So lets see:
-Release of the store where you can make purchases but cannot actually use what you bought
-iPhone users can get an update but Touch users cannot
-Charging iPod Touch users for an update (twice) while other get the update free
-Charging for an update that allows you to spend your money on their products

Thanks for screwing us Apple. I'll agree you have some good products but stop screwing with consumers.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Jamie Kennedy is Terrible

Who is the casting director that decided that Jamie Kennedy either has talent or is entertaining?

Last night I was watching the show Reaper, which most people probably don't watch, but I think it's great. Anyway, Jamie Kennedy was a guest star and he was terrible. He played the same stupid sounding stoned looking oblivious idiot character that he plays in everything he's ever been in. He just about ruined the episode. In fact I think he just about ruined television and film, that's how bad he is. I can't think of words to explain how bad he really is. He's just annoying. If I see him on anything I will change the channel. If he even guest stars in a movie I think twice about watching it.

Is there anyone who is actually like "Oh a new Jamie Kennedy show I have to catch that" or "Jamie Kennedy is on Conan tonight, can't miss it." I can't imagine the type of person who thinks he's funny or even mildly entertaining. He has got to be the (not one of, the) worst "performer" in the history of existence. I'd rather watch a baby murder ballet than 1 minute of his "comedy."

On another note, watch Reaper so it doesn't get cancelled.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

BK Now Open On Eternia

For those who don't know, King Randor is the father or He-Man and ruler of Eternia. Last night I came across some stuff online that brings into question who this alleged King really is. It seems the King may be leading a secret life.

I give you exhibit A, King Randor:

And now ladies and gentlemen, I give you exhibit B, The Burger King:

I'm just saying, have you ever seen these two together?

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Monday, July 7, 2008

The Empire Strike Barack

Haha, I found this pro Barack Obama mashups today. I like The Empire Strike Barack Best, it has the best scenes in it. It's not the best done video, just faces pasted on Star Wars clips, but like I said, it's got some funny quotes in it.

Check it out at about 2:32 for Obama's "dirt off the shoulder" move and at 4:32 to see him drive the lane. I'm surprised that I haven't seen the basketball clip before with some ridiculous headline like "Obama drives to the hoop of change" or something like that.

So if you'd like to see the video here it is (4:59 total):

Also Barack Obama as Rocky: Baracky

In other news, I think I'm going to start making some "John McCain is so old..." jokes, I just haven' t got a good one yet. If you have some Old McCain jokes send them to me HERE.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Step Brothers - Restricted Trailer

Well this could potentially be the greatest movie in the history of the world. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who both still live with their parents, become step brothers at like 40 when their parents get married. I imagine though that you should probably drink before, and possibly during the movie to enhance it's hilarity.

Watch the "restricted" unedited trailer:

"The bunk beds were a terrible idea. Why'd you let us do that?"

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WTF Cable Companies

What the F cable companies. First you limit our bandwith and now you cut off services. It seems that on the urging of NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a bunch of cable/internet providers are now blocking access to usenet (and thus blocking access to million of files to download). Come on it seems that these companies keep giving us less for more, it's getting ridiculous.

What I'm more annoyed about here are Attorney General's who simply do something under the guise of "seeking justice" when it's actually for press and a way to create a more publicly recognizable persona and advance your political carereer. Let's be honest here, this is a big move for Cuomo and is getting press (with highly respected outlets like this) writing about. On the other side I'm sure that the cable companies love it as it now cuts down on people's bandwith even more, unless users choose to go to a third party group that they'll have to pay for.

So what do we have here? Politician wins, cable companies win, third party companies win, consumers lose. Keep up the good work.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Retarded Athletes ESPN Moments

Now, I don’t mean to be a jerk about this but it’s getting rather annoying…Here’s what’s going on:

I’m sitting at home watching SportsCenter thinking I’m going to hear some trade news, see some highlights or hear that they finally realized baseball is a boring sport and ban it from TV. But that’s not what I hear. What is it that I do hear? A “heartwarming” story about a kid with no legs who got to play wheelchair basketball with some NBA player or a kid with cancer who got to meet a baseball player or a retarded kid who is infatuated with race horses.

Okay yeah it’s nice that this kids get their Make A Wish thing and I don’t what then to die or anything but I really have no interest in hearing about retarded athletes playing 6th grade tee-ball or a kid with a disease shooting free throws with Shaquille O’ Neal (and probably shooting better than Shaq too).

Yeah great, this 12 year old kid is playing ball, great success. I’m glad he’s happy but I don’t need to see it. This is something you show at like 3:30am, not 7am or 7pm. Seriously. And what’s with the team saying “We love Corky he’s the heart of the team!” Are they really going to go out partying with him when they’re seniors? Maybe…but I doubt it. Again, not being a jerk, just look at it honestly.

Why do we have to work in a PSA and/or some goodwill PR at PRIME score/highlight catch up times? I really doubt the ESPN audience is clamoring for more “heartfelt” stories. It’s also doesn’t set a great tone for the rest of the day. Come on now, you know it’s true.

Also, I’d just like to throw in there that no one cares about the WNBA either. It’s true. You know it. Get over it.

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