Friday, April 30, 2010

YouTube-sday™ Special Edition: Supporting the troops

War sucks. Let's face facts. It's dirty. It horrible. Danger around every corner. Crappy food. Far from your loved ones. So what to do to pass the time? But of course - move it like Lady GaGa!! Check out the first and (from the description) still a little raw take on the Beyon-GaGa hit "Telephone". And BTW - take the effort to sync the two videos up and compare them side-by-side'ish. ROFL-copter for sure!

Be safe out there, boys....and keep editing to release the final version.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Be Prepared to be pwN3d!

Seems the Boy Scouts have finally made it to the 20th century by offering a merit badge for the best Niko Bellic impression. Yup, now scouts of all ages can finally adorn their shirt, sash or belt with a emblem saying "Hey, I used full DP to score the swift horde wolf during Trial of the Grand Crusader, noob!

This is wonderful, in my opinion. For so long the scouts have been lame, what with their pinewood cars and their jamborees. But now, with LAN parties and gaming clans, they should really be able to attract kids back to the scouting life.

Like this little guy....

Eagle scout material, for sure.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

YouTube-sday™: A long time ago, on an instrument far, far away...

The uniqueness of user-driven media is that you can run into some mighty fine ideas from people that in years past was regulated only to their closest friends. And while, at times, this can be a pretty horrible invention, it does bring us a fair amount of fun. So I give you a few videos of people doing their best performing Star Wars tunes across numerous instruments:

And finally, my personal fav:

Friday, April 16, 2010

WTFriday: 4/16/10

Yeah - I said I would do this weekly. HEY - I'VE BEEN BUSY!!!! Lay off! :)

Anyway, let's get to this list:

1) I remember when Victoria Jackson used to be funny..... I think. Anyway, now she is just batsh*t crazy:

2) Nicholas Cage. This dude does WTFs almost weekly, from who he marries to movies he chooses. And now, he's gone the path of Khufu and bought a pyramid to be buried in when he dies. Just read it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Best dressed.

That little gem, along with some other great Ts, buttons, stickers and the like can be found here - courtesy of the fantastic website called The Other 95%. The Other 95 simply fight back against the teabaggers and their outlandish fingers-on-a-chalkboard screams of socialism, death panels, birth certificates and the like. I think I have to get that shirt, as I made under 50k last year but paid almost 30% in state and local taxes. Exxon made 45.2 billion and paid a total of $0 in taxes in 2009. Hard to comprehend? Let's look at that graphically:

profit = $45,200,000,000
taxes paid = $0

At least Exxon is not alone. GE didn't pay any taxes to the US government either. Then again, thru tax breaks they made another $1.1 billion on their bottom line. Well played, GE. Well played indeed.

Thankfully, I pay less than I did a few years ago.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yup, it sucks.

I have taken great pride in NOT being sucked into the crap they call "television" lately. Never watched Survivor, Apprentice, Bachelor, Great Race, Two and a Half Men - none of that junk.

"Why don't you like me?"

But the other day, my daughter flipped on American Idol, and it was Beatles night. I figured this would be interesting. Knowing Idol's ability to finding nothing but the best talent (Carrie Underwood excluded) and totally blowing it on real talent,

"Suck it, Simon."

I knew this should be a train wreck of epic proportions - Idol did not fail. The idea was to take Beatles songs and "make them your own". This might include rearranging the piece to suit you. Let me repeat that: Rearranging the piece. I can't think of a single Beatles song that could stand for a new arrangement to make it better. Simon, the head moron on the judging table, seems to think otherwise when he stated that some Beatles song could use a new sound. This coming from a guy with the fashion sense of The Situation.


Needless to say, I only watched about 2.4 songs. That was the limit I could stomach. And the things they did to violate the songs should have been criminal. How this is considered good might be subject to debate. But if you take the side that it's well done, you would be wrong. That's something that one finds in a newborn's diaper. Then some other dingbat thought he could make an improvement on a classic tune and turned in this craptastic performance. Leave the stage now. And WTF is this? Really....WTF? Are you serious???

Well, that's my Idol fill for a lifetime. As I always knew, it's bad beyond my expectations. And really, when this is a runner up, that's tells a lot about the intelligence of those in charge and those that watch.

"Ewww....can I have his phone number?"