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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

RIP Davy Jones

Davy Jones, at age 19, auditioning for 'The Monkees':

(via TDW)

One of my favorite songs:

And a pretty awesome ukulele cover:

Happy Leap Day!

Leap Day William is coming to town!

Leap Day William
Leap Day William
Bursting from the sea!
Will he bring his bucket of sweets for mom, and pop, and me?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Marmoset there'd be days like this...

The Shirelles was one of my favorite groups growing up and while it's a bit of mockery, I'm glad they're still remembered.
Plus, it's just an awesome song.

Also- made a quick YouTube playlist of some Shirelles favorites if you want to check it out.

The longest NASCAR clip I've ever watched

So apparently after being delayed on Sunday, this happened at the Daytona 500:

Disaster aside, what did they think would happen when they use a jet turbine to dry the track while cars drive around at almost 200 MPH??
Another 'Only in America' moment.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

3 Movie Trailers

Two and a half minutes worth!

Looks like an excellent movie

(via TDW)

Wrath of the Titans
'Excellent' doesn't begin to describe how great this is going to be.

There had better be a catchy Liam Neeson line in this one too.
(via /Film)

8 Things That Have Absolutely Nothing In Common

1. Michael Kenneth Williams (AKA Omar from 'The Wire) speaks out for Marriage Equality

(via TDW)

2. Stopped traffic + impatient asshole + wet cement =
(FB thanks to Joe)


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Joining in the LINsanity

I know he's way over publicized now, but I figured I had to do one post.
He's Asian... I'm Asian... It makes sense. (Kinda of [not really]).

Intentionally offensive jokes:




(via HuffPo)

Unintentionally(?) offensive joke:

Apparently some people were offended and the writer was canned. He later spoke and said it was unintentional.
I actually believe him in this case and think the headline is hilarious.
(via Business Insider)

Appropriate 'Lin' Joke:
"Everyone But This Young Woman’s Father Can Agree That This Is An Appropriate Jeremy Lin Pun"
(via deadspin)

And, oh yea, he plays the game pretty well too:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Quickie

(via Neatorama)

100 Greatest Nicolas Cage Quotes:
Warning: NSFW- language (it's Nic Cage of course) and some images

(via THD)

Creepy: Louis Armstrong doll, low on batteries

(via TDW)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day-After-Valentine's-Day Post

Go out and get your 50% off chocolates!

Why a Big Mac Costs Less Than a Salad:

"The chart was put together by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, but its figures still, alas, look quite relevant. Thanks to lobbying, Congress chooses to subsidize foods that we’re supposed to eat less of.

Of course, there are surely other reasons why burgers are cheaper than salads. These might include production costs, since harvesting apples is probably more naturally seasonal than slaughtering cows (even though both are in demand year-round). Transportation and storage costs might also play a role, as it’s probably easier to keep ground beef fresh and edible for extended periods of time, by freezing it, than cucumbers.

Whatever the cause of the pricing change, there is little doubt that many healthful foods have gotten much more expensive relative to unhealthful ones. David Leonhardt showed this in another remarkable chart, published here last year, that displays how the prices of different food groups have changed relative to their pricing 30 years ago:

(NYTimes via ChartPorn)

Judge Napolitano
Apparently his next-to-last broadcast, in classic libertarian fashion.

(via TDW)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

More Valentine's Love

Ending Valentine's Day with 'I Love You x 100':

And here's Hollywood's version:

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Google Doodle

Star Wars Valentine's Cards
(via Star Wars)

And... The Cost of Love


And here's a Natalie Tran video (from last year, she refuses to post more):

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Grammys: 2012

Sad, sad state of music in 2012...

1. Nicki Minaj's performance may have been the worst thing I have ever seen/heard:

(via VH1)

2. We celebrated an admitted woman abuser with, not one but, two performances

3. Kids these days...
(via buzzfeed)

4. =(
(via TDW)

5. Ending on a good note: Bruno Mars' performance was pretty awesome

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rick Santorum: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

I recently heard something about Rick Santorum hating on Libertarian ideals (not that I'm a huge fan of all libertarian ideas, but I agree with many and was curious which Santorum disagreed with).
Anyway, I wanted to see if this was true and did a search on YouTube for some proof.

What I found was far more frightening than just hating on Libertarianism.

Rick Santorum wants to control your life, public and personal.
He doesn't believe in personal free-will or a Constitutionally limited government.

It goes beyond just disagreeing with libertarians or liberals.
He has a complete "if you're not with me, you're against me" mentality.

(If you don't want to watch the whole thing, just watch the first 30 seconds of the video)

"One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a libertarianish right. You know, the left has gone so far left and the right in some respects has gone so far right that they touch each other. They come around in the circle. This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don’t think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals can’t go it alone. That there is no such society that I am aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture." -Rick Santorum

Just another scary clip:

Complete disregard for the 'Declaration of Independence'....
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." (Declaration of Independence, Wiki)

How anyone could back this man and his ideas are beyond me...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Social Media

I just attended a social media speaker panel tonight.
Apparently you're supposed to create unique content and engage your viewers.

Too bad. You get this.

Dr. Seuss descriptively titled books:

(via fb)

New 'Spiderman' movie trailer


Thursday, February 2, 2012


A penguin pet would be so awesome...

Penguin Stroll

"King [and gentoo!] penguins explore the snowy outdoors with keeper Cyndie Gitter on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the St. Louis Zoo. Keepers decided to use the wintry weather as part of the penguins' daily enrichment activity by letting a few selected penguins walk outside of the Penguin and Puffin Coast area."
(via Neatorama)

Penguin Attack

Jerk Penguin

WTF? Dick move, penguin.
(via Barstool)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I found (Google) Buzz!

Apparently I was one of the few that actually liked and used Google Buzz, and I have found Google+ is not a sufficient replacement.

The two things I liked the most about Buzz were:
1) It kept a record of all your statuses- I post links constantly in my statuses and sometimes like to refer back to some of those links. And 2) it was integrated into Gmail- Work cares far less about me being on Gmail, than it does being on a social network.

Anyway, while browsing through my Google Account Settings, I found out that Google is still keeping a record of your Gchat statuses and still technically calls it 'Buzz'.

This doesn't solve the problem with Gmail integration, but you can also find your friends' Buzzs!

Just follow these steps:
1) Go to your personal Google+ page.
2) Find copy your identification number (located in the url) and copy it [see below]

3) Insert it into this url: "https://profiles.google.com/YOUR_NUMBER_HERE/buzz"

If your friends' status/Buzz posts are public or shared with you, you should be able to view their Buzzes as well. Just go to their Google+ pages to get their numbers and insert in the the url above.

Again, it's not quite the same, but if you're in need of a Buzz-fix, now you know where to get one.

Wednesday Vids

(It's an alliteration if you're Dracula....)

Animated History of Aviation

(via Neatorama)

Muppets respond to FoxNews
If you recall, FoxNews accused the Muppets of being brainwashing liberals.

Attack liberals all you want, FoxNews, but we got a problem when you start going after the Muppets.
(via /Film)

Behind-The-Scenes: Your Bag's Journey On Delta
Though I'm sure this bag was handled a little differently from most other bags...

(via TDW)