Sunday, February 24, 2008

say no to penguins

There should be no more movies, documentaries, or even cartoons about penguins. They should be banned. Yes they are cute. Yes they look adorable in the little tuxedos that they are forced to wear because of winter time.

...But if i see one more thing about them I'm gonna vomit.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

DJ Shakes_2008-02-23 (hip hop + R&B)

http://hbshakes.blogspot.com
theme: hip hop + R&B

Okay no weird themes this time...Last mix I did 80s movie songs and before that was Christmas. This time it's mostly older 90s era hip hop, with a little R&B and Boyz II Men thrown in for good measure. Oh yeah, there's also some New Orleans Blues in there, with Freddie King towards the end. Caaaaannn yoooouu dig it?

T R A C K L I S T I N G (approx 50min)

[0:00] Intro - Me
[0:00] Pete Rock - Hip Hopcrisy
[1:26] Raekwon - Verbal Intercourse

[4:21] Craig Mack feat. Biggie - Flava In Your Ear (remix)
[8:37] Sadat X - Lump Lump

[11:48] Groove Theory - Tell Me
[14:50] Mary J. Blige - Real Love
[17:58] Grand Master Flash - White Lines

[22:15] Big Pun - You Ain't A Killer
[26:07] Organized Konfusion - Why
[29:39] Little Freddie King - Walking With Freddie
[33:10] Janet Jackson - Gone Till It's Gone
[36:43] Common (feat Lily Allen) - Drivin' Me Wild
[39:58] Boyz II Men - Water Runs Dry
[43:00] Black Sheep - Flavor Of The Month
[46:44] Outro - Me
[46:55] Charlie Parker - K.C. Blues

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Guy Smiley: America's Most Beloved Gameshow Host

The end of the world is near judging from the fact that it's snowing 9 inches this morning and the fact that the Kings won last night (5-1) and the Lakers are playing their best basketball 6yrs or so.
As such I felt that in times of change we must carefully reassess the values, institutions, and social mores which we hold to be true. Today we shall focus on Guy Smiley.

Certainly one of the most beloved muppets, Guy Smiley was one of the few caricatures of humanity who may have been more tamer than the people he emulated…talk show hosts. Whats strikes as odd is that most of Guy's game shows all seemed to feature Cookie monster as a prominent contestant.



...and now now...don't get confused. The blue guy in the clip above is not Cookie Monster. All blue people do not look the same. That's just racist. The best part is when he describes the monkey... "it looks like a little hairy person"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

caught with your pants down

Every so often I stumble into something where I discover that someone has a funnier idea than even I could come up with. For some reason, an enterprising person decided that all the mannequins in the Macy's men's department should have their pants pulled down.

Ingenious.

It's pretty funny to be minding your own business in Macy's and then suddenly realize that a bunch of plastic bodies are mooning you.

What's even more bizarro is when people in the mall think you're some weird fetish loving perv who is taking a picture of the offending plastic people. But I don't do it for myself. I do it for you. The reader at home.

Monday, February 18, 2008

President's Day...it's a celebration bitches

Having Monday off is the greatest thing ever. For one it means that there's less of a reason to feel depressed and miserable on Sunday night. Secondly, and just as important, is the obvious yet timely point that a it means the work week has one less day in it. Fantastic!

As such my Sunday has been vibrant than normal. A rubbish Indian lunch buffet was followed by a nap, watching "Slapshot" & "This is Spinal Tap." Quality stuff. Quality. Oh and on Saturday I helped stop a friend from deciding to propose and get married. All in a day's work I suppose. I'm a miracle worker, like Jesus, but only with a lot less followers.

Right now it's 3:35am and that means it's time to call it a day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

quote of the day

If you ever have your cable blown out but are desperate for some good entertainment, you just need to goto two tech websites, either Gizmodo or Engadget (huge dork rivals by the way) and their reader comments on any article do not disappoint. Every harmless article about a new electric toaster invariably turns into some flame war between the holy debates of the tech world:
1) Mac lovers vs. Windows assholes
2) Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD
and of course...
3) Iphones vs. Everything else

It's awesome, but non-subtle mockery aside the people are truly funny. It is from here that I get my thought of the day: (paraphrasing)

People who try to sound smart use the word "Actually" in the same way that everyone else (e.g. me, valley girls, people against the grammatical use of metaphors) use the word "Like"

It's pretty interesting if you think about it. People tend to use it when they're explaining shit, like it's their way of making it appear as though they are simplifying a difficult concept...when actually they aren't. See how I slipped in "actually" just now while mocking the use of it? That's called being a good writer, which actually isn't as easy as you think it would be.


Monday, February 11, 2008

what is wrong with this picture from a cab?

If there's one bad thing that can be said about New Orleans, it's that it has the sketchiest cabs west of Birmingham. While leaving for the airport, we were on board this gem..



QUESTION:
Can you spot the 6 things that are messed up about this scene???






















ANSWER:
1)
No rear view mirror
2) Black people wearing cowboy hats scare me
3) The meter wasn't working
4) Any cabbie with Mardi Gras beads used as decorations is a little bit odd... any cab where the aforementioned beads are the best decorations of the cab is even more odder
5) Cooler with an old VCR in it (okay that's unfair, you can't see the VCR from this picture)
6) Steering wheel being held together with duct tape

Sunday, February 10, 2008

rebuild New Orleans, one gold tooth at a time

After viewing the sights, sounds, and smells of New Orleans over the weekend I realized that this one image represents that life will go on as it did before...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

euthanasia

One day many years ago when I was in high school we had debates on various topics in class. The one I avoided was euthanasia. It just made no sense. I dunno why we were even debating youth in Asia. Just because they are not adults and they don't live in America doesn't necessarily make euthanasia a pressing topic.

I mean if I went to Tokyo are they debating topics such as kidsinamerica? What do they have to say about us anyway? What does it mean to be pro-kidsinamerica. What does it mean to be con-kidsinamerica? If I'm pro-youth-in-Asia does that necessarily make me con-kidsinamerica? Is that a mutually exclusive Ven diagram? What is a Ven diagram? Who was Ven? Was Ven a youth in Asia?

I would later learn that euthanasia has nothing to do with the younger people of the Far East. It instead refers to people having assisted suicides. And once I learned that it made everything a lot better.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Start Spreading the News...

the Empire State building isn't the only Big Blue on top today....
One the eve of Super Bowl XXI (and 3 days after my 9th birthday) between the Giants and Broncos in 1987 my family and I went to the hotel the Giants were staying at in Costa Mesa on Saturday night. None of the Giants players were to be found and the only celebrity spotting was the alleged spotting of Jumbo Elliot's family. While milling about in the lobby a hotel lady came up to me and said "here's a Coke, courtesy of the New York Giants!"

I love Coke. Good thing she didn't say Pepsi. Needless to say I rooted for the Giants and the won. Coincidence? I think not.

That is my Giants story. I ain't saying that they're my favorite team (go Vikings), but I am saying that things I cheer for have been to known to be successful and win Super Bowls or Spelling Bees on occasion.