Friday, January 30, 2009

Airline to Heaven - Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy plays solo at the Vic Theater in Chicago in January 2008.

Jeff Tweedy - Spiders (Kidsmoke)

Great acoustic version from Jeff Tweedy.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chocolate Rain + Songsmith = ?

"Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday, sung through Microsoft Songsmith. Let the Internet memes combine.


Drank Like a River

16 Days

Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart

Star Wars Bar

Bartender, Richard Pryor, with real costumes from the original Star Wars.

Star Trek A-Team

The cast of Star Trek starring in The A-Team. Good mashup of two classics.

With the follow up hit Star Trek TNG as The Love Boat.

Intergalactic Songsmith

Impossible Germany, Unlikely Japan

Wilco performs "Impossible Germany"

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Domino's Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat

Domino's Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat

Judge Berates Trooper Following DUI Arrest

A Connecticut judge could face misconduct charges over disparaging comments that she allegedly made to police who arrested her on suspicion of DUI in October.

"Creep" by Microsoft Songsmith

Another great mix by Microsoft Songsmith...


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Boy Dupes Chicago Police and Does Five Hour Patrol

A 14-year-old aspiring police officer donned a uniform, walked into a Chicago police station and managed to get an assignment — patroling in a squad car for five hours before he was detected, police said Sunday.

The boy did not have a gun, never issued any tickets and didn't drive the squad car, Deputy Superintendent Daniel Dugan said.

Assistant Superintendent James Jackson said the ruse was discovered only after the boy's patrol with an actual officer ended Saturday. Officers noticed his uniform lacked a star that is part of the regulation uniform.

Police said they were investigating how the deception went undetected for so long in what they described as a serious security breach. Police said disciplinary steps are possible pending the outcome of the investigation.

Lawyer Scammed Out of $182,500 in Check-Fraud Scam

Lawyers Warned to Be Wary of Client E-Mail Scams:
Houston lawyer Richard T. Howell Jr., whose firm was scammed out of $182,500 by a client who contacted and hired him through e-mail, says he is talking publicly about the situation so he can prevent other Texas lawyers from making the same mistakes.

"I'm a capital 'D' Dumbass," says Howell, who has practiced law for 23 years and is a partner in Buckley, White, Castaneda & Howell.

In October 2008, Howell became the victim of a sophisticated, international version of a classic check-fraud scam, say two Texas consumer law attorneys....

"What has happened to him is a typical form of check fraud," says Richard Tomlinson, of the Law Office of Richard Tomlinson in Houston.

Because he is responsible, Howell says, he did not ask his partners to help him cover the loss, which stemmed from collections work Howell did for a client who said he was a businessman in Japan. To reimburse his firm, Howell says, he had to borrow money on a home equity loan.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Downsizing Offices

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is downsizing offices in seven states: Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, Indiana, South Carolina, Arkansas and New York.

Speaking about its Wisconsin operation, Heidi Castle, vice president of communications for MADD, said, "Unfortunately, it is bad timing," Castle said. "It really has to do with the economy. Like most other nonprofits, we're feeling the problems with the economy."

Judge Who Pled Guilty to DUI Still Earning Her $150,000 Salary

Secret discipline of $150,000-a-year DUI judge could take two years:
She quietly pleaded guilty to drunken driving and was sentenced on the day President Obama was inaugurated.

But it may be another two years before Cook County Judge Sheila McGinnis is disciplined by the authorities who oversee Illinois judges - if they discipline her, according to the executive director of the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board.

McGinnis on Tuesday dodged a potential one-year jail term when she admitted drunkenly crashing her Chevrolet sport utility vehicle into the back of a family-of-four's minivan May 9 in Tinley Park....

Judge Edward Burmila fined McGinnis $1,000, ordered her to complete an 18-month probation stint, to attend counseling and to attend a victim impact panel during a brief hearing at the Markham courthouse.

The sentence was normal for a first-time offender, Burmila said.

But McGinnis, a cousin of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, continues to draw a $150,000 judge's salary from the county. She was transferred from a criminal courtroom to administrative duties at the Daley Center after her arrest last summer....

A SouthtownStar survey of Illinois Court Commission records shows that not one of the eight Illinois judges investigated for DUIs since 1973 has been removed from the bench for even one day.

Owasso Councilman Charged with DUI
An Owasso councilman was arrested just after 3 a.m. by Owasso police on suspicion of DUI. Councilor Dee Jay Gall was taken to the Tulsa County jail on complaints of DUI, speeding, carrying a handgun and interfering with a police officer.

Dog Riding a Bike

Dog riding a bike - that is all.

Wilco: "Side with the Seeds"

From the album "Sky Blue Sky".

Tweedy Solo

Without Wilco, Tweedy says he's free to dig deep on

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wilco: "I'm the Man Who Loves You"

All I can see is black and white... If I could you know I would just hold your hand and you'd understand I'm the man who loves you.

A Tale of Two Rovers

The Mars Exploration Rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity" were sent to Mars for what was planned to be a 90 day mission. 5 years later they are still roving the surface of Mars, making new discoveries almost every day. This video celebrates the extraordinary success of these "Intrepid Explorers".

Ultimate Lindy Hop

Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2006 - Liberation Division. Lindy Hop at it's best.

Hayseed Dixie: "Walk This Way"

"Walk This Way" cover by bluegrass band Hayseed Dixie.

Microsoft Songsmith Takes A Shot at "White Wedding" by Billy Idol

What Billy Idol's hit "White Wedding" would sound like if he'd used Microsoft Songsmith. Sounds like Hayseed Dixie.

Dancing Ear Hair

Rush Limbaugh Explains How Talk Radio Works

In these excerpts from one of his early interviews, Rush reveals how the talk radio biz works.

The Soup: It's Me Or The Dog

Stains, an Australian Shepard on "It's Me Or the Dog," really loves cupcakes.

Classic Hits by Microsoft Songsmith

Microsoft Songsmith does its unique version of three classic hits.

"Roxanne" by The Police.

"Creep" by Radiohead

"Hotel California" by The Eagles:

Microsoft's OS: From 'Dud' to Hitting the Mark

Technology Columnist Walt Mossberg shares his thoughts on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. Where as Vista was "a dud", Walt says the beta version of Windows 7 was "a pleasure" to use.

Best Intellivision Commercials

Some great old commercials for the Intellivision video game system from the 1980s.

B-17 Bomber


Major League Baseball

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

Star Strike

Arcade Games

President Obama's Weekly Address: 1/24

In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discussed how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy.

Cadbury "Eyebrows" Ad

Great commercial.

Mac vs PC

Colbert Tears Up Over Obama

NASA International Space Station Tour

NASA astronaut Mike Fincke takes you on a tour of the International Space Station.

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

Part IV:

Larry the Goose

Larry the Goose, the winged survivor of Flight 1549 shares his side of the story.

La Policia Mexicana

You have the right to remain silencio.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

AV8-B Harrier Landing on USS Bataan

Nice aviation clip. A Marine AV8-B Harrier lands onboard the USS Bataan during an exercise in the Caribbean Sea, June, 2006.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Particle Board Song

Rob Paravonian - Particle Board Song

Death of a City

How low can homes go? Try $0:
Detroit real estate agent Ian Mason has sold homes for $1.

When I asked him to check the listings for other properties at that price, he found four more.

He then took me to a white, clapboard-sided house that his company, Bearing Group Real Estate Brokerage, has listed.

"If you want this house, you can have it," he said. "I'll just give it to you."

"I'm not allowed to accept anything of value from a source," I told him.

"Who said I was giving you anything of value?" he replied.

By contrast, the median price of a home sold in Detroit last month was $7,500... down 50 percent from last year.

Mason counted 1,228 homes listed for under $10,000, 209 of which were under $1,000.

French Fry-Coated Hot Dogs

Imagine a hot dog with the bun made out of french fries... French Fry Coated Hot Dog on a Stick

Obama Inauguration in Legos

Barack Obama's inauguration on a small scale at Legoland in California.

Another Obama Girl and Obama Remix

Snap! Obama Girl and Obama - The Mike Relm Remix!

Obama Girl + Obama Duet

Title says it all.

The Wacky 1930's

Billionaire Has to Sell Some Toys

Hard-up billionaire forced to sell his toys:
Mr Packer, 41, who inherited a fortune from his father, the media tycoon Kerry Packer, has seen the value of his assets halve in the past year, from $6bn to less than $3bn, according to the Sydney Sunday Telegraph.

He launched his Mangusta 165 yacht, the Z Ellerston, in July, after a two-year wait for delivery. The world's largest model of open yacht, at 165ft, it is sold with a complimentary Aston Martin and features nine bedrooms. Mr Packer has also deferred delivery of a Boeing Business Jet to 2010 to release some capital, the paper said. Mr Packer, who has divested himself of his father's media interests and is focusing on creating a global casino empire, was listed as Australia's third richest man last year.

Since then, the size of his fortune has shrunk further, which may explain why a $3.7m swimming pool and pavilion in the grounds of his sprawling property, Ellerston, in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, remains incomplete.

He is said to be overweight and suffering depression as a result of his financial woes, and has not been seen in public for some time. In recent weeks, he has sold his stake in the family's pastoral company, which operates 17 cattle stations in northern Australia, for about $425m.

However, he still owns one of Australia's leading golf courses, an 18-hole course designed by Greg Norman, situated at Ellerston and maintained in championship condition year-round.

Montana Man Arrested for 8th DUI
A 38-year-old Pablo man was arrested for his eighth drunken-driving offense early Wednesday after a sheriff's deputy spotted him driving with his headlights off.

Steven Lee Rodriguez was allegedly driving his truck slowly through a parking lot on West Broadway when he was stopped by an officer. According to charging documents, Rodriguez smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated. His eyes were red, glassy and bloodshot, and his speech was slow.

Rodriguez admitted he had been drinking, and a background check of his name revealed seven prior DUI convictions.

Rodriguez also had a felony warrant out of Lake County for $20,000. That warrant, issued after his seventh DUI, is based on a petition to revoke the sentence that Rodriguez received after his sixth DUI.

Rodriguez refused to perform field sobriety tests on the roadside, records state, and was transported to the jail. After failing a walk-and-turn maneuver, Rodriguez stated “I'm drunk,” according to records.

Red Shirts

Red Shirt Boogie, Red Shirt Boogie Blues, and Fate of the Red Shirts

Best of This Week's SNL

Cheney interview cold open: The departing Vice President has no regrets.
Aladdin - after 10 years, it's a whole new world.
Gitmo going out of business sale - by executive order, everything must go!
Ann Coulter stops by for a chat with Seth.

Cheney Final Interview

SNL - Cheney Interview Cold Open: The departing Vice President has no regrets.


After 10 years, it's a whole new world.

Gitmo Going Out of Business

Going out of business sale - by executive order, everything must go!

World's First iPod?

Could this contraption from 1957 be the world's first walkman or iPod?

Bush Years in Onion Headlines

Boing Boing: Bush years in Onion headlines

SNL - Ann Coulter

SNL: Ann Coulter stops by for a chat with Seth.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weirdest "Safety Dance" Version Ever?

Is this why SUVs were so popular? Seriously, what does the Ford Expedition have to do with Safety Dance?

Printer Ink Hits $8,000 per Gallon

And produces an antitrust lawsuit. A man has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging HP and retailer Staples colluded to raise the price of printer ink cartridges in violation of federal antitrust law. According to the suit, HP reportedly paid Staples over $100 million to refrain from selling cheaper third-party ink cartridges.

The Final Countdown on a KazooKeylele

What more could you ask for? Final Countdown on a custom kazoo + ukulele.

Arizona Cardinals Win NFC Title

Cardinals edge Eagles 32-25 for NFC title

Steve Wozniak Talks About Steve Jobs' Health

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sheds light on Apple CEO Steve Jobs' current health issues and 6 month medical leave of absence.

Bush 41 and Bush 43 Discuss Bush Legacy

Dean Martin - Memories Are Made of This

Great performance by Dean Martin from 1955.

What was Barack Obama like in 1990?

What was Barack Obama like in 1990?
Hard to believe it was almost 19 years ago that the Star first ran this photo and feature on Barack Obama. Today, his ambitious goals and youthful views – not to mention the reactions to them – seem eerily prophetic

Joaquin Phoenix Rapping

I'm not sure Joaquin Phoenix should be trying rap. Leave a comment if you know where this video is from?

Captain Obvious

RiffTrax does Indiana Jones

RiffTrax - Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The most beloved franchise in film history returns to the screen and quickly becomes one generally well-liked franchise among many in film history! Yes, Indy is back, and this time he has a skull. And he has Shia "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" LaBeouf's infectious logorrhea! And as promised, the filmmakers gave in to the forceful and ceaseless cries of "GIVE US MORE RAY WINSTONE!"* Mike, Bill and Kevin took their own skulls into the studio to create a RiffTrax for the ages!
Too bad they turned off embedding. The clip is on YouTube or RiffTrax.

Trucking Duck

Minnesota trucker's pet duck hits the road.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bizarre: Snowmobiler Blamed for 57 Dead Ducks

Snowmobiler blamed for death of 57 ducks -
A single snowmobiler in Fond du Lac, Wis., likely killed 57 mallard ducks found on a partially iced-over river, investigators say.

Investigators said initial signs indicated one snowmobiler crossed the frozen portion of Fond du Lac River and skipped across the area of open water, hitting and killing ducks wading in the open space, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Wednesday.

Department of Natural Resources warden supervisor George Protogere said signs at the scene of the crime indicated the unidentified snowmobiler made more than one pass at the wading ducks Tuesday.

The incident came mere days after a group of snowmobilers in Waupaca County herded several deer together before striking the animals with their vehicles.

That incident left four deer dead and forced the euthanization of a fifth deer, the Journal Sentinel said.

Vader Sessions

Great mashup. From the page: "Torn by good & evil and an incestuous love affair, a lonely and depraved Darth Vader has a nervous breakdown."

Ron Paul's Office

Ron Paul has some German marks from 1923 framed on his wall to demonstrate the effects of hyperinflation.

Keith Olbermann - Bush's 8 Years in 8 Minutes

French Fry Art

Amazing -- and a bit disturbing if you eat a lot of McDonald's french fries.

First Two Bank Failures of 2009

FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.) has announced National Bank of Commerce of Berkeley, Illinois and Bank of Clark County of Vancouver, Washington are closing.

Vatican to Start Own YouTube Channel

The Vatican will start its own channel on the video site YouTube where Catholics or the curious will be able to see Pope Benedict and Church events. Details of the accord are to be presented on Friday at a news conference attended by Vatican officials as well as Henrique de Castro, managing director of media solutions for Google, which owns YouTube.

Bernie Madoff Effect

On Fox Business News last week, Dolly Lenz, vice chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman, discussed how the Bernard Madoff scandal is affecting New York real estate. Lenz said Elliman has already lost six deals because buyers who lost money with Madoff no longer have cash for down payments, and she expects more deals will fall through. Lenz said that in New York and in Boca Raton in Florida, sellers whose deals have fallen through and now looking to unload their homes to anyone who can pay with cash. And although there are fewer people buying homes, most buildings still want buyers who can pay cash, and won't consider buyers who need financing. Lenz said, however, that although the median price in the city has fallen, the price per square foot is still strong.

Weekend Box Office Projections

Box Office: Mall Cop Opens Big No. 1 - Estimates:
  1. Mall Cop (Columbia/Sony) $9.7M Friday, estimated $32M three-day, $40M four-day
  2. Notorious (Fox Searchlight) $8.2M Fri, $22M three-day, $26M four-day
  3. My Boody Valentine 3-D (Lionsgate) $8.3M Fri, $21M three-day, $24M four-day
  4. Gran Torino (Warner Bros) $6.3M Friday, $22M three-day, $26M four-day
  5. Hotel For Dogs (DreamWorks/Paramount) $4.3M Fri, $18M three-day, $23M four-day

Letterman's Last "Great Moments In Presidential Speeches"

Letterman Presents Final "Great Moments In Presidential Speeches" Montage

Disney CEO Iger Is Happy

Disney CEO Iger's 2008 compensation valued at $51M, but $34M in options now have little value:
The Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive, Robert Iger, received a compensation package valued at $51.1 million in fiscal 2008, up 85 percent from a year earlier, according to an Associated Press calculation of figures disclosed in a regulatory filing made Friday. But most of it came in stock options that currently have little value.

Iger's salary was $2 million the fiscal year ended Sept. 27, unchanged from a year earlier, and he was given a performance-related bonus of $13.9 million, up from $13.7 million in fiscal 2007.

Pink Panther 2

Friday, January 16, 2009

New Video of US Airways 1549 Landing in the Hudson River

Coast Guard Video of US Airways 1549 Landing in the Hudson River.

Spraying Water at -20°F

Super cold in Minnesota -- spraying water at -20°F.

California to Stop Tax Refunds and Welfare Checks

California controller to suspend tax refunds, welfare checks:
State Controller John Chiang announced today that his office would suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants and other payments owed to Californians starting Feb. 1, as a result of the state's cash crisis.

Chiang said he had no choice but to stop making some $3.7 billion in payments in the absence of action by the governor and lawmakers to close the state's nearly $42-billion budget deficit. More than half of those payments are tax refunds.

The controller said the suspended payments could be rolled into IOUs if California still lacked sufficient cash to pay its bills come March or April....

The payments to be frozen include nearly $2 billion in tax refunds; $300 million in cash grants for needy families and the aged, blind and disabled; and $13 million in grants for college students.

The Duel

Latest episode of The Office: Andy finally discovers the truth about Angela and Dwight's affair.

"Paul Blart Mall Cop" Clip

Can Kevin James open a hit movie?

Runaway Inflation

Zimbabwe to print first $100 trillion note:
Zimbabwe's central bank says it will soon introduce a 100 trillion dollar note as the once prosperous country battles to keep pace with hyperinflation that has caused many to abandon the country's currency.

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said the new notes that includes 50 trillion, 20 trillion and 10 trillion would be released for the "convenience of the public," according to statement released Thursday.

Vampire Cake

Cool Vampire Bride Cake.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Barenaked Ladies "One Week" Parody

The Office: Best Toby Mashups on YouTube

Toby: I Wish I Was Special (Toby wishes he was special - set to "Creep" by Radiohead.)

The Office - My Cubicle feat. Toby (A Toby mashup video set to the parody of a James Blunt song.)

Bush's Farewell Address

Star Wars as Told by Someone Who Has Never Seen the Movies

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Jon Stewart's First "Daily Show"

This month marks Jon Stewart's tenth anniversary as host of The Daily Show. Here are two clips from Jon's first show way back in 1999.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wilco - "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart"

Wilco Live in Benicasim, Spain, July 2007.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Evolution of Dance II

Judson Laipply comes back with the official sequel to Evolution of Dance which is one of the most watched Internet videos of all time.

Lamborghini Hijinx

Volkswagen accuses Lamborghini Orange County of $12 million theft:
Lamborghini Orange County, formerly the world’s largest dealer of the Italian luxury vehicles that sell from upwards of $200,000 apiece, closed in November without explanation....

The lawsuit says the owners of the Orange County dealership and its affiliate in Calabasas unloaded 54 cars in eight days – accounting for 8 percent of all the Lamborghinis sold in the United States during all of 2008.

The lawsuit says VW Credit, which covered the cost of Lamborghini O.C.’s cars in advance of sale, doesn’t know where the proceeds went. But it didn’t get the money....

In a separate suit filed in Orange County Superior Court, East-West Bank is suing the Keuylians and Lamborghini Orange County for defaulting on a $3 million loan, for which they failed make payments in November and December.

Another lawsuit filed in Las Vegas seeks $340,000 from Vik Keuylian for failing to pay him for a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago.

Black Hawk Crashes at Texas A&M

LA Times: 1 killed, 4 hurt in Black Hawk crash at Texas A&M
An Army Black Hawk helicopter crashes in a field at the College Station campus during a training exercise. A crew of four from the Army National Guard and an Army lieutenant assigned to the school’s ROTC were the only ones aboard.

Japanese "de Blob" Commercial

Great commercial which seems to have nothing to do with the "de Blob" game.

Mini-Msft: The One Before Microsoft's Showing at CES

More fun rumors and speculation -- Mini-Microsoft: The One Before Microsoft's Showing at CES

Monday, January 12, 2009

Highlights of the Golden Globes

Tina Fey:

Mickey Rourke:

Sacha Baron Cohen:

Tracy Morgan:

Ricky Gervais:

Sacha Baron Cohen at Golden Globes

Tina Fey Wins

Tina addresses her Internet fans!

I Love You Europe

"Tina Fey and I had an agreement that if Barack Obama won, I would speak for the show from now on. Welcome to post-racial America! I am the face of post-racial America. Deal with it Cate Blanchett!"

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Intellivision Burgertime

Commercial for Burgertime on the Intellivision video game system from 1983.

Roger Ebert Reviews "A Hard Day's Night"

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Wilco - Handshake Drugs

Wilco performs "Handshake Drugs" at Lollapalooza.

Senor Macho Solo

30 Rock - "Senor Macho Solo" (S3E7)
Jack grows close to his mother's nurse, Salma Hayek.

Couple Weds at Taco Bell

MSNBC: Couple weds in fast-food style... in Taco Bell
Customers inside the fast-food restaurant continued to order tacos and burritos as the couple sat Friday in an orange Taco Bell booth and exchanged vows

Employees displayed hot sauce packets labeled with the words "Will you marry me?" They decorated the restaurant with streamers and balloons.

The bride wore a $15 hot pink dress and the entire wedding cost about $200. Several dozen guests looked on as the couple's friend, Ryan Green of Normal, administered the vows while wearing a T-shirt. He was ordained online.

Vanishing Payphones

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: Pupkin's Payphones

Demolition of Manhattanville to Commence

Queens Crap: Demolition of Manhattanville to commence

Mini-Microsoft: No Layoffs at Microsoft

Mini-Microsoft: No Layoffs at Microsoft, and a Round-up of Other Recent Comments

Life At Negative 78 Degrees In Alaska

NPR reports on life in Alaska during the recent winter storm:
Life At Negative 78 Degrees In Alaska - Right now it's cold in Alaska. Really cold. In the town of Tok, it was 78 degrees below zero yesterday. Aliza Sherman Risdahland her family moved to Tok two weeks ago. Noah Adams talks with Sherman Risdahl about how she's coping with the extreme cold.

SNL Does the "Today Show"

SNL, Kathy Lee and Hoda Kotb work the fourth hour of "Today".

Frost/Other People

Journalist David Frost asks the tough questions of celebrities other than Richard Nixon, from David Bowie to Paul Lynde to Rerun from What's Happening.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

World Air Traffic

Simulation of global air traffic for 24 hours.

Evolution of Technology (Saturn Commercial)

The evolution of technology, beginning in the early stone age and evolving to the most powerfull technology of all times.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Two Ducks Watch 'Meet The Parents'

These two ducks aren't your average movie critics. Today's review, "Meet The Parents"

Virgania Horsen

Virgania Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides
Come on a hot air balloon ride with me!

Pony Express
Have Virgania Horsen's Pony Express deliver your mail!

SNL: Really Gov. Blagojevich!?!

Seth and Amy's latest installment takes on the Governor of Illinois.

George W. Bush Goes Turkey Bowling

Derrick "DJ" Johnson Turkey Bowls with George W. Bush, who was then the governor or Texas.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Onion: Mean Automakers Dash Nation's Hope For Flying Cars

Mean Automakers Dash Nation's Hope For Flying Cars

Another Star Trek Redshirt Boogie Video

Red Shirt Boogie by Jill Bogler.

Army Recruitment Arcade at Franklin Mills Mall

The NY Times reports on a new Army recruiting tool: Urban Tool in Recruiting by the Army: An Arcade

Stanley Fish Picks the 10 Best American Movies

The 10 Best American Movies:
It’s Top Ten time again, and like everyone else I have a list, in my case a list of the 10 best American movies ever. Here it is, with brief descriptions and no justifications. Only the first two films are in order. The others are all tied for third.

The only recent movie to make his list: Groundhog Day directed by Harold Ramis from 1993.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

California New Year DUI Arrests Down, Traffic Deaths Rise

DUI arrests on California highways were down during the New Year's holiday reporting period according to the California Highway Patrol. Statewide, the CHP made 986 DUI arrests compared to 1,082 arrests last year during the same period. The CHP's maximum enforcement period began New Year's Eve and ended midnight Sunday.

CHP reported the number of traffic fatalities in collisions was 19 deaths compared to 15 last year.

Actor and Writer Sam Shepard Charged with DUI

UPI is reporting that writer and actor Sam Shepard has been charged with DUI in Illinois.
Sam Shepard, the writer and actor who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "Buried Child," was charged with drunken driving Saturday in Illinois.

Police in Normal, Ill., stopped Shepard for speeding at about 2 a.m., the Bloomington Pantagraph reported. Lt. Mark Kotte said Shepard drove his Chevy Tahoe over the curb as he came to a stop.

"The way he pulled up upon the curb, it appeared he was driving under the influence," Kotte said.

Shepard was released from the McLean County Jail Saturday after posting bail.

Shepard told police he had been at a bar, Fat Jack's, in Bloomington, Ill., and was on his way to a Best Western hotel in Normal when he was pulled over. Tyler Holloway, who owns the bar, told the Pantagraph Shepard has stopped there several times while driving between his home in Kentucky and Minnesota and Montana.

Don't Try This at Home - Mario Kart in Paris

Dangerous real-life Mario Kart created by RĂ©mi Gaillard.

For Your Consideration... "The Spirit" presents a special "For Your Consideration" commercial for the much maligned movie The Spirit, only it's for a Razzie Worst Picture.

New York Times' Year in Pictures

2008 - The Year in Pictures

The Slingshot Man

Incredible story of a man who makes slingshots and shoots them like an expert marksman.

Friday, January 2, 2009

What Will 2009 Bring for the Movie Industry?

Can movies make it in 2009?

Rowdy Revelers Roughhouse Reporter

A reporter in Lake Tahoe, Nevada gets bothered by the crowd who try to kiss her, block her shot, dress her in a hat, and moon her.

Teenager Reports Herself for Drunk Driving

The Associated Press is reporting on the unusual case of a teenager who called 911 and turned herself in for drunk driving.
Police get calls about drunken drivers all the time, but rarely do they come from the alleged offender. A 17-year-old girl in Bismarck called 911 on New Year's Eve "to report herself driving under the influence," police Lt. Randy Ziegler said. "I've never heard of such a thing happening, and neither has anyone here."

The girl told authorities her location shortly before midnight Wednesday and officers found her in a parked car near downtown, Ziegler said. She failed a sobriety test and was arrested for failing to have control of her vehicle while intoxicated.

The girl, whose name was not released because of her age, was not cited for drunken driving, Ziegler said.

"Her keys were in her purse and she was parked," Ziegler said. "She did tell us that she had been driving around for hours."

"Welcome To The Jungle" - Lounge Music Version by Richard Cheese

Great lounge music version by Richard Cheese...

Red Shirt Boogie Blues

A fan made video for the Enterprise Blues Band's song Red Shirt Boogie Blues.

Ukulele Version of "Come Sail Away"

Ukulele version of everyone's favorite Styx song, Come Sail Away.

Still not as good as Cartman's version: