Monthly Archives: February 2010

Feel Good Friday – Yma Sumac

It’s a really short one, but good luck getting this ear-worm erased from your brain pan after listening.

Yma Sumac – Gopher Mambo. Hey, gophers aren’t exactly squirrels, but they’ve got to be related somewhere down the line.

If you want more Yma (and who wouldn’t) there are tons of tunes at her official Web site – Yma Sumac.

Her vocal range was astounding, reaching up to five octaves. Amazing.

And she was one of the original divas too.

Interesting stuff.

The Scent of Mullet

Mmmmmmmmm mullets.

Business in the front and party in the back.

Who knew you could buy an air freshener that captured the essence that is the 80s hairstyle?

Apparently you can.

My guess is it smells a whole lot like Aqua Net.

And what does Bambi have to do with this hair-smelling piece of cardboard?

Via Fail Blog.

For more mullet links, it’s Squirrel Mullet Mania.

Tiger’s Apology Soundtrack

Tiger Woods has now officially apologized in front of the cameras for his personal indiscretions.

In honor of that, how about a song with Sorry in the title not once but twice.

You’ll have to watch it multiple times to actually meet the equivalent number of apologies necessary for each and every one of Tiger’s affairs.

Nothing says “Sorry” like a bunch of orange-clad Filipino prisoners dancing in unison with teenage girls on hand to watch. I’m a bit confused by the young female audience.

For more information about the prison dance routines, visit Byron F Garcia.

Feel Good Friday – Tiger By The Tail

It’s the last day of the work week for most folks, so we need some Feel Good Friday tunage.

In honor (or should that be dishonor) of Tiger Woods‘  first public statement since he crashed his SUV on Thanksgiving and then crashed the rest of his life as a result of his personal misteps becoming public, I present to you Buck Owens and the Buckaroos performing on Hee Haw!

Yep, it’s Tiger by the Tail.

Fat Tuesday

It’s been too long since I’ve been down in the Big Easy.

I think the recent Super Bowl win by the Saints has amped up my desire to make a return to NOLA.

I’m missing New Orleans. Days like today, Fat Tuesday, make me crave it even more … the food, the music, the beads, the beverages.

Speaking of beverages, I’m not Catholic, but I am giving up something for Lent this year. I’m swearing off sodas. Bye Bye Mountain Dew. See ya later Dr. Pepper. It’s been sweet, but I’m going to eliminate you.

I did this a few years ago and erased Diet Coke from my list of liquids of which I partake. As a matter of fact, it’s now been four years since I swilled a Diet Coke.

Hurricane Katrina has paid a horrible visit to New Orleans since I have. She ravaged it. I hope to make a much more gentle landing in the Crescent City.

I’d love to  feel the heavy air and smell the amazing aromas that waft out of doors and windows of restaurants of both the five-star and the tiny five-table variety.

The music pulses through the humidity moving your feet along the cobblestones and sidewalks, pulling you toward the rhythm. Brass boldly squawking at you. The felt-covered hammers inside the piano striking and making the strings vibrate to match the pumping of the blood through your veins. An accordion wheezing and breathing, yelling more than whispering, urging you to come inside. The city and its music speaks to you.

To put you even more in the spirit of New Orleans, Newscoma called upon Buckwheat Zydeco this morning.

I present to you Dr. John performing “Iko Iko.”

Black and White Photography

I found a new web site to eat up chunks of my time. It’s Black and WTF.
Filled with old promotional photos, candids, postcards and pictures that have absolutely no seeming explanation at all. It’s a great site you can just pop in on and scan through a few pics or spend an hour looking at each and every mind-bending shot. Below are a few samples of what you’ll find there.

What’s more black and white than penguins? I don’t have any idea why they are chasing a young girl in the summer (according to her style of dress).

How about another set that’s always dressed in black and white? Nuns … however the fire-fighting aspect of their attire raises a few questions.

The site is also filled with pics of animals doing many a strange thing.

And strange people in strange circumstances.

If your brain gets tired of perusing the People of Walmart and trying to figure out what makes them tick, stop in at Black and WTF and realize people have always been strange.

Giant Bleeding Heart Gummy Candy

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching.

I know all of you out there are wondering what to get your loved one … flowers, chocolates, a massage.

How about a bleeding candy heart?

Come on. Nothing says “love” like an ooey gooey sticky sweet treat that gushes blood with every bite. Nom nom nom.

Of course, this gift might not be the best for those “faint of heart”, but who wants to hang out with them.

via ThinkGeek