Rant begins here > So I’m reading that Bill O’Reilly doesn’t understand why the tides roll in and out. Ask any sixth-grader. It’s the moon’s gravitational pull, or is “science” still a dirty word?
Science, why that’s for the birds. Birds that are falling out of the sky that is. Wait, isn’t that a sign of some foreboding apocalypse? Yikes. The gods, they must be angry. Wait, Angry Birds. Isn’t that a game on the Intertubes? Ahh, it’s all coming around again. Just like the Mayan Calendar. Wait, is this all leading up to 2012? Wait, that was a movie and movies are made by liberals and that means they believe in science. My mind is exploding!!!!111!!~
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Tagged 2012, Angry Birds, Bill O'Reilly, birds fall from sky, lunar gravitational pull, Mayan Calendar, moon, Movies, rants, science, television, tides
I hate to spoil it for all you folks on my Christmas list, but I can’t wait to share what I’m getting everyone for Christmas. I have considered in the past making a pact with myself to purchase every single Christmas gift at convenience stores. I’m not doing that this year, maybe next year (I can see you squirming with excitement already).
However, I have found the perfect gift for every single person on my list. From plant lovers to patriots, I’ve got you covered.
It’s the Obama Chia Pet from the Proud to be American Chia series.
Or maybe you’d rather have the Statue of Liberty Chia with the “ever-glowing flame.”
Feeling a bit more revolutionary, there’s the George Washington Chia.
There’s also an Abraham Lincoln Chia edition, but I can’t understand why they didn’t manufacture it where Lincoln’s beard will also grow green plants. Only his hair grows. Shouldn’t Abe be wearing a stovepipe hat to cover his hair, leaving his chin as the best spot for luxurious growing greenery?
Posted in commercials, freedoms, green, hair, holidays, kitsch, Pop Culture, television, weird
Tagged Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, Chia Obama, Chia pets, commercials, George Washington, growing, odd, plants, squirrels, Statue of Liberty, television, unusual gifts, weird gifts
It’s been a busy seven days in the sports world.
Spain has been crowned the new top dog in soccer. Major League Baseball held its Midsummer Classic and lost two of the Big Apple’s favorites. And of course, the NBA was turned topsy turvy by the announcement of the forming of the 3-Heat.
It was a week ago that LeBron James went from being the lone wolf in Cleveland to just one of the guys in Miami. King James ended his free agency by joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, turning his back on his home team Cavs and the chance to be “the man.”
I understand the lure of winning rings and appreciate the desire to be on a winning team. I get playing night after night with your best buddies, but personally I think becoming a part of a trio dilutes James’ chance to ascend above every other player. Now, instead of one “King,” we have three stars.
Michael Jordan didn’t bolt from Chicago after the Bulls were trounced in the playoffs those first few seasons. The Bulls didn’t rush out and try to sign Charles Barkley or Karl Malone.
Instead, they drafted a lanky kid out of Central Arkansas. When he was selected, nobody expected Scottie Pippen to grow into the perfect accomplice to Jordan, but he did.
LeBron may have lost as many fans as he made with all the hoopla prior to the switch to the Heat. I know I was turned off by the deafening crescendo of media noise leading up to his primetime special. Yes, there was interest in whether loyalty would win out over playing in a state with no income tax, but we really didn’t need a 24-7 accounting of his every waking moment.
The Heat have definitely improved their chances of taking the title from Kobe and the Lakers, but we’ll see if there are enough shots in a game to satisfy the Heats’ new superstars.
Then on Tuesday, baseball lost an icon. New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner succumbed to a heart attack.
As much as LeBron flipped the NBA script with his free agency, Steinbrenner changed baseball with his decision to buy the best players available.
I was just a kid back in ye olden days when the lure of cold hard cash first put many of my favorite players in pinstripes. As a fan of the Oakland A’s then, it was hard to watch former A’s Reggie Jackson and Catfish Hunter end up in New York. I guess that’s how Pittsburgh Pirates fans feel in this day and age.
After buying the Yankees in 1973, Steinbrenner with his famous altercations with managers and players became as synonymous with his team as any player on the field. Heck, he even became a pop culture star when George Costanza had frequent encounters with The Boss on television’s “Seinfeld.”
Dying only days after legendary Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard, it was fitting the 80 year old passed away on the day the All-Star game was played. He wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
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Tagged 3-Heat, baseball, basketball, Chris Bosh, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade, free agency, George Costanza, George Steinbrenner, King James, LeBron James, Miami Heat, Michael Jordan, MLB. Catfish Hunter, NBA, New York, NY Yankees, Oakland A's, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pop Culture, Reggie Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Seinfeld, sports, television, The Boss, Yankees, Yanks
The only thing that could make an earworm more palatable and tolerable would be a mashup.
I’ve had Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” cycling through my head for about a week now. (Thank you. I know your pity is palpable).
To make the pain a little easier, I found this video that combines the pop star and Captain Kirk and now I must share it with you.
Ok, it’s not sharing, it’s more like I’m spreading the misery.
You can thank me later.
Posted in aliens, classics, music, Pop Culture, Science fiction, television, The FUTURE
Tagged Captain Kirk, Dr. Spock, Ke$ha, Ke$ha Star Trek, Kesha, Leonard Nimoy, mashup, music, Pop Culture, Star Trek, Star Trek mashup, television, Tick Tock, Tik Tok, William Shatner
Happy Friday everyone!
I know this is a commercial for Gatorade, but I can’t find a video version of the song without it, plus I still dig watching Muhammad Ali strut and do his shuffle.
The song is by Kermit Quinn.
Posted in commercials, Feel Good Friday, food, music, nostalgia, sports, television
Tagged beverages, commercials, Evolve, Gatorade, Gatorade commercial, Gatorade Evolve commercial, Gatorade G Series, Gatorade Revolution commercial, Kermit Quinn, Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, music, Peyton Manning, Serena Williams, sports, television, Usain Bolt
I was watching The Daily Show on Tuesday night, and Jon Stewart had a clip of Sarah Palin helping John McCain campaign for re-election for his Senate seat in Arizona.
Of course, Stewart made light of Palin taking a shot at McCain’s age when she suggested he was at the original tea party way back when in Boston Harbor.
But what got my attention was the leather jacket the former governor of Alaska was sporting. Stewart made an “Airwolf” comment, which of course brings back connotations of shooting Alaskan wildlife from a helicopter.
For me, that jacket and those hair highlights scream “Leather Tuscadero.”
Go back with me to that happy time in our past. No, not election day in November, but way back to “Happy Days” the television show that allowed Opie to grow up and move from Mayberry, RFD to Milwaukee.
Think about it, an aging cool hero, aka Fonzie or McCain, and that young rocker chick who brings him new street cred, aka Leather Tuscadero or Palin. I think you’re on board with me now.
And here’s Suzi Quatro in all her cousin-of-Pinky-Tuscadero glory, singing “Johnny B. Goode.”
Posted in fashion, music, nostalgia, politics, Pop Culture, television
Tagged Airwolf, Fonzie, Happy Days, John McCain, leather jacket, Leather Tuscadero, Mayberry RFD, Opie, politics, Pop Culture, Sarah Palin, Suzi Quatro, television, The Fonz
I know it’s late in the day, but it’s still Friday and who doesn’t love a Rube Goldberg Machine. Now that’s a winning combination.
It’s OK Go’s new video for their song “This Too Shall Pass.”
I’ve used OK Go for my Feel Good Friday before with their synchronized treadmill action on the video for the song “Here It Goes Again.”
Suddenly I have an urge to play the old game Mouse Trap.
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Tagged commercials, contraptions, Mouse Trap, Mouse Trap game, music, OK Go, old commercials, Rube Goldberg, Rube Goldberg Machine, television, This Too Shall Pass, tv
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.
Posted in Feel Good Friday, golf, music, ouch, sports, television, Too much info
Tagged apology, Buck Owens, Feel Good Friday, golf, Hee Haw!, music, sports, television, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods apology, tv drama
All this television chatter about Jay Leno’s primetime failure and subsequent return to late night by supplanting Conan O’Brien‘s current slot got me to thinking.
There’s an “I’m With Coco” movement afoot for those folks supporting the carrot-topped (but not that Carrot Top) tv host. O’Brien has opted to put his foot down and refuse to move.
Talk all you want about that Conan, but I’m rooting for a different Conan.
The original Conan – The Barbarian.
The real deal who would smite down Leno with one deft swoop of his sword. “The Chin” would fall in a heap at this Conan’s feet.
Gawker has a round-up of all the late night hosts and their Leno bashing.
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Tagged Carrot Top, Conan, Conan O'Brien, Conan the Barbarian, feud, I'm With Coco, jay leno, late night television, Movies, Pop Culture, television, television feud, tv