Friday, November 28, 2008

Rickrolling tastes funny

What arguably could be considered the best moment in parade history.

I know he’s lip-synching, but he showed up.  You wouldn’t get this from any other guy.

Also, Cheese!

Best Commercial Addendum

Yes, this continues to be the best commercial ever created…

via: Greatest commercial evar

However, a VERY honorable runner up goes to this commercial (tap hit: Kent) -

My Cats

As if anybody cared.  These are the cats I know I know… these are the cats I know.


This, above, is Dusky.  She’s a Maine Coon who loves foods, chirping, T.O.Y.S. and laser pointers.  Here’s Dusky chasing her tail with a piece of yellow yarn tied to it.

And, below, is my kitten Putita.  Her name is a dirty Spanish word that fits her well.



She really is a bitch-cat.  I picked her up off the mean streets of Tucson, delivering her from a harsh life of kangaroo mice and little birdies for sustenance.  She hates strangers and voyeur cats, and she beats up on her kitten friends.  She’s a sweetheart, but very particular about who gives her the lovin’.

My Milwaukee

What am I supposed to make of this?


P.S. Must watch the whole thing. There's payoff.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Greatest commercial evar

I dare you to find a better commercial.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Famous" ventriloquism

Jeff Dunham is a "famous" ventriloquist. There's a few words in that sentence that send me into a rage.

First, there's "ventriloquist". You're one step below "mime". At least the mime has the good sense to not pretend somebody else is telling his unfunny shit.

Then, more importantly, there's "famous". This bothers me in two ways. First, it means he's actually making money doing this shit. That makes me angry at him. Second, it means there are people who like his antics. That makes me disappointed with America.

He's not funny, and he's not good at it. It's well known that there are tricks to speaking without moving your lips (replacing m's with n's, p's with t's), hopefully seamlessly enough. But, one would assume that after something like 2 decades becoming all famous at this, he'd at least be good at it... or funny.

I'm all for some good racial humor. ESPECIALLY some good terrorism humor. But this just doesn't even try to be funny... or good at ventriloquism.

This guy showed up at my high school senior party (or maybe it was sometime in college... I don't know... I've swiss-cheesed my memory a bit since then), but I distinctly remembering him bombing hard, except when his little Jalapeno buddy said "on a stick". And that marks the moment I started to hate this man and resent the entirety of his efforts in life.

I've seen better ventriloquists... but I've also seen more entertaining sleeping cats.

Guess who has another special on Comedy Central this weekend? Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's over!!!

It's Over!!!!

Or, is it? Good luck folks. I hope all the change and hope you get hopes the change you need to hope for the future of the changing hope.

I hung around with a lot of people tonight yelling "we won!!!!" It went so far as to the playing of Queen's "We are the Champions"... and it makes me wonder whether the quotes should go around "we" or "won"... "We"? Well, Obama, for sure, won. "won"? Well, something happened to this "we," or else they wouldn't be partying.

I live near Seattle, and hung out downtown tonight, moving from bar to bar. Everywhere I went, I heard the same thing... exhuberation. I was at one bar holding a Obama congratulations party where the Queen song came on. One man stood up in front of the screen during the McCain conceeding speech, thumbs down, trying to shut down John's last moments of the campaign. He was ushered away, but not out, and not exactly booed. At another bar, a couple were gloating over the victory. Driving from place to place, I heard honks and screams and howls... saw signs and dancing.

I voted for Bush twice. I think it's safe, at this point, to admit that. The first time was an understandably subdued reaction, bled out over a month, relief that the Clinton administration was over. The second time was merely a feeling of relief tht John Kerry wouldn't be taking over at a critical time. Never fist-pumping, high-fiving, horn-honking, party-throwing excitement. It's new to me to see people so personally vested in the success of a candidate.

I think what made the evening fun (aside from the amazing company I held) was the schadenfreude thought of the disillusionment they're going to be feeling someday soon. I can't seperate the feeling from that of your favorite sports team winning the BIG game. But your team leaves the field and goes to Disney World. This isn't a contest, it's an interview and a hiring. This matters.

I want to think that America will be a better place over the next 2 years. The natural business cycle should be swinging back during this time. And, I don't want to be in the position the liberals have been in for the last 8 years, where bad news for America meant good news for the party (though, it seems to have worked). But, I'm fully expecting some really bad policy decisions down the line here and I expect some scratched heads. Even Vice President Elect Biden agrees that we'll be left wondering.

Congrats, Obama. I truly hope your change is for the good, not for the change.