Friday, November 30, 2007

Casual Dress Friday: Prepare to Be Seduced

Its a Casual Dress Friday here at the Skeet Thrower and its been a while since I've brought you a classic music video. So here today is Snoop Dogg's "Sensual Seduction."

Did I say classic? I meant that's brand new. That Snoop video just is just like Michael Jackson's video "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" only it was filmed with a $100 budget by some high school AV Team. I could have filmed produced a better video with my digital camcorder and Windows Movie Maker. At least the song's catchy (unlike some other atrocious pop music over the last year or so). Honestly, though, there are some very similar things in that Snoop video and the MJ video I was talking about. Look for yourself.

Give Michael some girls and you've got the same video. On a side note, it's too bad they don't include the "Mama-say, Mama-saw, Mama-ma-ku-sa" ad lib in the video.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I Love Misheard Lyrics Videos

I don't know if I ever posted this, but do you remember that Fall Out Boy video with the misheard lyrics? Well, in case you don't here it is:

I love that video enough that this year I named one of my fantasy football teams "Also Into Cats." Anyway, people have been trying to duplicate that video for quite a while (often with poor to very poor results), but I finally found another one that made me laugh pretty hard. Here is Sean Paul's Temperature.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm a Man...

...and I pee standing up (you thought I was gonna go with the I'm Forty line there, didn't you? Well, I gotcha then). What does this have to do with anything? Well, I'll get you there, but, first, answer this question: Have you ever laughed at Engrish? If you laughed at the picture on the left (either previously, just now or both), then you have enjoyed Engrish, which is basically incoherent English from our friends in Japan (two references to Japan in two days!). Apparently direct translations to English from Asian languages don't work out and, often, result in hilarious outcomes. For instance, take this picture from Arrested Development where the Chinese subtitles where translated directly to English.

The actual line spoken there? "What is wrong with you?" That's awesomeness. What does all this have to do with standing up while you relieve yourself? I'm getting there. Anyway, beyond Engrish, Japan is known for churning out some pretty sweet video game stuff. Of course, porting games directly from Japanese to English can have some pretty hilarious results as well. If you've played games before, you are probably familiar with the phrase "All Your Base Are Belong To Us."

That's an actual video game (sadly, the voices were added for the video). Still failing to see the connection to #1 here? Well, let me introduce a product called Urinelle to you. I won't tell you what the product does (but if you can't figure it out based on what I've been talking about this entire post, then you're struggling at life), I'll just let this video do the talking. Oh, and while you're watching this, listen to the chorus.

That's right, the chorus of that advertisement is "All your base are belong to us, all you base belong to us, now." I'm not sure what that means. On a side note, I once had a chick come into the dudes bathroom and pee next to me at San Antonio's version of Mardi Gras (SFW). She was way hot, but definitely didn't have one of these and ended up peeing all over herself which was embarrassing for everyone there. In any case, I'm not sure that I would recommend these things for anyone, but hey, I'm a man, and I pee standing up.

See I tied it all together for you. Besides, where else will you get to see a chick pee while standing and a video about a video game all in one day.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I Love Japanese Stereotypes

I have written about ridiculous Asian stereotypes before. They always make me laugh. Always (in fact, the video from that link made me laugh, hard, again). The crazy Japanese are the ones that always perpetuate these crazy stereotypes with their shows and commercials. But these Fanta commercials may take the cake.

And I thought American Fanta commercials were crazy... Here's another Japanese commercial with no stereotypes just for good measure.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Giving Him The Business

I don't know if you saw this but this is possibly the best penalty call ever. It happens about 42 seconds in. It is awesome.

Ah yes. He must have learned from this ref (it happens at about 1:17).

Thank God for YouTube (and The Big Lead).

Friday, November 23, 2007

Day After Thanksgiving...

...Means its time for Nebraska versus Colorado. I was two years ago today (well, not today exactly, but two years ago on the day after Thanksgiving), that a few of my friends and I jumped in the car at like 5am and drove to Colorado, expecting us to get our asses handed to us. Instead, we saw what was one of the most fun Nebraska football games I have ever attended.

My favorite moment was going back and watching the DVR'd version of the game to see this interview.

It's a total insult to go no huddle. Why would anyone try to score right before the half? I have no clue. That's just insulting.

Let's hope it turns out like this again.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Green Team!

If you haven't seen this yet, watch it now. Do it. Do it now!

It's snowing on me here in Nebraska. If we could go ahead and get this global warming thing sped up a few years I'd be cool with that.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How Does The News Get So Messed Up?

I'm not talking about the news itself - I'm talking about the newscasters. I've shown you some clips before, but it blows my mind - things like this picture on the left or the video below can happen. These people are supposed to be professionals but stuff like this happens all the time. I see it at least once a week on TV - it even happened yesterday on Good Morning America (my wife watches it). Anyway, I'm not saying I don't like it, I'm just blown away that it can happen. Lord knows I've watched this video like 100 times...

How does that happen? How! That blows my mind. Let's be honest though - anytime there's the mention of "gay" in the news, its an excuse to post this video.

Monday, November 19, 2007

This Video Is About TO Be All Over The Internets...

I had even shared it, but I couldn't resist posting it. That is all.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Casual Dress Friday: Real Life Dwight vs. Michael

Its a Casual Dress Friday and it has been a very busy week for me. Not only have do I have a bunch of new video games in my possesion: The Simpsons, Contra 4, some Lego game where you can actually be Admiral Ackbar, Ultimate Mortal Kombat and Guitar Hero 3 - speaking of which, if you haven't seen this clip of Cowbell Hero its a must watch.

Sorry, I got distracted, where was I - oh yes, busy - at work we're also within 5 days of a code freeze and I've also been working out every day. Working out is pretty low key. I go, run a few miles, lift a little bit and peace out. I try not to pay attention to anyone else, but the other day I couldn't help it (Long Story Warning: If you have ADD or you just don't want to read this...just skip ahead to the ***).

There were two guys lifting together (I have no clue who they are or what their names are), one in his upper 30's, for the sake of this story, we'll call him Marvin, and one in his upper 20's, we'll call him Derek. Marvin was clearly Derek's mentor and seemed to be more experienced at lifting, so, Marvin was showing his workout routine to Derek. While he was explaining everything, Marvin would tell Derek the number of reps on each machine that he would do (he never did more than one set). Of course, the entire time, Marvin was saying how hard it was and how exhausted Derek would get.

Tired of talking, Marvin goes into an extensive stretching machine to warm up his muscles for the lifting. At this point, I have slowed down my lifting just so I can watch this. Do you ever get the feeling that a train wreck is about to happen so you just pretty much stop whatever you're doing to watch it and you keep trying not to look but you can't help it because you know its coming? This was one of those times.

Finally, after what seemed like 20 minutes, Marvin jumped on a leg machine...unfortunately I was in the middle of a set. I couldn't see what weight he started at, but I could hear him him grunting and struggling to get it up (that's what she said). I quickly pounded out the rest of my reps and took a look at what Marvin was lifting. It was 40 pounds. 40. Just to give you a point of reference, Shorty does around 125 L-Bs on that machine.

Now let's not get it twisted - I don't laugh at what people lift - I can't bench much more than my own weight, but this was bad. The funny part; however, occurred after Marvin traded positions with Derek. Derek wants to increase the weight, but Marvin tells him that it gets really hard around 5 or 6 so he shouldn't. So, Derek jumps on and pounds out 12 reps in like 20 seconds. Right when Derek finishes, Marvin says "Wasn't that f---ing hard?" and Derek says "No. I didn't even feel like it worked me out." Awesome. You could tell that Marvin was pissed but determined to show that his workout would wear Derek out.

Marvin and Derek move through about 3 more machines until Derek looks at Marvin and says (this is an exact quote) "You are weak. I apparently have the strength of you plus me." This, not surprisingly, pissed of Marvin, so on the next machine (which happened to be right next to mine), he tries to throw up 200 pounds. Of course, he immediately hurt himself and Derek had to help him out of the weight room.

I don't know why this was so funny, and describing it probably doesn't do it justice, but it just seemed like a real life version of Michael and Dwight from The Office. The previous story is 100% true.

***If you want to skip the long story, just start reading here.***The best part of it all? The old guy (Marvin) was wearing Reebok Pumps.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Emergency: BCS Top 5 Change

You may or may not remember, but once upon a time I listed out the rules for my BCS Top 5. In the rules I said an emergency situation needed to occur to change the list. Well, an emergency situation has arisen and you can see it on the left here - Elisha Cuthbert has chopped her hair. A lot. And for some reason, that just doesn't do it for me (apparently she doesn't even like it). Not even the scenes from The Girl Next Door (NSFW) can help her out. So, I'm removing her from the Top 5. But rather than replace her, I will leave the place void until I set a new list. That, my friends, caused my reaction yesterday.

To take your mind off of this inexplicable tragedy, here are some clips from the unexplainable show, Yo Gabba Gabba. The first one features an actor I strongly dislike, Elijah Wood.

Do the Puppet Master! Here's one featuring rapper Biz Markie.

If you made it to the end of that clip, you may have noticed begun to notice the dancing theme with these clips. I have no clue what that's all about, but here's one that The Soup picked up.

And by now you've forgotten all about Elisha's brutal hair change and learned some new moves along the way. I can't wait to try out The Puppet Master.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I'm Not Dead

Although this happened to me last night.

Well, not that exactly, but I did tap out early. More on that later...

Friday, November 09, 2007

Casual Dress Friday: Top 10: The Office

It's a Casual Dress Friday and I am really sad that we could be losing The Office way earlier than we need to. So, here are two Top 10 videos from The Office that always make me laugh. They are kinda long, so I'll be short on the text.

The first is the Top 10 That's What She Said moments.

The second are the Top 10 songs sung on the show.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Tiddy Bear and Some Skeet Throwing

I have written a lot about commercials/infomercials. I'm not sure why. It's probably because there are so many of the damn things that there's bound to be some really funny/ridiculous ones. That said, this one may top them all. I'm not even going to tell you why...just watch it.

How did that name get through? The Tiddy Bear? Honestly? I'm flabbergasted. I think that may have blown away the BCS #1 for Most Ridiculous Commercial/Product combo:

That's just ludicrous, although it does adequately demonstrate the title of the blog. It's not hard to see why it was number 1. That said, it gets even better with a remix.

Ah skeet, skeet.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Writers' Strike: The View Must Go On

I hate the Writer's Strike. It sucks. Unfortunately, I agree with the writers - why shouldn't they get a portion of the ad revenue online and DVD sales. Seems to make sense. Of course, they're prolly losing a lot more money by not working then they all will each individually make on the eventual residuals they earn. But its the principal.

The worst part is that its starting to effect my television. No more late night shows and it sounds like some of my favorite shows are only going to be around for a few more weeks...maybe (I won't go into detail because Vasquez did a decent job here although if you want more info about The Office, you can check here).

I guess one of the benefits of the writer's strike is that Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice could be going off the air. Unfortunately, they could be replacing it with this show.

Gotcha! That's just a clip from The Soup, but since I hadn't shown a clip from that show in a long time, I figured I'd get one up here. Sadly, I can only assume that show is going off the air due to the writer's strike as well. I guess we can all rejoice that The View is going to go on uninterrupted. Here's a preview of what's to come.

I can only assume the writers for The View went on strike a long time ago.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Robert Goulet: American Gangster

So, this weekend I saw American Gangster with Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin of Harlem. It was good and I recommend seeing it (it is 157 minutes - thats 2 hours and 37 minutes - so its kinda long, but worth it). I won't say much about the movie other than that, because its a drama and I don't want to spoil anything. As far as the cast goes, beyond Denzel and Russel Crowe, I was interested to see the 3rd-tier supporting cast for this movie. That's right the 3rd-tier guys, not the main people or their supporting actors (whom I would consider 2nd-tier), but the rest of the cast.

Why was I interested in the rest of the cast? Because, Jay-Z was producing the music for the movie and I figured he and his crew/posse/boys would have a cameo/minor part as a result of this fact (and more than likely, mess it up). Turns out that the movie features hip-hop artists Common, RZA and T.I. who all perform very well in their smaller roles. No Jay-Z, and, strangely, no new Jay-Z songs (there was one older song). Turns out the director's wanted to go with a 70's feel for the music, and so Jay-Z is instead releasing a concept CD "inspired" by the movie (the last time I heard a CD called a concept album, it was Dr. Dre promoting something called Detox. which has only been delayed like 5-6 years...but that's another post - I digress). I really know nothing about Jay-Z's new album. I hope its better than his last one - because that one sucked. Fortunately for us, Jay-Z has done a lot of things that don't suck, like this skit with Will Ferrell.

That's right, a second Robert Goulet SNL Skit, this time with profanity (that's really old but for some reason I had never seen that one...or just don't remember it)! Goulet really appears to have that gangsta thing down. Why wasn't he in American Gangster, you ask? Well, you may or may not know, but Goulet passed away last week (RIP). And even though they film the movie months in advance, they removed the scenes he was in the movie because they felt it was poor taste. Everything in the last sentence is also false - he simply was not in the movie. In any case, most people in 18-30 range (so, pretty much everyone that reads this blog...all 8 of us) best know Goulet from those skits or perhaps this Emerald Nuts commercial from the SuperBowl.

I think that was my favorite commercial from the Super Bowl. Well done, Goulet. Well done, indeed.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

76 - 39

Last year, some of my friends made a group called the Harrison Beck Fan Club after Harrison transferred out of Nebraska. We created it to make fun of Zac Taylor who we teased about Nebraska's 40-15 loss at Kansas his first year in the program. I wouldn't recommend reading through the comments (although the times where outsiders didn't know it was a joke are really, really funny), but, mainly, people just didn't get how we could think Zac wasn't right for Nebraska (although, ironically, he's a member of the group) - they had all seen our program without Zac the year before when we got beat 70-10 because our Quarterbacks sucked. Fast-forward two years, we're without Zac and now we get pummeled 39-76 at Kansas. Most points we've ever given up. Joey Ganz had a nice day (400+ yards, 4 TD's = 32+ points in my fantasy leagues I forgot he also ran for a TD, so that's 5 TD's for 40+ points, but the 4 INTs = -8 as well...), but there's not much could do to stop Kansas's offense. Harrison Beck probably could have...

What's my point - I have no clue. I guess there's two things: 1) At least we're not Notre Dame (although, truly, what's the difference at this point?) and 2) At least my friend Nomar has got some good ammo to heckle fellow Nebraska fans with. You would be surprised how upset people get when you remind them of 70-10 or 40-15 or 5-6.

Anyway, to [Insert reason can choose from: to distract you or make you laugh, or stop being bored because you don't really care about Nebraska football or football in general, or just to include a video in this post] here's the new Spice Girls music video. Say what you want about them (I was never really a fan - let's be honest I could write a whole post about them), but don't act like you didn't know the words to the chorus of Wannabe.

*Gratutious picture of Erin Andrews eating a sandwich to remind you that everyone needs to eat...except Mangino who really, really needs to mix in a salad.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Casual Dress Friday: Balky's Got Magic

Well, its a Casual Dress Friday here at the Skeet Thrower and after last week, I decided that I would not be making the (however long the drive is) trip to Lawrence, KS this weekend. Mainly because I didn't want to see this guy light us up. Then I found out that he's not even their starting quarterback. And I still decided not to go. Turns out I don't want to go watch a team I don't respect beat us. Why can't I respect an 8-0 team? Because this is an actual picture they ran on their website after they started 4-0.

Seriously, my computer is honestly humming extra loud since I loaded the picture of that fatty. Anyway, the plust side to not going to Lawrence is that I get to have a relaxing weekend: catch up on TV, watch some football and watch some videos on the Internets. Honestly, I've just been starring stuff in my reader...I'll finally have a chance to catch up on some stuff.

Now, enough boring chat - here's a video:

That video is random, yet awesome. How come The Fridge gets his own GI Joe? I have no clue. You may think this video is out-of-nowhere, but its topical considering the item I shared in my shared feed. What's a shared feed? Basically, its stuff that I find pretty funny but that I don't write about here. You can basically let me filter out even more of the Internet for you. You can either check over on the left sidebar every time you come to the site or you can just use this link to get the feed directly to a reader of your own.

But I digress...the whole point of today's post was supposed to be about the old-school TGIF lineup with shows like Family Matters and Step-By-Step. At the peak, I remember a show called Perfect Strangers was a closer (did you know that Family Matters was a spin-off from Perfect Strangers - Harriett Winslow was the elevator woman in the Perfect Strangers' guys' building). So, what better way to close today's post than a ridiculous video from a Perfect Strangers Halloween episode.