I haven't said much about it, but I'm rocking it here in the ATX, visiting my parents (unfortunately, this meant I missed some quality Wheezy time in Omaha). The last time we visited we didn't really see them, so this time Shorty and I have spent more time with them and taken it kinda easy.
But tonight is New Year's Eve, only one of the best party nights in over the 365 day year and Shorty and I are going to a party at one of our friends' places. The awesome part was my mom asking me if we were going to go to a party (I said yes) and she was like "OK, good. Your dad and I have been invited to a couple parties and wanted to make sure that you two weren't going to be bored at home." Thanks, mom.
Anyway in preparation for New Years Eve, here are some dance moves you can bust out tonight - it the Superbad sance intro performed masterfully by a couple of chicks.
This video is an exact reason why I love the Internets. Previously, this talent would have been wasted on a few friends, maybe a home video or a a talent show. Instead, now, it is getting burn on YouTube and FunnyOrDie as well as the all-important Skeet Thrower. They even have the video split-screened so you can see how well they performed it. Bonus: both of those videos are right at 1:05, so you can even watch them at work without feeling remotely guilty.
Also, while I'm on the subject of getting your groove on, here's a video of Will Ferrell giving us a little more cowbell with Queens of the Stone Age on SNL. This actually happened and I'm not sure how I've missed it (although I feel like I've seen this before). If you ever wanted to know what Will Ferrell would have looked like if he played the cowbell for more that 30 seconds, this is your chance.
I'm not sure how anyone on that stage held it together. Jimmy Falon couldn't in the damn skit...
Have a safe New Year's, everybody (and don't do be a derka by drinking and driving, honestly). I'll be traveling tomorrow so hopefully I'll be back by Wednesday or Thursday.
See you in 2K8.
Monday, December 31, 2007
I haven't said much about it, but I'm rocking it here in the ATX, visiting my parents (unfortunately, this meant I missed some quality Wheezy time in Omaha). The last time we visited we didn't really see them, so this time Shorty and I have spent more time with them and taken it kinda easy.
Its the last of the recaps from my posts of 2007. Just to let you know, I don't plan to recap my recaps - I'm not even going to link to them (you can get them from the side bar or search the recap tag, or click the recap tag). Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed reliving some of my posts/the awesome videos (that aren't mine) over the last few days. So, without further ado, here's the December recap.
In what was sort of a reminiscing post, I said I Wish I Would Have Tried This with respect to a couple of drunk crazy dudes jumping a Geo Tracker.
We saw a couple of dudes voluntarily taking shots to the nuts from a pitching machine while wearing One Nutty Buddy.
We saw an escalator attack a girl in a post entitled Some People Are Dumb. I guess I really could have gone a lot of directions in this post with a title like that.
I asked Why Is There Almost Always A Public Backlash? with respect to the potential Judd Apatow backlash. Ross gave an answer in the comments that might have been longer than the post itself.
On Christmas Eve, I tried to Make You Feel Good About Yourself by showing you the worst free throw form ever.
In the post Crazy Frustrating Video Games I showed you one of the craziest Mario mods ever.
And that's it. Most of my favorites from the past 12 months have now been recapped. I hope you learned something because I sure did - recaps are harder work than I thought. Until next year's recaps...
Sunday, December 30, 2007
We're down to the final two recaps. With my new posting method in full effect, November took off with 18 posts a lot of videos and not a lot of writing. I felt like I really hit my stride in November, and I saw my hits and subscriptions double, which is a good thing.
In November, I apparently had an obsession with bad commercials. In the post Tiddy Bear and Some Skeet Throwing had a couple outrageous ones. Who makes something with the word "tiddy" that sits on your chest?
There was an Emergency BCS Top 5 Change (maybe removal was the better word) because Elisha Cuthbert went a little crazy with her hair. I have since been told that this is illegal; however, I'm still removing her, just not replacing her. I also included some awesome/ludicrous dance videos in that post.
I gave you an awesome story about A Real Life Dwight vs. Michael at my gym in one post, but my favorite thing in that post may have been the Cowbell Hero video.
Whether or not you like Mike Huckabee, I told you a video he was in About to be All Over the Internets because it featured Chuck Norris and was entitled HuckChuckFacts.
Anytime Will Ferrell makes a short video that makes me laugh, I'll write about it/post it. Green Team did that.
When a referee penalizes a football player for "Giving Him The Business" and its caught on tape, you can be pretty sure it'll get posted here.
I showed you some of the craziest/weirdest Japanese Fanta commercials and reminded you that I Love Japanese Stereotypes in one crazy post. This post was like the 6th time in the month of November that I used commercials...
There was more Japanese shananigans to be had in November. In the post I'm A Man... Engrish and poor translations but somehow tied that all together with a video about chicks peeing while standing up. I'm not sure why, but the Urinelle commercial (another commercial!) theme song popped in my head the other day.
I told you to Prepare to be Seduced by Snoop Dogg's new song, Sensual Seduction. This song is catchy - if you like funk, you will eventually like this song.
Until the final recap...
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I hope two recaps a day isn't too much for you to read. Turns out you can just skip past them I guess...but that's no fun for me. Anyway, the October recap is up next.
I hit my 200th post in a post called Post #200: Its Been a Long Journey. Big thanks to my boy Wheezy for the new graphics again. I also changed my posting style to more videos, less talking at this point. I think its working really well despite the fact that I'm breaking that rule for these recaps.
Shipoopi was an awesome post that featured a couple ridiculous car insurance commercials. You know its good when I still get drunk texts that say "Shipoopi. Take that to the bank."
You may remember a song called Crank Dat (Superman Dat Ho). It wasn't overplayed or anything. Anyway, I took a look at the ridiculous Superman dance that swept the nation in the post called Superman, Crank Dat and the Houdini.
I don't mean to pick on R. Kelly, but he seems to come up a lot here (I'm not sure that that's a good thing). I took a look at another R. Kelly song/video/conversation in R. Kelly Breaks the 4th Wall.
I gave you another glimpse at It's Always Sunny In Philidelphia (no that's not a mistake, only the actual title is linked) with the Night Man song. If I'm ever down, I sing that song to myself. Sadly those videos aren't there anymore, but they were good damnit.
We looked at an awesome Internet education video and probably the best crowd shot of all-time in the a post entitled Let e Tell You Why My Life's a Trainwreck. Honestly, go back and watch that crowd shot and tell me if you don't laugh.
Until the November recap...
I love Will Smith (although I'm boycotting his new movie because I hear he has to kill his own dog) but I'm not sure how he would translate into other languages. I have no clue, but apparently they translated The Fresh Prince of Bel Air into Italian. I have to imagine a lot of stuff was lost in translation (except for Carlton's dances) and it wouldn't be as funny, but you never know I guess. You be the judge.
That just doesn't sound like Will does it. Fortunately for Will, its not just The Fresh Prince that had issues translating to other languages. We've already seen the Japanese Spiderman, but have you've yet to see the 1964 Italian interpretation.
WTH? Seriously, why is Spiderman's belly sticking out of his shirt? This is the least fit superhero ever.
Su hora para la recapitulación de septiembre. Había solamente 10 postes en septiembre así que será corta. Consecuentemente, estoy mecanografiando todo en español primero.
It's time for the September recap. There were only 10 posts in September, so it should be pretty quick.
Los videos más ridículos del mes estaban en un poste titulado ataque de los flotadores del desfile. Demuestra encajonado algunos de los años 80 peores que desfilan los X-Hombres los flotadores he visto siempre.
The most ridiculous videos of the month were in a post entitled Attack of the Parade Floats. It showcased some of the worst 1980's X-Men parade floats I have ever seen.
Probablemente di a
Carlton Alfonso la prensa más positiva que lo reciben en un rato largo con un poste titulado ¿Adónde Carlton Alfonso Fue? Ese muchacho podría bailar.
I probably gave Carlton Alfonso the most positive press he's received in a long time with a post entitled Where Did
Carlton Alfonso Go? That boy could dance.
En mi agolpamiento siempre cada vez mayor del hombre en Rainn Wilson (él apareció adentro como del 3 los postes de septiembre) le demostré un manojo de fútbol de Rainn/US (que no resultó como esperamos, el huh?) los anuncios en un poste llamaron a
Britney Dwight en un sujetador. Al parecer realmente amé utilizar la característica de la huelga también.
In my ever growing man crush on Rainn Wilson (he appeared in like 3 September posts) I showed you a bunch of Rainn/US Soccer (that didn't turn out like we expected, huh?) commercials in a post called
Britney Dwight in a Bra. I apparently really loved to use the strike feature as well.
En el poste Qué Hizo este Verano? Recapitulé las películas del verano y le di algún hombre araña ridículo los videos. Éste no era probablemente uno de mis postes mejores, pero pensé que ató todo junto agradable.
In the post What Did I Do This Summer? I recapped the summer movies and gave you some ridiculous Spiderman videos. This was probably not one of my better posts, but I thought it tied everything together nicely.
Friday, December 28, 2007
I got the blog back rolling again in August, cresting the double-digit marks on posts again. So, here comes the August recap.
I gave you a look at QVC: The Overlooked Channel and some of the crazy things that appear on it.
I complained about that Sean Kingston song "Suicidal" in the post No, You Make Me Suicidal. It also had the video of that crazy dude falling at the X Games and the picture above.
I let Avril back into my life in the post Avril, I Wish I Could Quit You. Nothing more to say here.
We took a long look at my boy I Am A Real (US) American. Our boy, Hulk has gone through some rough times lately - I can only hope he'll read this post and cheer up.
I ended my Summer Vacation when The Office said they ended theirs. We also had an awesome look into It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, a show I now love.
Until high school, growing up all I had in my house was a classic NES. While this meant I got to play a lot of awesome games, it also meant I got to play some really, jank games. Some were just really hard and some games were just impossible to beat due to flaws in the programming (like you physically can't beat it). There was nothing more frustrating than playing a uber-hard/impossible to beat game and its probably good that I didn't swear when I was younger because I'm pretty sure I would have been grounded and lost the Nintendo.
Anyway, a friend of mine sent me a link to download the hardest NES game I never played (the first link on the page is where you can actually download the game). But he said that before I downloaded it, I should watch a video of the game play. Being that it was something crazy that I can't read, I decided to check it out. I've included the video below, so you can check it out too (its long, but its worth it). Turns out its a Super Mario Bros. mod and if you've ever played Super Mario before you'll immediately recognize it.
Basically everything you know is wrong. How can a 1-up mushroom kill you? Why does a bad guy come out of a box? Why is Mario some crazy cat thingy? How can you have negative lives? And having to commit suicide after beating the level...that's just mean.
I haven't downloaded the game yet because I don't know if I'm ready to swear at my computer yet, but sometime when I'm ready to torture myself I'll probably do it. Anyway, here's the second level...this thing can even kill you on the transition.
You can see the another two levels here and here. I have no clue how long this game is (it looks like it ends after the 4th level), but if I make it this far, I'll prolly be done anyway.
I've finally reached the back half of the recaps. Turns out this is a lot more work than you'd imagine...and all I'm doing is looking at my old posts. Anyway, onto the July posts.
Even though I moved, the blog rolled on in New Job, New Digs, Same Blog. You also got a bad-ass Die Hard 4 music video (see more summer movie references).
R. Kelly gave us the behind the scenes look at Trapped in the Closet (and how some of his rhymes don't work) in Dresser Doesn't Rhyme With Baretta.
We looked at some really bad rap in Will I Get Sick If I Eat A Cholo. Really bad.
I gave you a story of how I ended up at a gay bar and asked Does TMNT Talk Work At A Gay Bar.
July was a short month. Until the August recap.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I used to listen to Casey Kasem do the Top 40 every Sunday when I was driving home from church (sadly he's been replaced by Ryan Seacrest). Casey has one of the smoothest voices I had ever heard, but I always wondered how he kept his cool reading through all of the BS he had to. Apparently he just has a good editing staff (careful on the language in this video).
To me, it is freaking hilarious to hear someone like Casey go off like that. I guess it just shows you that everyone has rough days, even people that I've never met but have smooth voices (I wonder what it would be like to hear Barry White recite that)...
Anyway, now that I've heard that, I wonder whether Casey had this kind of explosions at all of his voice-over gigs.
"And powdered too? Who's using powdered stuff? And how much shaving do you really need to do? Is that something you want to be telling f-ing everybody?...What is 'It does and it doesn't' even mean? Can we make a concerted effort to get a decent writing staff in here? F-."
In the sixth installment of my recap, I'm going to cover June. This shouldn't be a surprise to you a June is the sixth month.
Remember in the May recap when I talked about the summer movie run (of course you do, it was yesterday)? Well, in the post Who's Knocked Up? we saw Michael Cera and capitalized on the upcoming movie Knocked Up (which was quite funny).
Remember that damn Buy You A Draaaaaaank song from this summer? In this post I made fun of it and found a video that did as well.
Remember this picture on the right? Its from the post Phil Is
Phat Fat and a Small Recap. There's also an awesome San Antonio Spurs rap.
Remember when I was mad at Avril to the point that I wrote a post about Crossing Avril Out Of My Life? That didn't last long. I still love Sk8r Boi and Complicated is just all the more true.
Remember when I was Peacing Out at National Instruments? My last post in June was bittersweet as it signaled my last day of my first real jobby-job. And look what I'm missing out on.
Until the July recap.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The frequency of these things is going to have to increase if I hope to get them done by the new year. Next on the list is May. On a side note, May started one of the best summer movie runs all-time. There are 10+ movies I enjoyed this summer. Anyway, here's the recap.
Capitalizing on the summer movie bash, I took a look at the crazy Japanese Spiderman in Spiderman or Supaidaaman. I'm pretty sure that some sort of Japanese mini-obsession started here.
We saw how Nickelodeon Slipped One Past Us by using the phrase "Skeet Face." I still laugh at that video.
I asked What the Hell Happened to Luke Wilson in the middle of May. The movie I referenced in that post, Blonde Ambition, rolled out this week and made a whopping $1300 in its opening weekend. I'm
pretty sure know I could make a movie that does better than that.
In what has been probably my most popular post all time (not involving chicas), I broke down how to Ghost Ride Your Whip.
In a random post, I gave you an awesome white guy giving us an NBA freestyle and a Backstreet Boys stalker in Who Doesn't Want It That Way?.
In response to my BCS Top 5 Chicas, Shorty gave us her BCS Top 5 Dudes.
Near the end of May, for Memorial Day, we took a look at some National Anthem Disasters. My boy Todd is going to sing the National Anthem in January at a hockey game. I hope it goes better than these.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
...or however you choose to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I hope you enjoy your day. As another basketball related present to you, here are the Houston Rockets
singing attempting to sing Jingle Bell Rock. Unfortunately its a little out of sync, but I still wanted to post it.
I really with that was in sync, although it looks pretty funny anyways.
In other news, you may also remember my Christmas post from last year, well, the entire Star Wars Christmas Special on YouTube again. Keeping with my Christmas tradition, here's a clip from that show (this time with ridiculous Wookie subtitles).
I think Princess Leia was giving Chewie a handskie...
Its Christmas and as a second gift to you, here is the April recap.
In one of my best recap videos ever, Week In Recap: It's A Shark Attack gave you an awesome shark attack video.
I relieved one of the scariest/funniest moments of my life in a post entitled Aruba Jamaica Ooh I Wanna Make Ya. It seems so long ago that I was teaching for NI...
The Association Starts Tomorrow was one of my favorite posts to write ever (I spent about 5 hours researching it) mainly because there are so many crappy NBA commercials. I never wrote the second part of that post. Maybe someday...
Another good recap post was entitled Shannon Elizabeth in which I showed a video of her deep throating a banana. My boy JP loved that one. That post also kicked off Testosterone Week on the Skeet Thrower, a concept that still gets me about 200 hits a day.
Testosterone Week culminated in me revealing my BCS Top 5 Chicas, easily my most popular post ever. I was informed by my wife that I was not allowed to remove Elisha Cuthbert from my list even though I would consider her cutting her hair a major event. At least I can change it up at the new year....
Monday, December 24, 2007
It's Christmas Eve here at the Skeet Thrower and I've still got time to post. Anyway, I hope you have a great holiday and fatten yourself up. I probably will.
Anyway, my gift to you this year is to help you feel good about yourself. No matter how long good you consider yourself at basketball, know that you probably shoot freethrows better than this guy.
And he's an NBA player. My favorite part of that video may be the crowd's reaction with Iverson's laughing coming in second. How do the refs not laugh at that? I have no clue. That shot is a train wreck.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Its a Casual Dress Friday and today you're going to get a first-class seat on the thought train of the Double M here at the Skeet Thrower. So get ready for a journey.
Last night was my company's Christmas party and despite there being free booze
I didn't even have any alcohol I only had one small glass of champagne. But I still had a great time. Part of that has to do with the fact that I like the people I work with, but the other reason is because one of the interns brought in Rock Band. This was my first experience with Rock Band, and I immediately jumped in on the drums. Which was awesome. I'm thoroughly disappointed this game isn't on the Wii.
Anyway, I began thinking what other instruments they could begin using for instruments and then I thought how preposterous it would be to have something like Orchestra Hero with things like flutes and violins. I wasn't convinced that violins could really play any music that I'd want in a video game; however, so I went to the Internets where I found this video.
I was blown away with the music, but I was distracted because that violin chick seemed very familiar to me. I watch a lot of NBA All-Star stuff but I didn't remember her from there. Then it came to. That's the freaky violin chick from Twista's Overnight Celebrity (I remember that video because it was on every morning when I was an intern at NI). Just watch the intro to this music video and you'll see what I'm talking about.
I do not want to be a part of any video game that involves that chick. No sir. That said, if the video game did contain this sweet classic music video, I'd be down.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
When I'm not on the Internets, I'm generally at work making software (I don't talk shop much here, but stay with me...). Sometimes its kinda geeky, but it can be fun too. We just rolled out another beta release and during the updater testing, I noticed how much our product had changed since the last release and I was blown away. Then like 2 hours later I saw this commercial and thought it was fitting.
Let's be honest here, if you think I was posting just any CPU commercial you were way off. WANG computers? Honestly? The line "Big or small Wang" is said in that commercial. This company even had The Original Wang PC. No way that would fly now. Might as well have just called it Handskie, Inc.
Round three of the year in recap, and that means its time to take a look at the best of the 14 posts from the month of March.
I asked What the Hell Happened to Avril Lavigne (Part 2) and showed you her new video "Girlfriend." I also gave you an awesome Asian lip-syncing video. My favorite part of that post may have been a picture from the video that I used in another post and here on the left. I have no clue who that guy is, but I have probably single-handedly increased his internets exposure by 300%.
I revealed my BCS: Man Crush List publicly for the first time in March. Its amazing how this has changed since then.
I gave you an in-depth look at ninjas and the show Ninja Warrior in early March.
When NCAA tournament time rolled around, I told you that It's Not Like I Get Anything Done Anyway because all I do is watch the tourney. I also gave you some advice by way of ridiculous videos with who not to pick in your pools.
With Shandi Finnessey making an appearance on Dancing With The Stars, I renewed my campaign to get Chuck Woolery to take over the PIR in a post entitled Woolery, Shandi and DWTS. I still think Woolery would be a better host than Drew Carey.
I unveiled my BCS: Bottom Five near the end of March. I still strongly dislike/hate most of those people, although I can already guarantee you that list will change when I make it again next March (although Sandra Oh will probably still be number 1...man, I hate her).
Until the April recap...
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I was gonna save this for later, but I want to get it out before its everywhere. Here is a remix featuring Rasheed Wallace, Jason Maxiel and a couple scrubs from the Detriot Pistons singing Jingle Bells. For some reason the beginning part makes me laugh hard.
Big People, Little People Everybody...
In keeping with my (new) tradition, I'm recaping the best of each month over the last year here on the Skeet Thrower. I started with January (as you can imagine), so now I'm moving onto February.
I found an awesome clip for the post: Name This Country: ASIA! Nothing like making fun of stereotypes...I never do that.
I hit my 100th post in February and gave you a post ingeniously titled Its The 100th Post Extravaganza. I think Wheezy is coming up on his 100th post himself, so keep a look out for that one.
Throughout my time here at the Skeet Thrower I love to bring up some of the favorite things from my childhood. In the post Master of Turtles and a Ninja Rap I found out that some of my friends consider me a master of the Turtles. I also gave you a throwback video from Vanilla Ice.
I gave you some awesome Rainn Wilson videos (and a topical reference at the time) in the post I'm About To Make It Rainn!
I know this isn't on this blog, but someone also wrote a post about me in February. I'm now on top of her all the time - and by that I mean I'm her boss (wait...someone put me in charge of someone else? More on that some other time). What were you thinking.
Until the March recap...
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Can someone explain to me why there is almost always a public backlash against something that is really popular? You know what I'm talking about - People start complaining about something, saying things like "Its not as good as it was" or "I never really liked it anyway." Its already starting with The Office (unjustifiably) in (the sadly abbreviated) season 4 and has happened over the last few seasons of 24 (perhaps justifiably) - people are starting to turn on it. Unfortunately, if enough people start murmuring, executives could talk about changing or canceling the show. The worst part about this is that the show/movie/music probably never needed changed, people just needed something to complain about.
I myself am guilty of this - I bitch about the quality of SNL (justifiably) and Tara Reid (unjustifiably), talking about how much better they used to be. To be honest, Tara Reid was just never that good (she always had that smoker/hooker voice/hair) and I should have never been that high on her to begin with. SNL, well, that's just another story.
Anyway, Will Ferrell has had a slight backlash building against him since Ricky Bobby (I guess some people didn't even like Anchorman...you bastards) and Judd Apatow had people threatening to backlash against him this summer with 2 movies coming out. Fortunately for him and us, the movies were awesome and did really well. Even if you didn't like one of the movies, you probably like the other, and they were generally well received. Well, now Apatow has another movie coming out that you've definitely seen the previews for, Walk Hard and people are already lining up to say its gonna be a flop. We'll see. Either way, Judd is poking at his critics in this funny viral marketing video featuring a bunch of his people that have been actors in his films.
You can catch this video on Funny or Die as well. Anyway, I hope Daryl from The Office (whatever his name is) starts to get a bigger role in these movies. He always makes me laugh.
I'm stealing an idea from one of my favorite websites, Deadspin, and leading up to the new year I'm going to be recapping some of my favorite posts on a month-by-month basis (if I was better my weekly recaps this would be even easier). Anyway, since January comes first, here's the January Recap:
The first post of the year was a video shown to me by my little bro and one that a bunch of people probably missed. Its a video from some guy named Zlad who severely butchers the English in his song. The post was called Hey Baby Wake Up From Your Asleep and that's an actual line he uses in the video. If you watch one video in this recap, make it this one.
The NFL playoffs are almost here and my adopted team for last year's playoffs were the San Diego Super Chargers and in this post I found gave you their theme song. I forgot all about this song and I'm not going to put it on my Ipod and blare it out over my speakers at work.
I sang the Tom Brady ballad from the post entitled Uuuhhhggg-rrr! Means Tom Brady as I've had him on 2 of my fantasy teams (even though he cost me this week). There was also an awesome American Idol video where a chick sings like a lion that is no longer available there...but it is available here (and you should really watch it again).
The Office: Pam Vs. Karen sparked a nearly year-long debate (and one of the funniest episodes of The Office) and also had my favorite picture of the month and probably of the year. As a result, I've placed it on the right so you don't even have to click on the link (if you do; however, you'll get to see an awesome Diddy video).
The last post of January was probably my favorite and I used something called JumpCut to cut and add the video to the Internets myself (which lead to some random chick putting a <3 in my comments and I had no clue what that meant until then - its a heart) - its a dubbed over battle from the Power Rangers which made me laugh a lot entitled They Call Me A Mastadon Cuz I Got The Trunk In The Front.
Until the February recap...
Monday, December 17, 2007
When Nebraska's college football season fell apart, I didn't want to watch much more football for the time being. But eventually my distaste wears off (unlike my distaste with Wii Golf, but that's another story) and I want to watch more. Now I'm kinda in withdrawl as there's no real college football on right now. Anyway, here's an awesome comment that I wish I would have seen a few months ago only because I would have posted it earlier.
He doesn't even follow it up with "Not that there's anything wrong with that!" What is he thinking. There's all that dead airspace there...
Why didn't he say anything? Holy nuts.
Hope you had a good weekend. Get ready for a posting extravaganza this week.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Do you remember the first time you saw an escalator? I had to be like 3 and just amazed. But my mom said not to play on it because it could easily chop your fingers off. This, of course, made me more intrigued by them and I used to try and run up them backwards and do all kinds of stupid things. But I always knew my limits so I didn't fall down and get sucked underneath it like some crazy department-store death wheel that would spin me around and around. Apparently this girl does not know her limits.
Well done, chica. How awesome would it have been if it carried her like 5 feet higher and then she has to figure out how to get back down the escalator? I have always wanted an escalator in my house, but now I want one even more. Why? Because I would try to dupe people into that kind of situation.
Have a good weekend.
* If you click on the video and goto the YouTube page, I'm not sure why the video was titled that. I found this video and was looking for a shorter version and stumbled on that. Honestly.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
As a dude, there are several things you learn growing up. One of them is getting tagged in the nuts is not a lot of fun. I remember the first time I got hit, playing t-ball when I was 5. I was playing 3rd base, took a line-drive right off of the tee. I immediately buckled over, feeling the worst pain of my short-lived life. Ever the competitor, I grabbed the ball, crawled to 3rd base, and got the force-out from the unmercifully slow kid on 2nd base. Then I went and sat on my mom's lap. Knowing that, why would anyone ever wear the pants shown on the left? It doesn't make any sense. Do they expose your nuts? No. But why would want your cod piece hanging out of your pants. What happens if you get a random boner? What then? I guess the only reason you would weat these would be for an easy-access handskie.
...back to baseball. After t-ball, we moved up to machine pitch and they required you to wear a cup. My coach always threatened to do a cup check (by tapping you with a bat, what are you thinking?), but I never saw him do it. Back then, we just bought plastic cups - we didn't have these crazy cups. This guy, a former MLB player I guess, takes a pitching machine to the nuts from relatively close range. There's a little bit of setup, but its kinda nuts and makes you really nervous if you're a guy.
I don't care who you are - that guys an idiot. Although maybe not as dumb as this guy. If you want to see a few more pitching machine tests, there are a bunch of them in this video.
I don't know why watching a guy get hit by pitching repeatedly not in the cup is funny, but that made me laugh.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Ninjas. I haven't written about them in a while. I was gonna write a long post, but instead I went to bed. In any case, here's a ridiculous trailer for a movie called "Machine Girl." I have no clue if this is real but its awesome either way.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
I used to own a Geo Tracker, quite simply one of the most ridiculous cars a person could own. It looked very similar to the picture on the right, except it had bigger tires, a steel I-beam for a bumper and a running bar (it was a farm vehicle I purchased second hand). To help you understand the quality of the Tracker: I was able to buy a book that explained how to take apart and reassemble every part of the Tracker, including the engine block.
Anyway, we had a lot of good times in the Tracker jumping curbs/medians, off-roading in a vehicle "built for off-roading (but will probably result in this if you get a little too crazy)" and trying to tip the car over from the inside (we were dumb, but you could seriously get it on two wheels if everyone threw their weight to one side or the other). But there's one thing I wish I would have tried before I let the Tracker go (exercise caution on the language...you don't need sound anyway):
Those guys had to be tanked - no one would try that sane/sober.
I don't know where the Tracker is today (I sold it to some kid after the clutch went out. Don't worry, the Karma gods smiled on me: it was a rebuilding project for him and his dad), but I hope whoever has it, they are enjoying it as much as I did.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Well, thanks to the lack of new TV, I have no new TV on my DVR so I just watched a Jay Leno episode from what had to be the early 90's. No leather couches (just uncomfortable looking chairs), David Copperfield as a guest (and bragging about banging Cindy Crawford) and Leno with hair worse than this. Anyway, you learn some interesting things when there's no TV on. For instance, I just learned that Hanukkah started yesterday. All I really knew about Hanukkah came from Adam Sandler and 8 Crazy Nights...so not much. I've been saving a video just for this occasion, so here's a video of some NBA stars demonstrating their knowledge of Hanukkah.
That's right, keep 'em torched.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
By now, you should know me, and, so, you should know I love movies. Especially ones that feature Will Ferrell or are directed by Judd Apatow. That's why I'll be on my way to the store today to pick up the unrated version of Superbad on DVD.
Anyway, I'm sure you have seen the preview for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story which comes out in 2 weeks. In case you haven't, here's an extended trailer (that you prolly haven't seen anyway).
I'll probably see it just because there's a Team Pam, Paul Rudd and inevitable Will Ferrell cameo. Altogether, I'm not sure how good this movie will be, but, if nothing else there's a cameo from the woefully underused Tim Meadows.
Not that funny you say? Well just watch this clip of Tim Meadows as the Ladies Man and tell me that you aren't excited for his cameo.
Psyche. (Does anyone even say that anymore? I just say things like Noonan or Steve Perry while others, like my brother-in-law, go for things like Terry Schaivo or Michael Vick...nobody's perfect I guess). Anyway, here's a real clip of Tim Meadows.