Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Right Brothers give us the abomination of neo-con rock. There is something catchy about Bush Was Right, but it may just be the resemblance to Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire that's throwing me off. Ironic, really - and not in an Alanis Morrisette kind of way.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Clarence Goes to Harlem
Mostar finally gets its Bruce Lee statue...

..and within a day someone has already stolen the nunchucks.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

You’re all in for a special treat this week - original PoF material that is not simply me ranting about my latest television, music, or nerdling obsessions. And thanks to the some generous server and bandwidth sharing from Sheldon [ed: has since moved to new server], I even have pictures (yes, I'm just too cheap and lazy to get a real host). So check out the BESTEST POST EVAR!!!
In case you forgot to Tivo "Pet Star," check out Einstein the Parrot.

Friday, November 25, 2005

The story of Mel Gibson's latest crazy project isn't that exciting, but I think we can all agree, this pic belongs here.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Turkey Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Brian from Family Guy does Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Incidentally, I don't know the origins of the song, but there's something very Wesley Willis about it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Link round-up:

Super Mario meets high school talent show

Ozzy Osbourne writes a musical about Rasputin

Escaped Cons Successfully Pose as Frat Boys

and, sadly, the World's Ugliest Dog died.
It's about time

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From Division of Labour:

"Harlequin Enterprises Limited, one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction and the global leader of series romance and NASCAR, the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States, today announced a new licensing agreement.

"Under the agreement, Harlequin will publish a variety of women's fiction titles that will be included in the NASCAR Library Collection, which provides a high level of authentication and quality to NASCAR-licensed books. The novels, by some of Harlequin's bestselling authors, will have plotlines centering on NASCAR and will bear the NASCAR brand on their covers. Harlequin will also be the first publisher of women's fiction for NASCAR.

"The debut title in the new program, IN THE GROOVE by award-winning author Pamela Britton, will be published on January 31, 2006 to coincide with the Daytona 500. IN THE GROOVE will be the first fiction title ever published as part of the NASCAR Library Collection."

Sunday, November 20, 2005

It seems like this should be somewhere in the archives, but I can't find it and it's worthy of a re-post in any case... Ill Mitch.

First name ILL, last name Mitch
I don't cheat, I don't snitch
I don't rap about a gun
some are mad, I am fun
that is why you like me winning
that is why you like me grinning
when I go to rapping contest
everyone say ILL Mitch the best

Credit to Kathryn via Nick.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Todd sent this gem to my inbox today, though I'd share:

"They would not let you rest, day or night. Stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down. Don't sleep. Don't lie on the floor," one prisoner said through a translator. The detainees were also forced to listen to rap artist Eminem's "Slim Shady" album. The music was so foreign to them it made them frantic, sources said.

"Frantic"? Or was that a burst of spontaneous poppin' n' lockin' in Abu Ghraib?

I think this means Eminem has overtaken AC/DC -- whose "You Shook Me All Night Long" was used to bombard Manuel Noriega's compound -- on the psy-ops countdown. Scary stuff, but if a nuke ever goes off in a major American city, mark my words, even liberals may end up condoning the use of "Barbie Girl" by Aqua, Geneva Convention notwithstanding.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Rick Moranis... sings country.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I dedicate this link to Zach for no particular reason: The Long Toe Gallery

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

After this New Yorker article revealed the gender-bending identity of A3G, the author of one of my favorite blogs - Underneath their Robes, the blog was taken offline. For those of you who care (read: Alec), there's a thread over at Volokh about the outing. And another here.
Update: It's made the NY Times. CNN should get to it in about a week.

Monday, November 14, 2005

This week's photoshop contest in the SomethingAwful forums gives us Honest Game Titles.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Todd sent this great find a while back and I only now remembered to post it....

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

More excellent vids here.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Lest we not forget Michigan's other claim to fame...

The Sacramento Kings bought full-page ads in two newspapers to apologize for showing derogatory images of Detroit on video screens prior to their home opener against the Pistons.

When the Pistons were introduced Tuesday night, the Arco Arena scoreboard flashed pictures of abandoned buildings, burned-out cars, piles of rubble and other negative images of Detroit. The Pistons won the game 102-88.

The Kings apologized that night and owners Joe and Gavin Maloof bought a full-page ad that ran in Thursday editions of The Detroit News, expressing ``great respect for Detroit's long and rich tradition as a landmark American city and the incredibly positive impact the Motor City has made over the course of our country's history.''

Credit to Nick.
There's a New Mayor in Town

Sessions, who turned 18 on Sept. 22, ran as a write-in candidate because he was too young to get on the ballot in the spring. The young politician used $700 from a summer job to fund his door-to-door campaign in Hillsdale, Mich., a town of about 9,000.

Unofficial results show that Sessions got 732 votes, compared with 668 for Mayor Doug Ingles, 51. Once his victory is certified and he's sworn in - the ceremony is set for Nov. 21 - he may be the youngest mayor in the USA.
Sessions says his parents were skeptical at first but are now "very supportive." He says he has no agenda but wants to meet everyone. "I'm trying to set up a board of advisers" that will include a former mayor and leaders from Hillsdale College, which he hopes to attend next fall.

This is so much better than the last big story to put Hillsdale on the map.

Credit to Nate and Kara.

It's been a slow week. Let's fix it with some Japanese TV,

Morning Musume vs. The Lizard

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

#2 on our Iceland countdown comes to us via Malice's blog:

Original found here.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sigur Ros pays tribute to Prussian Blue, France, Stonehenge, the tribe from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, nap time, and lemmings in Glosoli. (If you don't like atmospheric Icelandic music, you might wanna skip it...)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

I doubt anyone else will appreciate this besides me (except, of course, Victor) - Nickel Creek covers Britney Spear's Toxic.
I'm not much of a football fan, but I gotta admit - this play by the NO Saints just kicks ass.
An oldie, but a goodie: Wierd Al Interviews Eminem

Friday, November 04, 2005

Meet Gunther - he's like a mulleted Swedish Hasselhoff. (some video NSFW)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The King Kong trailer is up.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Mickey was having one crappy October in 1930.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

First it's San Francisco in jello, now it's Vader and Yoda in butter. I wonder what food product sculpture will make this triad complete? (I'm not counting the glorious puking pumpkin, but I could be persuaded otherwise...)