Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Post Anything and Win 2009 PoF Song-Off!

Ok, so I realize my postings have dwindled to a nearly non-existent trickle. Hello billable hours! Anyway, I just looked at the date and realized we have exactly one day to get a 2009 song contest in. So here it is. Post a song, any song. It must be an original recording. If you post something truly kick-ass, I will even provide a kick-ass prize. Anything goes folks, after all, sometimes the bare minimum is enough.

Had enough this holiday season?

Not yet, you haven't.

The poor-quality video above is just a small sampling of what you can expect from the 30th Anniversary Dean and Company Christmas Special! Here's the "promo" and you can view the entire spectacular extravaganza here (just click on videos). Those of you following along at home may recall that excerpts from the Dean & Company Christmas Special of 2007 was posted here by Matt at my behest. More info here and here.

The dean family and their variously-named relations are essentially folks with too much money and time on their hands. Their show has lost some of its earnestness recently as attention from from folks like Rick and Bubba have made them realize that folks have been laughing at them over the years rather than with them. The Deans appear to have embraced this new role and ham it up with the best of them. I, for one, am glad that the Deans chose to spend their fortune and free time producing three decades of truly mesmerizing and completely awful local access programming.

Even though the Deans are now playing along, they still have an amazing capacity for unintentional dissonant brilliance. Just check out their unbelievably terrifying website complete with dead baby doll guide and a virtual shooting gallery where you take potshots at children and their families in a deeply unsettling Victorian carnival ground.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

'Twas The Night Before Christmas by Tay Zonday

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Deconstructing The Phantom Menace

For all of us who need to kill an hour or so over the holidays instead of killing our relatives.

Full story and parts 2-7 here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas from PoF and Wham!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Um, stand up for Jesus?

Btw, in case our reader thinks that the PoF cabal meets secretly to come up with posting themes, let me assure you that mine and James' pee-related posts are purely coincidental. Our secret meetings have much more important matters as their focus...

Via Justin.

It's all pipes

I'm probably playing with fire by posting an environmentalist promotion on a libertarian blog, but I have to give the Brazilians points for style and practicality. I was green before it was cool.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Via Reason.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Accenture cancels revised Tiger ads

PoF News: Accenture announced it is breaking up with Tiger Woods, but it's a difficult break-up. In fact, the company even briefly toyed with launching a new ad campaign that would reflect the changed atmosphere around the beleaguered golfer. Thanks to the same folks who raided email accounts to bring us Climategate we have a sneak peek at this ill-conceived effort:

Thanks, Charles!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Then how about a smile?

In a culmination of my hopes and dreams, I've now become a POF Blogger. And so, I'm pleased to give all of you a Christmas present, straight from the heart.

Via AV Club

Customers love new laptop steering wheel desk


The AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray attaches to your steering wheel for easy access to a writing and drink storage surface.

Here's an excerpt from one satisfied customer's review: "I use it as a 'mini-bar' when the friends and I go out to the bars. I can quickly fix multiple shots of tequila for myself and the friends as we drive from one bar to the next. We also discovered that if you place a pillow on top of it and turn on the cruise control you can catch quick naps on the interstate."

Via Ze Frank.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Give it a ponder.

Ok, so I'm a sucker for viral ads.

Are you a traceur, too?

Via Kent.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Becoming Batman

Last year author E. Paul Zehr released Becoming Batman, a training manual for how an average joe could achieve the physical transformation necessary to be a superhero. Earlier this year, a trailer debuted on YouTube for a new feature film documenting just this process.

Thankfully, though, you don't have to wait on the movie to come to your local theater. You can watch all of the episodes leading up to this point here.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

All politics is local

Independent endorsement of Birmingham mayoral candidate Patrick Cooper. Yeah, that's how we roll down south...