Friday, June 18, 2010

Gone Fishing


After more than a year of Monday through Friday posts here at 'I Think It's Interesting', ASBLACKASOBAMA is giving himself and the news crew at 'ITII' a much needed vacation.

We appreciate all your wonderful comments and taking the time out of your day to read our little musings.... As Paul Rudd famously said in 'I Love You, Man' - 'I will see you there or I will see you on another time'.... 'Laters on the menjay'.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Busboy Beats NBA Stars At Pop-A-Shot


Jimmy Kimmel has discovered a busboy with an amazing talent. Ricardo, employed at the poplar eatery 'Barney's Beanery', is the master of 'Pop-A-Shot'.... During the NBA playoffs, Jimmy Kimmel has had Ricardo compete and demolish the BIGGEST STARS in the NBA.... LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom and Carmelo Anthony.... All of them crushed by the 'Pop-A-Shot' skills of Ricardo the Busboy.

After destroying Carmelo Anthony rather handily at a game of 'Pop-A-Shot' after Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Ricardo was led out of the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' studios and presented with his brand new 2011 Ford Mustang!

Enjoy Game 7 of the NBA Finals tonight! Either the Lakers or the Celtics will be the NBA Champions tonight!










Like OMG Baby

DJ Earworm is back! Don't let the name fool you, he's very talented.... I've posted a couple of his mashups before, his end of the year mashups in 2008 (Viva La Pop) and 2009 (Blame It On The Pop), where he takes the Top 25 Billboard Hits and their videos in their respective years and 'mashes them together'.

This time, he's created a 'mashup' for Capital FM’s Summertime Ball in London, titled 'Like OMG.... He took the music of all fifteen artists performing at the venue and 'mashed them'....It should just be a giant ball of sound, but it all comes out quite nicely.


Here's the list of the songs he includes in the mashup:

Alexandra Burke - All Night Long
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Chipmunk feat. Esmee Denters - Until You Were Gone
Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
Jason Derulo - In My Head
JLS - One Shot
Justin Bieber - Baby
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Pixie Lott - Mama Do
Rihanna - Rude Boy
Scouting For Girls - This Ain’t a Love Song
Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
Usher feat. Will.I.Am - OMG
The Wanted - All Time Low

And here's the awesome video!



He's not paid to put these together, so you can download the music mashups from his site for free!
Click on the banner below to go see his mashup site:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Toyz Noize Is The Bees Knees

I know I post about this guy too much, but love the videos he makes! I posted the 'Hook', 'Up', 'Terminator 2' and 'Gardyn' remixes from from Fagottron and POGO here at 'I Think It's Interesting' here before.... (Hint: Click the names of the previous remixes to see those posts....)

In this new video, he takes video and sounds from 'Toy Story' and adds a few extra cymbals and a sine wave bass (I'm not sure what a sine wave bass is, but is sounds cool) to make another amazing remix. Just in time, as Disney Pixar's 'Toy Story 3' opens in theaters this weekend!

This man is ridiculously talented, and I highly recommend you check out all his videos!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hidden Messages In Logos That I Should Have Noticed

I've been on this Earth for 30 years, and I must admit that I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer.... How have I missed so many things that have been staring right back at me?

I give myself credit, I noticed the arrow in the FedEx logo.... Not at first, but now I never miss the arrow.... See it? Right there.... Between the E and the x.... Now that I've recognized the arrow, almost every time I see a FedEx truck, I see the arrow and have to adjust my eyes/brain to notice the FedEx logo....

After doing a wee bit of research, I found a couple of other hidden things in logos that I've never noticed....

How did I never see these?

Toblerone Chocolate - I enjoy chocolate.... I have a 4 foot tall Toblerone chocolate bar, the thing is huge, and I never noticed the bear in the logo.... He's in the mountain.... I've literally seen this logo my entire life.... I've never seen the bear.


Hershey's Kisses - There's a chocolate kiss between the K and the I in the word KISSES.... How have I been so blind?


Goodwill - The smiley face is a lowercase g? My mind is blown.


Milwaukee Brewers - I've watched baseball my entire life. MY ENTIRE LIFE! I've actually been to see the San Francisco Giants play the Milwaukee Brewers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco when I was younger.... I have never, NEVER, noticed that the Milwaukee Brewers baseball mitt logo is actually an 'm and a b'....


I'm going to go hang my head in shame....

Monday, June 14, 2010

Will BP Ever Stop The Oil Spill?

I'm sure you've all heard about the tiny oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.... The news media reports that even though BP is currently capturing approximately 630,000 gallons of oil a day, hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil are still being released into the ocean....

Since it's been incredibly busy around here (knock on wood), I'm going to leave you with two videos....

The first video is a funny little sketch from the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group showing how BP deals with 'spills'.... The second video is a montage of amazing photos of the oil spill, while politicians are shown screaming 'Drill Baby, Drill'!




Friday, June 11, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #49 - Answer

Congratulations to Patrick Tillett from 'Patrick Tillett - Extremely Overdue' for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme is from 'Felicity'! I don't mean to offend you in any way Pat, but when you posted the answer, I had to do a double take when I saw your name.... 'Pat Tillett watched Felicity? I did not see that coming....' I think you may have been the only Vietnam Veteran to have watched 'Felicity'.... By the way people.... If you haven't check out Pat's blog, do it.... It's amazing! His amazing stories about the life he's lived, the amazing Vietnam posts, and the amazing photography are.... well, amazing. The man knows how to tell a story.... Ok, now, onto this week's theme....

'Felicity' was a powerhouse from the get-go.... Created by two of the brightest minds in Hollywood, J.J. Abram`s and Matt Reeves, and produced by two of the biggest names in Hollywood, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, 'Felicity' ran for only four seasons, following Felicity throughout her college years....



Keri Russell plays Felicity Porter, a young high school graduate who decides to go against her parents' dreams of a fully paid Stanford Pre-Med education to follow a boy, Ben Covington (Scott Speedman), to the University of New York.



Felicity gets to New York and learns about herself, and develops relationships and friendships throughout her four years in college. Struggling in a love triangle with Ben and Noel (Scott Foley, originally playing Felicity's Resident Advisor).... Creating friendships with friends
Julie and Elena (played by Amy Jo Johnson and Tangi Miller).... P.S. For those of you who recognize the name Amy Jo Johnson, but just can't remember who she is, she's the original Pink Power Ranger!

During the series, you're introduced to Sean Blumberg (played by Greg Grunberg, who on a side note is a childhood friend of the great J.J. Abrams, and has been cast in many of Abrams' projects.... He was in Alias, Mission Impossible III, and he was the pilot who crashed the plane into the island on 'LOST'! All three are Abrams' works....), Ben's original roommate and the guy who comes up with all sorts of crazy new ideas (e.g. The Before and After Restaurant - Where they only serve appetizers and desserts)....

I could go on, but there were so many characters, and each character plays such a pivotal role in the show.... I've already put most of you to sleep.... I'm not even going to talk about Donald Faison and
Jennifer Garner being on the show.... Or even Tyra Banks' short run on the show....

Anyway.... On to what everybody knows about the show.... The controversy about what killed the ratings. The Haircut vs. The Network's Decision To Move The Show To A New Night.... The producers had the idea to snip Keri's lovely locks, to symbolize a fresh new start after a breakup with Ben.... After the 'haircut heard around the world', and the time change, the ratings decreased significantly and never fully recovered.

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #49 - Update

Everybody was stumped by the first theme.... So, as promised, here's the second theme.... Don't forget, these themes were both for the same show. Is the second theme any more recognizable?

Can You Guess This TV Theme?

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #49

Happy Friday everybody! Here's today's deal with 'Can You Guess This TV Theme'.... This show had two different themes. Both themes had a good run, and should be recognizable, but the show's first theme had no lyrics.... I'm posting the show's first theme at 7:00 a.m., and if nobody can guess the name of the show from the first theme, I'll post the show's second theme at 12:00 p.m. (all PST).... As always, the answers will be posted at 3:00 p.m.

Can You Guess This TV Theme?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

SuperHumans!

Did anybody else see 20/20 two weeks ago? It was an episode on 'Superhumans'.... Real humans with Superhero abilities....

They profiled the following people:

Alain Robert, a real life Spiderman that climbs high rises without any safety equipment and can hang from his ceiling for 20 minutes at a time!

Jeff Corliss, a man who jumps off the sides of mountains and out of planes in a synthetic wing suit at speeds up to 300 miles per hour!

Anna Frasier, a woman (dressed in a mermaid tail) who can free dive 50 feet below the sea and return to the surface with only one breath of air!

Lyndon Whalberg, another 'mermaid' that can hold her breath underwater for up to five minutes and can dive 91 feet below the surface or the water and back with only one breath of air!

Daniel Tammet (Brain Man), an autistic savant who looked at pi to 22,500 digits ONE TIME, and then recited it to a panel of experts from memory.... They showed him learn the Icelandic language in one week!

Wim Hof (Ice Man), a man who can submerse himself in snow for an hour and twelve minutes.... He runs in sub-zero temperatures wearing only shorts.... No shirt! No shoes! No socks! Just shorts!

Dean Karnazes (UltraMarathon Man), a man who has run 50 marathons in 50 days.... He's known to run 30 miles to a marathon, then run the marathon.... He decided to run 30 miles on his 30th birthday, and fell in love with running....

You can see the entire episode by clicking on the sign below!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Honda U3-X - For The Person Who Finds Walking Unneccesary

Are we making life too simple? Are we going to have computers and robots feed and entertain us all day while we lounge in comfortable chairs until modern civilization and all plant life on Earth are decimated? Are 'they' creating an environment similar to the spaceship environment on Wall-E?

Did somebody at Honda say: "All this standing on my Segway Personal Transporter is making me sooooooo tired.... I wish there was a machine, similar to the segway, that could take me wherever I want to go, but I want to remain seated the entire time...."?

Honda has created the U3-X.... The Seated Segway.... For the person who finds walking unnecessary.... By the way, I have never seen one person look cool while riding a segway. I can't imagine they're going to look cool while riding the U3-X....


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Is No New News Good News?

This was posted a few days ago by Cal from 'Cal's Canadian Cave Of Coolness', and recommended to me a few days ago by Cotton Blossom from 'Wit Behind The Ears'.... You should check them both out.... They're both fantastic bloggers!


It fascinates me that no one has noticed this before.... It's almost as good as the 'Mall Name Change In 'Back To The Future''. The same newspaper prop (presumably a new newspaper with the same stories) used over and over and over again.... Doesn't Ed O'Neill get tired of reading the same stories all the time? Is no new news good news?


Monday, June 7, 2010

Mister Rogers And Me


While on vacation in Nantucket, Massachusetts, MTV News executive Benjamin Wagner had the ultimate neighbor, Mister Fred Rogers owned the house next door....
Mister Rogers.....

The man with the cardigan (all of them were knit by his mother), who welcomed us into his home everyday to teach us simple lessons about life....


The man who created the 'Neighborhood of Make-Believe', and made us desperate with the need to jump on that little trolley that traveled through his living room...
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The man who taught me how to tie my shoes....

The man who made us all feel welcome in his home, with a simple tune telling us that 'It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood', and asking 'Won't you be my neighbor?'.

(Yeah, I'm not going to go into a huge diatribe about how he pretty much single-handedly saved both public television and the VCR. Or how he meticulously kept his weight at 143, because 143 meant 'I Love You'. Or how he wrote and composed all the songs on the show.)

I'm going to tell you about the new documentary, Mister Rogers & Me. I can't wait to see this! Mister Rogers played such a giant role in my life....

'On the afternoon of their first meeting, “America’s Favorite Neighbor” asked the young journalist about his job as an MTV News producer. Wagner felt exposed and embarrassed, a PBS mind in a jump-cut, sound-bit MTV world.

Mister Rogers said warmly, “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than complex.”

Later, Rogers said simply, "Spread the message, Benjamin.”'

After Mister Rogers' death in 2003, Benjamin Wagner traveled across the country to interview friends of Mister Rogers to find out more about the man in the cardigan. In the end, the brothers come to know more than just the man and his luminous legacy. They unmask the forces acting against depth and simplicity, and develop the means to lead deeper, simpler lives.



If you love Mister Rogers as much as I do, you should definitely check out the PBS site for his show.... You can see videos of Mister Rogers singing 'Won't You Be My Neighbor' and 'You Can Never Go Down The Drain'! It sounds simple, but nobody else ever took the time out to tell me that I was 'bigger than any bathroom drain', and that I wouldn't be sucked into a world where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fight to keep our city safe.... Oh, and you can see the video of Mister Rogers and the crayon factory!

Click on the card below to go to the site!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #48 - Answer

Congratulations to Liz at 'A Belle, A Bean, & A Chicago Dog' for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme is from 'Coach'!



In 'Coach', actor Craig T. Nelson stars as Hayden Fox, college football coach of the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles (and later the Orlando Breakers).

'Coach' not only focused on football, (I don't remember if I actually ever saw anybody actually 'play' football during the show), the show focused on the relationships of Coach Fox, his significant other, his daughter and the assistant coaches.

Throughout the program, Coach Fox is constantly wooing and developing his relationship with television news anchor Christine, his significant other played by Shelley Fabares.... Of course, the coach has trouble understanding women, and always uses football analogies to make sense of his romantic relationship....

Jerry Van Dyke and Bill Fagerbakke starred as Coach Fox's trusted and loyal (and simple) assistants coaches. Van Dyke stars as absent-minded Luther Van Dam, and Fagerbakke stars as the gentle giant Michael 'Dauber' Dybynski.

After his successful tenure at Minnesota State University, Coach Fox is given the chance to realize his dream of coaching a professional football team, the Orlando Breakers. The Breakers are owned by widow Doris Sherman, played by Katherine Helmond (Mona from Who's The Boss?)....

Coach was on the air for 200 episodes! I've got a lot of television to watch this weekend!

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #48

Happy Friday everybody!!!! It's been such a busy week this week (knock on wood), but there always time to guess this week's TV theme! So, Can You Guess This TV Theme?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I Learned The Hard Way I'm Not A Thief

A news reporter Sebastian Robertson in Medford, Oregon, takes a little trip out to the Spalding Auto Yard to show the viewers at home how easily your valuable belongings can be stolen from your car.... Turns out it may not be so easy.... All he has to do is break a window, right? Turns out it makes for the best news blooper ever!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pogo In The Gardyn

I posted the 'Hook', 'Up' and 'Terminator 2' remixes from from Fagottron and POGO here at 'I Think It's Interesting' here before.... (Hint: Click the names of the previous remixes to see those posts....)

Typically, he uses video clips and sounds from movies, and adds some synthesizers, drums and bass to make his remix videos. This time, with his 'Gardyn' mother's day remix, he uses sounds from his mother's garden and harmonic recordings of his mother's voice....

This man is ridiculously talented, and I highly recommend you check out all his videos!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kia's New Hamster Commercial Is Awesome!

I'm not a huge fan of Kia, and I never thought I would want to buy a Kia vehicle in the near or distant future.... But I am in love with Kia's new hamster commercial, and I think I may be buying a new Kia Soul today.... I'm easily persuaded....


Friday, May 28, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #47 - Answer

Congratulations to TS Hendrik from 'The Non-Review' for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme is from 'Pushing Daisies'.


The show revolved around Ned the pie maker and owner of 'The Pie Hole', played by Lee Pace, and his gift of giving life back to the dead.... As a young boy, Ned finds out that he can revive the dead by touching their lifeless bodies. However, Ned also finds out that with great power, comes great consequences, and he learns that his ability to revive the dead comes with a few stipulations:

1. If the subject that Ned has revived is brought back to life for more than one minute, something or someone nearby will die to 'restore balance'.

2. If Ned touches the revived subject a second time, it dies again, this time permanently.


Private investigator Emerson Cod, played by Chi McBride of 'Boston Public' and 'Human Target' fame, catches wind of Ned's gift and makes him an offer he can't refuse.... Ned would bring murder victims back to life, find out who killed them, then get paid to solve the crimes....

Ned, now working with PI Cod, runs into the corpse of his childhood love, Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles played by the beautiful Anna Friel.... Ned brings her back to life, and struggles with his emotions throughout the series.... Ned loves Chuck, but can never touch her (because she'll die again), and he's lived his entire life with the fact that her father died because he brought his mother back to life for more than a minute....


Kristin Chenoweth, the little woman with the big voice and the original 'Glinda' from Broadway's 'Wicked', won an Emmy Award for her role as Pie Hole Waitress Olive Snook.... Ellen Greene and Swoosie Kurtz play Chuck's synchronized swimming and anxiety-ridden aunts Lilly and Vivian Charles.

The scenery for 'Pushing Daisies' was like none other.... Everything was so colorful and magical. I think it was best described as 'storybook-esque'. It was a great show for people like me, who are easily distracted by colorful or shiny things.... All of the colorful and shiny things were on the screen in 'Pushing Daisies'!

Did you know that the show's narrator, Jim Dale, has won two Grammy awards for his narration of the Harry Potter Audio Books and was the evil Dr. Terminus in Disney's Pete's Dragon! Hey, you try saying Passamaquoddy!



Can You Guess This TV Theme? #47

Happy Friday! Is everybody gearing up for the big three day weekend?

I'm keeping today's theme short and simple.... Can You Guess This TV Theme?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Accident On The Freeway


I was on my way to the City of Los Angeles, about to pass the 10 freeway / 405 freeway interchange, when a car cuts me off and tries to go across three lanes to get on the 405.... Unfortunately, when trying to get into the right lane to get on the 405, the driver that cut me off is not able to squeeze in between two cars and slams on her brakes.... The only thing I could do is slam on my brakes as well....

I was right behind the brake slammer, so even though I tried to stop, my truck started going to the right and clipped the brake slammer's bumper.... We pull to the side of the road and the crazy lady (brake slammer) starts screaming 'Didn't you see me turning! Didn't you see me turning!'

Now I'm going to have to take my truck into the shop and have to deal with insurance companies, claims adjusters and all the crap that goes along with getting into an accident.... On the other hand, thank goodness nobody was hurt and everybody was able to walk away from the accident....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Back To The Future Mall Name Change

When Doc Emmett "Doc" Brown is gunned down by the Libyans in the mall parking lot, before Marty McFly takes the DeLorean time machine to 1955, the mall is called Twin Pines Mall.

When Marty arrives in 1955, he runs over one of a pair of twin pine trees in the yard of Otis 'Old Man' Peabody.

When Marty returns to 1985, the sign in the mall parking lot notes the name of the mall as Lone Pine Mall.

BTTF

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

OK GO - Kings Of The One Take Video

Last week I posted about an awesome one take music video for Diane Birch's 'Valentino'.....

Now, I'm sure you've all heard of OK GO. They're the kings of the one take video.... They were big before, but they skyrocketed to fame after they filmed their one take music video for 'A Million Ways' in their backyard.... Apparently, that video can't be embedded, but you can see it here.....

After the wild success of the 'A Million Ways' video, OK GO released their second one take video for 'Here It Goes Again'.... You know the video, four guys with four treadmills in a basement.... Seamlessly hopping from treadmill to treadmill....



For OK GO's newest one take experiment, the band created two one take videos for the new single 'This Too Shall Pass'....

The first video features the band member marching around in a wooded area, while a marching band in camouflage pop out of nowhere with their instruments to accompany the band.... The marching band video can't be embedded either, but you can see it here....

In their second video for 'This Too Shall Pass', and possibly their most impressive video, OK GO created a Rube Goldberg Machine that works continuously for around four minutes!



Their latest stunt wasn't a one take music video, but definitely worth checking out.... At the Maker's Fair in New York City, OK GO played a set while underwater.... Well, the band members had buckets of water on their heads and the lead singer was completely submerged in a water suit / goldfish aquarium....

Side note: You can skip the first 11 minutes of this video.... The first 11 minutes is all about the guys getting into their water outfits, the play their first song (I Want You So Bad I Can't Breathe) at around the 11 minute mark, and their second song (This Too Shall Pass) at around the 17:15 mark of the video....


Monday, May 24, 2010

Are You Still As LOST As I Am?


Wait.... What?

I'm going to need somebody smarter than myself to explain the ending of LOST.... I enjoyed the entire episode.... I enjoyed the ending.... Were they in purgatory? Was the island purgatory? Were the side flashes purgatory?

Where were Michael and Walt?

Please enjoy the shirtless men of LOST and Eyeballs of LOST as you explain the ending....




Friday, May 21, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #46 - Answer

Congratulations to Lisa Marie from 'The Domestication Of A Party Girl' for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme is from 'Party Of Five'.



Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf, Lacey Chabert, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jeremy London, Matthew Fox.... 'Party Of Five' could be the most beautiful show ever!

After losing both of their parents in a car crash with a drunk driver, the Salinger children are left to figure out life on their own.... One of my most favorite shows! I'm going to be spending a lot of time watching 'Party Of Five' DVD's this weekend....

There's a tie in though.... There's always a tie-in.... The 2 1/2 hour series finale of LOST is on ABC this Sunday! I can only imagine that it will be the best episode of television of all time! Matthew Fox will be Dr. Jack Shephard for the last time.... It's the end of an era....

I remember sitting in my living room, watching an episode of the first season of LOST with my wife, my sister-in-law and her ex-boyfriend.... This was before we got our DVR.... What I didn't know is that minutes before the show started, my wife had found out that she was pregnant with our first child.... Not wanting to ruin the episode of LOST, my wife waited until the episode ended to tell me that we were 'with child'.... I wonder if she's going to have any big news for me tonight?

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #46

Happy Friday everybody! It's that time again! Can You Guess This TV Theme?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday To Balki Bartokomous!

'Well, feed me garlic and call me stinky!'

The man we all know and loved, until he got really creepy and made us feel awkward on 'The Surreal Life', Bronson Pinchot turns 51 years old today....

Thank you for Balki Bartokomous.... He will forever be in our hearts as the lovable nonsensical cousin who is fresh off the boat from Mypos.

May you stand tall and rise and fall on the wings of your dreams.... Nothing's gonna stop you know....

It's time for the 'Dance of Joy'!





By the way.... Have you ever seen the video of the 'Perfect Strangers' intro using Seattle, Washington as the backdrop?



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Diane Birch - Valentino One Shot Music Video

Before I start this post, I want to let you all know about a fellow blogger going through a very difficult time.... Michelle from Momma's Pixie Dreams has received the horrifying news that her 16 month old daughter has cancer.... Ian from The Daily Dose Of Reality has really gone out of his way to help by setting up a site for donations to help cover medical and physical therapy costs, and over $3,000 has been raised already! If you click on Monkey's picture below, you'll be directed to the donation site.... Any and all donations are greatly appreciated, and any money remaining will go to help another family battling cancer....

Click on monkey to donate...please help!






Lately it seems that the music video is a lost art.... The amazingly talented Diane Birch has created an amazing music video for her new song 'Valentino'!


The video was shot in one take, and as you can see by the director's board, it took at least 57 takes to get the video right....

Here's the music video and a 'behind the screen' view of how the video was made!



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Count The Passes #2

Ok, ok.... You're all way smarter than me.... You saw the gorilla....

Try it again.... Now that you've seen it, you'll see the him walk through every time....

The creator of the video has tweaked it a little bit, see if you can spot the gorilla this time....


1. Watch this short video.... In the video you will see a group of ball players, some in white and some in black passing two balls around. Your goal is to count how many times the ball is passed by the team wearing white shirts. It's that easy!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Awesome Father Takes Pancake Breakfast To Another Level

Before everything else in my life, I'm a father first.... And I get really excited when I find sites that feature good fathers. Jim documents his pancake adventures as he creates creative design and architectural creations for his daughter Allie. They're not simple star or square patterns, you'll see octopus pancakes and princess pancakes.... Here are a few of my favorites!




Click on the banner below to go to his site and see pictures and videos of the rest of his awesome pancakes!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #45 - Answer

Congratulations to TS Hendrik from 'The Non-Review' for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme is from the epic television show 'Doogie Howser, M.D.' He answered the question while waist deep in Tennessee flood waters....



Neil Patrick Harris starred as Doogie Howser, America's favorite boy genius! Trying to create a balance between being a teenager and a doctor, Doogie learns about life with his parents (played by James Sikking and Belinda Montgomery), his colleagues (played by Lawrence Pressman, Kathryn Layng and Mitchell Anderson), and his best friend Vinny Delpino (Max Casella of Newsies fame).... At the end of every episode, Doogie translates his life lessons learned throughout the episode into poetic prose that he types into the blaring blue screen of his computer journal (or personal blog, as I like to call it)....

This show was awesome 20 years ago, and it's still great now! I've been watching episodes all day, and it's amazing amazing Neil Patrick Harris was as Doogie....

Do you remember Vinny always coming in through Doogie's second story bedroom window? Did he ever use the front door?

Did you know that Steven Bochco and David E. Kelly, the creators of the show, have said that if the show would not have been canceled so abruptly, they would have had a season long story arc in which Doogie becomes disillusioned with medicine and in the end, becomes a writer?


Two things about Mitchell Anderson, who plays Dr. Jack Maguire:

1. His hairstyle, while on Doogie Howser, is a exact duplicate of my hair now....
2. He was in one of my favorite movies from the 80's, with Joaquin Phoenix, Lea Thompson, Kate Capshaw, Tate Donovan, Terry O'Quinn, and many other awesome actors and actresses, 'Space Camp'!!!!! I'll save the details for 'Space Camp' for another post....

And I have the best news you're going to hear all day! Every episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. is available on HULU!!!!! Just click on Doogie and Vinny below to be magically transported to the Doogie Howser, M.D. - HULU site and enjoy the magic!

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #45

Good morning! Happy Friday! It's time to celebrate the arrival of the weekend with another edition of Can You Guess This TV Theme!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is A Hard Name To Spell - Even For Hollywood


Imagine that you're Julia Louis-Dreyfus.... You've enjoyed quite the career as a star on mega-blockbuster shows like 'Seinfeld' and 'New Adventures of Old Christine'.... And now you finally know that you've made it.... The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce has selected you to receive a star on the 'Hollywood Walk Of Fame.... Can you believe it? You're the first of the 'Seinfeld' foursome to receive a star! Even Jerry Seinfeld doesn't have one!

Friends and family, including the likes of Larry David, Jason Alexander and Albert Brooks have all come out to commemorate the fact that your name will be immortalized with thousands of others as a part of entertainment history. They pick up the piece of wood covering your star, and this is what you see....


A big smudge over your last name.... What's that? Oh.... They didn't spell your name right on the star.... Instead of 'Julia Louis-Dreyfus', they put 'Julia Luis Dreyfus' on the star! Now you've made it....

You can stop imagining now.... Truth be told, 'New Adventures of Old Christine' is a very funny show, and Julia was a very good sport about the whole thing.... She even asked the Chamber of Commerce to keep the misspelled star in the ground.... Unfortunately her requests were denied, but they are going to give her the chunk of star with 'Luis' as a souvenir....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You Had Me At Potato

Dear Google:

I am a big fan.... I already use a lot of your products.... I love your e-mail and I can't wait to get a cell phone with your Android operating system.... And your Google Earth program is crazy awesome....

But now, it's like you're looking straight into my soul.... How did you know that all it would take for me switch to your Google Chrome web browser, is a commercial displaying the speed of your Google Chrome compared to a potato, sound waves and lightning? The ball is now in Firefox's court, and they must attempt to win back my love....

Sincerely,

ASBLACKASOBAMA

p.s. You had me at potato.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Name That Tune

YouTube user OneManSho has put together an amazing set of videos..... He sings songs backwards while performing random acts, then plays the video in reverse to reveal the song he was singing.... Can you figure out the songs he's singing before he reveals the answer?










Monday, May 10, 2010

Jones Soda Company Says 'Let's See What Else We Can Carbonate'!

The marketing department of Jones Soda Company often creates crazy seasonal flavors to help promote their brand.... Their most recent group of flavors are based on the game 'Dungeons and Dragons', and include Illithid Brain Juice, Sneak Attack, Potion of Healing, Dwarven Draught, Bigby's Crushing Thirst Destroyer, and Eldritch Blast....


Here are some of their other brilliant marketing ideas.....

'Orange You Glad For Change' Cola


In 2007, the Seattle based company released a limited edition Seattle Seahawks Pack - Including Perspiration, Sports Cream, Natural Field Turf, Dirt and Sweet Victory flavored sodas.


The Dessert Pack -
Including Cherry Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Apple Pie, and Blueberry Pie flavored sodas. Future Dessert Packs included Lemon Meringue Pie flavored soda.


The Chanukah Pack - Including Chocolate Coin, Applesauce, Jelly Doughnut and Latke flavored sodas. Each pack came with a dreidel!

The Christmas Pack - Including Sugar Plum, Egg Nog, Christmas Tree and Christmas Ham flavored sodas. Future Christmas Packs included Christmas Cocoa, Candy Cane, and Gingerbread flavored sodas.


The Holiday Pack - Including Turkey and Gravy, Wild Herb Stuffing, Brussel Sprout, Cranberry and Pumpkin Pie flavored sodas. Future holiday packs included Salmon Pâté, Corn on the Cob, Broccoli Casserole, Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato, Dinner Roll, Pea and Antacid flavored sodas.


And for the vegetarians - Tofurky and Gravy flavored soda....


Friday, May 7, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #44 - Answer

Congratulations to Lisa Marie from The Domestication Of A Party Girl for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme was from 'The Bad News Bears'!



With the same premise as the 1976 film 'The Bad News Bears' starring Walter Matthau, Jackie Earle Haley and Tatum O'Neal, the television show revolved around the team's coach, Morris Buttermaker, played by Jack Warden.

As a former minor league baseball player, currently working as a pool cleaner, Coach Buttermaker gets upset after a client refuses to pay his bill and responds by driving the client's car into the sparkling clean pool. Buttermaker is given a choice of either "volunteering" to coach the Hoover Junior High baseball team or going to jail.

Coach Buttermaker chooses baseball over jail time and spends the entire series trying to teach a group of hapless kids how to play together as a team....

While coaching the team, the coach is under constant supervision from Principal Emily Rappant, played by Catherine Hicks. You may not recognize the name Catherine Hicks, but she played the mother on the WILDLY successful show '7th Heaven'.

The casting director for this show was able to pick up a fresh faced Corey Feldman (a favorite of Ally at Fourth Grade Nothing.... He sent her a letter!) for his first major acting role.... But other than that choice, I think think the casting director decided to cast the kids with the funniest names.... Gregg Forrest, Tricia Cast, J. Brennan Smith, Sparky Marcus, Rad Daly, Meeno Peluce, Shane Butterworth, and Kristoff St. John (who looked like a young Barack Obama) rounded off the team....

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #44

Happy Friday everybody! The weekend is finally upon us! Last week's TV theme was pretty easy, so I decided to make this week's theme a little more difficult.... Can You Guess This TV Theme?


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Oh No! A-Ha And The Go-Go's Are About To Go Go!

The music industry is mourning.... After 30 years of making music, two of the best bands with hyphenated names, both a-ha (currently on their 'Ending On A High Note' tour) and The Go-Go's (currently on their 'Happily Ever After' tour), have announced that they are going to disband after one final tour on the road....




Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dissecting The Career Of Jackie Earle Haley - The New Freddy Krueger


Jackie Earle Haley starred in the #1 movie at the box office last weekend (A Nightmare On Elm Street).... Let's take a look at his career.... You'll happily remember him in his breakout role....

2010 - Jackie Earle Haley replaces Robert Englund as the star of the 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' (Freddy Krueger) franchise.


2009 - Jackie Earle Haley stars as Rorschach in the comic book superhero movie 'Watchmen'.


2008 - Jackie Earle Haley wins 'a giant check that says $10,000' by making a free throw from the other side of the court in Semi Pro.


2006 - Jackie Earle Haley earns an Academy Award Nomination for his portrayal of sex offender Ronnie in 'Little Children'....


1983 - Jackie Earle Haley stars with Tom Cruise as a wild and crazy young man in 'Losin' It'.


And finally, Jackie Earle Haley's breakout role.....

1977 - Jackie Earle Haley stars as Kelly Leak, the cigarette smoking, motorcycle riding and baseball star bad boy, in 'The Bad News Bears'!

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