Thursday, November 30, 2006
The best thing since sliced bread.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
If you possess an ounce of personal pride or perhaps two ounces of fortitude, then the 100 percent correct move is to proceed immediately out the door. Why? There are many reasons, chief among them being that rational adults should not instantly obey mechanical voices (unless that voice instructs us to exit a burning aircraft). Also, if you haven’t stolen anything and therefore do not require interrogation, there is absolutely nothing that should compel you to linger post-transaction."
More of the story at bwcitypaper.com
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The network will air a countdown special, "The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases," over five days starting Dec. 11.
"We have found that television is such a huge part of baby boomers' DNA that it makes sense that so much of America's pop culture jargon has come from TV," said Larry Jones, TV Land president."
The rest of the story and list at Yahoo.com
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Vocal communication involves caterwauls for mating, chattering upon spotting prey, hissing to ward off an intruder, or shrieking when hurt or terrified. Meowing is not part of this language. Meow-ese, it would seem, is a language developed exclusively for humans.
The only meowing in the cat world is done between mom cat and her young kittens. A kitten’s tiny “mew” is a cute, endearing sound, used to solicit attention and care from mom cat."
It's just part of their plan to enslave the human race.
The rest of the article at petcentric.com
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
More dangerous toys at CBS4Boston.com
After an evening of discussion and testimony from local citizens and anti-smoking advocates, the Belmont City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to proceed with the drafting of an ordinance that revises the city's current smoking ban in workplaces and most public areas, to now include any residence except single-family detached homes.
According to Belmont Mayor Philip Mathewson, who said today he fully supports the new proposal, the major thrust of the revision was to include multi-unit apartment buildings in the ban."
More at CBS5.com
Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
13. He'll Huff and He'll Huff and...
"The Smoking Gun pretty much dedicates itself to showing people during their most humiliating moments, but the celebrity mugshots of James Brown, Nick Nolte, and Yasmine Bleeth have nothing on poor Patrick Tribett, who was nabbed for "abusing harmful intoxicants," namely huffing gold spray paint. "
4. The Force Is With Him
"In 2002 a 14-year-old Canadian boy named Ghyslain Raza innocently swung a golf-ball retriever around in a quiet corner of his high school, pretending he was The Phantom Menace's Darth Maul. But he videotaped it. And he left the tape at school, where it was found several months later. Raza immediately became an Internet sensation, known today as the "Star Wars kid," with fans adding light-saber effects and music, and creating video revisions that number over a hundred. The embarrassing footage has since become one of the Internet's most popular memes."
More embarassing moments at PC World.com
Sony released the Playstation 3 in Japan on November 11. That was last Saturday. By Thursday Japanese import units had already made their way halfway around the world to New York City's Chinatown, where they were available for a 100% markup — and they were selling. That's how high the demand is for Sony's new video game machine: people would actually pay double the price to get it one day early.
The Playstation 3 goes on sale in the U.S. today, but I wouldn't recommend buying one, not even for the regular price, which is plenty expensive without the import markup. Sure, the Playstation 2 was the bestselling machine from the previous generation, and sure, the Playstation3 is powered by a stupendously powerful chip, the "Cell processor."
The rest of the story at Time.com
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
VHS is survived by a child, DVD, and by Tivo, VOD and DirecTV. It was preceded in death by Betamax, Divx, mini-discs and laserdiscs.
The rest of the story at Variety.com
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
- KFC Launches Global Re-Image as it Unveils Astronomical 87,500 Square-Foot New Colonel Sanders Logo in Area 51
- Global Re-Image Campaign Contemporises Entire Look of KFC - From Logo to Restaurant Design, Advertising, Packaging, Point-Of-Sale, Uniforms and More
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) today became the world's first brand visible from outer space after unveiling a giant image of founder Colonel Sanders in the Nevada desert.
The Colonel Sanders 'astrovertisement' was built in Rachel, Nevada, the 'UFO Capital of the World', just off the world's only extraterrestrial Highway, in the infamous Area 51. "
The rest of the story at prnewswire.co.uk
I'm highly suspicious of this. It's in area 51. Is this really the image we want to present to potential visitors?
"Take me to your leader."
Crispy or regular?
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
See many, many more of the names at ThePhoenix.com
But the 25-year-old could not see the biggest change: The woman taking his lunch order was sitting 3,000 miles away at a computer terminal in Nashua, and fielding calls from Wendy's customers at drive-throughs as far away as Florida and Washington, D.C."
How long until they outsource that to India?
Read the rest of the story on Boston.com
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil told ABC News Radio in an exclusive interview that the 63-year-old Oscar-winning actor will make a cameo appearance as Osbourne in "The Dirt," a movie based on the band's controversial 2001 autobiography.
"How funny is that going to be," Neil told ABC's Al Mancini at the Opening of Vince Neil Ink, the singer's new tattoo parlor in Las Vegas. "
The only thing I can think of, it's gonna need more cowbell.
Ok, really, though, how is a 63 year-old Walken gonna play a 40 year-old Ozzy?
The rest of the story on abcnews.com
Related: The Dirt on Amazon.com It's a Rock N Roll Bible.
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Related: I went to Best Buy tonight to buy Gears Of War, but they were all sold out. So, instead I embarrassed myself by playing Guitar Hero II in front of a crowd.
Mrs. ZombieCreep encouraged me to pick up the plastic axe and jam as we passed a Guitar Hero II display in the store. I told her that I had never played this game before and played "real guitar, badly." She said to give it a shot. So, plastic axe in hand and feeling real confident, I picked War Pigs by Black Sabbath on the easy level.
It started off badly. Missed notes all over the place. More people lined up behind me to see the mad axe-man slay the video game. As I got the feel for the game it got a little easier, and i was jamming, hitting most of the notes by the middle of the song.
Then it got ugly. The solo.
The crowd on the game started booing me. My Rockstar level on the game went into the red. I told the wife I was struggling. She told me to suck it up and jam. The real crowd behind me dispersed, as they watched a pretend guitar hero melt into a Black Sabbath solo.
Yeah, I got Boo'ed off the stage.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp is a one-of-a-kind event that brings music lovers of all levels together with professional rock 'n roll stars - and that brings those music lovers the unforgettable opportunity to move from the spectator stands to the stage, sharing the limelight with living legends.
As a participant in a Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp, you'll be treated like a rock star for five days and nights. You'll live the rock n' roll lifestyle day in and day out, learning or perfecting your knowledge of an instrument, practicing and jamming with your band mates and learning the ins and outs of the music business - all in the company of some of music's brightest stars."The best part is the $9,499 price tag, and for only $500 more you can add-a-spouse. Mrs. ZombieCreep knows how badly I play guitar and love 80's metal, but thinks we could spend 10k on a better vacation than 5 days in L.A. jamming with has-beens.
But really, how cool would that experience be?
Read more about rockandrollfantasycamp.com
Thursday, November 02, 2006
"Welcome to WillItBlend.com, the official home of the "Will It Blend?" video series. Extreme blending depends on the capabilities of the machine being used. Tasks that may be extreme for some machines are, quite frankly, simple tasks for Blendtec blenders. "
"Below you will find a collection of videos that are NOT safe to try at home. Click any of the videos to see what the Total Blender can do in our test lab, as we ask the question, Will It Blend?"
Some people might think that you’d need to have seen at least one of Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” movies to appreciate this show. But not necessarily. Horror comedy is, to say the least, a highly accessible genre, even for those who don’t recognize and cheer the signature lines taken from the movies.
Sure, the show is idiotic, but that’s the point."
Read the rest of the review at nytimes.com