Thursday, December 14, 2006

Play Space Invaders



Click 'play space invaders' above. Use arrow keys to move and space bar to shoot.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Picard Song (Star Trek Meets The Sims)

A Music Video of "The Picard Song". Created with a combination of clips from Sims 2 and Star Trek: Bridge Commander. Make it so.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Gee's Bend Quilt Stamps

These quilts contain some of the best (unintentional) abstract art ever created. Designed and sewn by a group of uneducated women in the small town of Gee's Bend, their work has recently been discovered and has been on tour across the country.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Freakies TV Commercial



At last - after years of searching, I finally found one. Told you this cereal existed. In 1974.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Nobody's Watching



The pilot for a TV show that can't find a network because they all suck. But you can see it here.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Resident Shrub

"No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices."

- Edward R. Murrow

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Sheep

"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it."

- Edward R. Murrow

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Bring 'em Home



Bruce Springsteen's great performance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Courtesy of Kirsten. Happy Anniversary.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Bloodhound Gang Episode



I finally found some Bloodhound Gang episodes online - they appreared at the end of 321 Contact. This is The Case of the Cackling Ghost...

Port-a-John Hijinks



I hate it when this happens...

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

2004 Presidential Election Was Rigged



(Comic by Ward Sutton - Click comic to enlarge)

First, have Rove call NBC on election night and claim that exit polling is flawed and get the networks to stop giving exit poll results. Ten minutes later, show Bush sitting COMFORTABLY at home enjoying watching the poll results with his family to make victory seem legitimate. Next step, go into tight electoral states like Ohio and invalidate legitimate ballots to tip the scales. Tight races mean fewer ballots have to be stolen..

There are FOUR lights...

Monday, May 15, 2006

Bush Wiretaps ABC, Washington Post, New York Times

The current illegally appointed administration, which cares only for itself and its interests, has once again committed grossly unconstitutional acts through agressive surveillance of the press. For those of you counting at home, this "administration" now publically stands firmly against the Constitution of the United States in the following ways:

- Illegal Search and Seizure of the phone records of Americans without judicial review
- Putting the interests of themselves above the consitutional protection of freedom of the press

These cowardly criminals are far more self-centered than the Nixon administration ever was.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Flaming Lips Playing MN State Fair

August 24th @ the State Fair Grandstand - is the buzz. Speaking of which, whatever happened to Robyn Robinson's insane 'The Buzz' segment?

UPDATE: The official state fair site just listed them.

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For



One of the few things that make me happy every time I see it.

Seona Dancing

Ok - so see that guy on the left? Look familiar? You might remember him from a flash in the pan band called Seona Dancing if you were in the UK circa 1984?

Oh right, you probably know him as the boss on The Office. That's right, it's Ricky Gervais. Video, audio, and lyrics all available on the site.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Sesame Street Video Clips

Previous Sesame Street Posts:

One Sesame, Two Sesame, Three Sesame, Four Sesame

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah... (lightning flash)

UPDATE: Carol Spinney, 72, just won a Lifetime Achievement Daytime Oscar Friday night for playing Big Bird, and Oscar the Grouch. He plans to play the characters for the rest of his life. I was quite moved to see him win this award for living out characters that are deep in the subconscious of every child in America for the last 40 years. This guy rules.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

321 Contact

The Electric Company



I used to watch this every day while I smelled dinner being cooked. Yes, that is Morgan Freeman that you just saw...

Electric Co



I used to play gin rummy to this song almost every night one summer..

Student Video Documentary Contest Winners


I'm proud to say that the grand prize winner of the C-SPAN student video documentary is from Minnesota (of course).

Check out all the winners - this is one of the coolest things I've seen for kids of this generation - I know they have a lot to say, there's a lot of smart kids out there, and they don't get much of a venue to express themselves - I think this is really cool - there needs to be more stuff like this - idiots like Bush have spent enough time ruining everyone's 20's and 30's - it's time for the kids that are trying to have an existence have a venue for something to say that's not MTV.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

PBS Bumper 1971



I always felt slightly weird when this came on when I was a kid for some reason - cuz who was that character on the far left?

Monday, April 03, 2006

President Eisenhower

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed."
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"This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government....In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

- President Eisenhower in his farewell speech to the country, January 17, 1961

Previous Post: The Last True Republican

Norman Bush Jr. III


Another fair and balanced viewpoint of America's sellout Senator.

Previous Posts: Norm 1 Norm 2

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Free Public Domain Movies

Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space, Nosferatu, Night of the Living Dead, Reefer Madness, Teenagers from Outer Space...

Watch the movie full screen online - or download to your iPod or PSP for later viewing..

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Freakies Cereal

"For instance, Hamhose liked ham sandwiches and lived in a garden hose so he could take long walks all by himself. Grumble had bad feet and so he is always complaining. Snorkeldorf had a long nose, so snorkel is part of his name. Goody-Goody well, we all know about Goody-Goody. The Freakies went in search of the legendary Freakies Tree which grew delicious Freakies cereal. They found the Tree, realize the legend was true, and promptly took up residence in the Tree which then became the backdrop for all the TV spots and package back stories."

I have the Hamhose magnet and the Cowmumble magnet may still be somewhere at my parent's house. I still remember how the magnet smelled when it came out of the box. Trying to find a commercial online - no luck so far. (Click on the image if you want to read the back of the cereal box.)

(Click Breakfast Characters below to see more 'Freakies' posts, including an original Freakies commercial.)

He-Man

Remember this?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

This American Life Gitmo

This real audio link from the great radio show, This American Life, goes into our Guantanamo Bay gulag in Cuba - and asks basic questions that aren't about political spin.

Click the title bar to listen.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Jesse "Don" Knotts

One of the funniest comedians who ever lived, his ability to create brilliant comedy out of absolutely nothing but his imaginative demeanor is something few if any comedians have even approached. As such he was misunderstood and often miscast as a fool (as in Disney's Apple Dumpling Gang) but some great TV never would have lasted past the first season without him though credit was given to others - The Andy Griffith Show and Three's Company especially. This skit from The Muppet Show showed his brilliant ability to make the audience think the absolutely absurd could be believable and have a logic of its own if you displaced your belief onto Knotts' character. You'll be missed Jess.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Shatner's Rocketman

Courtesy of Sheila

WARNING: The volume on this video is really loud at first; turn your speaker volume way down.

I somehow missed seeing this spoken chroma-key version of Rocketman as interepreted by Shatner even after it was copied by Stewie in an episode of Family Guy..

Shatner Sings Again

Horrible Food Packaging






I've been meaning to write about this since I first mentioned it 7 months ago in an indirectly related story - the complete obnoxiousness of food products with photographs of people's faces on it - beginning with Taster's Choice and most recently Good Friends cereal - a cereal made of twigs and bark with scary pictures like this. All I want to know is what customer are they envisioning that is going to look at this box and want to buy their cereal? The best I can imagine is the rare customer that ignores packaging and immediately looks at the label for fiber content. Absolutely ridiculous. Here they are at last for your viewing pleasure. If you have horrible examples of food packaging send them along - the winner receives a box of Good Friends cereal and a post announcing the winners in Horrible Food Packaging II.

Live Action Simpsons Title Sequence

Courtesy of Beep

Thursday, March 02, 2006

It's My Year

Year of the Dog

1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people's confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Don't Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford

Get out of debt by following this simple one-page self-help book.


Saturday Night Live (SNL) sketch starring Steve Martin, with Amy Poehler.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Lazy Sunday

NBC is getting all pissy about the fact that this SNL short is available online for free (even though it was offered as a free download from NBC in iTunes, and now is charging 2 bucks for it as they realized people were downloading it..) With NBC's terrible lineup these days, you'd think they'd be grateful for the free advertising for NBC - not suddenly grubbing bucks for something they gave away for free a month ago. So in the spirit of contarianism, here it is to watch all over again. Watch it before NBC starts sending their badgers out to disable it from video archive sites all over the internet. They better give Samberg a raise..

UPDATE: Looks like they already have. So in lieu of/until it's fixed - the title link above will connect you directly to the NBC badgers in action.

Romper Room

Insane show - wouldn't work today - but I totally had my own yellow romper clomper stompers with green handles when I was a kid. Most who watched complained that she never said their name at the end of the show when she looked in her magic mirror. She totally said mine all the time.


Video Links (RealPlayer)
Weekday Song
Mean Clown
Gun Control

It's Jerry Time!

Check out the first four episodes of Jerry - now also available as a free podcast subscription in iTunes.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Minnesota's Puppet Senator

As usual Norm "King of the Flip-Floppin'-Flip Floppers" Coleman, junior senator from Minnesota, elected after Senator Wellstone's "accidental" plane accident - is working to continue to whitewash his past affiliation as a radical Democrat from it's Wikipedia entry to one of unflagging allegiance to Resident Bush. But then he didn't want people to know that he followed Bush's voting requests 98% of the time when he entered office so he had that deleted. The guy's beyond a putz but, following instructions from Rove? Come on.

Norm Coleman
The staffers of Senator Norm Coleman changed a description of Coleman as a liberal Democrat in college to an "activist Democrat," and then to "an active college student." They removed references to Coleman's voting record during his first year of Congress, which lined up with President Bush 98% of the time, which cited Congressional Quarterly. They also removed a reference to Coleman being persuaded by Karl Rove to run for senator instead of governor in 2002.
"When you put 'edia' in there, it makes it sound as if this is a benign, objective piece of information," said Erich Mische, Senator Coleman's Chief of Staff, to the Associated Press. Mr. Mische admitted the Senator's office had made the edits, and he would take responsibility for removal of the sentence about the voting record. "That probably should have stayed in there."
"It appears to be a major rewrite of the article to make it more favorable. If they're trying to edit in such a way to change the public record, that's a problem," Jimmy Wales said to the Associated Press about the incident.
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, "Coleman's decision to run for senator, rather than governor, was sealed during a walk with President Bush in the White House's Rose Garden," rather than Karl Rove. Rove had actually persuaded the former senate majority leader of Minnesota and current governor, Tim Pawlenty, not to challenge Norm Coleman in the Senate elections. Still, other portions of the edit removed references to Karl Rove entirely, and their citations, while accentuating the positive side of several issues, including changing "a budget bill that cut funding from a number of programs" to "a deficit-reduction bill."

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I Wouldn't Go That Far..

You are a

Social Liberal
(63% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(8% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Monday, January 30, 2006

Those Were the Days

It hurts a little bit to look at these - because I had the whole Matchbox collectors suitcase of them (differentiated from the inferior Hot Wheels which had a radial tire style carrying case) all of which I sold at a garage sale. ERGH. Like everything else I loved as a kid, it's all gone - Death Star playset - Star Wars figures, cowboys and indians, do-nothing machine..). That's why I have so many toys today. Nonetheless it's nice to see 'em again.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Me on Wednesday


I think it was the flu. Or food poisoning.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hooked on a Feeling



"Which once again proves my theory...Germans love David Hasselhoff.."

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Super Sweet 16



For all of you that don't put your hard-earned money into the paper shredder to pay for TV, here's a spoof of what you're missing on MTV courtesy of SNL.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Theme Restaurant Redux

Some are gone - some still exist - I remember Arthur Treacher's, Sambo's and MAYbe Golden Skillet - I'm not sure. There was something called Golden Bear around here too. Zantigo's and Rocky Rococo's should be on here as well - although there's still one of each open in the Twin Cities (which I have yet to visit..)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

100 Most Annoying Things of 2005

My favorite I am familiar with:

78 MY OBESSIVE (SIC) COMPULSIVE HABITS
Did I really lock my doors? I forgot to tell myself that I locked each door out loud so I will remember that I actually did it. Or maybe the memory of locking that door is just a dream and I really did not do it. Why am I wasting time writing this while my iron is burning my house down?

Monday, January 02, 2006

Top 50 Music Videos of 2005

If you refuse to pay for TV like me (thus saving $500 - $1000 per year) you may not have seen some of these videos. Beck's still makes me double-take - has technology actually progressed this far? Are robot backup dancers at concerts far behind?

18 Body Shortcuts

18 tricks you can teach your body.

Top 50 Gadgets of the Last 50 Years

Remote control, answering machine, LED digital watch, transistor portable radio, Zip drive, Speak n' Spell..

How to Make an Annoying Webpage

Everything you need to know to create a super annoying website.

Classic TV Commercials

Including Mr.Bubble, Mr.Whipple, Mariette Hartley and James Garner bitching at each other for the Polaroid OneTouch camera, and Duz soap - the dishwasher soap with a drinking glass in every box.