The O.C. Season 1 in Widescreen… Finally!

November 30, 2007 at 9:59 AM | TV | No Comments

I had faith that this day would finally come, and just in time for Christmas! See: http://dvd.ign.com/articles/838/838168p2.html

The Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch

November 29, 2007 at 11:13 PM | Food, TV | No Comments

People seem to have forgotten about this catchy commercial. This commercial got me to buy one of these sandwiches, solely on the commercial. And I don’t even like bacon! I find myself bringing it up in conversation from time to time and the confused looks on people’s faces leads me to believe that a reminder is in order:

The Pillsbury Doughboy

November 11, 2007 at 11:47 PM | TV | 1 Comment

You ever notice how nobody pokes the Pillsbury Doughboy anymore?

Eccentric

February 2, 2007 at 12:18 AM | TV | 1 Comment

This is the first time I’ve laughed until I cried in the year 2007. I’d just like to share that kind of experience with you:

Barney’s “Get Psyched Mix”

December 31, 2006 at 3:35 AM | Mixes, TV | 4 Comments

One of the first episodes of the show How I Met Your Mother that I ever saw was the New Years episode. The episode (S01E11), entitled The Limo, is also one of my favorites. So, what better way to prepare for New Years than to review said episode?

Now, if you have not seen this episode, Barney pulls out this CD that he calls the “Get Psyched Mix,” a mix CD that goes against the rule that a good mix has rise and fall. Instead, it’s all rise. It has led to my inclusion of the Bon Jovi track “You Give Love A Bad Name” on several of my mixes. But now that New Years is actually upon us, I thought that it might be nice to have the entire “Get Psyched Mix” at my disposal. Being too lazy to figure out the tracklist manually, I decided that it be best to consult Google to see if anybody else knew what songs were on Barney’s “Get Psyched Mix.”  It turns out, the contents of the mix are a topic under debate.

This is the tracklist, according to Barney’s Blog (maintained by the creators of the show):

1) YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME – Jonathan B. Jovi
2) THE HUMPTY DANCE – Digital Underground
3) COME SAIL AWAY – Stix
4) DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ – Journey
5) THE TRANSFORMERS THEME SONG – O. Prime
6) YOU’RE THE BEST AROUND – Joe Esposito
7) HIGH ENOUGH – Damn Yankees
8) JESSIE’S GIRL – Rick Springfield
9) ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE – The Scorpions
10) HIP HOP HOORAY – Naughty by Nature
11) CHANGE OF HEART – Tom Petty
12) RUN AWAY – Slade

… and this is the tracklist, as painstakingly transcribed from the episode by TV Squad through review of the tracklist seen on the show:

1) I Wanna Rock — Twisted Sister
2) You Give Love A Bad Name — BJ (Bon Jovi)
3) Lick It Up — KISS
4) Paradise City — GNR (Guns & Roses)
5) Dancing With Myself — Billy Idol
6) Rock You Like A Hurricane — Scorpy (Scorpions)
7) Panama – Van Halen
8) Talk Dirty To Me — Poison
9) Thunderstruck — AC/DC
10) Dr. Feelgood — Crue (Motley Crue)
11) Round and Round – Ratt

Now, I gotta say, there are good tracks on both, and I believe that the TV Squad one is accurate to what was written on the CD seen on the show, though I cannot and will not confirm this. I say just take your favorite picks from the two and make your own!

Have a safe and happy new year!

Chickenella

December 12, 2006 at 2:43 AM | Food, TV | 4 Comments

The other day, I was watching Saturday Night Live and there was a joke on the news segment about how some salmon had been tainted with “Chickenella.” I thought it was a lame joke, but one of those ones that are so lame, that it makes you laugh. And then just today, I was watching an episode of House (which I’ve never watched before) and somebody on the show said Chickenella, in a non-joking manner. Something about tainted meat or something. I was like “daaannng, did she just say Chickenella??” After rewinding a few times, I still couldn’t believe it. Was Chickenella real? And if so, how awesome is that? But then, the closed captions revealed that what they were saying was actually Trichinella, which I have to say, was quite disappointing. A) Because closed captions = truth. B) Chickenella sounds delicious. Or something. It’s awesome is what it is.

Taking Back Saturday

December 10, 2006 at 1:55 AM | Nostalgia, Random, TV | No Comments

So we were sitting around talking about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie coming out next year and it got me thinking… does Saturday morning still mean anything to kids these days? With television nowadays, you can pretty much watch cartoons at any time of the week, 7 days a week. But back in the day, Saturday used to be the day for cartoons. Now… is it even anything special?

But I guess the special part about Saturday had less to do with cartoons and more to do with the fact that there was no school.  And in a very similar way, Saturday is still special to me.

I Pity The Fool!

October 11, 2006 at 12:06 AM | TV | No Comments

I Pity The Fool!

Oh man! So I just saw this commercial for the new “reali-T” series I Pity The Fool, a show featuring Mr. T. So what kind of show is it?  “It’s a good show for the family.  No nudity, no wife-swapping, no bug eating.”  It literally made my day. Just check out this video with Mr. T straightening out a fool at the supermarket! The show airs on October 11th, but in the meantime, fools can entertain themselves by checking out all the Mr. T soundbytes and videoclips on that site.

Erin Esurance

September 27, 2006 at 9:28 PM | TV | 1 Comment

Erin Esurance

Erin Esurance is the secret agent spokeswoman for Esurance! I know she’s just a cartoon character, but she sure is hot (so hot that she exceeds Mischa Barton for search queries on this site). That’s right, I said it. And she’s not even an actual cartoon character… she’s a made up cartoon character just for a car insurance company’s commercials! But yeah, check out all of her latest exploits at Erin’s World.

Old News?

August 6, 2006 at 10:11 PM | Art, Music, Nerd, Nostalgia, TV | No Comments

Sam & Max, 3DSam & Max, your favorite canine detective and rabbity-thing are back!! Telltale Games will be releasing an episodic video game series of the duo in the fall. This is all very exciting news since LucasArts disappointingly cancelled their Sam & Max: Freelance Police video game a few years back. And it looked so cool, too. And it was going to be in the same vein as such classic adventure games like the Monkey Island series or the genius Grim Fandango.

Sam & Max, if you are not aware, is one of my favorite comic entities that even enjoyed a brief run as a cartoon on Fox many years ago. The art is amazing and the humor is borderline inappropriate, just like I like it. You should pick up some of their comics if you get a chance.

Anyways, the site is chalk full of stuff related to the game, including a trailer, a semi-interactive webcomic, t-shirts, wallpapers… all kinds of fun Sam & Max type stuff.

Smashing PumpkinsIn other news, I just read today that The Smashing Pumpkins are back in the studio, getting ready to drop a new album. I’m not sure how I missed this, because I read that this was announced around the time of Billy’s TheFutureEmbrace release a while back. At the moment, only Billy and Jimmy are back on board with the reunion, so I’m not sure how I feel about it, because James Iha had a lot to do with the sound that I liked about the Pumpkins. Will it be the same without him? Or D’Arcy? I know a lot of people have the opinion that Smashing Pumpkins started going downhill after Mellon Collie and that Mellon Collie was their greatest work of all time, but I actually like the stuff post-Mellon Collie more than the earlier stuff. That’s not to say that I didn’t like the early stuff, either, there were some hot tracks back then, but Adore? My god, that album was brilliant. And so very underrated. I would play it sometimes and people are like “whoooa what is this!? This is fuckin’ awesome, how come I haven’t heard of this?” It’s like the album wasn’t given enough airplay to make it well known, I guess. To me, it’s kind of like The Smashing Pumpkins’ equivalent of Weezer’s Pinkerton–one of their best (if not the best) albums, yet somehow obscure to the mainstream.

Anyways, Adore was all electronic and wild with the absence of Jimmy Chamberlin, but then when Jimmy came back for Machina, that album was just as brilliant, if not more so. No, I think the Pumpkins were onto something. But then they broke up and for a while there was Zwan, some kind of a bizarro-Smashing Pumpkins lineup that sounded alright, but not as good as the real deal. I’ve also grazed through TheFutureEmbrace too, and I like it… it’s kind of Adore-esque, but again… missing something. And I’m glad that Billy realizes that too.


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