Archives for category: Oh, for the love of…

My love for Rock Band knows no bounds – those of you who read this blog regularly (all four of you) or follow me on Twitter know this all too well. But this…well, judge for yourself. (Fair warning – this video, from last Wednesday’s Today Show, is totally safe for work, but you might want to turn the volume down. Significantly.)

Imagine waking up to this. Yikes. Folks, keep your day job. (All that said, my excitement for Rock Band 2 has not abated. Just one more thing to look forward to next month.)

I’ve never used the phrase “awesomely bad” before, but if anything deserves it…

And yet, for some reason, he’s still big in Germany.


This image was taken from the comment window for the “Pros and Cons” post immediately below. To be clear, I am NOT engaged in a campaign of product placement, a la “The Apprentice” (watch it – Mondays at 9 on NBC!…no, wait. Don’t.)

Seriously, I tried running a traceroute to see if this was legit, but the results were inconclusive. Still, if it is the real thing, this might just be an internet first – comment spam from a Fortune 100 company.



Reduced sugar Cocoa Puffs? WTF? That’s all I could think when I saw this at the local ShopRite. Just…WTF??

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never been a huge fan of sugary cereal (I used to eat Product 19 and Crispix when I was a kid), but…if you’re eating Cocoa Puffs, it’s not for its nutritional content. So…what the hell?

*shakes head*

As Becca, Spike and I were approaching the AMC Hamilton 24 tonight for the 10:30 show of “The Aviator” (it almost ended up being “Phantom”, but that wouldn’t have mattered anyway…), we noticed a huge commotion outside the box office area. As we walked up, we noticed that the crowd was especially noisy, and that there were many police officers in attendance as well. (In my head, I’m hearing “I’ve got a baaaad feeling about this.”) Sure enough, as we get about halfway to the box office, we spot Darren and Stacey walking away from the theater. And my suspicions were confirmed. For the second time in four years, there would be no movie on Christmas, due to rioting. That’s right, rioting.

Prior to the last Xmas riot, the only time I had ever heard of a movie audience losing their shit to this extent was over a decade ago, when “New Jack City” first hit theaters. The last time I checked, “Ali” and “A Beautiful Mind”, the big Xmas movies of 2001, weren’t nearly as controversial as “New Jack” – ditto for this year’s primary selections. So, I’ve just got to ask…what the hell? I don’t know the particulars of this year’s altercation, but were there two groups diametically opposed to the casting in “Phantom”? Or maybe it was an argument on absurdism v. realism stemming from a heated screening of “The Life Aquatic”? Maybe it had to do with the lack of wire-flying sequences in “House of Flying Daggers”? I just don’t get it. And on Christmas, no less. Granted, I’m Jewish, so I don’t get that either, but what about all that “peace on Earth, goodwill toward man” jazz? Or does that go out the window once you’ve paid your $8.50? I would really love for someone to explain this to me.

Anyway, the thought of catching a movie at Marketfair was entertained for a brief moment, until we realized that a) the last show of the night was at 10:30 there as well, and b) a horde of people who couldn’t get in at Hamilton would be going over to Marketfair, and many of them had a head start on us. So we ended up back at Darren’s house to watch “Monsters, Inc.” which, in the end, isn’t a half bad way to spend an evening.

We may have to rethink the Xmas Movie Tradition for future years – the solution may be as simple as “don’t go to AMC Hamilton 24”, although I don’t know how well Darren would take that. (He’s very picky about his moviegoing experience – but I’ve mentioned that before.) It may be that going to an earlier film is the solution (we were delayed slightly by dinner – Becca, Spike and I went to Sunny Garden, and from the look of the place, you’d think that they were the only restaurant open tonight – and every Jew in Mercer County was there for dinner), but given everyone’s various dinner plans, I don’t know how well that could work either. Maybe we need to dump the movie idea and go with a brand new tradition – perhaps an Xmas Poker Classic?

Cart Dispute Escalates Into Duel At South Jersey Home Depot

I have no joke for this. I just thought the article itself was funny.

BBC NEWS: Hasselhoff joins UK Chicago cast

Someone out there really, really, REALLY hates me.

But apparently, the Governator doesn’t think so. I mean, come on – a bandolier! That’s funny stuff!

Some idiot fathead California lawyer wants to ban Oreos because they contain trans-fat.

Hey, mister – I think I can speak for the Oreo-eating public in general when I say this – don’t you have anything better to do with your time? I appreciate that you’re “looking out” for the public in your own way, but people have been eating Oreos since the the early part of the 20th Century. I’ve never heard of even one instance of “death by Oreo”.

Have you considered a boycott? Or perhaps a letter writing campaign to Kraft Foods? Maybe a nice bumper sticker? No, of course not. You’re a LAWYER. In CALIFORNIA. You sue more people before 9am than most of us do the rest of our lives. Do us all a favor and find a hobby. Something that doesn’t involve a courtroom.