Saturday, June 30, 2012

100 Riffs

Even if you don't agree with me that this is pretty impressive, it is certainly entertaining and really cool to hear the history of Rock 'n' Roll represented by 100 iconic guitar riffs.  Starting with Chet Atkins and ending with St. Vincent, guitarist Alex Chadwick plays all the riffs in one take; see how many you can recognize.  From Neatorama.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Why does this product exist?

And why is it in my house? For some reason the phrase "just add water" doesn't sound appetizing.

Git r done!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Turn it up to 11

This is apparently the world's hardest Sudoku puzzle, and ranks 11 on a difficulty scale from 1-5.  Really.  I haven't attempted it yet, but print it out and try it for yourself, too.  From Neatorama.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

One reason I don't like the Yankees

You gotta be kidding me.  I'm sure we've all faked something in our lives, but when you're a professional athlete you should have some respect for the game and pride in how you play it.  I'm also sure every team has their moments, but it seems as if the New York Yankees have more of those moments.  Derek Jeter faked getting hit by a pitch last season (or maybe the season before) and last night Yankee Dewayne Wise faked what would have been a great diving catch into the stands.  The worst part is what Wise said after the game: "What was I supposed to do, run back to left field? I saw him looking at my glove so I just got up, put my head down and ran off the field."  Yes Dewayne, you were supposed to run back to the field.  Check out the video below, from USAToday.  Shame on the umpire, too!

Nick Offerman Reads Tweets Volume 2

Again, from Young Female Celebrities!  Check out volume 1 here, and enjoy volume 2 below.

Also, this is my 700th post on the blog! Whoo-hoo!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DeLorean Limo

The usual DeLorean from Back to the Future was just a 2 seater, but this DeLorean Limo can take 6 people back to the future. My question is, does it need another 2 flux capacitors? Just curious!

Via Buzzfeed

Avengers passes $600 million domestically

Holy shit! Marvel's The Avengers has exceeded even the wildest expectations and will surpass the $600 million mark at the domestic box office today.  It still has a ways to go to catch the #2 film in America, Titanic, but will actually surpass the film's initial domestic take (Titanic made an additional $58 million from a 3D re-release this year).  It won't surpass Avatar, but can it sink Titanic for the #2 spot?  With a re-release definitely, but for now we'll have to wait and see.

Avengers was the fastest film to $100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 million, doing so within 23 days.  It had taken another month to reach the next milestone, and would need to last through at least July to have a shot at #2. Once the final Dark Knight film is released, though, The Avengers run will likely end.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Breaking Bad episode of Mythbusters?

How did I miss this?  In more Breaking Bad news, show creator Vince Gilligan said recently that he'd love to do a Mythbusters/Breaking Bad crossover .  Could you imagine Adam and Jamie trying to dissolve a dead body with acid? How about blowing the face off someone? Making meth? Make this happen Discovery!  From Vulture:
Which show would you like to do a crossover event with and why?
Mythbusters. I'd dig seeing those guys prove or disprove some of the crazy stuff we've done on Breaking Bad.

Saul Goodman Yellow Pages Ad

Stumbling upon this ad in the Yellow Pages would be pretty sweet, and possibly the only reason to actually look through the Yellow Pages.  For those of you who don't know, Saul Goodman is the lawyer from Breaking Bad, played by Bob Odenkirk.  Oh, and the number actually works.  Better call Saul!

Check out the references on the left! (via)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bill Murray Blog?

So I'm thinking about starting another blog devoted exclusively to Bill Murray... What does everyone think? I'd still post about him on this blog, but it seems like the man deserves his own blog. Coming soon?

Man who threatened South Park gets 12 years in prison

If you're a fan of South Park like I am, surely you remember a few years back when the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone received death threats from a Muslim group over showing the Muslim prophet Mohammed in a bear costume.  Turns out those threats were from the "Revolution Muslim" website, which was founded by Jesse Curtis Morton (a Muslim convert from Brooklyn, NY).  Along with South Park, others were targeted; Morton used words such as "we'll slit your throat" to describe the groups actions.  His attorney tried to argue that the website was for "engaging in dialogue" but I'm calling bullshit on that one.  And so are the courts, who sentenced Morton to 12 years in prison. Justice!

From Huffington Post.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Portable Super Nintendo!

How did I not see this before?!? It retails for a somewhat pricey but affordable 100 dollars but more importantly it allows you to play your SNES games on the go. Amazing! From Buzzfeed

Friday, June 22, 2012

And now there's a Bill Murray coloring book!

Yes, someone decided to make a Bill Murray coloring book, featuring several of his iconic characters. It's available for pre-order now, which you can do Here. Time to bust out those crayons! From Uproxx

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jim Carrey AND Jeff Daniels pull out of Dumb and Dumber To

Pun intended. The other day, news broke that Jim Carrey pulled out of the Dumb and Dumber sequel, Dumb and Dumber 2, due to holdups with the movie. Well, apparently today Jeff Daniels, when asked about the overdue sequel, said that without Jim there is no Jeff. Honestly, no surprise there. The movie would not be good and should not even happen without both Carrey and Daniels. Hopefully the Farrelly Brothers can fix this issue, as I'd still love to see this movie.

Sources? The Internet!

Handmade Futurama opening

The folks over at Comedy Central created this live action, handmade promo for the new season of Futurama (it started last night!!) which airs Wednesdays at 10pm.  Check it out:

Breaking Bad meets Ben and Jerry's

Unfortunately, this will be the last fake Ben and Jerry's flavor created by John Defreest.  They've all been good, and this last one is no exception.  Walter White would approve:

View the rest by clicking the "Ben and Jerry's" tag below. Hopefully someone can continue this? Via Uproxx.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bill Murray inducted into South Atlantic League Hall of Fame

Remember that video from a week ago where Bill Murray ran around the tarp during a minor league (Charleston River Dogs) baseball rain delay?  Do you also remember that crazy plaid jacket he wore to the Moonrise Kingdom premiere?  Well, this video is a mix between the two; I give you Bill Murray's induction speech into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame.  Typical Murray!

"I have no prepared remarks, I just want you to know that."

Yes, I'm eating this

Yes, that is bacon in a sundae.
So how was it? In short, pretty average.  I wasn't impressed by it, but wasn't unimpressed.  It really just tasted like a sundae with bacon in it; it wasn't cohesive.  Once you get passed the whole "OMG BACON IN ICE CREAM? THAT'S SO GROSS!" factor, it really isn't that crazy of an idea. It's just a salty and sweet combination, like many other snacks (chocolate covered pretzels anyone?).  But like I said, it was on OK sundae with bacon on it, which I suppose is what it's supposed to be.  I was expecting more, so I was disappointed in that regard.  Maybe it should have pieces of bacon throughout the ice cream?  Maple syrup?  Regardless, I most likely will not be getting the BK Bacon Sundae again, though I do suggest everyone try one at some point this summer.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to Sir Paul!

Music legend Sir Paul McCartney turned 70 today, which is pretty hard to believe.  He's still performing at a high level, and it looks as if nothing will slow him down.  Here's to many more!

Not sure if I posted this before, but here's his performance of a partial "Abbey Road Medley" at this year's Grammys:

Chicago vs. Chicago Round 3

Round 3 of Chicago vs. Chicago, perhaps better known as "Ron Swanson vs. Darryl from The Office" has debuted.  In this hilarious New Era ad, Nick Offerman (for the Cubs) attempts to out-sing Craig Robinson (for the White Sox).  Check out how well he did below, and watch the first 2 parts in the series exclusively at Funny or Die!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Philadelphia Eagles Angry Birds game?

Just came across this today; apparently there will be a Philadelphia Eagles themed Angry Birds game (web-based?) coming this fall.  Instead of the Mighty Eagle, however, we'll see the debut of the Mighty Philadelphia Eagle summoned by a football.  From Angry Birds Nest:
The The Wall Street Journal is reporting that this partnership, “will include everything from social media initiatives to integration on local team television shows and even in-stadium displays.” For example, “according to the team, if defensive lineman Trent Cole sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, the stadium’s video board will dump the traditional sack animation for a new one–an animation in which Angry Birds character “Big Brother Bird” Terence knocks Manning over.”

Renouncing my faith

I am officially renouncing my faith in the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies.  If they happen to do well and somehow find their way into a playoff spot, then good for them.  I'll be watching obviously, but until then I have no faith in this team.  Phillies, please surprise me!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

If movies were accurate about the future...

...we can expect this in our coming years:

via Buzzfeed

Evolution of Dad Dancing

Just in time for Father's Day (tomorrow!) Jimmy Fallon delivers another great skit from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Everyone has surely seen Judson Laipply's Evolution of Dance video -it's approaching 200 million views- so Fallon's take on the evolution of Dad dancing is great. Check it out and share it with your father, he'll be sure to get a badly timed kick or laugh out of it.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hey Jude simplified

Saw this on Facebook tonight... awesome.

First look at SpongeBob Christmas special, with John Goodman?

This actually looks pretty good, even if Christmas is half a year away.  It's a stop-motion SpongeBob Squarepants Christmas special, and it even has John Goodman as the voice of Santa.  Sounds pretty good to me! (from Huffington Post)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Awesome Breaking Bad recap video

Don't have time to rewatch the entire series of Breaking Bad before season 5 starts? Need a refresher? Watch an excellently done video below, via Uproxx.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

An interview with Nick Offerman

Or is it an interview with Ron Swanson? The line between the two is certainly blurred.  Regardless, check out a snippet Offerman did with the Huffington Post below, and click here for more.

The Huffington Post: I have to start off by asking: Is this interview with Nick Offerman or Ron Swanson? If this is Ron, I can't imagine he'd have much interest in speaking with me.
Nick Offerman: No, Ron would be out in the woods and unavailable for this. He'd be unable to be reached for comment.

On a more serious note, how strange is it to play a character so iconic that resonates to such a degree that the question of where Ron starts and Nick begins would even come up?
That's definitely one of the strange aspects of having a character hit a level of popularity like this, but I quickly reassure anyone who asks that they're talking to a fully rounded human being and not a hilarious, fictional television character.

Like Ron, I understand that you are an avid woodworker. You recently penned a column for HuffPost Culture's "Obsessed" series about the craft. How did you originally get into it?
My family is made up of farmers and, generally, like great Americans, we all grew up with a great set of skills and used tools. I also grew up building theatrical scenery. I spent many years building scenery as a large part of my income and that allowed me to really develop my shop skills. When I got to Los Angeles, I started building cabins in peoples' yards, building post-and-beam structures and cutting the joinery for those. The woodworking spell really got a hold of me and has not let go.

I'm curious if, like Ron, you've ever taken away anyone's coffee privileges in real life?
Sometimes in the wood shop, the elves need admonishing, but I don't think I'd ever do anything so harsh as to take away their coffee privileges. I usually just make them sweep.
You grew up in Chicago's southwest suburbs. What was it like getting into theater with that kind of a "great American" background, as you've described? When did you first get the sense that this line of work was in your blood?
It's funny, growing up there was never anybody around me with any kind of artistic bent. And looking back, I can see clearly that I always wanted to perform for people and entertain people, but at the time I was just a class clown. Nobody seemed to think it was a great idea for me to get into the performing arts.
When I was in high school, I would perform every year in those plays and there was something I really loved about it. But I was completely unaware that you could sort of get into an acting career. From where I was, it wasn't on my radar. Fortunately, when I was at the University of Illinois with my girlfriend, she was auditioning for their dance department. I met some theater students in the hallway randomly one day and I asked them "What do you mean you're theater students?" They said that they study theater and when they graduate they hoped to go to Chicago and get paid to work in plays. I said, "You can do that for a job?" And I went home and told my mom and dad I'd like to go theater school, please.

Burger King Bacon Sundae

It seems as if Burger King is the latest fast food joint to deliver bacon ice cream to us, following in the likes of Denny's among others.  Only available for the new summer menu, get it while it lasts:

I Know You Too Well to Like You Anymore

New song from Reel Big Fish! Off their new album Candy Coated Fury due out this summer. NSFW language.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Awesome Star Wars home theater

I would love to have the kind of money to have a Star Wars inspired home movie theater, let alone any kind of a home movie theater. Along with the home theater, there's posters, life-size statutes, and even a merchandise room; a mini museum if you will.  Check out a few pics below from Buzzfeed, then click here for a full gallery.

One word review of The Avengers


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Preacher chokes, punches, and spanks daughter, then takes off shoes

Well, hopefully Jesus can forgive this guy: according to a police report mega church preacher (and part time superhero?) Creflo Dollar opened a can of whoop ass on his 15 year old daughter. This can included choking, punching, and shoe spanking. Yes, he allegedly took off his shoe to spank his daughter for being disrespectful.
The preacher's church has a crazy 30,000+ members so you know tons of people look up to him. Although there are conflicting reports on the incident, Dollar's arrest certainly won't look good to his congregation. Sure, there are conflicting reports as to what happened but let's be real for a second. A preacher of that caliber is going to do or say whatever he can to protect his image. Regardless of what happened, someone in that profession should never be in this situation. To borrow from Colbert, this story gets a "wag of the finger". n

Friday, June 8, 2012

Red Solo Cup

Apparently the lines on a red Solo cup actually mean something... Not sure if the knock off brands work the same, but I doubt too many people care anyway. Who pours beer to the 12oz line? Fill that shit all the way up!!

Via Buzzfeed

Angry Birds perfection

This level took me FOREVER to 3 star, let alone get a decent score on it too. You have to make every shot perfect, and even then it's not a guarantee. This is also the final star I needed for Angry Birds on Facebook, so I'll give myself a pat on the back for that. Try to beat my score below!

Bill Murray has his own hologram

On last night's Late Show with David Letterman, Bill Murray unveiled his new hologram, which will tour the world playing banjo while Bill sits at home, presumably thinking up more ways to make internet headlines. Sure Bill, whatever you say!

He also talked about Ghostbusters 3 a little, and essentially echoed what has been said before in that he's waiting for a good script.  Yet this is the same man who did not one but TWO Garfield movies. For shame.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pulp Fiction in chronological order infographic

I've posted about some ridiculously sized infographics before, and this one is no exception.  Someone actually decided to make a mural sized infographic of all the events in Quentin Tarantino's classic Pulp Fiction... in chronological order.  You'll definitely need to full-size this sucker, and even then you'll need to scroll through to see the entire timeline.  From Uproxx, click for full size.

Django Unchained trailer

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Reel Big Fish new album sampler!

Reel Big Fish just finished wrapping up their latest album (all original songs!) called "Candy Coated Fury"; it's due out this summer.  In the meantime, the band has released a teaser video which samples all of the new songs, as well as the artwork and track list for the album.  I like what I hear so far, so check it out!

All Hail The King


Season 4 is out on Blu-Ray and DVD today... be sure to pick up your copy in preparation for the new episodes!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Richard Dawson, world record kisser, passes away

Richard Dawson, the original host of Family Feud, passed away today at the age of 79 due to esophageal cancer.  If you never watched the show, shame on you, but Dawson was a master at kissing.  He would kiss every female contestant (even the men sometimes) during his 10 year run on the show.  That's a lot of kissing!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

2-4 years

Apparently that's the ideal timeframe for a movie sequel to come out after the original or previous installment, at least according to Vulture.  The original X-Men trilogy, the Austin Powers films, and the Bourne trilogy all saw their sequels improve in box office revenue, and all came out during the "sweet spot".  Of course, the Ocean's trilogy was an exception, but for the most part 2-4 years between franchise installments benefited the films.

The analysis goes on to say that although it's a quick fix, yearly installments usually don't bode well for a movie's box office.  After peaking with Saw II, the other 5 films in the franchise declined in revenue.  Paranormal Activity has done well, but each sequel failed to match the original.

And although it has become fairly common, the worst thing for sequels is coming out 6 years later.  The American Pie, Scream, Rush Hour, Meet the Parents, and Spy Kids franchises all had less-than-stellar sequels after much too time off.  We'll see, but so far MIB 3 hasn't performed as well as the first two after a 10 year absence.  Read more at the link above.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A few Beatles tidbits

Happy June!  All this week, Neatorama has been posting each day about The Beatles; each day a tidbit about a different song.  If you're a true fan, you'd probably know most of these already, but they're still interesting.  Click here to read about Dear Prudence, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, She Said She Said, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Helter Skelter, With a Little Help from My Friends, and All You Need is Love.