Sunday, September 30, 2012

Star Wars Infographics

Second Star Wars related post of the day! This time, it's infographics for all six Star Wars films, along with 3 for Expanded Universe. Ignore the typos and what not and enjoy the first 2 films below (click to enlarge); view the rest after the break. From Buzzfeed.

The Phantom Menace (1999)

Attack Of The Clones (2002)

The Clone Wars (2008)
Revenge Of The Sith (2005)

A New Hope (1977)

The Empire Strikes Back(1980)

Shadows Of The Empire (1996)

Return Of The Jedi (1983)

The New Republic (1991)d

Star Wars, by Dr. Seuss


Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Downton Abbey

Wow. So I literally just found out that this show (which I've never seen by the way) is called Downton Abbey and not "Downtown Abbey. Does it matter? Probably not, but I'm sure everyone can relate to a time they were enlightened about something they thought they knew!

Phillies Fan Appreciation Night

Bonus! Trying out the new panoramic feature on the iPhone:

Location:Phillies Dr,Philadelphia,United States

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Americans work the least amount of time to afford a beer

Good news for us Americans! While the cost of half a liter of beer (about a pint) may not be the lowest, people in the USA only have to work about 5-6 minutes to afford said beer. This is the lowest amount of work for any country according to a study by UBS. The average? 20 minutes. So don't feel too bad wasting that paycheck on a night out at the bar! As long as you're not in India. See the full chart below, via Magic Hat.

There's gonna be a Fargo TV series

And yes, the Coen Brothers are involved as executive producers. FX is apparently "developing an hour-long project "loosely based" on the Coen Brothers' 1996 classic, Fargo... Not much more information yet, except that it's also titled Fargo and being written and executive produced by Noah Hawley, who created two ill-fated series, The Unusuals and My Generation, for ABC."  Should be interesting!

From Vulture

Monday, September 24, 2012


Wow, I can't believe new episodes of South Park are here; it's been about 6 months since the mid-season finale! Wednesday's episode will be the 8th of Season 16, let's see what it's about:

NEW YORK, September 24, 2012 - Randy’s attitude toward new safety rules in the game of football CHANGES THE SPORT IN A BIG WAY in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Sarcastaball," premiering Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

As a concerned parent, Randy radically changes the way football is played at South Park Elementary. The new version of the game quickly becomes the nation’s most popular sport. One gifted student emerges as a star athlete in Sarcastaball.


Eagles vs. Cardinals: Behind the Numbers

Well, there's not much to say about this one. Not much was done right by the Eagles, who handily lost yesterday against the Arizona Cardinals 27-6. So in a way, I guess I was right last week when I predicted a blow out; I just had the wrong team winning! Anyway, on to the numbers.

The first thing that stands out here, aside from the score, is how even both the Eagles and Cardinals were in the key categories. Oh, and the turnovers again. Based on the 9 stats in the middle of the graph, the 27-6 score doesn't make much sense. In fact, based on those stats, the Eagles should have won: they gained more net yards, had more rushing yards, and gained more yards per play. Passing yards were only +5 in favor of the Cardinals, first downs were even, the Cardinals fared slightly better on 3rd down conversions. Penalties for the Birds were actually manageable, only committing 5 for 65 yards; this is still something to be improved upon. However all of this is moot once we get to the turnovers. In the previous 2 weeks the Eagles gave the ball up 9 times, but they capitalized on the 6 takeaways by the defense. This week they weren't so lucky, as Kevin Kolb and the Cardinals protected the ball for the whole game which never gave the Eagles a chance to pick up momentum. Turnovers, to me, were the reason the Eagles lost this game; their sloppy play finally caught up to them.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Breakbad Mountain

Well everyone else is posting this, so why not? I certainly need something to hold me over until next year's final season.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

How to make popular 90s snacks

Did you grow up in the 90s like me? Then you should remember these snacks and drinks that no longer exist. At least, I think they no longer exist.  But fear not! Here's 11 recipes to make some of those memorable snacks. Including:

Choco Taco
Pizza Lunchable
Crystal Pepsi
Ecto Cooler (I've featured how to make this previously)
Viennetta Ice Cream Cake
Jell-O Pudding Pops

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bill Murray turns 62 today

We all know he's the real "most interesting man in the world", or at least he provides the most bloggable moments. Head to Neatorama for some interesting facts about him, and be sure to click the tag below for more.

Happy Birthday Bill!!

I'm still considering another blog dedicated to Bill Murray, but I need some input!

Breaking Bad locations in real life

Flickr user WallDruggie took on a massive project, in which they set out to photograph as many Breaking Bad locations in the ABQ area. Some are actually functioning buildings, others are no longer existing, and others look quite different, but regardless proceed at your own risk in case of spoilers. Check out a few of the locations below and some more after the jump:

The "White House"
The car wash, now owned by Skylar and Walt
Jesse Pinkman's house

Hank and Marie Shrader's home
Los Pollos Hermanos

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nick Offerman reads beat poetry

About bacon. What is there not to like? The video is part of College Humor's Malarious fundraiser, with proceeds going to Malaria No More. (via)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Parks and Rec Promos!

Just in time for the new season on Thursday night! Check out the Season 5 trailer for Parks and Recreation below, and view 4 more after the jump. (via)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Eagles vs. Ravens: Behind the Numbers

Another week of "Behind the Numbers" and another Eagles win! Again it wasn't pretty, but a win is a win is a win. The Birds are now 2-0, flying solo at the top of the NFC East. If you missed last week's BtN, check it out here; now on to Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Obviously this week wasn't as dominating for the Eagles, though it did result in another 1 point win. After last week's sloppy game against a sub-par team, this week's battle against the Ravens was billed as a challenge. There's no way the Birds could play as sloppy as they did last week, right? Wrong. While they definitely played a slightly cleaner game, Michael Vick threw another 2 picks and fumbled; LeSean McCoy fumbled again, already doubling his total from all of last season. Penalties were reduced, but still an issue of concern. In the end, Vick led another late 4th quarter comeback (second in as many weeks) to defeat Joe Flacco (abysmal in the 2nd half) and the Ravens 24-23. Stat analysis after the jump...

Diddy to guest star on Always Sunny

Wait, what?

Yep, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Sean "Diddy" Combs will guest star on the upcoming season (October 11th) of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He's set to film his scenes in an unknown role this Monday, and will be the series biggest guest star to date. He isn't exactly a comedian, so it will be interesting to see how he works with the gang.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hungry Hungry Koopas

Custom made "Hungry Hungry Hippos Koopas" game, courtesy of Buzzfeed:

The new NFL jerseys

Why do they look like they have collars on? They really should have just made the collar extend all the way around the neck instead of stopping 3/4 of the way and making everyone look like they're wearing a collared shirt. Who thought this one through? What the hell Nike!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pepsi Zero?

I suppose "Pepsi Zero" is a fitting name for Pepsi One without the one lone calorie, right? But seriously, when did this happen? I think they need a name change:

Abbey Road: Breakfast Style

The iconic image of the Fab Four crossing Abbey Road has been recreated thousands of times, but this one may be the cleverest:

"Let It Bean" via Neatorama

Friday, September 14, 2012

Apparently you really do only live once

YOLO. Ugh, I can't stand it. No shit "you only live once;" nothing has changed except that people do something stupid and use "YOLO" as an excuse. So, please stop using it, ok? Just live your life and that's that.

Anyway, on to the point. A young rapper, 21 year old Ervin McKinness, apparently tweeted about driving drunk "as fuck" at 120 mph the other night. He finished the tweet with the infamous YOLO, which proved to be ominous just minutes later. After running a red light, the car he was in lost control and slammed into a wall. McKinness and 3 others died instantly, with another passenger pronounced dead at the hospital. None of them came back to life, proving that indeed you only live once. For shame. From Huffington Post, with video after the jump.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


This thing is disgusting. (Look it up if you don't know what I'm talking about.) I just saw an infomercial for the first time, and was totally grossed out by the product. It's essentially a Ped Egg, and honestly I can't tell you the difference. Except that maybe the Pedi-Spin will leave more dry, cracked skin on the floor if the commercial was any indication. It claims that it will "catch" the dead skin in a reservoir or something, which is BS. Even on the commercial (hopefully they know editing exists) you can see huge pieces of dry, cracked skin fall to the floor. Yeah, that makes me want to buy your product!

Crazy passionate Korean drummer

Maybe a bit too passionate? He'd be better suited in a band that played some faster music, instead of flailing around like he does to this song, hitting cymbals that require him to nearly jump in order to reach. What do you think? Watch below! Via:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jonathan Banks to guest star on Parks & Rec

Jonathan Banks, who played the cool-as-a-cucumber Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad, will guest star on episode 6 of the new season of Parks and Recreation. He'll play Ben Wyatt's (Adam Scott) father on the show, and it'll be interesting to see a presumably more humorous and laid back character from Banks. Parks & Rec returns in November!

EDIT: Parks & Rec actually returns next Thursday, the 20th. The episode with Jonathan Banks will air in November. -B




Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Who would have thought that the Phillies would only be at .500 at this point in the season? They're now 71-71, with 20 games left in the season and only 4.5 games back of the second wild card as of now. Can they make the playoffs? I'm not sure, but there's a chance now. And we all know what happens to the teams who get "hot" at the right time. Keep it going Phillies, I'm enjoying the ride!

Ron Swanson/Food Supercut


New episodes of South Park!

Season 16 (holy shit dude!) of South Park begins Wednesday, September 26th at 10pm on Comedy Central! Here's the press release from South Park Studios:

NEW YORK, September 10, 2012 - "South Park" returns with seven all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.

The all-new "South Park" episodes from this season are available in HD exclusively on Xbox LIVE, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu, and in SD on Samsung Media Hub and iN Demand. Episodes are also available on

Voted "The Greatest Animated TV Series" in a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly, COMEDY CENTRAL's "South Park" launched on August 13, 1997. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. and repeats later that night at midnight (all times ET/PT).

Monday, September 10, 2012

Just some minor updates

Like the title says, I made a few updates to the B Long Blog. Nothing major, but I added the ability for you guys to add your reactions to every post, so let me know if you have any suggestions to add/remove options. Also, when you click on the tabs at the top of the screen I put a link that will take you directly to a post list with the respective tag. It's the same as clicking on the tags underneath the posts; eventually I should get rid of those tabs or figure out something else to do with them. For now, they'll stay.

Continue to "like" the blog (just click over on the right, will ya?) and spread the word best you can. Let me know if you have any suggestions at all, and thanks for reading!

Eagles vs. Browns: Behind the Numbers

I figured I'd start a new weekly feature on the blog for the Philadelphia Eagles; I'll go behind the numbers and stats from the games each week, and see why the Eagles won and lost, and my analysis.  Let's see how it goes, shall we?

Taking a look at some key stats above, we can easily see that the Eagles dominated the Browns in nearly every facet of the game. This unfortunately included penalties and turnovers, however. The Eagles amassed a whopping 12 penalties for a massive 110 penalty yards, which is even more alarming compared to just 3 penalties for 35 yards for the Browns. Both QBs -Michael Vick and Brandon Weedon- threw 4 interceptions; just for good measure, LeSean McCoy tossed in a fumble, too. Based on these stats you'd expect a sloppy game, but also a loss for the Birds. But of course, there's more to the game...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

David Akers ties NFL record with 63 yard field goal

Congrats to former Eagle kicker David Akers, who just "nailed" a 63 yard field goal for the 49ers, tying an NFL record. It hit the crossbar and flipped over through the uprights; it would have been short if it were kicked even a foot shorter. For some reason, 63 yards seems to be the limit for field goals, as several kickers have tied it but nobody has passed the mark thus far. Congrats again!

New Led Zeppelin Album?

This image was posted on the official Led Zeppelin Facebook page...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Wire RPG

I just started watching The Wire last week (yeah, yeah, I know, shut up) and it's amazing.  So is this video from College Humor, where they re-imagine the show as a video game RPG. (via)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Journey of Walter White

Yes, I'm obsessed with Breaking Bad if you didn't already conclude that. The 5th season wrapped up last Sunday, so in order to delay my withdraw symptoms I'm posting about the show whenever I can. Luckily, other fans share my obsession, and I'm able to present you with fan videos, fan art, lists, etc. Here's a fan made video showing the evolution of Walter White from boring chemistry teacher to full blown Heisenberg, spoilers of course. Man, Bryan Cranston is great. (Uproxx)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Always Sunny/The League Premiere Date

Unfortunately it won't be this month, but both It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 8) and The League (Season 4) will premiere on FX Thursday October 11th, starting at 10pm. That's a whole hour of hilarious TV right there, I personally can't wait!

Stay tuned for the DVD releases of last years seasons, they'll be coming out soon, too.

The sounds of Breaking Bad: Season 5

I don't think this contains any spoilers, but if you haven't seen Season 5 of Breaking Bad, maybe you shouldn't watch, mmmkay? You could just listen to it, but that wouldn't be too fun.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Today I turn a quarter of a century old! It's my birthday, in other words. Last year I brought you a list of people I shared a birthday with, and this year I figured I'd give a list of events that happend on September 4th during some year in history.

  • 476 - The Western Roman Empire comes to an end, after Romulus Augustulus is deposed.
  • 1666 - The most destructive damage from the Great Fire in London.
  • 1781 - Los Angeles, California is founded by 44 Spanish settlers.
  • 1886 - After nearly 30 years of war, Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson Miles.
  • 1888 - George Eastman registers the "Kodak" trademark and patents a camera that uses a roll of film.
  • 1950 - Darlington Raceway hold the first 500 mile NASCAR race: The Southern 500.
  • 1957 - The Ford Edsel debuts.
  • 1972 - US Swimmer Mark Spitz wins 7 Gold medals at the Munich games.
  • 1985 - The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
  • 1987 - I was born!!!
  • 1998 - Google is founded.
Full list at Wikipedia!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day?

Should be called No Labor Day! Am I right? I celebrated by being lazy and not being productive. How did you "celebrate"?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

White House releases beer recipes!

As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, someone used the Freedom of Information Act in an attempt to obtain the recipes for the highly sought after White House brews. Well, turns out Barack Obama and the White House complied, and has released 2 of their beer recipes; Honey Ale and Honey Porter. View the recipes below (good luck finding that White House Honey!) and view a video after the jump.