Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bioshock beer!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

A Jack White solo album is in the works

It'll be called Blunderbuss, and I for one am definitely excited for it.  The White Stripes were fantastic, The Raconteurs were great, and The Dead Weather, though weird, were good.  Jack White is certainly a talented musician (think Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, etc) and it will be interesting to see how an album done completely by him will turn out.  The album drops April 24th, and in the meantime you can hear the single "Love Interruption".

Pizza + Lasagna =

Pizzagna!

Slideshow

Just get 5 thin crust pizzas, layer them in a pan with sauce and cheese in between, bake, and voila!

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from Neatorama

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crazy awesome cocktail


Alien Brain Hemorrhage Cocktail
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Blue Curaco
  • Grenadine Syrup
Fill a 2oz shot glass halfway with peach schnapps
Gently pour Bailey's until glass is almost full
Carefully add a small amount of blue curaco
Add a few drops of grenadine after settling
Enjoy!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Shit Tim Allen Says...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The origin of The Beatles' bowl cuts

New York Press Conference 1964 Reporter: Where do your haircuts come from?
George Harrison: Our scalps.

In their early years as a fledgling rock and roll band in the late 1950s and into the early 1960s, The Beatles each sported typical slicked-back, greased-up Tony Curtis/Elvis Presley type D.A. haircuts. In an early explanation as to the origin of the Beatles haircut, George was quoted as saying that he came out of the swimming baths one day, his hair had fallen down over his forehead, and he just left it that way.

The true derivation of the world famous coiffure is a bit more complex. In August of 1960, the newly-named “Beatles” consisted of five members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, bassist Stu Sutcliffe, and a newly-hired drummer named Pete Best. The band was hired to play as series of gigs in August of 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. It was there that they met two people who were to have a profound effect on their future careers as icon and trendsetters: Astrid Kirchherr and J├╝rgen Vollmer.

Read the rest exclusively at Neatorama!

Taco Bell to start serving breakfast


HOLY SHIT YES!!!  They're calling it "First Meal" and the menu will include several egg burritos, hash browns, and a sausage egg and cheese crunchwrap.  Finally we can eat Taco Bell for every meal of the day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dwight Schrute "Office" spinoff planned

From Vulture:

Good news if you loved that episode of The Office where Jim and Pam visit Dwight's beet farm so much you never wanted it to end: NBC is developing a Rainn Wilson-starring spinoff set at Schrute Farms. Wilson and Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein would exec produce together, having cooked up the family-oriented comedy which would feature several generations of indubitably strange Schrutes. The show may launch mid-season in 2013, pinching Wilson from the middle of the The Office's still unconfirmed ninth year. Those doubting the staying power of Dwight's agricultural endeavor should take a quick gander at TripAdvisor's page for the fictional farm; it all but guarantees a pilot viewership of at least the 875 reviewers and however many people read the Times article about the oddity.

Aaron Paul Interview

In the Sundance drama Smashed, Aaron Paul plays an alcoholic married to another alcoholic (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The happy drunks spend their evenings singing karaoke and frequenting bars with their enabling friends, but when the wife decides to sober up, Paul's character keeps on boozing. Paul, who’s currently on Breaking Bad hiatus, sat down with Vulture to talk about playing an alcoholic, getting wasted as character research, and what he really thinks of Mr. White.

Obviously people will draw parallels between this role and Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, since they both have addiction problems. Do you think playing Jesse helped prepare you for this character?
I don’t know if he necessarily prepared me for it. Alcoholism is such a different animal from what Jesse has ever really dealt with. I’m not saying one’s worse than the other. They’re both horrible addictions, but all I did for preparation was — I’m not really a big drinker, but I definitely drank a lot on set. No, I’m kidding, I’m joking. I did have a couple nights drinking and filming it, just having friends filming a night of going out. Actually, one night going out and one night at my house getting pretty much obliterated.
You filmed yourself or you filmed them?
I filmed myself and my buddy Phil. We grabbed my phone and just filmed me. It’s interesting watching the next day because a lot of the stuff I didn’t remember doing. I just wanted to take it to that level and we definitely did. Researching those videos really helped me prepare for this role because 90 percent of the time [my character], Charlie is drunk or drinking.
Where are those videos now?
I have one video saved because it was shot on a Flip cam, but the really priceless video is lost because it got deleted. My phone took a dive in some water and lost everything on it.
Sad, it won't be a DVD extra.
No DVD extras. Yeah, that would actually be pretty nice to have.

Continue reading at Vulture, and find out why Jesse from "Breaking Bad" hates Walt.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tracy Morgan hospitalized

Apparently he collapsed outside of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City yesterday, after attending the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards.  Morgan had won the Spotlight Initiative Award and given a speech before being escorted outside where he collapsed due to exhaustion and altitude adjustment (not alcohol as rumored).  My favorite part of the story:

Sources tell THR that during the dinner Morgan seemed out of control, yelling and falling to the ground. Morgan briefly walked the red carpet before the event but gave no interviews.
I don't know, but isn't that how he always is?  Anyway, he's doing fine now so we can look forward to seeing him "out of control" on 30 Rock.  New episode Thursday!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The History of SNL's "Celebrity Jeopardy"

Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek with Norm Macdonald as Burt Reynolds
I don't know how I missed this awesome compilation, but if you're like me it's funny any time of year.  Head over to SplitSider for the Complete History of SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy, complete with videos of all 14 sketches and some commentary on each.  It's easy to waste an hour watching all the clips though, so be careful.





Funny hat!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An iPhone case that fixes itself?

It's true!  The "Scratch Shield iPhone Case" is in development now, and uses the same technology already utilized by Nissan.  The case (or paint as it's used now) derives from a compound called polyrotaxane, and would be able to fill in scratches, dings, and other disturbances by itself.  It's being tested out now so stay tuned, though it probably won't be cheap.



Side Note: Fuck S.O.P.A.!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Asshole

Observe:
Just because you're "handicapped" (there was no placard or plate) doesn't mean it's ok to park like an asshole.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom trailer

The latest from Wes Anderson, starring Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman obviously, along with Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, and Ed Norton.  I'm gonna find a tree to chop down...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Man kills himself with whisky

And no, he didn't drink too much.  Father and husband Brian Ettles intentionally drowned himself in a vat of whisky at Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland.  I guess he wanted a unique way to commit suicide? 

My favorite part of the article: "We decided to close as a mark of respect for the person who died. Our thoughts go out to his family."

...so you didn't close to empty the tank or disinfect the product?  Priorities!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bruce Almighty 2 in development?

From Vulture:

"Almost a decade and one blundered spinoff later, Bruce Almighty returneth. Variety reports that Universal is developing a sequel to the 2003 hit with Jim Carrey "in mind" and is looking at writers Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, responsible for Hot Tub Time Machine and co-writers on Carrey's 2008 comedy Yes Man, which was zany! Carrey mentioned the prospect of another Bruce Almighty during the press rounds for last summer's Mr. Popper's Penguins, but he also hinted at a much tastier resurrection: Dumb and Dumber 2. Can we get a one-for-the-studio, one-for-everyone-else deal here?"
I have my reservations for these sequels, but I'm glad Jim Carrey is attached to star.  And hey, they can't be worse than Evan Almighty or Dumb and Dumberer, right? It'll be interesting to see how they pan out.

Monday, January 9, 2012

11 Eye-Opening Highlights From a Creationist Science Textbook

  1. Science vs. faith

    This is the first paragraph of the book and while, on the surface, it's about the Moon, it's actually setting up the thesis statement -- and perpetual paradox -- of the entire textbook. This is a science textbook struggling at all times to find the balance between science and faith. And here, they establish their default position on that issue, which is actually deviously clever: Forget popular opinion, science and faith are not mutually exclusive. In fact, because none of us was there to witness the origin of things, science IS faith. And we operate under that paradigm for the rest of the book.

    Now, sure, to make that work, it takes a fast-and-loose (and condescending) definition of science and the outright dismissal or ignoring of generations of facts, data and evidence. But still, damn clever. We'll get a lot more into my feelings on that cleverness in the 11th point.
  2. How old is the Moon?

I want to pick this apart, I really do -- but all I could think of when I saw this one was the famous Who Wants to be a Millionaire? screenshot...


  


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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Texans win first ever playoff game, have best NFL playoff winning percentage

Sure, they're only 1 for 1, but it's good for a 1.000 winning percentage.  Despite being forced to start their third-string quarterback, the Texans (backed by great defense) played well enough to easily beat the Bengals 31-10.  Congrats to my second favorite team, and good luck next week against the Ravens!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Baldwin to reprise role on 30 Rock for another year

Alec Baldwin, who plays Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock, recently signed a contract through the 2012-13 season.  He had stated in the past that this season (Season 6, set to premiere next Thursday on NBC) would be his last, but alas he was wrong, and thank God.  However, the actual show hasn't yet been renewed for a new season, so we'll see if any of this matters.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mustache aficionado

If you're a mustache enthusiast, you absolutely have to see the new Sherlock Holmes.  Best mustache movie ever, hands down.

Horrible Bosses 2?

From Coming Soon:

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who wrote the 2011 comedy Horrible Bosses, have signed on to draft a sequel, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

The original film starred Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as a group of friends that decide to kill off each other's bosses (played by Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrel and Kevin Spacey).

Though plans for the sequel are in the very early stages, it is said that Bateman, Day and Sudeikis are likely to reprise their roles with negotiations beginning to have director Seth Gordon return as well.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Apparently Mountain Dew can dissolve a mouse?

In order to dispute a lawsuit, PepsiCo has come forward to say that the acids used to bottle Mountain Dew would turn a mouse into a "jelly-like substance".  The lawsuit in question is that of Wisconsin man Ronald Ball, who claims that he spat out a mouse from a can of Mountain Dew purchased in a vending machine.  Interesting move on Pepsi, considering people probably don't want to know about the dissolving nature of their favorite drink.  Then again, it's been said that Mountain Dew lowers your sperm count and Pepsi can dissolve a steak, so it might not be an issue.

Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm glad I don't have ADD

Since I work in Pharmacy, I've known this for a while but figured I'd share the story with everyone.  Simply put, there is a shortage of ADD/ADHD medications, namely Adderall and Ritalin, nationwide.  Expanding a bit, there is a certain quota the DEA allows for medications every year, and this has been surpassed for these medications.  No surprise once you find out that Adderall alone was prescribed 18 million times last year, up 13% from 2010.  Along with other amphetamine combinations, doctors wrote for a whopping 51.5 million prescriptions.  I'm just gonna go ahead and chalk this up to people getting the medication who don't really need it.  For example, if you need it to "study" for a test, you probably don't it.  Grab a Red Bull instead and let the people with ADHD get the medication they need.  It's a new year, so hopefully production of these drugs can continue soon.