Friday, February 28, 2014

Comcast doesn't give a f*ck

For real though, this is true.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ben and Jerry's does it again

View image on Twitter

Yes, that's a core of solid fudge in the middle of two different flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. 4 varieties are being released, as you can see above. You'll want to click here for more.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Harold Ramis (Egon from 'Ghostbusters') dead at 69

Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in 1996. His career was still thriving, with "Groundhog Day" acquiring almost instant classic status upon its 1993 release and 1984's "Ghostbusters" ranking among the highest-grossing comedies of all time, but the writer-director wanted to return to the city where he’d launched his career as a Second City performer.
"There's a pride in what I do that other people share because I'm local, which in L.A. is meaningless; no one's local," Ramis said upon the launch of the first movie he directed after his move, the 1999 mobster-in-therapy comedy "Analyze This," another hit. "It's a good thing. I feel like I represent the city in a certain way."
Ramis, a longtime North Shore resident, was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said. He was 69.
Ramis' serious health struggles began in May 2010 with an infection that led to complications related to the autoimmune disease, his wife said. Ramis had to relearn to walk but suffered a relapse of the vasculitis in late 2011, said Laurel Ward, vice president of development at Ramis' Ocean Pictures production company.

More at the Chicago Tribune

Sunday, February 23, 2014

'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' back in theatres for a week February 28th

Recut, rated R, longer, and with a whopping 763 more jokes.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Stream Beck's new album 'Morning Phase'

For the next week before it's released. It's a sequel of sorts to Sea Change but is definitely its own album. Take a listen at NPR.



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Beardface

It's Beardfacè, dammit!

Some guy decided to make a font called "Alphabeard Beardface" using  his beard at various stages of shaving to depict all the letters of the alphabet, plus a period and comma. Ingenious! Take a look:

Alphabeard Beardface Full

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Beatlemania By the Numbers

Get ready for a Chad Smith/Will Ferrell drum battle

It all started about a week ago when Will Ferrell claimed he was Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Shortly afterwards, Chad released his own video in an effort to stop Will from impersonating him; he also proposed an epic drum battle between the two doppelgangers. Ferrell accepted Smith's offer, pending he can raise $300,000 for his charity, Cancer for College. Donate now, and you can win a chance to see the battle in person, alongside Will Ferrell himself. The drum-off will take place March 3/4, and hopefully will contain epic amounts of Chad Smith drum face
(from both Chad and Will)!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The truth about the RHCP Super Bowl Halftime performance

People noticed that Josh Klinghoffer's guitar wasn't plugged in either.I think people certainly need to know this, since the truth of this story does nothing but help RHCP and earns them a lot of respect.

In general, I saw a lot of negativity about the Red Hot Chili Pepper's performance of "Give It Away" during Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime show. It was obvious that their guitars weren't plugged in; we've heard of lip-syncing, but guitar-syncing? drum-syncing? bass-syncing? Ironically, the vocals from Anthony Kiedis were the only part performed live. But why would a hugely popular, world-famous band choose to do this for a song they've done a thousand times, especially in front of the largest TV audience of the year?

As Flea explains, they actually had no choice:
"When we were asked by the NFL and Bruno to play our song Give It Away at the Super Bowl, it was made clear to us that the vocals would be live, but the bass, drums, and guitar would be pre-recorded. I understand the NFL’s stance on this, given they only have a few minutes to set up the stage, there a zillion things that could go wrong and ruin the sound for the folks watching in the stadium and the t.v. viewers. There was not any room for argument on this, the NFL does not want to risk their show being botched by bad sound, period… 
So, when this Super Bowl gig concept came up, there was a lot of confusion amongst us as whether or not we should do it, but we eventually decided, it was a surreal-like, once in a life time crazy thing to do and we would just have fun and do it. We had given this a lot of thought before agreeing to do it, and besides many a long conversation amongst ourselves, I spoke with many musician friends for whom I have the utmost respect, and they all said they would do it if asked, that it was a wild trippy thing to do, what the hell. Plus, we the RHCP all love football too and that played a big part in our decision. We decided that, with Anthony singing live, that we could still bring the spirit and freedom of what we do into the performance, and of course we played every note in the recording specially for the gig… 
We recorded a track for the day, just banged one out from our hearts that was very like in spirit to the versions we have been playing live the last few years with our beloved Josh on guitar. 
For the actual performance, Josh, Chad, and I were playing along with the pre recorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not. Could we have plugged them in and avoided bumming people out who have expressed disappointment that the instrumental track was pre recorded? Of course easily we could have and this would be a non-issue. We thought it better to not pretend. It seemed like the realest thing to do in the circumstance. It was like making a music video in front of a gazillion people, except with live vocals, and only one chance to rock it. Our only thought was to bring the spirit of who we are to the people. 
I am grateful to the NFL for having us. And I am grateful to Bruno, who is a super talented young man for inviting us to be a part of his gig. I would do it all the same way again…"

Via Buzzfeed 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII Pick

In the end, both #1 seeds made it to the Super Bowl this year, held at wonderful MetLife Stadium in NEW JERSEY. It won't be snowing, but it certainly won't be ideal circumstances to play in. The Denver Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks for all the glory; it should be a great game as it pits the #1 ranked offense against the #1 ranked defense. I'll get to my pick after recapping last week's games, but I think it may come down to a final possession.

Once again I redeemed myself after starting the playoffs 0-4. I correctly picked both games last week, bringing me back to .500 at 5-5, with the Super Bowl being the deciding game for me. As far as the games themselves, the Denver/New England game was a snoozefest but the Seattle/San Francisco game was tense and very entertaining.

Super Bowl XLVIII
Denver Broncos over Seattle Seahawks, 26-20

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 11-5
Week 3: 7-9
Week 4: 8-7
Week 5: 8-6
Week 6: 9-6
Week 7: 8-7
Week 8: 9-4
Week 9: 7-6
Week 10: 6-8
Week 11: 9-6
Week 12: 7-6-1
Week 13: 11-5
Week 14: 11-5
Week 15: 8-8

Week 16: 10-6
Week 17: 13-3
Season: 153-102-1 (60%)


Wild Card: 0-4
Divisional: 3-1

Conference: 2-0
Playoffs: 5-5 (50%)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

You'll go cross-eyed from watching this video

Actually, you have to go cross-eyed to watch it, just like those magic eye pictures we all saw as kids. Otherwise, this music video for Young Rival's "Black is Good" will just look like static.