Sunday, June 29, 2008

6/29/08 Monday Funday

Here are two games to kick off your Monday.

First - The red square game. Keep track of your scores and leave the high scores in the comments section.

Second - Type the alphabet in order. Poker Jason and I have been competing a little bit. He's currently winning with a score of 4.95 seconds.

Check out MySpace's Intervention....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

6/24/08 I Love the New Millennium

Why do I make fun of all sorts of TV shows... And then find myself watching multiple hours of VH1 countdown kind of shows? It's like I owe a big apology to American Idol and Nickelback fans everywhere. Like, whenever they have "The Top 100 Heavy Metal Songs (or whatever)", it lasts for five hours. And if I'm only semi-busy, I'll work on my computer and end up watching all five hours, wondering where "Thunderstruck" might end up, only to find out that it didn't even make the list.

This week, VH1 has out-nostalgia-ed itself. I get "I Love the 70's"... in the nostalgia sense. I more get "I Love the 80's" in a "I sort of remember that stuff" sense. For me "I Love the 90's" really hit home. This week they're premiering "I Love the New Millennium". We're still a couple of years from the end of the decade and they're already giving a fond look back at it? If that's not bad enough, I got hooked into it as I was doing some other work.

Probably the biggest "Wow" moment I had was that the Milkshake song came out in 2003. To which I could only think - What the hell happened to the last 5 years of my life?

For whatever reason, the video for Milkshake can't be embedded. So you'll have to click here to see it. I miss being able to say, "I could teach you, but I'd have to charge" and not have someone look funny at me.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

6/22/08 Mood Stream

If you're like me, and I hope for your sake that you're not, you'll spend all sorts of time on Mood Stream. You input varying degrees of variables like calm/lively, happy/sad, nostalgic/contemporary. Then you let the site go. Images and songs will just go and provide that kind of mood. It may be the heat, but I think it's working.


I now get all of my foreign news from CBS. For reasons you probably already suspect. Lara Logan is smoking hot.


Speaking of hot, it's been miserably hot here lately. I also have no AC. So, if I've done or said anything bordering delusional, it's my frying gray matter. Honestly though - it's that kind of hot where you can't even sleep past sunrise.


Poker Jason sends the greatest win-win link so far this year. You can test and build your vocabulary, while simultaneously have rice donated to the hungry. Try it yourself at FreeRice. (Now you have to try it. Because, if you don't, you'll feel responsible for someone that dies of hunger.)


Have you guys seen this? The office worker who goes berserk? Did the German kid grow up that quickly?

The Office Worker video was exposed as a Viral Video. It's probably better I say something now than wait for the emails later this week.


Finally, the top 10 shirts to get arrested wearing.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

6/19/08 8-Bit

During my college years, I had an inexplicable obsession with MIDI files. When everybody else was looking for higher quality MP3 files, I took some odd pleasure in stuff that sounded like old Nintendo games. In hindsight, the old Nintendo memories may be the reason I like them so much. There's even a Bad Midi Museum that's been around for years. Just for the sake of doing it, here are some more 8-bit sounding songs - Most of them from Guitar Hero, Rock Band and the like...

Megadeth's Hangar 18 8-bit

Metallica's Master of Puppets 8-bit

AC/DC's Thunderstruck 8-bit

And Metallica's One 8-bit (This sounds like you've just entered the wrong level in the original Zelda).

And finally, if some snotty music critic really reviewed your Guitar Hero Performance.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

6/11/08 Smoked Sausage

The Internet is a beautiful thing. Some gracious, anonymous reader found the holy grail of Carl's Jr. commercials. Here it is, in its uncensored glory.... Smoked Sausage.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

6/8/08 I'm Going Hungry

A while back I saw some Carl's Jr. commercial where some guy says something about letting them "smoke my sausage". Then I couldn't find the video. Two years later, I'm still sort of looking for it. Anyways, I just searched Google for it. And, well, the first result was my own blog talking about that same damn commercial that I couldn't find. It's moments like this that make me question my own sanity.


Here's the problem with the PS3. I enjoy video games - I'm not that ashamed to admit it. If I'm going to buy a video game system, I'm already set on a PS3. (For the sake of what I'm about to write, assume that one day in the not-so-distant future, I will have a steady income). The problem isn't with the $400 game system (although expensive). It's not even about the fact that I'm going to buy GTA IV as the first game at an additional $60. Or the fact that I'll probably splurge another $169.99 on Rock Band. It's the fact that I have a TV from about 1994. And the entire PS3 purchase would be wasted without a proper HDTV. Let's not even think about the need for speakers and surround sound. All of the sudden, an initial $400 buy turns into a $5000 ordeal. This, my friends, is the reason I don't ever see getting a PS3.

I say this only because I had a chance to play GTA IV at a friend's place for a couple of hours. It's absolutely amazing. Here's a stunt montage from the game that's edited to Metallica's "Battery" with the San Francisco symphony. In related news, I conducted a lab experiment with batteries recently and considered playing that song in the background. I didn't.


I've been on a little bit of an early 90's Seattle grunge kick as of late. I found the video for Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike". Watching it gave me a mixed sense of sentiment and cheese.


Mike sends a commercial for an office swear jar. F*&$in hilarious.