Tuesday, September 29, 2009

National Stereotypes Aren't Going Away


If you were afraid that national stereotypes had become less common these days, don't worry they've just gone online.  According to this London Telegraph article, people are searching Google to get answers to stereotypes such as British people having bad teeth, French people smelling bad, and American women being easy.

Make sure you look at all the pages of stereotypes because a lot of them are pretty bizarre and outdated.  I don't know what American women did to the rest of the world, but they really seem to get a bad reputation.  See.  Although, I have to imagine that going to other countries to get their groove back with strange men and falling for any man with an accent contributed vastly to the image of American women as easy.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Stop Telling Me What to Do Hilary Duff



Random people don't get to tell me what to do so forget a C list actress trying to.  I'm not even sure this is really a PSA.  Hilary Duff was probably pretending to shop for 15 minutes hoping someone would finally recognize her, and when that didn't happen she pretended to be offended by someone saying "gay" just so they'd have to pay attention to her.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bad Ronald Still Sucks

 
[Bad Ronald] - Let's Begin (Shoot the Shit)

If you do remember Bad Ronald, I feel sorry for you because you're taking up valuable brain space with something you're better off forgetting.  For those of you who don't, they were a rap-rock group consisting of three MCs (Ray, White Owl and Kaz Gamble) and DJ Deetlax whose only notable song was "Let's Begin" in 2001.  I was going to call it a hit song, but I don't even think it did well enough to be considered one.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Supercats



I thought a Super Cat was only the Jamaican reggae artist that collaborated on Sugar Ray's hit song "Fly,"  but I was wrong.  Apparently people think it's a great idea to crossbreed domestic cats with wild cats from Africa or South America to create so called supercats.

According to a London Telegraph article,  the most popular breed is called a savannah.  It is bred from a serval,  cheetah-like wildcat found in Africa that can grow three times larger than a domestic cat, jump 7 ft vertically and run at a top speed of 50 mph.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Local Natives



I slacked on a Friday post so I'll make it up with a rare Saturday one telling you about a cool band called Local Natives. They're an unsigned LA band that I've been listening to a lot, but I only found out about them when someone else who saw Local Natives live gave me their five track "Daytrotter EP."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Intervention



By now I'm sure you've at least heard of the A&E show "Intervention." even if you have not watched it. The show airs on Mondays at 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  Each episode documents one or two people who suffer from an addiction of some kind and believe they are participating in a documentary about their problem.  But in reality they are being filmed for the impending intervention that their friends/family are planning with a professional interventionist.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Michael Vick needs Air Bud



With Michael Vick getting very close to being reinstated for regular season action, I think we still have to make sure that he's truly changed. That's why the Philadelphia Eagles need to sign star athlete/Golden Retriever Air Bud as a wide receiver. Now obviously there's no way in hell a dog could ever play football because it couldn't run routes, catch the ball and would probably try to bite anyone who tried to tackle it. But let's be as naive as the Disney movie "Air Bud: Golden Receiver," and somehow pretend that a dog can do all that.

Once Air Bud drops an easy pass or runs the wrong route, we would really see how rehabilitated Vick is. If Vick starts maliciously whipping balls at Air Bud, needs teammates to restrain him from physically harming Air Bud, or tells Air Bud that he knows how to deal with bad dogs then we'd know that Vick hasn't changed. Although, who really wouldn't be upset about having a dog as a wide receiver? So maybe that's not a good test after all.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

T-Pain's Miami Dolphins Fight Song



I had no idea this existed until a friend informed me that T-Pain made a fight song for the Miami Dolphins.  It's a surprisingly catchy song considering it was made by T-Pain and involved Pitbull (I could go on about how much Pitbull and Reggaeton suck, but I think F minus sums those two things up best).  Then I discovered that I was giving T-Pain too much credit.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mad Men Parody Video



I like "Mad Men' as much as the next person, but this video by the comedy troupe Landline is pretty amusing. Know how I know "Saturday Night Live sucks?" A random comedy troupe can make a better "Mad Men" sketch in 60 seconds without John Hamm than "SNL" can in a five minute sketch with John Hamm.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Straight Asian Fastball




Pictured Hideo Nomo


"The Straight Asian fastball" is not a derogatory race thing, but instead a phenomenon associated with pitchers of Asian decent in Major League Baseball.  A lot of pitchers from Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan struggle in MLB because they throw a fastball that lacks sufficient movement to get batters out.  It's the reason pitchers like Tomo Ohka and Sun-Woo Kim never lived up to their billings as prospects. I don't care how fast a pitcher throws, if the ball travels straight as an arrow then a Major League hitter will hammer it.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Only Minorities Get STDs

 

At least that's what this commercial seems to be saying.  Forget all those things you heard about safe sex because apparently the real key to avoiding STDs is racial profiling of sexual partners.  There aren't any white people in this commercial because clearly they must not get things like that.  Oh wait a minute, they do because everyone is susceptible.  

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Google Insights Strangely Addictive




Okay it's not crack but it's close.  If you haven't used Google Insights,  I'm going to warn you right now that it's very addicting so make sure you have some free time.  Allegedly, it's supposed to be a tool for businesses to conduct market research as it provides content such as the most common search terms for a subject like basketball, when the most popular searches for basketball occur like what month or year, what regions have the most interest in baskeball along with detailing the top searches and rising searches for basketball.  Now actually reading the description of the program sounds boring, but using it isn't because  Google's tag line for the service "See what the world is searching for" rings true.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What the Hell is a She Wolf?



Apparently Shakira has a new song called "She Wolf," but it doesn't make much sense to me. Especially after watching the video.   Where to start?  She keeps claiming "there's a She Wolf in the closet."  It's highly unlikely you could trap any kind of wolf in a closet, and it wouldn't even be a wise idea to do so.  How would a wolf even get in a closet?  Unless R. Kelly somehow got himself trapped in a closet with a wolf.  That's one freaky dude so I wouldn't put it past him to have some weird sex ritual involving a wolf.