Friday, May 28, 2010

Hope Springs Eternal for Hoverboard

HOVERBOARD - NILS GUADAGNIN from nils guadagnin on Vimeo.

After this week's horrible revelation about the hoverboard conspiracy, my dreams had been dashed. But now there's new hope for a hoverboard.

According to Gizmodo, a French artist Nils Guadagnin has created a real working model of a hoverboard.  There's only one problem though, you can't actually stand on it.  But Guadagnin is still my hero for doing this.

He's like the Luke Skywalker of hoverboard development.  If an artist can make a working hoverboard then someone else can definitely make a working one.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Eagle Eye

I would have had something better to post today, but I wasted two hours of my life watching "Eagle Eye" last night.   I really should have known better but I didn't.

The presence of Shia Lebeouf probably should have tipped me off that it would suck.  Including "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," he has stolen at least four hours of my life I can never get back.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hoverboard Conspiracy

I'm glad someone one finally tackled the pressing issue of the hoverboards.  Apparently it wasn't all our imagination that hoverboards were real,  Robert Zemeckis intentionally deceived us into thinking they were.

It's all explained in Josh Cooley's humorous blog about it.  The guy is like the Woodward and Bernstein of hoverboards, although this is way more important than Watergate.

I'd say Zemeckis needs to be punished, but isn't being associated with the movie "Beowulf" really punishment enough.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Songs I Currently Hate

My life would be much better if I never heard any of these songs again.  In no particular order because they all suck equally:

Anything by Ke$ha 
I've already stated my dislike of her or anything associate with her, here.

Jason Derulo "In My Head"
Is there any reason he always has to sing his name to start songs.  If this song was stuck in my head  then death would be an appealing option.  Amazingly managed to make a song worse than "Whatcha Say."

Trey Songz  "Say Aah" 
Say aah this song sucks.  And what makes him think that anybody wants to listen to a song that starts with him telling some dude not to move his car.

Usher  featuring will. i. am "OMG" 
I don't get why it sounds like there's a stadium full of people behind them.  Unless this song is secretly suppose to be a Jock Jam.

B.O.B featuring Bruno Mars "Nothin on You"
Every five minutes this stupid song is on.  It's equivalent to the ramblings of a crazy homeless man in Washington D.C. except the homeless man sounds better.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

An Algorithm That Detects Sarcasm, Yeah Right.

According to the London Telegraph, Israeli researchers have developed a computer algorithm that can pick up sarcasm.  Like that's even possible.  Sure they did.  And I just walked on the Moon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Timbaland and Magoo: Where is Magoo?

Seriously,  what the hell happened to Magoo?  Magoo being one half of the rap duo, Timbaland and Magoo  It's like Magoo dropped off the map after 2003.

I can't say that I enjoyed Magoo's annoying and whiney rap style, but it's still kind of strange that he just disappeared.  Does Timbaland have him locked up in his basement or something?  

Maybe he realized that Magoo's annoying whiney raps were holding him back.  Where's Robert Stack when you need him?  This is an unsolved mystery.  Oh wait, I think he's dead.

But we still need "Unsolved Mysteries" to show us a creepy reenactment of what might have happened to Magoo.  Then maybe we could find him.

Here's a video of Timbaland and Magoo in action.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Anthony Cooper is John McCain

Has anybody else noticed that the "Lost" character Anthony Cooper looks a lot like John McCain?  The resemblance is uncanny.

This begs all kind of important questions.  For instance, are we all just living in a sideways world where   McCain is the sideways version of Cooper?

Maybe this is why people didn't want to elect McCain president.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Ecto-Cooler was one of the greatest cross promotions ever.  In 1987,  Hi-C agreed to promote "The Real Ghostbusters" cartoon series by developing a flavor based on it.

I don't even know if I really liked Ecto-Cooler, but I drank it because it was associated with Ghostbusters and had Slimer on the front.  It only tasted good when it was really cold, which probably says something about the taste.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You Shit On My House

This scene from "Can't Buy Me Love" is classic.  No matter how times you watch it,  it never gets old.

But a little background is needed to fully enjoy the scene.  When Ronald Miller (Patrick Dempsey) became popular,  one might say he "shit on" his friends.  Especially on his best friend Kenneth because he helped the jocks throw dog shit at Kenneth's house on Halloween.

Now that Ronald is uncool again,  he's trying to apologize to him.  To be fair,  I think I'd get as mad as Kenneth if someone messed up my 1980s motorcycle arcade game.

And sometimes I just like to walk around and randomly yell "you shit on my house" at people I don't know because it's fun.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Can't Buy Me Love Shows That You Can Really Buy Love

The 80's teen film  "Can't Buy Me Love" only proves that you can buy love.

For those unfamiliar, it features a young Patrick Dempsey as nerd Ronald Miller who seeks to improve his social standing by bribing the most popular girl in school, Cindy Mancini to pretend to go out with him for a month.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

OK Go Parody "Mousetrap Never Works"

This video parodies OK Go's super complicated "This Too Shall Pass Video" by highlighting the game Mousetrap and it's inability to work correctly.

The parody makes sense because you need the same team of technical experts from OK Go's video to make Mousetrap actually work.

Just thinking about all time I wasted trying to get that stupid game to work is making me angry again.

Mousetrap wasn't a game, it was a cruel psychological experiment to see how much frustration a kid could take before he or she lost it.