Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Globe Genie


It's just what you need: another cool yet distracting thing on the internet.

Developed by M.I.T grad student Joe McMichael, Globe Genie transports you to any part of the world with just one click via google maps and street view.

It's a personal preference but I find yelling "Yatta" like Hiro Nakamura from "Heroes" every time you click  makes it more enjoyable.

I wouldn't suggest you keep clicking until you are transported to your hometown.  I lost an hour doing that and it still didn't work.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wojtek the Solider Bear


A bear that fought Nazis, hell yeah.  How come nobody told me about this sooner?

Apparently the Polish Army had a brown bear they dubbed Private Wojtek that served with them during World War II.  It's detailed here.

They acquired the bear as a cub and then seemingly domesticated the bear.  Granted the bear was really more of a mascot than a fighter, but it did help unload artillery during a battle.

Although I'm a little concerned that the article says the bear stood in as a replacement for the wives of soldiers.  You're not suppose to do that type of stuff with bears.

Also, it's kind of disappointed that the U.S. didn't have their own solider bear.  Why didn't they crack that soldier bear?  Maybe they could have trained their bear to use a gun.

You could train a whole bear army.  Then again, bears are already stronger and faster than us so giving then guns might not be the best idea.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Damn You Old Navy Mannequin Commercials


There's not one redeeming thing to say about Old Navy's mannequin commercials.  They're awful on every level yet they continue to be produced.  It's unbelievable.

Manequins making unfunny jokes and breaking body parts wasn't funny the first time so why would it get any funnier the next 500.  I think they've been on TV for over a year at this point.

Is Old Navy doing some psychological experiment to see if they can break our spirits until we actually think they're good commercials?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sesame Street Old Spice Parody: Smell Like a Monster



There's so many parodies of the Isaiah Mustafa Old Spice Commercial, but clearly this one is the best because it involves "Sesame Street" and Muppets.

"Sesame Street" already proved they could do a great parody with the Mad Men one.

And everything is better with Muppets.  In fact I'd like people a lot more if they were Muppets.

Like that guy on my street with the shopping cart full of cans would probably breakout into an entertaining and educational song about collecting cans if he was a Muppet.

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson when asked what a Muppet is, "Well it's not quite a mop and it's not quite a puppet but man (laughing)... So to answer your question I don't know."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Who's the Most Famous Natural Redhead Woman in Hollywood?


I thought this was an easy question and assumed it would be Emma Stone or Christina Hendricks aka Joan from "Mad Men."

Then I found out that surprisingly they're both not natural redheads. Apparently Stone is a blonde which just seems weird since she's so synonymous with having red hair.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Who Eats Mamba Candy?


I haven't had Mamba candy since the mid 90s.  In fact I'm not even sure if it still exists because I haven't seen it at a store in years.  Although the internet seems to suggest that Mambas still do.

Mambas are kind of like fancy Starbursts that come in a pack of 20 featuring four flavors: strawberry, raspberry, lemon and orange.  

Much like Rolos, I find it hard to believe that many people eat Mambas or consider it their favorite candy.

Although, eating Mambas really does say something about a person.  There are certain types of people who eat them : 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Inception Trailer Acapella


Okay, nobody really wants to hear about "Inception" anymore because it always turns into the same 15 minute philosophical conversation.

 Don't worry, this is just mindless fun with the trailer.   Replacing the music in the trailer with acapella shouldn't be this amusing but it is.

Gets me every time with the BBROOOOOOAAAAAR sound.  The Ellen Page voice is pretty great as well.