Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thoughts About Euro 2012 So Far


We're through the first two rounds of Euro 2012 and into the semi-finals so these are my thoughts so far.

1. Michael Ballack is the German Matt Damon 


I'm not the first person to ever recognize this resemblance, but it's crazy how much former German national team player Michael Ballack looks like Damon.  It really stands out now that you see him dressed up for his ESPN studio work during Euro 2012.

It's like the Treadstone program from the "Bourne Identity" is real and it produced a German clone of Damon.  I wonder if Ballack has a best friend that's the German Affleck who nobody likes quite as much as Ballack.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph Playable Arcade Game



If you haven't seen the trailer for Disney cool looking new film "Wreck-It Ralph," then you're missing out.  Watch it here.

It's plot revolves around Wreck-It Ralph, a title character in a Donkey Kong like video game called "Fix-It Felix" who's sick of his role as the game's villain.

It's a long wait until the film's release on November 2nd so Disney's released a playable version of "Fix-It Felix" online.  

I almost regret being tipped off to this by the [middleaisle] tumbir because even though it's very simplistic, it's addicting.  

It's a game deliberately designed to waste your time as it's so easy to play, but has so many levels.  It's kind of like the video game equivalent of watching a VH1 reality show then realizing you wasted an hour of your life doing that.

Of course, that's why I'm sharing it with you.  If I'm going down this black hole of time wasting, then other people are coming with me.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Perform "Call Me Maybe" with Carly Rae Jepsen



There have been endless covers of Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song "Call Me Maybe," but this has to be the best one because it involves actual talent.

During Jepsen's appearance on "Late Night," Jimmy Fallon and The Roots joined Jepsen backstage to perform a fun version of the song with classroom instruments such as a wood block, xylophone, kazoo, and an instrument that looks alarmingly like a wood penis.

The Roots remind us that they have more talent on basic classroom instruments than most people will ever have on real instruments.

Essentially, The Roots have just served the whole internet by making the hundreds of "Call Me Maybe" cover version with limited choreography and lip-syncing seem silly in comparison.

Hopefully this will make more people realize:

Hey, I just met you,
and this is crazy,
but enough with,
the cover videos maybe?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stubhub Ticket Oak is Creepy



There's something really unsettling about the Ticket Oak in the Stubhub commercial.  Maybe it's the googly eyes or the strange expression on its face, but I don't trust it.

It seems a little too convenient that a magical ticket tree would just appear in your backyard one day.

I wouldn't let children anywhere near the Ticket Oak because it looks like it would somehow molest them.  I swear it's the sinister version of the Giving Tree.

And what kind of tree has teeth?  The only reason it would need teeth would be to eat you or children.

If you accept tickets from that tree, I bet the price is your soul.