Friday, March 29, 2013

March Madness 2013: Pop Culture Thoughts

For some reason this year's March Madness doesn't seem as pop culture friendly as last year's but there are still some trends:

1. That's Stupid Bud Light Blind Date Commercial

Like every year, there is one commercial they play over and over again until it inspires murderous rage. This year it's the Bud Light blind date commercial.  Everything about it is annoying.

That guy probably can't go back to Cleveland because he was stupid enough to order a Bud Light and tell women he's glad they're not ugly.  Also, what place has waiters pour Bud Light bottles into a glass for you?

And if that's the case then clearly there's much better beer on tap than Bud Light.  Let's laugh about his friends sexually harassing her friends.  Haha, that's so funny.   Okay, now I'm angry again.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Better Version of "Come on Eileen": Dexy's Midnight Runners or Save Ferris

The best version of the song "Come on Eileen" is a pop culture issue that needs to be answered.

British pop group Dexy's Midnight Runners recorded the original song in 1982 and it became a number  one hit.

Theoretically that should make it the best version since it's kind of blasphemous to claim a cover of a song is better than the original, but it's not that simple.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Story Behind James Taylor's Appearance on The Simpsons

One of the best "The Simpsons" episodes is season 5's "Deep Space Homer" when Homer becomes an astronaut and goes on a space mission.

It features a scene stealing cameo by James Taylor including this great piece of dialogue:

" Listen Aldrin I'm not as laid back as people think.  Now here's the deal, I'm gonna play and you're gonna float there and like it."  

The writer of this episode, David Mirkin details working with his hero James Taylor, and worrying that Taylor might not like the script.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Adidas Makes Ugly Zubaz Inspired College Basketball Uniforms


There are some ugly uniforms, but the new Adidas college basketball ones have to be among the worst of all time.

It's as if the designer got high and convinced himself that everybody missed Zubaz pants. This is truly a step back for mankind.

According to USA Today,  Adidas somehow convinced various teams to wear these things except for Michigan and N.C. State who were smart enough to decline.  

In case you forgot what Zubaz pants were, here's my breakdown of their history and awfulness.

The only positive in all this is that you can channel your inner Milhouse and say this about Zubaz.