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‘Stupid Things’ in Slow Motion
04.18.2012
02:21 pm

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Here’s an explosive video montage of “stupid things” blowing up in super-duper slow motion from Danish TV show Dumt & Farligt. It’s sort of like the Jackass of blowing shit up.
 

 
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Hot girls have problems, too!
04.18.2012
11:24 am

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I’m not sure if they’re trolling… It’s impossible to tell. Maybe they’re jumping on (self-proclaimed) “beautiful woman” Samantha Brick‘s bandwagon?

People may hate her, but they sure love to talk about her. Maybe that’s enough for these girls, too?

I like YouTuber winkie55’s comment which pretty much sums up this mess:

“I watched it just to see what it’s all about. My roommate walked in and I had to switch to porn just to save myself embarrassment.”

 

 
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The Ramones’ first press bio, 1975
04.17.2012
11:50 am

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The last paragraph is great.

Update: The original source for this is from Miriam Linna’s blog Kicksville 66.

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Nicolas Cage does John Cage’s 4′33″
04.17.2012
10:59 am

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I have nothing to say about this.
 

 

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The Passin’ of the Chronic
04.16.2012
06:22 pm

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“For god loved the world
You must smoke his holy son.”
~ high_coup 4:20

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Skrillex
04.16.2012
02:19 pm

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‘God’s taken a dump on my face’: The wit and wisdom of Kenny Powers
04.14.2012
05:04 pm

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I was late to the Kenny Powers party, but I’m catching up. Thanks Richard.

HBO’s Eastbound & Down starring Danny McBride as former star baseball player Kenny Powers is filled with some of the most insanely funny, politically-incorrect humor on TV. Powers is a lovable asshole with visions of grandeur and a gift for fucking up on an epic scale. McBride describes him as…

[...] having all the qualities that an epic hero should, but they’re only the worst qualities. It’s completely ass backwards. He’s sort of the current state of the modern American hero.”

But don’t underestimate Powers. On the surface, he can be a clueless, mean-spirited narcissist, but deep down he’s Tony Robbins with a mullet. In this open letter to Tim Tebow, Powers lays some inspirational words on the Jesus-freak football player.

As Yogi Berra famously said, “it’s like Deja Vu came all over itself again.”

The more I read about Tim Tebow, the more I see similarities to my own life story. Our story begins with a young mother- to-be who wants an abortion. Instead, she mans up and has the baby, giving birth to a son-child.

This special son-child makes a life out of bucking the odds. Though neither the strongest nor the fastest, he excels at sports. Many experts doubt the remarkable lad. They tell him he throws funny, and that he doesn’t have the right physique for the game. It’s science, they say. He’ll only go so far.

But the Gifted Young Athlete refuses to let the doubters shit in his Wheaties. To hell with science. The Gifted Young Athlete knows that he has something stronger. He has God on his side. So he presses on and keeps a good attitude, and every time he beats the odds in life he proves the experts wrong.

Next thing you know, there are folks calling it a miracle. Maybe the Gifted Young Athlete is blessed by the Almighty, they say. Perhaps he really does have a fucking angel on his shoulder.

And suddenly the experts don’t look like experts anymore. By now, our hero has upset a whole lot of people. There are those who simply don’t like the idea of a man being favored by God. They feel his special relationship with Jesus diminishes their own somehow. If Jesus loves the Gifted Young Athlete, what does he think of the rest of us? Bunch of assholes?

So the haters multiply, and soon the resentment reaches a boiling point. And that’s when the torches and pitchforks and long knives come out. Yes, the world is given a savior but they choose to crucify him instead. Who’d a thunk it? The same old fuckin’ story.

Maybe that’s why Jesus likes us so much to begin with. He sees a little of himself in there.

You see, Gifted Young Athlete, people look at us and they see all they don’t have. It’s like, “homeboy’s over there gettin’ ‘er done! And Jesus loves him too! Fuck that guy.”

But can you really blame them? Wouldn’t you be pissed? Jesus helps us win at sports games, yet he’s nowhere to be found when poor people need important medicine for their kid’s infection, or when they’re late on a mortgage payment. Think about it. There are folks in Africa who get AIDS without even being gay. Yet here Jesus is, helping me & Tebow out in sports, just because we’re maybe a little bit cooler in his eyes. It’s a raw deal, plain and simple. Even though he’s hooking me up, I still see it’s kind of a cocksucker move on Jesus’s part.

But my advice to you, Mr. Tebow, from one Gifted Young Athlete to another: don’t kill yourself trying to make sense of all the madness. Just hold on to your dick and have a good time. Believe me, it’s all you can do. Make no apologies, either. Those are for weak people, and the haters will hate you anyway. It’s not our fault we’re awesome, playboy. It’s Jesus’s. As the gorgeous bitches in the makeup commercials used to say, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”

God Bless.

Kenny Powers
Shelby, NC

Here’s a taste of Powers and the art of the insult. There’s a certain cracked poetry in the way this knucklehead slings words. For more check out Kenny Powers’ Powerisms
 

 

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Hell Yeah! There is a Future for Rock ‘n’ Roll: 3 Children Play Rammstein
04.13.2012
03:21 pm

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Children Medieval Band might not be the most catchy of names, but listen to these kids play, and Hell yeah, there is a future for Rock ‘n’ Roll!

CMB cover 3 Rammstein tracks and this is what their blurb says on You Tube:

Only 5 yrs and 8 mo, Cornelia is helping her older brother and sister to record one of their favorite songs. Rammstein has some amazing compositions, likeable to younger kids too.

Not much the wiser, but fuck Simon Cowell, these youngsters offer a Hope that music can still mean something more than just the homogenized corporate bullshit piped out in malls, downloads and TV shows.
 

 
2 more CMB covers, after the jump…
 
With thanks to Colin Somerville
 

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The TRUE story of the infamous ‘Turds of Misery’
04.13.2012
01:52 pm

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No, you’re not looking at a promo pic for a new film starring Seth Rogen as a 70s hesher, but of an actual 70s rock band from Davenport, Iowa who called themselves Turds of Misery.

You may have seen this photo making the rounds on the Internet a few years ago with a rather colorful background story which was originally reported by SF Weekly and Weather Station 1:

Turds of Misery played only six shows during their short existence. Based in a small town on the outskirts of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the three-piece act quickly abandoned their first concept—an Alan Parson Project cover band—to focus on original tunes. The band included (from left) bassist Dave, drummer Gord, and guitarist Bagpipes McDonald. One of their songs, I Seen You At The Corner Store, received some airplay on the local AM station in 1980. After the band split up, Dave returned to his career as a high school geography teacher, while Gord went to prison for stealing golf balls from the forest. Bagpipes, meanwhile, became the lead guitarist in the current touring version of Foreigner.

Well, it turns out Weather Station 1 was having a laff and said this:

So, that nonsense I typed up the other day about this weird picture of a faded 70s rock band called Turds of Misery kind of took off over the weekend. Internet writer John Biggs was the first to spot it, but the fuss all started because a writer named Ian S. Port at sfweekly.com believed my bullshit and ran it as a news item. This, for a while, lived on the front page of digg.com and has popped up all over the web.

Ian probably should have realized that there really couldn’t be anyone named “Bagpipes McDonald.”

Okay, now that we have all the confusion cleared up, there was in fact a real 70s band called Turds of Misery and here’s the real story behind this epic photo:

To set the record straight…. These boys aren’t Canadians. They’re from the Davenport, Iowa area. That’s my dad in the middle with the beer. His name is Dave, not Gord. Wade is on the right, and Wade’s brother on the left. They did an excellent cover of “Wild Thing.”

So now you have it. Everything you need to know about Turds of Misery.

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Lego: A 2001 Space Odyssey
04.13.2012
10:44 am

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These fabulous Lego models of spacecraft and scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact, were painstakingly made by Jason Allemann. The models include a 3,873-piece, 1:60 scale model of the Discovery One (above), and a 3,670-piece model of the Leonov vessel from 2010 (below).

Details of how to build the Leonov can found here, and a selection of photographs of Jason’s models can be found here.
 
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More Lego pics, after the jump….
 
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