Thursday, June 25, 2009

Economic WTF indicators

Now this is economics I can get behind. 10 Quirky Economic Indicators: These off beat barometers of the economy can give you much needed guidance for your portfolio or simply a good laugh.

Maybe the CGI process adds offensive accents?

Michael Bay and George Lucas must be best buds who sit around talking about ways to work stereotypical accents into CGI characters. Honestly, most kids nowadays barely speak proper English. I doubt aliens talking with Chinese or black accents is shocking/offending kids. Now a Transformer speaking eloquently: that'd be weird.

I'm more offended Bay and Lucas keep making the same movies over and over. We get it. Star wars has a never ending Universe of characters and blowing stuff up is fun.

Honestly, Hollywood is run by a bunch of old, rich, white men. Do you think they care (or even notice) if a major motion picture has characters with offensive stereotypes?

Wii want to bowl!

1. This has disaster written all over it. Bowling ball in the tv, anyone?
2. Seriously, why wouldn't someone just go bowling?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Are all Palin women tramps?

Probably not. But I think it's funny how many loony people in the world think it's serious business when statements like that are made. Um, it's called First Amendment rights here in the US and it's the same right that allows people con loco to protest in the streets...over nothing. Don't these people have anything better to do in the middle of the day? Nope and I don't care asa long as they keep providing genius video clips like this! I'm hoping to work some of these Letterman topical gems into a family party tonight:

"He made A-Rod a pervert too."

"He's too old to be on that damn show anyway. He's not even funny. He's a jerk." (NOTE: Letterman is only 3 years older than Leno.)

"I don't watch...I only watch Fox News channel." (And doing so will definitely bring the crazies...)

"They're Fascists and Communists."

"His son was born out of wedlock. I believe there's a term for that." (Avoiding alimony?)

"How dare he? When he has a bastard son and a slut for wife!" (So they are married then? I'm so confused...I wish Fox News would explain to me.)

"Socialism is evil." (I knew Medicare was Dave's fault!)

"Clean your house and you'll see how this economy will come back."

"He will rape them with his mouth! He is a verbal pedophile."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fleecing of America at the pump: shocker!

No, not a fun shocker. The kinda shocker that makes you realize how much Big Brother and Big Oil control how we function daily (travel, plastics, etc.). Yeah, gas prices still on the rise and no stopping them anytime soon.

500 Calorie Choices at Fast Food Joints

I'm only posting this 500 calorie fast food menu so I can look it up on my phone when I'm running around. Deal with it. Hope it can help you too.

Here are some of the recommended Eat This! fast-food meals under 500 calories:

Less Than 500 Calories at Dunkin' Donuts
Ham, Egg & Cheese English Muffin Sandwich with English Breakfast Tea
350 calories
15 g fat (6 g saturated fat)
1,045 mg sodium

English muffins have a fraction of the carbohydrates of a bagel, and none of the trans fats of the donuts and croissants. The antioxidant-rich tea is also a great way to begin your day.


Less Than 500 Calories at Hardee's
BBQ Chicken Sandwich with a small side of Cole Slaw
490 calories
16 g fat (3g saturated fat)
1,340 mg sodium

Barbecue sauce and a reasonably-sized side dish keep this meal in the safe zone. Just opt for a water, rather than a Hardee's shake or malt, and you're good to go. And if you want to steer clear of the liquid disasters that can blow up your waistline without your knowing it, be sure to check out some of these other worst beverages in America.


Less Than 500 Calories at KFC
3 Crispy Strips with Green Beans and 3" Corn on the Cob, and a Medium Diet Pepsi
475 calories
22.5 g fat (6 g saturated fat)
1,200 mg sodium

Order a side of green beans for a good source of vitamins K, A, and C—key players in maintaining strong bones and reducing cancer-causing free radicals. The corn on the cob will also help fill you up with minimal added calories. Just beware the dipping sauces—choosing BBQ over Ranch can save you over 100 calories.


Less Than 500 Calories at McDonald's
Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich with a Side Salad with Newman's Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette, and a Medium Iced Tea
480 calories
13 g fat (2 g saturated fat)
1,945 mg sodium

Counting calories doesn't mean your meal is healthy. For example: The Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich matches the Quarter Pounder without cheese when it comes to caloric content—but the chicken has no trans fats, while the burger does. Choose the sandwich and side salad for a good combination of protein and veggies.


Less Than 500 Calories at Pizza Hut
Two Slices Thin ‘N Crispy Pizza (12") with Quartered Ham & Pineapple, and Medium Diet Coke
360 calories
12 g fat (5 g saturated fat)
1,110 mg sodium

Regardless of which pizza chain you favor, ham and pineapple is one of the most trusted combinations you can order. Ham adds extra protein to balance out the crust's carbohydrate load, while pineapple adds low-cal sweetness and a dose of antioxidants.


Less Than 500 Calories at Taco Bell
Two Fresco Soft Beef Tacos with Mexican Rice, and a bottle of water
470 calories
17 g fat (6 g saturated fat)
1,760 mg sodium

Order almost any menu item "fresco" style and the Bell boys will replace cheese and sauces with a chunky tomato salsa, cutting calories and fat by at least 25 percent. Beyond being nutritious, salsa is also cheap—check out our list of the other healthiest cheap foods you can eat. Finally, the Mexican rice adds a tasty little side (just 110 extra calories) that'll help fill you up without filling you out.


Less Than 500 Calories at Wendy's

Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich with Mandarin Orange Cup and small Nestea Sweetened Iced Tea
500 calories
7 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat)
983 mg sodium

This is the healthiest sandwich on the menu. Don't order your chicken spicy, though: That's their cue to fry, rather than grill, your bird, tacking on an extra 9.5 fat grams. Adding a small citrus fruit cup side is also a great, low-calorie way to add sweetness—and cold-fighting vitamin C—to your meal.

Homer Simpson GPS!!

Turn left in 300 meters. I mean right. Doh!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Best movie era ever: the 80's

I'm on a nostalgic movie trip on YouTube...and aparently I'm not alone. Revenge of the Nerds in on E! It's hip to be square, I guess.

Bruno movie: 7/10/09!!!!

I'm looking forward to the Bruno movie. I'm still one of the few people who finds it funny when people still do Borat impressions. Look for major contraversy when this movie comes out. If Borat was shocking for people, Bruno will kill'em.

Here's a link to an HD Rated R trailer for Bruno. I can't post-it because it does have brief nudity and cursing, so you've been warned. Hilarious though and truly shows how many people are going to be offended by the movie and people are going to be suing mad when they see themselves acting like fools. Why did they sign releases then?!!!!

Camp 80's trailers!

ALL GENIUS! Memories... wonder I'm so warped and twisted.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tweet dat: idiots rule.

So, Trent Reznor of Nine In Nails (NIN) is on Twitter and is one of the original celebs to embrace the technology (+640,000 followers). Well, that's changed. I'll let Trent's words speak for themselves, since they genius-ly sum up why Twitter could've been the next generation of social networking, but failed by going mainstream too fast:

I will be tuning out of the social networking sites because at the end of the day it's now doing more harm than good in the bigger picture and the experiment seems to have yielded a result. Idiots rule. Anyway, we're in a world where the mainstream social networks want any and all people to boost user numbers for the big selloff and are not concerned with the quality of experience.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Apple mugs it's iPhone clitentele and sets them up to get mugged on the street!

Wow, that was a fast iScrewjob. Turns out Apple won't let you be cool for under $399.

...Those of us who were eager (dumb?) enough to buy last summer's iPhone 3G will not be eligible for the discounted $199/$299 iPhone 3G S pricing...Instead, prepare to pay $200 extra for an 'early' upgrade, which comes out to $399 for the 16GB iPhone 3G S or $499 for the 32GB version. According to TUAW, some iPhone 3G owners aren't even being offer the 'early' upgrade option—in which case, they're stuck with AT&T's 'no commitment' pricing of $599 for the 16GB iPhone 3G S or (gulp) $699 for the 32GB model.

That's a bunch of iBull. Buy a Crackebrry, you iSuckers! True, you don't get to look cool scrolling through screens hard and furious with your index finger, but who can afford an iPhone upgrade in this economy? And if you can afford it, do you really want the iSnob label while loudly pointing through apps?

And the number one reason not to upgrade: you're going to get mugged for your iPhone3GS! Ask Apple if they make an iTaser while you're at it...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Now you can be iCool for $99.00!

Apple announced it's the dropping the 3G iPhone price. How great, right? Eh, not so much. You see, they already have a better, sleeker, faster and more capable iPhone 3G-S waiting to hit the market, which will prompt current iPhone users to pay $199-$299 again. So, go ahead, be cool. Drop another wad of cash for a new phone and new apps (you don't think Apples going to let you transfer all of those between phones, do you?).

Ain't technology a kick in the pant?!

1st Anniversary

I missed that Saturday was the date I first reserved this website and started thinking about blogging. June 6, 2008: so one year old! 407 posts and 1400 views in one year. I'm kind of proud of that, considering how little time I've had to invest in this blog. Gotta work and pay the bills, you know? Hopefully this year will allow for more creative juices and the blog will evolve even more.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Stretch Armstrong movie

Hollywood has officially run out of ideas. A Stretch Armstrong movie? It was a cool toy, but a movie? This movie will only work if they keep his cool Richard Simmons outfit and blond mullet. Business in the front, party in the back...Armstrong-style!

And I don't remember Wretch, Fetch and X-ray Armstrongs. That's one messed up family. Did they grow up next to Chernobyl? This movie willl be more campy than the Toxic Avenger. In case you forgot about that genius...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

old school baseball team names

Can you tell I'm searching Wiki today? I thought this listing of the original teams listed in the NL and AL back in 1901 was neat.

Chicago White Sox = Chicago White Stockings (after the Cubs gave up the stockings name)
Chicago Cubs = Chicago Orphans (worst team name ever)

Here's the funny ones:

Brooklyn Superbas? (the Yankees were so "superba" in their play)
Boston Beaneaters? (this is actually kinds cool, and better than "Red Stockings")

Converts are the worst bigots.

Being a Chicago transplant, I'd never heard of this before: the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion incident!

On November 22, 1987, during The 9 O'Clock News sportscast, WGN-TV's Chicago area signal was hijacked for approximately 25 seconds by an unknown person wearing a Max Headroom mask. This was only the first incident of that night involving the interruption of a television station's broadcast signal. Approximately two hours later, Chicago PBS station WTTW (channel 11) had its broadcast interrupted by the same person. WGN-TV's analog transmitter is atop the John Hancock Center and engineers were almost immediately able to thwart the video hacker by changing the studio-to-transmitter frequency, thus cutting the hacker off. Unfortunately for WTTW, its transmitter is atop Sears Tower and it was unable to stop the hacker before enduring almost two minutes of the hacker's interruption. These two stations are two of only six existing victims of what is called "broadcast signal intrusion". Subscription television network HBO, WJLA-TV, Playboy TV and the Comcast cable system in Tucson, Arizona are the other victims.

And the person or persons has never been caught! Clearly, no oone's been bragging about this for 20 years or they would've been caught. how do you not brag about this? This is one of those things you tell your kid when they're'em you were a bad-azz once!

And here's a link to the real Max Headroom getting his costume on. I thought it was computer generated too. Clearly, I was not a smart kid in 1987.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New GI JOE movie clips!

Bruno teabags Eminem

The video everyone is talking about about the awards show last night. I think it's rigged and staged. Before Bruno hits the obstacle on the ceiling, you see hit left arm tuck and his right arm go straight out, like he wanted to hit it and get stuck. Assuming Sasha Baron Cohen doesn't break chartacter easliy and the cut-out backside landing in his face was a coincidence, why does the music stop as soon as he gets snagged and why would the crane operator keep lowering him into the audience? Still, it's funny and a great ad for the new Bruno movie!