Thursday, August 13, 2009

The death of crocs

Good riddance. I feel bad people lost their jobs, but these plastic shoes need to go. They look like my dead grandma's gardening shoes. Seriously, the Teva craze in the 90's made more least those are athletic and have good traction. And can get wet. Crocs are swiss-cheese shoes that people seem to find suitable to wear out. To dinner. Shopping. To the movies. And people decorate them! Writing on your Air Jordans or Converse was cool. Bedazzling your crocs isn't!

RIP crocs. May you die a slow death. But I hope your factory workers find work soon. :>))

10 most historically inaccurate movies

Mel Gibson takes a lot of liberties with history it seems, considering three of his movies made the list of the 10 most historically inaccurate movies. It's the Australians' master plan to confuse history so we forget they used to be a penal colony. Now they're just mostly a penile colony. Doh!

Basically, here's the list, but THIS link provides the details:
1 U-571
2 Braveheart
3 10,000 BC
4 The Patriot
5 Pearl Harbour
6 Apocalypto
7 Amadeus
8 Gladiator
9 Young Victoria
10 Marie Antoinette

Save Ferris. Remember Hughs. Savor tunes.

I'm a huge John Hughs fan, so the loss of him recently was tough to reconcile. So many memories growing up with his movies. Some of my favorite movies of all time include Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller. As much as the movies mean to me, though, the music from those movies is even more identifiable, for some reason. Simple Minds, Oingo Boingo, Thompson Twins, Altered Images. Those songs were anthems for these movies. Like a stunner to my ears, instantly halting me in my tracks, poised to identify the movie that first exposed me to the song that beckons my memories.


With that said, some savvy people managed to piece together songs from Ferris Bueller. Because, little did I know, Ferris Bueller NEVER HAD A SOUNDTRACK RELEASED. Not that I should be surprised; idiots like me anyone who bought the Sixteen Candles soundtrack discovered an entire instrumental album.


So, enjoy the unofficial Ferris Bueller soundtrack, with movie quotables included.


There's also a blog DJ who mixes rare 80's B-sides and lost tracks. Kinda cool for lamos like me.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Save water, pee in the shower!

Who knew all these years I was an environmentalist? Brazil has a commercial running on it's airwaves advocating people to piss in the shower to save water (flushing toilets wastes gallons of water in your home every day). Yes, I will do my part. Not only for Brazil, but also because I'm lazy in the morning and don't want to use the toilet then shower for the mother Earth!