Video Crack: Weboggle

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This may sound nerdy, but I spent a great deal of the early hours of Saturday morning playing weboggle (which is exactly what it sounds like: Boggle on the web). All you do is go here, put your name in the box, then start playing against a bunch of other people. There aren’t a lot of fancy graphics and you don’t get to kill anything, but once you start, I guarantee you’ll find yourself saying, "Just one more game and I’ll stop" about a hundred times.

Beard Blogging: McSteamy

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I’m watching Grey’s Anatomy and my Tivo just caught up to real time, so instead of watching those commercials (shudder), I decided to write something about McSteamy’s beard. It’s horrible.

I just saw the end. No, George, nooooooo!

…Of The Day

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HEADLINE:
Mascot Mayhem: Tree Suspended, Alcohol Cited (you have to read this one) (The Stanford Daily)

NATURAL DISASTER: Michael Jackson’s Katrina Song Said Ready (Breitbart)

THE ‘BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU’ AWARD: NBC is forcing YouTube to remove Lazy Sunday from its site (TechDirt)

THE ‘YOUR 15 MINUTES ARE ALREADY UP’ WAKE-UP CALL: Kristin Cavallari’s Get This Party Started has been cancelled after 2 weeks (The Futon Critic)

MORE PROOF THAT WE LOVE YOU, JOHNNY WEIR: This video (YouTube)

WHILE YOU WERE VITAMIN-C LOADING

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You spent all day working, we spent all day sucking all the juicy bits out of the pop culture orange:

  • Bob says goodbye to Dick jokes with a song…

  • Debbie Rowe or Katie Holmes: Who got the better deal?
  • You can learn a lot from celebrity sex tapes if you watch enough of them.
  • Tony Danza converts to Judaism to save his show?
  • Another Bourne Identity? Let the punning begin! I’ll start: It’s a role Matt Damon was "bourne" to play.
  • The Olympics continue on NBC. Be the first one to watch!
  • What’s more deadly: the Seinfeld curse or the Dharma curse? CBS plans to find out.
  • Kanye West thinks Tony Blair doesn’t care about urban people.

Have a great weekend!

LISTEN UP: Your Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever

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  • Unlike me, some of you knew Django Reinhardt before Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown. But if you’re still equating him with Sean Penn, check out the real thing in this rare video from wfmu blog. Said to be one of the greatest jazz guitarist ever, the real Django was missing a couple of fingers, so it is fascinating watch him play.
  • Also check out Ellis Regina’s De Marco (The Waters of March)another video from FMU that makes the Girl from Ipanima seem like an amateur.
  • The Queen of Memphis soul has stolen my heart. Carla Thomas’ What a Fool I’ve Been is perfect for slow dancing in the basement of some seedy bar in southside Chicago in the 1950′s or so I’m told. (thanks Tricky Brains)
  • It’s writer’s week at moistworks and writer Sam Lipsyte has selected Lonley Boy by Andrew Gold. This 70′s power ballad gives new meaning to the phrase AM Gold. Lipsyste says he included it "because my babysitter used to torture me with it and because it is a case study of what happens when a robot, passing as human, enjoys a flourishing career as a session man and then lands a solo deal."
  • The Voom Blooms are a four piece band from the UK that sound kind of like the Libertines. Check out Politics and Cigarettes, a song that one blog-critic calls "a future classic rock anthem."

While You Were Pouring Bushmill’s Into Your Coffee

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  • Gay cowboys Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal will appear on Will & Grace to continue beating the dead gay horse of Brokeback Mountain jokes.
  • Today is Paris Hilton’s 25th birthday.  Spank somethingClooney_batman7_resize
  • Was Dick Cheney really hunting for beaver when he shot his friend in the face last weekend?
  • AOL is facing criticism for listing "gay and lesbian" as a musical genre on their online music site.  Maybe they just didn’t have space to write out "Coldplay".
  • Nicole Richie curses the fame she worked so hard to get. 
  • I think it would be awesome if George Clooney bought back his old Batman suit and wore it to the Oscars, in order to remind people that the star of Batman & Robin is nominated for 3 awards.  Joan Rivers’ head would explode.

Are All the Networks Besides NBC Having the Best Week Ever?

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NBC spent  $613 million to get beaten in the ratings by a CSI, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and, especially, American Idol. (Perhaps the Olympics would get better ratings if they used amateurs again?) Almost twice as many people watched AI as they did the Olympics on Wednesday when only 17.9 million people tuned in to see what was up at the Turin, I mean Torino, Games. 31.2 million saw AI, 27.4 million saw CSI, 25.4 million saw Grey’s, and 23.5 saw Desperate Housewives. In other words, all the other major networks seem to have had the Best Week Ever! But don’t worry, NBC still kicked PAX’s butts.

While You Were Downloading ‘Best Night Ever’ Off iTunes

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  • Ledgerjpg Britney Spears is worried she’ll die the same way Princess Diana did: Married to Prince Charles.
  • Heath Ledger wants to play George W. Bush on the big screen. He just can’t get enough of those gay cowboy movies.
  • A recent study shows that ugly people are more likely to commit crimes. And more likely to own Metallica T-Shirts.
  • Simon Cowell says he doesn’t keep in touch with past American Idol winners. Meanwhile, Paula Abdul continues to insist that she doesn’t have sex with past American Idol losers.
  • The British act Elbow will perform a show with 100 children later this month. Michael Jackson wonders out loud, "Why didn’t I ever think of that?"