LONG OVERDUE COMBACK: Jolt Cola. Red Bull’s predesessor is being relaunched in a new ‘battery’ bottle for a new crop of pre-teens looking for stimulants. (Adfreak)
SIGN THAT AMERICA’S OBESITY PROBLEM IS ONLY GETTING WORSE: A guy in Indiana is selling burial caskets that are 52 inches wide, twice the size of normal caskets. (D-Listed)
MOMENT CHILDHOOD ENDS: Witnessing the Easter Bunny attack a women at a Florida Mall. It really happened though some kids who saw it were convinced it was only a dream. (Smoking Gun)
PROOF THAT GOD EXISTS: Heavy rains in Mexico has caused filming of Mel Gibson’s Mayan epic Apocalypto to be delayed. (ONTD)
REASON PIPER WEISS IS A GREAT NAME: Because it translates to "Wisteria Bramble of Willowbottom" when you put it in the Hobbit Name Generator. (Barbie Martini)
I just don’t have the photoshopping skills. (Panopticist via Gawker)
Check out this recent footage of Britney Spears in dancing to her own upcoming single To My Sister. But while Britney gets swept away in the magic of her own swan-like movements paired with this heartfelt ode to sis Jamie Lynn, some woman in the background tries to inconspicuously leave the room. No doubt the woman was moved to tears and simply running to the bathroom to collect herself. (Link via IDLYITW)
Brace yourselves. I’m about to do something I haven’t done in years– I’m about to defend Lindsay Lohan.
Some of my favorite websites (like Gawker) have been ragging on Lindsay today for her fake-cake-eating on this weekend’s SNL. If you watch the clip, you’ll see that Lindsay repeatedly brings the spoon up to her mouth to "eat" but never actually does so.
Now, it’s easy to make fun of Double L and call her anorexic for not scarfing down on the chocolate cake, but I’m going to stand up and say that Lindsay was just playing it safe so she didn’t get caught with food in her mouth on live TV. From a guy who choked on a muffin on stage during his middle school production of Oklahoma, I’m just going to come right out and say that eating on display isn’t nearly as easy as it seems.
Wait a second. I meant to say if I appeared in my middle school production of Oklahoma I bet it wouldn’t have been easy. It was a… hypothetical. Shut up, leave me alone.
Imagine being the governor of Namibia. I’m sure that’s something you’ve done in the past, but I want you to take a second to imagine it again. Okay. Let’s move on.
Samuel Sheefeni Nuuyuma is the governor of Namibia, and this week he’s taking a break from dealing with actual problems and issues to focus on something much more important: protecting Brangelina in their glorious quest to have a baby without the paparazzi bothering them. So not only do Brad and Angelina have lions protecting them, they have Samuel and his threat to arrest journalists if they enter his country without proper work permits. Thats a one-two punch that you’re not gonna get up from. Take that, People.
So with the added star power, the glowing endorsements (Angelina "loves Namibia") and the last name with 3 ‘u’s in it, all signs point to Samuel Sheefeni Nuuyuma having the best week ever. In Namibia, at least.
If you would have been focred to make a list of "inevitable commercial pairings" in 2001, I’m curious how many of you would have written down The White Stripes and Coca Cola. I’m not sure I would have.
On the one hand it made sense. You had Jack and Meg, two musicians who dressed solely in red & white garb and sang songs about hotels named Yorba and falling in love with a girl. Cutesy Coke stuff.
But on the other hand, you had Jack and Meg, two kinda freaky people from Detroit who pretended to be brother and sister when they were actually divorced. That’s a little too kinky for a soft drink company, I think.
Anyway, since then time has passed, the Stripes threw some black into their wardrobe, and now we have a Jack White- penned Coca Cola advertisement that’s cooler than most of what you hear on the radio today. So check it out. It’s by far Coke’s most rocking-est jingle since "You got the right one baby." Oh wait, that was Pepsi. Hmm. Nevermind. [watch it here. link via The Modern Age]
If you’re on the Tony Danza Show, there’s only one rule: Don’t upstage Tony. We don’t think Tony was kidding when he tried to kick his guest chef off of the show today. But in Tony’s defense, the guy talked directly to the audience. Nobody, and we mean nobody, talks to the audience except Tony.
Those of you who watched last Wednesday’s episode of South Park (and really, you should have by now. we even posted a clip here) were probably taken aback during the climatic scene when the Muslim prophet Muhammed was finally set to appear. Instead of airing the show that revolved arond the issue of censorship the way it was meant to be seen, Comedy Central edited the s**t out of it. Instead of watching Muhammed hand Peter Griffin (from Family Guy) a salmon covered football helmet, we were instead treated with a description of the event, followed by the line "Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Muhammed on their network." Harsh.
Now, like WWTDD points out, this wasn’t a gag. They really were censored and they really were not allowed to include an image of Muhammed on the show. This time. A couple of years ago, though, it was alllll good in the hood. WWTDD has a couple of clips from the Superfriends episode where Muhammed fought crime with Jesus, Buddha, and a few other religious prophets. And they also have the unedited clip from last week’s episode. Watch it now… that is, if you can handle being SO OFFENDED by such a SHOCKING and INAPPROPRIATE cartoon. Best of luck. [watch them here]