Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The black finger

10 things that you may not know about your barista. The one interesting thing is the black finger. I have never noticed that the baristas had black fingers, but I am going to keep an eye out for it.

Barista diaries

Not that there is anything wrong with that

The residents of Lesbos, an island in Greece, are suing the Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece for the use of the word "Lesbians." Why? Because the residents of Lesbos call themselves Lesbians. This is absurd! Shouldn't the residents of Lesbos call themselves Lesbosians?

Lesbos residents sue group over use of 'Lesbian'

Friday, April 25, 2008

No more Cosmos, Time for some manly drinks

Are you still ordering Cosmos because you do not know what kind of drink to order. Here is a list of the 11 Manliest cocktails. Why 11 instead of 10? Well, the more drinks the better.

My drink of choice? A Manhattan of course, ever since I saw the Simpsons episode where Bart made the best Manhattan at his mob job.

That's What She Said

A compilation of Michael Scott's favorite joke on the Office:

Minesweeper the Movie

I did not think it was possible, but here comes Minesweeper. I'm going to line up a week in advance of the box office opening.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Teaching babies to walk

This device from 1939 shows an ingenious way to teach your baby to walk. Wooden arms holding the legs and a pulley to hold your baby upright.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Overheard in Vancouver

This was overheard outside the Dairy Queen on Denman:

"Can't talk right now, my mouth is full of nuts."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Bachelor: Seinfeld Edition

I think the Bachelor has gone out of hand, but if they ever came out with this Seinfeld Edition, I'll watch.

The Greatest Video Ever

Do you remember Robin Sparkles? Yes, you probably seen this Canadian pop sensation at your local mall. Here is her video Sandcastles in the Sand featuring Tiffany and Alan Thicke!

Sandcastles in the Sand

...and don't forget Let's Go To The Mall

Let's Go To The Mall

Monday, April 21, 2008

Coen Brothers Mashup

For those of you who are huge Coen brothers fans, you have to check out this awesome mashup. Coen brothers films seem to meld together so well. There should be at least one clip with Bruce Campbell in these, but I did not see any. For those who do not know who the Coen brothers are, their list of films include Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, The Hudsucker Proxy, and Barton Fink.

Friday, April 18, 2008

John Muckler For Nucks GM

Now that Dave Nonis has been officially kicked to the curb, it's time to start the search for a new GM for the Vancouver Canucks. Quite a few candidates have been bandied about with the likes of Doug Armstrong mixed in with oldies such as Pat Quinn and Brian Burke. One of funniest candidates garnering interest is John Muckler. Not that John Muckler isn't a good GM but consider the prime qualification one columnist mentioned as why he should be the new face of Orca Bay. "Ever wonder what Wheels from Degrassi would look like when he's 65?" I don't about the rest of you fans out there but this summer is shaping out to be a gong show.

Bumper Nuts Part Deux

As I was driving to work today I noticed a set of bumper nuts on a VW Jetta. Since I now know what bumper nuts are, I thought it was cool that I actually got to see one up close and personal. Weird thing was the set of nuts was not on the bottom of the car but hanging off the back of the trunk. Now if these things are meant to simulate nuts on a car, the fact that's it's hanging mid level off the trunk must be akin to having getting your nuts caught in your zipper. The only thing i can say about that is frank and beans....

Young Me Now Me

Ze Frank started a competition called Young Me Now Me. What you do is that you submit photos of you in the present imitating yourself in an old childhood photograph. You can see the gallery of submissions here. More information can be found at Young Me Now Me.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Top Of The Muffin To You

There is a movement of muffin bottoms seeking equality with muffin tops! CRUMB, the Coalition of Really United Muffin Bottoms, is protesting against Bloom's muffin tops. Isn't the top part of the muffin the best part?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina!

Yes, the funny facts that kids can tell you about the human body. But do you know why men have nipples? Here are a bunch of questions to prepare you when they ask about the human body:

Eight Questions About the Human Body That Kids Always Ask

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Plastic Wrapped Furniture

What is it about Chinese people that they feel the need to wrap everything in plastic?
We buy things that are wrapped in plastic and cardboard only to take them out and rewrap them in more plastic? It all seems counter intuitive to me. Century year old egg, thousand year old monkey brain, ginseng candy from the Ming Dynasty, okay I get it, we love old things. So you take one great love of old things sprinkled with an element of preservation to the equation and voila, you get plastic wrapped remote controls and furniture. So 20 years from now you’ll have a beautiful floral patterned couch that is practically brand new, only it’s old, 2 decades old. Maybe it’s meant to be passed down to the next generation much like a wedding dress or ring? Come to think of it, I’ve love for one of my sons to have that 200 watt Citizen microwave one day. Now if only I can find more plastic wrap….

Are they running out of ideas in Hollywood?

Poor Arnie, they are going to be remaking Red Sonja and Conan the Barbarian. Here is a list of other movies they are remaking, including rap like Fame and Short Circuit. Do we really need a remake of Footloose?

38 Planned Movie Remakes You Didn't Know About

Wasn't Rambo 4 enough? All of these sequels are making me shake my head. Alvin & The Chipmunks 2? Was the original movie that successful to qualify it for a sequel?

28 Sequels Later: more films you didn't know were coming

I would love to see Hollywood make Rochelle Rochelle, Chunnel, Prognosis Negative, or even Sack Lunch one of these days.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Junior Mints

Who's gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It's chocolate, it's peppermint, it's delicious. How many of you remember this line whenever you see a box a Junior Mints? I do, and I have been buying Junior Mints ever since. But did you know that Seinfeld was turned down by M&M's and Lifesavers for this product placement? Here is a list of the top 10 Product Placements:

The Stories Behind 10 Famous Product Placements

And yes, there is a real J. Peterman. When his catalog was introduced on Seinfeld, he saw sales sky rocket! Then, he started to open several retail with the growth, but he had to file for bankruptcy and sold the brand name. With the help of John O'Hurley, the guy who played J. Peterman, and some people from the original company, he was able to buy back the name and relaunch the company. You can still get stuff from the J. Peterman Company.

Common Sayings

What does "Dead Ringer" mean? Where did the phrase "'By the Short Hairs" come from?

Here's an article on the findings of several common sayings over the years. Some of the results are interesting:

The Bizarre History of 10 Common Sayings

Monday, April 7, 2008


A parody of the Fergie's "Fergalicious".

Does anyone think this guy looks like the MacLovin from Superbad?

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Who Is Hideki Matsui's Wife?

New York Yankees player Hideki Matsui announced that he snuck off to New York yesterday to get married. Just who is this mystery woman, and is she a HOT baseball Wife?

Of course, the new wife of Hideki Matsui remains a mystery. We will, of course, update this page once we find out who she is. We do know that she is 25 years old, Japanese and is evidently anime. Matsui met the 25 year old cartoon after watching an old A-ha "Take on Me" video which she helped choreograph. Evidently cartoons don't age. Eat your heart out Jessica Rabbit!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Morning After Indeed - Canucks out of Playoffs

I had a friend in town recently. He’s from Vancouver but he’s now living in New York. “What’s wrong with the Canucks?” he says. “Look at the Wild. They’re consistently overachieving every year.”

Scouting aside but, scouting sucks. But now that I got started, don’t give me the “20 other teams passed on him too” argument. Over 30 some odd years, and countless draft picks, you’d think we’d have drafted a few superstars. How many bonafide superstars have the Canucks drafted? I’d say two. Bure and Neely. One they got on more of a technicality but I’ll give credit where credit is due. The other (Neely), they promptly traded away, but I digress.

So what is wrong with the Canucks (and to me, coincidentally the same answer to why does scouting suck)? We have zero tradition. Zero tradition from top to bottom. Ownership, GMs, Coaches and Captains. To answer my friend’s question, I responded, “Well, Minnie’s got Risebrough and Lemaire. As an expansion team, of course they didn’t have history or tradition. So what did they do? They borrow from probably the most storied franchise in hockey history – The Habs.”

Getting back to the Canucks though. Ownership, I can’t fault the Griffiths. They were truly involved and cared about the franchise. The Griffiths were a part of the community and owned the Canucks for years. Then along came Bruce McCaw. Where was he anyways? Did Mr. McCaw give a rat’s ass? If so, how did he show it? Well by selling the team. Today the Canucks are owned by Aquillini. Where’s the stability in all this? But we’ll wait and see with Aquillini.

Moving down the ranks to the GMs, I’d say the best GM the Canucks ever had was Pat Quinn. He drafted one of our best players ever – Bure. Quinn was the master of the trades. He built the franchise. Come on, Dan Quinn and Garth Butcher for Geoff Courtnall, Robert Dirk, Sergio Momesso and Cliff Ronning? Very nice. Any other GMs from the Canucks storied history comes to mind as a true builder of the team? Not to me.

Coaching. Who was a legendary coach? A mastermind that led his team into battle? I’d have to go with Roger Nielson and again, Quinn. Other than that its hits and miss with the coaches. Remember Laforge with Team Pride and Team Hustle? That was classic.

Oh Captain, My Captain…we got the likes of Smyl and Linden - our two great leaders. The problem I have with these two is they’re not tough enough, and some of you may take issue with that but I’m tired of seeing our leader (Trevor) turtle. I’m tired of seeing our leader (Smyl) a foot shorter than his fellow combatant. Your captain is beaten down or is turtling at the foot of your opposition. Not the most inspiring thing. What I hate most though is when Trevor and Naslund get in a scrum. By sheer obligation they have to grab someone. Of course they grab the least likely guy to get in a scrap. Even then, they never engage nor look at the other player. Look away but look concerned. Its like a solar eclipse out there. Can’t look directly at the sun but it sure is interesting so throw in some concern. It’s like someone stole their lunch money and they're watching the assailant flee. They don’t try and help their teammates out. They’re not vocal, nevermind physical. This is hockey. Not paddy cakes.

Anyways, like I says to my friend, “No tradition from top to bottom. No leadership from top to bottom.” Looking back at owners, GMs, coaches, captains and superstars, the only ones that stand out, from a league wide hall of fame perspective, are Quinn and maybe Bure. That’s it. Since 1970. That’s it. So, with the loss last night to the Oilers, sealing our playoff fate, I suppose, for another year all I can say is “that’s it”.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Morning After

Ever had one of those nights where you got so loaded and could not remember what you did. Then you wake up in the morning....

Looks like another invention for Kramerica!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

You're busting my balls!

The name of the game is "Ball Buster!" This was an actual commercial for this game from the 70's. We need to get this back onto the market!

Playing with the Pii

Girls, have you ever wished that you could pee standing up? Well, the Japanese have solved that problem for you. Strap on your Wii remote and insert the new game Super Pii Pii Brothers, and you have a virtual peeing game on your Wii. The game is very simple, strap on your Wii remote and pee into the toilet bowls, which have a sort of whack-a-mole type gameplay. Get too much pee on the floor and it is game over. Hmm, this could be a nice tool for potty training.

If the Super Pii Pii Brothers is out there, can you imagine the myriad of adult Wii games already available in Japan. I would not be surprise with all of the anime hentai Japanese games using the virtual remote on the Wii.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Girls' Names

For those of you who are expecting a baby girl or recently had a baby girl, did you find it difficult to pick a decent name for your baby? Any name you pick seems to sound like a stripper name. Names like Britney, Brianna, Pamela, Kylie, Tori, or Victoria all sound like a girl head-lining at the local strip bar . If you do find a name that does not sound like a stripper name, then it seems that the name sounds like one's great aunt. I would picture a very old aunt rocking in her rocking chair when given the name Agatha, Agnus, Bertha, or Helga. So stripper name or great aunt, what name are you leaning towards? Or maybe we should follow the Chinese and make up names like Samanfar or Smacker!