I’ve been sick in addition to working on that super-secret WordPress-related project this week, so posting has been necessarily light. In a ploy to make up for that lack, I present my well-nigh bi-weekly slacker post, comprised primarily of video links I’ve found to be of an amusing and/or interesting nature.
First up, in honor of Ken Burns’ The War, Carbon Leaf’s “War Was In Color”:
League: Fulford’s Heroes
Deep Fried Turkey defeats Hiphopopotamuses, 114.30 to 106.40.
*sigh* Jemaine’s luck runs out in the second week. I forgot to start Randy Moss who would have netted me another 15 points and secured a win. Them’s the breaks, I guess.
Next, the good: League: RSGFFCL
Rhymenocerouses defeat Shake & Bake, 116.90 to 93.06.
Bret, on the other hand, did remember to start Moss and was rewarded with a win for his vigilance.
Last, the funny: Eagles Fans Give McNabb Three-Week Deadline To Win Super Bowl — Onion Sports Network.
PHILADELPHIAâ€”Frustrated with the Eagles’ last-second 16-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, and with quarterback Donovan McNabb’s failure to single-handedly score three touchdowns, prevent two of his teammates from muffing punts, or block any of Green Bay’s field goals, thousands of Philadelphia fans demanded that McNabb win an NFL championship for Philadelphia sometime within the next three weeks.
[Yes, the post’s title is an invocation of a certain Futurama episode. -ed.]
Presenting, with very little fanfare, a collection of (mildly) amusing links, etc. collected lo these many days.
The USS Robert A. Heinlein? Too cool for school.
Every friggin’ Transformer, like, eversold on eBay for a cool $1 million. Fark Photoshoppers envision what classic toys are due for a big screen incarnation in The Quest For More Money. LOLMETAL: a very Goth-y, very unselfserious extension to the LOL* meme.
Money magazine came out with their Top 100 “Best Places to Live”; Horsham, PA, right in my back yard, scored spot #15 on the list. Horsham residents collectively scratched their heads in confusion, chuckled slightly and then resumed waiting in infuriating MontCo traffic.
Duke sci-fi nerd takes university paper invocation of Star Trek “cloaking devices” way too seriously, gets roundly made fun of and most likely pantsed. (Greg Filpus, we salute you!) Continue reading “Anthology Of “Meh, Could Be Interesting””
CNN is widely credited with initiating the acceleration of the modern news cycle with the fall 2006 debut of its spin-off channel CNN:24, which provides a breaking news story, an update on that story, and a news recap all within 24 seconds. In addition to creating its groundbreaking format, CNN:24 broke many important stories with reports such as “Ford No Money Everyone Fired,” “Iraq Bomb Kill Truck,” “Country Hates Bush,” “Dow High Now,” and “Squirrel Water Skis.”
“TV news reporting has always been about breaking the story down into only the barest, most salient facts, but the breakneck pace of contemporary reportage doesn’t allow for that anymore,” said Professor Robert Kubey, director of the Center for Media Studies at Rutgers University. “Today’s ace reporter isn’t the one with the best command of the language, but the one who can say ‘Congress!’ or ‘Health care?’ or ‘Slam dunk!’ with the most appropriate expression on his or her face.”
“After weeks of fighting for every pixel of ground and seeing 180 degrees of carnage in every direction, you start to wonder if it’s really worth it,” said 23-year-old Avers, who has been decorated 1,327 times since 1995, when he began fighting on his Sega Genesis. “I’ve already given my life several dozen times in this endless, senseless war game.”
Avers added: “Some nights, it’s all I can do to ‘continue.'”