The Procedure is another hilarious video from Funny or Die, this time starring Willem Dafoe in addition to frequent contributor Will Ferrell.
We’re Talking Softball…
ESPN Page 2 recently had a great feature entitled From Springfield to Cooperstown, which made a startling discovery:
The nine legendarily lucky Major League Baseball players who appeared in the memorable Homer at the Bat episode from Season Three claim that all these years later, Hall of Fame caliber careers behind them, they’re still often recognized solely because of their appearances on the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant’s softball team.
I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised at this, but I still am.
By the way, Homer at the Bat is one of my all-time favorite episodes. I couldn’t make this post without adding the video montage at the end of the episode, with the song Talkin’ Softball playing in the background. Enjoy:
You are NOT The Father
My blasphemous video of the day is: You are NOT The Father.
Chuck Norris Doesn’t Blend
Blendtec Blenders have embarked on a Letterman-esque campaign to prove their blenders’ ruggedness, creating the Will It Blend? website. They’ve blended everything from an iPhone to some Bic lighters, but it appears that they’ve met their match. What could possibly defeat the mighty Blendtec blender, you might ask? Chuck Norris. Duh.
“Web-Smart” Stained Glass?
Wired Magazine recently had an article on a somewhat unusual new stained-glass window in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral that was designed on a computer with “stained glass-smart colors.” Pretty cool…
I couldn’t not post the YouTube video of the Finnish group Gregorius covering the Village People song YMCA. It’s mesmerizingly craptacular…
W on Music Royalties
I know that presidents aren’t necessarily informed on every little thing, but W’s response to a question about music royalties is more moronically clueless than usual. This is straight from the official transcript:
Q Mr. President, music is one of our largest exports the country has. Currently, every country in the world – except China, Iran, North Korea, Rwanda and the United States – pay a statutory royalty to the performing artists for radio and television air play. Would your administration consider changing our laws to align it with the rest of the world?
THE PRESIDENT: Help. (Laughter.) Maybe you’ve never had a President say this – I have, like, no earthly idea what you’re talking about. (Laughter and applause.) Sounds like we’re keeping interesting company, you know? (Laughter.) Look, I’ll give you the old classic: contact my office, will you? (Laughter.) I really don’t – I’m totally out of my lane. I like listening to country music, if that helps. (Laughter.)
Kevin Smith Wins.
Kevin Smith was heckled at a recent ComicCon, but he of course emerged triumphant, making one point eminently clear: never attack a man with a microphone (YouTube video).
I’m not convinced that this video is real, but if it is it’s some amazing flying. Check out the YouTube video Flying under Stockholm:
The challenge was to do the impossible, fly a huge aerobatic RC-plane under Stockholm through a 3.9km long tunnel called Södra länken.
The plane is 80" wide and weighs 13lb. The mighty electric motor provides 35lb of thrust and a topspeed closer to 120mph.
What do you think; real or fake?
The Onion has an informative article on sluggish sales for Activision’s recent Sousaphone Hero videogame. I’ll never understand the gaming industry; this one should have been an instant classic… ;-p