Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Vid Of The Day: Bad Days On TV

I've posted a lot of these segments before on their own, but it's funny to see all this crap strung together in a montage. You know what I'd love to do? Beat Bill O'Reilly to a bloody, mewling pulp. Maybe someday I'll get the chance.

Good stuff from TheMovieGuru and Bubbasmom.


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Freak Of The Day (video)

From VeryShortList.com:


A Japanese man electrocutes himself, slowly, in front of his computer — and the results are more amusing than what you’d imagine.


First, artist-programmer Daito Manabe wrote a (rather catchy) song. Then he taped electrical wires to different muscles in his face and used them to administer shocks in accordance with the notes of that song.

Each shock made him twitch, cringe, and flinch — and at first, watching “Electric Stimulus to Face — Test 3” will make you do the same.

Is it painful? “Yes,” Manabe says. “But not as much as you might think.”


The whole affair looks and sounds like something Thom Yorke might have dreamed up for a Radiohead video — and like any given Radiohead song, it really gets going at around the minute mark.




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Ok, but later, when the wires are long gone and his face starts going apeshit every time someone turns on the radio, I'm gonna laugh.


News Story Of The Day: China Buys U.S. Naming Rights

Duh magazine. I'm stealing that.

From The Borowitz Report.


China Buys Naming Rights to U.S.


Nation to be Renamed ‘Panda Garden'

In a landmark deal that could provide much-needed cash to America's anemic economy, China agreed today to acquire the naming rights to the U.S. for a reported $1.4 trillion.

The deal, which is expected to be signed by President George W. Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao sometime before Inauguration Day on January 20, was hailed today by Mr. Bush as a "win-win" for both countries.

"We get 1.4 trillion dollars, and all we have to do is change our name to ‘Panda Garden,'" Mr. Bush told reporters at the White House.

The president said he decided to make the extraordinary deal after being shocked to learn that the U.S. was in a recession, when it was reported yesterday in Duh magazine.

According to President Hu, the Chinese had originally inquired about purchasing the rights to two American sports facilities named after troubled companies, Ford Field in Detroit and Citi Field in New York, but then decided it might be more cost-efficient to buy the rights "to the whole shebang."

In addition to the $1.4 trillion, the Chinese government said that it would provide $10 million to commission a new national anthem that would somehow incorporate the words "Panda Garden" in the lyrics, and to redesign the nation's flag, which will henceforth be known as "the stars, stripes, and adorable bear."



17 Underrated TV Actresses Of The Day

Responses to a question posed by EW.com to its readers, who are quoted below.

I can't speak to a lot of these because I don't watch the shows, but I agree with the inclusion of Jennifer Carpenter and Kristen Bell. I like (former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader) Sarah Shahi but she only has one expression on "Life." When I watched "ER," Maura Tierney annoyed the crap out of me. Yunjin Kim is fine on "Lost," but I think Elizabeth Mitchell is better. Brooke Smith was great when she was rubbing the lotion on her skin so she wouldn't get the hose again in
The Silence Of The Lambs, but I don't watch "Grey's Anatomy" and I read that she has been written off the show.

This list should include Epatha Merkerson ("Law & Order") who has gone for years without the credit she deserves, and Kathy Najimy, terrific as Peggy Hill on "King Of The Hill."


ALYSON HANNIGAN – “How I Met Your Mother”

“She's been great since she was on Buffy.”

“[She] is incredibly funny, but when cast with someone as hysterical as Neil Patrick Harris, it's easy to get lost in the shadows.”


THE WOMEN OF “MAD MEN”

“Great, especially Elisabeth Moss. The way Peggy just takes everything the men in the office say to her but still manages to get what she wants is fascinating. Christina Hendricks' recent scenes were so sad and made me feel really sorry for the normally confident and assured Joan. I love and hate January Jones' Betty in equal measure, and it definitely takes a talented actress to pull that off.”


SUMMER GLAU – “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”

“First in Firefly and now in Terminator. The episode ''Allison from Palmdale'' was one of the most amazingly powerful and nuanced performances I have ever seen, and she'll never get an Emmy nod because she does sci-fi, which seems to be Emmy death.”


LINDSAY PRICE – “Lipstick Jungle”

“She has great comedic timing, looks great, and actually outshines veteran Brooke Shields.”


MARG HELGENBERGER – “C.S.I.”

“She's such a staple on CSI and has had some pretty rough story lines (date rape, father murdered, daughter kidnapped) and doesn't seem to be as whiny as her younger counterparts”


KATEE SACKHOFF – “Battlestar Galactica”

“She has done an amazing job at portraying cocky pilot Starbuck... She steals every single scene she's in. Her character is so multilayered, so damaged....I love the fact that even though her character does some pretty awful things sometimes, we can never truly hate her. This character wouldn't be half as good and believable if Katee Sackhoff weren't the one portraying it.”

“Katee portrays one of the most complex characters on television. She is truly amazing.”


BROOKE SMITH – “Grey’s Anatomy”

“Brooke Smith, a.k.a. Erica Hahn, on Grey's Anatomy — and Sara Ramirez, for that matter. They have the best story line this season, and it's much deserved.”


MAURA TIERNEY – “E.R.”

“As gifted as the past decade's worth of Oscar winners and has only been nominated for her work on ER at the Emmys a couple times. She's the best on TV. Unappreciated, underrated, brilliant.”


YUNJIN KIM – “Lost”

“How she has gone unnoticed for this long is beyond me. She at least deserved an Emmy nomination this year but for some reason did not get it. Here's to hoping more people recognize the talent she has.”


KELLY RUTHERFORD – “Gossip Girl”

“Everyone's always talking about Blair or Jenny, and it's well deserved. But I really enjoy Kelly Rutherford as Serena's mom, Lily. I think she's very engaging and plays her part, a woman who's lost her love and is adrift in her life, excellently.”


SARAH SHAHI – “Life”

“She's wonderful in that role — nailing all of its nuances.”

“My husband is in love with Sarah Shahi, and I have to agree — she's darn cute and also provides a very nice counterbalance to Damien Lewis' quirky character.”


ALLISON MACK – “Smallville”

“She churns out great scenes, yet the producers act like her character isn't important. It took until Season 8 for her to be placed second in the credits. What a joke! If Allison Mack left the show, Smallville would be done.”

“The girl shines on screen and yet continues to be thought of as second fiddle on the show.”


KRISTEN BELL – “Veronica Mars/Heroes”

“As a huge Veronica Mars fan, I have to go with Kristen Bell. She can do anything, and Heroes is not good enough for her.”

“She was great on Veronica Mars....It's a shame the show is over.”


RACHEL GRIFFITHS – “Brothers & Sisters”

“Griffiths is the best actress on TV. I know she has Oscar and Emmy nominations, but I still think she is undervalued both on Six Feet Under and Brothers & Sisters.”


JENNIFER CARPENTER – “Dexter”

“Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan on Dexter is the show's emotional core — and defines underrated performances. Her portrayal is real and honest, and she avoids the trappings of a cast otherwise occupied by bizarre, quasi-unrealistic characters. Debra is the only person the viewer recognizes as human in a show that offers very little humanity.”

Source: EW.com

Commercial Of The Day (video): Sebastian

From Lily.

I have no doubt that Sebastian "lives in an enchanted land."


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QOTD: Drunken Tomfoolery

On the radio this morning they were talking about this story in the news. At an Iowa Hawkeyes football game a couple of weeks ago, a married mother of three was caught having sex with a stranger in the men's bathroom. Both were arrested. The woman claims she was so drunk that she doesn't even remember doing it.

What's the craziest/dumbest thing you've ever done while inebriated?


eBay Auction Of The Day: Susan G. Komen M&M Shaped Like Boob

Funny lady Hairwrecker Lindsey has something for sale that you need to see. Click the pic.

My Yahoo Answer Of The Day: Pigeons

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