| The Onion AV Club has just released their annual and reliably hilarious list of the year's worst band names. Among my favourites this time round:|
Gestapo Pussy Ranch
Check it out!
|Jerry? Is That You?|
| The top 11 foods that would be better with bacon.|
Make sure you click through to the very last one.
|Last One, I Promise|
| Okay, so I know I posted two videos yesterday, as well-- but believe me, when you're stuck in front of your computer all day doing GRE preparation, YouTube suddenly becomes a welcome source of procrastination.|
This commercial makes me happy to be going back to the UK.
And, although the rest of this video is a bit of a let-down, but the theme song at the 20-second point is a clear and flagrant infringement of BJW's intellectual property rights.
|...And Stephen Colbert Is A Giant NYERD!|
| Sorry, Mariana. (Or maybe not.)|
|Breaking YouTube's Bandwidth, One Link At A Time...|
| Fox News reporter gets shot at.|
It's long, but I really like the banter when they cut back to the studio every now and then. If you don't want to watch through the whole eight minutes, I've transcribed the funny sections after the jump.
(Though it is worth watching at least until the guy gets shot at.)
|No there can't be enough about you EDIT|
So, say “yes.” In fact, say “yes” as often as you can. When I was starting out in Chicago, doing improvisational theatre with Second City and other places, there was really only one rule I was taught about improv. That was, “yes-and.” In this case, “yes-and” is a verb. To “yes-and.” I yes-and, you yes-and, he, she or it yes-ands. And yes-anding means that when you go onstage to improvise a scene with no script, you have no idea what’s going to happen, maybe with someone you’ve never met before. To build a scene, you have to accept. To build anything onstage, you have to accept what the other improviser initiates on stage. They say you’re doctors—you’re doctors. And then, you add to that: We’re doctors and we’re trapped in an ice cave. That’s the “-and.” And then hopefully they “yes-and” you back. You have to keep your eyes open when you do this. You have to be aware of what the other performer is offering you, so that you can agree and add to it. And through these agreements, you can improvise a scene or a one-act play. And because, by following each other’s lead, neither of you are really in control. It’s more of a mutual discovery than a solo adventure. What happens in a scene is often as much a surprise to you as it is to the audience
--Stephen Colbert, from his Commencement Address to Knox College
It was bugging me that someone thought I was trying to pass this off as my words.~ Mariana
|I Bet Lynne Truss Does!|
| This book title could use some editing.|
|Do You Want Doubles?|
| World's largest camera|
| As I'll very shortly be moving, I'm attempting to get rid of the not inconsiderable heaps of junk I've accumulated over the years. Thus, there are a number of things up for grabs, FREE, to anyone who is interested:|
•A sizeable pile of various clothes
•A smallish pile of CDs
•An old pair of Bauer ice skates, size 10
•Other household miscellany
•All these books
So make your way to my apartment sometime over the next few weeks and help yourself. Anything that's not gone by the middle of July is going to Goodwill. That includes Ken.
|It Sounds Like Homework|
| List of cases remaining to be heard by the US Supreme Court this term|
|The Only Button Reads "Capituler"|
| The government of France has released a game where the goal is to balance the national budget.|
| I liked this picture so much I felt the need to blog it. Right now it's purely for military uses, but I'm sure in a decade or so the recreational skydiving places will be offering Batwing Descents or some such. At least I can dream...|
|Not On Letterman?|
| 10 stories the world should know more about according to the UN.|
|Some ad executive is getting promoted...|
| Phone number posted for hook-up @ Craigslist leads to pre-recorded voice reciting digits.|
| The World Cup is starting up. A good website for news junkies like myself is 4thegame. Good coverage with some entertaining features.|
I will also be hosting a few select games from the opening rounds. The first game is guaranteed to be the England v Paraguay on Saturday, June 10th (9am, I believe). I'll probably be watching most of that day. Leave a comment if you wish to be emailed with the latest info and are interested in coming over.