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Daniel Craig Channels Brett Butler for Gender Equality

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Daniel Craig recently dressed in drag for an ad supporting gender equality.  Narrarated by Dame Judy Dench, who plays “M” in the Bond movies, Craig seemingly appears in the ad as James Bond but later appears in drag.  For me, I thought Brett Butler had crawled out of whatever cave she’s been hiding in…

If you don’t know who Brett Butler is and would like a comparative view, check out the video below:

Pretty damn similar-looking huh?
Categories: Funny

Look at the Good I Do…

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

If you’re having a bad day…if you ever have a bad day, period, watch this video.  Everyone loves a good, dubbed, exercise video from the 80s.  I give you “Brenda’s Verjeen.”

Categories: Funny

In Honor of Mardi Gras…

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

I was watching TMZ tonight and saw a clip about a little person that poses as Mr. T in Hollywood.  While I couldn’t find a decent, share-able clip of that fantastic, mohawk-sporting little person, I did run across this episode of Mr. T’s cartoon show, which surprisingly, I remembered seeing from when I was a tyke.

For those of you who don’t know, Mr. T. is another Hollywood personality phenomenon who created the strange line between actor, athlete, novelty personality that is now walked by men like The Rock, John Cena, and Vern Troyer (he may not be an athlete but his notoriety closely mirrors that of Mr. T in the late 70s/early 80s).  Mr. T is famous for his role as B.A. Baracaus in “The A Team” and as boxer Clubber Lang in Rocky III.  Little known fact, Mr. T got his start in Hollywood working as a bodyguard for  Muhummed Ali, Diana Ross, and Steve McQueen.  Also, in 1984, Mr. T released an album called “Mr. T’s Commandments”, which instructed kids to stay away from drugs and to stay in school.

Watch Mr T in Magical Mardi Gras Mystery! in Animation  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Categories: Funny, TV

"Winning" Playlist

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

To point out that Charlie Sheen ironically lost, I mean won, his job on “2 1/2 Half Men” today, I thought I’d put together a “Winning” playlist to commemorate the occasion.  The songs listed below are all about being a winner.  Kinda makes you think how the song might be different had Charlie Sheen written the song with his magical fingertips in tiger’s blood.

1. “I Fought the Law” – The Clash
2. “We Are the Champions” – Queen
3. “The Winner Takes it All” – ABBA
4. “Winning” – Santana
5. “All I Do is Win” – DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris
6. “Simply the Best” – Tina Turner
7.  “Bad” – Michael Jackson
8. “Fame” – David Bowie
9. “$ucce$$” – Dannii Minogue

And last but not least…
10. “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor

Also, did anyone else happen to check out Sheen’s new Ustream show, “Crazy Korner?”  I got a huge kick out of one of the “goddesses” boringly reading a magazine in the background.  See below…

Categories: TV

The Evolution Continues: Making a Bald Head Look Cool

March 4, 2011 Leave a comment
The news of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s impending nuptials has been all over the TV, Internet, and magazines. Straight women everywhere are giddy over the opportunity to witness a “royal wedding” (everytime I say that phrase, I now say it in a British accent, a´la Helena Bonham Carter).

Personally, anytime I see pictures of Williams and Kate, I only think about one thing: damn he’s getting bald! After doing a Google search on “Prince William balding,” I’ve found that Kate Middleton has obviously influenced Prince William’s attention to his ever-increasingly shiny dome. The first picture I’ve posted is the most recent, and as you look at the other photos, which are arranged from newest to oldest, Prince William has obviously started “Rogaine-ing” a lead in race against balding time.


 
What’s also interesting to note is how Prince William styles his hair to take focus away from his obvious propensity towards hair-loss.  Unlike, his father, who sports a bitchin’ comb-over, William goes with what I like to call the “tussled” look, which involves a manic application of hair product to give one’s coif that “I just rolled out of bed after having sex” kind of look.  We can now see that this is the next step in the evolutionary trend of balding hair styles, which I have chronicled below.  Like fashion itself, balding hair styles move in cycles.
The Shaved Head aka Beating Heredity to the Punch: by far my favorite look for balding men, to the point where I often get lady-wood when I see the men pictured below (except Gandhi, but only because I do not see him as a sexual being, and because that makes me feel skeezy).

     
There are celebrities who have completely effed up this simple non-hair style:
  
Part The Follicular Sea: when balding men say, “Screw it! If I’m bald, I’m gonna be bald!”.  The men below have pulled this off so well that they end up being considered sexy, funny, charming, or you don’t even notice that they’re missing hair from 70% on the central region of their heads.
   
 
The Comb-Over: I’ve never understood this tactic towards combating baldness.  When you commit to the comb-over just know, water and wind are your two biggest enemies.  There’s nothing more embarrassing than seeing a man’s comb-over lifted like a tin-roof in a gusty wind, or seeing a comb-over turn into a wet, flaccid clump of hair sliding down the side of a man’s hair after jumping in the pool.
    
The Tussle aka Peach Fuzz aka The Peninsula: As I mentioned in reference to Prince William, this balding hair-style is characterized by a messy look that serves as a illusion for one’s baldness.  Kind of like writing “I hate you” on a note to a classmate, but then drawing 3-4 lines over it as a means of making it illegible.  Putting a few scratches over your hateful note doesn’t mean your friend can’t tell what it says.  And just because you apply some caulking putty to your peach fuzz, it doesn’t mean we can’t tell you’ve got some open real estate up there.  The Peninsula can be found solo or in combination with the Tussle/Peach Fuzz look and in characterized by a peninsula-like formation of hair at the center of the scalp and often resembles the shapes of the following states: Florida, Alaska, Michigan, or Maine.  But plenty of men look great with this style:
 
  
Honorable Mentions: Crazy hair, lesbian comb-overs, do-rags, cowboy hats, hair pieces, and the no-hair hawk.
  
  

Categories: Funny

Proof the Internet Thinks You’re Stupid

March 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Stumbled across this gem of a spam ad today while cruising the Internet.  The fact that this ad asks whether or not to vote on this image’s authenticity is an amazing insult (or perhaps incredibly accurate estimation?) of society’s intelligence.  However, I could be bitter because I always wanted a yellow lab small enough to fit in my fanny pack, you know, baked-potato-sized, and this photo is just making a mockery of my hopes and dreams.
Categories: Funny

Golden Girls Episode Flashback of the Week

March 4, 2011 Leave a comment

I LOVE Golden Girls!!!  I mean, what’s not to love?  It is one of the best TV shows of all-time, hands down.  It was way ahead of it’s time in terms of character arcs, storylines, dialogue, and sexual references.  As a tribute to this bad-ass show, I will post a Golden Girls episode flashback each week.  Starting with the first season, I will provide an episode summary/commentary of the episode that aired exactly on this week all those years ago.  If I can find clips, I will certainly post.  Just a little something to add a “golden” ray of sunshine to your day (pun intended).

This week’s episode is highly appropriate given that so many people have been sick with a cold or flu.

“Flu Attack”, Episode 121, 1985.  A week before an awards ceremony for the Volunteer of the Year, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win the prestigious award. Meanwhile, Sophia is having a hard time coming up with a date for the event. (I actually found the entire episode on YouTube!)

Memorable quotes:
Blanche: [the girls have the flu] Dorothy, where’s my heating pad?
Dorothy: How should I know?
Blanche: [she holds up an electrical cord] Well if this isn’t it, I’d like to know what other electrical appliance you’re using under that blanket

Dorothy: Blanche, you can’t have it! I need it, my chest is congested!
Blanche: Well what about my chest? It needs heats too.
Dorothy: I don’t care about your chest! I only care about my chest!
Blanche: Well you’re the only one who does.

Sophia Petrillo: What’re you doing?
Rose Nylund: We’re having a group hug, Sophia.
Sophia Petrillo: Well knock it off, the neighbors are going to get the wrong idea.

Blanche: I never get sick. I take very good care of myself, I treat my body like a temple.
Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone day or night.
Categories: TV