Monday, December 24, 2007

Gifts keep coming

In case you don't have 2:40 for the Beatnix video - this one comes from faithful reader Jennifer W. (no relation to Andy). Apparently Colin wasn't happy with what his computer animation class taught him (check out the dedication on the last screen).

The gift of pastiche

Yeah, it's been a slow month at Porkchop Central, but, like frugal parents everywhere, we've been saving up for one really great Christmas present.

In this case, Santa is being played by alert reader Andy W., who unearthed a gem that evidently originated on an Australian TV special. In any case, it's a great three-minute alternative to the longish hobbity madness of one of history's most revered and reviled songs.

Without further ado: ladies and gentlemen, THE BEATNIX!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Dear Santa

Original `Knight Rider' Car Up for Sale
Friday, December 21, 2007 8:07:26 AM

An original KITT -- the talking car that helped David Hasselhoff escape bad guys on the '80s TV series "Knight Rider" -- is up for sale on eBay.

The black 1984 Pontiac Trans Am is being sold to satisfy the debts of a slain real estate developer, whose killing last year is unsolved. Boats, cars and other items owned by car aficionado Andrew Kissel already have been sold after creditors claimed he owed $30 million.

One bid -- for the $20,000 minimum -- had been posted on eBay as of Thursday.

"I'm a little surprised because it is a unique car," said attorney Patrick R. Gil, administrator of Kissel's estate. "My understanding is that there were only four of them made specifically for the television series. I expected some 'Knight Rider' lovers to jump on it."

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Movie idea

Stephen Colbert is Jake Gyllenhaal in "Bubble Boy 2"!

From the Beeb.

Monday, December 17, 2007

There is only Thule

That's a screenshot from Thule Trail, an "Oregon Trail" update from the makers of the ubiquitous roof racks. Get from Chicago to Santa Barbara in time for the Atlantis Music Festival... and watch out for purple nurples.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Let us celebrate with w00t beer

This year's Merriam-Webster word of the year is much more useful than "truthiness."

1. w00t (interjection)
expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all);
similar in use to the word "yay"
  1. facebook

  2. conundrum

  3. quixotic

  4. blamestorm

  5. sardoodledom

  6. apathetic

  7. Pecksniffian

  8. hypocrite

  9. charlatan
For what it's worth, "Pecksniffian" means "unctuously hypocritical," and comes from the name of a Dickens character. I'm kinda amazed I've never heard it on "Family Guy."

Monday, December 10, 2007

Aisle 6, next to the Hindu beef jerky

Alert reader Andy W. passed along this gem. Here's the blog post it came from, where you'll learn that every ham in the store had this same signage. L'Chaim!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Boy does he ever shred.

My latest issue of Guitar Player turned me on to this guy, who takes videos of famous people wailing away on guitar, and overdubs crappy playing that kinda matches the finger movements. It's available in Santana, Vai, Iron Maiden and other flavors - all of which make me giggle like a wee girl.

No one who isn't a musician has laughed as hard as me when I showed them, so I might as well take a poll:

(a) Are you a musician?
(b) Is this really, really funny?