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Thursday, December 6, 2007

In Praise of Wikipedia

I lost two hours of my life last night surfing various topics on Wikipedia. Between Wiki and YouTube I'm tempted to never leave the house. While reading entries on the Three Stooges, Abbot and Costello and Laurel and Hardy, I opened another browser to surf YouTube for videos of all 3 legendary comedy acts. Never until last night had I seen color video of a near death and Karen Carpenter thin Oliver Hardy. Never had I heard Larry Fine interviewed. I did not know that Bud Abbot was born in Asbury Park, NJ. Wikipedia is essentially the finest bathroom reading in the world...sadly, I have no laptop and can't wheel my pc into the bathroom.

Its amazing that the Stooges, Laurel & Hardy, Abbot & Costello, and the Marx Brothers are still so incredibly popular. Think people will still find Seth Rogen funny in 2077? I don't think so.

So did Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock find bin Laden or not?:http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/05/the-height-of-movie-hype-starring-bin-laden/index.html?hp

Its pretty f'ing sad that someone can shoot up a shopping mall and its not mentioned until 20 minutes into a newscast. Thats what happened this morning. Ya know how you put a stop to these kinds of incidents? Gun control. Americans are too lazy to stab 9 people. Stabbing someone requires you to expend energy something Americans loathe to do.

Do they even make rock posters anymore?:http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/posters/rock.html

I love comic books. I enjoy comic book movies but some of them flat out suck. Here are the worst offenders:http://www.cracked.com/article_15709_8-most-cringe-worthy-comic-book-movie-moments.html

I guess Led Zeppelin has finally made the big time...they are on the cover of the Rolling Stone..now Bob Plant has to buy some copies for his mother:http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/17448308/the_return_of_led_zeppelin

Here's a look at the trailer to the new Narnia flick, Prince Caspian:http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809244324/video/5318792/

Chicago Tribune readers recently ranked the worst tv shows of all time...Its a shame Manimal isn't on the list:http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-story-rankingtherankest,0,3311738.story?coll=zap-news-headlines

Now here are the worst timeouts in the history of sports:http://foodcourtlunch.com/?p=324

Only in baseball can you flat out suck and still make 18 million bucks a year:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22123357/

Go here to find out what your Grinch name is. Mine is Scroogeygrinch Wickedfoot:http://www.yourgeekfriend.com/GrinchName/GrinchName.php

Less than 3 weeks and Xmas is in our rearview mirror....let that thought keep ya warm today kids.

4 comments:

TFO said...

"Scroogeycrab Rottenshorts" in da hizzie - yup yup.

E. S. Furniss said...

Nice. I always liked the porn star game where you used the name of your childhood pet as your first name and the street name you grew up on as your last. I would be Brutus Kenton.

TFO said...

Cool, I would be Tigger Water.

E. S. Furniss said...

Nice. Dare you to get that name put on a hockey sweater. Do it and I'll buy your ticket to the Ohio Hockey Classic...