Friday, July 31, 2009

Paul Is Undead...

We all know about the whole "Paul is dead" hoax, but here's an angle I never even considered... is Paul undead?
According to a new article, he is! (Or he's going to be, anyway.) John and George, too!
How is this possible?
Remember Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Same thing!
This is gunna be a riot! It might not have a page on Amazon yet, but I'll be pre-ordering it when they do.
Oh, and in case you needed to be reminded, Paul isn't dead.

In slightly related news, I woke up humming this...

...and will most likely continue to do so for the next week or two!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Twin Freaks, Futuristic Prostitute Robots, And An Opening Act...

So I found out that Paul will have an opening act for the remainder of his US dates... not that he hadn't had an opening act for his previous gigs, I just hoped he wouldn't do for Tulsa and Dallas. (More Paul! MORE PAUL!)
In a way, he's had an opening act each time I've seen him... during the Driving USA Tour, there was an odd circus thing, and for The US Tour, Freelance Hellraiser did a live remix of the Twin Freaks LP (I sound like I know what I'm talking about, isn't that crazy?).
Well, this time, it's an actual band... The Script, from Ireland. I decided to get acquainted with them (oh, the things we do for Paul!) before the exciting day, since we're all aware that when I know Paul is about an hour from taking the stage, I shan't know my arse from my elbow... this is what I've found so far...

What I find most exciting about them is that they probably drink the same kind of tea I do...
(Hey, Ginger... LILY ALLEN!)

Paul's more than worth having to set through the opening act for (even if it was, dare I say, Neil Diamond), especially when you get payoff like this...

That's more my speed! But Flaming Pie is in my Top Five favorite McCartney albums anyway, so I'll have to give a fangirly squee when I finally get to see him perform that song live. (Sounds very Rob Gordon, doesn't it?)


Monday, July 27, 2009

Reflections Of Michael Jackson...

I have always loved to make Michael Jackson jokes, however, I have tried to keep this blog free of funnies in the weeks after his death (after all, nobody likes to make fun of a dead guy). Anyway, he's gotten so much press of late, I couldn't stand to join in.
Personally, I've never liked him as a person (which, of course, prevented me from liking him as an artist)... you know, especially after he outbid Yoko, Paul and Linda for The Beatles copyrights (which he later sold the majority of to Sony to pay off some silly willy debt... the Ferris Wheel at Neverland needed a new paint job or something).
Paul's take on the matter? (Since we KNOW I can't do a blog without bringing Paul into it somehow or other...)

However hard I've tried to stay away from the MJ jokes, I can no longer resist.
Weakness? Heavens no! It all has to do with THIS gem of an advertisement. I warn you, your belly will ache from laughing! This is an honest to goodness commercial, which is why it's so damn funny.

My final word on this guy, I swear!

That's four and a half minutes of your life you'll never get back...

Friday, July 24, 2009

This Blog Is Set To Snazzy Music...

I take it everybody saw The Mighty Boosh on Jimmy Fallon the other night?
No? Never fear! Official clips from NBC are here!

In other news, this little tidbit may be of interest you if you've been waiting on a Lennon/Lennon composition.

I think the mood calls for a montage of funny John clips, perhaps set to some snazzy music!
"Wherever shall we find such a treasure?"
"Why, right here!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

They All Drink Lemonade...

Lookit, boys and girls, it's another hidden treasure from Graham Linehan!
This week, he brings us the Awful Library Books blog!
My personal favorite so far has to be "The Big Book Of Family Games" (just look at that cover... the feller with the pipe, we'll call him Mr. Daddy, looks like he's got quite the competitive spirit! And poor little Johnny down in the lower corner, already separated from the rest of the family, seems to be the only one to acknowledge this fact).
I wonder if this little ditty will make the cut...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Bachelorette : The Men Drink All...

Last night, it was that time in the Chris Harrison/Bachelorette season that the biggest filler episode of all, "The Men Tell All" special, was due to air.
Usually I just watch this episode for the blooper reel at the end, but the first few minutes were what proved to be the biggest laugh of all, oddly enough... let's just say that it sent my blog senses to tingling.
The clip you are about to see pretty much speaks for itself... my personal favorite of this season, Ed, has "one too many" at a pre-Rose Ceremony cocktail party.
Unfortunately, you'll have to fast forward to the 1:56 time stamp (I couldn't find the clip on it's own... hell, we're lucky they have the clip at all!)...

(Maybe you'd have to have watched this whole season...)

There's just something about an IT guy...

Friday, July 17, 2009

King Of The Mods/Zombies...

Well, the King of the Mods can add a new title... according to this article, he'll also be King of the Zombies!
(Speaking of zombies, have you read "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? I am looking forward to comparing it to the original, it should be oodles of fun.)

In other Booshy news, they have set up a Twitter account to chronicle their invasion of the US... I suggest you give it a look, it's a riot!

Random clip time!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Skillet Lickers...

This was too amusing to pass up...
We know that bands like to call themselves outlandish things, seemingly especially in the 60's... Unit 4 + 2, The Lemon Pipers, The Electric Prunes, Crispian St. Peters (who was actually just one guy), to name a few. Let's go back a bit further, say, 1924. That, dear children, was when The Skillet Lickers were formed.
Yes, the name is amusing, but the best part of this story is that you can buy The Skillet Lickers on iTunes! I can see how Apple needed to secure the rights to this stuff before The Beatles catalogue... hell, they can wait, Yoko's only 76 years old, The Skillet Lickers are timeless, man.

Enjoy a personal favorite not available on iTunes...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Desperately Seeking Paulie...

Rumors had been buzzing about the net for about a month that Paul will be in Dallas come August. Not too soon after that hubbub started, rumors were flying that he might come to Tulsa, of all places. The best part? Every rumor thus far had been absolutely true, right down to dates and ticket prices.
We tried to keep from getting excited about all the leaked information, waiting for official confirmation from the Head Honcho himself. Last week, that confirmation arrived for both venues.
Again, we tried not to get excited, since there was no guarantee of getting tickets. After all, his show in Vegas last April sold out in seven seconds... our chances of getting in for, if not both, either gig were very slim.
I shall spare any innocent reader the lavishly gory, fangirly details... all you need to know is Tulsa and Dallas are on my roster, signed, sealed, delivered!
Today, it's good to be me!
I think this calls for a Paul montage!

Oh, I love that man!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hair Peace, Rock Band, And The Fireman...

Up to this point, I had had doubts about the new Beatles Rock Band game... after all, we've all seen the video where they look like androids...

Yes, it's very well done and all that, but how can it compare to the real thing, even if they DO use their actual voices?

This second promo video may just change my mind yet... prepare to be amazed.

Verrrrry interesting.

Still on the Paul topic (I know, I know), have you seen the Sing The Changes video yet? You should (and now you haven't got an excuse, since it's been linked!).
And if you really want a chuckle, have a looksie at this fascinating article from the CBC, you're in for a real treat.

In other news, if you enjoyed Sexy People, and Awkward Family Photos, prepare yourself for the latest discovery, Don't Judge My Hair!
Just remember when you're viewing the posts...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

We The People Of The United States...

Lock the dogs in the house, it's Independence Day!


Allow me to spiel for a moment...
I see patriotism differently now that I've been to Washington DC. Not that I have more faith in our government, far from it, but to see the history of our nation preserved is an inspiring thing. It reminds you of a lot of things we have a tendency to take for granted. Not just our freedoms, not only what we represent to the rest of the world, but how our Founding Fathers had the balls to stand up and defend what they knew to be right. (Dear God, we could use some real patriots now, couldn't we?)

So, as your back yard is on fire from the sparklers you set off, bear in mind, despite the burns you got from those Roman Candles, America is still the best place to be, and remember those before us who made it possible.

End of spiel.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Uneventful Monkey Hunt...

I thought our trip to Amarillo this morning was going to be one of those drab affairs... you know the kind, nothing interesting, running from place to place, that kind of thing.
The plan was that I was to help Ginger load her dogs into their Jeep when they had to get out for the realtor, and Mama would go with Grandy to the doctor. Yes, definitely a drab affair... until we got "THE CALL".
My mother says she's seen a monkey on the loose, and that it jumped into a juniper bush down the block.
Now, you may think she needs a CAT scan, but if my mother says she saw a monkey, by God, she saw a monkey.
The problem is that there are several juniper bushes on Ginger and Cole's block, so we had to go a-hunting. We found a couple of puppy dogs, but nothing out of the ordinary.
So, the little feller didn't want to play nicely? We brought in The Hound (Lucy) and a stick.
Unfortunately, a little old lady was out in her front yard at the time, so we couldn't very well start beating her shrubbery, screaming "Come out, monkey! Come on!".
So ends another uneventful monkey hunt... although, if you know of anybody that might be missing a monkey...

Moving swiftly along...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

We're Turning Young Minds To Mush...

Yep, it's 100% true. Not only is the public education system a corrupt and abominable series of failures, but when we free our youth from their daytime sitters, we plop 'em in front of the TV to watch such drivel as Spongebob Squarepants.
Don't get me wrong, I grew up on Nickelodeon, Nick At Nite in particular (when they still played The Munsters, I Love Lucy... you know, the good stuff), and I saw the beginnings of the whole Spongebob thing.
I was still in school myself at that point, so I was forced to keep abreast of what was "hip", "cool", or whatever we were supposed to call it.
I digress... when the Hallmark Channel is running an episode of The Golden Girls I don't particularly care to see, I switch to The Nanny on the "new" Nick At Nite (how things have changed...).
What do I see during the commercial break? An advertisement for the "Spongebob's Greatest Hits" album, of course!
My blog senses started to tingle... and what I dug up tickled me to no end. This isn't the first CD for Mr. Squarepants (my, that sounds odd). According to the Wikipedia page for this compilation, the little yeller feller has had four previous releases!
We get young minds, and we turn them to goo.

Let's see what's going on in the think hatches of kids across our great nation...

(These youngsters will be in charge of my Social Security one day... I'm scared, Mommy!)

THIS is what I used to watch...

(I still think of this video when I hear that song...)

This has been an insane experience. I need something distinctly British so my blood pressure can get back to it's normal level.

See? Zero mind-mush here.

Ricky The K's Solid Gold Time Machine

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