11 December 2007

Rediscovering the (Powder) Blues

There is a God. Other than George Brett....or this lady.

My prayers hath been answered.

Now, if only KC can woo a hockey team from some struggling market?

Patience. Cory. One miracle at a time.

10 December 2007

Playing The Hits -- All Night Long

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07 December 2007

Dark Side of The Rainbow

So, I'm slaving away at the office today....running around, barking orders, kissing hands, shaking babies...you know, a typical Friday.

Then, a magazine in the newsroom caught my eye. Mainly, because Bill Murray was on the cover -- in a Fat Jumpsuit Elvis costume, no less. So, I'm flipping through the book, looking for the cover article, when I happen upon another blurb talking about the "Dark Side of the Rainbow" phenomenom. You know about this, right? The syncronicity between The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. If you're interested, you can find articles critiquing the experiment at StraightDope, the first mainstream reporter experiment, and an entire site dedicated to the process.

How cool is the InterWeb?

If you don't know of what I speak, see link above. We can still be friends...just read the Wiki first. I'll wait.

If you do know what's up, you're a cool person. I'm not sure why I'm hanging on the other half. Seriously...how do you not know about this? Why aren't you filling your head with useless info like me?

Moving on...

Welcome back. I did some extensive research (i.e typed in youtube.com) and found exactly what i suspected -- The first part of the film available right at your fingertips (here is a playlist I've made for your conveinience).

If you want to the original movie soundtrack mashed in with the album track...google video has you covered.

Did I mention how much I love YouTube...and the InterWeb?

So, fire up a fattie, sit back and relax. Heaven awaits over the rainbow.

06 December 2007

Omaha Mall Massacre Topical

This is the topical i created for Wednesday night at work. KO also links to it for her Wordless Wednesday post.

i nixed the other 4 ideas i had after seeing this horrific story all over the cable news station.

just a little window in my world...

Can't get enough of my work? Check out my sparse and unimpressive YouTube channel.

Crooks Using Charities

Another topical from last week. Turned out that a woman who thought she was giving back to a great charity ended up sending her donations through an imposter.

tought to hear about at that giving time of year, huh?

the bites ended up working great for this spot...check it out.

Can't get enough of my work? Check out my sparse and unimpressive YouTube channel.

If you're really batshit crazy and like this stuff, you can always subscribe. Really.

19 October 2007

Face Lift

A new day. A new look. Now...if only I could actually post something every once in a while.

Whatcha think? Let me know....

20 September 2007

OJ Simpson Fan #1

05 September 2007

Hidden Flight Simulator on Google Earth

I haven't tried it yet, but...

How cool is this?

Amazing to think all that work is put into a "hidden" feature.

Maybe they're "soft-launching" it (no pun intended) for beta testers.

Either way...another cool reason to download Google Earth.

30 July 2007

I've Been Simpsonized!

Thanks in large part to my sweetie.

I've tried with no success to do this for a couple of weeks....thankfully, KO has the Midas touch.

So, here I am...in all my Simpson-fonic glory.

Want to make your own Springfieldian?

Go here and simpsonize away.

25 July 2007

Are We Not Ads? We Are DEVO!

OK, I'm a total geek. Allow me to explain.

I am a huge DEVO fan. One of my many lifetime concert highlights was seeing them with the sportslady at Music Midtown in Atlanta a couple years ago when they reunited for a world tour.

So, imagine my excitement when I saw a new Dell ad. Not for the computer...that would be silly.

No, the music bed for the advert was a new song by DEVO called "Work It".

Is a new album in the works? This spud can only hope.

Please to enjoy.

LONG VERSION (same as above)


12 July 2007


If you're as big of a fan of Radiohead's groundbreaking album, OK Computer...here's something that I think you will like.

Stereogum compiled a bunch of their favorite bands/musicians to create a song-by-song cover compilation. Very cool.

The best part: It's all free here.

Happy listening!

19 June 2007

Bang Bang

For your viewing pleasure....

Jack White's full size rock band covering the Nancy Sinatra hit "Bang Bang".


13 June 2007

The End of the World

Apparently…it's Blog like it's the end of the world as we know it.

And…I feel fine. 

Really, it's kinda cool.  Check out what some of these blogs are writing.  

21 May 2007

Bruce Campbell At His Best

When I saw this first Old Spice ad starring B-Movie legend Bruce Campbell -- I absolutely adored it. It was like watching Evil Dead all over again.

Nobody does campy acting like Bruce.

So, if you are a fan like moi, I hope you will enjoy this next diamond in the rough (see below) from our boy Bruce:

10 May 2007

Blizzard Man

"Rap Song....Rap Song..."

18 April 2007

When Perception Meets Prejudice

Every day, I watch the coverage of the Virginia Tech killings.
Every day, the media focus on more and more insignificant things associated with the killer, like the fact that he's lived in the US since age 8, yet the first thing you see attached to him is "native of South Korea".  Also, descriptions of him being "sullen" and a "loner".  How many people do you know that fall under that same umbrella?
Every day, the next expert du jour talks about all the warning signs exuded by Cho Sueng Hui, how the campus should've been locked down, and how it all could've possibly been prevented.
You want to know what I think the real story is?
All that stuff is bullshit.  This could've happened anywhere at any time.  Yes, Cho sounds disturbed...but no more so than many people in this country.  All the other stuff is just fishing for a way to separate a mass murderer from the masses.
We all think there are always warning signs.  The real scary part is that it's not a stretch to think that your neighbor, your co-worker, your friend could be capable of the same thing. 
That is what really scares me.
My apologies if I seem a bit terse and cold in my commentary.  My heart goes out to all those affected by this horrific tragedy. 

09 April 2007

Knock Out: The Movie

So. Damn. Funny.

This reminds me of all the stupid shit my brother and I would do with our friends in the basement.

Nice to know we weren't the only weirdos acting like video game crazed imbeciles in '87.

Also, if you have the patience, here's one guy's one hit run through the whole Tyson Knock Out game.

06 April 2007

Wishing I was "Death Proof"

Heading to the Grindhouse? Save some popcorn for me...

05 April 2007

White Chicks & Gang Signs

Some things are just too funny to not show off.  This is one of those things:

03 April 2007

Alanis goes "Ironic" on "My Humps"

What are you going to do, Alanis, with all that junk?  All of that junk inside your trunk?
It's good to know that Alanis is learning the right way to use irony, though I suspect she knew it all along.  Or was her crititized misinterpretation of the word actually ironic? 
"Ah haa...", I said knowingly.
Either way, check out the video.  It's no doubt a good example of irony.

30 March 2007

What Can White Do For Brown?

I know that many of you will find this weird, but being a marketing man, these are the things i notice, think and obsess about:

The UPS "White Board" ads are genius.

Don't know what I'm talking about? No worries. You can watch them all here (click on TV Spots).

Easy to understand. Makes boring concepts interesting through visual and colloquial storytelling. Add a dash of humor to humanize it ever more. Not bad, eh?

The old principle holds true: KISS Keep It Simple Stupid. These spots justify that logic.
What do you think?

5 Minutes To Kill Yourself

Feel like killing yourself?

26 March 2007

Kismet From Above

KO and I bought my wedding band today...from the first place we went (on the recommendation of my boss...thanks Brent!) I settle on the first ring I saw there. Hey, it worked for Kirsten's engagement ring...why not mine?

That's not the cool part, though. When we walked into John Michaels Jewelers, the sound on the P.A .: "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel. That's the song that we dancing our first dance as husband and wife, too.

How's that for kismet?


OK...usually i just tune out infomercials.

But. This. Is. Awesome.

I know it's a steam machine...the same stuff that dry cleaners use, but I don't care. I'm a crappy ironer...when I actually do it. And, with Kirsten's job...this is perfect...it'll pay for itself in a few months.

This is the perfect wedding gift...and don't think I'm not throwing out hints for it now.

You read it here first...if you're still looking for a gift idea for us...here's your hint:

TOBI! only $120.00 online + Shipping and Handling. Operators are standing by...and so am I!

22 March 2007

Jack Black Rockin' Some Seal

This is an older clip...but I just found it on YouTube and needed to share:

21 March 2007

The Curse of The Billy Packer

How I loathe Billy Packer.

His voice grates like cheese all over my eardrums, and his commentary resemble nails streaking down a chalkboard.

Talentless. Blowhard. A complete lack of relevance for a man that calls so many crucial and timeless games in my lifetime.

With that, I give you the Sports Guy's latest picking from his March Madness bushel of posts and articles.

Let's just say methinks I'm justify in my immense detest for all things Billy Packer.

Please, O Basketball Deities, give us more of the other Bill...a more talented Bill...Bill Raftery. I beg of you....with a kiss!

08 March 2007

Cards Lineup by Tyler

For the record, my George Brett impersonations were better when I was his age.
That said, this is still pretty priceless:
Tyler's Cardinal Lineup

Check the Pujols stare after he hits a homer....that's good stuff.

06 March 2007

Calorie Burning In A Can?

You gotta love America.


We're always looking for the easy shortcut to do everything…be it make money, get ahead in life, and definitely losing weight without diet or exercise.


As many of you know, I'm a Promo Writer/Producer for TV station.  Every night, my job hinges on getting the non-news viewer (the same group I belong to) watching our news product after the show.


To wit; Here is my script for one of my promos running later tonight on the latest trend in weight loss:   Green Tea?







Not bad.  Hopefully, it's the kind of writing that will wet your whistle enough to watch our story.   I know it caught my eye perusing through the rundown.


Then I saw what the product was:  Enviga.
Funny story about Enviga:  KO and I were walking out of Target and there was an sample table with a new energy drink called Enviga.
I'm not a real "energy drink" kind of guy, but Kirsten was game.  She grabbed a cup, took a swig, and said, "Not as bad as I expected"
I pried on, "What did it taste like?"
She says, no joke, "It's a cross between Mountain Dew and urine."
There you have it, folks. 
ENVIGA...it only kinda tastes like urine.
Now, that's a marketing campaign I'd like to see...but not taste.

26 February 2007

Cashed Out -- The 1 Hit Wonder

Man, I really dropped the ball last night at Mona's.

2 karaoke songs. 1 went well. The other....not so much. In the process, I disgraced a legend.

The first was an afterthought. My friend GFX Scott picked a song for me off my list (i'll explain the list in a second). The song? Private Eyes -- Halls + Oates. At first, I thought some of the parts might be just out of my range. I was wrong.

The song was a big hit. Patrons singing...clapping in the chorus. Note to self: More H + O, as long as it's cheesy.

I had also signed up for 2 Johnny Cash songs, "Cocaine Blues" & "A Boy Named Sue". No Cocaine for me....not surprising. It's a rare goodie from Cash's early work...if you're interested, you can download it here.

That leaves only one other culprit: A Boy Named Sue. Great song...and I f*&#ed it up. I just couldn't keep up with the scrolliing text on the screen, plus I just read it and didn't really sing it.

Lesson Learned? You can't go likely into a Cash song.
I've always done the really popular ones well, like Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, & I Walk The Line.

There's a reason why he's such a genius. He made it sound easy....effortless....second nature. But, it's all calculated....and until you know it like the back of your hand, you'd best not touch perfection.

Tomorrow @ Mona's....Theme Night!

This week: One-Hit Wonder Night!

Some ideas for my songlist so far: Please post your thoughts and/or selections in the comment thread below.

** - previously sung by yours truly @ Mona's

"Far From Over" -- Frank Stallone
"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry**
"867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone**
"Round And Round" by Ratt
"Just A Friend" by Biz Markie
"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas**
"A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins
"Smokin' In The Boys Room" by Brownsville Station
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers
"Whip It" by Devo**

The Top 100 One Hit Wonders (Complete List -- VH1.com)

100. "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas (1974),
99. "No Rain" by Blind Melon (1993),
98. "Two Of Hearts" by Stacey Q (1986),
97. "Whoomp! There It Is" by Tag Team (1993) ,
96. "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow (1982),
95. "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley (1968),
94. "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes (1993),
93. "Don't Give Up On Us Baby" by David Soul (1977),
92. "Heart & Soul" by T'Pau (1987),
91. "Electric Avenue" by Eddie Grant (1983),
90. "Don't Want To Fall In Love" by Jane Child (1990),
89. "Achy, Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus (1992),
88. "Barbie Girl" by Aqua (1987),
87. "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston (1977),
86. "Bust A Move" by Young MC (1989) ,
85. "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum (1970),
84. "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree (1994) ,
83. "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats (1983) ,
82. "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses (1982),
81. "Just A Friend" by Biz Markie (1990).
80. "Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot (1983),
79. "Puttin' On The Ritz" by Taco (1983),
78. "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies (1994),
77. "What I Am" by Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians (1989),
76. "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart (1986),
75. "I've Never Been To Me" by Charlene (1982),
74. "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" by Digable Planets (1993),
73. "Convoy" by C.W. McCall (1975),
72. "Maniac" by Michael Sembello (1983),
71. "How Bizarre" by OMC (1997),
70. "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence (1973),
69. "Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc. (1980),
68. "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins (1995),
67. "Epic" by Faith No More (1999),
66. "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega (1999),
65. "In My House" by The Mary Jane Girls (1985),
64. "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals (1998),
63. "Jump Around" by House Of Pain (1992),
62. "Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk 3 (1986) ,
61. "Round And Round" by Ratt (1984).
60. "More, More, More" by Andrea True Connection (1976);
59. "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone (1982);
58. "What Is Love?" by Haddaway (1993);
57. "Smokin' In The Boys Room" by Brownsville Station (1973);
56. "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton (1975);
55. "It's Raining Men" by Weather Girls (1982);
54. "Makin' It" by David Naughton (1977);
53. "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell (1984);
52. "Genius Of Love" by Tom Tom Club (1982);
51. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers (1995);
50. "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls (1991);
49. "Turn The Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson (1976);
48. "True" by Spandau Ballet (1983);
47. "Rock & Roll, Pt. 2" by Gary Glitter (1972);
46. "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin (1988);
45. "Lovefool" by The Cardigans (1996);
44. "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco (1986);
43. "How Do You Talk To An Angel" by The Heights (1992);
42. "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder (1978);
41. "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1985).
40. "In A Big Country" by Big Country (1983);
39. "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve (1998);
38. "Me & Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul (1972);
37. "I Melt With You" by Modern English (1982);
36. "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors (1980);
35. "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks (1997);
34. "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band (1976);
33. Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn (1979);
32. "Hot Hot Hot" by Buster Poindexter (1987);
31. "Unbelievable" by EMF (1983);
30. "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks (1974);
29. "Pass The Dutchie" by Musical Youth (1983);
28. "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock (1988);
27. "Pop Musik" by M (1979);
26. "Stumblin' In" by Suzi Quatro (1979);
25. "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo (1983);
24. "Whip It" by Devo (1980);
23. "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba (1997);
22. "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry (1976);
21. "Cars" by Gary Numan (1980).
20. "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby (1983);
19. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida " by Iron Butterfly (1968);
18. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor (1990);
17. "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister (1984);
16. "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang (1980);
15. "96 Tears" by ? And The Mysterians (1966);
14. "Groove Is In The Heart" by Deee-Lite (1990);
13. "The Hustle" by Van McCoy (1975);
12. "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot (1994);
11. "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone (1977);
10. "99 Luftballoons" by Nena (1984);
9. "Rico Suave" by Gerardo (1991);
8. "Take On Me" by A-Ha (1985);
7. "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice (1991);
6. "Who Let The Dogs Out" by Baha Men (2000);
5. "Mickey" by Toni Basil (1982);
4. "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred (1992);
3. "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners (1983);
2. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell (1982)
1. "The Macarena" by Los Del Rio (1996).

22 February 2007

It's Fun To Spare

It seems like forever, but Kirsten and I went bowling again tonight. Hey...we gotta get some use out of those shoes we bought.

Last night was our co-worker Marisa's birthday, and she wanted to hit the lanes for old times' sake. How can you deny the birthday girl, right?

Granted, she already had a kickass surprise party Saturday (thanks again to her wonderful parents for a great time), but that can't be the only festivities, can it?

It was a great turnout tonight...about 20 people from Fox and Waterman. Not to mention, some really good bowling.

As bad as I did the last time I toed the boards, I was surprised to not stink up Gator Lanes any more than its normally pungent aire. Kirsten held her own...but couldn't hold up to my dumb luck rolling the stones.

Final score for the happy couple:
KO 100
CO 146

Finally, as a nice little capper, Gator Lanes decided to forego the usual crapfest they call music entertainment and treat the patrons to a phenomenal night of mullet rock the likes of which has ne'er been seen.

Kiss, Dokken, GnR, Metallica, Poison, and Twisted Sister just to name a few. You name the Aquanet wielding band, they had it.

All in all, a good time for all at the corner of Crystal Drive and US 41 in the City of Palms.

Rest well, dear reader...and to paraphrase the great Roy E. Munson, 1979 Iowa Amateur Champion, if you're leavin' buckets, it means coming a little light in the pocket and hooking the head pin around the 3. Try moving a few boards to the left.

Words to live by, my friends.

Here's hoping Life Deals You More Strikes than Gutters,

The Dude abides.

10 February 2007


The email posting feature works...and there isn't an annoying ad at the bottom of the post.
KO, I believe this answers your queries regarding this very matter.
Hooray Gmail!  Hooray Beer!
Peace out.

I am New Blogger

Ask and ye shall receive.

I'm one of the cool kids now....finally got a place at the table.

I'm diggin' the new features...including being one click from blogging. Good stuff.

Not much happening today. KO should get off soon for going in early....think we're going to check out Smokin' Aces.

Everyone @ work has been raving about it, so we'll see what all the fuss is about.

FYI - Last night I sang "Stray Cat Strut" by the Stray Cats @ Mona's. I had other songs in, but alas, poor Preston could only get in the one. Maybe I'll boycott the place. Yeah...that'll happen.

Peace out.

06 February 2007

No New Blogger 4 Me

I'm bitter. Why, you ask?

Because KO gets to use the new Blogger, and I don't. I have to wait for an invitation.

Poppycock, I say.

Et Tu, Blogger? I believe this knife is yours.

Thus concludes the first post of the new year, written in February.