Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ich lieb dich nicht, du liebst mich nicht, uh-huh

Fellow Blogspottian and Honorary Brother-From-Another-Mother Fritz from the wonderful blog Mookie dug up this from who knows what musty corner of the Eighties Video closet. Trio performing their lone hit "Da Da Da".

I bought that album from Trio (Trio & Error) on the strength of that song alone back in, what? 1983? It was featured in the craptastic Phoebe Cates sex comedy "Private School". "Da Da Da" was definitely the best song on there, the rest being even cheesier and the arrangements even lazier.

I think that album is out of print now, but I do remember most of the song titles being really repetitive. Aside from "Da Da Da", there was "Boom Boom", "Bye Bye", "W.W.W." and "Tutti Frutti". You could tell they probably didn't know a word of English.

And finally, the full title of the song is actually "Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha".

As Sean Connery's Chicago beat cop character Jim Malone said in The Untouchables after schooling Costner's Elliott Ness, "Here endeth the lesson."

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It goes without saying that the "No Tagbacks" rule was in effect

Emboldened by their success in using the "Freeze Tag" technique to catch criminals, local law enforcement try a daring new approach. No mention of whether either party was in a swimming pool at the time of the arrest. (via Across the Board)

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Driving sideways

Passing By pieces together video of footage shot looking out the windows of trains, cars, buses, planes and other moving vehicles from various locales around the world. Half relaxing and half voyeuristic as you check out the people passing by. Put it on fullscreen mode and it makes for an excellent screensaver. (via Boing Boing)

Ex-guitarist for Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, ex-classmate of Bob Seger and Iggy Pop, Bill Kirchen, aka "The King of Dieselbilly" does a fine rendition of "Looking at the World Through a Windshield".

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Parallel Lines

Quite possibly the world's greatest parallel parker. He can park a 457 cm car in a 480 cm space, which means he is working with just 23 centimeters of space to spare. Now, if you're an Ugly American© like me, you may be a little fuzzy on just how small of a distance this actually is. This online ruler may help put things in perspective. Or, of course, you could just watch the video above... (via Hight3ch)

How self-parking cars work.

Parking Perfection game

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Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey

Top Ten Most Annoying Alarm Clocks, though for some reason Bubb "It's like an alarm clock, the whistles go WOO WOO!" Rubb and his whistle tip mufflers didn't make the list.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Your Lying Eyes

You may have already seen some of these... 15 Cool Word Illusions. (via J-Walk)

Also worth checking out would be this clever Come In/Go Away doormat, which changes depending upon which side of the mat you are standing.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Little Piggies

Is your second toe longer than your big toe? They have a name for that: Morton's Toe. Mine's not longer, but it is the same length as my big toe...

This freaked me right the crap out. Yes, I realize it's Photoshopped. I don't care. It still gave me the heebie-jeebies. Toes. Lots of toes. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

Did Marilyn Monroe have six toes on each foot?

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Dogs in Cones


Cats with Cones

Dogs in Cones! Mostly because they have an entire site of, well... dogs in cones. (via J-Walk)

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Candy-coating the music

It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
- Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap after inspecting the all-black album cover for their upcoming release "Smell the Glove"

The folks over at Sleevage dissect what in some cases may be the most important component of your music purchase: the album cover artwork. Covering both old and new, well-known and obscure, there's a little something for everyone. They've only been going since June, so while they may not have yet gotten around to your favorite cover, they're worth keeping an eye on.

Click on one of the images at the bottom of their page to check out the cover of your choice.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Tipping Point

November 16th was Domino Day 2007 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, which traditionally hosts the annual event. This was the first year in which the previous record for most dominoes toppled was not broken. Watch a clip of some of the hot domino-on-domino action from this year's competition.

In a similar vein, here is a new Guinness commercial that mixes a little dominoes and Rube Goldberg. (via Bifurcated Rivets)

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Mister Beer

How to brew beer in a coffee maker (via Coudal)

The World's Worst Beers, according to the reviewers at Some of the more amusing reviews:
Black Label 11-11 Malt Liquor
" smells like jock strap in my glass."

Sleeman Clear
smells, i cant put my finger on it. dirty wet socks? wow, this is awful. flavour is......well there isnt any? ok how can something smell so bad, and not taste like anything?
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Make Me One With Everything...

Web Zen features some interesting games from time to time, as well as the usual unusualness. Here are a couple of recent standouts.

In Picto, one new symbol gets added to the screen each level. Just click on that symbol to continue. There's 100 possible levels, but so far my rusted-out sieve of a brain hasn't gotten past level 15.

MissileGame 3D lets you be all Wedge Antilles or Biggs Darklighter or Luke Skywalker or whoever your favorite Star Wars X-Wing fighter pilot may have been, barreling down impossibly narrow trenches (replete with rotating apertures, natch) at suicidal rates of speed. Give it a try! You used to bullseye Wamp Rats in your T-16 back home, and they're not much bigger than two meters...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

When no one's in the deep end

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it. - Stephen Wright

Nor would I want to be its poolboy. Flickr's gallery of abandoned pools.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Digestive organs? Who needs 'em?

Sorry for the lack of new material the past couple of weeks.

It started with me waking up in the middle of the night early last Monday morning with a sharp pain in the top right area of my abdomen, and ended with me being discharged from the hospital this afternoon short exactly one gallbladder.

Make magazine shows you how to knit your own digestive tract, though I kinda don't think the cute little green yarn gallbladder will fill in for the real thing.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Reaching for the even more superer

The Superest is an ongoing battle to draw a new superhero that will defeat the current superhero champ. Player 1 draws a character with a superpower. Player 2 draws a new character with a power that negates Player 1's character. Lather, rinse, repeat. (via Monkeyfilter)

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Oh! The mechanity!

If Optimus Prime or any of the other Transformers watch movies on whatever planet they come from, this would be kind of like their "Faces of Death". And for those of you too young and/or innocent to know what "Faces of Death" refers to, now you know. (via Neatorama)

Heavy Machinery Oops Part One

Heavy Machinery Oops Part Two

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