Saturday, June 27, 2009

No wonder my sitcom featuring Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Hoffa and a time machine never got greenlighted

Forget "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?". What about Chuck? Richie Cunningham's older brother appeared in a few season 1 episodes of the 70s sitcom Happy Days, only to never be heard from or mentioned again.

Read up on Chuck and 14 other TV characters that disappeared without explanation.

Bandleader Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel in December 1944 while en route to entertain troops in recently liberated Paris. Top 10 Notable People Who Disappeared.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bueller? Bueller?

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, rejoice. You can now wear probably the best quote from the movie.

The "garage" housing Cameron's dad's Ferrari from the film is actually a home, and it's for sale. Asking price: $2.3 million. More photos and details in the article.

File under "Overthinking It": The Ferris Bueller Fight Club Theory

Circa 1997, the ska outfit Save Ferris and their cover of Dexy's Midnight Runners' "Come On, Eileen".

The original video of Yello - "Oh Yeah", the song which closes out the movie, as everyone remembers.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dear Switzerland, thanks for great chocolate, holey cheese and a tax-shelter-y banking system. But what's up with the whole yodeling thing?

The Emergency Yodel Button. Click only in case of a yodeling emergency. Or, you know, if you just want to hear yodeling.

Instant schadenfreude thanks to Ha ha! You just listened to a yodel!

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Feet

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. It's a really stupid thing to want to do.” - Elvis Costello

Let's See Tiger Do This! A great performance by Fred Astaire, who makes dancing plus golf look good. (via Neat New Stuff on the Net)

Drinking while driving? Bad
Dancing while driving? Worse. Much, much worse.

Behold the awesome dance power of KAMAL! I'm curious, though... at the 2:04 mark, during one of the brief moments he manages to ensnare a partner... is that the Jitterbug? The Foxtrot? Oh wait, I know! It's The Failed Date Rape!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nail houses

A nail house is a Chinese neologism for homes belonging to people (sometimes called "stubborn nails") who refuse to make room for development, often in an attempt to negotiate a high price in exchange for selling out.

Here are some pics of six particularly stubborn holdouts.

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Cheaters, slackers, confidence men, lend me your ears!

Hey, college-type person! You say The Big Paper is due today and the only time you cracked a book in the past six weeks was during that "emergency" when you forgot to steal enough toilet paper out of the dining hall bathrooms? is here to save your bacon.

Step 1: After purchasing a file, rename the file e.g. Mike_Final-Paper.

Step 2: Email the file to your professor along with your "here's my assignment" email.

Step 3: It will take your professor several hours if not days to notice your file is "unfortunately" corrupted. Use the time this website just bought you wisely and finish that paper!!! (via The Presurfer)

Chevy Chase is possibly the world's worst cheater in this bit from Spies Like Us.

From the interesting Household Hacker:
How to cheat on any test #1
How to cheat on any test #2
How to cheat on any test #3

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Saturday, June 06, 2009


A fan-created mashup of "Lisztomania" by the band Phoenix set to dancing from The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Footloose and all those other 80's Brat Pack movies that you secretly (or not-so-secretly) still love.

Phoenix have gone on record saying the unofficial Brat Pack version is "our best video", and have placed it on their official MySpace page.

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