Saturday, July 4, 2009

I'm back, fools... and I brought stuff!

So I thought I would write today about a few nonsensical things. A "what were they thinking?" article, and a fun video of revenge for centuries of harassment.

First off, happy 4th. If you're not American, happy Saturday.

So here's a page from the "WTF!?" book. A 22 year old employee of the Abercrombie &Fitch London headquarters store was banished to the stockroom for having a prosthetic arm.


Source: Jezebel


Riam Dean, a law student, was hired after fulfilling the "American look" requirement of A&F. A few days later, a corporate employee told her that she couldn't wear the cardigan, issued to her by her manager to cover up her prosthetic arm. Upon realizing that she had the artificial limb, her manager immediately told her to go to the stock room, and that she would be replaced on the floor. When calling the corporate phone line to straighten things out, the asked Riam to work in the stockroom until their winter uniform was issued.

What kind of @$$ backwards company would treat a disabled employee like that? Not to mention did they really think they could get away with it!?

To read more on this news story, visit the original article at Jezebel.
You can also find another article at Mail Online.

On a happier note, I will leave you with the amazing video "Cat Attacks Rottweiler." Enjoy.

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Source: ihr.com.tr


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Donny & Marie: Star Wars Blast From the Past

I thought you might all like a little classic Star Wars à la Donny & Marie, circa 1977.

Enjoy.

WARNING:
This video contains...
A musical based on Star Wars
A laugh track
Both Donny & Marie

Please watch at your own discretion.

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Source: boingboing


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Incubus on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

Incubus @ Santiago, ChileImage by F de Falso via Flickr

I just got done watching Incubus tear is up on The Tonight Show, and I'm very impressed. Promoting a new album that is a greatest hits of sorts, Monuments & Melodies, they also have a few new songs on the record. Singing "Black Heart Inertia," they sounded like they did in their golden years. Somewhere between Make Yourself and Morning View.

The one thing that I find odd, besides their questionable woredrobe on the show, what what lead singer Brandon Boyde was wearing in his ears. If anyone knows, I would love to find out. They look like two hearing aids.

For anyone who wants to see the performance, check out Hulu tomorrow for the full episode. I will update this post as soon as the video is available.

Night all!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

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Felicia Day

Lately I've been following the super geek Felicia Day, and things have really blown up for her recently. If none of you are familiar with Ms. Day, she's most famous for writing and staring in the internet web-show "The Guild".

Last week Felicia also appeared at the keynote of Microsoft for E3. Announcing the appearance of Twitter and Facebook on Xbox Live this fall, she than got a hands on with "Project Natal".

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Source: xbox.com/projectnatal


I also stumbled on a fantastic photo shoot, where you get to see her act way more real than a celebrity should be.


Source: The Bui Brothers


If I haven't convinced you yet that Felicia Day is someone that you all should be following, know that she is also an avid player of World of Warcraft. Felicia said quite a few times, that "The Guild" stems from being obsessed with the wholly addicting, and wonderfully fun pastime.


Source: Hulu


If anyone wants to show your support for this web vixen, head on over to FeliciaDay.com.

You can also follow her on twitter, @feliciaday.

Later all!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Will something go right? Please.

Today I got a call from the insurance agency that issued me a check, because their client hit my car. They informed me that the check that was made out to me was going to be canceled. Stating that the prior damages to my car were higher than the total value, and that the vehicle was totaled out before the new damage was applied. Now the claim is going to the division of the insurance agency that will give me a totaled amount, then take my car if I agree.

This is infuriating. Not only did the guy get off with no reprocutions, now his insurance agency is going to pay me half of what they initially did, because there is a crack in my window, and a cut in the fender. If I don't take the amount, I'm out the costs of repairs to get my car fixed.

The silver lining to this new development is that I might be able to keep my car, and still get a small amount of money. In an action called "retaining the salvage," I will get to keep my totaled vehicle by paying the insurance company the amount the salvage yard would have. It was their client's fault, and my car which was legal before, is not now.

I have a sneaking suspicion I am barely going to end up with enough to fix my tail light, and that doesn't even include the dent. What a crock!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brian.

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Tonight marked the beginning of a new era of late night. Conan O'Brien took over "The Tonight Show", handed down by Jay Leno. It's great to Conan get recognized, and he's one of my favorite comedians out there. I just wished, however, his landmark first episode could have been better.

With the new time slot and established audience, Conan comes into a demographic that is new to him. That demographic is everyone. He even admitted in a few interviews that he would have to change his material to be more mature, and better suit the audience. Though we all hoped he would do it without sacrificing his signature brand of comedy.

The show wasn't terrible by any means, but it seams as though he's back to the awkwardness that was present when he took over "Late Night" from David Letterman. There were some painfully bad jokes in a few skits, and the ones that were in Conan's normal style, were missed completely by the audience. That coupled with Andy Richter's strange casting at Conan's announcer, started the show with a mediocre shrug rater than the excellent roar of comedy it should have been.

We can all look to the future, however, as Conan's great adaptability is bound to get him to the late night throne of power he rightfully deserves. I mean, at least it wasn't as bad as Jimmy Fallon's interview with Robert De Niro on his first episode of "Late Night." Yeesh.

Hopefully NBC doesn't pull the plug on O'Brien before he gets his chance to shine. In the now rocky world of show cancellation frenzy, they've kept far worse shows on the air. At least we know "The Tonight Show" will get better, what was the new "Knight Rider's" excuse for being on for so long?

Check out the show on Hulu.

I leave you with my favorite Conan moment. Enjoy!



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