I was researching the world record was for memory game Simon when I came across these two vintage ads (it was that kind of night). As you may or may not know, Simon has a history of hilarious commercials. I’m aware that asking you to watch two vintage commercials for Simon (three if you count the link in the last sentence) is a lot. Just stick with me, have I ever let you down? First up is...
Sunday Afternoon Trivia
Paul Shaffer (David Letterman’s second banana/early SNL musical director) wrote It’s Raining Men. Your brain is now that much fuller.
A Veteran MAD Man Remains in the Fold →
An NY Times profile on MAD Magazine artist Al Jaffee. Al’s the only person to ever draw the fold-in, a MAD Magazine staple since 1964. He’s 87 years old, and he estimates he’s done over 400 of them. This man is an institution. “When he was told that this article was intended for the Arts & Leisure section, where high culture is often documented, he tossed this off:...
Chris “Broadway” Romero, director for new media at G-Unit Records: “The thing that separates Thisis50 [50 Cent’s new social networking site] from MySpace is we control the e-mail database. We can e-mail members if we want to.” With that pitch, who wouldn’t want to sign up for it?
Prepare to hear a new song by the guy who wrote...
pile: Wire actor spotting update - Gus’ boss (The Sun editor) in a Holiday Inn ad. - Levy in an Arby’s ad (lots of airplay on Discovery) Oh boy this is my favorite game. Almost every actor on The Wire is an unfamiliar face, and the characters are so real that it’s usually startling to see them outside of Baltimore. - I’ve recently seen Bunny Colvin in three random movies on TV....
What’s lower than a movie ad that quotes Maxim or Ain’t It Cool News? Movie ads that quote IMDb users. (thanks for letting me know about this and even emailing me the screenshots, Steve) Intrigued, I registered for an IMDb account so I could read the Never Back Down boards. Here’s some more quotes the producers can use in future ads: This movie was effin awesome.10...
I never noticed before, but iTunes syncs it’s “play count” with your iPod. Now I know how many times I had to listen to Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor to make this lip dub. 139. For comparison, I only had to listen to A Whole New World 23 times. I was already pretty familiar with that one. I don’t have numbers on how many times I listened to The Freshman and Dee Dee Dee. The...
Stuff You Won't Find in a "Real" Encylopedia
From the Wikipedia page on Saturday morning cartoon Static Shock - In the series Static Shock, Virgil Hawkins once said that “even Clark Kent had a day job.” He would later meet Superman and not be aware of his secret identity, so it is now unclear what Static meant. Static’s comment once made sense, as his series was originally separate from the other shows just as the original...
I made another videogame video for CollegeHumor. In this week’s episode, I play the new Smash Bros. with Patrick, Alison Becker from VH1, and Lonny Ross from 30 Rock. You can watch the full size version here. I had two funny scenes I couldn’t find room for, so I threw them on Vimeo. Watch those here.
Michael Kenneth Williams | The A.V. Club →
The Onion AV Club interviews Michael Kenneth Williams (aka Omar). The Wire may be over, but there’s still lots of interesting discussion online. I suspect there will be for a while, as the show seems to be still be getting more popular. The AV Club’s interviews are almost always interesting, even if you don’t know the subject.
I started dabbling in stand-up again, and here’s some of it. I’m still tweaking some other jokes I’m going to leave offline now, but this part was more or less what I wanted. This was at Gutbucket at UCB.
HBO has picked up a new pilot from Bob and David. →
My Three Favorite Pages on Wikipedia
Perfect Game - In 132 years of baseball, there have only been 17 perfect games (I was actually at Yankee Statdium for David Cone’s in 1999). The real fun here is the list of near perfect games, including nine lost to the 27th batter. Back to the Future Timeline - See the image to the right. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deltion policy, so...
What’s the most outrageous request from a customer you’ve had to accommodate? Sarah Gaskins, General Manager of Franny’s: We once sat 25 people who were on a New York pizza tour. They showed up in a school bus with a mega-phone. After ordering eight pizzas and taking over the whole restaurant, they moved on to the next stop. - An interview on Eater.com (Scott has already...
Did Eliot Spitzer's Choice of Favorite Pizza... →
SliceNY, the New York pizza blog, is never afraid to answer the questions mainstream media is too intimidated to ask.
samreich: Internet Commenter Funeral, the last? in our Internet Commenter series. Digg it if you like it.
Scott's Pizza Tours →
You can now sign up for the Scott’s Pizza Tours mailing list. This will not be the last time I talk about Scott’s Pizza Tours on this blog.
There will be a Saved By the Bell movie within the next 10 years. It will star new kids, though surviving members of the old cast will have cheeky cameos.
For my last post, I really wanted to include images of both the new Horton Hears a Who poster and the old book cover. However, I couldn’t really find a way to do it within Tumblr. It seems the only way to post an image is to do a ‘photo’ post. Is there a way around this? I’m not even sure if this is something Tumblr is interested in improving. I fear not everyone clicked...
The elephant in the CGI adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who looks like a real asshole, doesn’t he? I feel like he’s trying to sell me something. His smile says “I know you think I’m an asshole but guess what - I don’t care.” It’s just not someone I want to spend 90 minutes with. Also, I don’t know what that blue thing leaning on the H...
Thanks to Dave for letting me know that I’m not the only one who noticed Pete Hammond. ScrippsNews.com wrote about him a year ago, and when Maxim brought in a new editor in January Pete was fired.
Maxim gave the new Black Crowes album a poor review. The only problem? There weren’t any advance copies and the reviewer couldn’t have possibly listened to the CD. The magazine has since issued an apology, but is it too late? If I can’t trust Maxim’s music critiscm, how can I trust that these 69 cheap sex trips will really pay off big in bed? Now is probably the time to...