According to Sesame Street's Twitter account (yes, blah blah blah joke here) James Earl Jones was the first celebrity guest on Sesame Street, back in 1969.
What followed was perhaps the most terrifying ABCs lesson in the history of mankind. Seems like he was preparing for his later role as Darth Vader.
My friend Glen posted this on Facebook yesterday, and I had to share it.
Meet Josh Sacco, a five-year-old from Tennessee. Last summer, he memorized the entire speech Herb Brooks (as channeled by Kurt Russell in the movie "Miracle") gave before the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team went out and CRUSHED THOSE DIRTY DIRTY COMMUNISTS.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. Olympic Team flew him to Vancouver this past week, where he recited the speech to the team before they CRUSHED THOSE DIRTY DIRTY CANUCKS.
If this kid doesn't make you feel like an American, get out.
Watching the United States vs. Canada hockey game last night, I was obviously super-pumped to a.) be an American, and b.)still be better than Canada at everything.
Then I saw the close-up of Ryan Miller's amazing mask, and my patriotism went to Johnny Appleseed fighting Nazis with bomb-dropping bald-eagles jingoism.
As if having Uncle Sam on your mask isn't enough, Miller turned him into a jacked-up, demonic Uncle Sam, with a USA tattoo, as if the whole red, white, and blue outfit wasn't enough.
And I think the other side features a bald eagle ripping through his helmet.
(FYI- I did notice this earlier in the Olympics, I just forgot to write about it. But I got the red, white, and blue flowing today.)
TEACHER-ASSIGNED DETENTION NOTICE
Teacher: K Krause
Reason for detention: "Another student made the comment 'You need to push it in further' (innocent comment)and Dalton added 'That's what she said'."
Report to stage by B lunch and remain until end of B lunch
One hour in detention? Well worth it Dalton. (Slow clap)
The title of this post is also a headline I saw on the front page of the New York Times Web site yesterday (Well, at least the first part).
To which I say: "Really?"
This is the most important news of the day? That we've discovered the cause of death of a unimportant boy-king more than 3,000 years after his death?
Who cares? Who cares that he had a cleft palate and broken leg when he died? I usually don't get all juiced up about headlines and news coverage, but this just seems ridiculous.
Remember that summer between middle school and high school, when the sort-of odd classmate transformed into the silk dragon shirt-wearing, not-showering, Insane Clown Posse-listening, could-be-crazy-enough-to-blow-this-place-up ninth grader? Well that kid now has his own kid, and is passing along his love of all things Juggalo to his daughter.
As an aside, the Insane Clown Posse Wikipedia page is one of the most thoroughly cited, well-written Wikipedia pages I've ever come across. Amazing for a group who founded a record label named Psychopathic Records.
via AV Club
I watch UFC when it's on. I don't seek it out, or go to bars to watch it (okay I did this once and it was super-awesome, but I kind of felt dirty watching a human cockfight in a bar. Call me old-fashioned.)
Despite that, this photo is awesome. Amir Sadollah, winner of the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter, recently post this to his personal Web site. And it makes me smile.
(Via Geek Week)
Since Baltimore is slated to receive another 10-20" of snow tonight into tomorrow, I thought now would be as good a time as any to recap some of the names we came up with for the past storm. Feel free to use them as your own.
Bert C., Erin D., K, and I came up with most of these:
-SNOW COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (K's favorite, though it was created by Bert)
-SNOW! MTV RAPS
-EDGAR ALLEN SNOW (A Baltimore favorite)
-SNOW THE HUMANITY!
-VINCENT VAN SNOW
-POINT OF SNOW RETURN (thus searing the Kansas song "Point of No Return" into my head since Friday)
-SNOWED TO JOY
-SNOW WAY OUT
-SNOW BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
-QUID PRO SNOW
-SHOELESS SNOW JACKSON (banned from sledding for life)
From time to time, we like to poke fun at people's tattoos around here. Whether it's Popeyes guy or Mortal Kombat man, we all can have a good laugh.
But when the tattoos cross into pictures of people you don't even know? Real people? Yikesssss.
This guy is either:
a.) a chef himself, and fashioned a leg tat with his three heroes: Eric Ripert, Masaharu Morimoto, and Anthony Bourdain
b.) a huge fan of Top Chef, Iron Chef, and No Reservations
c.) a fan of Anthony Bourdain, a man who sort of looks like a "Deer Hunter" era Christopher Walken, and a half man-half bulldog.
I guess it's up to us to decide. Anyone have a tattoo of another human being, and, if not, who WOULD you get?
Man things have gotten heavy around here, haven't they? First JD Salinger, and now this? I feel like my world has been turned upside-down.
Turns out he died after a short illness. He was 40.
While this is sad, you know when OMC's "How Bizarre" filled the airwaves in 1995, it crushed. Fourth-grade Brad was all like "Hell yeah this song is amazing, it makes me want to slick back my hair and cruise down the freeway in the hot, hot sun."
Fun fact: Fuemana was from New Zealand. Yeah, let that one sink in for a minute.
Anyway, enjoy this video. Alright, enjoy his ONLY video. RIP HOMEY.