Archive for October, 2009

Friday Funny: Ho Hum!

I have no idea how long this video will be online, because apparently the broadcaster has been removing it from various video sites today. So, I present to you the most nonchalant catch in a World Series game. Enjoy it… While you can.

UPDATE: They removed it. Bummer.

Happy Certification Day!

While I’m taking a brief respite from the insanity of finals, I wanted to wish everyone’s favorite prodigy blogger Micah a very happy birthday! Today he’s old enough to be certified as an adult in Texas! This is a momentous day indeed.

So, happy birthday, Micah! I hope that you have a fantastic day, that you slay Hänes the Bloodthirsty and vanquish the Lunch Lady! I’ll leave you with my favorite birthday toast, from The Count of Monte Cristo:

Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout, “Do your worst, for I will do mine!” Then the fates will know you as we know you: as Micah, the man!

Dude, Where’s My Cat?

This past weekend Twitter was taken over by a pretty humorous trend. Take a movie title, change one letter, and you’ve got #oneletteroffmovies. I added a couple of fairly uninspired ones to the mix, but Mashable had 20 or so that were quite good. All in all, there were some really funny movie concepts created just from changing one letter of the title.

Some of my favorites:
The Dork Knight
Pilates of the Caribbean
HoboCop
Apocalypse Not
The Hoarse Whisperer
Porn on the Fourth of July
Tree Romance

From The Stacks

It’s law school finals time again… That magical time when students morph into zombies, a sunny day is seen out the window of a classroom or library and seems a distant dream, every highlighter in sight has run dry, and I set up shop and live out of the library. The only thing, I’ve SO much to do before I even get to finals. Right now I’m working on yet another research paper for a two hour class that feels like it should be four hours worth of credit.

I know this isn’t true, but with each writing I turn in for law school, I feel like my writing gets worse and worse. I’ve felt last satisfied with each paper. So each time I turn something in, that paper is the worst paper I’ve ever written.

Thankfully, the results haven’t reflected my feelings about them. Maybe I should never feel good about my writing. If I ever feel good about something I write for school, I’ll have to go back over it several times until I feel bad about. That’s a big if, though.

In other news, I’m absolutely addicted to the music of the TV show Glee. I’ve basically had a YouTube playlist of all of the songs on repeat all weekend. It’s fantastic fun.

Liverpool Lamentations

This past Saturday, a fluke goal may have cost the Reds their hopes of a nineteenth English Premier League title. I realize that it’s still early and stranger things have happened, but the Reds’ fourth loss of the young campaign leaves them eighth in the Premier League table. Last year they lost two matches over the entire Premier League season and still only finished in second on account of the many draws that they suffered. This week they lost to Sunderland, 1-0, on a fluke goal that probably should have been disallowed. Sunderland’s Darren Bent took a strike at the Liverpool goal, not even five minutes into the contest on Saturday. The ball struck a beach ball that was sitting on the pitch in front of the goal, deflecting it past Liverpool defender Glen Johnson and keeper Pepe Reina and into the back of the net. In many respects, it typifies how the early part of the season has gone for Liverpool. Strange goal, lackluster performance following the goal, and a disappointing finish. Granted, the Reds were without their top two players in Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, but they had plenty of chances on goal.

Then we learned that the Premier League will not seek a replay of the match, something that has happened before when a refereee made a game-altering error. But for their part, the Reds chose not to press the matter. I think that’s a decent thing to do. Take your lumps, move forward, work on getting better.

As frustrating as the game was to watch and as disappointing as the result was, there was one humorous consequence to this loss. All of the major sports news outlets took time to cover this, many of whom did so in ironic style. Check out some of the headlines below.

Liverpool Deflated by Bizarre ‘Beachball’ Goal
Stray Beach Ball Punctures Liverpool’s Title Challenge
Life’s A Beach for Jubilant Bruce & Sunderland
No Excuses from Deflated Benitez
Reds Beached?
Darren Bent’s “beach ball goal” leaves Rafa Benitez all at Sea

Friday Funny: Dehüngerize!

It’s a funny advertisement kind of day. Here’s the latest from Snickers. They’ve got great commercials.

As an added bonus, here’s one of my all-time favorite Snickers ads. Enjoy!

Friday Funny: Rock Star

This one’s been out for awhile but I still find it humorous. It isn’t “laugh out loud like” funny, but I still get a chuckle out of it nearly each time I watch it. I’m sure you’ve seen it, but I hope you find it as humorous as I do.