Archive for November, 2009

Thanksgiving is its own holiday, Bitch!

November 24, 2009

Believe it or not, I think Thanksgiving is tied with Christmas as one of my most favorite holidays ever! Crazy right? No, but think about it. Thanksgiving has an awesome parade in Manhattan, football, the amazing food (obviously), and the usual family get togethers. However, one thing that causes me to slightly resent Christmas is the pushing around of the turkey day. Whenever I go to any store that sells seasonal merchandise, Thanksgiving gets a small section while Christmas gets dedicated isles. Just go to any CVS or Rite Aid and you’ll see all of the dissin’ that occurs. They really have to stop being greedy. Keep it real, partner. Give to the needy.  And so on and so forth.

At work today, the light music station was playing Christmas music, but there’s no way I can enjoy it because Thanksgiving has not arrived yet.

So to honor Thanksgiving, I have searched the web and I’m posting links to all kind of Thanksgiving stuff. It helps to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. Just click the picture.

Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving

I think most people have seen this special because it has become a classic. I guess the moral of the story is to cheap out when it comes to your friends and save the good stuff for your friends. Although, that Thanksgiving dinner menu is kinda cool.

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Garfield’s Thanksgiving

I’ll admit, I have never seen this special until a few years ago when I bought the Garfield’s Holiday DVD. It’s a shame too, because I know I would’ve enjoyed it as a kid. It also had an effect on me now because I always sing the theme song on Thanksgiving, “Do the mash potato, do the candy yam! Do the funky turkey cause it’s time to jam.”


Garfield

The Simpsons Thanksgiving

I’m sure everyone has seen this episode of the Simpsons. I assume the story is supposed to bring awareness to the hungry on this holiday.  I do feel sorry for homeless, especially on this day. I think everyone should be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. Also, am I the only one who gets sick of Lisa’s badgering of social awareness? Take a damn chill pill. I’ll even pay for it!

Simpsons Thanksgiving

Sitcom Specials

Ok, I never seen the next three shows, but I heard it through the grapevine that they were classic Thanksgiving episodes as well. I’ll probably watch them sometime this week, but I’ll post them anyway. It’s all about getting into this holiday’s spirit.

Happy Days

Full House

Cheers

Rick Roll!

I think this was the coolest idea for a Thanksgiving parade. Millions of viewers got Rick Rolled in the 2008 parade. However, they kinda blew it when the announcers stated that there was going to be a surprise. I had a feeling it was the Rick Roll because Rick Astley’s name was in the beginning’s credits of the parade broadcast.

Rick Roll

Q-Bert Thanksgiving Episode

This brings me back. Although I never saw the Thanksgiving episode, I used to watch Q-Bert all the time and had the game for Atari 5200. I don’t remember if it was part of the Saturday Supercade or if it stood on its own. Either way, I used to love this.

Q-Bert cursing

Hey Arnold’s Thanksgiving

Again, I never saw this episode before, but I used to love Hey Arnold. My little brother used to watch it and eventually I got hooked. It usually has a good message as well. Arnold was one cool-ass dude.

Hey Arnold

Thanksgiving Carols

This is a youtube video that has two people who changed Christmas song lyrics to reflect Thanksgiving. Although I’d prefer Thanksgiving carols with original lyrics, I give them props because the songs were kinda funny and would probably be cool to sing while in a drunken stupor.

Carols

Thanksgiving History in America

Instead of a video, this link posts to a Wikipedia page that has information about Thanksgiving history in the United States. I think that it is important to understand the roots of this great holiday. Remember, knowing is half the battle.
GO JOE!

Thanksgiving History

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Everything that you would want to know about the parade is in this webpage. I live in NYC and I even learned some trivia about its history. A very useful link, especially for those who are going to see the parade in person.

Pikachu

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with minimal music

I never seen anything like this before. It’s a video of the 2007 parade with minimal techno music playing. It’s kind of a different perspective on the parade and I enjoyed it. Kind of reminded me of my past raver days. I remember one time leaving a party in a club near 34th st in Manhattan at 6am and seeing people starting to get their spaces on the sidewalk to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade go by. That was kinda weird, yet cool. If I wasn’t dead-ass tired, I probably would’ve stayed.

Good Eats: Romancing the Bird

Good Eats with Alton Brown is an awesome show. The dude is very smart when it comes to food, and he does not disappoint with this holiday special. A bunch of his relatives show up for the side story, but the main show is focused on making a perfect turkey. My wife tried Alton’s techniques one Thanksgiving and she never looked back. It comes out perfect every time. Yummy!

Punk Alton

Vincent Price’s Thanksgiving

This Saturday Night Live short places Vincent Price in a Thanksgiving show even though he still has the spooky set. It’s good for a laugh.

Vincent Price

Thanksgiving Movie Trailer

The trailer for this movie is not real. It was part of the trailers in the Grindhouse movie by Quentin Tarantino. This definitely looks like a movie that I would watch. It has some gruesome kills and even uses some music from the movie Creepshow.  This movie really needs to be made.

Thanksgiving Movie Trailer

Johnny Cash Thanksgiving Prayer

This clip has Johnny Cash singing a song of Thanksgiving on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. I never watched the show but hey, it has Johnny Cash. He is the man. It’s a nice song too.

Johnny Cash

Thanksgiving Meal Cooked In An Easy-Bake Oven

It’s basically what the title says. Some maniac cooked a Thanksgiving dinner in these toy ovens. It took forever and the portions were small. I guess someone had to do it.

Easy Bake Thanksgiving

A Mad TV Brittney and Kevin Skit

Brittney and Kevin shoots a video on Thanksgiving and Brittney shows it to the audience. Just think of a super white-trash meal and you’ll probably see what is shown here.

BritnKfed

Xbox Thanksgiving Commercial

It’s an Xbox commercial that takes place on Thanksgiving. I only post it because it has a surprise ending that even caught me off guard. Worth a quick look-see.

Xbox

Thanksgiving Songs and Videos

This last link is basically user-created videos on youtube about Thanksgiving. The link sends you to a playlist so that you can watch the videos automatically.

HT

Whew. So that’s the links that I can find to put one in a Thanksgiving mood. Christmas is a monstrosity of a holiday, so it’s cool to give Thanksgiving its props. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Eat, drink, and be merry.

The most useful popup ever!

November 15, 2009

Watch out everyone! Hell is about to freeze over, pigs are slamming into my windows, Mr.
Burns is donating all of his riches to charity, and the second coming is imminent. I have stumbled upon a popup that was actually useful to me. Yesterday when I was surfing the web, a popup appeared in the background and speech started to play through the speakers. When I right-clicked the window tab at the taskbar to close it, I noticed that video was playing. It was Robert Englund! Apparently, he has an internet webisode series on Fearnet called Fear Clinic. How cool is this??

From what I can gather from the webisode, Englund runs a clinic that helps people overcome their fears. He straps a patient into a coffin-like box and then they hallucinate confronting their fears. Obviously since it’s a show on Fearnet, the therapy is some of the wildest stuff the patient will ever see. I’m still trying to figure out how the hell this helps the patient. I don’t want to get specific on what happens in the show, but I’ll just say that the clinic would bring litigation nightmares faster than you can say, “Bob’s your weird uncle.”

As of this posting, there are five episodes produced so far, and they are done really well. Each webisode is only seven minutes, but they manage to put in a lot of story into it. It seems like a long-ass seven minutes. I would advise anyone into any kind of horror to check it out. It’s only TV-14, but they’re pretty good.

http://www.fearnet.com/shows/fear_clinic/index.html

Speaking of Robert Englund, I recently caught a movie called, “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.” This movie is a refreshing look at the slasher genre. It’s a mockumentary about graduate film students who follow a man (Leslie Vernon) that is planning a murder spree in a world where Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the like were actual killers. Leslie is giving out tips on his planning tactics when he chooses who he’s planning to kill. I enjoyed this movie very much and actually had some well-placed funny moments. It also breaks down the slasher movies much more than Scream ever did.

Oh yeah, Robert Englund plays Leslie’s “Ahab.” That’s the term Leslie uses for his nemesis. I don’t want to get too detailed on the movie, lest I spoil it for anyone reading this. I do not need my own Ahab after ruining an awesome movie for any potential viewers. For anyone who enjoys slasher movies, I highly suggest this movie. I watched it on Netflix instant streaming, so for any Netflix users who are reading this post, put this movie in your queue.

http://www.behindthemaskthemovie.com/

 

Hello world!

November 13, 2009

I’ve wanted to start a new blog for several reasons. One of the reasons is because I have noticed that my spelling and grammar has started to suffer because I’m out of school right now. Ever since I got my associates degree, I haven’t been writing any papers since April. Whenever I reread posts in forums after posting them, I always cringe because the grammar is ugly. I’m talking Pug-Fugly. That’s not cool. What am I putting myself into…uh…even more debt with student loans if I don’t learn anything? These blog posts should iron out any writing kinks I may have, except of course for the occasional cliché.

Another reason why I’m starting a blog is to write about the strange or cool things I see. I’m usually taking photos of random things but have no place to describe them. Having one place to put them would be very convenient. Also, I don’t have as much time to hang out with friends. Who am I gonna tell all the cool, strange, or crazy things I usually see? This blog!

Or, it’s just a nice way of saying I’m a loser and I have nothing better to do.

Finally, I’m starting this weblog because I’m rebelling against my parents and jumping off the bridge like everyone else. Everyone else has a blog so why shouldn’t I? Simple logic.

So there it is. First post done. Now I just have to read up on wordpress options to make this a better blog. Gotta go. My son is eating paper towels.

 


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