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…and please don’t call them frozenshorts

My old college pal Jeremy, on his blog Vaguely Unpleasant, recently waxed poetic about going yard sale-ing and finding all sorts of nifty stuff, including a talking Ed Grimley doll, a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, and…. a Rosenshontz video.

Yes, a Rosenshontz video. 

These two guys were awesome, and I’ll tell you why if you click “Read More.”

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Posted by on April 30, 2008 in Blogroll, music, Niiice!, nostalgia

 

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niiice!: “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”, Leonard Nimoy

No, really.  Mister Spock sings.

Behold the grooviest thing you ever did see.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2008 in nerd riot, nostalgia, tv, youtube

 

oh brave new world, part II

John Cleese has stated that he would write speeches for Barack Obama if asked.

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

oh brave new world that has such things in it…

According to io9, a reputable source of all things nerdish, they’ve invented a… how shall I put this… it’s a computer mouse you can control with your penis.

No, really.

Not safe for work, obviously, unless you happen to work at the “mouse you can control with your penis” factory.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2008 in nerd riot, not here, tomfoolery

 

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songs you don’t know: “Punk Rock Girl”, Dead Milkmen

There’s nothing much to say about this song, except that it’s awesome and you should know it.

Hoo-kay.  Dead Milkmen.  Mid ’80s Philly punk band with a sense of humor.  If you follow the history of Punk Rock from the very beginning, you’ll note that back in the 1970s it was totally okay to be punk and funny (i.e. the Sex Pistols were occasionally hilarious) and then in the 1980s it wasn’t okay to be punk and funny and we’re singing about serious stuff and ReAGaN $uck$, maaan! You could only get away with being snarky if you were the Dead Kennedys and you were doing it to make a point, or if you were the Dead Milkmen and you were, well, the Dead Milkmen.

My old high school band used to cover ‘Bitchin’ Camaro”, so this brings back memories.

 
 

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baseball is back and the world is right again

Bill Buckner threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park today, and if you don’t know why that’s significant, you obviously ain’t from around here.

The man, previously the scapegoat for Boston’s improbable World Series loss to the 1986 New York Mets twenty-odd years ago, received a standing ovation in a town where his name was once mud. When you’ve won two world championships, the pain is numbed. Also, hindsight has told us that Buckner, with his bum knee, should have been taken off the field before that inning even started. Any manager worth his salary would have known that, and done that. Unfortunately, we had John McNamara instead.

Bill Buckner got a standing ovation in Boston. At Fenway Park. The universe is righting itself.

Need further proof? Look who got booed off the field a couple weeks ago.

Yeah. Things are looking up.

Buckner now owns a successful Dodge dealership in Idaho.  Bush now owns an approval rating of 31%.

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2008 in boston rock city, history, nostalgia, politics

 

bill maher put it best when he said…

“That’s what’s so great about the internet – it enables pompous blowhards to connect with other pompous blowhards in a vast circle jerk of pomposity.”

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2008 in not me, tv