March 2011 Archives

Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

Laughing at America

This kid may be crying and dying about America but at least he's giving the rest of us a good laugh! I do agree with him on one thing though -- there being no more great men left in this country. I think we may be talking about different things though, George Washington isn't really my type, I think it was the horse teeth.

Twin tots have a conversation

Either you've already seen this video or you've been living under a rock for the past few days. Either way, it's worth another viewing -- it's equal parts hilarious, adorable and fascinating.

I will only fly Air New Zealand from now on

They obviously take safety very seriously. The airliner just released this hilarious new safety video featuring none other than a slick-faced Richard Simmons. Looks like maybe the lack of oxygen from being 30,000 feet up in the air is starting to get to him. Better grab that oxygen mask and get fit to fly!

This song is gravy, er, I mean groovy

I hate how catchy this song is. Now I have all my coworkers wondering what a Gravy Rainbow is and why I can't stop singing about it.

Funny, most people wouldn't be caught dead at a soccer game

Looks like this guy didn't have much of a choice though. After being killed while playing a game of soccer, the coffin containing the body of superfan Christopher Jacome was carried into the stadium of the Cucuta Deportivo Colombian soccer team for one last game. Now that is dedication.

Those Razor Scooters are so hot right now

And by right now, I mean 5 years ago. But apparently this German pop group Handsome Sportz Klüb seem to think they're pretty cool. Ya, das good.

Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

Newspapers cater to remaining readers

This means the Washington Post is now printed on pancakes and delivered with a side of bacon, the Chicago Tribune has switched to an all Beyonce photos and coupons format and, just breaking, every edition of the Sun-Times will now come with a free iPad and a pony. Because our readers are just that awesome.

Pole Dancing for Jesus

"Praise the lord!" Said these girls boyfriends and absolutely no one else when they heard the news.

It gets worse!

Just when you thought Rebecca Black and her song "Friday" could not possibly get more annoying, Camp Cho-Yeh brings us their even worse parody of the already unbearable song. Make it stop, please!

But wait, there's more!

Rebecca Black will never live "Friday" down. And apparently neither will we. Here's a bad lip reader's interpretation of the song.

Lady Grandma

If Lady Gaga went through a time machine this would be what came out.

Badminton Jedi

This video is obviously fake. Those light sabers would totally cut through that ball if it were real. Duh.

Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

Be afraid, be very afraid

This baby doesn't know whether to be terrified or delighted by his mom blowing her nose.

From dramatic baby to dramatic cop

I'm not really sure what's going on here but seeing someone go from one emotion to another so drastically is always funny.

From GTL to GTLW

Don't try steal a pickle from Snooki! The Jersey Oompa-Loompa finds her true calling and apparently there is more to life for her than just GTL. The Snookster can now add a 'W' to that list with her introduction to wrestling this past week.

Gaga's new look

Is it just me or does Lady Gaga's new music video look a bit low-budget? She could have at least shaved.

Everything is better auto-tuned

Surprise! It's a Finnish surprise birthday party auto-tuned. Just what I always wanted! You shouldn't have.

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Charlie Sheen is everywhere lately, including filing a massive $100 million suit against his former bosses at "Two and a Half Men."


And if you suspected Chicago might escape the Apocalypse Sheen, well, not so much.


Sheen announced a theater tour that includes the Chicago Theatre - and a swing through Detroit to add a little destruction to that town. He's booked for 8 p.m. April 3 at the historic venue with tickets going from $35 to $69 on sale Saturday, March 13.


Is it worth the price? That's for you to say. But here's the promotional chatter from the booking page on Ticketmaster:


My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option Show is coming for you. I'm going on the road. LIVE. Will there be surprises? Will there be guests? Will there be mayhem? Will you ask questions? Will you laugh? Will you scream? Will you know the truth? WILL THERE BE MORE?!?! This IS where you will hear the REAL story from the Warlock. Bring it I dare you to keep up with me.


Sheen announced the shows on his volcanic-hot Twitter page - now more than 2.5 million strong in followers.


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Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

Downward facing cat

Must. Focus. No. matter. what. This guy is determined to achieve zen, even with a cat crawling all over his back.

Okay Charlie Sheen, this is the last time

No more Charlie Sheen videos after this one. I'm Sheened-out. These guys deserve the credit though for for this catchy auto-tune mashup.

I really love it. You gotta fry it.

Most adorable make-up artist I've ever seen. I hope those Sigma brushes are paying her big-time to pimp their products.

Umm, you might want to alt+ctl+delete first, buddy

The city's finest may want to take a typing class. Based on his computer skills, I don't know if I would trust this police officer to protect my city.

"I just broke into a house and the owners came home"

Today's dumb criminal called the cops on himself after breaking into a home, taking a shower and getting worried when the homeowner came back. Don't quit your day job!

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Dude, I think it's a little uneven on the sides

The mugshot of the day comes from this guy who was charged with assault after stabbing a man during his haircut. This is why you're supposed to wait until the barber is done!



Live TV by Ustream

The saga drags on.

Even as Bill Zwecker and others were reporting that the producers of "Two and a Half Men" were eying Rob Lowe as a potential replacement for Charlie Sheen, Sheen himself was ramping up to respond to his dismissal.

Taking to his personal airwaves on Ustream, Sheen is promising to address the decision to release him from the show on his livestreaming video stream of consciousness.

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The world is rapidly dissolving into two camps: Those who can't get enough #tigerblood and those who want Sheen to disappear. But with control of his own personal broadcast network, the proponent of #winning and troll bashing shows no signs of slowing down. Next installment promised for 9 p.m. Central time.

And do beware before watching, there is salty language in the Korner. Plan better.



Aren't you a little sad to be a stormtrooper?


Chicago band Scattered Trees is about to drop their next album, Sympathy, due April 5. In fact, they've released the first single, Love and Leave.


But if you're off to see them tonight at Shubas, you may want to pack your ray shields. The video for that single brings a tortured love story from far, far away into the band's Chicago apartment, complete with some really sad stormtroopers and a withering Boba Fett.


The Force is strong in this one. So is the heartbreak.


Who knew stormtroopers were so emo?

Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

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Charlie Sheen is Winning

While I could probably do an entire 'WTF' post on the Charlie Sheen happenings of this week. I'll settle with sharing the LiveTheSheenDream website which I guarantee can keep you entertained all day. Uh duh, winning. Just click Charlie's head and you're presented with a shiny new Sheen quote each and every time. Warning, some may be inappropriate. Contrary to popular belief, I do not control the words coming out of Sheen's mouth.

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Paula Deen: Also Winning

This photo of Paula Deen riding the Food Network's Robert Irvine at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival this past weekend is quickly becoming an internet meme. Rightfully so. And it doesn't stop there, there's also photos of Deen licking butter off Irvine's abs. Winning.

Thom Yorke's competition

No, I'm not talking about Billboard Top 100 competition. Radiohead's new single "Lotus Flower" isn't really even in that competition. I'm talking about dance competition. Hasan Baba vs. Thom Yorke. It's a dance-off and I'm guess Baba is winning.

Bookmark this

The next time you are having a bad day all you have to do is watch this video to turn your day around. That is unless you're some kind of heartless jerk... or Charlie Sheen.

Don't even Axe

According to Darwinism, the police had every right to fatally shoot this robber as he attempts to slowly break through bulletproof glass with an axe. Definitely not winning.

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Charlie Sheen has had an interesting few days. And while you may not be able to handle the drug that is Charlie Sheen, there's no escaping it, either.

Now he's dealing his favorite drug in 140 characters to the masses on Twitter. And befitting his preferred lifestyle, he's doing faster than anyone else.

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Sheen started sharing his knowledge on the microblogging site on march 1. A little more than 24 hours later he had blown past 1 million followers behind 21 updates, rich with pictures of himself, hot dogs, sports memorabilia and hashtags almost cheering #winning! and #tigerblood - both of which were among Twitter's highest trending topics or search terms Wednesday.

The embattled "Two And A Half Men" star says he's there to talk to his fans and welcomes questions and comments. He also offers personal updates along these lines:

My sons' are fine... My path is now clear... Defeat is not an option..!

To put the explosive growth in perspective, it wasn't in 2009 that Twitter even saw it's first million-follower accounts after CNN and Aston Kutcher duked it out in a race to the top - about 2 years after Twitter became a public platform.

When Oprah jumped onto Twitter in April 2009 to much anticipation, it took her about a week to pick up 1 million followers.

Maybe Oprah could use a little tigerblood in her life to pick up the popularity. Then again, let's not get too crazy.

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UPDATE: The Guinness World Records folks confirmed that Sheen had shattered the previous record to 1 million followers on Twitter. It took him 25 hours and 17 minutes between March 1 and 2, Guinness confirmed Thursday.

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