Day #216: Groovie Ghoulies – “Outbreak”
Well, it’s official…
BIRDEMIC IS BACK!!
I’ll agree with whoever it was on the IMDB forums that said it looks like a parody of the first. I’m not entirely convinced that James Nguyen didn’t intentionally set out to make THE Worst Movie Ever Made* the first time around, but I’m probably going to throw my money at him again, anyways.
*Birdemic is still not as wonderfully bad as The Room.
Day #215: Pomegranates – “50’s”
Our access keys to the office have been on the fritz for the last few days. I would have been standing around outside of my office this morning, twiddling my thumbs, had the maintenance man not stopped by and offered to let me in the back way. Meaning that we had to go around through the development company’s offices on the top floor and take the elevator down to mine. To my surprise, their office walls were decorated from floor to ceiling with loads of cool old things. Photos, signs from stores long gone, old trunks, all from the 40s and 50s. Probably some things that were even decades older than that. There was even an antique set of boxing gloves. The maintenance man got a laugh out of people’s reactions as he brought them through like he did me, saying that a lot of that stuff was pulled from buildings that the company had bought and remodeled. “No one realizes this is here.” I sure didn’t. All this time it’s like I’ve been working under a secret museum! Now all I want to do is spend my lunchbreak wandering around there. I wonder if they’ll mind.
Day #214: The Gun Club – “Mother of Earth”
Phil showed me an article the other day about a middle-aged married couple who had a plan to travel the world for several years. The wife was a consultant, and the husband was some kind of manager at IBM. They figured out how much it would cost, saved up, sold their stuff, and left on an eternal world tour. They somehow continue to draw income in the meantime from sales from an online store.
They’re not the first to do this, and in fact, there’s a couple who’s been doing it for 27 years. Their trusty stead, a 1982 Land Cruiser, landed a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for clocking more than 400,000 miles in the process. The hyperactive kid in me would be all giddy for that. The life of the happily unwashed global backpacker. But, the responsible adult in me wonders what kind of retirement plan these guys have.
The hyperactive kid in me would probably kick the responsible adult in me in the shin if she heard that.
Day #213: Bertycox – “The Signal”
It’s been said that long periods of immobility throughout the day takes years off your life. I wonder if the reverse is true – whether you can add years. Because if so, these guys could live forever. Assuming their insane pursuits didn’t kill them first. More insanity here and here.
*Click the red box on the bottom of the video to get rid of those pesky notations.
Day #212 – Yello – “Jungle Bill”
Kudos to CC who’s been faithfully spreading the word about the Calvin & Hobbes GIFs blog. I like staring at this one while listening to music, because it kind of looks like Calvin and Hobbes are dancing to the song.
Day #211: Man Parrish – “Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)”
Did you know about didyouknow?
O’Reilly brilliantly described it as, “the blog that Gavin of Kids in the Hall would have written.” The folks behind the blog less wittingly describe it as, “a fun blog with a collection of awesome, interesting, weird and fun stuff to tickle your brain.” It has not only taught me that the planet, Pluto, is the same size as Russia and that Hydrox cookies came before Oreos, but also that panda researchers wear panda costumes and farts smell worse in the shower.
Whatever you call it, I’m hooked.
Day #210: The Fantasies – “So Dumb”
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to hear that it took a shit-for-brains meth head to burn down a state landmark back in the county where I grew up. The Cypress tree nicknamed the Senator was estimated to be more than 3,000 years old, making it the 5th oldest tree in the world. Luckily, she didn’t take out Lady Liberty, too, or the Big Tree Park would have to consider a name change.
Poster by Rick Kilby.