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Thanksgiving weekend happy: I see a little silhoutte of a clam

This blog has a welldocumented pro-Muppet bias. As does this reporter, who spent a long week and many run-on sentences senior year in college describing the origins of the campus pride and unified excitement that surrounded the unveiling of the below statue [a link to which does not still exist on any internet]. Plus, it’s Thanksgiving week

the original Bohemian rhapsody

and most of the hemisphere is fatted and slow after being crammed full of various permutations of the turkey meme, meatless or otherwise, and we’re all in need of some comforting family fare to soften the season, particulary of the kind that doesn’t make  our heart impale itself on a shank made of rib cage slivers.

So I therefore feel justified posting this, even considering the high likelihood you’ve seen it by now, just to ensure you do not miss it, and maybe so you’ll appreciate it again:

The Muppets sing “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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Friday Happy: 30 Rocks

I’ve been slow going with posting this week as I’ve been adjusting to a new day schedule, which, conveniently, has come in time to put me indoors as the 60-degree days arrive. Also, it’s hard to type right now since my right pinky is grossly swollen due to a Totally Awesome Decision last night to demonstrate juggling prowess using bocce balls. This may have been in some correlation to the $12 grab-bag bucket of cheap beers including such favorites as Stroh’s and Shmidt, which we can only assume was the off-brand Shlitz.

Muppet Liz Lemon

Muppet Liz Lemon

ANYWAY… I got caught up on 30 Rock this week and watched the “Apollo Apollo” episode with the great Muppet-vision clips. I did some Googling after watching it and found out it wasn’t the first time 30 Rock and Muppets have mashed up. Sesame Street did a “30 Rocks” episode this summer that is actually kinda funny in its own, particularly the Jack character.

“I’m the boss Lemon. You count the rocks.”

Further proof that Muppets make everything always better anytime.

Friday Happy: Go and brush your controllers off

Double shot of happy today, because I know a lot of people who could use a lot of happy this week.

First happy! Go on, brush your controllers off. Get… that .. dirt out yo cartridge….

Further proof that the main pursuit of my life between ages 8-18 will be fodder for pop culture fertility for generations to come:

8 Bit remix medley

Tracklist, if you’re not on point with the songs already:

Jay-Z — Dirt Off Your Shoulders
T.I — What You Know
Chamillionaire — Ridin’
Ludacris — What’s Ya Fantasy
Bonecrusher — Neva Scared
Kanye — Overnight Celebrity
Ludacris — Move Bitch
Lil’ Jon — Get Low
Kanye — Gold Digger

Still trying to figure out who created this, but shout out to Shot Then, where I first found it.

After listening to this, I went running out the door and beat the shit out of some Generic Dudes Gang members before setting fire to a series of bushes looking for a square staircase.Then I immediately started triangulating the location of my NES so I can get back on the job of virus elimination in the new universal Dr. Mario healthcare system.

Side list: Courses That Need to Be Added to College Curriculi Immediately–

1) Why Blowing In A NES Cartridge Works. Seriously, why does it work? Why has no one done a study on this yet? Don’t tell me there’s that much dirt in that cartridge that you need gale-force winds just to even see a blinking tittle screen. That’s a bigger load of lies than The Wizard demonstrating how the Power Glove worked. I’m sorry, but our answer is in another castle.

I once was at a party where a group of very young girls were clearly lying about their age in order to not get thrown out. The test? They were forced to jump start a Super Mario Bros. cartridge. They failed. They did not grow up in the 80s. They left.

2) Rules and Regulations of Beer Dodgeball (NES)

Pete Early and I created this game on a very fateful week in summer 05, and roommate John (whose mugshot I may post here momentarily) and I perfected it over the following months. I once posted the rules on Gamestop forums for the game, but they were deleted, probably because my drinking-related entry stood out as the only entry for all time for the game, and it wouldn’t be very socially responsible of them to let it stand.

Very brief primer on what you need to know to play BDB, aka the best

ethnic stereotypes killed by school children

ethnic stereotypes killed by school children

drinking game since beer pong: drink half of whatever damage your player takes, plus five if he goes around the screen or rolls. And no one can ever, ever ever be the USSR. It’s just not fair. Also, Southpaw is the official beer of BDB. And if you drink it, you will regress to a blinking, 8-bit version of your life.

Second happy!A Muppet and a Fat Guy

The depths of winter depression about the newspaper industry stand no chance against this: Elmo and Ricky Gervais outtakes.


Ricky Gervais, of course the brilliant mind behind the original (and so much smarter and funnier, as I’m sure even diehard fans of Jim and Pam would agree by now) version of The Office. And Elmo, finally gaining street cred after so many years living as the over-promoted Sesame Street version of The Killers while so many other talented Muppets were relegated to obscure indie blogs.

Big nod to roommate Charlie, aka King Meme, for the tip on this one.

Celebrity slightings AMENDED

People my coworkers have told me I look like over the past three weeks.

1. Chuck Klosterman

2. Justin Timberlake

3. That Other White Dude, You Know, The One from Manhattan? With the Beard? Aren’t you Guys Friends or Something?


4. Mr. Tumnus from the Chronicles of Narnia

(“Not so much because of the facial hair, but because of the hooves”))

People I actually look like: