Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday's Random Thoughts

Liz Lemon Wisdom
Watching Chris Brown on Today this morning reminded me of the wise words of the great Tina Fey on 30 Rock:
"I reject Chris Brown's comeback. Lemon out."

(Fat) Father's Day 
Did you know there are SPANX for men? Yep, that's right, guys. I really can't think of anything sexier than a guy taking off his shirt and revealing his supertight SPANX undershirt holding in his beer gut.

Wives and kids, I have no doubt that the dads in your life would be so thrilled to receive this for Father's Day. Nothing says "We think you're a great dad but you're way too fat" like SPANX for Men.

News and Other Bull Shit
I used to joke that CNN only featured five news stories each day. I came up with this based on frequent travels and time spent in airports. If your flight is delayed long enough, you begin to notice that the news channel simply runs a loop of five types of stories:

Weather story
Political story
Bear caught in a tree story
Celebrity bull shit story
Very brief look at something happening outside America

Rinse, lather, repeat.

I've noticed a similar sort of redundancy online. Gawker gets all its posts from things that have previously been posted on Reddit and Buzzfeed. (Buzzfeed gets a lot of its stuff from Reddit, too.) And if you go to Reddit often enough, you start to see a lot of upvoted reposts. As the day goes on, the posts spread out across the Internet until everyone is focused on the same things for that day:

Shocking video
Funny video
Political story that, depending on where you read it, is twisted into proof that the other side is full of shit.
Celebrity bull shit story

Rinse, lather, repeat.

Fittingly, here's my favorite video making the rounds. I'm not too proud to post stuff that's currently posted on every other blog:

Mrs. Doubtfire (Recut) from Peter Javidpour on Vimeo.

Then there's this one that was created nearly two years ago. Seriously there really is nothing new under the sun.
Lather, rinse, repeat.


  1. Finally, Spanx for Men! Now I can wear tight Ed Hardy shirts. Look out ladies.

    1. Oh yeah, your favorite wife is going to be all over you.


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