Sunday, October 29, 2006

Michael J. Fox and Stem Cell Research

I first saw this ad in another blog I read, and I thought it was an amazingly powerful message. I then read about Rush Limpbag's comments and the alternative ads. When I went looking for those, I found this excellent interview with Michael J. Fox.

I'm posting both the original ad and the interview here. One of the things I particularly like in the interview is Michael J. Fox's call for a reasonable debate on the issue—no name calling, no insults. Sad that we can't expect intelligent debate on these issues.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


A very innovative condom commercial . . .

Friday, October 27, 2006

Basic rule of defining words

Bush has apparently forgotten the basic rule of defining a word—you can't use the word itself to define it.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A new superhero

Thanks to "The Daily Show", we have a new superhero—George Bush as . . . The Decider

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Deep Thoughts

Well, a completely unscientific quiz from some random website has confirmed that I am, in fact, a Deep Thinker. For all of you who may have doubted, here is the proof . . .

Your Scholastic Strength Is Deep Thinking

You aren't afraid to delve head first into a difficult subject, with mastery as your goal.
You are talented at adapting, motivating others, managing resources, and analyzing risk.

You should major in:

Foreign language

You can find out what you should major in by taking the quiz yourself, but don't come crying to me if the result is "Don't Bother." I'll be off somewhere Thinking Deeply.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Trunk Monkey—Chaperone edition

The Trunk Monkey can be there when you can't . . .

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Così perfetto!

I knew it—and now I have a completely random internet quiz result to verify it.

My inner European is . . .


Passionate and colorful.
You show the world what culture really is.

You can find out who your inner European is by taking the quiz yourself.


Friday, October 20, 2006

What is President Bush's job?

As he does so often, Jon Stewart finds the root of the problem. Why does Bush seem incompetent? Apparently, he's not quite clear on what is job actually is.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Trunk Monkey—physician edition

The Trunk Monkey plays a doctor on TV . . .

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

New Heros—Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson

This post from Go Fug Yourself gave me yet another reason to admire Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson. Here's an excerpt from the post Well Played: Kate Winslet . . .
How much do we love Kate Winslet? A lot. She never shows up with her boob hanging out, or wearing formal shorts, or sheer culottes, or leggings. She doesn't go to Hyde and start yelling about the characteristics of people's ladyparts, or give interviews where she sniffs that she can't believe people aren't feeding their babies organic peas grown on their own acreage. She has not hired Rachel Zoe and wasted away down to a child's size pants. (In fact, in this week's EW, she says that Emma Thompson once told her that if she [Kate] lost weight, Emma would "never fucking speak to [her] again," and that is one of the reasons we love Emma Thompson, even if she sometimes shows up places in unflattering bodices.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Getting to know me

OK, so maybe it's not enough to know that I'm a d12 polyhedral. Maybe you should also know that according to the Sesame Street Personality Quiz, I am . . .


Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you loveable - even if you don't love them!

You are usually feeling: Logical - you rarely let your emotions rule you

You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil

How you life your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others

Frankly, I always thought I was a bit more Ernie, but who am I to argue with the results of this finely tuned test.

You can find out which Sesame Street character you are by taking The Sesame Street Personality Quiz

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Trunk Monkey—prankster edition

The Trunk Monkey vs. those pesky kids . . .

Sunday, October 15, 2006

In the jungle

I saw this video on another blog, and it just made me laugh . . .

Saturday, October 14, 2006

An awkward job interview

Funny, I've had a number of job interviews lately, and my Microsoft Office User Specialist certification (in Excel, thank you very much) has not had quite the same impact. Still, it's a pretty funny commercial.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Trunk Monkey—so many uses

The Trunk Monkey is not simply a auto-theft prevention device . . .

Thursday, October 12, 2006

When the boss is away

A new sport—office chair crew . . .

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kids in cubicles

I saw this Comcast digital cable commercial on another blog, and I had to post it here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Better than The Club®

It's the Trunk Monkey—the ultimate car security system.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Dangerous snow plow

As this reporter learns too late, you should always keep your eyes open for incoming snow plows.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

And you thought you knew me

How can you think you know me if you don't know which polyhedral I am? In the interest of helping you to know me in a deeper and more meaningful way, I'll let you know that. . .

I am a d12

You can find out which polyhedral you are by taking the quiz at

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Be a Presidential Speechwriter

Eyegas has a new online game—Make Your Own Bush Speech—that lets you play presidential speechwriter. Just choose your words from the available options (including several different sound effects) and move them down to the speech creation section. When you're happy with the results, hit "play", and you'll hear your speech in Bush's very own words. Priceless.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

White & Nerdy

A friend forwarded this video to me a few days ago, and I can't stop playing it! I've never considered myself a fan of "Weird Al" Yankovic, but I think this one is pretty funny.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Star Trek versions of un-motivational posters

Echosphere has a very funny series of motivational poster parodies based on Star Trek. You can find the whole series here.

This poster is one of my favorites . . .

(If you can't read the tagline, it says "Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Ensign Ricky are beaming down to the planet. Guess who's not coming back." The line is from an post "Top 10 Things I Hate About Star Trek.")

Monday, October 02, 2006

Daily Show report on Clinton's Chris Wallace interview

I always LOVE the Daily Show. I particularly love how they continually skewer the mainstream media—showing what they leave out or twist around.

This Bill Clinton interview is a great example—Chris Wallace asks an incredibly partisan question and Clinton's response is at first a bit angry, but then he provides factual answers to Wallace's question. Of course, the reporting on the interview only focuses on the angry part of the response.

You can see it all here . . .

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Al Gore on Saturday Night Live

I recently saw a re-run of the 05/13/2006 episode of "Saturday Night Live." Al Gore did the opening skit—Parallel Universe—in which he was speaking from the Oval Office as if he had actually been elected President (or should I say been awarded the Presidency?)

In this parallel universe, the budget surplus is a mere several trillion dollars, cars run on trash, glaciers are on the attack, and Saudia Arabia needs foreign aid.

I thought it was very funny. I can't seem to post the video here directly, but here's a link to the Crooks and Liars page where it is posted:

Al Gore on Saturday Night Live

Or you can see it at Al Gore's website:

Al Gore Opens Saturday Night Live

Thanks to Ticklebooth for the link.