Archive for May, 2010

In the June/July issue of Esquire, cover model Tom Cruise has this to say:

Because we do live in a cynical world. It’s easy to be cynical. Making the choice not to be cynical is important. You can keep dwelling on what didn’t work, or you can figure out how to fix it. Which is what being a parent is all about. You know, I’m married to such a special woman. Every night before we go to sleep, Kate and I look at each other and it’s like, How’d we do today?

I think you will agree it is fairly similar to…
“We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You… complete me.”

Having said that, the Jerry Maguire quote I remember most is: “I will not rest until I have you holding a Coke, wearing your own shoe, playing a Sega game *featuring you*, while singing your own song in a new commercial, *starring you*, broadcast during the Superbowl, in a game that you are winning, and I will not *sleep* until that happens. I’ll give you fifteen minutes to call me back.”
Well, that and…
“Jump in my nightmare, the water is warm.”

Shit! Now I’m thinking about Kelly Preston sharing this honest moment with Jerry after sex.
Avery Bishop: “If you ever want me to be with another woman for you, I’d do it. It’s not something I’m interested in. Once, yeah, it seemed normal, but it was just a phase, a college thing, like torn Levi’s or law school for you. Would you like something from the kitchen? I’m gonna get some fruit.”

Tom Cruise, I gotta say, you are hanging on by a very thin thread and I dig that about you!

iPad Magic

Posted: 2010/05/31 in Uncategorized
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You don’t need an explanation to understand this or to notice that there are some pretty cool magic tricks here. Apple have to be impressed with the effort. In case you do need an explanation, here you go: “「コミュニケーションの過去と未来」 をテーマに、iPadを使用したマジックです。 人は「伝える」ために様々な発明をしてきました。 人の歴史はコミュニケーションの歴史でもあります。”

That’s the funniest story I’ve ever heard. Can you tell me again? Do you have the time?

According to, an 89-year-old pensioner says he was shocked when an internet search for a crossword clue left him looking looking at porn.

Jack Sedgewick had been trying to solve the clue “Wild Asian Ass (6)” which was 14 across on his puzzle when he got the rude results.

The great-granddad claims he had typed the clue into a search engine before clicking through various results trying to find the answer.

He’s reported as saying he was then sickened and shocked by the photos and videos of naked Asian girls he saw, though he continued clicking because he is a dedicated crossworder. Although to be fair that’s the excuse I would have given.

But the story has a happy ending (as did many of the search results), Jack eventually found the answer “onager”, by changing his search to ‘donkey sanctuaries’.

Here’s some wild Asian ass.

Spooky, what’s wrong with you?!
You’ve been watching football for three weeks and forgot to feed me…what’s wrong with you, man?

I guarantee that amongst all the slick big budget SA 2010 ads you are likely to see in the build up over the next 2 weeks, MTV have produced the strangest.

Vodka eyeballing means pouring vodka straight in to your eye rather than in to your mouth and there are about 1,000 videos on YouTube of people performing this stunt, either as a dare or as a way to fast-track the effects of the vodka.

Apparently the pain of pouring vodka in to your eye is replaced by an instant high and then what is described as a ‘deeper state of drunkenness’.

The Daily Mail seems to have been the first to report on this new trend in the UK after it started amongst American college students. They interviewed one student Melissa Fontaine, whose left eye has been permanently damaged by vodka eyeballing. Her eye now waters all the time and she says she is in constant pain. She says she wishes she could turn back the clock on what she did.

How Dangerous is Vodka Eyeballing?
Dr. Richard Rosen of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary warns, “It’s like using paint stripper on the surface of your eye.”

Obviously this is a stupid dangerous thing to do in the name of getting drunk and showing off, but since the purpose of this blog is to bring you info on all things interesting, I’m fairly confident many people will now be searching YouTube for videos of people trying it out.

Yo what up? I just walked into that door. I don’t know If you seen it but my forehead hurts.

Meanwhile, in Russia…a children’s TV programme was passing on an important message. Don’t even try to work out a context for this.

Late last night, Gawker put up a summary of some of the new reviews for Sex and the City 2, and to say that this film is a critical disaster might be the understatement of the year. Some of the highlights? Rex Reed’s review in The New York Observer noted: “Sarah Jessica Parker looks better after her face mole was surgically removed, so why does her hair look like 20 pounds of mattress stuffing?” Here’s more:

The only thing memorable about Sex and the City 2 is the number two part, which describes it totally, if you get my drift. Everything else in this deadly, brainless exercise in pointless tedium is dedicated to the screeching audacity of delusional self-importance that convinces these people the whole world is waiting desperately to watch two hours and 25 minutes of platform heels, fake orgasms and preposterous clothes. It is to movies what fried dough is to nutrition.”

Dragging its deplorable carcass into infinity, Sex and the City 2 is so bad you can’t even watch the trailer. Almost everyone who has ever appeared on the TV series reappears to mutter two or three lines that contribute nothing to the film they’re in. The women-too old now to pout, whine and babble about their wet dreams, affluent and successful for reasons that are never clear-are all vain, narcissistic, selfish, superficial and really rather stupid. The actors work hard to perform triage, but they’ve been playing these roles so long they’ve grown moss. The insipid screenplay and catatonic direction seem chloroformed. Both are by Michael Patrick King. He’s an expert at product placement and marketing (the end credits list hundreds of free plugs for everything from limousines to breakfast cereal), but I seriously doubt if he could direct Jeeps in the middle of the Mojave desert.”

USA Today, “An insult to the memory of the cleverly written show and its celebration of friendship, it’s a slap in the face for the four gal pals (often photographed at unflattering angles) and an affront to Muslims.”

TIME Magazine, “A movie gaudy enough to make Dancing with the Stars seem dignified.”

Globe and Mail, “But the best, most irrefutable reason why Sex and the City 2 deserves one-half a shining star. It’s worse than Sex and the City 1, and that alone is a remarkable achievement.

Even the great critic Roger Ebert said, “Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of Sex and the City 2 are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row.”

Well, at least the reviews are entertaining. I had a feeling the film would not be.

This Is Spinal Tap (officially spelled This Is Spın̈al Tap, with a non-functional umlaut over the letter n — n-diaeresis — and a dotless letter i) is a 1984 rock musical documentary directed by Rob Reiner about the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap. The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard-rock and heavy-metal musical bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time.
If you don’t already know about this great film, move away and hang your head in shame.