Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Movie Trailer Of The Day: Fireproof

OMG!!!!! Kirk Cameron has a new movie coming out, and it looks amazing. But then.. it's Kirk Cameron, who only does amazing, DUH.

I can't wait to read what Pat Collins says about it.


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I am eternally grateful to Megan for this link.

SNL Clip Of The Day: Reliable Investments

Too soon?


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10 Manliest Comic Superheroes Of The Day

From Chick and BamKapow.com. Their criteria for "manlinessness": lack of fashion sense, repressed feelings and a willingness to fight at the drop of a hat.

Now, I know lists like this tend to stir up you stickler comic book types, so direct your complaints to BamKapow.com. I've never even heard of half these characters.



10. CAPTAIN AMERICA

Captain America is a lot like Batman in that he fights with his fists, is a bit of a rebel, and tends to take the moral high ground. But unlike Batman, Cap is a badass 24/7. Steve Rogers (his real identity) is just as manly a man as Captain America. Cap also doesn’t need a bunch of fancy doo-dads like Batman, but gets things done with a simple shield.


9. OPTIMUS PRIME

OP is a truck that can transform into a robot that kicks Megatron ass and has a dysfunctional authoritarian complex. He’s a trucker, and truckers are manly. (Optimus Prime sounds like a credit card to me - C.)


8. BATMAN

Points off for all the gadgets and gizmos he uses; while some may hail his utility belt as a wonderful piece of crime-fighting equipment, all we see is a glorified fanny pack. Still, the Caped Crusader has a dark, dysfunctional personality and drives a bitchin' car, so he makes the list.


7. GRIFTER

Grifter is the crude and tough cowboy type from the WildC.A.T.S. He enjoys spending his days doing things like cleaning his guns, shooting his guns, cleaning his guns again, and then smoking while shooting his guns before retiring for a one night stand.


6. THE PUNISHER

A troubled Vietnam vet (aren't they all?), The Punisher is excessively violent, and he has no qualms about picking a fight or ending it with a shotgun. Don't f*ck with him, or he'll punish you.


5. GUNG HO

Gung: a shirtless, tattooed, camo-wearing Marine, a gumbo-eating, trash-talking, Cajun swamp rat who prefers chewing with his mouth open and farting in front of ladies.


4. HELLBOY

Rude, crude and a demon from Down Under (and we don't mean Australia), Hellboy packs a giant stone fist that he uses to pummel Nazis and large bulbous demon creatures that look vaguely like butt-plugs.


3. WOLVERINE

Logan has all the things you want in a manly-man superhero: a violent nature, the ability to take a beating and lots of body hair. He'll also steal another man's best girl (Jean Grey) and was once a lumberjack. And don't forget those claws. His motto: "I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do isn't very nice." Word.


2. LOBO

Originally an alien mercenary and bounty hunter, Lobo was created as a backlash to all things ‘manly’ in superheroes, and a parody of characters like Wolverine and Punisher. When he's not trying to assassinate Santa Claus or kicking Superman's ass, Lobo flies around on his 'hover' chopper-bike while smoking cigars and stealing candy from little girls. (He was a great sheriff, too. -C)


1. CONAN

From Conan The Barbarian:

"Conan, what is best in life?"

"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women."

'Nuff said.

FAIL! Pic Of The Day

Hmm. I'm gonna pass. Thanks, though.



From Bubbasmom and Failblog.org

News Stories Of The Day

Stories that affect your world today.

The first is from Brooke, who says, "Yes, that is my hometown -- a great reason to tell my family why I don't come home often... I'm afraid of being asausaged in the morning." ZING!

Assault With An 8-Inch Sausage

The second is from Wendy in CA and Kris, who asks, "What type of evidence can you admit in court? Curled nose hairs? Burn marks?? What??

Man Arrested For Farting At Cop

Next up, a piece from Greg and Megan, who writes, "If this guy is truly on the loose, we're all in trouble. Bowl cuts & furtive glances for everyone!"

Worst Composite Sketch Ever

Finally, some truly heartbreaking news from Blong. "Deep bummage. The wife and I had already booked our trip in June," he says.

ABBA Museum Opening Delayed


Clip Of The Day: Head Crusher vs. Face Pincher

A classic from Kids In The Hall.

Roller Coaster Screams Of The Day

A great idea from TigergirlM. Some of these aren't from coasters but other rides, like the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, and a few begged for some (shitty) Photoshop help. All are better if you click for a larger view, especially the last one. There's a lot going on in that pic.


















Many thanks to LOTD reader Peter for the Freddie Mercury lookalike pic and the second-to-last pic.

Update: a late addition from Marla. Epileptic seizures are fun!



Update #2.. a pic from Mala, who writes, "Really, my son is having fun. Honest. (I'm so not winning mother of the year. again.)"



Monday, September 29, 2008

SNL Clip Of The Day: Debbie Downer Does Disney

I've known people like this. I killed every one of them and buried them in my back yard.

Classic Vid Of The Day: Triumph In Quebec

Oui, oui! Link from Josh - merci, dude.


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Craigslist Ad Of The Day - Manly Bike

From Catherine. Click pic for larger view.

Stupid Product Labels Of The Day

Side effects of a litigious society. Some are surely Photoshopped, but hey, that's the internet.

And don't call me Shirley.




Time for your bath, kids.


Yellow Pages cover


Scooter


I bet it has happened.


Just because it's flushable doesn't mean you should scrub your ass with it.


Firelog. Risk of fire.




The Shuffle is ok but the bigger ones are hell to pass.


You'll still get paid if the ticket is crumpled


Peanuts. Contains peanuts.




Engrish




Tell your dog not to drive a car after he takes this.

"Caption This" Photo Of The Day

Too easy?



Thanks for the pic, Lola.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Final Tributes To Paul Newman

With his passing on Friday, Paul Newman leaves behind an inspirational, 83-year legacy of talent, love and compassion. This morning family, friends and colleagues are paying tribute to the prolific film star, race-car aficionado and passionate philanthropist.

"There is a point where feelings go beyond words. I have lost a real friend. My life—and this country—is better for his being in it." —Robert Redford, who costarred with Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting

"I was blessed to have known him. The world is better because of him. Sometimes God makes perfect people and Paul Newman was one of them." —Sally Field, his costar in Absence of Malice

"The history of movies without Paul Newman? It's unthinkable. His presence, his beauty, his physical eloquence, the emotional complexity he could conjure up and transmit though his acting in so many movies—where would we be without him?" —Martin Scorsese, who directed Newman in his Oscar-winning performance in The Color of Money

"I've never met anyone who didn't feel lucky to know him. Paul embodied the very best of us. He was who we all wanted to be when we grew up." —John Cusack

"He was one of those guys who was an inspiration to my whole life." —Russell Crowe

"He was my hero." —Julia Roberts

"Paul was a very fine actor and a really good race driver. But mostly, he personified humanity—always taking care of those who were less fortunate. For me, this will be his legacy." —David Letterman

"He was one of the greatest screen actors of all time and a beautiful man. I think an era just ended." —Daniel Craig, who costarred with Newman in The Road to Perdition

"I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Newman. He was an amazing human being, and one of the most generous men I have ever known. He was a great ambassador for our sport and he will be greatly missed by the entire motor-sports community. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends." —racing champ Helio Castroneves

"Paul Newman's craft was acting. His passion was racing. His love was his family and friends. And his heart and soul were dedicated to helping make the world a better place for all." —Robert Forrester, vice chairman of Newman's Own Foundation, which has donated more than $250 million to charities worldwide

"All who knew him, worked with him and who have been touched by his kindness and generosity are extremely fortunate. It was Paul's dream that the camps continue to thrive and provide laughter to children who need it most, and we will keep that dream alive." —statement from the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, which Newman founded in 1988 for children with serious medical needs

"Paul Newman played many unforgettable roles. But the ones for which he was proudest never had top billing on the marquee. Devoted husband. Loving father. Adoring grandfather. Dedicated philanthropist...Always and to the end, Dad was incredibly grateful for his good fortune. In his own words: 'It's been a privilege to be here.' He will be profoundly missed by those whose lives he touched, but he leaves us with extraordinary inspiration to draw upon. During this difficult time, we ask for privacy for our family." —statement from Newman's three daughters, Elinor, Melissa and Claire, whose mother is Oscar-winning actress Joanne Woodward

News Story Of The Day: Newman's Humor

This made me laugh.

Newman's Sly Sense Of Humor Was On A Roll

By DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press Writer
Sat Sep 27, 3:07 PM ET

My managing editor at the Westport (Conn.) News in the summer of 1979 had but one goal — talking to Paul Newman — but when the time came, she was woefully unprepared.

Westport's most famous resident had called the office to suggest a story idea. She answered and was convinced it was a crank.

"Sure, you're Paul Newman," she said, angrily crashing the phone back into its cradle.
But after making a few checks, we determined it really WAS Newman.

A handyman who renovated an old barn on Newman's property into a projection room had become seriously ill. Newman wanted to throw a party to show off his work.

The local paper was welcome to send a reporter and a photographer, with one condition: We were to do our work without the guest of honor learning who we were, so the story could be a surprise when the paper was delivered next week.


After some deliberation, I was given the assignment. About to be a junior in college, I had worked hard that summer for meager wages. This was a reward.

So I drove my beat-up Dodge Dart onto the long driveway approaching Newman's home. A woman walked down to meet me. The hired help? Not quite. It was Joanne Woodward.


Newman and I stood outside of the projection room for a few minutes talking about his handyman. Newman swore a lot. I was a college student; I thought that was cool.

During the party, I mingled and did my work surreptitiously, asking the man's friends stories about him to fill out the story with personal details.

When the first person told me to go into the bathroom and check out the toilet paper, I found it a little odd. When the second person said it, I was intrigued. By the time it was mentioned a third time, I knew my next destination.

The roll of tissue by the toilet paper was emblazoned with a famous actor's face. Every sheet of it.

"Greetings from Robert Redford!" it said.


I ripped off a few sheets and stuffed them into my pocket, a summer's favorite souvenir.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Movie Of The Day: Cool Hand Luke

A few classic scenes from one of Paul Newman's greatest films. You'll see a lot of familiar faces in these clips. George Kennedy won an Oscar, even though his performance is a bit over the top.

Luke and the warden (the fantastic Strother Martin) don't hit it off. One of the all-time great movie quotes. The sound on this one is low, sorry.



The boxing scene.



The poker scene.



"I can eat 50 eggs." A little long, but a great scene.



The car wash scene. Scandalous.




Might as well pimp it. Buy the DVD:



Or watch it here (streaming or downloadable):



Paul Newman: 1925-2008

We've lost one of the greats. Paul Newman has died of cancer at age 83.

Here's a tribute to Paul that I found on YouTube, with clips from my favorite Newman film, Cool Hand Luke.



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Friday, September 26, 2008

Commercial Of The Day: Diesel XXX (NSFW)

The spot is called "Diesel XXX - SFW" but it's not SFW, really. Very clever, guv'na.

My thanks to TheMovieGuru, Cajun Willie and Seth -- all sent me this link today.

Watch it quick before they yank it. Pun intended.


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Clever Ad Placement Of The Day

From Hutchlover, who flipped this switch on and off about 30 times before snapping the photo.


Vid Of The Day: Planet Earth (NSFW)

I laughed. Especially at the lion. Good stuff from the MILF-tastic Lola.

NSFW - language and animal attacks (though nothing too gory or shocking)



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Words I Like Of The Day

I dig words. There's been some talk here lately about cool words, so here are some I like. What are some of yours?

quibble
rapscallion
pilfer
behemoth
claque
gauche
dolt
foist (possibly my favorite word)
bedlam
ruckus
ne'er-do-well
hoodlum
squat
quixotic
grub
petulant
deign
salubrious
maleficent (we've seen Sleeping Beauty too many times around here)
troglodyte
boor
persnickety (which isn't a word; the actual word is pernickety)
mercurial

And a few words that annoy me:

fixin's (WTF is a fixin'? "Come to our cookout for hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixin's!" How about I fix my foot in your ass? That's what I'm fixin' to do.)

signage (just say SIGNS, motherfucker)

closure (it's the thing on the back of a bra, not anything to do with you feeling better)

trousers (Pants! PANTS! Not trousers, not slacks.. PANTS!)

And three words which, when mispronounced, make me want to snatch the tongue out of the mouth of the speaker and stomp it into dust.

district (especially with district attorney. I stopped watching Medium because Patricia Arquette says "districK attorney" -- and they gave her an Emmy!)

realtor (Not "real-a-tor," ya hillbilly)

nuclear (only 39 days until we no longer have to hear this from our president)

Vid Of The Day: Ernest's Secret

I guess when you're that old, you say pretty much whatever the hell you want, whenever the hell you want.

Many thanks to Wade for the link.


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I always liked Ernest Borgnine... except in From Here To Eternity, when he played a real sumbitch. Great movie, btw, if you haven't seen it. Better than it looks (we've all seen the making-out-in-the-surf scene but the film is more drama than romance). Fantastic cast: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Borgnine, Donna Reed, Jack Warden and George "Superman" Reeves in a small part.

Vid Of The Day: Don't Call Me Grandma

Hells yeah.

From TheMovieGuru.



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Famous Fuglies Of The Day

Hollywood's homeliest... but don't feel too sorry for them. They are all richer than you or me (except the dead ones). I'm no looker myself, but damn, these people make my eyes hurt.

I'll be nice and not use last names.



kd


Carrot


Snaggle


Iggy


Amy


Clint


Tim


Tori


Clay


Jabba


Marty


Star (before her miraculous non-surgical weight loss)


Steve


Esther


Jay


Anne


Michael


Michael


Perez


Rachel


Michael


Linda


Lyle


Marilyn


Amanda


Jon


Gary


Howard


D.J.


Flava


Willem


Martha


Steven

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