Thursday, December 17, 2009

Slow-Mo Dinky Explosions

Man has always loved his precious toy cars, but when the cars say, 'No More!':

Anything in wide-screen, slow-motion and featuring Ode to Joy is a win in my books.

Two Simpsons Posts in a Row

Remember those Simpsons posters with a butt-load of characters on a yellow background, well here's another one. And it's updated!

It's gotten to the point where I don't necessarily recognize that many of the new characters, but who cares. At least I wasn't born in the 90's. Losers.

Click on the picture to see it in full. It looks like it's done by a fan and I'm a little creeped out by the addition of the ghost of Maude. Ah well.

Springfield Still Life

Here's a really cool T-shirt new from Threadless this week.


More at Threadless

Iron Man 2 Trailer

Here's the trailer for Iron Man 2. I think it looks awesome. Here's why:

1. Robert Downey Jr. is hilarious
2. Sam Rockwell is in it
3. Scarlett Johansson is in it
4. Don Cheadle replaced Terrence Howard

I'm also a big fan of the fact that his secret identity isn't secret. It's a refreshing addition to all the super-hero movies of late. Now as soon as we can drop the use of the song 'Iron Man', this movie will be perfect.

I have no comment on this gold-toothed, laser-whipping, Russian Mickey Rourke.

The Bucks Hire Actors to Cheer for Them

Milwaukee Bucks big-man Andrew Bogut will be purchasing 100 seats in the lower bowl for every home game this season for fans who are willing to make asses of themselves:

"I saw a couple of fans in Houston singing and stuff,'' Bogut said of why he decided to form Squad 6. "I wanted to do something for the atmosphere at the Bradley Center. So we had auditions. It was basically the crazier and louder you are, the more of a chance you had of getting free tickets. ... But, if you're in the squad and somebody sees you're not doing what you're supposed to be doing, you don't get tickets for the next game.''

I think Bogut is a genius for doing this because there's nothing better than a badass home crowd, with the exception of the Boston Celtics. It reminds me of the gang with cowbells in Sacramento in the early 2000's. On the other hand, it is pretty much the same as hiring actors to play the role of fans for your team. They held auditions, they have wardrobe requirements (Bucks-wear), and they have an agreement that if you don't do your part, you're replaced. I guess the fear of being kicked out of 'Squad 6' is what makes the fans so crazy. Apparently they would sing 'Dude Looks Like a Lady' every time Joakim Noah touched the ball last time the Bulls were in town. Kinda funny.

Good for you Milwaukee, you've pushed back the sale of your team by at least a year.

Everyone's Happy!

...because they heard Focus Interruptus is back!