Archive for the ‘Okay, This is just FUNNY’ Category

Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa’s Telkom | U.S. | Reuters

September 10, 2009

Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds — the time it took for only four percent of the data to be transferred using a Telkom line.

via Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa’s Telkom | U.S. | Reuters.

That’s hilarious.

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iowahawk: “Lion of Leinenkugel” Norm Snitker, 62, Laid to Rest

August 29, 2009

DANGER! Extreme parody alert!  If you are in serious mourning over the passing of Sen. Kennedy, DO NOT FOLLOW THIS LINK.  For all others in possession of what mental health professionals call a ‘sense of humor’, read it now from a comfortable seated position.

iowahawk: The Mary Hamsher Moore Show

April 15, 2009

This is amazing.  Just when you think it can’t get any funnier, it does.

That’s Entertainment

January 22, 2009

I could learn to like this guy IowaHawk.

Things I’ve Always Wanted to Do …

January 22, 2009

Not that I would do this of course, but doesn’t it sound like fun.

Sarah Palin – Unleashed

October 6, 2008

Where the hell has this been for the last three weeks?  Did it really take this long to get Palin up to speed on national issues or has the McCain campaign management just been guilty of not trusting her?  I know which way I’m betting.

An American Carol

October 6, 2008

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first.  This is not a good movie as it was shown today.  It may be that there are additional scenes filmed that will be included in a new edit to be released on DVD that will improve the flow, but the print that I saw tonight felt more like a mashup of two extended Saturday Night Live skits instead of a feature film.

Overall the film feels rushed even though individual scenes feel pretty good and some ran a bit long.  This gives me hope that a DVD release may help if they can rework the film a bit to improve the flow.  Perhaps uneven is a better description than rushed.  Remember though that we’re still talking about an extremely broad comedy that is far closer to Commedia dell’arte than Oscar Wilde; so perhaps I’m making too much of it.  On to the good things.

If you’re not expecting a particularly good film, there’s a lot to like about this movie and it’s great entertainment.  The Blues Brothers, for example, is not a good movie but is tremendously entertaining.  Casting is spot on, the acting is first rate throughout and the direction seems competent.    The opening scene has music by Lynyrd Skynyrd and the credits roll to Trace Adkins, but in between is mostly good orchestral film score material.

I expected the screen time for the ghosts to be more even and was therefore disappointed that Washington was limited to one scene.  Fortunately, it was the best scene in the film and also the most serious.  Most of the film was carried by Kelsey Grammer playing George Patton, a job to which he is remarkably well suited.  He carries the role with strength, conviction, and a touch of humor.  Kevin Farley is a little too cynical as Michael Moore Malone.  Bill O’Reilly plays himself to excellent effect, Dennis Hopper owns his role, and Trace Adkins delivers one line very well.  I suspect that line will become a call and response for conservatives in uncertain circumstances.

The movie would have worked better for me as either a straight satire without the slapstick or as a standard Zucker physical comedy.  There’s plenty of material to support either one and there are great scenes for each.  It’s the combination that doesn’t play well for me.  I like vanilla custard and bratwurst; just not together.  If you have a chance to see it this week you should do so because it won’t be in theaters after Thursday.  You’ll laugh until you cry at some bits and that’s more than I can say for anything that Michael Moore has ever produced.

Doing my part for Global Warming

September 9, 2008

Yep, that’s ‘Green Roy’ to you from now on.  My plan to combat global warming has begun (and I don’t even believe in global warming).  It goes something like this: Cause hell to freeze harder than than Hillary staring down Bill in a sexual harassment seminar.  Tough assignment, but I’m on the job.

How, you coyly enquire?  I’m pleased and proud to report that as of 9 p.m. tonight I’m now a credentialed member of the media.  That’s right folks; starting this week I’ll be working my electronically stained fingers to the bone to ensure that no parent of a child in the Rockwall ISD athletic program at the high school level need ever fear going an entire season without seeing their beloved offspring immortalized in the free newspaper with the highest circulation in the smallest county in Texas.

The Horde in Alaska???

August 31, 2008

I want to know the backstory on this one.  The bear skin is great too.  I think we’re really going to enjoy Palin.

Last Word on the Stimulus Package

August 30, 2008

Maybe work safe, but why take a chance?  Enjoy in the safety and comfort of your own abode.