Burn: Indianapolis wastes time out on challenge; Vinatieri scores

Well, that was a stupid challenge of the number of men on the field. One would think that would have been visible to the coaches upstairs.

Hey, look, it's a Coke commercial featuring strange, creepy animated characters! Plus, it's Euro-friendly since no one says anything in it meaning Coke can play it just about anywhere in the Western hemisphere or Europe.

Now, for the talking gorillas. Wasn't there some talking chimp or something from a few years ago that was a brief sensation? Something about talking frogs or something. That wasn't that bad. The talking gorillas were.

Ceiling hair?

I think it was Nissan that had an ad for people who have Big Hair and have trouble fitting into cars. Their Sentra has a wonderful new feature giving more headroom, saving those with mohawks, B-52s, and cowboy hats.

Super Bowl commercials: ultra violent?

Unfortunately, I missed the first half of the Super Bowl because I was engaging in a sport - mountain biking - rather than just sitting on my couch like a lardass. But, now I'm back and let the lardassnessism begin!

First, we turn to Shukakitty at DailyKos, who's scared:

Virtually all the ads during the first quarter (if not the first half and more) featured violence prominently - people slapping each other, smacking each other, manhandling a mouse and even an older gentleman. I fear the admen and women, who spend quite a bit of money learning how to speak to the current populace, have learned that violence, dissing someone, making a fool out of someone, is what sells. This is what is seen as funny these days. This makes me sad.

Internet to teens: please stop "fence plowing"

The Internet is up to its old tricks again, this time encouraging teens to engage in "fence plowing". When I first heard of that I thought it involved troubled teens driving cars into fences. In actual fact, the "extreme sport" involves running into a fence, no mechanical assistance involved.

Needless to say, the fact that troubled teenagers got this idea from the Internet is extremely discouraging to those few legitimate operators on the 'Net, such as this site. And, we join with our fellow high-quality sites to oppose this practice. The 'Net has a cornucopia of information, but it has its dark alleys as well. I encourage all readers to stay in the light. Please don't spoil it for the rest of us.

California to mandate compact fluorescent lightbulbs?

All Californians issued a desperate plea to the rest of America today as the news was released that California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine wants to ban the use of incandescent lighting and mandate that they be replaced with compact fluorescent lighting. The target date for the state government to interfere in Californians' lives at the microscopic level of light bulbs is set for 2012. The "How Many Legislators Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb Act" might be introduced this week.

Car emergency hammers (LifeHammer) seems to work

On a recent episode of the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters program, Adam and Jamie tried to find out how to escape from a sinking car. They and I were surprised that the only ways they were able to break the windows of a car door that had been submerged in water was with one of the emergency car hammers (such as a LifeHammer). This episode doesn't appear to be online, but general tips on safety relating to flooded cars are here.

Nothing at Violent Acres deserves to be read, much less dugg

Violent Acres is the name of a "blog" that's achieved what little fame its had by complaining... about being dugg! "Dugg", of course, is the past participle of "digg", named after the famous web site where paid editors spend hours each day driving useless traffic to other useless sites.

This attempt by "VA" is clearly just an attempt to get attention by complaining about the attention-getting process.

Isaiah Washington sent to reeducation camp

Good news from Hollywood, as Life & Style can exclusively report that Isaiah Washington - who plays Preston Burke on Grey's Anatomy on the TV - has been sent to a reeducation center where he hopes to be cured of his mental afflictions. This relates to extremely anti-human remarks he made concerning fellow cast member T.R. Knight's sexual status, which is believed to be gay. A full rehabilitation might be possible, but no prognosis has been yet forthcoming. No one who thinks such thoughts belongs in polite society, and it is good to see that he'll be getting the help he needs.

Jennifer Love Hewitt makes being a bum worthwhile!

Being a bum - or "homeless" as the PC Police would have it - is a difficult existence. However, occasionally there are upsides. For instance, those homeless persons lucky enough to have been seeking food, clothing, and shelter at the Los Angeles Mission on December 22, 2006 were treated not only to a lucious gourmet meal, but a lucious server as well! None other than Jennifer Love Hewitt donned kitchen apron and hat, and wielded her tongs in the service of the community.

Dina Matos McGreevey: "The Silent Partner"

The former wife of New Jersey governor James McGreevey ("I'm a Gay-American") is penning a memoir called "The Silent Partner" to be released in May. You can pre-order it at the link, and it looks to be hot:

a tale of love and betrayal, of heartbreak and scandal . . . and ultimately, hope.

It's not known whether it will be a tell-all or not, but she definitely knows where the bones are buried.


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