Here is my official Saturday morning LOL. I say this because I really LOL'd. Not like people you talk to on instant messenger and respon...

PG Porn: Helpful Bus - Uncensored! Uber Funny. I Promise

Here is my official Saturday morning LOL. I say this because I really LOL'd. Not like people you talk to on instant messenger and respond to your message "man, I can't believe it's only 3" with an "LOL". Because if you didn't really LOL and your type LOL the terrorist win.

So with that. Here is PG Porn: Helpful Bus - Uncensored!

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Being a big fan of Edgar Wright I can't help but get giddy for this film. If you don't know who he is, he directed Shaun of the Dead...

Edgar Wrights: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - Movie Trailer

Being a big fan of Edgar Wright I can't help but get giddy for this film. If you don't know who he is, he directed Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and one of the best television shows ever, Spaced.

Although he's working with the very 2 dimensional Michael Cera, I am eager to see this film. Uber eager. Hence my giddiness.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Movie Trailer

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There are only a handful of things I can't do. These are them. 10. Get full off sushi 9. Touch dead things 8. Watch Dirty Dancing 7....

10 Things I Can't Do

There are only a handful of things I can't do. These are them.

10. Get full off sushi

9. Touch dead things

8. Watch Dirty Dancing

7. Try on clothing

6. Please my family

5. Tuck in my shirt

4. Listen to Country music

3. Find an excuse to wear my old leather jacket

2. Put pineapple on a pizza

1. Flip through anymore channels upon discovering Die Hard is on

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If you're only going to watch one video this week, one video that will leave you as speechless as the words to this song, make it this o...

Best Lryics Ever?

If you're only going to watch one video this week, one video that will leave you as speechless as the words to this song, make it this one.



Here is one I can't mess up the words on.

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Although I've been unblessed with a horrific singing voice, it has not restricted me from singing loudly throughout my days. Showering, ...

5 Songs I Horribly Learned The Words Wrong To

Although I've been unblessed with a horrific singing voice, it has not restricted me from singing loudly throughout my days. Showering, driving, cooking, bothering those around me. I always seem to find time in my day to be musically boisterous. With all this singing, I don't always have time to learn the words to the songs so I tend come up with the lyrics that I hear in my head. After time, I just assume I'm right. Although there is always that day when someone says "What did you just sing?" This is the point when I sadly realize I am wrong. This seems to happen more often than I'd like and even more the songs I sing the most. Which songs are they? Here are the top 5 songs I was singing incorrectly.

5. Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band: I never questioned why you'd rev up a douche in the middle of the night. But how does make less sense than "Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night"? Who was higher? Me when I heard it or them when they wrote it?

4. Hold On Loosely - .38 Special: Apparently no one is concerned that Lucy might just let go.

3. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon and Garfunkel: For a few years I swore that someone partly saved a girl named Rosemary, and they did it on time.

2. The Joker - Steve Miller: Sadly this was a VERY recent discovery. A year ago I was driving around with my friend Elizabeth when The Joker began to play in the car. A smile hit my face when I realized I could show off a bit while singing a classic which I proudly knew all the words to. This was a short lived victory when Elizabeth quickly asked me why if someone liked your beaches, would they be shaking your tree?

1. Little Red Corvette - Prince: A 13 year old running down the hall singing "Pay The Rent Come On Babe, Wahooooo!" in front of his older sister is bound for a lifetime of to torment and reminders that a Corvette is a much better focus to a song instead of a trip to your landlord. My point is how are you supposed to afford housing when you drive such an expensive car?

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I don't know why I have so much love for IHOP, it's sub-par food served with a grunt yet I make my way back month after month and ho...

Amazing 1969 IHOP Commercial

I don't know why I have so much love for IHOP, it's sub-par food served with a grunt yet I make my way back month after month and hope for a hairless omelet. But now I believe my love comes at a subconscious level, an image placed on my youth as a child as I sat in front of a Television in hopes to keep my developing brain entertained. I can only imagine I had watched this commercial over and over. It left an etch, and apparently an itch at well.

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I've officially given up on NBC's The Office, and for this I am sad. No one wanted this show to shine more than I. I was a fan of th...

The Office - UK vs US. And The Winner Is?

I've officially given up on NBC's The Office, and for this I am sad. No one wanted this show to shine more than I. I was a fan of the UK version and was antsy in my pantsies from the moment I heard of the Americanized production. I followed each new actor as they were cast and eagerly awaited its premiere. I watched the first few season with a smile on my face and waited for it to finally click. Hope it would eventually find its way. It never did.

Now I don't wish to come across as a snob who will never give an UK import a chance. Many of my favorite (favoUrite) shows from overseas have come to America in a western version and I've managed to be a fan. Although it's unfortunate that some of the best UK shows never seem to make it past the first season, much less the pilot. A perfect example being The IT Crowd. Huge success overseas and imported to America with Joel McCale (The Soup, Community) as a lead was so misunderstood it never even aired. If you haven't watched The IT Crowd (UK), it's on Netflix instant play... make it so. I'll wait.

So obviously I was uber happy when the US version of The Office had instant legs and managed to collect a healthy audience. Me being one of the many eyes who watched it each week.

But each week it got harder to watch. It was as if they were running out of ideas and felt introducing new characters each week might add some much needed flavor. Sadly saturating everything that was good about the original.

Now to its defense, British sitcoms are generally 6 episodes per season. Therefore it's easy to stay focused on the plot and takes the onus off the writers to come up with crappy little side plots. You get 6 great episodes out of 6 in the UK rather than 12 great episodes out of 23 in the US. And if they are feeling sassy, the UK will sometimes throw in a 90 minute Christmas special. There really is a Santa after all.

So all that in mind, that's not the entire reason why The Office has failed me. The biggest reason is the lack of using everything that made the original work. The characters. Here is what I mean.

David Brent/Michael Scott
The moronic manager(s) of this half-hearted paper company. No one really knows how they achieved leadership in the organization and even more, how they maintain it. David Brent (played by show cocreator Rickey Gervais) and Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) are fairly similar in their presentation. Both are idiots who are ultra-concerned about how they are perceived. They all resemble someone we've worked for in the past, we related to them and that's why they work. But there is one major trait the US version omitted from their boss was Brent's tendency to be a complete dick. David Brent was worried how others viewed him but it didn't stop him from being a total ass in the process. Gervais took a big risk creating a character that you can could laugh at, and hate. Michael Scott only allows you to laugh and feel pity. Is pity a better emotion than hate? In my opinion no. Gervais was brilliant as Brent and though I would have hated to share an office with him, as an outsider I could watch him cause havoc everyday.

Tim/Jim
The voice of reason in The Office world. He allows you to recognize idiocracy with smarmy comments and the occasion look straight into the camera. Martin Freeman played Tim Canterbury in the UK version and though Tim claimed he had no 'mates', you just wanted to be his friend. John Krasinski plays Jim Halpert here in the states and when you manage to get past his tween hair cute you'll notice that he's been given the personality of his comb. His only noticeable trait is self righteous attitude he has towards everyone he works with. In a real office, he'd be the guy who eats lunch alone and would hear about the office bbqs on the Monday after. I think Krasinski is not being utilized as an actor in this role. I also think he needs adult hair.

Dawn/Pam
A great character creation. She is the girl in the office that you'd normally never really look at. But because you work with them on a daily basis, and occasionally you come to terms that you're really not all that, you eventually hit on them out of convience. And because they generally aren't THAT hot... you stand a chance. I'm going to call this one a push. Both Lucy Davis (Dawn Tinsley) and Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) handle the role well. Davis was a little more believable in her hatred towards her job but then, who really loves their job? So perhaps pretending you like it might just make you the better actor.

Gareth/Dwight
This one is a no brainer. Every office has that horrific social outcast. The one person who doesn't fit in nor has not a clue to why they don't. Gareth Keenan (Mackenzie Crook) cleverly captured this person and let us watch his torment as he was surrounded by those he just didn't get. He was extremely believable in the role, down to his horrific haircut and oversized suits. Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) is a sitcomy character that you'd expect to see as a walk-on character on Good Times. Every ounce of realism the original show had has been sucked out with a Dyson via Dwight. Suck power of 10.

The Other Characters/The Other Characters
One major different between the two shows was the usage of background characters. The UK had ragtag group of accountants who other than Keith, you probably didn't know their names. The US has Oscar, Kevin, Angela, Stanley, etc. Not only are they added to the storyline, but sometimes they are the stars of the episodes. I see the desire to highlight lessor characters as the expanded season limits to what you can do with your main people. But here is the saturation issue I brought up before. Let me focus on the people I want to see. I'd prefer not to have to watch a storyline about Angela's cat calendar when I'm wondering if the branch is closing or not.

Chris 'Finchy' Finch, And...

The US version gave a futile attempt at one of my favorite characters, Finch. Chris Finch (Ralph Ineson) was the man-love recipient of David Brent. He was rude, arrogant and familiar. He came in to the office, stirred it up and left it is a wake of mental filth. The US version used him few times as Todd Packer (David Koechner) is memorable episodes as... ummmm. When I don't even remember what they did with him, but they left out a major source of humor and insight to the mind of Michael Scott. Maybe something that would help us care for Scott a little more. Gimme Finch, gimme gimme.

I can grip about how Brent's boss Jennifer Taylor-Clark's (Stirling Gallacher) creditability was wiped away by Scott's boss Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin) due to the writers' fear of losing another joke source, or just how the US version is so fearful of having any legitimate straight man. If it has a mouth, it needs to be spewing funny. Waste not, want not. Blah blah blah.

Anyone who watched a single episode of the original version might not figure out right away it was a scripted production. They might not figure it out all at. The US version is missing a laugh track and the occasional appearance of Alf.

Yes, I'm being harsh but it took 5 years for these feelings to incubate and finally surface. This was the season when I said I can watch no more. I don't watch much television, so if I'm watching something it better be totally-wicked awesome. Like, The Office (UK)

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