Friday, August 31, 2007

Amusing commercial

My mother would like this funny B.C. Lions commercial...

Ah-nuld spoofed

Der Arnold gets the Rifftrax treatment of Predator, supplied by MST3K's Mike Nelson:

Craig Ferguson

My mom will be pleased to know that Craig Ferguson, whom we are going to watch perform later this year, does stay after his shows to sign autographs and such, as this YouTube video shows:

I hope that he does this after the show that we attend. Otherwise, my mother jokes, "He's getting a book in the back of the head!" :)

Note to security guys: Mom is kidding.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

You can find *anything* on YouTube

...such as this explanation of The Book of Mormon sung to the theme from Gilligan's Island! :)

Meet the Flinstones

April Winchell, whose neat website has been redesigned, has found a really slowed down piano version of the Theme from The Flintstones!

Neil Sedaka, thespian

Here's a clip of Neil Sedaka acting in the 1968 film The Playgirl Killers. What I found surprising about this clip is that someone at the Little Green Footballs blog has linked to it!

Friday, August 24, 2007

"We're really really really really white!"

Here's one of the strangest, and best, MST3K shorts ever: "Mr. B Natural"

Part 1:

and Part 2:

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mmmm, Ultimate Double Whopper (drooling noise)

I don't know about you, but I think the Simpsons TV ads for Burger King are very funny...

This is my favorite one:

Saturday, August 18, 2007

My mom had this record!

It's The Bristol Stomp by the Dovells!

UPDATE: Mom says she *did* the Bristol Stomp. Of course, she was only two years old.

Not Roy Orbison

Quebecois singer Gilles Brown had a cover version of Only the Lonely called C'est toi Que J'aime...

Pas de Larmes

This is a video of Frank Alamo singing his French cover of The Cascades song Shy Girl, "Pas de Larmes". Keep an eye out for the lady in this video, who looks like she is about to slug the singer! :)

Oompa Loompa, Doopety Doo

Mike Nelson, of MST 3K fame, and Neil Patrick Harris make fun of the original Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory in this RiffTrax sample...

Help, we're trapped in this video and we can't get out!

(I kid about the staging of this pretty song--Mes mains sur tes hanches by Salvatore Adamo...)

Friday, August 17, 2007

"Henderson has scored for Canada!"

Here's a video of the most famous hockey goal ever....

Now, my Mom can watch it over and over again...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Screamin' Meemies From Planet X

The late Merv Griffin was not only a game show genius and talk show host..he did novelty songs too as Track 17 here--The Screamin' Meemies From Planet X--shows.

The Screamin' Meemies From Planet X--sounds like a movie that my stepfather might watch on Scream. :)

They use their guitars to stop pucks too

One thing of passing interest about this clip of the Quebec group Les Megatones doing Guitare Limbo... that, supposedly, one of the members of the group in the video--Michel Roy--is the father of Patrick Roy the famous NHL goaltender!

(P.S. What's the deal with music video producers of the 1960s wanting helicopters in their videos? That's two I've spotted now!)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Well, I feel like crabgrass today, but this is nice

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Jonathan Bell

Minister Jonathan Bell means well, I am sure, but this old Godstuff clip shows that he needs to try decaf. He's so intense!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Just like Shreddies, er, Just Like Eddie

An older, and no longer platinum-coiffed, Heinz Burt lip-syncs to his biggest hit, Just Like Eddie:

That's Ritchie Blackmore as the lead guitarist on that song.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Aftre reading this post, my grandfather would have taken my computer and thrown it off the roof of his house

Turn Me Loose, by Fabian...

(You'll notice that the doohickey that centers the 45 is upside down. :) )

Super Mario Bros. in five minutes

I remember Super Mario Bros. I also remember that my mother got so good at the game that she would be many worlds ahead of me as we played. She would volunteer to earn me some extra men, so that I could keep on playing. :)

Chainsaw Ted

"You might be a redneck..." Indeed!

Bryan Williams, known as "Chainsaw Ted" for his ability to do motor impressions, appears on the Johnny Carson show...

I Will

Billy Fury performing his version of I Will on British TV in 1964...

See if you can spot the girl, close to the start of video, who is standing only a couple of feet from Fury as he lipsyncs his song but spends her time checking her hair in an off screen mirror.

(I've always though that Fury's version of I Will is far better than Dean Martin's....)

Friday, August 03, 2007

What a dis!

James Lileks amusingly expresses his dislike of the northern B.C. city of Prince Rupert is his Bleat today.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Action replay from the last time I played touch football

No this isn't an instant replay from a B.C. Lions game. It's someone taking advantage of a flaw in one of my old video game faves, Tecmo Bowl, to score a crazy touchdown.

Good thing I never showed my mother how to play it. I would have always lost.