Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas, already?

In honour of the season, here's a couple of medleys of Christmas hits by the YouTube medley boffin, keonepax...

Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Mr. B, you're hot!"

Hmm. I can either post some of my favourite quotes from Mystery Science Theatre 3000, or I can get to work. What to do...

"I don't understand the Holy Spirit. Is it a bird?" (I Accuse My Parents)
"And then my mom told Roosevelt 'What about some kind of Lend-Lease Program?" (ditto)
"First burned, and then disintegrated" (The Amazing Colossal Man)
"What sin could a man commit in a single lifetime..." (ditto)
"Jed! Jeedddd!" (The Leech Woman)
"Allow me to reference my earlier codicil that your weapons are inoperative..." (Prince of Space)
Krankor: "Heh heh heh Hehhhh..." (ditto)
"I've got a river of life flowing out of meeee...." (The Rebel Set)
Santa reminisces about his time in 'Nam (Santa Claus Conquers the Martians)
"That's the Jeopardy theme played in a minor key" (ditto)
"Bay of Pigs" "That's what they say when I go swimming" (Red Zone Cuba...which is special to me as it's the first episode I ever found while channel surfing with my parents' satellite dish)
(singing) "They laughed when I Accused My Parents, then I killed them. Let's see if they are laughing now..."

From Invasion of the Neptune Men. "Stock Footage? Try stock mileage!"
"I didn't know that Estes was a major defense contractor."
" fact, it *is* The Magnificent Ambersons!"
"Paul is a dead man...miss him, miss him!"

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I could use a Russian linesman just about now, or a "Wembley Tor"

Of course, as long as I am discussing the 1966 World Cup Final, I should note that there is a heated YouTube debate whether Geoff Hurst's second goal, England's third goal, should have counted.

This angle would imply yes it was:

Mighty England, the Pathe newsreel about the game, shows an inconclusive angle, in my opinion:

This angle, however, from closer to the goal line, would imply that the Germans had something to complain about:

I would call it a goal, based on how it bounced out. But, it's a tough call. The ITV footage towards the end of this highlight package--especially the slow-mo parts, is probably the clearest pro-goal footage:

"Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over. It is now!"

For my English readers, here are Kenneth Wolstenholme and Hugh Johns talking about announcing the 1966 World Cup Final on TV. Wolstenholme's call of the last England goal is probably the most famous snippet of English TV sports ever. (England's equivalent of "Henderson has scored for Canada1")

Friday, November 09, 2007

From Mozambique!

...Colin "Bomber" Harris!

Actually, YouTube bills this fellow as "Invisible Wrestler Misutero"

Hat Tip: Wrestlecrap

Don't break my heart, er...Shakin' All Over!

I didn't know that line dancing and the Charleston were popular dances when Shakin' All Over was a hit in 1965.

I should ask my parents. Maybe they would know.... :)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

"I'm going to kick your butt Saturday night at the PNE Agrodome!"

Wrestling fans who remember the BCTV broadcasts of All-Star Wrestling might be interested in these post threads at Kayfabe Memories about Vancouver's main wrestling promotion of the 1970s and 1980s. I vaguely remember Gene Kiniski and host Ron Morrier (the sponsor was Fred Asher Clothes for Men)...but I think that I was more interested in the Tarzan and monster movies showed at the same time on Saturday on US TV stations.

There's a handful of videos of this All-Star Wrestling on YouTube. Check out this footage, from the later era when Ed Karl was host, of a young "Ricky Rudd" wrestling. You'd know him better as Ravishing Rick Rude of WWF fame!

Not that I have ever paid any attention to wrestling, of course.... :) (When I was in college, my parents and I did not have cable TV, so the best option on Saturday afternoon was the WWF broadcasts on local television.)

"It worked just like we ran the play in practice, coach!"

Hat Tip: Tuesday Morning Quarterback.

Science marches on!

AP: Twins, 8, invent wedgie-proof underpants.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Hole in the Ground

No big reason for this's just that my job reminds me of the song this morning...