Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
August 2, 2009 is a massive time suck
Category: Linkage

Seriously. Like Wikipedia, reading one entry at TV Tropes leads to another and then another and then another and then another still, and suddenly it's like, "Hey, why is it dark outside and what have I been doing for the past ten hours?!" But unlike Wikipedia, which might actually teach you something you didn't already know (whether you retain said knowledge or not), TV Tropes mostly involves browsing humorous descriptions and examples of stuff with which you were probably already familiar... so it's like time has just vanished and you don't have any new trivia about the diet of elephants or the habitat of penguins to share.

In fact, that's the main draw of the site! When I read about a familiar trope and go down the lengthy lists of examples, I mainly scan for shows I've seen so that I can recall the relevant scenes and enjoy a hearty laugh or a knowing smile. Yes. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 11:32 pm | Comments (0)
March 22, 2009
Casey, Casey, Casey...
Category: Linkage

For some reason, I find this photo to be positively hilarious. That business with Casey Anthony is most unfortunate, though... especially since she's so cute. Are most of the women killing their kids and molesting students really attractive, or do the hotties just garner the most media attention?

While looking for photos of Casey Anthony, I also came across this article. It's not a bad read, but something about its tone and diction suggest to me that it was, in fact, written by a sociopath... or someone who was seriously wronged by one. Replace all references to the textbook sociopath with "my ex-boyfriend" and tell me you don't see it as well!

I have no clever or humorous closing remarks for this entry.

-posted by Wes | 8:33 am | Comments (3)
March 8, 2009
Imagination: life is your creation
Category: Linkage … Toys

More Barbie stuff: this article is fairly amusing. Perhaps Barbie needs a sammich? Also, that photo of Brigitte Bardot in the article is not attractive at all -- that's one of those figures that looks great on cartoon characters, but not so much on people in real life.

Brigette Bardot also sounds like a pretty hateful person.

But here's my primary reason for revisiting the topic: I saw the 50th Anniversary Barbies yesterday! I'm not sure if they're supposed to be out before Monday or if the store just broke the street date, but there they were on an isolated display at Safeway, of all places. They were $12.49, which was too rich for my blood -- I think I'll wait until the special $3 price goes into effect. And heck if I could tell you what's different about the face! I'm no Barbie expert, so it looked the same to me as all of the other recent Barbies (and there weren't any others available for comparison). That said, judging from the photo of the creepy-looking 1959 Barbie, she's definitely had some work done over the years.

-posted by Wes | 12:42 pm | Comments (1)
March 6, 2009
Life in plastic, it's fantastic
Category: Linkage … Toys

$3 for one week, eh? I just might have to buy one! Or two, for that matter, since this sounds like it might be a good collectible to have around. I'm actually curious to see what that new facial sculpt looks like!

First Power Rangers, now Barbie. I must be losing it...

-posted by Wes | 8:54 am | Comments (5)
March 4, 2009
I see... socks.
Category: Linkage

Does anyone else find this article to be bloody hilarious? I mean, I can see how these chores could be stirring to someone who had previously been unable to complete them due to blindness, but it still amuses me to read about people getting excited about socks and laundry. And really, this is what people are doing when they regain their eyesight? You'd think they'd seek out more impressive sights! At least Jessica Alba saw dead people.

They say that youth is wasted on the young, but clearly, in this case, bionic eyes are being wasted on the elderly. Someone get this man a comic book!

This punching bag is also hilarious. A la The Shawshank Redemption, I can just hear Wolverine growling, "Spit on my dick or blood on my claws."

Finally, I totally want to try this. This passage particularly amused me:

I'm usually a fairly opened minded guy, but there comes a time when a line needs to be drawn. Would you eat a tuna and chocolate sandwich? How about some sushi with chocolate chips instead of wasabi? Didn't think so.

I'm like, "Wait, what? That last sentence does not follow from my response, sir!" I may actually have eaten a tuna and chocolate sandwich in the past -- I distinctly recall eating sandwiches comprised of tuna salad mixed with various cereals, most frequently Corn Pops -- and I would certainly not be averse to eating sushi with chocolate chips if I happened to have both on hand and in my immediate vicinity. I'd probably prefer the chocolate in a more appropriate form for dipping, though, as with frosting or syrup. Mmm.

-posted by Wes | 8:42 am | Comments (0)