Saturday, June 30, 2007

Seinfeld--George's Answering Machine

Take a minute to watch this. It's especially funny if you know the show.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Whatever Happened to Barbie?

I love this article--it's so true. The article is about how Barbie used to be a role model for girls, but she has changed to "keep up with the times" and boost sales to compete with depraved toys like Bratz.

It starts out as this girl reliving some memories about Barbie and ends in a rant about parents who buy kids these miniature-prostitute dolls and wonder why teen pregnancy is such an epidemic.

Read it, or at least skip to the text just above the Bratz doll in the blue furry jacket and read from there.

Oh, and I checked out that link she gave and found out there are 10 registered sex offenders in my zip code. 10! Registered! That means there are even more that nobody knows about! What a comforting thought. They should include that web address with the purchase of every Bratz doll.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

So I was in Colonial Williamsburg the other day. It's awesome there, like a cross between Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fair and Wannado City, but colonial. Anyway, my family and I went to dinner one night at the King's Arms Tavern there. Basically it's a restaurant that's supposed to make you feel like you're in the 18th century. It's in an old colonial house and has these guys dressed like George Washington who sing and play the fiddle...and they make you sing along.

This 5 year old at the table next to us suggested that the guy play "Yankee Doodle." and then he made fun of me for not singing loud enough. Then, because I wasn't singing loud enough, this other guy was going to make me dance with him. Instead he made a speech about how, in the Colonial days, you had to dance with whomever asked you to, or you wouldn't be able to dance with the guy you wanted to dance with. Here's a picture of the restaurant and the George Washington guy. Anny thinks he looks like Lord Beckett, but I don't know who that is.

Know anyone who says, "Red Bull tastes like crap?" That's because it is.

Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but one of the main ingredients in energy drinks, taurine, was first isolated in the bile of bulls.

Taurine is a derivative of the amino acid, cysteine, and is found in plants, fungi, bacteria, and the tissues of some animals. It's used in energy drinks because it counteracts the jittery effect you get from high doses of caffeine.
Taurus means bull in Greek, so there you go.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Another Foreign Language

While were on the subject of foreign theme songs, here's "Bear in the Big Blue House" in Danish. Again, that's probably all I need to say. I miss Bear!

Pepper Ann Theme Song

Here's the theme song to "Pepper Ann" German! I think that says it all.