Monday, December 17, 2007

Anthony Bourdain's Holiday Special

Here's some more Christmas cheer for you... assuming you find theft, insolence, cursing and general misbehavior to be cheerful (as I apparently do).

Let's just say it ain't exactly Bing Crosby or Andy Williams.

This clip is a bit long, but that's just because it's all good. My favorite part has to be Tony's description of how his newly acquired Christmas tree will lose its needles... I believe the phrase was "like a junkie on a tilt-a-whirl". Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it?

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ben Folds live - Bizarre Christmas Incident

And now for an uplifting seasonal tune:

The camera work is not great, but the sound quality isn't too bad.

Ho, ho, ho!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"My Charlie Brown Christmas"

It's that time of year again... So here's a little present for all my fellow Scrubs fans:

Monday, December 10, 2007

Name That Quote contest winner, v. 2

Sorry for the delay in posting the solution to my latest Name That Quote contest... I've had some technical difficulties with Blogger this week, particularly with my comments. As a result, I'm not 100% sure who answered first. My data so far tells me that Laura had the first correct answer, so congratulations to her and to all of you who responded - everyone answered correctly, so you're all winners!

The quote, of course, was a sampling of Nigel Tufnel's words of wisdom from the classic rock mockumentary, 1984's This Is Spinal Tap. Here's a clip from the scene in question:

Thanks to everyone for playing!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

John Denver & The Muppets sing The Twelve Days of Christmas

I thought it was about time that we had some Christmas spirit around here, so I tracked down a clip from my favorite Christmas special ever. Suck on that, Rudolph! (I kid - I like Rudolph just fine. He's just nowhere near as cool as the Muppets.)

This, of course, is the opening scene from 1979's classic John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together. Sorry, kids - for some unfathomable reason, it's not available in stores, although you can still purchase the soundtrack, which is sadly not nearly as funny as the special. I got my bootleg VHS copy a few years ago on eBay, along with Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas from 1977.


Monday, December 3, 2007

Name That Quote contest, v. 2

I'm ba-ack!

I apologize profusely for my prolonged absence, but it's been a rough month around the royal palace. I contracted a plague-like illness the weekend before Thanksgiving from which I have just begun to recover, and the same disease also decimated the rest of the royal family. The Queen Mother and her consort, Prince Donald (aka my parents) were so ill that they spent varying amounts of time in the hospital this past weekend. I'm hoping it will be all uphill from here, so that we can actually enjoy our Christmas. We're in serious need of some holiday spirit after completely missing Thanksgiving.

But enough about us... I may have been down & out, but I never forgot my solemn duty to my subjects to provide you with useless pop culture diversions. So I'm all set with my next "Name That Quote" contest.

As always, the only prize for being the first to answer is a sense of superiority & accomplishment, along with a mention in my blog. I think this is a pretty easy one, so I expect lots of responses... Here we go:

There's something about this that's so black. It's like, "How much more black could this be?" And the answer is "None... none more black."

I'll post the answer with an accompanying video clip in a few days, so stay tuned!

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