Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sarah Palin Rap on SNL with Amy Poehler - VIDEO

Sarah Palin made her long-anticipated appearance on SNL last night, and the highlight was Amy Poehler doing a Sarah Palin rap... featuring dancers dressed as her husband Todd, a couple of native Alaskans (formerly called Eskimos), and even a moose... or what is a caribou?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I Can Has Cheezburger: Invasion of the LOLcats

On the Internet, people can hear your cat talking. All the time, in fact, thanks to the phenomenon of LOLcats (LOL for "laughing out loud"), those cute and often bizarre photos of cats with odd, badly spelled captions on them. (It's not known if cats really have terrible spelling and grammar, but it adds to the humorous appeal of LOLcats.)

One recent blog article claimed that studies showed that more than 50% of email flying around the Internet consisted of LOLcats. It was a tongue-in-cheek statement, but there's no doubt that LOLcats are an Internet phenomenon that shows no signs of slowing down.

One of the first LOLcat photos (possibly the first) seemed to be one with the caption "I Can Has Cheezburger," which is also the name of what might be the original LOLcats site,

At that site readers send in their own LOLcat samples, which they can put together easily with the site's "LOLcat builder." And like any good marketing business, has expanded by extending its brand, including "LOLdog" photos and LOL- photos with all kinds of other animals.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Paris Hilton for Prez Update: Tells Palin to "Show Skin"; Chats with Martin Sheen

Paris Hilton has been kind of silent in her presidential campaign lately, but now she has a new video (below).

In the video Hilton:
* chats with Martin Sheen, the famous fake TV president;
* talks up fo-po (foreign policy);
* names her running mate (Rihanna);
* discloses her inauguration party plans;
* and gives Sarah Palin some advice: take your clothes off! (she urges the governor to "show some skin")

Vote Paris Hilton in 2008 ... our next great fake president!

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Saturday, October 04, 2008

University of Wisconsin Marching Band Suspended for Bad Behavior

Usually when we hear about misbehavior involving college sports, it's the players who are getting into some kind of mischief. At the University of Wisconsin, however, the entire marching band that's gotten in trouble. Apparently the entire band has been suspended and will not be playing at halftime of Saturday's big prime-time, nationally televised matchup against Ohio State.

The Badgers Marching Band is facing accusations of "hazing, alcohol abuse, and sexual misconduct," according to reports. The University of Wisconsin announced Friday night that the band was suspended and would not be playing at the Big Ten game against Ohio State at Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium.

University officials seemed to indicate that the current allegations that led to the suspension were consistent with abuses that had the Badgers Marching Band placed on probation in 2006.

When was the last time you heard of a marching band beating out the football team in bad behavior? In high school, the marching band was made up of the uncool nerdy types. This is pretty odd. Since the problems with the band go back to at least 2006, looks like there's a musical shakeup coming in Madison.