Mayhem

Sep. 17th, 2013 04:37 pm
furtech: (apache-r0ndo)
A bit of a break from my onslaught of vacation pictures...

While we're on the subject of great ads, I would also like to post on my current favorite ad-series: Allstate's "Mayhem". Portrayed by actor Dean Winters, these are some of the funniest bits of Schadenfreude on television. I was looking this up for a non-US friend and found this montage of some of the best ads:



There may be a few you haven't seen yet...and they're almost guaranteed to give you a laugh if only from Winters' dead-pan, Stathem-like portrayal of Mayhem.
furtech: (apache-r0ndo)
Seriously-- Zucchini! I wish I had more neighbors who gardened. I've recently discovered that I love home-grown tomatoes. Never liked what can be had in a store (even "heirloom" tomatoes at WFM!): they all taste like yuck. No flavor, wrong texture and picked too green. Then my Bro-in-law served some heirloom tomatoes from their garden and I was blown away at how wonderful they were. At first I thought it was the heirloom part...but no-- it was that these tomatoes were picked ripe from the garden just a few hours previous.

For those so interested, it turns out there is a great book about this called Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit that is both depressing and fascinating. Before fresh tomatoes I thought they were only good for ketchup and spaghetti sauce.

Wow-- veered off-topic! Happy Z-Day! (<--not zombies or Zoie, for better or worse...)
furtech: (worgen)
For my friends who I never see or hear from because they're addicted to play Skyrim, here's COPS: Skyrim.



Pretty amusing and I've never played...they have the cop-patter down perfectly, though.
furtech: (apache-r0ndo)
Looking for an entertaining way to avoid some chore or homework or relationship maintenance or whatever? Here are some cool and distracting links. If at least one of these things doesn't amuse, fascinate or educate you, I'll eat a bug. Small one. Ants are bugs, right?*

DON'T LOOK IF YOU REALLY CAN'T AFFORD THE TIME!! )

For those of you that ARE too busy-- have my favorite dog lol of 2012:

imnotfat
furtech: (Frieda)
Anyone who has shown dogs or done agility or obedience has seen something like this (often from their own dog).



I love how *happy* she is! And the prancing-leaps are adorable!
furtech: (R0ndo SHOCKED!)
A friend's post got me to looking up videos for "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo-Boingo". This was the band that Danny Elfman took over from his brother, Richard Elfman back in the day. Richard is best known for creating, "The Forbidden Zone," a film that is almost guaranteed to offend someone (certainly he offended all the critics when the film was debuted). The film is hard to define and is proof that Richard is nuts...but at least some of the world has caught up with his brand of crazy.

I got this song from the film stuck in my head...
[Mostly work safe except for one small f-bomb in the middle]



The song is Elfman's take on this classic Three Stooges piece:

furtech: (R0ndo SHOCKED!)
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The Onion!

Election Fact:
To take the White House, a candidate must secure 270 electoral votes; however, candidates can win various other prizes by reaching different predetermined vote totals. Here’s a look at the prizes up for grabs in this year’s election:

4 electoral votes — Federal Election Commission keychain
10 electoral votes — American flag pencil set
25 electoral votes — “Don’t Tread On Me” temporary tattoo
75 electoral votes — A $25 iTunes gift card
90 electoral votes — Founding Fathers sticker set
225 electoral votes — Presidential Seal fleece blanket
320 electoral votes — A fitted 'Commander-in-Chief' baseball cap
360 electoral votes — Bald eagle (Note: Ronald Reagan is the only man to ever win a bald eagle.)
furtech: (Broadway!)
Saw Book of Mormon last night at the Pantages. Winner!

BoM

Those unfamiliar with the Mormon Church will see a very entertaining musical- songs you can hum (but probably shouldn't), great singing and acting, lots of humor. Those familiar with the Mormon Church will probably just die. Like the Weasels and Hyenas from Roger Rabbit.

For those familiar with the mockery and even-handed ridicule on South Park, BoM is just as skillfully devised. I even think many Mormons would find it amusing because it's so perky and enthusiastic. It's a kind of blasphemous Hope and Crosby buddy piece. I might go to see it again-- I think if I squinch my eyes a bit, I can totally see it as a long episode of South Park.

"I Believe" is a show-stopper (and I can't wait to hear it on Muzak) and "Hasa Diga Eebowai" is just...perfect. Especially these days.

Possibly the most surreal part of the show was in the Playbill:

BoMPlaybill

The Mormon Church put 3 full page ads in the Playbill. Three. My favorite is "You've seen the play...now read the Book". Weird. The only negative to this is with so many extra ads, Playbill bumped the song list from the program. But hey-- I'm happy Playbill got extra ad-revenue. Good organization (check out PlaybillVault.com for an amazing archive!)
furtech: (Broadway!)
Saw Book of Mormon last night at the Pantages. Winner!

BoM

Those unfamiliar with the Mormon Church will see a very entertaining musical- songs you can hum (but probably shouldn't), great singing and acting, lots of humor. Those familiar with the Mormon Church will probably just die. Like the Weasels and Hyenas from Roger Rabbit.

For those familiar with the mockery and even-handed ridicule on South Park, BoM is just as skillfully devised. I even think many Mormons would find it amusing because it's so perky and enthusiastic. It's a kind of blasphemous Hope and Crosby buddy piece. I might go to see it again-- I think if I squinch my eyes a bit, I can totally see it as a long episode of South Park.

"I Believe" is a show-stopper (and I can't wait to hear it on Muzak) and "Hasa Diga Eebowai" is just...perfect. Especially these days.

Possibly the most surreal part of the show was in the Playbill:

BoMPlaybill

The Mormon Church put 3 full page ads in the Playbill. Three. My favorite is "You've seen the play...now read the Book". Weird. The only negative to this is with so many extra ads, Playbill bumped the song list from the program. But hey-- I'm happy Playbill got extra ad-revenue. Good organization (check out PlaybillVault.com for an amazing archive!)
furtech: (Broadway!)
Saw Book of Mormon last night at the Pantages. Winner!

BoM

Those unfamiliar with the Mormon Church will see a very entertaining musical- songs you can hum (but probably shouldn't), great singing and acting, lots of humor. Those familiar with the Mormon Church will probably just die. Like the Weasels and Hyenas from Roger Rabbit.

For those familiar with the mockery and even-handed ridicule on South Park, BoM is just as skillfully devised. I even think many Mormons would find it amusing because it's so perky and enthusiastic. It's a kind of blasphemous Hope and Crosby buddy piece. I might go to see it again-- I think if I squinch my eyes a bit, I can totally see it as a long episode of South Park.

"I Believe" is a show-stopper (and I can't wait to hear it on Muzak) and "Hasa Diga Eebowai" is just...perfect. Especially these days.

Possibly the most surreal part of the show was in the Playbill:

BoMPlaybill

The Mormon Church put 3 full page ads in the Playbill. Three. My favorite is "You've seen the play...now read the Book". Weird. The only negative to this is with so many extra ads, Playbill bumped the song list from the program. But hey-- I'm happy Playbill got extra ad-revenue. Good organization (check out PlaybillVault.com for an amazing archive!)
furtech: (Broadway!)
Okay...I'm tempted. This was produced by a longtime friend-of-a-friend of mine.

Silence: the Musical!

And it's gotten decent reviews!

silence
furtech: (Broadway!)
Okay...I'm tempted. This was produced by a longtime friend-of-a-friend of mine.

Silence: the Musical!

And it's gotten decent reviews!

silence
furtech: (Broadway!)
Okay...I'm tempted. This was produced by a longtime friend-of-a-friend of mine.

Silence: the Musical!

And it's gotten decent reviews!

silence

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