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I Can’t get Enough of Mr T.

I had to post this video: Mr T. busts through a wall, alarmed by the jibber-jabber of a fat-headed consultant. He proceeds to show the consultant that Mr. T puts the "T" in IT. [youtube]tW1S2tsxVHg[/youtube] Best lines:
"You know you got a lot of mouth, and I've got a lot of fist for your mouth!" "Intelligence in the network? That's for suckas. That's for routing stuff, not data, fool!"
This is a video for Hitachi, but that last quote could also be seen as an argument for net neutrality. Somebody call up Mr. T. and get him in front of Congress. And in all seriousness, Mr. T. is a really interesting guy - check out his profile on IMDB.
"I think about my father being called 'boy', my uncle being called 'boy', my brother, coming back from Vietnam and being called 'boy'. So I questioned myself: 'What does a black man have to do before he's given the respect as a man?' So when I was 18 years old, when I was old enough to fight and die for my country, old enough to drink, old enough to vote, I said I was old enough to be called a man. I self-ordained myself Mr. T so the first word out of everybody's mouth is 'Mr.' That's a sign of respect that my father didn't get, that my brother didn't get, that my mother didn't get."

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Hummer H2

Apparently, sales of the Hummer H2 are falling so fast that GM might even stop making them. Environmentalists will probably cheer this news, but there's another reason I would never buy a Hummer H2 or H3 for that matter. It's complicated, so I've put it into a diagram: Hummer H2 equals Humvee plus Little Tykes plastic parts

Go to the Theater and See Hot Fuzz Right Now

Hot Fuzz Perhaps you shouldn't go right now, since I'm writing this at midnight on a weekday, but go at your earliest convenience. Hot Fuzz is the latest film by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the guys who made Shaun of the Dead. If you haven't yet seen Shaun of the Dead, go out and get it - it's one of the funniest, most clever movies I've seen in a long time. You may not have heard of Hot Fuzz, it doesn't seem to be getting much advertising and didn't open in a large number of theaters. If you've seen a review, you might have heard that it's a buddy cop action movie spoof. Really, it isn't a spoof so much as an homage wrapped up in a bunch of postmodern cleverness. It's also a damn good film in it's own right. Let me explain. The movie doesn't just mock and ape other cop movies, like lame "comedies" such as Epic Movie. It is much to well written for that. At the same time it's much more specific, recreating iconic scenes from Point Break and Bad Boys 2 shot-for-shot after after characters have described the scenes just a few minutes earlier. It works and it's amazing how they pull it off. It reminded me of The Days of Rice and Salt when Kim Stanley Robinson slowly revealed how his characters wrote their own story in a form that describes the book itself. Like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz starts Pegg and Nick Frost. These guys play really well off each other and make a better "mismatched pair of cops who learn to rely on each other" than Lethal Weapon, Tango and Cash and Turner and Hootch combined. It's also one of the few movies where IMDB's Trivia and References pages are obviously not complete. Just go see the movie already!

The Best Musicals are Fake Musicals

Musicals. If you stop and think about it, it's bizarrely amazing that musicals continue to exist. The fact that they make up a whole genre of theater and film is stranger still. People just start singing, for no reason, or for contrived reasons. They dance around, in the middle of the day. Don't get me wrong, musicals take a lot of skill to write, score, direct, and act in. But let's face it - if there were no such thing as musicals, and you had never heard of The Sound of Music, or Grease, or Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and someone tried to explain the concept to you, the only possible response would be, "WTF?" Which is why I have developed a theory: the best musicals are the ones that make fun of musicals, or at the very least point out the absurdity of the whole business. Here is empirical, scientific proof. The ten best musicals that make fun of musicals: 1. Cannibal, the Musical [youtube]ACklTprCjd4&NR[/youtube] 2. Musicals interrupt class [youtube]7cXoh62rNE8[/youtube] 3. From The State: Porcupine Racetrack [youtube]0OI5s2szhyo[/youtube] 4. Buffy - They got the Mustard Out [youtube]YCs3uAYNBiE[/youtube] 5. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut medley [youtube]tHDH2IyKqMY[/youtube] 6. It's Springtime for Hitler [youtube]TYyX3PjJ710[/youtube] 7. Waiting for Guffman - if only I could find a clip of "Nothing Ever Happens on Mars" [youtube]r6oCLPBW41Y[/youtube] 8. The Simpsons - Planet of the Apes [youtube]WAxkNbyqxD8[/youtube] 9. Of course, the Internet is for Porn [youtube]ZWEsbjUPmCs[/youtube] 10. And now for the big finale: [youtube]SFIHYlgxK5g[/youtube]

George Bush is in Listening Mode

Many, many Americans have been wondering - how can we win the War in Iraq? Up until recently, the President was not one of them. He knew exactly what needed to be done. But times have changed. The President is officially in listening mode. [youtube]7qKkCS58j0Q[/youtube] The Daily Show, on Comedy Central, continues to have better journalism than the rest of the cable news channels. Jon Stewart funny and insightful. Vibrate mode! But there's one thing they didn't point out that I think is important to note. Bush expects to be praised for listening to other people. Like it's a difficult thing to do. Like doing actual research, talking to people who have studied the Middle East for their entire careers, or (god forbid) actually talking to military personnel are all accomplishments. Congratulations, Mr. President! You are doing very well on your listening skills. Next we will work on using your "inside voice," and then on to shapes and colors.