Hey Jude…

by alphamonkey on January 21, 2010 · 0 comments

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hey jude flow chartThis brought a smile to my face.

The Hey Jude Flow Chart is just one little nugget on the ChartingTheBeatles’ photostream any self-respecting Beatles fan should spend a few moments perusing.

And, if you are interested in the idea behind visually representing the music of the band, you should check out Charting the Beatles which visually breaks down the band’s music in quite a few different graphic representations.


Quiz time

by alphamonkey on January 19, 2010 · 2 comments

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ps3 motion controllerTake a look at the pic and tell me if this is:

A. Electric Back Massager

B. New PS3 Motion Controller

C. Hitachi Magic Wand Vibrator

D. Minority Report Sick Stick Replica

E. New Rock Band Vibrating Microphone

F. Futuristic Disintegration Device

G. The Star of the next Transformers movie

H. All of the Above

You will find your answer here.


In case you missed it the Golden Globes held their annual bash last night and gave out some pretty golden statues at the same time trying to get every star in Hollywood drunk on cheap hooch. You can find a list of winners and nominees here, but for the purposes of this post we’ll be focusing on host Ricky Gervais whose entire night has been cut down to less than ten minutes. Take a look.

Ricky Gervais hosting the 2010 Golden Globes

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by alphamonkey on January 6, 2010 · 0 comments

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Old school meets new with this Victrola-designed sound system: the iVictrola. Just slide your iPhone in the walnut base and listen as the sound is amplified through the horn. No plugs, no cords, no electircity required of any kind (‘cept, you know, powering up you iPhone beforehand). The $400 price tag is sure to turn off some (as well as the old school sound quality), but nonetheless I’ll applaud the ingenuity of the design.



The Daily Show takes a look back at news coverage from CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News in “The Fourth Estate.”

The Daily Show – The Fourth Estate


up in the air cap 6The Kansas City Film Critics gathered together last night for our annual vote. Up in the Air was the night’s big winner taking home Best Picture, Best Actor (George Clooney), and Best Adapted Screenplay. Kathyrn Bigelow took home the award for Best Director (The Hurt Locker), Up was voted Best Animated Film, and District 9 was honored for with the Vince Koehler Award for Outstanding Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film. You can check out the full list of winners here.


The times are a changing. Not sure ’bout all this new fangled technology and that there Internet socializing? (Ain’t that somethin’ that them Commies do?) Well then, here’s a little you should know:

Did You Know: Social Media


Six directors all hoping for an Oscar nomination. Here’s Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Peter Jackson (Lovely Bones), James Cameron (Avatar), and Lee Daniels (Precious) sitting together and discussing movies over coffee. Kinda cool.

Oscar hopefuls talk about movies


fox news pollIn a recent Fox News poll on the evil liberal hoax of global warming a total of 120% of voters let their voices be heard.

That’s impressive! Impossible, but impressive!

You can find more on the story here.

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Hitting theaters in limited release in select cities today is Up in the Air, the latest from director Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking, Juno), starring George Clooney Anna Kendrick, and Vera Farmiga. I’ve seen the film twice, and I promise my review is in the way, but for now take a look at what the stars of the film and their director (plus his dad!) have to say about the movie.