Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mashup of the Day: “This Charming Video Game” (The Smiths vs. Lana Del Rey)

Mope-tastic! The Smiths vs. Lana Del Rey in This Charming Video Game. 1980s mope meets 2010s mope when mashup artists The Reborn Identity combine Morrissey’s vocals from This Charming Man with the backing tracks of Lana Del Rey’s Video Games. The end result is perfect for sitting in a hotel bar and nursing a bourbon, […]

Awkward On-Camera Moment of the Day

This happened back in late 2010, but sometimes it takes a while for a video to go viral. Pictured above is a snippet from a newscast for WUFT, a TV station in Gainesville, Florida (seeing the word “Florida” should tip you off that something funny or weird is about to happen). In it, Kristin Giannas, […]

Welcome Home, Soldier!

This photo of marine Brandon Morgan kissing his boyfriend Dalan after coming home has gone viral with 14,000 “likes” on Facebook and 3,000 comments. Brandon’s reply to this response: To everyone who has responded in a positive way. My partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the giant in the photo, can’t believe […]

Come Party with Shopify at SxSW!

Shiner Bock: The unofficial official beer of SxSW. Creative Commons Photo by Berenice Garcia. Click the photo to see the original. Shopify’s going to be at the South by Southwest Interactive festival this year from Friday, March 9th through Tuesday, March 13th, and we’d like to invite you to join us for a drink and […]

My Forgotten Christmas Present: A Tube of “Greentea Salt” Toothpaste

“High quality and functional toothpaste,” they said. “Delicious green tea and salt flavour,” they said. While packing for tomorrow’s trip to Montreal to attend the ConFoo conference for the rest of the week – it’s part of the month of travel on which I’m about to embark – I found this tube of “Greentea Salt” […]

“Swear Cuts”: The Sweary Bits of the Oscars’ “Best Picture” Nominees

Swear Cuts is a video featuring just the bits with the profane and unkind dialogue from the nine nominees for “Best Picture” for the 84th Academy Awards, a.k.a. the 2012 Oscars. The movies in this video are listed below, along with the “number of swears” they contain: Movie “Number of swears” The Help 106 The […]

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Oscar Prank on Ryan Seacrest

Kudos to Sacha Baron Cohen for livening up the Oscars’ “red carpet” segment by going as his General Aladeen, his character from The Dictator, and dumping what he said were the ashes of his “dear friend and doubles tennis partner, Kim Jong-Il” on the normally bland TV talking head Ryan Seacrest.