Thursday, October 27, 2005

Worst ever song to top the Billboard Hot 100

On PolySciFi, Matt posted that Paul Revere and the Raiders "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Indian)" just might be the worst song to ever hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In no particular order, here are some other charttoppers I chose that might give "Indian Reservation" a run for it's money in the Worst Ever Challeng:

"Purple People Eater" Sheb Wooley
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" Brian Hyland
"Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" Herman's Hermits
"I'm Henry VIII, I Am" Herman's Hermits
"Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas
"Disco Duck (Part 1)" Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Wham!
"I'm Too Sexy" Right Said Fred

If I had to pick just one, I'd probably go with Rick Dees' "Disco Duck." (Part 1)? Who knew there was a part two!

I'd also include the Macarena (Number one for 14 straight weeks!! Jeez, remember that halcyon summer of 1997?), but that was such a phenomenon and a gimmicky dance that it is pushed into the realm of cultural touchstone.

I also want to point out that The Raiders weren't all bad as they did do the classic "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone", which is a kickass song and was later covered by both The Monkees and The Sex Pistols.

Also, here's a song that some people won't know, is kinda quirky (Paul McCartney once remarked that it was the most original song he had ever heard), and is super fun to sing along with:
"Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" John Fred & His Playboy Band

Anybody else have any other lesser known gems, they'd like to share?

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Culinary abominations.

Take a look at The Company Cookbook. Apparently, this company is probably all going to die of either heart attacks or food poisoning. I have never seen that much cheese byproduct in one set of recipes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Thursday, October 13, 2005

MSN Video of a Dog with alien limb syndrome

I wonder if this dog has a severed corpus callosum. For more information, visit your local library or click here.

Blogger Comment Word..... I mean String of Random Letters Verification

Blogger's Word Verification is a complete misnomer. I know it's to prevent comment spam, but could they at least make the funky looking letters spell a real word, instead of akjfdlauvo and qoeuizcxko?

According to American Heritage Dictionary, a word is defined as:

A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.

I hereby implore Blogger to either start using words for verification or to refer to it as String of Random Letters Verification, because that's what it is right now.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Mom delivers 16th child, thinking of more

OUt of Arkansas comes this news.
Please remind me to boycott the Discovery Health channel and the "Learning" channel.

Why do people think this is a good thing?

Needle Tower by Kenneth Snelson

Needle Tower
Originally uploaded by heyrog.
From the Hirshorn in Washington, D.C.
Click it to see larger views.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Some great mashups

First up is BRAT Productions mashup of Nine Inch Nails "Hand That Feeds" and The Temptations "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone". Not the coolest one, I've ever heard, but the juxtaposition is so awesome.

(Bonus Fun/Sad Fact from wikipedia: In addition, Dennis Edwards was angered by the song's first verse: "It was the 3rd of September/That day I'll always remember/'cause that was the day/that my daddy died". Edwards' real-life father had died on the same day as the fictional father in the song, and although the song wasn't originally written for the Temptations, Edwards was convinced that Whitfield assigning him the line was intentional. Although Whitfield denied the accusation, he used it to his advantage: he made Edwards record the disputed line over and over again until Whitfield finally got the angered, bitter grumble he desired out of the usually fiery-toned Edwards.)

2nd one: My favorite mashup of the moment and the past week:
Miami Vice Vs 50 Cent which combines Jan Hammer's "Crockett's Theme" and 50 Cent "Just a L'il Bit", he hasn't named it, but I like to call it "A L'il Bit of Crockett." Very mellow and oh, so sweet.

Ok, I'm off to Circuit City to buy the Creative Labs Inspire™ T3000 2.1 Speakers for $10.


Saturday, October 08, 2005

If only we had antibiotics in 1918! - Witness to�1918 flu: 'Death was there all the time' - Oct 7, 2005: "Barry said vigilantes patrolled the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico, making people wear their masks.
President Woodrow Wilson continued sending troop ships to Europe, something Barry describes as 'floating coffins.'
Treatment was limited in 1918 -- Carotty said people tried folk medicine, prayer, anything.
'There were no antibiotics, there was just hope that you'd get through, that fate was kind enough that it wouldn't hit you or yours,' he said."

I'm glad this historian took time to learn the difference between viruses and bacteria. What a dumbass.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Political People Map

Originally uploaded by heyrog.
Can anybody tell me why Adam Sandler is on this?

Also, whose face is the circle YOU obscuring?

OkCupid! Politics Test

Just took the OkCupid! Politics Test
that I found over at PolySciFi Blog where Jody took it.

It's an ok test, but I think they more than 2 dimensions.

You are a

Social Liberal
(80% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(33% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Strong Democrat

Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Monday, October 03, 2005

Timmy Smith of DENVER?!

So, Timmy Smith (I wonder if he still goes by "Timmy?") got caught (entrapped?) trying to sling some coke. The funniest thing about all this isn't the fact that he used autographed pictures as a marketing tool, but instead that he lives and was caught in Denver. Those 204 yards he gained in the Superbowl were against a team called the Broncos.

(Personally, I think Elway set him up. )

Super Bowl Record Holder Formally Charged - Yahoo! News: "DENVER - Timmy Smith, the former
Washington Redskins running back who set a Super Bowl rushing record in 1988, was formally charged Monday with intentionally possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, a charge that carries a lesser penalty than previously announced."

Please help me manage my sound clips

Ok, I use Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder to manage and edit sound clips that I make. My biggest problem though is managing hundreds of sound clips. Currently, I have to open new file, browse for the file and then import it. Sometimes when messing around with a track I'd like to add about 20 or more different sound clips. This is horribly inefficient. Can anybody give me suggestions on what to do/try? Thanks in advance!