Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
this is really painful to watch
From NPR -
"Let's establish one thing right out of the gate: We love the band Sigur Ros.
Their music is beautiful and moving, so much so that it doesn't matter that they're singing in a totally made-up language. Sigur Ros is four lads from Iceland, and recently, they were in New York to screen a new concert film Heima at the New Yorker Festival. Their P.R. folks called and asked if we wanted them on the show, to which we quickly replied, "hells yeah".
Anyway, last Friday the band showed up promptly at 11am (EDT) and commenced to give what is possibly the worst interview in the history of electronic media.
It was that bad.
We're not sure if they were tired, or if it was a language thing, or what... but wow.
Whereas most shows would just bury an interview like that, we've decided to actually show it to you. It certainly made us laugh. We hope you'll enjoy it too.
And to repeat, we love this band. We are going to be the first people to buy their new album "Hvarf / Heima" when it comes out this November. And the concert documentary is beautiful -- please go see it if it comes to your town.
Just never invite them on your radio show."
Monday, November 26, 2007
(CNN) -- It may not be the most appetizing reading before a hearty holiday meal, but the New England Journal of Medicine is devoting part of its Thanksgiving issue to a giant hairball -- and not the feline kind.
Doctors say this hairball removed from a woman's stomach weighed 10 pounds.
The prestigious journal details the case of a previously healthy 18-year-old woman who consulted a team of gastrointestinal specialists.
She complained of a five-month history of pain and swelling in her abdomen, vomiting after eating and a 40-pound weight loss.
After a scan of the woman's abdomen showed a large mass, doctors lowered a scope through her esophagus.
It revealed "a large bezoar occluding nearly the entire stomach," wrote Drs. Ronald M. Levy and Srinadh Komanduri, gastroenterologists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
For the uninitiated, a bezoar is a ball of swallowed foreign material.
"On questioning, the patient stated that she had had a habit of eating her hair for many years -- a condition called trichophagia," they wrote.
The woman underwent surgery to remove the mass of black, curly hair, which weighed 10 pounds and measured 15 inches by 7 inches by 7 inches, the doctors said.
Five days later, she was eating normally and was sent home.
A year later, the pain and vomiting were gone, the patient had regained 20 pounds "and reports that she has stopped eating her hair."
Reached at his home in Chicago, Levy said he had no idea whether the journal's timing of the publication on Thanksgiving was intentional.
Either way, he said, it would not affect the gastroenterologists' holiday dinner plans -- "We don't get fazed by much."
Amazing dancefight with the older brother from Mr. Belvedere. This is from an ABC after school special called "Ace Hits the Big Time." Apparently Ace moved into a neighborhood where a really gay gang runs the streets and want to steal his purple socks. The song is HILLARIOUS
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This is from my favorite Fox reality show of all time, Man vs. Beast. It was a one-time special.
I love when the guy gets upset about the zebra's false start. However, I'm really disappointed that I can't find the unedited clip from this because there is a great moment when Carl Lewis is providing commentary and explains that one of the keys to winning the race for the zebra is that "he must know it's a race." I'm sure the poor creature was just terrified he was going to get shot.
In any case, I'm still going to taunt animals for not having opposable thumbs. Suckers.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Here's the video description:
first day of a new school there was this bully name cameron flores.the oriental was transfered to wrestle at a new scgool. cameron would call him pussy through out the whole day and asian, chink etc and other racial slurs. the new guy didn't know anyone at the new school. he got mad and said meet me after school. when it came down to the fight people were spitting on him and calling him names.
"the oriental". Nice.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Woe is Carl Bordelon, a police officer for the town of Ball, La. His dashboard camera captured his questioning of Richard Lee McNair, 47. Earlier that same day, McNair had escaped from a federal penitentiary at nearby Pollock, La., reportedly hiding in a prison warehouse and sneaking out in a mail van. Bordelon, on the lookout, stopped McNair when he saw him running along some railroad tracks. What follows is a chillingly fascinating performance from McNair, who manages to remain fairly smooth and matter-of-fact while tripping up Bordelon. The officer notices that the guy matches the description of McNair -- who was serving a life sentence for killing a trucker at a grain elevator in Minot, N.D., in 1987 -- observes that he looked like he'd "been through a briar patch" and had to wonder why he would choose appalling heat (at least according to that temperature gauge in the police car) to go running, without any identification, on a dubious 12-mile run. But he doesn't notice when McNair changes his story -- he gives two different names (listen for it) -- and eventually, Bordelon bids him farewell, saying: "Be careful, buddy."