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Halloween Pranks Gone Wild

In Culture, Fun Stuff, Halloween, Humor on October 31, 2007 at 9:23 am

And lastly, here a bunch of Halloween pranks.

Be careful this evening!

Please don’t punch anyone!

Gotcha!

Trick or Treat!

This news team loses it!

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Bunny Theater: Halloween Special

In Fun Stuff, Halloween, Humor, Movies, pop culture, Theater on October 31, 2007 at 9:22 am

In honor of Halloween, check out these 30 second movies from Angry Aliens’ Bunny Theater. Be sure to click on each movie title to see the short! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Here’s the classic, Night of the Living Dead.

Night of the Living Dead

He’s baaacckkkk… The Shining. Redrum! Redrum!

The Shining

The gore fest, Saw.

Saw

One of my favorites, Scream.

Scream

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface is hilarious.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Bunny possession in the Exorcist

The Exorcist

Freddy v. Jason. I’m pulling for Freddy!

Freddy vs. Jason

Just as scary as the original! The Ring. 7 days…

The Ring

And lastly, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Pumpkin Horror Movie

In Fun Stuff, Halloween, Humor on October 31, 2007 at 8:08 am

I’ll be thinking of this poor pumpkin this afternoon as I’m cutting into ours! Ahhhhh the pain!

The Zombeatles: A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead

In Fun Stuff, Halloween, Humor, Music, pop culture, YouTube on October 31, 2007 at 7:53 am

Brains!

Just in Time for Halloween: Ghost Car

In Fun Stuff, Halloween, Humor on October 30, 2007 at 9:08 pm

Hey Folks, This one is really wild, but make sure you read the info below before you view the video and turn up the volume if you can.

This is a car advertisement from Great Britain. When they finished filming the ad, the film editor noticed something moving along the side of the car, like a ghostly white mist. They found out that a person had been killed a year earlier in that exact same spot. The ad was never put on TV because of the unexplained ghostly phenomenon.

Watch the front end of the car closely as it clears the trees in the middle of the screen and you’ll see the white mist crossing in front of the car then following it along the road….Spooky!

Is it a ghost, or is it simply mist? You decide. If you listen to the ad, you’ll even hear the cameraman whispering in the background about it near the end of the commercial. A little creepy but it seems to be authentic!

Happy Halloween

AND FOR EVEN MORE FUN, TRY THIS MAZE! YOU WILL GET A SPOOKY REWARD AFTER LEVEL 4!!!

MTV and MySpace Team Up Today To Question Barack Obama

In College, Culture, Election 2008, Internet, MTV, MySpace, news, Politics, pop culture, Technology on October 29, 2007 at 8:54 am

Barack Tiger Beat

Alright kids! Here’s your chance to get to know Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. MTV and MySpace are teaming up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa today for a one-on-one with Obama.

MTV says that Barack needs to be prepared to face some “tough questions” from the younger generation. People will be able to chat with Obama through a live stream online at 1:30 p.m. ET today, Monday, October 29th. The whole shabang will air on MTV at 7 p.m. ET later on this evening.

Iowa college students have questions ready for the presidential hopeful.

MTV and MySpace brought former Sen. John Edwards to the University of New Hampshire last month. After Obama, eleven other candidates are set to follow.

To watch Obama on the Web during the live broadcast, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/election2008
OR
http://www.chooseorlose.com

Bill Maher: The Land of the Free and Afraid

In Bill Maher, Culture, Economy, Election 2008, Enviornment, Global Warming, HBO, Humor, Military, Politics, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq on October 28, 2007 at 8:52 pm

Bashing on Republicans here. Amen Bill. Guests that night were: Gen. Wesley Clark, Sir David Frost, Martina Navratilova, Andrew Sullivan, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).

This is from October 26th’s episode on HBO:

Then check out the questions for Republicans here (from the same night):

Where in the World Has Carmen Sandiego Been?

In Culture, Humor, pop culture on October 26, 2007 at 1:31 pm

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Well, luckily she has been found!!!

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Colbert’s Facebook Following is Growing

In Are you kidding me?, College, Culture, Election 2008, Facebook, Humor, Internet, Politics, Television on October 25, 2007 at 5:34 pm

I have several “Friends” in Facebook that have subscribed to one Stephen Colbert group or another. I read this article today and realized that I’m not the only one that is noticing this push to support Colbert. The Presidential Joke isn’t over yet…

From the NY Times:

Colbert’s Facebook Flock

Colberts Facebook FlockThe photo on the “1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T Colbert” Facebook page.

 

Stephen Colbert’s presidential candidacy may be phony, but his supporters are very, very real.

On the popular social networking site Facebook, dozens of groups had already called for a “Stewart/Colbert” ticket in 2008, a reference to Mr. Colbert and his Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show.”

Late on Oct. 16, immediately after the comedian declared his intentions on his satirical news show “The Colbert Report,” new groups began to form. One of them — a group created by Raj Vachhani and titled “1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T Colbert” — has grown to include more than 880,000 members in just over a week, making it the most popular political group on Facebook by far.

If Mr. Colbert manages to get on the South Carolina primary ballot, Raj said he would definitely cast a vote for the comedian — if he could. But he is only 16 years old.
Raj, a high school student in Montgomery, Ala., created the group after watching Mr. Colbert’s televised announcement. He said he wanted to approximate the population of Mr. Colbert’s online supporters and find out what other fans thought of the satirist’s candidacy.

He didn’t expect the excitement about Mr. Colbert’s candidacy to place a strain on Facebook’s server capacity. But the sheer volume of group participants — 78 new members per minute for the past eight days — forced the Web site to take the group offline temporarily.

“The group was growing very quickly and began overloading one of our servers, but we have since resolved that problem,” a Facebook spokeswoman confirmed.

In an e-mail interview, Raj expressed disbelief at the group’s explosive growth.

“What amazed me the most was how Obama’s 1 Million Strong Group took more than 8 months to get about 380,000 members; but Colbert’s 1 Million Strong Group took less than a week to get 750,000 members,” he wrote.

Indeed, Raj’s creation appears to be the largest, and fastest-growing, political group on Facebook. “I bet I can find 1,000,000 people who dislike George Bush!” has 549,000 members after five weeks of existence and “Stop Hillary Clinton: (One Million Strong AGAINST Hillary)” counts 500,000 members after eight months online.

Stephen DeMaura, the founder of the Stop Hillary group and the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, commended the founder of the Mr. Colbert group.

“Its explosive success serves to bolster our very point: there is incredible dissatisfaction with the idea of Hillary Clinton as our next President, so much so that young Americans are willing to support a comedian,” Mr. DeMaura wrote in an e-mail.

It stretches the boundaries of imagination to believe that every member of Raj’s group actually backs Mr. Colbert as a political candidate. The group seems to be self-perpetuating, as Facebook users encourage all their friends to join it in the hopes of reaching the one million-member goal. The group’s discussion boards are riddled with thousands of posts about atheism, abortion, Canadians, and “Pink Floyd or Zeppelin.”

But amid the largely adolescent arguing, strands of pure political discourse thrive. Members are debating the merits of Mr. Colbert’s candidacy and questioning whether they should write in his name in on their primary ballots. (Mr. Colbert has said he will only run in the South Carolina primaries, as both a Democrat and a Republican.)

“Youths in the group also seem to be more passionate of political discussion whenever they are approached by it,” Raj wrote.

1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T Colbert” isn’t the biggest Facebook group, at least not yet. Several other groups have a million members — like “The Largest Facebook Group Ever” — but they don’t rally around any particular person or topic.

Mr. Colbert isn’t a candidate in South Carolina yet. But a sparse Web site, Colbert08.org, asks visitors to download a presidential primary petition and obtain the signatures of 20 registered voters in South Carolina to add Mr. Colbert to the ballot. Yesterday ABC News suggested that Comedy Central “could be violating federal laws that bar corporations from backing political campaigns.” But a Comedy Central spokesman told CNN.com that the network believes it is “operating well within federal campaign election laws.”

Whether he runs or not, Mr. Colbert has the kind of grassroots support that the established candidates can only dream of, thanks to Raj and a constantly increasing number of group members. At this rate, the group will reach its one million-member goal by Friday night.

Be sure to read the comments at the end of the article. I can’t believe how many people think he’s really running for office. Get a grip people. It’s just a gag!

College Majors in the U.S.

In College, Fun Stuff on October 22, 2007 at 9:03 pm

What do you get when you cross a Psychology major with an Engineer major? Check it out… (double click on the image to get a clearer picture).
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