My mom sent this to me, and it’s funny. That’s all.

April 28, 2009 at 7:18 pm (my life) (, , , )

this guy's shoes are glued to the floor.

this guy's shoes are glued to the floor.

I’m going to be West Coasting it for the next couple of days, cheering on the love of my life as he does standup on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Thursday.  Be back soon, and hopefully you’ll get a full Gynomite dispatch from LA.  I don’t usually gush about celebrities I meet, but if I cross paths with Brooke Shields, lookout world .  Either way, it’ll be time to celebrate our birthdays when we return, so let’s do it up Saturday night!

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Those Brits really know how to make a kids movie that’s not a kids movie

April 28, 2009 at 8:00 am (Comedy, pop culture) (, , , , )

Was it just me, or was there always something oddly sexual about the movie Drop Dead Fred?

I mean, yeah, it starred Rik Mayall, who was the insane punk rock guy of the Young Ones, so he brought a very rebellious and sly and cheeky vibe to the complicated role of the imaginary friend who comes back to his former playmate once she’s grown up to taunt her into happiness… but the movie was still written with some very “adult themes”, as they say.  Fred frequently comments on people’s sex lives and spies on Phoebe Cates when she’s making out with people, but at the end, when it’s time for him to finally leave, do you remember the kiss that he and his grown up companion share?  My my, it was hot.

So I’m not at all surprised to learn this:

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April 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm (pop culture) ()

Thats exactly how I felt when I saw your new hair too.

That's exactly how I felt when I saw your new hair too.

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Democracy in action

April 27, 2009 at 11:47 am (pop culture) (, , , , )

Governor Brad Henry will sign an executive order tomorrow naming the Flaming Lips song Do You Realize? as the official rock song of Oklahoma.

In a statewide Internet vote held late last year, that song was the choice of 51 percent of more than 21,000 votes cast.   However, the state house of representatives rejected the winning song due to the fact that band member Michael Ivins wore a sickle and hammer t-shirt.

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Here’s my guess

April 27, 2009 at 11:25 am (pop culture) (, , )

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are back together after some “issues”  (see: addiction, sex), and to prove their love, they have gotten matching wedding band tattoos.   Duchovny explains to Star magazine, “I hate wearing the metal because I bang it everywhere and hurt myself. We made a compromise and I said, ‘If I get a tattoo, can I take the ring off?’ She liked it and went out and got one for herself.”

But Duchovny is refusing to explain what the tattoo means: “It’s a phrase we say to each other but I don’t actually tell anybody. It’s AYSF. It stands for something.”

My guess?      …and your sex fiend.

As in  “I’ll be your husband and your best friend…..”

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This from a woman who claims she doesn’t wear pants so her grandmother can recognize her on TV.

April 25, 2009 at 8:13 am (pop culture) ()

Lady Gaga, when asked about the teacup she’s been drinking from while walking around the streets of London, said

I used to have tea at home with my mother every day, you see. I’ve made a habit of drinking out of china because it makes me feel grounded. I don’t think it’s a good lifestyle to always be eating and drinking out of puaper. It’s very wasteful.

Right.  Carrying a teacup around the streets of London is about your mom…. who is a native New Yorker, like you……and not about intensifying your insane persona?  Really?  So those sunglasses you always wear- were those bequeathed to you by your magical grandfather, who was from the future?  And the bows made of hair that you wear- something your dad used to do for you on Sunday mornings?

I love you Gaga, but girl, let’s not try and pretend like all of our quirks are just cutesy parts of who we are, mmmkay?   I like my performance art with a healthy dose of self-awareness.

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Now this is science.

April 24, 2009 at 10:28 am (research, science) (, , )

A research team led by a woman named Simone Schnall decided to ask students about their morality judgments, and wanted to know if those judgements would be affected by the environment they were in at the time.

So they made the students smell farts.

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April 24, 2009 at 9:51 am (music) (, )

This is Prince covering Crimson and Clover and just generally being the coolest guy on earth.  That’s all.

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This only makes sense if you gchat.

April 24, 2009 at 8:12 am (my life, pop culture) (, , )

And now, new from Google Records, Love Songs in the Key of Gchat!  Featuring Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie strumming his guitar and soulfully crooning these gorgeous songs!

  1. Are You Invisible, or Are You Just Gone?
  2. I’m Always Green Circle for You
  3. This Chat is Off the Record                       (the dirty song)
  4. My Heart’s Not Busy, Just My Job- the Red Circle Blues
  5. Your Heart Has Been an Orange Clock for So Long     (the breakup song)
  6. <3
  7. The IT Guy May as Well Be Blocking Our Love
  8. I Couldn’t Wait to See You Pop Up in My Contacts This Morning
  9. Videochat Killed the Radio Chat           (the cover song)
  10. Communicating Via Status Message is Passive Aggressive, Sure, but Some Things Are Hard to Say

Act now and this gorgeous and relevant collection could be yours for just $19.95!  That’s right, just $19.95!!!

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles….

April 23, 2009 at 9:02 am (pop culture) (, , )

….here is a listing of food products released in conjunction with the Turtles at the height of their popularity.

During the height of their popularity (’87-’96) the Turtles had a number of food tie-ins. Among the most notable of these products was Ninja Turtles Cereal, produced by Ralston-Purina as a kind of “Chex with TMNT-themed marshmallows” which also came with a small pouch of Pizza Crunchabungas, pizza flavored corn snacks in the shape of pizzas (the commercial starred the Ninja Turtles as Will vinton-created claymations); Hostess Ninja Turtles Pudding Pies, featuring a green sugar crust and vanilla pudding inside; and Royal OOZE Gelatin Desserts, distributed by Nabisco under “Royal Gelatin” in three different flavors: orange, strawberry, and lime. Shreddies used to give out TMNT toys in their boxes when the cereal advertising was still geared toward children. One example of a TMNT prize was rings featuring a character on the cartoon (1992). There was also green Ninja Turtle ice cream with different toppings according to which turtle flavour you ordered. Chef Boyardee also released a canned pasta with the pasta in the shapes of the four turtles themselves.

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