Things I’m Thankful for Today

Here are two things I am thankful for today, March 25, 2008.

1) I am thankful that you have to be at least 18 to get tattoos. Had there not been such a law in place, I could have very well ended up with tattoos like this:


2) I am thankful that I didn’t have the Internet growing up. If I had an Internet connection and a cam, I’m sure I would have posted videos of me singing and they would have probably been even worse than this one:


Get Your Umbrella, It’s Raining McCain?

It looks like the Republicans are finally embracing the Internets and the idea of viral videos. The result is exactly what I would expect. Actually, this video so bad that I almost think it’s the work of Democrats. I know the Republican party is largely made up of the soulless, but I find it hard to believe that this is the best they have to offer.

It’s also funny that they chose to rewrite a ’70s gay anthem to show their support for John McCain. It’s similar to when the meat heads stand up at sporting events and sing along to Y.M.C.A. without a hint of irony. Anyway, as bad as the video is, it’s also pretty hilarious and even charming in that, “We had a great day at Six Flags, look at the video we made” kind of way. Enjoy.

I’ve Been Rickrolled


I’ve already professed my love for Internet Memes. So, it should be no surprise that I HATE when I find out about one late in the game. Such is the case with “Rickrolling,” which I was just exposed to. Just in case you were like me and missed the phenomenon, here is a description from the Wikipedia entry for the song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ by Rick Astley:

“Rickroll” Internet meme
In May 2007 the song’s campy music video became the basis of an Internet meme known as “rickrolling”. It took its name from a 4chan meme known as “duckrolling”, a prank in which someone would post a blind quote to a post allegedly relevant to a discussion that upon viewing would prove to be a non sequitur – specifically, an image of a duck on wheels. Similarly, in a rickroll a poster provides a link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand which actually takes any one who clicks it to the Rick Astley video.

Here are a couple great examples of LIVE Rickrolling:

Barack Obama is What’s Happenin’


If Barack Obama can keep his ice cream cone away from Re-Run, he is qualified to be President of the United States.

La Pequeña Will Haunt me Forever

I’m not scared of the dark. I’m not scared of heights, although I am scared of ladders. But, holy fucking hell, I am scared of this thing…