snap culture: March 2006

  1. OKGo's backyard dancing William, 3/30/2006 0 comments
  2. weirdness ben, 3/29/2006 0 comments
  3. Playing Moneyball at George Mason William, 3/29/2006 0 comments
  4. Boy, you're going to juggle that weight... William, 3/29/2006 0 comments
  5. 14 seconds and counting... William, 3/29/2006 2 comments
  6. Heat Vision & Jack Sam, 3/26/2006 2 comments
  7. Housekeeping William, 3/24/2006 0 comments
  8. The OK Go ping pong tips William, 3/24/2006 0 comments
  9. Do they have four fingers? William, 3/24/2006 0 comments
  10. Coming soon Sam, 3/22/2006 0 comments
  11. instant classic ben, 3/22/2006 0 comments
  12. What happened to that whiny preschool kid? William, 3/21/2006 0 comments
  13. The Applebeezation of Irish pubs William, 3/21/2006 0 comments
  14. Netflix sends frequent renters to the back of DVD line - PittsburghLIVE.com William, 3/18/2006 1 comments
  15. a great idea ben, 3/13/2006 0 comments
  16. Live-action Simpsons intro William, 3/09/2006 1 comments
  17. Why 12-year-old girls like Harry Potter's broom William, 3/09/2006 0 comments
  18. R.I.P. Kirby Puckett William, 3/07/2006 0 comments

3/30/2006 Add a comment



An impressive one-take dance number to one of their songs. William

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3/29/2006 Add a comment

i assume everyone's already watched the live simpsons intro we posted a few weeks ago. The Simpsons decided to honor it by showing it as the intro for this week's episode. But if you saw the version shown on t.v., Marge and Maggie are in the American seats! I saw it on a friend's tivo last night. If anyone can track down the version they showed on Sunday, compare the two Marge and Maggie driving scenes to see if I'm on crack or not. But I'm pretty sure they flipped this somehow. Some of the YouTube posts mention this as a SKY tv ad in the UK, which would explain it, but Homer is driving in the American seat throughout. This is a mystery to me. ben

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3/29/2006 Add a comment

George Mason University has exploited market inefficiencies for both its basketball team and its economics department. Final four for one, Nobel Prizes for the other. Impressive. William

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3/29/2006 Add a comment



Quite something, no? William

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3/29/2006 Add a comment

Red Square. William

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  1. Blogger ben: 19.4 seconds. 3/29/2006  
  2. Anonymous John: After a quick move down and up, you can hide safely for a while in the upper left corner. Has anyone found another safe spot? 4/01/2006  

3/26/2006 Add a comment

Heat Vision & Jack: "The Eyes of Paragon"

The 30 minute pilot is about an astronaut (played by Jack Black) with a medical secret who is on the run from the evil Ron Silver and the rest of NASA, with the help of a talking motorcycle called Heat Vision (voiced by Owen Wilson).

Sam

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  1. Blogger William: Hilarious. Damn shame it didn't make it past pilot stage. Also, on iTunes these day is a vodcast (is that the word for video podcasts?) with Jack Black vlogging from the set of his upcoming movie Nacho Libre. Pretty good, low-cost way to build buzz for his summer movie about Mexican wrestlers. 3/27/2006  
  2. Blogger ben: This is legendary samizdat t.v. Thanks for finding it, Sam! I wonder how wasted these guys were when they came up with it.

    Who knows what the world would look like if this was picked up by the networks. Maybe all the output of the Stiller/Wilson Bros/Jack Black never would have happened.

    Sadly, it appears rumors of them turning this into a movie are unfounded.
    3/27/2006  

3/24/2006 Add a comment

Just a note to say that I've updated some of the left-hand links to reflect the modern state of the Internet. If you've got ideas for things we're missing, post `em in the comments. William

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3/24/2006 Add a comment



The band OK Go has a pretty funny advert for its debut album (from a little while ago). Apologies for those who have seen it before. William

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3/24/2006 Add a comment

Looks like everyone will get to see Marge driving on the wrong side of the road. "The Simpsons" will show the live-action opening sequence that YouTube made popular. William

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3/22/2006 Add a comment

shining!

Sam

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3/22/2006 Add a comment

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3/21/2006 Add a comment

Chances are he grew up conservative, according to a recently released study. Confident, self-reliant kids grew up to be liberals, for the most part. William

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3/21/2006 Add a comment

It's nearly true that every country has an Irish pub, and now we know one reason why that is increasingly so: Ireland is exporting its pubs, with a company even selling ready-made pubs in Ireland for export to other countries. William

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3/18/2006 Add a comment

Ben, your Netflix mention reminded me about this story from a month ago. Netflix punishes frequent renters (or those trying to game the system) but pushing them to the back of the queue.

Also, how are you doing on your bracket? After the first round, I had 25 out of 32 predicted correctly. Best predicted upset: Wisconsin-Milwaukee (11) beating Oklahoma (6). Only two Sweet 16 picks lost in the first round (Southern Illinois and Syracuse -- sentimental reasons for SIU and Syracuse was because of Gerry McNamara's miracle run through the Big East tourney). William

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  1. Blogger ben: yeah, we got "throttled" to the back of the DVD line last month. we were watching too many movies.

    I think i had only 22/32 in the first round. But I did pick A&M over 'Cuse. If SD St. had hung on against Indiana and Pacific took out BC in double OT, my first round would have looked much better.

    I've got 'Nova over Texas in the finals, so if that happens I'm still in good shape, but I lost UNC yesterday, one of my final four teams. All in all, I don't have a very good chance of winning. But then again, I've never won a pool in my whole life.
    3/20/2006  

3/13/2006 Add a comment

From Flak Magazine, the Also-Ran Awards, their list of the best movies not honored by any of the major award competitions (Oscars, Golden Globes, etc.). They also have lists for actor, actress, and director. It makes me want to add even further to our Netflix queue. Which has 90-some movies on it already. ben

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3/09/2006 Add a comment

It's been hopping around the web for a couple of days, but if you haven't seen it yet, take a look.
William

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  1. Blogger ben: the only problem is that marge and maggie are in the wrong seats in the car, due to that being shot in jolly old england. 3/09/2006  

3/09/2006 Add a comment

Too funny. But I wonder if some of the Amazon reviews aren't akin to the famous user reviews of Bil Keane's oeuvre, reviews that praise Keane for his nuanced handling of the rigors of family life in an increasingly meaningless world. William

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3/07/2006 Add a comment

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