Gangnam Lo Pan Style. Hee.

You're An Idiot, Starscream

Yes, the past few days have been an exercise in blogging philosophy. Enough with the thinking! Away with the thought police! Ban the Care Bear Stare! I give you, the one. . .the only. . . Lo Pan Style (Gangnam Style Parody).

While I’m quite certain you’ve already seen this, WATCH IT AGAIN!

    Mood: Badly quoting Big Trouble In Little China. What of it?
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: I need me a Rayden. (Wrong movie.)
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: BENDY TWISTY THINGS.
    In My Ears: Lo Pan. Duh.
    Game Last Played: Dragon Age: Origins
    Movie Last Viewed: Spiderman the new one.
    Latest Artistic Project: In progress!
    Latest Release: “Fangs and Formaldehyde” from the New Hero anthology through Stone Skin Press

Um, So Who Died and Called the 80s?

Every. Where. I. Look. The. 80s. Have. Returned. I hear people arguing about who sung which song. Most of the songs I stayed up late to watch music videos of are being remade. Smooth Criminal? SHEESH. I’m seeing feathers and cargo shirts and fluorescent yellows and men with perms.

If they bring back jelly shoes I might have to buy a Cabbage Patch kid. I mean, they’re already showing episodes of Jem and Rainbow Brite is on Netflix. What’s next? Friendship bracelets? Admittedly, I am making one simply because it’s absolutely, positively stupid that some sites are charging sixty bucks for them because they’re “in vogue.” ‘Course, this is coming from the girl who picked up a print of He-Man from Tim Seeley. Yeah, well. It’s He-Man. Didn’t you want to know what secrets Grayskull held?

Oy. To share my nostalgic pain, check out this video from Funny or Die. Not work safe. Just sayin’.

[Video] Why We Don’t Put Up a Tree

How CNN made me Laugh with Bad Headline Placement

Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or Independent, I had a little chuckle at this headline placement on Sure, probably didn’t “plan” to have the headlines show up in that particular order, but it just goes to show you why bland, keyword-rich headlines are not only better for SEO — they’re better for readability and can prevent some interesting headline combinations. This CNET article entitled, “Newspapers search for Web headline magic” is a great one, and goes on to say that keyword-rich headlines make it easier for other writers to find the articles already written, to avoid duplicate efforts.

Of course, I’m sure didn’t mean to put “Palin Comes out Throwing Punches” “Just Say it, Please” “Go Ahead and Puke” together, but it made me laugh anyway.

CNN Headlines | Funny Headline Placement

Freaky Friday: Jeff Bridges the Mystery of the Burger King King

Fridays. The day we usually wind down from our busy work weeks and enjoy the weekend. It’s also the day that I usually need a creative jolt, to get in the mood for good times with friends and family and (of course) fun with words!

Boing Boing is always good for a laugh. If you’re curious about urban legends, I highly recommend Snopes, and of course the Unexplained Mysteries of the Paranormal site is great fodder for writing, because truth is stranger than fiction. Really.

King Jeff Bridges Then there’s the stuff your friends come up with. Andrew Shell is a huge fan of The Burger King. Occasionally, he’ll even break out the mask here at work which, as you can imagine, is quite disturbing/funny in an open office environment. He’s convinced that the Jeff Bridges is The Burger King, and I’m inclined to agree.

In my world The Burger King isn’t a character in a marketing campaign, he’s real, and he’s Jeff Bridges. — Andrew Shell

Go Jeff!

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