Breaking Bad! How did I not know how great this show is?? AMC was having a marathon of Breaking Bad beginning with the first episode, so Harry and I decided to watch and see if we liked it. And it’s awesome! It’s been all Breaking Bad all the time around here. I’m going to be sad when we catch up and we only get one a week. So, if you’re not watching, you should start, yo. -Michelle M.
A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition. This is great. I love the condescension to himself. -Ryan
Frank Ocean‘s Bad Religion on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. I just discovered his music last week, and I’m excited to see him promote his new album with a performance of an unambiguously gay song. -Ryan
One of my favorite things this week was air conditioning! Especially in the bedroom where, coupled with a fan, I was pleasantly cool and comfortable during sleep while the world outside cooked in overnight temps in the high 80s! God bless the inventor of air conditioning! -Polt
The Rockie Mountains. They are as amazing in real life as in pictures. Granted, not as much wildlife as I’d hoped, but still an amazing sight everyone should see once in a lifetime. The 2000km round trip drive is worth it. -Tam
Earlier this week, I got something that brightened my entire week: A post card from Vancouver! I LOVE getting postcards from people when they’re on vacation and Tam is great at doing this. Just like this time. Although when she sent me one from San Francisco, it had a half-nekked guy on it. NOT that I’m complaining about this one being just a scenic landscape. nope, not at all. -Polt
And finally a video that has been making the rounds this week, it’s Paris-based electro new wave pop band The Aikiu, performing Pieces of Gold. I’ll let the (NSFW?) video speak for itself! -Adam
Craig’s Runners Up: Anticipation for the season premiere of Breaking Bad this Sunday, Tara’s sexy vamp outfit on True Blood, air conditioning, Lord of the Rings LEGOs, Amy Poehler, and Hardcore gay pornography.
You would think a week that started out with a political scandal would have a lot more interesting things to write about, but this week was pretty much a dud. Maybe I was just too damned busy at work to realize what fun stuff was being done all over the net. I’m sure Weiner’s wiener created it’s fair share of memes, but none of them really mad em jump for Friday joy. In reality, I only ended up with two things to really write about. If it wasn’t a bajillion degrees outside, my brain might work more quickly and give me a few more ideas, but alas I give you the Friday Few.
First on my list this week relates to a rather unique campaign in San Francisco to outlaw circumcision. Naturally there are valid arguments on either side, but really does it have to be outlawed? And why are the proponents of the anti-circumcision movement creating such appallingly racist propaganda like Foreskin Man. At first it just seems laughable, but when you flip through and find out that the nemesis is a rabbi I’m sure you will be shocked. Moral of the story: let the parents decide.
Second this week is a bit more adorable and a lot more fun. If you were me, you would know that I spend a great deal of time online looking for photos of adorable dogs. It is rare however that a website comes along that works to match you with your look-alike in the canine world. Just look at the wonders that Doggelganger did for Adam. It is the best thing to come out of New Zealand since the Lord of the Rings movies.
Thus endeth the Friday Few…for which I had no runners-up since they would have made the few a five. Anyone else have some inspiration this week?
You know the rules: For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments.
Have You Ever?!
1. Have you ever not read all of the Harry Potter books? 2. Have you ever not watched all of the Lord of the Rings movies? 3. Have you ever not watched any of the Star Wars movies? 4. Have you ever bragged about never watching the Star Wars movies? 5. Have you ever said that a movie is never as good as the book? 6. Have you ever not had a favorite book? 7. Have you ever put “magazines” in the favorite book portion of an online dating profile? 8. Have you ever not watched an obscene amount of television? 9. Have you ever owned a non-iPod .mp3 player? 10. Have you ever cheated while playing an online Scrabble/Words with friends? 11. Have you ever wanted to talk to Craig on the telephone? 12. Have you ever used FourSquare or GetGlue? 13. Have you ever left sexuality-revealing comments on a Facebook page? 14. Have you ever corrected grammar rather than commenting on the content of a blog post? 15. Have you ever (as an adult) used a screen name instead of an abbreviation of your real name in an email address? 16. Have you ever shaved your chest? 17. Have you ever paid a cashier with a personal check? 18. Have you ever been a moving box/bag that needed to be unpacked? 19. Have you ever not used a signal light when driving? 20. Have you ever spent 5 minutes holding up traffic in order to make a left onto a busy street rather than just making a right and turning around? 21. Have you ever thought that everyone is just out to bring you down? 22. Have you ever not believed in evolution? 23. Have you ever blindly followed your political party? 24. Have you ever made extravagant birthday plans for your own birthday and expected all your friends to blindly and inconveniently participate? 25. Have you ever named your blog something annoyingly not safe for work and caused readers to freak out every time they go to your site at work?
So how’d you do? Will Craig kick you out of the Puntabugang? Tell us your score in the comments!
My friends, we’re nearing the finish line of Biggest Cock & Rudest Loser 2. This week we asked each of the four remaining contestants to describe how far they’ve come in the competition. We’ll also be celebrating our final four with terribly Photoshopped graphics that place them into four great quest films. Here’s what the final four had to say:
FDot: Born in a small garret in Paris, I lost my parents at an early age due to a tragic Jello incident. Raised in an orphanage where my pleas for an extra helping of potato soup were met with the harsh lashings of uncooked spaghetti strands, I managed to escape and stowed away on a freighter bound for America. Holed up out of fear of being discovered, I befriended a family of ship rats who taught me their language and the ability to be discerning about what cheese I eat. Disembarking in New York City, I found my first job at a factory sewing women’s shirtwaists that paid me $2.00 a week. Luckily, I was able to save money since food was not a necessity as, once I learned the intricacies of the dialect, I could converse with the local rat population and score small orts of cheese off of them. Eventually I made my way north to the suburbs. Through a series of events too bizarre and numerous to mention, beyond the fact that they involved a box of Boo Berry cereal, a pogo stick, and an irritated wombat, I managed to become the semi-unemployed dieter that I am today. My main possession is a small sliver of wood from that garret of long ago, a reminder of happier times.
Mush: I’m eating about 2,100 calories a day now and not exercising any more than I ever have (which is very little beyond using my feet for transportation), and I’m still losing inches and pounds. This whole no-refined-carbs thing is pretty neato, although I do kinda feel like an asshole when I leave all the rice untouched at Mexican restaurants. I still have five pounds left to lose to meet my goal weight for this contest; I think it’s unlikely that I’ll accomplish it in the next week, but judging from my earlier results, well, one never knows. I did have a five-pound week once. Over all, I’m really pleased with myself and it’s nice to have a waist again. I’m also sick to death of putting every fucking thing I eat into a fucking calorie diary. And this is finals week and I don’t have time to be fucking around naked on the scale just to get this blurb written!
Paul: How far have I come? I will make the assumption that this will be a blurb about some type of measurement. Since this is BCRL 2 and not the Porn Olympics I will share the fact that since the beginning of this contest I have lost 3 inches off my waist. My famous pink shorts, which were snug in July and had no hope of buttoning in January are now very loose and can be removed with just a tug.
Ryan: I’m just going to say really far. So far that where I started had quasars (which are really far away). But only metaphorically. I am a perfect normal inferior human pig-smellies and not an alien bent on conquest.
And now, this week’s results:
And now for our FINAL elimination vote. Here’s how it works: just like American Idol, you vote for the team that you want to save. The team with the least votes will be eliminated.
Polls close around Noon (EST) on Saturday.
As we near the finish line, here’s what you can expect: Next week we’ll check in with the final three contestants, and vote on our Biggest Cock & Rudest Loser 2 Fan Favorite. The week after that, we’ll crown our winner. And finally, on April 7th, we’ll crown the eliminated player that has lost the most weight since the beginning of our contest. And after that? Let’s just say that the first rule of Cocky & Rude Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Cocky & Rude Fight Club. At least not until April 14th.
Don’t forget to vote, and feel free to discuss Adam’s awful Photoshopping job in the comments!
Welcome back, everyone! Just like every Thursday since what feels like the beginning of time January, it’s time for everyone’s favorite blog contest: Biggest Cock & Rudest Loser 2. But before we get started this week, I need to share something with you: Craig is still relentlesslyterrorizing me! Sometimes his doodles are movie-themed:
Sometimes they’re movie-themed and they don’t make any sense:
Sometimes they prove that Craig is an egomaniac:
And sometimes they’re a little mean:
So after I asked each of the remaining Biggest Cock & Rudest Loser 2 contestants how their diet, exercise and life has changed since the beginning of the contest, I decided to divert a bit of Craig’s violent rage towards the rest of you. I asked Craig to draw a friendly doodle for each of the remaining players. Here’s what happened:
Adam: Lately I’m finding that my diet and exercise habits have not changed enough. For some reason, I’m having trouble motivating myself! Does anyone wanna follow me around and slap my hand every time I eat something that I shouldn’t eat? Please?! Otherwise, I’m going to lose!
FDot: I follow a very simple 4-step dieting method. 1. Check. I look at the labels on everything I buy to see what the calorie and saturated fat levels are. 2. Read. Next I look over the ingredient list to make sure there isn’t anything that sounds like a science-fiction poison. 3. Ambulation. I walk as much as possible and use my stationary bike at home when I don’t have episodes of Judge Judy to watch. 4. Portions. I try to eat smaller portions of everything. I don’t need my picture on a restaurant wall for finishing off their 48oz steak by myself. This method is what I’m hoping will keep me lithe. It’s modeled after what I usually say when I realize I can’t eat that Caramello Bar for dessert: “CRAP”.
Jere: Didn’t we already answer this question of some version of it like 4 times? Um… I can wear my button-fly jeans again. Hopefully that may lead to some sexing again someday soon. Also, eating less and drinking less often means Jere has become a cheap date. Hopefully, this will also lead to some sexing again someday soon.
Mush: 1. Dieting sucks. 2. ALL commercially-prepared (restaurant) food is evil, and designed to make you FAT. 3. I hate exercise. 4. I am only six pounds away from my goal for this contest. Trying to lose these final six pounds will KILL ME. All I want to do is eat. The first five weeks were a breeze; now it’s all about self-discipline… I have none. 5. I wish I knew where to find cocaine in this town. 6. This contest is less fun without a partner. I miss Ryan.
Paul: I am HUNGRY and PISSED OFF! That is how this competition has changed my life.
Ryan: I conquered the conference. I think that my stomach has gotten smaller because I now get full before finishing a restaurant plate. This made controlling how much I ate a lot easier. My diet has changed in one strange way: I think I eat more ice cream now. I get the 3.6 oz. servings and have them whenever I have a 200 calorie gap in my meal plan that could be filled with fat, sugar, and a little protein.
And now, this week’s results:
And now, like every week it’s time to eliminate a player. Here’s how it works: just like American Idol, you vote for the team that you want to save. The team with the least votes will be eliminated. Polls close around Noon (EST) on Saturday.
Don’t forget to vote, and feel free to discuss this week’s results in the comments!
Oh, and what did you think of Craig’s doodles?
Are you a big huge freak’n nerd? It’s time to admit the truth. But don’t worry, you’re among friends! Today’s Have You Ever?! quiz will finally draw a line in the sand. Cool kids to the left, nerds to the right. You know the drill. For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments section. It’s so easy that even a cool (dumb) kid should be able to take this quiz!
HAVE YOU EVER…
1. Have you ever played World of Warcraft? 2. Have you ever attended a Star Trek convention? 3. Can you name more than 12 characters from Star Wars? 4. Have you ever played Dungeons and Dragons? 5. Have you ever read Manga? 6. Have you ever played a video game for more than 12 hours straight? 7. Have you ever skipped meals and showers to keep playing a video game? 8. Have you ever solved a Rubik’s Cube? 9. Have you ever argued Ewoks vs. Tribbles with someone? 10. Can you do a good Jar Jar Binks impression? 11. Can you name more than 8 elements on the Periodic Table of Elements? 12. Can you name Pi decimals past 3.14? 13. Have you ever written fan fiction? 14. Have you ever been a member of a chess club? 15. Can you speak (even a little) Latin? 16. Do you commonly use the term “frack” in general conversation? 17. Have you ever played Magic: The Gathering? 18. Have you ever worn a pocket protector? 19. Have you ever read a television show novelization (Star Trek books, etc.)? 20. Do you (or have you ever) owned more than 100 comic books? 21. Can you speak (even a little) Klingon? 22. Have you ever been to a midnight showing of a movie? 23. Have you ever (or have you ever wanted) to watch all three of the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings movies back-to-back? 24. Do you own more action figures than the average 12 year old? 25. Have you ever debated who the best Star Fleet captain is?