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April 30, 2011

Overnight Thread-Photobomb Edition [CDR M]

Evenin' Moron Nation. You learn something new everyday and today I learned that there is actually a word that describes those photos when someone who wasn't supposed to be in it ruins the picture. The word according to the Urban Dictionary is photobomb.

This collection of photos is a twist on that phenomenon. Here are your 12 Hilarious TV Photobombs.

Moral of the story? Check what's on TV in the background before taking the pic.

So it seems the Chinese are getting ready to have their first aircraft carrier undergo harbor trials later this year thanks to their purchase of an old Soviet aircraft carrier (the Varyag) that was supposed to be converted into a giant disco/casino. Funny how that one worked out. Anyway, the rumored name for this ship is the Shi Lang. Doesn't sound too ominous does it? Well, if you care about Taiwan, it's crazy ominous. Shi Lang was a Qing Dynasty Admiral who was in command of the Manchu Fleet which destroyed the power of the Zheng Family and conquered the Kingdom of Tungning which is now known as Taiwan. I'm sure it's merely a matter of time when China will reacquire Taiwan and with President "Lead From Behind Foreign Policy" Obama in charge, they'll likely act sooner than later. However, they better hope that Teh Won wins as it seems the Chinese are still a few years away from making this carrier fully capable with aircraft.
Here's a great site to keep up to date on Chinese military developments. Andrew S. Erickson-China Analysis From Original Sources.

Now some of you morons might be more knowledgeable about Led Zepplin than I but I had no idea that they were such a ripoff band. It would seem that they have stolen many a song from relatively unknown artists and made them their own. I guess this came out some time ago but I had missed it. Here's a pretty good rundown of what they "borrowed". The following video goes into pretty good detail of how a lot of bands/groups today "borrow" from others and highlights Led Zepplin prominently. Interesting vid.

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

In the same vein, part two of the same video series talks about movies and how they rehash the same plots/ideas. Of course, Star Wars is featured prominently this time. Some of this stuff I knew, but some of what Lucas borrowed I didn't know. Watch past the initial credits too. Pretty cool visual match ups of how Quentin Tarantino used some classic scenes from some movies for Kill Bill. Interesting to note out of the last 10 years, of the top 10 box office draws, 74 out of 100 of those movies were either remakes or sequels.

Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Speaking of remakes/sequels. It seems Hollywood is seriously out of original material as they have 95 movie sequels in the pipelilne at various stages of development. Now some on this list aren't really in development and sound more like rumor but hey, you never know.

Ah yes, it is Caturday. Here's a video of some cat lady expert pissin' off some Cheetahs. Just crazy. She does have some nice legs though.

Obama rappin' about who he really is.

OK, stare at the dot in the center of this picture and then move your head towards your screen or away. What do you see?

The World's Ten Creepiest Abandoned Cities. How soon until Detroit and some other cities in the US make the list?

Ok, we know some of you 'ettes can tie a cherry stem into a knot with your tongue, but how many of you can do this trick?

Gratuitous Caturday Kitteh.

5 Iconic Corporate Mascots Invented By Mistake. Pretty funny that for the rest of the world, Duracell is associated with the bunny, not Energizer.

If you ask people in the U.K. which battery is associated with a bunny, though, you might hear "Duracell," because people overseas are silly and don't know any better. But also because Duracell originated the use of the drumming toy bunny as a mascot in a European commercial.

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