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What Adults See Versus What Kids See


Adults See Carpet; Kids See Molten Lava

If you are one of those people who, like me, cannot even imagine what might be going on in the minds of children, then here is a fun website to share with your friends who are parents so you can feel less like an alien creature and more like a humanoid with real feelings and an ability to “relate” to a person under the age of 12. Pleated Jeans Dot Com has an hilarious post that compares a series of pictures of ordinary stuff as adults see it versus how kids see it. Above you will see an example from the “Hot Lava” game that even I played as a kid, where you have to jump from one piece of furniture to the next without touching the floor, or risk being swallowed up by the “hot lava” which has replaced the carpet.

Click on over to This Link for several minutes of carefree fun!


This One Is My Favorite

The Mac Versus The PC

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Image By Ian Stevenson

Truth.

Jimmy Kimmel Is My Hero!

This clip of Jimmy Kimmel on Jay Leno’s crappy “Ratings Poison” talk show has been viral for few days now, but I just had to post it where I can watch it whenever I need a good, hearty, sadistic belly laugh. Today, we are all Jimmy Kimmel! Freedom!

Single Most Hilarious Quote About Madonna I Have Ever Read

Madonna Desperately Seeking Susan
Madonna as She Appeared in the 1985 Movie, Desperately Seeking Susan

Madonna in 2009 looks like a leather sack stretched tightly over a homemade sculpture of a Velociraptor made out of broken sticks, chicken bones and Terminator parts. But this was not always the case! She used to be a human woman, with soft skin and actual hair and a face and everything. Those days, of course, are long gone; drifting into the thick, smoky haze rising off of the clay pot where she mixed the bat wings and the blood of the innocent in her cursed spell of everlasting life. But you can still catch a glimpse of her, the Madonna that was, in movies like Desperately Seeking Susan. So young! So bad at acting! So what! It’s just nice to be reminded that there was a human being under the exoskeleton of desperation and Skynet Patented Real-Flesh Organic Compound. Even monsters used to have dreams!”

From Gabe’s weekly column over at Video Gum Dot Com: The Hunt For The Worst Movie of All Time, which I read religiously.

Happy Easter! Now Let’s Get Back to It!


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Because You Know That’s How It Works.

Rock Star Rehab, The Board Game: "Let's Play!"

Rockstar rehab board game
Dried Vomit Not Included

Just when Steve Tyler is finally getting clean for the umpteenth time, Urban Outfitters brings us the thrilling board game adventure, Rock Star Rehab, where the most tragic players become the most famous winners! Just roll the dice and move your drunken rocker around the board, stopping at LA nightclubs, VIP parties… even jail! The goal of the game: to make your way through Rock Star Rehab! No word yet on whether the game pieces feature miniature replicas of Amy Winehouse, Vince Neil and Pete Doherty.

Gold Star

“Getting Sober is Fun!”

Season’s Beatings!

Merry Holidaze

Yeah, That’s It…

Hey Kids! I’m heading out to California later this afternoon for week of sun and fun with the family and friends. While I’m looking forward to enjoying temperatures of over 40 degrees, I’ll be away from the blog until at least December 27th. So have a wonderful holiday and try not to miss me too much.

It Feels So Good to Be Right: The Panic Channel Suck It

Panic Channel
“One is the lonliest number…” Dave Navarro, Chris Chaney, Stephen Perkins and Steve Isaacs are The Panic Channel

If you have a few minutes to gloat, take a peek at AMG’s review of the new Panic Channel CD, One and tell me I didn’t call it two months ago.

Review of The Panic Channel’s One
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying that Jane’s Addiction was one of the pivotal bands of the alt-rock revolution of the early ’90s. They were one of the first to pull metal and underground rock fans together, first with their 1988 major-label debut, Nothing’s Shocking, and then as the creators and headliners for the first Lollapalooza tour. They came to define much of the sound and style of alternative rock in the ’90s, so it comes as a great shock that the Panic Channel — featuring Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, the guitarist and drummer for Jane’s, plus Chris Chaney, who took over for original Jane’s bassist Eric Avery when the group reunited in 2003 — sounds utterly generic on their 2006 debut, (One). Fronted by vocalist Steve Isaacs, who has spent time as an MTV VJ as well as some time on the stage, the Panic Channel sounds like countless faceless groups that followed in the wake of grunge. For all the world, (One) sounds as if it could have been released in 1996 when MTV and the airwaves were inundated with bands that took the dour, heavy sound of grunge, cleaned it up, gave it a touch of classic rock formalism, and then coasted by on tattoos and piercings instead of hooks or melodies or even angst. Not that this is horrible music — Isaacs may be a cipher as a frontman (so much so, it’s a wonder that the second season of Rock Star wasn’t a search to find a singer for the Panic Channel), but Navarro, Perkins, and Chaney are cooly professional, so they always sound nothing less than a competent Foo Fighters cover band — but it is never distinctive. The weirdest thing about (One) isn’t that it sounds generic but that it sounds generic according to the standards of 1996, not 2006. For those listeners who pine for a world when Seven Mary Three received heavy rotation, this will satisfy, but anybody expecting the spark of Jane’s Addiction or even a dose of Navarro’s campy on-camera charm will be sorely disappointed.