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September 30, 2008

McCain Funnies + Fox News Laughs (Literally)
Posted By Chris Crosby at 3:54 PM


September 28, 2008

Palin Funnies + The Other Funny Sketch From Saturday's SNL
Posted By Chris Crosby at 11:14 PM





September 26, 2008

In case you missed it.
Posted By Chris Crosby at 3:39 PM

September 25, 2008

If McCain misses Friday's debate, they could always play this video of him debating himself...
Posted By Chris Crosby at 9:26 AM

September 24, 2008

Finally, a forwarded E-Mail that makes some sense!
Posted By Chris Crosby at 4:52 PM
Just got this in my E-Mail box. If you agree with it, please pass it around to everyone you know (and your representatives in Washington).

Hi Pals,

I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend.

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up...

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.

So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

* Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.

* Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads

* Put away money for college - it'll be there

* Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

* Buy a new car - create jobs

* Invest in the market - capital drives growth

* Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves

* Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

Remember, this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it.

Sell off its parts.

Let American General go back to being American General.

Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

Sure, it's a crazy idea that can "never work."

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion.

We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC

And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

Kindest personal regards,

"Birk"
T. J . Birkenmeier, A Creative Guy & Citizen of the Republic


PS: Feel free to pass this along to your pals as it's either good for a laugh or a tear or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion!!

ALASKA!

Posted By Chris Crosby at 9:31 AM

(Courtesy of Mark Evanier.)

September 22, 2008

Watch this while the watchin's good!
Posted By Chris Crosby at 9:02 AM

(This is a playlist, so keep watchin' until the end of the show.)

September 18, 2008

He will totally execute any president and kick ass
Posted By Chris Crosby at 7:31 PM


In other news, many of us in this modern day and age are concerned about the use of cats (and even kittens) as slave labor in wrench factories all over this country as well as foreign countries like Europe. A fancy statue has been built in tribute to these poor slave cats, many of whom are orange. If you purchase a scale replica of said statue, a portion of the proceeds may possibly be donated to a charity to help these orange slave cats and their coming wrench-wielding rebellion against the wrench factory owners who abuse them.

September 12, 2008

FUTURE FORGOTTEN '00s TV - MEL BROOKS' SPACEBALLS: THE ANIMATED SERIES
Posted By Chris Crosby at 11:49 PM
This probably should've been a forgotten TV show of the 1980s as opposed to one that is only now premiering (on G4 in the U.S.), but Mel Brooks works in mysterious ways...


(NOTE: The leaked full episode was yanked from YouTube by MGM, so here's the trailer.)

Mel Brooks' voice definitely sounds older as President Scroob and Yogurt, but is just me or has Daphne Zuniga's voice aged poorest of all? In any case, shame on Bill Pullman for not participating. I hope he'll make a wiser choice when ID4: THE ANIMATED SERIES goes into production.

September 5, 2008

FORGOTTEN '80s TV WEEK: OTHERWORLD
Posted By Chris Crosby at 11:04 AM
Remember back when CBS would air a primetime drama about a family that gets mysteriously transported to a crazy alternate universe after taking a tour of a pyramid? Yeah, neither do I. But it HAPPENED! And the proof is OTHERWORLD, a nutty gem of a series from 1985 created by musician Roderick Taylor (who gave himself a cameo in each episode).

OTHERWORLD was one single alternate universe (not a bunch of them like in SLIDERS), but contained within it were dozens (or, um, at least EIGHT, as that's how many episodes the series aired before being cancelled by CBS) of little countries called "provinces," and they were all different. One could be a weird photo negative of New York City, one could be chock-full of android people, one that's like a futuristic alien city, one more like the '50s, and so on. Here's the first episode...



And in this episode, while stuck in a province that resembles the 1950s, the teens introduce them to "rock and roll" music (first by singing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and then quickly progressing to the hip current sounds of the '80s) and hilarity ensues...


Crazy, huh? And in this episode (the last one aired) the family's hot air balloon is shot down (yeah) and the local province's futuristic citypeople think their teenage daughter is the place's long-lost princess, who left them two-hundred years ago...



[SPOILER WARNING] Can you believe their long-lost princess was from the 1960s, yet lived in the Otherworld two centuries ago? Time passes different in the Otherworld than it does in the Regularworld! That's mind-blowing.

Please write to CBS and tell them to bring back OTHERWORLD. If enough of us do it, CBS will think they've gone mad.

September 3, 2008

FORGOTTEN '80s TV WEEK: HAIL TO THE CHIEF
Posted By Chris Crosby at 10:00 AM
From 1985 (the year that brought us another classic forgotten TV show I'll cover later) comes HAIL TO THE CHIEF. What's it about? Patty Duke IS the first woman President of the Unites States. And it's not a drama, it's an incredibly wacky SITCOM chock-full of RACISM (and a few other isms). This may very well be THE SARAH PALIN STORY, broadcast on ABC twenty-four years before it actually happens in real life. Watch and enjoy, true believers...





BONUS VIDEO: Patty Duke on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON promoting HAIL TO THE CHIEF as only she can...


September 1, 2008

FORGOTTEN '80s TV WEEK: SECOND CHANCE aka BOYS WILL BE BOYS
Posted By Chris Crosby at 12:04 PM
Time for another theme week of YouTube clips! This time I'll be focusing on forgotten short-lived TV shows from the 1980s, the best decade ever for forgotten short-lived TV shows.

We begin with SECOND CHANCE, a sci-fi sitcom from the early days of the Fox network starring Matthew L. Perry (who you all now know today as Matthew Perry). M.L. Perry played the younger self of a man who dies in 2011 (the future!) and gets sent back in time to 1987 (the present day) by Saint Peter, who is known to do that sort of thing for kicks. The dead guy from 2011 moves in with his younger self and his mom, and hijinks quickly ensue.





When SECOND CHANCE delivered poor ratings for some strange reason, the old dead guy from 2011 was reconned out of the show (either that or he accomplished his mission and Saint Peter allowed him to leap to Heaven) and Fox changed the name of the show to BOYS WILL BE BOYS. It was pretty much the same show, but without the old dead guy from the future telling Matthew L. Perry what to do. Here is the opening theme to that series...



BOYS WILL BE BOYS also delivered poor ratings for some strange reason and was quickly canceled by Fox. Though sad for fans like myself, this allowed Matthew L. Perry's future self to take on the greatest role of his career.

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