This’d be one of those things Bill Hicks would call a good drug story. In Baseball, for a pitcher, one of the most impressive feats is to throw a straight no-hitter, practically winning a game single-handedly for your team. On June 12th, 1970, Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates did just that, against the San Diego Padres, while tripping balls on acid. This adorable little video illustrates his experience while he narrates in the background. Some good stuff, maaaan.
Such a wonderfully cool thing this is. A fellow named Paul “Otaking” Johnson has, all by himself, done up some footage for an anime-inspired Doctor Who cartoon. Specifically starring the Third Doctor, it shows his dandyness kicking ass with Venusian Aikido and fighting both Daleks and some ridiculously neat looking Cybermen. Please, someone, somewhere, make this a reality!
Now here’s a bizarre little rarity. Back in the 1930s, Paramount pictures made a ton of little shorts under the blanket title of Hollywood On Parade, using a wide variety of actors, some famous stars, some not so much. The Three Stooges got their start in these films with Ted Healy, and some earlier Marx Brothers shorts were also part of the line. This is probably one of the weirdest ones I’ve seen though. Mae Questel, the voice of Olive Oyl for many years, was also the original Betty Boop. This short features her in a rare live performance as the lovely Miss Boop, singing a song to a pair of manly mannequins. Things are going swimmingly when suddenly Bela Lugosi shows up as the Count! With the chilling words, “Betty, you have booped your last boop,” some 1930s vampire-style necking occurs and, well, you get the picture.
Furry bondage kiddyporn, with implied incest. I cannot wait to see how many hits that particular phrase brings in from Google. I’m genuinely confused as to what disturbs me more about this video; the fact that someone thought it up, or the fact that so much effort was put into it’s production. I really want the instructions on how they made that sweet Beagle Boy mask though.
Combining the classic Frantics skit “Boot To The Head” with Phoenix Wright characters isn’t something that would have ever occurred to me. Thank Eris that it did to Mr. CMSPyroWolf, because this is by far the funniest thing I’ve seen this month. Oh, my sides, they doth split.
In one of the more bizarre cultural mash-ups of our post modern society, in honour of their new feature film, the Simpson clan has been featured in a fashion spread in Harper’s Bazaar with Linda Evangelista. Homer dressed up as Karl Lagerfeld is probably one of the funniest sight gags I’ve ever seen, and Marge actually looks pretty damn hot with her hair down, lounging in the Versace dress you see above.
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