Some big news from the BSA: Both Train and Carly Rae Jepsen have cancelled their concerts at the National Jamboree because of the membership ban. Jepsen has been welcomed by the Canadian Scouts (she’s Canadian, by the way), and the world jamboree is a joint effort by the scouts of the USA, Canada and Mexico (but hosted here in WV), but here’s the bigger question: Did anyone at national even watch the “Call Me, Maybe” video to the end? The guy Carly is drooling over is gay. You’d think that would have tipped them off that she’s interested in equality.
Also in BSA news, petitions were delivered to the National Geographic channel, asking them to cut “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout,” or at least put a disclaimer before it. Personally, I don’t really care either way, I can’t imagine it’s going to get great ratings, only based on the fact that I don’t think Nat Geo is included in many cable packages (but I may be wrong).
As Conclave approaches, I have a new candidate I want to support:
If you’ve ever wondered what the layout to the apartments from The Big Bang Theory are, here they are (although I can’t imagine an actual building would have these kind of layouts, they strangely work well for TV:
And here is the most expensive sketch, from his final night:
Speaking of, this is how the late night wars went down, according to a Japanese news station. I don’t understand either:
Watch this clip of Gov. Rendell (The Gov. of Philadelphia, I mean, Pennsylvania), does me make some sort of slip implying that he’s gonig to run for Senate, or am I reading too much into his comment about “some of us” losing our races:
This is floating around out there, but apparantly, the number of Crayola crayons doubles every 28 years:
If you didn’t watch the Hope for Haiti telethon last Friday, here is my favorite performance of the night:
If you haven’t heard, the fear-mongering and hateful Focus on the Family will be running an ad during the Super Bowl. Which is interesting, since CBS doesn’t show ads “touches on and/or takes a position on one side of a current controversial issue of public importance.” Right…
The following video is supposedly DVR proof. The concept is sound, and I believe proven. If you keep your product in the middle of the screen, even someone fast forwarding through the commercials will see it long enough to make an impression in your brain. And while yes, that is true, this ad misses the mark. Seeing a picture of a grasshopper does in no way make me want to purchase their phone, it doesn’t even correlate, because the brand isn’t in my mind first of all, and secondly, since it isnt, there isn’t enough time for me to see the tiny phone and make the connection. Not bad for effort, but totally missing the mark:
Caution, more fun animals: Ok, moose are funny enough when they walk or run, they appear as though they just have extra joints and their limbs just kind of flail about. And the music in this video is awful. But watch it anyway, just on mute.
Have I mentioned how much I love Representative Grayson? And I’m still trying to learn more about the Supreme Court decision, apparently it doesn’t’ change as much as first thought, but it’s still a scary precedent, to be sure!
The guys from the Woot! podcast went to CES and made this video. If the Wii by itself destroyed TVs, than that bowling ball is going to make so many, many people cry. Who would think that that is a good idea?
What would The State of the Union be like of Steve Jobs delivered it? Slate finds out.