Monday, November 30, 2009

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

This video of the classic 70's funk hit by Carl Douglas kills me. There's nothing quite like super white European audiences trying to get down to some funky kung fu.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Taco Bell TV Ad 1979

Boy I wish Taco Bells still looked like this. I remember those employee uniforms and cups like it was yesterday. Try getting that cheesy theme song out of your head.

The Colonel On What's My Line

I just found this awesome segment of the classic game show What's My Line featuring the legendary Colonel Sanders. It's fantastic from start to finish. He truly was one of a kind. I disagree with Bennett Cerf. I think mint juleps and the Colonel's chicken would be fantastic together.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

National World War I Museum



My dad and I went to the recently renovated National World War I Museum in Kansas City yesterday. Located on the grounds of the Liberty Memorial, the museum provides a comprehensive look at the first World War. It full of fantastic artifacts like these great uniforms worn by different brances who fought the war.







They also have a lot of neat interactive displays that explain the causes and events of the war in exacting detail. I could have spent all day there. If you have any interest in the subject then I suggest a visit to this great museum.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Book Of Basketball



I just finished reading the new book by ESPN.com's Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, which chronicles his love for the NBA. It's a whopping 700 pages but it's a real page turner which reminded me how much I loved the NBA back in the 80's. This book is a loving tribute to the history of the league and its greatest players and games. Simmons and I are about the same age and grew up in the best time to be a fan of the NBA, the Bird-Magic era. He grew up in Boston and had season tickets to Celtics games so his love for them is definitely apparent. It's a great read if you're a fan of the sport. Here's his EPSN.com page, which is full of great articles about sports and pop culture in general. He's always an entertaining read.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weezer Autographed CD



I'm pretty excited about the new Weezer CD which came out last week. I haven't heard any of it yet but it's gotten pretty good reviews and I've liked everything they've done so I'm sure I'll like it. I saw them when they came through KC in 2001 and one of the coolest things about the show was they had autogrpahed CD's for sale at the merch booths. Their green album is just fantastic so that was the logical choice for me to get. It's one of my favorite pieces in my autograph collection. Hopefully they'll come back their next tour, with or without signed CD's.