Wednesday, January 10, 2007

COM: Blogarithmic #196

Some cool links, mostly by way of my favorite collator Clicked.

Bingo Card to play on the opening night of 24

A guy laughing, and laughing, and laughing . . .

Spiders used in drug research

A Panda sneezes -- watch mom

Free OpenCourseWare classes from MIT

Now we find out that Google is inserting ads into contributed videos online. Why, always, does the promise of things great seem to be so quickly usurped by greed. (I feel another post coming on -- the destructive quality of compromise).

Then AdBrite is doing the enticing of vid producers by offering some little gimmicks in exchange for ad space.

The anti-Dove

Thrasher 1981

Tickle Me Elmo on fire

Not sure how to take this parody, except that it has some funny moments . . .

Matt Willis's Texas Parkour has a new website up, produced by our girl Lauren Hensley

Three movies on my to-see list arrive here tomorrow, and i expect to see them all and post some notes -- Children of Men (trailer), Dreamgirls, and Curse of the Golden Flower. The first is getting some Oscar buzz, but it was not well-promoted, despite being critically drooled over.

The People's Choice Awards, nothing like a bit of commonality . . .

Female star: Jennifer Aniston
Male star: Johnny Depp
Leading lady: Cameron Diaz
Leading man: Vince Vaughn
Female action star: Halle Berry
Male action star: Johnny Depp
On-screen matchup: Johnny Depp & Keira Knightley
Movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
Movie drama: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
Movie comedy: “Click”
Family movie: “Cars”

Female singer: Carrie Underwood
Male singer: Kenny Chesney
Group: Nickelback
R&B song: “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake
Hip-hop song: “Shake That” by Eminem
Pop song: “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira
Country song: “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood
Rock song: “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” by Bon Jovi
Song from a movie: “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts from “Cars”
Remake: “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts

Comedy: “Two and a Half Men”
Animated comedy: “The Simpsons”
Drama: “Grey’s Anatomy”
Competition/Reality show: “American Idol”
New comedy: “The Class”
New drama: “Heroes”
Female star: Eva Longoria
Male star: Patrick Dempsey
Talk-show host: Ellen DeGeneres

Funny female star: Ellen DeGeneres
Funny male star: Robin Williams

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