YouTubesday: C-3PO is a Jive Turkey

I’m not sure if I was just in some crazy mood and everything was funnier than it should have been, but I think it took me 3 times to get through this video I was laughing so hard. It’s refreshing to see C-3PO chiming up and speaking back as a sassy black man rather than some whiny, blinged out protocol droid.

Uncle Owen: I have no need for a protocol droid

C-3PO: Well I ain’t go need for a pasty old white man coming at me talking like that. God damn…

YouTubesday: these people need a product

I love infomercials. I’ve blogged about them here, I’ve watched hundreds of them in my lifetime (multiple times, all the way through as if they maybe figured it out after some time…) and they are just pure entertainment.

Ultimately, I think we can agree that these people wouldn’t have so much trouble if they lived in a world with color instead of clumsily fumbling through their black and white world. Whatever it is, here’s 1:39 of all the troubles that products sold on TV can help you with.

Youtubesday: Afterburners!

About 8 or 9 years ago I went night surfing @ San O during the late summer when the moon was full and provided the best light for such activities. The water was probably like 71 or 72 (super warm for SoCal, at night no less) and the red tide was super thick. The phosphorescent algae was so active that as you paddled through the water your hands left trails of bright flickering blue/green light that looked a lot like a glow stick and the water cresting over your board spewed bluish green. When you looked back after catching a wave, your board was leaving a wake that spewed the blue/green water everywhere. It was surreal and we stayed out for probably 2 hours; it was difficult to leave and I’ve never seen a red tide like that since. If you told me that I was tripping on acid at the time, I probably would have agreed…but this was legit. One of the most incredible sessions of my life, for sure. Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, rad surf video.

Here’s Bruce Irons surfing with a flare attached to his board. It’s slightly less cool than my story, but there’s infinite more evidence to support it actually happened. Ask anyone that was there that night; they’ll back up my story.

Youtubesday: Pancake Robot

Good lord. This is all for pancakes? Like, this thing costs millions to develop and implement and all it does is sort pancakes super quickly? How about we take the extra 10 minutes it requires to make them from scratch like we’ve done for, oh, about 200+ years now and ditch the machines? Besides, they’ll taste better.

Voice of Dissent: Nah; then we wouldn’t have this bitchen pancake robot.

Good counterpoint; how could I be so obtuse? Let’s at least agree we should call it Mrs. Butterworth 5000.

Voice of Dissent: Agreed.

YouTube Tuesday: The Golden Rule

SNL is hit or miss for me…except when JT is hosting…then it’s all hit.

This has to be my favorite recurring JT / Lonely Island bit as it’s responsible for 2 of my favorite Lonely Island songs: Dick in a Box and Motherlover. Throw in some Lady Gaga and you’re money…