Mon, 30 March 2009
Bookseller magazine is out with their annual list of Oddest Book Titles. Among those honored over the past 30-years are ones about bomb-proofing your horse, and people who don't know they're dead- and attach themselves to the living. Last year's winner offered great advice to women struggling with making a recent breakup stick (why didn't we think of this?).
Hey, cheeseburger here!
Four lbs of not-so-lean beef, five slices of cheese, 8 oz of chili, fistfuls of nachos all stuffed between an 8 inch bun. 48-hundred calories never tasted so good. Where? At the ballpark, of course.
Arrrnollld must really miss the tinsel town spotlight. While California sherrifs are going after gangs and guns, Gov SCHWARZENEGGER seems to be taking dead aim at boosting his movie residuals while introducing a program aimed at curbing street violence. Listen to the sound bite and judge for yourself.
Stefanie Seskin and blue number nine (they don't like caps) are fast-becoming one of our top three all-time favorite Indie groups here at YCMIU. Their music - which they've been making since 1995 - is pure fun. We dare you not to tap your feet and bang on the nearest solid object when you hear 'sweet sugar honey', a bn9 classic! Like all the tunes we feature, you can find Jersey City's blue number nine and their jammin sound at the Podsafe Music Network.
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Mon, 23 March 2009
Animal makeovers anyone?
Warm up your TiVo and gather up the pets, there's a new show coming, destined to push Survivor to the Neilsen Family curb. Maybe not, but we know we'll be watching.
Abolish these laws NOW
A half dozen stupid state and city laws Americans never knew existed. Ignorance is no excuse- unless you're a lawmaker.
Who needs Spring Break when you can study pirates. No joke. The University of Chicago is offering the course and so far 150 kids have enrolled. It was either that or poly sci, NOT a required class if you plan to stay in town after you graduate.
Abdul for A-Rod, straight up
Just think kids, American Idol trading cards! Upper Deck is launching a set of more than 130 of your show favorites. Winners, losers and Paula, too. No word yet if stale bubblegum is included.
Awe geeze, gang- we luv ya!
We're speechless, You loyal fans have pushed YCMIU into the top 50 shows on Podcast Alley! #47 last week (with a bullet)... Please go there and vote for us... we want to be #1. You guys are THE BEST! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!
Not On the Radio
That's the title of this week's feature tune by the incomparable Geoff Smith. He's the madman genius behind a ton of podcast jingles out there, and a big hit with Adam Curry and DSC. Run on over to the Podsafe Music Network and give him a listen!
Mon, 16 March 2009
Here pig, pig, pig...
How about $1 million to help Utah control its non-secular cricket population? Or hundreds of thousands to rid Californian's of unsightly tattoos? Hey Alabama, you want money for oyster rehab? You got it! No joke. These are among the thousands of daffy projects Congress has agreed to fund. Is this a great country or what.
What's next, Wii Sue?
A ten-year old girl in the UK got sassed by a Nintendo video game that told her she could stand to drop a stone or two. Little bugger used the F word. Not the kid, the machine. Heck, he may be a pudge ball but at least Richard Simmons is polite.
There are B movies...
And then there are stinkers like this 1955 western. A musical (think: Oklahoma with longshoremen) set in the 1880s in which the town's men folk went to battling a neighboring town. To punish them their women folk withheld... well... you know. Quite possibly the worst flick ever to make it to the big screen- and that's saying something.
Little green men
Pray these wee lads don't visit you this week. They are not Irish. They are not even Earthlings. This Friday keep one eye on the heavens for any sign that we are not alone. If you see them, don't panic. Just sit back, enjoy the scenery and take lots of pictures on your journey. Oops. Darn, spoiled the surprise.
9 lives and counting
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Mon, 9 March 2009
108 careers later
She's been an Olympic athlete, a Marine Corps sergeant, a dentist, an aerobics instructor, an astronaut and a rock star. Barbie, Mattel's wildly successful franchise turned 50 today. More than a billion units of her likeness have been sold across the globe. Young girls keep playing with her, yet the critics haven't quit. It's a doll- get over it! A few themes never made it into stores, secrets the toy maker had hoped would not get out. We uncovered them.
No crudeness intended but we couldn't let a week full of sensationally stupid sound bites pass without commenting on the very dumbest one. That lady in Ft. Pierce, FL now has the inside track for our Darwin Award Nominee of the Year! Didn't your doctor warn you that craving McNuggets would one day kill you? Call us reaper.
RFD TV is full of...
Manure. One of their shows even tells you all the neat uses for it. Wait until you hear what a couple of enterprising Connecticut dairy farmers are doing with "cow pots."
The square root of nerd is...
You missed it. International Square Root Day was a hoot. The pocket protector crowd sure know how to party!
Maybe they won't notice
There's counterfeiters, and then there's really, really bad counterfeiters. This guy may be in a category all to himself.
le Bon Temps Roulez
Our feature tune this week is a spicy creole delight from a N'orleans rock-soul band known as Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra. You really MUST see these folks perform! If you're anywhere near NYC this Wednesday night, March 11th, get yourself on over to the Mercury Lounge. Tickets just $10. Call (212) 260-4700 for info. Tell Bro-Jo and Company you heard them on You Can't Make It Up!
Tue, 3 March 2009
Apple didn't like these
Top 10 iPhone third-party apps rejected by Mr. Jobs & Co. Thankfully, consumer outrage forced Apple to reconsider 'Pull My Finger.' Nice to see good taste prevail once more. Is this a great country or what?
Can you help me? I tried putting my keyless entry fob against my face, like the guy suggested, but my car door still didn't unlock. Oh, and can you send an ambulance and a fire truck? Other low-tech remedies to high-tech problems this week include what to do when your cell phone falls into the toilet. Could happen to anyone (not just future Darwin Award nominees), right?
Bilked by Bernie?
Don't delay, order the Smash-Me Bernie doll today!
Hey mom, I wanted the gas station
Never too early to start your toddler learning about the fun things we grownups do when we travel. That's why the folks at Playmobil, one of the trusted names in toys for little people, made "Security Checkpoint." It's just like the real thing. Now, take your shoes off Billy and go over there and let that nice man with the gun wave his wand over you.
Our feature tune this week is 'You Don't Need an iPod' by Canada's indie sensation, Uncle Seth. They're one of the most popular groups on the entire Podsafe Music Network. Go check out their music and be sure to tell 'em where you heard it!