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Bad Lip Reading

March 31, 2011 2 comments

I guess I have not been doing the best job of posting on the blog. <WEAK-EXCUSE> Both work and life have been crazy busy <\WEAK-EXCUSE>. But that hasn’t stopped me from skowering the internet for those really special must see things. Well here is a quick one for you.

May I present Bad Lip Reading.  Who ever they are, takes a music video, picks out new verses for the lip movements, records the new song and syncs it back up with the video.  I used to refer to myself as a professional mis-interpreter so I really enjoyed these videos.  I think you will too.  Hopefully they keep pumping them out.

Black Eyed Peas’ Boom Boom Pow becomes Everybody Poops.

 

 

And in a incredible upgrade, internet sensation song Friday by Rebecca Black becomes Gang Fight.

 

Categories: Awesome, Funny, Links, Music

Our Internet Hero?

March 4, 2011 3 comments

I think we talked about Urban Ninja in the past.  I guess I overlooked this video as an amazing one off until I came across this …

Obviously I find this video awesome on several levels.  But it is the trailer for Urban Ninja III at the end is really was peaked my interest.  Not only was this great news but it also pointed out that I had missed Urban Ninja II.  Immediately some internet searching began.  Quickly I was lead to the YouTube channel of the creator Robert Hoffman (aka PunchRobert).  Quickly looking through his collection of videos he appears to be extremely well rounded.  Breakdancer, Ninja, Comedian, Singer, Prankster and Rapper.  Sounds like the perfect entertainer to me.

So we would officially like to put the support of PiratesAndNinja.com behind PunchRobert.  Check out his website and youtube page, you won’t be disappointed.  Here are a couple of samples to make it easy for you.

ABC Better Lawyer Up

February 25, 2011 2 comments

In our house, comedy reins supreme.  Even in our television selection, most of our DVR series recordings are comedies.  How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock and Community are all top notch shows.  But far and away our favourite is Modern Family.  They are half way through the second season and they continue to deliver every episode.  If you are not watching you really are doing yourself a disservice.

From the very beginning of the show I could relate to Phil.  The funny husband who is a joy to be around while perfectly balancing being a professional, a husband and a father is something that hits close to home.  None of his genius plans ever seem to work out.  Even though he is tremendously handy, he somehow ends up getting hurt.  Phil treats his son like he is a person not a kid.  He is fascinated by gadgets and addicted to fantasy sports.  Ladies love him and other men want to be him.

But then it dawned on me, the reason why I can relate so well, why everything seems so familiar … I am Phil Dunphy.  ABC has created their smash hit TV show, basing one of the main characters on me, my life and my stories.  Where’s my cut, my big check?

This weeks episode is the one that finally clued me in.  *SPOILER ALERT* It begins with Phil and his wife the morning after a huge fight … which Phil has no idea what it was about.  He spends the next day trying to fix (because men need to solve problems, not sympathize with the emotions involved) everything has gone wrong in actuality digging himself a deeper whole.  Some might say that this is common place between men and women but the end of the episode is the real capper.  Phil finally comes with a super adorable way to make everything better with the wife and their relationship becomes stronger then ever … Mike Croft Style indeed.

Now that I am on to ABC, I am expecting some sort of cheque or profit sharing arrangement toute suite or they will be receiving a nasty email from my lawyer.

Categories: Awesome, TV

Choose Your Own Blog Post

December 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Some people might tell you simply linking to other peoples YouTube videos makes a pretty weak blog.  Well the guys at Dorksplosion are putting in way more effort into their craft then I am feeling up to today.  But this is definitely something everyone needs to see, cause it is AWESOME (unless you don’t like swear words … in that case this is not for you).

Happy Monday Y’all!

Categories: Awesome, Links

Epic Meals And Potential Fails

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Things are looking pretty bleak on the whole ‘bet with Gary’ front.  I am not really ‘into numbers’ right now but I have a bunch to lose for Friday.  My lovely bride has stepped up to the plate and has put me on a super special program which she guarantees results.  She has my 100% buy in.

Totally unrelated to my weight problems … These EPIC MEAL TIME guys really are doing something special.  New videos every Tuesday.  Here is their US Thanksgiving video.

A bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig.  That is enough to make me turn vegitarian.  J/K this is awesome.  “The We Garnished It With Baconators” … Brilliant!

Here is today’s video on breakfast.  Everything wrapped in bacon …

“We ‘Bout To Get Drunk Off Pancakes” … Genius.

We at PiratesAndNinja.com would like to full endorse the science being performed by the guys at Epic Meal Time.

Categories: Awesome, Funny, Links, Tubby

That Time Of Year

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Sorry for the silence, trying to get settled into the new job and the commute is eating up a chunk of my spare time.  Not doing well as far as the whole weight thing either.  I started running in the mornings again and am trying to reel in the eating, hopefully it will be enough I have right around 2 weeks to make weight.  I still owe a DDR video for everyone from my previous failures.

But the reason for this post is what you all have been itching for.  My Birthday and Christmas are only 2 weeks apart and every year I put together a wish list to help everyone get their shopping done for me.  Consider it a favour from me to you.

Mike BD-XMAS List 2010

Normally the list is more thorough and full of smart ass comments.  Once again, little short of time and just trying to get this into your hands as prime shopping season comes around. Why not order something for me on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?  You are my #1 concern with this.

Here is some quick commentary on the items …

Home Theatre Speakers – Heidi is pretty sick of my enormous speakers and my current centre speaker is significantly underpowered.  This Polk set looks to be excellent performance, especially for the price point, all the while fitting into a much small footprint.  If I had to choose one it would be the centre channel speaker.

Video Game Stuff – Normally this section is much larger.  I only play PS3 exclusive games on my PS3 (and I couldn’t come up with anything I wanted here).  I am pretty much over the Wii though Travis may drag me back into it.  Even for XBOX I couldn’t come up with a tonne of stuff.  I really want AC:B, I ‘need’ RB: Green Day for my Rockband music collection, NBA Jam is a blast from my past which I would have a hard time paying $50 for myself and I have never played Mass Effect (1 or 2) and that is probably a failure on my part.

My big ticket item this year is a Windows Home Server which will become the media center of our house and our main backup strategy.  As we get more and more networked consumption devices flying around here I dream of one day being able to centralize everything.

I was feeling I made the wrong choice to move to a laptop this year.  Mostly because I am getting old and I miss a big screen.  But then I realized I could just stick a big monitor on the laptop and experience the best of both worlds.  Done!  Why not buy my one … you love me don’t you?

Jeans, Hoodies, Funny Shirts and Converse pretty much make up my entire wardrobe.  I am pleased to announce that this is acceptable attire at the new job as well (score!).  But my well loved Converse collection it starting to show it’s age and could use an injection of new canvas.  My classic Black hightops and personal favourite Black Hightops w/Flames are in good enough shape but anything else would be fair game.  For some reason I have really been drawn to these Rust/Brown Plaid ones …

Funny shirts are also always a winner.  It was once a challenge to find them, now the internet is full websites specializing in them.  I like Snorg Tees, Deez Tees (umm shirts with bottle openers!) and T-Shirt Hell.  Heidi told me she thinks I should have this shirt for the next boys trip to Vegas.

Finally the last thing I through on there was Booze.  It has been a tough year and the bar is decimated.  We are out of just about everything (other then Courvoisier).  We are not picky and certainly don’t judge in this department.

As always, please remember that this is only a guideline and produced to make YOUR life easier.

YOUR PAL – MIKE

 

Categories: Awesome, Noteworthy, Tubby

My Arteries Hurt Already

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Big announcement brought to my attention by JayRo … the KFC Double Down will be available in Canada on October 18th.  An article on Marketwire.com suggests that 47% of Canadians want to give the sandwich that says “Bread isn’t good enough for us … lets use deep fried chicken instead!” a try.  Count this Canadian in the slight minority!

I don’t think my opinion has changed much since I first wrote about this creation here.  Fried Chicken > Bread.  Bacon > Everything Else.  Math checks out.

Categories: Awesome