Sunday, June 29, 2008

William Hung

William James Hung Hing Cheong, born in Hong Kong, got his claim to fame from his off-key singing of Ricky Martin's song, "She Bangs" for an audition for the third season of American Idol:

Hung got rejected from American Idol but then became a celebrity for his complete lack of talent. He quickly gained a cult following. He appeared on many TV shows and in many magazines and newspapers with his increased popularity. William was invited to perform at the Asian MTV Awards. Remixes of his performances topped the song request lists at many radio stations. There was an online petition to get Hung back on American Idol including 100,000 people. He was brought back for a special episode.

Koch Entertainment offered William Hung a $25,000 record deal where from 2004 to 2005 he created four albums: Inspiration, Hung for the Hoidays, My Crazy Mother Original Soundtrack, and Miracle: Happy Summer from William Hung

William Hung singing at a baseball game:

William Hung's "She Bangs" Music Video:

Later Days,

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Barney vs. Chicken: Dance-Off

Who do you think will win in the dance competition, the purple dinosaur or the giant chicken?

- B-Tell

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Car Music Project

The Car Music Project was first created after the car of Bill Milbrodt, the creator of the project, had reached 200,000 miles. His 1982 Honda Accord has reached the end of its life. The car had no value if traded in due to its faded paint, ripped upholstery, dripping oil, loud noises, blowing of smoke, and lack of knobs and handles. "It was time to turn the car into music," said Milbrodt.

Over the next 18 months metal sculptor Ray Faunce III turned the old car parts into interesting instruments. Milbrodt's team of musicians, an engineer, a glass cutter, a physicist, and a metal fabricator guided Faunce in the creation of the instruments. Instruments representing the four traditional families of the traditional orchestra: strings, brass, winds, and percussion. The next step was to learn about the instruments.

Here are pictures of some of the instruments

The Percarsion (the full thing is made up of about 55 instruments):

The Tank Bass:

The Exhaustaphone:

The Strutbone:

The Air Guitar:

(Milbrodt playing the Air Guitar)

Tube Flutes:

The Door Guitar:

The Fender Bass:

The SST:

The Group:

Milbrodt and his team were recently hired to make instruments out of a Ford for a 2008 Ford Focus commercial in Europe. Craig Richey composed the music for the commercial. The full performance for the song in the commercial is shown below:

For more information visit

Later days,

Thursday, June 19, 2008

May I Please Have Your Telephone Number?

If only Darrell had the same manners as implied by the title he may well have been able to acquire a method of further contacting Yvonne. She on the other hand could have put the Numbr (no longer working) service to use, which gives one a 24 hour temporary phone number if they dialed (415) 234-5678. She also could have said she had a boyfriend.


Robot Rock Band

Robot Rock Band True heavy metal.

The band of the future.

- D-Pikle

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Broken Glass

If you don't get the title now, you'll understand by the end.
Street Magician Blows A Simple Trick This just proves it: Never trust a street performer of any kind.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Five Best Ways To Steal Gas...And One Really Bad Way

None of the following are even remotely legal, most of them are really stupid (our specialty). Thanks to the guys over at for the story. If you like it, Digg it.

1. Siphon it
2. Switch the pump hose.
3. Hack that Mobile keychain thingy.
4. Siphon like the pros.
5. Hack the pump.
6. Drill the tank.

See here for better explanations and videos.

Murder Prank Call

This is possibly the funniest prank phone call ever. *note to kids, if you do something like this please record it and send it it*


Monday, June 9, 2008

iPhone :-D

Today was a huge day in Apple history. The iPhone 3G was released!!
As stated in the name, the new iPhone will support the 3G network by ATT; it was a large disappointment that the 1st one didn't. This iPhone will be slightly thicker in the middle than the original, but thinner at the edges. An assisted GPS will be part of the new hardware allowing for even more pinpoint accurate positioning and directions. The app store will finally open, making applications available through methods other than jail-breaking. This iPhone will ship with a SIM card ejector, a huge benefit, to those who do not want to use ATT. The new iPhone 2 software will have a scientific calculator. Most importantly, in my opinion, the price has gone WAAAAAAAY down. I can now justify buying an iPhone because it is only $200, and when i called ATT, they told me that I could keep my current voice plan, I would just have to pay for data. A-Fox and I will be camping out at our nearest Apple Retail store on July 11 to be among the first to have the 3G iPhone.

Yours in excitement,



As some of you may know--I will be spending a way in a place far, far, away, Thailand. I had planned on selling my 8GB iPod Touch to defray the cost of the phone. Unfortunately, the phone requires a NEW two year contract, not only to the voice, but to the data as well. One can suspend the service for up to 6 months, while paying $20/month. There may well be a newer, better iPhone upon my return. The sales representative at ATT told me this purchase was a huge waste of money for me. When a company tells you not to use their service, its generally a good idea to listen. Because of those following factors I will not be purchasing an iPhone :-(

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Odd Guitars

There are many unique guitars out there. Some used for audience enjoyment while some are used to compensate for lack of skill. These are definitely some of the oddest that can be found:

The Double Body Guitar:

The player can switch from lefty to righty without flipping the guitar around.

The Acoustic Harp Guitar:

The acoustic guitar with a more classical feel.

An odder example of the harp guitar.

The Mannequin Guitar:

Not sure if this is a playable guitar or an installation piece.

The Quadruple Legged Guitar:

This guitar is meant for fingering. This guitar takes serious skills.

The Double-Necked Malmsteen Guitar:

A guitar work of art.

The Sword Guitar:

Dragons run in fear from this sword-shaped guitar.

The Skeletal Guitar:

A unique guitar shaped like a carcass.

The Picasso Acoustic Guitar:

A modern freeform acoustic guitar.

The Nielson's Quintuple-Neck Guitar:

A guitar with five necks!

The Bo-Diddley Guitar

Of course this post would not be complete without Bo-Diddley's rectangular guitar. Blues singer, Bo-Diddley died this week.


Sunday, June 1, 2008

If Pickles Were Money

Imagine that............


Just Some Odd Facts

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How many do you know?

• Barbie's measurements (if she were life-size): 39-23-33
• Coca-cola was originally green
• Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury
• Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles PER YEAR
• It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
• Men get hiccups more often than women
• Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36
• Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $440,000
• Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105
• Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50
• Only food that does not spoil: honey
• Polar bears are left-handed
• Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
• The youngest pope was 11 years old
• Eskimos never gamble
• Your nose and ears never stop growing
• They have square watermelons in Japan ... they stack better
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water


Universal Options Hasbro

Universal Studios signed a six-year, four-picture deal with Hasbro that will dip into the popular toy manufacturer's game catalog to produce movie adaptations. Here are the plots of some of the games that are being developed right now:

Battleship: Terrorists threaten to destroy the entire U.S. naval fleet after stealing the top-secret coordinates when a foolish admiral gets up to go to the bathroom.

Operation: A drunken transient is kidnapped and subjected to torturous medical experiments that include injecting live butterflies into his gastrointestinal tract.

Hungry Hungry Hippos: A team of ivory-white explorers travels to Zambia to document rumors of ravenous flesh-eating hippos. Running time: four seconds.

Jenga: Paul Jenga, a struggling building contractor, skimps on stability and safety precautions to build the ultimate skyscraper for a wealthy investor.

Yahtzee: Teens in a small town summon a monster by shouting "Yahtzee!" three times. Can they roll five sixes to trap it in time?

Connect Four: After years of dealing with infidelity and divorce, four African-American women meet up to discuss their lives and the bumps along the way.

Trouble: Citizens of a dystopian future engage in deadly combat dictated by the almighty and vengeful Pop-O-Matic Bubble in the center of town.

Barrel Of Monkeys: A Beverly Hills matriarch's antique-barrel auction win turns the house upside down as 12 interconnected, incontinent monkeys wreak havoc!

Courtesy of The Onion News, America's finest news source.