The Third Shift

A vagabond who's made his home in the Pacific Northwest.

Family Feud got interesting as of late, huh?

Via Deadspin.


it all makes so much more sense now.

Asked whether he now regretted his years of smoking and drinking, thought to be the cause of the disease, Douglas replied: “No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus.” Douglas, the husband of Catherine Zeta Jones, continued: “I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.”

Scientifically dubious (a sidebar dismisses this as a nice way to diminish the effect of smoking), so this is just a nice way for Douglas to say, “Well, I get to go down on Catherine Zeta-Jones and you don’t.”

That said, it’s not a terrible brag once you’ve survived cancer.

Michael Douglas: oral sex caused my cancer | Film |



“I suppose it’s possible this is part of some other, thematically different Under Armour ad that was mostly left on the cutting-room floor. But I’m putting it at even-money that Bryce Harper actually powerlifts shirtless in the dark wearing glow-in-the-dark neon-green socks, and insisted Under Armour show him as such in the commercial.”


that’s some clown workout gear, bro.

And lo, this young man discovers he likes the ladies at the Wizards-Hawks game because DAT ASS. Even better: this is reportedly the younger brother of Hawks center Al Horford.

I think the one thing we can agree on about the Petraeus scandal is that it’s hilarious: anonymous Gmail address, FBI agent who sent shirtless photos of himself to Jill Kelley, whom Paula Broadwell apparently sent threatening e-mails to (which started the FBI investigation), and Gen. John Allen apparently sending tens of thousands of dodgy emails to Kelley.

Of course, there is all the double entendre now swept up in Broadwell and her book, but methinks a TV station should probably do a double check when grabbing the cover of All In off the interwebs. (Video here.)

Via Americablog.



My Hero

Your move, Williamsburg.


If the end of the world is approaching, you might as well party.

Philip Rivers’ second half of FAIL, encompassed by a failure to catch his own mouthguard.

(via cjzero)

These dog breed posters aren’t really “minimalist” despite what BuzzFeed says, but they’re still cool.

For my fellow Scrabble & Words With Friends nerds: “With Or Without U.”

The secretly best part is how the bass player isn’t even trying to look like he’s faking it.

So this video of 100 rock riffs played in one take by an employee at the Chicago Music Exchange is pretty freaking awesome. What’s really admirable is the order structure in order to facilitate ease, switching between standard and drop D tuning, and bringing the slide in, never mind switching with ease between effects.

That said, there are a few faults:

  • repetition of certain artists at the expense of adding another riff or two
  • not enough thrash metal (no Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, or Anthrax)
  • not enough 70-80s punk riffs at all (you can’t tell me the Clash, Black Flag, Talking Heads, Television, Fugazi, etc. didn’t have riffs, because that’s not true.)
  • mislabeling of “Pictures of Matchstick Men” as a Camper van Beethoven riff when it was by the Status Quo
  • no early Radiohead from The Bends or OK Computer

Either way, well done, Chicago Music Exchange.


(via ThinkGeek :: Doctor Who Bathrobes)

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