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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The TV Tourney Champion

Babalu! Lucy won! You never really doubted it did you? Of course I Love Lucy would win! It was a no-brainer! There was never a vote against them! The crew of Fred, Ricky, Ethel, and Lucy of course was unstoppable! Of course you can't forget Betty and Ralph Ramsey, Little Ricky, Caroline Appleby, Jerry, Mrs. Trumbull, and Lucy's mom! I Love Lucy steamrolled to number one. After all they did have California, Europe, the chocolate factory, Vitameatavegamin. What could stop it? No one! Congrats to our runner-up, The Office.

And on the last day of August the Summer of Fun concludes on My Power Is Beyond Your Understanding. We found our Sports Mount Rushmores, picked out Sports president, and voted for our favorite TV shows. It certainly was fun.

This Random Guy's Boss Should Consider Himself Owned

A man bet his boss that Twitter was important and for every retweet he'd get 50p, but if he didn't get 100 retweets the boss would et 10 Euros. Over 100 people retweeted it. The guy has $17,000.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Office Teases Us

Rob, Toby, Andy, Phyllis, Creed, Angela, and Gabe were all just about to say who the boss was, but the editing skills were poor. Guess we'll have to just wait until September 22nd and find out then!

Splash Mountain: Latest Picture

Is this even real? A guy brought a TV or picture of it and two others had controllers and one guy had the Gamecube. It could be real because if you're going to risk losing a game system wouldn't it be that one? It is outdated. Still fun though.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Brad Marchand Eats Cereal Like A Boss

Brad Marchand got his day with the Stanley Cup so he decided to eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch out of it! He couldn't have picked a better cereal. We're letting you eat cereal out of Boston's latest trophy so just sign a new contract, Marshman. Lol.

The Disney College Program

I have recently taken an interest in the Disney College Program. I've gathered that there's no tuition and the room and board come out of your PAYCHECK. That's right Disney pays you to do various jobs in the park. Anything from the Jungle Cruise captain to the Team Mickey cashier. The only other things you have to pay for are food, books (if you take classes), and gas (if you have a car.) Pretty sweet, huh? It's 4-7 months and it's about as easy to get into as a community college. Here's the catch though. You must already be going to an accredited college for at least a semester. You have to juggle two colleges at once. It's off in the future anyway. A great thing to think about. Plus, it is recommended by the National Board of Education and they have a class on journalism. In the career options one of the things featured was ESPN. Very intriguing.

Roller Coaster Tycoon Movie?

What could the plot even be? Speaking of Roller Coaster Tycoon, I've finished Six Flags New England and Canobie Lake Park. A Seaworld is in the works.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011


It's what I've been dreaming of! A game where you can walk around in the park and ride the rides and meet the characters and buy souveniers in Disney World! Awesome right? Wrong. It's only for XBox Kinect. And now I play the waiting game.

Steve Jobs Resigns As Soon As A New App Comes Out

The new app on the iPhone can map out your run. Someone made the Apple logo.

Thanks Steve.

I've Set Up Shop

On a new Tumblr! Along with my Understanding My Power Tumblr, I also have a Great Things About The Office Tumblr. In 3 hours, I have 7 followers, and 6 posts. I am looking forward to a great run!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

You're Doing It Wrong

I've always laughed when people do terrible things at the beginnings of imfomercials. Now I can laugh for one minute and thiry-nine seconds. Just awful, but so hilarious!

I Think I Just Discovered The Greatest Tumblr Blog of All Time

No offense to anyone else's. It tops mine if it makes you feel better. It's called Simple Disney Things. It's amazing. It's just 781 different posts of everything great about Disney. It makes me want to return there very soon. I just love Simple Disney Things. I read all of Simple Disney Things' posts in an hour and probably reblogged half of them. Try to think of a better Tumblr than Simple Disney Things. Simple Disney Things' icon is the castle and it says: "Let the Memories Begin" with a Mickey head. Simple Disney Things is a super ambitious blog. The person who posts on Simple Disney Things is also amazing. Go check out Simple Disney Things!

August, Consider Yourself Conquered

This is my 100th post of August! How awesome is that? Back to back months with 100 or more posts. Back to back to back months of 95 or more posts. I've posted 100 in August, July, September, and October in my blogging career. This is a proud moment.

The Batman Coffee Table

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Coffee! Table! I had to look up the theme, but nonetheless I'd probably buy this.

The TV Tournament's Championship

There were upsets like MST3K over That 70's Show and Bewitched over LOST. There were Cinderellas like Bewitched and Saturday Night Live. There were dark horses like Star Trek and The X-Files. There were shows that played spoiler like The Brady Bunch and Sesame Street. There were the dominant shows like Cheers and Seinfeld. But only two could be the favorites. William Frawley. Jenna Fischer. Vivian Vance. John Krasinski. Desi Arnaz. Rainn Wilson. Lucille Ball. Steve Carrel. These are the acting legends behind the two finalists. If the world was a betting planet, everyone would've picked I Love Lucy. But who would've thought that The Office would be here? How about that? I Love Lucy easily picked their way through the crowd as the Number One Overall seed easily downing The Golden Girls, Sportscenter, The Simpsons, Bewitched, and The X-Files. The Office struggled through the shows as they never got 100% of the vote. But yet they still stepped over Sanford and Son, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Laverne and Shirley, The Brady Bunch, and Star Trek. But only one can come through. Lucy, I'm home,! or That's What She Said. Ricky's guitar or the Dwight bobblehead. The Tropicana or Dunder Mifflin. Lucy and Ricky or Jim and Pam. Lucy or Michael. I Love Lucy or The Office.


I Love Lucy vs. The Office

You have until Wednesday.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene

From Friday to Tuesday I will be keeping you posted with Hurricane Irene Updates. Where I live, it seems like there will be less rain, but stronger winds up to 50 MPH. The worst case scenario for my town is a few weeks without power, but the hurricane was updated to severe which is one less than catastrophic. Who knows? But for my area I think it's the first time in a while that we've had a blizzard, tornado, hurricane, and earthquake in the same year. Pretty odd! I guess we were due.

A Little Odd

Sure, maybe Patrick Warburton's was better, but this isn't completely bad. It's alright. Didn't even know they had a new Chairman.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Disney's 51st Animated Movie

It will be called Wreck-It Ralph. It's about an 8-bit video game starring John C. Reilly and Jack McBrayer. Here's the official synopsis:

“Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan-win a medal-but soon wrecks everything, and accidently unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?”

Doesn't sound completely awful!

We Lucked Out...Just Like Rhode Island

Remember that Family Guy episode where Peter said he was luckier than the state of Rhode Island and it cut to when they were naming it? The guy said HEADS and it's Rhode Island, TAILS and it's Cockapoopoopeeshire. Yeah apparently Toy Story lucked out too. Pixar almost called Toy Story any one of these names:

  • The New Toy
  • Made in Taiwan
  • Moving Buddies
  • To Infinity and Beyond
  • Wind-Up Heroes
  • The Cowboy and the Spaceman
  • Spurs and Rockets
  • Bring Me the Arm of Buzz Lightyear
  • Wind the Frog
  • Rex's First Movie
  • For the Love of Peep
  • Toyz in the Hood
  • Each Sold Separately
  • Wings and Pullstrings
  • Some Assembly Required
  • The Favorite
All I can say is Phew...

Disneyland Half-Marathon

I've always wanted to try this. It seems fun. In the 6th year of the running, 20,500 people will compete. Two of them are well-known names. Drew Carey, host of The Price is Right, will be running along with Megyn Price, star of Rules of Engagement. Can't wait to see who wins!

This Week's Entertainment By David

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Move aside planking! You too leisure diving! There's a new sheriff in town and his name is Batmanning! That's right Zachary Levi posted on Twitter that Batmanning is becoming the next trend. Certainly looks difficult. I'll have to give it a go.

Neat-O-Rama Did Their Homework

Neatorama recently posted a Splash Mountain did you know post? I can't do it nearly as well as they did, but here goes:

What Neat-O-Rama found out:

  • The original name was Zip-A-Dee River
  • The Imagineers had to use animatronics from another ride to fit the budget.
  • The movie it's based on, Song of the South, has never been released on DVD or VHS due to racism.
  • There is no Splash Mountain in Disneyland Paris
  • Many celebrities provide the voices of the characters such as Woody Allen, Humphrey Bogart, Keanu Reeves, and James Avery

Pretty neat, huh? Guess that's why it's on NEAT-O-Rama!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Next Brett Favre?

No don't worry I don't think Kerry Collins will be nearly as good as Favre, but is he the next Favre in the retirement way of things? Collins recently unretired to join the Indianapolis Colts after Peyton Manning was ruled out for the first game. Could this keep happening. Could Kerry keep unretiring? Or will Favre be the last to do that? Only time will tell.

D23 Expo Recap

So the D23 Expo has concluded and this is what we've learned:

  • Jon Cryer will voice the main character in DisneyToon Studio's Planes
  • Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman will star in Wreck-It Ralph from director Rich Moore
  • Brave still looks awesome after scenes were shown
  • Mike and Sulley will slim down for Monsters Inc: Monsters University
  • Two new Pixar movies are in the works. One about dinosaurs, the other about the mind
  • Tim Burton is making a movie called Frankenweenie
  • Jennifer Garner will star in The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • James Franco, Zach Braff, and Mila Kunis are excited for the new Oz movie
  • Two scenes from the new Muppets movie were shown and it's still amazing
  • Rich Ross is making another DisneyNature movie called Chimpanzees
  • The Avengers will have a star-studded cast and DC may make a Justice League movie
  • The Fantasyland expansion is moving quicker than we thought

I'm absolutely looking forward to that ride.

The TV Tournament's Final Four

The Office. Star Trek. The X-Files. I Love Lucy. Perhaps it could be the greatest Final Four ever assembled. If you were to view a Labor Day Marathon featuring any four TV shows could it be these? There are four corners in one square. In one corner you have a scheming Lucy with her partners in crime, Fred, Ethel, and the Cuban Ricky. In another corner you have the extra-terrestrial crime solving duo Mulder and Scully. In the third corner you have Captain Kirk and Vulcan Spock on the U.S.S. Enterprise. And in the fourth corner you have beet farmer Dwight Schrute and paper salesmen Jim and Andy and receptionist Pam and temp Ryan. But who deserves to be in the finals? Only you can decide.

I Love Lucy vs. The X-Files

Star Trek vs. The Office

You have until Saturday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Universal Orlando Mini Golf?

Universal Orlando CityWalk is building a mini-golf course that will feature humor and horror. It will be called Hollywood Drive-In Golf and it should be open in early 2012. There's not a whole lot of details, but I will absolutely keep you updated.

Have You Ever Seen Anything Better?

The ball goes past the pitcher and hits the center fielder's glove, bounces off his head, and then he catches it. Not only that, but he throws it to the shortstop who falls down trying to tag the runner, gets back up steps on second and throws to first to perform the greatest triple play ever. An 8-6-4-3 triple play. How about that?

This Week's Sports By David

The first Commemorative Issue released under the New Era of Sports by David.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Oh My God!

Alpitour was a sponsor here! Amazing!

The Elite Eight Of The TV Tournament

I Love Lucy has stormed all the way here. Destroying every show in it's path.

Bewitched made it further than anyone thought as a 7 seed. They even beat LOST!

Cheers has made sure you know their name.

The X-Files has the potential to be the number one drama here after beating Law & Order.

Seinfeld had quite the scare in the last round. For the first time they didn't get 100% of the vote.

Star Trek could go where no one has gone before. The Final Four. Live long and prosper.

The Office is the last 21st century show remaining. They steamrolled Laverne & Shirley. That's what she said.

The Brady Bunch has upset Friends. They're the dark horse in this tournament.

I sincerely and honestly pity you. How can you pick between legendary shows such as these? I honestly do not know. Good luck. I mean it:

I Love Lucy vs. Bewitched

Cheers vs. The X-Files

Seinfeld vs. Star Trek

The Office vs. The Brady Bunch

You have until Tuesday.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

D23 Expo Never Disappoints

It wasn't too long of a wait. Remember earlier when I said that the new Pixar movie could be a Finding Nemo sequel or The Incredibles sequel or possibly a Toy Story 4. Well, it's the original dinosaur production. There will also be one about a trip into the human mind. Both sound good! There will also be a Toy Story short called Small Fry premiering before the Muppets. Another reason to check it out.


Yes Please!

Sign me up for a team in this trampoline dodgeball! A lot easier to dodge it seems!

Hah! Take That L.A!

Rondo hates you! You should be ashamed!

I Tried And I Failed

Adam Richman would be disappointed in me. I attempted the 13 inch pancake challenge at Jan's Kitchen today. I only got about between 1/2 and 3/4 of the way through it before I threw in the towel. I don't know how Adam does it!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Where's Wall-E?

An artist made this collection of robots all hiding one robot in particular. WALL-E. Can you find him among the mass of pop culture robots including R2-D2, Tom Servo, Bender, Goddard, and The Terminator. Good luck to you! Here's a hint:

For all I know his name could be Rex,
But look diagonal from the Green X.

Muppet/Pixar Easter Egg

In the Pixar short, Presto, you can see Muppets, Statler and Waldorf heckling from the balcony. Could they have possibly said: "You know what could make this show better?" "What?" "Presto! He's gone!" Could be possible... the world may never know.

Canobie, Consider Yourself Conquered

Yes Canobie Lake Park is an annual trip for my family and I, but this year was different. It wasn't that Skater was shorter, the Boston Tea Party was wetter, Starblaster was higher, Yankee Cannonball was bumpier, Log Flume was better, Pirata was back, da Vinci's Dream had new meaning or that we ate somewhere new or that the Ferris Wheel line was shorter. It was the new ride: Untamed. And well, with it going straight down. It should consider itself tamed. Check it out:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Fall of The Brown Derby (No Wait It Lives!)

Hah! Take that you losers! Some people bought the Brown Derby with plans to tear it down and build a supermarket. However, the people of Los Angeles rebelled and they were heard. L.A made The Brown Derby an official landmark. It could not be destroyed or altered in any way. So the supermarket suckers are selling it for $10.4 million. Yes! History thrives! Celebrities remain! In honor of the wonderful news:

You're welcome.

ESPN Boston Hall of Fame (Official)

Yup! It's official! ESPN Boston has released the five Boston sports icons in the Boston Sports Hall of Fame. Here are the Fab Five, if you will:

Larry Bird
Ted Williams
Bill Russell
Bobby Orr
Red Auerbach

I voted for the first four, but instead of Auerbach I picked Yaz. Pretty good class, huh?

The TV Tournament's Sweet Sixteen

I pity you. I honestly do. How can you even begin to pick between some of the all time greats? Well, let's just say, good luck.

I Love Lucy vs. The Simpsons
Saturday Night Live vs. Bewitched

Cheers vs. Roseanne
The X-Files vs. Happy Days

Seinfeld vs. The Twilight Zone
Sesame Street vs. Star Trek

Laverne and Shirley vs. The Office
The Brady Bunch vs. Friends

You have until Sunday.

This Week's Entertainment By David

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Six Flags New England: Performance Review

Yesterday I visited Six Flags New England with my dad, friend Alex, my sister and her friend. I must say it was a lot of fun! We went on The Thunderbolt first and the other rides ensued. We spent a long time in the waterpark as it turned out to be a nice day. The weather was supposedly 50/50 chance of rain. Despite a few short periods of drizzling the weather was great! Apparently some people thought otherwise because the lines were beyond short. Alex and I walked right up to Bizarro, which is normally a 2 1/2 hour wait, and rode it. We rode that four times. Rounding out the other rides were Flashback, three times, The Mind Eraser, twice, and Batman: The Dark Knight, twice. Enough of the talk though, here are The Top 7 Rides at Six Flags New England, according to me. Sorry, but I cannot just narrow it down to five. In video style:

#7 ~ The Thunderbolt

#6 ~ Cyclone

#5 ~ Mind Eraser

#4 ~ Pandemonium

#3 ~ Flashback

#2 ~ Bizarro

#1 ~ Batman - The Dark Knight

We've Waited 17 Long Years For This

Waited for a triple play to happen during a Red Sox game. And it did! The first Bostonian triple play in my lifetime! How about that? Lowrie to Pedroia to Gonzalez!

What Video Games Do Behind Your Back

What a dance party it was. Neat-O-Rama, you post the strangest things.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TV Tournament Too-Much-For-You Thirty-Two

It keeps getting tougher! Vote for these match-ups!

I Love Lucy vs. Sportscenter
The Mary Tyler Moore Show vs. The Simpsons
Saturday Night Live vs. The Cosby Show
Bewitched vs. LOST

Cheers vs. Gilligan's Island
Roseanne vs. The Honeymooners
Law and Order vs. The X-Files
Leave It To Beaver vs. Happy Days

Seinfeld vs. The Muppets
The Carol Burnett Show vs. The Twilight Zone
Sesame Street vs. M*A*S*H
Frasier vs. Star Trek

Laverne and Shirley vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Office vs. Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Price Is Right vs. The Brady Bunch
The Dick Van Dyke Show vs. Friends

You have until Thursday.

My iTunes

Sort by song title:
First Song: Airplanes (B.O.B featuring Hayley Williams)
Last Song: The 4-Chord Song (Axis of Awesome)

Sort by time:
Shortest Song: The Community Theme Song (The 88)
Longest Song: American Pie (Don McLean)

Sort by artist:
First Artist: a-Ha (Take On Me)
Last Artist: 30 Seconds To Mars (Kings and Queens)

Sort by album:
First Album: All Or Nothing (Down - Jay Sean)
Last Album: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things (Lucky - Jason Mraz and Colbie Cailliat)

Top Three Most Played Songs:

1. Life in Technicolor II (Coldplay)

2. Summer Breeze (Jason Mraz)

3. Rainbow Connection (Jason Mraz)


  • Death: Zero.
  • Life: Four.
  • Love: Six.
  • Hate: One.
  • You: Twelve.
  • Sex: One.
Mind you I'm just starting out with my iPod.

And I'm Off. Yes I'm Off.

Off to Six Flags New England! Where bunnies, superheroes, and old dancing men can join together in harmony! In honor of the trip (thanks Father) here are the Top Ten Must Ride Rides:

10. Thunderbolt

9. Gotham City Gauntlet

8. Pandemonium

7. Mind Eraser

6. Flashback

5. Cyclone

4. Scream

3. Tomahawk

2. Batman - The Dark Knight

1. Bizarro

I'll let you know how it is!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fall Movies Are Just Insane!

Everything from vampire weddings to dancing penguins to Muppets. This autumn will provide like none other. Including Muppets on November 23rd!

Check out the full schedule at Entertainment Weekly's website or in their new Fall Movie Preview.

He's Back...

Austin Powers that is. It's been nine years since they made a Mike Meyers spy movie. The 4th will be in production! Joining Austin in franchises to make a revival will be Ghostbusters, Men In Black, and Jurassic Park, to name a few.

Wonderland In Ruins

Creepy ruins that is. China built a Disney-type theme park called Wonderland. However it's now abandoned. Enjoy the eerie video!

So Lizzie McGuire Is Pregnant...

Man do I feel old! I used to watch Lizzie McGuire on Disney Channel at 7:00. And now Hilary Duff is pregnant! It's really not ok. That's weird to think about. She's also married to a hockey player. Where does the time go?

Really? You Just Got Them!

Bill Belichick please. Please don't cut Chad Ochocinco or Albert Haynesworth. They're both good additions. After all you gave up draft picks for them. Don't cut them, they'll do good. However, if New England does cut them they still have another wide receiver or defensive option. The Patriots have been looking into TJ Houshmanzadeh and Darren Sharper. Get all four of them and I smell a Super Bowl.

Jason Ritter's Grandfather Is Making A Comeback

For those of you who don't know, Jason Ritter's grandfather is Tex Ritter. Tex's son is John Ritter. Tex is coming back into the spotlight. Just today I was watching an I Love Lucy re-run and Ricky was running a western show. While on the phone he asked if they could get Tex Ritter for the show. If only they knew that Jason Ritter would come sooner rather than later. This is just awesome. I literally died when I heard Ricky say Tex's name. God oh my. My oh god. Oh my god.

The End of Jon and Kate Plus 8

TLC has finally canceled Kate Plus 8 (part of the J & K + 8 franchise.) It's about time. It was just dragging on with no purpose. I used to enjoy the show until Jon and Kate broke up and Kate went insane. Somewhere along the way they just lost it. I definitely feel bad for the kids. Not Maddie though. She deserves no sympathy.

Thank You James Spader

James Spader was dishing about The Office and he let it slip that there will be no new actors hired. So I guess this means the boss will be from within! Yes! Just what I've been hoping for! Now, The Office is always full of surprises so I will put everyone that works at Dunder Mifflin Scranton (or has worked) on the poll and you can vote. Who. Will. It. Be? The suspense is killing me. Hopefully they say in the season premiere.

You Gotta Love A Good Prank

But shockingly this is not performed by Jim Halpert. This is performed by regular, everyday people! I love it!

That's A Big Dog!

A soldier was deployed and then greeted by his HUGE dog. The dog is actually taller than him! That dog is huge! Big! Giant! Gigantic! Large! Colossal! Enormous! Humongous! Ginormous! Mammoth! Jumbo! Massive! Tremendous! Thundering! Huge!

Dunkin' Donuts Spring Drink Winner

Earlier, I promised that if anyone could find out what Dunkin' Donuts sells in the spring as a drink they would win a mention on my blog. As we already know Dunkin' Donuts sells Coolattas in the summer, Apple Cider in the autumn, and Hot Chocolate in the winter. The winner of the contest is Joe Mello with the guess of Iced Tea. Iced Tea is correct! Congrats you win a mention!

You can follow Joe's blog at wings1295.blogspot.com or just click on Caffeinated Joe!