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My Decade in Lists: Movies (15-11)

Quick disclaimer, my taste in movies is questionable at best so don't expect this list to be as critically acclaimed as say my television or music lists so let's get on with this show...

15. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

14. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

13. Wall-E (2008)

12. Punch Drunk Love (2002)

11. There Will Be Blood (2007)

Oh Hi, Patton Oswalt impersonating Tommy Wiseau

(via Videogum)

I never ate the cheese sandwich, I never ate the cheese sandwich, oh hi Jon Hamm.

Spanish promo for the final season of Lost

(via Dark UFO)

"A wise man said, life is a chess board, of days and nights where God plays with men as chess pieces, moves here and there. Gives check mate and kills, and piece by piece puts them back in their box. He has a destiny for the piece, for the player, and for God. Destiny is going to happen."

Combine Lost with anything from Kid A, and you're gonna have a good promo. But if it's Spanish, and Lost isn't Lost, it's Peridos and you have clips from all 5 seasons of Peridos, and it's gonna get you all psyched for Periodos, la partida empieza y termina.

Saturday Sharing (11/28/09)

(via Etsy)

Tim Duncan continues to dazzle and amaze by being his boring self: Onion article on Duncan calling the angle on a bank shot off a 12 foot jumper. (via The Onion)

She's got a ticket to run: What could possibly happen in 3000 or so years, Scottie Pippen could be on record of playing drums (or lead guitar) for the Beatles instead of being you know, Michael Jordan's sidekick. (via The Daily What)

If I stated it once, I said it a ten times, I'd like to live in a post apocalyptic New York
: Ever wonder what New York (or Tokyo) would look like after the apocolypse? Well, here's a couple of photos that may (or may not) give you a few ideas. (via Gizmodo)

And if it couldn't be a post apocalyptic New York, I'd like to be on this weird time traveling island
: Extras featuring gun play from Jack, Kate, and Daniel Faraday from the season 5 DVD/Blu-Ray of Lost which comes out on December 8. (via Lost ARGs)

The New York Knicks, the best team in the tri-state area (even at 3-13): One way to cheer Knick fans up about the dismall "Lets wait for Lebron and the summer of 2010" season is to see that our winless cross river rivals in Jersey are somehow in worse shape. (via Deadspin)

MLB Trades of the Decade: You know me, I like talking sports more than actually watching them at times, and the discussion of the biggest and best trades of the decade is a discussion for me. Trade(s) of the decade for me - Randy Johnson to the Yankees for Javier Vazquez, Brad Halsey, C Dioner Navarro and $9 million and the subsquent dealing of Johnson back the the D-backs. (via MLB Trade Rumors)

My Decade in Lists: Songs Edition (5-1)

My Decade in List: Song Edition (20-16)
My Decade in List: Song Edition (15-11)
My Decade in Lists: Songs Edition (10-6)

5. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (off of Sound of Silver, 2007, DFA)

4. The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations (off of Boys and Girls in America, 2006, Vagrant)

3. Radiohead - Idioteque (off of Kid A, Parlophone/Capitol, 2000)

2. The Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) (off of Funeral, Merge, 2004)

1. Animal Collective - Fireworks (off of Strawberry Jam, Domino, 2007)

My Decade in Lists: Songs Edition (10-6)

My Decade in Lists: Songs Edition (20-16)
My Decade in Lists: Songs Edition (15-11)

10. The National - Mr November (off of Alligator, Beggars Banquet, 2005)

9. Jay Z - The Takeover (off of The Blueprint, Roc-A-Fella, 2001)

8. Belle and Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo (off of Dear Catastrophe Waitress, Rough Trade, 2003)

7. Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix (featuring Jay-Z)) (off of Late Registration, Roc-A-Fella, 2005)

6. The Dirty Projectors/David Byrne - Knotty Pine (off of Dark Was The Night, 4AD, 2009)

Quote It: Kenny Jimenez

Kenny: Did I ever tell you about the time that my uncle had a bday party for Hitler? Love that uncle, he was crazy but have not seen him in years due to family fall out.
Ryan: Is he the dude who got you the Barkleys?
Kenny: Shit, I didn't think about that uncle for my wedding.
Ryan: Hitler or the Barkleys?
Kenny: Barkley. Hitler, I'm not inviting, he doesn't come to shit, he didnt go to my grandfather's funeral cause he hates my uncle Dave.
Ryan: You could have said that it was a hitler themed wedding.
Kenny: Haha. It was the best, he invited us over and didn't tell us why. I think his bday is April 1st, nah wait, April 20th that was it. I knew it was some famous day for other reasons, Anyway so we get there and he has a party hat on, there were war figurines on the table, and a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting with red letters that said "Happy birthday Hitler" in script. It was the most awkward thing ever.

This year I'm thankful for workday g-mail chat conversations with Kenny, they never seem to get old.

I WANT THIS: Brass Knuckle Mug

(via Sarah Spy)

So add this to my X-mas list, a brass knuckle mug to make the toughest blogger on the block even tougher. Buy it (for me) @ Fred Flare.

My Decade in Lists: Songs Edition (15-11)

15. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)(off of Chocolate Factory, Jive, 2003)

14. Bon Iver - Skinny Love (off of For Emma, Forever Ago, Self Released/Jagjaguwar, 2007)

13. Atlas Sound - Walkabout (off of Logos, Kranky, 2009)

12. Panda Bear - Bros (off of Person Pitch, Paw Tracks, 2007)

11. Alkaline Trio - Radio (off of Maybe I'll Catch Fire, Asian Man, 2000)

The Muppets - Bohemian Rhapsody

(via Nerdist)

I seem to always end up with Cocoa Puffs

(via Eating The Road)

You mean to tell me that Omar Epps and Mike Tomlin look the same?

(via With Leather)

House, MD drops the Mike Tomlin bomb on whatever Omar Epps' character is named, the world will never be the same.

My Decade in Lists: Songs Edition (20-16)

20. Stars - You're Ex Lover is Dead (off of Set Yourself on Fire, Arts & Crafts, 2004)

19. Ted Leo + The Pharmacists - Timorous Me (off of The Tyranny of Distance, Lookout Records! 2001)

18. Love is All - Make Out Fall Out Make Up (off of Nine Times That Same Song, What's Your Rapture, 2005)

17. Bloc Party - This Modern Love (off of Silent Alarm, Wichita, 2005)

16. Rilo Kiley - My Slumbering Heart (off of The Execution of All Things, Saddle Creek, 2002)

Quote It - Aziz Ansari

Back then, if you were a kid, you had limited money to spend on CDs. It's not like now, when you can have every album you've ever wanted. I think you really take that for granted; you don't even have to think about it. Back then, it's like, "Oh man, I can only get one album when I go to the store this time. What CD do I want to get? Do I want to take a risk on Steve Vai? Or do I want to get another Led Zeppelin album? I'll probably stick with Led Zeppelin." You buy one Steve Vai album, and you're like, "All right, maybe Steve Vai's a great guitar player, but I don't know if I want to listen to this all the time. I don't know if this has quite the replay value of Physical Graffiti." No offense to Steve Vai.
(via Pitchfork)

Really poignant quote from Aziz Ansari on what it was like to be a teenager in the late 90s compared to being an adult in 2009 when it comes to buying (or downloading music). The advancement of the availability of music is really something, I remember ten years ago if I was to burn a CD, it'd take hours to download the tracks, followed by more time to burn it with my external CD burner, and then I'd listen to it on my portable cd player. While now, you can just download (from itunes, amazon, music blogs, torrents), drag it into itunes, and transfer it to your mp3 player which takes all about 8 seconds these days, KINDA CRAZY.

Saturday Sharing (11/21/09)

(via This Is Why You're Fat)

Youtube is like a time machine, taking me all the way back to 1998: Unless Jeff Mangum decides to come out of his cabin (or where ever he resides but lets just say its' a cabin) and starts to preform under the Neutral Milk Hotel moniker, these videos are just among some of the few pieces of video evidence of the amazingness that was NMH. Enjoy Two Headed Boy, Part 1 off of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea and April 8th off of On Avery Island from The Knitting Factory in New York. (via Merge Records)

If the Internet were vices, I'd have a couple more vices
:Quick rundown - Facebook is Vodka/Cran, Tumbler is a nice bottle of red wine, Gmail chat is some caffine pills, MySpace is like huffing paint fumes, and Twitter is crack/cocaine, so guys lets get started on this drug orgy. (via Patrick Moberg)

Get this guy for every movie trailer ever, he's a regular Roger Siskel: The man with three number one shows in New York lends his voice to the trailer of the Blind Side, and magic happens.
(via Tirico Suave)

These are not the sneakers you are looking for: In the future (2010), there will be futuric sneakers that combines Adidas and Star Wars (Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, and a shinny pair with various images from Episode 4), I love the future. (via Hype Beast)

Horton Hears Diabetes: Good news, these pancakes really existed,. Bad news, it was in 2008 to promote the Horton Hears a Who film. Okay news, IHOP is running a holiday promotion featuring Gingerbread flavored pancakes those sound slightly less sugary and probably a lot better.

The NFL Arrest and Citation Database: The per-verbal who's who in illegal activity in the National Football League since the year 2000. (via With Leather)

Teddy Ruxpin for the defense

One of my favorite parts of last night's 30 Rock - Kathy Geiss's attorney, Teddy Ruxpin of the firm - Ruxbin, M Buddy, and Pillow Pal.

HATE WATCHING - MTV's The Jersey Shore

Couple quotes from what could be the HATE watching show of all time, MTV's Jersey Shore which could be summed up in the following words "ehhhhhh guidos boobs muscles Italy hair gel abs the shore ehhhhhhhhhh oooooooooo lets go yankees, forget about it." Or if we're gonna be literal -

"Being a guido and Italian, your family is very important to you"

"My abs are so ripped up, they call it a situation."

"I'm a bartender, I do great things"

"I am the Kim Kardasshian of Staten Island"

"you can hate on that one guy all you want to, but what can you possibly say to someone who looks like Rambo pretty much with his shirt off?"

My Decade in Lists: TV Shows Edition (5-1)

My Decade in Lists: TV Shows (15-11)

My Decade in Lists: TV Shows (10-6)

5. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX, 2005-Present)
Okay, so it's been called Seinfeld on crack, and that assessment is dead on here. Episodes based on Charlie faking cancer to get a date with the Waitress, Mac "banging" Dennis and Dee's mother, Dumpster babies, Sweet Dee dating a white rapper who may or may not be retarded are just some of the high (or low) points of the show. Just when you think the gang can't get any worse, they get worse and worse, and the show keeps on getting better.

4. The Sopranos (HBO, 1999-2007)
Tony from New Jersey has issues trying to balance his wife, his kids, and oh the fact that he's the Don of the New Jersey mob, so understandably he's undergoing psycho therapy. The line between good and evil is often blurred with Tony and both of his families, and you're often asking yourself is their any good inside of Tony.

3. Lost (2004-Present)
Lost in so many words - Plane Crash, Handsome Doctor, Desert islands, Others, Hatches, Have you seen my boy, Flashbacks, Brother, Black Rocks, Heroin in Virgin Mary Statues, Daddy Issues, People dying, Eyeliner, Henry Gale, Ben Linus, Flashforwards, Having to Go Back, Going Back, Jacob, total mind fuck.

2. The Wire (HBO, 2002-2008)
Omar Little: "It's all in the game yo, it's all in the game." It just turned out that the game wasn't just a wire tap on some drug dealers, instead The Wire which was the great American novel of the decade interconnected characters from the Baltimore PD, the streets, the union workers in the inner harbor, the government, the school system, and the news paper industry, all connected in that game, a game that one never really wins or ends, it just goes even if the pieces occasionally change.

1. Arrested Development At first, all you need to know about AD is it's premise that it's "the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together." Funny enough, right? Well, add father/son combo of Jason Bateman's Michael/Michael Cera's George Michael playing straight men to everyone else's craziness in a show with no throw away jokes, almost everything works on 8 different levels while rewarding devotees for watching and watching, and watching. I often refer to it as the smartest show ever, and often have based opinions on people on their opinion of the show - the good people go to great, and the great go to my new BFF, but the 53 episodes of Arrested Development are as close to perfect as televison can get in my opinion.(Fox, 2003-2006)

5 Years Ago Today

I think after the first time I saw this on Sportscenter 5 years ago, I've probably re-watched it 400 times. It was the train wrecks of all train wrecks, and I still can't look away.

A Day In The Life from 1978's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Film

Yes, that's the Bee Gees doing the Lennon/McCartney classic and I urge all of you to see Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band just so you can see more ridiculousness like Earth, Wind, and Fire doing Got To Get You Into My Life, Steve Martin as Dr. Maxwell, Aerosmith as Future Villian Band(!), and Peter Frampton as you guessed it, Billy Sheers.

My Decade in Lists: TV Shows Edition (10-06)

10. The Office (US Version) (NBC, 2005-present)
It wasn't perfect - like most hour-long "Office" episodes, it was at times trying to do too much, at other times feeling oddly padded - but it managed to showcase every character even as it gave Jim and Pam their moment, it was at times screamingly funny, and at others touching enough to move any real-life Andy Bernards to reach for the Kleenex. It somehow managed to open on mass vomit and close on that gorgeous image of Jim and Pam staring out at the Falls, and yet it all felt like part of "The Office."
(via What's Alan Watching)

9. Mad Men (AMC, 2007-present)
Mad Men is about hanging out in a meticulously recreated bygone world with the handsome rogue Don Draper (played by the great Jon Hamm) and company, but it’s also about using our knowledge against us, and making us realize that the people who lived in the mythical ’60s were real individuals, struggling to comprehend just how thoroughly the world could be upended.
(via The AV Club)

8. 30 Rock (NBC, 2006-present)
ina Fey’s look behind the scenes of a Saturday Night Live-like sketch-comedy series has almost nothing to do with what it’s actually like to throw together a TV show, and more to do with the ridiculousness that ensues when vain creative types and arrogant corporate lackeys try to collaborate. Mainly, 30 Rock is a sight-gag-and-punchline factory. When Fey and company are on a roll, the show generates more quotable lines and memorable moments per 22 minutes than any sitcom since Arrested Development.
(via The AV Club)

7. Friday Night Lights (NBC/101, 2006-present)
Who ever thought football, a sport infamous for its meat-heads and brute force, could be the cornerstone of one of television’s most delicate, affecting dramas? Heart-rending, infuriating, and rife with shattering setbacks and grand triumphs—Friday Night Lights is all of these, and in those ways it resembles the game around which the tiny town of Dillon, Texas, revolves. “Tender” and “nuanced” aren’t words usually applicable to the gridiron, but they fit the bill here, too. Full of heart but hardly saccharine, shot beautifully but hyper-realistically, and featuring a talented cast among which the teenagers and parents are—blessedly—clearly defined, the show manages to convince week after week that, yes, football somehow really is life. Rachael Maddux
(via Paste Magazine)

6 .Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO, 2000-present)
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM stars 'Seinfeld' co-creator Larry David as himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. Shot in a verite style and featuring celebrities playing themselves, the episodes are improvised by the actors from an outline created by David. The series also stars Cheryl Hines as David's wife Cheryl, Jeff Garlin as David's manager Jeff and Susie Essman as Jeff's wife Susie... CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM was nominated for four Emmys® in 2008, including Outstanding Comedy Series. It won the Golden Globe in the Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy category in 2002. In 2003, Robert B. Weide won a directing Emmys® for his work on the series. The series has also received awards from the Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Banff Television Festival, American Film Institute and Monte Carlo Television Festival, among others.
(via HBO)

Oh, hi Tommy Wiseau Bobblehead

(via lindsayrobertson)

Totally on my Christmas list, you guys.

Hot Video Alert: Charlotte Gainsbourg/Beck - Heaven Can Wait

(via Spinner)

An astronaut with pancakes instead of a heady? Check. A bomb with "nachos" written on it? Check. Playing Xbox with a dude in a horse costume? Check. A dude and fruity pepples in a bath tube? Check. Those and a bunch of other mindfuck, Dada inspired visuals in the Keith Schofield directed video for the Charlotte Gainsbourg/Beck duet, Heaven Can Wait.

Tennis Ball Launcher for Dogs - Lazy, yes! Awesome yes!

(via Like Cool)

If I ever brought my dog to a dog park, I'd so use this thing. Sad thing is, I don't think my dog would respond at all if I launched a tennis ball and told her to fetch it.

Manny Pacquiao is Wapakman? Or is Wapakman, Manny Pacquiao?

(via Deadspin)

I'm not exactly sure on what's going in the trailer for Wapakman, Manny "Greatest Boxer on the face of the planet" Pacquiao's 10th film but the lines between fact and fiction are clearly blurred here. Also I'm pretty sure Wapakman pays homages every single movie that was played on Filipino Cinemax 2 in August 2008, including Ghostbusters which is never a bad thing.

Between Two Ferns - Conan O'Brien Edition

Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns with Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien. WATCH IT.

My Decade in Lists: TV Shows Edition (15-11)

Since there's only a month and a half left in the decade, I think we can "officially" start with the decade end lists at OAB -TV Shows, Movies, Songs, and Albums. So these lists of 15 grouped of 5 will be sprinkled in with all the usual content for the rest of the year, and we're starting with television.

15. Flight of the Conchords (HBO, 2007-2009)
They passively bumble through life and the shabby downtown apartment they share without money or contacts and with barely any friends. They have a fan club of one, Mel (Kristen Schaal), a female stalker; and a band manager, Murray (Rhys Darby), an officious deputy cultural attaché at the New Zealand consulate who promises to find them gigs but refuses to book anything after dark because New York is too dangerous.
(via the New York Times)

14. How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005-present)
The traditional three-camera sitcom (with laugh track) may be considered a dead format—though they still rule the ratings, for the most part—but with How I Met Your Mother, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have expanded its limitations while keeping the gags a-coming. Where most sitcoms hit the reset button on the same basic dynamics week after week, season after season, HIMYM has the continuity of a more novelistic series, and loves to play around with time, paying off jokes with flashbacks, asides, and wildly inventive structural trickery
(via the AV Club)

13. Undeclared (Fox, 2001-02)
Named one of Time magazine’s top ten television shows of 2001 and praised for its “pitch perfect” casting, Undeclared was futher hailed as “one of the cum laude comedies of the new season...a sneaky funny hoot with endearingly offbeat characters” (Los Angeles Times).
(via Shout Factory)

12. Stella (Comedy Central, 2005)
STELLA commences from a premise typical of the inexplicably strange scenarios of an early ’80s sitcom. Three grown men occupy a spacious and beautifully appointed New York City apartment. It is not clear and apparently not important how they pay for this—the men don’t work and whenever money is required, they don’t seem to have any. All of this is glossed over with a sort of cheerful dismissiveness. On STELLA, real world anxieties are a distant, prosaic rumor. That is not to say that the three main characters don’t have difficulties. A far from comprehensive list of the endless fraught challenges foisted upon them during the ten 25-minute episodes includes a maliciously bullying paperboy, a murderous tenant board president, a stalking, phantom woodsman, an urgent need to author a great novel, runaway crop growth on the floor of their apartment, and the threat of involuntary lobotomy. These aren’t the sorts of troubles that you really can throw money at anyway.
(via the Brooklyn Rail)

11. Freaks And Geeks (NBC, 1999-2000)
High school. My God. What a baffling, painful, hilarious, life-altering period in anyone's life -- and what a funny, sad, dead-on accurate job that Team "Freaks and Geeks" (headed by creator/writer Paul Feig, director Jake Kasdan and producer Judd Apatow) does of capturing it all. Even if your teenage years weren't exactly like one of the characters on this show (and confession time: I was probably a cross between Bill and Neal), even if you went to high school decades and hundreds of miles away from the Detroit suburbs, 1980, you're going to recognize people, incidents and behavior as you watch this show, and the laugh-to-cringe ratio is going to be informed entirely by whether you were a participant or an observer in each scene.
(via What's Alan Watching?)

THE WIRE - 100 Greatest Quotes

(via HH1Edits)

Shiiiittt - Greatest. Show. Ever.

Saturday Sharing (11/14/09)

50 Best Inventions of 2009: The discussion of this list begins and ends with teleportation. (via Time)

Mad Men meets X-Men: One word - Wolvedraper! Oh yeah - Peggy is Kitty Pyrde, be still my heart. (via Madatoms - Part 1 and Part 2)

8 Animals that have ran for office
: I'll be honest, I didn't vote in the general election this year for a variety of reasons ranging from it was mostly local elections and the fact that I was bed ridden with the bubonic plague on election day BUT I would have dragged myself out of bed if I knew that any of the 8 animals in this article were running in any of my local elections. (via Business Pundit)

Add Rock-afire Explosion to my Saved DVDs on Netflix: Yes, I want to this see documentary about an animatronic pizza-parlor band, so please help obtain the dvd, we can have a viewing party ala x-box live but in real life.(via Pop Candy)

Atlas Sound - Doctor: We here at OAB (me) are big fans of Bradford Cox of Deerhunter/Atlas Sound, and along with the Panda Bear featuring Walkabout, the Atlas Sound cover of the Five Discs doo wop classic, Doctor is among the best tracks put out in the 09. So if you haven't heard it, go and get to it. (via Stereogum)

Mine would be a small order of extra hot wings for the Candlelight Inn, cheddar cheese fries, and 4 Yuenglings
: Fascinating in such a morbid way, a list of 310 final meals of death row inmates courtesty of the Texas Department of Justice. My favorite would be Miguel Richardson's request of "Chocolate birthday cake with "2/23/90" written on top, seven pink candles, one coconut, kiwi fruit juice, pineapple juice, one mango, grapes, lettuce, cottage cheese, peaches, one banana, one delicious apple, chef salad without meat and with thousand island dressing, fruit salad, cheese, and tomato slices." (via Animal New York)

Happy Birthday Package
: Today marks the 26th birthday of everyone's favorite Total Package that not is named Lex Luger. So go read his blog because there's usually something good on it. (The Total Package Tumblr)

Bunch of Alt Comics do Do They Know It's Christmas Time

Do They Know It's Christmas? from Scott Aukerman on Vimeo.

It’s Never too early to celebrate Christmas, so please enjoy the all-star comedy Christmas Carol, “DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME?”

Sung by Paul F. Tompkins, R.O. Manse, Tig Notaro, Rob Huebel, Patton Oswalt, Mike Phirman, Jimmy Pardo, Brian Posehn & Scott Aukerman, Garfunkel & Oates, Aimee Mann, Chris Hardwick, Paul Scheer & June Diane Raphael, Doug Benson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nick Thune, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Cracked Out, Dragon Boy Suede, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon & Ed Helms”

(via Paul Scheer)

Not lie, the all star X-mas jam - Do They Know It's Christmas Time is probably my favorite of all the carols so it's easy to assume that I'm loved this even if it's only November 13. PS can't wait for the hipster version apparently coming soon that Fucked Up is doing with David Cross, members of Vampire Weekend, TV On the Radio, Broken Social Scene, GZA, Bob Mould, No Age, and Yo La Tengo.

Harry Beck's Eisenhower Interstate System (if it was London's Underground)

(via Senex Prime by way of TDW)

Dock Ellis and the LSD No No

(via No Mas)

I already have a lot of love for No-Mas and their sports branded shirts/finisher bags/awesome everything they make but much more love for them for this animated short on Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis and his no hitter while he was alledgely high on LSD. Granted Ellis walked 6 but throwing no hit ball is already an accomplishment but doing it under the influnce of Acid is kind of mind boggling.

I WANT THIS: Paper Sneakers

(via David Browings)

Even though these shoes are made of paper and would probably be destroyed by just wearing them and/or the possibility of puddles, I still want a pair.

The Onion's 2009 Midseason NFL Highlights

Week 1: The Cowboys' new stadium opens to controversy over its gigantic 72-by-160-foot Diamond Vision video screen, although owner Jerry Jones eventually agrees to take it off the field and suspend it from the ceiling
Week 2: The NFL announces sweeping reforms to scorekeeping and officiating after noticing all 32 teams are undefeated
Week 3: LaDainian Tomlinson gains a full yard on a carry, which is pretty good considering what happened on his 10 carries prior to that
Week 4: Though it was returned for 44 yards, Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter still thinks it was the best opening kickoff of his career
Week 5: Browns quarterback Derek Anderson proves he may be the most valuable player in the league, beating the Bills with two completions for a total of 23 yards
Week 6: In the middle of the Raiders' upset win over the Eagles, Tom Cable and Michael Vick catch each other's eye on opposite sidelines and give each other a little nod
Week 7: The Texans' Steve Slaton rushes for 67 yards and gets into the end zone, all without the ball
Week 8
: Returning to Lambeau as a Viking, Brett Favre is surprised that the home crowd is booing the Packers so loudly every time he walks on the field

(via The Onion)

With the Giants not winning in a MONTH, I've been searching for different reasons to get excited about the NFL but thankfully the Onion has supplied me with 8 reasons to enjoy football again other than my dream flashbacks to Week 2 when the Giants beat the Cowboys, you know a team with a winning record.

Metallica meets Gallagher, It's Metallagher

(via Brooklyn Vegan)

I have no basis in which to determine who really is the world's number one Prop Comic fronted Heavy Metal Cover band but I'm just going to go ahead and assume it's Metallagher after that cover of Creeping Death. BUT I do want to talk about Panterri Schiavo when we have a chance because it seems to be something we could all enjoy.

Best Coast - When I'm With You

(via No Conclussion)

Check this fan made video combining a scene from Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967) and the A side off of Best Coast's When I'm with You/This Is Real. By the way, When I'm with You/This Is Real came out yesterday on Black Iris, and if you don't know, now you know - it's worth checking out.

Job opening at Turtle, Turtle, Turtle, and Turtle

(via The Daily What)

Love of Pizza - CHECK
Being a Party Dude - CHECK
Knowledge of the Martial Arts - Sort of
Being a Turtle - Willing to paint myself green and wear a shell for the job.

More JAMS: The Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden

This song kind of just snuck on me today but how awesome is Mick Jagger?

JAM: The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man

(via Pitchfork)

It's always great in a nostalgic way when great records have birthdays and bands tour in support of said birthday like the Pixies are doing with 1989's Doolittle. That's right, Doolittle is 20 years old but Here Comes Your Man sounds every bit as good on Conan as it did when 6 year old Ryan heard it in 1989.

The Hood Internet - The Mixtape, Volume 4

(via the Hood Internet)

Mash up extradoniares, The Hood Internet put out their 4th mixtape today featuring great great great mashups including Dead Prez vs Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks Of Hip Hop, Clipse vs Yuksek - Kinda Like A Big Break, and R. Kelly (feat. Keri Hilson) vs Sally Shapiro - Number One Christmas among a bunch of others. So get with it, and download it.

Saturday Sharing (11/07/09)

(via the Mother Nature Network)

From Extinct to Alive, Lazarus Species: 13 assumed to be extinct animals back in the wild including the Bermuda Petrel, Laotian rock rat, and the New Caledonian crested gecko as pictured above. (via the Mother Nature Network)

Klosterman on Falcon: Just finished with Chuck Klosterman's latest, Eating the Dinosaur which I highly recommend if have somewhat similar interests to the author of this blog and you probably do. So here's Chuck's take on that Bubbleboy deal that went down like 5 minutes ago, so read that then read his book. (via Death + Taxes)

Dick Towel, you have to have one: If you saw Sunny last night, you know the latest scheme that Mac and Dennis are trying to pitch here. If not, it's a towel with a bunch of dicks and an ass on it, perfect for your mom, right? Anyway, hope they follow up with a kitten mittens site that Charlie was coming up with, I'd probably get those for my dog who is in fact just a large cat who barks instead of purrs. (via Dick Towel)

More sports wagering with Dennis: One of Dennis' goals this fall is to lead me down a road where I become Brandon Walsh in Season 3 of 90210 and I devolp a gambling problem that spirals out of control and ruins my life but the closest he's come is having me participate in these Over/Under challenges where the winner gets a free dinner. This month it's the NBA and hopefully it'll be better than both Baseball (where I took the Royals and over) and Football (where I took the Rams and over, thanks Football Prospectus)! (via Dennis Money Mania)

And you say it's always been the marketing: Here's the first iPod commercial before tall the silioutes, Feist songs, Submarines songs, or any other songs featuring bubbly indie pop songs sung by females intended to sell mp3 players. (via Obsolete)

Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able: Right now, Veckatimest is in my top 5 for best records of the year but it's clearly the forerunner for best videos off of any record of the year between Two Weeks, While You Wait For The Others, and now Ready, Able. (via Pitchfork)

It's like the Lazarus story from above but with a dude instead of Animals: My goal for my first funeral is the plot of this story - "Die" in a car crash but never actually be involved in said car crash, instead I'd be out drinking rum with my friends on the night of the accident, show up the funeral and be all like "What's up everyone" and then I'd die like 20 years later from natural causes or cancer. (via the BBC)

I think we found ourselves another player for East Dillon
: Quick spoiler from season 4 of FNL - Coach Eric Taylor's team includes Landry Clark, Wallace from season one of the Wire, and the star running back from the Dillon Panthers who like Adam Banks from the Mighty Ducks trilogy changes team due to the drafting of district lines. So I'm hoping by episode 7, Coach Taylor finds a 7'4 guy in the hallways, and asks him if he wants to play football for him. Regardless though, this is a touching story that we'll probably be seeing on SportsCenter or E60 in the near future about a 7'4 fourteen year old doing what most fourteen years want to do, play football with his buds. (via High School Rivals)


As mentioned before previously on the OAB Blog, I met Bill Simmons and he signed his latest work of non-fiction, The Book Of Basketball but I failed to mentioned that I went out on a limb and had him congratulate me a week in advance on the 27th World Championship of the New York Yankees. So thanks Bill and thank you Mr. New York Yankee for winning yet another world championship and allowing to post this now in 2009 and not in say 2039 where I'd be a 56 year old blogger rooting for the Yanks to win a championship after a 30 year drought.

Charlie Kelly dances... (A LOT)

(via The Daily What)

You might know that I was Charlie from It's Always Sunny for Halloween this year; horse shirt, thermals and all, but what you might not have known is some guy out there on the internet put together this clip of all 5 minutes worth of Charlie's little dances from the 5 seasons of the show.

JAMS: Monsters of Folk - Detroit Rock City

(via P4K)

How was Halloween? Mine was pretty okay, thanks for asking! Anyway, here's the folky super group, Monsters of Folk (Conor Oberst, Jim James, M Ward, and Mike Mogis) all KISSed out for their Saturday night encore of Detroit Rock City off of KISS's 1976 record, Destroyer. Okay guys, for next year's Halloween - I am so finding 3 other people to be KISS with me, dibs on Starchild though.

1.5ths Third Basemen, .5 Horse

Really hope that the Yankees can A) delay winning the World Series till game 6 and B) bring Wade Boggs in for the celebration, so we revist my favorite moment in post championship celebration with Boggsy and a certain rumored centaur.

Illusinators and Omar? Mind Explosion!

(via Human Giant)

Since MTV has yet to release season 2 of Human Giant on the Digital Versatile Disc, it's all about youtube for this Illusinators clip featuring Michael K Williams, yeah that Michael K. Williams, you know OMAR LITTLE, the stick up man of all stick up men from The Wire. Oh and Jon Benjamin is there too with a great newscaster wig, so all kinds of awesome in this sketch.