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Jon Glaser's Top 10 Generic Things About 2009 Overheard in 2009


10. “Man, I can’t believe it’s 2009.”

9. “I’d say I’ve had a pretty good 2009 so far.”

8. “I can’t believe 2009 is almost over.”

7. “I wish it wasn’t 2009 anymore”

6. “I’m really enjoying 2009.”

5. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet that it’s 2009.”

4. “I wish I could bottle this feeling for the rest of 2009.”

3. “2009 is still 2009 any way you slice it.”

2. “Enough already, Denise, it’s 2009.”

1. “Me and 2009 are a pretty good fit.”


Blogs that you all should have been reading in 2009 include De(B)Lo(G)cated which is the official blog of Adult Swim's Delocated. You know Delocated, the show that's among the best things on the boob tube in 2009, so enjoy the top 10 generic things said about 2009 in 2009 on the last day of 2009. Yeah, 2009.

OAB's 2009 Albums of the Year

10. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms

9. Japandroids - Post Nothing

8. Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Links II

7. Atlas Sound - Logos

6. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

5. Karen O And The Kids - Where The Wild Things Are OST

4. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

3. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

1. Girls - Album

I WANT THIS: Polaroid Camera made out of Legos

(via Obsolete)

Better 90210 Season 1 intro?


It's still missing the chest pound noise but changing the 90210 theme saved the show IMO. Also how rad is Scott's Magic Johnson t-shirt living a life with Magic Johnson shirts and Laker hats, how could that dude off himself accidentally?

Saturday Sharing (12/26/09 - Best of the year edition)

Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am In White House Driveway: VP, Joe Biden parks his '81 Trans Am in the drive way of the White House and spends his afternoon sipping beer, washing his car, and pretty much being the coolest VP since well, Coolidge. (via The Onion)

Just when Keyboard Cat is absurd enough: Keyboard cat playing off Helen Hunt in an after school special concerning what happens when you do PCP and before you know it, Hall And Oates join KBC in a rendition of You Make My Dreams with the Cat on keys. It's so good that when I relaunched OAB, this was the first post, huzzah. (via Videogum)

The slap heard round Kenny's apartment: So it's been over a year since I won the first slap bet with everyone's friend, Dennis. It's been almost a year since I slapped him last New Year's. It's been about 10 months since Dennis won a slap over me and used it like 2 minutes later. It's been 6 months and change since I won a slap bet over Dennis and have been holding it ever since. So when's the slap coming? Sooner or later... (via Dennis Money Mania)

Johnny Laugh: One of the better things I did this year was purchasing The Room on DVD and it only took several months of convincing certain friends to watch it so we can share in the inane amount of quoting that seems to happen since everyone's seen Tommy Wiseau's classic "black comedy."

The Jersey Shore trailer: Still can't believe this is real...

Lost: The Sitcom: As awesome and creepy as the Lost intro is, what if Lost had a traditional 1990's sitcom open ala Family Matters? Step by Step and Full House versions also available but the Season 3/Family Matters open is the best just for Ben and Desmond.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 12 - Do They Know It's Christmas?

The OG version (featuring these guys)

The Band Aid 20 version (featuring those guys)

The Hipster version (Fucked Up featuring Andrew W.K., Bob Mould, David Cross, Ezra Koenig, GZA, Kevin Drew, Kyp Malone, Tegan and Sara, Yo La Tengo)

Jew They do know it's Christmas? (featuring Craig Wedren, Mather Zickel, David Wain, Joe LoTruglio, Seth Herzog, Jonathan Sherman, Zak Orth, Sam Trammel, Paul Rudd, Ian HEfler, JEremy Shamos, Meggan Lennon, Nina Hellman, Missy Yager)

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

The Alt Comic Version (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”)

So how many different versions of Do They Know It's Christmas do you want for Christmas? Merry Christmas, guys!

Sterogum and Team 9 present MySplice Vol 4

Spent this Christmas eve afternoon off from work, digging out old records so I scored a bunch of old things for free (some of the better finds include Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska and Lionel Ritchie's Can't Slow Down) but the biggest score of the day is Stereogum's yearly X-Mas treat with Team 9, MySplice Vol 4. Haven't gotten a chance to listen to it yet but I'm guessing it's awesome. Listen to it above, and after that go and download from Stereogum.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 11 - It's Very Sunny X-Mas

(via It's Always Sunny Tumblr)

If you haven't watched it yet, order from Amazon, iTunes, or just borrow it from me.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 10 - Sufjan Stevens - Put the Lights on the Tree

The Last Breakfast by Hulbert Waldroup

(via Eating The Road)

Featuring such cereal celebs as Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Tony the Tiger, Cornelius, Cap'N Crunch, Sugar Bear, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, Count Chocula, Toucan Sam, Dig'em Frog, Lucky the Leprechaun, the Trix Rabbit, and Sonny the Cuckoo.

The REAL Situation? I think we have a situation on our hands

(via Animal New York)

What if this whole Jersey Shore is just one big goof on America? What if Snookie, Paulie D, and the Situation were just actors? What if the Situation really wore glasses and wandered around the shore with blurry vision? What if Paulie had an European accent of sorts? Ponder these and lots of other "what ifs" while watching the above, you guys.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 9 - Happy Holidays from Sterling, Cooper, Draper, and Price

(via The Boston Phoenix)

Kinda last minute gift ideas based on Mad Men? Don't mind if I do.

The Gang in Cartoon Form

(via Old Familar Way)

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 8 - Christmas Harmonies by The Beach Boys

* Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
* Frosty The Snowman
* White Christmas
* Little Saint Nick
* Christmas Day
* I'll Be Home For Christmas
* Santa's Beard
* Child Of Winter (Christmas Song)
* Merry Christmas, Baby
* Blue Christmas
* Melekalikimaka
*(I Saw Santa) Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
* The Man With All The Toys
* We Three Kings Of Orient Are
* Auld Lang Syne (distinta versiĆ³n)

Stream it all week long @ Spinner.

Bill Murray Hits The Beach

Bill Murray on the cover of Rolling Stone circa August of 1981.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 7 - Mark Wahlberg Talks to XMas Animals

Andy Samberg brings back the Mark Wahlberg skit in the last skit of the '00's last night on SNL as Marky Mark talks to a Sheep, a Partridge (with a pear tree), a Snow Man, and of course, Rudolph The Red Nosed Rain Deer.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 6 -David Bowie & Bing Crosby - The Little Drummer Bowie

Bowie. Bing. Pa rum pum pum pum.

Saturday Sharing (12/19/09)

Rent-a-Snooki/There's a Situation on Twitter: Things to do in 2010 - rent out Snooki for an occasion (possibly a bachelor party or even a wedding reception) and keep up on The Situation's live tweeting of The Jersey Shore on Thursday nights. I said it earlier in the week but can you believe there was a time in our lives (like early November 2009) that we didn't have The Situation, Snooki, Paulie D, Ronnie, J-Woww, Sammy Sweatheart in our lives? Oh yeah and Vinnie too but he seems to disappear for episodes at a time where you see him dancing for a bit and that's about it. (via NYC Blog/Situation's Twitter)

Talk about your wild stallions: "Cops caught an 18-year-old suspected of getting it on with horses at the Goshen Historic Track in Orange County. After a six-month sting, investigators used surveillance footage to nab Erick Rivera, who was hit with multiple charges for sexual misconduct with an animal and burglary at the Hudson Valley harness track. The teen allegedly left his rented room near the track and crept into the unlocked stables after midnight at least a dozen times. Officials became suspicious in July when "they found the fillies bridled and immobilized in their stalls during morning checks." No words. (via Gothamist)

Play that song from Pitchfork, mannnnnnn: Saw Neon Indian with Afif the other night, didn't have any huge expectations going in and I must say that they were quite good. Also in what is only a hipster television moment, some "bro" in the crowd shouts "play that song from Pitchfork" and they go on to play Deadbeat Summer. (via Brooklyn Vegan)

Totally depressed about living in the nation's most depressed state: According to a recent study, New York is the most depressing state to live in which is in fact very depressing. (via Sarah Spy)

Your 2009 Buffalo Bills and their head coach, Kris Kringle: Apparently, former Buffalo Bills head coach, Dick Jauron was photoshopped out of the Bills team photo after he was canned in November and while we though Perry Fewell was the interim head coach, Santa Claus seems to have taken Dick's spot in the team's photo for the Bills X-mas photo. (via Deadspin)

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 5 - Alvin And The Chipmunks

A Chipmunk Christmas is an animated christmas television special based on characters from Alvin and the Chipmunks. It aired on the NBC television network in 1981, nine years after the death of Alvin and the Chipmunks creator Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (also known as David Seville). This was the first time that Alvin, Simon and David Seville were voiced by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and the first time that Theodore was voiced by Janice Karman.

Macho Man Savage and his lady, Miss Mike Francesca

(via Dennis)

I go to my office holiday potluck and I miss this?!? That being said, Macho Man Randy Savage, HELL of a nice guy.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 4 - Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Julian Casablancas covers the SNL quartett of Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan, Jimmy Fallon, and Horatio Sanz's holiday classic, I Wish It Was Christmas Today. It's a total jam and one day, this song will be played in malls across of America while we do our holiday shopping in like 2035.

Dracula's Lament on The Late Late Show

(via The Daily What)

In honor of the show's 1000th, Jason Segal appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and preforms a sped up, "r out with your c out" version of everyone's favorite puppet dracula opus, Dracula's Lament from 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Italian American Whatever Whatever

(via FourFour)

Oh Snookie, I hope you stick around forever (or at least till when the world ends in2012). Her and The Sit(uation) were also Conan so watch that too! Come on join in on my ever growing obsession with these fine upstanding young Italian Americans, you know you want too.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 3 - Arrested Development - S1E7 - In God We Trust

Tobias: Oh, give me the suit. Give me the suit.

George Michael: I’m actually wearing it right now, but I can’t tell you why.

Tobias: You’re wearing it right now?

George Michael: I have to wear it all the time. You... you’d never understand.

Tobias: Oh, please, I’ll never un...? I’ll never understand? That you can never be nude? I understand more than you’ll... never know.

George Michael: Yikes.

The first Christmas episode of Arrested Development, In God We Trust in which we learn of Tobias Funke's never nude disorder.

No lie, I would travel to Kuwait for Shake Shack

The deliberate pace of expansion hardly seems to suggest a world-domination strategy, nevertheless a global future is in Mr. Meyer’s sights. Next year Shake Shack plans to plant its standard in Kuwait — way beyond its well-worn subway stops.

Mr. Swinghamer said the Shack in Kuwait will be managed by Alshaya, a local company that handles 50 brands in the Middle East, including Starbucks, Dean & DeLuca and Le Pain Quotidien.

(via NYT)

New Shake Shacks coming to Nolita, Upper East Side, Theater District in New York, Miami Beach, Flordia, AND Kuwait City, Kuwait in the next year. Yes, Kuwait City, Kuwait - I love globalization.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 2 - Macy's Letters to Santa

(via Gothamist)

So we all agree that New York is great, especially around the holidays, am I right? Gothamist has a gallery of some of the best Holiday displays around the city, and Macy's Letters to Santa display is full of all kinds of holiday goodness. So if you can, go to Macy's and check it out. But if not just go over to Gothamist and click through their gallery, it's close enough.

This past weekend in Las Vegas

(via Animal New York)

From left to right - Snoop Dogg, The Situation, J-Woww, Mike Tyson, Snooki, and DJ Paulie D at the Video Game Awards in Vegas.

And to think two weeks ago, this photo wasn't even a thought in our pretty little heads.

12 Days of X-Mas @ OAB: DAY 1 - Belle & Sebastian Christmas Peel Sessions

* Oh Come All Ye Faithful
* Christmas Time Is Here
* Santa Claus (The Sonics)
* Step Into My Office, Baby
* Jonathan David
* Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto (James Brown)
* Photo Jenny
* Silent Night
* O Little Town Of Bethlehem
* Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (Elvis Presley)
* If You Find Yourself Caught In Love
* The Boy With The Arab Strap
* O Come O Come Emmanuel
* Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
* I Took Some Time For Christmas
* The Twelve Days of Christmas

We here at OAB (me) love Christmas and with the whole twelve days of Christmas comes twelve days of Christmas content at Orange Apple Banana.c First up, remember on December 18, 2002 when Belle & Sebastian recorded a half originals/half hristmas carols set on the Peel Sessions? Yeah, of course, who doesn't? So find the link in this lemmingtrail thread and enjoy Scottish twee tinged Christmas carols on day one of twelve.

Bowie and Jagger - Dancing In The Street

I love how this video of a really fun cover of Dancing In The Street takes two of the coolest dudes ever and turns them into a bunch of dancing fools.

Saturday Sharing (12/12/09)

(via Videogum)

My childhood dream bed was a race car, I feel kind of lame now: Parents design kid a dinosaur themed bed room with a bed that looks like you're sleeping within the T Rex's jar. (via Fresh Home)

My gym teacher was just a fat Italian guy who may or may not have been banging my computer teacher, while these kids' teacher punched Snookie in the face
: Gym teacher, Brad Ferro is outted as the dude who punches Snookie on The Jersey Shore next week, and you know what I am counting down the minutes until that airs next Thursday night. (via NY Post)

A thin white sketch book of the Thin White Duke: TV On the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale, and Michael Gondry (of being a super cool director fame) sketch out David Bowie, results vary but it's generally awesome. (via P4K)

I think the Power Glove might chaff your shit up but...: I'm all for this guy's craiglist request for a handy with the Power Glove for the Nintendo Entertainment System but if a grown up version of her is giving, I might be accepting. (via The Daily What)

More geeky room envy:

My Decade in Lists: Recap Edition

Change the word "year" with "decade," collect all the links, and you got the best of the '00s at OAB.

Television Shows




All google search sprees should end with "Out of Office Reply"

(via Pitchfork)

Heart google. Heart The National. Heart this video.

The 4 Best Centers of the mid 1990s (according to Little Afif)

(Via Afif)

Afif continues to be one of the greatest people ever by unearthing his childhood drawings including the above "gem" featuring Patrick "Patttttrick Ewing" Ewing, Shaquille "Shaq on the Magic" O'Neal, David "The Admiral" Robinson, and that "piece of shit," Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon.

My Decade in Lists: Albums (5-1)

Albums: 20-16
Albums: 15-11
Albums: 10-6

5. Jay Z - The Blueprint (Roc-a-fella, 2001)
Jams - Takeover, Izzo (H.O.V.A), U Don't Know

4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (Self Released/Jagjaguwar, 2007/2008)
Jams - Skinny Love, The Wolves (Act I and II) re: Stacks

3. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday (French Kiss, 2005)
Jams: Your Little Hoodrat Friend, Multitude of Causalities, How a Resurrection Really Feels

2. The Arcade Fire - Funeral (Merge, 2004)
Jams: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels), Haiti, Rebellion (Lies)

1. Radiohead - Kid A (Parlophone/Captial, 2000)
Jams: The National Anthem, Idioteque, Motion Picture Soundtrack

So Smooth and Sweet

(via Hrrthrrr)

I know I've been all about the '00s with these lists lately, so let's take it back a decade and all agree that Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aereoplane Over The Sea is and will always be the best record ever. So listen to the titular track and look at the pretty picture above. Get it? Got it? Good!

My Decade in Lists: Albums (10-6)

10. of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl, 2007)
Jams - Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse, A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger, She's a Rejecter

9. The Postal Service - Give Up (Sub Pop, 2003)
Jams - Nothing Better, This Place is a Prison, Brand New Colony

8. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty, 2005)
Jams - Come On! Feel the Illinoise!, Chicago, Casimir Pulaski Day

7. Panda Bear - Person Pitch (Paw Tracks, 2007)
Jams - Bros, Take Pills, Good Girl/Carrots

6. The National - Boxer (Beggars Banquet, 2007)
Jams - Fake Empire, Slow Show, Apartment Story

Audio Cassete based portrait of Ian Curtis

(via Ghost in the Machine)

Ghost in the Machine: Ian Curtis (late singer of Joy Division) out of cassette with passover lyrics "This is the crisis I knew had to come, destroying the balance I'd kept. Turning around to the next set of lives, wondering what will come next..." The newspaper collage in the background was from a paper dating from the year Joy Division was formed.

Check out the entire collection - The Abbey Road album cover, Bob Dylan, The Dude, Janis Joplin, and others...

Bobby Bottleservice auditions for the Jersey Shore

Nick Kroll's Bobby Bottleservice aka the Service is back, and he's auditioning for our new favorite show ever, The Jersey Shore.

My Decade in Lists: Albums (15-11)

15A. Hot Chip - The Warning (EMI, 2006, BUY!)
Jams - Over and Over, Look After Me, Tchaparian

15B. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (DFA, 2007, BUY!)
Jams - Something Great, All My Friends, New York, I Love You but You're Bringing me Down

14. Outkast - Stankonia (LaFace, 2000, BUY!)
Jams - Gasoline Dreams, Ms. Jackson, B.O.B

13. Girl Talk - Night Ripper (Illegal Art, 2006, BUY!)
Jams - Hold Up, Too Deep, Smash Your Head

12. Girls - Album (True Panther, 2009, BUY!)
Jams - Lust for Life, Ghost Mouth, Summertime

11. Kanye West - Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella, 2005, BUY!)
Jams - Heard 'Em Say, Touch The Sky, Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)

* Sorry for the 15A/B thing but sometimes a guy just can't choose between North American and British electronic indie pop bands.

Fire up your chainsaws cause Raaaaaaaaandy's got a mix tape

(via Aziz Ansari)

So Aziz Ansari's Funny People alter ego, Raaaaaaaaaaaaaandy is putting out a mix tape come February with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek and here's all we know so far according Aziz/Raaaaanandy/Tom Haverford - 1) Y’all ain’t ready, 2. Motherfuckers need to know, and 3) Get yo’ shit. Exciting news indeed!

My Decade in Lists: Albums (20-16)

20. Stars - Heart (Arts & Crafts, 2003 - BUY!)
Jams - Elevator Love Letter, Life Effect, Don't Be Afraid To Sing/The Comeback

19. I'm from Barcelona - Let Me Introduce My Friends (Dolores, 2006 - BUY!)
Jams - Oversleeping, We're From Barcelona, Treehouse

18. The Alkaline Trio - Maybe I'll Catch Fire (Asian Man, 2000, BUY!)
Jams - You've Got So Far To Go, Madam Me, Radio

17. Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III (Cash Money, 2008 - BUY!)
Jams - Mr. Carter, Mrs. Officer, Let The Beat Build

16. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino, 2009 - BUY!)
Jams - My Girls, Lion in a Coma, Brother Sport