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Orange Apple Banana 2010 JAMS in Streaming Internet Radio Form!

The top 10 OAB JAMS of the year plus 6 or so other jams minus the Sufjan song, HAPPY NEW YEAR INTERNET from OrangeAppleBanana and Songza!

Honorable Mentions - The Hold Steady - The Weekenders, Big Boi - Shutterbug, The National - Lemonworld, Tennis - Marathon, Panda Bear - Slow Motion, Gayngs - The Gaudy Side of Town
10. Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground, off of Treats
9. Best Coast - When I'm With You, Bonus Track off of Crazy For You
8. Deerhunter - Helicopter/He Would Have Laughed off of Halycon Digest
7. Kanye West - All of the Lights off My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round off of Before Today
5. Sufjan Stevens - I Want To Be Well off of The Age of Adz
4. The Dream - Love King off of Love King
3. Kanye West - Monster (feauring Rick Ross, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, and Justin Vernon) off of MBDTF
2. Titus Androndicus - A More Perfect Union off of The Monitor
1. Arcade Fire - Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains off of the Suburbs

2010 JAMS: 1) Arcade Fire - Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains



Off of The Suburbs, Sprawl II is mountains beyond mountains and JAMS BEYOND JAMS.

2010 JAMS: 2) Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union


Album Version


Official Video

Off of The Monitor, whether it's the album version or the truncated music video, A More Perfect Union is a jam.

2010 JAMS: 3) Kanye West - Monster



Off of MBDTF. You already know that this is the best gang rap track in years, with the best female verse in forever, and now you know it has an unfinished video with two Nicki Minajs, Jay Z looking all Reservoir Doggy, Rick Ross being all sedated, and Kanye West, Vampire Slayer. Hopefully has Justin Vernon dressed up like a Dracula or Frankenstein in the final cut.

I WANT THIS: Mini Bear Skin Rug

(via Etsy)

2010 JAMS: 4) The Dream - Love King



Off of Love King.

What's Better Than A Buzzer Beater? A Half Court Buzzer Beater!

(via Got Em Coach)

That's right Mr. Sacramento Announcer Man, if you don't like Tyreke Evan's half court buzzer beater to beat the Grizz last night, you don't like NBA basketball.

Best Part of The Snowapocolpyse - AT-AT's in Williamsburg


(via TDW)

2010 JAMS: 7) Kanye West - All Of The Lights

2010 JAMS: 8) Deerhunter - Helicopter/He Would Have Laughed



Deerhunter's live version of Helicopter/He Would Have Laughed both off of this year's Halcyon Digest together make up the best live jam of the year and the 8th best jam of the year in general.

Google Image Search: Charles Oakley


I searched for recently hired Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach, Charles Oakley and found this collage of ESPN color man, Jeff Van Gundy.

Who Wants To Car Pool With A Bunch Of Dogs?


(via TDW)

I do!

Late Christmas Gift From The New York Knicks



Hope everyone had a great Knickmas with the big win against Rose and the Bulls (and several Knicks related gifts for this blogger). Having said that, a belated Christmas gift from the Knicks, the 2010 "GO NY GO NY GO" video with STAT, Gallo, Turiaf, and BILL WALKER having the time of his life.

Merry Christmas from OAB



Dear Internet,

Wishing you the merriest of Christmases.

Love,
Ryan Apple Banana

2010 JAMS: 9) Best Coast - When I'm With You

Christmas Jams: Savior Adore - Sleigh Ride


(via Brooklyn Vegan)

Knicks/Bulls, Christmas Day Preview



Screw that so called rivalry with the Celtics or the Heat, I want the Knicks/Bulls rivalry to be back in full force with this Christmas day game. The Knicks with Stat, Felton, and Apprehensive Memory Foam Buyer Danillo Ganilari against those Bulls with D Rose, Boozer, and Noah in a 7 game series, would be basketball heaven.

2010 JAMS: 10) Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground



Okay, so Crown On The Ground techinically came out some in '09 BUT since Treats dropped in late April, I'd say it counts for a 2010 jam.

New York Giants, Sign This First Down Maker.


(via giancasimiro)

Among the many highlights of the Knicks/Thunder game - my man, Ronny Turiaf blocking shots and getting big time first downs. Also worth noting - that Mozgov alley in garbage time, I got out of my seat for that one.

Merry Christmas from that Homeless Guy Who's Daughter Dated Zach on Saved By The Bell


(via LOLSlater)

Still my favorite SBTB two parter.

Ron Artest, Nuts Even In Cartoon Form

(via Got Em Coach)

No Ron Ron for me tonight, OAB liveblog from MSG for Knicks/Thunder.


* There won't be a live blog but I'll be attending the Knicks/Thunder at the Garden.

I See Your NY Post Michael Vick Cover, and Raise You...

(via The Daily News)
A Daily News cover of Rex Ryan's wife, the foot fetish model. If true, Rex Ryan has gone from a likable to to lovable to hatable to likable to hatable to lovable to my favorite coach in the NFL in the span on 12 months.

Holland Oates, Kind of Like Willson Phillips

(via It's Always Sunny tumblr)

Still probably my favorite Charlie one liner in the entire series.

You'd Like To Cut Down Your Own X-Mas Tree? Delocated's Jon Glaser Shows You How!



(via SplitSider, Vulture)

Glaser cutting down trees and eating Quizno's subs, that's what Christmas is all about y'all.

Larry David on the Extension of Bush Tax Cuts



"It’s also going to be a boon for my health. After years of coveting them, I’ll finally be able to afford blueberries. Did you know they have a lot of antioxidants, which prevent cancer? Cancer! This tax cut just might save my life. Who said Republicans don’t support health care? I’m going to have the blueberries with my cereal, and I’m not talking Special K. Those days are over. It’s nothing but real granola from now on. The kind you get in the plastic bins in health food stores. Did someone say “organic”?

The only problem is if, God forbid, the tax cuts are repealed in two years, how will I ever go back to Special K and bananas? Well, I did quit smoking, so I’m sure if push came to shove I could summon up the willpower to get off granola and blueberries. Of course, I suppose with the money I managed to save from the “Seinfeld” syndication, I probably could continue to eat granola with blueberries, but let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

Life was good, and now it’s even better. Thank you, Republicans. And a special thank you to President Obama and the Democrats. I didn’t know you cared. "

(via New York Times)

LD continues to be the greatest human being on the planet Earth.

How do you top that last Brett Favre/Ultimate Warrior Post?


(via KSK)

By adding the Warrior's entrance theme, that's how.

* Fun fact, I once ran 3 miles listening only to the Ultimate Warrior's music, it was a rush.

This Has To Be It for Ol' Brett Favre, HAS TO


(via KSK)

Gruden called Favre "the Ultimate Warrior" last night but truth be told, I don't remember the Ultimate Warrior ever losing that much nay getting concussed in the middle of the ring.

Where Are The Angels from That Other Christmas Episode?

200 Christmases In 2 Minutes from Cinefamily on Vimeo.


(via TDW)

Nothing says "Christmas" like Steve Sanders, Jim Walsh, Mel Silver, Nat from the Peach Pit, Dylan McKay's dad, some homeless dude in a Santa Costume and the rest of the cast saying Christmas over and over again circa season 2 of Beverly Hills 90210.

Michael Vick - I'm Dogging It, Pat


(via KSK)

I've been reading articles on the Giants collapse against the Eagles yesterday to an obsessive degree in an attempt to try to find some sort of positive light in what ranks with the San Fran Fumble Game, Patrick Ewing's missed lay up against the Pacers, and Reggie Miller dropping two million points in 10 seconds as the worst sports moments in OAB history. So thank you internet that the NY Post continues to be well, um the NY Post (and for Dogfort references on KSK).

Christmas Jams: The Beach Boys - Merry Christmas Baby



Was a toss up between this and Melekalikimaka, and since there isn't an embeddable version of the latter on the entire internet, Merry Christmas babies.

Saturday Sharing (12/18/10)

(via High/Low/Food/Drink)

If this happened, ESPN would have blown up: Mariano Rivera thought for 5 to 10 minutes about the possibility of leaving the New York Yankees and signing with the arch rival, Boston Red Sox. We can talk about this like we used to talk about Bernie Williams almost signing with the Sox in the 90s but still, if this happened, I would have been a sobbing mess. (via NY Mag)

Remember Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip? Neither do I: 30 Rock has been renewed for it's 6th season, you guys! Remember when all the TV folk were like "This is good but Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 is wayyyyyyy better," well, it wasn't. (via Splitsider)

No lie, I feel really bad for Donovan McNabb: The Shanahan's are benching Donovan (even though the Redskins should have tied that game against Tampa if not for a botched snap on the extra point but that's not here or there to Shanahan) in favor of Rex Grossman. YEAH, CHICAGO BEARS SUPER BOWL QB REX GROSSMAN. Maybe the Eagles knew something when the traded McNabb within the division but did anyone think that Donovan would be benched in Washington by week 15? Well, at we can chalk up and easy win week 17 for the G-Men against the Skins. (via With Leather)

Conan O'Brien, Golden God of Finland
: Remember those skits that were based on Conan's resemblence to the Finnish President? Those were great. Also great, Conan's message to the Fins supporting their support to bring Conan to Finish tv! (via Vulture)

The Alt Report Robot on P4K's Top 50
: Kanye as the number one record of the year on Pitchfork? Who would have thought? Everyone. (via Hipster Runoff)

More Alt Report, Pashy Pits in an Elevator
: Bro scores some Pashy Pit, hilarity ensues. Not really but PASHY PIT. (via Hipster Runoff)

Thanks VH1, thanks
: Interesting take on how VH1 kind of ruined the taste of an entire generation with those "I Love" shows and a false feeling of nostalgia which had lead to an enormous amount of remakes of films and TV shows featured in those shows. (via The Awl)

I made a ginger bread house in 5th grade, It didn't look like any number of classic films based in New York
: Come December 24th, I will eat every gingerbread house in site. Especially any one based on Ghostbusters. (via High/Low/Food/Drink)

Virtual Pugs, Real Pugs, Real Reblogs
: A real life Pug gets super excited for it's XBox 360 counterpart. I also get super exited. (via TDW)

Top Weezer Jams Week: 1) Tired of Sex



Off of 1996's Pinkerton. To borrow a line, so stoked for tonight/tomorrow's Blinkerton shows.

Macho Man Randy Savage Speaks From the Heart



Do you guys think that this song from Wrestlemania: The Album is what got Macho Man Randy Savage interested in pursuing a career in rap?

Your Posterizing Dunks and Spring Board Off The Cage Kicks Highlights of the Night


(via Got em' Coach)


Seriously, the Nuggets' JR Smith and the new WEC Lightweight Champ, Anthony Pettis were both on some next level Dominque Wilkens shit last night.

Top Weezer Jam Week: 2) The Good Life



Off of 1996's Pinkerton. Excited for tomorrow's Weezer (The Blue Album) show but super excited for Saturday's Pinkerton - Across The Sea/The Good Life/El Scorcho back to back to back, going to be the best (hopefully).

Rooster Reverse Jam Slam!



The Knicks loss to Boston last night was devestating with the Pierce jumper and Stat's buzzer beater that wasn't but as a fan if you're ever going to be feeling okay-ish after a loss, it's when a team that has been the laughing stock of the league for the last decade hangs with the best team in the conference and plays May basketball in December and making me go all Gus Johnson in the process. Also Gallinari taking over in the third quarter (and tieing the game up in the 4th after that Ray Allen three)was something else, do we really want to trade this dude for Melo?

Top 5 Weezer Jams Week: 3) The World Has Turned And Left Me Here



See also Weezyer's Mrs. Officer Has Turned and Left Me Here.

My Idiot Bearded Paul Rudd? (Paul Rudd is Bearded, Not an Idiot)

(via Splitsider)

This is what Paul Rudd's character will look like in his upcoming film, My Idiot Brother. This is also what I imagine Rudd's character, Andy from Wet Hot American Summer to have devolved into after Katie eventually smartens up and leaves him from Michael Showalter's Coop.

Ariel Pink, The Larry Bird of Indie Rock?


(via Hipster Runoff)

Any time you compare Ariel Pink is compared Larry Bird in reference to "Round and Round" and not something off My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy being the top song of the year at P4K, it's getting reblogged.

Top 5 Weezer Jams Week: 4) Falling For You



Off of 1996's Pinkerton.

Cold Weather Jams: Raekwon - Cold Outside



Off of 2009's Only Built for Cuban Linx 2. It's cold outside (and inside too, my office is freezing).

Best Buds: Ron Artest, Phil Jackson, and President Obama



(via Lakers.com)

Only way this picture gets better is if you replace Ron Ron with Ronny Turiaf, Phil Jackson with Mike D'Antoni and a Lakers championship with a Knicks. Obama gets to stay though.

Happy Holidays from Dogs with Human Hands


(via TDW)

Top 5 Weezer Jams Week: 5) Suzanne



Blue Album/Pinkerton show week at OAB, so top 5 Weezer jams week starts with Suzanne off of the Mallrats soundtrack.

He Better Not Do That Next Week



Check the tapes because I'm pretty sure DeSean Jackson stole one that touchdown celebration from me in my two hand touch/non El Fuego flag football days.

Saturday Sharing (12/11/10)

(via It's Always Sunny Tumblr)

Santa Claus is EVERYWHERE: Santa-Con is happening today in Manhattan, thousands of Santas converging for a pub crawl/food drive. Good stuff unless it ruins the myth of Santa for thousands of young New Yorkers. (via Gothamist)

If The Office
does one thing right, it's Christmas episodes: Totally agree with the take on Thursday night's Office, a show which hasn't been at the level of the other NBC sitcoms but was back at season 3 level awesomeness with that Dwight/Jim snowball war. (via Vulture)

Eli Manning, 100 game man
: In a game where the QB is the target for giant defensive linemen and linebackers to hit as hard as they can, Eli's starting his 100 consecutive game on Sunday against the Vikings is quite the accomplishment. Also worth noting that Brett Favre guy may/may not start his 298th straight game. (via Giants Blog)

Today's Lunch - Neon Indian Buffet
: Indie Rock, Food, and Twitter, three of our favorite things combined in the fat indie bands twitter trend. (via Buzzfeed)

2010's newest, weirdest, nightmare inducing animals
: Seriously, how is the "yoda bat" real? HOW?!? (via National Geographic)

New York's First Couple - Galo and Harriet The Spy
: Apparently, New York Knicks' Small Foward, Danillo Galinari is dating Gossip Girl star, Michelle Trachtenberg and he's "gaga." What I'm gaga for STAT in the 4th quarter and the potential of a Ronny Turiaf bench cam. (via ESPN)

Fun with stereotyping and your favorite record of 2010
: You've seen my favorite records of the year a couple days ago, and so now you know that I like to argue (Titus Andronicus) , like the Boss after years of being an indie snob (Arcade Fire) , might be a record store clerk who will give you unwarranted recommendations (Deerhunter) , and I like to know your opinion before giving mine (Kanye). Not known is what it says about me liking the Ariel Pink record. (via Flavorwire)

Fine Art House Cinema: The Day of The Dolphin

Seriously, Paul McCartney on Fallon



Okay, first R Kelly, now Paul McCartney? Fallon is killing it this week. Granted Paul's on SNL this week with Paul Rudd but still. Also thanks to Yesterday's "original" lyrics, my celebratory weight loss challlenge meal has been decided - wings, waffle fries, and a yuengling.

Save Until I Delete DVR Alert: Last Night's Community

(via TV Caps)

The Stop Motion "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" episode of Community has been added to the "must watch every year" Christmas related programming alongside the Arrested Development Christmas Episodes ("In God We Trust" and "Afternoon Delight") episodes, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Home Alone 1, Rocky IV, and a Charlie Brown Christmas.

R Kelly Thursday?


(via P4K)

Ignition (Remix) and Step in the Name of Love with the Roots on Fallon? All R Kelly, All Day.

Christmas Jams: R Kelly - A Love Letter Christmas



It ain't Christmas till you hear Kells' A Love Letter Christmas.

OAB 2010 Top 10: Albums

10. Twin Shadow - Forget

9. The Dream - Love King

8. Sleigh Bells - Treats

7. Best Coast - Crazy For You


6. Beach House - Teen Dream


5. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - About Today


4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs


3. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest


2. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor


1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

HOT BLOG ALERT: Satorial Swag

(via Satorial Swag )

A tumblr documenting everything Walt Frazier wears on Knicks broadcasts? Followed.

This Gingerbread Donut Needs to be Eaten

(via Blondie and Brownie)

Of course Donut Plant would have holiday themed donuts while I'm in a weight loss competition during the holidays. Blerg.

Ronny Turiaf Reacts and Reacts Some More


(via Posting and Toasting)

Ronny Turiaf with his 3rd quarter ending block shots and his bench reactions continues to be my favorite Knick in forever.

Chanting Scottie Pippen is a Compliment


(via Fat Shawn Kemp)

I was going to post something last week about how dumb the "Scottie Pippen" chant directed at Lebron James was but I never got around to it. Anyway, here's Pippen hanging with some dogs on the back of some trading card in the early 90s. So if Lebron is ever considered being the best defender in the league, one of the top 50 players to ever play the game and have 6 rings, and in addition to that has a trading card with him wearing glasses and hanging with some rottweilers, I'd say he's done pretty good for himself.

Paul McCartney To Die Eventually, Beatles Fans to Get Sad


Excitement Growing Among Beatles Fans For Paul McCartney's Funeral

I too am super excited to get super sad over Macca's death.

I Also Ate Pizza Off a Fence This Weekend


(via Gothamist)

Actually, I didn't but I did eat pizza on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hopefully that won't ruin my second place standing in the weight loss challenge.

Jeff Mangum Re-Surfaces in a Brooklyn Loft


(via P4K)

One of the cooler things that happened in 2010 was Jeff Mangum at Le Poisson Rouge, and now he pops up again at some loft in Brookyln on Saturday night. Listen to half of his set - King of Carrot Flowers Parts 1 through 3 (Jams), Naomi (Jam), Song Against Sex (Jam), Two Head Boy Parts 1 and 2 (Jams) at International Tapes.

GIF Monday - Brett Favre, Like A Kid Out There


(via KSK)

Save the Giants blowout of the Donovan F McNabbSkins, the hit on Brett Favre was the highlight of another terrific Football Sunday at TTP's Living Room/Sports Bar/Coffee & Tea Shop.

Saturday Sharing (12/4/10)



(via Brandon Peat)

The Official OAB Holiday Drink - Zietgiest Nog: We (me) haven't had Four Loko yet and probably won't by the time it's off shelves everywhere but still if I can get a hold of a quarter cup of broken dreams, this is so happening. (via Animal NY)

The Official Official OAB Holiday Drink - Hot Chocolate
: Hot Chocolate is probably a little more our speed at OAB than Four Loko so the hot chocolate at Peels looks like delicious. (via Serious Eats)

Deerhunter plays Conan
: Deerhunter played Halcyon Digest favorite, Helicopter last night on Conan last night, only thing better would have been the Helicopter into He Would Have Laughed that they've been playing live of late but that would have taken up like 15 minutes, and those 15 minutes were needed for the Karadashian sisters. (via P4K)

My Favorite, Season 8's You Only Move Twice
: It was Simpsons week on SplitSider and it took me down the road of remembering why the Simpsons was 8th grade Ryan's favorite show on television. (via SplitSider)

DVR Alert - First Three Seasons of Breaking Bad
: AMC is conveniently running the best show that I don't watch, Breaking Bad at times while I sleep on Wednesday nights. By the time season 4 comes back next summer, some other show will have that title. (via Hitfix)

I really hope he comes down with a contract for Derek Jeter
: Yankees GM, Brian Cashman is going to repel down a building in Stamford, CT tomorrow night for some holiday celebration. Oh, he's also going to be in an elf suit. (via Deadspin)

Paul is rolling in his non existent grave right now
: Ivan Drago, Audrey Horne, and almost every other conceivable not a star anymore lip dupping "Let It Be." It goes without saying, it's totally depressing. (via Videogum)

It Was Either This or E is for Ewok


(via Brandon Peat)

R may be for Ryan but it's also for R2D2, and that's good enough for me.

Dogs of The Renaissance



(via Theirry Poncelet)

Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Price in Always On The Outside

"Always On The Outside—Director James Mangold desperately tries to paint Mark Price as an outsider and relate that to shooting three-pointers"
(via The Onion)

Get Hollywood on the line....

I'm Crazy for Toaster Struddles and Mini Stangers With Candy Reunion

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
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Colbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionMarch to Keep Fear Alive


(via SplitSider)

More than just co-workers, Nolbert and Jellineck back together. Or rather, Colbert and Dinello on last night's Colbert Report with Stavaros and Pavarous. Man, Strangers with Candy was so so good.