Sacred Cods and Holy Mackerals

Bunker Hill Day links! (Jon & Kate, Weird Al, and Ghostbusters)
June 17, 2009, 8:50 am
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Well, it’s Bunker Hill Day so if you’re reading this it means one of two things:

a) you have a private sector job and are bored and looking for anything to take your mind of the slowly moving clock hands, or:

2) You’re a state employee who has pissed off your boss and the term “skeleton crew” means you, in the office, by yourself, with your iPod and Dunkin’ Donuts Coolatta.

Either way, you could probably use a fun few links to whittle away the hours. And I’m just what the doctor ordered.

1) It wouldn’t be a Sacred Cods blog posting without a Jon and Kate link. This is a compilation of the history behind Kate Gosselin’s hair-do. I’ve seen it alternately described as “neo-punk” and a “rabid opossum.” And just so I lure in more google/bing hits I’m going to type the following search terms: Jon & Kate, affair, divorce, news, Aeden, cheat.

2) — Most of you already are familiar with Hulu, but if you are not, this will easily help you eat away 4-5 hours of your day. Remember in the early days of VCRs when youd record your favorite shows so you could enjoy them again later? Well this is your home VCR collection times a million squared by awesomeness.

3) The Weird One is back with an homage to The Doors, courtesy of Ray Manzarek on keyboards. I don’t know who in Al’s band has the musical ear, but these non-parody style homages he does are so amazingly dead-on. This song literally is an amalgamation of four or five different Doors songs.

4)  Here’s a great resource on movie box office records. For example, did you know that although Titantic has taken in the most cash, if you adjust for inflation, Gone With the Wind is the all-time box office champ, followed by Star Wars and The Sound of Music? Did you know My Big Fat Greek Wedding made $240 million but never was the #1 movie of the week? And did you know 1984 may have been the greatest year for movies of all time? (Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones/Temple of Doom, Gremlins, Karate Kid make up the Top 5, followed not in order by Footloose, The Natural, Police Academy, Splash, Purple Rain, Amadeus, Red Dawn, Terminator, Killing Fields, A Nightmare on Main Street AND Muppets Take Manhattan. Wow!)

More later perhaps?

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