- I thought they already did?
- The world would be a lot more chummy.
- Razor-sharp teeth would be a fashion statement for more than just vampires.
- Steven Spielberg would be required to change the conclusion Jaws and its sequels.
- Vampires wouldn’t be the only blood-thirsty ones running around.
- Being a loan shark would be an important honor.
- Vegetarianism and veganism would be outlawed.
- Drift nets would be banned (a good thing).
- The San Jose Sharks would have to play their hockey games in an aquarium to standing caudal fin only crowds.
- “Sink your teeth into that one” and “getting hammered” would have whole new meanings.
- Shark fin soup would be replaced by person toenail soup.
- Piranha’s would be made goodwill ambassadors.
- Everyone must drive a Barracuda or a Stingray.
- All vacations must be taken to a coral reef where guests are invited to be…ahem, for dinner.
- When our friends in the U.K. say the term “bloody” they will darn well mean it.
- “Shark Week” would be every week on the Discovery Channel.
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Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Environment, fun, general, government, movies, Nature, pictures, politics, Travel, U.K., tagged animals, fun, humor, politics, satire, sea life, sharks on July 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
- What exactly is a wild goose chase? Is it like a greased pig contest?
- If we are so free and have so many liberties in the United States, then why can’t a female state legislator in Michigan say the word “vagina” without be censored by her conservative male counterparts?
- It is unfortunate that the parents of some conservative pundits and politicians didn’t do a better job of practicing birth control.
- If a cow can jump over the moon, why isn’t that factoid listed in the Guinness Book of World Records?
- If several states, including Michigan have towns named Climax, do you ever wonder which one came first? : )
Just for fun, here is my list of television shows that include some sort of numerical value in their name, with a little help from Sporcle.
- Once Upon a Time
- One Day at a Time
- One Tree Hill
- One Versus 100 (two numbers)
- 1-800-Missing (two numbers, Canada)
- Stargate SG-1
- Jacob Two-Two (Canada)
- Twin Peaks
- Two Broke Girls
- Two and a Half Men
- Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place
- G2G (Canada)
- Third Rock from the Sun
- Three’s Company
- My Three Sons
- The Fifth Estate (Canada)
- Babylon 5
- Party of Five
- 7th Heaven
- Eight is Enough
- Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
- 9B (Canada)
- Deep Space 9
- Adam 12
- 6Teen (Canada)
- 16:9 (Canada)
- 18 to Life (Canada)
- 21 Jump Street
- This Hour Has 22 Minutes (Canada)
- 30 Rock
- 48 Hours
- Train 48 (Canada)
- Hawaii Five-0
- Car 54 Where Are You?
- 60 Minutes
- North of 60 (Canada)
- Studio 60 on Sunset Strip
- That 70s Show
- 72 Hours (Canada)
- 77 Sunset Strip
- 90 Minutes Live (Canada)
- 100 Huntley Street (Canada)
- Detroit 1-8-7
- Room 222
- Reno 911
- Mystery Science Theater 3000
- The 4400
- $25,000 Pyramid
- $64,000 Question
- Beverly Hills 90210
- $100,000 Pyramid
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire
With some help from boston.com, Here is my list of rock bands the have used a well-known person’s name in their band name:
- Jody Foster’s Army
- Jethro Tull
- Kathleen Turner Overdrive (innovative takeoff on Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
- Mr. T. Experience
- Mary Tyler Morphine
- Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head
- Norma Jean
- Ringo Deathstarr (really like the song in the video below)
Posted in architecture, art, Communications, Economics, Entertainment, fun, history, Land use, movies, signs, Travel, tagged arts, film, fun, history, marquees, movies, theaters on May 27, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Here are two wonderful movie marquees seen this holiday weekend that have been lovingly cared for over the years.
The Capri Drive-in located on US 12 west of Coldwater, Michigan.
The Pickwick Theater on West Main Street in downtown Syracuse, Indiana – my personal favorite small town movie theater anywhere.
Posted in architecture, art, Cities, Communications, Entertainment, fun, movies, Music, pictures, Travel, tagged cities, entertainment, fun, marquees, movie theaters, photos on May 9, 2012 | 6 Comments »
Here are a couple of photos taken Monday evening of the State and Michigan theaters located in downtown Ann Arbor. Always have loved old movie theater signs and marquees and these two are iconic.
Posted in Alternative transportation, Animals, Biking, civics, Entertainment, Environment, fitness, fun, health, product design, sports, Transportation, Travel, tagged bicycling, bikes, cycling, exercise, fun, recreation, travel on April 28, 2012 | 2 Comments »
This blog post is a follow-up to my previously one on the ten banes of a bicycle commuter post, but from the viewpoint of a recreational bicyclist. It was so popular, that I thought I would prepare a sequel – if Hollywood can do it, so can I. Just wait for the prequel – Ten Banes of a Tricycle Rider. : )
Since I am not a BMX or mountain biker, this list is from the point of view of a street or hybrid bike rider.
Here we go:
- Lack of adequate bathroom facilities (particularly for #2 and for women) – this is more important the older you get.
- Road shoulders that are missing, in disrepair, gravelly, or crumbled.
- Loose and uncompacted surfaces
- Stupid and/or nasty drivers
- Lack of directional signage
- Flat tires
- Vehicles that kick up stones
- Unmaintained/rutted trails
- Other trail users, including cyclists that wander aimlessly from side to side on the trail.
Please feel free to submit your banes as well and we will compare notes.
- When someone says they are “fair to Midland,” does that mean things will get progressively better or worse beyond Midland, Texas or Midland, Michigan?
- Ever notice that owners of expensive cars tend to drive slower than the rest of us. Is that just so they can show off their wheels by making us have to stare at them longer?
- Why do people bag their dog’s droppings, but then leave the fouled plastic bag sitting in the grass next to the sidewalk? Pick it up, diptwad!
- Why do commercials come through the TV speakers louder than the regular shows and why can’t technology overcome that?
- Why is there no such thing as a none-growing variety of lawn grass that has been genetically engineered for those of us who are sick and tired of pushing a damn lawn mower?
- Why the heck are there no playoffs yet in Division 1 college football?
- Ever wonder why we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
- Why is it that people continually vote against their own best interests?
- Exactly why does anyone give a rip about the Kardashians?
- Why isn’t beer the national pastime?
- Does Tennessee realize what Arkansas?
- It is said that everything is bigger in Texas – as far as the mouths and egos of their politicians, they are exactly right.
- Is new math really better than old math? I would like to see the test results.
- Ever wonder why so many in Ohio worship a nut? (buckeye)
Posted in art, Canada, consumerism, Diversity, Entertainment, Europe, Food, fun, product design, States, Travel, U.K., tagged beer, breweries, brewing, brewpubs, brews, drinks, fun, lager, pale ale, pilsner, red ales, wheat on March 31, 2012 | 6 Comments »
- Duvel - (Belgium)
- Penn Pilsner – Penn Brewery (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Celis White – Michigan Brewing (Greater Lansing-Webberville, MI)
- Oberon Ale – Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo-Galesburg, MI)
- Highway 22 Wheat – Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing (Altoona-Duncansville, PA)
- Winter White – Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo-Galesburg, MI)
- Sunset Wheat – Leikenkugel’s Brewery (Chippewa Falls, WI