JusWondering… How Do You Dougie?

I JusLearned about The Dougie so now I was JusWondering about how to do it?

Apparently, the Cali Swag District are the guys that can Teach Me How to Dougie:

Hmm… I think I got it.  Perhaps I should check in with the inventor of the Superman dance – Soulja Boy:

Well, Kid Dougie and Young Ace are a little better at explaining the process (despite their decision to film outside on a windy day without a noise filter).  Plus, they add “The Wiggle”:

Okay, that was helpful.  But Lil Wil’s My Dougie might have set me back again:

Unless it all points back to this man:

The Human Beat Box himself, Doug E. Fresh

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Musical Musings… Videos That Are Better Than Their Songs

MTV may no longer be Music Television, but that doesn’t mean videos no longer exist.  I know, right?

Today I present some videos that are, in my opinion, better than the songs they’re meant to showcase.

(I didn’t include any 80’s songs such as A-Ha’s Take On Me or Genesis’ Land of Confusion due partially to the fact that back then MTV still meant Music Television, and also… songs from the 80’s are still good in a kitschy sort of way.)

  • The White Stripes – Fell in Love with a Girl

A very simple song with a very simple message in a very simple – but quite time-consuming to make – video.

  • Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down

This could have been a movie, me thinks.  An independent film, of course.  A pretentious one.

  • Nickelback – Savin’ Me

The concept doesn’t fully kick in until 1:30 minutes in, but this video is certainly worth the watch.

  • OK GO – This Too Shall Pass

If you haven’t seen this yet, here ya (OK) go.

  • Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up

You may argue that the song is good, but I’d still argue the video is better.  For the (mostly) uncut version, click here.  (I say mostly uncut because this is still missing the heroin and pedestrian hits… intense video, eh?)

The Sh– To Just Sh–ty… Modern Lyrics Are Just Things People Say!

I'm not saying lyrics were always brilliant, either...

This post was inspired by a gathering of drunken minds, but rather than recollect, I felt there was more to say on the subject:

What is the deal with music lyrics these days?

For example, Usher has a hit song (with will.i.am) called OMG.  What’s the chorus?

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh my god…

That has me saying “Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho-lee crap does this song lyric suck.”

What about Travie McCoy’s Billionaire with Bruno Mars’ hook:

I wanna be a millionaire so f–king bad…

Who doesn’t want that?  Well, maybe not the part about hanging out with Oprah and Queen Elizabeth, since one is allegedly busy rigging her own contest against a kid with cerebral palsy, and the other had her budget slashed.

How could I miss mentioning Black Eyed Peas getting-ready-to-party-and-then-actually-party anthem, I Gotta Feeling.  Who hasn’t said previously and into infinity:

Tonight’s gonna be a good night…

At least I can be thankful I haven’t heard Semisonic at 2am in a long time:

It’s closing time…

Instead, when I’m heading out to the car, I scan the radio stations, hoping to hear an 80’s classic.  Perhaps some Whitesnake:

Here, I go again on my own…

Hopefully, I will not have been drinking, and if I get pulled over, the police officer won’t have me Breathe… at least in the same ways Faith Hill, Anna Nalick, or Ryan Star might (as well as others).

When I get finally get home, I can think like Ice Cube:

Today was a good day…

Um… where was I going with this post anydadada?

Happy Find… Taco Bellz Can Haz Breakfastz?!? (Did I Do That Right?)

You may be surprised to learn my favorite cereal is regular Cheerios.

I could not be happier to learn that Taco Bell is planning on starting a Breakfast Menu.

Sure, it won’t be available until some time between Michael Bay’s third Transformer film and Christopher Nolan’s third Batman, and my reaction to the a.m. delights could be as varied as my opinions on each of those trilogies, but still…

This would mean no strange looks when I order soft tacos at nine in the morning for breakfast.

Even though I just ordered soft tacos at four in the morning for fourth meal.

A Handful Of… Sort Of Obscure Films Watched Over And Over

They say youth is wasted on the youth.  Well I say, adulthood is a waste if adults aren’t wasted.  (See what I did there?)

Today I present to you A Handful Of flicks (as opposed to a fistful of punches) that I have seen way too many times growing up, wasting my youth as a youth.

  • Summer School (1987)

This movie lead to me discovering (what I consider) the greatest horror film of all time: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  Without this film, it would have taken me longer to discover who Carl Reiner (the director and Rob’s dad) was, but it might have spared me from seeing Mark Harmon’s Worth Winning (going into my Netflix queue… right now).  Also, it may be a contender for starting the “dogs wearing sunglasses” genre of movie posters.

And not speaking of (big red) dogs, but of grown men portraying obnoxious children, there’s…

  • Clifford (1994)

Okay, I might not have been so young when I watched this film over and over and over again.  But I mean, come on!  Martin Short is playing a ten-year-old boy!  Hijinks and hilarity ensue!

Now back to dogs (and films made in 1987)…

  • Walk Like a Man (1987)

Howie Mandel – of America’s Got Talent, Deal or No Deal, Bobby’s World, Good Grief, and blowing up rubber gloves over his head – was raised by dogs.  ‘Nuff said.

  • Moving (1988)

Without this Richard Pryor vehicle, the world would never have met Stacey Dash (where has she been, by the way?)… but it would have also been spared Dana Carvey and Randy Quaidmoving on…

  • Cloak & Dagger (1984)

Elliott wasn’t good in this movie, E.T... Henry Thomas’ character shot and killed a bad guy in the end of this movie!  Try to fit something like that in the next Alvin and the Chipmunks Squeakuel, Hollywood!

  • Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

I’ve already professed my love for Amanda Peterson long ago on this site, so let’s leave it at that.  Well, that post and this quote:

There’s only one other titty, quite this pretty…

How’s this for a segue…

What can money buy, if not love?  Ho, ho, ho’s!

  • Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

This is the first movie I ever remember reading a review about.  I recall some comment about producer Alexander Salkind’s obsession with origin stories.  You see, this film dealt with Santa’s humble beginnings (unlike Tim Allen’s punderful The Santa Clause), and Salkind’s previous productions included The Three Musketeers (1973) and Superman (1978).  Three films = obsession, I guess.

And this last cinematic masterpiece just screams REMAKE WITH TRACY MORGAN!  (Not really…)

  • The Toy (1982)

As a youth, I didn’t waste time pondering the logistics of a film about a rich white man buying his spoiled son a black man as a toy… so why start now!

Onto being an adult, and getting wasted!

In My Brain While Sleeping… The Newest Social Networking Tool

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It was going to be all the rage – at least in my dream.

Introducing DOTTER™ – the newest social networking tool.

Much like Facebook status updates, Twitter feeds, and Friendster beeper pagings, DOTTER™ would keep those in the need to know in the know now.

It’s easy to use to… using advanced DOT MATRIX TECHNOLOGY, tell everyone your thoughts, feelings, and meal options in 140 PIXELS OR LESS.

Did I mention this dream took place in the 80’s?  Way back when there was no TripleDoubleU?

Well that never stopped these guys:

What Twits Used to Use to Twitter... circa 1935

(via Urlesque)