Exposé: James Scott Farrin Commercials

19 03 2011

If you live in the research triangle than you’ve probably heard of our very own intense personal injury law office, James Scott Farrin. They are most famous for their commercials. If you know what I’m talking about, then this video might weird you out:

That’s right, same guy, but different law firm! Apparently the actor Robert Vaughn not only plays James Scott Farrin and the other bizarro versions of it, he was also the villain in the movie Superman III:

Take a look at his long and varied IMDB page. with everything from MatchGame to FDR.

 

Mister Harrison Brookie





Cookie Monster Auditions for SNL

3 12 2010

Everybody’s favorite Sesame Street character tries to achieve every comedian’s dream. I’m pretty sure this is a real viral marketing strategy to get a monster to host. You can join the Facebook group now!As strange as this is, is it really more unusual than the successful Facebook campaign to get Betty White to host? Here’s his hilarious audition tape:

Let me be the first to say there’s always a space on the DSI stage for Mister Cookie.

Mister Harrison Brookie





New (Smaller) Take on a Classic Gag

18 11 2010

Here’s the boring background from Wikipedia:

Pieing is the act of throwing a pie at a person. This can be a political action when the target is an authority figure, politician, or celebrity and can be used as a means of protesting against the target’s political beliefs, or against a perceived flaw — e.g. arrogance or hubris — in the target’s character.

Now here’s the comedy:

- Mister Harrison Brookie





ZW hits a New York Rap Battle

9 11 2010

On Friday Nov 5th Diplomat Zach Ward hit New York City to compete in The BEATdown, an 8-mile style Rap Battle at the UCB Theatre. Check out a dirty dirty clip of the Round between ZW and Neil Rhymestrong.

MISTER DIPLOMAT fans have probably heard ZW drop content like this more than once but WARNING: Do Not watch this clip at work. Damn, The BEATdown got dirty fast — dick slaps, motorboats and Turducken SEX, OH MY!

ZW competes as THE WARDEN: BEATBOX and #DSI4life

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150296544830654





FOUND: Single Use Bathroom Reading

9 11 2010

On a recent rip to NYC, La Guardia offered the very best in Single Use Bathroom Reading. YES! Every stall came with its own Penthouse.

Okay, Not really. Only this one stall. And I NEEDED to get a picture. When I leaned in (READ: Not too close) to get the shot the Airport Bathroom Attendant leaned around the corner, laughed and exclaimed for all to hear — in the most hilarious broken english — “You hit that! … The jackpot, Eh!” I walked away and felt funny for multiple reasons when he gave me that Attaboy slap on the shoulder.

What’s the weirdest THING you’ve ever FOUND in the bathroom?





Looking at Audio Visually

20 10 2010

Keeping with the the music theme, have you ever listened to a song and felt that it was just the same lyrics over and over? Sometimes it works (Let it be) and sometimes it doesn’t (Who Let The Dogs Out). Just this month Will Smith’s daughter, nine  year old Willow Smith, came out with her single, Whip Your Hair. Here’s what it sounds like and thanks to Wordle, here’s what it looks like:

Mister Harrison Brookie





Economics of California Gurls

14 10 2010

As a high school economics teacher, I talk a lot about the topic. I try to keep it restricted to my personal blog, but in honor of our recent economist guest, I’ll post it here.

Katy Perry’s recent hit California Gurls was number one on the Billboards for 6 weeks. Sure it’s catchy (both musically and visually), but it’s also business savvy. If you were going to write a song about a state, why not pick the the largest economy in the country (and 9th largest in in the world). Similarly, Jay-Z’s recent New York hit Empire State of Mind is both popular and about a large economy. The same goes for North Carolina native James Taylor’s Carolina on My Mind (and he was able to get two states with one song).

So here’s the one thing I don’t get, why didn’t Wakko’s song ever hit number one?:

Note: It may also be possible that Katy and Jay-Z are just singing about their home states. But then how do you explain Lynyrd Skynyrd’s (from Florida) Sweet Home Alabama and Bruce Springsteen’s (from New Jersey) Nebraska (both states of course known for their wealth and bounty)?

Also, for those interested, here’s a song about every state.

Mister Harrison Brookie








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