I Think "Asian Slacker" is a Good Band Name
What does that have to do with this breathtaking picture of lightning and a rainbow sharing the same sky? Nothing. But I didn't like the idea of calling this post "Possible Giants Backfield: Richard Simmons & Tiki Barber," so I'm going with that title.
Feel free to click here for two more shots of this rare but awesome natural phenomenon. Shit like this always re-affirms my faith in the Almighty God of Rainbows & Lightning.
Slack Quote of the Day: I'll just let this one stand on its own, without commentary, because it's just that damn good: "Americans have a severe disease — worse than AIDS. It's called the winner's complex. You want an American style-democracy here. That will not work." --Mikhail Gorbachev (Worse than AIDS? C'mon, Gorby, that's way out of line...you've got AIDS on your fuckin' head for chrissakes.)
Slack Link of the Day: Arrested Development fans, we've got some semi-positive news here. There are strong rumors floating around that we'll see everyone's favorite "It was too clever for television" show making a full-length cinematic appearance soon. I'll believe it when I see it, but this news clearly gave me a boner at work.
Slack Videos of the Day: Speaking of movies born from television, Hoobs and I saw the Strangers With Candy movie two weeks ago, and I can't recommend it any more highly. Seriously, if you have any semblence of a sense of humor, this is a great way to spend $10.75. Amy Sedaris is hilarious and incredible and [fill in positive adjective], while the relationship between Steven Colbert and Paul Dinello is fully off the charts. That brings me to this clip, which features the aforementioned three tumbling on the Colbert Report.
Up next, a CNBC controversy -- so Joe Kernan the other day made mention of Pirates of the Caribbean II posting the biggest movie opening in history...right ahead of Aquaman. Now, the question is, was this the case of a deadpan joke gone awry, or did someone botch this and forget Aquaman was merely a fictional flick? Or did we witness a real-deal "I'm Ron Burgundy?" moment?
*UPDATE* Kernan responds! I guess he just botched the joke.
Slack Song of the Day: It's Oooh Child. It's Bell Bottom Blues. It's Gotta Jibboo. It's good. It's all good. (5/15/99)