Monday, March 25, 2013

Freeze, Agent Scully!

I'm watching the X-Files again, faithful readers. I decided I wanted to see them all again, in order from beginning to end. Yes, I'm that nerdy. I have fond memories of my family and I sitting down on Sunday evenings to watch The X-Files together when it was on the air -- that is, of course, until the alleged remote-throwing incident of 1999. . .

But I digress.

In the history of television, there are few characters as unflappable as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully (as portrayed by the award-winning actress, Gillian Anderson). This medical doctor has seen all sorts of amazing and horrific things throughout the course of the show, yet she always seems to maintain her composure.

Unless you hit the pause button.

Believe it or not, there is a blog out there dedicated to the funny faces Agent Scully makes when people press the pause button at the various times during an episode.

Here are some of my favorites:

"Mmmm! These gumballs are sour!"

"Ah. You've found my secret lair, Mr. Bond. Welcome."

"Derr, don't throw the ball so hurrd!"

"How you like my sessy face?"

"Telemarketers? Ick!"

This one just creeps me out. I have no caption.

"Hey sailor."

"Ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffrench fries."


"Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!"

Agent Scully is possessed and not impressed.

"Whassa matter, occifer? Was I spreeding?"

"*sniffle* Why they gotta pause my face like that? *sob*"

You can check out more Scully freeze frames on the Pause Face Scully website. My thanks to, alert reader, Ben for bringing this to my attention.

And my apologies to Ms. Anderson. We love you, Scully!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Run Loca Run

Top o' the mornin' to ya!

Even though St. Patty's be over, I'm still feeling a wee bit Irish and wanted to share this little ditty with all of you, my faithful readers, out there.

This video comes from a fine lass, and alert reader, named Crystal. And it tells the story of a little pug named Loca who, try as she might, can't run.

So there you go.

Now be off with ya before the banshee finds you wastin' time on the internet!

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Major Key and a Minor Star

Faithful readers, I'm not a music expert. I like listening to music. I feel I have a broad range of music genres that I appreciate. I even know how to read music if I stare at the note long enough. But I don't know the first thing about composing music. Nor do I truly understand the science of music. I know, for example, that a minor key evokes feelings of sadness or fear. Why? I'm not sure. Maybe it's just conditioning, or maybe there's something inherently dark about the minor key. I don't know. But I do know when something doesn't sound like it should.

Take for example, this little ditty:

I love this song. It's one of the few songs that have kindled in me a strong desire to play the mandolin. Yet I wouldn't have been able to tell you that it was played in a minor key -- I'm not that musically smart. But a Vimeo user named Major Scaled took this song (among others) and digitally altered it to be in a major key. How? Once again, I'm not sure. Stop asking such hard questions. But the results have an undeniably different feel.

Sure, it's less nostalgic that way, but it has a shinier, happier feel to it, wouldn't you say? Funny how one little tweak can make a world of difference.

Also, on a related note, I'm currently obsessed with this next mashup. I've been listening to it all week. A creative mind named pomDeter took the gritty, dark industrial rock hit "Head Like a Hole" by Nine Inch Nails, and blended it smoothly with the cheery, bubble gum pop hit "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Love it or hate it, it's amazing mix of bleak and bright. Kids, try playing that remix loudly in your room, and then watch your parents confusion as they try to decide whether they condemn it or condone it. It's fun for the whole family!

Monday, March 4, 2013

We All Scream for Goat Screams!

Last week's post was pretty lengthy, so I'm going to keep this one short and sweet. Are you faithful readers okay with that?


This probably doesn't shock you, but talking animals make me laugh. So when I found out that goats sometimes make noises similar to humans, it tickled my funny bone and I immediately sought out as many talking goat videos as I could find -- laughing all the way.

Then, alert reader, Mitch sent me this super cut compilation, which I would like to share with you now, so you don't have to go searching the interwebs for these clips. They're right here in one easy-to-digest video!

Not bad, eh? By the way, if you didn't laugh at that goat spitting and yelling at that man, you obviously have no sense of humor.

And just when I thought I couldn't enjoy screaming goats more, this video came along and made my week:

Unusual animal noises + pop culture =  hilarious!

So the moral of the post this week is. . .uh. . .goats are funny. . .

Don't you agree?

I thought so.