Monday, June 24, 2013

Where the Street Scenes Have No Name

Long ago, my brain made a conscious decision to reserve some real estate for movie trivia. When that community began to thrive, my brain allowed the movie trivia subdivision to expand to more areas of the brain, and evicted the lesser-used residents of the brain such as world history and long division. They were barely making rent, anyway.

Now that my brain is essentially a thriving metropolis of movie trivia (with small outlying villages for basic motor functions and limited social skills), I love finding a good movie quiz. And Google Street Scene is just that. The guys that run this website have taken movie scenes and merged them into Google Street view. It is then up to the viewer to figure out what movie or TV show is being portrayed.

Here are some examples. The picture isn't the only clue, look at dates, locations and the caption below each image, as well. Some will be easier than others. You can find the answer by clicking on the caption.

Rest easy, son. You’ve had a busy day.

Maybe this is Heaven.

Either no one told me or no one knows.

You better get up now if you want to see the lake.

Dukes up; eyes peeled; ears to the ground.

Listen here, you dipstick.

We’ll drive home backwards.

Slower than the molasses in January.
Well, faithful readers? How did you do? Did you get all eight right? I did. But that's because I picked the ones I knew to put on this blog post. I'll admit that there were a bunch on the actual Google Street Scene site I didn't know. *sigh* I guess my brain is going to have to evict basic chemistry for the new movie trivia housing project. Worth it!

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Father's Day Treat (For Me)

Hello, faithful readers.

In honor of Father's Day, and in the timeless tradition of Family Circus, I'm going to let my 5-year-old daughter do my blog post for this week. She is going to talk about whatever subject she wants, and she's going to type it all by herself (though I may add in some hyperlinks) while I take a nap.

So, without further ado, here she is:

i like dogs so i pretend  that i am a dog         sometimes i am shy When I meet new people       I have    a little brother and little sister     for church  I have a ctr ring       I love my  family  they love  me too                     these are my favorite movies and videos

So there you go. I did help her embed those videos and pictures, but other than that, it was all her. I didn't even feel the need to embed any random hyperlinks. And I even got a good nap in.

I think she has a future in blogging -- that was a lot better than some other blog posts I've read lately.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Vacation: Nailed It!

I'm on vacation, but I still hold myself to a very strict and very self-imposed weekly posting schedule, so here's a video sent in by, alert reader, Ted. I think this video accurately and humorously portrays the difference between men and women.

See what I mean? I think this satirical conversation by Jason Headley -- yes I'm going to go there -- hits the nail right on the head. Boom!

So guys, next time you have one of these types of conversations with a girl, remember, it's not about the nail.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Winny The Puhh

Faithful readers, I may have already shared this on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, but I felt it needed to be immortalized here on Slice of Fried Gold, as well. This is seriously one of the weirdest things I've ever seen -- and I've seen a lot of weird things.

This video comes from an event called Eesti Laul. Eesti Laul is the contest in which bands from Estonia are selected to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual music competition featuring over 50 different countries that has been going since 1956. Think of it as American Idol on LSD.

Anyway, there are plenty of strange acts that make it into the Eurovision Song Contest, but for some reason, a  punk band called Winny Puhh didn't make the cut. Here is their 2013 performance of "Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti," which, according to Google Translate, means "Meiecundimees one Korsakov went yesterday to Latvia." So. . .there you go.

And here we go:

Yup. They're wrestlers, who are werewolves (from the neck up), and their drummers are spinning around in the air and then they all go up in in the air and then they pass out. Makes perfect sense to me. I don't know what the judges were thinking -- this is prime Eurovision Song Contest material.

You can give your thanks to Ove Musting, the multicamera director for your seizures. And you can thank, alert reader, Kent for bringing this performance (and the Eurovision Song Contest) to my attention.

Oh, and you can book Winny Puhh for your next wedding, children's birthday party or Bar Mitzvah by emailing them at