Month: June 2014

The truth about relationships…as told by Steve Oedekerk

There is a very good chance you’ve never heard of the 90s film High Strung, especially considering it was a fairly small indie flick for its time. But it has since gained cult status and worth a watch for sure (youtube link below for full film, otherwise it’s very hard to find). Starring Steve Oedekerk, the premise is that he’s a grumpy guy who complains about his life so much and how he’d “rather be dead” that death (played by Jim Carrey) finally shows up to put him out of his misery. The movie almost entirely takes place in an apartment with very few actors. So simple, yet so hilarious. If you don’t have time for the full feature, then check out this rant on relationships. Thane (Steve Oedekerk) is clearly bitter about his last break up tells us why he feels they should change the name of relationships to “pain land”.

Your Childhood Toys Might be Worth Big Bucks…

According to another site in which I found this information, your childhood toys could be worth a fortune! My guess is that the people who desire to pay these crazy prices obviously didn’t have as good a childhood as you did. My parents had the best plan for raising us, they wouldn’t buy us anything but instead made friends with rich parents so we could play with their kid’s toys. It was a flawless plan which I intend to pass on to my kids…as soon as I acknowledge their existence…which may take a while. In the mean time enjoy the frustration you will no doubt get from seeing how valuable these toys are now. Thanks for selling those super-soakers at a garage sale for $2 mom! Great call! *These are listed prices on eBay, they don’t necessarily reflect the actual value of these toys. I mean, I sold myself on eBay for $32 and I’m worth $29.50 tops.   Super Soaker: $549 on eBay   Tamagotchi: $460 on eBay   Yong T-Rex Jurassic Park Toy: …

The Griswold’s 30 years later (What they look like now)

Okay, so this might be a bit of an older reunion (2012), but I needed an excuse to write about the Griswold’s as I’ve had the Vacation theme song stuck in my head all day. National Lampoon’s Vacation was the smash comedy hit from 1983 directed by the late great Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron and a very young Anthony Michael Hall. It centered around a family as they travel across the country on a road trip to Walley World. The film successfully spun off into European Vacation, Christmas Vacation, and Vegas Vacation. There were also some lesser known spinoffs like Christmas Vacation 2 with Cousin Eddie, Hotel Hell Vacation (a digital short) and also rumors about a new flick in the franchise starring Ed Helms. It’s interesting seeing the cast now-a-days after having aged for 30+ years. Clark is still funny, Audrey is still cute and yeah I probably still would do Helen.

Barq’s Has Bite!

Apparently Barq’s Root Beer has been around since 1898 but I think that is a typo because It was 1998 (or around that time) before anyone had ever heard of them. However, when they did decide to get noticed (again supposedly 100 years after they went into business) they did it with a bang! Pardon me, with a Bite! Barq’s put together a string of weird but funny commercials which seemed to be capitalizing on the growing popularity of alternative comedy. That is fitting because a couple of these commercials feature alternative comic Nick Swardson. Now lets go back and relive the short era when Barq’s took a bite out of crime…or maybe that was McGruff the Crime Dog…Either way, Enjoy!