Month: August 2014

The Ultimate Warrior Meets Arsenio Hall

Ready for five and a half minutes of randomness? Well then check out this clip of when The Ultimate Warrior was a guest on the Arsenio Hall show. There is a lot of speculation that the warrior was on cocaine at the time. In my opinion, he is awake, so of course he is on cocaine. However, I don’t think that is what makes this weird or odd or whatever. I think what kind of handcuffs Arsenio in this situation is that at this time period of wrestling, wrestlers always had to be in character to keep up the illusion of wrestling being “real”. I must say all things considered, Arsenio did a great job and makes this a pretty fun watch. Enjoy.

Jimmy Kimmel Airs New Episode of ‘FRIENDS’….Kind Of

It’s the FRIENDS cast reunion that we’ve all been waiting for!…if that reunion involves none of the male cast members. Jimmy Kimmel lived out most of our teenaged fantasies (more guys then girls probably) and got together with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow to re-create some personal FRIENDS fan fiction. It’s a fun watch and a must watch for any FRIENDS fans. Enjoy.

Failed Nintendo Product: The NES Speedboard

Nintendo stated when this bad boy came out that gaming from now on would be viewed as “Pre-Speedboard” and “Post-Speedboard”. They felt this product was that much of a game changer (quite literally). So how did this once in a lifetime accessory work? Did it offer cheat codes? Give you more control over the game? Neither, it simply was a piece of plastic that is meant to hold the Nintendo controller for you, so you are able to press buttons faster. Yup. That’s it. Believe it or not, the speedboard was a bust. In fact, some people see it as the biggest bust in video game accessory history. I mean, holding the controller so you can hit the buttons faster? That’s so dumb! Everyone knows moving the controller around widely was the ultimate way to win at Nintendo. It also looked really cool:

‘Buddies’: The Home Improvement Spinoff starring Dave Chappelle

In 1995 Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer made an appearance on Home Improvement playing characters by the names of…wait for it…Dave and Jim. From this brief appearance (I suppose) producers had seen enough and decided Chappelle needed his on spinoff. That spinoff would be called Buddies   How did Dave Chappelle feel about the his show? Well here is a hint: “It was a bad show. It was bad. I mean when we were doing it, I could tell this was not gonna work.”   I’ve kind of glossed over the story of how all of this came to be and what it would nearly become but luckily for you the great people at Splitsider have come to the rescue and have written a great piece on this complete with research and everything! I highly suggest giving it a look as it is always fun to look back on these things and wonder “what if”. Check out the article here.