Tuesday, August 23, 2011 

Aisha Tyler Can Talk to me about Video Games All Night Long

Aisha Tyler (of um Friends fame I guess) was recently on the Nerdist podcast talking about stuff that gets geeky dudes hot under the collar - video games and website design. Ok, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. Tyler, who has appeared in various television shows and movies, is a hardcore video game fan (her favorite game is Halo according to thhttp://www2.blogger.com/img/blank.gife all-trusting Wikipedia). She's also gone semi-nude in the name of skin cancer research.

Both Tyler and the Nerdist's Chris Hardwick (of, ah, Singled Out fame I guess) are two people who should be much more famous than they are given their relative talents and work ethics. If you listen to comedic podcasts and haven't given the Nerdist a try, I highly recommend it. It's always entertaining and often laugh-out-loud funny.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 

Oooooh No: Macho Man Randy Savage Dies

It was a sad day indeed when news came out that former WWF and WCW wrestler Savage died. According to news reports, Savage, who was 58, "lost control of his Jeep Wrangler in Pinellas County on Florida's Gulf Coast around 9:25 a.m. Friday. The Jeep veered, went over a concrete median divider, crossed eastbound lanes and smashed into a tree."

It was also reported that Savage may have had a heart attack immediately before the accident, which is crazy, because we all know that steroids don't have any negative side effects.

Savage, a two-time WWF and four-time WCW champion, was one of the great wrestling showmen who could also put on a show in the ring. Sadly, his legacy will likely be that of Slim Jim endorser rather than one of the great pro wrestlers of his generation.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010 

The Plumber Defense

What should you do when the police bust your illegal strip club for which you hold no permits? Why use the classic plumber defense:

Loud music could be heard coming from the club Sunday shortly before 1 a.m. When police went inside they found a disco ball and night club lighting were on…

The owner of the club, Lawrence Ferrante, was not there but a man by the name of Adam Goodwin was and said he was in charge. After talking with a lawyer, Goodwin told police that the men at the club were plumbers working on emergency repairs and that the women were just bringing them coffee.

Police said they were unable to identify any licensed plumbers or any evidence of repair work being done.

Of course, it looks a little suspicious that the club owner hired dozens of plumbers to work at 1 in the morning, but hey, it's a tough economy and people are looking for work.

But that wasn't even the best line of the article. This was:

A woman at the club, Lacreshia Edgerly, 27, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on charges of negotiating a worthless instrument.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 

Merrill Lynch With their Finger on the Pulse of the Average American

Great study by Merrill Lynch: Rich Americans feel better off.

According to the article:
Some 41 percent of Americans with at least $250,000 of investable assets say their finances are in better shape than last year, with 37 percent reporting no change. Three out of four of the 1,000 people surveyed said they were confident their finances would improve in the coming year.
So rich people are in good shape. Whew, that is good to hear. And on the positive side, I really have lot of time to think about this study because I don't have a job to go to.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 

Oh No, Emo Superman

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 

Hedo Rick

Courtesy of Jezebel (not a site I read regularly, I swear) comes the greatest Baby Boomer since Disco Stu. That’s right, Hedo Rick wants some of that rippin' and tearing’. That is, after he gets down with that fine ass first.

Really makes you want to take a trip to Hedonism II in Jamaica, huh?

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Your Bill Bixby Clip of the Day: Interview at the Brookfield Zoo

Bill Bixby was such the man that he didn't even mind giving an interview to Clint Howard in 1977.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 

Wonder Woman Still Hot at 69

For the first time in her 69-year history, Wonder Woman will be getting a significant costume change. And by significant, I mean she’ll be getting pants. Via The New York Times, new DC writer J. Michael Straczynski (he of Babylon 5 fame) said the following in an email statement:
“She’s been locked into pretty much the exact same outfit since her debut in 1941... If you’re going to make a statement about bringing Wonder Woman into the 21st century, you need to be bold and you need to make it visual. I wanted to toughen her up, and give her a modern sensibility.”
Modern sensibility? Pants are so 1997. The old Wonder Woman outfit is classic, in my opinion, as clearly demonstrated by Linda Carter.

Really, it doesn’t get any better than that. The time to put Wonder Woman in pants was 10 years ago, if ever a time existed. But now? Classic is new again, and the old Wonder Woman outfit is classic.

BUMRUSH demerits for the new redesign.

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Jason Bateman Wants You to Know He’s Better than You

Jason Bateman – of Arrested Development fame – failed to make some new friends in LA last week after cutting approximately 2,000 people in line waiting for the new iPhone 4. Bateman at first joined the regular line to wait with the rest of the peons, but was then led into the store in front of everyone else by a group of employees. The nerd-rage quickly followed:
“Everyone literally started booing and hissing...” And Bateman’s reaction? “He put his head down,”
From another account of the situation:
“I heard commotion in the back. I thought someone was fighting,” Mayhew said. “Then he strolls right on by with the Genius Bar guys and suddenly people in my area started to yell, 'What the hell is going on?'" Mayhew said the murmurs escalated with “passive-aggressive anger.”
Nothing says nerd rage like passive-aggressive anger... Bateman had a different account of the event via his twitter account, but then later apologized for his actions, because you know, he knew exactly what he was doing. Of course, he could care less about offending your feelings, because he’s rich, famous and now has a new iPhone. And your still waiting in line.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 

Tom Cruise Scares People Away From Theaters

Life has not been great for Tom Cruise recently. He jumped on Oprah’s couch, went nutso on the Today Show, played a German WWII Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg like he was Maverick in Top Gun, and was dumped by Paramount Pictures (among many other things). And now his latest movie with Cameron Diaz called “Knight and Day” looks like it’s going to bomb hard, making only $3.8 million dollars in its opening day.

You can’t completely blame Cruise on this one. The movie has been getting surprisingly decent reviews online – something akin to one of those classic summer popcorn movies with good action and surprisingly believable chemistry between Cruise and co-star Cameron Diaz.

Unfortunately, Cruise’s Q-rating is lower the CEO of BP right now, and it appears people don’t want to watch his Scientologist-loving ass on the big screen any more than I want to see the painful devolution of Adam Sandler (Grown Ups… really? REALLY?)

Despite the intense marketing campaign (Including begging Apple for help), “Knight and Day” is expected to gross in the neighborhood of $20-$25 million dollars this weekend. That isn’t a complete disaster compared to something like Jonah Hex, but considering the production costs were around $117 million (with a crazy marketing push on top of that) this movie is going to have a really hard time breaking even.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 

Jonah Hex Bombs, and Not in a Good Way

With a career resurgence over the past couple years, Josh Brolin’s career is as hot as it’s ever been. You figure that he can pick and choose his projects right now. So why not try to bring DC comic book character Jonah Hex to the big screen? Best case scenario, you’re the new Iron Man and you have to start heating your home with stacks of $100 bills because you don’t know what else to do with all the money you’ll be making. Worst case scenario? Your movie bombs with a $5 million opening weekend, slightly ahead of Iron Man 2, which has been in theaters for 2 months.

Jonah Hex, which was plagued by questionable production choices, is apparently an incoherent mess of a movie. But at 81 minutes in length, at least it gets where it’s going in a hurry.

Of course, the real issue here is where does Megan Fox go from here? I anxiously wait on the edge of my seat to hear the answer, but I just want to throw out the fact that my bed is always open.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 

Representative Joe Barton to BP: Our Bad

In an impressive judo-like maneuver, Republican representative Joe Barton apologized to BP executives today while they were testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the oil spill which was their fault to begin with. According to Barton:

"I'm not speaking for anybody in the House of Representatives but myself, but I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown. In this case a $20 billion shakedown.... I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, is subject to some sort of political pressure that is, again, in my words — amounts to a shakedown, so I apologize."

So to recap, Barton apologized to BP because the US government was mean to them after BP caused the one of the worst environmental catastrophes in the history of the world. Really, that’s the position he decided to take on this tragedy.

Shortly afterwards, Barton apologized to Adolf Hitler for the way the US Government treated Germany during World War II and Osama Bin Laden for the fact that the US tried to hunt him down and capture him after September 11th.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 

Obama Sings Kick Ass Song

There I was, wandering across the inter-webs, desperate for entertainment but finding none. Shall I check Drudge for the latest depressing headline about BP's ineptitude? Yawn. Why not check in on ItsProbablyTrue.com? I hear those fellas have like, 10 inch ding dongs. Nope, I'm just not in the mood for a sausage party. How about I swing by IMDB and look up some movie quotes? Nah, I already know them all. And then I stumble across this jewel from the good people at autotunethenews.com.

I have strayed off the edge of the map and there be monsters here...but there's also some real funny shit, too. Check it out.

Sunday, June 13, 2010 

Super Mario Bros Using Post It Notes

A stop motion animated Mario. Fricken awesome. I want to play.

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Signs of the Apocalypse #12

Khloe Kardashian masks have become and acceptable form of taunting at NBA playoff games. You know, because her husband is Laker Lamar Odom, who is like the 5th best player on the team. And seeing thousands of people wear a mask of your wife in the stands is supposed to make you feel… weird? Creeped out? Sad? Sorry for all the fans who subjected themselves to this? Cause that’s the vibe I’m getting.


Wednesday, June 09, 2010 

Your Bill Bixby Clip of the Day: The Incredible Hulk Returns

As a child of the 1980's, I have fond memories of the TV movie "The Incredible Hulk Returns", which was played on a non-stop loop back in the day. In the movie, Thor makes an appearance as comic relief to the Hulk. Ridiculous? Absolutely. Still, I ate it up at the time as a 10 year old.

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Saturday, June 05, 2010 

Ask and you shall receive Christina Hendricks

The band Broken Bells (a side project of Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins) scored big time recently with their latest video for “The Ghost Inside” by getting the absolutely smoking hot Mad Men star Christina Hendricks to play a gorgeous android in their video.

How did the relatively unknown band make it happen? They simply asked her to do it and she said yes. Fuck dude. That's all it takes. i really have to start reevaluating my life.

Here is the video if you are interested in seeing the final product.

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Monday, May 31, 2010 

Dennis Hopper Passes Away

Actor Dennis Hopper passed away this week at age 74 from complications due to prostate cancer. Say what you will about the always-eccentric often-manic drug fueled actor, but he certainly played life by his rules, whatever the hell they were.

Critics point to Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, and Blue Velvet as the high water marks in a career that spanned half a century (hell, he’s still actually working as his voice is set to appear in an animated film this fall called Alpha and Omega); but for me it doesn’t get any better than Hopper’s turn as the alcoholic assistant coach Shooter in Hoosiers. Talk about redemption.

Alright, boys, this is the last shot we got! We're gonna run the picket fence at 'em! Jimmy, you're solo right! Everett, Merle should be open on the other side of that fence! Now, boys, don't get caught watchin' the paint dry!

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 


Mike Drucker over at GameSpy has unearthed some shocking facts that change the game (literally).  We at THE BUMRUSH feel you need to know:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 

Top Ten List of Things We Could Use To Plug the BP Oil Leak

10. My enormous biceps
9. Your mom
8. Biden's big mouth
7. Biggs' enormous shoe collection
6. A sack of kittens
5. Simon Cowell's ego
4. A stack of mimes
3. Michael Moore
2. The Pimp's box of thongs

...and the # 1 thing we could use to plug the BP Oil Leak:
1. Sean Connery's right thumb (ie - The Presidio)

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