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Hanna-Barbera Makes Me Want to Do Drugs

Hanna-Barbera Makes Me Want to Do Drugs

Funny Stuff, TV & Radio
And here I thought I had seen all the funky PSAs the '60s and '70s had to offer. I'm not sure how effective this 1970 public service announcement from Hanna-Barbera was at keeping kids off drugs, but even if it didn't it's still the coolest thing that bunch of hacks ever produced. Let's break this thing down, shall we? "Match"? I'd say that box has more than one, wouldn't you? Smoke 'em if you got 'em! (I do not endorse the use of illegal drugs.) That's either one hell of a doobie or the stink of patchouli on this kid is so strong it's formed a force field. We're almost one-third of the way through, and all this makes me want to do is get seriously stoned. (But seriously, I still do not endorse the use of illegal drugs.) Wait, is that some ki...
The Kasem Syndrome – 7 Classic Celebrity Meltdowns

The Kasem Syndrome – 7 Classic Celebrity Meltdowns

Listcruft
In light of Charlie Sheen (he of the fiery fists, tiger blood, and Adonis DNA) being in the midst of a full-blown public meltdown, I thought I'd recycle this post from March 24, 2008. If nothing else, it proves that Sheen is just the latest in a long line of celebrities acting with less than proper decorum. Now that Easter's over (well, one of them anyway), I thought I'd take a few minutes to celebrate anger. Not the kind of anger that starts wars or incites mindless violence, but rather the kind of anger that causes people in the public eye to make complete asses of themselves. In other words, the kind of anger we can all enjoy. So I've spent at least 20 minutes scouring YouTube for some prime examples of celebrity rage. Mind you, I'm not attempting to judge anyone here. I doubt the...
Serene Branson feels a lot better, thank you very much

Serene Branson feels a lot better, thank you very much

TV & Radio
Turns it wasn't a stroke, nor was it drugs or alcohol (who the hell thought that?). Doctors are citing a complex migraine with an aura for Serene Branson's freaky post-Grammy word salad. KCBS Los Angeles does not pass up the opportunity to capitalize on Branson's discomfort and has her watch the clip for the first time since it happened. Still, even in her migraine-induced state she makes more sense than Ozzie Guillén usually does.
Book report: The French Connection

Book report: The French Connection

Books
The nice thing about reading a book prior to seeing a subsequent cinematic adaption is that you can go in fresh, with no notions or expectations.  So when I picked up a copy of Robin Moore's The French Connection, published in 1969 and later adapted into a hit movie starring Gene Hackman, I only had a vague idea of what to expect.  Actually, that's not entirely true.  I had a vague idea that it would be an action-packed story with lots of chases and maybe shootouts.  Also, I was pretty sure it took place in France. Turns out I was wrong on a few counts. For one - and I trust I'm not spoiling this for anyone - the book actually takes place in New York City.  It details the investigation of and subsequent arrests of a group of shady characters involved in the heroin trade.  The thing i
Hey, it’s 4/20!  You’ll never guess what that indicates!  *snicker*

Hey, it’s 4/20! You’ll never guess what that indicates! *snicker*

Rants
Yeah we get it bro, 4/20 means you like weed, duuuuuuude.  Bully for you.  But if I have to see one more stupid "It's 4:19 - Got a minute?" t-shirt I will puke.  That crap is about as clever and original as "hot enough for ya?!" and "talk to the hand" at this point.  I can't believe that a group of people with such notoriously short attention spans has clung to this lame joke/trend/badge for so long.  Then again, Tommy Chong still has a career so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.