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…”He looks like a fun-loving Dahmer.”

She was talking about Rupert Holmes, the guy who sings “The Pina Colada Song.”

Oh, man… she’s not kidding:

If you have half a brain,

-Shady

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but not any more.

Money back guarantee,

-Shady

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From 1998 to 2007, I ran and edited the humor and entertainment publication (and website) “Tastes Like Chicken.”

Starting in 2002, we began to give our loyal readers a Christmas video card each December. The videos started out very simple and silly (with me in drag lip-syncing as Gladys Knight while Vinnie, Fphatty and Debbie served as my backup Pips), but over time the videos became huge productions with great editing and even a few celebrity cameos thrown in.

The videos from 2003 thru 2006 are archived for you to check out here.

In December 2007, we began working on that year’s Christmas video. The idea wasn’t wildly imaginative, but still fun: A future version of myself would come back in time and visit a present-day me to warn me of a wrong I had to right to save Christmas.

The future version of Wayne Chinsang (or me, for those of you who don’t know that I happily live a double life) was played by my grandfather, Robert “Hi-Guy” Steib.

So one night in early December, Jeremy Scott and I headed over to film all of my grandfather’s scenes.

And that’s about as far as we got.

People always ask me, “What happened to the magazine?” and my answer is always the same: Life. We got older, got married, became parents, moved away… and because of that, had to concentrate on work that would actually pay our bills.

In addition to the regular insanity of everyday life, my grandfather became very ill shortly after filming and had to be hospitalized. A month or so after this was shot, he passed away at the age of 78.

For a year and a half, the footage sat on Jeremy’s hard drive. Finally, fearing that nothing would be done with the footage, Jeremy took what we had and put together a little trailer for the Christmas video that never was.

I’m putting the video up here now because today would be my grandfather’s 80th birthday.

So this one’s for you, Hi-Guy!

Hi-Guy

Here it is, approximately 18 months late: The 2007 “Tastes Like Chicken” Christmas Video (Trailer)! Better late than never, right?

Keep an eye out at the end for a finale that all my fellow moon-haters should appreciate.

I still hate the moon,

-Shady

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…I just saw the helicopter that was carrying Michael Jackson’s body fly past my kitchen window.

I’m not kidding.

So weird. Don’t even know what to say about that.

-Shady

dead at 50.

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Embedding has been disabled on almost all of his music videos on YouTube, but here’s an awesome Pepsi commercial from the eighties that wasn’t blocked:

You shouldn’t be online anyway. Shut down your computer, turn off your TV, throw “Thriller” into your CD player, and reminisce about your childhood.

Don’t stop ’til you get enough,

-Shady

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stay tuned for details.

-Shady

…just started up a blog of his own and recently posted a hilarious (and quite accurate) review of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

Check out his blog here, and that specific post here.

Bumblebee rips the skeleton out of a robot… I’m not kidding,

-Shady

…I do a simple “dead” entry, and follow it up with a few video clips of them from YouTube.

You can see examples of that here, here and here.

This morning, after learning that Farrah Fawcett had passed away, I didn’t know whether to post a blog or not.

Nothing against her, but I simply don’t know that much about her outside of the fact that she was on “Charlie’s Angels”, a show I’ve seen maybe two episodes of. Probably not even that many, to be honest.

But then, during a news story that was covering her death, an image of this poster flashed up on the screen:

Farrah Fawcett's famous poster

My grandfather had that poster hanging on his bedroom door probably as recently as five years ago. I grew up staring at that poster, ogling her cleavage and… gasp! Nipples?!?

Oddly enough, I didn’t draw the connection between Farrah Fawcett and that poster until today.

So rather than post a bunch of video clips of stuff I’m not familiar with, I’m gonna leave you with the image of a poster I was very familiar with as a child.

Strangely, tomorrow would have been my grandfather’s 80th birthday. So this post’s for you, Hi-Guy.

More on Hi-Guy tomorrow,

-Shady

Why? Because of this.

These fools recently held an exorcism to root out the evil “homosexual demons” that supposedly had their grips on a local 16-year-old boy.

Check out a video of the exorcism here:

Someone should exorcise the asshole demons out of the congregation of Manifested Glory Ministries. Morons.

If God were real she’d be gay,

-Shady

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From fucked-up news stories to funny YouTube clips, a lot of you guys have passed me some good links over the past few weeks.

But rather than commit a new “Blarg” post for each one, I’ve decided to just make one big post here of everything. A “Blarg” potpourri, if you will.

First, here’s a trailer for Roland Emmerich’s “2012”. I can just see the pitch meeting for this:

Columbia Pictures: So, what’s your one-sentence pitch?

Roland: Everyone dies!

Columbia Pictures: Who’s in it?

Roland: John Cusack!

Columbia Pictures: Push this into production yesterday, motherfucker!

Oh, man…. That’s gonna be a laugh riot.

Next up, a great commercial for Luvs Diapers. I’m not kidding.

Here’s a great story from a few months ago about Woody Harrelson, a photographer, and a… zombie?

And lastly, here are a few good overdubs for a couple of infomercials we’re all too familiar with:

And I’ll leave you with this:

Thanks to Frank, Pauly and Marla for sending these along.

Grab-bag,

-Shady

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