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5 Things To Brighten Your Day

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gimcrackery, Stuff On The Internet on 21. Oct, 2008 | 7 Comments

It seems like everywhere I turn I’m pimp smacked by the hand of bad news. Doom and gloom abounds on TV, in the movies, and even everyday conversations with people. Our economy is dying. Both presidential candidates suck. Gas prices are way up. The Colts played terribly on Sunday. Global warming. Murder. Abortion. Capital punishment. [...]

“Stock Market”, “Dow”, “Shares”: Jibberish To Me

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gimcrackery, News on 17. Oct, 2008 | 1 Comment

“Holy cow, a new post on The Gimcrack Miscellany!” I know, I know. Taco Bell released the Volcano Taco. I’ve been busy. I don’t know if you’ve read in the papers lately, but the DJIA (?) is way down and the Nazz Deck (?) has lost a lot of points and the SMP-500 (stands for [...]

Why I Read “Basic Instructions”

Posted by The Gimcracker in ROFL, Stuff On The Internet on 09. Oct, 2008 | 1 Comment

A while back, a good friend introduced me to the web comic called Basic Instructions. As I’m writing this the website is down, and I’m pretty sure it’s because today’s strip is hilarious and everyone’s reading it. It must have gotten submitted to Digg or something. If you don’t read this comic, you should. I’m [...]

Slo-Mo Face Punching

Posted by The Gimcracker in Amazing on 29. Sep, 2008 | No Comments

Need I say more? Best video evar. You can view it embedded below, but there’s an even better version of it that I highly recommend here: Slo-Mo Face Punching.

5 Best Uses Of Music In A Commercial

Posted by The Gimcracker in Music, Television, Top Fivers on 24. Sep, 2008 | 5 Comments

You know how the taste of something is like 50% based on smell, and communication is like 90% based on your body language? Well I submit that commercials are 100% based on the background music.

The genius ad agencies are the ones that grab your attention. It’s hard to grab peoples’ attention using visuals since most people look away during the commercials, plus the fact that we’re constantly barraged with visuals as we’re watching TV, so our eyes become used to constant stimulus.

How Bad Is A Frappuccino®?

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gimcrackery on 23. Sep, 2008 | 4 Comments

I was recently horrified to find out that someone I know drinks a Frappuccino every day. I don’t think there is a worse thing you could drink. It’s one of the best-tasting drinks around, but consequently it’s one of the least healthy. I was a barista for 4 years and I made plenty of Frappucino-like [...]

5 Annoying Comedy Character Clichés

Posted by The Gimcracker in Movies, Top Fivers on 19. Sep, 2008 | 2 Comments

There’s nothing worse than a cliché. They were obviously invented for a good reason. Sometimes you don’t feel like explaining something the old-fashioned way, such as using logic and meaningful words, so it’s easier to just use a cliché.

The problem is people use clichés much too frequently, causing them to A) lose their poignancy and B) get really annoying. Even the word cliché has become a cliché, which has caused a recursive lapse in the time-space continuum – similar to what would happen if you were to make two mirrors reflect each other. Thank goodness no one has ever tried that.

Even more annoying than clichéd words and phrases are film elements, such as plot lines, endings, actors, and characters. Today we will focus on the latter.

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Posted by The Gimcracker in News, Stuff On The Internet on 18. Sep, 2008 | 3 Comments

That’s a screenshot of Digg at around 11:00 AM on 9/18/08. What is wrong with that picture? You don’t have to look very close. 8 of the top 10 stories are anti-McCain/Palin and pro Obama. Why do I still read Digg? Oh that’s right, because it’s the best thing ever created, despite all the political [...]

Cats Are Funny. Here’s Proof.

Posted by The Gimcracker in I Can Has Cheezburger, ROFL on 16. Sep, 2008 | No Comments

Well my cat Remy just caught and killed a bird. She’s Basement Cat because she’s all black, so what did you expect? My wife flipped out because Remy was trying to revive the dead bird so she could play with it more, and occasionally she would look up at us with white feathers all around [...]

DeSean Jackson: Talented Idiot

Posted by The Gimcracker in Fail, Sports on 16. Sep, 2008 | No Comments

In case you missed the Monday Night Football game last night between Philly and Dallas, I’d like to show you something. First of all, the game was amazing, and I don’t regret how tired I am this morning due to watching the entire game. Secondly, I hate Terrell Owens. He was the only player that [...]

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