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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Worst Music Video Ever

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Back in the day there was a little music video that changed my life. It also happened to be labeled by the internet community as, "The Worst Music Video Ever" and any youtube searches for that tag would lead you to that music video and only that music video.

However, as is so tragically common these days, the second one thing gets popular a horde of heartless youtubers jump on the bandwagon trying to get views and soon the whole experience is ruined.

If you youtube that tag now you will indeed find several worthless, horrible music videos... but none of them are truly loveable like the one back in the day.

Consequently, I've put together this post to maintain the purity and decency of the tag "Worst Music Video Ever" and have decided to preserve three videos worthy of the title.

And yes, I admit, I like them.  A lot.
I even listen to them semi-regularly.

Okay, this one is actually pretty sweet.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Great Disappointments

Monday, May 3, 2010
James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk

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Let's be honest with ourselves.  We could post and look at pictures of Kirk all day any day.  Before moving on, I should specify that when I say Kirk, I mean CAPTAIN KIRK, meaning the real Kirk, in all his glory.  Not this hollow shell of an alternate-time-ling:  
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Why is James Tiberius Kirk a great disappointment?  Well, he isn't.  In fact, he may just be the greatest thing to happen since Chuck Norris.  What is a failure in our eyes is how Kirk went out.

I refuse to actually post HOW Kirk went out (I don't watch that movie and don't really plan to allow it into my house), but let me just say that it's even worse than this little clip from one of the other almost-deaths from the TOS.  A small clip from Memory Alpha will be posted below and will explain the basic details of how our main-man died.

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James T. Kirk
Remembering you as you were meant to be remembered...

See Memory Alpha: Kirk

The Nexus and death

Shortly after retirement, Kirk joined his friends Montgomery Scott and Pavel Chekov as the honored guests of Captain John Harriman on the maiden voyage of the Excelsior-class starship USS Enterprise-B. The event, featuring a media frenzy surrounding Kirk, was little more than a ceremonial cruise, as the Enterprise-B was not yet fully crewed or equipped for regular duty. Soon after departure, the ship received a distress signal from two Whorfin-class ships transporting El Aurian refugees, trapped in an energy distortion called the Nexus.
With the advice of Kirk, and the help of Scotty and Chekov, the rescue mission was a partial success, but the Enterprise-B succumbed to the Nexus' gravimetric field. Declining Harriman's offer to take command, Kirk volunteered to modify the ship's deflector relays and successfully enabled the ship's escape, but not before a burst of energy from the Nexus breached the secondary hull. Kirk was lost, and presumed dead.
Kirk's last breath
Events of 2371 revealed Kirk had entered the Nexus alive, yet unaware of the passing of 78 years due to the non-linear nature of time in the Nexus. Discovered by Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise-D, Kirk agreed to leave his idyllic but unsatisfying existence in the Nexus, to help Picard stop the deranged scientist Tolian Soran from destroying the Veridian system. As Kirk explained to Picard, the main reason he always returned to the command chair of the Enterprise was that it was only there that Kirk could truly make a difference, and he advised Picard to refuse anything Starfleet offered him that would take him away from the current Enterprise, because he would thus lose the ability to make a difference in the universe. Kirk sacrificed his life to save the inhabitants of Veridian IV, as well as the crew of the Enterprise-D. His last words, spoken to Picard, were, "It was... fun. Oh my...". (Star Trek Generations) Captain Picard buried Kirk in a simple stone cairn on a Veridian III mountain top, echoing the burial of his friend, Gary Mitchell, 106 years before. (Star Trek Generations; TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

Great Disappointments

Great Disappointments
... is a new series here on Rashmahanic, and you're going to see a lot of them over the years.  We're exploring all that is disappointing in life, including things which seem like they'd be really cool but aren't, and things which you really wish had been thought through twice before being unleashed upon the world.


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Who didn't think that baby corn would be the coolest thing since real corn when they first tried it?  Who didn't try and eat it like they eat corn on the cob?

And who wasn't totally devastated to learn that not only does it taste nothing like the great veggie it blasphemes by its namesake, but it isn't even tasty.

Rickrolling Revisited

All I have to say is... wow.

This next one (skip the strange intro) captures the spirit of rickrolling. My favorite part is the tech guy (couple parts, starting at :50) doing his thing. The cheerleaders' rickroll backup dancing is almost as good as the original : )