Archive for the ‘Andy’ Category

YETIBLOG URL TRANSPLANT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

February 4, 2010

Hello to our ~5 readers!

First of all, thanks for reading, and checking the site every now and then, getting us our ‘mad hits’ and whatnot.

However, as we announced a few weeks ago, the Yetiblog has moved URLs and gone home to be a section of our host publication’s website, The Yeti (online)

If you want to bookmark it so you go straight to the blog section, that URL is here.

Please keep reading us and visit our new URL instead of this one, because there will be no more updates here.

Love,

Your Friendly Neighborhood Yetiblog Editor

HEY, ISN’T THIS NEAT?

January 14, 2010

Something to get your favorite blog for Valentine's Day, yes?

It’s from SkyMall, of course.

(Thanks for the tip, Antares!)

OPERATION FUCK THIS GUY: PAT ROBERTSON / OPERATION HELP THESE PEOPLE: HAITIANS

January 13, 2010

He’s talking of course about the only successful slave revolt in history and the foundation of the first republic ruled by black people, which as we all know was led by Toussant L’Ouverture’s undead army of voodoo zombies.

I’m not a very religious person, but I know there’s a special circle in Hell for people like Pat Robertson.

We fully expected someone from the wingnut religious right to blame the earthquake on the Haitian people’s “unholy” (read: black) ways. Everyone did. Sometimes it just sucks to be right, doesn’t it?

Go here to find a list of relief organizations bringing aid to the people of Haiti to which you can give donations. Or give $10 to Red Cross efforts over there by texting “HAITI” to 90999. It will come out of your phone bill automatically.

(via Wonkette, Huffington Post)

R.I.P. LIST SEASON 2009

January 10, 2010

It’s a new year now, and all the blogs are coming back from their holiday breaks. Your friendly neighborhood Yetibloggers took a longer break that we left early for, because Blogging Never Sleeps, except when it does because shut up, you! So our coverage of the internet/universe or “interverse” was missing a linchpin of blogging, without which the whole enterprise falls apart: Lists.

As everyone knows, the end of the year is List Season in Blog Land. We all get List Fever and make lists of things that have something to do with our blogs. The specific causes of List Fever remain unknown, but it probably has something to do with taking our world, the chaos and madness of which becomes more apparent with each passing moment, and forcing some order upon it. Or whatever. Anyway List Fever happens.

We at The Yetiblog are no different! We blog, therefore we are (making lists). It’s in The Official Rules of Blogging.

THE OFFICIAL RULES OF BLOGGING

  1. ABL: Always Be Linking to stuff.
  2. Snark?
  3. Make lists  of stuff at year’s end.

Yay, our first list!

This season was great for lists, because on top of being the end of the year, it was also the end of the decade. So there were normal year-end lists and superspecial Decade Edition lists. A lot of them! There were plenty of great ones, and there were even Lists of Lists, and there’s probably a Best Lists of 2009 and a Best Lists: Decade Edition somewhere in Blog Land. I don’t know where they are, I’m not a Listologist (practitioner of the List Sciences). But they’re out there, probably!

ANDY’S FAVORITE LISTS OF 2009

Second list! Just gathering momentum.

After the jump are some more lists, compiled by your friendly neighborhood Yetiblog editor, with some help from the good Listologists at the Institute of Duh:

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE YETIBLOG

December 31, 2009

Party down! Or something. Here’s a funny video about this Very Special Holiday.

(via Max Silvestri Tumbles This Inside You)

DEATH PENALTY AND LIFE IMPRISONMENT DROPPED FROM UGANDAN ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL (PHEW!)

December 10, 2009

Or in other words, the bill has been downgraded from a HUMAN RIGHTS EMERGENCY!!! to simply a Human Rights Emergency!

The bulk of the bill is unchanged so it’s still horrifying and terrible, and in a way is this is an ominous sign because now it’s pretty much certain to pass with widespread support from religious leaders who opposed it because of those harshest of provisions.

Although it no longer proposes to execute people for who they are, it would still imprison people for who they are. And still in the bill: 3 years in prison for not snitching on gays you know.

Today’s news is good, but the situation is still very, very bad.

(via Bloomberg)

OPERATION LOVE THIS GIRL: RACHEL MADDOW

December 10, 2009

Did you see Rachel Maddow interview “ex-gay” huckster Richard Cohen on Tuesday night? Because if you haven’t, you need to:

So many things. First of all: This almost made me wish Richard Cohen was right about being able to Cure the Gays, so I could turn Rachel Maddow straight and MARRY HER!

Sorry, that joke was Very Inappropriate, especially considering how Very Serious this interview was. Because, as summed up perfectly at Videogum-temporarily-Seriousgum, “DOUBLE YIIIIIIKES.”

And even that was an understatement. Because the Ugandan legislators who wrote the sickening Anti-Homosexuality Bill have been touting Richard Cohen’s teachings about curing people of their homosexuality as justification and inspiration for what they’re doing. (Cohen vehemently asserts that he doesn’t “cure” homosexuality, but as Maddow deftly points out, it’s merely a semantic difference, not a substantive one.)

Some of the provisions in that bill after the jump:

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THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME RACIST

December 8, 2009

This was all over the internet yesterday, and yes, obviously, all of these people are 100% racist (especially the baby–everybody knows that only racists love lollipops).

The funniest part of the video, though, is that the black guy at the end is super sad. Like he just found out, and is so disappointed in himself!

But you know, this video reminds me of something. Different people trying to say the same line with different deliveries, each one competing with the rest for the best actorly rendition. It all feels so familiar… hmm… what it could it be…

Oh yes, that’s it.

(via Videogum and Wonkette)

SPAIN’S CHANNEL 4 UNDERSTANDS ITS AUDIENCE

December 3, 2009

This promo for the final season of Lost is getting pretty much universal love from the show’s hardcore fanbase, and with good reason. In America we’ve been subjected to garbage like this:

[Ed. Note: Radiohead > The Fray]

The Spanish promo addresses what the show is really about and what has garnered it so much positive popular and critical attention over the years–how mysterious and complicated and intelligent it is. Lost‘s is a grand artistic vision in which ordinary people carry on the eternal human struggle to make their own destiny even as they get caught up in power plays by clandestine, sinister, and (literally) earth-moving forces beyond their comprehension.

Yet Lost‘s ambition is tempered and balanced by its adherence to well-worn tropes of television drama. There’s love, lies, laughs, loss, other words that start with L, and healthy doses of science fiction, mystery, and suspense. It even has a time travel love triangle. (Time Travel Love Triangle is the name of my new band, by the way)

So far, ABC’s promos have addressed the show’s soapier aspects almost exclusively. And one must ask, why? Smart people with good taste undoubtedly make up a substantial number of the show’s viewers, and a vast majority of the superfans. They love Lost because it’s so different from the rest of television. ABC has been marketing to the wrong target audiences.

Let’s hope the network follows Channel 4’s lead and starts to advertise its programs more intelligently.

(via The Daily What)

FX SAVES WORLD FROM HORROR OF LOUIS C.K. SEX TAPE

December 3, 2009

Louis C.K., the best and funniest stand-up comedian in America right now (in your editor’s humble opinion), has a new show coming to FX this spring. And judging from this web promo, it’s going to be great! Anything to keep Louis off the sex-tape circuit.

Audio is EXTREMELY NSFW, so headphones on, children.