Archive for January, 2010

The Wolf Moon

January 29, 2010 1 comment

From Tonight’s full moon will be the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. It offers anyone with clear skies an opportunity to identify easy-to-see features on the moon.

This being the first full moon of 2010, it is also known as the wolf moon, a moniker dating back to Native American culture and the notion that hungry wolves howled at the full moon on cold winter nights.

Sweet. This definitely gets the Fonzie Seal of Approval:

And the Fonz jumped over the...

Apparently, the planet Mars will be visible just to the left of the moon tonight as well.

So there you go, people! The moon = cool.

Except for this guy:


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Angry Grannies

January 28, 2010 1 comment

Have you ever heard an 80 year old woman say “Eff you” before?

Well, I have.  Just today.  I love my job.  I really do.

So, since I can’t decide whether this “experience” was totally effing (oh no, her language is rubbing off on me!) awesome or totally effing (there I go again!) terrifying, I’m putting Angry Grannies on Yo-Yo Island.

You keep on being angry at the world, ladies. 

Just stay the eff away from me.

–Cap’n Blackjack

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Golden Girl Island: The Dog and the Crew.

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

From Reuters: WARSAW, Poland – A dog had a lucky escape when a boat rescued him from an ice floe that had carried him more than 100 miles up a river and out onto the Baltic Sea.

Nice job, gentlemen. And way to hang in there and survive, doggie. Just don’t let them send you to China. Yet.

From the Chinese legal experts are proposing a ban on eating dogs and cats in a contentious move to end a culinary tradition dating back thousands of years.


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Island Update!

January 27, 2010 1 comment

Stop what you're doing and read this RIGHT NOW

A while back, we here at the Island gave the original J.Lo a spot on Second Chance Island, which you can read here:

We said that she was coming back slowly and to watch out. Well here she is! This March, she will play a self-help expert on an episode of the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother”!

One of the highest rating comedies on TV today, seen by millions, and J.Lo somehow managed to wiggle her million dollar insured booty on the set, filmed in front of a live studio audience.

See? We told you. Before we all know it, she’ll sashay her way into every city, every town, every where!

Oh we go...


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Exile Island: Cyclone Olivia and its 253 gust.

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

The State of New Hampshire is under attack.

First, at four year intervals, the rest of the 49 states want to unseat the Granite State from its “first-in-the-nation” voting status. So far, New Hampshire has held onto it, but I doubt that will last.

Then, almost 7 years ago, the Old Man of the Mountain came crashing down in Profile Lake.

That's gotta hurt.

Now, New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has lost its distinction as the site of the fastest wind gust ever recorded on Earth, officials at the Mount Washington Observatory said Tuesday.

And who did New Hampshire lose the title to?

She's a few Kangaroos loose in the top paddock

The Australians. Back in 1996! That’s right, they finally measured the wind speed, from 14 years ago!

I say, no way! There’s got to be a statute of limitations. Cyclone Olivia, go screw! As far as I’m concerned, the record atop Mt. Washington still stands.

And can we really take the Australians at their word?

whatever, dude


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Gremlins 3D: The Unwanted Batch

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Instead of creating new properties, Hollywood just seems intent in rolling out dozens of remakes and sequels all in the hopes of capitalizing on a known brand.  Of course when most of your new properties consist of ideas including The Rock wearing Tooth Fairy wings, then maybe this isn’t such a bad strategy.

Then again, this means we’re getting a new Gremlins movie soon.  Greeaaat.

Out of the way, woof-woof

But, wait!  It’s in 3D!  That’ll make it good!


You know, maybe Hollywood is onto something here.  Avatar’s massive worldwide success has shown that big blue aliens in 3D equals AWESOME.  So, perverted little green lizards with snot problems in 3D?  EVEN BETTER.  Plus don’t forget, America has been salivating for a third installment of the 80s “phenomenon” after the massive success of The New Batch.  And A-list stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, and Corey Feldman will only be even more amazing in three dimensions!

Really, this just sells itself.

So, I’ll see you in line folks!  With Bathroom Buddy in hand.

–Cap’n Blackjack

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Chimp Directors

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Adjusting the aperture..

As reported by the BBC, “The world’s first film shot entirely by chimpanzees is to be broadcast by the BBC as part of a natural history documentary. ”

How could this NOT be cool? Monkey’s making and starring in their own movie? Priceless!

Watch out, Avatar!


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