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February 06, 2013

ROCK ON, REG, WHEREVER YOU ARE

Reg Presley, lead singer for the Troggs, has died. He sang lead on the immortal Wild Thing, a bulletproof three-chorder that was performed by every garage band ever. It was also a fixture on the Rock Bottom Remainders' playlist; we were probably the only band in history that regularly screwed it up. Here's a YouTube video of us performing it in New York in 2007, when guest singer Larry Portzline donated $2800 to charity for the opportunity to sing it with us. If you look closely at the backup singers, you'll see, among others, Lesley Gore and the late, great Frank McCourt.

BREAKING NEWS

French women wear pants

Key quote:
In 1892 and 1909 the rule was amended to allow women to wear trousers, "if the woman is holding a bicycle handlebar or the reins of a horse".

(Thanks to Janice Gelb)

TODAY'S EPISODE OF GUESS THE STATE

Brought to you by Wal-Mart

(Thanks to Unholy Slacker, JD, Jeff Meyerson, and WVPlantman)

Related news item here

(Thanks to manual tomato)

A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS

All of them obscene.

(Thanks to Jeffrey P. Brown)

Vaguely-related news item here

(Thanks to Jon Harris)

CHEATING AT SKEEBALL?

Mom Pulled Gun at Conn. Chuck E. Cheese's

(Thanks to Jon Harris, Jay Brandeis, and The Perts)

WHATEVER WOULD WE DO WITHOUT SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

Pubic hair grooming injuries jumped five-fold between 2002 and 2010, according to a recent analysis of ER visits by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco.

(Thanks to The Perts)

THINGS GUYS THINK ABOUT

What happens when a ping pong ball moving at supersonic speed hits a paddle?

(Thanks to Claire Martin)

IT WAS ASKING FOR IT

Man shoots self in groin with flare gun

(Thanks to Ralph)

PRIORITIES

Man stole snake, left child at pet expo

(Thanks to W. von Papineau)

Incredibly, this did not happen in Miami.

STRUMPDATE

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