Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hot Chick of the Week: Katy Perry

I grew up watching the Smurfs and playing with Smurf toys. Even so, I have no desire to see the Smurfs movie. However, if they went all George Lucas "special edition" with it and replaced the CGI Smurfette with Katy Perry in this Smurfette dress for the whole film, I'd be in the theater tomorrow.

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Three Songs: 07/29/11

1. Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy
2. Pearl Jam - Daughter (from "Vs.")
3. Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie (from "Surfing with the Alien")

Theme: Cowboys & Aliens. The new movie from Iron Man director Jon Favreau, stars Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. And just in case James Bond and Indiana Jones aren't enough to draw you to the theater, my future wife Olivia Wilde is apparently naked for some reason in the movie.

Parks & Rec: Ron Swanson Paper Doll

If you're a fan of the NBC show "Parks and Recreation," you should really do two things:

1. Like the Facebook page "Live Life Like Ron Swanson."

2. Print out and play with the Ron Swanson paper doll. It comes complete with breakfast poster, scotch glass, and Duke Silver outfit.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Three Songs: 07/28/11

1. Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
2. REM - Orange Crush
3. Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever

Theme: Garfield. The fat, orange cat's creator, Jim Davis, turns 66 today.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Three Songs: 07/27/11

1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - What's Your Name
2. Slaughter - Up All Night
3. KISS - Calling Dr. Love

Theme: "What's Up Doc?" Bugs Bunny uttered that phrase for the first time in "A Wild Hare," a cartoon short released on this day in 1940.

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Three Songs: 07/22/11

1. Foreigner - Jukebox Hero
2. Doobie Brothers - China Grove (from "The Captain and Me")
3. Night Ranger - (You Can Still) Rock in America

Theme: Captain America: The First Avenger, which hits theaters today.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Three Songs: 07/21/11

1. Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot
2. Accept - Balls to the Wall
3. Sammy Hagar - Three Lock Box

Theme: The NFL lockout, which could end as early as today with an NFL owners vote. Here's the latest from ESPN.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dean Martin's Burger Recipe

This may just be the best hamburger recipe I've ever seen. Time to bust out my Rat Pack playlist this weekend and enjoy a few of these .

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Three Songs: 07/13/11

1. Dio - Last in Line
2. Alice Cooper - School's Out
3. Heart - Magic Man

Theme: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2). The final installment in the Potter film series has Harry picking out a Wizard college and getting his diploma. Or some giant wizard war or something. I'm not sure.

Friday, July 1, 2011

My Three Songs: 07/01/11

1. Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
2. Rush - Subdivisions
3. Bob & Doug McKenzie - Take Off

Theme: Canadian artists. Today is Canada Day - essentially Canada's birthday. So wear your Gretzky jersey, fry up some back bacon, put your thinking toque on, and drink some Molson in honor of the Great White North.


Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Lost My Three Songs for 6/30/11

Well today is Roxanne Steele's birthday. I almost used her birthday as today's theme... but promised her that for her birthday I wouldn't play "Roxanne" by The Police. So here's the theme that could have been:

1. The Police - Roxanne
2. Judas Priest - Living After Midnight (from "British Steel")
3. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.

My Three Songs: 06/30/11

1. KISS - Lick it Up
2. Bob Seger - Turn the Page
3. AC/DC - If You Want Blood (You Got It)

Theme: The KISS Comic Book. Released from Marvel Comics on this day in 1977, the book was printed with all four original KISS members' blood mixed into its red ink.

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Three Songs: 06/24/11

1. KISS - Detroit Rock City
2. Bush - Machinehead
3. Police - Roxanne

Theme: Robocop. Peter Weller, who played Robocop, celebrates his birthday today.
Protecting. Serving. Racking up a massive body count.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Three Songs: 06/23/11

1. Rush - Tom Sawyer (from "Moving Pictures")
2. The Cars - Moving in Stereo
3. The Doors - Love Me Two Times

Theme: Cars 2. The latest Pixar movie hits theaters tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Three Songs: 06/22/11

1. KISS - Calling Dr. Love
2. Paul McCartney - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Live)
3. Kim Mitchell - Go For Soda

Theme: Dr Pepper. Sweet nectar of the gods!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Three Songs: 06/21/11

1. Bad Company - Run with the Pack
2. Van Halen - Mean Street (from "Fair Warning")
3. Boston - Smokin'

Theme: The FDA's newly announced warning labels for cigarette packaging and advertising. They're larger, more disgusting, and curb any desire to put my mouth on the product. Kind of like your mom.

Friday, June 17, 2011

iPhone Case / Bottle Opener

The perfect accessory for your iPhone. Protects the phone. Protects your thirst.
The Opena (say it with an Australian accent)

Check out more on the Opena here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Three Songs: 06/15/11

1. J. Geils Band - Centerfold
2. Bon Jovi - Runaway
3. Billy Idol - White Wedding

Theme: Hugh Hefner's wedding canceled. 25-year-old Crystal Harris, whom Hef was set to marry this Saturday, called the wedding off earlier this week.

Poor Hef. If only he had a place where he could find some other hot young blondes to choose from...
Oh yeah. Nevermind.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tommy Lee Drum Solo Preview

If you're heading to see Motley Crue and Poison in Milwaukee on June 25th, here's a little preview of what Tommy Lee's drum solo (with 360-degree drum roller coaster) will look like:

Friday, June 10, 2011

My Three Songs: 06/10/11

1. Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
2. Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
3. Ozzy Osbourne - Road to Nowhere

Theme: The Yellow Brick Road from "The Wizard of Oz." Star Judy Garland was born on this day in 1922, and we're also kicking off a "Blizzard of Ozz Weekend" on WAPL. Enter here to win a copy of Ozzy's newly remastered "Blizzard of Ozz" CD and tickets to see the Green Bay Blizzard in the Indoor Football League playoffs!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Three Songs: 06/07/11

1. Bon Jovi - Born to Be My Baby
2. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
3. Guns n' Roses - November Rain

Theme: The birthday of Prince. The guy is probably more talented than your favorite musician, and has had sex with more women than you could possibly imagine. And he's weird.

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Three Songs: 06/06/11

1. Pink Floyd - Young Lust
2. Styx - Blue Collar Man
3. Night Ranger - Sister Christian

Theme: The YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association), which was founded on this day in 1844.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Five Highest Countries (We're #2)

Coed Magazine posted the list of the "highest" countries in the world. We're not talking about mountain peaks here. We're talking marijuana consumption. Surprisingly, the Netherlands doesn't even appear on the list, despite having legal marijuana for sale in hash bars and coffee shops.

Here's the Top Five:
5. France
4. Denmark
3. New Zealand
2. United States
1. Canada.

Yep. Our neighbors to the north already beat us at education, health care, and hockey player production. They might as well get high more than we do too.

Check out more on the highest countries here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Three Songs: 05/25/11

1. Van Halen - Finish What Ya Started
2. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - American Girl
3. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

Theme: The American Idol finale tonight. I've still never watched a single episode of American Idol, and I'm not starting now.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Three Songs: 05/24/11

1. Guns n' Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
2. Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along the Watchtower
3. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Theme: Covers of Bob Dylan songs. Dylan celebrates his 70th birthday today.

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Well, some religious nut is saying that the world will end tomorrow.

Which Apocalypse Would Be the Most Fun? -- powered by Cracked.com

I don't buy it, but it does give me an excuse to share my Top Five Apocalypse Movies, plus an Armageddon Soundtrack (not to be confused with the soundtrack from the movie Armageddon. There will not be any horrible Aerosmith ballads listed here.)

Top Five Apocalypse Movies:

#5 -The Terminator / Terminator 2: Judgement Day
In a world where we are increasingly dependent upon technology this one gets scary. Communication, transportation, finance, and nearly every other aspect of your life is now run by computers. Your mobile phone tracks you everywhere you go. Then SkyNet becomes self-aware and this happens.

If you go by the TV show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Skynet became self-aware on April 19, 2011 and began its attack against humanity on April 21. I hope they weren't off by a month.

#4 - Planet of the Apes
A planet where apes evolved from men? Yes. But that only happened because (spoiler!) You blew it up! Damn you! Damn you all to hell!


#3 - The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2)
Yes, it's a post-apocalyptic wasteland where everyone's fighting over a few drops of gasoline. But all those car chases are awesome!


#2 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
If we've got a nuclear holocaust coming, at least Dr. Strangelove has a pretty sweet plan for the survival of the human race.


#1 - Ghostbusters
If the world is going to end, I'd really like to see the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bring it down. Or at least that hot Sheena-Easton-looking Gozer chick. Plus, as long as Peter Venkman is in our corner this might be the only Apocalypse we could actually stop.


And now your official Elwood Soundtrack to the Apocalypse (aka "Lenny Bruce is Not Afraid"):
  • R.E.M. - It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
  • Nine Inch Nails - The Beginning of the End
  • Van Halen - The Seventh Seal
  • U2 - Until the End of the World
  • Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun 
  • Dave Matthews Band - When the World Ends
  • Van Halen - Judgement Day
  • Metallica block:
    • The Four Horsemen
    • Blackened
    • My Apocalypse
    • Fade to Black
  • Smashing Pumpkins - The End is the Beginning is the End
  • Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction
  • Def Leppard - Armageddon It!
  • Soundgarden - Blow Up the Outside World 
  • Nine Inch Nails - The Day The World Went Away 
  • Traveling Wilburys - End of the Line
  • Pink Floyd - Goodbye Cruel World
  • The Doors - The End
I know I'm forgetting some... let me know if you think of any more!

    My Three Songs: 05/20/11

    1. Queensryche - Jet City Woman (from "Empire")
    2. Blackfoot - Train, Train (from "Strikes")
    3. Boston - Don't Look Back

    Theme: The Empire Strikes Back - released on this day in 1980.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    USB Typewriter Keyboard

    Love your computer or iPad, but long for the days of clacking keys and writing like Hemingway? Well, this item won't improve your prose, but it will give you that old-timey typewriter to type on with a USB input into your computer!
    Check out more here.

    My Three Songs: 05/18/11

    1. Deep Purple - Highway Star
    2. Humble Pie - 30 Days in the Hole
    3. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

    Theme: Tina Fey. The star of 30 Rock celebrates her birthday today.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/17/11

    1. Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
    2. Pearl Jam - Dissident (from "Vs."
    3. Alice Cooper - School's Out

    Theme: Brown vs. the Board of Education. The landmark Supreme Court decision made school segregation illegal on this day in 1954.

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/16/11

    1. Dio - Holy Diver
    2. Blue Oyster Cult - Burning for You
    3. Joan Jett - I Love Rock & Roll

    Theme: Joan of Arc. The French soldier who was burned at the stake was canonized (became a saint) on this day in 1920.
    Plus, she was played by Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure!

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/10/11

    1. Billy Idol - White Wedding
    2. Greg Kihn - The Breakup Song
    3. J. Geils Band - Love Stinks

    Theme: Divorce. My own divorce will be finalized in about 24 hours. Wish me luck... or whatever you wish people who are getting divorced.

    Monday, May 9, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/09/11

    1. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
    2. Todd Rundgren - Bang the Drum All Day
    3. Van Halen - Ice Cream Man

    Theme: Drummer Alex Van Halen, who celebrated his birthday yesterday.

    Friday, May 6, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/06/11

    1. Aerosmith - Mama Kin
    2. Ozzy Osbourne - Mama I'm Coming Home
    3. Pink Floyd - Mother

    Theme: Moms. Mother's Day is this Sunday. Today is also Sigmund Freud's birthday. So call your mother.

    Thursday, May 5, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/05/11

    1. Rush - Limelight (from "Moving Pictures")
    2. Foreigner - Jukebox Hero
    3. KISS - God of Thunder

    Theme: Thor. In theaters tomorrow.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/04/11

    1. Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' with Disaster
    2. KISS - Heaven's On Fire
    3. Led Zeppelin - Rock & Roll

    Theme: The Hindenburg disaster, which occurred this week in 1937.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/03/11

    1. Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls
    2. Warrant - Down Boys
    3. Alice in Chains - No Excuses

    Theme: The Brady Bunch. The show about a family of very lovely girls and a fellow with three boys of his own, with housekeeper Alice in the middle. Ann B. Davis who played Alice celebrates her 85th birthday today.

    Monday, May 2, 2011

    My Three Songs: 05/02/11

    1. Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
    2. The Cars - Good Times Roll
    3. Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock

    Theme: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The former WWE Superstar and star of the #1 movie in the country over the weekend, Fast Five, celebrates his birthday today.

    Friday, April 29, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/29/11

    1. Led Zeppelin - All My Love
    2. The Clash - London Calling
    3. Billy Idol - White Wedding

    Theme: The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Bonus: all three are British artists for the occasion.

    Cupcake Flavored Vodka

    Cupcake Vodka. Yep. It's vodka. That tastes like cupcakes.
    "Cupcake Vodka Original is six-times distilled to remove impurities while delivering a mouth-feel reminiscent of an indulgent delicious treat."
    I haven't tried this stuff, and I'm not sure I want to. I prefer to keep my alcohol consumption separate from my sweet tooth. And if this review from Gawker is any indication, it's probably a good idea to keep it that way.  My favorite line from the review:
    We're shocked they missed the opportunity to go for the sad girl with cravings trifecta and have a red velvet cupcake vodka with a picture of a cat on the bottle.
    But if you want a real laugh, check out the first comment!

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    Zombie-Proof House!

    Sweet bachelor pad by day... zombie-proof concrete bunker by night. Check out this real-life zombie-proof house and mark its location so you know where to run when the undead apocalypse is upon us!

    My Three Songs: 04/28/11

    1. Autograph - Turn up the Radio
    2. Scorpions - Big City Nights
    3. Ace Frehley - New York Groove

    Theme: Radio City Music Hall in New York, the site of Round 1 of the NFL Draft tonight.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    PlayStation Network Update

    As I mentioned a couple days ago, the PlayStation Network got knocked offline last week and is still down. Well, the news just got worse as Sony announced yesterday that an "unauthorized person" hacked into the Network and has obtained users' personal information including name, address, password, login, and possibly even users' credit card info. 

    If you're a member of the PlayStation Network, you definitely want to read this release from Sony to make sure you're doing all you can to protect yourself from future identity theft.

    My Three Songs: 04/27/11

    1. Van Halen - Little Guitars
    2. Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly
    3. Motorhead - Ace of Spades

    Theme: Ace Frehley. The "Space Ace" and original guitarist for KISS celebrates his birthday today.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/26/11

    1. Pearl Jam - Black
    2. Collective Soul - Where the River Flows
    3. Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks

    Theme: The levee breach on the Black River in Missouri. The levee has failed in at least four places and is causing major flooding in the Poplar Bluff area. Check out more on the story here.

    Monday, April 25, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/25/11

    1. Doucette - Mama Let Him Play
    2. Cinderella - Shelter Me (from "Heartbreak Station")
    3. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Breakdown

    Theme: The PlayStation Network outage that has kept PS gamers offline for the past five days. Of course if you have an Xbox 360 and want to play against me sometime, look for gamertag SonicElwood.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/19/11

    1. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - American Girl
    2. Rush - Red Barchetta
    3. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Crosstown Traffic

    Theme: The American Red Cross. Make a donation today!

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/18/11

    1. Rush - Working Man
    2. AC/DC - Moneytalks
    3. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Taxman

    Theme :: Tax Day. Normally on April 15th, this year's Tax Day was postponed to the 18th because of a Washington D.C. holiday. Hope you got your taxes in!

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/15/11

    1. Queen - Killer Queen
    2. Ozzy Osbourne - Let Me Hear You Scream
    3. Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop (from "Led Zeppelin IV")

    Theme :: Scream 4 - the latest sequel reunites the original cast with director Wes Craven.

    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/14/11

    1. Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
    2. Pearl Jam - Better Man
    3. Poison - Every Rose Has its Thorn

    Theme :: Pete Rose. The former Cincinnati Reds player and manager was banned from baseball for wagering on games while coaching. He celebrates his 70th birthday today.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/13/11

    1. Bad Company - Shooting Star
    2. Rainbow - Man on the Silver Mountain
    3. Soundgarden - Spoonman

    Theme: Rick Schroeder, star of the 1980's sitcom "Silver Spoons."

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/12/11

    1. Foreigner - Feels Like the First Time
    2. Heart - Magic Man
    3. Deep Purple - Space Truckin'

    Theme :: Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. The Russian cosmonaut made his historic flight 50 years ago today.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    My Three Songs: 04/05/11

    1. Sammy Hagar - Marching to Mars
    2. Night Ranger - Don't Tell Me You Love Me (from "Midnight Madness")
    3. Queen - We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions

    Theme :: NCAA Tournament Champions, UConn, who defeated Butler on Monday night to wrap up March Madness.