Best Call Me Maybe Spoofs

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”

may well be the most overplayed song of the decade.  And in this case, we can’t even blame it on radio.  The culprits are everyday people, world leaders, famous Olympians, brands, television characters, and more.  In an effort to filter out the bad and highlight only the very best worst, we’ve provided you the top two Call Me Maybe Spoofs below.  Vote for the very best worst on the ThisBlogRules Facebook page.

Finalist #1.  Steve Kardynal (of shake weight fame) shakes his cross dressing bikini clad man hairy a** at a bevy of interested/scared/attracted/entertained audience members.

Finalist #2. Cookie Monster (yes, of Sesame Street), growls his way through “Share Me Maybe” in true kid friendly fashion.

Late entry!
Scantily clad Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders.

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Virgin Mobile’s First U.S. Store: A Spiffy Spot

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At the end of July, I attended the opening of Virgin Mobile’s flagship retail store in Lincoln Park–right in the heart of Chicago. The store is kind of like a cross between a dive bar and a cool college hangout. Intriguing framed photos line the brick walls. Comfortable couches sit near the entrance. There’s even a shrine dedicated to Lady Gaga in a corner. The place had such a high-end record store vibe that I half-expected to suddenly see Jack Black and the rest of the cast of High Fidelity walk in.

I never thought I’d say this about a store, but it’s the kind of place I could see myself hanging out in for several hours. Check out more pics of the store after the jump. [Read more...]

McKayla is Definitely Not Impressed

McKayla Maroney has been getting a lot of grief this week after her reaction to earning the silver medal in Olympic Vault, and we’re here to give her some more! “It wasn’t the silver that I was disappointed about,” Maroney said. “I was just disappointed in what happened and how I performed.” Pretty good cover for a 16-year old, but a tumblr blog has popped up and it seems McKayla is not impressed by some other things either. Click through to see some of our favorite hilarious pictures of McKayla Maroney- definitely not being impressed.

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The Video Notebook: A Retro Design

Don’t go sticking this in your VCR (providing you’re perpetually trapped in the ‘80s). Behold the Video Notebook, a 260-page writing pad ingeniously designed to mimic the appearance of a VHS cassette tape, a recording device now considered primitive in the modern age of the Blu-ray. Such a strikingly retro design will allow for diarists and casual scribblers the world over to indulge in sweet nostalgia, of which the makers of this conceptually brilliant product were fully aware: “For most of us, the VHS is just a nostalgic memory, but we thought it was an object worth revisiting, in the form of this very nice Video Notebook.”

A must-have for any self-respecting film fan of a certain age, the Video Notebook comes with a protective sleeve and a sheet of sticky labels for writing on, just like the actual tapes of yesteryear. The manufacturing company has apparently (and unsurprisingly) sold out of the product, although you can find it on Amazon for a measly $29.99. Oh, a little advice: if you do buy the Video Notebook (and who could blame you?), try and make sure you don’t get it mixed up with your VHS copy of “The Notebook” – y’know, if you’re a complete doofus.

The images above were taken by filmmaker BenDavid Grabinski, a proud purchaser of the Video Notebook, and the images below are official marketing stills. [Read more...]

Comical Close-Ups of Ping Pong Players Mid-Match

Well, the 2012 Olympics are well underway in London, England. I’m sure you’ve all been glued to your sofas, watching the world’s greatest athletes swim and cycle and sprint and ride and row and shoot and punch and murder (okay, maybe not murder), breaking world records hither and thither, all in the name of bagging a gold, silver or bronze medal for their home country. But hey, how about a bit of a lighthearted break from the heart-racing tension of it all, courtesy of London-based arts site It’s Nice That?

The site, which specialises in showcasing artwork and photography, has published several close-up images of professional ping pong players’ faces mid-match. As you’ll see below, the players display an ever-so-comical expression on their faces that draws a fine line between fierce competitiveness and feckless bewilderment. It’s Nice That is unaware of the origin of the photos, but whoever took them, if you’re out there somewhere, thank you for sharing these with us. [Read more...]