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Fun Cards: 1978 Topps Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence

Danny Daniel Larusso Cobra Kai Karate Kid Netflix 1978 Topps

If you are a Karate Kid fan and haven’t had a chance to catch the new YouTube series Cobra Kai yet, make plans to do it this weekend. Set thirty-four years after the first movie ended, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, and their chemistry on the small screen is just as strong as it was in the theaters.

Johnny Lawrence Cobra Kai Karate Kid Netflix 1978 Topps

No spoilers here, as there were some pleasant surprises throughout the ten-episode series that will thrill fans of the franchise. Do yourself a favor and watch the entire series before reading any reviews. The only thing that disappointed me personally was the foul language throughout the series. Other than that, it was perfectly executed, and I am looking forward to season two.

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This may be the best thing you see on the internet today

Or, at least on YouTube…

Eddie Van Halen played the guitar solo on Michael Jackson‘s epic “Beat It,” and Bottle Boys impressively replicated it in their version of the classic pop song. I’ve never heard of Bottle Boys before this morning, but you can count me among their fans now.

I should be getting ready for work right now, but I’d rather play Missile Command

Play Missile Command on Youtube

You can now play Missile Command on YouTube. Go to the site, start any video, click outside the video pane, type “1980” and the game will load up above your selected video.

This isn’t a joke.

This is for real.

And I just lost my job because I’m going to be late.

Jack White at Lollapalooza…starting in just a few moments

Jack WhiteThis was Lollapalooza weekend. See what you miss when you spend the week in the hospital?

I missed Black Sabbath’s performance, and plan to go back and view some video on YouTube when I have a chance. But I would really like to catch Jack White’s show tonight. The concert is streaming on YouTube, with White scheduled to go on at 9:30 eastern / 8:30 central / adjust it however you need to from there. You can watch it via this link:

http://www.youtube.com/lollapalooza?feature=inp-lt-lol

Update (the day after): Several performances have been posted on YouTube, but I don’t see a full set anywhere. Here is “Sixteen Saltines” from the official Lollapalooza channel:

YouTube Presents: Def Leppard

Just posted today…a seven-song set Def Leppard recorded for YouTube.

The concert was performed last night at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, and features seven songs:

  • “Rock of Ages”
  • “Foolin'”
  • “Animal”
  • “Hysteria”
  • “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”
  • “Pour Some Sugar on Me”
  • “Let It Go”

The music is great, but Joe Elliott is not the same singer he was twenty years ago. It irks me that fans will bash David Lee Roth for his diminished ability, but give Elliott a pass. Roth sounds much better on the current tour than Elliott has in years. And that hair is awful, Joe. Either cut it or style it…it just looks terrible. The band was tight, and the guitar work by Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell was superb as always.

I was glad to see “Animal” in the setlist, since that is my favorite song from Hysteria. The performance of “Pour Some Sugar On Me” was the best overall; everyone in the group looked like they were having fun during the song, and even Joe Elliott sounded good. All of the other songs, unfortunately, suffered from a poor vocal performance.

Def Leppard is headlining a tour this summer with Lita Ford and Poison providing support. Why exactly Def Leppard and Poison are touring together again is a mystery to me since they were just on a bill together a couple of years ago; a further mystery is why Def Leppard is again headlining over Bret Michaels and the boys. Maybe they haven’t put out anything new in years, but Poison is currently a much more entertaining band than Def Leppard.

If you are interested in seeing Lita Ford, Poison, and Def Leppard on tour this summer, click here for the tour itinerary.

Purchase Def Leppard – Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection.

Is Phil Wellman the best manager ever?

Well, his managerial winning percentage is only .479, so I’m guessing there are better motivators and strategists out there. But the entertainment value of watching Phil Wellman go off on an umpire in Chattanooga in 2008…not even Lou Piniella compares. Check this out:

Let’s start this right here, right now:

PHIL WELLMAN
FOR REDS MANAGER
IN 2012!

I’d buy that for a dollar!

This is nothing short of amazing.

The Last Vegas “Apologize”

I missed this when it was officially released in December. The Last Vegas made a video for their awesome ballad, “Apologize.” I saw TLV in Cincinnati about a year ago and they are completely awesome on stage. If you’ve never heard of them, listen to this song, and then check out some of their more raucous recordings on their official YouTube channel.

One of my favorite TLV songs is “Love Me (When I’m Bad)” but there is no official vid for it. Hopefully the guys will release something officially for it, but in the meantime, check out this fan-uploaded video with a photo slideshow:

Christmas is so close, but the zombies are closer!

An informational, educational video…just in case the undead show up on Saturday.

Can you hear me now?

A mysterious time traveling cross-dresser appeared in Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 movie, The Circus. How do we know she was a time traveler? Because no one else had a cell phone in 1928! Yes, a time traveler caught on film!

I want to know who her provider is…that’s the company I want to go with!

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