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Nick Burns, Your Company’s Computer Guy January 29, 2008

Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Comedy, Fun, TV.
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Every nerd or geek from I.T. (like me) loved the “Nick Burns, Your Company’s Computer Guy” sketch from Saturday Night Live. Jimmy Fallon was hilarious and dead-on as the cynical sarcastic helpdesk hero. While most of the jargon and technical props were way off base in regards to realism, the sentiment of the sketches were always eerily right on the money. Fortunately, most tech support personell never really behave the way ole Nick does, but many do “think” what he has the audacity to say and do, like telling someone to “MOVE!” so they can fix the problem themselves.

Nick Burns has been on SNL five times, and each skit has involved the guest host.

  • 11/20/1999: host Jennifer Aniston – Plays an employee whose computer was crashing with a new program
  • 1/8/2000: host Jamie Foxx – Plays an employee who matches wits—and knowledge of computers—with Burns
  • 5/20/2000: host Jackie Chan – Plays a new IT guy, Wang, who is replacing Nick for his vacation
  • 11/11/2000: host Calista Flockhart – Plays an IT girl, Rhonda, who has a thing for Nick
  • 11/17/2001: host Billy Bob Thornton – Plays Nick’s dad Here are a couple of sketches that stand out.

This one has future Academy award winner, Jamie Foxx, who gives the Nickster a run for the money when it comes to troubleshooting.

Jennifer Aniston is the guest star in this sketch.

Bye Bye Birdie 2.0 January 28, 2008

Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Comedy.
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Oh, don’t you hate it when you can’t connect to twitter?

My inner child throws a tantrum and needs a babysitter.

What a painful sight to see that bird upside down.

I click and click but I can’t seem to turn it around.

What in the world do they expect us all to do?

Like it or not, we’ve all become addicted to you!

We rely on you to deliver critical news in a timely manner.

No, we don’t give a flip that Loic Lemier is getting tanner.

We want to know about the latest sites from techcrunch.

OK, and to see if iJustine has eaten more jr mints for lunch.

How else will we learn that Scoble has gotten into more trouble?

We need our daily dose of qik video streams from our Barney Rubble.

We need to be in the loop on things like Mac World and the sale of Plaxo.

We also need to know about Veronica’s interviews and all things Mahalo.

So come on, EV, give us a break and keep that birdie alive twenty-four, Seven.

Keep CNN breaking news coming or else we’re forced to watch the news at eleven!

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Are You This Cool Offline? January 19, 2008

Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Comedy, Fun, Music, Music Videos.
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People are not always as they appear online. The internet makes it so easy to be something different than we are in reality. I’m not talking about the wild extreme examples of people pretending to be the other gender or things to that effect. I’m referring to the more common situations where people tend to stretch and bend the truth a little about themselves online in order to form a better version of themselves. Why wouldn’t you do it? Well, many prefer to be as honest as they can be online or off, but many more feel it’s better to promote your best features (and photo’s) and let the “warts” show later on in due time. I guess it’s all up to the individual how brutally honest they want to be online.

Here’s a funny music video by Brad Paisley called “ONLINE” that addresses this subject matter in a humorous way.

Here are the lyrics

I work down at the Pizza Pit
And I drive an old Hyundai
I still live with my mom and dad
I’m 5 foot 3 and overweight
I’m a scifi fanatic
A mild asthmatic
And I’ve never been to second base
But there’s whole ‘nother me
That you need to see
Go checkout MySpace

‘Cause online I’m out in Hollywood
I’m 6 foot 5 and I look damn good
I drive a Maserati
I’m a black-belt in karate
And I love a good glass of wine
It turns girls on that I’m mysterious
I tell them I don’t want nothing serious
‘Cause even on a slow day
I could have a three way
Chat with two women at one time
I’m so much cooler online
So much cooler online

When I get home I kiss my mom
And she fixes me a snack
And I head down to my basement bedroom
And fire up my Mac
In real life the only time I’ve ever even been to L.A
Is when I got the chance with the marching band
To play tuba in the Rose Parade

Online I live in Malibu
I pose for Calvin Klein, I’ve been in GQ
I’m single and I’m rich
And I’ve got a set of six pack abs that would blow your mind
It turns girls on that I’m mysterious
I tell them I don’t want nothing serious
‘Cause even on a slow day
I could have a three way
Chat with two women at one time
I’m so much cooler online
So much cooler online

When you got my kind of stats
It’s hard to get a date
Let alone a real girlfriend
But I grow another foot and I lose a bunch of weight
Every time I login

Online
I’m out in Hollywood
I’m 6 foot 5 and I look damn good
Even on a slow day
I could have a three way
Chat with two women at one time
I’m so much cooler online
Yeah, I’m cooler online
I’m so much cooler online
Yeah, I’m cooler online

Yeah, I’m cooler online

Yeah, I’ll see ya online