We live it, we love it and we say it: FAIL. Life is full of epic fails, and fortunately for us, there's only one blog out there that documents it all.
Attack of the Blog! spoke with FAIL Blog founder, Ben Huh, who also runs other viral sites like I Can Haz Cheezburger, Graph Jam and Engrish Funny, to talk about being a part of the 2009 fail meme and his favorite videogames. (Sorry, readers, I don't think he's a Sony fanboy.)
You successfully brought about the Lolcat meme with the I Can Has Cheezburger site. What sparked you to create FailBlog.org?
Technically, I didn't create it, although it was a rather unknown site before we bought it. Simply put, I thought it was a funny site and I wanted to branch out beyond I Can Has Cheezburger. We're now up to almost 30 websites, including Hawtness.com and UgliestTattoos.com, both slightly NSFW.
Attack of the Show isn't just for geeks who only think of videogames, crazy gadgets and fax machines. Sometimes we like to nerd out over other things, like cars. You know, those things that go "vroom" and you can race in Forza Motorsport 3?
Blair Herter geeks out over the latest car gadgets at SEMA 2009 in Las Vegas, where he was able to check out the hottest tools, automotive components and designs available for those who like to take their cars to the next level. He also uncovers the new Lexus LFA that gives Ferrari and Lamborghini some serious competition, and checks out a modified Scion truck with the Kiwi Wifi.
Find out what else he discovered at SEMA in tonight's Attack of the Show live at 7:00pm EST.
Oh, People of Walmart. Your blog exists to remind us what the United States of America is really about: not freedom, not the right to bear arms, but good deals, better personalities and the best class you can find around the world.
Attack of the Blog! recently caught up with the trio behind People of Walmart, a hilarious site dedicated to showing the world all the weird, strange, and downright "is that for real?" customers of America's shopping supercenters. Check out what Luke Wherry, Andrew Kipple and Adam Kipple had to say about their viral phenomenon.
How did you guys get started on the People of Walmart site?
The three of us needed some stuff at our local South Carolina Walmart. So we headed out on a Saturday around 2 p.m. or so. We were walking through the dairy section and saw an overweight woman wearing a pink tube top, short shorts with her ass hanging out, stripper boots, and her 3 year old was on one of those child leashes. A light bulb went off.
What do think it is that draws these characters to Walmart? There are just so many Walmarts across the country that you are bound to see a few crazies every once in a while. Apparently it happens a lot more often than one may think!
Game arcades aren't always full of fun. Sometimes they can be a little depressing. UK Resistant got a secret sneak peek inside an actual videogame arcade in North Korea. If you ever wondered what happened to those old games from past years, well...now you know.
Put down that videogame controller. It's time to brush up your skills on the court because director Kristopher Belman will be in the Attack of the Show studio tonight to talk about his critically acclaimed documentary, More Than The Game. The coming of age film follows the lives of the Akron Fab Five, a team of talented high school basketball players from Ohio--one of whom, Lebron James, becomes a celebrity household name.
Learn about their incredible nine year journey from Kristopher Belman tonight, October 13th at 7:00pm EST! It all happens on Attack of the Show.
The moment has come. After all the incredibly talented entries submitted to The Uwe Boll Totally Awesome Videogames Filmmaking Competition presented by the Fantastic Fest 2009 and Attack of the Show, Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn have finally announced the winner with the best game inspired trailer (like our Inspector Gadget parody), who was hand-picked by director Uwe Boll himself.
The contest winner was included at Fantastic Fest's one-of-a-kind awards ceremony in Austin, TX this past weekend, where filmmakers walked away with prizes for Best Shakey Face, Best New Wave and more. Tonight on Attack of the Show, Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn talk to the top winners, as well as reveal who ultimately won The Uwe Boll Totally Awesome Videogames Filmmaking Competition.
You can view the user-created videogame-based movie trailer submissions and judge for yourself!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Joseph Graham and his team for winning the competition with their Mario Paint trailer! Check out their submission below.
Today's Weird Holiday - Checkers Day
Quote of the Day - "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform." - Mark Twain
Word of the Day - popinjay (PAH-pin-jay) - a strutting supercilious person. Example: It was a fine day at the videogame store until this popinjay of a manager started to annoy us.
Record of the Day - A new record has just been set in Hanover, New Hampshire for the most people dressed as superheroes. A league of 1,016 superheroes flew into battle to celebrate their new achievement.
Born on this Day - Ray Charles - musical artist
This Day in History - 1875 - The legendary Billy The Kid was arrested for the first time trying to steal a basket full of laundry.
Milton Berle Joke of the Day - "I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can't get killed by a blank?"
If there was anything left to reinvent, a wheelchair probably wouldn't cross your mind. I mean, come on. It's got a chair and
two four wheels. What more could you do with it?
Japan (as always) thought otherwise with their new RODEM, a new wheelchair designed so people can now straddle their chairs like a cushioned scooter bike and maneuver around the world with a joystick and all-wheel drive. Hmm, someone's been playing too many videogames.
Riding this around definitely looks more fun, especially when you're wearing your favorite gray flannel pajamas.
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