That Blue Yak assembly line worker Dave Dadd finally speaks out on his potato:
"OK, I'm not trying to be immature but you have to agree, this potato looks just like a butt. I'm thinking about calling the Daily Local News but I might hold out for a really slow news day. Then maybe I'll get a picture of the potato AND me holding the potato in the paper. That's what my friend Sid told me."
"I think I'm ready for the fame, 'Hey everyone look - it's the owner of the potato that looks like a butt right here in Westtown' - that's gonna be sweet. I'll probably be picked to be like grand Marshall in the West Chester Halloween Parade, King of the Chester County Restaurant
Festival.....you'll see...you'll all see."
Monday, June 30, 2008
Here's a Joe Cocker video suggestion from West Chester's own (and new That Blue Yak commenter) MJH. And another tip from MJH: If you ever get a ring stuck on your finger, try some soapy water - it seems to do the trick.
Friday, June 27, 2008
For fans of Strangers with Candy's Stu the "eat the brisket" Meat Man, you're going to be very happy. The reason? This Sunday night at 10:00 Eastern time the new show The Factory is premiering. The creator, Mitch Rouse (one of the SWC creators) is also on this show. Rouse by the way also played the narc on the SWC episode where there's a narc. The comedy features 4 dudes that work in a factor. The premier episode is about a guy at the factory that dies because his tie -which was a birthday present from his son - gets sucked into a machine. This show is going to be hysterical. Here's a clip:
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The only answer I can think of is what injuns used to call Sasquatch (English for big assed orange gorilla that run like this).
The local injuns around here were the Lenni Lenape. If can muster up the follow through, I just may head down to the Chester County Historical Society to see if any of those books hold any answers.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This clip from the Electric Company is pretty gay at the beginning then it's not gay, then it turns gay at the end again. But either way, if it doesn't inspire you to cut out a piece of paper into the shape of a circle and tape it to a ruler and dance around by the song's end - then maybe there's something wrong with you. ...Perhaps... YOU"RE gay?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
It's official, the award for least amount of effort used in the creation of a brand name (food category) goes to: "Mrs Freshley's".
Flowers Foods Creative Director Jay Hash gave his comments to THAT BLUE YAK via a phone interview:
"What are you gonna do? I've got 8 months until retirement. Do you think I'm gonna waist my valuable day dreaming time thinking up a creative name for a crappy bun?"
Food Industry insiders say that the name Mrs. Freshly's beat out "Sir Fresh-a-Lot", "Mr Freshly's" and "Dr Cinn-a-licious."
Friday, June 20, 2008
Here is a classic BabyCakes short from Brad Neely. This stuff is funny. Warning: Some foul language.
Here as great, classic vid from the Pretenders. Enjoy the great guitar. I've put the lyrics below the video so you can pretend there's a bouncing ball over the lyrics and you can tap your foot and sing along.
THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD IS TRYING TO FIND ME I'M STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF LIFE WITH MY PLANS BEHIND ME WELL I GOT A SMILE FOR EVERYONE I MEET AS LONG AS YOU DON'T TRY DRAGGING MY BAY OR DROPPING THE BOMB ON MY STREET
NOW COME ON BABY GET IN THE ROAD OH COME ON NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, YEAH
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD YOU SEE THE DARNDEST THINGS LIKE FAT GUYS DRIVING 'ROUND IN JEEPS THROUGH THE CITY WEARING BIG DIAMOND RINGS AND SILK SUITS PAST CORRUGATED TIN SHACKS FULL UP WITH KIDS OH MAN I DON'T MEAN A HAMPSTEAD NURSERY WHEN YOU OWN A BIG CHUNK OF THE BLOODY THIRD WORLD THE BABIES JUST COME WITH THE SCENERY
OH COME ON BABY GET IN THE ROAD OH COME ON NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, YEAH
THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD IS NO PRIVATE CUL-DE-SAC I CAN'T GET FROM THE CAB TO THE CURB WITHOUT SOME LITTLE JERK ON MY BACK DON'T HARASS ME, CAN'T YOU TELL I'M GOING HOME, I'M TIRED AS HELL I'M NOT THE CAT I USED TO BE I GOT A KID, I'M THIRTY-THREE
BABY, GET IN THE ROAD COME ON NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD YEAH
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
For those looking for premier foot care without the snobby know-it-all doctors with their fancy degrees, look no further than the Gypsy Foot Care Factory now open on Main Street in Exton (in that big old, run down yellow house that looks haunted). Here's the video - a That Blue Yak original production - which details its podiatry services:
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Today is Friday the 13th. Did you know that Amy Steele - born and raised in West Chester was in two of the Friday the 13th movie (parts 2 and the Final chapter)? It's a fact. Just click on her name to see the proof on IMDB. As a matter of fact, someone here at the Yak met her years ago because he went to High School with her brother. He met her at the Bar/Restaurant (currently Kildare's) and told her that he wasn't an actor yet, but was waiting for a callback from Wrigley's Spearmint Gum for a commercial. She fell for it.
Here is a clip of the trailer. She is the girl that is shown after the narrator says, "Number 19":
First off, let me tell you that the wings at the Downingtown Wegmans are downright delicious. You can get 10 wings for $6,99. You get to pick from several styles including BBQ, Teriyaki, Southern style and more. It's a self serve so a few months ago it became a bit tempting to "accidentally" put an 11th wing in the box. My crime went unnoticed 5 times.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Chester County residents sweated it out last night at the Taste of Chester County held at Church Farm School in Exton. The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry sponsored the event - and despite the 180 degree temperature inside of the building, people had a great time.
During the event, Mary Bigham from WC DISH and celebrity judges voted on their favorite foods. They will reveal the winners soon on WCOJ.
Until then, the following are some Yak employees and their comments:
"Montesano Brothers Italian Marketing and Catering had their usual excellent selection of anti pasta including meats, cheeses and grilled veggies. Very tasty and their staff is great. They are the best caterers in Chester County."
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Chester County residents are coping with the June heatwave as best as they can. The following are various weather tips and coping strategies from various Chester County residents:
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
As promised the THAT BLUE YAK VEGETABLE GARDEN OF HOPE is underway. The West Whiteland Garden will provide the employees of THAT BLUE YAK with something to do on their lunch hour and a local bum some free produce. So far in the ground are:
- Lettuce - 2 versions have been planted in succession. The first batch - as seen above - is ready to pick.
- Scallions - planted a month ago and ready for picking.
- Radishes - planted a month ago and ready in about a week.
- Runner Beans -planted a few days ago
- Zucchini - (the phallic clown of the vegetable world) -planted.
- Bush Pickles - planted mid May.
- Tomatoes - 6 varieties
A small "concert" was unenthusiastically performed by a local ("Children of the Corn" Charlie) to celebrate the earth, warn the varmints and announce to Chester County that the kick-ass Garden of Hope is in the soil. Songs performed included Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver" and several selections by Rico Suave and Bel Biv Devoe
AND STAY OUT!!!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Break out the talcum powder because you're going to suffering from the worst rash you've ever had if you can bring yourself to watch this clip of the Brady Bunch Variety Hour. Some dope on the You Tube thought he was clever by mixing in other TV shows at the beginning and throughout - but it's pointless - let us be tortured without interruption.
And who do you think was responsible for the mess called the Brady Bunch Variety Hour? If you guessed Sid and Marty Krofft you've won yourself an over sized, cheaply made costume. Just like the Nazi concentration camps, wasn't there ANYONE around to step in and ask, "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?"
The only people who look normal in this clip are Rip Taylor and Uncle Miltie. If I was Miltie, Ida clobbered that Greg over the head with my giant weiner.