Here's a song called "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen. A classic from the 70's, that for how corny, brings back memories. I'll be all by myself while trying to come up with nicknames for my readers (see today's post).
My good blog friend Gwen has a great list of old songs like this from the seventies that she just posted. To see her post - clicky here.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Here's a song called "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen. A classic from the 70's, that for how corny, brings back memories. I'll be all by myself while trying to come up with nicknames for my readers (see today's post).
*If for some reason, whether religious, fear of taunting or just being a big baby and you DON'T want a nickname - please write, "no nickname please" in comments.
Monday, September 29, 2008
When I was in 5th grade I went to stay with my cousins in Chicago for a few weeks over Summer break. It was great. My Uncle was a surgeon so they had this great condo in downtown Chicago near the Museum of Science and Industry. I remember being fascinated by the "in the future exhibit" where they had a video phone exhibit.
Every morning this was the song that was on the radio - Magic my Pilot. I just heard this on the radio and thought I'd post it.
...and on other another note, the winner of the funniest comment for ALL CLOWN WEEKEND was nobody. Thanks for the comments but nobody left any comedy gold so the winner goes to McGone for his Friday comment on the post about the Carrot Boy at West Chester University. His comment:
It would really be a cherry on top if the owner said "OK, now that you have the costume on, let's practice the dance moves."
Sunday, September 28, 2008
OK, clown weekend is almost over people. Here is a really great song called "Rodeo Clowns". Excellent harmonizing with G-Love, Jack Johnson and Donavon Frankenreiter. This was filmed at the Orange Lounge. You're gonna LOVE this!
They also do a few other songs including "Rainbow." This is good stuff so just put it on and listen to the great music while eating your Sunday eggs and bacon.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Continuing All Clown Weekend at TBY, a song that I really dig by Dwight Yoakam called "Inside the Pocket of a Clown." And I also dig the striped pants on the gals*.
And did anyone see Dwight in Sling Blade as the drunk boyfriend? Great perfomance and great movie. MMMM-Hmmmm.
* Maybe Enc from Observation Mode can give her comments on the pants.
Posted by Dr Zibbs at 5:17 PM
Clown Weekend continues at TBY with this cheese ball rendition of Say You, Say Me. Trust me on this one - you need to see the expression on this clown at 49 seconds in. Try to concentrate on that expression when you're in a deep, deep sleep tonight.
..and we continue with an all clown weekend. Here's Yucko the Clown with his hysterical brand of stupid, insult comedy. (Lots of making fun of fat chicks in this one).
Warning: Harsh language in this video..so turn up the volume.
It's official. I've decided that That Blue Yak will be having it's FIRST ANNUAL CLOWN WEEKEND. Starting now. And who doesn't love clowns? So plan to check back all weekend to see videos of everything clown related. Make a party out of it. Tell your friends. Don't have friends? This might be the perfect opportunity to stop a stranger on the street and make a friend,
"Excuse me. We don't know each other but would you like to come to my house and watch clown stuff together? Seriously - no funny business. Just clown stuff."
Who knows...you might have a new friend at the end of the weekend.
Also, whoever leaves the funniest comment - will receive the title of THAT BLUE YAK FIRST ANNUAL CLOWN WEEKEND GRAND MARSHAL OF CLOWN. Now I give you -"Evil Clown Dancing":
West Chester residents can now unlock their doors. The clown cat burglar I referenced in my last post was actually just a dream. It was just Mr Rogers wearing an evil clown mask. This video should explain it.
I woke up this morning feeling like a lonesome clown. You know - from the lyric in Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down by the Carpenters*. I guess it's the non stop rain that's happening here in West Chester..... Or it could be the clown make-up that's smeared all over my pillow. WTF? I kind of forget what happened last night but when I woke up this morning there was a huge red shoe - size 20 - sitting below an open window -drape a-flappin' in the wind.
Anyway, I'm gonna cheer myself up by listening to a different Carpenters song: Top of the World. Enjoy the upbeat tempo and snappy lyrics you clowns.
*If you're repulsed by how ungodly fat Karen Carpenter is, look at a lamp or something instead of the watching the video.
Friday, September 26, 2008
When Weezer said they wanted to record a song about me - West Chester's Dr Zibbs - owner of the amazing, award winning blog THAT BLUE YAK - I told them they could on four conditions:
1) They record 5 different songs and I get to pull the winning song out of a hat. The four losing songs be thrown out and never spoken of again.
2) They use the word "Beatch" (say: Beeey-aaattchh).
3) When they tour, they stop by Bam Magera's new West Chester club The Note and let me play tambourine. I get at least one solo and get to stand in front.
4) I'm referred to as the Fifth Weezer.
They agreed to all of my demands Here's what the boys came up with - I give you "Troublemaker" by Weezer (aka' ode to Zibbs):
For the record - I still think the lead singer looks like my neighbor Mike K.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Anyways, I have so many questions about this mini Carny hotel that I thought I'd draft a letter to the carnival company to get some answers. My question are:
1) Why do the outer doors not have locks? Are locks earned or are those rooms reserved for the strong - "can take care of themselves" - type of Carny?
2) Did anyone ever try to drill a glory hole in one of the "hotel" walls? If they did, did any of the wise cracker Carny's pull any practical jokes with the glory hole?
3) How do the really fat chicks that the Carny's pick up fit through those thin doors? Do the other Carny's have to run up and push her in - using their bodies like a battering ram?.. "on three fellows, one..two..three"...You know what I mean.
4) Did a midget Carny ever request to have a slide installed instead of those steps? And you obliged because you thought it would be funny to watch him slide down it?
5) When you're driving down the highway, do any of the freaky looking Carny's....let me rephrase that....do any of the Carny's ever pull the door curtain open with a knife, then creepily look at some kid in a car, then they pretend to slit their throat as if telling the kid they're going to slit the kids' throat? ...WAIT...I'M NOT DONE....then, the kid starts yelling to his dad that a Carny threatened to kill him and the dad says, "Nonsense Timmy, there aren't any Carny's in the trailer - probably just horses - or chairs."
6) Do the Gypsy Carnys give you more trouble than the normal Carny's?
7) Did one of the trailers ever REALLY stink? Then when you finally checked it out, one of the fat Carny chicks had been hiding all of these funnel cake plates and cheese dogs sticks under her cot that she'd been stealing for years?
9) When you hear someone in a non carnival situation referring to the smell of urine, do you always butt in and say, "Lady, you want to know about urine soaked - just try cleaning one of my hotel Carny rooms on a hot day in July. Now dat's urine smell!"
10) Did you ever think about letting normal people step into one of the Carny rooms? And charge money for it? You know - like a spook house. If so, are you looking for investors? I might be able to help you out.
Do you have questions? Please add them in the comments section.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Everyone in the U.S. is talking about two things:
1) Clay Aiken is gay.
2) West Chester blogger Dr Zibbs is being stalked my Anonymous.
..which brings me to this Clay Aiken clip showing when a fan (stalker) meets their God. This day may come my friend. This day may come. And the facial expressions on both of us will match those in this video.
And with those noble words, I need to leave and watch the end of the Phillies game in my neighbor's garage.
I did it. I found the best Halloween costume at the Halloween store in Downingtown (right near the Wegmans). Behold it's glory. I'm asking readers not to buy it because when I went to the counter to make the purchase, I didn't have enough money. This costume is $14.99! I'm heading to the bank right after lunch. I know it's a lot scratch to pay for a costume but the way I see it, I'll go this year as "The Billionaire" and next year as "Le Billionaire". I know. Pretty smart.
My only problem is that it's September 24th and I don't think that's going to give me enough time to master that expression that the guy on the bag is doing. Do you know how many takes it probably took to get that pose just right? And he's a pro! I was thinking about just carrying the bag in my pocket, then when I see people, I'll pull the bag out and and say, "You're Fired" - while holding the bag in front of my face. Is that stupid?
I'll have to learn how to say "You're fired" in Spanish for the 2009 Halloween, but I'll get to that after the new year.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
OK everyone, it's time for a little quiz:
Charlene is to Stephen Colbert as Dr Zibbs is to??????
If you guessed Anonymous you're correct. After reading Anonymous's blog post I can tell you that it is true. I'm being stalked by him. I mean - think about it. We've never met, I take a picture at the Chester County Restaurant Festival and he just happens to be there taking a picture a split second before? Puh-leaase.
Now if you'll excuse me I have to go practice my karate. Enjoy the stalking themed Colbert Clip:
- Some people like Gwen, seem to think that Anonymous and Loving it is really a blog consisting of my "B material". While others think that Anonymous was inspired my Dr Zibbs and Falwless and "Bubbled-up" to the plate and started his own blog. That Blue Yak has neither confirmed nor denied this.
Monday, September 22, 2008
The 2008 Chester County Restaurant Festival happened in downtown West Chester Sunday and That Blue Yak was there to take these amazing photos. Celebrity Dr Zibbs was on hand to inspect, taste, then raise brow and give thumbs up to the star struck crowd.
Here's looking down Gay Street from High Street:
This was a tasty pepper jack and crab bisque from Ryan's Pub. Excellent!
What have we here? The picture below is a Beef on Weck sandwich from the Whip Tavern (weck as in Kummelweck roll.) Tasty!
The picture below is the WCDish booth. There's local celeb and sweatheart Mary Bigham in the red. Is that WCOJ's JT Morgan? Sure is. And may I add that if you haven't heard WCOJ in the morning, JT is great. You can now listen online. I only wish that guy "Marty from Downingtown" would call in more. If they ever track him down, they should have him into the studio. I wonder if it's really a freaky dude or someone else?.... I don't know. .....all I know is tune in because it's good stuff.
..and just a congrats to friend of THAT BLUE YAK winners: Gadaleto's Seafood for best entree (crab cake) and West Chester Scoop for best dessert. (Please thank me with free food next time I enter your establishments).
And now something for the ladies:
- He's got style....
- He's got Pa-Zazz!.......
- He's got the gentle touch.....
- Imagine him gazing into your eyes........
- Breathing his breath in your face.........
Sunday, September 21, 2008
So after stuffing my face at the Chester County Food Festival I realized that the Downingtown Wegmans bag from this morning that I thought contained 3 items had an extra FREE item: Fresh Cod Filets! So now I'm searching for a nice batter dipped recipe online.
For inspiration, I'm turning to this classic Charlie the Tuna commercial from days of old:
So last night was the dinner club I was telling you about. Here are pics of the tasty Mexican food. Chicken enchiladas, beef enchiladas, black beans and asparagus salad. Very Delicious. Margaritas and Coronas were also consumed.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I'm getting ready to clean and pamper myself in preparation for the dinner club I'm going to in a few hours. The hosts are serving Mexican. I hope that they serve some Chiles Rellenos. My new West Chester blog friend Kimmie posted a recipe for Chiles Rellenos a few days ago and I made it this week. Let me tell you something - was tasty. And for you fatties out there - it's pretty low in calories too.
So in the spirit of Mexico, here's a video of Charo* singing Love Will Keep Us Together. OK... She's really Spanish but..what are you gonna do. My Chiles Rellenos weren't 100% Mexican because I had to use Velveeta for the cheese. So it all evens out.
I just need to make sure I save enough room for Sunday's Chester County Restaurant Festival. Oh Yeah.
*I shit you not fact: Charo was named twice by Guitar Magazine as best Flamenco guitar player.
I didn't mean to steal the soul of this young Amish boy I just saw at the West Chester Grower's Market by taking his photo but I couldn't resist. It was pretty cute. The duo paused after playing a song and the Amish kid softly said, "Excellent."
I know how the Amish are about photos but since his face isn't showing I thought it would be OK. If the father sees this picture while online, or sees it when I finally get TBY TV up and running, please - feel free to pick up the phone and call me if you want the picture removed. I will remove it if given two wagon wheels and some pickled pearl onions.
Cheap Trick was the first concert I went to. The year was 1979 - location was the Spectrum in Philly. I went with my friend Flare. Here's a video of Cheap Trick performing the song Surrender*. Note the intro by Ted Nugent.
I'm too lazy to look it up but I'm pretty sure this is in Japan and this performance is on their Live From Budokon album.
*Check out the strange lyrics by clicking here.
Posted by Dr Zibbs at 9:45 AM
Friday, September 19, 2008
I often wonder - with all of the admiration I get from my readers, what kind of discussions about me go on when I'm not around.
"Isn't Dr Zibbs the best?"
"What about that one thing that he said about the thing?"
"I bet he really fills out his trousers."
I know, it's hard for you people to admit how much I mean to you and it's even harder to put your thoughts into words that smarter people can understand. You know - sentences.
And I'm not only talking about the bloggers I really like, I'm also addressing the "unimportant blogs." You might not know who you are - but we do. Typing up nonsense and thinking that people are actually reading it. That's why I'm going to play Lulu singing of To Sir With Love. I'm dedicating it from you to me.
And as me, I'd like to say thank you. It's well deserved.
(I just reread this post and after realizing it makes no sense - I'm still posting it).
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Anyway, the REAL story in the article is the sub story on page 2D about Oscar the cat. It seems Oscar the cat, a resident of the Steere House Nursing Center in Providence has the ability to tell when residents are about to die. He's actually is able to identify who is going to die, then he hangs out on their bed until they die. Now that's creepy AND interesting.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Mom: I think we should get him a CB for Christmas.
Now, enjoy the cheesy Convoy performance from the Mike Douglas Show. This performance ties it for me -along with Disco Duck - of what sickens me about the 70's . Look how serious CW McCall is. And you know he's proud of his performance. Puh-lease.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I hope you're prepared because I just found something on the Youtube that has me completely cracking up. I know I'm going to have to watch this over and over again.
Am I so out of it that I've never heard about this Blog Monkey or am I so in it that I've just discovered this and YOU are the one that's out of it? Please rate it for funniest on scale of 1 - 10. I give it 9.5 TBY stars.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I'm going Mexican tonight. I'm about to make some Chicken Fajitas for dinner. I've made them a many times but thought I'd go online to find a new recipe. I was watching some fajita cooking on the YouTube then came across this odd animation called Chicken Fajitas. It's pretty funny.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I was just listening to this Violent Femmes song while driving through Exton. The kick ass xylophone playing makes me want to take up the instrument. I'd start introducing myself as "Nubs"* because I bet that's what the xylaphone sticks are called. I'd be kind of like Sticks on Happy Days but I'd be Nubs. And believe me, my nubs would be with me at all times. You know - so I'd be prepared for every xylophone opportunity that came my way.
I can see me now - walking into the Exton Mall and pass a few trash cans? Yup, I'd whip my nubs out and go to town. Skinny skank wearing a tank top walking through Malvern? You guessed it - out come the nubs and me - Nubs - would start playin' her ribs.
While you listen to Gone Daddy Gone, imagine me - Nubs - at 1:20 into the video looking at YOU and giving a little wink and pointing my nub at you. I bet you'd never forget it.
*Feel free to start calling my Nubs. If the name starts to bother me after a month, I think I'll have to pick a different instrument to master.
With all the people following Hurricane Ike, the odds are very high that some people out there in TV Land will start to build unhealthy obsessions with their weather person. Like the guy in this video.
(Alice, do you know this guy? He's from Canada too. Saskatoon Canada.)
"I watch you all the time."
Friday, September 12, 2008
It's really raining like the devil in West Chester. Rain.Devil...Devil's Rain..... The Devil's Rain.
That the name of the movie that used to scare the hell out of me as a kid . Well, not the movie - but the trailer. I saw the movie for the first time a few years ago and guess what? It wasn't scary. But it did feature Shatner so - you know...Here's the trailer:
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
*I still don't know why some of my more recent images don't show up in a Google search but blog that I've commented on do. Does it help to add information to my pictures (name them) before posting them? Someone please explain. It's the least you can do for getting to read my blog subscription free.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
My good blog friend Gwen had a great post the other day about the Hug Me Pillow that's offered at Overstock.com. It's a creepy half torso pillow that the ladies can snuggle up to when their man it out of town - (I hear it's also used by the fatties and butterfaces that can't bag a man so they have to settle for a freakish, soon to be tear soaked pillow). Some love is better than none I guess. But who am I to judge?
..So click here.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I received a peculiar comment concerning the video of the J Geils Band (see video in last post). In reference to the video, Jon from Extraneous Kickassery wrote:
"That's a great song and all, but man that video is terrible. Back when I was in high school, our classroom dance routines had WAY better choreography."
Well, that was a VIDEO Jon. Nobody REALLY dances in school. Or do they? Then it hit me. Take away the cap from Jon's avatar and grow some hair....and you're looking at a slightly older Carlo Emperato. So here's were Jon went to school - and learned how to fly...HIGH:
Here's a video of Centerfold from the J Geils Band from the album Freeze Frame. I saw them in concert at the Spectrum in Philly around 1980 or 1981 with my friend Flare. Excellent concert with one of rock's best frontmen Peter Wolf.
With gas prices so high, it's really expensive driving all over to buy 45's about animals attacking people - Exton Mall, pick up one - then to King of Prussia Mall for another, then to the Gallery in Philly. I'm going broke. Now I can get all my animal attack records in one place - from The Wilderman:
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Do you know that there are goats that get SO nervous that they actually faint? It's true. They'll be running, then maybe they'll see another goat that's about to steal their favorite tin can they just hid behind a tree and they were saving the tin can for a well deserved treat later and BAM. Their legs lock up out of bad nerves and they fall down. They're also called Myotonic Goats.
Oh yeah. And get this. Their origin appears to be traced to the hick state of Tennessee. Who would of guessed? This video shows them:
Friday, September 5, 2008
I'm about to become a dancing fool this weekend while I try to unwind and contemplate my presidential run. And what better way than to walk out the door like George Gallo to this Barry Manilow song? Now, you have to watch this because you're gonna think - OK, this guy is just dancing like an idiot to this gay song. But wait. At about 44 seconds in he jumps into what I like to call "Style -n- Sass"* with his hands in his pockets. You be the judge:
Also, for those Chester County residents that want to meet me?... (or - who knows - those who may want to fly in - hoping to meet me) - I'll probably be at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival tomorrow. I'll be wearing jeans or shorts.
* "Style-n-Sass" - if interested in licensing this phrase I just made up, please contact me. I have very low guarantees and royalty rates are very competitive. Serious inquiries only. NO BEAUTY PARLOURS!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
(and 5 points to the first reader that understands how the picture relates to the story)
Piper Palin Licks Hand Video I believe is going to be the title of this DVD when it hits the stores. Although I'd prefer: Trig - the Wet Down. The following is a clip and highlight of this memorable event from the 2008 Republican National Convention when young Piper Palin licked her hand then used it to style her brother's hair.
(Warning: Alaskan grooming habits may be shocking to residents of the continental United States).
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I'm a bit shy about it, but Gwen, from the world famous blog, "Everything I Like Causes Cancer" has outed me. I.Am.Running.For.President.
This is breaking news and for how much I hate to steal the fire from Obama, McCain and all the other dopes - the time is now. My campaign slogan: "Dr Zibbs - watch out sucka' -I'm onna get ya!"
See the video here: http://www.inews3.com/topstory.php?id=44722e205a696262737c4f66205468617420426c75652059616b
Monday, September 1, 2008
So I'm doing my Labor Day pre-party warm up of watching Lawrence Welk videos and I stumble across the most curious thing. Remember that great game I invented that's going to be in stores soon? You know, Words, Voice Motions? Well, one of the examples I use in the game is called "Feathering" (as in feathering/lightly tickling the scrotum/nads).
Well guess what, at about 32 seconds into this video, Bobby performs this exact "motion" on Cissy King chin. Could any of you lawyers out there tell me if I may have a case?
Whenever I write a song that's gonna try and help me pick up the ladies, I write a singing part in for a friend. Kind of like how the Flight of the Conchords do in this song called "If You're Into It." (Although the theme is VERY similar to Tenacious D's "Double Team").
People have wars over the most absurd things. One minute you're having a fun filled conversation - the next your slappin' someone upside da head. The arguments can arise from anything:
Does Sarah Palin look more like Tina Fey or Edith Prickley?
Did the Jesus kill the unicorn in the garden of Eden or did it escape using it's powerful horn?
Is that garment Kim Jong-Il is wearing a shirt or a jacket?
We all know the answers are Prickley, escape and shirt, but is it worth dying for? I ask, "Why can't we be friends?" Now shut up dummy and enjoy this classic: