Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just what we needed: The Idols cover "Don't Stop Believing"

Just when you thought one more TV show couldn't exploit the amazingness that is Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," the contestants from season 8 of American Idol decided to cover, and therefore ruin, it for their upcoming tour.What's crazy is that they're acting like it's some brilliant idea they came up with... And don't even get me started on that Megan Joy, who insists on slaughtering everything musical she comes in contact with... That was rude.

But really, we all know that "Don't Stop Believing" made its official comeback to pop culture-dom on that season 2 episode of Laguna Beach when Stephen and Lauren jammed to it in the truck. Following this, it instantly made its way to the top of the iTunes chart and into every college kid's party playlist.Of course, my favorite cover of "Don't Stop" has to be the latest version featured on FOX's new show, Glee.But then you can't forget the cute little PS22 kids either:In conclusion, I love this song and acknowledge its greatness, but I think we need to come up with a new go-to cover song.

To make it easy, let's try this: Journey's "Any Way You Want It."

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Jonas Brothers World Tour Dallas Wrapup Video- EVERY SONG!

Check out my wrapup of the concert in Dallas, Texas at Cowboys Stadium! There's a clip from every song the Jonas Brothers performed, plus Jordin Sparks singing Battlefield.Set List:
- Paranoid
- That's Just the Way We Roll
- Poison Ivy
- Hold On
- Play My Music
- Fly With Me
- A Little Bit Longer
- Much Better
- Year 3000
- Tonight
- Gotta Find You
- Turn Right
- When You Look Me In the Eyes
- Sweet Caroline
- Live to Party
- World World III
- Battlefield (Jordin Sparks)
- Lovebug
- S.O.S.
- Before the Storm
- Burning Up (Not shown because I was so excited after seeing Miley that I didn't get a chance to video it, but we've all seen it before!)

Enjoy!

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Miley Cyrus / Nick Jonas "Before the Storm" live Dallas, Texas

Yes, I went to the Jonas Brothers' concert tonight, no, I'm not ashamed. Miley Cyrus showed up for the kickoff of the world tour, and here is her and Nick Jonas singing their new song "Before the Storm."

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Taylor Swift and T-Pain's Thug Story video

To open the CMT Music Awards tonight, Taylor Swift lived out several of her dreams during a taped pre-show chat with host Bill Engvall. One of those dreams, Swift said, was to star in a rap video with T-Pain, and what do you know- it instantly came true.

Check out Swift and T-Pain's "Thug Story."

T-Swift wasn't too shabby!

UPDATE: if for some reason the embedded video isn't working, check it out at CMT.com

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Were you aware that TheWB.com has a crap load of old TV shows on it?

I stumbled upon TheWB.com today, completely unaware that they have tons of their old shows streaming on their website. I'm talking The OC, Buffy, Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, everything.

It's kinda awesome. It looks like for some of the shows they put up one season at a time (The OC, One Tree Hill), and for other shows they are constantly rotating new episodes through on a weekly basis.

In any case, it is an exciting addition to my already-full Web TV-watching experience.
Also at TheWB.com, a couple of my favorite short-lived shows: "Jack & Bobby," about the young life of a future American president and "Veronica Mars," Kristen Bell's modern and cool Nancy Drew-like private investigator series. If you haven't seen them you should definitely check 'em out!

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Martha Stewart's Catchy Cupcakes Tune

The Today Show debuted quite a catchy theme song when transitioning to Martha Stewart's cupcake segment. The song is presumably titled "Cupcakes," and the lyrics are as follows:

Cupcakes,
Cupcakes. (repeat)

Enjoy!

Via> BestWeekEver

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Zack Morris on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


Last night, Mark-Paul Gosselaar appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon AS his 90s TV sitcom character, "Zack Morris" from Saved By the Bell. Gosselaar, or "Morris," didn't break character once during the nearly 10-minute-long appearance promoting his show "Raising the Bar" on TNT.

The appearance was complete with such Zack trademarks as breaking the 4th wall, freezing the scene, and talking on his brick cell phone.

Mega shout out to Twitter, whose "Zack Morris" trending topic alerted me to the upcoming appearance.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

One Man Dances, Huge Crowd Joins In video

My friend Allison posted this on one of our friend's Facebook walls this week, and it is hilarious. Check it out and make sure you watch the whole thing.

Just goes to show that with a little persistence, one crazy person can really make a difference.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

A wedding that's only 4 minutes long!

Last weekend was my lifelong friend and co-blogger, Samantha Urban's wedding and I took it upon myself to live-Tweet the event. I then took some of the tweets and video footage of the funny happenings there and put it in YouTube form.

Check it out, and wish Sam a happy wedded life at Twitter.com/SamanthaUrban

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fox's Secret TV Show Formula

After watching the premiere of FOX's latest medical TV show, "Mental," I've been able to determine FOX formula for new shows.

If you come up with a show that meets these qualifications, you're sure to get greenlit (at least by FOX):

Quirky British doctor (or Brit pretending to be American in the case of "House") with issues brings his new ideas to an office of people who constantly try to understand his unorthodox methods. Hilarity, drama ensue.

Oh and there also has to be one or more very assertive and smart women (usually brunettes) on the medical team who doubt every single thing the doctor ever does, even though he shows time and time again with every passing episode that he is ALWAYS right.Now, we've already got an abnormal illness diagnostician with a prescription drug addiction (HOUSE).Then there's the human lie detector whose tremendous gift of reading people has negatively affected his personal relationships (Lie to Me).And finally, our latest kooky doctor, Jack Gallagher, a psychiatrist whose family is filled with serious brain issues, which fuels him to do the work he does (Mental).So just come up with some sort of other medical field, find a Brit to play the lead, and you're all set for your very own FOX medical dramedy!

Here are some ideas:

  • Physical therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Urologist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Dermatologist
  • Dentist
It's bound to work. Just don't forget to thank me in the credits!

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Subway for Breakfast? No thanks.

I passed this wonderful ad on a local city bus today for Subway's new breakfast foods and couldn't help but cringe at the thought of eating what appears to be a full omelet shoved inside Subway sandwich bread.

I've never been a huge fan of Subway (Potbelly, whatup!), but Subway for breakfast sounds even worse. They probably have pre-made egg patties to go along with their pre-sliced meat.

Anyway, I'm sure they'll come up with some sort of song as annoying as the "$5 foot long" song, and Subway breakfast will become a national craze.

We'll see how long this one lasts.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hannah Montana lives on and High School Musical won't go away

Disney just announced that its original series and Walmart product licensing behemoth, "Hannah Montana," starring Miley Ray Cyrus will continue for a 4th season. Production on season 3 wraps this week and season 4 won't begin filming until 2010.

They say there will be a few changes to come in the new season including a change of scenery. Are the Stewarts moving back to Tennessee? I also hope that means they'll be leaving RRRRRiccco back on the beach in Malibu.

Interesting note: a 2007 episode of "Hannah" featuring the Jonas Brothers is still the highest rated basic cable telecast ever, which is odd considering no one watches their show, JONAS at all.

Miley Cyrus also announced today via her Twitter account that she'll be headlining an arena tour this fall with brother Trace Cyrus's band, Metro Station opening for her.
TicketMaster is introducing a new "Paperless Ticketing" system with Cyrus's tour, thanks to the insane issues surrounding the Hannah Montana tour of a few years ago when scalpers bought and sold tickets for outrageous prices.
And though it sounds like a good idea, this new system requires that the purchasing credit card be swiped at the entrance to the venue (with ID) and that all members of the party be present at entry. With parents buying tickets for the Tweeny-bopper children it's likely that this will become an issue since they won't all necessarily be attending the concert with their kids.

Just saying, TicketMaster, you might want to think this one through a little more.
In other news from the Disney front, Disney has hired Jeffrey Hornaday, choreographer of "Flashdance" and "A Chorus Line" to direct and choreograph the newest installment of High School Musical, HSM4, "East Meets West."

With the original cast not returning and Kenny Ortega no longer at the helm, best of luck with that, Disney. Ever hear of ending on a high note?

That's all for now.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

My beef with Whataburger

I'm not typically one to get angry at fast food workers and make a scene because I understand this probably happens all the time to them, and everyone makes mistakes. But after THREE unpleasant experiences at three different Whataburger locations in 2 days, I had enough.

1. Last night around 11:10 I was craving a Whataburger taquito, and since they begin serving breakfast at 11, I decided to swing by on the way home from seeing "Angels & Demons" to get one. Only once I pulled up to the drive through menu I saw the handmade sign proclaiming their credit card machine to be "down."

Innocent enough, but if ALL of the credit card machines in your store do not work and it is still 2009 when only about 10 people in the United States still use cash, you might as well just close up shop until you get it fixed.

So, OK, fine, there's another Whataburger on my way home so I'll just get the taquitos there.

2. Wait 5 minutes for the car in front of me to finish ordering what must have been a meal for 30 people. Pull up to the menu (it's 11:30pm now). Ask for my taquitos and immediately get the response of:

"Yo, we haven't had time to cook brakfast chet. It'll be like 20 minutes."

To which I respond, "Nevermind," and drive off to Sonic instead.

So today I decide to give WAB one more chance and pick up lunch on the way to my sister's in Rockwall. The only Whataburger is about 20 minutes away from her house (on the way).

3. I order the meal for my brother-in-law and I, which totalled more than 14 DOLLARS. (Who do they think they are? Chili's?!) And when I get to their house, Chase's double cheeseburger is no where to be found.

Normally I would have just said "oh well" and Chase would have had to find something else to eat. But no, I paid $7 for that stupid burger, waited 10 minutes for them to make it, and I was going to get it. So I drove the 20 minutes back there to get it and had them remake the whole order, a concept they didn't seem to understand the necessity of until I explained that by the time they cooked the food (because they're the slowest fast food establishment in the world) and I got back home, this whole ordeal would amount to more than an hour of my time.

So they remade my order, and I ate it, and it was good.

And there you go, for those of you that were wondering what happened after my Tweet about hating Whataburger earlier today.

Separately, these things wouldn't have been a big deal, but them happening 3 times in a row just about made me want to scream.

Needless to say, I think I'll just stick with my McDonald's again for a while. I'm sorry I ever even tried to leave you, McD's...

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