Tuesday, February 19, 2008

If You Think Chuck Norris is Tough...

Random Wednesday Thoughts:

I read the other day that Sesame Street turns 39 years old this year. I can only assume that upcoming episodes will include The Count calculating his cholesterol, Big Bird getting a prostate exam, and Cookie Monster scarfing down Viagra.

Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album. Incredibly, seven of the nine songs achieved top 10 status on the Billboard charts. The other two songs - 'Baby Be Mine' and 'The Lady in My Life' - were never released as singles. The rest were as follows:

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - (#5 Hot 100, #5 R&B)
"The Girl Is Mine" - (#2 Hot 100, #1 R&B, #1 Adult Contemporary)
"Thriller" - (#4 Hot 10, #3 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks)
"Beat It" - (#1 Hot 100, #1 R&B)
"Billie Jean" - (#1 Hot 100, #1 R&B, #9 A/C)
"Human Nature" - (#7 Hot 100, #2 Adult Contemporary)
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - (#10 Hot 100)

And who can forget the controversy a few years back when it was revealed that the title track was actually a semi-autobiographical commentary on Jackson's battle with his personal demons?
What? You don't remember? That's because I just made that up. But you believed it for a minute because you read it right here on the internet.

Finally, every time get about 10 seconds into the G2 commercial below, I think "People always talk about how tough Chuck Norris is but Derrick Jeter makes standpipes crap baseballs."