Chia Obama

I have owned exactly one Chia Pet in my life. My aunt gave it to me, and I think it’s fantastic. It’s a Chia Puppy, and -of course- when you spread the grass seeds on it, it grows hair. I have recently seen an ad for a new Chia Pet. A rather presidential Chia Pet. That’s right, it’s a Chia Pet formed in the shape of Barack Obama’s head.

Spread the seeds and he grows hair. Spread the seeds and he grows an afro. How obvious.

Get your piece of American history. I am unsure if it’s actually OK for people to be selling these or not. The sentiment is right, and if you actually watch the commercial, it’s all about American pride and joy, and love for their country.

Hope, change, and building the economy by buying little pieces of pottery, sold exclusively sold through Walmart or through the TV stations selling the product. The entire Walmart argument aside (that’s an entire other story), I can’t help but think how blatantly racist it is at the same time, ‘look kids! The black president has an afro!’

I’m undecided on this Chia Pet. I have a Barack Obama T-shirt that I actually bought in Chicago, so I won’t be buying this piece of memorabilia anyway.


Redeem This

This is the sort of irony that Alanis Morissette wasn’t singing about. This is horrible. Her first album, aptly titled Undiscovered, I haven’t ever seen the cover art for, and now that I’ve stumbled upon this piece of ninth-grade-googly-eyed-portraiture, I’m not sure that I really want to go looking for it either.

Seriously, Redemption? I don’t even need to listen to this to know it’s trash.

Redemption Album Cover

Maybe it appeals to the demographic...

That was…

… way too easy.




Remember ICQ?

Apparently someone got the bright idea to make it into a toothpaste… how odd.

ICQ Toothpaste

ICQ Toothpaste

From Gizmodo

Another fighter is dead.

It’s been a bad year for fighters. One guy wandered off into the desert at some point, and on December 18th Justin Levens shot and killed his wife and himself. I wonder if it’s like this for every sport, and it’s only because MMA is one of the few sports I follow that I have an idea of how many of the athletes are dying. Do this many professional soccer players die every year? They certainly might, but I only follow soccer once every four years during the World Cup. Anyway, Justin Eliers is dead. Someone shot him. The last time he fought was in July for EliteXC, and he lost to Antonio Silva.

MMA fighter Eilers found dead

Mixed martial arts fighter Justin Eilers was shot and killed late Christmas night in Nampa, Idaho. Eilers’ manager and friend, Monte Cox, confirmed his death to on Friday morning.

According to KTRV Fox 12 in Nampa, Canyon County Sheriff’s officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 4600 block of Happy Valley Road in Nampa around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday.

When officers arrived on the scene they found that an adult male, later confirmed by Cox as Eilers, had been shot and killed. James Robert Malec, 48, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder.

Details surrounding the incident have not yet been revealed by police, but sources close to Eilers indicate that Malec is the boyfriend of Eilers’ mother.

Emergency workers attempted to revive Eilers, but were unsuccessful, according to KTRV.

The incident is still under investigation by the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Eilers – 19-7-1 as a professional MMA fighter – fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in late 2004 where he won his Octagon debut before exiting the promotion following a three-fight skid. One of the losses was to then UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. He would later fight for World Extreme Cagefighting a couple of times before losing an EliteXC heavyweight title bid to Antonio Silva earlier this year in July.

Eilers was 30 years old at the time of his death.

See the original article here on MMA Weekly