Billy Mays not here anymore

Forget Michael Jackson. A true icon passed away yesterday. And that icon is Billy Mays. He was also 50 years old. Not a good week for pop culture. With his unmistakable voice and jet black beard, Billy Mays tried to sell us all kinds of ridiculously wonderful products. And, to the best of my knowledge,…

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Holy shit, Michael Jackson died

Michael Jackson, perhaps the biggest pop icon of our time, died suddenly yesterday in Los Angeles. The King Of Pop’s career and personal life took odd and controversial twists and turns in later years, but albums like Thriller absolutely defined our generation. He was a truly electrifying performer.

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Oops…someone turned off the Farrah Fawcett

It saddens us here at Songspeak to hear news of the second celebrity death of the week, Farrah Fawcett, who died today. Former Charlie’s Angel, poster girl, and incoherent rambler, Fawcett passed away after a long struggle with cancer. You were hot before my time, and I still don’t quite understand feathered hair, but R.I.P….

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MST3K, Joe Estevez, and paper

I used to love Mystery Science Theater 3000 back in the day. It’s been off the air for years, but oddly enough, it’s come up for me twice this week. The first time was on Monday, when I was playing poker at the VFW. For some godforsaken reason, they had Two and a Half Men…

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R.I.P. Ed McMahon, you glorious rapper

Ed McMahon passed away today at the age of 86. He had health issues for a number of years. Known as Johnny Carson’s sidekick on the Tonight Show, he also was the spokesperson for Publisher’s Clearing House, delivering giant checks to winners everywhere. But his most recent accomplishment are the rap commercials he did for…

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Weird Al is on Craigslist

Oh Weird Al Yankovic. You never stop. And that’s why you’re a national treasure. Weird Al channels his inner Jim Morrison as he goes through a litany of things he’s selling on Craigslist for the song Craigslist, from the Internet Leak EP. The low budget video, shot by Liam Lynch in his own garage, uses…

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Taco Bell likes Pina Coladas

There’s a new commercial for Taco Bell, featuring their new Pina Colada Fruitista Freeze, that showcases the very essence of songspeak. The commercial utilizes the 70’s classic Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. The pure genius of this commercial is that it features regular people singing about their day to the tune of…

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Conan O’Brien runs through America: The Tonight Show cold open

Last night was Conan O’Brien’s first night hosting The Tonight Show. Conan’s cold open was a segment that showed him making a checklist and forgetting to check off ‘Move to L.A.’ And then, a la Forest Gump, he just runs… from NYC to Los Angeles, running across bridges, busy roads, Wrigley Field, swimming, and even…

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