Wednesday, March 29

Music Madness: The Championship

by Madness Comissioner

It started right here. It ends right now. You're looking at the final round of Music Madness. On Friday, we'll tell you the answer. Now, however, it's time to vote. One of these two one-hit wonders will take it all. And the other won't. WHICH WILL IT BE?

CHAMPIONSHIP: Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen vs The Proclaimers - 500 Miles

 

 

Go to our Facebook page and start voting.! Remember: the power is in your hands and your hands alone. DON'T SCREW UP AGAIN LIKE WHEN YOU KICKED OUT BIZ MARKIE AND KING HARVEST! SCOTT AND KATHLEEN WERE REALLY MAD WHEN YOU DID THAT!

Let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you here on Friday for the big announcement!

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Woot This Week

by Kathleen Richards

Welcome to Woot This Week, where every week we count down five of the coolest/weirdest/craziest items currently for sale on Woot!

And now, without further ado, the top five cool things I found on Woot this week:

5. Makerbot 3D Printers & Filaments, $842.99

This is pretty cool and someday in the future we'll have printers like this to make us food! I hope. In the meantime, enjoy making some tiny plastic stuff.

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Tuesday, March 28

The Debunker: Do Goats Eat Tin Cans?

by Ken Jennings

March brings the first soft breezes and crocus buds of spring, as the earth awakens after its winter-long sleep. I can only assume this new season of life and fertility explains why the Agricultural Council of America has named March 21, often the first day of spring, as "National Agriculture Day." But how much do you really know about farming? In honor of the equinox, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings is here to plant some seeds of knowledge among your weeds of agricultural ignorance.

The Debunker: Do Goats Eat Tin Cans?

This Debunker installment needs a little caveat. Yes, goats will absolutely eat tin cans… if they are cartoon goats from a 1940s Warner Brothers short. If they are real flesh-and-blood goats, then I'm sorry but the answer is no.

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Monday, March 27

Music Monday: The Last Four

by Scott Lydon

UPDATE: We fixed the poll. Go vote again if you haven't already!!


Happy Music Monday! For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year Scott's been forced honored with the keys to the event. We call it... MUSIC MADNESS!!

At the top of March, we posted 64 one-hit wonders. Now it's all down to these four. You might even call them... The Last Four! You could call them something else too but our lawyers advised us not to use another name. When you're done reading the list, head to our Facebook poll and fight between the decades. We'll have the results (and the Championship) on Wednesday and the big wrap-up announcement on Friday! But for now... Let's get hype!

Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400

 

 

After the fall of Gary Glitter, only one band was able to take his place in the world of sporting hype. Zombie Nation is the proof that sometimes, all you've gotta do is be in the right place at the right time. Now everyone knows their song, even if almost no one knows their name. The perfect song to get us excited for the list of LAST FOUR one-hit wonders!

What, you expected us to just post without a crowd warmup? Do you even KNOW how Championships work? Sheesh. You'd think you never watched sports before! Anyway, Last Four coming up after the jump, and then you'll need to go and cast your vote on our Facebook poll.

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Saturday, March 25

 

Friday, March 24

Music Madness: Announcing The Final Eight

by Madness Comissioner


Eight! Eight teams are left in this four-on-four battle! By next Monday we'll know which one-hit wonder is the champion of each decade! And YOU can play a part! Go vote via our Facebook page to close out the decades and we can turn this thing into a GREATEST OF ALL TIME MATCH!

Of course the brackets sealed a while ago, but you can still enjoy gawking at everyone else's brackets in this thread. Some of those guessers might just win a real trophy at the end of this thing! And in case you're curious, a perfect bracket at this point would look something like this. Maybe with a better font.

So take a look at Scott and Kathleen with our cool bracket wall and see the full list of the remaining eight contestants!

Already know the songs by heart? Go vote across all four decades! But if you wanna see what's left, don't worry. We've got the head-to-head breakdown happening below.

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Thursday, March 23