Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fox Fails At Internet By Making Their Own Memes

Spoof movies suck. Well, modern spoof movies inspired by the humorless Scary Movies franchise suck, to be more precise. However, they're loved enough by the movie going audience to make them popular, as evidenced by A Haunted House ranking number two at last weekend’s box office. So it’s not really surprising to see 20th Century Fox continuing the genre-specific spoofings that actually just spoofs any films released last year with the terribly convoluted title, 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It’s nauseating to hear they’re still doing this, but at least Fox had the courtesy to hide this crusted dung in the direct-to-video sandbox market.

Despite demoting 30 Days of Blah Blah Blah to video release, Fox are offering exclusives internet memes to drum up awareness for the movie. There’s a big problem with this method. The memes were produced by Fox as a promotional tool; not by internet users wanting to have some fun. Internet memes work best when they’re created by people passionate about what they’re mocking or celebrating. Look at Futurama and all its fan-inspired memes, which were later acknowledged by the staff and Comedy Central’s advertising department. “Shut up and take my money!” or “Why not Zoidberg?” become trusty macro image responses by fans dedicate to the series; not by constant corporate advertisement. The only thing the Futurama writers had to do was write some pants-wetting comedy and the internet did the rest.

By making their own 30 Days of Something Something memes, Fox is admitting there won’t be a dedicated audience that will do the same for the film. So keep your exclusive memes, Fox. Let us be with our Grumpy Cats, Rage Comics, and Sad Frogs

Friday, January 4, 2013

Look At It: Bacon Alarm Clock

It sucks having to wake up early every morning for school, work or whatever ungodly job you gotta do at 6:00 A.M, but you can lessen the pain by choosing the right device to wake you up. Now, you could wake up to the generic buzzing sound coming from your clock radio—which would only make you slam your fist on the sleep button and doze off again—or you could wake up to the heavenly scent of maple crisp bacon with this Wake n’ Bacon alarm clock by Matty Sallin. Just by placing a couple of pre-cooked bacon strips into the piggy-shaped device and setting the timer the night before, the wooden alarm clock will wake you up with the smell of safely cooked bacon coming from within. You can also use the tongs that come with this clever machine to pick up and eat one of the delicious strips, unless you don’t mind getting your fingers greasy in the process. Unfortunately, this product is commercially unavailable, but thanks to Instructables, you can make one of your own.  

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013!

Sunrise 20886 -Photocredit: alpics.net-

P/s: Hope 2013 bring a lot of blessings and happiness for everyone! =) Thanks for supporting CROCKED.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

[ In My Mind ] Imagination...


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Rocky Landscape

  Let it run wild and free =)  

Jagged, Cappadocia, turkey <Crocked!>
Lady watching over the hills.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Something Borrowed, Something Blue...

This blog started out in anger. It was a reaction to actions taken somewhere else.

It will continue on as a means to expose new writers, new poets such as the incredibly talented Eva Beans and humorists such as Leo Reyna.

And to have fun. Isn't that what life is all about?

Enjoy the ride with us.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Perhaps That's Why I Am Alone.

Girl alone. Crocked! <photoonlysource :about.me>
She wonders about her loneliness, and didn't realize about the loneliness of those in the world that she had left behind.

Why am I feeling so alone, when I’ve got precious friends
And many things I own
Why am I feeling unsatisfied when God gave me a life
Even a hundred different worlds can’t replace
I still cry in the night over the same petty thoughts
Which I thought I had gotten over
Never want to be a pain in the neck
But lately it seems that’s all I’m good at
Can’t keep a smile on for the sake of another smile
Can’t pretend everything’s all right
Is it honesty or just plain emotional
Or is it emotional honesty?
Tried hard as I might
The world seems black
Happiness never last long
Why am I feeling so alone?
When we try hard, do we fall as hard?
Why must I expect something more
Instead of accepting it as it is
Everyone’s thoughts matter so much
I neglect my own
And in return they won’t leave me alone
They made me feel so alone
Why do I sound so dead?
I am all alone…
Perhaps...that’s why.