Diversion of the Day

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Diversion of the Day: Bob Seger wonders how Cleveland is really doing

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Bob Seger wants to know: How are you, Cleveland?
The Onion has posted a funny letter "from" classic-rocker Bob Seger to our fine city. The “Old Time Rock and Roll” dude ruminates on such things as “the encroaching threat of capitalism on small privately owned businesses,” the mortgage crisis, and other things that might be causing the old gal to lose sleep at night:
Just level with me, Cleveland: How are things actually going? I know it might feel weird opening up to a two-time Grammy Award–winning recording artist, but if you've got something you need to talk about, now is the time. Keeping it bottled up inside is just going to make things worse, believe me. Is anyone out there having trouble with their job or their relationship? Is it family? Family problems can be especially tough to open up about, but you can trust Bob Seger.
Yes, you can trust Bob. Go ahead. Open up. -- Michael Gallucci
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Diversion of the Day: You can't escape to Hawaii, but your abs can

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2008 at 7:07 AM

As the February doldrums descend upon you, the thought of jetting off to Honolulu might seem mighty appealing. But good luck affording the ticket, unless you performed particularly well with your Super Bowl squares. You can, however, bring Hawaii to you, with the psuedo-erotic office furniture featured in the video above. If Ellen can survive it, so can you. Us? We’re ordering three. -- Tori Woods
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Monday, February 4, 2008

Diversion of the Day: David Blaine Makes Your Case of the Mondays Effin' Disappear

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 7:27 AM

On this, the saddest Monday of the year -- no football until August? Seriously? -- only one thing can cheer you up: the hilariously magic street magic of Fake David Blaine. This is part three of the way smart parody of the magician's street magic series. Check out parts one and two by clicking on the words 'one' and 'two' earlier in this sentence. And just think: Only five days till the weekend! -- Joe P. Tone
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Friday, February 1, 2008

Diversion of the Day, Part 2: She's F*$#ing Matt Damon!

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Potty-mouthed and extra-cute comedian Sarah Silverman made this music video for her boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel, and it’s the funniest thing we've seen all year. We're especially fond of the “Hollaback Girl”-like breakdown in the middle. Classic. -- Michael Gallucci
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Diversion of the Day: Superbowl Weekend Edition

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2008 at 9:43 AM

To help pass the hours until Superbowl Weekend, enjoy these cool, refreshing offerings from the King of the Super Bowl Ads, Bud Light. The above was apparently banned. But you'll probably remember this one, about the guy who hides beers throughout the office; this one, about the magic Bud Light fridge; and this one, about the reluctant parachuter. -- Joe P. Tone
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Diversion of the Day: Two Weeks Till Summer

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 5:21 AM

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training on February 14th this year. With that spectacular date just 14 days away, we’ll help you dream of limp hot dogs and crisp, overpriced beer in the bleachers – all the trappings of a Wahoo summer -- with this clip from the best movie ever made in history, ever. – Vince Grzegorek
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Diversion of the Day: Demetri Martin, Ohio-bound

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 6:23 AM

Will Ferrell's FunnyorDie/Semi-Pro/college comedy tour, a cross promotional event of epic proportions, rolls through Ohio next week. Ferrell and his comedic crew -- Zach Galifinakis, Demetri Martin, and Nick Swardson -- play OSU's Schottenstein Center on February 6. You can get tickets here. Or, if you don't feel like driving to Columbus, you can just spend the day stalking these guys on YouTube and building your case for whose stand-up act's the best. For my money, it's Martin: -- Joe P. Tone
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