Sanity Break: Tina Fey & Jane Lynch before they were stars

Bad commercials before they were famous!!

Tina Fey & Jane Lynch before they were stars

Check out early commercials done by two Emmy winners before they hit it big – Tina Fey and Jane Lynch (for Mutual Savings Bank and Kellogg’s Corn Flakes respectively)



In 1995, Mutual Savings Bank seemed to be looking for a perky and quirky persona to advertise for their bank, and a youthful Tina Fey, who was then just known for her Chicago improv work at Second City, got the job. The commercial looks like a 90’s trainwreck, but underneath the big hair and applique vest, we can see a bit of Tina Fey’s “30 Rock” character Liz Lemon.



This clip takes place in Kellogg headquarters Battle Creek, MI, where we see a woman stalking Tony the Tiger.  The actress is none other than a young Jane Lynch, soon destined for stardom in “Best in Show”, “The 40-Year Old Virgin” and now the Emmy-winning acress from “Glee” – Jane Lynch.



Sanity Break: Awkward Family Photos from 4th of July

4th of July can be a fun time for the entire family, but that doesn’t mean that everything will go smoothly, especially when taking family photos.  Here’s some examples:


Ignore the smoke bombs and smile, dammit!!!

tie-dye family from hell The family that ties together, dyes together!


snuggie-family American flag Snuggies? 


Now that’s one classy patriotic hat!



I think Dad is taking the red-white-and-blue thing a bit too far.  By the way, is there someone hiding behind the boy on the left???


fyi: all pictures courtesy of

Mental Health Break: World’s worst tattoo mistakes

Yeah, this is a “tradgey”


Another “Tradgedy”


Fuck the System Systsem (and fuck spelling)


Uh, no, you’re a dork.


Maybe if you ate a bag of licorice, washed down with sugar water


Instead of a “coment”, can I leave a dictionary?


I’m scared. boo.


A song from “Annie”?


RUNNER-UPS – click on picture to enlarge

tattoo-chi-tonw tattoo-fore-die-tomorrow
tattoo-hail-to-the-theif tattoo-your-next

Mental Health Break: Silent Monks Singing Hallelujah Chorus

This is absolutely hilarious and incredibly original!  Take a look to see how a monastery of silent monks would sing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”:

And starting at the 2-minute-30-second marker, here’s a group of (cross-dressing?) nuns performing the same piece. Very funny, especially the nun to the far-right. What a hoot!!

Mental Health Break: an homage to bats and vampires

Mental Health Break: don’t sleep and drive!

This is 3 year old, Ashton, driving his Jeep while asleep at the wheel! Good thing it’s just a toy truck!!


Musical scene from “Naked Viking – The Musical”

Here’s a song sung by Viking character “Egor” from the concept musical “Naked Viking – The Musical”.  Enjoy.


Rumor has it that this is possibly on the docket for Broadway in Chicago’s 2011 season, but this has yet to be verified.  🙂