Thursday, November 27, 2008

3 Things I Love About Thanksgiving

There are many holidays throughout the year that capture the very essence of the American spirit. 4th of July, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day are among the few. But to me, none of these even come close. What other holiday encompasses eating literally as much food as a minimum 3 motherly figures (not these type) can make in one sitting? What could be more American than that? In this post, I will chronicle my 3 Favorite parts of this turkey-licious holiday. Love it....No, better yet, enjoy it like you enjoy that marshmallow pie...mmmm.

1. The Thanksgiving Spread
There are only a few things in this world (my skin) more sexy than the ladies. One of these very few items happens to be the traditional Thanksgiving spread. Now we all know it generally includes turkey, dressing, stuffing, and any number or variety of vegetables. But what makes this MY absolute favorite? You guessed it! Mashed Potatoes! Whether you take them with gravy or without, they are definitely one of the most exciting parts of a MapCouch Thanksgiving!

2. The Family Time
I'm a couch, with a map on me. Of course this is one of my favorite things! People come from all over to gorge themselves on delicious foods and we expect me, the MapCouch, to not enjoy the company? Sheesh! What better way to spend time with family than with your mouths full of food?


3. The Cornucopia
This semi-ancient symbol of all that is good and plenty serves up more overdose of edibles than your local catfish house. Now that's good eatin'! Serving as the trophy of Thanksgiving meals for generations, the cornucopia is the centerpiece of centerpieces at any Thanksgiving celebration! Hell, if it wasn't for the turducken, John Madden would choose the cornucopia for the horse trailer MVP wall any day! "Here's a guy that needs to quit eating!"

MapCouch Tip: Show your favorite couch some love after you stuff yourself a minimum of 3 times!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Random Map of the Day





Friday, November 14, 2008

MapCouch Presents...MapShoe!!!

I hereby present my newest friend, MapShoe! I found this little guy while I was out walking Barack Obama's new puppy. Yep, I was in Peru! What makes that even better is that I can even show you where Peru was on my new friend! Silly maps, they are everywhere, I'm finding. I found a really cool map with only 2 colors...but I'm not sure what that is about! No really though, just when I thought all these map sightings were starting to get weird, THIS HAPPENS AGAIN. Not sure I'd want to know where that was on a map. At any rate, be sure to welcome our new friend to his reserved seat on the MapCouch...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Thank You Wave....

Have you ever been sitting in traffic, in the back of a delivery van? If you have, surely you know that because of their size, delivery vans must be let into every lane and lot at the behest and good graces of other drivers. And of course, after each one of those drivers lets you squeeeeeze through traffic, you find yourself giving the "Thank-You Wave."

This situation leads me to raise an interesting question of social interaction. Can that wave be over-used?

Ever the subject of controversy, this thank-you wave has been re-counted and poured over in various areas of the media, including appearances in this Seinfeld episode, and in this article. Some feel that this wave has disintegrated into the new driver complexities and evolutions of cell-phones, music/media, and fast food consumption while driving. Others feel the that wave is just as important as it was thirty years ago, when the wave seemed more likely to be used than it is today. In any case, bloggers have erupted on this current demise of common courtesy. I'd like to know how you feel...Are you a waver? or a scum-sucking apathy-monger that refuses to wave when someone lets you barge your delivery van through traffic? Check out the poll in the sidebar and tell me what you think....!!!

MapCouch Tip: Do the wave folks!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Classified!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

MapCouch steals swing votes!!!

Now is the time to vote for MapCouch! With the election fast approaching, many of you are possibly 'on the fence' about which candidate to vote for. I'm here to tell you that your vote is well invested in me, the MapCouch. Lost on the issues? Tired of the 'promises'? I'm here to sell something that no other candidate for president can, comfort. No matter what the economy looks like, I'll be here to keep you comfortable and safe for as long as my atlas-skin will last. In the meantime, look to the future of your happiness, and vote for MapCouch!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another great video...

Once again I spent too much time stealing my neighbor's wireless, and have thus spent all day browsing to find all my friends funny videos. Below is a video featured by The Onion, which I am sure you all know is America's Finest News Source. Because all of my owners have been involved in the Boy Scouts of America at one point or another, I find this video to be extremely fitting for both my past experiences, and my future aspirations. Enjoy!
12-Year-Old Boy Scouts Volunteer To Give Women Breast Exams

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's Getting Cold...

Thought I'd play around with my name and freeze it in Photoshop for you guys to symbolize the impending winter months. Look for more photoshop'd logos of me from the MapCouch Logo Contest that nobody entered. Also, if you want to take a gander at some cool text effects like these, check out this post from the Photoshop Roadmap.


MapCouch Tip: Remember that MapCouch logo designs will be selected for the MapCouch T-shirts that are coming soon! Submit your logo design to: mapcouch@gmail.com, Thanks!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hurricane Katrina hits MapCouch!!

One of my biggest fans, Katrina, stopped by to give me a gentle touch with her back side, just as so many have done before. Hurricane Katrina, as I call her, instead, decided to plop down with the ferver of Albert Haynesworth taking out Peyton Manning. I'm suprised she didn't end up with some of my map on her ass! At any rate, my beloved Hurricane Katrina (AssMap), stayed just long enough for me to feel better about the ruffling of my cushions, and as is always necessary, snapped a great photo with me for all to see. Thanks for stopping by, Hurricane Katrina!

Monday, October 20, 2008

MapCouch to host SNL?

Due to the buzz generated from my last post that featured Joe the Plumber sitting on me for like 14 days straight...MapCouch was featured on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update just before the Sarah Palin appearance. To date, Sarah Palin's appearance on Saturday Night boasted the highest ratings Saturday Night Live has had in 14 years. This apparently brought MapCouch speculators everywhere to start the could-be-true rumor that SNL will be hosted by MapCouch at somepoint in the near future. To add to that speculation, SNL referenced the ability of the MapCouch to constantly be at the center of the political scene, as cited by SNL in this photo of me at the debate with the candidates. Interestingly enough, I haven't actually become an issue myself. I guess plumber salaries and earmarks are more important. You be the judge. Vote for MapCouch!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Guess Where Joe the Plumber Watched the Debate....

You guessed it! Joe the Plumber watched the final Presidential debate from the MapCouch. And Monday Night Football, the MLB Playoffs, and re-runs of According to Jim. He seems to be a big fan of Tyra too. I think he is hiding from all the attention. Joe the Plumber did say that he is appalled that his name might be affiliated with the delay of a major sporting event. He even mentioned changing his name to Joe the MapCoucher. Either way, I'd hate to see him leave. He has occupied more cushion space than Tom Brady since the knee injury. Joe's been on the MapCouch so long, we had to re-shave his head. Damn guy won't even fix the toilets. He did offer to buy the MapCouch for $250,000. I didn't know old bald plumbers made that much money, especially with all that TV time! I guess the custom furniture industry needs a bald, MapCouch potato makeover. Luckily, we were able to snap this shot of him focusing so hard on the debate, he didn't notice the Sarah Palin picture message causing his phone to vibrate off the coffee table. At any rate, check it out. Crack kills, Joe. Crack kills.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Logo Contest

So...I've been thinking. None of you have yet to draw a caricature of me. Not a single one. It irks me that there are no little pictures of me with a huge head, or tiny head and huge body. I think you guys can do it; wait!, I know you guys can do it. Someone out there that loves me for my mapped exterior can certainly find a humorous way to portray me! If you think you can, send the picture in an email to MapCouch@gmail.com. I look forward to your submissions, and will be thinking of some sort of relevant prize to whoever can create the best one. Let the games begin! Oh, and tell your friends, the prize might actually be seriously worth it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MapCouch became a fan of....

I've got something ELSE for you to check out. That's right! You can now officially become a fan of MapCouch right on Facebook! It's the best thing since the invention of themed couches! Also, I have several new MapCouch developments brewing so stay tuned for those!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Check out this rare sighting!

So, I've been on the road for a while. It's a big decision when you think you might relocate, you have to check out the new surroundings and make sure they are safe AND comfortable. It's the first rule of moving, but I'm sure you all know that! While I was out, one of my ol' buddies sent me this picture he took with his phone camera. Check it out! It's almost better than having a map printed right on your skin! Viva la MapCouch!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Naturally...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

OMGz...Long Lost Brother!!!

OMGz....my long lost brother has finally been recovered! (and reproduced!)

Dearest brethren, allow me to present ...MapChair!!!

Upholstered in the very loins that scream atlas (like mine own), it is my brother in the flesh! Feast your eyes upon the first proven and discovered MapCouch blood relative...and he only costs you mortals a mere $450.00!!!

Find your way with MapCouch, and now, MapChair!

MapCouch Tip: Check out the entire site and photo album as well as purchasing info HERE.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rockin' out with the MapCouch

Today's post reminisces all the way back to when you just couldn't help but head-bang the hell out of some Metallica. To put it quickly and (in my opinion) excitedly, Metallica is back. Their brand new single, if you haven't heard it already, is called The Day That Never Comes. In my cartographic opinion, it is amazing.

Whilst perusing around on the WWW, I happened to find the video premiere for that rockin' aforementioned song. Please enjoy something that those of us who have head-banged, air-guitared, and gyrated our way through life on couches just like me, have come to know and love so dearly. And once again, we can rise to a erect position on that special middle cushion, and...you guessed it...ROCK ON!!!



MapCouch Tip: Enjoy this cartoon which you have probably already seen; It is just so damn-well-themed around this post!


Saturday, August 30, 2008

In 2081, everyone will be a MapCouch

During my recent browsing session of Al Gore's only patented invention (cough), I happened to view a very unique trailer for an exciting movie entitled, 2081. Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's short story Harrison Bergeron, the film centers around the idea that in the year 2081, everyone is forced to be equal due to an aggressive and overpowering effort to make society completely "fair." It is important to note that I am interested in this particular film because I will be around in 2081. The people that use me and love me will surely keep me around that long, and in doing so, I hope to remain as unique as the day I was crafted. I, unlike people, do not have to worry that there will be a GPS couch or a more comfortable map chair. My world will continue to keep me unique, just as I will do my best to continue to prolong the distinct existence of the MapCouch for those I benefit. That is my solemn promise! So to you, fans of the MapCouch, check out this movie about hope, and keep the marvel that is human beings special! Check out the video below to view the trailer for this excitingly interesting film.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Couch Surfing...

No, no, nooo...this is not what you think it is. Nobody has gone on a shirtless rampage, with all their weight born onto my cushioned belly and thrust their hips about as if trying to exist on water....ok wait a minute, that HAS happened. At any rate, couch-surfing is a relatively old phenomenon that has found new fire since the boom of the internets. Basically, there is an online community you can join where you can "surf" from couch to couch as a sort of poor man's vacation tactic, rather than pay for a bed in the local tavern.

If you would be interested in Couch Surfing, you can check out CouchSurfing.com, which hosts an internet community of would-be couch potatoes decidely cheaping out their vacation plans. You, of course, are free to do the same.

MapCouch Tip: Couch-surfing is not for the faint of heart. Side effects may include dizziness, upset stomach, runny nose, or nosebleeds. If you experience pain during urination, see a doctor or health care professional. If you save lots of money, continue experiencing side effects as needed.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I Kissed a Girl, The John Edwards Story

Check out this hilarious parody of Katy Perry's smash hit, "I Kissed a Girl" as performed by Senator John Edwards! The best thing about this video? It is performed by someone that has slept on the MapCouch! Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hilarious Video...

Congrats to me again on finally being my own number one Google Search result. It's about time... As for this post, I found a hilarious video posted on YouTube that I just HAD TO SHARE. I know what you are saying, "MapCouch, why the caps lock? Stop yellin..." But this is pretty funny. Kick back on the MapCouch and enjoy, courtesy of one Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Thanks to you...

Mapcouch.blogspot.com is now the first and highest Google Search Result when searching for 'mapcouch!' Congratulations MapCouch supporters!!! Continue to tell your friends and spread the word about the coolest couch we know...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

You know I had to...Simpsons Gag Reel

Getting back to the theme that is my physical existence (couch), here is a very typical blog post that some of you may or may not have seen. Below is the video of every couch gag ever done on The Simpsons opening credit reel. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Beijing...

Apparently I neglected to bring up the fact that Michael Phelps is a fan of the MapCouch. In fact, he has been said to sleep as much as he can while training and competing...Where did you think he sleeps? Isn't it obvious? Psssh....




























MapCouch Tip:
Become a Phelps Phan!!! Congratulations to Michael Phelps!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fun with Google images and photoshop...and bacon sandwiches...hmm

So I'd like to say that my friend Spud came by last week and posed with me while eating 1 of 4 "Baconator" sandwiches he ordered from Wendy's....but he didn't. So when I reminded him that he needed to be sitting on me while he dined so that I could catch some of that delicious bacon grease, his response was more than enough motivation: "Use a vegetable caricature of me eating my pork and beef burger delicacy!" And with that, I created what you see below. I can already smell the fluid pig fat dripping onto my southern hemisphere. MMmmmm... Enjoy.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


I'm a couch, get over it.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Try it...






























MapCouch Tip:
Try it! Check out this cartoon and many more @ Kartoen.be!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pissed...?

It might not seem like it to the average onlooker, but I am a sectional. However, my constituent base constantly refers to me as a regional, because of my geographically-themed epidermis. At any rate, check out this Online Breathalyzer Test @ RUPissed? --Wouldn't want you throwing up on me now would we?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We've lost our couch, we've lost our couch...

We have no need...for you, couch, now! Have you ever thrown your couch to the wind? Sold it for some dough? Left it on a curb? Then I've got a blog for you! Check out Abandoned Couches...the blog for anyone who has ever left a couch on the street, sat on one, or even seen one on the street! Check them out @ couches.wordpress.com!!!

MapCouch Tip: Don't abandon your couches! We wouldn't abandon YOUUU!!!

(Image courtesy of Abandoned Couches (couches.wordpress.com)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

MapCouch Presents...Strange Maps!

In keeping with the spirit and tradition that is my cartographical greatness, I present you to the coolest blog that has yet to feature the MapCouch; BUT SHOULD. The blog in question, Strange Maps, features random tandem Atlases (or is it Atli?) and maps that have been made either for strange reasons, or that feature strange ways of displaying the geography that appears on them. As mentioned above, for an unknown reason, I have yet to be featured on this terrific blog, and feel that I fit right in. Thus, I request that everyone reading this post head on over to Strange Maps and leave them a comment. Something to the effect of, 'you are missing out on the coolest, strangest map ever made' will do perfectly fine.

MapCouch Tip:
Be sure to check out the cheese map of Canada @ Strange Maps!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

10 Random Phobias...

Everyone has random fears...hell, I'm afraid of losing my pillows! Below is a random list of 10 phobias found on PhobiaGuide.com, which features a long list of alphabetically charged phobias. Some of these are so random, even I had trouble finding them! Then again, I can't use a mouse, or a keyboard...I'm all arms and no hands =(

1.-Didaskaleinophobia--Fear of going to school. No wonder all the redneck kids are stupid, they are didaskaleinophobes! Ummm, duh...! It's easier to make babies and get free money, what was I thinking?!

2.-Ephebiphobia--Fear of teenagers. Some ephebiphobes are didaskaleinophobes. Yeah, say THAT 3 times fast. I dare ya!

3.-Hierophobia--Fear of priests or sacred things. Now this I could understand...I have 2 people that sit on me regularly that are studying to be priests. The weird part is that they find me sacred...I might be a Hierophobe...priests have gas...

4.-Clinophobia--Fear of going to bed. I meet a lot of drunk people this way. They don't want to wake up with a hangover so they become clinophobes. Kinda cool for me because I meet interesting people and get more attention!

5.-Pogonophobia--Fear of beards. I've never really had a problem with this. Some girl that sat on me once told me she did, said her boyfriend's beard felt weird between her legs. I was like, why would your boyfriend be growing a beard between your legs?...Strange!

6.-Caligynephobia--Fear of beautiful women. This, I have a problem with...what the hell is wrong with people?! FEAR OF BEAUTIFUL WOMEN? COME ON!!!

7.-Apeirophobia--Fear of infinity.
My friend Erika helped me pick this one. How can you be afraid of infinity? You can't even see it! I guess people are more afraid of being around for infinity. Well that's my plan soooo get used to it.

8.-Kymophobia--Fear of waves. I once met a boat who showed me on my upholstery all the cool places he had been. He was a Kymophobe though, he didn't like waves at all. He feared waves so much that he decided he didn't even have to wave goodbye to me...ASS!

9.-Peladophobia--Fear of bald people. I;ve never been a peladaphobe. My friend Fred is...but that's because he is going bald faster than Patrick Stewart.

10.-Vestiphobia--Fear of clothing. This is my favorite. I can't wait until my wonderful friend Erika advertises what she calls her "biggest fear" and lounges all over me in the process. ;)

MapCouch Tip: Don't get these fears...unless you are Erika, then get #10 hourly...or at least whenever you visit. ;)



Sunday, July 27, 2008

20 Worst Foods in America

As you may remember, in June the MapCouch promoted healthy habits and lifestyles by offering up a book that many people may have found interesting, called Eat This, Not That. Well, in addition to that book, Men's Health Magazine has also featured on its website, (under the same section), an incredibly honest listing of the 20 Worst Foods in America. No no, these aren't foods you've eaten at home on the MapCouch, these are restaurant dishes that many of us have had at least one of. These scary 20 include some surprises, so pin up your trousers and sit up straight on the MapCouch before you gander at this list. The listing, along with many other great health-related topics, can be found HERE.

P.S. We are currently in talks to attain the Men's Health official status as "Best Couch to Lounge on after Eating The 20 Worst Foods in America".

Monday, July 21, 2008

I've Got those Brief Hiatus Blues...

I haven't been around for a while to update the MapCouch, and for good reason. I have been babysitting a friend's small business, keeping things running smoothly and spending all my time doing that. But that is all over for the time being, and things (posts/topics/craziness) should ensue again shortly. Thanks for your patience, and your support...The MapCouch had more hits during the period of no-posting than it has had since its creation.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

MapCouch Introduces...Manterns!!!


One of the hardest things to do in life is shop for a guy, especially a guy who has everything. Wives, girlfriends, children, and friends can all agree that selecting the perfect gift for that special cave-dwelling, back-scratching, manly-man is no easy task. But no longer! The MapCouch is here once again to introduce, Manterns!

Manterns
offers unique candles in a bouquet of unique scents; the smell of a baseball glove, the tantalizing aroma of ribs, or the fermented fragrance of beer.
Very reasonably priced, Manterns offers a great product for anyone wanting to please the special man in their lives. These can also make great additions to any collection or theme room within the house.
Be Sure to check out Manterns today!

MapCouch Tip: If this post gets around to the Manterns people, PLEASE make a candle that smells like the MapCouch! ;-P

Friday, June 20, 2008

MapCouch's friend, Devin Smith!

About a week ago, we featured what we think is currently the funniest (dumbest and most awesome) commercial on regular television (Click here to see what I'm referring to). After browsing the internet, particularly Google, I was unable to answer the question that I found was plaguing so many viewers: What song is featured in the dancing caveman commercials? Well, as you can see on that post, one of the MapCouch friends and supporters left us a comment with a little bit of info! Thanks to Amy for giving the answer!

The song featured on those commercials is by Devin Smith, and can be heard on his myspace page @ http://www.myspace.com/devinsmith. Additionally you can go to www.devinsmithmusic.com to hear all the awesome tunes Devin has created!

MapCouch Tip: Devin Smith is the man! Go check him out!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

MapCouch is now on Myspace!!!

Your favorite couch is now on Myspace!! The MapCouch Myspace page has finally arrived!!! Go to www.myspace.com/mapcouch and add me today!

Friday, June 13, 2008

MapCouch Promotes Your Health!

As always, the MapCouch has continually promoted healthy lifestyles. One of the MapCouch's firmest beliefs is sleeping off hangovers (on the MapCouch), not being at work! So in keeping with traditions of excellence, the MapCouch brings to you a healthy promotion of sorts. A new(er) book, called Eat This, Not That features ways in which you can swap everyday foods such as fast food or snacks for healthier fast food or snacks.

You can check out featured Eat This, Not That web sites by Men's Health Magazine and Women's Health Magazine as well!



You don't have to stop eating the foods you love, just eat healthier versions of them! MapCouch recommends you couple this change in intake with some light exercise as well (jumping on the MapCouch does not count). Remember, exercise is always easiest when you have the MapCouch to come home to!

To view purchasing information about this book, CLICK HERE!

MapCouch Tip: Reading books is healthy mental exercise! Pick up your favorite page-turner and take a load off on the MapCouch!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Coolest Self Portrait

Artist Erik Nordennankar uses GPS and DHL to paint a self portrait of himself on a globe image. Watch this video, and you will feel the same way I do; Erik should have used the MapCouch (not a regular map) to superimpose his self portrait! Enjoy!

MapCouch Tip: Always use the MapCouch in some way for your self portrait!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Geico's Dancing Caveman = MapCouch's Favorite Commercial

Jazz hands. Anything with jazz hands. You've most likely seen this commercial, and if you haven't, that's pretty lame. Everyone knows Baltimore is a great place to pickup dance moves, I find. Enjoy.



MapCouch Tip: If you know what music is used in this commercial, PLEASE post a comment here!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

MapCouch Presents SkiiinnyG!

It is for some time now that I have been saving this material to post. SkiiinnyG has long been a fan and friend of the MapCouch, and is the Special4gent's brother. He is a drummer, recording technician, and music production major at a southern public university. Below are several links you should check out, and enjoy his music.

Pure Volume Artist Page

Youtube Homepage

MapCouch Tip: To look as skinny as possible in photos, don't take pictures with SkiiinnyG!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Happy Skipbo de Mayo!

Every year around the end of May, a yearly tradition continues to grow. The playing of SkipBo (see image below) is perhaps the most exciting part of May. In recent years, the competition and excitement we all love has become a tradition similar in name to that of Cinco de Mayo. Eating at an Italian restaurant and the drinking alcoholic beverages (such as Sangria) is usually involved. Currently in its fourth year of celebration, Skipbo de Mayo is has occurred now in 2 states, (Tennessee and Kentucky) and is slowly but surely spreading its reputation as an enjoyable yet competitive way for friends to interact and also meet new people.

If you have never played Skipbo, I suggest you try. It can be purchased at almost any store that carries toys for kids, including Wal-Mart or Target. It is also very inexpensive.

Mapcouch Tip: When you celebrate Skipbo de Mayo, be absolutely sure to tell your friends, Happy Skipbo de Mayo!

Friday, May 30, 2008

MapCouch Wishes Special4gent a Happy Birthday, and gives you another funny video...
Rally Girl Screams

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Visioneers Movie Trailer....

I was browsing around, and looking for a quick post, (as I have been super-busy and can't get my guest-posters to get their acts together) and found this super-cool movie trailer for a new movie called Visioneers. I'm not quite sure how to approach this trailer, other than just letting you watch it for yourself. Check it out.



MapCouch Tip: Get your guest-posting asses in gear!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Great Way to Feed the Needy!

Keeping with the tradition of the MapCouch is the quality and characteristic of charity. In this post, I'd like to feature a great website: FreeRice.com
In very basic terms this site uses a simple vocabulary game to not only educate users on their vocabulary skills, but also uses correct answers to feed the hungry. For every vocabulary question you answer correctly, the site (from sponsors) donates 20 grains of rice. This may not seem like a lot, but do the quiz until you rack up about 500 or so, and you've fed somebody for a little more than one meal. Be sure to go over to FreeRice.com and try out their game. There's no better way to learn vocabulary than practice, and there's no better way to feed the needy than by using education!

MapCouch Tip: Always be sure to tell panhandlers you don't support panhandling, you support charities.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hit A&E show pulls out of Memphis!!!

Recently, the Memphis Police Department Director Larry Godwin decided to nix the contract between the department and the hit A&E show, "The First 48," The Commercial Appeal reports. Read the full text of the article here.

This is a huge problem! Not only for fans of the show, but for the repercussions that could occur. First of all, thousands of fans of this show will lose the viewing entertainment that the city of Memphis allows them to have. Memphis landmarks, including Beale Street, the Stax Museum, and Graceland have been used as backdrops for this amazing TV show. Additionally, as the show's producer states, this show helps build relationships between officers working homicide units in the city, and the general public, allowing for more tips and more solved cases. Also, it makes people aware of how important descriptions and information are to officers working homicide cases, and can be beneficial when more accurate information is provided.

Visit this page to sign the petition that will attempt to keep the First 48 in Memphis.

Total Ownage...This Guy Rocks!

This guy totally gets owned. I'm guessing he is attempting some sort of robbery or related crime. Check it out. I hereby invite this bystander to take a seat on the MapCouch....

Thursday, May 8, 2008

MapCouch's Favorite Class Act

You might have seen this guy on YouTube, or heard about him through some other means. It doesn't matter what you might have heard; this guy can play. To quote his website: "It can be observed that Andy likes to try different things with the guitar such as; altered tunings, partial capos, percussive hits, and tapping. But in the hands of Andy these are not mere parlor tricks, they are compositional tools used to create some of the finest crafted music for the steel string acoustic guitar."

Andy is one of the finest guitar players I've ever seen. I just like the fact that the guy can play as well as he can and then incorporate other stuff into the music to give it dimensions. You can check Andy out @ www.andymckee.com. Here is a video of Andy doing what he does best.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

MapCouch's 5 Best Photoshop Resources!

Some of you may know that I enjoy photoshopping. Well recently, I have taken to the web to improve my skills, and have found some magnificent resources for doing so. That being said, in addition to posting a listing of the 5 Best Places to Learn to Photoshop (that I know of), I will post the brand new, version 1.0, MapCouch desktop background, featuring Ben of MapCouch friendship, in several resolutions. Be sure to leave a comment with your email and I will send you a pic of the MapCouch so you can photoshop yourself into it! Thanks to our #1 Photoshop resource for his tutorials in helping me make it. Enjoy!

The MapCouch Desktop Background
Image Hosted by PicturePush - Photo Sharing
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MapCouch's Top 5 Online Photoshop Resources
1. Planet Photoshop - This website has not only the most professional design, but also the most professional tutorials. Corey Barker, executive producer for Planet Photoshop, has really gone all out to create an all-inclusive site for supreme photoshop resources.

2. Good-Tutorials.com - This site has tons of excellent tutorials for all your photoshopping needs. It's also
easy to find, as it appears number one in Google's search results for "photoshop tutorials."

3. Tutorialized.com - If you've ever, (and I mean ever) wanted to learn how to do anything with Adobe products (or lots of other software), this is the place. Featuring cool photoshop tutorials like designing your own concert poster, Tutorialized features how-to's on Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator, and almost every other web-related or graphics-related software program available.

4. Graphic-Design.com - Features some all-around, easy to use tutorials for photoshop noobs. Excellent but small resource for building photoshopping skills.

5. Photoshop911.com - Another great site for photoshop skills improvement. Additionally, if you use the emergency link on their menu bar on the right, you can submit an emergency request for a photoshop tutorial.
Great site!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

MapCouch's Summer Movie Extravaganza

What are youuuu doing this summer? I'm going to work and park my ass on the MapCouch (with beer). So as exciting as my summer sounds, the MapCouch has eagerly chosen 10 highly anticipated blockbusters for the summer just to spite me and get me out of the house (MapCouch didn't say I couldn't go drunk). In addition, MapCouch went a step further and created a list of 5 movies that have potential, and a list of 8 movies to take the girlfriend (or loveseat) to. (Girls, you can always just drag one of your friends! :-P) Finally, we listed the movies that are gonna flop harder than my ass when it hits the MapCouch. So please enjoy the MapCouch's Summer Movie Extravaganza!

P.S. Thanks to EW for being my links bitch. All movies listed in order of release date.

Summer Blockbusters
1.-Iron Man-Released today, May 2nd.
2.-Speed Racer-Releases May 9th.
3.-The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian-Releases May 16th.
4.-Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull-Releases May 22nd! Be sure to find your movie posters!
5.-The Happening-Releases June 13th.
6.-Get Smart-Releases June 20th.
7.-Hancock-Releases July 2nd.-This movie just looks badass.
8.-The Dark Knight-Releases July 18th.-Another potentially badass film.
9.-Pineapple Express-Releases August 8th.
10.-Traitor-Releases August 29th.

5 Summer Movies with Potential
1.-The Foot Fist Way-Releases May 30th.
2.-Kung Fu Panda-Releases June 6th.
3.-Wall-E-Releases June 27th.
4.-Step Brothers-Releases July 25th.
5.-Crossing Over-Releases August 22nd.

8 Movies for the Girls
1.-Made of Honor-Released May 2nd.
2.-What Happens in Vegas-Releases May 9th.
3.-Sex and the City-Releases May 30th.
4.-Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl-Releases July 2nd.
5.-American Teen-Releases July 25th.
6.-The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2-Releases August 8th.
7.-The Accidental Husband-Releases August 22nd.
8.-The House Bunny-Releases August 22nd.

Summer Flops
1.-Savage Grace-Releases May 30th.
2.-The Love Guru-Releases June 20th.
3.-Meet Dave-Releases July 11th.
4.-Mamma Mia!-Releases July 18th.
5.-The Longshots-Releases July 25th.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Top 5 Quotes about the MapCouch

I know, I know. I've been slow to post. The MapCouch yelled at me yesterday. Unfortunately its quote was too obscene to be displayed in this list, but we do have 5 quotes that have come from MapCouch friends themselves. From time to time, we try to get people together and sit them on the MapCouch and see what comes to mind. These are the top 5 of recent months. Enjoy!

-- "Kevin, your ass is in Europe, your head is in Russia. What is the
bathroom like for you?"- Francis

-- "I febreezed the MapCouch for you."-Kevin

-- "The MapCouch is the only place farting constitutes global warming"- Ben

-- "The MapCouch is the only place two friends can both be in Asia but
still oceans apart"- Chauncey

-- Upon being called and given directions, Lil E' offered up the following into the phone conversation..."Wait, where is it? Hold on, ok. I'm by the MapCouch now. Let me see if I can find it."

BONUS QUOTE:

"Good morning Nick." -Christy

Thursday, April 24, 2008

MapCouch's 10 Coolest GRE Study Words

As anyone has taken the GRE can tell you, there is a list of anomalous words that personify the utmost vocabulary education a human can attain. However, in many areas of English-speaking society, these words go often unused, and for obvious reason. MapCouch, in its never-ending quest for the betterment of society, has decided you need a vocabulary intake. Today the MapCouch has complied a list of the Coolest 10 Words on the GRE Study list. Take a look at the list below and see if you can come up with a sentence for these words:

10. Conflagration - noun. A great fire.
When you see the MapCouch, your heart (or pants) will experience an exciting conflagration.

9. Bifurcate - verb. To divide into two branches or parts.
You should never bifurcate your love for the MapCouch.

8. Impecunious - adjective. Penniless or poor.
Someone who leads an impecunious life will most definitely find solace (or pocketchange!) within the MapCouch.

7. Eleemosynary - adjective. Of, relating to, or supported by charity.
If you did find pocketchange in the MapCouch, that would be attributed to its eleemosynary nature.

6. Perfidious - adjective. Deliberately treacherous; dishonest.
I have never been witness to a perfidious MapCouch.

5. Voracious - adjective. Craving or devouring large quantities of food, drink, or other things.
If you are a voracious drinker, you will find crashing on the MapCouch very highly satisfying.

4. Turpitude - noun. Depravity; baseness.
The MapCouch has never been fired from a job for its moral turpitude.

3. Pusillanimous - adjective. Cowardly, timid, or irresolute; petty.
If a pusillanimous burglar breaks in and tries to sit on the MapCouch, somebody better put a bullet in his ear.

2. Twitterpated - adjective. Confused by affection or infatuation.
The flush of the young girl's face indicated that she was twitterpated when she felt the touch of the MapCouch against her butt as she sat down.

1. Pulchritudinous - adjective. Beautiful.
The MapCouch's fabric is utterly pulchritudinous.

5 WORDS THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST BUT PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE
-nefarious - n. - Wicked, evil.
-plethora - n. - Excessively large quantity; overabundance.
-lugubrious - adj. - Weighty, mournful, or gloomy, especially to an excessive degree.
-exacerbate - v. - To increase the bitterness or violence of; to aggravate.
-antediluvian - adj. - Ancient; outmoded.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Check out the MapCouch GuestMap!

Alas, my efforts to create the ultimate GuestMap have failed. What I wanted to do, and am still trying to do, is to get an image of the MapCouch world-map superimposed over a functional Google Map. Yeah, pin your location directly on the MapCouch, wouldn't that rock? But it seems the programming required to screw with that stuff is beyond my current technical abilities. SOO, what I have gotten at this time is a GuestMap for the MapCouch fans that visit here. It is in the sidebar to your right, should you be reading this directly on the MapCouch page (you better be!). So anyway, check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

MapCouch video!

Here is the video that corresponds to yesterday's post about the super-stardom of the MapCouch! Check it out! Be sure to vote for Corduroy Wednesday Films at the link here:
http://www.thedoorpost.com/?film=dc91322b6aa43fa171b2a3d582c691cf

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

MAPCOUCH IS A STARRR!!!!!!

Well it's official. The MapCouch itself stars in it's first ever short film! CW Films credits the MapCouch with one of its best short films ever made! As I was messing around on Myspace I saw this bulletin from our friends over at CW Films! Please keep your support for them as strong as it is for the MapCouch! Vote for CW Films and the MapCouch today!

CW FILMS POST:
Yes dear fans of Corduroy Wednesday, we call upon you to stand up, do the right thing, and vote. No, not the little contest in November. Vote for something that can mean a difference!!! Vote for Corduroy Wednesday's latest, greatest little creation in The Doorpost Film Project. Our short film, L'Hippopotame Vert FTW!, is amongst the entries looking for a $100,000 grand prize! We need fans to view and vote for us. The Doorpost Film Project is a contest of 5 minute or less shorts about certain themes. 15 chosen winners will be granted $20,000 to make another short and from that a $100,000 grand prize winner will be chosen.

Actors, if we get to make a second film guess who we'll be bugging?!? Vote for a future paying gig!!!
Click on the link below or visit www.thedoorpost.com to see entries.

Fellow filmmakers, go ahead and get in on this as well! The contest is still going but remember vote L'Hippopotame Vert FTW!

http://www.thedoorpost.com/?film=dc91322b6aa43fa171b2a3d582c691cf

http://www.thedoorpost.com

ALSO:
Just a quick update...I have been uber-busy with school and work. Mostly school. Anywho, we have an upcoming guest post on Friday from Lil' E. Lil' E is the MapCouch's most frequent commenter, and the MapCouch also currently resides at his place. Lil' E has asked me to allow him to guest post so that he can offer his "literary" tribute to the MapCouch. Sorry again for the lack of updates, it's crunch time at WKU. Wish I could study on the MapCouch!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

MapCouch's Favorite Video!

Apparently this video has been on the web for some time yet, and I just hadn't found it until now. This video might be something you have seen before, but it most definitely goes along with the sort of silly phenomena that seem to surround the MapCouch from time to time. Credit for this video is hard to give, I found it on Metacafe, where I read people's comments about it being stolen. I'll give credit to RejectedJokes.com, as that seems to be what the video is branded with. Enjoy, here it is!


Cheating Wife - Click here for the funniest movie of the week

A MapCouch timeline...

After some contemplation and days without a post, I decided that the next best thing is to come up with a timeline of ownership of the MapCouch. This is important because as the MapCouch moves through time and space and the existence of mankind, it is important that we remember the roots of the MapCouch, what it is, and what it will become. So, for those loyal to the MapCouch, and to all who have yet to discover its full glory, I present to you the very simplistic yet highly underrated timeline of the MapCouch.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Another fan finds his way to the MapCouch...

I'd like to welcome someone new into the realm of the MapCouch. Very recently, our new friend Ben had the chance to sit on the MapCouch and contemplate his place in the world. Ben, being of sound logical mind and body, decided that North America was the most fitting area over which to park his ass. Thanks Ben, to your credit (and the photographer) we appreciate very much the honor of posting your snapshot here today to share with the MapCouch World. This is perhaps one of the best MapCouch poses to date!

Monday, April 7, 2008

MapCouch, the Friends and Supporters...

I'd like to take this early opportunity to address the friends and supporters of the MapCouch, who they are, and what they are about. The MapCouch blog would not be possible without some of them, and without a couple, the MapCouch would just be another place to park your ass for a while. Keep in mind this list is ever-expanding, and welcomes all kinds.

Sean Davis Photography
Sean Davis is a friend of mine, and is an excellent photographer. He currently works with another friend of the MapCouch, Memphis Sport Magazine and mostly does freelance work. Check out his site, and take a look at his photo blog as well. Sean is responsible (and I am grateful) for taking the photographs of the MapCouch itself, in order to get this blog off the ground and rolling. He is currently based in Memphis, Tennessee, and is available for contact through his site.

Corduroy Wednesday Films
This marvelous friend of the MapCouch is based out of Memphis as well, as are most of our current friends and supporters. CW Films, as they are also known, is responsible for the blockbuster independent film, Grim Sweeper. Be sure to stay up to date on their current and upcoming film projects!

The trailer for their latest full length feature, Grim Sweeper, can be viewed here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3duF7RoV4

Memphis Sport Magazine
Probably the most dynamic and best looking website of any Memphis publication, and arguably any other publication at that, Memphis Sport Magazine boasts the best coverage of sports action in the Memphis and Mid-South area. With the region's most exciting sports coverage, Memphis Sport has quickly become the premiere go-to for Memphis sports action. Check out their beautiful and highly functional site; you can even read an electronic version of their latest issue!

Jettutor's Aviation Career Advice
The Jettutor is a Captain for a major U.S. cargo airline with a vast amount of international and domestic flying experience. Check out his site for tips, tricks, and advice on exactly how to get your aviation career started. In addition to being one of the best resources on the web for aviation career advice, the Jettutor is the first and longest-running owner of the MapCouch!
Check him out today!

Wedding Cakes by Harriet

The mother of the MapCouch and the mother of this blogger is an exclusive and top-notch maker of traditional and contemporary wedding and novelty cakes. Check out her site for a multitude of images of her talented work, as well as ordering and pricing information! Also check out her exciting new project, BakeryBuddy! For more information, click on her link on the right.

Well, that does it for the MapCouch friends and supporters, at least for now. If you would like to become a MapCouch friend or supporter, or need to get in contact with one, post a comment under this post and I'll be absolutely sure to get you the contact info right away! See you soon!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Drug death goes up...people keep falling down

I am not someone who takes death lightly, but I feel the need to comment on the Top 5 ways to die from injury in the United States. This article from USA Today, suggests that more people are dying from poisonous drugs than firearm-related deaths. (I say firearm-related deaths because the guns themselves do not kill people.) At any rate, due to the rising rate of OxyContin abusers we have in our great nation, more people are dying from taking too much of this drug. That wasn't really what concerned me about this article. If you follow the link here:

Drug Deaths @ USA Today
to the article, you will notice a statistics chart for 2004, the year with the latest data available. Interestingly enough, it shows that we had 20,426 people fall accidentally. That's right, they fell. Lost their balance at a ridiculously high floor at work, and fell. Allow me to clarify. They fell. How do that many people fall a year? I really don't understand, and here's why:

Reasons to Avoid Falling
- It hurts.
- You could die.
- Falling, or keeping yourself from falling, is the main objective for like the first 10 years of everyone's life. You are a kid, you will ultimately fall, skin your knee, and it will hurt. So you don't fall.
- What have we forgotten about the effects of falling during the course of growing up? Even during adulthood if you fall down on the sidewalk it's hilarious and everyone laughs at you. I would. I do. I actually use the phrase, "Walk Much?"
- Our mothers always said, "If he tells you to go jump off a bridge would you do it?"...a CLEAR reference that falling is bad.

But perhaps there are several reasons these people wanted to fall. Maybe Tom Petty inspired them in the song Free Falling. I immediately assumed they meant to fall, like in suicide, but this is supposed to be accidental falls. I really don't get it, at all. If you think you can help me understand, or I'm missing some obvious accidental falling situation, or maybe I'm forgetting a reason to fall, leave a comment. Let me know. I guess I just don't understand how you can allow yourself to just fall.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

MapCouch! Just Sittin' on Top of the World...

What makes the MapCouch so special? Is it just a dashing daybed, or a super-sweet sleeper sofa? Perhaps it is the display of the "cryptic seacreatures" as one MapCouch fan puts it. Or maybe it's just the "worldly" feeling it gave its former owner. Whatever the case, the MapCouch blends sophistication and seating; cartography and couches. It is the atlas of our lives, and is also a great place to sleep off a hangover; both giving it so much character.

To repay the MapCouch, and to honor its existence in hundreds of lives, we promote its existence to thousands, if not millions as we continue on. Please join us on our quest to reveal to the web world the ideas and instances in which the MapCouch has touched our lives. We'll share ideas, comments, and concerns along the way, and possibly share a seat as well!

Below you will find a soon-to-be updated slide show of some pictures of the MapCouch in action, as well as posing for our cameras, our hearts, and our souls. In addition, please take our small poll about the MapCouch, enjoy the slide show, and be ready for the next update soon!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

You might want to take this sitting down....

That's right, harsh news coming your way. Hope you took a seat on the MapCouch...

THE MAPCOUCH BLOG IS FINALLY HERE!!! Everything you wanted in a blog AND a sleeper sofa is here on your computer, live and in person! Now if only we could get our neighbor's Wifi signal to work while sitting over here....

Look to the MapCouch blog in the up and coming days, weeks, months, and possibly years. It's maintenance should and will become the sustenance of your every existence. And don't bother questioning it, because it's a battle that shouldn't be fought. The MapCouch is here, it's arrived, and it's back. Please subscribe to the feeds below, and sign our interactive guestbook when it arrives (more on that later). Any input on ideas would be appreciated! And thanks for stopping by your neighborhood MapCouch!

 
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