Go Dog Go Fetch Machine/Automatic Ball Launcher

This is one of the coolest products we’ve seen in a long time. The GoDogGo ball launcher will keep your dog busy and well-exercised. It is completely interactive; the dog loads the ball after fetching it so that it will launch again at a preset interval. You can also adjust the launch distance. This video shows a dog at play fetching and reloading:

As far as we know, this machine is not yet available in stores either online or off (not even Amazon), and must be direct ordered through the manufacturer’s site at GoDogGo Inc.

Man Pees on Cops

“Three Ways To Fail A Sobriety Test” video. Scene #3 ~ it’s hard to believe they didn’t see this coming; he was fiddling with his zipper long enough for them to know what to expect!

Doggles Dog Goggles

We all know how our dogs just love to hang their heads out the window when they’re cruising around in the car. But their eyes can get dried out when doing this. Or even worse, they could get their eye poked by bugs or debris that has been kicked up by wind and wheels. The solution? Doggles Glasses!

doggles glasses

Doggles ILS Protective Dog Eyeglasses are the first and only protective eyewear specifically designed just for dogs! Doggles feature a interchangeable lens system (ILS) that provides your dog with 100% UV protection and protects your dog’s eyes from debris during road travel. Not to mention that they make him look absolutely adorable while protecting his peepers!

Features: Polycarbonate (shatterproof), anti-fog, 100% UV protection lenses Interchangeable lens system (ILS). Extremely flexible rubber frame. Elastic adjustable straps – head and chin. Foam-lined frame for extra comfort. Extra deep lens cup keeps the lenses away from the eyes. Available in 5 sizes to fit most dogs.

Ninja Total Flex Video

Though this video of a street performer doing acrobatic stunts with a large steel ring was posted on Youtube only about a week ago, I’m surprised that it hasn’t gone viral and gotten millions of views yet.

I don’t know what this should be called (the person who uploaded it to youtube gave it this title), or whether it has anything at all to do with anything even remotely related to “ninja”, but this guy would be a tough act for any other performer to follow. The description of the video is in Thai language/alphabet, and does not seem to include the performer’s name or even the location of where this was filmed. If anybody out there knows who it is, please contact us to let us know so that we can give credit where credit is due and let the man’s name be known to those who see this here.

Prescription Bottle Coffee Mug

Here’s a cool coffee mug design which looks just like a labeled prescription bottle. Can be personalized with your name or the name of any gift recipient.

Directions: Sip repeatedly until you feel human. Quantity: 15 oz. as many times as needed.

Here’s another one with a better 3-D design, but this one can’t be personalized…

Prescription Bottle Shaped Coffee Mug
Prescription Bottle Shaped Coffee Mug by Gadgets and Gear
More Funny Mugs, T-Shirts, and other gift items in our MERCH department.

Lake Street Dive is taking off – bio and videos

Lake Street Dive is a four-piece band comprised of Rachael Price on vocals and sometimes guitar, Bridget Kearney on upright bass, Mike “McDuck” Olson on guitar and trumpet, and Mike Calabrese on drums/percussion. The four met while they were in the jazz studies program at New England Conservatory of Music.

The band has been playing together for 10 years (as of 2014), and came into the public eye (in the national/worldwide sense… they were already a “well-kept secret” sensation in the Cambridge/Boston area) when they posted a video of themselves covering The Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” on a Boston (actually Brookline, but that’s just nitpicking) sidewalk…

This video went viral on Youtube and the next thing you know, TV show hosts were ringing them up; Stephen Colbert absolutely insisted that they make their national television debut on his show, where they played “You Go Down Smooth” from their Bad Self Portraits album. You can view the video of that performance here: Lake Street Dive on Colbert Report (it’s not available on Youtube).

The Bad Self Portraits album was released on February 18th, 2014, and due to the surge from pre-orders generated by the recent buzz surrounding them, it debuted in the Top 10 of Amazon’s best sellers in music for that week.

Shortly thereafter, they also made an appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, where they absolutely killed it with a performance of Bad Self Portraits, the title track from their latest album. When they were finished, both Letterman and Paul Schaeffer went absolutely nuts, asking if they could “come back… every night” and proclaiming “this is what you want” and “that’s the way it’s supposed to be”. Those who are familiar with Letterman know that he’s usually somewhat of a curmudgeonly crabass, and joyful gushing of this sort is quite out of countenance for him.

Here’s the video of the Letterman show performance…

And then their first daytime TV appearance on the Ellen show, where they also did “You Go Down Smooth”…

Next stop, Saturday Night Live (just guessing, there has been no announcement of having been booked for that show).

Gone are the days when you could just stroll on down Mass Ave in Cambridge to see them at cozy little hole-in-the-wall venues like the Lizard Lounge; nowadays it’s pretty hard to get your paws on Lake Street Dive tickets because they sell out so quickly. If you need tickets to a sold out show, there may be some available here for a show in your area: Lake Street Dive Tickets at PurchaseTix

LyzyrdGyzyrd predicts that this band will be collecting Grammy Awards sometime soon.

Lake Street Dive Discography (click on title to buy):

  • Bad Self Portraits – 2014, Signature Sounds Records
  • Fun Machine EP – 2012, Signature Sounds Records
  • Lake Street Dive – 2010, Signature Sounds Records
  • Promises, Promises – 2008, FYO Records (out of print)
  • In This Episode… – 2006, independently released (out of print)

  • Side notes on singer Rachael Price: She is the daughter of Tom Price, who is fairly well-known as the musical director for The Voices of Bahá. She also has released two solo jazz albums – Dedicated To You and The Good Hours – both of which received rave reviews.

    Here is video of Rachael in 2005 with The Voices of Bahá, performing “Falta Amor” ~ a Spanish-language cover of Stevie Wonder’s Love’s In Need Of Love Today…

    And the title track from her Dedicated To You album, a cover of a jazz standard…

    Up from the ashes…

    This site had been on hiatus for a few years while lyzyrd gyzyrd was busy with some other things, but now we’re back and we will be bringing you crazy news, unusual products, and other things to combat boredom for a few minutes whenever needed.

    Let’s get things started with The No-No cat!