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Explaining song lyrics you never understood

In this podcast, I admit to the world that the first CDs I ever bought were video game soundtracks. Oh, me.

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Brian explains the meanings of obscure references in classic songs, including  “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon, “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band, “Down Under” by Men At Work, “Surfin’ USA” by The Beach Boys, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley, “Hotel California” by The Eagles, and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. He also probes his producer Cody Gough about his love for video game music.

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“Out of Context Quotes” on WGN Radio

Here’s a little production I did for WGN Radio to cap off another year at “the voice of Chicago.” Enjoy!

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A production featuring the funniest of Brian Noonan’s “out of context quotes” of 2012.

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Holiday Shopping False Advertising

Need a last-minute stocking stuffer? How about you buy a 40″ LED TV? AND PUT IT IN A STOCKING:Holiday Shopping False Advertising

Seriously… it’s like advertisers don’t even care anymore. Soon, communication is going to deteriorate into just using buzzwords all the time. Now excuse me while I blog my app to curate something viral on social media… Google.

How to prevent Instagram from selling your photos

Hey everyone freaking out about Instagram being able to sell your photos: just download an app that adds a watermark to your photos. Photos with watermarks will be completely useless to Instagram and thus will not be sold. Problem solved.

There are apps that will cost you just $2 on Android and iOS, and a free iOS app as well.

Want to add watermarks to several photos on your computer, then put them back on your phone before uploading? Here are a few programs that should work as well.

Or if you really want to be tacky, you could just Photoshop something like this:

Sure, this watermark looks horrible, but will your friends on Instagram really care that much?

Sure, this watermark looks horrible, but will your friends on Instagram really care that much?

And sure, that example looks like garbage, but it took me about 30 seconds to do in Photoshop (just create a new text layer with an opacity of 10% and write whatever you want, obviously).

Everyone cool now? Can we move on and stop worrying that Facebook and Instagram will steal our souls and sell them for profit?

Of course, Instagram COULD still sell your photos despite the watermark, but who’d want to buy them? Feel free to leave a comment to discuss.

BACUP Plan Podcast Episode 14: Podcasts Are Terrible

Check out the latest episode of BACUP Plan!

In this episode, Brendan and Cody are back to discuss what they have been up to during their unintentional podcasting hiatus including international trips and a couple holidays.

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The XFL

XFL Article

I have heard this blurb from the Rockford Register Star cited more than any other newspaper article in my entire life, very likely due to the fact that most of my friends are trolls and wanted to rub the XFL’s failure in my face. Clearly, though, I wasn’t that much of a fan, or I wouldn’t have kept the article, right? Hah! Who’s laughing now?!!

…not Vince McMahon.

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