Thursday, June 30, 2011

The next best thing?

I just saw someone riding a lawnmower down the street, not cutting a single blade of grass. I guess its better than walking?  Must get good gas mileage.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Charlene II (I'm Over You)

I'm a little late on this, but still worthy of a post.  From Stephen Colbert with the Black Belles, it's "Charlene II (I'm Over You)", the sequel to Stephen and the Colberts' "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)".  Complete with whistle solo!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Carousel Horse Race


From Improv Everywhere

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Coen Brothers next film?

From ComingSoon.net:

According to an exclusive story at the L.A. Times' 24 Frames, Joel and Ethan's next movie will be working on a script based on the life of musician Dave van Ronk, who played a part in the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene that played a large part in the New York folk scene of the '60s.

Van Ronk, who passed away in 2002 at 66, was a big player on that scene, according to the story, known for his "musical acumen, left-wing politics, general erudition and entertaining storytelling" as he was around during the discovery of the likes of Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. His memoir "The Mayor of MacDougal Street," published a few years after his death, is part of the inspiration for the Coens' script.

At a talk they did earlier this month at the Lincoln Center's new Elinor Munroe Film  Center, the brothers told moderator Noah Baumbach that they were working on a musical-based film which they compared to Baumbach's own film Margot at the Wedding with natural dialogue and "music [that's] pretty much all performed live, single instrument." This will be their first  musically-influenced movie since their 2000 film O Brother Where Art Thou, starring George Clooney, which was nominated for two Oscars.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fugitive caught by FBI after 16 years

To those of you thinking that finding Osama Bin Laden in the freaking Middle East took way too long, imagine not finding someone on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for 16 years!!!  James 'Whitey' Bulger was finally apprehended by the FBI after 16 years on the lam.  He was a Boston mobster, linked to 19 murders and various other criminal acts.  Sure, he was 81 and I'm sure no longer a criminal, but better late than never, right?

Read more about the case here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

WTFlyers

Well, the Flyers finally signed a big time goalie, inking Ilya Bryzgalov to a 9 year, $51 million deal.  However, they traded star Jeff Carter to the Colombus Blue Jackets, and even captain Mike Richards to the Kings.  Wow, did not expect that!

The Skid

I came across this site the other day, and had to share it.  It's the site for Adam Sidwell and his artwork, which is badass.  Check out the link above, and the samples below.  He even has several of his pieces up for purchase at his online store.
 

Tom Hanks on Univision

Apparently Larry Crowne wasn't appealing to the Spanish-speaking demographic, so star Tom Hanks went on Univision's "Despierta America" and, well, just watch...
Not sure if that's going to get them to go see Larry Crowne, opening next Friday, July 1.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

21%

That's the percent of the Phillies' wins that have resulted in a shutout.  I made a post earlier in the season, when they had a whopping 26% of their wins as shutouts.  Sure, that number has dropped 5 percentage points, but who cares?  They still have the best record in MLB, and Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, and Cole Hamels are all at the top of their game.  And for them, that's ridiculous.  Combined, they are 26-11, with an average ERA of 2.63.  The Phightin' Phils are 47-28 after 75 games, good for 19 games over .500.  Wow!

How to render a sign ineffective

Something tells me that putting a sign for "ride right pass left" on a one lane street probably isn't the most effective use for it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

8 Filthy Jokes Hidden in Ancient Works of Art

Yep, that's what we call a dick tree.  In a work of art from Medieval Italy called the Massa Marittima Mural.  See the rest of the perverted list at 8 Filthy Jokes Hidden in Ancient Works of Art.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Go the Fuck to Sleep

In case you haven't heard already, Samuel L. Jackson recorded an audiobook for the "children's" story, Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach.  I quote the word "children's" for a reason which shouldn't be too hard to figure out.  I'd never heard of the book before this (as I'm sure a lot of other people have) but Sam Jackson dropping the f-bomb a bunch of times has to be pretty good.  Download the audiobook for free at audible.com.

Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in car accident

Hard to believe that after all the crazy shit Ryan Dunn and the Jackass crew went through, a simple car accident would kill any one of them.  That's what happened to Dunn early this morning, at only 34 years old.  He will certainly be remembered as a Jackass, but in this context that's a good thing.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 Preview

Besides Mac gaining 50 pounds in the upcoming seventh season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, expect plenty more crazy shenanigans we've come to expect from the show:

  • There's an episode based on Pretty Woman where Danny DeVito's Frank proposes to a prostitute.
  • There'll be an episode with a child beauty pageant.
  • The apocalypse will be a topic of discussion.
  • The gang travels to the Jersey shore.
  • Lance Reddick, Jason Sudekis (as Schmitty), Jon Polito (as Frank's brother), Kings of Leon, and others will guest star.
  • The Waitress (Charlie Day's wife, Mary Elizabeth Ellis) will have more appearances than last season.
A Screen Junkies exclusive

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rob McElhenney gained 50 pounds for It's Always Sunny

...just because it would be funny for the show.  So, expect a lot of fat jokes to be directed at Mac.

50 pounds for a TV show?  Deserves an Emmy in my book.  Can't wait for the new season, too bad it's a couple months away.

From SplitSider

Dick Dickstein

Honest to God, this is a real doctor. Hopefully he doesn't name his kid Harry.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ken Jeong ASA PSA Video


Yes, its an actual PSA for the American Heart Association starring the always funny Ken Jeong.  Besides "Stayin' Alive", you can also push to the beat of the bassline in Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust".  Try it today!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Crunchwrap Supremes for 99 cents?

99 cent Crunchwrap Supremes at Taco Bell this week only!

I'm With You tracklisting

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' much anticipated album, I'm With You hits stores August 30, but in the meantime they have released the tracklisting.  I'd bet there's going to be at least a few bonus tracks as well.  Enjoy!

1. Monarchy of Roses
2. Factory of Faith
3. Brendan’s Death Song
4. Ethiopia
5. Annie Wants a Baby
6. Look Around
7. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
8. Did I Let You Know
9. Goodbye Hooray
10. Happiness Loves Company
11. Police Station
12. Even You Brutus?
13. Meet Me at the Corner
14. Dance, Dance, Dance

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Book of Mormon wins 9 Tony Awards

The Book of Mormon was nominated for 14 Tony Awards (1 shy of the record) and walked away with a whopping total of 9 wins (that record is 12).  Among those 9 wins were "Best Musical", "Best Score", and "Best Direction".  Congrats to Matt and Trey and Robert, and the entire Book of Mormon ensemble!  Click here for the full list of winners.

Also, Matt and Trey will be on The Daily Show again this upcoming Wednesday.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

12 Best Box Office "Flops"

Usually a box office flop is a flop for good reason; it's a bad movie.  The same can't be said for these 12 "flops", as they are only flops in terms of box office revenue.  You'd be surprised at some of the films on the list, such as:

The Shawshank Redemption

Whether it’s Morgan Freeman’s voice or the repeated viewings on TNT, The Shawshank Redemption is regarded as a prison-escape classic. But at the box-office Shawshank got the crap kicked out of it by Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and Stargate. It wasn’t until it received multiple Oscar nominations and an Oscar-fueled theatrical re-release that the film made its entire budget back. Since then it went on to become a staple for TNT and a critically acclaimed classic. The DVD continues to sell well to this day.

Read the rest at Coed Magazine

High schooler breaks 4 minute mile

On Saturday, Lukas Verzbicas became only the 5th high schooler ever to run a sub 4 minute mile.  His time was 3:69.71, which is basically a full out sprint for a mile. That is ridiculous.  I could only run a 5:30 mile, and would have to train for years to probably break a 5 minute mile.

Full story at SportsIllustrated.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's next for Tom Hanks?

With Tom Hanks' latest film, Larry Crowne, premiering July 1st of this  year, what's next for the superstar?  Hanks and his Playtone production company are working on an HBO series based on the Neil Gaiman novel American Gods and even a movie version of the Broadway version of Green Day's American Idiot.  They're also in talks with past collaborator Robert Zemeckis to direct Major Matt Mason, a live action 3D film based on the Mattel action figure, which will be the next project for Playtone and Hanks.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Take On Me coming to Rock Band!

Finally, one of the greatest one hit wonders will be available on Rock Band as DLC next week, Tuesday 6/14.  a-ha's "Take On Me" joins another one hit wonder, "Tubthumping", and a pair of track from both Live and Avenged Sevenfold.

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How didn't this exist before?

Hot pocket snackers? It's about fuckin' time!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

11 Points Guide to Hooking Up

Fellow blogger Sam Greenspan has a blog called "11 Points" where his entries all comprise of, well, 11 points.  He recently got a book deal (congrats!) and today is "buy day" where he'll be giving away prizes all day.  So check out the site, and purchase the book below!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Noah" to be Aronofsky's next film?

From ComingSoon.net:

"Darren Aronofsky looks to be finally moving towards production on Noah, his epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story of Noah and his ark. Deadline has the story, explaining that the Black Swan director is looking for backers for the film's proposed $130 million budget.

With Aronofsky's script undergoing rewrites by John Logan, it's likely a matter of studio backing as to whether Noah becomes his next project. His name has also been associated with Human Nature, Machine Man and several other projects.

Meanwhile, the film that he recently departed, The Wolverine, is still looking for a replacement director."
More here

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The 15 Coolest Gremlins

15) Electricity Gremlin
 


I'm a Gremlins purist who feels that the creatures should only be brought to life through foam rubber and traditional puppetry techniques, and I still have nothing but love for the Electricity Gremlin. I'm probably going to sound like a low-rent Dilbert strip here, but there are few things in life that I loathe more than being on hold. So I totally get the pain that he feels while bouncing around the Clamp Centre phone system. Apropos of nothing, but if I ever get around to writing a list about the best deus ex machinas in genre films, you can bet the Electrictity Gremlin will be featured on there somewhere.


Read the rest of the list at Topless Robot

64 year old teacher is an MMA fighter in spare time

Just watch:

From BroBible

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sillof's Workshop

I stumbled upon this site earlier, and figured I should share.  Sillof makes his own action figures, but with his own twist.  He takes existing characters and puts his own spin while creating a new look.  And let me tell you, the figures look professional.  They are certainly of the highest quality, and Sillof is talented for sure.  His figures range from comic book superheroes to movie characters to TV characters.  His Star Wars lines are his most popular, as he re-imagines them in different eras (WWII, Steampunk, Samurai, etc).  Check out the sample below, but be sure to visit his site, Sillof's Workshop.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

You're Getting Old

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 - All the kids are listening to Tween wave in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled "Youre Getting Old," premiering on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.

After Stan celebrates his 10th birthday, he begins to see everything differently. The other boys think he's become a major buzzkill and start to avoid hanging out with him. When Stan and Kyle have a major blow up, the very fabric of South Park begins to unravel.


This will be the last new episode of South Park until sometime in October probably, here's hoping it's a good one!

From SPS

Tom DeLonge on the new Blink 182 album...

"Tom here.... Just wanted to say that we are at about 8 weeks from turning in our first album in quite a few years. It is really good. A bit of old, mixed with a bit new...and a bit epic. And, I also have a lyric about trying to get hard. We are all getting along better than ever, and working our dicks off to create a new chapter. Stay tuned for some exciting shit"
From the Official Blink 182 Facebook Page

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bruce Almighty and Dumb and Dumber sequels?

No, I'm not talking about the spinoff Evan Almighty or the prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.  I'm talking about actual sequels to Bruce Almighty and Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey himself.  From ComingSoon.net:

"We're talking about maybe returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking about," Carrey teased when asked what he might follow [Mr. Popper's] Penguins with, "...There's 'Bruce Almighty' and we're talking about maybe another 'Dumb and Dumber.'"
 Will the sequels be called Bruce Almighty-er and Dumb and Dumberer-er?  Only time will tell.

Friday, June 3, 2011

So Dr. Kavorkian died...

...apparently he didn't want to die by assisted suicide.  He passed away at age 83 due to kidney and heart problems and ultimately a pulmonary embolism.  Some say he helped people, others say he was a monster; either way he served some time in prison for 2nd degree murder.  However, no one can deny he was very creepy looking.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bryan Cranston on Breaking Bad

The season 3 DVD of Breaking Bad comes out in a week (June 7th), which will help make the time go by faster until the season 4 premiere on July 17th.  Until then, however, pass the time with this interview with Bryan Cranston (Walt).  He discusses season 4 of the show, specifically the tension between Walt and Gus.

Inteview at UGO.

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 Trailer

After taking a year off (not sure of the reason myself), Larry David brings back Curb Your Enthusiasm for its much anticipated 8th season.  Here's the trailer:


Season premiere July 10th, on HBO.

(from IGN)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer

If it seems like forever since the latest episode of Breaking Bad aired, it's because it's been almost a year since season 3 ended.  Season 4 will finally see the light of day on July 17th on AMC .  I can't wait; Breaking Bad has been one of the top, if not the best, shows over the past few years.  Watch the trailer below.


Missed the first three seasons? Catch up now!

George Lucas on the Star Wars TV show

If you weren't already aware, there is supposed to eventually be a live-action Star Wars TV show.  It's set in the time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, which opens it up for some Jedi killing.  Apparently 50 hours of the show have been written by Lucas, but its too expensive to produce right now.  He hopes to develop new CGI technology that would allow not only the live-action series but any TV show or movie to be made for far less money.  He's revolutionized the movie making process before, so I have confidence he can do it again (and we can get another dose of Star Wars).

More info, and video, at IGN

Jimmy Fallon on The Daily Show

Jimmy Fallon made his first ever appearance on The Daily Show last night (I was surprised too) to talk about his new book, Thank You Notes.  Watch the video below, and order the book as well.