Monday, October 31, 2011

1%

South Park: Preview: Ganging Up on the One PercentNEW YORK, October 31, 2011 One fat fourth grader is singled out when the Presidential Physical Fitness scores are announced in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "1%," premiering Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

The kids at South Park Elementary are being punished for Cartman's failings in the physical education department. What will Cartman do when they all gang up on him?

From SPS

Sunday, October 30, 2011

What # are you?

BBC News is celebrating our population hitting 7 billion people in the next couple of weeks, and offer the opportunity for everyone to find out what number person they are.  My number when I was born: 5,051,394,618
I was the 79,983,337,928th person to have lived since history began.

Find out your number here!

Note: Check out the facts for the USA... +113 immigrants every hour!

Mickey Rourke talks Sin City 2

I must've missed the news that Sin City 2 is tentatively scheduled to start filming early next year (finally!), but Mickey Rourke talks about his character Marv and his chances of returning to play the role:
"It depends," he smiled, "It depends on how bad they want me. You feel me?"

Some time ago, Rourke had noted his reluctance to re-approach a part with such heavy make-up.

"I did [like the character]," he reiterated today, "but I'm claustrophobic, so the the hours of makeup -- You have to keep it on for about 13 or 14 hours a day. It's latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red..."

Rourke, who is famous for his candid interview comments, also recalled an anecdote from the first film's production that reminds him of another reason to resist prosthetics.

"I remember I picked up some chick at a bar in Texas one night and invited her to the set to have lunch at the lunch break," he grinned. "I couldn't take the s--t off. F--k it, I never saw her again!"
First of all, if you're a man of Rourke's stature and you're claustrophobic... really?  Take a damn Valium or something and suck it up.  Second of all, if you're a man of Rourke's celebrity and you're complaining about losing a girl... really?  Get another one!  And clearly "it depends" really means "it depends on how much money they give me," and I say give it to him.  He played Marv perfectly and I can't see anyone else fill those mitts.

More at ComingSoon

Saturday, October 29, 2011

McRibs are back!

And what better way to celebrate than to discover what they're made of!  There's about 70 "ingredients", with half of those being found in the bun alone.  It's only 500 calories and 26 grams of fat, thanks to the "restructured meat product".  Click to find out what that is!

Is it bad that I still want one?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Disappointment

I can only imagine how much better tonight would be if the Phillies had beat the Cardinals. In other news, it's supposed to snow in NJ tomorrow? What?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beetlejuice 2?

From ComingSoon:

Last month it was announced that writer/producer pair David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith were working on a sequel to Tim Burton's 1988 comedy, Beetlejuice. Today, EW spoke with pair who say that they've already got Burton's blessing and that they wouldn't want to move forward if they didn't think that Michael Keaton would be returning to the title role.

"When Warner Bros. came to us about it, we said the only way we'd do it if we got Tim [Burton's] blessing and involvement, and we got that," says Grahame-Smith, "and the star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it's a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, 'Hey, it's me. I endorse this movie.' We're not there yet, because we don't have a film to present to him."

While the original film spawned a lesser-known animated series, a sequel was planned in the early '90s with the title Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. Burton had planned to return as director, but the project failed to develop beyond an initial screenplay. It is currently unknown whether or not Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith's upcoming script will have any crossover with that original concept.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dumb and Dumber 2 moving forward?

From Vulture:
It's been seventeen years Dumb and Dumber was released (Yes, you are old! You're so old, just incredibly old, stop being so old), but a few months ago, Jim Carrey began floating the notion that he might be down for a super-belated sequel. Now, it looks like Dumb and Dumber 2 is becoming a reality: Deadline reports that writers have been hired to script the film, and Peter and Bobby Farrelly (who directed the original) hope to segue to it after finishing up work on The Three Stooges. But what if Lauren Holly holds out? What then? [Deadline]
Also, from ComingSoon.net:

With plans for a sequel originally reported by ComingSoon.net earlier this year, Deadline now has word that another Dumb and Dumber film has hired the writing pair of Sean Anders and John Morris. ..... Anders and Morris are best known as the pair behind the comedy Sex Drive as well as the upcoming I Hate You, Dad.

Zach Galifianakis walks out on Conan

On last night's Conan, Zach Galifianakis made perhaps the greatest entrance on the show.  Later, he made perhaps the greatest exit when he walked out during his interview with Conan.  Check out the video to find out why:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DC Comics special next for Robot Chicken

They've successfully made 3 hilarious specials based on the Star Wars franchise, and now Robot Chicken is taking on DC Comics with a special set to air in 2012.  Here's a preview clip; if the rest of the special is as good as this I'm excited:


The Walking Dead back for a third season

AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a third season.  From ComingSoon.net:

Today we are pleased to announce that the 'dead' shall live as we proudly renew 'The Walking Dead' for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels," said Charlie Collier, AMC's President. "We are thankful for everyone's contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make 'The Walking Dead' a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Players

From Vulture:

Actor turned producer Tom Hanks is now at work on his second HBO project, a half-hour comedy about college athletes to be titled Players, reports the Hollywood Reporter. This comes mere months after Hanks and his partner Gary Goetzman came onboard to produce HBO's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel American Gods. Now that's a partnership we can sign off on. [THR]

Broadway Bro Down

NEW YORK, October 24, 2011 - Randy's co-workers show him what's great about Broadway Musicals in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled "Broadway Bro Down" premiering on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Sharon is thrilled that Randy is making an effort to do more things that she enjoys. But, after he takes her to see a hit musical in Denver, Randy becomes Broadway's biggest fan. Sharon is whisked away to New York and treated to every musical on the Great White Way.


From SPS

Not sure how this happens...

...But I got a Totino's pizza roll with nothing but herbs and spices in it. No cheese, no meat, just herbs and spices.



Side by side comparison coming soon!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

6 Classic Songs That Were Supposed to Be Jokes

#6. "Loser" -- Beck



The first and biggest hit of Beck's life would be the result of a bored Beck and his ability to make up random bullshit on the fly.


He had a lot of practice. Before he got famous, Beck played his music anywhere he could -- in clubs, in coffee houses and on the streets of L.A., usually to crowds who couldn't give less of a shit about him. Being the type of guy he is, he'd eventually break out of whatever song he was playing and start making up random lyrics instead, just to see who was paying attention.

Wikipedia
"Heathcliff the cat, fucking a midget, with a pigeon's foot in the skyyyyy!"

This particular skill came into play later when Beck and Carl Stephenson, a producer for Rap-A-Lot Records, spontaneously decided to record a song in Stephenson's kitchen. Beck started rapping, and they both got a laugh out of how terrible he sounded. As they were playing it back, Beck just started sarcastically singing, "I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me." Everything else is just random nonsense Beck made up while staring at things in Stephenson's kitchen.


Suddenly the lines about dog food, beef and Cheez Whiz make sense. Well, more sense, anyway.

The track took six and a half hours to record and produce from start to finish. Beck wasn't happy with the song, it being something he slapped together as a demonstration of how bad he was at rapping, and only agreed to release it under pressure from his label at the time, Bong Load. Because who wouldn't recognize the wisdom of every business decision made by an organization with such a name?

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U2, for example, got their first big break while signed to Boner Fart Records.

"Loser" got Beck the attention he needed, and he soon got picked up by a real label, Geffen Records, which reissued the song in 1994. It peaked at 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, made Beck a star and was ultimately ranked #203 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time." Not bad for a bunch of gibberish made up in a kitchen.

Continue the list at Cracked.com!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Intervention! Intervention!

You know you're an alcoholic when you start drinking Twisted Teas after all the beer is gone. Family parties are great.  I guess it's better than a dude drinking a Cosmopolitan or some fruity drink, though.

Wish I had thought of this

A teacher caught one of her students with this:



via

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Check out this version of "Whole Lotta Love"

Michael WinslowThe guy from Police Academy (let's face it, that's what you know him as) did this crazy good "cover" of Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love.  Wish I caught this earlier! (via)

In other news...

Muammar Gaddafi, or however the hell it's spelled, was killed by rebels.  (Not to be confused with the Rebel Alliance.)

I'm sure I'm not breaking any news, but click here for video and gory pictures.  Saddam, Bin Laden, and now Gaddafi... I wonder who is next?  George Bush is out of office, so I guess that won't happen.

Animal farm owner frees 56 animals, kills himself

That headline says it all really, but I'll continue.  I first read about this in the local paper this morning, and felt like it wasn't real.  But it is. (Click for more info and video)

Terry Thompson, who owned an animal farm in Ohio, committed suide for unknown reasons Tuesday.  However, this was not before he left all the animal cages open, allowing his 56 exotic animals to roam free.  Local police were given a license to kill, since dusk was fast approaching. Schools closed, and residents were ordered to stay indoors.

After reading more about Thompson, I don't really feel too bad for him.  He was apparently a bad neighbor, and had several run-ins with the law.  He didn't treat his animals right, which is probably due to the massive quantity he had to take care of.  No wonder the animals all ran away, which is who we should be feeling bad for.

The casualties:
  • 18 Bengal tigers
  • 17 lions
  • 6 black bears
  • 3 mountain lions
  • 2 grizzly bears
  • 2 wolves
  • 1 baboon
6 animals were captured and taken to the zoo: 3 leopards, 2 monkeys, and 1 grizzly bear.  If you do the math, that adds up to 55 animals.  The good news?  There is still a monkey on the loose!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Robert Lopez to guest write on South Park

Robert Lopez, who worked on The Book of Mormon with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, will visit the show next week to help them write the next episode of South Park.  Naturally, no word yet on what the episode is about.



From the Comedy Central Blog

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Roadkill

I just made my first roadkill! After driving for 7 years, too. Luckily it wasn't a skunk; it was a poor ol' raccoon.

Charlie Day to host SNL

On November 5th with Maroon 5.  The next 2 hosts after him will be Emma Stone on the 12th and Jason Segal on the 19th.  Coldplay and Florence + the Machine, respectively, will host those shows.

via

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bass to Mouth

South Park: Bass to Mouth Press Release NewsNEW YORK, October 17, 2011 - The kids most scandalous secrets are being revealed on-line, in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Bass to Mouth," premiering on Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

The students of South Park Elementary are the victims of a new gossip website. An elusive hacker has somehow gained access into the student's confidential phone calls and e-mails and is posting all their juicy stories. The boys are shocked when they discover the identity of the hacker.

From SPS

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Douchebags Part Deux

I've already called Guy Fieri a douchebag in a previous post, and this not only confirms it but adds to it:

Fieri stopped showing up for scheduled shoots. He canceled voiceover sessions. [DDD Producer David] Page tried to herd his host, but Fieri wouldn't return the producer's calls.

Then Food Network officials told Page they were taking the reins from him. Page remembers general manager Bob Tuschman saying Fieri had "demanded" it.

This May, Page sued the network for breach of contract. In August, the Food Network answered with a counterclaim alleging it was Page who breached the contract by "mistreating staff and others working on the series."

Now Page is lashing out at Guy Fieri in a no-holds-barred brawl that threatens to swallow the hit show and its star.

"Guy will say whatever he needs to say to prop up his image of Guy as a really nice guy," Page says. "Everyone has to be part of Team Fieri. Team Fieri didn't feel any such reciprocal obligation."

...

"You have to protect Guy from all of his poop jokes," Page says. "Anytime any woman mentioned 'cream,' Guy went into a sexual riff. When cutting the show, you had to tell the editors to watch Guy's eye line, because it's always on breasts."

Fieri also needed protection from homosexuals, or at least advance warning. Early in the show's run, Page got a phone call from Fieri, who'd just walked out of a restaurant in a huff.

"Guy had decided that the two men running the restaurant were life partners," Page remembers. "He said, 'You can't send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!'"

From then on, show researchers were required to note any indications of homosexuality detected during pre-interviews. (Fieri declined to comment for this story through his spokespeople.)

Former field producer Kari Kloster confirms that Fieri made the odd demand about gay guests, and says she witnessed the star become more controlling on set.

...

When the second book was commissioned, Fieri approached Page to ask for access to some of the show's research material. That led to an "uncomfortable discussion" over compensation, Page claims.

"They were demanding tremendous research from my people, and pictures, but they didn't want to pay for them," Page says. "Guy said to me: 'You know, it's true: Jews are cheap.'"
Read the full story here. David Page is kind of a douchebag himself, and we all know two douchebags can only get along for so long before something like this happens.

Tenorman's Revenge

South Park: Tenorman's Revenge Press ReleaseNEW YORK, October 13, 2011 - South Park Digital Studios LLC announced today that Scott Tenorman has returned with a vengeance in the all-new downloadable XBLA video game "South Park: Tenormans Revenge." The platformer will be available in spring 2012 exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade, the leader in digitally distributed games.

"South Park: Tenorman's Revenge" is being developed by Other Ocean Interactive and published by Microsoft Studios. Fans will get to play as Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny as they battle Scott Tenorman and his Ginger army. The games multi-player co-op features allow players to team up with up to four other players locally or through Xbox LIVE to save "South Park."

The new Xbox game will be featured on a "South Park" panel at New York Comic-Con on Friday, October 15 at 6:15 p.m. in room A22. Chris Brion, Creative Director of South Park Studios and Todd Benson, Senior Producer of South Park Digital Studios, along with Mike Mika, Head of Development of Other Ocean Interactive will preview the trailer for "South Park: Tenormans Revenge," followed by a Q&A with the audience.

SPS

Also, I just recently surpassed 4,000 site views! Thanks everyone, keep it up.

New Robot Chicken trailer

It's interactive!


From Buzzfeed

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

At least the Flyers are winning

The Philadelphia Flyers are off to a 3-0 start this season, after tonight's 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks.  Along with the Canucks, the Flyers have also defeated the Stanley Cup Champion Bruins and the rival NJ Devils, which is no small task.  They even recorded their first shutout in over a year, after only the second game of the season.  Impressive indeed; let's hope they keep it up.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More new (unfortunately fake) Ben & Jerry's flavors

Some more fake Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors made the rounds today, and here's my favorites (follow the link for more):



Bill Murray "conducts" the Harvard marching band

Bill Murry is crazy.  This time he showed up at a Harvard vs. Cornell football game, and introduced himself after the band played the Ghostbusters theme.  Here he is "conducting" Harvard's marching band:



via Vulture @ NYMag

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Last of the Meheecans

South Park: South Park episode 1509 The Last of the Meheecans Press ReleaseNEW YORK, October 10, 2011 Butters is filled with Mexican Pride in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "The Last of the Meheecans," premiering on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

What begins as an innocent game between the boys turns serious when Cartman joins the U.S. Border Patrol. Not surprisingly, Cartman turns out to be really good at stopping Mexicans.


From SPS

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wait, what?

I don't really need to say anything about this: a "fan" tried to throw a hot dog at Tiger Woods.

Is this real life?

You have gotta be fucking kidding me Eagles. Unbelievable yet again. They find yet another way to lose, just when you think they've done it all. Let's go Flyers!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I had to do a double take...

... when I just saw a family eating McDonald's on a living room furniture display at Boscov's. Unbelievable.

Friday, October 7, 2011

More Blink 182 coming to Rock Band



Coming 10/11: Stay Together for the Kids, The Party Song, and Up All Night (along with Rock the Casbah from The Clash).  Up All Night and Rock the Casbah will have pro upgrades available.

Dr. Seuss biopic produced by Johnny Depp?

It's happening.  It will be produced by Depp, written by Keith Bunin, and distributed by Universal Pictures.  There's no information on whether Depp will star as Dr. Seuss or not, but I'm hoping he will.  Stay tuned for more information.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another awesome (fake) Ben & Jerry's flavor

From the creators of "Dude's Food" comes this:
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(via)

So I take a day off from the internet...

...and Steve Jobs dies.  WTF?  I don't need a source, just Google it.  His death wasn't completely out of the blue due to his health problems, but it is still surprising.  I guess there won't be a HUMANCENiPAD now?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A thought

If the Phillies played more than one inning a game this series maybe they would have won by now? Just a thought!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

4 Loko forced to alter product...

...again.  First Phusion Beverages, makers of 4 Loko, were forced to reformulate their drink and remove the caffeine.  Now, because apparently people can't do simple math, they are forced to display how much alcohol the drink contains.  At first they claimed 4 Loko contained the same amount of alcohol as 2 standard 12oz beers, but even a remedial math student could dispute this.  Let's try it out:

A standard beer is around 4% alcohol and is 12 ounces.
A 4 Loko contains 12 % alcohol and is 23.5 ounces.
Multiply the volume of beer by 2 to get roughly 23.5 ounces.
Multiply the % alcohol of beer by 3 to get 12%.
Using rules of multiplication, we can say 1 beer must be multiplied by 6 (2 times 3) to equal 1 4 Loko.
A 4 Loko is equivalent to 6 beers.

There, simple wasn't it?  Apparently not, as Phusion Beverages is now claiming 4 Loko is the same as 4 regular 5% alcohol beers.  At 5% alcohol, it would take 5 beers to equal a 4 Loko.  Close enough I guess.

Despite this awful math, and being forced to repackage, Phusion is also adding a resealable cap to their cans (which is awesome).  That more than anything will probably prevent people from ODing on 4 Lokos, since everyone usually just finished the entire thing in one sitting instead of wasting it.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Henry's Kitchen: BBQ Beer Fish

After a long delay, the much anticipated sixth installment in the Henry's Kitchen series is now available.  This time, Henry shows us how to make his "lip-smacking" BBQ beer fish... though I'm not sure if that's how I'd do it exactly.  See if you agree:

New Beavis and Butt-Head episodes to air

First Arrested Development and now this? Awesome news.  The new eps are set to air Thursday October 27th on MTV (at 10pm, which means Always Sunny will take priority).  Preview video below:


via the Comedy Central Insider

Ass Burgers

South Park: South Park 1508 Ass Burgers Preview - My Buns!NEW YORK, October 3, 2011
Cartman thinks he has Aspergers Syndrome in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Ass Burgers," premiering on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Cartman finds a unique way of coping with Asperger's Syndrome. Even Kyle and Kenny are on board. Meanwhile, Stan can't seem to get his life back to normal no matter what he tries. Will anything ever be the same in South Park again?

To celebrate the 15th season of "South Park," Comedy Central and South Park Digital Studios are honoring the fans that have turned the award-winning series into a cultural phenomenon with a year-long celebration, marking 2011 as "The Year of the Fan."

Premiering on Sunday, October 9 at 10:00 p.m. is Arthur Bradfords documentary, "Six Days to Air: The Making of 'South Park.'" It follows the series creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, as they craft a single episode of their iconic hit show.

Parker and Stone took on the roll of visiting professors when they surprised a New York University Storytelling class in mtvU's "Stand-In" series. The event will air on mtvU and mtvU.com on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EST/ 9:00 a.m PST.

Recently voted "The Greatest Animated TV Series" in a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly, COMEDY CENTRAL's "South Park" launched on August 13, 1997 and premiered its 15th season on April 27. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. and repeats later that night at midnight (all times ET/PT).


From SPS

Saturday, October 1, 2011

American Horror Story

I'm kind of intrigued by this show.  Sometimes it looks stupid/cheesy, and other times it looks like it could be really good.  It looks creepy all the time, at least.  It premieres on FX next Wednesday (the 5th) which means I'll wait til a replay to watch it (South Park owns that timeslot).  Before that, however, you can watch the first 5 minutes below:

via ComingSoon.net