Friday, June 26, 2009

ted sings kelly and karen


In case it's a while again before I post, I wanted to leave this as the thing that is first up on the blog.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the koosh is the best


So much awesome in one video.

Friday, June 19, 2009

hi


Sweet execution of a simple idea.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

happiness?


Might be my favorite of all of Animal Collective's videos. Somehow in the scary world created by the video, everything seems as happy as the song.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

shutter island


Trailer for Scorsese's new movie Please Give Leo an Oscar Island. Looks pretty badass, and it has Drew Carey's cross dressing brother as a guard.

i'd like to klingon that for about 20 earth minutes


I literally know nothing about Star Trek, but this video is pretty enjoyable.

bonus stage


I don't have to explain this, do I?

mcfly


I want this, and in the words of a great man, "please please please, let me, let me, let me, let me...get what I want...this time."

i love how you love me

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

her wings are dumb, too

This is such a pretty cover of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" but it's almost ruined by this dumb video. Animal masks, really?

are they robots?


This song is great, this album is great, this video is OK.

peanut butter and jelly

Pretty wierd and effective video for the only standout song on the new Peter Bjorn and John album here.

The Runaway


Heard a live version of this National song a few months back. This is still a live version, but much better quality. This is the same show that Billy Bob Thornton acted like an asshole on recently.

when a problem comes along, you must ask your parents permission


Young children getting their Devo on. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

to waterboard or not to waterboard


Conservative radio host has himself waterboarded. Watch how quickly this man's opinion is changed on the idea of it being torture.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

im taking you down hasselbeck, in a steel cage


Elisabeth Hasselbeck is the hottest person I've ever hated. Here she gets waterboarded in a political discussion with Jesse Ventura.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

this isn't over cat!

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I finally find the Keyboard Cat funny.

Fancy Nancy

a poem by Mike Huckabee

Here's a story about a lady named Nancy
A ruthless politician, but dressed very fancy
Very ambitious, she got herself elected Speaker
But as for keeping secrets, she proved quite a "leaker."

She flies on government planes coast to coast
And doesn't mind that our economy is toast
She makes the Air Force squire her in their military jets
There's room for her family, her staff, and even her pets.

Until now, she annoyed us, but her gaffes were mostly funny;
Even though it was painful to watch her waste our tax money.
But now her wacky comments are no laughing matter;
She's either unwilling to tell the truth, or she's mad as a hatter!

She sat in briefings and knew about enhanced interrogation;
But claims she wasn't there, and can't give an explanation.
She disparages the CIA and says they are a bunch of liars;
Even the press aren't buying it and they're stoking their fires.

I think Speaker Pelosi has done too much speaking;
And instead of her trashing our intelligence officials, it's her nose that needs tweaking.

If forced to believe whether the CIA and her colleagues in Congress are lying;
Or it's Speaker Pelosi whose credibility and career is dying.
I believe in the integrity of the men and women who sacrifice to keep us safe;
Not the woman who has been caught flat-footed, lying to our face.

I say it here and I say it rather clear-
It's time for Nancy Pelosi to resign and get out of here.

eugene levy and hagrid finally team up

CGI has rendered films like this to automatically come off as parodies. If it was 1991 I would be freaking PSYCHED to see Gooby.

my duster!



If anyone ever tries to tell you the 80s were the good ole' days, ask them why this video exists and tell them to shut the fuck up. 

BTW, more than 3 viewings of this commercial will cause unfortunate enjoyment.

what's nose candy?

Hey Buzzfeed, I applaud your panache. GREAT LIST

Monday, May 18, 2009

waitin' for a superman


Stereogum pointed out that as of yesterday, The Flaming Lips album The Soft Bulletin turned 10 years old. They posted this fairly sweet video of Iron and Wine doing my favorite song from it. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

doesn't drip


Sequel to my favorite post on this site since it's rebirth. Not quite as excellent, but I still say WOW every time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

360 on pot


Nice discussion on the legalization of marijuana in which John Walters clings to the outdated principles of the War on Drugs and is not convincing.

Monday, May 11, 2009

the future is here


Speaks for itself...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

sorry, no naomi watts masterbation scenes

Buzzfeed recently posted this list of the top 5 David Lynch Mashups online. The Dirty Dancing one is particularly well done, though I'm starting to feel like people who make these types of things are missing the point of Lynch's filmmaking.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

must stop reading consumerist

I recently found a hair in the middle of a Hot Pocket. That wasn't as gross as this.

uuuhhhh...got any gum?


The best thing John Fogerty has ever done was be a part of this story.

im a nerd


Cuz Star Wars will always be more awesome than Star Trek...

i call them bunnies

Actually some impressive ideas here from youtube.com user andrewhussie. Someone's been watching a bit too much David Lynch as the comments say the music is actually from Rabbits...









It's really just someone who watched Lynch's Rabbits and put it to a real show. Doesn't mean it isn't impressive. BTW, first "episode" of Rabbits:


Watch the rest on youtube, or go watch Lynch's fantastic film Inland Empire featuring these shorts.

Friday, May 08, 2009

interpretive dance like things in the back ground


Everyone has seen this? Good, moving on...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

tetro


Trailer for the new Francis Ford Coppola flick Tetro. Alot of people online are saying how good this looks. I say never to be fooled by a good trailer. Though I don't think this really is one. I guess the FFC lost me at Jack, and I hope there is some justification besides his giant ego for this film to be in black and white.

slaughter shack


I'm sure if you still watch MTV you've seen this (and that you are a
16 year old girl). While I will still not watch the MTV Movie Awards
this year, I feel somewhat of an obligation to post anything with Will
Arnette in it, especially something this funny.

there's something i've been meaning to get off my chest



Galafianakis is wonderful.

i might like Alfonso Ribeiro better now

The most likeable movie star on the planet is trying very hard to make everyone hate him.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

sorkin crush

This is a bit out of the norm for the new format of this site, but a lack of content (and a long work day tomorrow) means a few days without any other kind of post. I decided instead to discuss my greatest guilty pleasure.

As a half ass film student I've watched many of the "great" films (still have many more to watch) and I can appreciate a good film with anyone. However, and I was not even aware of this until my recent obsession with show The West Wing, but apparently I have a real thing for films that involve politics. A discussion of my favorites (in no particular order):

The American President (1995)
Oddly enough, this is where my love of political films (and Aaron Sorkin) begins. Not a particularly deep film, not exactly fluff either. It's a Rom Com disguised as a film about politics, and it sucks me right in with one of my favorite casts ever (and one of Michael J. Fox's best roles). It's on TV probably 20 times a year on various cable networks.
"My name is Andrew Shepherd and I AM the President of the United States of America"

Dave (1993)
My favorite Kevin Kline movie and a fairly underrated 90s comedy (with a shockingly high Tomatometer) is one of my earliest political film loves. As I write this I'm learning more that it's not films about politics that I've always loved, just films that took place in the White House.


My Fellow Americans (1996)
Would never be mistaken for an Oscar winning film and I don't have much defense for liking it besides the fact that it involves the presidency and some fantastic actors. Also, Bradley Whitford from The West Wing!
"...hail to the chief, he's the chief and he needs hailing."

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
More Sorkin love here, though this one is based on a true story. Star power galore (Hanks, Roberts, Hoffman) and a fantastic screenplay make this a great film. Sorkin is the king at keeping a film deep and technical yet fun and full of personality at the same time.

JFK (1991)
The only film on this list I consider to be a true masterpiece. Oliver Stone took great liberties with the facts surrounding John Kennedy's assassination and the investigation into it. The film is almost entirely dialogue, yet still extremely visual. The editing, the numerous cameos, the only role where I don't hate Kevin Costner, and the Donald Sutherland scene are just a few reasons why this film is so enjoyable. It also seems to say more about how we as Americans view our own history than it does about John Kennedy.

"...back, and to the left...back, and to the left..."


These aren't all of the films that involve politics that I enjoy, but the ones I enjoy the most (couldn't decide if Dr. Strangelove was technically a political film so I left it off of here, though it easily would have topped this list). What else should I see?

Sunday, May 03, 2009

poor rodney


I have a real love for Rodney Dangerfield. I thought this video was going to be horrible, dated, and not funny. Apparently the first 2 are true, but I chuckled throughout the whole thing. Also, Andy freakin' Kaufman!

microwaving cellphones, more fun than microwaving peeps?


A video that truly amazes me.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

do it. faster. makes us. harder. (giggle to self)

Daft Punk brings joy to my life. Pretending I am them brings even more.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

throw your Ws up


From the forthcoming (believe it when I see it) album
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2.


Album supposedly out August 11. 

'topical'

rap chop


This is wonderfully catchy. It also makes you forget about the prostitute...until the "you're gonna love my nuts" part (1:04). Love the editing on this.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

better spector; arlen or phil?

This post by FiveThirtyEight.com nicely sums up similar party moves that are relatable to Arlen Specter.

jacko

Best thing I've seen all day.

Cute + Creepy = Cupy?


Glow-In-The-Dark animals = worthwhile scientific progress

getting all swine-ey


Old Swine Flu warning video here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

swine flu


Found this interesting
map of where Swine Flu has occured.

hominids, cool or scary?


I didn't have much to post today so I'll give you
this article about real life hobbits.

Monday, April 27, 2009

poop drink



Just wanted to make sure I sufficiently grossed everyone out for the day. Bear Grylls = more man than you.

the importance of the "the" bands


I really enjoy this post by Idolator. A focus on the mainstream definition of Modern Rock. It is just one man's opinion, but an enjoyable read nonetheless.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

i'm sorry to anyone reading who is about to hit play on this video


So the creepy old dude that was my hero last week, has since been found to be a sex offender and has posted this video which makes me want to cry. 

"i just bought a T.O. jersey last week" says Hitler


G from www.thepineriders.com showed me this video. Apparently it's been around for a while, but the ability to imagine Hitler saying that Eli Manning sucks is great.

shadow youth

The next in my series where I find a video based on the first song that comes up in my iTunes random. This series is turning out better than I could have imagined. Here is one of my favorite music videos ever for DJ Shadow's "6 Days" directed by Wong Kar-Wei...

But embedding was disabled for the video, here's the link...


So instead we go to the next song on random and get this great video of Sonic Youth.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

in a half shell



FUCKING YES


(please don't suck like TMNT)


...and in other film news, Roger Ebert gets the mad respect

oh i get it, new jersey is full of garbage


The Venezuelans gave us a gift. Actually they gave it to New Jersey. Part of the island will be a nature preserve. New Jersey loves nature...



i want to ride my bicycle


I'm not usually impressed by people doing stuff like this on bikes/skateboards/snowboards/razor scooters or whatever else people ride, but this guy is really impressive and I dig the Band of Horses song that plays in the background.

Dizzee Rascal - "Bonkers"


I really enjoy this tune. It's a long way from his early classic tracks, but its an interesting listen all the way. Also, Dizzee's likeability makes this video alot of fun.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

don't worry tony, i think local news is bullshit too


Danza may be a jerk, but he is still the boss.

not doing that again, it burned


Um...so this guy fucked the oven at Quizno's? (jealousy is not what I should be feeling right now, but I do love me some original Italian hoagies from Quizno's)

In a fantastic age for commercials it's amazing that Quizno's can still shock. If you aren't somewhat taken aback by this commercial, you need to stop watching appliance fucking porn. To further express Quizno's fantastic marketing, I give you this...



soderbergh + henson


A preview of the next Steven Soderbergh film... ok...not really, but at this point in his career would anything really surprise you? 

many jew jokes


Early Seth Rogen standup. For a 13 year old, it ain't bad.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Matt and Kim



Matt and Kim's album
Grand was as cute or possibly cuter than their last self-titled album. New video for them is fantastic, with an odd surprise ending. Honestly though, I wonder how they did the whole thing. 



...and she keeps her socks on the whole time!

I like the new one, but this one for "Yea Yeah" (thanks Mikey!) is one of my favorites. You can just tell how much fun it was to make.



creepy old dude, you're my hero

And I thought it was a slow day for content....

This guy has a whole body of work, go to youtube and watch more.

like the old pirates, but billionaires

Bummed out about the Pirate Bay verdict? Don't worry, Forbes says Google will help us illegally get music even better.

evil looking

Just days after Obama shook hands and received a gift from Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Cheney called the images of the encounter "not helpful." "I think it sets the wrong standard," Cheney added.

-from CNN

Well we all know how far the Bush administration's foriegn policy got us...

BTW Cheney, sweet hat (and not evil looking at all)

Monday, April 20, 2009

what's my deal with cosby lately?



Surpringly SFW video. I shouldn't be having dirty thoughts about Rudy.

passion pit

Before I saw this new video, I had always pictured the lead singer of
Passion Pit to be some kind of muppet on ecstacy. Apparently he is a
normal dude with a beard. This song has grown on me recently...




The tune:

she is damn sexy though

OK, the video blowing up the internet right now (or at least Perez is telling us it is) is this one from the Miss USA pageant last night:




Perez is appalled and immediately after the pageant posted a videoblog about it, calling Miss California a "stupid bitch" (though he apologized for that). My question is this: Why ask the question, if the girl is going to give her honest opinion only to have you go online saying that she should have given the same bullshit, politically correct answer that everyone else gives? Why throw a question like that at her if you were only going to accept one answer?

If she had said she was for same-sex marraige would you have been just as upset? Personally, I think people against same-sex marraige are fairly neanderthal-ish. At the same time, if you aren't going to be open to other people opinions, even when they disagree, you present yourself as just as backwards as you claim them to be.

the funky chicken, the robot

I came up with this idea for a regular post on this site (a post for
when I have a lack of ideas or other interesting things to post) where
I will go to my iTunes, hit the random, the search in YouTube for
whatever artist comes up. I'm going to post the first video that comes
up from that artist. Thought this might not be a good idea, until my
first one turned out so very very good...


Thursday, April 16, 2009

little white bitch, eh?

I literally forgot about Jamie Foxx beginning as a comic. I also forgot he wasn't actually blind (Really Jamie, another movie where you play a blind guy? It's not like they just give Oscars away for playing disabled people... wait...you mean...they do?) Anyway, recently he wasn't very nice to a girl who I am legally not attracted to yet. Unfortunately for Miley, he wasn't very nice in a very funny way...



He kind of wimped out and apologized, but still managed to fit in a plug for his radio show...




missing mimi and drew

Though Late Night TV generally blows, Craig Ferguson consistantly reminds us of how great he is with random, unexplained openers like this:


the world explodes from awesomeness

Someone kill me please. I will never be as happy as I was when I first saw this

hangin with mr cooper


AC 360 pulls a 180 on the term teabagging. Gergen gets it. Gergen likes it. Gergen laughs.

the best links post ever



Hulk Hogan gives his career an atomic leg drop.  

Oh Best Week Ever blog. For so long I scorned you. Now you make my day. Protest

For something completely different: fast and environmentally friendly trains (sound like death traps to me). Obama's East Coast Bias

My Pens may have won their game yesterday, but they lost in the best marketing of the playoffs. One Cup

"Bauer Comes to Broadway" or "The City That Never Sleeps Because Jack Bauer Might Decide It's a Terrorist and Kill It". Possible title for season 8.

perfume and robot sex

Chris Cunningham has made some great music videos in the past, but he recently made a perfume commercial more engaging than the majority of Hollywood films.




In case you forgot how great his videos are, here is this: 



Tuesday, April 14, 2009

pirates



Dick Cheney recently criticized Obama for being weak on terrorism. According to this chart, he was right.



linksies

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Sad day for Phil Spector fans, like me. Sad day for muder fans too, because of course he was guilty.  Convicted

In case you don't read the internet: Kanye = Gay Fish. This song is hilarious though. Motherfucking Fish Tank Orgy

Interesting for someone like me who has seen too many Disney movies in their life. Templates

NIce parody of the fanastic early trailer for "Where the Wild Things Are". Poop

While Hollywood recycling these days means bad things, like Will Smith remaking the Karate Kid, it also means good things, like a new Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters 3