Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weekend Vacation

Fast 5 Year-Old


Today Now! Interviews The 5-Year-Old Screenwriter Of "Fast Five"

The King's Speech (Superman Returns)



I love picturing this alleged woman "settin in dat truck over dere" (1:45). Either way, this is just a really moving speech.

Starla

"Starla" Teaser Trailer from Three/21 Media on Vimeo.


My friend Pete Kirk did a fantastic job scoring this teaser trailer for the upcoming feature film Starla, directed by Rik Cordero. PK also scored the entire film, which as you can see, is going to be hilarious.

Don't You Ever Touch Lando's Radio

Monday, April 25, 2011

Airwolf Acting Masterclass



Lessons 1, 4 & 6 are my favorites.

Spike Lee Should Get a Real Camera

Using an iPad as a camera looks so fucking stupid. Also, is this closest Spike Lee has ever gotten to Obama? I wouldn't think it would be hard for Spike Lee to get a real picture of him and Obama, but apparently I'm wrong. I suppose that's what happens when you build your career on mostly mediocre movies.

The Real Bert


Terrifying.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Weekend

Louie



Hilarious scene from Louis C.K.'s Louie on FX, where he wakes up completely stoned/drunk (following a mid-afternoon bender). I lose it every time he carelessly throws the money on the counter.

Drunk Concertgoers Love Playing with Balls



Arcade Fire's to be exact...

Beastie Boys, "Make Some Noise"


Incredibly awesome, star-studded video for the new Beastie Boys party anthem. The full-length Fight For Your Right Revisited (approx. 20 mins) will premiere at midnight on MTV2, mtvU, VH1 Classic, and Palladia. At 3am, Comedy Central will also air the explicit version. I'm sure you'll all stay up for that.

You can get the full-length online already, but it looks like shit.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Speed Riding



This is just fucking insane. Watch the previous post's video to get a sense of Mt. Eiger's massive size, then watch this POV footage of a dude totally one-upping that climber by literally flying down the very same mountain on skis and a parachute at ludicrous speeds. All of it is insane, but especially parts 1:15-:18, and 1:30. Absolute batshit craziness. I won't be able to unclench my ass for the rest of the day.

Speed Climber



The first ascent of the north face of Eiger, a mountain in the Swiss Alps (13,025 feet tall), happened in 1938 and took three days. This dude Ueli Steck climbs it in 2 hours, 47 minutes, and 33 seconds. Unreal footage that makes me feel like a complete waste of space.

Auggie



From one of the best 1990's rollerblading/surfing/hockey comedies (there were many): Airborne. First time we saw Jack Black, and way before we got sick of him. Beware the Devil's Backbone.

Elliott Smith Interview - 97/98



Elliott Smith is one of my Top 3 favorite artist of all time, and likely always will be. His music is timeless.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"It's Showtime!"



Hey Eddie Murphy, you don't earn more money by saying more "showtime's." Doesn't work like that.

Poochinksi



Coming back with a bang with this one. So guys, check out this failed TV pilot from the '90s: a cop is killed and reincarnated as a fucking dog. Named Poochinski. This is mind-blowingly awful, especially since the producers actually tried to rope in a bit of existential drama (from :34 on). I mean, Hollywood pumps out a LOT of shit, but damn if they didn't have the good sense to murder this show before it actually made it on the air (though the fact that a single scene was actually shot for this pile of dogshit is really just unbelievable). Maybe this show was reincarnated as Harry and The Hendersons. You know, I'm trying to come up with more to point out and make fun of, but I think that all I can do now is just let this beauty speak for itself - no way I can trump it. Also, really nice job on those special effects and that Bevery Hills Cop's "Axel F" ripoff.

Thank you to Nick for sending along.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekend


Gone to Reggae Fest at Sugarloaf, Maine for one final shred. See you Cold-hearted bastards on Tuesday.

Casa de mi Padre: Trailer



This is a real movie starring Will Ferrell (speaking Spanish), Gael Garcia Bernal, and Diego Luna (who, as you may recall, was subject to an ongoing joke in Ferrell's You're Welcome, America one-man Broadway show). This looks amazing.

Videogames with Real Sound



What if videogames had ultra-realistic SFX? Here's a great compilation to answer that question (featuring many of the all-time classics). Love the car crash sfx at 1:20, and Contra at 2:00. Pac-Man is pretty funny too. Also, whatever the hell that game is at :02 and 3:45.

Oh, and there was an NES frisbee golf game?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Crocodile Dundee Theme



Since childhood, I have loved the theme of Crocodile Dundee by Peter Best (not Pete Best, the unlucky Beatles drummer before Ringo Starr). Here it is in all its fantastic glory (part I really love starts at 3:30). Also, someone please get me a poster of this sweet image.

The Shawshank Redumption



I love this white guy's impression of Morgan Freeman. The vid is terribly synced but funny nonetheless. His word choice is brilliant: "heinous scat play."

Guillemots - Walk The River


Guillemots' new album Walk The River is a solid disc from an underrated band. If you like Midlake, Annuals, and/or borderline-wimpy-but-not-quite-as-insufferable-as-Keane-or-Travis super-melodic British rock, you may enjoy this album. Not saying it doesn't have its fair share of wussy parts, but don't we all?

Metaphor: My Life

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Czech Republic President Steals a Pen



He's like George Clooney, Brad Pitt AND Matt Damon combined. This is fucking hysterical.

Dam Kids!

DAM DAY: Tackling Australia from Paul Fisher on Vimeo.


These dudes are extremely extreme (they are Aussies). Takes about 3 minutes of these bros hamming it up before they actually boogie-woogie down this fresh-water dam. Looks incredibly, ridiculously fun, though being the insidiously cruel asshole that I am, I was secretly hoping one of them picked up way too much speed, shot past the little pool at the end, and hurled his limp body onto the jagged rocks below. I'd actually feel pretty bad if that happened.

Doc Hollywood



Slate put together this great parody of all the trick shot vids out there on the web (and this blog). The acting's pretty bad, particularly from the nurse, and they've all got that trying-way-too-hard-to-be-viral-and-spontaneous thing down. Still neat.

Characters in Film are Terrible at Talking on the Phone



This compilation has been a long time coming. Definitely something I always notice in movies, people hanging up without saying "bye." This just isn't how real people ever talk, not sure how it became standard in the movies. Just one time I'd like to see the other character continue talking because they weren't aware the other person hung up.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Live on KEXP - Sun Airway & The xx

Two great live recordings from two great bands.


Looking forward to seeing Sun Airway at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival in July.


The xx is one of the best new(ish) bands around. Their 2009 debut album was #2 on my list (after Phoenix). I caught them do a stripped down live show last year at a SPIN showcase and they were incredible. Can't wait for their next LP.

Buscemeyes

Drool over more disturbing images at Chicks with Steve Buscemeyes


Jolie-Maybe the best.


Stink-Not seeing a difference.


Snookie-Much prettier actually (I kid!).

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kavinsky - "Nightcall" (Terminator Version)



Perfectly synced mashup of a great song and a great movie. The Governator looks awesome and Linda Hamilton looks like a wet subway rat. God the 80's were mercilessly violent. Anyway, well done, random person on YouTube.

Switch Backside 1440 Triple Cork



It's like the Rusty Trombone, but a lot more violent...no but seriously, folks...this is a ridiculously insane first-ever trick (slo-mo at 2:13), busted out by the 16 year-old Swiss Pat Burgener. Overall just a cool little vid of a rad dude sessioning a single massive kicker. The clip also features a nice remix of "A Day in the Life" that I've never heard before (and I've heard of everything that ever needed to be heard).

Life is Like a Box of Racism

TGIM

Sorry about the pre-roll ad:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Weekend

Hope to see you at the show featuring myself w/Pete Kirk tomorrow at Banjo Jim's on 9th & C. 3PM. Errybody's gon' be there. Y'otta go.

Facebook Family

See more ridiculousness here. Love is in the air...

JED RED: White Mountain

This is a freestyle beat I made for my brother a couple months ago. Enjoy.


White Mountain by JED RED

Murder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Breathtakingly beautiful fan art from the one and only Commander Alexander. Click for higher resolution. Business school, bitches:

Fight For Your Right Revisited: Trailer

This is the trailer for a 22-minute film directed by Adam Yauch and starring a who's who of A-list comedians/actors. This is all to support the forthcoming B. Boys LP Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2. Happy Mr. Falcon Friday, everyone.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Showboats

Tricky Reginald Charming

Hysterically weird PSA from the 90s warning children to avoid "tricky people." Eat your heart out Barney.

YELLOW DINO: PEDO HUNTER from Everything Is Terrible! on Vimeo.



Best part: the quick cut at :51 where ol' Reg is taking photos with that dirtbag behind him and Reg is going "yeah yeah yeah uh yeah." Reginald Charming: you're fucked.

Malls of 1989

Scary to think I was a fully-functioning (OK, functioning) human being at this point and I had no idea of the horrors going on all around me. Click the thumbnail to time travel.

Murder, She DJ'ed



This one's for you Commander Alexander.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Murder, She Virtually Wrote

Lansbury way ahead of her time. Actually, you know what? Where the hell is this virtual reality that Aerosmith once promised us?

Another Normal Day

Neat-o. These guys are definitely skilled at throwing stuff around. Not so skilled at buying good cameras.

A Tiny Day in Jackson Hole

Jebus, when can I go here? #1 on my list.

A Tiny Day in the Jackson Hole Backcountry from Tristan Greszko on Vimeo.


Sweet Pink Floyd remix.

I Google It: Dingus

Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you Thomas A. Dingus, Director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute:



First image that Google coughs up. See for yourself.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Nirvana: Smells Like Shit Spirit

Amazing BBC footage of Nirvana, and Cobain specifically, completely fucking with the stupid people in the Top of the Pops crowd by dropping his voice an octave and grabbing the mic with both hands to make an obvious point that his guitar is prerecorded. When the bass and guitar kick in, it's hilarious to watch Cobain/Noveselic dramatically pretend to play their instruments - all the while, the Brits are headbanging the gnarled teeth from their Earl Gray-addled heads. Not really sure why this toilet of a program refuses to let bands play their instruments, but hey, it's called TOP OF THE FUCKING POPS, so I guess people expect performances to live up to that terrible name.



Saying "top of the pops" in an enthusiastic British voice has to be one of the wussiest-sounding phrases of all time. Top o' the pops to ya!

Gimme Pizza: Slowed Down Nightmare Version

Seriously frightening. Stick around for the tune at 3:45.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Talking Funny on HBO

HBO rules (I say that genuinely, not just because I work for them). This special airs 4/22 and features 4 of my absolute favorite comedians talking about comedy. Awesome. Check this sneak peak:

Angry Bird Hates Getting His Photo Taken

The Stepkids

So a friend invited me to see a show at Littlefield in Brooklyn last Saturday night. Being only a short 10-minute jaunt from my apartment, I said "Sure, why the hell not, who are we seeing?" "The Stepkids." "Never heard of 'em."



Rare is the time I see an unfamiliar band and get blown...away. I was blown away by these guys. While The Stepkids don't sound like a lot of bands I typically love (their sound is a fusion of ELO/Steely Dan/The Zombies/Stereolab/Of Montreal/Grateful Dead), these guys are fucking beyond talented and put on a great show. Not only are they amazing instrumentalists, 3 of the 4 band members also sing, trading 3-part harmonies and verses like beaver pelts in the 17th century (why not?). Every song sounds a bit different too, so it's hard to pin down their influences. Anyway, I have no clue what they sound like on record, but if you have the chance to see them live, do it. It's a very ambient, atmospheric show and the lighting design really seals the deal.

My magic phone pics from the show:



Are You Afraid of the Darth?

Yep, another Star Wars post. Deal with it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Weekend

The Hangover Part II Trailer



You will no doubt be seeing marketing for this movie literally EVERYWHERE in a month. You will see so much ad shit leading up to the release you will not even need to see it because you will have such a complete and holistic idea of the story that there will be no surprises left when you finally make it to a non-sold out show (for us NYC folks). Either way, this looks surprisingly good for a sequel (and especially after the forgettable Due Date).