Thursday, June 30, 2011

One Crazy Guy



Always good to have the proprietor of a liquor store preface his name with "Crazy." Thank god Crazy Bruce had his dog on-set to inexplicably contribute to this fine piece of songwriting.

TrololoLOL



A YouTube classic. Sorry about the ad.

Toddler Queen Talks Hairspray (Slowed Down)

Actual Religious Magazine Cover


Jesus H. Christ. Glory? Spout? ORAL ROBERTS??

Speed Thrills!



Crank up your speakers for this one (gets really good around :37).

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Great Local Commercial: Norton Furniture

A Confederacy of Dunces



Quality editing here - a nice 5 seconds of complete silence at the beginning of an ad is always a good move (and who's the lady bringing him lemonade?). Stick around until the end of this racist-as-shit, hilarious, right-wing nutjob commercial and note the very last shot and accompanying text. Had I been taking a sip of water I would have spat all over my screen.

Place on Plate



This is bizarre and mildly disturbing, but the longer I watched the funnier it got. Cutting...cutting....

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What the Balk?

Don't Feed the Animals




So that's what Dave Coulier's been up to.

M83 NEW ALBUM TEASER!

Cartoon Ponies, "Fuck Shit Stack" (Reggie Watts Cover)



Here's the original video for reference (which I posted back in November):

Monday, June 27, 2011

Questionable Review


So...are you asking me - or...? Also funny the reviewer wrote "4" instead of "for," like when the waiter said it, he held up four fingers.

God's New Thang?



Not really sure what "new thang" God is doing (the kid never really backs up his thesis), but he certainly wasn't helping out little Timmy Nadso here.

Ryan Reynolds is a Good Actor



"You mean, the bahhhnd?"
"Of course. Me, and Chris, and Dylan...the bahhhnd."

Amanda is a huge bitch.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekend

The Net



Starring Tobias Funke and a really smug woman. The whole video is worth watching, specifically for the sparse but hilarious editing.

Damon vs. Damon

"Bloom" a Disney Mashup (Pogo Remix)



I know I'm on a remix roll, but this is just great (sounds like The Avalanches).

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Charlie Scream



I was really hoping the guy would take the mask off to reveal...Charlie Sheen!

Two other things: 1) I don't dare google Hyperflesh at work, and d) this music sucks.

35 YouTube “Paranoid Android” Covers Mixed Into One



This is pretty badass, but please ignore the untalented girl who sings the first verse. Terrible way to start.

Bing (Groundhog Day Remix)

Royal Badass


At 23, David Hart, a combat medic in the Royal Marines, took out a £250,000 ($404,549) life insurance policy before being deployed to fight in Afghanistan. Sadly, the day before his 24 birthday, he was killed in combat.

In the event that he didn't make it back, Hart had stipulated that £100,000 ($161,819) of the insurance money be set aside for his friends to go on an epic bender in Las Vegas.

Hart, whose commanding officer described as “the perfect Marine—magnificent in personality and profession,” also designated $80,000 to go toward a charity organization for disabled marines, and the rest to his family.

Now, 32 of his friends and their girlfriends are going to celebrate his memory in the best way possible: by having the party of a lifetime in Vegas (not to mention the countless people who will be affected by his charitable donation).

Needless to say, this man is a true fucking hero.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"The View" Remixed



Not really sure what's going on here, but it sure is entertaining (and borderline NSFW)

2 Become 1 (Motorcycle Edition)



I love the little guy in the yellow helmet scampering around all rodent-like seething with frustration. Cue Benny Hill theme.

Ezra Reich, "I Need a Moment Alone"



I saw this video in 2006 or 2007 on a local music show called "New York Noise" when I was living on the UES with my two roommates, Casey and Alex. When this...thing came on the screen and invaded our ear- and eye-holes, we were stunned at its absolute horrendousness. Much laughter and mirth rang out over the alleys and streets. I wish I could say this “musician” Ezra Reich was doing a parody of musicians like Ezra Reich, but alas, tis not the case: this guy is deadly serious. And this video/song is deadly awful. I mean – just look at this piece of shit. Are you looking? Look again. It’s fucking terrible. I understand it’s an homage to early 80’s MTV videos, but c’mon, have the sounds and charisma to back it up. Ezra Reich looks like, nay is, a wet poodle unconvincingly trying to convince himself he has what it takes to make it as a legit indie rocker. Look closely and you can see the fear in his eyes: he knows it's awful. His eyes seem beg the viewer “please, don’t let me do this - make it stop,” like he's being controlled by an alien entity (like this).

Oh yeah, his father is famed musician Steve Reich. I’m sure if Steve ever even saw this video he promptly stated: “you are not my son.” He then probably told Ezra "I need a moment alone" and went into his bedroom to cry himself to sleep.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Sea and Cake, "Weekend"



SUMMER.

Advice

Fay Salsa Dog



So apparently Tuesday is animal day here at the Cold Atlantic house (a.k.a. my desk). Now, I generally try to be pretty sparing with the funny animal videos, but you know what? Animals are hilarious - all the time. Pretty much everything they do. Especially when you imagine crossing paths with this dog daintily walking on two legs and giving you a tight-lipped, polite smile with a quick nod of his tiny head as he heads to the office printer.

Tuesday Smile


Why so serious?

Monday, June 20, 2011

And He Was Never Seen Again



Recent footage of a diver going under an Argentinian lake covered in ash from a volcanic eruption in neighboring Chile (not be confused with your own volcanic eruption after eating a bowl of chili - amiright??? crickets.) Story here. Is it just me, or have there been way more volcanic eruptions in the past 5 years? I could probably research this but I'm just way too lazy.

Straight Dackin'



Adirondacks right after college graduation. 2005.

The Police, "Synchronicity II"

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Weekend

The Horror

BBC Blues



Is it because you have two first names? Once again, take a breath, Sir Dingus.

Muzak Tonight

Vancouver's a Riot


Seriously, who the fuck riots?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Winnebago Man

Ferris Bueller's Last Day Off



The part with Cameron and the ATM is fantastic.

Memory Tapes, "Yes I Know"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Band of Horses, "The Great Salt Lake"

Why So Cyriak?

This guy Cyriak does some surrealistic shit.





The Galaxy Invader (1985)



So this is a movie about an alien crashing somewhere in Appalachia and getting pursued by a bunch of scary rednecks. Really good premise to what is surely a really good movie with a really great ending (SPOILER ALERT). Come for the thrilling, pulse-pounding fight scene and the realistic death at 1:30, stay for the mind-blowing special effects. Scary 80's at its best - this is the stuff of childhood nightmares.

1778 Comedian



"Is this thing on? What is this thing?"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Shredder



I love videos like this where someone just keeps trying to prove how well a given product works, so that what you get is literally 5 minutes worth of tampons and couches getting annihilated by an industrial shredder. I thought they were going to run out of things to ruin so that by the end, the shredder guy is forced to throw himself in there. Funny to think this is all for the environment; somehow none of these guys strike me as vegan treehuggers.

The whole video is worth watching if you're into stuff getting shredded, mustachioed manual laborers, and/or pulsing synth basslines from the Airwolf school of soundtracking.

Sweet Rolls

Newsflash! Bad Writing and No Punctuation Equals Comedy Gold



"Go fuck yourself, San Diego!"

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekend

Jack White's Good Ol' Fashioned Divorce Party

Good times...?

Gayngs, "Cry"



Great cover song/video of Godley & Creme's "Cry" (yes, the name they went with was Godley & Creme). As mentioned in a November post, Gayngs features members of Bon Iver (Justin Vernon, singing, appears in this video around the 2:30 mark), Megafaun, Rosebuds, among others. Check out the super-group's groovetastic debut album, Relayted.

Cone-ing



I like nice pranks because I'm a nice guy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

DRUNK



Looks like London's scary, 1984-esque CCTV cameras finally caught something worth seeing (story here). The ragtime music really adds to this too - honestly, I had to pause halfway through because I was laughing waaaay too hard.

Good Luck



Wiped

Stream: Bon Iver, Bon Iver



You really should just download this amazing album here, but if you haven't yet, put those headphones on and try not to cry at your desk.

Mr. Pun

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Ringtone

Garbage Day!



CLASSIC SCENE. Goes without saying that this is from the Oscar-winning Documentary, Silent Night, Deadly Night 2.

Whatchamacallit?



"Whatchamacallit? AIDS?? Whatever, give me my chocolate" - Actual conversation from 1987.

Another blast from el past. Eat your heart out, Roy Lichtenstein.

Good Vibrations



Awesome-looking 1976 birthday party for Paul and Linda McCartney hosted by the Beach Boys. Pretty cool considering Sgt. Pepper's played a role in Beach Boys' singer Brian Wilson's eventual meltdown.

The story goes that Wilson was always in direct competition with McCartney, and sought to musically surpass The Beatles' 1965 Rubber Soul with Pet Sounds (1966). Debatably, he succeeded, only to have The Beatles create what is considered the best album of all time, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a year later. The Beatles openly admitted they were directly influenced by Pet Sounds, but when Pepper came out, Wilson was so envious of its universal acclaim that he abandoned the Beach Boys' next album, Smile, and decided to take up doing lots of drugs, eating a ton, and having an all-around, good old-fashioned mental breakdown. Wilson eventually released Smile as a solo project in 2005, winning a Grammy (whoop-dee-doo) and universal critical acclaim.

The More You Know.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Hope They Serve Tacos in Hell



Disgusting Sock O' Hell ad from the 80's (see above devil child enjoying her slop). Was diarrhea invented yet? Those tacos were huge! The whole commercial is worth it for the shot at :17.

The Beatles (Live at Shea, 1965)



Definitely true that no one could hear any of the music. Love the "I'm gettin' too old for this shit" cop at 2:05. The Beatles are gods: no other musicians will ever live up to their legacy (100% indisputable fact).

Rated R for Strong Textual Content



This theater is great. I want to kill anyone who busts out a phone in a movie theater, but hey, that's the regular moviegoer these days: rude, inconsiderate and entitled. Going to the movies often sucks because of people like this.

Junior Boys, It's All True



One of my favorite bands. Check out their 2006 album, So This is Goodbye, it's definitely a favorite. Their new album drops (as the kids say) June 14th.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Antlers, "I Don't Want Love"


Live in-the-studio version of the opening track off The Antlers' fantastic new album, Burst Apart.

Dream Catcher



I'm as speechless as this little lad.

Maybe Her Pet is Named Peeves?


Not like "would you like you if you met you" is any better. Then again, I'm beginning to think her caption is a joke, in which case, it is I who is the dumb one.

Have a Lot of Hot Sax This Summer



Sax is making a comeback this year.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weekend

Dizzy Spell



This kid handles the faint with such nonchalance that I have to imagine this is just his standard spelling bee ritual.

Metallica, "Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)"



In the same vein as the Creed overdub, but less hateful, here Metallica's "Enter Sandman" is re-imagined as a smooth jazz anthem. Thanks to my bro Chas for passing along.

New Music: Ford & Lopatin "Emergency Room"

Pitchfork just reviewed this band's new album Channel Pressure, and the review inspired me to do a post. F&L is two 80's-obsessed Brooklyn musicians who formerly went by the name Games (check my December post on them here). Anyway, they had to rename their band for legal reasons (not sure the specifics). I'm very excited to check out this disc.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

F.I.P. - Fart In Peace

The Waiting Game Trailer, You Guys



This is just a really well-produced trailer for what is sure to be the smash hit movie of the summer (most smash hits feature Ted Haggard cameos, right?). Oh wait no, did I say "of the summer?" I meant smash hit of the never; even in hell this piece of shit will go straight-to-DVD. Hey Christian nutjobs, you can bitch and moan about Hollywood being run by Jews and liberals, but let me tell you this: they know how to get attractive people to star in their movies. Also, they've heard of a little thing called production values. And comedy. And editing. Finally, sorry Waiting Game producers, but you are most DEFINITELY getting sued by Beyonce's people for what is surely an unlicensed usage of "Single Ladies." You probably won't care though, since I assume you're already extremely rich, what with all those unforgettable film credentials behind you.

Anyway, at least there's a killer Wii joke at the end of all this. Oy fucking vey.

May The Farce Be With You



Guy on the right missed rehearsal.

We Are Not at the Center of the Universe



I forgot.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Self-Portrait Wednesday: Christmas Card Smile Edition


Sorry guys, I was arrested for shooting at a private plane with no one inside. I fucking hate that stupid plane.

Classic Seinfeld Blooper

Greatest City in the World

Take Pride in Your Work



Talk about nonchalance.

Bad Lip Reading: Black Eyed Poops



So the dudes from Bad Lip Reading basically watch videos and make up alternative lyrics that sync with the movements of the singers' mouths. No idea what the real song sounds like but I assume it's equally terrible.