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.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This is pretty badass, but please ignore the untalented girl who sings the first verse. Terrible way to start.
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
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
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.
Monday, June 20, 2011
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.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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.
Monday, June 13, 2011
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.
"Go fuck yourself, San Diego!"
Friday, June 10, 2011
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.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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
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).
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.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
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
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.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Sorry guys, I was arrested for shooting at a private plane with no one inside. I fucking hate that stupid plane.
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.