February 2007

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It’s no secret I love fake movie trailers. Well this morning I stumbled upon the motherload: TrailerSpy’s Top 15 Trailer Remixes of All-Time.

Here’s my favorite find of the bunch: Glen & Gary & Glen & Ross (Glengary Glen Ross as an inspirational movie about four men overcomming Tourette’s Syndrome.) (very NSFW)

Two thumbs up…way the fuck up.

Behold the (R-rated) trailer for Knocked Up, the new movie from 40 Year-Old Virgin writer/director Judd Apatow. It comes out June 1st, and if the trailer is any indication it will be the funniest movie of the year. Here’s the trailer (though it’s R-rated and NSFW):

Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and John C. Reilly lament the difficulties of being a comedian on Oscar night:

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash
February 26th is Johnny Cash’s birthday and he would have been 75 this year. I’m sure you all have plans to celebrate it, but for those who need some ideas here are 10 ways to make sure you do it up right: Read the rest of this entry »

Peter, Bjorn, and John
They’re from the same country, but Peter Björn and John ain’t ABBA. What are they? I think Noel Murray of The Onion AV Club said it best when he described them as quasi-retro folk-rockers. They seem retro, but they’re thoroughly modern. They’re folky, but they kind of rock. They’re in between a lot of things, but difficult to pin down into any one.

PB&J has been around for a while (since 1999), and released a few albums (three to be exact), but it was with their latest offering (Writer’s Block) they really honed in on their sound. Most of the tracks are a sparse mix of electronic and acoustic instruments with catchy melodies and strong hooks.

Here’s a couple samples:

Young FolksYoung Folks

This song is like mental velcro; I dare you to listen to it an not get the whistling part stuck in your head. Featuring Victoria Bergsman.

Let's Call It OffLets Call It Off

I wish I knew how they got the lead guitar sound in this. It’s fantastic.

Ah, back when Saturday Night Live was funny…

Remember, Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Ball.

Mario in Vice City

What would happen in Mario and Luigi left their little mushroom world and stumbled into Vice City (home of Grand Theft Auto)? This video from Robot Chicken answers the question…with hilarity!

Wow. Just wow. I hope for this guy’s sake that his nuts are in a vice, because otherwise he has squeakiest voice I’ve ever heard on a man. Part of me wants people to stop buying from companies that make these terrible commercials so they would just go away. But then I think, would a life without terrible commercials be a life worth living? I say no! So keep ’em coming!

Recording the BeatlesOMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

It’s called Recording the Beatles. And it looks like pretty much the most awesome book ever written. Over at BoingBoing it’s hyped as:

Insanely exhaustive documenting of EVERYTHING related to the Beatles recording sessions, including beautiful, almost-pornographic photos of every mixing board, mic, tape deck, etc. ever used in a Beatles session.

This seems to be a must-have for any Beatles fan or gearhead. Or maybe just us music dorks. Either way I ordered mine today.

Damn That’s Hot!It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I love spicy food. The hotter the better. My burritos cause misery. My chili causes casualties. I even ate a raw habanero one time (but that’s a whole other story…). So I was very excited to hear that New Mexico State University has discovered the hottest chili pepper in the world: The Bhut Jolokia. Look at the thing. It just looks evil. All red and wrinkled like Satan’s nutsack.

For those of you not into the sado-masochistic world of spicy food, heat is measured in something called Scoville Units. It’s a measure of the amount of the heat-causing compound capsaicin. As a matter of comparison, green bell peppers rate a big fat 0 Scoville Units. Jalapenos come in between 2,500 and 8,000. Habaneros get up to 350,000. These Bhut Jolokias got a 1,001,304. Yep you read that right. On a different scale, jalapenos make you say “Huh, that was kind of spicy”. Habeneros make you say “holy fucking shit, I’m retarded for putting that in my mouth.” So I’m imagining Bhut Jolokias make you pass out. Bring it on! Can’t wait to mix up a batch of chili with these things. Who’s in?

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