Monday, August 31, 2009

Fantasy Obit: Jon Gosselin

I mean really, now that he's hosted a Vegas pool party and given his eight kids a legacy to be ashamed of, what else does this doughy putz have to live for.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Two Most Unforgettable Movie Performances this Summer

Despite their characters coming from profoundly differently genres, the two most unforgettable performances from this summer's crop of movies did have two things in common: hideous appendages and jaw-dropping talent.

Mr. Leslie Chow (The Hangover)

While Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and of course, Zach Galifianakis were made stars from The Hangover, and rightly so; Ken Jeong owned his scenes and eclipsed his co-stars while giving hands-down, the most hilarious performance of the summer. From the first moment his gay Chinese Vegas gangster literally burst onto the screen with that tiny penis, the femme wave of his hand and delivery of what should be the newest addition to the pantheon of famous movie goodbyes: "toodaloo mutha fucka" - you knew you were watching timeless comedy gold.

Wikus Van De Merwe (District 9)

His name is Sharlto Copely. Remember it, because you will see it at Oscar time as a nominee for best actor. District 9 is probably one of the best science fiction movies since Alien because it is so much more than science fiction. It has allegories befitting Shakespeare and filmmaking that deftly jet├ęs between documentary style and back behind the fourth wall all while you have this man delivering nothing but complex performances that range from bumbling incompetence to heroic pathos. The entertainment press states he has no acting experience whatsoever, which must really piss off those who do knowing they could never come close to the job this guy did.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Really Google?!

On the day of a Kennedy memorial plus two wars, a cantankerous national health care debate and an educational system in free-fall; you give your hallowed masthead to a sexually notorious narcotics-addled man-boy killed by a Vegas quack who enabled a tragic addiction? Bad call kids, bad call.

I think I may bookmark Bing.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cerebral Itch makes hilariously ribald Vegas-themed e-cards

There's 18 of'em and frankly, they're some of our best.

If you've ever been to Vegas, planning a trip to Vegas or been arrested there, then these e-cards are for you. And unlike the notorious marketing chestnut, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas". We would very much like for these e-cards to leave Vegas and be shared en masse; sort of like compromising photographs and chlamydia. You can find them here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Beat down

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Watch the above and read this. Then thank god for Jon Stewart sticking it to the small-brained obfuscators when no one else in front of a camera will.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Social Media factoids that'll trip you out

While some of the figures in this compelling presentation are dubious (Amazon/Kindle puh-leeze), one still cannot deny the anecdotal and ubiquitous evidence that we may in fact be in the midst of societal change similar in scope to that of the Industrial Revolution.

Gold is no longer found in California rivers and South African caves but now on the web and our cell phones courtesy of the desire to connect with each other. And to that I say, OMG.

Senator Edward Kennedy, RIP

Say what you will, nobody fought harder and with more sincerity and conviction than this man. The last of a family whose sole purpose was serving the public and giving back regardless of their station.