Saturday, February 28, 2009

a brand new kind of movie....

is this....real?

Synopsis from
"In this concert film, from the same director as "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour," you follow the Jonas Brothers as they cross the country on their "Burning Up Tour". The film was filmed in Disney Digital 3-D and will only be shown in Digital 3D. Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift guest star and perform a song with the band. You will see backstage adventures with the Jonas Brothers, and you'll follow them as they prepare for the tour. A new song by the Jonas Brothers will premiere in the film as well. This was filmed July 12 and 13 in Anaheim, California at the Honda Center, and August 10 and 11 in New York City, New York in Madison Square Garden."

I'm not particularly into the Jonas Brothers. I feel as if I missed out on their rise to teen is as if I went to sleep one night and the next morning, their promise rings and their dark eyebrows were on every channel. Oh, and of course there was lots of chatter about how they learned to treat women right from their mother.

Come to think of it...i forgot the third one's name. I know there is Joe and Nick, but who's the other? Brian? HA. Devon? Jason? I seriously can't remember. It seems that I'm less into them than I thought I was.

Friday, February 27, 2009


I came across this great blog called "photoshop disasters" that posts pictures that have been horribly manipulated, and it is my new addiction.

some of my favorites:

this is from march's vanity fair. here, we see director sam mendes (with his arm around his wife, kate winslet) with only one arm in the sleeve of a coat when the rest of his torso...isn't.

apparently this poor woman didn't read the fine print on a box of eyedrops!

i don't know which is worse...the arm or the neck.


visit for more atrocities.

It's not TV. It's HBO.

HBO has just aired a new documentary called The Black List, from photographer/filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and NYT film Critic Elvis Mitchell whose efforts attempt to explore "an answer to the persistent taint that western culture has applied to the word 'black.'"

The Black List: Volume One premiered in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival, where Variety called it "an impeccably mounted survey of voices from across the spectrum of African-American accomplishment...a rich and revealing work of portraiture."

I urge everyone to visit to find out more.

Here are some great clips:

Chris Rock:

Serena Williams:

Russell Simmons:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

"I like pain...I love pain..."

My ears are pierced, but I hardly ever wear earrings. Even though I have some really great pairs (elephants, deep sea fishes, blue tassels, black tassels, and several pairs of chandelier earrings), I really only wear them for special occasions. I don't even really wear studs.

But this chick...she be wearin' some studs.

Her name is Elaine Davidson, and she holds the world record for most piercings. She's from Brazil and is a practicing nurse in Edinborough, Scotland.

When examined by the people from Guiness World Records in 2000, Elaine had a total of 462 piercings (192 of them in her face). In August of 2001, she had 720. In 2005, she got up to 3,950. Just wait.
When she counted them all this past month, she had 6,005.

Care to guess how much all of her piercings weigh?
...6.61386 lbs.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

May Victory Be Yours

since i saw slumdog millionaire over winter break, i haven't been able to stop listening to the soundtrack. the techno beats of the songs, "liquid dance," "millionaire," and "aaj raat" help me keep a swift pace when i'm running, and the heartfelt melodies of "latika's theme" and "dreams of fire" make the scratches from my roommate's cat less painful. in fact, when my family and i had returned home after the late night showing at our theater, i bought the album on itunes before i even took my coat off.

that being said, i was thrilled when a.r. rahman won an oscar for "best song" on sunday. "jai ho," like the other songs on the soundtrack, is endlessly enticing. however, i didn't know exactly what "jai ho" meant. whenever i would say "jai ho" in my head, i would think of the phrase "gung ho," so i secretly believed it had something to do with enthusiasm or dedication. 

i wasn't even close.

for those of you who wanted to know, i learned today that "jai ho" means  "may victory be yours." much too cheesy for a lower back tattoo, but definitely perfect for a movie.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Another perspective on The Shock Doctrine

Journalist Naomi Klein's appearance at the IMU last week made waves throughout campus, as evidenced by the several hundred people who attended the lecture. Like any charismatic figure with something to say, Klein has both devoted supporters and critics. 

Will Wilkinson, from the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. delivered a pretty passionate prebuttal the night before Klein's lecture, and Chris Patton ran a column in the DI last week on the discrepancies between Klein's conclusions and the evidence she uses to reach them. (And if the DI's website worked, I could link to it. Damn.)

Here's another perspective from Roman Skaskiw, an Adjunct Professor who teaches Creative Writing for Business. He saw both Wilkinson and Klein, and has also served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

"I agree with Naomi Klein's criticism of Iraq, torture, the bailout, corruption and cronyism, but it seems a non-sequitur to implicate the free markets. When there is less government, there is less wealth given to the political cronies. The fact that our government decided to redistribute our wealth to incompetent bankers (who would have otherwise gone out of business) doesn't implicate the free market, it implicates government interference in the market, which is what Naomi seems to be calling for. I remain completely confused by this.

"We live in a country where 22 million people (1/7th of the labor force) is directly employed by the Federal Government. I don't think we can afford so much government, and I don't think my belief is small government casts me in the same light as the Bush administration, which did not increase economic liberties, but saddled us with more debt than all its predecessors combined. Pointing to the Bush Administration as proof that free markets and free market reforms are a source of evil is completely schizophrenic. 

"There seemed to be a free association in Naomi Klein's lecture between free markets and horrible things like corporatism, Iraq, torture, and Blackwater. Freedom and liberty work. Countries with the greatest economic liberty, always have the greatest political and individual liberty."

-Katie Hanson


I'm feeling very tempted to post some videos on here of a few red carpet interviews from last night's weiner awards, and i'm pretty sure your homepage has already shown you how jolie grinned at aniston as she presented and sean penn's endearing acceptance speech. dare i post a clip of ben stiller's SPOT ON "joaquin phoenix"? (i dare!)

but darnit, i just can't seem to help myself. i guess i'm just a commie-homo-lovin-son-of-a-gun.

but i'm an even bigger lover of  PATENT #US 6840775

Sunday, February 22, 2009

the oscar meyer weiner awards

hello all-

if you're like me, you watch the oscars to see celebrities be totally unpredictable. aside from the little men whose jobs it is to wave at the winners and give them the "wrap it up" signals, there really aren't any rules. the winners get caught up in their wins and forget their mother's names and lose control of their bowels. the losers feel like cutting their lover's jugular just as the camera has panned to them to see them feign a reaction that validates the person who stole their golden man. in any case, it makes for great t.v.

another reason why i watch the oscars is to see the fashion. i always enjoy predicting which women will fire their stylists tomorrow morning because of how the blogs and tabloids reacted to their dresses (because who cares about what men wear, anyway? tuxes are all the same, except for tom ford's and calvin klein's...because they are always smashing). 

in case you missed the show, here are the lucky few to take home a statue:
best actress in a supporting role: penelope cruz (vicki cristina barcelona)
best actor in a supporting role: heath ledger (the dark knight)
best original screenplay: milk
best adapted screenplay: slumdog millionaire
best animated feature film: wall-e
best short film: le maison en petits cubes
best art direction: the curious case of benjamin button
best costume design: the dutchess
best makeup: the curious case of benjamin button
best cinematography: slumdog millionaire
best short film: spiezeugland (toyland)
best documentary feature: man on wire
best documentary short: smile pinki
best visual affects: the curious case of benjamin button
best sound editing: the dark knight
best sound mixing: slumdog millionaire
best film editing: slumdog millionaire
best music (score): slumdog millionaire
best music (song): slumdog millionaire
best foreign language film: departures
best directing: slumdog millionaire
best actress in a leading role: kate winslet (the reader)
best actor in a leading role: sean penn (milk)
best picture: slumdog millionaire


first of all, DIANE LANE: could you please hold your husband's hand? or look at him? give us something to remind ourselves that you two coexist?

moving on...
we've got a variety of colors on these women but most of the dresses have the same sweetheart or strapless cut across the chest and are relatively long in length. some bold colors here and there (freida pinto, amanda seyfried, heidi klum) but we can also see some paler colors, which might be celebrity's way of acknowledging us townspeople and our "economic crisis." as much as i hate to give them to her, props to miley cyrus (i just threw up a bit) for going balls to the wall in her dress choice and having it pay off. her stylist will live to see another day. props also go to sarah jessica parker (my idol) for never failing to rock a ballet length princess dress in a beautiful light green shade. finally, my compliments to ms. sasha fierce herself, beyonce, for being able to recognize a fabulous and foward-thinking print. 

the worst dressed goes to:

TILDA SWINTON! my dear, i can't see your svelte shape in these haphazardly bows on your shoulder and hips. plus, you look bored as shit.

SOPHIA LOREN! get a grip. you're a mess. bad color, bad hair, bad necklace, bad ruffles. just bad. 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hello D-(eye) readers,
This is my first post to the D- (eye) blog, so I thought it might be a cool idea to endure myself to my readers by helping everyone out. And what's more helpful than a little distraction during those long study breaks? I know that for me, frequent Youtube breaks are the best way to break up the monotony of studying. Better for your lungs than a smoke break, and more fun than yogic breathing, these bite-sized bits of entertainment should do the trick. So here is a compilation of some fun youtube videos to make that Kierkegaard paper a little less daunting

My first video is "Welcome To My Home: A Comedy Parody by Deven Green." The original video was an eighties videocassette that gave viewers a chance to see the home of Brenda Dickson, star of "The Young and the Restless". This "Comedy Parody" is a ridiculous dub that contains what is likely your new catchphrase. Personal favorites are :
"I read porn to the blind"
"When you eat you're just a vacuum with nipples"
"F.U. F.Y.I."

"VGL Boys: The Recession Video"- Next, another video that I recommend are any videos uploaded by JeffreySelf. The videos can be offensive, but at least they are offensive to everyone.

"Sheila’s phrases to live by"-
This video is by singer songwriter Rosie Thomas’ comedic alter ego. Rosie the singer is a personal favorite of mine, and I'm mighty found of her comedy videos as well. After Thomas’ musical performance, she sometimes will do a stand-up routine as Sheila for her encore.

"Ring my Bell- Leslie Hall- Episode 1"
Leslie Hall rose to youtube fame with her video Gem Sweater. She quickly became "the virtual sensation sweeping the internet nation" as she modestly put it during her last Iowa City show. I recommend searching Leslie Hall on youtube and watching everything you find, but here is a good start.

Thanks for joining me for my first D-(eye) blog post. Good luck with that paper!

It's time to cook biotch: Coolio caprese salad

Rachel Ray ain't got shit on this "ghetto witchdoctor superstar chef." For one, she doesn't suggest recipes for your salad-eating bitch of a girlfriend or use profanity as liberally as olive oil. But to be honest, Coolio's not a bad chef, he's got a ton of charisma, and his chef hat is so fine it makes Bam look like a bum.

I can't believe it, but I might actually use some of these recipes. Spinach? Avocado? All he needs to do is lose the useless sidekick and the chicks who can't do anything but get boob jobs and simper. Then I'm sold. Get this man a food network channel!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My summer is set

Summer is the best time of the year, because of one thing: summer tours! It's the time when everyone seems to be going out on the road, whether or not they have an album to promote. Festivals, co-headliners, county fairs--you name it.

Now, I have been quite the sucker for the "80s hair metal" tour packages that seem to hover around the Midwest during the summer, and usually manage to see at least one every year or so (2007 was particularly successful, with Warrant and Firehouse, and 2008 was no exception seeing L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat perform at a baseball field in Farley, IA).

This summer's concert festivities will finally fulfill the dream of an 80s rock extravaganza: Bret Michaels recently announced that Poison will be on the road with Def Leppard. *jumping jacks and cartwheels ensue*. Poison is certainly no stranger to this "hair metal" touring gig, as they have partnered up with the likes of Winger, Skid Row, you get the drift.

Many fans probably never thought they'd see the day, as Def Leppard has always been adamant about avoiding that kind of tour circuit. What's more, in recent history, DL's lead singer Joe Elliott and Poison's Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett were involved in a "friendly" spat, in which Elliott moaned about the superficial nature of bands like Poison, while Michaels and Rockett jabbed at Def Leppard for not performing live during their appearance on Dancing With the Stars.

Fortunately, it seems they've put their petty differences aside.

In my opinion, Def Leppard's success and status as legends is leaps and bounds past that of Poison, but who can deny that this tour is going to be one hell of a party?

Def Leppard was just as much a part of the 80s as their glammed-out, trashy, Sunset Strip counterparts! Def Leppard has been touring on a regular basis for years. These guys know what their fans want, and they aren't ashamed to play their biggest hits to get the crowd in a complete frenzy.

Sadly, tour dates have not yet been announced, but rest assured, this Lep-head will be road-tripping to the closest venue possible to catch a glimpse of the best hair metal tour the world's seen in a long time.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Top ten reasons why this season of Survivor is going to kick ass and is totally worth watching

10. It’s set in a desert in Brazil. While that totally sucks for them, just imagine the sweaty, hot, half-naked men that will be running around. Except for the one with the long hair, he needs to keep his shirt on.

9. The red team will spend a while being dehydrated and starving because they think hut-building supplies are more useful than rice. Get ready for some inter-tribe fighting!

8. Probst already outcasted two people from the beginning and turned their tribes against them. Even more fighting!

7. Sandy the crazy lady who was ousted by her tribe (See 8) and has spent the first 20 minutes of the premier episode crying. Her tribe will probably vote her out first since she’s pushing 60, but imagine the tears she'll shed if they kept her around! Can you say drama?

6. Long haired man that needs to keep his shirt on can’t read a map. That will cause people to question his skill level and overall survivor ability, and thus I predict more fighting (and backstabbing!)

5. It’s episode one and hot man Tyson has already stripped down. He’s channeling his inner Richard Hatch (See Survivor, Borneo)-but in a straight, sexy way.

4. There really are a ton of hot men in this season. Although none even come close to reaching the babe status of Ethan Zohn (Survivor Africa).

3. Crazy Sandy admitted to being crazy. Okay, now they have to keep her, that’s just good television.

2. Host Jeff Probst’s useless commentary on each and every challenge. You know, where he states the obvious because people apparently can’t see what’s going on. It’s fabulous.

1. Jeff Probst is a fucking hottie.

Happy watching!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

CD Review

Continuing to strut after more than 40 years of playing piano

Michael Wolff

‘Joe’s Strut’

**** out of *****

Jazz pianist Michael Wolff got his start in Cannonball Adderley’s band in 1975. ‘Joe’s Strut’ is dedicated to Joe Zawinul, a fellow jazz keyboardist and former member of Adderley’s band who died in 2007.

With instrumentation consisting of an alto saxophone, tenor sax and rhythm section, it gives each player plenty of opportunity to solo. The soft ballad “Wheel of Life” even features Steve Wilson on soprano saxophone.

Also, the use of an upright bass, as opposed to an electric bass, gives the walking bass lines a much more authentic, less-modern sound while Wolff doesn’t hesitate to use nearly all of the 88 keys on his resonant Steinway piano.

The title track “Joe’s Strut” showcases Wolff’s skills as a pianist with his left hand playing the same line as the bass and his right hand hammering out fast melodies. “Freedom” features over ten minutes of playing and the sound of Ian Young’s rich warm tenor sax fills out the quintet. Written by Zawinul, “74 Miles Away” closes the album on an upbeat note.

While tracks like “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “The Third You” are a little on the slow side, ‘Joe’s Strut’ as a whole is excellent. With over half of the tracks being composed by Wolff, it is evident that he is one of today’s more accomplished jazz musicians.

Even those that are reluctant to accept modern jazz should check this out because it has a very traditional sound.

Nick’s Picks: “Joe’s Strut,” “Freedom,” “74 Miles Away”

-By Nick Fetty

Monday, February 9, 2009

I Wouldn't Touch Bret Michaels With a Thirty-Nine-and-a-Half-Foot Pole

It’s no secret that I fucking love VH1 reality shows- especially the Rock of Love franchise. Sure, Bret Michaels’ dating show may set women back 25 years, but it’s damn good entertainment to see some drunken skank take a shot of Slippery Nipple out of another girl’s snatch (see Rock of Love Bus, episode 1).

In the March 2009 issue of Blender Magazine, Mark Yarm reports on the secrets of Bret’s sordid lifestyle, proving once and for all that the Poison front man is more disgusting than Kid Rock, Courtney Love, and Axl Rose combined.

Here are some highlights:

Bret lives in a Spanish-traditional home in Scottsdale, Arizona with one of his two daughters (named "Jorja") and former girlfriend Kristi Gibson. He’s lived with Gibson throughout all three seasons of Rock of Love, and their relationship status via Facebook is listed as “It’s Complicated.” Die-hard Rock of Love fans (me) might remember a time where Season 2 runner-up Daisy de la Hoya was chastised for "not being there for Bret" because she still lived with her ex-boyfriend. I smell hypocrisy.

Bret claims he had a not three, not four, but FIVEsome with some chicks at a truck stop in Iowa! From now on, when someone asks me where I'm from, I'll proudly say "the state where Bret Michaels got it on in a truck stop." Who wants to bet it was the Iowa 80?

Mark your calendar! Bret’s autobiography, Between a Rose and a Thorn, comes out in April of this year. And guess what? It’s going to be full of “lots of good, juicy, funny, sexual, crazy groupie stories.” Awesome! Here’s to hoping that the book will also contain a tiny electronic device that plays the acoustic version of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” on loop.

Bret lost his virginity at 15 to a “thicker” girl at a fish hatchery. He describes the romantic liaison thusly: “…it was quick. ‘Two-pump chump’ would be an overstatement!”

And the million dollar question……

Question: You’ve admitted that you wear “the finest [hair] extensions Europe has to offer.” Isn’t that a fancy way of saying you wear a wig?

Bret’s Answer: No. I have hair, but it’s not as long as I’d like it to be. I have baby-fine hair, slightly receding in the front, but not bald. Actually, they’re not called extensions anymore- they’re “individuals.” They tie in to each of your hairs. If it ever comes to a point where I need to do something about it- meaning get hair plugs- I will.

Dear Bret-

That time is now.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Grammys? More like Shammys, am I right?

Evening ladies and gents, it's Grammy time. Your dear and devoted reporters Brian Dau (BD) and Melea Andrys (MA) will be with you throughout the night, providing you with our snarky perspective on the music industry's finest. First up, news from E's red carpet coverage.

BD - 6:30 - As a journalist, it's physically painful to watch Ryan Seacrest interact with other human beings. Whoever decided he needed to be let out of his cage from the set of American Idol made a huge mistake.

MA - If I could kill one person tonight, it would be Ryan Seacrest.

Sup guys?

BD - 6:43 - M.I.A. shows up smuggling seven watermelons past red carpet security. She claims pregnancy, but I'm not buying.

BD - 6:51 - Quincy Jones: "I remember in 1958 when..." Ryan Seacrest: "ZZZZZZZZZZ...."

BD - 6:55 - Hole in the Wall is on Fox!!! What were we watching?

BD - 6:59 - Mercifully, Hole in the Wall is over just in time to switch to CBS for the show proper. It's about to get real.

7:01 - Opening Performance by U2:
MA: Is that Kanye?
BD: Nope, it's U2. Sorry to disappoint.
MA: Note: I'm wearing a shirt designed by Bono, with all the proceeds going to cure AIDS. I got it on clearance for $4 (originally 40).
BD: You're a terrible person.
MA: No, I'm just a smart shopper.

7:05 - Best R&B album, introduced by Ms. Whitney Houston:
MA: Holy shit! Is that Whitney Houston? Shouldn't she be in rehab? Shouldn't Bobby Brown be hitting her?
...oh my god she's high as shit!
BD: Trainwreck aside, if Raphael Saadiq doesn't win I'm cutting someone.

7:07 - Jennifer Hudson wins:
BD: ...and we're one for one on disappointments tonight. But I'm not going to say too much about this one because I'm not that much of a jerk.
MA: I will. Her album was not good. At all. Poor decision. That's it.

7:08 - Dwayne Johnson's opening:
MA: The Rock can spell! Who knew?

7:11 - First performance, Justin Timberlake & Al Green & Boyz II Men:
BD: "Take Me to the River?" Is that the track the singing bass sings?
MA: Yes.
BD: Love it!
MA: Look at this impromptu performance. They're just karaoke-ing together.

7:21 - Performance, Coldplay (with Jay-Z):
MA: Is that Kanye?!?!?
BD: Well, Coldplay's on, so feel free to go make a sandwich or something.
MA: I predict Coldplay will sweep tonight.
BD: Sweep the Suck Awards in every category I just made up in my head!
MA: You know how I know you're gay?
BD: Because you listen to Coldplay?

7:28 - Yet Another Performance, Carrie Underwood:
MA: She looks hot tonight. Too bad she can't sing.
BD: I have nothing to add to that.
MA: Carrie Underwood's guitarist is a smokin' hot babe-fox. I'd fuck her in a heartbeat.

MA: I don't think country music should be included in the Grammys. They have the Country Music Awards already, they should be segregated.
BD: You know, if you replace "Country Music Awards" with "Source Awards," you sound like a total racist.

MA: Alternative name for the Grammys: "Waiting for Kanye"

7:37 - Highlight of the evening thus far is a commercial:

7:41 - Song of the Year (Coldplay wins):
MA: Look at them! They look like a raggedy Sergeant Pepper's.
BD: They just admitted to it!
MA: Paul seems alright with it. I love Paul.

7:44 - Kid Rock performs a medley of crap:
BD: Go ahead and make yourself another sandwich or something. Do you have the remote? Is this gonna last a while?

7:54 - Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift perform (FOR THE FIRST TIME EVERRRRR!!!):
BD: Is this from High School Musical?
MA: Miley Cyrus can't sing worth a shit. I'd rather listen to just Taylor Swift, and that's saying something. Also, it looks like a Miley was involved in some kind of sequin-related accident.
BD: With any luck, this will be the first and last time they ever perform together.

8:01 - Jennifer Hudson performs:
MA: Jennifer Hudson looks gorgeous. I wish she was singing a better song...Are those elephants on her ears?
BD: No, they're those sticky hands you buy for 25 cents out of vending machines and throw against a wall for 5 minutes until you get bored.

8:10 - The JoBros and Stevie wonder perform:
BD: I can't speak about this. It makes my heart hurt. I bet they told Stevie he's performing with, you know, somebody talented before they sent him onstage.
BD: Oh my, now a gang of young white boys are accosting that old man.
MA: I want to rip that scarf off that JoBro's neck.
BD: The longer this song goes on, the more I lose the will to live.

8:23 - Katy Perry performs:
MA: She really just should have lip-synched. But she does look good, and the set's hot.
MA: The Jonas Brothers were underwhelmed by that performance.

8:27 - Kanye and Estelle perform:
MA: It's KANYE!!!! (incomprehensible screaming)
MA: I'm not sure why she's wearing a potato sack, though.
BD: Good music! Yes! We're only an hour and a half in.

Don't worry guys, I'll save this show!

8:50 - M.I.A.'s baby opens for four rappers:
MA: Look at these badasses. More Kanye!
BD: We might as well stop watching. Nothing's topping this. M.I.A. is holding off labor just to perform! Her dance move is something I like to call the "hump your baby's head."

9:00 - Paul McCartney performs with Animal (Dave Grohl) on drums:
BD: Following Sir McCartney's performance, Melea slipped into a euphoria-induced coma. So I think we might have to call it a night here. Enjoy the rest of the show, suckers!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Next Ben-Hur? Or Maybe Citizen Kane?

Allow me to directly quote from the LA Times Blog:

"Variety is reporting that the Jonas Brothers -- Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, and the "Bonus Jonas" Frankie, 8 -- will star in -– are you ready? "Walter the Farting Dog."

The family-friendly film is based on a best-selling children's book series of the same name. The main character, Walter, is a grossly fat dog with really, really bad gas.

The Jonas Brothers will play musicians who help their parents care for their aunt's dog just before she passes away.

"By the time they’ve driven the dog home, everybody’s head is out the window of the family station wagon but Frankie, and only because he has a serious sinus problem and doesn’t notice the stench coming from Walter," director Peter Farrelly (“There’s Something About Mary”) told Variety.

Filming starts next spring.

Actually, it could be pretty funny. And pretty successful. Lord knows there are a lot of 6-year-olds, 16-year-olds, even 46-year-olds who just love canine flatulence humor. A comedy for all ages!

Let's just hope it's not released in smell-o-vision."

I beg to differ. There's no way this movie can be in any way amusing, unless of course the Jonas Brothers die in the end from inhalation poisoning. I'd pay to see that.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Christian Bale Is An Ass And I Don't Care

As everyone on the Internets knows by now, Christian Bale has been caught on tape flipping the fuck out on a DP during the filming of Terminator: Salvation.

In response, someone made this hilarious mashup:

Honestly, I don't care much whether Bale is an asshole. Plenty of talented people are and it no doubt reflects in the quality of their personal lives. But he's a good actor, so I'll keep seeing his movies as long as I enjoy them. It doesn't matter to me that I probably wouldn't want to be his friend.


Here's a great dance remix of Bale's temper tantrum:


Oh my. As Emeritus Daily Iowan Blog writer - I feel I should share this with the world, and break up the wise Mr. Patton's blogopoly while i'm at it. 

II'll be back

Monday, February 2, 2009

Another Great Webcomic Series

Dinosaur Comics (click image to enlarge):

Perhaps the best thing about this series is that the image in each installment is identical. Only the text changes, but to great effect.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Digital Fairy Tale

From DoseNation:
...enjoy this "digital fairy tale," the story of a woman who discovers first-person video footage of her own life is being posted to YouTube from the future. Needless to say, "hijinks ensue."

Self-abuse Via Bacon Consumption

Go to the BBQ Addicts blog to learn how to turn this:

Into this:

And, if you're a lawyer, try to come up with a way to sue these people for negligent homicide. Murder by meat; death by deliciousness. There are worse ways to go.

To The End Of The Pencil And The Edge Of The Page

To The End Of The Pencil And The Edge Of The Page from Green Thing on Vimeo.
(Via swissmiss.)