Archive for the ‘Comedy Gold’ Category

Smell Like Charles Bronson

September 17, 2008

Because I don’t feel like writing my movie review yet, here’s a Japanese body powder commercial that is guaranteed to make your head hurt. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier in the world, at one point people wanted to smell like Charles Bronson. Seriously.

After that, I got nothing. Japan has to be either the greatest or most frightening place on earth. It’s like a combination of Hell and Disneyland.

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Black Dynamite

September 17, 2008

I was watching clips of Dolemite (don’t ask) tonight when I stumbled across a blaxploitation trailer I’d never seen before. I clicked on it and found myself watching the red band promo for Black Dynamite. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that not only is it a new movie (with Michael Jai White of all people), but it’s also not a spoof! I think we’ve got a real live blaxploitation move on our hands here, gang.

Needless to say, I’m excited.

Anti Melancholy Monday: Mitch Hedberg as a teenage ninja

September 15, 2008

Normally I loathe those horrible AMVs where they mash up scenes from Japanese cartoons to comedy routines and music and whatever else they make them with (I don’t like them, so I don’t explore too deeply into the world). However, I have to admit that the one below is probably the best-done one I’ve ever seen, and it was funny enough to share with the world. I’m sure it helps that I kind of like Naruto, but still.

Call it an anti-Melancholy Monday. I’m ready to laugh!

Feel Good Friday: I DARE You.

August 29, 2008

Of all of Damon Albarn‘s insane projects, Gorillaz is my favorite because it’s so unstoppably funky in an experimental trip-hop sort of way. If you don’t shake your ass to this video, you are the whitest person in the history of honkeydom.

Barack Obama and George Bush

August 26, 2008

I told Ginger the other day that Barack Obama and George W. Bush look alike. She scoffed at me. But I’ll have the last scoff today!

I TOLD YOU SO!

Feel Good Friday – Dancing in Rock and Roll High School

August 15, 2008

I love Rock and Roll High School. It’s the right combination of insane and cheesy to really sit well in my heart. The Ramones hang out with PJ Soles? Sure, I’m definitely down with that. Even if it’s too late to get the Feel Good Friday blogroll bump.

foggy London mornings and dead prostitutes

July 29, 2008

me: It was foggy this morning.
Sarah: 😮 Did you wake up in Victorian London?
me: Well, that would explain all the dead prostitutes.

Of course, any mention of dead prostitutes makes me think of this quote from the brilliant and underrated Norm MacDonald comedy Dirty Work:

Mitch: I’ve never seen so many dead hookers in all my life!
Bystander: Lord knows I have.

For the record, I think Norm MacDonald is the funniest Weekend Update anchor ever, and the closest to the deadpan Chevy Chase (real name: Chevrolet Pursuit) style of anchor since, uh… Chevy Chase.

Tusk!

July 25, 2008

This particular ending song montage from Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode 904, over the fake Injun music of the Joe Estevez classic Werewolf, never ceases to make me cackle. I’ve heard it a thousand times, and it never fails to be the highlight of whatever day I happen to watch it, and is probably one of the funniest things they’ve EVER done. That includes their various names for the David Rider character from Space Mutiny.

I’m grinning dumbly as we speak.

EDIT: Well, I forgot about the “He Tried To Kill Me With A Forklift” song from Fugitive Alien and Fugitive Alien II. Then again, pretty much all the songs from MST3K are awesome, from “Where oh Werewolf?” to “A Patrick Swayze Christmas” and “Jet Jaguar.”

I Whupped Batman’s Ass!

July 19, 2008

The song is “I Whupped Batman’s Ass” by Chicago’s most talented and famous schizophrenic homeless musician, Wesley Willis (without The Fiasco). I figured what with all the Batman frenzy that you guys might want to hear about the time Batman got beaten up by a 300lb, 6’5″ bum on the bus. Plus the video is pretty funny, considering it’s Killer Croc.

Rock over London. Rock on Chicago. Wheaties, breakfast of champions.

“I’m Downright Amazed at What I Can Destroy With Just a Hammer”

July 18, 2008