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Saturday, 8 September 2007

For your consideration

Here's a list of all the new trailers of note released since my last trailer summary. Click the "i" for information on the film from Wikipedia. Check it, yo:

-Alien Vs Predator 2: Requiem (i)
-American Gangster (i)
-Beowulf (i)
-Brothers Solomon (i)
-The Comebacks (i)
-Descent (i)
-Fierce People (i)
-Grace Is Gone (i)
-Hatchet (i)
-Hitman (i)
-Hot Rod (i)
-I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With (i)
-The Kite Runner (i)
-Manda Bala- Send A Bullet (i)
-The Mist (i)
-Mister Magorium's Wonder Emporium (i)
-No Country For Old Men (i)
-One Missed Call (i)
-Saw 4 (i)
-Shoot Em Up (i)
-Superbad (i)
-There Will Be Blood (i)

That was easy. It only took two hours to compile. I might as well do this every week.

The Internet: A Summary

This nifty song made up by a group called Meth Minute 39 pretty much summarises all the latest Internet memes. After watching this video we can all stop reading the Internet now. It's done.

I've collected a list of what appears in the video in chronological order, since I can't find anyone else bored enought to provide it for me. There were some memes there that I've never seen or heard of.

Dramatic Prairie Dog
South Park - The Spirit of Christmas
Star Wars Kid
Numa Numa
I Want It That Way
Napster Bad
Winnebago Commercial Rep Gets Mad
Bert is Evil
JibJab: This Land!
GI Joe PSA Parody Clips
You’re the man now dog!
Spongemonkies Like the Moon
The Super Bowl is Gay!
Ask a Ninja
Average Homeboy: Denny Blazin Hazen
House of Cosbys
Chad Vader
Lazy Sunday
The Kid from Brooklyn
Bubb Rubb and Lil Sis
George Lucas in Love
Michael Richards' Racist Rant
MySpace the Movie
Chuck Norris Facts
I Kiss You
Good Day, Mr Kubrick
Leroooy Jeeenkins
Everybody! Everybody!
Grape Stomp
All Your Base Are Belong To Us
Diet Coke + Mentos
OK Go - Here It Goes Again
The Shining remix
Panda Sneeze
SNL - A Special Christmas Box
Yacht Rock
Snakes on a Plane
Angry German Kid
Otters Holding Hands
Dax Flame
Bride Has Massive Hair Wig Out
Colbert Roasts President Bush /Part 2
Little Superstar
Lightning Bolt!
Tom Cruise Attacks Oprah
White & Nerdy
Federline’s PopoZao
Cox + Combes' Washington
Ashlee Simpson BIG mess up
Boom goes the Dynamite
David O. Russell flipping out on I Heart Huckabees
It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Christmas Lights
William Shatner singing Rocket Man
Evolution of Dance
Chocolate Rain: Original Song By Tay Zonday
Zombie Kid Likes Turtles

Let me know if I've missed some out.

Friday, 7 September 2007

I got the idea to come with a really funny post title from Damien Mulley but I couldn't actually think of any puntastic headline. Ah, brevity.

After the visit from "The Red Ring Of Death" last week I decided not to wait for it to be repaired while everyone else gets to play Halo 3 and Bioshock while I wait here like a sucker. I sold the old one to a friend and used that money to buy many, many scratch cards. As luck would have it, I won €450. The same amount needed to buy myself the new Xbox 360 elite with two free games in HMV: Blue Dragon and The Darkenss. Not bad. The 360 Elite is so much better than the last one... It's black.

I have a lot of catching up to do on my gaming. If you want to get the ass-whopping of a life-time in some sort of co-operative game, send me an invite. Here's my gamertag:

Sample the new Kanye West album

Good news, everyone! Kanye is performing at the Marquee in Pheonix Park late November at an indoor/ outdoor concert. That means, it'll be hella cold. Yay!

I've been listening to his new album "Graduation" for the past week and I have to say it's one of my favourite albums so far in the year. He's developed a new futuristic vibe to his beats while retaining the obscure samples style the way he does best. It's still completely different to his last album. Which is more than I can say for 50 Cent's "Curtis" which sounds exactly like "The Massacre". "Get Rich Or Die Tryin" was a classic rap album but Massacre was weak in comparison and Curtis even worse.

I'm getting the feeling that there's going to be some kind collaboration between 'Ye and 50 down the line and that this some kind of ellaborate ruse. The whole Rolling Stone cover shoot was enough proof for me. I thought Jackson made the claim that the next album was his last album months ago but nobody cared. He was too busy becoming a fully fledged business man. He later called attention to his new album by challenging Kanye to sell more. This sounds like some setup for a tour simliar to "Best Of Both Worlds" featuring Jay-Z and R Kelly.

Anywho, here's the album. Listen to it now. Buy it later. Read my Kanye post tomorrow. Be in awe of my writing about stuff. And if you're a girl, throw your panties at the computer moniter shouting "Pedro, your word-putting-together-ness is the best!". Aww shucks, you had no reason to say that.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Meet the new iPod family

Apple has unveiled the new iPod lineup with the most exciting of which being the iPod Touch. It's a new ultrathin player has the 3.5-inch touch screen display and is very similar with the iPhone design and features. It does everything except the phone part. It supports Wi-Fi, Safari browser, Google, YouTube (so you watch awesome movies) with the coolest part being the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store.

Some other specs: It's 0.31 inch(8 mm) in thickness with 8GB or 16 Gb of Flash-memory. The battery will give 22 hours for listening audio and up to 5 hours for watching video. 8 Gb and 16 GB will be cost at $299 and $399, respectively.

There were a few announcements made:
-The iPhone is reduced to $399 with a $100 rebate to early adopters of the phone.
-The iPod Touch will have wi-fi letting you download on the go from the iTunes store.
-Apple have teamed up with Starbucks so that every time you walk into a store and hear a song, you can instantly tell what the song is on your iPod touch. Apparently, the deal was two years in the making. It's a clear connection: Coffee/ iPo, iPod/ coffee. It's so obvious.

There are some flaws:
-The memory size is ridiculously small. The iPod classic can have 10 times more storage than the larger Touch.
-The ability to buy anything on the go will cater for the impulsive man's need to buy a song a day.
-The nano is one ugly chubby midget iPod.

Here's the promo vid:

Lucianno Pavarotti (1935 - 2007)

Lucianno Pavarotti featuring U2 performing "Miss Sarajevo":

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Hands Are Fun

I've found a lot of hand related animations and performances of sorts. I just thought that it was about time somebody made a post to honour the two intricate, prehensile, multi-fingered body parts normally located at the end of each arm (medically: "terminating each anterior limb/appendage") of a human or other primate. I learned this from Grey's Anatomy, you see. What, you thought it was all about bitchy doctors and this Doctor Dream-type guy? You silly billy...

Raymond Crowe performing "A Wonderful World" with hand shadow images:

A slightly less impressive film (since it's not a live performance) but it's still very pretty:

A hugely popular, often imitated and never bettered performance of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" since it's all the rage these days:

Math Is Fun

A team of mathematicians at Cambridge have determined that Jessica Alba has the perfect body ratio. They are proof themselves that there's always somebody in the world who are willing to do the dirty jobs like this. The Telegraph UK says:

The academics found that it is the ratio between hips and waist that puts the sway into a woman's walk - and the nearer that ratio is to 0.7, the better.
This ratio provides the body with the right torso strength to produce a more angular swing and bounce to the hips during the walking motion.
Therefore, a woman with a 25in waist and 36in hips would have just the right proportions to carry off a sexy swagger as she walks.
The Jessica Alba sashay beat off competition from Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie and even Marilyn Monroe, whose walk along a railway platform in Some Like It Hot is one of the most famous in film history. While Monroe was a fraction off the target ratio with 0.69, the Cambridge team said that Alba had the perfect proportions.

I don't understand why they felt the need to mention a walk in a film by Monroe. Why confuses me most is why Kate Moss in on that list. She's invisble when sideways. Rather than post a pic of how boring Kate Moss looks, here's another Alba:

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Miss Teen South Carolina > President Bush

Yes, I know the whole Miss Teen South Carolina thing is old. I remember seeing the original clip one Sunday morning when it was used to be funny and had 12.5 million less views. It got very old, very fast but this comparison by Bill Maher is amazing.

I actually find American politics much more interesting than Captain Bertie and the fun squad so I regularly listen to Maher's podcasts as should you. Unless you prefer bad jokes and impersonations, then Nob Nation Podcast is definitely your thing.

Oh yeah, the actual clip:

Rowan Atkinson amuses me

First off, I sincerely apologize for the incredibly scary picture on the right. Apparently, according to my sources, it's what Rowan Atkinson did before breaking into the bigtime with "Not The Nine O'Clock News" and the almighty Blackadder. The clip below is taken from his 1992 Boston show. The timing is fantastic:

It reminds me of the air band episode in Scrubs. It's where Turk, Ted, Janitor and the delivery man play Boston's "More Than A Feeling" and man, does it rock. See it here. An even better performance in that episode is Christopher Turkington dancing to "Poison" by Bel Biv Devoe. He's just... so... talanted. Click here now!

It's definitely the funkiest dancing I've seen since that classic moment from classic B-Movie "Teen Witch" with a rap called "Top That!". You've gotta see this:

I recently found every episode of Scrubs on Youtube. The guy who uploaded every episode in three parts must be incredibly patient. He's also incredibly stupid if he thinks he can get away with it for more than another week. It's still being updated and he's currently uploading series number 6. Check out the complete seasons playlists here. And back to post topic: Rowan Atkinson's Amazing Jesus.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Kelsey Grammer scares me

This is a promo shot from the new FOX comedy "Back To You" which stars Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton and Fred Willard. It's based on an Anchorman who gets fired. It looks like some of the jokes and story points are not unlike Adam McKay's "Anchorman". Make up your own mind after watching the following preview clip:

"Anchorman: The TV Show" is probably a suitable title. It's even got Fred Willard. The list of similarities are almost endless. If you were, like me, curious to hear Frasier's angry voice, I've found the following uncensored clip (NSFW):

Liverpool Watch: Derby

What a good time to be a Liverpool fan. Six fantastic goals (which should've been twelve) even with Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher on the bench. Top of the table for the first time since November 2002. I can't believe it's been that long.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

My 100th post

(Me and fellow members of the local AA celebrate my 100 posts)

Yay, me! It only me took 100 days but I've finally met my first blog milestone. I think I'm getting better at this whole blogging malarkey so I'm going to try my hand at posting twice a day from now on. At least it'll make reaching post 200 easier to reach.

There are other things I plan on posting such as my own drawings, comic strips, movies, and movie reviews. There are some weekly features I'll add over time. There's already a weekly Liverpool feature, song of the week, music artist profiles and movie trailers of the week but I just have to sort some stuff out. I also plan on writing longer posts when I'm satisfied that my grammer be good yes. I've read that 100-500 words a post is ideal.

Stuff I've done since I started blogging:
-Had 2500 individual visitors in under two months without self-promotion. It beats the importance to some people of Bebo views and Luv shares or whatever the flip that is hands down)
-Was mentioned on some Cloverfield sites for some of my crazy theories
-Had my blog mentioned on other blogs, most of whom I actually respected before they read this blog.
-I've had 40000 views so far on my Lego movies in 3 months which are to be seen on an upcoming news feature(!).
-On ABC News, that is (!!).

Where I'm going from here:
-Win many, many blog awards. I'm aiming for "Best Monscooch related site".
-Make a music video (with Lego, of course) for some cool band I've actually heard of. Not some band called The Hoosiers. I've never heard of them before in my life.
-Have my own cereal called "Monscooch Balls" which would have wheat, nuts and mayonnaise.
-Get my own book deal. I've even got it's cover made out:

Well, after that there's only one thing left for me to do:

Song of the week 9

This week, I've been mostly listening to Common: "Drivin Me Wild (feat Lily Allen)". Here's the video:

Aww, I was kinda expecting the Aston Martin would blow up in the end. Lily Allen looks somehow cute in an astronaut suit so much so that she should wear it all the time but the video behind the concept is very odd. Check out a behind-the-scenes video here to find out what's going on in Common's head. Also, Jeremy Piven in a Common video? Now, that's cool. What next? Kanye West in Entourage? Oh, SNAP:

Click here to find the previous Song Of The Week posts.