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Saturday, 27 October 2007

The Monkeys... didn't have Owen Wilson's best interests at heart.

Here's Owen Wilson's first interview, as part of the MySpace Artist on Artist series, since his suicide attempt two months ago. He's seen in the video above promoting The Darjeeling Limited with writer, director and general expert at smashing it, Wes Anderson. Through movie magic (as used in Transformers, apparently) they seem to be right next to each other but they aren't actually in the same room at all. Shocking, I know. It's like something out of those futuristic films like Tron or Spaceballs.

It's odd seeing Wilson a shadow of the ever-enthusiastic character he played in You, Me And Dupree or Zoolander. He's like a real life version of his character in The Royal Tenenbaums. It all reminds of the following 60's classic by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles called "Tears Of A Clown". Enjoy:

Well. That was random.

Bank Holiday Caturday

There's something very wrong about the above video. To be fair, at least it's not cat-spanking.

Friday, 26 October 2007

Portal: 3 hours of gaming heaven

Bundled into the Half-Life 2 boxset on the 360, PC, and PS3 is a brilliant little game called Portal. The idea is that you use a gun to shoot one entrance portal hole and one exit portal and work your way around a set obstacle courses by travelling through these portals.

Here's the trailer which gives a few simple example puzzles:

After finishing the game, you recieve the best videogame credit song I've ever heard. Watch it here via Youtube or download the MP3 here. Some call it the best song ever. I might be inclined to agree with that.

There is also a Flash version of game available to play and it's actually quite decent. It's nowhere near as perfect as the real game, but it's still a better way to waste half an hour than reading or something. Play it here (full screen mode here).

Monty Python would be proud

This video might well contain the meaning of life. It starts off fairly boring but it really picks up in the middle. Godzilla looking into the skyscraper would be one of my favourite parts.

Visit the creator's site here. Here's his intro: "Hello, I am Cyriak from 100 years into the future, where I have been exhumed and sent backwards in time via cyberspace in order to welcome you to the unabridged contents of my brain-damaged imagination". This kind of thinking fries my brain.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Season 7 Preview Of 24: Live Free Or Die Hard

*If you haven't seen the above trailer and don't intend to, please avoid reading the following rant on which it's based. Just assume I wrote some hilarious yet insightful comments.*

The producers of 24 must've really liked the entire plot of Die Hard 4.0 because Day 7 looks like it's based on entirely on that: A former loyal government agent (Tony Almieda -sporting dodgy facial hair as his character used to do in the early days) is pissed off at the terms on which he left serving the government, systematically shuts down the United States with his mad hacking skillz, yo.

It wouldn't be fair to say the Jack Bauer has jumped the shark. He doesn't do things as conventional as that. You could say that he and the show in general have definitely crossed the realism line while driving a car that's on fire, killing the line on the way, crashed into a building causing it and several trucks to explode, drive back, revive the line, torture it and then kill it again.

The addition of Kurtwood "Red from That 70's Show" Smith leaves very little else left from the cast of the Robocop series left to play a role in 24. See the entire list from season one to six here.

The series returns in January 2008.

Mine eyes, they bleed!

The trailer Paris Hilton's new movie "Repo: The Genetic Opera" was released online today and I don't know what to think. As well as Paris, it also stars Sarah Brightman and Anthony Head (also known as that Giles guy from Buffy).

I've a feeling that Sarah Brightman's agent must hate her to give her something like this. As for Paris Hilton, I know that nobody likes her in the horror fan world (proof here), especially after such tosh as House Of Wax and Cat In The Hat. They weren't the least bit scary.

On the topic of slutty women, I saw this advertisement on a Nintendo website:

Note to self: must move to Mullingar.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Happy Birthday, Communism!

I'm not so fond of the Communist ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production(thank you, Wikipeadia) but I do love the art of the time: Here's a quick summary according to the nifty blog A Soviet Poster A Day.
Every soviet poster no matter the date of creation bears a stamp of expressiveness and graphical quality. The attention to details is awesome. The scope of techniques is endless. Soviet posters are a treasure chest with inspiration for any graphical designer, not to mention the seeing pleasure itself. And what's important, every Soviet Poster has a historical reference essential for understanding the layers of meanings it carries through time.
Visit the site here, comrade.

Ew... gross.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Cake Or Death?

Via Critical Junk (which I wish was updated more often), comes this adaptation of Eddie Izzards "Death Star Canteen" bit. The animation is a bit sloppy but it tells the story well:

If, by chance, you liked the above video, then that means you have a sense of humour. I implore you to purchase the Eddie Izzard DVD collection.

One of my favourite of the six comedy shows featured in that 6 DVD box set above is "Dressed To Kill" which was filmed in 1999. It features the bit I used as the post subject, Cake Or Death, which can see here. I've embedded it in playlist form below. It's broken into 12 bits and is roughly three hours long altogether.

I, for one, am against children being hit by trains.

Are the people in this video serious? Give me a break... (see what I did there). I think their main point is that the world is indeed royally screwed but it isn't so bad right now, is it? Ah.

Monday, 22 October 2007


I'm actually impressed I've lasted this long. A lot of might have been filler material but I'm fairly happy with the direction I'm taking but I'm still considering changing the format a bit. I may even register a domain name (something classy like it's a unique brand name now).

Before my PC decided it had enough of this cruel world and gave up on life I want to reiterate what I promised before and post brand new videos, comics, movie reviews, more views on celebrities and go back to compiling more lists. I like writing lists. I might even post more than twice a day. I know, shocking stuff.

High up on the list of changes is a possible move to Wordpress. I've noticed it's done wonders for Rick and it may give this site a much more of a professional look to it.

If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to comment below. Or not. Whatever.

Liverpool Watch: Everton

That was too close for comfort. Who knew Liverpool could come back from behind at that stage of the game? They may have been trying to outscore themselves but it was still a tight one.

It was another controversial game for Liverpool this season but at least we won this one. Unlike that shambolic Chelsea game... I still hate you Rob Styles. I know you read this blog. I hope you cry yourself to sleep.

Bonus Livepool video collection: 100 Players Who Shocked The Kop

It's the follow-up to the 100 Days That Shook The Kop feature I compiled a few weeks ago. A run-down of the list can be found on

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Song Of The Week: Anything but Nelly edition

This week, I have been mostly listening to Timbaland (feat One Republic)- Apologize:

It should be credited to One Republic featuring Timbaland and not the other way around since this song isn't really produced by Timbaland so much as he just programmed some different drums over it shouting "Ay, Ay, (lower pitch) Ay". Here's the (much better) original by One Republic in a (much better) fan-made video:

Here's Nelly acting like a royal fool during the recent BET Hip-Hop awards. Look out for such lyrical gems as "They call me Mister Intellectual, I keep a bunch of vegetables". Seriously:

*Bonus* Une télécharger gratis pour vous:
Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and 9th Wonder: The Graduate (Hosted by Kanye West)

League Crew/Kanye West - Intro
Kanye West & 50 Cent - Flashing Lights (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye West & Nas - I Wonder (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West & Jay-Z - Never Leave Me Down (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye West & Jay-Z - Big Brother/Encore (live)
Kanye & Mos Def - Good Night
Kanye West - I Still Love Her
Kanye West - Stronger (Original Unreleased Verse)
Kanye West & Nas - Major League (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye West & The Notorious B.I.G. - Kicks Open Doors (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West - A Million And One
Kanye West, Little Brother & Lil Wayne - Breakin’ My Heart (Mick Boogie Mix /Produced by 9th Wonder)
Kanye West - Champion (live)
Kanye West & Jay-Z - Everything I am (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West - Freestyle
Kanye West & Common - Get ‘Em High (A-Trak Remix)
Consequence & Kanye West - Complications (Mick Boogie Mix)
Kanye West & Ludacris - Breathe In (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye West & Talib Kweli - The Bounce/Two Words (live)
Kanye West - Two Words (9th Wonder Remix)
Kanye, Dr. Dre & Busta Rhymes - Imagine 2008 (Terry Urban Remix)
Kanye West, Consequence, & Patti Labelle - Anything
Consequence & Kanye West - Skillz (Terry Urban Mix)
Kanye West & Common - Glory (Mick Boogie Remix)
Kanye West & Termanology - Everything (The Diddy Song)
Kanye West & Consequence - Don’t Forget ‘Em
Kanye West, Common & Lupe Fiasco - Southside (Terry Urban)
Kanye West & Little Brother - Naaw (9th Wonder Bonus Track)

Download it here (only when the server is in a good move)

Via the wonderful come these fantastic mashups which shouldn't work (but totally do):

The Red Paintings covering Gary Jules covering Tears For Fears vs. Linkin Park: Numb World

Busta Rhymes vs. Berlin: Touch My Breath Away

Some Viral Videos Sunday

How a cat wakes you in the morning:

Those crazy Germans and their pranks:

A charming ad which I've never seen so I won't spoil it on you:

Deleted Family Guy scene:

Calamity on the catwalk

Street Fighter 4 teaser (if only the game will look like this):

Bonus video: How to trick the batter in baseball- Japanese stylee