Friday, October 31, 2008

Scaaaaaaary Pictures (of my dogs)!

Abby the Witchy Woman:

I don't know what Murray is supposed to be, but he looks angry:

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Horror Theme of the Day: Halloween

I mean, honestly, what did you expect? It's the movie score of the day and my ringtone for the month of October three years running.

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Zombie Vs. Shark

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30 Rock - Do-Over

Blogging about 30 Rock is difficult because I love it so much that I can't even begin to have a sense of objectivity or perspective. Including watching this online before it aired and re-watching it on TiVo I've already seen this episode 5 times. I'm pretty sure that in my ideal version of this post I'd just copy the entire script and put my favorite parts (which would be everything but the commercials) in bold. Keeping that in mind... here are the things I learned from this week's 30 Rock:

Dick Cheney is mostly metal.

Devon doesn’t even care when we should have cake for people whose birthdays are on the weekend… the Friday before at lunch.

Liz has gotten rid of all her Colin Firth movies in case they’re considered erotica. That man can wear a sweater.
The only thing Kathy and Devon need assistance with is deciding which John Mayer song to do it to.

That theme park fire didn’t destroy any of the stuff it was supposed to.

Rumors make a “ru” out of “mor” and “s”.

Jenna still doesn’t know how that Japanese commercial advertised Tokyo University but she’s going to use this $300 to buy us all some new boots for her.

Liz entertains gentlemen sex guests once a year, maybe, but she’d be open to cutting that down.

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Jenna has a stalker named Yolanda who sends her headless dolls. 

GE is just G. Devon sold the e to Samsung. They’re Samesung now.

Tracy’s has a giant piece of bling that says "Dong Slayer".

Tracy and Liz go back like spinal chords and car seats. That's not an expression.

Kathy and Jack hug it out to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's “Good Vibrations

Jack paid his way through Princeton by working that day shift at that graveyard and that graveyard shift at that Days Inn.

Kathy Geis wears Dora the explorer panties clearly made for an obese child

The best part of soap operas is when someone’s twin interrupts a wedding or someone pulls a gun at the fitness center.

Jack and Liz aren't the worst people. Graduate students are the worst.

Liz will make both of you disappear just like she did with Vivienne and Patch. She's just been paranoid ever since that incident with the weather machine.

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Nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns!

It glows with the brilliant light of truthiness (and provides a nice thematic bride to the next few days when we'll stop thinking about pumpkins and start thinking about politics), the Colbert-o'-lantern! 

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The Onion - Has Halloween Become Over-commercialized?

I think it's time we all take a moment today to ponder the reason for the season.

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Guinea Saurus Rex

This weeks South Park, "Pandemic 2: The Startling," was amazing and when I watch the following clip from it I have but two thoughts: 1) Mmm. Outback sounds so good right now and 2) Guinea Saurus Rex is totally the it costume for this Halloween. You bitches better get started on that last minute stitching... making a guinea pig inside a dinosaur isn't easy. 

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Scaaaaaaary Dog Video!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Horror Theme of the Day: Scream

This industrial theme from Marco Beltrami, titled "Trouble in Woodsboro/Sydney's Lament," is one of the most recognizable movie scores ever and a personal favorite.

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Jason Goes Shopping

This fan-made film about zombie serial killer, Jason Vorhees browsing the local supermarket made me smile. In particular I love the moment he looks through home supplies and picks up a machete, that machete being scanned at the checkout and the dude IDing him.

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Nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns!

The Sith Lord-o'-lantern! 

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Teen Witch - Top That

For those of you looking for last minute costume ideas... get a bunch of people together in ridiculous 80s garb and just reinact this scene from Teen Witch everywhere you go. It's one of the greatest moments in the history of cinema.

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Indian Thriller

Halloweek wouldn't be complete without this masterpiece...

Girly man, man, man, man!

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Scaaaaaaary Dog Pictures!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Horror Theme of the Day: Suspiria!

The score to Dario Argento's 1977 italian horror classic is unforgettable as is the film's famous hanging scene. Mad props to Kenny for introducing me to this movie!

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He Did the Mash

This Monster Mash cover by The Misfits makes me happy...

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Nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns!

The Cylon-o'-lantern! It has a plan. 

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Troll 2: Best Movie Ever?

Last year I had the privilege of seeing a midnight screening of this film with a few members of it's cast. Troll 2, while not a sequel to the film Troll or any film for that matter, is one of the worst films ever made. It also doesn't feature any trolls. It was originally titled Goblins and released in the U.S. as Troll 2 to capitalize on the success of Troll despite having no connection to that film. The following clip package features man of the wondrous moments from this D-list horror fest. The plot revolves around a family vacationing in the town of Nilbog (goblin spelled backwards) who are ensnared in a plot by goblin townspeople to turn them into plant matter, using special green food, so that they can be eaten by the goblins. There's a floating ghost grandpa head; oh yeah and a kid pees on dinner when that grandpa stops time in order to stop his family from eating the goblin food.  There's a fabulous 80s dance sequence too. Watch the whole clip package. You won't regret it.

"If my father discovers you here. He'd cut off your little nuts and eat them."
"Joshua is not a little shit. He's just very sensitive."
"You can't piss on hospitality. I won't allow it!" 
"They're eating her and then they're gonna eat me. Oh my Gooooooooood!"

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Vincent Price's Thanksgiving Special

I realize this is his "Thanksgiving Special," but unfortunately, last week's Halloween special was not online. I love Bill Hader's Vincent Price impression, and it's still spooky scary, so I thought it needed to be shared with everyone!

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Grindhouse Fake Trailers

Anyone who managed to catch Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse in theaters (as I did twice) will tell you that one of the best moments was the fake trailers between the two film. Sadly when the films were split for DVD release the trailers got lost in the shuffle (i.e. saved for a future Limited Super Awesome Edition, those bitches).  Here are three of those trailers in all their glory, needles to say after this first one it gets pretty not safe for work (i.e. boobs and dismemberment). 

D'ont (Directed by Edgar Wright, Shaun of the Dead)
This trailer is a parody of 70s era international horror film trailers made for release in America. The title and the plot... incomprehensible and the overbearing voiceover (provided by Will Arnett) keeps those pesky foreign voices out of the trailer. 

More NSFW trailer goodness after the jump! 

Thanksgiving (Directed by Eli Roth, Hostel and Cabin Fever)
My favorite trailer in the bunch, Thanksgiving is the latest in a long line of holiday based horror films: Halloween, Friday the 13th, April Fool's Day, Black Christmas, Valentine and of course Groundhog Day. So yeah this trailer is gore-y and smutty and fantastic. 

"White meat. Dark meat. All will be carved." "You'll come home for the holidays in a body bag."

Werewolf Women of the S.S
(Directed by Rob Zombie, House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects
This is easily the best film Nicolas Cage has ever been in. It's also the only WWII film, outside of Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming Inglorious Bastards that I'm likely to enjoy. 

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Scaaaaaaary Dog Pictures!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Horror Theme of the Day: Suite from "Hush"

One of the best bits of score from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the suite from "Hush," the silent episode. This is without a doubt the only episode of Buffy to ever creep me out. The score is Elfman-esque in parts and wonderfully references the Dance Macabre also used in the episode.

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Confessions of a Buffy Fanatic - Laura Edition

When David and I moved to NYC in the fall of 2006, we didn't know very many people and we didn't have a ton of extra money to spend on New York nightlife, so we spent many nights, (and full days) watching DVD Buffy marathons. This was step one in David's master plan to make me a total nerd. Even after a few rough episodes in the first season, I fell in love with Buffy, and I always enjoyed spending time with the Scoobies in Sunnydale.

One of my first nerdy Buffy moments came in February of that year. While still in NYC, we had the opportunity to attend the Buffy sing along at the IFC center. The Buffy sing along is a midnight showing of the Buffy musical episode, "Once More with Feeling," complete with live performers. Well, you really don't know what the word "Nerd" means until you've attended one of these things. Seriously, it was like sitting at the world's biggest nerd table in the high school cafeteria, I felt uncomfortably cool. Anyway, despite the fellow Buffy fans, it was a wonderful time for both David, and me (and the overly-confident morbidly obese woman playing Tara).

Apparently, I chose a very opportune time to start watching Buffy, because shortly after we finished the seventh season, the season 8 comic books premiered. Now, I had been into a comic book store with David, but I had never in my life read one, until the first Issue of Buffy Season 8 came out. Now I go over to the comic book store every month to get my Buffy and Angel comics, and as seen in the previous post about my room, my modest collection is growing. My room post also revealed my affinity for toys, making my acquisition of a few Buffy action figures quite natural. David and I have given Buffy action figures to each other as birthday gifts, and I'm sure it will happen again. Since I'm fairly new to the cult of Buffy, my nerd stories are limited, but this is a pretty good start…

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Confessions of a Buffy Fanatic - David Edition

*WARNING* The following post is shamefully nerdy.

There are far, far too many embarrassing things I could say about my Buffy obsession to list them all but here are a choice few:

1) I can name all 144 episodes of Buffy and 110 episodes of Angel in order by episode title and writer. Also, I didn't have to look up how many episodes of Buffy and Angel there were. Oh and I can identify any of those writers by picture.

2) I can identify just about any episode by watching 1 or 2 seconds of it. It doesn't matter what it is. I google image searched "buffy giles" and got the image above. The top three frames are from the episode "The Gift" and the bottom three are from "Grave." They're the fifth and sixth season finales. Yeah.

3) When Laura and I started watching Buffy and Angel on DVD I wanted to watch them in seasons instead of flipping back and forth, as they occur concurrently, so I mapped out when the crossovers were and made a special order to keep continuity while watching as many in a row from each series as possible. I didn't have to look up ANYTHING to do this. *sigh*

4) When I was in the 8th grade I carved my own stake out of a limb from the backyard and would occasionally pretend to fight vampires in my bedroom with it.

5) I really want pretty much all of these replicas, but I REALLY want the full size Slayer's scythe. And yes it's like $300 depending on where you look for it. Also I'm now 25 and I would totally run around the apartment with it the first few weeks pretending to fight vampires with it.

6) I once entered into an online Buffy trivia competition and I didn't miss a single question... which meant when I was confronted by someone equally as nerdy as me we went through 120 emergency tiebreaker questions until I finally won. 

7) I used to own AND wear a Claddagh Ring... in public. Solely because Buffy and Angel had them. Though I didn't really support Buffy/Angel as a couple until I was an adult because of my MAD crush on Xander. (I still think Buffy should end up with Xander.)

8) Because I'm marrying a fellow Buffy nerd we have a total of 3 copies of every episode of Buffy, two individual season sets AND the Complete Series box set, which is pretty and comes with an extra disc of Joss Whedon talking in great detail to people like me who would actually listen to something like that. 

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Nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns!

The Buffy and Spike-o'-lanterns!

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David and Laura Nerdiness

When planning Buffy day (because we are that cool), I decided to look back on some Classic David/Laura G-chats about the Buffster. Unfortunately I don’t have all of our iChats saved, or you’d be in for a real treat, but this one is kinda funny. (Ed. Note: this conversation took place over a few hours, so David actually watched and discussed more than one episode). Also, this will probably only be entertaining to David and me.

LM: I’m watching Batman Forever…wowzers
DB: I'm watching Graduation Day Part 2
DB: "well gosh"
LM: haha
LM: poorly executed cgi snake
DB: It's true
DB: Though for The WB in 1999 it wasn't that bad
LM: that’s also true
DB: I can't believe that was 9 years ago
LM: me either
DB: I remember watching that
DB: On RealAudio
DB: Because the actual airing was cancelled because of Columbine
DB: The didn't show it til mid-July
LM: eek
DB: Yeah. They didn't announce that it was cancelled until the day it aired either
LM: speaking of bad cgi, the cgi of gotham city in batman forever was really bad, it looked like myst
DB: They edited it and the full version hasn't been shown anywhere
LM: sad
DB: There was more school exploding
LM: ah
DB: and the original script had some rough lines at the end
DB: Including Xander saying "We blew up the school. It's the best day ever."
LM: wasn't “Earshot” near then as well?
DB: Yeah. Earshot was the week after Columbine
DB: It was cancelled too
DB: and didn't air til September
LM: poor Buf
LM: and by Buf I mean the series, not actually Buffy
DB: It actually showed a week or two before Season Four started
DB: But both aired as scheduled in Canada
DB: So people ripped it and put it online
DB: It's a shame though that some people saw The Prom without getting why Jonathan's award was so special

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DB: I’m on Season 4 now
DB: Not sure how I feel about that
DB: I wish Season Two looked better
DB: But it's kind of painful in widescreen on the HD
DB: It looks REALLY blurry
LM: yeah
LM: I remember watching “Innocence” with you on the big screen, it was rough
LM: but season 4 has its moments i guess
DB: Season Four is great TV
DB: I just hate Riley
LM: haha, Marc Blucas is in some new movie
LM: Meet Dave
DB:Wow, That's gonna be a big breakthrough for him
DB: I like Season Four more than Six or Seven
LM: 6 has some good stand alones :)
LM: as does 7
DB: From best to worst my order is 5,2,3,4,7,6,1
LM: I thought you liked 3 better than 2
LM: clearly you know better than me
DB: That changes...
DB: I think 3 is better overall
DB: but 2 has much greater highs
LM: yah
DB: Buffy just dropped 3 textbooks on Riley's head
DB: That should really hurt him
DB: But he's special!
LM: haha, oh Riley
DB: I liked him up to a point
DB:I think "Doomed"
LM: I liked him, then got sick of him, then liked him again
LM: like, when I knew it was over between he and Buf, I started liking him again
DB: When he has his whole speech that's like "I don't want to force myself on you." and it's basically like he wants credit for not raping Buffy
DB: Creepy.
DB: Heh, The Celine poster
LM: haha
DB: Oh Olivia
LM: I'm not sure who Olivia is
LM: is she that vampire?
DB: Giles's Black English girlfriend
LM: oh yeah
DB: She's in like 3 episodes that season
LM: she's in hush
DB: All written by Joss
LM: yeah, she's weird
DB: She's in The Freshman, Hush, and Restless
LM: I guess Giles is a total womanizer and only wants her when crazy things happen
DB: 22 times a year?
LM: the crazy well written things
DB: Watching this episode is giving me early college nostalgia
DB: If only I could have tons of autonomy with everything paid for and all my friends in a 3 block radius again
DB: "fear leads to anger. anger lead to hate. hate leads to anger"
DB: "no wait"
DB: Aww. Xander.
LM: ohh Xander
DB: "Thanks for the dadaist pep talk. I feel much more abstract now"
DB: Nerdiest line on Buffy ever?
LM: It’s up there
DB: Oh Sunday, how are you gonna break the Class Protector award.
DB: Not a good idea
LM: bitch

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Top 9 Fictional Character's Halloween Costumes

Since it's Halloweek and pretty much everyone is scrambling for an amazing, cheap last minute costume, I thought I'd take a look at some of my favorite tv and film character's Halloween costumes.

9. Willow Rosenberg as Ghost / Ghost of a Hooker
When Willow dresses up like a slut to get Xander's attention, she chickens out at the last moment putting a ghost sheet on top of it, a sheet which causes her to actually become a ghost (albeit one dressed in her outfit underneath). Prompting Giles, when told that her costume had turned her into a real ghost, to ask "The ghost of what exactly?" 

8. Liz Lemon & Kenneth as Harry Potter and Austin Powers
I love that they're dancing to "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" in this pic. Also, Kenneth lets out a "Happy Halloween, baby!"

The other seven after the jump! 

7. Karen Smith as... a Mouse, duh!

6. Willow & Oz as Joan of Arc and her pal God
Willow decided to be Joan of Arc because they have so much in common. They were both burned at the stake (episode: "Gingerbread") and they both have a close, personal relationship with God.  They also both turned out to be lesbians and not that Jewish. Wait, what? 

5. Kyle Broflovski as Chewbacca
Mostly I love this because it's not really a costume so much as Kyle with a Chewbacca face... and that makes me laugh. Heh. 

3. Jim as Three Hole Punch Jim
He's also available in Regular Jim. 

3. Strong Bad as Beetlejuice
Nothing I can say is going to top the awesomeness of that image.

2. Bart Simpson as Alex DeLarge
This one is completely biased. I have a really creepy love for A Clockwork Orange in general and Alex in particular. "Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising visit?"

1. Ross Gellar as Spudnik
You're not laughing... you don't get it? Like Sputnik but a potato. See. It's funny. Sweet Jesus I love puns, the nerdier the better. 

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Giles Sings Sweet Transvestite

Tony Head gets his Dr. Frank N Furter on. In addition to being Giles and the Taster's Choice guy, he played the good Doc in the London revival of The Rocky Horror Show.

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Lamest Buffy Fan Video Ever.

I came across this video when looking for one of my favorite moments in the series, the class protector speech from the Prom episode. The song in the background of this video, Wild Horses by The Sundays, plays when Angel and Buffy dance together at prom, and this video makes use of that in the silliest possible way. There are actually wild horses superimposed over well known Buffy/Angel scenes. So so bad.

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Scaaaaaaary Dog Pictures!

Today is Buffy the Vampire Slayer day!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Horror Theme of the Day: The Exorcist

Nothing gets me into the Halloween spirit quite like a good horror movie score... today's theme is The Exorcist!

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Nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns!

The power button and smiley wink-o'-lantern.

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Vincent and Kermie...

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Trebek Doesn't Hold with that Vampire Nonsense

In the following clip an overly-enthusiastic Jeopardy contestant does a great Sesame Street's The Count impression and Trebek isn't amused.

Seriously, Tim. You don't eff with the Trebek!

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Friday the 13th (2009) Trailer

Friday the 13th has been my favorite slasher franchise since I first saw the edited versions at sleepovers on USA Up All Night. Unlike Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Hellraiser, which frequently got bogged down by convoluted mythology, taking themselves too seriously, and later not taking themselves seriously enough; Friday the 13th has never been about quality. Most of the movies can be summed up with a single sentence: "The one where Jason..." There's "The One Where Jason Dies for Good the First Time" (Part 4), "The One Where Jason Fights Generic Carrie" (Part 7), "The One Where Jason Goes to New York" (Part 8), "The One Where Jason Dies for Good Again" (Part 9), and "The One Where Jason's in Space" (Part 10).

So unlike remaking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or A Nightmare on Elm Street, there's a lot less at stake in making a Friday the 13th remake. They were never great films. So I'm glad this "remake" will be a mishmash of the best parts of the first three films. (i.e. Jason's mom will be dealt with and die as in Part 1, Jason will actually start killing people which didn't happen til Part 2, and he'll find his iconic hockey mask which didn't happen 'til Part 3) ah...ah..ah...ah..

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Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

This is hands down the moment I watched the most times from the second season of 30 Rock. I hit the 30 second skip backwards button on the TiVo at least a hundred times to watch this repeatedly the week this episode aired. Also, why does Tracy have a key to the city of Gary, Indiana?

"Werewolf bar mitzvah! Spooky! Scary! Boys becoming men. Men becoming wolves.!"

After the jump... the full version of Werewolf Barmitzvah!

It makes me deeply happy that Harvey Lemmings gets a mention in the full version. He never misses a party!

"This whole premise is sweaty!"

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oh, Hi. I didn't see you there.

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I'm Not THIS Good at Excel

The following AC/DC video made entirely in Excel is the nerdiest/coolest thing I've seen all week.

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Panic at the Disco - It's Almost Halloween

Panic at the Disco wants you to know that it's almost Halloweek! It starts tomorrow!

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Things that Exist- Spaceballs: The Animated Series

My sister and I were lounging around lazily watching the television, when we came across Spaceballs: The Animated Series on G4. Here's the trailer:

So strange.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Don't Blame Me I Voted for Kodos

So Facebook has put up a free gift today... McCain and Obama '08 buttons and like all gifts they show you who's been giving them to who and what they say. So far I've seen tons of people giving the McCain pins to liberals and the Obama pins to Conservatives and then listing all the reason their political opinions should be different. This is officially one step more annoying than using your facebook status to spout your political opinions. Which brings me to my question... who are the ad wizards that came up with this one? Is there anything more annoying than sending someone a message whose purpose is just to tell them that they're wrong about an election? The only thing more pointless would be if Facebook put up religious icons and people started sending one another "You really should be a Christian, you're damed if you don't." and "Don't you think it's time you considered becoming a Unitarian Universalist? No you don't? Oh that's cool. Seriously we totally respect that."

Also,I'm defriending anyone who gives me one of these things as an attempt to legitimately convince me to vote for a particular candidate.

Oh and here's some Kodos and Kang action that summarizes everything I think about politics:

Citizen Kang

"Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others."

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The Dark Knight vs. Superman

Poor, poor Batman, not only does he get p0wned by Superman in this College Humor short, but Christian Bale's weird growly Batman voice gets the mocking it deserves.

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Coolio is Still Around...

Liz Lemon was right... Coolio is still around, in a reality TV show premiering on Oxygen on October 28, "Coolio's Rules." Yeah. Why do washed up celebrities agree to do these things? 

In the premiere season of "Coolio's Rules," we see what life is like for a not-so-average family. Rapper Coolio tries to balance his role as a musician, a bachelor looking for love, an entrepreneurial caterer, and a single parent raising four teenagers (Artisha 20, Brandi 20, Artis 18, and Jackie 15). But as Coolio quickly finds out, teenagers have their own way of doing things, and his irreverent methods of discipline sometimes cause more problems than they solve. The Coolio household is full of pitfalls that demand his attention and threaten to derail his business plans.

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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Film for me in the early 90s, being that I was somewhere between 7-11 years old, was largely random kiddie cinema. I was partial to musical Disney films, as pretty much everyone of my generation was at one time or another. Occasionally I would have the privilege of being introduced to grown-up films whilst spending the night or weekend at my older sister's apartment. I know I watched lots of movies at her place but a few spring to mind as frequent viewing... Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), which I remember explicitly being recorded off of pay per view, Interview with the Vampire (1994)It (1990), which I know we rented multiple times from Blockbuster because I remember being fascinated by it being two VHS tapes whose cases were held together by a rubber band, and most important Benny and Joon (1993), the first romantic comedy I ever loved. At 10 years old I'm pretty sure my entire idea of romantic love was the scene where Johnny Depp makes dinner rolls dance. 

This bit of random nostalgia was brought to you by The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) which I somehow ended up at on YouTube:

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A Process, a Gift and a Journey

This is an oldie but a goodie... Paris Hilton's apology on Larry King is turned into a power ballad with satisfying results. Who knew that two years later I'd be so excited to see her turn in Repo! The Genetic Opera.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

30 Rock Season Premiere

For those of you who haven't heard... the third season premiere of 30 Rock is currently available on until it airs on Thurday night. So if you just can't wait to watch it... now you don't have to.

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SNL Weekend Update Thursday 10/23

So last night I had the pleasure of being in the audience for SNL Weekend Update Thursday. Tickets are distributed by a lottery that accepts entries every year during the month of August only. A few week out, they send out an e-mail telling you and a friend how to get your tickets. I'll be making another post about the experience but until then, here are the highlights of last nights show.  

George W. Bush endorses John McCain
Tina Fey AND Will Ferrell, so exciting! His version of W is my favorite SNL election parody ever. Strategery!
More about last night's SNL Weekend update Thursday after the jump!

Fred Armisen gets his Ineractive Map On
I think this joke will only seem funnier after election night which I will spend watching newscasters do this for something like 5-6 hours, desperately trying to fill time while still not knowing what's going on. 

First Cellphone Call an "Jam the Vote!"
My favorite joke for the whole episode is the recording of the First Telephone call. Ghostbusters shoutout! Also Andy Samberg's "Jam the Vote!" segment made it clear just how much I'm writing down Kristen Wiig when I get into the voting booth this year. No? 

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Scaaaaaaary Dog Pictures!

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Watchmen Babies

Continuing with our Watchmen theme...

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In Case You Didn't Know... The Head Brothers

In case you simply weren't aware... Anthony Stewart Head, the Taster's Choice guy, is the brother of Murray Head, performer of "One Night in Bankok." I like to imagine they sit around and argue which one of them is the most moderately famous. Also, how is it possible that so much awesome is in one family?

Tony's Nescafe Commercial

Murray's One Night in Bangkok

Which Head brother is your favorite? And, is Gold Blend too good for your guests?

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Future Bedroom Wall Art

The new watchmen poster makes me so happy and it will be up on my wall as soon as I can find one. In the meantime it's my new desktop photo. 

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Made Up Celebrity Gossip!

Chris Noth announced in a press release this morning that he's officially giving up his long held post at the 8th Street Starbucks by NYU saying he feels he's gotten "too old to be picking up undergrads by asking them 'You know why they call me Mr. Big right?'" So to all the ladies hoping to bag a Sex and the City alumnus, you've now got a choice between Evan Handler and Willie Garson

Madonna has finally responded to Guy Richie's comment that she was like "cuddling up to a piece of gristle," stating that she "resents the implication that [she] has ever cuddled with anyone." she then added "Marrying Richie is my life's biggest regret," clarifying that it was indeed above "Swept Away, topping Dennis Rodman, and the American Life album." 

Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof having made the jump from Buffy co-stars to husband and wife, will be trying on a new role... Mom and Dad. The How I Met Your Mother star announced she's expecting, saying that she looks forward to the day her husband will sit down with their children and tell them about all the other women he banged before surprising them by revealing her identity.

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Shatner Snubbed in Sulu Nuptials

Bill "Captain Kirk" Shatner gave an awkwardly tongue-in-cheek/vaguely homophobic interview about how he wasn't invited to George Takei's wedding, the epitome of all nerdy gay weddings (Chekov and Uhura were the best man and matron of honor). Takei has countered, saying that Shatner was invited. Who to believe? Does it matter? William Shatner is welcome at my gay wedding, as long as he brings his equally famous hairpiece and Patrick Stewart along with him. 

Shatner responded to the accusations that he didn't come after being invited, saying they were preposterous as he would fly to the wedding and find cheap accommodations using, where he could name his own price. 

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Scaaaaaaary Dog Pictures!

Yay for 150 posts!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Flavor Saver of the Week

I don't know who this player is, but he has an impressive (?) flavor saver. Such a classy phrase for facial hair. Also, all males that read this blog--don't grow one of these, ugh.

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Super Mario Bros 2

While you were using your Erlenmeyer Flask of red potion to pop into Sub-space and collect coins and increase your life meter by uprooting random vegetables... this kid was practicing his acoustic Super Mario Bros 2 jam. Mmm, nostalgic goodness.

Also, Toad was for real the best character, no matter what some of you Princess Peach enthusiasts might think. Seriously that speed can't be beat. So, suck on that.

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Ending of Watchmen Changed?

Any geek worth his/her salt has read Alan Moore's Watchmen, bitched about Heroes ripping it off rather poorly, and gotten really excited about the film adaptation finally coming out next spring. It's from, Dawn of the Dead (2004) director, Zack Snyder. Yes, please! But recently rumors have been rumbling suggesting that the crucial ending to the graphic novel has been made a little more palpable for film audiences. I'm fine with turning a giant squid into anything else... but this shiz ends on a down note and that's how it better stay. I don't want to to lose the massive geek-rection I get every time I watch the Watchmen trailer.

It's not wrong that hearing "The Beginning is the End is the Beginning" makes my nipples hard now, right? More importantly... how amazing is it that a song from the Batman & Robin soundtrack could make the jump to the Watchmen trailer? That's hope for us all right there.

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Cookin' by the Book

So this video from Lazy Town, a Nick Jr. kids show, has come to be a solid fixture in my life. Steve developed an obsession with it earlier this year and when I heard it, I couldn't stop listening to it. Seriously I have the mp3 on my iPod. Steve even went so far as to program one of his auto-phrases for Super Smash Bros Brawl to say "U know u can't be lazy!" (That is the nerdiest thing I've ever typed.) Sure the weird muppet things things are creepy but that little pink haired girl is fab-u-lous, and I try to say that word as little as possible.

So I'm sure you can imagine my surprise when I discovered THIS seriously NSFW remix on YouTube. (The remix is my ringtone for Steve on my cell phone. Oh yeah.)

NSFW deliciousness after the jump!

The Nick Jr logo in the corner throughout the remix video makes me indescribably happy. w00t!

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In My Room

(Ed. Note: it is fracking freezing in my house due to no heat and poor insulation. Since this post is about said house, I thought you should know.) P.S. Sorry for being somewhat absent these last few days...bloggers block?

Ok, so I’m a 24 year-old student getting my masters in Library Science. I think I’m at least somewhat mature, and I try to keep up with the times (or whatever it is those crazy kids are saying) so why is it that my room looks like a 12 year old gay, super nerdy, boy’s room?

I say gay/effeminate boy because I have a pretty girly bedspread, its from anthropologie and has flowers and other pretty patterns on it. I also have satin pillows and pictures of all of my friends all over my walls—very girly. The boy part kind of goes along with the super nerdy part and comes from all of the toys and other weird things I have lining my walls and taking up a great deal of surface/storage space.

The rest of my room, and pictures after the Jump!

I’m a big movie buff and I love movie posters, so that’s how I choose to decorate my wall. I hope whoever I spend my life with understands this about me, because I don’t know that I’m willing to change. I have some posters that make sense, like Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange and Teen Wolf—but I also have some strange ones that even I question, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I mean, that movie is OK, but I wasn’t crazy about it—I think I just liked the poster when I bought it.

I also have some odd Star Wars Memorobilia, including a Darth Vader mask that’s hanging on my wall. I got said mask with Rebecca “Golden Shower” Morrell before we went to see Revenge of the Sith—wow, I can’t believe I admitted that in a public forum. I also have a Wicket beanie baby that sits next to Cocky on top of my television (my light saber from attack of the clones is in Greenville).

My shelves hold many important items, including my ever expanding comic book collection, which sadly I’ve neglected lately, and my Buffy toys. I have a vamped out Angel complete with Baby Conner, and Anya in a bunny suit. David gave me Angel for my 23 birthday. Yes, I got an Angel action figure for my 23rd birthday, and yes, I loved it.

One of my most prized possessions on my shelves is a Harry Potter “Lumos” wand that I bought with David on my last night in NYC. It’s filled with sentimental value, as well as it’s overall awesomeness. I also have various other trinkets, including a super cool Dwight Schrute bobble head, but nothing quite as nerdy as the above items. So yeah, I probably should grow up one of these days, but I really like my nerdy things.

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Scaaaaaaary Dog Pictures!

Gator Bait.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kirk vs. God

I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and say that most of you haven't seen Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (aka the movie where Kirk and company hunt down God, find him, and then Kirk kicks his ass.) Here's a clip from the infamous scene where Kirk lays the smackdown on the Creator of the Universe.

When God instructs Kirk to give him the Enterprise so that he can spread the good word to the galaxy... Kirk has just one thing to say about that:

Oh snap! God, your face called.. soccer practice is over and you need TAH PICK IT UP!

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Hey Celebrities, STFU!

It's our policy here at Pop Cultured to try to ignore the Presidential Election as much as possible, which is difficult because every day my facebook newsfeed, thanks to the work of my many friends, assaults me with petty accusations and talking points. What happened to adapting Wham lyrics as clever facebook statuses guys? As frustrating as that can be and it's REALLY annoying, there's an even more insidious trend going 'round the interweb right now... celebrities posting "funny" videos telling me who to vote for. These videos are popping up every day now and not only are they not funny at all, they're smug, annoying, and I'd argue they're working against their intended effect. 

The Cast of Gossip Girl wants you to talk to your parents about John McCain
"Voting Republican even once can have disastrous effects that last for years." Because Republicans bad, Democrats good. *sigh* Thanks for the ill informed partisan nonsense. Regardless of who you think should be president isn't talking to potential voters as if their entire belief system is evil a pretty crappy rhetorical strategy? Also it's the cast of fucking Gossip Girl!

More videos and commentary after the jump!

Hayden Panettiere
This is the commercial which finally pushed me to post about this phenomena because Hayden's delivery of this mishmash of reverse psychology and random outrageous claims is so obnoxious. Hey, Hayden, why would I want political advice from a 19 year old who left school in the 7th grade? Also, Heroes Season Three is seriously awful. 

Leo, Halle Berry, Natalie Portman, and Courtney Cox don't want you to vote.
I'm gonna take a stand right now and say I am definitely voting after listening to these douchenozzles. Oh that's what they wanted? But if I don't vote I'm doing what they told me to do. Fuck it I'm just going to vote for whichever candidate would make Halle Berry cry. 

Hope, It Could Happen to You
This isn't so much a celebrity endorsement as it is Amber Benson and Rider Strong just acting in an Obama commercial. So this is what they're up to... 

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Leggy Blonde

I watched this episode of Flight of the Conchords yesterday and I've had the following song, Leggy Blonde, in my head all night and all morning. 

"I had a budgie but it died. I like pie!"

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Referees Suck

It's difficult for me to even comprehend the forces which had to align to cause me to blog about football on here, but this video of a referee dropping his shoulder and laying into a University of South Carolina Gamecock is one of the most viewed videos on YouTube at the moment and one of the most unjustifiable instances of ref interference ever. Enjoy the outrage! 

Garcia tackled by Ref

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Scaaaaaaary Dog Pictures!

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