LG Reveals Barely Noticed TV Promos To Be Hoax →
Every few years, some overly smug marketing exec comes along with an idea like this - create a faux celebrity/product, and show those silly masses exactly how easily manipulated they are. Did anybody else know/care about “Scarlet”?
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you...– Elbert Hubbard (via vinh) Amen. In all my endeavors, once I finally make the decision to fail often and with aplomb, it makes all the difference.
An extended bit about the Uncanny Valley, porn videogames, and Star Wars proves once again 30 Rock is as close as a sitcom’s ever come to taking place directly inside my brain. (Thanks to Hulu, I was able to embed only the exact clip I wanted. Pretty neat.)
Get Your UGC Ad in "Watchmen" →
I usually think UGC contest are condescending and cheesy, but this sounds pretty damn cool. Via NewTeevee.
"Family Guy" is the Perfect Television Show for...
I’m sure this point has been made before, but consider: - Simple line drawings filled with bright colors that play well in any resolution. - Heavily intertextual jokes and references. - Aimed at a young, culturally savvy, male demographic. - Easily broken down into short, digestible segments, yet still manages to avoid repetition and is (somewhat) layered in terms of character and...
Apparently, we're in the middle of a beer... →
From 1972 onward, Republicans have successfully deployed the trope of...– Nick Paumgartner, The New Yorker I admire, respect and hope to entrust the leadership of our country to Barack Obama. But I’d rather grab beers with McCain and Huckabee.
Listen, I can get movies made now. Are you writing?– Judd Apatow to Jason Segel Apparently, this is how “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” got made. Not bad.
Why Did ABC Scrap "Circus of the Stars"? →
Was it because: a.) Network head Alan Sweeney canned it, saying, “We refuse to bring new meaning to the phrase bottom of the barrel.” b.) Health/safety concerns of unskilled “celebrities” interacting with highly trained animals. c.) Not enough willing D-list talent available due to NBC’s “Celebrity Circus”. Click the link to find out. The answer...
I went to school with a very talented lad named Joey. I was always sorry that we never got him and David shilling for SuperDeluxe, but from the looks of the trailer, they’re premiering something even bigger and better tomorrow. Can’t wait! Check out the series site here.
azizisbored: Wildly Popular ‘Iron Man’ Trailer To Be Adapted Into Full-Length Film Well played, ONN. Well played indeed.
"Film School In Three Lines or Less" in EW's... →
*Swoon* I really enjoy writing bits (a la this one) that leave the door open for people to add their own variations. They usually end up being much better than the originals.
DID YOU KNOW?
The box office from movies Judge co-starred in makes him the 28th highest grossing actor of all time (www.the-movie-times.com) BEVERLY HILLS COP was the highest grossing “R-rated film” for twenty years (topped only recently by “THE MATRIX RELOADED” and “THE PASSION”) (www.boxofficemojo.com) Judge was nominated for an Emmy for his performance as the “Closetalker”...
samreich: Rock Band Traffic. Streeter had this idea, and we gave it to our visual effects team, Ghostlight, to create. It isn’t funny, but my god is it cool. Simple, elegant, awesome.
Michael Chabon's Original "Spider-man 2" Script →
The real deal. A PDF via McSweeney’s. Geek out!
I believe that Godard got it exactly backwards. Cinema is not truth 24 times a...– James Cameron, via Variety, missing the point, but I still love Aliens.
Internet Comedy on NPR →
Chris Albrecht from New Teevee discusses Super Deluxe, The Onion News Network, and College Humor.
They Call It OCD
For the purposes of symmetry, I’ve decided only to follow people in multiples of four. I request that those following me do the same.
"Honest Collegiate Book Reviews" On NYTime's... →
I’m in the New York Times! Dot Com!
Film School In Three Lines Or Less →
New funny, front page at McSweeneys today. Enjoy!
Super Deluxe Webby Nods
Episodes of Layers and The Bronx World Travelers have been nominated for Webbies in the Comedy: Individual Short or Episode category. Bronx World Travelers also recieved another nomination for Best Writing. Check out the other nominees in the Online Film & Video Category here. Great work, guys!
[Hillary], in turn, has put a brave face on her acknowledged uphill battle,...– Will Durst on CNN’s comedy blog. I’m really surprised this is the first place I’m seeing this joke. Surely some late night writer picked up on it first?
Seven Jokes That Came True →
Having penned a few for Cracked.com, I consider myself a pretty decent list-writer, but CollegeHumor raised the bar w/ this one. Definitely falls into the “Man, I wish I’d thought of that” category. My personal fave is Mr. Show vs. Toby Keith.
Jay-Z Problem Count Now 100 →
jessenovak: T-Pain reacts to the video! Here is the interview on Superdeluxe with Dave S. Awesome.
John Lichman on Gawker →
My fuzzy friend John knows an absurd amount about Japanese culture. Glad Gawker finally gives him his due.
Craigslist: 25 Employees, $81m Revenue →
That’s $3.24m per head. How much have you earned for your company this year?
Yahoo's The 9 is No More →
No offense to Miss Sansone and her team - they were more charming and capable than most. However, as a person who can’t watch television news for more than five minutes without losing some degree of faith in humanity, I get extremely frustrated whenever web producers try to duplicate the “attractive talking head” model of television. In a medium with infinite potential for...
Akon calls T-Pain, and Olde English hits one out of the park. Great work, guys. If you agree, Digg it!
King of Miami on Hulu.com →
Thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can now watch my Facebook friend/personal role model Dave Hill on TV. On the Internet.
Honest Collegiate Book Reviews →
New article over at CollegeHumor.
Favorite April Foolsite so far (click on any... →
paulscheer: (via sarahschneider) YouTube wins. Especially like the localization btw the UK (above) and American versions. Edit: Offer expires 4/2/08.