- Happy Birthday, Information Leafblower. Head over there now, wish them a happy b-day, and download Cracker’s “Happy Birthday to Me.”
- The bassist of the Arctic Monkeys quit on the band (a mere 2 months after America did.) Check out Metro Distortion to find out “Who The F*** Are The Arctic Monkeys.”
- Everything about the Out Hud track BadmintonStamps posted today is huge. The length of the song (11:35) and the title: “Dear Mr. Bush, There Are Over 100 Words For S**t And Only 1 For Music. F**k You, Out Hud.”
- On Cyprus Ave posted a bunch of tracks today, including songs by The Pipettes, Muse and Regina Spektor.
- The quality isn’t great, but it’s still worth a listen: The Rocksuckers features The Strokes covering “Take A Walk On The Wild Side.” And the colored girls go do doo do doo do…
It breaks my heart to see smokers quitting because they can’t smoke in public places. Sure the nic fits are twitchy and uncomfortable, but if you really love something you shouldn’t abandon it just because it gets hard. But luckily smoking just got a little easier. A California company just developed NicLite, a brand of bottled water infused with the nicotine of two cigarettes, so you never have to give up what you truly love. Now sold in select airports, these little water bottles are perfect for long flights, restaurants or overnight stays with the parents. And hey, how bad can it be for you? It’s water. (unless it’s unfiltered water, who knows what’s in that?)
Laguna Beach… for adults. It’s an idea that sounds too good to be true… or too good to be good. I missed Tuesday Night Book Club last week, but I’m not going to make that mistake twice. There’s nothing I like more than fake reality shows that are shot to look like real fake shows. That’s why I’ll be tuning in tonight.
Speaking of fake reality shows, tonight we’re also blessed with Queer Eye: Vegas, Jamie Kennedy’s Blowin’ Up, Janice Dickinson’s Modeling Agency and Fear Factor: Reality Stars. Throw in The Real World, Last Comic Standing and Kathy Griffin: My Life on The D-List, and that’s more reality than one person can handle.
If reality isn’t your thing, you can always turn to Rescue Me and/or the NBA Finals. What are YOU watching tonight? Vote now!
Today I stumbled across this AOL blog entry that features a bunch of e-cards from bloggers, apologizing to Britney Spears for making fun of her, presumably after seeing her big Crying Game with Matt Lauer, then feeling wracked with guilt upon realizing that the object of their constant ridicule is actually little more than a barefoot country girl from the bayou held prisoner inside the cruel life of an international pop superstar. Well, after some serious introspection, we gave in and decided to create our own message for the tormented signer, which you can see after the jump.
UPDATE: The AOL blog included our message!
David Blaine is coming back to New York, with yet another death-defying traffic-stopping stunt that will captivate the city. After recently floating in a fishbowl for a week in the Lincoln Center, he now plans to spread the love to the Brooklyn Bridge, where he will hang 135 feet above the water for any number of days.
Sure it will look cool, but in all honestly nothing he’s done so far has been half as challenging as just living in New York. If his greatest feat is to keep calm and withstand long bouts of pressure and discomfort, we’ve got that in the bag. And unlike Blaine, after paying rent, we can’t afford to pay for an on-call physician. I mean if he’s going to be doing his stunts in New York, he might as well step up. After the jump, I challenge Blaine to survive any one of the following stunts we city folk attempt daily:
This picture of Taylor Hicks and Snoop Dogg performing together was taken last weekend at the Birmingham City Stages concert. Um, why why why why why? See more shots and some shakey, grainy video after the jump – and leave us your captions (or horrified reactions) in the comments:
According to this report in the NY Daily News, a few months ago Kevin Federline promised to “help a children’s charity on every stop of his promotional tour to support his upcoming CD”. According to his publicist (funny that he has one and Britney doesn’t):
“Every city he visits, he’s going to visit a charity that benefits children â€¦ whether that’s handing out toys to children at hospitals or whatever.” Lopez added: “He’s doing it now through August.”
Interesting, because last weekend while he was in Miami to play his crappy music at some crappy nightclub and drink Cristal champagne his pregnant wife probably paid for, Kevin found the time to party with his friends and take Britney and Sean Preston to the beach, but no time for children’s charity. So is Kevin’s word worth as little as he is, or are his deadbeat friends and knocked up wife his ideas of “charity”?
Angelina Jolie. Nowadays, when you think of Angelina you think of Brad, Africa, humanitarian work, and Africa (did I mention Africa?). But that hasn’t always been the case. A long, long time ago, way back in the 90′s, Angelina used to be Hot. Sexy. And freaky. And I miss that. Listen, I’m not taking anything away from her relief work, I’m just saying that I miss the old Angelina. The crazy Angelina. The vile of blood around her neck, Billy Bob limo f**king Angelina. THAT was the Angelina we all fell in love with. The new Angelina is just… well, it’s not the same.
So let’s play a game. Below you have two options, you can only pick one. You can either (A) watch the video preview of Angelina’s appearance on Anderson Cooper where she talks about being a Good Will Ambassador, or (B) click on Read The Rest Of This Entry to view 5 of the sexiest Angelina pictures I could find. A or B. The choice is yours. Which one are you gonna choose?
(B) Read more…
Every two weeks, we’ll post three short films / comedy sketches from our panelists, writers, and your user submissions. This week, the Film Fest features shorts by Da State College F**k Upz , Trophy Dad, and Insane Loon!
Want to submit something for the Film Fest? We need your videos! Send us your short films and sketches at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The hipsters over at Pitchforkmedia took a break from being snarky and hating everything (except Band of Horses) and compiled 100 of the most Awesome music videos ever via YouTube. I don’t know what’s better: the fact that they put a ton of work into this, or that they used the word ‘Awesome’ unironically. I’m impressed by both.
Head on over there right now and waste the day away. Don’t miss the videos by A-Ha, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Cee-Lo, David Hasselhoff, Lionel Richie, Outkast, Pat Benetar, The Postal Service, Pulp, R. Kelly, Radiohead, Twisted Sister, and… ok, you know what, just watch them all. Which one is your favorite?