Well, it was right here on the BWE blog that you first discovered the epic online war being waged by Joe Rogan upon a college student known only as Kevin. The story has now spread to countless blogs and media outlets across the World Wide Web (Information Superhighway), but we think it is fitting that the final chapter in this bloody saga be posted right back here where it started. So, in case you missed last week’s episode of Best Week Ever (for which there is no excuse!), here is our segment dedicated to the bravery and heroism of "Internet Warriors" Joe Rogan and MySpace Kevin.
Brad Pitt’s family wants him to marry Angelina Jolie immediately. You know, so he can finally make an honest woman out of her.
- Gabe Kaplan approves of the upcoming Ice-Cube version of Welcome Back Kotter. He also approves of anything else that will get his name back in Variety.
- Marilyn Manson is teaming up with Keanu Reeves for a new movie. Whoa.
- The Strokes and the Beastie Boys have both played surprise shows at South By Southwest. I don’t have a joke here… I just really wish I was there.
- Were Pete Doherty and Daniel Radcliffe separated at birth? If so, I can’t wait to see the next Harry Potter movie: Harry Potter And The Quest For A Fresh Vein.
- Nick Cannon is getting trashed by his ex-girlfriend, Christina Milian. I believe the appropriate response to this story is a hearty "Ohhh snap!" Isn’t it?
- A long time ago, a crazy man named Luixy Toledo sent Michael Jackson a bunch of songs, and one of them ("Exorcism") sounded like "Thriller." You should go to WFMU’s site to get the whole story and hear the song. It doesn’t sound much like "Thriller."
- Backbeat has some wonderful music: "My Favorite Things" (John Coltrane), Muppets‘ "Mahnamahna" song, Super Mario Brothers theme (London Symphony Orchestra), and "Get Into Something" by the Isley Brothers.
- Scroll down at Soul Sides to find Junior Parker‘s version of "Taxman."
- Here’s a real earful from Anticon called "More From June," via the Mirror of Eye.
- Mashup Town has DJ not-I with a mashup of Nirvana‘s "All apologies" and "Make You Feel That Way" by Blackalicious.
Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, it would only be right to report that Madame Tussaud’s wax statue of Bono was recently unveiled. Interestingly, even as a wax statue, Bono managed to give a rambling but inspiring speech about debt relief, poverty, and rock and roll. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Wax Bono! (larger pictures after the jump)
By now you’ve probably heard how Tom Cruise used his Hollywood heft to pressure Comedy Central into cancelling the re-broadcast of South Park’s controversial Scientology episode (which, ironically, ends with Cruise ranting and raving about how he’ll sue everyone for making fun of his beliefs).
You’ve also heard about Scientologist Isaac Hayes leaving the program after taking offense to the show’s poking fun of religion (namely, as creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone insightfully pointed out, when it’s his own). But what does all this corporate showbiz gobbleygook really mean, and how can the whim of one man lord over a major media conglomerate? Allow me to explain:
This is the new face of the indie-rock music scene, people. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Paul Scheer is down in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest music festival, and thankfully he’s posting his photo journal to keep us up to date on what’s going on.
Morningwood totally showed me what it was like to be a Rockstar. They
let me get on Stage with them but I had to wear this outfit, do
callenstics and give Chantal a piggy back ride throughout the
Now that’s rock and roll. Check out Paul’s Journal here, and be sure to keep checking back for updates on what’s going on in Austin, who’s going to be the next Arctic Monkeys, and who you should add as your MySpace friends ASAP. I mean, just take another look at that picture. Paul knows what’s up.
Since we don’t have a new show this week, it’s up to you to choose who is having the Best Week Ever! The choices:
- Chico, the former goat herder and male stripper who become the first Arab to top the British pop singles chart?
- Robots, who through the kindness of the U.S. Army, finally get to harm humans.
- James Lipton, who’s show Inside the Actors Studio has returned to having A-List actors, including Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, and Tom Hanks.
- Or Haldis Gundersen, who due to a confused worker in the bar below, got beer instead of water out of her faucet.
Vote in the comments section! (Write-in candidates welcome…)
I give you the single most genius idea in the History of Cinema…
Natalie Portman: Actress. Sex Symbol. Rapper. World Patrol Kid.
Most people have embarrassing videos from their childhood– luckily, we don’t all have them available for download on the internet. Natalie Portman does.
Before bursting onto the scene in The Professional, Miss Portman was a part of another… er… professional organization: The World Patrol Kids. This group consisted of a few kids whose primary goal was to convince the children of the world that they can make a difference and save our environment. And how did they spread that message? Through singing, dancing, rapping, and through absolutely hilarious music videos. Last Stop: This Town found a bunch of them. You have to download all of them now– and keep your eyes open for a rapping Natalie at 2:12 in during the second one. Her rap totally motivated me to go save some endangered species.
In celebration of
St. Patty’s Day binge drinking yourself into an unholy oblivion with dyed beer, our friends over at CRACKED Magazine have created some handy greeting cards to share with friends, loved ones, and random people you plan on alienating later tonight with your neanderthal-esque behavior.