We know you think the final 24 American Idol contestants are superhuman. Sure they’re living in a fancy hotel with room service and bathrobes, hanging out with major celebrities like Ryan Seacrest and working the audience into a lather with "Heard it Through the Grapevine" or "Say You, Say Me", but they weren’t always so wildly, incredibly, supremely famous. Unfortunately, some Idols can’t seem to remember that. Find out which Idols are letting their
fame very brief window of moderate notoriety go to their head.
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately at my new favorite website, notstarring.com. The site tells you what other actors were considered for roles made famous by someone else. For instance, David Schwimmer was considered for the Will Smith role in Men in Black. (It’s sort of like the parallel universe IMDB.) Nick Nolte seems to have had particularly bad luck: He missed out on Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Rambo, and Superman. I can’t help but wonder what Nolte’s career would have looked like if only he had made
some different choices…
Best Week Ever friends Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer and Aziz Ansari have combined forces and created an unholy comedy trinity called The Human Giant. Some are saying this might be the best giant since the Jolly Green one.
Check out their new site to see some of the funniest videos available on the World Wide Web (Information Superhighway).
This is the last Brokeback parody I’m ever going to post, I promise. This one was just too good to pass up on.
Link thanks to Gorillamask, naturally.
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, AKA the Flying Tomato, did what every little boy dreams of when he took home the gold at Bungalow 8. On a night when anything could happen and all odds were against him –White surpassed established players like Johnathan Rys Myers and Jared Leto to score himself one very elusive Lindsay Lohan. Elated but exhausted he later told press: "Her and I ended up meeting up at the famous Bungalow 8. It was a good time. It was a trip." White’s advice to skinny redheaded teens throughout the country is just to follow your dreams(even the sticky ones).
To deal with all those Tivo and DVR users who fast forward through commercials, KFC has made an ad with a secret message that is "encoded such that it is only visible while the commercial is being
fast-forwarded watched in slow motion." KFC is also "offering a free sandwich to those who can regurgitate the hidden phrase." Of course you also will likely regurgitate the free sandwich too, but it’s still a good idea.
Thanks to Engadget!
Today’s POST SHOW, "Persons", features a hard, cold look into an Orwellian celebrity future that might be closer than we think.
Be sure to look out for the special cameo from Best Week Ever’s own Pete Holmes!
HEADLINE: "Mutant Chickens Grow Full Set of Teeth" (Fox News)
FUTURE PURCHASE: The HomePub draft beer system. (via Double Viking)
CUSTOMER SERVICE IMPROVEMENT: Automated Taco Bell ordering. Wonder if they programmed the machines to mispronounce the menu items. (Flickr)
TURKISH DELIGHT: The offical Brokeback Mountain poster literally translated to "Faggot Cowboys" in Turkey. (Screenhead)
STUPID HIPPIE SAN FRANCISCO IDEA: Conducting an experiment to turn dog waste into power. (Reuters)
DATED CATCHPHRASE I WANT TO BRING BACK: Schwing!
RANDOM BLOG POST: Some dude’s hilarious list of Johnny Weir’s "Weirisms". (How was your day, Dan?)