I’m in a great mood today, because tonight I’m going to see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Hoboken. Badminton Stamps has their song "Pin" ready for download, as well as some other cool tunes by The Strokes, Editors, and stellastarr*.
- Stereogum loves you. To prove it, he posted the track "I Love You" by Cat Power and Jack White’s supermodel wife Karen Elson.
- Can’t get enough of Ryan Adams? (If you answered ‘No!’, I have to ask: what’s wrong with you? The guy put out 3 albums last year. Stop being so greedy). An Aquarium Drunkard has a bunch of unreleased material, and it’s good. Real good.
- Listen, if an mp3 blog posts a Traveling Wilburys song– like Locust St. did today– I’m going to have to link it. That’s just the way it is.
- Live, The Refreshments, and Alice in Chains? Yeah, why not. Thanks to Muppetpastor 3.0, I feel 16 again… and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.
Just when we thought TV couldn’t get any better than MTV’S Fat Camp, the British step it up with Tourette’s Camp. The feature length documentary, airing in the UK, follows kids–with a disease that propells them to shout obscenities uncontrollably– during their summer stint at a therapeutic camp. Says one British reviewer of the show: "It’s very sad, you feel extremely sorry for these kids. And yet it is funny. They find it funny themselves." Funny, I felt the exact same way the first time I watched Danicia McKellar and Chad Allen in Camp Cucamonga.
In this time of war, violence and poverty, it’s important to support those pivotal organizations that really make a difference. A powerful group of devout, web-savvy James Bond fans are committed to giving the power back to the people. Craignotbond.com, is a non-profit organization who’s sole purpose "is to promote and support a consumer boycott of the new film Casino Royale." Founded by a group of underground grassroots activists, they plan to stop the tyranists who cast Daniel Craig as the new 007 and restore peace to the web-based bond fan community by supporting the recasting of a more suitable actor like Hugh Jackman. Viva La Revolucion!
I’m not sure if I heard this right, but I’m pretty sure I was just selected to be Aquaman! I guess I better hit the gym.
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!