September 18, 2012

I'm basically here to crush.

November 25, 2011

Grohl & Wurster.

October 26, 2011

Enter The Void.

October 4, 2011


I think I spotted someone dressed as my dear stepuncle: Bang Tango frontman Joe LeSte!

September 6, 2011


Go to the Merge Recording Company's website to pre-order Wild Flag, the self-titled, debut long-playing record by the greatest rock music supergroup since Contraband.

August 24, 2011

Wyndorf battles slug monster.

August 22, 2011

Cease Fire.

August 12, 2011

The vocalist Lane.


UPDATE: The diametric parallel.


July 17, 2011

Mr. Wurster and Facebook.

April 28, 2011

Garden State.

April 23, 2011


February 25, 2011

Irrelevant complexity.

Endnote: The screen is all Don't Stop-y because this is a BBC radio documentary!

February 24, 2011

His assistants.

"Moves" Outtake #4 from Robert Hatch-Miller on Vimeo.

January 11, 2011

I know the pieces fit.

October 2, 2010

Matador 84.

August 23, 2010

Compressed globs of goo.


May 16, 2010


December 30, 2009

Don't judge.

Sketch Of The Dead

November 30, 2009

Pretty reasonable.

November 27, 2009

Happy Halfordays.

( Click here to buy Halford III: Winter Songs)

November 8, 2009

Give me those keys.

On last night's installment of Saturday Night Live there was a sketch that involved poor parental driving. In the below clip, Stephen Keaton (national treasure Michael Gross) attempts to teach his teenaged daughter, Jennifer (Tina Yothers), to drive using a makeshift car set up in his kitchen. A physical comedy masterpiece.

November 3, 2009

He cannot repair a watch.

There is no documentary I'm looking forward to more than Alley Pat: The Music is Recorded. James "Alley Pat" Patrick is an Atlanta treasure:

October 21, 2009

In. Broken the code.

August 21, 2009

I know everything... in the WORLD.

July 6, 2009


June 21, 2009

The Hard Stuff.

{Yes, you've seen this clip linked to or embedded within 4,815 weblogs, 1,623 green-tinted Twittore feeds, 4 online pamphlets, and 2 JumboTron® televisions, but now is your chance to view it again right here!}

May 27, 2009

The Year Punk Pop Broke.

[WARNING: Contains filthmouth (one S and a flurry of Fs near the end) and some odd behavior resulting from unbridled sonic giddiness and a seemingly ineffective mix of prescription medications.]

May 24, 2009

And a good career.

[Excerpt from Lauren Greenfield's Kids + Money, included in Wholphin No. 8 and also available here.]

May 13, 2009

Ray Combs hates his wife.

Pay attention to the 1:14 mark. Anyone working today would bring in the twist. Mix it up. Make you feel bad for going along for the ride on the "fat wife" riff. Not Combs!

May 10, 2009

Matt Foley's Gone to Heaven (and Hell).

May 6, 2009

Without enough accomplishments.

May 1, 2009

Stimulus Package.

Brooklyn raconteur and Alexandre Jamieson fanboy Ramsey Ess created an important music video for you to enjoy:

April 29, 2009


March 16, 2009

Lady Bernadette.

(practice session!)

December 24, 2008

Massage oil.

December 20, 2008

Hooray for Harveywood!

November 28, 2008


It's that time of year again. Good luck with your Christmas talent shows. Remember, the judges value theatricality so consider donning a cape and adding a live fish to the roster.

November 12, 2008

Punching Meat.

All she wants to do is go the distance:

November 7, 2008


We all thank you.

November 5, 2008

And crisp.

October 31, 2008

Tricks 'N' Treats.

September 28, 2008

A million dollars for lipstick?

What have we become?

September 24, 2008

Request honored.

September 16, 2008

Ain't no point to the game.

August 30, 2008

There's an analogy for this scenario.

August 3, 2008

Ana Garcia Fan Club.

July 17, 2008


July 14, 2008

Now You're Talking My Language.

July 6, 2008

Exactly like being in rock and roll.

May 29, 2008

Boomin' granny.

May 5, 2008

Conversation mistake.

April 16, 2008

And he is.

March 5, 2008

Poundcast is an Alpha Go. Confirmative.

March 1, 2008

I sure love my baby's poundcast.

Finally. DJ Douggpound gets his SDXE due.

Not sure if it'll be like his T&E live show warm-up DJ action, or this previous false start-y thing:


Or maybe like these older things?:

"On a sesame seed bun!"

Printer Jam

"Are you a sweater?"

January 12, 2008

The only song that didn't feature T-Pain.

Video this year (go back in time if you want the 2006):

November 30, 2007

Personalise your gift.

[via SpoutBlog.]

November 29, 2007

The King.

The Wire The Wire The Wire The Wire The Wire. Season 5. Home Box Office. January 6th. 9 p.m. You best not miss.

November 18, 2007

There Will Be Blood.

The Mountain Goats cover the Misfits with Glenn Danzig!

November 15, 2007

Good Morning, Juno.

Juno opens in select movie theaters on 12/5/07.

[via TPR]

November 8, 2007

The guy in the laundry?

[Never would have predicted that my 60-year-old dad's comedy idol would cross paths with the likes of Chelsea P. Warms my heart.]

October 29, 2007

Don't ask me if that's okay. Cause it's not.

September 12, 2007


August 31, 2007


August 14, 2007

All shackles and bows.

August 7, 2007

Don't eat drugs.

[via the Super Deluxe!]

August 3, 2007


July 24, 2007

Breaks, disco, rock n' roll!

(also: that little guy will never not get me.)

July 22, 2007

People are scared of you, John!

[via Dead Frog.]

The hole in your face.

July 20, 2007

Prison life is structured. More'n some people care for.

From the YouTube description:

"1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines at practice! This is not the final routine, and definitely not a punishment! just a teaser."

July 14, 2007

The Hammer.

June 16, 2007

Are you an angry man?

May 30, 2007


May 27, 2007

Eye contact should be avoided.

"Tuileries," un short film des frères Coen dans Paris, je t'aime:

May 16, 2007

People are curious. It's okay.

I have a question for you.

[via Adrock [and gang]'s little blog thingy.]

May 15, 2007

It's like a club in here.

[via the sparkie that pops.]

April 29, 2007

Kid on a leash.

( Click here to buy Not Just the Best of The Larry Sanders Show)

April 26, 2007

Sopranos Hooray

I live and die for Sopranos
this is Sopranos today
I give props to Sopranos
so Sopranos hooray...

April 18, 2007

52 Pick-Up!

April 7, 2007

Would you care for a glass of champagne?

March 20, 2007

"Yeah, it's called a connection."

Guy got him. He's still working the material out, and the guy got him.

March 7, 2007

C'est Magnifique.

March 4, 2007

A new approach.

[the original way.]

March 1, 2007

2 Bigg MC

he came to, turn this just-like-a-mini-mall out!

[via unkut]

February 23, 2007

I did my job.

Bobby T!!!!!

[Come black for part 2!]


February 16, 2007

Cherry Cola.

February 2, 2007

The Art of the Slap.

( Click here to rent Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion)

February 1, 2007


January 30, 2007

To safety we are moving it.

January 19, 2007

The Awareness-Increasers.

George Saunders (not freeze-framed) + three other fellows:


Anna Schuleit

Atul Gawande's Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

John A. Rich

Also: the once-mighty QV was way ahead of the MacArthur Foundation.

January 17, 2007


Super Deluxe is LIVE. (Hit the Artists page to feel good about all the alt.names you recognize.)

January 16, 2007

I love you.

Rent or buy the best film of 2006.

January 13, 2007

You got an ATM on that torso, Lite-Brite???

January 7, 2007

Step into the Octagon!

January 3, 2007


I noticed that a lot of the popular music weblogs are posting speculation on the lineup for the 2007 SXSW festival. Apparently, an "official" festival update cites 14 confirmed bands, including -- get this -- The Stooges. This is obviously some kind of prank. They broke up in 1974. What's next? White Zombie and that dog reuniting for Bonnaroo? Odd that so many people fell for this. It's kind of like when The New York Times published that Sub Pop gal's "grunge speak".

Anyway, my sources say that, as of now, only ONE band has been officially confirmed. Here are four hints: Marq Torien. Lonnie Vencent. Mick Sweda. Jimmy D'Anda. That's right. All four original members. See you cob nobblers at Stubb's in March.

January 1, 2007

Squeaky clean.

Regina Spektor - "Consequence of Sounds"

( Click here to buy Songs)

Regina Spektor - "Düsseldorf"

( Click here to buy the Limited Edition Begin To Hope)

Regina Spektor - "Little Boxes" (from the television program Weeds)

Did Begin To Hope hold on to x amount's top spot? Late surge from Mr. Lindsey? I also know that he got really into My Chemical Romance after seeing them on SNL, so who knows!

December 29, 2006


December 27, 2006

Nerd wage.

A priest!

Just covering contingencies.

December 25, 2006

Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.

December 23, 2006


[via TS's email newsletter in which even he is all "what the?"]

December 20, 2006

Blue Days, Black Nights.

ZG + K-Fed:

[via the Giggle Hut message board]

December 14, 2006

New Michel Gondry video.

I guess they're clever and all, but I'm starting to tire of his obviously CGI-ed special effects work.

[via the gf.]

December 8, 2006

I would rather have that $10.


December 5, 2006

D. Hasslehoff + P.S. Hoffman =

November 24, 2006

Head full of good thoughts, belly full of grub.

Many people might think the official start of the holiday season is when Starbucks switches to the red cups or when that first old lady gets trampled on Black Friday, but it's actually rocking out to a post-Thanksgiving viewing of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. So get on that.

November 21, 2006

Happy Meals are weird.

November 15, 2006

High Kicker of Elves.

Marc Woodworth on the ebullient and unironic beauty of Robert Pollard's single-leg high kick, from Bee Thousand, his recent contribution to Continuum's 33/1/3 series:

1. The act itself: There is the planting of the other foot, the non-kicking foot. Video evidence is inconclusive, but the planting foot seems most often to be the right foot, in which case the preferred kicking foot is the left. Mr. Pollard plants the kicking foot by executing a small but powerful hopping motion, not unlike the one a diver executes on a diving board before leaping into the air.

Continue reading "High Kicker of Elves." »

November 10, 2006

There is no Stanley tree.

( Click here to watch the producer's cut of "Branch Closing")

November 5, 2006

OK, go.

This show is about the creative process. It's not about getting shouts out.

November 3, 2006

Power Song. #004:

I would have never been able to reach the summit of Everest earlier this year without this track playing on an endless loop. Higher and higher, straight up I climbed:

November 2, 2006

Power Song. #003:

There comes a time when you hit the wall and just can't jog anymore. I proclaim this my power song for said occasion, but only this version of the song**:

**Reason #37 for why I carry along my video iPod on each and every jog.

October 28, 2006

Chaos PG.

Look for these hermanos to tour next year with Smoosh. Hopefully the sibling pairs will join forces to jam on some Sep classics -- I think Asya could add some nice keyboard textures to "Beneath The Remains".

Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"

October 24, 2006


Start practicing your air-raid sirens:

Into Eternity - "Nothing"

Into Eternity - "Pain Through Breathing"

( Click here to buy The Scattering Of Ashes)

October 17, 2006


October 15, 2006

Kill Yr Idols.

[via what todd knows.]

October 11, 2006

I'm in the closet.

The Creepout Crew visits a country house.

October 9, 2006

15 Cinnabon.

October 6, 2006

Whatchoo got against Shaun Cassidy?

Whatchoo got against this?

[via todd.]

October 4, 2006

Tigra and Bunny-approved.

The Mac nerd world jumped on this video days ago, but they didn't have such snappy supplementals. See the SL above and the fantastic smash-em-up below:

Jay-R - "My Other Car is a Beatle"

September 30, 2006

You ready for curse words?

In case you didn't grab this one on the BB earlier in the week, here is Prof. John Hall's brilliant lecture on topics ranging from Paul Revere dishware, the origins of khaki, the middle finger, the glory of walking in London, The Art of War (no copyright on the damn thing!), and baddie Ebenezer Scrooge. Hopefully the dude wanders into the UCB Theatre and launches a career on the NY or LA alt.comedy circuit very soon. Check the Wurstery query at 16:56! Great Rocky Balboa impression at 28:30! Thumbs way down to the University of Florida for relieving him of his duties.

September 28, 2006

The little carpenter.

September 15, 2006

Spike's stories are starting to make him squirm.

Not many care about Mike Patton anymore. All My Children does:

September 13, 2006

Anyone for some delicious Ham?

I love this so much. And don't neglect his incredibly solid podcast either.

Still not sure? Maybe it's because you missed his amazing Palm Pilot joke.

September 11, 2006

Dharma is a scrub.

Don't miss the Ricky Powell cameo.

[previously on...]

September 4, 2006

Televised Programming Bulletin. #016:

The Wire, 4.1: "Boys of Summer" premieres today on HBO OnDemand. It begins its run on the regular HBO on Sunday, 9/10 at 10 p.m.

"If you come at the king, you best not miss."

August 29, 2006

Denton, TX.

August 24, 2006

Standing Still.

August 21, 2006

An idea fully realized.

[A side note to the good Dr. - I only wish we had had the wherewithal to have hooked up with Debbie Gibson or Tiffany so they could have bankrolled this opportunity for us they way Britney has for K-Fed]

Years ago there when there was a real low point in popular music, Dr. Red Duke and I had a vision that anybody could become a famous rock/rap star by just giving a bunch of shoutouts to the audience to hype them up. In fact, they didn't even have to play an instrument or write any music. Pyrotechnics were needed as well as a full stage set up of instruments and other band members...

But past that, one just needed to have a mic turned up to 11 and the ability to yell out things like "Are you ready to Rock?!" and "We're gonna rock tonight!" One such example:

August 20, 2006

How I see the world.

Great new PES up. And if you never saw Dogs of War, watch it while you're there. It's still my favorite.

August 18, 2006

Getting in tune.

Cigarettes and Red Vines, the definitive PTA resource, started a YouTube channel. The latest addition to its programming lineup is a circa-Punch-Drunk Love Charlie Rose interview:

PTA on Charlie Rose - Magnolia
PTA on Charlie Rose - Boogie Nights

Paranoid Androids.

David Brent offers a sobering vision of the future.

Also: David Gervais offers a Canadian vision of The Office.

August 17, 2006

This Jay-Z thing.

Bill Murray on retirement and police chases.

Note: The AP reporter must have somehow distracted Murray (in the name of journalism? at the cost of celebrity vigilantism?). While the video below doesn't show the whole chase, earlier in the ordeal the driver absolutely tore a golf course UP.

[late edit: not via the gf, but my bad for not checking in until today.]

Do not come on down yet.

Stand up!

Beats the hell out of pilates.

I think this is being shown on VH1, so everybody has probably seen it, but I don't watch that channel... I need to stop exercising and get back to the boobtube.

August 16, 2006

Whatcha whittling there?

Hate stick.

August 11, 2006

Are we good at 8.3?

August 7, 2006

The Great Flydini.

Part 5 of magician, author, bon vivant, raconteur, and prestigitator extraordinaire Ricky Jay's 1989 TV special, Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women:

Part 1 (Martin intro + melon penetration!)
Part 2 ("Camelbacking" -- SFW)
Part 3 (Incredibly strong Belgian woman)
Part 4 (One-man Oliver Twist)
Part 6 (Poker and puppets)
Part 7 (Really fast math + Chris "Jesus" Ferguson fact checkin')
Part 8 (Houdini automaton)
Part 9 ("Ode to Joy" + Butterfly + Paula Zahn and Harry Smith asking viewers to "Wake up to the 90s" with them)

Sprinkled throughout: Elayne Boosler!

UPDATE: Appears that someone has spoiled the fun under the guise of "copyright infringement". Oh, that old standby. Jerks.

Televised Programming Bulletin. #015:

Doctor Love will fulfill all of your fontasies on Gene Simmons Family Jewels (series premiere tonight on A&E, 10 p.m.)

In the fifth episode, Gene invites Fresh Air host Terry Gross to his pleasure palace for a barbecue, and their freewheeling discussion ranges from Hezbollah to proper tongue care. Terry manages to get Gene drunk for the first time in his life, and the two former sparring partners end up entwined in an intense, consensual game of "erotic Twister".

Here's the God of Thunder's classic turn as Newton Blade on Miami Vice:

August 5, 2006


Cindy Overton interviews the Manhattan Vegan:

Oh, that heavenly bacon. #007:

Making the moves on you!

August 3, 2006

Danglin' My Cartier.

The totally stinkin' Bob Odenkirk on Tom Green Live!:

July 31, 2006


July 28, 2006


Chris Farley's influence is still felt across the world.

July 27, 2006

Enchantment Under the CGI Wish!

Doesn't play out exactly like you think it will, but it's still pretty fascinating:

July 26, 2006

I want you all to repeat with me:

[via WFMU's BotB]

Previous Recidivism preachers: You figured me out!

July 23, 2006

Very rock 'n' roll.

Only a roast dinner would do.

Also: The belligerent gourmand w/ Gil from Hep Alien and Mr. Stradlin.

July 22, 2006

Astounding Woman.

Borat in the country of San Diegos.

A date with destiny.

( Click here to pre-order the s5 DVD set and get an exclusive Bellini towel!)

July 18, 2006

He hates most whites.

July 14, 2006

Hawking's such an A-Hole [aka Bleep! Blorp!]

July 13, 2006

Seafood and Punk Rock.

Deleted scene from We Jam Econo: The Story Of The Minutemen.

Minutemen - "History Lesson - Part II" (from Double Nickels On The Dime)
Minutemen - "Corona" (from Double Nickels On The Dime)
Minutemen - "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs" (from What Makes A Man Start Fires?)
Minutemen - "The Anchor" (from What Makes A Man Start Fires?)

( Click here to buy those Minutemen records as well as some other ones!)

Bonus Track:

Richard Hell & The Voidoids - "Time"

July 11, 2006

So where do we go now?

Delete. Fix. Do something.

Shame on me!

July 7, 2006

Hey, you're pretty good ...

Bonus track:

Smoosh - "Glider"

( Click here to buy Free To Stay)

July 5, 2006


Building No. 7, a short film by Steven Soderbergh:

( Click here to buy Wholphin No. 2)

June 30, 2006

Bobby O'Reilly.

"Is Guy's of the white shirt the vocalist from the WHO!=?=?=!?=!?==!?=!?=!? AWESOME!!!!" -- onm3rcur7, YouTube.

More Pollard-Pearl Jam action here.

June 28, 2006

Recid-O-Cast. #010:

Each Sunday now, my brain struggles to adjust to the pressure drop that takes place on HBO from the consistently brilliant Deadwood to the much anticipated but brilliant Lucky Louie. Despite mad props for Louis C.K., one of the R collective's favorite comedians, his stand up act has yet to translate on screen to any comparable degree of hilarity. Still, after only three shows I refuse to give up and remain hopeful that the show will hit its stride.

A Thought: Perhaps all that is needed is a slight modification to Deadwood's formula in order to lessen the disparity between the two shows. Enter Recid-O-Cast #010 (YouTubed below for the impatient types).

And what better way to mark our (long overdue) 10th podcast than to take it to the next generation. Videotape. It's the future of the industry.

[Get the next 10.]

June 27, 2006

Eye of the Tiger.

Inspired by Bill Simmons's superfun take on YouTube (what a copycat), I went and plugged in my own favorite wrestling clan: the Von Erichs.

Prepare yourself, Dr. Red Duke. TREASURE TROVE. Not the least of which is theodore's fantastically trippy seven-part documentary The Von Erichs: Of Birth and Blood. Go ahead and spoil yourself by diving into part five (featuring Herve Villechaize's slightly premature ruminations on suicide):

June 26, 2006

I thought you should know

June 24, 2006

We get him, we get Stipe.

June 23, 2006

What about a store credit?

Project Greenlight: Season 3 Update: Gulager finally gets a release date.
Project Greenlight: Season 4 Update: Heidecker and Wareheim run into funding problems:

Deal sealer.


[I know I'm late on this virus, but it's a bit more relevant now.]

June 18, 2006


I'm sure this lit up the political sites, but I kinda expected to see it all over the Non-Boring Internet as well. It's pretty much classic Bush funtimes -- but this time totally Zucker Abrahams Zuckered up.

Shortly after ribbing the blind man for wearing "shades," Bush unwittingly commandeered Helen Thomas's walker for use as an ersatz swimming trunks clothesline ("My bathin' suit's still wet!"), and then stumbled his way into officiating a Special Olympics qualification round ("You goofy kids gonna run in a straight line or what?").

June 16, 2006

Nacho Libre.

Totally Wizzed Out.

Despite being aware of its Odenkirk stewardship, I never dove into the Tom Goes To The Mayor, a program that is part of the Cartoon Network's popular "Adult Swim" lineup. This, of course, makes no sense, but after listening to Bob's fantastic interviewy thing with Tim and Eric on AST Radio (which has remarkably gone from its early days of barely-audible Dave Foley and Maria Bamford interviews to the best podcast on the entire Intronet) and seeing my two favorite funnymen on the writing credits of the episode ("Bass Fest") excerpted above, the TiVo is appropriately programmed to capture the goods.

Also, if you've never read Tim's account of his stabbing, it's quite a tale.

June 12, 2006

Banola bar.

June 6, 2006

He's here.

I thought about turning this into a Miami Vice soundtrack post. After all, the first tape I ever put down my own allowance for was the Miami Vice soundtrack. The first rap I ever memorized was "Vice" by Grandmaster Melle Mel.

But Jan won't let me. His unbridled keytarific enthusiasm (minute 1:35! yes!) means this post will ultimately be all about him.

DO NOT use headphones!

rib.jpgGrab yourself a rusty razor blade, carve something menacing into your forearm, and celebrate the National Day of Slayer!

Slayer - "Raining Blood
Slayer - "Aggressive Perfector"

( Click here to buy Reign In Blood)

Up The Irons:

Iron Maiden - "Number Of The Beast"

( Click here to buy Number Of The Beast. 45% off! Holiday Special!)

Finally, some guy had his grandmother lip sync to Pantera's "Walk" in her New Jersey art gallery. Re! Spect!

June 3, 2006


[via the comment thread on my new favorite t-shirt.]

June 2, 2006

The making of De La Soul's "Eye Know."

Bonus downloadable content!:
De La Soul - "Eye Know (The Know It All Mix)"

May 31, 2006


An early Harmony Korine-Larry Clark short film? Documentary on the original Leon Phelps? Either way, you best believe it tingles.

May 30, 2006

Excuse. Excuse.

The guest on this Belgian talk show was the victim of a botched surgery in which his testicles were removed:

[note: Even if this is some fake-o overseas Mentos dealy (someone please prove it real!), it's still good.]

May 27, 2006

Roll it up and smoke it again.

Props to Patton for the sanitary headgear!

[Sample the whole album here.]

May 25, 2006


May 19, 2006

In active development.

A six-minute taste of Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, a new hourlong from Aaron Sorkin. While at the Upfronts this past week, Dr. Red Duke confirmed with an NBC spokesman that the dialogue will be in sync when the show airs in the fall.

[Yikes. That YouTube freeze-frame is dreadful. Don't be scared -- it's just Brad Whitford and Matthew Perry sitting on a couch.]

Previously on ... Recidivism: "I put the imp in improv"

Giggle and give in.

May 18, 2006

You look like a POW of the Italian Tuna.

This new Chelsea Peretti short that she made with Adam Wade is fun in that you get a bit of the non-SHAC Peretti ("Boompies?") -- a more REAL LIFE take on our favorite comedienne. And I don't know much about the Adam Wade -- I still need to dive into his site proper -- but I get a fun Ronnie Simonsen vibe off the guy. Wonder what his Billy Graham impression is like.

May 16, 2006


[English translation in the comments below the yum, yum, yummy video.]

May 15, 2006

The Cylinder of Shhh.

Having been nicely stocked with Remote Control clips, YouTube finally has a clip of the other brilliant MTV game show: Idiot Savants, hosted by Greg Fitzsimmons with Ken Ober-like aplomb. The two key clips that I hope will pop up at some point: the Grand Savant rounds featuring the guy who tore through Taxi trivia and the girl who made a mockery of their inquiries about nem Philadelphia Flyers. Josh Saitz, Ridley Scott enthusiast and publisher of Negative Capability, posted this clip, which is from the never-aired second episode of the series. In his "About This Video" text, he mentions that Time columnist Joel Stein was eliminated in the first round and, thus, was sent to the Dunce Corner (as I recall, contestants suffering this fate were required to wear a conical hat advertising their duncedom).

Note the enthusiastic arrival of the show's great co-hosts: Heather Blaze (never heard from again based on my extensive research) and Shonda Farr. Sadly, this clip does not feature the Herzog the Monkey.

brain_goes_to_dinner.pngFinal tidbit: The Brain, aka Matt Price, has assembled some interesting credits, including Arrested Development and one of the leading roles in Bob Odenkirk's Melvin Goes To Dinner.

May 12, 2006

Televised Programming Bulletin. #011:

Mike Epps: Inappropriate Behavior (HBO, airing this month)

"For his Cops bit, Epps’ straight-faced rendition of the show’s theme precedes a ninth rate Michael Winslow-style random segment impersonation." -- Andrew Earles

George Clooney?

I have a feeling the Red Baron needed a little help with his jacket on Wednesday night ...

May 5, 2006

Don't let your kids sit on this.

special_southpaw.jpgSouthpaw comedienne Chelsea Peretti may just be the world's best blogger. Her posts rarely contain more than a few lines of text and are often simply an image of herself. With such devotion to the brevity thing, it took a few weeks of perusal for me to get in sync with the CP rhythm, but once you're there, each piece becomes a mesmerizing work of artistic precision. So then. Let's make it a Chelsea Friday (not to be confused with a Marilyn Monday):

1. Better late than never: Ze Frank relays a very good CP tip on child safety.

2. The new Variety Shac short comedy film "Bodega", which contains some very good tips on party planning. (Prune juice! Who knew!)

April 30, 2006


[via Cable and Tweed -- grab that Ulu theme.]

April 26, 2006

You figured me out!

Jules Winfield vs. Winton Dupree:

[NSFW audio -- stick those earbuds in!]

[As WFMU's Beware of the Blog notes, the furious anger finish is classic.]

April 21, 2006


April 19, 2006

The Right Thing To Do

Jack White Coke commercial.

It initally reminded me of Gondry, but it was done by a Nagi Noda. He ripped off his own video for Yuki's "Sentimental Journey".
Make sure you at least fast forward to the very end.

April 8, 2006

You be the horse, and I'll be the dreamer.

I'm late to the Wonder Showzen party, but I dove into season 2 last week and have been YouTubing s1 clips, mainly searching for the work of Beat Kid Trevor, an investigative reporter who's part Kermit the Frog and part Sacha Baron Cohen (the inappropriate high-five requests are certainly a Borat homage). His season 2 work -- a romp through a beauty pageant and a stint outside a Catholic church while dressed as the Pope's rotting corpse -- has been top-notch, top-shelf, tentpole stuff.

"Gamble, gamble, gamble ... DIE."

April 6, 2006

I make music and I make rhymes. What do you do with your free time?

When I first met DOP, I'd already been playing his self-produced demo tape on the show for a few weeks. LL from Criminal gave me the tape, said that a little white kid was behind it, and that it was really good hip-hoppy stuff. She was right. Anyway, I started into my show and in rolled this weirdo-looking dude who was the antithesis of the standard white-kids-trying-to-look-black that typically showed up to pimp their stuff. He had horrible long hair and big sunglasses and some sort of trucker hat-like thing. This was 1996, I think? Anyway, he kept coming back to the show, week after week. I eventually learned that the hair was a wig.

So Juiceboxxx is the new DOP, updated for the '06. He's also a little white kid, likes to wear the funny get-ups, and makes devastating hip-hop. I mean really, really great stuff. Where DOP's early business was more Shadow and Dust Bros-inspired, Juiceboxxx dabbles more in the 82-87 timeframe, both beats-wise and simplistic rhymes-wise.

This Juiceboxxx track I'm posting will crush you. It is a bona-fide computer speaker rattler in the grand tradition of cheerleader routine dance music (a style that needs a blow-out post of its own).

Juiceboxxx - "Do You Want 2 Hear It?"

( Only 8 bucks for the full record. WORTH IT. )

Bonus "Thunder Jam #1" video for the full visual effect:

March 29, 2006

Spanish for "The Bamba."

Still waiting for Jesse's defense of Chevy Chase -- until he brings it, let's enjoy a clip from the debut of Chase's 1993 talk show, where he facilitated delightfully stilted conversation with a denim-clad Goldie Hawn, lamely dropped a cake near her son (the boy may have rocked the Brian Austin Green hair back then, but little Ollie all grows up!), and then had so very much fun dancing and dancing and dancing some more!

March 28, 2006

How I long for the sound of her gravelly voice.

Last week, while everyone was uploading SXSW photos (still working on my recap, but my two favorite shows were the original lineup of Bulletboys at South X Stereogum and Stryper's "surprise show" at Stubb's) and torching their mangled NCAA brackets, thetimeisnear was bringing some classic Remote Control (there was an RC Nintendo game?!) clips to the controversial video-sharing portal YouTube. As with Double Dare, there's an immediate rush of nostalgia, but also a reminder that this was top-shelf television anchored by an unstoppable trio -- the Susan Olsen-obsessed Ken Ober, the lovely Kari Wuhrer and the gravelly-voiced Colin Quinn. Plus: early Sandler. The Stud Boy face/pose still kills nearly 20 years later. Hopefully there's more to come (like those Denis Leary Gunther's Wild Animal Circus bits), but there's a nice mix up there now:

Cue-card man.

Survey Says ft. Anthrax's Charlie Benante, Femme Fatale's Lorraine Lewis, and Britny Fox's Dizzy Dean Davidson! Go Philly! Dem Eagles gonna win it all this year.

Survey Says: "I don't wanna boyfriend, but stupid."

Survey Says: Alf

Trivia Delinquent: "Give it to me!"

"It is nice to be neat and look petite, but if you wanna feel some heat, you got to have some meat." I'm pretty sure that NY Giants wideout Phil McConkey disagreed.

Singalong with Colin: Sam Cooke

Singalong with Colin: Bruce

Cousin Flip aka The Laughing Guy (I always found this character very disturbing. I still do.)

Lightning Round: Pornocchio

Colin's favorite birthday ever

Bonus clip: Lubrication. Love it.

March 27, 2006

The other limb.

I'm pretty sure that this is the result of one of those Fresca trees growing to full size.

March 26, 2006


The trailer for Flies On A Goddamn RV starring Terry O'Quinn-meets-Gerald McRaney.

March 23, 2006

He's turning their lives upside down!

This Father's Day ... strange is relative.


Start this sentence.

Related, from last October: How Demetri Martin makes jokes.

March 16, 2006

Jack Black's Nacho Libre Confessional

March 14, 2006

Videos shows the visuals of jams today

I got an unsolictied email for a site posting a bunch of music videos, and it has surprisingly good stuff.

Vitalic's video for "Poney Pt. 1" is nicely done. They also have the second Kanye West "Heard 'Em Say" video with animation by Bill Plympton. The Michel Gondry version is here.

March 11, 2006

Carte blanche.

YouTube strikes again: a rare outtake from Frank Mackey's 1992 video, TameFest: Live in Chicago.

March 10, 2006

suckered you but not your friends

Do not waste your time with this album of Radiohead covers. Rjd2, Cinematic Orchestra, ?uestlove. It's just not very good. But here's the video for the only OK track: Mark Ronson with Alex Greenwald - "Just". I think I spotted some Banksy in there. But what's up with those lame Kid-N-Play moves at the beginning?

March 7, 2006


March 6, 2006

The Physical Challenge.

Long live YouTube. I mean really. This TV Bloopers-esque Double Dare clip is delightful beyond just the Marc Summers crack-up. Watching The Obstacle Course walk-thru alone is enough to bring back memories of after-school plateful-of-Oreos homework-avoidance.

March 2, 2006

And everything.

[via the FOT boards.]

February 26, 2006

Hot as a pistol.

A nice primer for the upcoming March Mayhem -- this is one of the best things I've ever seen.

February 25, 2006

Anybody want to waste some time?

February 24, 2006

rock that nurse technique

Beastie Boys on youtube:

Rappin' With The Rickster, Mike D on a date, and parts of the infamous Beck, Thurston Moore, Mike D interview on 120 Minutes.

February 22, 2006


[also via TSOYA.]

February 20, 2006

Peanut Butter In Your Paradigm.

"You apologizing is the first step in admitting that there's a problem, that there's an angry little Tommy inside you." -- Rick Valentin to Tom
"I hope you don't get what you want." -- Tom to Akiva Smirnoff
"I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly. I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky." -- Kelly Clarkson

[T(*)SOWFMU - 2/14/06 / Podmirth / Jingle Jams / Myspace / FOT]

*Pending earning it back on 2/21/06.

Hey, Petey ... do you know about a band called "Belle and Sebastian"?

Belle and Sebastian - "Sukie in the Graveyard" ( Click here to buy The Life Pursuit from Insound.)
Belle and Sebastian - "Lazy Line Painter Jane" ( Click here to buy Push Barman To Open Old Wounds from Insound.)

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February 18, 2006

The Soft Sciences.

All your analrapist action is one hot little package:

February 17, 2006

Salt transference.

A Fran & Gordon classic.

February 12, 2006

When it comes to scrubbing out the crappers ...

Let's hope more classic Night After Night clips start appearing on your tube and mine:

Note for x amount: Check that logo behind Bakay! The Comedy Channel! HA!

[via AST.]

February 6, 2006

Where in the world is

Carmen Sandiego Radiohead?

February 5, 2006

I can't go for that

but I can go for some Yacht Rock.

February 4, 2006

Gay = Funny

I'm sure if Freud was still alive he'd point at us and say that we are all repressed and in denial. I'm willing to bet that if Freud had a desktop, he'd be laughing too. Don't get me wrong, I love the little gay fellas - or dwarves, or whatever we're supposed to call them. It's just that when the subject comes-up and you're all like "oh they're SO well spoken" or whatever, in the back of your mind you are thinking "I wonder what it feels like?"

Maybe Freud was right...

February 1, 2006

He's Scratching' Right Now

Crossfade Technology

January 30, 2006

Prince. Prince?

Michael Jackson insists that James Brown introduce....

January 18, 2006

I been hypmotized.

I'm completely addicted to all these image-stabilized conspiracy fix-em-ups of late.

This latest one has been loping around in a browser tab all day long. Is it a legit Bigfoot sighting? Or rare footage of Robin Williams en route to The Comedy Store circa '78?

January 17, 2006

What street are we on?

It's just been sitting in the /video directory unused and unlinked for a month, so I figure I oughtta hunker down and write it up: and now two A-Holes Buying a Christmas Tree. The sketch aired the same week as Lazy Sunday and got undeservedly lost in the Internet shuffle.

Aside from being a decently amusing character-driven sketch (a rarity in the last few years), it was also of note in that we finally get to see some younger-skewing Kristen Wiig action. Wiig's already staked out her place as the new player to watch on SNL (take that, Captain Jawbone Samberg!), but the characters she's played have largely skewed "mature:" Judy Garland, the Target Greatland cashier, Felicity Huffman, a wiigged out Megan Mullally. Even prior to SNL, her Joe Schmo Dr. Pat character was an ostensibly mature character.

So this a-hole character is a nice new (to those of us who missed her earlier Groundlings work) wrinkle. I'm sure it'll recur and drive us insane soon enough, so enjoy it now!

I'm fine... I'm fine...

-----Original Message-----
From: Co-worker
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 9:25 AM
To: Omar
Subject: Non-biz: Overheard Hallway Conversation -- TRUE!!!

So this morning, no kidding, this is what I've heard repeated about three times. Each time, I've amost choked and sprayed my coffee all over everything. I've had to leave my cube a few times because I've been crying from laughter. Here's a summary:

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January 11, 2006

[miniscule pause].

Let's just say that if I was a wacky morning radio DJ, I would have the last part of this clip assigned to the soundboard's biggest, reddest button. You'd hear me use it like five times a show. That and a boner boing sound, of course.

January 4, 2006

Fresca Tree

I was cleaning out my TiVo and found this old clip from back in July. Still makes me laugh.

December 30, 2005

Age Of Consent

The trailer for Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette".

Looks very Wes Anderson to me.

December 17, 2005


So the Baldwin ep sucked after all (even though the monologue pretty much verbatimed up the nytimes piece -- complete with Greenhilly reprise!). Perhaps tonight's Jables-hosted affair can unseat the hated Dane Cook and his involvement in the best show of the [crappy] season?

Probably not. So here's the Scharpling-approved, iPod-ready Target Greatland skit from the Cook episode. Kristen "Dr. Pat" Wiig is quickly proving herself to be the new best thing going on SNL.

December 6, 2005

Little visitor.

December 5, 2005

nutting out an idea


December 2, 2005

My veoh face!

Have you guys gotten into this: Veoh Networks - Internet Television Peercasting Network? I mean, where else can you download Bollywood parody rap videos and easily get them to your iPod?

November 18, 2005

It's official!

Omar can have children!

November 9, 2005

You got your banjo in my hip-hop.

banjo.jpgPrince Paul & Newkirk - Showdown at the Hoedown
This is a new song. No vocals, so I'm not sure what Don's role was. Anyone know what he did besides cameo on Prince Paul productions? Anyone ever confirm if Newkirk is in fact, dun dun dunnnn, Prince Paul himself?

Mr. Lif - Farmhand
This is an old song. Lif released this back in '99 when Grand Royal was still trying to hang in there.

In other banJO news, Bob Dylan wanted to put mandolin and, wait for it, banjo on the Beastie Boy classic No Sleep Til Brooklyn. Hear more about that, Wu-bangers, P. Doodle Dandy, and Yauch's House of Prosthetics on this promo interview thingy for some greatest hits waste. At this point Beastie Boys should forgo their recording career and continue honing their improvisational interview skills. That's where their remaining potential lies these days.

That picture up there has nothing to do with anything in the textual guts here. But you know. Martin and Muppets and banjo, so you gotta use it when you can.

November 5, 2005

Mash Mash Mash

Bobby Brown as James Brown & Mike Tyson as Count Biz Markie perfom "Monster Mash" on Jimmy Kimmel.

October 12, 2005

Yeah yeah, but who won?

Too bad the Powerade-sponsored video of the wreck doesn't show Allen's "main" fingers getting tip-ground.

September 29, 2005

Sometimes, what we need the most... just around the corner.

September 28, 2005

A room full of Bucky Gunts

You'll need QT7 to peep this.

September 22, 2005

Pray For Revolution

...I know I am.

September 19, 2005

Ba furst

September 16, 2005

It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a Chinese whore.

A couple of things. Burt Reynolds/Turd Ferguson was clearly the funniest recurring character in the series. Hammond's Connery was amusing (and the source of the hilarious category misreadings), but the fact that Hammond played his SNL career so incredibly boringly safe means that he got to keep his wacky Connery going longer than the fired-for-no-funny Macdonald. Also, it's kinda weird that this skit has become such a CollegeHumor phenomenon considering the CollegeHumorKing Ferrell essentially plays the straight man for the whole series.

And on second Google, maybe it is the Reynolds that sucks in the college kids? I always assumed it was the big-audience-reaction-receiving Connery. Who knows. Go do your research papers, comedy majors.

September 9, 2005

Are you getting a lot of that, Mr. Vice President?

First time I've heard it. (explicit lyrics)

September 3, 2005

Mike Myers' reaction


September 2, 2005

Angry Dragon and the Whistletips

My brother's new 2 man acoustic-punk-all covers band. Their cover of John Denver/Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving On A Jet Plane" got them 3 more gigs next month.

August 12, 2005

Who's lovin' your mama?

I am.

July 30, 2005

Ctrl. Alt.


July 21, 2005

Good ol' Andy

Seeing this brings forth bittersweet tears.

July 20, 2005

On a deserted island no one can save your runny mascara.

Music's a nice choice, everyone looks hott, but man does this UK promo not work.

July 12, 2005

Get the phone, call 9-1-BLEHHHHHHH

Who doesn't love some pie?

Me? Crying with laughter.
You? Your mileage may vary.

'Tis the way of Family Guy ... love it or hate it.

July 10, 2005

Oh Captain, My Captain.

Dude, I dare you.

July 8, 2005

This marketing could not possibly be any more viral.

So horribly lovely.

July 7, 2005

The Lost Sperm

The little sperm that could.

July 5, 2005

The pipes really ARE broken.

Mixed Nut-only (I think) on this one. But man is it hilariously awesome.

July 2, 2005

Where wings take dream.

June 30, 2005

Why would Mo Rocca leave the Daily Show for this?

I think that this is the best, most innovative music video I have ever seen.

June 24, 2005

Miss Gongenitalia 2

The Muppet Show's Statler & Waldorf are now reviewing movies on

June 12, 2005

Its Easy Being Green

Something to annoy the piss out of you, a
little or a lot. Thanks, It was fun knowing you!

May 31, 2005

No man, it's not evil. It's an illusion.

Amusing, but even better if you let your brain continue to trick you into thinking it's John C. Reilly.

May 16, 2005

My epiglottis is full of bees.

Finally a Super Mario Kart for outside.

May 10, 2005

Angela, Samantha,


[Note: it would be highly offensive and inappropriate for one to have secretly wished that the go-kart could have replaced the Christopher Reeve horse in the annals of celebrity hobbyist transportation disasters.]

May 4, 2005

I was hoping you'd say that.

Kyle Clark will make your day bright with this thing. It gets no better.

April 30, 2005

Flying off the handle.

This is one of those videos you'd expect to see cut up on a video screen behind one of them fancy turntablists. Archive for future potential sampling use.

April 22, 2005

Mr. T's a Mother#%@$@%


April 16, 2005

never rock fila

Spike Jonze Adidas commercial

April 14, 2005

It's okay. I'm with you in a different way.

Red, we don't need to fight. We're one Ameruhca.