Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Rollins Uncut – Israel

December 3, 2008

Watch all UNCUT video clips


November 14, 2008

This American Life…ft Jesus H. Christ

November 27, 2007


Artist and photographer – Brian McPherson

Notes to follow…

Britney vs. Liza (with a Z)

September 14, 2007

MTV VMAs — “Gimme Gimme”

Any similarities? — “Give It to Me”

Britney’s stand-in during rehearsal

Scranton PA heats up

September 10, 2007

This is one amazing mashup featuring Nelly and The Office.

Family Guy meets Star Wars

September 3, 2007

This is a 10-minute clip of the upcoming Family Guy “Star Wars” episode.

This is a collection of Family Guy clips featuring Star Wars characters.

The Henry Rollins Show on IFC

June 10, 2007


Notes to follow…

American Idle

April 18, 2007


Although definitely more commercial with a brand more popular than ever, overall I think this season of American Idol is weak. The standouts in season six so far … Blake with his unique groove, and the lady below. Miss Thing is awesome! (Not Ryan… Melinda Doolittle)

“Melinda Doolittle” on Technorati


From alligators to crocodiles

January 14, 2007


I’ve worn Izod shirts my entire life. Though a rocker at heart, I never dressed the part. I’ve always felt most comfortable in a beat-up wrinkled alligator shirt. I’m a preppy pig. And now I wear Crocs almost every day. I may be a technology professional working for a commercial bank, but I will always consider myself a member of the dressed-down Leisure Class.

While I’m on the subject of crocodiles, a friend sent me this YouTube video of the late Steve Irwin. What a neat guy. The croc hunter stars in this clip with a guy named Ross … not Ross from FRIENDS, not Ross Perot. Take one last guess, then check it out. It’s a good tribute, and you will laugh your ass off.

Church of (Southpark) Scientology

November 5, 2006

Church of (Southpark) Scientology

Comedy Central show Southpark pushes the envelope by going where only a few hundred men have been before—inside Tom Cruise’s closet. Religious-based fans are excited to see how Tom organizes his wardrobe. Does he hang his t-shirts? Does he use wire, plastic or wood hangers? How many pairs of shoes does he own?

2005’s critically acclaimed Episode 912—Trapped in the Closet was nominated for an Emmy. Is Stan Cartman really the reincarnation of L Ron Hubbard? Guest stars include—Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta and R Kelly. Watch the episode (below) and LYAO.

Clip starring Tom Cruise (5 minutes)

Entire “Trapped in the Closet” episode  (22 minutes)

Complete list of Southpark episodes

I recently learned that LYAO = Laugh Your Ass Off

Alanis on Nip/Tuck

November 1, 2006

Nip/Tuck, guest starring Alanis Morissette

Sean and Christian’s anesthesiologist and lesbian friend Liz finally gets some. On episode 9 of Nip/Tuck, Alanis Morissette guest stars as Poppy, Liz’s new girlfriend. Poppy says she loves Liz for who she is, but it seems all she wants to do is change our semi-butch Latina Liz into new-and-improved skinny lipstick lezbo Liz. This should be interesting. Alanis is scheduled to appear in 3 episodes total.

This 4th season of Nip/Tuck is filled with nothing less than the hottest celebrity guest stars. So far this season we’ve seen—Larry Hagman, Kathleen Turner, Brooke Shields, Mo’nique, Jacqueline Bisset, Mario Lopez, the Curch of Scientology, Rosie O’Donnell (talks of a spin-off?), and now Alanis. I can’t wait to see who pops up next.

Watch all Nip/Tuck season 4 episodes to date

Don’t be such a BULLY

October 29, 2006

Bully, by Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games changed the gaming world when they delivered Grand Theft Auto. Intended for adult audiences, the key is to be a badass thug criminal. Parents and family organizations went ape shit insisting the game sent out the wrong message to teens that were determined to get their hands on it. The debate seemed to go on forever and the spotlight followed Rockstar Games long enough for them develop and release an entire series based on the game. Not only did they win some of the gaming industry’s top awards, they made BANK.

Today Rockstar Games is at it again, this time with a schoolyard storyboard—Bully. Several countries are trying to ban the sale of this new game, which directly targets easily-impressionable tweens and teens. Critics claim it’s too violent. I’ve seen the trailer and dozens of screenshots. In my opinion it barely deserves a PG-13 rating. The cyber-private school Bullworth Academy is like Beverly Hills 90210 but with plaid uniforms and different theme music. I don’t think Bully glorifies teen violence, nor do I think it teaches kids how to be bullies. In fact, I think it may help kids recognize bully behavior and make it less acceptable. Perhaps it can help promote anti-violence and set a higher standard for the new generation of teenagers. And what if playing the game as the Bully character teaches some sissies out there how to handle the real life situation. There may be some built-in lessons in how to stand up for yourself.

I’m not much of a gamer, and I haven’t actually played the game—or ANY game in the last 15 years. But I did grow up watching John Hughes films. I wonder if it can somehow be compared to The Breakfast Club. TBC’s ensemble cast represented all types of high school wannabe—Jock, Princess, Nerd, New Waver and Head Banger. On some level I was able to relate to each of their characters. If the characters in Bully are similar to the cast of TBC, then perhaps playing Bully might help some teens understand their peers better. If this is in fact the case, then I applaud Rockstar Games for putting some thought into its development. And most important—Hell-o!—maybe the MOST important thing to consider—I hope it’s actually a fun game to play.

Is ‘Bully’ fun to play? Like, for real

OK, after a little more digging, I’m not surprised why some parents are up in arms over Bully. What a twist! Check out what I found on youtube. What kind of a message does this deliver? I think it’s brilliant. And hilarious!

Hold up…
Since we’re already discussing Rockstars and boy-on-boy kissing, check out Mr. Rockstar himself, Tommy Lee and Lukas Rossi, winner of Rockstar Supernova. Click image for a closer look. Was that one of Lukas’s prizes for winning? Or is that how he won the competition? Let me holler at Dave Navarro or Brooke Burke. I’ll let you know what I find out.

Tommy Lee and Lucas Rossi—winner of Rockstar Supernova

Al Pacino & Wells Fargo

October 8, 2006

Do you think Al Pacino ever checks his own bank account balances? Sometimes he has to—like the time he wanted to buy an astronaut bed, but he didn’t have enough money in his checking account to cover the purchase.  Pacino calls Wells Fargo to ask WTF? This SNL skit aired a couple weeks ago. Bill Hader does a good Pacino, and Kristen Wiig is a believable Wells Fargo customer service rep on the other end of the line. This video is hilarious!