Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's Always Sunny at the Troubadour

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (LIVE)
Friday, April 17, 2009
Doors open 8:00 pm

The cast of the FX sitcom "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" will be performing the songs from the musical "The Nightman Cometh" which appeared in the show's season four finale. The one-night only performance at the Troubadour will include special music

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

i'm going to have a heart attack

Michel Gondry to Direct Green Hornet
Source: The Hollywood Reporter February 24, 2009

Michel Gondry is in negotiations to direct The Green Hornet, Columbia Pictures big screen adaptation of the classic crime-fighting hero being played by Seth Rogen.

Stephen Chow had been tapped to direct but dropped out over creative differences. He is still expected to co-star as Kato, the Hornet's trusty sidekick and chauffeur.

The Hollywood Reporter says the studio is intent on making the feature one of its 2010 tentpoles.

In related news: I just pitched a tent.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


did anyone else notice that this weeks' Flight of the Conchords episode was directed by Michel Gondry?


uh huh

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Fall

i finally watched this.
it hurts my heart that this film made under 4 million dollars. how sad.
and no Oscar nomination for cinematography is like a crime against humanity. really.
all you gotta do is look at the photo gallery on the films' website to see that it's worth your time.

"You might want to see for no other reason other than because it exists. There will never be another like it." ~Roger Ebert

new favorite show

Important Things with Demetri Martin

Monday, February 9, 2009


Ladies and Gentlemen,
The worldwide (let's face it - Lifewide) search for the saddest thing to ever happen is this book that my friends and I spotted at Border's today.

I almost bought it for myself.

Nick Kroll on Kimmel

Fun fact: this is the exact same set he did later that night when he opened for Aziz Ansari at Largo. Do I mind? Nope, because he is awesome.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Today is my last day at work....

movie basasses

I have zero respect for MTV but I like what they're going for here:

The search for the Greatest Movie Badass of All Time is on! MTV News has asked accomplished filmmakers, actors and you, the audience, to vote for your favorites. Now we've tabulated the results and found our 10 finalists for the top spot. Who will reign supreme as the Greatest Badass of All Time? Find out on February 6 at 7:15 p.m. when MTV announces the winner live at New York's Comic-Con and right here at

Until then, we're profiling the 10 contenders for the Greatest Badass mantle every day, in alphabetical order. Check out our first contenders: "Star Wars" bounty hunter Boba Fett, "Alien" astronaut Ellen Ripley, vigilante cop Dirty Harry, "Die Hard" detective John McClane, Vietnam War vet John Rambo, "Star Trek" tyrant Khan and post-apocalyptic nomad Mad Max. Keep checking back to see if your favorite made the list!

Diablo Cody is the Academy Award-winning writer of "Juno." She is the creator of the new Showtime series "United States of Tara" and the writer behind the upcoming horror film "Jennifer's Body," starring Megan Fox. Here are her picks for top 10 movie badasses.

10. Carrie in "Carrie" (Sissy Spacek): This girl geek doesn't just turn the tables — she upends the entire friggin' prom. When one of Carrie's tormenters gets clocked with a fire hose, it's one of the best "hell yeah!" moments in cinema history. And somehow Spacek made a bucket of red corn syrup look like haute couture.

9. Captain Felix Maxwell in "Mannequin" (G.W. Bailey): The meanest cop ever, and rightfully so! If you caught Andrew McCarthy humping a store display, wouldn't you sic your dog on him too? Captain Maxwell was just doing his civic duty.

8. Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino" (Clint Eastwood): This old man packs heat, drives a muscle car and literally growls at meddling kids. Most grandpas just shake a rake.

7. Bandit in "Smokey and the Bandit" (Burt Reynolds): Burt was so cool that he didn't just flout authority, he did it with a smirk and a cackle. No wonder Sally Field fell into his lap. And how righteous was that Trans Am?

6. Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" series (Sigourney Weaver): The hair. The scowl. The panties! Never has a female badass uttered such choice catch phrases or faced a more formidable villain.

5. The Bride in "Kill Bill" (Uma Thurman): A big bad mama in a Bruce Lee jumpsuit, the Bride stabs, scalps and slashes her way to vengeance. She's also the only badass on this list who knows the Five-Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique.

4. John Bender in "The Breakfast Club" (Judd Nelson): Bender managed to look filthy-cool even while wearing one of Molly Ringwald's diamond stud earrings. That's a feat in itself.

3. Randy "The Ram" Robinson in "The Wrestler" (Mickey Rourke): OK, so he's a tragic badass with a bum ticker. But there aren't many guys who'd take a staple gun to the face just for the chance to relive past glory.

2. Steve Wiebe from "King of Kong": Steve is the only real-life badass on my list. In Seth Gordon's insane documentary, Steve — the Donkey Kong World Champion — faces down a motley crew of arcade villains to claim his rightful title. Plus, he's a teacher!

1. Sarah Connor in "Terminator 2" (Linda Hamilton): Easy, I know, but this character destroyed the stereotype of women in action movies. The scene where Sarah busts out of the mental hospital, only to encounter the Terminator, is a tour de force.

Reason # 284 that I want to be friends with Diablo Cody: This list rules. I especially love #9

Thursday, February 5, 2009

well-played Time Magazine

25 Things I Didn't Want to Know About You

By Claire Suddath Thursday, Feb. 05, 2009

A girl I knew in high school has memorized all of Janet Jackson's dance routines. A college acquaintance is afraid of train whistles. Five separate people harbor lifelong desires to visit New Zealand. How do I know these things? Because they won't stop writing about them on Facebook!

Facebook's "25 Things About Me" meme seems harmless enough; people write 25 facts about themselves and post them on their Facebook pages, just as they do with videos, status updates and photos of last weekend's party.

An estimated 5 million of these notes — that's 125 million facts — have appeared on the website within the past week. Assuming it takes someone 10 minutes to come up with their list, this recent bout of viral narcissism has sent roughly 800,000 hours of worktime productivity down the drain.

But it's just so stupid. Most people aren't funny, they aren't insightful, and they share way too much. Facebook is a loose social network; a "friend" on Facebook might translate to someone you'd barely recognize in real life. I don't care that my college roommate's sister is anemic or that my stepcousin's boyfriend gets nervous around old people (apparently he's afraid they're going to die).

Below are 25 facts I wish people hadn't told me about themselves. They come from friends, friends-of-friends, friends-of-friends-of-friends and coworkers. They are all real, though I wish some of them were not.

1. I eat tacos with a fork.
2. I was fat in middle school. The wake of that horror has yet to subside.
3. I keep forgetting that Barack Obama is our President.
4. I have been pooped on by a monkey.
5. I am addicted to the ass-slap dance move. Sometimes I don't even notice I'm doing it.
6. When I finally told my now fiancé that I liked him (as in, liked him liked him), I drunkenly gave him the Anchorman line, "I want to be on you." He had only seen the movie once and had no idea what it was from.
7. Just because I realize that Asian women are smarter, more attractive, and have about themselves a generally superior level of class does not mean I have a fetish. Just that I'm racist.
8. I eat gummy bears by tearing them limb from limb and eating their heads last.
9. I can't grow hair on my arms.
10. Two of my best friends are under five feet tall and I have an intense fear of midgets.
11. I think yoga is incredibly spiritual. I know the Lord is with me in my downward dog.
12. I was born with jaundice.
13. I was born pigeon-toed.
14. I was born with an extra kidney. I wish I could have sold it on the black market and made some money, but it was underdeveloped and did nothing but cause me to wet the bed until the third grade.
15. I like to tape my thumbs to my hands to see what it would be like to be a dinosaur.
16. A horse once fell over while I was riding it.
17. I don't believe in democracy.
18. I cried when Spock died in Star Trek II.
19. I drink two glasses of wine every night before bed. Wait, did I just admit to alcoholism?
20. If you asked me to tell you my favorite movie, I would have a hard time not saying Titanic.
21. I once sent a teacher into early retirement by pretending to be a cheetah and swiping at her from under a desk.
22. I once ran into New Kids On the Block's Joey McIntyre in the lobby of an off-Broadway show. I told him he was the first boy I ever loved. He laughed and kind of smiled. This was the most gratifying moment of my life.
23. My friends say that when they shave my back, I purr like a walrus.
24. I don't understand what people see in the Godfather trilogy.
25. Sometimes I think pee smells like Cheerios.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I've finally found something more stupid than Twitter.

from: Time Magazine

this is gonna be fun

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

it's true

The Selby

I have a mild obsession with this website The Selby. It's basically everyone who is cooler than you showing off their fancy apartments and houses.

It's murder on the brain of someone as jealous as me, but it can also be inspirational or a nice way to suck time.

i personally love what's going on at Aaron Rose's house in Silverlake:

and Seth Gordon (he directed the fantastic documentary The King Of Kong) has a fun place and a cute dog.

if you look hard enough you can see the houses of mark the cobrasnake and michael stipe.

the dentist can be fun

saw this on the magical Best Week Ever blog and i am in love with it.

Yo Kid, You’re Totally Killin’ My Buzz By Dan Hopper

Internet gold can be mined in many places — news features about wineries, well-meaning local merchants who decide to do their own commercials, or, in the case of this video, a dad who films his still-high child after a visit to the dentist. I can’t help but think of the Eugene Mirman line, “A lot of people think kids say the darnedest things, but so would you if you had no education.”

[Update: After 750,000 people saw the vid, the dad apparently turned off Embedding, so the pic above links to the Youtube video]

[Update II: After 1,200,000 people saw the vid, the dad apparently realized that the humor/damage was irreparable, and turned Embedding back on. Imagining the dad’s frantic psychology while this video is exploding is now almost as entertaining as the actual video.]

Editor's Note:
~ This gets funnier with repeated viewings

~ It just makes me think "I'll have what he's having"

~ The dad's voice sounds like Zach Galifianakis

~ How is the dad not laughing?

~ I want to watch it again

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Angel City Drive In

Saturday February 14 2009

This Valentine's night we'll be showing the cult classic Harold and Maude. Directed by Hal Ashby in 1971, the film, featuring slapstick, dark humour, and existentialist drama.

Hilarious short film "Big Pussy" by Todd Strauss-Schulson will be shown before the feature.

Gates open at 6:00PM and show starts at 7:30pm.

Come when the gates open to get a prime spot.

Tickets are selling fast so get your tickets at


March 14th Tombstone (handlebar moustache party!)

April 11th People's Choice (vote at myspace. com/angelcitydrivein) Cut off is March 13 and the winner will announced at Tombstone

May 9th Rear Window (NICE)

May 23rd Ferris Bueller's Day Off (family friendly night) (YES)


~ Calvin Klein is trying push the envelope again with their ads. i know i really shouldn't like this crap, but i kind of do because it's hot. (NSF anywhere that prohibits you from watching mostly naked people)

~ you like A Tribe Called Quest, you like De La Soul and you like remixes. makes sense to download this goodness.

~ Asian Teen has sweaty middle-aged-man fetish....Oh The Onion. Good stuff.

~ anyone want to go to San Francisco with me? this hotel is sooo rad looking.

~ have i mentioned to everyone (who knows what it is. all 6 of you.) to stop watching ReelzChannel (if you ever started)?

~ this dude hilariously and awesomly rips the Ghosts of Girlfriends Past trailer to fucking shreds.

~ please do yourself a favor and rewatch the last episode of The Office. i honestly want to take notes on how many times it makes me laugh out loud.

bale remix

i know every website in the universe is posting this but i know why, it's because it's really damn funny.

true for most

dvd tuesday

2 movies that i was DYING to see that ended up underwhelming are coming out today.

i'm probably going to buy them anyway.

if you aren't into hugs

let this crazy old geezer tell you how to defend yourself

(victor = cool)

ReMaster cut faster

This message from the Beastie Boys was in my junk email box, and is so NOT junk:

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Paul's Boutique we have digitally re-mastered and reissued the record.

The reissue comes in five versions offering everything from a digital-only package with 320kbps MP3 downloads to an exclusive limited-edition V.I.P.

Type package that includes a CD, 180-gram vinyl, a Paul's Boutique t-shirt and a never seen before poster that's 8 ft wide. (OH WHAT!?????!!!!!!???) Most items are available exclusively at

Digital downloads are available in lossless formats (FLAC and Apple lossless). You'll also find band commentaries, videos, original album art, and more.

Drop by for more info.

Sincerely, Paul

Now let's all take a minute to think about the fact that in July Paul's Boutique will be 20 years old.


Monday, February 2, 2009


Dear Jennifer Connelly,

Please eat some fucking food. You look horrifying.


Everyone with the gift of sight

Parks and Recreation

i totally missed this yesterday.

that title is mighty long. someone needs to think of an abbreviation.

P & R?

Parks & Rec?


really though, who cares what the show is called? it's going to be awesome.
i would watch it even if it was called "balls and scabs".

life is weird.

sometimes you are about to be jobless and about to watch your mother go through her second divorce at the same time you are eating a 25 dollar sandwich at the beverly hilton hotel ten feet away from oscar nominees.


The Turtles - Happy Together

in my opinion, this is the best love song ever written.
simple, perfect lyrics that say everything there is to say in less than 3 minutes.

The Gun

year one