Wednesday, June 30, 2010


In a world full of negativity and awfulness, news like this makes me keep breathing. (ALRIGHT! That was kind of dramatic. But shit dudes, I'm really into this.)

Variety are reporting the news that there is a new Pee Wee film imminent and that it is being developed under the banner of Judd Apatow’s production company. The new film is being written by Pee Wee himself, Paul Reubens, and Paul Rust.

Following Reubens’ arrest in 1991 his career has been suffering but his recent Pee Wee stage appearances have pulled in large audiences and received very favorable reviews. He has also appeared as himself in interviews and was excellent in a dramatic role in Todd Solondz’s recent film, Life During Wartime. You will also be able to hear Reubens soon, providing one of the voices in the forthcoming Smurfs movie.

Apparently Apatow saw Paul Reubens’ Pee Wee stage show, was impressed and is not only keen to develop a Pee Wee feature film project but some sources are suggesting he is also keen to direct. Apatow said the following to Variety:

Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman. I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens — who is an extraordinary and groundbreaking actor and writer. It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance.

The film will be Pee Wee’s third big screen outing following Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) and Big Top Pee Wee (1988). The first was directed by the then small time director Tim Burton. I kind of wish that Burton would return to direct this new Pee Wee adventure but at the moment this doesn’t look too likely. This is still great news though for any Pee Wee fan and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing Reubens back on the big screen as Pee Wee.

The Practice Date

is one of my favorite Parks & Rec episodes.

here's a deleted scene.

you're welcome.

Loooooove a drunk Leslie Knope.

also, the emmy nominations come out next week, if amy poehler's name isn't called i'm going to be kind of totally pissed.

all of these people together is amazing

Paul is in theaters next year (!) and i love everything about it.

hi. look at this cast:

Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
Jason Bateman
Kristen Wiig
Bill Hader
Blythe Danner
Joe Lo Truglio
John Carroll Lynch
David Koechner
Sigourney Weaver
Seth Rogen

Please look at the website for Paul and marvel at it's inevitable greatness.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Alison Mosshart = badass

American Alison “VV” Mosshart and Brit Jamie “Hotel” Hince bridge the Atlantic Ocean as the Kills, a propulsive duo that reconstructs rock and blues into a moody and lightning-quick modernized permutation of garage rock. Mosshart’s background was punk with the band Discount, while Hince played in a pair of British rock bands. A chance encounter prompted them to correspond and collaborate across the ocean. The Kills resulted. The duo announced its arrival in 2002 with the Black Rooster EP, an edgy thing that hinted at the euphoria of the Kills’ live shows. A year later Keep on Your Mean Side was released. The album lived up to its title, with snaky and blistering blues-influenced songs. By the time the Kills released Midnight Boom in 2008 the band’s sound had expanded, with some lighter textures giving the music a depth and, some claim, greater accessibility.

The dark sounds and spare instrumentation of the Kills has earned the band no small number of comparisons to the Velvet Underground, the New York band that pioneered a dark, droning style of avant garde rock. The VU’s 1967 debut album - The Velvet Underground and Nico – is a rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece and touchstone, featuring jagged guitar interplay between Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison, menacing viola work by John Cale and tribal drumming by Mo Tucker. Cale had left the group by the time it recorded “Pale Blue Eyes” (released in 1969’s The Velvet Underground). The song represented another side of Reed’s songwriting, delicate and haunting. As re-crafted by The Kills this beautiful tune starts with a fuzzy drum that owes much to Tucker’s playing before Hince plays its lovely and spidery opening melody on guitar. Mosshart’s reading of the lyrics is fittingly detached until she gets to the titular subject and her voice cracks with just the right amount of aching.

Via Levi's Pioneer Sessions

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Surprise Glastonbury appearance by Radiohead

BBC News

Friday, June 25, 2010

love love love

added bonerness (yes, that is a word): this premiered on Team Coco's website.
I love that Conan and Jack are homies.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

GOAL! - I'm so excited about the U.S. World Cup victory I'd almost not strangle someone for celebrating with a vuvuzela

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

For Your Consideration

I've seen more movies in the theater in the last few days than the average Jane Q. Public does in a month. Fuck yeah me.
One benny was seeing this trailer which I hadn't seen online yet or heard much about.

Dear voting Academy members who usually have their heads up their asses,

Please consider Sam Rockwell who is one of the most outstanding, fearless and natural actors alive today. And fuck you for ignoring his performance in Moon.

Love, NDG.

P.S. Hilary looks like she does a great job here, but let's not throw awards at her because she already has enough.

P.S.S. Seeing Minnie Driver makes me want to watch Good Will Hunting.


Sidebar: I love that Tony Goldwyn directed this. I want good things for the evil Carl Bruner.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Seth, I've missed you.

Green Hornet news and pictures @ The Playlist.
Trailer to debut on Kimmel tonight followed closely by me feeling dizzy and aroused.

i want

most everything from the Built by Wendy Collection, including this bowl of fruit shirt because it is adorable.
i miss an income.

think about this assholes!

this is so not like me, but i love the shit out of it.

via ffffound

And the soundtrack is great too...

In the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, titular character Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is the bassist of a band called SEX BOB-OMB. So it follows that the comic-book adaptation would feature a whole ton of music. As previously reported, the filmmakers recruited Beck to write all the songs for SEX BOB-OMB. The movie's soundtrack album, due August 10 from ABKCO, features four songs from SEX BOB-OMB, with Beck providing the instrumentation and actors from the movie doing the vocals.

The soundtrack album will also feature unreleased jams from Beck himself, Metric, and Broken Social Scene, credited to the fictional band Crash and the Boys. There's also classic material from T. Rex, the Rolling Stones, and Broken Social Scene again ("Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" counts as classic now, right?) Plus the 1997 track "Scott Pilgrim" by the Canadian band Plumtree, which inspired comic creator Bryan Lee O'Malley to name his creation in the first place.

The film, which opens wide August 13, also boasts a score from Radiohead/Beck collaborator Nigel Godrich, which will eventually see digital release. Godrich also served as executive producer on the soundtrack album.

More at Pitchfork:
Beck, Broken Social Scene Play Fake Bands on Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack

NIGEL GOODRICH. Just the mere mention of him makes me swoon.
Swoon I tell you!

june 21st is here. - The immense, awe-inspiring power of the sun will once again be no match for my summer depression

Saturday, June 19, 2010

my favorite part of friday

Conan O'Brien presents "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" -- Cold Open with Crowd from Dan Dome on Vimeo.

Remember this song?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lake Show

So I was looking at the LA Times site and going through their slideshow of Famous McFamersons who've been at the playoffs and I came across this nightmare...

Jesus Harold Christ. What the fuck? Who on earth needs that much makeup besides drag queens? No. Seriously. This is disgusting. Take it down like, several thousand notches xtina.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

my kind of correspondence

buy them at Set Editions

new favorite cover

added benefit to watching So You Think You Can Dance, me being introduced to this band.

i'm tired of waiting for this to come out.

(that's what she said)

I like the sound of these dudes.

Read up on The Drums

Monday, June 14, 2010

I love everything about this

and all of a sudden I want to buy some Orbit gum.

Orbit Dirty Shorts #1 Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel Harris, Aubrey Plaza and Will Arnett AKA four of the funniest people alive at the moment.

Dirty shorts

Orbit Gum has linked with heavyweights of the new school branded content space to create a series of (dirty) digital shorts.

Ben Silverman's IAC-owned studio Electus and DumbDumb, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman's new brand-driven advertising and production company partnered on the series, which kicks off with The Prom Date, which is, if not dirty, quite unsavory. Arnett and Bateman created and directed the shorts and star in Prom Date. Orbit's agency of record, Energy BBDO "provided creative insight into the campaign development."

The series kicks off at and will roll out later this month elsewhere online.

Via Creativity Online

Sunday, June 13, 2010

District 9

won 8 Key Art Awards a few days ago. Too bad not many people care about the key art awards.

Honoring the best in movie marketing, the event saw "District 9" take home eight awards, including the best-in-show prize for its integrating marketing campaigning as well as three other best-in-show laurels for its outdoor advertising (built around its "Bus Stop for Humans Bus Shelter"), its TV spots and its digital campaign.

I'm constantly surprised by the fact that this movie was so overlooked.
Also, I'm constantly forgetting that most people are stupid assholes.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Brule denial

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I don't golf

but i NEED these!

Cary & Teri....this is all you.

@ Perpetual Kid
(it's kind of silly that they're trying to sell these balls as a Father's Day thing. what fucking dad is gonna get that?)

OH WAIT! Look! Here's the video and it's supposed to be spelled Schweddy! I cracked the case. Is Schweddy a ™?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hear some Mojo

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are back with their first new release in eight years, "Mojo," and you can hear it all only on

The album isn't out yet, but you can listen to it in its entirety in The Life right now until it is released June 15.

The band also just began a massive North American tour in which every ticket purchased will also include a copy of "Mojo." Visit for dates and more info. You can also pre-order "Mojo" at

Yep. I'm on and fuck the Celtics go Lakers.

in other news

all of the words below are just about making me have multiples and a heart attack at the same time. it's a bizarre feeling dudes.

Joining the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, and Slick Rick on the 2010 bill will be none other than Lauryn Hill (I guess the rumors were true after all), Snoop Dogg, and A Tribe Called Quest, plus Gang Starr’s DJ Premier.

Snoop will be making his debut appearance at Rock the Bells and he’ll be making the most of it. For the first time ever, the rapper will perform his 1993 quadruple platinum album Doggystyle in its entirety. Plus, he’ll be joined by a collection of equally high-profile onstage collaborators, including Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Lady of Rage, and RBX.

A Tribe Called Quest will also perform one of its classic albums in its entirety (HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!), this being 1993’s Midnight Marauders, while legendary producer, DJ and co-founder of revolutionary hip hop group, Gang Starr, DJ Premier will make a special appearance to celebrate the life and work of fellow Gang Starr collaborator, MC Guru.

And if all that weren’t enough, Lauryn Hill will make a rare live appearance, where she’ll perform a set “prepared exclusively for the festival featuring songs from her critically acclaimed album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, spanning through her work with The Fugees and more.

A Tribe Called Quest, and DJ Premier will appear at all four of Rock the Bell’s 2010 stops, while Hill and Snoop will perform everywhere besides San Francisco and LA, respectively.

Tickets for Los Angeles and New York will go on sale to the general public on June 12th. Tickets for San Francisco and Washington, D.C. will go on sale the following week on June 19th. Visit for more info. Find a complete listing of Rock the Bells 2010 bill here.

Rock the Bells 2010:
08/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ NOS Events Center
08/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Shorline Ampitheatre
08/28 – New York, NY @ Governors Island
08/29 – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

via Consequence of Sound

kind of want to marry this album

Fabrice Fabrice vs. the movie awards red carpet

again, i am in love with Nick Kroll. Hard.

Monday, June 7, 2010

it will be mine,

oh yes. It will be mine.

Oh Bob Fossil,

I love you so much and I can't wait to see you at CDR.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


This is a bookstore

I love when you find beautiful design in the most unexpected place.

The first OHWOW Book Club has opened its doors in a tiny 150 square-foot space in New York’s Greenwich Village. The retail space is located below street level in a historic brownstone on Waverly Place.

The black-and-white tiled floor and the turquoise walls create a decidedly aquatic mood although the designer, Rafael de Cárdenas, was thinking less of marine habitats and more of a classic pre-war NYC water closet when he themed the space.

Experience designer/architect Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture At Large is a master of creating moods. In OHWOW Book Club, he has explored not only the sensations of disorientation and floating through neon lighting and random wall color patterns and placement of shelves, but also the feel of direction through the Navajo carpet-like tile pattern of the floor.

All of these themes are evident also in OHWOW’s Miami exhibition space at NW 7 Avenue, that de Cárdenas designed in 2008 and to which the Miami Art Basel crowd took right away.

OHWOW (Our House West of Wynwood) is a collaborative creative enterprise conceived by New York’s event impresario Aaron Bondaroff and Miami art and publishing powerhouse Al Moran.

via The Cool Hunter

I wish this was real you guys.

On a related side note, how do we feel about Kevin James taking over the Chris Farley role?

A) who cares?
B) i hate it
C) ambivalent
D) love it
E) why is Kevin James famous?
F) fat guy in a little coat?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

i need to see this like yesterday

every film should be like a Jean-Pierre Jeunet film.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Best of Blanche

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Joan Holloway in the future

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

cruel summer

this technically shouldn't be posted until the 21st. but whatevs.