Monthly Archives: November 2008

It’s Monday! Video Time!

I can’t believe I don’t talk more about Rod Stewart on this blog.

Oh no, wait, sorry – I can believe it. Sorry, yes, I meant I can believe. (I always get confused between can and can’t…it gets me into a whole heap of trouble.)

Nevertheless, this is a good song:


Viewer’s note: Caution is advised when viewing the above video. it is EXTREMELY high-tech. You may not be prepared for some of the futuristic special effects in it; it may well blow your mind. Beware also of Rod’s excellent collection of vests.

“Beads.” “Bees?!” “BEADS!” “BEADS?!?!” “Gob’s not on board.”

In what’s being described as the awesomest thing to happen EVER, reports from the U.S. suggest that a movie of the brilliant TV show Arrested Development is close to being made. Creator Mitch Hurwitz and producer Ron Howard (who also narrated the show) have settled on a deal to make a big-screen version.

My love for this show is only beaten by my bafflement as to why the show was a ratings failure. Really, people, stop watching dross like American Idol and X Factor and start watching stuff like this. (Except you can’t because it isn’t shown anymore. Ha! That’s your punishment.)

You know, I bet Barack Obama watches Arrested Development. It’s probably his favourite show. Or maybe second favourite, behind Flight of the Conchords. Totally. He strikes me as that kind of guy.

Here’s a bunch of characters doing “The Chicken Dance”.


P.S. The title of this post is the dialogue from my favourite clip of the programme. It may not seem like much in written form – but go buy the first series and watch it.

It’s Monday! Video Time!

There are some songs in the world that make you go, “Hmm, yeah.” Some that make you go, “Argh, turn it off, it’s making my ears bleed!” And finally, some that make you go “OHMYGODILOVETHISSONGITISTHEBESTSONGEVERMADEIWOULDKILLFORTHISSONGBILLYIDOLISAGENIUS”*

This is one such song:


* Generally, to have this effect the song has to be by Billy Idol, though.

Dane Cook’s not going to be happy…

And it’s important that we, the people of earth, keep Dane Cook happy. Don’t ask my why, you don’t need to know the details. We just do.

Now you’re wondering, “Who the hell is Dane Cook?” Well, he’s a comedy actor and he kind of dated Jessica Simpson. Aaaaand that’s pretty much all he’s done in his life.

Oh, hang on a sec, he did something else. A while back, he wrote a funny post on his own MySpace page, trashing the poster of latest movie My Best Friend’s Girl. Cook basically disected the poster in a Photoshop Disasters kind of way. Here’s the poster:

Hudson, Cook and Biggs...and plant
Hudson, Cook and Biggs…and plant

And here’s Dane Cook’s comments: My Best Friend’s Girl Poster – Lead Dane Cook Hates It!

He’ll be pleased to learn that the posters for the movie over here in Britain ave been changed! Phew. Here it is:

Phone box
Phone box

What I can deduce from looking at this poster is that:

  • Jason Biggs plays a character who is permanently panicked. (Given he has the same expression in the other poster.)
  • Jason Biggs also looks like he’s saying, “You want me to do WHAT? To WHERE on your body??! I don’t know how to do that!!”
  • Jason Biggs is very small, Dane Cook is middly, Kate Hudson is massive.
  • Kate Hudson was late for the photo, and swept in at the last minute causing her dress to nearly fall off.
  • The movie poster people now hate Dane Cook. given his blogging, and as revenge have drawn devil horns and a goatee on him before printing the poster and distributing it all over the UK.
  • Dane Cook wears a lot of black, possibly in mourning for this movie.
  • Any film that has a review from the Daily Star on its poster – yeah, don’t bother.
  • What IS Alec Baldwin doing in this movie?


It’s Monday! Video Time!

The Top Gun soundtrack is pretty awesome…brilliant…very nearly the soundtrack to end all soundtracks. So here’s Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins from it. I like how the video is 50 times more heterosexual than the film.


P.S. They shouldn’t have killed Goose in the video either.

P.P.S. Sorry if I’ve ruined the film for you by revealing the above. Although everyone’s seen the movie so…nevermind.

P.P.P.S. No, I don’t know why Kenny Loggins is singing almost the entire song from his bed either.

Filth Factor, more like

Now, given my extreme dislike of the show, I don’t actually watch the X Factor, of course. But over the weekend, I may have accidentally switched over to the dark side…sorry, ITV…when it was on. Only to be confronted by a screeching woman (Diana Vickers, murdering Call Me by Blondie) who had forgotten to put half her clothes on:


Seriously, X Factor people, you need to adivse your contestants better. But at least she’ll get Simon Cowell’s vote, eh?