Monday, November 29, 2010


Reading Keith Richards autobiography, "Life". It's every bit as good as you'd think it is. So good that I'm restringing my Tele to open G which I haven't done in years.

And so good I found this MTV interview from his first solo album "Talk is Cheap". I had this on tape in high school and watched it over and over again and dream about the future. And while I never got to hang out with the man as I'd hoped I did get to walk those hallways of SNL. And that ain't bad.

Direct link.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Buffy Remake Without Whedon

Cause it worked so well when he wasn't in charge. Like the original movie.

I'm guessing Joss Whedon's reaction will be better than the actual movie.

Thanks to Ann-Marie Kirby-Payne for the chilling news.

Friday, November 19, 2010

56 Worst Analogies of High School Students

Every one of them. Hopelessly brilliant. Like a MAD magazine.

For example:

He was as tall as a 6′3″ tree.

Read them all.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

30 Rock Sesame Street

It seems most of you haven't seen the modern Sesame Street parodies. And you love them. Then you'll like this 30 Rock parody from a couple of years ago. There's a certain kind of genius in the fact that Liz Lemon is played by a lemon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Spider-Man: Turn Out the Lights

The Spider-Man musical has been held up for years and gave me one of my best topical jokes:

"You hear about the Spider-Man musical? Bono's writing it. In it Spider-Man will fight the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and Africa's foreign debt."

But now it seems to be happening. There are now images out there like this:

I was mildly curious. Now I'm very nervous.

Friday, November 12, 2010

1977 Guitar Catalog

There are at least 72 things wrong with this picture. And they're all hilarious.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


If you're a hardcore Muppet fan, you've heard of Jim Henson's original short film, "Timepiece". If you're a hardcore Muppet fan like me, you've never seen it.

Dave Wasklewicz just sent it to me. It's experimental, funny, musical and very Sixties. Just like most of his best work.

Direct link.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Return of the Living Dead

Thanks to "The Walking Dead" my zombie phase is not ending any time soon. I've been going through the Romero films, "Shaun of the Dead" and moaning that no one's optioned my zombie script.

And I've been searching out "Return of the Living Dead". This movie was on HBO constantly in the 80's but I was so scared of it I had Mike O'Shea tell me the entire plot before I watched it in three minute chunks. I don't know that I ever saw the whole thing.

And I couldn't find it now. Netflix didn't have it on watch instantly and the disc was a long wait. It didn't appear on demand either. best Buy didn't stock it until last week. So once they did, I bought it sight unseen.

And it is crazy, ugly, loud, stupid, violent and goofy. Exactly what I was hoping. It's got Mr. Path Mark. It's got a barking split dog. It's got a woman completely naked for no reason. And when she turns into a zombie, she has no reason to put her clothes back on. Anyone that complains about Zach Snyder's fast zombies should watch these creatures sprint out of the grave.

And it has two big things going for it. It's the first zombie movie to focus on the brains of its victims. Even if you've never heard of this movie, if you've said "braaains", you've quoted it. Amnd it's got the Tarman. Half guy in suit half muppet, he's the coolest and silliest looking monster outside of "Tales From the Crypt". I can't beleive NECA hasn't made a figure of this guy. See?

In a very weird way, I'm glad I bought this movie. Of course, looking for this clip, I found the whole thing for free on imdb and youtube.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Jon Favreau Likes Minimates!

Speaking of Iron Man I'm rewatching the documentary on the Iron Man 1 blu-ray. Every time I see this moment, I am very proud of Robert Yee.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Walking Dead Pilot

Missed the episode I've been annoying you about? Well, you can watch the whole thing online right now. Down here.

Direct link.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

New Hot Toys Iron Man

I don't care how many they make. I don't care how much it is. I don't care how weak the second movie was. I need to get this.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Ozzy Interview

I am hip deep in uncertainty at the moment so it's great to know Ozzy is still the same. Cursing, crazy and hilarious.


Happy birthday, Howie.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Walking Dead

That was as awesome as I've been plugging it to be.

Last night's 90 minute premiere managed to combine George Romero's sense of tension with Cormac MacCarthy's sense of holding together in the face of utter hopelessness. The terror in every is even more pronounced when you realize we hardly saw a zombie do anything. Just their existence tightened the air in every scene.

The original comic is fantastic and this episode manged to outdo it in pacing, suspense and human moments. It made me realize how rarely I put myself in a character's position in this genre. In "Walking Dead" I did it every five minutes.

This is one of the best zombie movies ever made and it's not even a movie. Of course with the high television budget more than matching the low b-movie budget of most zombies it was easy to judge.

The best review I've heard came from my wife every ten minutes: "I think I'm going to throw up." She'll be back next week.