December 23, 2011 • 11:04 PM 0
The visuals and timing of this synch up too fucking well.
Seriously, I haven’t even played Skyrim, much less coddled it’s balls ever so tenderly in my mouth like many of my friends have been doing the past few months, though even I can admit this music, combined with these visuals, is comedic gold.
That being said, am I the only one that is surprised to hear that the “Fus Ro Dah” is the proper pronunciation of the dragon chant featured in all the Skyrim advertisements?
Maybe it’s just my lyrically challenged brain playing tricks on me, but ever since I first saw the trailer for the game, I always thought the guy was yelling something more along the lines of “Skor-Tel-Ah.”
Oh well, live and learn I guess.
December 17, 2011 • 11:27 PM 0
I wish I knew the origin of the audio for this video, ’cause in all honesty it sounds like the original skit/stage show was pretty funny to begin with.
Actually, now that I think about it, the Geese-factor alone puts this one over the top…
I found this about a year ago, and to this day, it continues to put a smile on my face.
November 23, 2011 • 7:22 PM 1
So… Remember that whole “fuck you, I went to Portland” post from awhile back?
The finished product is that which you see at the top of this post.
Helping out on this short was buckets of fun, at least for me.
I’ve never been in a room with nearly 30 actors before, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated by the whole experience.
It was a helluva’ fun getting to see people take on their characters wholeheartedly, staying in character between takes.
At the same time, it was a little unsettling being cast as the universally hated character of “Broccoli,” as on occasion it was difficult to discern between the real and faux expressions of revulsion everyone was throwing my way.
Even so, I had a shit ton of fun and I met a lot of really nice and interesting people, many of which I’d like to keep in touch with.
I think one of the better experiences I had at the filming, was getting to sit down and chat with Austin Hillebrecht and Dennis Fitzpatrick.
It’s kind of silly, given the super-indie nature of the film, but having previously watched and reviewed the 2 of these actors performances in Coup De Cinema made meeting them in person kind of surreal.
I think shooting the shit with them and chatting about horror movies was probably the perfect way to end the evening after all the “organized chaos” that preceded it.
Anyway, awhile back I thought to myself about the prospect of maybe moving down to Portland semi-permanently.
Though I honestly wasn’t particularly happy with my performance in the video, (everyone else did great) I had so much fun that I know in my heart that it’s something I’d like to keep doing.
That being said, though I thought I’d given up on the idea, working on this latest Hapstance short got me thinking about Portland again.
Time will tell where the next curve in the road takes the Azn Badger…
November 18, 2011 • 7:00 PM 4
In case you’re wondering, the clip above comes from an advertisement for the upcoming videogame, WWE ’12.
For whatever reason, they hired Brock Lesnar to show up in the last 3 seconds of the video so he could scream at the audience.
Apparently that qualifies as good sales technique these days.
Anyway, I apologize if you fail to derive any sort of humor from this clip, though you should probably know that I cut it together just for you.
November 17, 2011 • 5:44 PM 0
Wow, words can’t describe how insane/awesome this trailer is.
I don’t want to make a habit out of re-posting cool shit from Topless Robot, (too late now I guess…) but if ever there was something that needed to be shared elsewhere, this would have to be it.
There’s just something about the hyper-kinetic manner in which this trailer was edited, combined with the inherent absurdity of the concept… whatever that may be, that just makes this video so freakin’ awesome.
For whatever reason, the Aliens in 2016 seem to have a thing for punting babies and throwing sports cars and Blade glaives at Ghanaians.
At the same time though, there appears to be a side plot or 2 concerning spontaneously combusting cell phones, and a man being converted into a cyborg AKA a Terminator, most likely in an effort to combat the Aliens.
I make no attempt to understand 2016, though I think ultimately that’s what makes this trailer so amazing.
November 16, 2011 • 10:59 PM 0
I found this on accident when searching for Harold Sakata on a whim.
I knew he was a professional wrestler from Hawaii, which is why I was curious to know more about him, but I was amazed to hear that he was also a silver medalist in Olympic weight lifting.
Anyway, I figured I’d share the video above on account of it’s hilariously silly concept and production values.
I love how Odd Job and his “wife” bow to each other after she instantaneously cures his cough.
Just goes to show you how culturally sensitive Hollywood was to Asian’s back in the 70’s…
November 3, 2011 • 6:48 PM 5
So, I found this clip from Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis awhile back.
From what I can tell, the thing has become quite well known across the vast expanse of the internet since then.
Regardless of whether you’ve seen it or not, I thought this was amusing, and I was feeling kind of nostalgic.
October 30, 2011 • 10:43 PM 2
You remember this cartoon, right?
The Cat Came Back is a cartoon that is very near and dear to my heart, not only because of the insanely catchy nature of the song played over it; but also because I watched it nearly every day of my early childhood.
The Cat Came Back was routinely played as commercial filler between programs during the early days of Nickelodeon.
I’m talking pre-Nick Toons Nickelodeon, back in the day when virtually every show featured on the network was imported from overseas, or in the case of this particular animated short; from the Great White North.
Anyway, this song came up in conversation with my brother this evening, so I figured I’d share with you all just in case you don’t remember/have never seen it before.