Entries Tagged as 'Entertainment'

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCX

Peter sent me this last week and it is amazing. Keep watching, because the first part is funny but the punchline is in the second part. Then after the second part, there’s a third part, also funny.

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Tinsel Town Tops Nine!

Tardy? Nah! It’s OSCARS WEEKEND!!! (cut to the masses downloading the conveniently three-hours-shorter version of the ceremony on Monday morning) So, here are the contendahs for the best that Show Biz had on offer for us plebes last year, followed by my predictions: Update (3.3)!! And with the actual winners… Best Picture: • American Hustle: Saw [...]

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Sid Caesar

Well, we seem to have come to that point in history where all my new discoveries are from people dying. Before it was classic movie stars, and I knew all about them, but now it’s the TV stars that came after the classic movies, and I’m terrible with classic TV (except Get Smart and F-Troop, [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVIII

I heard this for the first time yesterday, and it’s just fantastic. Play it loud so you can hear: Flanders And Swann – The Gnu Song

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Trolololo!

Oh, Russians (that is, actual people, not the politicians and the elite): I do love your strange relationship music. NBC provides video of the Police Choir singing (with admirable gusto!) Which necessarily means posting this:

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American Minstrel

Better-reader-than-I Brett McS left this in the comments last week in response to my little rant about reality TV and all the crap therein: WorldNetDaily – ‘Duck Dynasty’: A decoy for dummies, by Ilana Mercer I just think this quote from one of her Facebook friends is exactly right: “The [Ducksters] were selected for the [...]

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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Duck Dynasty, a show I’ve never seen on a cable channel I have no access to, should never have been put on the air. Ditto Paula Deen, who if she was a male comedian would have made a living making redneck jokes, meaning both of them were put on the air for the purposes of [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVII

The Killing does Christmas Jumper Day Omg this is wonderful.

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Oh, the Horror

I just tweeted this, saying that I have less-than-zero interest in watching horror films, but I do like hearing about the art of making them (seriously, a lot of thought goes into the good ones, which is always very interesting): Kermode Uncut: Cattle Prod Cinema I add a post here because, and this isn’t something [...]

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Peter Recommends CXLV

I love this. Because kids’ movies are SO BAD: The Atlantic – You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids’ Movie Reinforce the Cult of Self-Esteem? Encouraging kids is fine, but films like Planes and Turbo take their messages to an extreme. Parents should turn to 1969′s A Boy Named Charlie Brown for a reality check. [...]

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Doctor. Who.

I just want to quickly put it on record, and yes I have many important, weighty, interesting things to post about but bugger if I can find the time to devote the energy to it, that this idea that Doctor Who has to be a woman to stay relevant is a load of crap. There [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCI

The punchline is at the end: io9 – Life-Size ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Fighter Built Out of 5 Million LEGO Bricks

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXCIX

I tweeted this earlier (“OMG SO VG”) but it’s so good I wanted to save it in ye olde external memory drive. As well as, I haven’t done one of these in an age. Impressionist Jim Meskimen Does Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices I don’t know what it is about impressionists because they don’t even have [...]

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And the Most Amazing Item of the Day

Judi Dench in Cabaret! From the video’s notes: Yes, that Judi Dench…from the original London production of Cabaret in 1968…keep in mind, the character of Sally Bowles from the original stories was supposed to be woefully untalented (this was changed for the Liza Minnelli film version) and this particular song was not included in the [...]

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And the 10-Day-Late Oscars Reaction!

First, I’d like to point out how humourous it is that Oscar Pistorius got bailed two days before the Oscars meaning the #oscar hashtag on twitter transitioned seamlessly from a South African court drama involving murder, corruption, money and justice to red carpet side boobs. Anyhoo, the Seth McFarlane thing can’t be reacted to better [...]

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