5 Funny Movie and TV Outtakes

  1. Stargate SG-1: Carter Bitches at O’Neil for No Longer Being Macgyver
  2. Firefly: Nathan Fillion Must’ve Seen the Multiple Santas Episode of The Tick
  3. Star Trek: Into Darkness
  4. Liar Liar: The Truth FINALLY Comes Out
  5. Family Man: Nicolas Cage has the Giggles

New Music Monday – March 23, 2015

This week we’ve got one piece of excellence, and a whole bunch of stinkers. Can’t all be winners, I guess!

Neil Cicierega – Crocodile Chop

Cicierega apparently loves to mash disparate music together, and when it works, the result is nothing short of awesome. A perfect example of this is Crocodile Chop, a mashup of Chop Suey by System of a Down and Crocodile Rock by Elton John. Both songs are reasonably good, but when you take Elton John’s silly piano and layer on Serj Tankian’s – er – demented lyrics and aggressive style, and you get something which can only be described as fantastic.

Nickelback – She Gets Me Up

Nickelback gets a lot of crap. People claim they’re mediocre at best, or overly commercialized, or whatever. They do tend to be a little bit formulaic – do we really need yet another anthem? In reality, of course, they’re not bad at all. There’s nothing wrong with trying to write music that you think will sell; it’s certainly no worse than trying to make a movie that you think people will want to pay to see.

With that out of the way, I’m not terribly impressed with this effort; they step outside of their comfort zone by trying to infuse a little funk into their sound, and for me at least, it falls flat.

Rob Zombie – Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga (Live)

Standard Zombie formula – sounds a lot like Dragula. Video is NSFW – lots of girls who mistake a Zombie concert for a filming of Girls Gone Wild.

U2 – Every Breaking Wave

U2 puts out a new song that seems to be heavily influenced by a band who seemed to be heavily influenced by them, Coldplay. They need to just merge, form a super-band, and be done with it.

Falling In Reverse – “Just Like You”

Being on the same record label that produced Bad Religion for all these years does not necessarily mean that you’re any good. If Blink-182 sucked twice as much as they do, they’d still be better than this.

Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Who Gon Stop Me (16bit Remix)”

Let’s face it. Both of these guys suck. How could anybody expect a remix to be any good?

5 Funniest Videos From The Onion

Are these really the funniest videos from The Onion? There’s so damned many. It’s very probable that these aren’t the funniest videos, in which case, we’re really sorry. But you know what? They’re pretty damned funny, though, so enjoy them anyway, and then check out the rest of the Onion’s videos.

  1. Ninja Parade

  2. FCC Okays Nudity

  3. 13 Year Old Drinking Prodigy Accepted To Ohio State

  4. Boston Mayor Throws Out First Punch at St Patrick’s Day Parade

  5. Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

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If you’re not familiar with Patreon, it’s a web service started by Jack Conte, where content creators can sign up and match up with patrons, people willing to pay them small (or large) sums of money for whatever it is they produce. There’s everything from music and educational videos, to web comics. It’s crowdfunding with a little more stability, for both the producers and consumers, than, say, Kickstarter.

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Art!

You don’t have to be a gallery-attending hipster douche to appreciate art.

"Hey! I resemble that remark"  photo credit:David Shankbone license:creative-commons
“Hey! I resemble that remark” photo:David Shankbone license:creative-commons

Here’s some works we’ve come across in recent days which have impressed us.

Maria Takeuchi – as·phyx·i·a

A fairly Asian-looking dance, filtered through X-Box Kinect to generate a point-cloud, rendered in disturbing style with additional lines between points to exaggerate the concept of fighting off suffocation and oppression via dance.

as·phyx·i·a from Maria Takeuchi on Vimeo.

Jennifer Townley – kinetic sculptures.

There’s something about Townley’s kinetic sculptures – the curves, in conjunction with the rhythm of the motors, evokes an oddly feminine form, despite the obvious mechanistic nature.

Bussola – Jennifer Townley – 2014 from Jennifer Townley on Vimeo.

Townley’s Channel at Vimeo
Review at Make Magazine

Metropol Parasol in Seville

In another case of using flat planes to create curves, this cloud-like structure dwarfs its surroundings and shows some really creative uses of interlocking panels.

Marc Kushner on Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain from TED Ideas on Vimeo.