Tag Archives: entertainment

Viral Link Top Ten: The Mad Hatter Edition

10. Secret iPhone Factory Photos!

A woman finds her new iPhone has some top-secret pics on it…

9. “Why So Serious?” Dollar Bill

I’m tempted to do this to my own money, but isn’t it illegal???

8. The Six Worst Comic Book Husbands

Sure, they can fight crime…but what about their skills as a hubby?

7. Princess Chunk The Cat

We are looking for the owner of a 44-pound cat. LOL.

6. Paranoia Sweater

Come out, come out of your deceitful yarn paradise…

5. Johnny Depp To Play Mad Hatter In Tim Burton Alice Flick

I always thought Tim looked like the Mad Hatter, actually…

4. Viper-Flavored Ice-Cream

Dairy that bites…

3. The Night Owls

The best webcomic you’re not reading yet.

2. Keira Knightley Refuses Digital Boob Jobs

…and becomes icon for smaller-breasted women everywhere.

1. George W. Bush as The Joker…

…by Drew Friedman in Vanity Fair!

Link Virus Top Ten: The Zombie Twitter Edition

10.Twitter During A Zombie Apocalypse

Starting what just might be a zombie theme this Tuesday (or, even better, a drag zombie theme)

9. Hello Kitty Antivirus and Firewall

Not as cool as the Hello Kitty vibrator, maybe not even as useful — but still pretty awesome.

8. Radio Controlled Mechagodzilla 1974

I’m naming my first child this.

7. Walmart Rattlesnakes

One more reason Walmart is evil.

6. Jim Carrey Wears Jenny McCarthy’s Bathing Suit

They’re so poor they have to share swimwear.

5. The Spiritual Effect Of Shrooms

Dude.

4. Gillian Anderson In Esquire

No nudity, but side-boobage.

3. Rubik’s Cubes Given To Octopuses

This is why scientists get the big money.

2. Smoke Detector Starts Fire

M. Night Shyamalan says: “What a twist!”

1. Felted Chicken

Strangely sensual and most definitely tactile.

Tuesday’s A Drag

Shannen Doherty To Return TO 90210?

Shannen Doherty is allegedly in talks to reprise her role as Brenda in a CW remake of the hit show Beverly Hills 90210, teevieo reports.

If this information is correct, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are also set to return, and Luke Perry said no. Jason Priestly would return for directing only.

I like Shannen Doherty and all, but — she sort of has this pattern of leaving/getting removed from TV shows. Hell, even her Scare Tactics role has been taken over by Tracy Morgan.

Still, we get to find out what Brenda did after leaving for Paris. And that’s what’s really important.

Family Ties Intro With Who’s The Boss Theme

It’s scary how these blend together.

Disabled Top Model Show Launched By BBC

A six-part series from the BBC features models with a range of disabilities, in a competition similar to the TV show “America’s Top Model.”

“Britain’s Missing Top Model” has the tagline “Stylish, sassy, chic … disabled?”

Contestants range from young women missing various limbs to a deaf woman and a woman in a wheelchair.

The show’s official website also features a character called “Disability Bitch.”

John Cusack Video Filmography

As John Cusack turns 42 today, I thought it would be nice to have an impromptu video retrospective:

Class (1983)

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Better Off Dead (1985)

Tapeheads (1988 )

Say Anything (1989)

The Grifters (1990)

Roadside Prophets (1992)

Grosse Point Blank (1997)

Being John Malkovich (1999)

High Fidelity (2000)

Identity (2003) Spoilers!

Must Love Dogs (2005)

1408 (2007)

War, Inc. (2008 )

Viral Link Top Ten

10. Retro Gaming On Real Backgrounds

A series of awesome pictures matching classic video game graphics to real backgrounds.

9. The Evil PedEgg

The Smoking Gun reports on the hot water the makers of the foot care product PedEgg is in. You know, the one in those cheap infomercials with all the dead skin shavings that look like cocaine?

8. The Lyrics To Daft Punk’s “Around The World”

I think Bob Dylan wrote this.

7. The Worst Website Of All Time

Do not click if prone to seizures, nauseate easily, or are afraid of WTF sites that look like virus factories.

6. Guitar Hero Action Figures By McFarlane Toys

All your favorite characters from the popular game will be represented, along with little models of their fake-ass guitars.

5. “This Is Not A Pipe” Super Mario Print From Threadless

Magritte weeps, then says f**k it and moves on.

4. “Fat Guy Stuck In Internet”

Self-explanatory.

3.“Finding Nemo” Leads To Endangerment Of Clownfish Population

So a film about rotten little kids who imprison clownfish creates legion of rotten little kids imprisoning clownfish. Nelson says: “Ha-Ha!”

2. Dragon’s Lair Turns 25 Years Old

Which means that I’m 100.

1. No Ice On North Pole This Summer

We’re screwed. Enjoy your weekend!

Arrested Development Movie Confirmed

Star Wars

The long-awaited Arrested Development movie was confirmed by Jason Bateman on MSNBC’s Countdown Tuesday night.

Plugging his new movie Hancock, Bateman confided to Keith Olbermann that a film adaptation of the cult TV comedy is “in the works.” The Countdown segment also featured a surprise appearance from Bateman’s “Arrested” co-star David Cross.

Watch the segment here on Huffington Post.

Then do the Chicken Dance:

Is This The End Of Internet Video Sub-Culture?

The Spartaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! video meme

Some of the most treasured activities and applications of the Internet sub-culture are going “legit” – with major companies and movie studios taking notice, and a piece or all of the action.

Take the case of Hulu, NBC/Universal’s streaming video venture. Not only is it like YouTube – it’s like those awesome clips and clip collections you find on YouTube! You know the ones: for Family Guy, The Office, Arrested Development, etc. The infamous “where’s my money” sketch from Family Guy — in which Stewie shoots out both of debtor Brian’s kneecaps and sets him on fire – was made famous by the unofficial clip on YouTube, made by a fan. Hulu offers the same types of clips, as well as embed features – all authorized by NBC/Universal.

“I remember the good old days when we had nothing but silly putty and old Dilbert comic strips.”

Then look at PopTok, an IM application that works in conjunction with AIM or MSN Messenger, allows you to take little movie snippets and “splice” them into your online conversation. Now, anybody familiar with forum culture knows that people have been creating little gifs and clips of their favorite movies and using them to express themselves. The only catch with PopTok? Their clips are all licensed by the movie studios.

Finally, there’s the “Pork and Beans” video by Weezer, which showcases a whole slew of Internet memes. Yes, Weezer is an alternative band, and yes, the video features a narrative in which the working-class heroes/”freaks” of the YouTube celebrity world are finally given their due respect. But, in the end, “Pork and Beans” – and the music studio – have co-opted those memes, those “underground” performers. It’s Tay Zonday gone mainstream.

Etch A Sketch Portrait Of Tay Zonday

Should we be in mourning for the end of the “wild west” of fan clips and video memes? Or are the reports of their imminent demise just a bit too premature?

Do we feel guilty using Hulu? Is it too much like using “The Man’s” streaming video service? Is there a quaintness about viewing the same video clip in YouTube, with the little symbol from the cable channel the clip was recorded off of in the corner like an Izod alligator on a pocket?

What is more mood-specific: a smiley or Patrick Bateman explaining Huey Lewis?

Is using PopTok just too simple? Now that we have the cool American Psycho clip, in flawless video, to drop into the online chat – is it like Christmas happened already? Is the thrill of the hunt over? Do we miss the process of ripping the film off the DVD or unlicensed YouTube clip, then figuring out how to turn it into a small playable box? Or do we use the IM app guilt-free and bask in the sheer joy that is Patrick Bateman making an everyday phrase sound sinister?

Further – does the techie with the skills to create bit torrents and professional-quality DVD rips use those skills to go “legit” themselves?

Dramatic Chipmunk died for your sins

I’m talking about where the underground and the mainstream meet on the face of the online world. Is it an uncomfortable border to be straddling? Or can we let ourselves enjoy both?