Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Education - Ass art

I think mimery just found its sibling in the art food chain.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Technology - The wars of the future...

... will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea.
They will be fought in space, or possibly on top of a very tall
mountain. In either case, most of the actual fighting will be done by
small robots.
And as you go forth today remember always your duty is
clear: To build and maintain those robots. Thank you.

-- Military school Commandant's graduation address, Episode 4F21, "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson"

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Saturday, October 21, 2006

It is important that we own this.

Screen-used, dineses...

$2 Download for a world of fun and a warm glow inside

Jon Stewart, Jack Black, Colbert, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Fallon, Gervais, Mike Myers, Moby, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Paul Rudd, Martin Short, Tony Sirico, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog... all in the name of Autism.

iTunes 'em here.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Music - For shame, Sir, for shame

We all knew that Paul was always the deanest Beatle, but the depths of the deané are only becoming apparent now. The following extracts from Heather Mills' divorce papers read like an Onion Infographic:
  • Tried to stop her breastfeeding, saying: "They are my breasts" and "I don't want a mouthful of breastmilk".
  • Forced her to crawl on her hands and knees up the steps of a plane because they were not wide enough for her wheelchair.

  • Vomited on himself after a drinking session and staggered home drunk and slurring, demanding his dinner.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Come on! I'm like R. Kelly at recess here!

I was looking for a new job the other day when I stumbled across this online interview. Perhaps you'd find it useful Jake.

Interview with Ari Gold

Saturday, September 09, 2006

In Pictures - So much fun...

A great link, thanks Guardian and thanks Savs!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Monday, August 28, 2006

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Technology - Free TV Giveaway

This is relatively neat: a free TV Downloads page on the iTunes Store (yes torrents are great I know but still).

TV - What's the deeeeal..

During a viewing of the Daily Show, I thought to myself: "That Ed Helms is rather good, but not on that much. What's he up to?". Well, according to IMDB, apparently this.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Games - GTA: Secondary School

There's a trailer out for the upcoming new Rockstar game (the GTA people) - looks intriguing.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Colbert - An inspiring pic

Woo, indeed. Jim, if you're reading, hang in there, baby, this is for you.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Politics - Age, perhaps?

Interesting, if only for the '94 footage

Music - Bits and bobs

A musical update today.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Music - They Might Be Giants concert

For the TMBG fans out there in Mewland (ok, just the one fan), here's an NPR concert to enjoy.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Movies- Spidey...

All I can say is... weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Music - Oh boy oh boy oh boy!

The Thom is back so I'm excited already, although the write-up makes it all sound a bit angsty.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006

World news - That's cold, man...

Burns was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was then transferred to a better hospital where doctors upgraded his condition to "alive".

The flight back home with the expedition leader is bound to be awkward.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sexy sex - Some sort of sexy-themed park

Probably a good thing, the whole "no rides" situation (not sure about touching the erogenous zones though).

Friday, May 19, 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Mew - On haiatus

Boys and girls (oh who am I kidding),

I feel that the time has come for me to put the Mew on the backburner for a while. It's been fun, but I simply don't have the necessary time-energy combo to produce the high quality product that so many of you have come to expect. The hiatus isn't final, but I cannot deliver anything regular until the ruddy exams are out of the way in the very least. Saying that, should a tasty media morsel be flung my way, I'll write it up of course.

Alright, my babies, be cool, be cool...

Politics - The United States of Whatever

"I've said it before and I'll say it again: Democracy simply doesn't work."

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Film - The summer blockbusters

Dunno why I get so excited about the summer blockbusters - it's definitely a guilty pleasure to devote a warm evening to a high-production-value piece of media brain-candy, all while wearing shorts.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Politics - Sticking it to da man

Yes, yes, the Daily Show covered this story already, but the Colbert roast of Bush can be seen on Google Video in its full glory (his speech starts at the 50:30 minute mark).
Update: C-SPAN asked YouTube to pull the videos down so they don't work anymore.

Daily Show - Hodgman sells out

The treason season continues (well perhaps his Jewish employer doesn't pay too well).

Friday, April 28, 2006

The AV Club - Best. Issue. Ever

Well ok maybe not but a good one nonetheless; for all you Simpsophiles out there, a 'view with Matt Groening, and some phrases to make your sweet pink mouth go north, not south.

Animation - Those no-good Disney slackers

are finally exposed by a Russian (for those whose russki is a resounding net tovarish, just look at 'em perty pictures).

Music - England's World Cup song unveiled

Whether Danny McNamara did in fact write a good song is for future generations of musicologists to decide, however I cannot see his latest effort doing the Yes camp any favours (you can hear a snippet on the linked page).

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Scarlett - Finally a legitimate reason for Scarlettboob on the Mew...

... and I ain't planning to waste it.

I came across this Pitchfork review and went investigatin' (Amazon, iTunes). Some strange names feature on the album, and based on the 30 sec previews, with variable results (Scarlett and Dreyfus seem to have fared better than Lawless, Garner and Hatcher).

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

That Ross - Don't encourage him!

OK, for the radio show, fine, but for the TV show? I just don't see the attraction.

Monday, April 17, 2006


I keep telling you, you've got the wrong twin! (Savs do you know anything about this?)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Opinion - What comes first: the chicken of partisanship or the egg of media leaning?

In a recent discussion with The Professor, we touched on the topic of the immigration issues in the United States. My interlocutor supported the notion of a giant wall, justifying his views with claims that "it worked for Israel". Having read about it and having watched a Daily Show the previous night (which discussed the problem at length), I countered with Jon's (reasonable to my ears) arguments that
  1. the mostly Hispanic workforce does the Fight Club jobs that nobody wants, and
  2. that they have no incentive to commit sex crime (or any other crime for that matter) as they would be immediately deported.
I was promptly dismissed with "you are just parroting the liberal media". This was, of course, a typical paternal provocation, but did also have more than a grain of truth to it. I had to think.

The recent Rumsfeld row also triggered some musing, when I accidentally stumbled on a Fox news poll entitled "What do YOU think of the job Rumsfeld has done as Defense Secretary? Is it time for him to step down?" and read the comments (you can imagine what they are). This brought back memories of Cheney and his media demands.

In the pick'n'mix post-Internet media world, it is possible to hear only what you wish to hear. Now I wonder: does the media that we enjoy lead us to the views that we harbour, or do our views guide us to the media that we enjoy? For me personally, I hope that it is mostly reason 2 but I just don't know anymore.

Society - Those governments

and their little foibles (#1, #2).

Society - The modern world of...

sex, porn, and dating.

Versatile solutions for modern living

Finally! A product range to make all your "drinking out of test tubes" fantasies come true!

Games - The Family Guy game on the PSP

I approve the creative direction being taken here (have a gander at the other screenshots).

Sport - Famous names hired for Olympics

I sure hope that the ceremonies will feature some sort of absent, inadequate father figure...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sport - Tsk Tsk

And he seemed like such a nice boy...

TV - Daily Show-related goodness

...over at the AV Club (Corrdry, Hodgman).

Comedy - Dylan Moran interview

I can understand the interviewer's frustration - Moran's Oxford gig was just as phoned in as this chat (thanks to the Savs for the link).

Society - Caltech vs MIT

You nerds crack me up...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Music - Neil Hannon's Back!

Rejoice! New Neil album in the summertime (also he's touring)!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

TV - The Simpsons Movie

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Life - Get Well, Sir

The 'media' focus shifts temporarily to report the really dean news that longtime buddy "The Bong" (below) was pranged in his car by a 120mph nutter last week, and broke his leg 'n' pelvis. Positive things to focus on:
  • It could have been alot worse, at that speed.
  • The dick who rammed him was fleeing from the law, got caught, and is going to prison, where he'll most likely be somebody's plaything.

  • There'll be some compensation dollars in the pipeline.
In the meantime, though, please send your prayers and positive brain messages towards Brother Bong. He deserves them, being awesome.

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Internet - VERBOTEN!

First tube ticket inspectors with guns, and now this...

Games - Asking for trouble?

I think that the developers of Roma-Victor (an upcoming massively multiplayer online game) have to tread carefully with this feature.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

TV - Heat, Vision and Jack

Yay! You can check out the Heat, Vision and Jack pilot right here on the Mew, courtesy of YouTube (for the uninitiated, it's a great piece of media created by and featuring Frat Pack notables Stiller, Jack Black and Owen Wilson).

(For those interested in downloading it, try this website and follow the simple instructions.)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

'Religion' - They said he was some sort of scientist

Is it the combination of wealth and insecurity that makes celebs prime targets for L Ron, or are they proportionally represented and we just don't see the rest? Hmm...

News in brief

Odds and sods today.

World Affairs - I'

Another installment in our Don't Trust Those Russians series.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Society - Media Incentives

Inside every hardened criminal beats the heart of a ten-year-old boy (and vice-versa).

Music - No Thom for Tony

It seems that after agonising over whether to meet Tony Blair or not, Thom has finally decided against it (a wise move in my opinion), kicking off a shitstorm in the process (despite rarely rising above "Kid A was crap" or "Stop your whining Thom", the largely negative comments still are worth a browse).

Oh, and a 'head live tour coming soon, so get ready, wherever it is you live, whoever you are (best of luck getting tickets).

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Interviews - 'Man, that's one massive head'

This is the least camp photo of Morrissey I could find on Google Image Search (enjoy the Observer interview).

Monday, March 20, 2006

Technology - The Puzzle Prison

This sounds fun (although I cannot help but think that they've missed out on some interesting opportunities).

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Comedy - Just What I Hoped Wouldn't Happen

SNL has one hit sketch in 5 years. How do they capitalise on their new audience?

Bring on the rip-offs... same joke, only now it's much older.

If you can bear to watch long enough, Samborg shows up in a Viking suit.

I give it 6 months before the gimmick becomes a commercial.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

Comedy - Sarah Silverman

Remember her? ... well then check out this neat article over at the Observer.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

TV - The digital tide is coming in

It looks like as of today, both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are purchasable on iTunes. What's the deeeeeal, I hear you asking? The deal is 16 episodes (4 weeks) for $10; for a working man with a ViPod, this could almost be a viable alternative to BitTorrent faffage, no?

Interviews - Favs

J. Stewart -

At least one positive review.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Society - A new teenage craze

I'm going to hell ---->

In Pictures - Oscar Jon

These photos taken been taken unedited from the Yahoo! entertainment website - I haven't watched the ceremony yet, so my question is: was there really so much finger pointing?
Almost a WWE intro.

Distinctly Jewy..

Sharing a joke

It's all over, and boy, does he look tired

Monday, March 06, 2006

Society - The first rule is...

So we've had Bollywood Fight Club, now let's bring out Silicon Valley Fight Club (video included).

Entertainment - Movie Recut

Big whoop, so I'm blatantly reposting something from the Organgrinder forums, wanna fight about it?

Sunday, March 05, 2006

TV - The Simpsons

A Sky promo for season 17 (I enjoyed the attention to detail)

Illusion, Michael.

A trick is something a whore does for money. ... Or candy...

Friday, March 03, 2006