Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Comedy - "Lost your wheel?"

The science is in: there are more male comics than women...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Politics - Huck n' Chuck

Huckabee's ascent hasn't gone unnoticed over here. I put it largely down to his masterful playing of the media game. I've heard people saying this video alone could win him the Presidency:

His views ARE still loony conservative though. DO NOT BE FOOLED, ironic humour fans!

WWE - Behind the scenes

A piece from the Guardian... Savs, did they give the reporter more access than normal or is this the standard thing?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Music - dear Mules members...

make sure that Ed doesn't see this, otherwise it's off to the unemployment office for you lazy meatbags..

Elections '08 - America flips a coin

I just don't know what to make of Huckabee - a charming Evolution-denier? Waa?

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Comedy - More Sein-oh

Why's he gotta act like a jerk all of a sudden?

Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Comedy - Letterman & P. Hilton

Well she was dumb enough to show up...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Interviews - Michael Cera

There is a children's improv now? That's like potential for cruelty squared...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Music - Subterranean Homesick MEWs

The potential of this is enormous.

Use it for some excellent things, and show us them.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Music - DIY Chartage

Really interesting article by a dude who wrote a song and tried to get it in the charts for as little money as possible, using all the powers of the internets.

Did you know that you can get your songs listed and downloadable on iTunes for only 25 British sheets? I think Children's seminal "Lady" album deserves to be on that database... particularly 'Jake Grab Hold'...

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monkeys - Get your hands off me, you...

dirty ape!

(I wasn't sure whether to go with the Simpsons or with the Colbert reference, but in the end, I felt that the former was more timeless...)

Joy - Thank You, Guitar Centre

...and thank you again to the makers of Dean Guitars for this wonderful promotion:

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Society - Miss Teen South Carolina 2007

Ok - I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and put it down to nerves:

Friday, August 24, 2007

Comedy - Branson hates Colbert...?

Most confusing start to a feud I've ever seen...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bill Murray - Golfcart Shenanigans

Oh boy, I sure hope this was all in order to prepare for another a complex, emotionally dislocated, man-child role...

Monday, August 20, 2007

"Have a good trip home, a safe trip,"


When "it seemed possible that Dean could target Houston...teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan had to skip a conversation with schoolchildren"

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Chuckles - "Who Said It:? Vice President Dick Cheney or Phil Leotardo From The Sopranos?"

1. "Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better."

2. "You sound like a damn politician with all these excuses."

3. "What can you do—throw money at the problem?"

4. "He's never won anything, as best I can tell."

5. "Next time, there won't be a next time."

6. "You couldn't fuckin' retire?"

7. "Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose."

8. "First off, it wasn't an offer. It's my position."

9. "Everyone knows that you're not really a man unless you own a gun."

10. "I'll take that Discman and I'll ram it up your box."

11. "You want compromise?"

12. "Go fuck yourself."

- - - -

Dick Cheney: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12

Phil Leotardo: 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11

[from McSweeney's]

Friday, August 10, 2007

Games - Wii Fun

This clip is very Conan-esque:

ReligioScience - "Don't Make Me Hug You..."

Dawkins is challenged by one of his own, somewhat fairly, I'd say:

The guy who spoke, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, appears to be quite a legend:

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Politics - Score one for John Edwards

Edwards hones in on a criticism that Mickey M made in Sicko: that Hillary is the puppet of corporate lobbyists. See Hillary Squirm.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Politics - "...sigh..."

Good journalism from Cooper - result is regrettably inevitable:

http://view.break.com/337271 - Watch more free videos

Friday, July 27, 2007

Media - The 12 Types of Advertising

Understand a little better how the faceless corps get their hands on your dollarpounds.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cruise - Yes!

Take that, Hitler!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mickey M - Time to Switch to Decaf

Maybe the pressure's getting to Mickey a little, bless him:

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Enviro-laughs: Tap Reforms for Gore-Aid

Al Gore is playing Geldof this weekend and hosting an international stadium gig day. What's the best part? Spinal Tap is playing Wembley.

Marti DiBergi caught up with them:

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Politics - Dogs, diarrhea

and presidential candidates all adds up to a very strange story.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mickey M - Complete SICKO documentary

With Mickey M's blessing, here's the full movie "Sicko" (release date not set in UK as yet). Put aside a little time, and we'll talk about whether it's effective:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Politics - Interesting choice...

The conservative media is already all over this:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Politics - Zing!

Congressman Ron Paul, the Republican no-chance-in-hell Presidential Candidate and growing Internet Cult, shows a hell of alot of common sense in this drugs debate with a frat-boy audience, and lands a sweet zinger on his opponent at the end:

Friday, June 15, 2007

World news - The US Army developing a "special" spray

I probably shouldn't have had any problems coming up with various witty remarks regarding this story, but I'll leave it up to you.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Comedy - Conchords

The Flight of the Conchords show looks funny:

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dramedy - Colbert the Murderer

Before he became Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert was a jobbing actor and, when required, a forger and murderer:

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Comedy - "Liberals...' [shakes fist]

Some sharp satire in the Simpsons? Well good, but it's been a long time coming...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Media - Jez Paxman on Jonny Stewart

Who dares tell Jon Stewart that the Queen Mum died in 2002?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Music - Neil Deserves Your Respect

You haters got it all wrong. I've been listening to 'Victory For The Comic Muse" with fresh ears, and it's really good. If it'd been made in 1999 you'd've all been loving 'To Die A Virgin' [competition winning video below] and 'Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World'.

I might be ready to forgive him now for this whole ugly episode:

Computery Stuff - You Stanford boffins...

are alright.

My company staged a mini-technical conference last week, where lots of people gave interesting talks, including a Stanford robotics professor from the team that won the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2o04. In case you haven't heard of it, it was a competition to build a completely autonomous car robot that would drive through 160 miles of desert, without crashing or anything (much harder than it sounds).

The guy's talk was awesome (they're now building a robot car that will drive around a city, trying not to crash/kill/maim anyone), and he mentioned an hour-long PBS documentary on the race which I watched and enjoyed, so if your name is Ricky you would probably be likewise interested (and even if it isn't, I still recommend it).

Science-tology - I'll see your tantrum...

and raise you one of my own (here and here).

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Fashion - Whiter than White

Anyone know how these far-right Russian sentiments got innocently spread around England's college towns? Benilov, I'm looking at you...

Friday, May 04, 2007

Comedy - Baked Fuzz

The Hot Fuzz boys, caned out of their mentals, decide that Nick's cake would be wasted in their bellies:

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Hodgman - First strike in the Hobo Uprising?

They're attacking what we hold most dear - our Internets!

Friday, April 27, 2007

TV - Brass Eye archive

... can be found here (courtesy of John Hodgman).

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virtua - Literally Too Good To Be True

From what I can gather, a wonderful man made this on his PC...
Please notice, among other fighters:
- Count Duckula
- Winnie t. Pooh
- Fred Flintstone
- Fat Albert
- Mr. Incredible
- Leela

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Movies - Early Quentin

The excellence of Death Proof inspired me to browse some 'Tino online, and I found his first ever student film. Early stages of QT-style dialogue, soundtrack choices and fight choreography are all there. File under "interesting".

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Movies - Grindhouse

Their mistake was underestimating the stupidity of the audience:

Grindhouse is to be broken into two films following its disastrous showing at the US box office last weekend. The Robert Rodriguez-Quentin Tarantino collaboration will now be released overseas as two separate features. There are also plans to re-release the production as two films in the US.


Moreover, there have been reports that many film-goers have been confused by the movie's structure - mistakenly assuming that there was only one film on offer and leaving the cinema en-masse after the Rodriguez section.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Science & Religion - Dawkins Interviews (Liberal) Bishop of Oxford

All-too-rare respectful interview from Dawkins. Both sides emerge looking good.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Sound and Vision - Green Screen

Heavy rotation of the Decemberists' single "O Valencia" on LA's Indie 103.1FM reminded me of the Colbert-angering Green-Screen Video Challenge they set up.

I trawled through a few entries to the contest, and it was really interesting to see the difference between the undoubtedly very very good unsuccesful entries... [another example here:

...and the eventual takes-it-a-step-further winner.

A reminder that in the creative industry you can be very good technically, but unless you got that zinger of a creative idea, you'll be forgotten about.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Music - The Influence of "Myriad," Is Felt

Think what we could do if we had both this back catalogue and Troobs and Jim onstage...

TV - The Sopranos


Monday, March 12, 2007

Satire - N-word Guys

Future UFC champion Luke pointed me to the premiere of Season 11 of South Park, which is quite the most intelligent treatment I've seen of the Michael Richards controversy, especially in light of the eventual legal ramifications. You should look at it.

[NB - Jake - can you remind me how to reconfigure mplayer so I can make captures? This post needs one.]

Friday, March 02, 2007

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Fun - 826CHI

That Dave Eggers's alright...

The Mules - XFM Session MP3s (with regrettable beeps)

Hello there. I ripped these off the John F. Kennedy XFM show (25th Feb 07 edition) through the internet.

I was, I realise now, chit-chatting on my instant messenger however, so the tracks are peppered with 'ping' noises. Still very listenable, but purists beware.


We're Good People

Monday, February 26, 2007

Films - The Oscars 2007

What do we think?

I like that Gore is now a double-Oscar winner...

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Games - Sam & Max are bax

Those of us who have disposable time (or those who don't, but are poorly disciplined and wish to procrastinate) will benefit from the resurrection of the Sam & Max franchise by Lucasarts. In full 3D, no less.

Still as sassy as ever, and now in bite size episodes. "The first gaming sitcom" say the press, and who am I to argue?

I shan't put a link, but I trust that discerning Mew-tards will know where to download a copy. Ep. 1 is called 'Culture Shock'.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

World news

Nappies, wigs and astronauts... it can only mean one thing,

Happy 500th post, Mew!
We did it, baby!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Games - Winter Fun

Check out www.linerider.org - it may fulfil up to 50% of your daily "fun" quota

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Fatty News - The fingers you have used to dial are too fat.

Hmph...I'll work harder than ever before and show the world that overweight people are not undisciplined, lazy and irresponsible.
-- Homer in 3F05, "King-Sized Homer"