Tag Archives: comedy

Saturday Pot Luck: Family Guy and teddy bears collide, hilarity ensues

The latest upcoming film that has peaked my interest is Ted, a Seth MacFarlane production that finds Mark Wahlberg dealing with his bad mouthed teddy bear friend, who came to life many years previously. From what I can tell, Marky Mark has to choose between growing up and starting a new life with Mila Kunis or staying young with his furry stoner friend – not exactly groundbreaking stuff. But hey I might be wrong, and the trailer made me laugh so I’ll be heading to my local cineplex when it comes out.

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Monday Pick Me Up: Jimmy Fallon wiggle wiggles with Bruce Springsteen

In a reprisal of their memorable Whip My Hair performance, Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon teamed up once again on the latter’s late night talk show to perform their rendition of LMFAO’s Sexy And I Know It. There really are no words to describe the wiggle wiggle-ing that takes place, you’ll just have to watch it for yourself.

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Saturday Pot Luck: Anti-Twilight hilarity of the week

I am a rather avid user of StumbleUpon, and it’s pretty much guaranteed that a lengthy stumbling session will result in some form of webpage that mercilessly lampoons the polarising mound of  dung that is Twilight. This time it was an article on http://www.io9.com which posed the question: what would the Twilight stories have been like under the pen of another writer, rather than that of the godawful waste of ink that is Stephanie Meyer. Can you tell that I’m not her biggest fan? Call me crazy, but wrapping up Mormon beliefs into every teen girl’s fantasy and then throwing in a demon baby and lots of blood isn’t exactly what I would call literature. And I am completely lost for words on the merit of a teenage boy falling in love with a newborn as a romantic plot device.

Anyway, enough Twiglit bashing, back to the article. My personal favourite is that of Haruki Murakami (devised by a commenter called Benk):

Bella has sex with Edward, who is half a ghost. Jacob is a talking cat. Most of the prose is given over to descriptions of Bella making pasta.

Enjoy.

http://io9.com/5872490/if-famous-writers-had-written-twilight

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Monday Pick Me Up: Two pints of heavy for the Scotsmen in Rome

I’ve been a bit nostalgic, comedy-wise, on YouTube recently, and have been looking up all of the sketches that I haven’t heard for a while. From Monty Python to George Carlin, I’ve been chuckling away to all of my comedy heroes. It doesn’t get much better than an irate John Cleese, but it is one sketch that had forgotten existed, from the marvelous Billy Connolly, that I just had to share. The two Scotsmen in Rome has been etched in my mind for years, I couldn’t remember every detail but I knew that I howled with laughter whenever I listen to it. I also happened upon the Jobbie Weecha, two words: comic. gold.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKMQKgSnGy8%5D [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmpRQLaxF60%5D
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Saturday Pot Luck: Miriam Margolyes should be on TV every day

Today has been a lazy sort of Saturday, and in the absence of any decent weekend television I have had quite a lengthy YouTube session almost entirely made up of clips from The Graham Norton Show. I remember watching him in the V and So days, turning the volume right down and straining to hear both the TV and for any sign that i was about to be caught up way past my bedtime. I have always loved his quick and slightly cruel humour, but it has been through him that I have been introduced to the comic enigma – Miriam Margolyes. She is so refreshingly without a filter, her comic timing and frequent risque topics of conversation have left me utterly helpless with laughter. So I am requiring anyone who reads this post to watch the three videos below, so that more people may know of her brilliance. This way, we might be able to get her back on GNS a few more times, so that we may hear a few more of her salacious anecdotes.

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Fame On A Friday: Movie Trailer Bonanza!

This week has been a tad quite in the world of fame, but I have been watching a lot of trailers for highly anticipated films coming up in the next few years. Quite fittingly, the three below mirror my life quite nicely – Men in Black was a childhood favourite, American Pie was influential to my generation during my teenage years, and Despicable Me has become a recent favourite among my friends and I, oft quoted and giggled at. Needless to say I’m quite excited about my future cinema prospects.

Enjoy.

 

 

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Monday Pick Me Up: Corpsing IS Comedy

This week I’ve become a bit obsessed with the most recent episode of SNL, in which alum Maya Rudolph returns to her former stomping ground, along with a few surprise guests. Justin Timberlake and Amy Poehler both popped up for stellar cameos in skits poking fun at Beyonce’s new baby, as well reviving the old favourite, Bronx Beats. My personal favourite was the Super Showcase sketch, in which pretty much everyone involved was corpsing at Shonda and Vonda (Rudolph and Kristen Wiig) as they took a contestant through the various surprises that they could’ve won. I think that the best sketches are the ones that are so funny that even the performers can’t help but laugh, and you become a part of a group of friends who are, let’s face it, pissing around on stage and doing silly voices. Haven’t we all done something similar? Anyway, it’s not available on Youtube and my HTML skills are not quite up to scratch yet so you’ll have to click on the link below, enjoy.

SNL-Super Showcase

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