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[19 Feb 2011|02:34pm]
At some point on the cruise, I mentioned to someone who hadn't heard Andiwork 3 that it contained an instrumental of Andy's song Convey; I probably mentioned hoping to hear a lyrical version of it on some future record, and they replied that it was already on a previous record (I beleive they said Bros Creeggan 2).

I have no idea who it was, but I don't see any reference to it on any BC album. I assume this person was thinking of the wrong song or was simply otherwise mistaken, but please enlighten me if I'm missing something...
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[05 Feb 2010|11:05am]
Dude... monopoly is round...
http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/108764/monopoly-gets-a-makeover-but-will-die-hard-fans-buy-it??mod=family-home
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Conan's Monday and Tuesday Monologues re: NBC [13 Jan 2010|11:21pm]
I suggest you watch at least his monologue for the next few nights. I anticipate a lot of great "NBC sucks" jokes like the following from Monday and Tuesday:

Good evening. I'm Conan O'Brien, the new host of "Last Call with Carson Daly."

This weekend no one was seriously hurt, but a 6.5 earthquake hit California. The earthquake was so powerful that it knocked Jay Leno's show from 10 o'clock to 11:35.

Everybody now wants to know what my plans are. All I can say is that I plan to continue putting on a great show night after night - while stealing as many office supplies as humanly possible.

On the positive side, I have learned a valuable lesson from all this: never sign a contract that ends with the word "NOT."

NBC announced that they expect to lose $200 million on the Winter Olympics next month. Is it just me or is that story hilarious?

A company says it has developed "the world's first sex robot," which costs 9,000 dollars. The sex robot was actually ready 10 years ago but t scientist who invented it wouldn't stop testing it. (not related, but funny)

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Hello, my name is Conan O'Brien, and I may soon be available for children's parties.

Welcome to NBC. Where our new slogan is, "No longer just screwing up prime-time."

When I was a little boy, I remember watching "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and thinking "Someday, I'm going to host that show for 7 months."

NBC says they're planning to have the late night situation worked out before the Winter Olympics start. And trust me, when NBC says something - you can take that to the bank!

The movie reviewer at the Vatican newspaper has called the film "Avatar" simplistic, superficial, bland, sappy and unoriginal. Sounds like someone forgot to get stoned.

And during his bit on his "future options" in entertainment, the funnier entries included:
- Pretend to put my son in a giant foil balloon, then sit back and watch the offers come pouring in!
- Move to FOX and follow their hit "24" with a new show called "24:05."
- Leave television altogether, and work in a classier business with better people, like hard core porn.
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[03 Oct 2008|04:23pm]
I wonder what will happen in about 60 or 70 years when people's grandkids are going to be able to start googling their grandparents and seeing things like forum posts they made when they were teenagers. I feel like that could be traumatising.
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[02 Oct 2008|09:24am]
I just noticed that on the back of at least some One Week singles, it says *Original version of One Week from Stunt. Also featuring IABD and Never Is Enough.

Typically this would suggest that Never Is Enough was planned as the third single, not Call and Answer. That would have been Interesting.
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[04 Sep 2008|01:17am]
A nice piece of comedy followed by one of the funniest videos I've ever seen.



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[02 Sep 2008|06:56pm]
In a world... where that guy who does movie trailers is gone...

One man... one voice... Don Lafontaine, 1940-2008

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Lafontaine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QPMvj_xejg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQRtuxdfQHw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBG7dgamWLw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awlqbcJZd38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVxP33iQ6KM
...etc.


Rumour was that if you emailed him, and he didn't have anything else to do, he would happily record a voicemail or whatever for you, and enjoyed trying to write something original and unique for them. Seemed like a nice guy. It's going to be weird for a while, not hearing him 'trail'. But I suspect there are about half a dozen voice over guys who just got a lot more work coming to them.
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Awesome [31 Aug 2008|11:40am]
One of a bunch of videos of Adam Savage speaking at some sort of Hacker convention; this clip includes clips from his laptop (also an unplanned display of his personal folder, oops - I didn't pirate Dark Knight). Including an awesome high-speed of Adam getting slapped in the face, as well as running on a treadmill while drunk.



Rest of the speech can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_TrncK3NG8 with the next part showing up at the top of the related videos box for each vid. Best way is to click the little plus in the search results and form a quick-play list for all the parts, and they should just play straight through without interference.

Several interesting stories (mainly about stuff they weren't allowed to do, or did but then weren't allowed to air). It sounds like sometimes they are allowed to do things but then once they find out the result they have to OK it again. Sounds tedious.
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[25 Jul 2008|12:37am]
Vote for Cullen now! if you're up... internet voting is up until 5am. So go vote Cullen 10 times or so...

http://www.nbc.com/Last_Comic_Standing/vote/register.shtml

The phone is 1-877-FUNNY-03 for anyone pacific; voting opens at 9:55 PT until midnight. They must have an area code detection, cause they list differing times for different zones. I'm fairly sure its toll free, but the host kept saying "remember these are 877, not 800; maybe just so people wouldn't misdial."

I honestly didn't like his choice of bit tonight. It wasn't very strong. But he's still funny. You can vote 10x each way, and online, it's 10x per email address.
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[16 Jul 2008|09:44am]
I'd like to note that the photo used on guy's blog was donated by me to public domain for use on wikipedia, and as such, anyone can do what they want with it. The only contact I've had with blog guy is to ask him to take my real name off the credit. I did not give any "permission" (I didn't need to, it's public) nor did he ask for any.
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[29 Jul 2007|01:31am]
The absolute best trailer EVER. Bar none.

It's gonna be the most intense, action packed, bone crushing football movie ever right?

LJ won't let me embed - jerks - you may/probably have to copy the link and paste in your media player's "open url"

If you've ever seen the South Park ep with the 180-degree trailers, this is a perfect example

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isAqx7IKQJY <--- south park - watch this after the above trailer - particularly the one at 1:46 of this clip. The record-stopper might as well have been used in the above trailer
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[28 Jul 2007|11:37pm]
PS about the Simpfilm -

If you look at the animation credits, about 80% of the people are named three names... I believe they were Park, Kim and Lee, and possibly one other (Seung?)
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The Simpsons (Movie) [27 Jul 2007|09:19am]
(No spoilers)

We saw the Simpsons movie last night (this morning... midnight). I was fairly impressed by the piece. The comedy was up there with maybe the 3rd season before the became perfectly funny, or maybe the 9th or so, when it started to run down. It wasn't the funniest Simpsons thing ever, but it was funny. It may or may not have helped to have been in a sold out theater.

The movie started out solid, but i think it ended a bit more cliched and less funny than it could have with a bit more thinking. There are a few jokes that are dated (to now) so I'm not sure why they did what they did with the President... (if you've seen commercials, you know). It wasn't really funny, and didn't make sense that they used an existing character model (probably altered slightly).

But the key was the plot, which was fairly well realized. It was an emotional story with real impact, not the crap they have out now for the series. The characters all acted and had dialogue that was consistant with their characterizations circa seasons... 6 ish... And they were performed well. Albert Brooks did a pretty good job in his role, but there were really no other (ok, 1 other) celebrity guest aps. Not even regulars like Lovitz. I thought it was good in a way, that they didn't pander to that "We have to" feeling, however, they did pander a little, as a few character appearances felt tacked on for the fans. And some didn't even appear - like Apu, though they are credited. My only big complaints here though are that there's a point where Marge has a bit of a heartfelt speech to Homer and Julie Cavner sounded oddly unlike Marge for it. As well, voices like Dan Castelaneta's were used for extra characters when they didn't need to be, and they were recognizably his/HS/HA's voices.

The other thing is that it felt like a movie - not like an episode, and the animation was just different enough to be Simpsony, but kinda interesting and new. It felt very old-school though. There were a few line that I can see being "oft-quoted", if people see the film enough to remember them, but a lot of the humour was visual.

All in all, it's the kind of movie that I'd like to go watch with everyone I know cause it's just a fun thing to share. I will definately be downloading it to watch again. The one celebrity who cameo's as himself has a little piece at the end (or during the credits - I forget) that is wonderful. (edit: I forgot - a band also cameo's near the start)

PS: Stay through the credits.
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BLAMish [06 Feb 2007|11:47am]
Mr. von French informs me that HMV is selling BLAMen for 14.99 (same at Futureshop) and Blam 5.1 for 16.99 (extremely cheep).

Pick one up if you want one!
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[10 Jan 2007|02:35am]
I don't know if it's a plus or a minus, but every arab-skinned actor you've ever seen in ANYTHING will, by necessity, wind up on 24, no matter what. In the first 3 episodes so far, we have Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir of Star Trek DS9, and Shaun Majumder, of subpar Canadian comedy. 24 is the star-factory of the arab world.
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[02 Jan 2007|08:00pm]
From 1989-2006, Steve Yzerman earned about 65 million dollars. He is now VP of the Red Wings.

They just retired his number, and they presented him with a free car... What the fuck? Does this guy need them to buy him a car? He's also had over an hour now of tribute to him in this retirement ceremony. This is a little much.
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[07 Mar 2006|01:00am]
If you missed the last Emmys... It's Trumptacular!
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[23 Jan 2006|10:38pm]
I don't understand how the BQ can book 50 seats of 308 (almost 17% of the seats) while only picking up 3% of the popular vote. Aren't the ridings supposed to be set so that they all contain the same population numbers appx.?

That's Stupid.
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[21 Dec 2005|06:46pm]
Ed also corrected (or fucked up?) a couple of lyrics in Beautiful from last tour. These ones make a bit more sense. It actually looks like he swapped the last two lines of his quick rap intentionally between last tour and thus tour.
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[15 Dec 2005|07:10pm]
Deleting some people who I pretty much never communicate with. If you are annoyed at such doing, let me know.

Edit: Deleted... as in, those people are already off the list
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