November 2009

Singer/songwriter Jon Allen‘s video for “Dead Man’s Suit” includes some headless dude hanging around a cemetery. That seems, to me, at least two reasons for you to watch.

Jon Allen – Dead Man’s Suit

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Bibleman

by alphamonkey on November 30, 2009 · 0 comments

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Sometimes late night channel surfing can lead to something, well, like this… Bibleman is an Evangelical super-hero (I swear I’m not making this up) played by Charles in Charge‘s Willie Aames (Buddy FREAKING Lembeck!), who also wrote and directed episodes of the series. Although Aames gave up the role to other actors, we can, thankfully, still hold him responsible for Bibleman’s existence.

As far as I can tell Bibleman was a Born Again Christian (he found a bible in the rain, or something) and a cross between a religious scientist and super-hero (with his own super computer in his Bibleman cave – no, really, I’m not making this up) whose mission it was to help children find Jesus and defeat the evil of baddies such as Shadow of Doubt, Luxor Spawndroth, and Dr. Decepto, with the word of God (and a lightsaber!).

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My relationship with Family Guy isn’t exactly love/hate (it’s more like kinda enjoy/want to kill Seth McFarlane) but I did like the Star Wars parody “Blue Harvest.” Check out the trailer for the follow-up which is set to hit the idiot box on December 22nd.

Family Guy – Something Something Something Darkside trailer

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Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving (and made sure to save me some turkey and pumpkin pie). Since it’s that time of year, here’s an interesting timelapse look at one family’s Turkey Day. Kinda cool, but I must admit it was really the song used in the video that made me smile.

Thanksgiving Timelapse

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Happy Turkey Day

by alphamonkey on November 26, 2009 · 1 comment

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If Batman can relax and enjoy Thanksgiving I’m sure you can, too.

jsa thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving folks!

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As I’m a sucker for split-screen music videos with catchy tunes, here’s the Norwegian band the Dreampilots with “Comedown” (from the album of the same name).

Dreampilots – “Comedown”

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fantastic mr fox capI’m far from director Wes Anderson’s biggest fan. Although I enjoyed The Royal Tenenbaums (and to a lesser extent The Darjeeling Limited), in my opinion, most of his work seems to value style over, and sometimes at the cost of, substance.

Anderson’s latest Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book about a fox fighting his own nature to steal from the wealthy farmers Boggis (Robin Hurlstone), Bunce (Hugo Guinness) and Bean (Michael Gambon), and provide his family with what he feels they deserve.

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The Road

by Cap'n Carrot on November 25, 2009 · 0 comments

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the road capLike most post-apocalyptic tales, The Road isn’t exactly sunny. Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, the story follows a father (Viggo Mortensen) and a son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) as they journey across a decimated world in search of food, shelter, and safety from bands of roving cannibals.

Okay, so it’s not a date movie.

This is really a two-character story. Other than the cannibals and occasional straggler the pair encounter, the only other person given screentime is Charlize Theron as Mortensen’s wife (though she is only shown in flashbacks).

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Ninja Assassin

by Cap'n Carrot on November 25, 2009 · 0 comments

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ninja assassin capAt a time when Hollywood seems dead set on giving movies bloodless one and two-word titles that don’t give you a clue as to what the movie is about comes a film called Ninja Assassin. It’s about ninjas who kill people. Finally, a little truth in advertising.

For more than 1,000 years, nine ninja clans have been stealing orphan children under the age of 10 and training them in the art of assassination. For centuries, these clans have sold their services to wealthy individuals, companies, and governments for the cost of 100 lbs. of gold.

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republican mathA recent FOX NEWS poll asked Republicans who they would support in the 2012 Presidential Election. Out of the possible 100% here’s the breakdown of the results:

70% – Sarah Palin
63% – Mike Huckabee
60% – Mitt Romney

Watch the video here.

*I have to admit this does help illustrate how Republicans can dismiss a 70% approval for a Public Option as nothing more than a “fringe view.”

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