Wednesday, April 02, 2008

How I Know I've Arrived

Yesterday I got a press release from Troma Entertainment (the film company that gave the world such B-movie classics as The Toxic Avenger and Surf Nazis Must Die) about their new film, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. I let them know that I wouldn't be able to make the press screenings (since they are during the middle of the work day), but would love to get a screener. And this afternoon (that's 1 day later, folks) I get this envelope from Troma containing a a letter addressed "Dear Important Media Person" and a DVD featuring sing alongs for the songs from Poultrygeist (cleverly titled "Kara-Yolk-E"). Awesome. Except when I tried to share my excitement with my coworkers, I never got past the initial, "You guys know Troma, right?" Fortunately, my pal Ricky from 23/6 stopped by and was not only familiar with Troma, but interned there years ago. He told me about how they only send things out to the brightest and most worthy media members, and that by receiving this package it pretty much meant I was the shit. Actually, what he said was more along the lines of "Troma? I used to work for them. Those guys are dicks." Whatever.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I Could Beat Up 25 Five Year Olds


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weekly Video Roundup

My favorite video of the week:

Looks like one commenter didn't find my editing too funny:

"I watched this clip this morning on MSNBC internet. She did not say cat balls - she also went on to read the cursive word baby. Even if she did say cat balls, at less than 2 the words this video showed her reading were amazing. Why must we always take something and try to make it less or more than it is? Shame on the person who made this clip and cherry picked what they wanted and left the rest out. The baby clearly went on to say throw the ball."
Shame on me. And shame on the rest of my picks for this week's must see videos:
Must See Videos: Illiterate Baby, Brainless Beauties, Squabbling Reporters, and More!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Need Your Knives Sharpened?

During a stroll through Brooklyn's beautiful Fort Greene neighborhood, Katie and I encountered this vintage truck. It cruises the streets, ringing a loud bell along the way, alerting anyone in the area to bring out their knives and scissors. The drivers then sharpen the cutlery in the back of the truck. Perfect for that Patrick Bateman type who doesn't have the time to make the trip to wherever you actually get knives sharpened. And according to a sign on the back, it is Kosher-friendly.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Found in SoHo

Every phone number tab is ripped off. Is there really that much demand for learning to juggle in SoHo?

Sunday, March 09, 2008

This Week

In Random Videos.

Must See Video: Mean Queen, G-String Love, Tyra Sniffs Pits, and More!

I had fun using my primitive editing skills to make The Queen look like an evil dictator. Hope you enjoy. Also, the face that the old lady in that video makes after settling down from the gunshots (not the scared face, but the face she makes when the camera cuts back to her) is probably the funniest real facial expression* I've ever seen on television. It's all in that right eyebrow.
*Funniest fake facial expressions on television goes to Tim and Eric, of course.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Most British Sounding Name

I would like to nominate this bloke from the Queen's Royal Court:

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