Perhaps the most tragic casualty of the 2016 Republican Primary hecatomb, has been the ritual sacrifice of Jeb Bush. Once the baby brother and inevitable successor to Idiot-CLown-Commander George Bush, Jeb has been tossed aside in the fervor for the new Donald (Furor). There may come a day when we all regret casting aside this dynastic technocrat for a bombastic scam-artist — but that is another story.
YouTuber Review covers LPers playing their favorite games
LP, or the ‘Let’s Play’ genre has made a full-scale assault on YouTube. Forget Beiber, forget Gaga, forget Grumpy Cat. It’s video gamers recording themselves playing video games that rate the most subscribers and the most views in the billion dollar landscape of digital video. Sitting atop the LP pinnacle, is a slightly affected Sweedish savant, Felix, Kjellberg, otherwise known as PewDiePie. With over 38 million subscribers, he reigns supreme.
A world in which Beyonce demands wall to wall news coverage and Pews gets none, is a skewed world. Enter YouTuber Review. Read More »
While the carnage of Black Friday is behind us, it’s not too late to gather around the warming glow of the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Cooker and give thanks for all the rival Target patrons we’ve drop-kicked, all the piece-of-crap iPhone 5S’s we’ve trashed, and planned obsolescence we’ve fueled. A Happy Cappy day to all.
After a half-hearted attempt at garnering an indictment of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. Ferguson’s law enforcement apparatus ended their facade of due process yesterday. Several days beforehand, Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri, no doubt having gathered that the state’s judicial system had no intention of punishing one of its own. And, so Wilson’s indictment was dropped, as the city prepared for more pressing matters — the inevitable protests, riots and carnage that was to follow. Read More »
Odell Beckham Jr, son of a track star and a football player, broke the internet tonight by making a physics-defying catch in the Giants-Cowboys Sunday Night NFL game. The fine-pointed concentration and preternatural feel it takes to complete the following action is Bruce Lee-like. It’s what legends are made of. And this kid is a rookie.
I like to watch this GIF with the John Williams Pandora channel running in the background for maximum epic-ness.
In much the same spirit as Too Many Cooks, The Human Show takes a warm, fuzzy childhood trope and turns it into a walking nightmare. Congratulations are in order for Sethward Allison, and the other talented LA-area improvisors and clown-folk who assembled this skin-toned abomination.
Casper Kelly is the Salvador Dali of uncomfortably long 80s trope-fests. His masterwork, Too Many Cooks, is a sewn together series of shorts that aired on stoner cartoon haven, Adult Swim. The video’s references are vast, covering the gamut from Family Matters, The Brady Bunch, Married with Children, Step By Step, Law & Order, Battlestar Galactica, Roseanne, The Cosby Show, Thundercats and GI Joe. The video is haunted by a serial killer who, as some reviewers have noted, bears a resemblance to Slavoj Zizek. I will say no more, and simply allow Too Many Cooks to mindworm its way into your brain and lay eggs deep in your subconscious.
Having just returned from the Arclight Cinemadome, having watched Christopher Nolan’s three-hour love letter to Stanley Kubrick on a ghetto-IMAX 70mm screen, I am resisting the urge to tear it apart. After all:
As you may have guessed from the silence around these parts – the emu-themed blog action has wound down to an end. I want to thank everyone who has followed the journey of this video-centric blog since its inception in January of 2009. The podcast won’t be affected by this change – it will still sling your usual doses of radio improvisational discussion-ness every now and again.
For those interested in video-related postings – you can follow me on Twitter, or check out my video favorites on Frequency.
Saving that, I give you Meppers the last video – as I toss this blog off the proverbial cliff. Enjoy, be well, and keep mepping.