Category Archives: Hollywood

Who is the man…?

From Metafilter, the video that no one should miss.  Ever.  Not ever.

I present to you now the theme song from the TV show “Shaft” (sort of), brought to you proudly by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:

Somewhere, Isaac Hayes is pausing to furrow his brow and scratch his bald head, wondering what’s that annoying twanging sound following him around all over Funk Heaven.

SNL cribs the Treacher blog

OK, this video is entirely too funny…for the first time in I-dunno-how-long, I actually kind of regret missing Saturday Night Live.

And, as Instapundit points out, Jim Treacher came up with part of the sketch ahead of NBC.

R.I.P Paul Newman, 1925 – 2008

Paul Newman is gone.

Wonderful epitaph from John Nolte at PajamasMedia: “It‘s the rare circumstance where we mourn the loss of the man more than the star.” The countless beneficiaries of the Newman’s Own Foundation, past and to come, will doubtless agree.

You a world-shaker, that’s what you are.

This just in, from New York City…

David Blaine is a no-talent tool.

During my lunch break today, I decided to walk up to Wollman Rink in Manhattan’s Central Park to check out David Blaine’s latest stunt. I have better things to do with my time, to be sure, but I’ve always been curious about David Blaine: Not in that “Oh, he’s so amazing” way, but in that “What is this guy’s deal?” way. Apparently, I’m not the only cynic around. I overheard a few middle-aged ladies walking ahead of me, saying, “He’s just doing a stupid stunt; he’s not a magician.”

Oh, this just p***es me off.  The guy even gets down from the wire to take regular water breaks fercryinoutloud.  Leave him up there for the full (and advertised) sixty hours, and then I might say it rises to “stunt” level.  Reminds me of the Steven Wright joke about seeing a 7-11 clerk locking the doors to the store:  “I went up to him and said, ‘Hey, what are you doing?  The sign says Open 24 Hours.’ And he looked at me and said, ‘Not in a row…!'”