The Uncanny Valley
Posted on June 15th, 2011 at 12:17 am by Steve

Oscilloscope Laboratories? Nitrous canisters? Liquid LSD in a breath mint bottle?

Why does this new Beastie Boys short film seem strangely familiar…?

“Glenn Beck has Nazi Tourette’s”
Posted on May 14th, 2010 at 12:11 am by Steve

Lewis Black on the Daily Show absolutely nails it!

“Two Snaps Up, And Your Backfield In Motion!”
Posted on February 9th, 2010 at 1:04 pm by Steve

In the aftermath of the Super Bowl, it’s time to revisit this “Men on Football” sketch from 1992’s In Living Color:

“The books has been read, and the library is closed!”

(h/t: Joe. My. God.)

Mom Always Said, “Don’t Play Soul in the House!”
Posted on September 30th, 2009 at 3:20 pm by Steve

Jamie Foxx… singing the theme song to The Brady Bunch. In a variety of soulful styles.


Posted on August 24th, 2009 at 10:58 pm by Steve

What’s this?

A woman at Congressman Barney Frank’s Town Hall forum on health care reform referred to President Obama’s “Nazi plan” and asked Frank why he supported this “Nazi plan.” In his response, he snapped, “Trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table.”

See it below on Larry King Live:

P. K. Winsome
Posted on August 22nd, 2009 at 1:25 am by Steve

Who but Tim Meadows could conclude a routine by saying of Adolf Hitler, “See? It turns out he wasn’t such a bad guy after all!”? (Comes around the 7:10 mark in the video below.)

“Good” Hair
Posted on August 11th, 2009 at 10:32 pm by Steve

The invaluable Pam Spaulding (of Pam’s House Blend) is guest-blogging for Glenn Greenwald this week. (For those out of that particular “know,” Pam is an out & proud woman of color who hosts some of the most insightful and respectful discussions of race, gender, and sexuality over at The Blend).

Pam highlights the upcoming comedy/documentary produced by Chris Rock, called Good Hair. Have a look:

The Biggest, Most Dangerous Beef in Hip Hop
Posted on June 26th, 2009 at 11:43 am by Steve

It’s not East Coast / West Coast. It’s not Down South vs. Up Top. No. It’s Earth-walkers vs. Moon-walkers!

Can I just say: I fucking love Talib Kweli?

In case you don’t have time to watch it now, here’s a quick excerpt from the video:

Talib Kweli: “The song ‘Whitey on the Moon,’ Gil Scott Heron – what, you thought he was talkin’ about LBJ or Nixon? Naw, he was talking about Buzz Aldrin!”

[Clip from Gil Scott Heron: “I can’t pay no doctor bills / but whitey’s on the moon”]

Buzz Aldrin: “Gil and I are cool now. I explained to him that, we came in peace for all mankind, and… he backed off.”

Talib Kweli: “People think of hip hop, and they think of beefs: we had east coast / west coast beefs, down south / up top beefs… but, it doesn’t compare to the beef between Earth-walkers and Moon-walkers, which I think is a way more dangerous beef.”

Buzz Aldrin: “I don’t have any beef with the Earth-walkers.

I Love Neil Patrick Harris!
Posted on June 11th, 2009 at 8:07 pm by Steve

I assume you’ve already seen and enjoyed him on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog! Well, he TORE IT UP as the host of the Tony Awards (which I didn’t watch):

So awesome!

I Think I’m Gonna March!
Posted on April 20th, 2009 at 4:36 pm by Steve

Unusual personal post: I’m going to my first marching band rehearsal next Monday night, and I’ll be playing the big bass drum!

That will seriously tick the box on one of my lifelong ambitions.

Up next: pulling the big lever on The Joker’s Wild!

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