Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Under new management

Wow, its been a year since I posted here. Since then I moved cities three times, got a job and bought a house. Big plans to do something with this space soon. In the meantime check out the new site I'm starting with some friends.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Comedian of the Week - Old Spice

The people at Old Spice are amazing. Even before Axe bodyspray (ugh) they were seen as the old man smell that old men put on to hide their, well, old man smell. This all changed with a series of hilarious comercials of a man promising ridiculous things (like swandives into a hot tub and a motorcycle - you know the ad). This week, the actor from the commericals started an amazing online campaign where he made video responses to commentors on his YouTube, Twitter and Facebook page. Genius marketing which paid back in spades considering the buzz about it all week with big names like Alyssa Milano, Perez Hilton, Ellen DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Christina Applegate and Cliff Bleszinski joining in the fun. Even politcal pundit George Stepanopoulos gets a vid! Good times. Best of all, it ended this week, ensuring that this flash in the pan internet meme didn't outlast its welcome. Well done Old Spice.

Monday, June 21, 2010

And the bass start rumbling....

I've started a new podcast site. I know that redesigning won't cure my laziness, but hopefully it will give me a good kick in the right direction.

When the Drums Kick In

To show my newfound dedication to the site, I've posted a new podcast on Hawaiian musician Izrael Kamakawiwo'ole with my mother as a guest host. Check it out!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Comedian of the Week - BPGlobalPR

BPGlobalPR, the exceedingly popular fake BP Twitter feed, does several things at once. First and foremost it makes you laugh. And it does that job very well. By making lemons into lemonade (or in this case horrible environmental disaster into chuckles) it also serves as a constant critique and reminder of the crass arrogance of big corporations. So much, in fact, that BP has openly tried to distance itself from the feed, forcing them to re-write their bio to reflect that they were fake.

Some gems include:

We are not killing animals in the gulf, we are creating fossils in the gulf. Have a little perspective.

This seems like an awful lot of fuss over something that's not a celebrity sex scandal.

Sending some lawyers down to the Earth's crust to deliver a Cease and Desist. That oughtta do it.

I've gotta say, at night the gulf really doesn't look that bad.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Comedian of the Week - Black 20

Black 20 is one of a bajillion studios nowadays that are trying to make it on the internet by making comedy shorts and viral videos. Since I spend my waking hours on the internet, I've stumbled across them several times. While my favorite of their videos is the Citizens of Grand Theft Auto series that they did for IGN, this video seemed fitting considering its the long weekend. Happy Easter everyone.

EDIT: They've also done a great editing job on this Jackie Chan video here. If only this actually happened in the stupid new Karate Kid remake.

Friday, March 19, 2010

2001 is stoked!

"Billboard is reporting on a new initiative by Univeral Music Group to cut CD prices across their entire lineup. Starting in the next quarter and for the rest of 2010, the company will test lower CD prices. Single CDs will have the suggested list prices of $10, $9, $8, $7 and $6. The label plans to release deluxe editions at a higher price point. With Universal the largest music company right now, the move is likely to push prices downwards at the other majors as well."

This isn't an initiative, its an antique clearance sale for coasters.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Why I love Canadian politics

Went to question period yesterday. The things you learn that aren't on CPAC. Justin Trudeau is a fratboy shitdisturber, Stephen Harper literally cleans his fingernails while the Bloc ask him questions (no joke!), and the second anyone mentions supporting the troops or police officers everyone regardless of party stands and cheers. The Tories played that card three times. Good to see our politicians hard at work.