Saturday, July 28, 2007

Why I Love Facebook #2

Coincidence? I think not.

Just like the last image, these profile/status change come into my news feed back-to-back and from the same person. Not the same person as last time, but the same person being excited about the future and now in a relationship.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Inbox of Immaturity

This week was about debates, sports, and the Simpsons. Immaturity has taken the its cues from there and in that order.

Starting with politics, this is probably one of the funniest things I've seen in weeks. John Oliver and the rest of The Daily Show correspondents bring us a political trendspotting segment. Also gives a great word of the week, "Youthanize" - as in, "let's see if CNN can take the debate and youthanize it." I am definitely going to start DVRing The Daily Show again:

In case you needed a reminder that it's also educational.

Onto sports, peep the faces of Ping Pong and just in case you haven't seen it (in a while), Balls of Fury.

And while the Michael Vick story is upsetting, this group is pretty funny.

Lastly, create your own Simpsons character like I did a couple posts ago if you'd like or just watching this human recreation of the show's opening.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Why I Love Facebook #1

This will undoubtedly be a series - probably warrants a new blog since I'm assumed and surprised daily, but I won't get ahead of myself.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Good Weekend

Here I am with Homer rocking my Original Penguin gear.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Inbox of Immaturity

As I hit an unsuspecting young lady sitting on the step outside my apt with the door this morning, I knew it would be an immature Friday. Just like the iPhone line up a few weeks ago, Harry Potter had a line wrapped around Broadway from the Barnes and Noble on 17th waiting anxiously for the new book. Meanwhile, VH1's catches us up on the celeb gossip.

Like last week another great but very different mashup: House Of 1,000 Muppets

May I present to you the AMI - St. Louis loves three things, baseball, beer, and b-mustaches. After all, it is "home to the world's largest mustache, the SL Arch." (Thanks Jake)

A pretty awesome music video starring some ex-Nickelodeon stars on Leland's blog

A kind of sad story but appropriate ad placement for Shaq's new reality show.

An regression for Dunkin Donuts SoBe drink. (I drink D&D too. I used to wear corduroy pants.) Check out the new Naomi Campbell spot directed by Zach Braff as well. From Hill Holiday.

Finally, Phillipines Prison Thriller. They do Sister Act as well.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Oxy Oxy Acne Free!

This struck me as kind of odd (and pretty ambitious).

While the new Oxy site overall is spectacular (sorry, Seinfeld repeat on Fox again last night...for "real"), this little piece really seemed strange. I feel like even if Mom's did do this, it may have a negative impact on Oxy - the son's would never want to do what mom says. Then again, mom's the one driving to the dermatologist and to the mall, helping you pick out clothes from Aeropostale. So when it comes to this part of puberty, mom's got your face - she's your style consultant that helps you look nice (while the Axe deodorant makes you irresistable - that's how it works in middle school these days right?). Although because it changes audiences throughout (sometimes talking to mom's, other times to sons) I found the experience a bit disjointed, it usually changes from room to room appropriately and there's a ton of entertaining and interactive content and features. And I found a new tune on the kid's iPod. For IOI (or just guy) purposes, I'd recommend the pool.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Word of the Week: Playa

pronounced pl-eye-yah.

def. Spanish for beach. English for be-ah-ch.
*Not to be confused with playa (pron. play-ah and slang for player).

Sentence. Sorry I'm being such a playa but this has already been a crazy week. Use at your own risk.

Photo: Captain Harris' son.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Inbox of Immaturity

I don't think I can start this day off any other way than with this masterful mash-up, which you've undoubtedly seen. This one transcended lifestages and styles, so eat it up then walk it out.

Yes, you knew it. Here's Fosse UNK. And if you recall this other version I added early this year with Teletubbies

I just stared at this dog for about 3 minutes in complete shock.

Merriam-Webster let in some new words

Warning: Explicit and Offensive Lyrics. Almost didn't put it up, but I'm just reporting the viral stuff. Bomani Armah's animated video, which apparenly was made for and ran on BET, called Read A Book

As Jake said, no sympathy for this guy. Having spent many nights in Adams Morgan, there's a distinct possibility that an honest person may have taken the iPhone in order to embark on a savior's quest, but in his drunken state it quickly became a fool's errand.

Leave with another tight mash-up from Aki - Danger Doom The Mask

P.S. Apparently this YouTube star is the first to be signed to JT's new record label. Wait or forward to the end when she gets a hug from some other lady - that gave me a good laugh. It may have been because it was so unexpected though, in which case I just ruined the surprise. Either way, makes me want to hit up karaoke tonight. Also, Perez Hilton will be on The View today. I don't know why anyone would care, but I thought I'd let you know anyway.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Feels Appropriate

Just squeezing in my post on the 7-Eleven - Simpsons partnership, which has received both articles and posts, on 7-11 at just after 11PM. I hear you saying, "You're crazy man. I like you, but you're crazy."

Seriously though, I wanted to document this collaboration as one of the most interesting and well-executed in my (short) marketing memory. This is truly an idea that must have been fought for and I'm rooting for. And so far it seems to be delivering the goods.

As you can see on Brand Flakes for Breakfast - a new favorite site - hats off to the team behind the Simpsons for continuing to make great decisions in the company they keep.

I'm going to play their old Nintendon game where spray paint solves everything.

Monday, July 09, 2007

What The F Was He In?

If you're like me than somewhere in the middle of Entourage last night you found yourself wondering where you had seen Harvey Weingard (based on/ named very subtly after Hollywood's famed producer and movie studio chairman, Harvey Weinstein) before. Sure you may have asked this same question a year or so ago after seeing him in the Sundance episode, but you probably forgot either way. Plus, you probably forgot to look it up last night or this morning. That's why I'm here.

So how do you know Harvey, the man that fills you with anxiety for 23 minutes (the show's never even close to a half hour) and then haunts your dreams?

Here's my guess: You know Harvey, real life Maury Chaykin from one of two movies (or both). Drum roll please...

Entrapment - He plays Conrad Greene with similar agression and a bit more sloppiness. Can't find a good image or video so here's the trailer where you get to see CZJD play both sides.

OR (And I can't believe I couldn't place this.)

My Cousin Vinny - He's Sam Tipton, a witness to the Sac O' Suds murder of Jimmy Willis. Here is testifying that he doesn't like his grits al dente and no self-respecting southerner would ever use instant grits.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Inbox of Immaturity

Though the last post could be considered silliness to say the least, here's a new set of links to keep you laughing into the weekend.

Top 5 NBA Dance Sessions from Vaz
Mika's not feeling Paris from Noah
Review of TI's new album
Oh, why C-Rod, why? from Jake
Not everyone's getting an iPhone
Top 10 Sport Bird Moments from Jake once again

Waiting for law school, you've got some free time on your hands, huh Jackson?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Flight Of America...Uh!

Is this type of comedy on a 3-year trend cycle? By this I mean the unapologetically silly, uncompromisingly dry, and undoubtedly genius sense of humor captured in and brought to the masses by Napoleon Dynamite.

Here are two examples of Sophisticated Stupidity or SS comedy:

1. FOTC (A clip of Flight Of The Conchords, not from the HBO show - I think funnier.)

2. GW (A clip of George Washington showing us what patriotism really means - created last year but gained momentum this Independence Day.)

SS comedy may also be more subtle and a bit stuffy. It feels insidery and when it gets too mass, its finders move on to deciding what else is funny. Perhaps Larry the Cable Guy + crew was the Napoleon reaction. If these two from New Zealand blow up, can we expect Asia's Jack Black will be here soon. I think I could dedicate some serious time to comparing Tenacious D and FOTC, but have to work. Plus, there's a geographic inside-out, outside-in dynamic to the flow of comedy (dare I say cool comedy) I haven't quite figured out yet with fireworks still blaring in my ears and spotting my sight.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Schiller's Tonight

Schiller's Liquor Bar on Rivington that is. Not to be confused with Schiller Visions. Hopefully no one will be drinking coffee.

Have a fireworks-filled Fourth.

Keeping In Contact

How is it that Ticketmaster can let me know my $60 Beastie Boys tickets have been confirmed as purchased, printed, and sent (all as separate updates), but my moving company can't give me an update on all of my stuff? Thousands of dollars of items somewhere in Minneapolis (or New York) and thousands of dollars being paid to move them and I can't get anyone to call me back to give me an update on the status. When I finally do get in touch they give me an extended timeframe. No, not the cable company sometime between 9am and 2pm on Wednesday timeframe; the sometime between June 28th and July 4th timeframe. Problem is, they didn't even make that. "It's a busy week, so the best we can do is deliver it Friday (July 6th)." So I've been paying rent on an empty place since July 1st, now have to take a day off in my first month of working, and still don't have my tennis racquets, wine glasses, or Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind DVD (nor my DVD player). Thanks Liberty, Mohawk, United Van Lines and all the other companies you've swallowed up to make this move a more difficult, costly, and a generally unpleasant experience.

P.S. Please call me back if know an hourly timeframe for Friday.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Word of the Week: Sexy-Ugly

Every so often you get a peek into vocabulary of your female counterparts, The Gen wYmen. Granted I'm very late to this and it's probably not the insider info you were hoping for, but I feel it's my job to keep other Gen GuYs in the know. Thus, I present, "sexy-ugly."

Sexy-Ugly (adj.)
Someone who is not conventionally good-looking (or any kind of good-looking in some cases), but possesses an appealing personality, style, or talent, and is thus considered sexually attractive by many.

This term was first dropped like it was hot in the movie Kissing Jessica Stein. Mick Jagger is her example. The flick chicks have a vote going with Edward Norton beating out Adrian Brody for the top spot.

Our equivalent may be a SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker) - if you don't know that acronym, I can't help you. But overall I don't think sexy-ugly translates that well in our male vocabs. (No, not because we can't grunt it.) Perhaps sexy-bitchy is more real. OMG, SMG is SB - Oh my god, Sarah Michelle Gellar is sexy bitchy. You'd say that - right Jay? Maybe we can all agree on sexy-rich - Oprah and Bill Gates?

So you may never hear it but if nothing else, dropping a Kissing Jessica Stein reference on your latest fling will offset the carpenter jeans you rocked on the last date. Good luck out there.