Super group alert! Even with the launch of that new show that airs before Lopez Tonight, the team over at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon are stealing some thunder once again as the week's definitive musical performance took place last night, and it wasn't on TBS. You knew you were in for something special once you saw Jeff Goldblum's goofy face sitting at a piano, and then the awesome starts to flow for serious as the artist formerly known as The Fly starts playing the familiar opening of Biz Markie's legendary "Just A Friend". Next thing you know he's doing his best Shatner spoken word vocals, when all of the sudden Biz Markie and The Roots join the party. As if it was any question good times ensue. [via consequence of sound]
When we first saw the abomination that is the new Mebron James advertising campaign we were so excited that we had to start a Douches In Advertising section. What that may have lacked in execution and hilarity certainly was compensated by a large heaping with heart. Thankfully some people much funnier than I went on ahead and did their own little parody of the commercial on a little show known as South Park. In the second of a three part super hero episode, Captain Hindsight is forced to question his actions and image, much like the Queen does in her new ad, although this one has a lot more honesty involved. The final episode of the Coon & Friends saga "Coon Vs. Coon & Friends" airs tonight at 10pm EST on Comedy Central.
Sorry for the lack of updates lately but we've been a bit of a travelling circus around these parts. Thankfully said circus has come to an end for the forseeable future. To celebrate the occasion how about William Shatner doing his spoken word thing while covering Cee-Lo's monster hit "F*ck You". It makes sense that Shatner wouldn't rehearse something like this to give it some added zaniness but I figured at the very least he would have given the song a listen. It seems that is not the case, and I really love the Shatner for it. If only we could pretend that horrible sitcom of his had already been cancelled.
Also Lopez Tonight! Woo hoo! Someone get that man some cough syrup.
A while back we told you former child genius Donnie Smith, sometimes referred to as William H. Macy, was set to star as a drunk in a new series for Showtime with Emmy Rossum. As proof that wasn't just something we made up drunk on Bartles & Jaymes, today we have the first official trailer for Shameless. The premise certainly sets up some exciting possibilities that have no doubt been explored on the British series of the same name, but either way it looks like another good addition to the Showtime family, albeit without illegal drugs or serial killers. Shameless will premiere Sunday January 9th at 10pm, right after your drinking muscles have been exercised over the holidays. [via warming glow]
Talk about a pick me up. This is a segment from an Australian game show called Spicks and Specks that just so happens to both not seem as racist as its name would suggest as well as feature quite possibly the greatest organ player in the history of the universe. Ladies and gentleman that have never seen this particular Australian ripoff of Name That Tune, may I present to you Barry Morgan, organ extraordinaire/salesman.
See Barry here doesn't just play the tunes, he lives them, in 30 second snippets, joyously dazzling the audience while his fingers and feet effortlessly dance across his instrument. Then there's that smile, well truthfully that mustache combined with the smile, but the smile none-the-less. The absolute no doubt about it best part of all of this is that Barry wants to "Organ-ize your world" by selling you an organ at his World of Organs.
It's no secret of our love here at SHA for all things Marco Benevento, but we may have just found ourselves a new favorite organ player. [via warming glow]
Mark your calendar's for October 30th as that day will mark two hugely successful, highly competitive rallies on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Fortunately you don't have to hold a specific belief this time as you will have options thanks to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report.
If you are one of those people that are fed up with all the name-calling and general nonsense so prevalent in the media these days, you can join Team Stewart in his Rally To Restore Sanity. Of course that's not all emcompassing, so in an effort to bring an even larger group together bitter rival Colbert will lead his March To Keep Fear Alive on the same day. Hooray America!
Check out the awesome announcement videos below complete with their leader's official statements.
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?
Because we're looking for those people. We're looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn't be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it's appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.
Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we'd like you to join us in Washington, DC on October 30 -- a date of no significance whatsoever -- at the Daily Show's "Rally to Restore Sanity." Ours is a rally for the people who've been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) -- not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence... we couldn't. That's sort of the point.
Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we'll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don't. If you'd rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice... Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We'll make it worth your while.
America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear -- that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear -- forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget -- "Reason" is just one letter away from "Treason." Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can't afford to take that chance.
So join The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. on October 30th for the "March to Keep Fear Alive"™ in Washington DC. Pack an overnight bag with five extra sets of underwear -- you're going to need them. Because, to Restore Truthiness we must always... Shh!!! What's that sound?! I think there's someone behind you! Run!
Hopefully you don't have too many plans this weekend as today's instructional lesson is going to be a serious time waster of the awesomest kind. By way of an appearance on Iowa public television way back in 1969, puppeteer extraordinaire Jim Henson is going to teach you how to make your very own puppets, which, considering who your teacher is, I'm pretty sure you can call Muppets. It's pretty fascinating how dominant Henson's incredible imagination is throughout the video, I'm sure he would have had amazing Facebook status updates. Kidding.
Also if anyone makes any of their own Muppets as a result of this video send them in and we'll post them. Maybe even a photoshop contest? Good stuff. [via vulture]
Here's a pretty amazing behind the scenes video for Season 2 of HBO's Eastbound & Down. This season sees washed up rocket armed pitcher Kenny Powers heading down to Mexico where he takes up cockfighting and learns a few things about himself along the way, none more important than his transformation from tit man to ass man. On top of that we learn that new female lead Ana De La Reguera will not only be responsible for the aformentioned conversion, but will also play a character who sings Bob Seger songs in Spanish. Um, yes please. Season Dos: Deep Inside Mexico premieres September 26th.
Little known fact that in medieval times certain devices were made with a "dummy detonator", the idea being that if you are really dumb and try and use one of the aforementioned devices it will result in a backfire and destroy you. Sadly this clip from the new season of The Amazing Race has replaced cannonballs with watermelons, a decidedly non-lethal change. Suffice to say this lady failed the dummy test, but we're all better people for it as it's not everyday you get to see a watermelon smash into someone's face at high speed. The seventeenth season of The Amazing Race premieres September 26th. [via warming glow]
Fresh off his third consecutive Emmy win for his work as chemistry teacher turned meth cook Walter White on AMC's amazing Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston will be taking his talents to 30 Rock. Thankfully this doesn't mean he will be a guest star on the vastly overrated sitcom of the same name, instead the veteran actor will be serving as host of Saturday Night Live on October 2nd. The 36th season of the legendary show will premiere on September 25th with a few changes as longtime cast member Will Forte will be leaving the show while three new members, Paul Brittain, Vanessa Bayer and Taran Killam, will be taking part in skits that run on a few minutes too long. No host is set for the season premiere, but another recent Emmy winner, Glee's Jane Lynch, will follow Cranston and host the October 9th episode. [via la times]