Archive for January, 2008

26
Jan
08

Video Saturday #6 – Stand Up!

Once again it’s Saturday. Time flies like an arrow, as they say (and fruit flies like a banana). Today the topic of my choice is stand up comedy. I like quite some stand up comedy and would like to share with you. Enjoy and please *do* send me any other suggestions you have in terms of stand up comedy.

Usually I’m not the type of person who dies laughing when she watches something funny, but the first time I saw Ellen DeGeneres’ “Here and Now” routine (“Here and Now” is the title of the DVD), I really couldn’t stop myself. [More Ellen]

This is Kathy Griffin. She always jokes about the fact that she’s not really famous. [More Kathy Griffin]

Wanda Sykes. (Wanda Sykes – “Karma”) She made a really good DVD called “Tongue Untied”. [More Wanda Sykes]

Margaret Cho. Political and sometimes funny. [More Margaret Cho]

Suzanne Westenhoefer. [More Suzanne Westenhoefer]

Janeane Garofalo. Nowadays she mostly talks about politics, but she used to do some pretty funny stand-up stuff. This short clip is from 1992. [More Janeane Garofalo]

Eddie Izzard. I know nothing about him, but I liked his take on religion. [More Eddie Izzard]

Jerry Seinfeld. I don’t think he’s as hilarious as he’s made out to be, but he’s amusing and kind of a “classic”. [More Jerry Seinfeld]

That was fun. I might have to use that topic again sometime. Do comment, and have a great Saturday!

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19
Jan
08

Video Saturday #5 – Stop Motion

It’s Video Saturday again. Today is the day of stop motion. Remember that when you’re stuck in traffic. Enjoy these videos and feel free to comment.

And of course, my own, out of season but breathtakingly fantastic:

14
Jan
08

No Such Thing as the Real World

Do you know this song by John Mayor, “No Such Thing”, which goes like this:

I wanna run through the
halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there’s no such
thing as the real world
Just a lie you’ve got to rise above

Well, turns out he was wrong. Because I know how to get to the real world. You get out at Eschenheimer Tor and take a left. Proof? Here you go:

Real World

(Click for a larger picture.)

12
Jan
08

Video Saturday #4 – Weird Al Yankovic

And it’s already Video Saturday again. Time passes almost too quickly. Especially on the weekend itself.

Today I would like to show you some of the really good parodies “Weird Al” Yankovic has made. Although you might say that he just copies other people’s song, and where’s the talent in that, just listen to his lyrics (he knows what he’s singing about) and listen to how well he actually covers the music itself. Besides, he doesn’t only make parodies. But mostly.

Anyway, without further ado, here we go:

ORIGINAL: Chamillionaire – Riding Dirty

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – White & Nerdy

ORIGINAL: Madonna – Like A Virgin

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Like A Surgeon

ORIGINAL: Puff Daddy – It’s All About The Benjamins (rock remix)

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – It’s All About The Pentiums

ORIGINAL: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Smells Like Nirvana

ORIGINAL: Michael Jackson – Bad

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Fat

ORIGINAL: Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Amish Paradise

That’s enough for now. Here are some more links if you want to look more into the music of “Weird Al”.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Couch Potato (parody of “Lose Yourself” by Eminem)
Weird Al – Polka
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Jurassic Park (Parody of McArthur Park)
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Bedrock Anthem (parody of Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
“Weird Al” Yankovic – The Saga Begins (parody of American Pie by Don Mclean)

06
Jan
08

Video Saturday #3 – Michel Gondry

It’s Sunday again, but let’s pretend it were Saturday since this is VIDEO SATURDAY! Yay! Today I bring you Michel Gondry, who’s a famous director. He made a whole lot of music videos, for Björk and many others, and he also made some feature films, most notably Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, a fantastic movie with Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey. He also made The Science Of Sleep, which bored me to tears.

Here are some of the music videos he directed:

Human Behavior by Björk

Let Forever Be by The Chemical Brothers

Protection by Massive Attack (with Tracey Thorn singing)

Fell In Love With A Girl by The White Stripes

Come Into My World by Kylie Minogue

The Hardest Button to Button by The White Stripes

Enjoy, and leave a comment.

03
Jan
08

Linkage #3: Stencils are neat

Since I keep coming back to this website again and again, I figured I’d share. I don’t normally like Flickr, but this collection of stencils is just amazing. Stencils are cool!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/juststencils/pool/

Leap Into The Void

01
Jan
08

Happy 2008

I’d like to express my feelings with a little stop motion video. Enjoy (and comment)! :)