Monthly Archives: November 2006

This short is hilarious, mostly because it is my life – and probably the life of any other online editor – in a nutshell.

Who would’ve ever thought blogging was this hectic? There have definitely been times that I’ve ignored the world because I was “blogging.” Fashion trends come and gone, major news broken, celebrities walked by, and I was too busy to notice.

Even more ridiculous is the tone in which this guy says the word “blogging;” he says it like eight times in one minute and I just couldn’t stop laughing. “Um..sorry, I’m blogging.. can’t you do that I’m blogging…Send that to my voicemail. I’m blogging here.” So funny. Also, who in the internet biz actually wears a suit any more? My suggestion: put on some jeans and some Chucks and get a latte, Bud. Because in this web savvy world there is a whole lot of blogging to be done!


Does any one else feel gypped? I can’t believe that I spent 10 years watching the sitcom that Derek and Will highlighted in 90 seconds. In this hilarious short, the characters some how manages to establish all major plot developments and the characters reactions to them.

Nobody’s Watching is a scripted web series conceived by Bill Lawrence, the creator of “Scrubs” and “Spin City.” Originally intended for television, Nobody’s Watching broke the two cameras and a stage sitcom and fleshed out the characters of Derek and Will, two young guys from Ohio who were so over television that they decided to make their own comedy show.

In this episode, Derek and Will play all of the characters in the Friend’s cast. Though all of quirky dramatizations are effective, the Jennifer Aniston bit cracks me up.

Related: Nobody’s Watching the Emmys

There isn’t enough ink to cover this disaster. After Barbra’s purse was stolen last week, the Bush twins became a hot topic in both Argentinean and American headlines.

With reports of lax security and tabloid tales of nude hotel romps, the twins 25th Birthday celebration is turning into a cluster of should-they-stay-or-should they go headlines.

It was reported that after losing her phone and credits cards U.S. embassy officials “strongly suggested” President Bush’s twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara Bush, cut short their trip to Buenos Aires. The American embassy refuted this claim by releasing a statement that “the embassy welcomes the visit and has provided close support and cooperation.”

Regardless of the safety of the twins and the impact that there visit has been making in the lives of media thirty consumers. With splashy photos of their appearance Sunday at a big soccer match and breathless coverage of their dinner out when a fire engulfed a nearby building, it is clear that these Bush girls have Gone Wild. This user-gen mash up claims to show “the real reason the Bush twins were asked to leave Argentina”

Over the past decade, A Christmas Story has become the holiday films that you just can’t help but watch. Airing hundreds of times during the holiday season the film has developed a cult following. With classic lines like “You’ll shot your eye out kid” and “Frag-i-le, must be Italian” seeping into the mainstream, the movie is referenced year round and making it a cultural institution.

A spin on Ralphie’s constant nagging and the film’s classic quote “You’ll shot you eye out kid,” this cell phone commercial ads a modern twist by combining footage from the movie with newly recorded voiceover. This Christmas, Ralphie wants a Motorola phone “with texting, games, and graphics.” The adult response to his Christmas wishes is “You’ll run the bill up.” It’s a good thing Cingular cell phone came to Ralphie’s rescue, otherwise he may start asking for a such hard to find gifts and a PSP or Nintendo Wii.

The first song since 1962 by a British band to hit #1 in America that was not written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, this soulful ballad has been covered by major recording artists for at least four decades. About a brothel in New Orleans, “The House Of The Rising Sun” seems much darker than these men in matching suits appear to represent.

With generations passing since this song was recorded by The Animals, its word have become timeless and its melody is still haunting. The who-sang-it and where-are-they-now was never relevant in my mind. I had formulated my own perception of its origin: desert cowboys passing along stories and the long and torture road, the sun beating down on them as they ride into the horizon. Or maybe a band of men tainted by the inner city street, with dark secrets and tainted smiles.

The power of YouTube has put a face to the voice that haunts me and added a context to the song that defined a generation. I am not sure if this newly discovered knowledge was an informed remedy for my disillusions or an unwanted end to my imagination.

This video is a pre-Borat character named Christoph who is from Albania. This British TV spot is more than eight years old but features the same kooky guy, same suit, same thick enunciated accent that audiences have been crazed about.

This news-style story about Sasha Baron Cohen’s pre- Borat character is a flashback to Ali G “before he was massive.” As hilarious as this behind this vintage behind-the-scenes is, I think it is a statement about the culture of “Infotainment.” Even in this early story about comedies “it” guy, Cohen’s pre-Borat reporter to basically allowed to report on himself.

With the release of the Borat movie, several legit news sources, such as CNN, The New York Times, and Fox News, have let Cohen’s Borat come on for an interview in character. With Cohen sticking to his character for nearly a decade, the real question becomes where does Borat end and Cohen begin?

A parody of 1950 educational and government propaganda videos this short by has been passed from inbox to inbox. Copyrighted in 2003, this PMS how-to has only been online for a week. With a million and a half views on YouTube, this is one of the most commented and linked to video online. And why shouldn’t it be? It is absolutely frightening.

Offering tips in “home etiquette” when dealing with the dreaded PMS (Prehistoric Monster Syndrome), this clever short is a spoof on both vintage propaganda and the horror of the everyday.