Buffalo Bill Won’t You Come Out Tonight

I happened upon this video while dicking around last night. I was originally looking at a Lego-animated song from Silence! The Musical, and I went on a Buffalo Bill Google-Spirit Quest after that.  I didn’t think much of the song until I realized I was singing it in my head while showering this morning. It is wonderfully catchy. MANGINA ALERT!

My apologies if this was everywhere a few years ago and I just missed it. Here’s Greenskeepers’ website. It redirects right to their MySpace page, so click only if you are from 2006.

Movie Madness is Movie Sadness

Unfortunately, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood can’t be released every year, so I’m not that interested in the outcome of this year’s Oscar’s. But that’s not stopping me from flippantly critiquing the nominees.

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Yawn! Once again, the salty sea captain stole the show. This was first proven by the cinematic masterpiece, Cabin Boy.

Frost/Nixon – It was entertaining while I was watching it. I haven’t thought about it since.

Milk – Biopics should be their own, lesser category.

The Reader – Didn’t see it, and I’m guessing neither did you.

Slumdog Millionaire – This is my pick. I’ll never watch it again, but it was a fun poopy ride.

The two things we will learn from the 2009 Oscars is that Wall-E was robbed and Heath Ledger is still dead.

Lastly, Synecdoche, NY should’ve gotten a screenplay nod.

This Summer, Prepare to Get Fancy

The Adventures of Captain Dandy and Kid Fop

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I like many summer blockbusters. But it sucks that all the good, thought-provoking movies come out in a two-week span in December. Spread that shit out Hollywood! There Will Be Blood totally could’ve been last year’s Iron Man.

Speaking of elitists, the “Barack Obama is an elitist!” trope still makes the rounds, despite the fact that he has finally become the presumptive nominee. I don’t know why I’m trying to shoehorn political commentary into a cartoon that mocks silly summer blockbusters, but I suppose there is a connection. A very thin one.

There’s all this complaining about elitists, but they’re not much of a threat. So what if elitists think you’re a crushing bore? It’s a free country. Not everyone has to think your bowling skills and Big Mouth Billy Bass are particularly interesting. I’m not an elitist apologist though. David Brooks is a prominent elitist and I think he’s a thin-lipped piece of shit.

I’ve been saying this for years, but once more with gusto: Dandies and Fops will become the new hipster meme. Robots and Zombies have been in Squaresville for years now and that steampunk shit has got to be winding down by now.

Next Week: A Tourist’s Guide to Touristing

Oh Poor Coogs

I watched a certain summer blockbuster yesterday and saw a rather troubling trailer. It appears to have a solid premise, but Hamlet 2 has at least one major problem: Steve Coogan’s distractingly inaccurate American accent.

It’s the sort of nasally, stilted voice hacky black comedians use when describing how us honkeys talk. Maybe it’s addressed in the movie, I don’t know. I love Alan Partridge and Tommy Saxondale, but since he’s virtually unkown in these here parts, some lame exec probably insisted on his character being American. Perhaps the half-assed accent is Coogan’s “Fuck you!” to that exec.

Also, 100,000 or so people died in a country that has never produced an entertaining comedy product.