Celebrity quote of the week: “”I am going to take my outline to all of the writers and one by one get their ideas and feedback, and by the end of that, it’ll be kick-ass in a way only a ninja can kick ass.”
–Rainn Wilson, speaking of his new NINJA movie, “Bonzai Shadowhands.” You will all go see the movie! Dwight commands it! Reuters
Last time I was at Mezzanineowls.com, you could stream their whole album for free. I don’t know what I think of them yet, other than their name, which is awesome.
At Minty Fresh records (if you click on “stimuli”), you can download a free EP from the French band Prototypes. It rocks, I think … I can’t understand a word of it.
Math & Physics Club videos at skatterbrain. Very amusing — the lead looks like a rockstar version of my stepbrother! Hee hee.
At Jibjab, Weird Al video to “Do I Creep You Out”. I really think this is the most disturbing Weird Al song ever — when he starts singing about pit stains and underwear, I get awfully uncomfortable.
Stereogum announces there will be a New Air album, called “Pocket Symphony.” Wooty.
If you’re a big old nerd, you can go vote at the Plug awards. Although the “Album of the Year” doesn’t actually have any albums that I would consider. And on the electronic album of the year, where’s Karsh Kale? And on Music Website of the year, where’s Daytrotter? On Blog of the Year, where’s TRGAW? And not a mention of the Decemberists at all! People! Get with it!
Newsweek reviews the Zune. I’m a stick with my pink Mini, thank you very much.
Culturebully has a great article on bands that have ’still got licks’.
The Sun reports on the biggest commercial ever. Now we just need a photo of a lawyer that we can see from space, and when the aliens come, they’ll know exactly what we’re about.
At Slate magazine, a great article about ‘Unsolved Mysteries’, which I used to watch religiously back in my younger days.
Slate also has a list of the US’s biggest charitable contributors; those enormous numbers being the biggest argument I can think of against taxing the rich (or any of us, for that matter).
And also also at Slate, a great discussion of hip-hop and sampling, and a corporation making a lot of money off of something they shouldn’t.
Theonering.net reports that Wingnut Films and New Line have broken up!! Who will get custody of their baby, a little guy we like to call “The Hobbit”? This can only end in tears.
At IGN, a list of 007’s top 10 gadgets. I hate James Bond, but his gadgets are nifty.
And at CNN, FOX salvages what’s left of its conscience and pulls OJ’s murder special. Cue the angelic choir.