Top Secret!‘s Backwards Scene Forwards

03/08/2011

Here’s the original scene as presented in the 1984 Zucker/Abrahams comedy, Top Secret! With obvious and clever staging they made it seem as if the actors were speaking Swedish, when in fact it was simply shot in reverse manner.

(YouTube Link)

Now, thanks to the YouTube editing prowess of user reishiki, we can see how this scene actually looked when filmed. Also, I either never knew or had completely forgotten that the bookstore guy is played by Peter (Grand Moff Tarkin) Cushing.

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Introducing the Official Litter Box Band

08/20/2010

Litterbox is a band that gets this blog’s support, and they will rock your tails off. Allow me to make a formal introduction, via their YouTube description:

Weilding the axe is guitarist Hosserford B. Hayes (Hoss), who, even without opposable thumbs is a shredding legend.
Brother Sox, who was born on April 1st, is no fool when it comes to percussion. Brother, who is a fairly agressive feline, plays as hard as he works and is known to not only to take charge of a drum kit, but cat fights as well.
Ned Kamler, renown for being very vocal whether performing music, or in day to day life, ALWAYS says what comes to mind. Ned has no qualms telling anybody off if it’s deemed necessary (or even unnecessary).
These angry felines are no pussycats!

These are my kind of rockers, and they’re cute, too. Ask them to cover Ted Nugent’s “Cat Scratch Fever” and they’ll just lick their balls in a show of indifference. They are too hard core for such mainstream fodder. I tried to interview the lead singer, but he was too busy gearing up for his next nap to be bothered.

Here they are, in one of many highly polished videos; enjoy, and be sure to pet the Litter Box Band as they perform “Marked Territory.”

(YouTube Link)

Be sure to sniff their entire scat here.


Stallone Interview Goes Wrong

08/09/2010

Check out Sylvester Stallone’s interview for the Expendables. Seriously, this is so cool.

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YouTube: The Movie

08/04/2010

Anyone who has seen the trailer for the upcoming movie, The Social Network (video), which chronicles the rise of Facebook, is sure to see the similarities of that preview in this parody. This is the story of YouTube, written and co-directed by Jeff Loveness.

(Video Link)

The real movie looks amazing, and probably is, since it’s directed by David Fincher. There are few directors with his kind of staying power in Tinseltown.


Trolls Beware

07/16/2010

From the emotional, strange case of Jessi Slaughter, we get this piece of troll-feeder rap. Seriously, folks, don’t let your kids use the Internet unsupervised, and never, ever feed the trolls.

(YouTube Link)

Something new, every day. Meanwhile this sad affair is ruining the name of Jesse Slaughter.


Radiohead In Double Rainbows

07/05/2010

yosemitebear really likes rainbows, and that’s a good thing. Especially when their enthusiasm matches up so well with  appropriate musical material.

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OK Goose

06/16/2010

Another brilliantly conceived one-take video by OK Go, with a surprise appearance by a territorial goose.

(YouTube Link)

I’m not sure what I love the most; the design and implementation of the concept or the naturally occurring fowl.


Dazed and Confused – Raw

04/07/2010

Led Zeppelin’s song “Dazed and Confused” is the epitome of the heavy metal arena song of olde. The studio version was my introduction to the band, and I’ll never forget walking across the school football field after dark, boombox in hand, as those first eerie notes echoed around us.

And then, the live version on The Song Remains the Same Soundtrack truly made me appreciate the talents of Jimmy Page. Well, BoingBoing points us to this video of the earliest known recording of the boys doing Dazed and Confused at some Spokane, WA (!) show. It’s just as epic (albiet not as sonic and crisp) as the other versions, and a reminder of the wonderful thing that is/was Led Zeppelin.

(YouTube Link)

tomyman’s got a whole set of ‘em here.


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