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Food Court Musical January 25, 2010

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Just came across this earlier this morning, and thought it was pretty cool. This bunch, Improv Everywhere, have a couple of very cool videos of their work, which you can check out on their website. The basic concept seems very similar (to me at least) to that of the Flash Mob. Anyway, it’s really best if you watch the video and check out their site. (And, Flash Mobs have been successfully executed right here in Cape Town, several times – see http://www.myvideo.co.za/video/flash-mob-cape-town and http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4134287978 for more info).

Anyway, to the video! This is very cool (although not exactly “improv”), but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it…

Bohemian Rhapsody – by the Muppets January 15, 2010

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Bohemian Rhapsody, by the Muppets! Just found this old post on Utter Insanity, and I’m sure many of you have seen it, but it was new to me, so perhaps I’m not the only one…

Enjoy!

Anna Paquin & The Brothers Streep (on Graham Norton) October 12, 2009

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Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

I blogged briefly about Cape Town comedy band, The Brothers Streep (of Steri-Stumpie fame) a few weeks back, and today, while checking my facebook feeds, I noticed a high volume of posts about their Anna Paquin song (they have a barely-healthy obsession with the actress, it would seem).

So I faithfully checked it out, and found that their antics had not gone unnoticed! Graham Norton of the Graham Norton show on BBC 1 found the song, and played a portion of it during an interview with Anna. Then, to top it off, he managed to rustle up the band on a Skype call during the show (how the bandwidth held out is another question), and an extra verse was then performed.

So why am I posting this? Well, I kinda know one of the guys in the band, so that kinda makes me a bit of a celebrity, and I thought you should all know.

VOTD: Obama calls Kanye a “Jackass” September 18, 2009

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Haha, classic stuff. For those who don’t know, at the last MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West hopped up on stage at the beginning of Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech (for “Best Female Video Award”), stole the mic, and basically told everyone that Beyonce deserved to win, instead of her. As can be expected, there has been a major outcry, lots of opinions, apologies, analysis, blah blah blah. Really, I don’t care much at all, apart from some Springeresque entertainment value. And that’s where today’s video comes in. US President Barrack Obama was about to give an interview (I don’t know the details, and again, don’t really care 🙂 ), and the cameras picked up some pre-interview chit chat. CNN subsequently aired it.

Classic stuff, he seems like a really funny guy. I loved the “come on guys, cut the president some slack” part!

For anyone who’s interested, check out the original Kanye West VS Taylor Swift clip below. What I find impressive, is Beyonce’s response to it all 🙂

Steri Stumpie Ambassadors: The Brothers Streep September 3, 2009

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I’ll keep this brief: For those of you not aware of the Steri Stumpie Ambassador vibe, check out www.steristumpie.com.

For those of you not familiar with the awesome “Accoustic Comedy” set, The Brothers Streep, check ’em out right here (right now!).

Right, thats the background taken care of. Now onto the video, which is The Brothers Streep’s Steri Stumpie song. (I know! An awesome combination, right?!)

Watch it, you’ll be a better person for it.

Also, check out the facebook page here, and their YouTube channel whatsit here.

Ag Pleez Deddy June 2, 2009

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Well I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic the past week or so, and also a little guilty for not updating my blog so regularly of late. So here’s a quick post which addresses both, I hope, sufficiently. My dad taught us this song when we (3 boys) were young, and I was delighted to be able to find a reasonable copy on YouYube. Take a listen!

For those of you who may be sensitive in this regard, please note that there is use of the dreaded “N-word”… I normally wouldn’t dream of posting something like that, but I believe everything needs to be taken in context: Firstly, the word is simply the first part of the name of a very popular type of sweet/candy at the time (“Ni****-balls), and to change the name (which has been attempted in many versions of this song) results in a distracting and meaningless line… But more importantly, this song, released in 1961 by the great Jeremy Taylor, is a very simple and innocent jab at the Afrikaaner accent (in English of course), vocabulary, mannerisms, and popular culture, and is rich in subtle reminders of my youth.
So, if you feel it inappropriate, rather don’t listen to the song… but for what it’s worth, I think you’ll be missing out… (oh ja, for more info, check out Jeremy’s website)

Eating Cereal, Michael Bay style April 7, 2009

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The most important meal of the day…. thanks Deems

It’s Business Time April 1, 2009

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My wife and I were tonight introduced to Flight of the Conchords, by two good friends of ours. Of course I’m fairly sure I’d heard of them before, but had never actually had the pleasure of listening to one of their songs. So, I was told to search for “Business Time” on youtube, and lo and behold, this is what I found:

This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever listened to, I highly recommend you check it out. 

I think I’m converted already!

VOTD: Good Morning Internet March 19, 2009

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Thanks Deems 🙂

VOTD: Dreaming Dog March 3, 2009

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A friend sent this to me, and I think its awesome: