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February 04, 2009

Video Goodness

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Colleen is a motivator.

* The Christian Bale Remix. (NSFW for language.)

* L'il O'Reilly evaluates Obama's first week in office. (Link thanks to Charlton Griffin.)

* What's the latest in sex toys? (NSFW, as if you needed telling.)

* Guy Clark loves Texas cookin'.

* A well-done parody of a certain kind of French musical-film style. (Thanks once again to websurfin' virtuoso Charlton.) The real thing.

* Nonvideo Bonus: How much of a geek are you? I didn't make a dent on that scale.



posted by Michael at February 4, 2009


Guy Clark singing about fried okra is about as high as culture can go. Ich bin ein Texaner!

Re French musicals: we've all got our awkward little secrets about them. I'm still a sucker for this stuff:
At the end of the movie, this theme is reprised and sung as a discussion about, among other things, standard or super petrol.
I do draw the line at Nana Mouskouri's version of the song. Well, not really.

Posted by: Robert Townshend on February 4, 2009 5:39 PM


4. On an average day more of my human interaction happens on message boards or in blog comments than with actual other people.

13. I live or have lived for an extended period completely nocturnally, sitting at my computer all night and sleeping all day.

14. I generally do not leave my home if it's not necessary for work or food retrieval.

20. I own and wear a cowboy hat, Kangol hat, fedora and/or bowler.

41. I do things for the "lulz."

45. I believe that it's the rest of the world that's awkward and I actually have everything pretty much figured out.

Which makes me cool like James Dean!

By the way, I side with Bale.

Posted by: Brian on February 4, 2009 6:34 PM

I side with Bale, too. The man is an artist, and he's earned the right to flip out at an intrusive lighting guy. Fuck that fucking lighting guy for fucking up the scene.

Posted by: Sister Wolf on February 5, 2009 8:54 PM

I barely rate on that geek scale too.

As for Bale, being an artist doesn't give him the right to be an asshole. Cursing out the DP the way he did didn't just affect the DP either; it affected everyone within earshot. From what I could hear in the background of the original recording, it sounded like the DP was just trying to do his job. If Bale doesn't want DPs in his life, he should work on stage... god forbid anyone in the audience look at him while he's acting though.

Posted by: claire on February 7, 2009 10:07 PM

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