Archive for November, 2009

“Mowgli’s Road,” Marina & The Diamonds

I need some second opinions. What do you guys think of this video?
I sort of hate it, but I love the song.

I’m not sure what it’s trying to do… other than be like, “Look at these weird paper arms and legs!” I’m typically a huge advocate for puppetry, but this just isn’t working for me. The effects are done flawlessly, I just don’t think the paper extremities look very good and for such a great song, the whole concept sort of goes nowhere.

Anyone else? Thoughts? Bueller?

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November 25, 2009 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

How to See New Moon and Not Kill Yourself

Okay ladies and gents, I know most of the people who read this blog are in their 20s, early 30s, and that age group that consists of our parents, BUT-

Don’t pretend like you’re not interested in seeing New Moon. Don’t even dare to play that “Too Cool” card. Because you will lose. So instead of delaying the inevitable, I’ve devised a pain-free way to see the cinematic equivalent of ripping off a bandaid. A very well-toned, awesomely scored, hello-kitty bandaid.

I took the kTrain to New Moon.

#1 Bring a Friend

This seems like obvious advice, but really, it is the most important thing on this list. Without the guffawing of a friend, you’ll feel pressured to take this movie seriously. And therein lies the rub: This movie is total crap. But when you have a friend loudly cackle with you every time there’s a reaction shot of Jasper cullen, it’s a lot easier to choke on your chuckles.

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November 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm 10 comments

“Might Like You Better,” Amanda Blank

This isn’t a super great music video or anything, but it has great energy, it’s fun, and I like this girl. This is pretty much my new favorite song.

November 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm 8 comments

Fact Fucking

A rant.

So have you ever been on the internet, reading a supposed professional blag or website written by alleged “professional writers,” and found that they seem to have little or no regard whatsoever for the rules of the English language? They fail to punctuate, capitalize, spell correctly, and even choose the correct word for what they’re trying to express. In addition to this complete “fuck you” to proper writing, they will blatantly cite facts that aren’t facts at all, but are, instead, things they just made up in their heads. And then they pass judgment on the incorrect “facts.” I’ve decided to label this phenomena “fact fucking,” or, if you’re feeling street, “phact phucking.” It’s also very popular among people like Rush Limbaugh and other conservative “media personalities” and their dumb-headed followers.

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November 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm 1 comment

Dealbreaker

My new favorite site, “Dealbreaker”, outlines character traits that are NOT okay when getting to know someone else. In honor of this site’s awesomeness, I’ve decided to come up with a few dealbreakers of my own, construed for the target demographic of our GE readers. Feel free to add more. Except Betty and Tim. You two are so fucking excluded.

Level: MountainClimber

You Work Out on The Elliptical

What the fuck, dudes? Everyone knows the elliptical is that stupid gym accessory that doesn’t actually burn calories, but just makes women feel better about themselves. How dare you steal my workout machine from under my untoned bosom!

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November 18, 2009 at 9:00 am 11 comments

Why I Won’t Be Seeing Avatar (Unless well okay I probably will but I WON’T LIKE IT)

Anyone who’s ever spoken to me for more than a couple minutes is privy to my deep and abiding love of Titanic.  Similarly, Future Mr. Bettytron, a man of unparalleled taste and refinement, reserves his deepest affection for the film Aliens.  Thus, James Cameron’s new film has been the subject of much interest and debate in our household.

james-cameron

Great filmmaker, or GREATEST filmmaker?

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November 13, 2009 at 6:00 am 12 comments

“Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga

How is it possible that still no one has written about this video!? It’s fucking redonk!

So here’s Lady Gaga’s latest contribution to pop culture. With her increased popularity she’s obviously earned a bigger budget for music videos, and damn, she put it to use. The girl doesn’t disappoint, and I’m pretty sure the biggest reason that I like her is not for her music or her genuine vocal talent, but because she’s bat-shit crazy and has intentionally made herself out to be that way to create a unique and interesting image.

Instead of being cookie-cutter cute or sexy, she’s pushing the envelope and taking her insanity to new levels all the time; she’s unafraid to be ugly and weird and wear crazy (sorta scary) outfits that make her look  like a fish or a Snork or something.  She’s a celebrity worth watching because she’s actually doing interesting stuff, putting on a show, and entertaining people, albeit in a non-traditional way.

Blah blah blah I could go on forever about all this boring sociological stuff regarding celebrity and spectacle and fame etc. What I really want to talk about is how this video is the perfect googly eyes video. It features 1) modified twisting, 2) crazy dancing with cat-scratchy paws moves, 3) a buttload of wacky outfit changes, 4) nonsensical onomatopoeia lyrics in the chorus, and 5) some very googly eyes.

Now, please discuss.

November 12, 2009 at 7:43 pm 8 comments

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