Monday, July 25, 2011

The Boob Tube

First of all: here's an awesome Metafilter thread about pre-teen group adventure movies (think The Goonies, Space Camp, Spy Kids, etc.). Bookmark it.

Next: Commercial Kings--boy did I love the idea behind this show. Local commercials can be pretty awesome. [I am privileged to live in the same town as Hilton Furniture -- and that's a F.A.C.T., Jack!] But these two assclowns are so condescending to their clients, and so bereft of cinematic skills (or so willing to ignore them) that they pretty much ruin the show.

Just look at them -- did someone give them a hipster checklist? "Hoodie: check. Fauxhawk: check. Nerd glasses: check." Anyway, sometimes the commercials turn out well, and those are available on YouTube.

Far better: Watch the shorts made by Kenny Powers, new MFCEO of K-Swiss. You will be glad you did.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Double-Check Their Credentials


Emmet went to the dentist and cousin Cole tagged along. They charmed the nurses out of face masks and latex gloves, then they got fake mustaches from the prize box. Cole's plan was to go around telling people that they were midget dentists.

[This was a welcome change of pace; on the way to the office, there was a 20-minute discussion about doo-doo.]