Is this commercial on TV? I haven’t seen it. But then again, I do time shift the ship out of my shows.
So could this mark a renaissance for Kmart? Probably not. But if we’re in store for a slew of new comedic ads, just maybe they’ll find more of us in store.
But probably not.
SIDENOTE: For reference…
BONUS SIDENOTE: Too bad William Shatner is Canadian, otherwise SHATNER 2016!
I regularly watch Conan on TBS mostly out of guilt for not watching him regularly on The Tonight Show before he got shit-canned from NBC. But that feeling of unease cannot compare to the stomach flip I feel when someone disses Andy Richter, like comedian Nick Thune did during this appearance on the show (it happens at about the 5:30 mark):
What’s wrong with the world? Why can’t people just be polite?! It takes minimum time and provides maximum comfort. If people could only rectify their wrongs– wait, Nick Thune did what?
Click image for what happened next.
I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
That bad feeling is a mix of is this gonna scare me and is this gonna be a waste of time.
This is the remake of Evil Dead. Judging by this moment in the previews (stuck in a fifteen minute loop), I’m tipping toward the first part of my bad feeling:
But why is that so scary? I’d like to think it’s due to mostly practical effects as opposed to CGI. Case in point – two flicks I’ve recently caught on cable that freaked me a little bit out. Well, one did more than the other, and I’ll let you guess which was which. But they were both made in the 80’s, so that explains a lot.
Here’s Coma Baby from Bright Lights, Big City:
Here’s Alfred E. Neuman from Up the Academy (also on loop):
I was waiting to write this (as well as many of my other posts) until I could remember the fourth band I’ve noticed going V crazy. Allow me to introduce to you a possible new V trend. Band names that contain unnecessary V’s:
Now I’m starting to get really mad because the fourth band replaced the U with a V like CHVRCHES did. Maybe y’all can help. Here are their videos to fill space:
When I do figure it out, I’ll be sure to add to the comments section.
And if you’re wondering how can I call this letter injection an impending trend? Let’s see… do you remember the likes of Blink-182, 311, Sum 41, SR-71, Matchbox Twenty, 3 Doors Down, Third Eye Blind, Eve 6, Eiffel 65, Seven Mary Three, Finger Eleven, and Maroon 5? Notice any pattern?
Oh wait! Maybe it’s not the letter V… what if it’s a Roman numeral?
Maroon V anyone?
For those of you that are new – I call stealing something in the name of art liberal borrowing.
For those of you that knew – what didn’t you tell the new people?
My latest discovery comes in the form of Hey Rosetta’s Red Heart. Though it’s not as
cut-and-dry cut-and-paste as some of my cases, I think you’d be remit to not admit a blatant similarity to Better Than Ezra’s In the Blood. Take a listen to the opening melody structures and meet me down below:
Okay it’s more like a liberal liberal borrowing. Or maybe one just reminds me of the other. Kind of like how the opening of Churchill’s Change reminds me of Dean Martin’s Sway:
Oh what do you know about anything!
I used to be a fairly religious person, but I’ve grown up. I could get into arguments over the matter, but this post was enough arguing for me. Do your thang and I’ll do mine. That being said, I still can enjoy a clever song about the man/woman/matrix upstairs, and here’s A Handful Of Acceptable Songs About God:
- Dishwalla’s Counting Blue Cars
It’s a playful tune about looking at the world through the lens of youth. It also makes God a woman three years before Kevin Smith did.
- The Caulfields’ Devil’s Diary
The Devil’s just looking for some wholesome lovin’. And you can’t have God without the Devil.
God as a cigarette-smoking bum? Much better than Joan Osborne’s bus rider…
I had a coworker way back in the day that got really mad about this song (or rather, that Sarah McLachlan covered it). My response? “You don’t see anybody writing letters to Santa saying he doesn’t exist.” My coworker didn’t get it.
(SIDENOTE: Did you know he says “Oh” seventeen times in a row?!)