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Sorry, I didn’t really think about the Youtube Tuesday installment until about three in the morning. And since we are halfway through the last season of The Wire, it’s on my brain.

Watch it immediately, people. I mean it.


I mean really, who needs Family Guy if you have this?

So I don’t know how many of you watched the Oscars, but apparently during the pre-show, Gary Busey walked up to Ryan Seacrest interviewing Laura Linney and Jennifer Garner. Like the perpetually cracked-out alien he appears to be, he bumbled into the interview and ended up kissing Jennifer Garner on the neck. Her stock in my mind skyrocketed, b/c the look on her face when she first sees him skulking nearby – and throughout the whole thing, actually – is priceless.

Then on Monday morning Seacrest had Busey on his show to explain himself. This is what he said:

“”Well, what I wanted to do was, when I first saw you working, I said, ‘Who is this guy?’ And I said, ‘Oh God, this isn’t going to work.’ And then you captured me. You are to me, when you’re working, an innocent champion of honesty,” Busey told Seacrest. “Your heart has a way to embrace the truth in your delivery without looking like you are reading a script. Everything looks spontaneous. What spontaneity is – spontaneity comes from an invisible idea that is there before the creation began. And you have that naturally, so I just wanted to pay you a compliment. But I didn’t know you were in the middle of an interview, I was just moving through there.” ”

Really though, he might be the smartest guy in the business. He’s not anyone I’d ever want to meet, or even see on the street for that matter, but if you ever need a wild-eyed convincing lunatic – he’s your guy. He might be the world’s most devoted method actor. And nutjob.

Long live Gary Busey. (I guess.)

I love Daft Punk, I love to dance to Daft Punk, and I really love cool-ass videos like this one. Totally synced, this is 2 minutes of awesome.

(Thanks to B-Rand for the introduction.)

So in all the months I’ve had a blog, I’ve never posted a song by my boy. And today I finally will just because I can. And I know some (one) of you are haters, but at least listen to it once.

Both the song, Stay or Leave, and Tim Reynolds accompanying, are amazing.

(Gotta turn it up to hear it well, and give it a couple seconds, the camera steadies.)

Yeah. I’m phoning this one in too. Sorry.

But this is cute and redeems my underwhelm..edness(?) of the movie. It’s both the song I’ve had in my head, and some sweet clips.

Happy Tuesday amigos.

ETA: Apparently I am a horrible person, b/c the Oscar noms were just announced, and Juno was nominated in the Best Picture, Screenplay, Director and Leading Actress categories! That’s pretty cool.

I tried to find some of the covers from the movie I’m Not There, but I couldn’t, so I’ll post the trailer and encourage everyone to get thineself to whatever theater near you is still possibly showing it. Cate Blanchett was definitely award-worthy, and overall the movie’s fascinating – even if you aren’t totally familiar with his collection. Trust me.


I’m on a mission, get over it.

So watch this:

And then listen to the studio version with the violins so you can see just why they’re amazing.

If I ever had a brother I would want him to be Michael Cera. The bonus material on ‘Superbad’ was almost as entertaining as the movie, he’s just naturally a funny straight-man.

Seriously, watch ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Superbad’, and then join me to see ‘Juno‘.

This isn’t the funniest clip (mostly because I think Jonah Hill is high, and he’s annoying) but there wasn’t a whole lot of material, and it’s good enough for you to get the drift.

Ok. Last Friday Jon and I spent an absurd amount of time looking up old intros from the TV shows we grew up watching. It was ridiculously fun. And I spontaneously typed in one of my favorite childhood movies and came across possibly the single most unintentionally hilarious video made in the 80s. It’s like..David Faustino’s cousin from Duluth attempting to be both Flock of Seagulls and a Thompson Twin. Oh man, it’s so bad.. And the poor female singer never gets any screen time, just a shadowed corner-silhouette every minute or so.

Anyway, you’ll either know it or you won’t. I suggest watching it all the way at least once, no matter how much it pains you. This deserves to be on somebody’s worst-of list somewhere.

I love this movie. Falcorrrrr!

This is for all the teachers I love in the world.

(Thanks for showing it to us B.)

So I’ve really started enjoying Youtube Tuesdays – that site could suck entire periods of time from my life if I let it. And I always have a handful of things I debate about posting, so this week I’m just going to post some of my random favorites. Huzzah!

First is more Radiohead plugging. No, I’m not getting paid to promote them (yet). Last week I stumbled on to the ‘Street Spirit: Fade Out’, which is really a very pretty video (in all it’s artsy hauntingness). I was introduced to The Bends not very many months before my friend drowned in college, and though I didn’t know it at the time (I’m never good about figuring out lyrics) these words were chillingly prescient to the situation. This song is inexorably linked to that time because I played it over and over. Something about the repetitiveness seemed to stall the rush of feelings. I’m sure it didn’t, but really, this song was like a strange white noise to hide behind. It doesn’t make sense, and I know it drove my roommates crazy, but that’s what I remember. Oddly, it is probably my favorite song of theirs, hands down.


Next we have a great synopsis of my tied-for-first favorite movie: Goodwill Hunting. It’s set to the beautiful Elliott Smith – whose music basically soundtracked the movie. This was my introduction to my boyfriend, Matt, of course. And Matt/Ben-bashing aside, it’s an incredibly written (hello Oscar!) and acted (another Oscar!) movie. Don’t be a snob; go see it.


And finally, a skit from my favorite series on SNL: Celebrity Jeopardy. I laugh every single time I watch this. It’s where the world got ‘eleventybillion’. Sheer genius.

Yes, yes, we’ll get there. First, I want to show you the Halloween costume I’m considering after Lo’s 5 hour nap yesterday.

(Except hers wasn’t a bender, just some garlic mullein oil spilling out of her ears.)

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Nice, right? We have a Hawaiian shirt she could wear, too.


OK. So today’s Youtube Tuesday installment is a blooper montage for The Office. For those British purists or cavepeople who haven’t yet jumped on this bandwagon – do it. Now. Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Shrute character surely must be one of the funniest ever created. Ever.

Just because I love this song and video.

Today’s Youtube Tuesday installment is for Abby. One of the greatest tributes created for one of the greatest movies. Hopefully this will pique your interest.

I’ll host when you’re ready. 😉



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