Some of the best reader submissions from the Weekend Open Thread.
It's a Patrick Swayze Christmas! (SlyDante777)More >>
Ever since William Shatner scream-paused his way through a dramatic cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man," it has been a Star Trek tradition to badly attempt what amounts to very expensive karaoke - or, if you're Leonard Nimoy, even compose your own ill-advised fan-tribute to nerdy fiction that you then try to melodically croak through.
Of course, no matter how "bad" the result is, it still ends up being amazing. So let us all welcome into the fold the latest Trek-based actor to give it a go - and one with a Bilbo Baggins connection, to boot. Here's Benedict Cumberbatch speak-singing the latest R. Kelly tune, because we needed that. Whether we knew it or not.
Ladies, fear not: while he does a believable job of reciting the song "Genius," I don't know that he could ever honestly make you believe he's "Trapped in the Closet."More >>
By which I mean, of course, REBECCA Black Friday...Mwahahahahaha! Does the fact that Patrice Wilson followed this up with "Thanksgiving" means he perceives time backwards?
Whatever you spent today went to better use than the money involved in that video. And if you worked today, you did something more worthwhile with your life than Patrice Wilson.
Small blessings. Always count 'em.
Seth Rogen finally has the role of a lifetime - and it's Kim Kardashian.
And that's a name I never, ever planned on typing into this blog. But if that's the hurdle through which we must jump to see Rogen and his pal James Franco making out while at least one of them is totally shirtless - something even This Is the End didn't deliver - well, I don't see how it's avoidable. I've kept away from the actual version of this video, choosing to remember Kanye West favorably as the guy who did "Jesus Walks." Thanks to Rogen and Franco, who recreated his latest video shot-for-shot, I now know he has somehow become really terrible.
On the plus side, again, he inadvertently gave us a Franco/Rogen makeout. And you know he must like that, because he's a gay fish.
Proceed for the video...More >>
You're most likely a fraud. Yes, you. Sitting at your keyboard. You've watched some amount of anime, and you think the term "J-Rock" holds some kind of meaning for you. Whether it brings back nostalgic memories of your favorite shojo theme song, or flashes of Shonen Knife music set to Power Puff Girls clips on Cartoon Network, chances are, you have a favorite. Or you think you do, anyway.
Well, its time to throw out those rose-tinted glasses and get real - most of that stuff is garbage. Complete ass. I bob my head to the Evangelion theme song just like everybody else, but I'd never pay money to see it performed live. Nor do I have any interest in buying an entire album by whoever wrote that syrupy nonsense.
But guess what? There's actually a ton of J-Rock that's totally relevant, substantial and genuinely excellent music that doesn't need the crutch of anime to hold it up. We've got eight to start you off.
And no, I do not mean Gackt.More >>
While I never found Benny Hill's comedic stylings that much to my liking - frankly, the moment he opens his mouth on any given episode, it's pretty much over for me - you can't not love "Yakity Sax," or hear it without imagining a large group of people running after Hill in fast-motion.
Now, thanks to rocker Eric Calderone, who likes to cover tunes in heavy metal style, I picture a fast-motion mosh. I get pitched videos like this all the time, so it takes a special something extra to catch my attention amid half a million "Hey, check it out - I did a heavy metal version of the Mario theme!" come-ons.
Benny f'in Hill. Heavy as...well, Mr. Hill himself on the bathroom scale, perhaps.
After the jump.More >>
Collecting highlights from the best reader-submitted tips in the weekend thread. A lot of duplicates this week, so I went with the first in most cases...I think.
It's 11-11. Make a wish!
Oh, you wanted to see KISS and Lynda Carter together? (skrag2112)More >>
Okay, some of you folks out there have got your priorities all weird and stuff. You come out of Silent Hill thinking not of Radha Mitchell...but of the melty-faced, stutter-moving ghost nurses? Did Animaniacs just program you to like women of that profession whether or not they're demonic fiends? Or was it maybe the controller vibrations when you played that part of the game?
Regardless, somebody - Philadelphia's Peekaboo Revue, to be specific - saw a demand and put together a burlesque routine for several young ladies. And now, dammit, I've gotten into this headspace so wrongly that I fear I must ask:
Would they give Pyramid Head?
I'm so sorry. Carry on if you want to see them in motion.More >>