…for number of horror movie references crammed into less than three minutes. The only thing I can figure is that because he has so many damn projects in the works, this enables him to get at least thirty or so out of the way. You will see this every damn place on the Internet. Because it’s that amazing. Any video that has Matthias from The Omega Man and Phantom of the Paradise? It deserves to be every damn place on the Internet. Enjoy.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that is stuck between the twin pop culture gravity wells of Doctor Who and Jedward. And is pulled in twain, shrieking. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.
There’s a lot of entertainment news going on. You honestly don’t need to know most of it. And the bits you do need to know, you don’t need to know that instant. Rather than write up a bunch of individual posts you have to read, here’s one post with everything. Boom. Done. Enjoy.
It’s the twentieth season of The Simpsons, hitting your shelf from Fox. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
We’ve been thrown two copies of the set to give away. Want to win one? Here’s how: enter using the form below. Enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it. Good luck!
The television series that just simply keeps going–it’s The Simpsons and their twelfth season. Here’s what Fox has to say for themselves:
We have two copies of this boxed set for your dancing and dining pleasure. Want to win one? Enter using the form below and enter once a day. We draw your name, you take one. It’s that simple. Good luck!
So there we are in Universal Orlando and we run across the Simpsons area. There’s a Kwik-E Mart next to the attraction, although not as cool as the 7-11s they repurposed for the movie promo. But they did still sell Simpsons merch, including what I’m holding in my hands there: a Duff energy drink. How could I resist?
As you can see, it’s in a can that’s…well, it’s a Duff beer can. There’s not much else to be said. They nailed the design–which makes it automatically a worthwhile purchase for the novelty of those who are fans of the show. Investigating what’s inside, we find 120mg of caffeine, 25mg of guarana, 25mg of panax ginseng, 41g of sugars, 1000mg of taurine, 300% of your required B12, 100% of your B6, 50% of your B3 and 50mg of inositol. So it’s a decent showing.
How does it taste? Surprisingly…really damn good. No kidding. No real “energy drink” taste either before or after sipping, although it does have a strong soft drink kick to it–the same sort of kick of a Vault or Mountain Dew even though the taste is not the same. It also doesn’t taste like Generic Energy Drink like most novelty drinks seem to–it has a unique flavor I haven’t experienced before during my wide and reckless sampling of energy beverages. In fact, Dana Snyder, who also sampled Duff, called it when he likened the taste to Gatorade Gum. Although whereas the gum would only hold its flavor for about a femtosecond, this drink carries it. I honestly would drink this stuff on a regular basis. Perhaps I was just enjoying the taste, but it really did provide a pick-me-up for that late afternoon final push to blitz through the rest of what we wanted to see at Universal. I quite recommend it.
Seems like it’s a day for awards and such. The WGA Awards have been announced, and the big winners are Diablo Cody, who won Best Original Screenplay for Juno, the Brothers Coen who adapted No Country For Old Men from the novel by Cormac McCarthy (timely mention, huh?).
In television, The Wire won for Dramatic Series and 30 Rock won for Comedy. The Sopranos took the award for Episodic Drama and The Office won for Comedy. “Episodic Drama” and “Episodic Comedy” appear to mean “single episode.” They can’t simply call it that because that would be too easy. The Simpsons won for Animation, and The Colbert Report won best Comedy/Variety Series.
For the full list of winners, check out the WGA’s website. I hope by writing this up, I’m not being a scab or anything. Please don’t break my knees. I like my knees. They protect me from Cher.
The annual Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society, were given out last night. And Pixar rocked the house, taking Best Animated Feature for Ratatouille, Best Animated Short Subject, and THQ even won for their Ratatouille video game. Futurama also took home the Best Home Entertainment Production award for Bender’s Big Score and Aardman won Best Animated Television Production for Creature Comforts America.
Aw, man. That ain’t right. Junk Food Blog gives us the headsup about Ben and Jerry’s plans to tie-in to the Simpsons movie. For one day only, in the town of Springfield, Vermont (which won the bragging rights to host the premiere of the film), there will be Duff and D’oh Nuts. They report it’s “a combination of chocolate and cream stout ice creams with glazed chocolate donuts.” It sounds like it’s only going to be in Springfield, if I’m reading this article right. Dammit. Want.