All about dat trumpet solo.
Ryan and Jeff playing THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME. Lurv.
I am for real up right now at 2 in the morning, laughing my ass off watching some of the new Whose Line is it Anyway? and Improvaganza. I used to watch classic WLIIA with friends in high school, printed out my own posters of the cast, crushed on Ryan, and even tape recorded some episodes. No, I wasn’t popular in high school - why do you ask?
I guess it was my first fangirl experience, now that I think about it! And why not? This shit is (still) hilarious. I guess I should preface that I’m having a weird, kind of sad week (beginning with Robin Williams’ suicide, uncomfortable, personal convictions I’m having and waiting on important news - all with a heaping portion of EMOTIONS). When I’m stressed to the max, laughter is the best relief.
One more clip of Ryan and Colin playing “sentences”, and then I’ll go to bed… I promise.
Weird Al Explains How He Conquered the Internet
When I said I was going to interview “Weird Al” Yankovic this past weekend, people asked me how he was going to find the time. The guy is everywhere right now. I was a little confused myself about how he could possibly squeeze in a casual conversation in the lounge at The Standard Hollywood, a hotel on the Sunset Strip.
It wasn’t until I actually saw him stroll into the lobby that I really believed the All-Time King of Song Parody, and reigning Emperor of the Internet could take a moment away from darting all over the digital landscape to talk to the likes of me. He had an entrourage of one in tow: Jay Levey, his manager, creative soulmate and director of UHF (a movie that was released 25 years ago yesterday). Jay is a small, taciturn, businesslike man who puts Al’s elastic, always-on persona in stark relief.
But when Yankovic sat down wearing low-key, normal people colors, it was clear that he wasn’t out of breath, and he was capable of devoting his full attention to an interview. I couldn’t help but ask how this was possible.
"I have to say, the synchronicity with the release of ["Mandatory Fun"] is pretty mind boggling even before we get into all that," he said. "I had been doing all sorts of promotional stuff, like, months and months before I even knew I had an album coming out, and everything started to happen right around the time of the release." He was referring to his recent appearances in other people’s work: "Epic Rap Battles of History,” where he rapped with animal agression while dressed as Isaac Newton, and Drunk History with Derek Waters, in which he played Hitler.
But he emphasized that some of his recent everywhere-ness was happenstance, his performance as Hitler being a prime example. “It tied into the whole totalitarian theme on the album art. And there are things that are coming out over the next few weeks, like ‘Hotwives of Orlando.’ I did a little bit on that show, and that came out the same day as the album. All this stuff is sort of happening, y’know, at the same time.”
loved Weird Al for years! man has been relevant for 25 years. what an accomplishment.
Zach Braff’s most vaunted position in pop culture circa 2014 isn’t as the actor who played the annoying guy on the TV show your college roommates watched all the time, or as a fervent Redditor who once assisted in helping someone propose to their girlfriend online, or as a distant blood relative to Mitt Romney. Arguably, he’s not even most known as the guy who directed Garden State—he’s the guy who put together the Garden State soundtrack, and so the question surrounding Wish I Was Here is a strange one that most films aren’t subject to: What does it sound like?Larry Fitzmaurice reviews the soundtrack to Zach Braff’s Garden State follow-up, Wish I Was Here. (via pitchfork)
Alvays - Archie, Marry Me
this song is so pretty. the chorus alone makes me swell with all sorts of feelings and it’s only five words. Their album drops tomorrow! getting it.