Day: June 3, 2008

Book party for Bob Powers, “You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero”

Bob Powers (day job: writer for 23/6; night job: author, comedian) is throwing a Happy Hour party and reading for the release of his new book, "You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero," tonight at Lolita Bar in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It’s a choose-your-own-ending humor book, so several ways to enjoy it, right? Unless you’re like many in our generation afraid to make a decision. In which case. Actually. You can make many decisions! Hooray. Related: The Apiary talked to Bob Powers about his...

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Oh No, Mr. Bill! Returns for another ad campaign. Priceless?

Can you think of another SNL character that’s gotten so much advertising exposure over the past 30 years? The New York Times reports that MasterCard has tapped clay creation Mr. Bill to star in its latest iteration of its long-running "Priceless" campaign, starting on Monday. Mr. Bill debuted on SNL in 1976. As his creator, Walter Williams tells the Times: "I’ve been doing everything I can to kill him off for 30 years, but he seems to be coming back." Actually, to answer my own question, this is the only other TV ad campaign that came to mind when I tried to think of SNL characters getting a rebirth through advertising…the Night at the Roxbury dance move, with a Chris Kattan cameo, earlier this year during the Super Bowl for a Diet Pepsi Max ad....

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Five clips from the 2008 MTV Movie Awards worth watching again

So I thought missing the 2008 MTV Movie Awards wouldn’t be that big of a deal, because MTV likes to replay its awards programmings around the clock, but that’s not how they roll anymore. Now, with, you know, the Internets, they realize you’re going to go online looking for what you want. And they provide it. Online. Which is even better, because you can skip past the junk and find what’s worth watching again. For better and for worse. Here are my picks for the five clips of the 32 worth replaying. 15) Wayne’s World reunion! Wayne and Garth together again, for the first time in 14 years, they tell us. That it’s also live makes it even more nostalgic, as it gives Mike Myers and Dana Carvey that same live performance energy to work off of each other. Schwing! MTV Music Videos MTV Shows Entertainment News My other four clips after the jump, in order of appearance. 2) Dance battle! Host Mike Myers challenges Chris Brown to a dance crew dance-off? I’ll believe that when I see it… MTV Music Videos MTV Shows Entertainment News 10) A stoner movie gets an appropriate, or should that be, inappropriate stoner self-promotion. Don’t care if it’s fake or not, really. MTV Music Videos MTV Shows Entertainment News 19) Adam Sandler’s tribute to himself. A little pitchy! Someone messed with his Zohan....

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