Day: August 20, 2010

Paul Scheer’s rules for watching “Piranha 3D”

Everybody remember Snakes on a Plane? OK. Let me rephrase that: Anybody remember anything about Snakes on a Plane other than the one line you remember Samuel L. Jackson uttering about being fed up with all of the mother-loving snakes? I remember sitting in a sold-out cinema in Boston with a crowd of crazies at midnight when the film opened, and I wrote up a blow-by-blow cheat sheet viewing guide for Snakes on a Plane. Those were days. Well, today is the day for Piranha 3D to rewrite that cinematical history book, and one of its stars, comedian Paul Scheer, was nice enough to write up a few rules to help you enjoy watching the carnage in all of its dimensions. I'll let Scheer take it from here: I'm pretty sure he means all of this, except maybe that last eighth rule. You can skip that one. And if you're watching the movie in NYC, you also can heighten the tension by imagining that every little bite is actually from a bedbug. Because it just might be bedbugs!...

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Jordan Carlos and friends finally bring us the New York Post’s response to NYT’s Weekender ads

Despite our belief that the Internet demands immediate attention and responses, sometimes things take time. Patience, my little crickets. So maybe it took a year and a half after the 92YTribeca's spoof of the New York Times "Weekender" ads for someone to produce what the New York Post's ad might look like. And that someone was comedian Jordan Carlos. Funny friends here include Dan St. Germain, Chris Grace, Jamie Kilstein and Liz Miele. "It costs less than Skittles!" That maybe one of the new quotes I can use that's not NSFW. Which means, enjoy! The full cast: Jordan Carlos, Jesse Ruuttila, Katharine Heller, Lynne Rosenberg, Mary Catherine Green, Matthew Maragno, Chris Grace, Jamie Kilstein, Liz Miele, Wil Petre, Molly Knefel, John Knefel, Dan St. Germain, Sean O'Connor, Charlie Kasov, Jay...

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If you like Childrens’ Hospital, then maybe you would like Doctors With Guns

Many Internet sites now pretend like they know what you're thinking, so when you log in, they say, hey, you like this thing, so you probably would like this thing, too! Maybe you should follow these people on Twitter! Make friends with so-and-so on Facebook! Fans of this are fans of that, except when they're not! Despite all of that, I feel pretty safe saying that if you like Childrens' Hospital, you may also be a fan of programming this hospital-based non-show show, Doctors With Guns. It stars John Gemberling and Andrea Rosen as, well, doctors. With guns. Roll...

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Tony V, sticking up for the Patriots in a DirecTV ad

Watching part of tonight's Patriots-Falcons preseason game, and what should happen to appear on the TV during a commercial break but longtime Boston comedian Tony V, in an ad for DirecTV, as a Patriots fan. How about them apples? Or snowballs. Either way. Roll it! You can see Tony V in clubs all across New England, and in September, he'll also be performing in NYC as part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy...

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