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Am I going to go off on a Cee-Lo rant again?


Hopefully a best-of Cee-Lo collection will introduce people to what's actually good about Mr. Green. Decent track selection (although obviously the focus on his pretty-good solo work to the detriment of his great Goodie Mobb work makes it a little weaker than it would otherwise be).

That said, I'm pretty sure this is my favorite Cee-Lo song. When I heard this song the first time, I was pretty much ready to storm the record company for a Cee-Lo solo record. In fact, this song could be my favorite all-time Dungeon Family song, and the fact that it was never a single, and that the DF album never got any promo support when Outkast were at their hottest, was a crime.

I present: The Crooked Booty.

Also: All of this was around the time when he was wearing custom preacher robes made of YSL print fabric. That was great.

What do you think of Jackass?


Jordan covered the Jackass sequel's red-carpet premier last night, and it got me thinking about the franchise. Sometimes I think it's awful. Often, I think it's the (grotesque) height of New Sincerity.

As I read the small Times review of the new film, and realized it includes a prank (placing a leech on an eyeball) that may well be an allusion to the surrealist classic Le Chien Andelou.

Your thoughts?

Ask the creator of Battlestar Galactica


I'm interviewing Ron Moore, creator of the new Battlestar Galactica, tommorow morning. I'm sure some of you all are much more familiar with the new BG than I. What should I talk to him about? What questions would a non-fan miss that would still be relevant to someone who hadn't seen the show? FEED MY BRAIN!

Your Friend, Andrew WK



Park(ing) day!


One of my coworkers from my San Francisco day job was the very cool filmmaker Brady Moss. Brady's involved in a group called Rebar, who have created several "parks" in parking spaces around San Francisco. Today, they've built a mobil "park" in San Francisco and one in New York City. More information here.

Just Funkin' Around


Parliament-Funkadelic in 1976.

The incomparable Glen Goins on the lead vocals. Goins died in 1978 of Hodgkins Disease, shortly after leaving P-Funk because of poor treatment from George Clinton. He was purportedly given six months to live before even joining the Funk Mob, then lived a further two and a half years.

Edited to add this bonus footage of Glen calling down the Mothership:

Inside MI-5 with Fry & Laurie


Jordan and I were watching this sketch and sharing a few yuks the other day, and I found myself wondering whether it was on YouTube, so I could SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD! It is. And it's delightful. You may recognize Hugh Laurie from "House," and Stephen Fry from "being pretty brilliantly hilarious."

"The Funniest Movie Ever Made"


Reviews are starting to trickle in from average Joes across the country who saw the Borat movie last night. Here are some quotes from folks over at (please note that there is no dissent in the discussion -- these are not the cream of the crop, but rather the crop itself):

"Just got back from the DC Premiere. Won't spoil a thing, but I found it to be the funniest movie ever ever ever made. Holy crap. "

"I went and it is one of the few movies to actually make tears run down my face from laughter. The fight scene in the hotel is one of those iconic moments in cinema that will be remembered forever."

"I just got back from the Philly show. My body hurts from laughing. I have a headache. This movie was nothing short of amazing. There were so many great scenes. Sometimes the laughter was so loud you couldn't hear the movie. Certain scenes got applause because they were so insanely funny. The fight sequence kept going on and it only got funnier. Even when you thought it couldn't be any better it went over the top. I defy anyone to watch this and not laugh. I don't think people will be divided over this at all. "

"This movie is still making me laugh because I was laughing at maximum laughter during certain scenes that deserved more laughter than I could laugh. "

"I will add in chorus that this was the funniest movie I've ever seen. Unbelievable."

"Sounds like hyperbole, but this may very well be the funniest movie ever made."

Lucky Louie Cancelled; Louie's comments


Over on AST, Louis CK has responded the Lucky Louie's cancellation by HBO:

Lucky Louie has been cancelled by HBO

HBO decided not to pick up Lucky Louie for a second season. Here's all I have to say about this right now..

Lucky Louie IS NOT DEAD.

Lucky Louie is the best thing I ever did. It is a great show. People love it.

I will be fighting for the next weeks to keep it alive.

I thank HBO sincerely for giving me the first 13 episodes. I LOVED working with and being on HBO.


It's just not in the cards that we go down like this. No way.

Funny shows don't go away.

If you weren't laughing, you were wrong.

More later.


Of course, we've got Louie's back. Lucky Louie was by no means an unqualified success, artistically or commercially, but it was one of the bravest and most intelligent shows on TV. All it's problems, in my view, were of the sort that tend to sort themselves out over time. I hoped HBO would agree, but apparently not.

Showrunner Mike Royce agreed to an interview for this blog a couple weeks ago, but put it on hold till the news came down. I imagine he's pretty busy, but hopefully we'll get him on the line and ask him some questions soon.

In the meantime, let's hope somebody has the sense to open a second chapter to this saga.

Previously: Louie CK talks about the show on TSOYA (MP3)

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