Marvin the Martian

November 11, 2008

marvin-the-martianI read somewhere recently that Warner Bros. is currently in the process of developing a film based on Marvin the Martian. Hot damn. Marvin was always my favorite Looney Tunes character when I was little. He was totally different: smart, yet understated and he actually posed a legitimate threat to Bugs with his crazy little rayguns and gadgets. From a stylistic standpoint, I always thought he was the coolest, sporting the Roman warrior gear with big ass bball sneaks. And his dog, K-9 was sweet too. According to IMDB, the film is currently set for a 2011 release date. I’m not ashamed to admit that when it hits the big screen, I’ll likely be one of the few 28 year-olds (shit) in attendance, drawing worried stares from parents and children alike. Apparently, the plot revolves around Marvin’s attempt to destroy Earth during Christmas, only to be thwarted by getting himself wrapped inside a gift box. Brilliant.

To hold you over for the next three years, here’s “Hasty Hare,” one of my favorites:

Silly McCain

October 27, 2008

WFMU’s Beware of the Blog recently held a photoshop contest involving the image of John McCain apparently trying to grope Obama. The results were hilarious. Check it out HERE.

The Life & Times of Tim

October 6, 2008

A great show has made its way onto HBO: The Life & Times of Tim. This crudely drawn comedy is set in NYC and follows Tim as he deals with his work, boss, girlfriend, girlfriend’s parents, and an angry unpaid prostitute. The show thrives off of Tim being placed in awkward situations, sometimes from his own doing, but usually because he can’t say no.

We are first introduced to Tim as he has propositioned a prostitute for some friendly backdoor action. Conveniently, Tim’s girlfriend and her parents visit the apartment during this exchange. Again and again Tim ends up in the middle of uncomfortable situations leaving the viewer to squirm or to laugh. Definitley reminds me of an Office-esque, or Superbad type, comedy.

After sitting through 30min of unsatifsying Entourage on Sundays, I am glad there’s a new show to look forward to. Enjoy the clips.

Human Resources –

Prostitute –

Gay Gary –

In honor of the Mitch Hedberg tribute shows going on across the country tonight to celebrate the release of his post-humous CD Do You Believe in Gosh, here’s a link to a random Hedberg quote generator. Have fun.

I have been totally slammed this past week with work. Coincidentally, this past week has been miserable for me. Hmm…makes me wonder.

I’ve realized during this time that I neglected the really important things in life, like posting. A great advantage to having co-authors is that we keep each other in check. If one is slacking, the other picks up the pace (but not without antagonizing the other). So after some harsh criticism, I thought it was about time to get back online. So now…I’m back.

When I’m at work and need a pick-me-up, I google up some vintage Calvin and Hobbes comics. I’ve already posted a few that I found particularly hilarious and mood enhancing. The following comic is no different, but it also made me think about current events and the world. For a second, I was totally removed from work and was left to pondered the comic….and the rest of the day flew by. Check it out and let me know what you think:

I hope you enjoy this strip. I totally feel the same way at work, i.e. right now.

Calvin and Hobbes

June 16, 2008

Just trying to keep the streak alive.

Anyways, this strip made me laugh out loud at work…

Louis C.K. is one of the funniest comics in the game right now, in my opinion. In his cynical, even sardonic observations of the things that piss him off, dude says the things you wish you could for fear of getting fired or punched in the face. His invective is pretty vulgar, but damn if he doesn’t have you holding your sides in laughter. Louis C.K.’s HBO special “Shameless” was on-demand for a while and I watched it relentlessly. I missed him when he performed in the city earlier this year, but thankfully he’s returning this spring. He’ll be playing at Caroline’s on Broadway June 19-22. Check out his full schedule HERE.

This is one of my favorite slips from “Shameless” in which Louis hates on the Post Office. Amazing: