Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Slap Chop Music Video

Somebody had a lotta time on their hands and a love for a certain infomercial... kinda funny... kinda creepy... - JG

Talking Gadgets Talk Blade Runner

Um, yeah - this amused me...

Kinda poetic to have these devices do their best to do Blade Runner...

Enjoy - JG

Friday, April 10, 2009

An old Jerky Boys video

I used to love doing prank phone calls and really haven't done one in a while - thus why not take a look back at the pros...

If you're reading this and don't know who The Jerky Boys are just look 'em up in Itunes and buy their first album or watch a little on Youtube.

This clip gives you the rare chance to actually see the people on the other end of the phone. To my memory - and I'm usually wrong - this was produced near the time of their feature film debut many years ago - which was at the height of their career.

Their original tapes were copied and distributed by friends of friends onto college campuses across the world - pre-internet - and based on such underground popularity ready to go mainstream with their film - MTV allowed them to wire their own customer service offices and tape these calls.

It's not exactly representative of their work - but rare and still amusing.

What was genius about their calls aside from being quite funny is they developed a cast of characters who each had their own quirks, so that over the course of that one initial underground tape, you truly got a sense of who these imaginary callers were.

Hollywood couldn't resist and sadly, the script completely failed The Jerky Boys and made for a bad film. With all respect to the co-writers - it was a very tough assignment, to take prank phone calls and make a movie out of them which would star the real-life prank callers. Much can be debated about the film, but, it's late and I'm not going to do it now.

SO - if you're looking for a good laugh - of course check out the above video and make sure to listen to a CD or download from Itunes to hear more of what these guys are about. While often risque, they've always kept me laughing... -JG

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nick Cage Sure Loves Pachinko

These ads really cracked me up. As we all know American stars are often offered insane amounts of cash to do foreign spots and here's a whole set of commercials Cage did for Pachinko.

Back in the day, it seemed that these gigs were one-offs that no one would ever see - of course now with that internet ain't the case...

Cage's quirkiness translates well to the absurdity of some of the ad concepts shown here which I guess just proves that cult of personality transcends all borders. -JG