Posts Tagged ‘Youtube’

Game of Thrones… 1995 style

March 18, 2013


Just. Stellar.

Not looking forward quite so much to March 31st anymore, are you?




February 5, 2013


Ah-nuld’s got it, bitches.


The Gotham High… Goths?

November 23, 2012

Because it’s not such a huge leap to go from this…


To a carefully edited four and a half minute mash-up, featuring almost every star of the Nolan-verse in a handful of your favourite teeny-bopper films…


I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for any upcoming big budget flicks starring Larisa Oleynik as the female lead though.

Ahh 1999… it seemed like you were but yesterday…


The Evolution of Comedy is… Pranking?

June 13, 2012




Sigh… why do I start so many of these posts with a disgusted exhalation at the state of the world around me? WHY?!?!?!

I swear to you the only reason this story initially caught my attention was because it happened right around my neck of the woods in sunny Melbourne. Click the link above to read.

Key point here is that self-professed professional comedian and prankster Alki Stevens filmed the latest of his of rib-tickling pranks for YouTube, a skit where he dressed as a zombie and leapt out at unsuspecting passers-by.


I read about Stevens a while ago in our local newspaper, in a story that attempted to make an awfully big deal about the fact that he invented the internet craze ‘cone-ing’. Never heard of cone-ing? It’s where you buy an ice-cream cone from McDonalds, only to take it from the person serving you and hold it by the wrong end / start eating it in a bizarre fashion / stick it to your forehead / etc.

A business card idea for you, Mr. Stevens

As a ‘comedian’, I guess my first question for Mr. Stevens regarding his ability to jump on this zombie fad only… I don’t know… 3 or 4 years after the rest of the internet, would be… why?

More specifically?

What’s the point? What are you trying to say? What’s the ‘joke’ here? Is there even a joke? Is the joke merely to elicit some form of an instinctive response from people?

Even the worst comedy is about something. I’d buy you maybe grasping at straws, and trying to find your own humorous take on the sudden mainstream awareness / media coverage / fear of the walking dead after the now infamous ‘zombie’ attack in Miami a few weeks back… had you not gone to great pains in the story above to specifically say that the timing or any kind of link was purely coincidental.

So as far as I can tell, most of your work relies on people reacting to you doing craaaaazzzzyyyy, disgusting, or unexpected things.

Bravo. You are the fake dog poo of internet comedy.

“Think of all the intricate, well thought out pranks we could do with THIS!”

And on a side note: if I personally saw some fucktard zombie-shuffling after me (or a group of young schoolgirls… seriously you ass clown?!) while I was walking the dog, or leaving the shopping centre, or riding my bike, then yes – I’d punch him as a reflex. I’d punch him likely as hard as I possibly could.

And then I’d punch him again when I saw it was just some idiot with a handi-cam and some fake blood, playing dress-ups.

And then I’d punch him a third time. In the balls. Whilst filming it on my iPhone.

There. Am I an internet comedian and prankster now too?

Who knows… maybe I’m wrong and Alki Stevens really is a comic genius, a voice for his generation. What a shitty reflection on an entire generation that would be.

So, until someday soon when ‘Idiocracy’s’ satirical take on the future of comedy, ‘Oww My Balls’, actually becomes a reality, with its own YouTube channel and everything…

Enjoy your hi-larious pranking and internet comedy, Gen Y. 


Jedi Kittens

September 21, 2011

The title says it all really…

Thanks Evan!


Hear Da Lamentations of Da Wimmin!

July 29, 2011

From the makers of ‘Predator: The Musical’…


‘Conan the Barbarian: The Musical’!


‘The Office’ as a standard 80’s sitcom

July 3, 2011

thanks to By Ken Levine


Don’t know about you, but it only took me a few bars before the ‘Family Matters’ theme smacked me across the face and rocketed me back to 1989.

* shudder *



If It Bleeds We Can Kill It

February 26, 2011

Hands down my fave Youtube clip of the week:

Thanks be to the Chutson.


2010: A Year in American Cinema

December 15, 2010

Pretty goddamn impressive edit…



THIS is how you advertise a pizza, Dominos!

August 9, 2010

Found this at Aint It Cool News on the weekend, and felt like I just had to share.

What do you get when you combine New Zealand, Zombies, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books and Pizza?

No, it’s NOT an early Peter Jackson splatter-fest. You get THIS:

It’s a series of interactive YouTube adventures / advertisements for Hell Pizza, a chain of stores dotted throughout the fair land of Auckland… Wellington… Hobbiton…

Pretty genius, and in true cheap-splatter tradition, the two lead characters are brilliant bad actors.

My hats off to you, Hell Pizza. Should I ever cross the ditch for a visit I’ll know in advance that I’ve found my brand.