A friend, who is more into computer games than myself, recently sent me this video. Since it is 20 minutes long I was hesitant to watch but after being told, “dude, this is hilarious” or something to that effect, I gave it a shot.
Hearing the first words spoken was all I needed. Not only did I watch this first 20 minute video, but I have spent countless hours watching FRANKIEonPCin1080p's videos over the past two weeks. I could listen to British people talk for hours, and I have.
The premise of this game is essentially a very large game of “Cops and Robbers”. Frankie and his pal run around the game dicking around with the natural order of the cop/robber relationship. Along the way there are jokes, laughing and people who recognize his very recognizable voice. He has a fairly large following from his similar, but less mocking, DayZ videos.
If you like video games and laughing, or just like listening to the soothing British voice, give this sitcom length video a shot. If you make it through the end, can you please answer the question, “who the hell are the people that play cops in this game?”
Check out FRANKIEonPCin1080p on Youtube.
Getting Started! - Arma 3: Altis Life – Ep 1
Bored, far from it. Brode, getting there. Brood, not quite. BROAD City. There we go. <--
This is dumb, probably should delete.
Broad City is a new Comedy Central half hour comedy, Executive-ly produced by Amy Poehler, and it is hilarious. Now, I'm only basing this off of one episode, but have I ever steered you wrong before? Not that I know of.
Starring and created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City follows the life of two women living and working(?) in New York City. The show actually got it's start on Youtube as a web series (you can watch here, https://www.youtube.com/user/BroadCity, watch first episode below.) in 2010, which I have not yet watched, but have added it to my long list of things to watch, read, listen to, etc.
The show is on after Workaholics on Wednesday's at 10:30pm EST. Call your local cable provider to make sure you have Comedy Central.
August has begun which means, at minimum, two things: The summer is very close to peaking and Netflix has added new movies to their streaming service.
I wanted to get this up ASAP so there is currently no Why You Should Watch It for each movie. These may or may not be added throughout the next week. EDIT: I will be adding them but they will be short and sweet.
Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael hall, Ally Sheedy
Genre: Comedy, High School, Drama
Why You Should Watch It: An 80's John Hughes movie, if you haven't seen it already, just watch it. If you have seen it, you understand why. A high school classic.
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Robert Towne, Tom Cruise
Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Why You Should Watch It: T. Cruise pre-crazy. Wait, was there actually a pre-crazy Tom Cruise? Maybe not. Either way, it's a quality drama. I believe it was the first time I heard "fuck" in a movie.
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Bill Paxton
Genre: Drama, Romance, The High Seas
Why You Should Watch It: "Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls." It may be a a little heavy on the romance side, but damn if I don't enjoy this Cameron masterpiece.
Director: David Fincher
Writer: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith
Starring: Jake Gyllenhall, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Why You Should Watch It: Have not yet watch but a movie directed by David Fincher is bound to have some redeemable qualities.
Song of the Week/New on Netflix Instant Streaming: Regina Spektor – “You’ve Got Time”/Orange Is the New Black
This turned more into a New On Netflix Instant post than Song of the Week so it will just be both. Listen to the song and watch the show!
Creator: Jenji Kohan
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Michelle Hurst, Jason Biggs, Pablo Schreiber, Kate Mulgrew
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Prison
Episodes: 13 (1 Season)
This is the theme song from a great new Netflix Instant Exclusive, Orange is the New Black. The show is about the life of a woman who spent 1.5 years in a New England prison. It's a hilarious show with some real characters. It's light-hearted enough but it hits on many themes such has race, socioeconomic status, LGBT issues and the powerful/powerless dynamic. It's well acted and has great subplots that weave together nicely. It's a must watch if you have Netflix.
During the first episode I said aloud, “why is this opening sequence so damn long?!” By the second episode I was enamored with the theme song “You've Got Time” by Regina Spektor. It's a powerful song that is catchy as hell. If it's not stuck in your head after your second listen, you are soulless. Despite that I really have trouble watching the screen during the song. There is something about close up mouths and eyes that I find almost disgusting. It's far to intimate for me. I understand it from cinematography/music video point of view, but that's a music video I'd only ever want to watch once and for only about 15 seconds. Do see the video I speak of, you'll have to watch the show!
Anyways rock out to this Regina Spektor jam.
Regina Spektor - "You've Got Time"
This week on Things That Make Me Laugh...
I found this heartbreaking documentary over on the JASH Network/buhhhhhhhhhhhhh Youtube channel. JASH network is comprised of Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, and Reggie Watts. buh is the sister channel that puts up great comedy from like minded people (and friends?). You'll see familiar faces like Paul Scheer, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate and more.
Nick Thune wasn't a familiar face to me but I had heard his voice on multiple podcasts, most recently on Comedy Bang! Bang! episode 202. Funny episode, especially if you'd like to hear Philip Seymour Hoffman fucking Paul Giamatti.
Back to the reason we are here.
"Disarmed" is the story of a comedian who tries to overcome his life's greatest setback. A broken arm. You might think this is a little silly, but have you ever seen a person with a broken limb preform on the live stage? YEAH, me neither. If you got the 13 minutes and want to laugh, think and cry, give it a watch!
A few of my favorite quotes:
"He was a famous basketball player, he played for the Wizards."
"And maybe someday he'll be able to get back up on that bunk bed and light his fart. It sounds so stupid, but I feel like I can almost smell his fart...And it smells good."
Nick Thune - "Disarmed"