Tuesday, September 19, 2006

White & Nerdy

If you haven't done so yet, check out "Weird Al" Yankovic's newest music video ... "White & Nerdy" a parody of Chamillionaire's "Ridin' Dirty".



Unlike some other Rap stars, here's what Chamillionaire thinks about Al's paroady ...
First he just couldn’t wait to proudly feature “White and Nerdy” on his own MySpace page, and now gives major kudos to him in an interview:

“He’s actually rapping pretty good on it, it’s crazy…He’s Grammy-nominated, man. He goes platinum. It’s really an honor when he does that. I remember when he redid Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad.’ Weird Al is not gonna do a parody of your song if you’re not doing it big. You gotta be a big dog. He shot the video, and people will see it pretty soon. It’s crazy.”

“He’s spittin’ just like Krayzie Bone on the second verse…It’s actually very funny if you listen to what he’s saying. The way Krayzie is harmonizing, he does the same thing. It surprised me. I didn’t know he could rap like that.”

Definitely nice to hear another artist give respect to Al for his attention to details, be honored at being a parody subject, and just plain enjoy his singing abilities.

**Also** You can catch the "White & Nerdy" video on VH1 which will start in heavy rotation on Wednesday.

*** And don't forget to pick up "Weird Al's" newest CD, "Straigt Outta Lynwood" in stores September 26th. Featuring parodies of Chamillionaire, Green Day, Usher, R. Kelly and Taylor Hicks! DualDisc includes PCM Stereo, 5.1 Surround and instrumental mixes of the entire album (with on-screen lyrics option), plus a 9-minute behind-the-scenes documentary and 6 BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEOS!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Calander Update

Here's what's going on in the next two months ...

This Weekend: Drive-in. [CANCELLED]

Sunday September, 24th: Another brand new song and video from "Weird Al" will World Premiere on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim show Robot Chicken.

Tuesday September, 26th: "Weird Al" Yankovic's newest album (Straight Outta Lynwood) is released in stores.

Saturday September, 30th: Ohio Renaissance Festival (http://www.renfestival.com/index.html)
If you wanna go, you better speak up now!

Saturday October, 28th: Slinus & Raven's 4th Anual HALLOWEEN PARTY! Look for offical invitations in your mailboxes sometime around the end of September. This year the party is even bigger and better, you don't wanna miss this!

Also the Baxter Ave. Morgue opens the last weekend of September so we need to pick a date to walk through with the V.I.P. treatment. Also if you're interested in volunteering at the Morgue please get in contact with me.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin dies at 44

I just heard the news a few minutes ago ...

Sep 4, 1:39 AM (ET)

"BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray during a diving expedition, Australian media said. He was 44.

Irwin was filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland state when the accident occurred, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said Irwin was diving near Low Isles Reef near the resort town of Port Douglas, about 1,260 miles north of the state capital of Brisbane.

Queensland ambulance service spokesman Bob Hamil confirmed that a diver had been killed by a stingray off Lowe Isles Reef but refused to say who the victim was until relatives had been notified.

A rescue helicopter was sent from the nearby city of Cairns, and paramedics from it confirmed the diver's death.

"The probable cause of death is stingray strike to the chest," Hamil said.

Staff at Australia Zoo, Irwin's zoo in southern Queensland, said they had heard the reports but could not comment.

Irwin is famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchcry "Crikey!" in his television program "Crocodile Hunter," which was first broadcast in Australia in 1992 and has aired around the world on the Discovery channel.

He rode his image into a feature film, and developed the Australia Zoo as a tourist attraction.

He is survived by his American wife Terri, from Oregon, and their daughter Bindi Sue, 8, and son Bob, who will turn 3 in December."





Steve Irwin was one of my all time favorite celebrities, easily making a top ten list, and will be greatly missed. Whether or not you thought the man was crazy his message on wildlife conservation will hopefully live on in his absence.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Movie Reviews

Snakes on a Plane

You don’t need to read a movie review when the title gives away the main plot. I’m sorry to have to reveal spoilers but YES, there is a plane in this movie! Oh, and something about snakes too. With soooo much internet and mouth-to-mouth buzz on this film, New Line decided to throw away the original “PG” Rating and go with a “R”. This makes for a perfect “Cult” film because of the already large fan-base and a movie willing to make light of itself. The important thing to remember is to go to this movie to have fun and to be entertained not for excellent acting and writing.
With that in mind I had a lot of fun seeing this movie. We saw it at the drive-in where fellow movie goers could cheer as loud as they pleased and honk their car horns for certain scenes. The best part about this creature/horror film is your given the usual cast of odd characters to chose from and pick who will live and who will die. Also did I mention there were snakes in this movie and that their on a plane? Well, there are. There is at least one of every well known species of poisonous snake plus one really big constricting snake and guess what …. Their all on a plane!
So here’s my 2 cents … Lots of laughs, lots of dying, lots of fun! This would make a perfect Slinus Halloween movie.

4 Slinus Heads


Beerfest


The entire cast of “Super Troopers” is back in a new film entitled “Beerfest”. You can expect the same type of humor that was found in “Super Troopers” only now with a plot very similar to the movie “Dodge Ball”. If you’re offended by stupid humor, nationality stereotyping, topless women, and extreme alcohol abuse then this is not the movie for you. My 2 cents, it’s not as funny as “Super Troopers” but it’s a lot better then “Club Dread”.

3 ½ Slinus Heads


Accepted


“Accepted” is your basic movie about the college experience and is fairly similar to other college movies like “Animal House” and “PCU” yet the comedy is still funny and doesn’t seem stale. This film offers an excellent role for comedian Lewis Black and keeps things funny with a cast of odd ball characters including a guy with a serious case of ADD, and another who majors in blowing things up with his mind. Overall it’s just a pretty good movie.

3 ½ Slinus Heads