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Will Flight Of The Conchords Be Coming To An End?

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Spot The Poly, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
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Clement (l) and McKenzie (r)

In a recent interview with Reuters Jemaine Clement, one half of the popular musical/comedy duo from New Zealand, hinted that there may not be a season three of their HBO show “Flight of the Conchords”. It is partly due to how much work is involved creating skits and unique songs for the series.

“It very likely might not…(return) it could come back in a shorter season or like a special.”

Clement also stated that he would need to discuss the future of the Emmy nominated show with fellow musician/actor Bret McKenzie. LINK! via Spasifik

(Image courtesy of Flickr user drollgirl)

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Jack Black Should Play Magic Devlin

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

Peep the video above for the wonder that is Magic Devlin! I was watching this thinking to myself “Is this guy for real?” I’m still not sure, but he’s entertaining and funny regardless.

From his synthesized music to his ill fitting spandex outfit and his habit of rockin’ out while doing magic tricks, I totally thought this would be an awesome character for Jack Black to play. I’d go see that movie.

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Junior Stares Down Bull And Loses

Posted in Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

JuniorSeauFormer linebacker Junior Seau was a guest bullfighter at a Professional Bull Riders event in Ontario when he got knocked to the ground by an enraged bull. He was filming a segment for his new show “Sports Jobs With Junior Seau”.

(Image courtesy of Flickr user jsindal)

LeVar Burton And His Living Hell With Reading Rainbow

Posted in Entertainment, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

LeVarBurtonI’d thought I had a childhood-bubble-popping-clutch-the-pearls moment when I clicked on a link from actor LeVar Burton’s Twitter page where he writes a confessional article. In it, he states how much he hated the beloved children’s show, that ran for 26 years, Reading Rainbow.

“Hoping to escape Reading Rainbow’s clutches, I started taking any role I could get. I’m proud of some of them: I played Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Martin Luther King in Ali. But you know what the most challenging role of my career was? Hosting Reading Rainbow and acting like I gave a shit about getting kids interested in books.

Fact is, I couldn’t care less whether kids learn to read. There, I said it.”

As a kid who grew up loving this show since, pretty much, its inception way back in 1983 my mouth was agape at reading on his reflections. My reaction was, almost, akin to when I saw Wayne Brady doing that now infamous Dave Chappelle skit. Mr. Burton seems like such a nice guy, who was one of the few POC role models back in the day, and here he was, basically, saying, “F*** those kids!”

But, I laughed my butt off and re-read his article after realizing that it wasn’t to be taken seriously. You see, unbeknownst to my dingy self I neglected to see who he’d written the article for – The Onion.

Thanks for the belly laughs, LeVar Burton. Now I can go back to reading Abiyoyo. Link!

(Image courtesy of Flickr user library_mistress)

UPDATE! It turns out LeVar Burton didn’t write The Onion article after all. From his Twitter: “Attention all un-believers THE ONION is satirical parody of news events and meant to be enjoyed as such! No I did not write it! Relax, OK?”

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Celebrity Doppelgaengers – Orly Taitz And The Chicken Lady

Posted in Celebrity Doppelgaengers, Entertainment, News, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

orlytaitzchickenladyI’ve been seeing this Orly (yes, really) “Birther Movement Leader” Taitz lately on many news shows touting her claim President Obama isn’t a U.S. citizen and she reminded me so much of someone yet I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. That is until I recently saw her being interviewed by David Shuster and Tamron Hall on MSNBC.

Throughout her stammer filled viewpoints and fluctuating octaves it finally hit me – The Chicken Lady from Canadians The Kids in the Hall! I use to love that show. Mark McKinney as the masturbation loving Chicken Lady, who explodes feathers everywhere at her peak, is a classic. Can’t you see, and hear, the similarities as well?

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Flashback Friday! (Face Down Ass Up-2 Live Crew)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
"Glad I skipped work to come here today"

"Glad I skipped work to come here today"

This is 2 Live Crew appearing on the Phil Donahue show back in 1990 performing “Face Down Ass Up” (so, yeah, turn down your speakers if you’re at work).

I love some of the audience members reactions!

If you’re too young to remember the Phil Donahue show – Jerry Springer it was not. Donahue still had some controversial guests, but rarely was there an expected fight. Most of his audience consisted primarily of the older, conservative type so I’m sure they weren’t ready for the gyrations and booty poppin’ that was on display. This is hilarious!

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The Clean Up Crew

Posted in Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

"It's all about the paper"

"It's all about the paper"

I’m about a year late, but I just caught wind of this comedic web series “The Clean Up Crew”. Its basically, like, if you were to combine The Office and CSI. Taking comedy and the mockumentary set-up and combining it with the latter’s crime scene blood and guts.

The show follows the daily occurrences of a crime scene clean up crew as they deal with the competing businesses, snotty detectives, and just with each other.

My favorite crew member is the strong, but silent type Ofato (played with great comedic timing by Samoan actor Tyler Tuione). Too bad his character doesn’t say anything, but Tuione uses it to his advantage by getting his point across through his facial expressions. I think he does a better acting job than his counterparts with speaking roles.

VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO WATCH ALL OF THEIR EPISODES

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