Daily Archives: 2011/02/07

Gratuitous Search Term Bait of the Day: WTF Took Us So Long to Listen to WTF?

Last Monday on the WTF podcast host Marc Maron presented his riveting interview with comedy legend Gallagher, which finally gave us the impetus to listen to the much buzzed about podcast.  The interview, which ended early when Gallagher took offense to Maron’s “douchey” tone (as Gallagher’s manager later described it) and stormed off, was truly a fascinating discussion about comedy, even with Gallagher’s digressions about photons and electrons.  We enjoyed the interview so much that we wrote about it here last week (we also basically report on any half-way relevant Gallagher news), which is why today’s search term is “gallagher wtf.”

But the best part about that interview is that it introduced us to the world of the WTF podcasts, the archives of which are packed with even more interesting, enlightening, insightful interviews about comedy.  We soon downloaded the WTF app to our Droid and while spending 2 hours in traffic one day and an 1 1/2 hours the next we consumed Maron’s discussions with the likes of Dave Foley, A.D. Miles, Rob Corddry, and Ken Jeong.  They were all no holds barred interviews that touched as much on the principles of comedy as much as they did on personal foibles, psychological defects and inner demons.  Basically, comedians are fucked up.  But on WTF they’re completely open and honest about it, simultaneously making the world of comedy both appealing and repulsive.  But, like the podcast, there never seems to be a dull moment.

We could also sing the praises of Maron, but we’ll leave that to this New York Times profile.  So instead we’ll add that we’re psyched to listen to his interviews with Judd Apatow, David Cross, Adam McKay, Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia.  Meanwhile, you should go to the WTF website or iTunes and subscribe to the podcast immediately.  AND if you still need some convincing, here’s a few recent interviews that we really enjoyed:

Dave Foley:

Ken Jeong

Tom Lennon

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Filed under Best Show You're Not Watching, Brilliance, Good Humor, Gratuitous Search Term Bait, Greendale Human, Interweb, Judd Apatow, Other people's stuff, The State

We FINALLY Weigh-In On the Super Bowl XLV Commercials

Boy, are we glad we bailed out the auto industry.  So they could spend money on helicopters, Greek gods, aliens and ancient civilizations.  All in one commercial!

Also, what?  That’s not cool, right?

Also, why does Coca-Cola even bother coming up with ideas to fill 30 seconds. Their worldwide brand awareness is 110%.  Just have a single title card that says “Why waste any more money on this commercial?  You know who we are and nothing we do here will make you more likely to drink Coke.  So for the next 25 seconds here are some puppies.’  Now that’s a commercial!

We did really like this one:

But this was our favorite:

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Filed under George Lucas Doesn't Need More Money, Is That Still On?, Matt Christopher Books, Weigh-in

Did ‘The King’s Speech’ Poster Rip-Off Mirah’s ‘You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This’ Cover Art?

Here’s the poster for Best Picture front-runner The King’s Speech:

And here’s the cover art for Mirah’s 2000 album You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This:

Makes you think, right?

Probably just a coincidence.

But just for fun:

Or:

Hmmmmmm….

YOU DECIDE

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Filed under Across the pond, Count Bleh, Makes You Think, Rip-off, The Big Screen, Tyranasaurus Sex, We'll Get It In Post, Woody Allen, Bar Mitzvahs & Bagels, You Decide