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by Christopher Grant Harris

Friday, 22 March 2019

First Trailer for Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn’s “The New Negroes” on Comedy Central!

Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle's The New Negroes

“I like chuch…”

Very exciting! After a long-ish gestation, the first trailer for Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn’s new comedy/variety show on Comedy Central is here! It’s called The New Negroes (which is a reference to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1910s & 1920s) and you can watch the trailer here.

I’m so excited for Mike! This show looks to be a mix of standup, music, and maybe some bizarre sketch-comedy stuff, judging from a few quick clips like this one where someone emerges from Mike’s mouth:

dat mouf…

dat mouf…

Here are some more interesting screenshots that I pulled from the trailer. Let the speculation begin!

Open Cop Eagle

Open Cop Eagle…

Vid gom…

Vid gom…

Wotta wig…

Wotta wig…

Musical hospital…

Musical hospital…

The New Negroes premieres on Comedy Central on Friday, April 19th. I’ll have to find a way to watch it since we’re a cord-cutted family!

I am here for this. So can you!

I am here for this. So can you!

Categories: My Famous Friends, TV, Videos.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Oopsies” by Kristen Bell & Bob Mervak

…oopsies…

…oopsies…

As Kristen Bell explains (yes that Kristen Bell, AKA Veronica Mars AKA Princess Anna) explains on her Instagram:

My best friend @bobmervak is pure magic. This gem started as a little tune he created with my 3 year old daughter in our living room and has now grown into a full symphonic masterpiece. I am in constant awe of his gift and feel so lucky to know this walking reminder of the power of music. Recording this was some of the most fun I’ve had as a grown up. This delight is now available for your 👂 on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, anywhere you get your music.

Are you not pleased?

Categories: Music, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee

Callin' it quits now, baby I'm a wreck…

Callin’ it quits now, baby I’m a wreck…

From the excellent Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (my review is here), this opening song quite well encapsulates the feel of Miles Morales and his transformation into the titular hero. Spoiler warning, though: the video includes footage from pretty much all parts of the movie and gives quite a bit of the plot away. Partake and be pleased:

YOU ARE NOW PLEASED.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Once More Unto the Breach, My Fools: Fools Play is in Olympia this Saturday!

Fools Play Improv in Olympia March 2019

It’s breaching… IT’S BREACHING…

IT’S NOT A FALSE! Fools Play Improv returns, yet again, to a Yoga Studio in Downtown O-Town this Saturday night! You’d best believe I’ll be there. BEST. BELIEVE.

Details:
Fools Play Improv in Olympia
Saturday, March 9th 8:00 PM
@ Gravity Yoga
623 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
All-Ages (mostly), Only $7.00!

BEST. BELIEVE.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Olympia.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: Celeste Original Soundtrack

Celeste is actually the name of the mountain, not the protagonist…

Celeste is actually the name of the mountain, not the protagonist…

Part of what made Celeste perhaps the best video game of 2018 (if not the best, certainly one of the best) was its amazing soundtrack, composed by Lena Raine. It’s moody, creepy, exciting, and dreamy, often simultaneously (or at least in close proximity). Here is a YouTubez playlist of the entire soundtrack, posted by Lena Raine herself.

It pleases me! Now it pleases you, too!

Categories: Video Games, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Captain Marvel’s Marvelous Website

Captain Marvel's Marvelous Website

Marvelous… simply marvelous…

So the next big Marvel Movie will be Captain Marvel, coming out sometime next month (I can’t be bothered to look up the exact release date right now). I’m very excited for this movie! And it’s always great when a movie has a fantastic website to help get you hype.

One thing about Captain Marvel is that it takes place in the 1990s. And some very smart people in Marvel marketing decided it would be extremely awesome to create a website that looked like it came from the 1990s. And they were absolutely correct. IT IS GLORIOUS. It’s like someone had consumed all of Geocities and held it in too long, and when the opportunity came they just vomited it ALL out all over the internets. Animated GIFs. Poorly-digitized pictures. Comic Sans. Unnecessarily long scroll. An idiotic “game” you can play. Broken images. A guestbook. A trailer that plays in a tiny little box. Clashing, psychedelic backgrounds and incoherent color schemes. It’s all spot-on, heightened to 1,000%. I larb it.

Just in case you’re reading this at some unspecified point in the future when this website is no longer its current awexome self, I’ve taken taken an image capture of the entire site below. Click to enlarge it. You shan’t regret it!

Captain Marvel Website

Do, please click to enlarge. You shan’t regret it.

Categories: Links, Movies.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: All Of the Capcom Musics

Mega Rock!

Mega Rock!

Surprise! The “Capcom Sound Team” has dumped a crap-tonne of Capcom video game music onto Spotify. Seriously: 61 albums of musics.

Here, listen to the entirety of Mega Man 2 (aka Rockman 2) right here

And then browse through the gobs and gobs of other offerings that are suddenly listen-able for all of us. Many of the titles are solely in Japanese, but you can figure most of them out based on the cover art. Be pleasured by it all!

Categories: Music, Video Games, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.