So a friend of mine has been posting lots of photoshopped pictures of the late,great wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage and I thought I’d give it a shot since I fondly remember watching wrestling in the 80s and early 90s.
A long time ago in a wrestling arena far, far away…
I need your clothes, your championship belt and your motorcycle.
Come out and get you one in the yarlbes, brother! Oooh yeah!
When it comes to smashing viruses, Macho man is the program to defend your computer grid.
Loved the first one.
Will Forte has heard your cries for a MacGruber 2, America, and he is ready to deliver. All he needs is to get his new Fox series The Last Man on Earth out of the way first. But after that, he says, the sequel is “Priority No. 1.” Read the MacGruber 2 Will Forte comments after the jump.
Speaking with The Wrap, Forte emphasized that he is serious about MacGruber 2:
It seems like we have a realistic shot at getting it made. We have a loose outline of the first couple of acts, which we’re really excited about. So we’ve just got to flesh it out a little more.
(Forte also told Hollywood Life, “In a couple weeks, when post-production is over, I’m gonna get in there.” That site and others are taking that to mean MacGruber 2 has already wrapped, but it seems far more likely he’s referring to post-production on The Last Man on Earth.)
In a weird way, though, it might be better for Forte if MacGruber 2 doesn’t get going too soon, because it’d mean The Last Man on Earth is doing well. The actor continuded:
If [The Last Man on Earth] were to ever be successful enough to get a second season, we’d probably have to wait until after that season to make it. If the show isn’t successful enough to do that, we’d probably jump in right away.
Forte expects the entire cast to return for MacGruber 2, if and when it comes together. Comments from his co-stars seem to back him up: Kristen Wiig has previously said she’s “in” for a sequel, and Ryan Phillippe stated last year that they were “very close” to making it.
“And wait until you find out who’s going to be in it,” added Phillippe. “The villain is going to blow your mind.”
The original MacGruber was not what you’d call a hit. Critics weren’t quite sold on it, and general audiences were even less interested — it couldn’t even make back its $10 million production budget at the box office. Since then, however, it’s gained enough of a cult following that talk of a MacGruber 2 isn’t entirely crazy.
In the meantime, Forte’s The Last Man on Earth seems like a pretty good consolation prize. The series is executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who also directed the first two episodes, and has been getting pretty good reviews from critics. Check out the series premiere this Sunday, March 1, on Fox.
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Here’s one good argument for getting past racial stereotypes: Make the wrong assumptions, and you could find yourself getting stabbed or sucking a guy off as ill-advised “prison training” from some guy who’s never received so much as a parking ticket.
That’s the premise of Get Hard, the new comedy starring Will Ferrell as a hedge fund manager sentenced to a maximum security prison. In desperation, he seeks help from the first black guy he sees — an upstanding small business owner played by Kevin Hart. Watch the Get Hard red-band trailer after the jump.
If the phrase “red-band” didn’t tip you off, the trailer below is NSFW. There’s cursing and nudity — male and female. Some of it belonging to Nazis, apparently.
Get Hard seems to be at its best when it’s just letting Ferrell and Hart do their thing. The opening scene of them singing along to ODB together is kind of adorable, and only Ferrell could make drinking wine in a massage chair look that funny. Hopefully that’ll be enough to make up for the stale-seeming premise. The particulars may be different, but we’ve seen all of these jokes about prison rape and oblivious white guys hanging out with cool black people before.
Get Hard opens March 27.
When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison.
Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.
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If you liked the 16-minute tribute to YouTube on its 10th anniversary, you’ll like this one better. If you didn’t like the earlier video, you’ll probably like this one. It’s got clips from 198 different viral videos crammed into only three minutes! And best of all, it was edited by Luc Bergeron, known as Zapatou (previously), a master at sorting, categorizing, and editing clips into a work of art. -via Tastefully Offensive
George Herman “Babe" Ruth is, without a doubt, the most famous, beloved and mythical baseball player of all-time. Perhaps of all athletes, ever, only Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan have been more influential and as well-known.
The guy hit his legendary 714 home runs in 22 seasons (1914-1935), drove in over 2,200 runs and had a lifetime batting average of .342. Not only that, but he was also a star pitcher in his early days, compiling a lifetime record of 94 wins and 46 losses. Okay, let's take a look at 12 facts you may not have known about “The Sultan of Swat,” the one and only Babe Ruth.
1. He started out as a left-handed catcher.
Young George Ruth started playing baseball at St. Marys Industrial School for Boys in Baltimore. He began his career as a left-handed catcher, the rarest of all position players.
Ruth, top row center, at St. Marys Industrial School for Boys.
The school only had a catcher's mitt for a right-hander, so George would catch the ball with his left hand. If a runner on base tried to steal, he'd toss the glove aside, catch the ball in the air and throw it to second base with his left hand.
2. He became a pitcher because he ridiculed another pitcher.
Young George was sitting on the bench during one game and he watched a pitcher getting slaughtered on the mound. “Well George,” said his team coach, “If you think it's so funny, why don't you try pitching yourself?"
Although the intention was probably to embarrass George, he took the mound and pitched a great game. Thereafter, he began a career as an ace pitcher.
3. He wasn't a bad baserunner.
Although not that fast, Babe did steal over 50 bases in his first four seasons with the Yankees (1929-1923). Incredibly, he stole home 10 times in his career, which is more times than the all-time base-stealing leader, Ricky Henderson.
4. One of his favorite snacks was pickled eels and chocolate ice cream.
5. He slept in the raw and hated wearing underwear.
6. He played himself in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) a film biography of his old teammate Lou Gehrig.
Gary Cooper and Babe Ruth in The Pride of the Yankees.
Babe was so excited about the role, he went on a crash diet to lose weight and look good in the movie. He lost 47 pounds in 60 days and had to be rushed to the hospital because of the sudden weight loss.
6. While filming The Pride of the Yankees, he became so excited re-creating a world series victory scene, he punched his fist through a window and cut himself.
7. He was involved in a strange "perfect" game.
On June 23, 1917, Babe was pitching a game and walked a batter on four straight pitches. Furious at what he saw as bad calls by the umpire, he got into an argument with the ump and socked him in the nose.
After Ruth was tossed from the game, Ernie Shore came in to relieve him. The baserunner Shore inherited was caught stealing second. Then Shore proceeded to retire the next 26 batters in a row.
This "shared" no-hitter was one of the oddest ever pitched.
9. He liked to cool off with a cabbage leaf on his head.
On hot days, Babe liked to put a wet cabbage leaf under his cap while he played the outfield.
10. He liked his steaks uncooked and he loved lots of eggs for breakfast.
Babe's prodigious appetite is well-documented. He liked to eat his steaks uncooked and would eat two at a time, smothering the steaks with a whole bottle of chili sauce. He once ate four steaks at one sitting. For breakfast, he would reputedly eat 18-egg omelets.
11. He still holds the record for winning the longest complete game in world series history.
In 1916, Babe, while pitching for the Red Sox, beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-1 in a 14-inning complete game victory.
12. He is the only person to ever walk out on a movie premiere of his own life story.
On June 26, 1948, Babe and his wife, Claire, attended the premiere of The Babe Ruth Story. The movie was terrible, and Babe was very sick (he was to die less than two months later) and these two facts combined to force Babe and Claire to walk out on the premiere half way through.
I am actually very intrigued by this. The cast alone.
I did enjoy Danger Mouse.
They call him Khaki Shorts. No one knows his real name, for he is a creature of the night. Also the arcade. With both hands, he throws one basketball after another into the hoop. Smoothly, the balls slide through the net, much faster and more accurately than his two competitors.
Having played with this child's toy long enough, Khaki Shorts aims for the basket on a different console! He banks the shots, sending the basketballs through the net.
Then Khaki Shorts strides off casually, disappearing into the sunset. He shall return again when we need him the most.
-via Rocket News 24
Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar (played by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey) appeared on the SNL 40th anniversary special and proved they are just as loved as they were a quarter-century ago. The recurring skit “Wayne’s World” was such a hit on Saturday Night Live that it propelled Myers onto the big screen for the feature film Wayne’s World in 1992. Here’s some things you should know about both of them.
1. WAYNE BEGAN LIFE ON A DIFFERENT SERIES ALTOGETHER.
Though it’s Saturday Night Live that made Wayne Campbell a household name, the character—which Mike Myers began working on when he was still a teenager—began his on-screen life on Canadian television, first on the alternative video show City Limits and later on It’s Only Rock & Roll in 1987 in a sketch called “Wayne’s Power Minute.” When Myers joined the cast of SNL in 1989, he brought Wayne with him. "Wayne’s World" made its SNL debut on February 18, 1989.
12. “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” ALMOST DIDN’T MAKE IT INTO THE FILM.
In 2014, Myers told Marc Maron on his WTF podcast that using “Bohemian Rhapsody” was one of the things he fought for hardest on Wayne’s World. “They wanted Guns N' Roses. Guns N' Roses were very, very popular, they were a fantastic band,” Myers said. “Queen, at that point—not by me and not by hardcore fans—but the public had sort of forgotten about them. Freddie [Mercury] had gotten sick, the last time we had seen them was on Live Aid and then there were a few albums after where they were sort of straying away from their arena rock roots. But I always loved ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ I thought it was a masterpiece. So I fought really, really hard for it. And at one point I said, ‘Well, I'm out. I don't want to make this movie if it’s not ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’”
That’s just a sampling of the things you’ll learn about Wayne’s World in a trivia list at mental_floss.
Remember that Sunday is Ninja Day. When a parcel delivery notification sticker suddenly and inexplicably appears on your door, take a moment to thank the unseen driver for his work, wherever he is. Getting past your sight invisibly isn’t easy, but he puts in the effort.
-via Tastefully Offensive
Positive, offensive, self-discipline, self-control, physical health: those are awfully big words for a three-year-old! This white belt is reciting the student creed at Premier Martial Arts in Leeds, UK. Isn’t her speech just the most adorable thing you've seen today? -via Daily Picks and Flicks
Image: Twentieth Century Fox
Office Space is a film to which everyone who's had a monotonous, thankless job as a cube dweller can relate. Released in 1999, the film's popularity slowly but steadily snowballed into the cult classic it is today. Who can forget the incomparable Michael Bolton grimace? Or Lumbergh's way of finessing his employees into extra hours?
Even minor characters like Peter's neighbor Lawrence are memorable. The actor who played Lawrence, Diedrich Bader, also played Oswald Lee Harvey on The Drew Carey Show. Bader had a succinct vision of Lawrence that he brought to the table: he wanted to make him look like “somebody who loved the Allman Brothers.” Aaaand bingo.
Read more fun facts about Office Space at Mental Floss.
Really interested in this.
One of the hottest tickets at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was the world premiere of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. It’s the latest documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and it follows men and women who left the controversial religion as they reveal their thoughts on how it works. There’s dirt on John Travolta, Tom Cruise and tons of others. Peter reviewed the film at Sundance and now, ahead of its late March premiere on HBO, a Going Clear trailer is now online. Watch it below.
Thanks to Indiewire for the trailer.
Peter has his opinion on the film, which you can read here, and I mostly agree with. I came into the film as a pretty blank slate on scientology and after watching it, I now have a better understanding of what they’re all about. But I still don’t know everything. What I do know is that there are some very questionable practices happening behind the scenes and the film has some first hand accounts of it. It’s very worth watching.
Going Clear:Scientology and the Prison of Belief, premieres on Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Here’s the official Sundance description:
Following Mea Maxima Culpa, his investigation into the Catholic Church, Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in Going Clear, based on the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright.
Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. The film covers a broad range of material from the church’s origins—punctuated by an intimate portrait of founder L. Ron Hubbard—to present-day practices and alleged abuses as reported in the media.
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I like him more now.
When John Belushi was on Saturday Night Live, he purposely sabotaged anything that was written by a female because he believed women were “fundamentally not funny.” Source
IT’S FUCKING SATURDAY. DID YOU KNOW THE AVERAGE SNOWFLAKE FALLS AT ABOUT 3 MPH?
WORDS OF WISDOM OF THE FUCKING DAY:
GOOD LOOKS AND MONEY GET YOU WAY FURTHER THAN YOU WANT TO BELIEVE.
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Dark Horse and Rogue Ales are getting together in honor of the 21st anniverary of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy… and making a beer. The RIGHT HAND OF DOOM, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www.rogue.com
“When Dark Horse Comics published the first Hellboy story 21 years ago, I never thought there’d be a Hellboy beer,” said Mignola. “But I really can’t imagine a better time for Rogue to introduce the Right Hand of Doom beer. If Hellboy was real I guess he’d finally be able to buy me a beer.”
The RIGHT HAND OF DOOM label features a Hellboy drawing by Mignola. The beer will be available for the first time publicly at an event at Things From Another World Comics store in Portland on Friday, February 20 at a signing with Mignola and fellow comic book superstars Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), Eric Powell (THE GOON) and Brian Wood (REBELS). The event begins at 4 PM, with Mignola’s signing scheduled for 6 PM. The beer will be available nationally via http://buy.rogue.com/Rogue-Hellboy-Right-Hand-of-Doom-Red-Ale; pre-orders are now available.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard about the special Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special that aired this past Sunday night. It was a three and a half hour trip down memory lane, featuring a true dream-team of comedy’s elite.
Among the many highlights came early in the show when a 5-minute video montage was shown of cast members’ first auditions. Not fake auditions, like we’ve seen in the past. The actual, real auditions for stars like Will Ferrell, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon as well as classic cast members like Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner and John Belushi. Here, you can see them in the auditions that would change their lives forever. It’s pretty special.
As a bonus though, there are also auditions from people who didn’t make the cut. They’re people you’ve definitely heard of who auditioned, but didn’t make the show.
Below, check out the Saturday Night Live auditions video as well a few of the other highlights from the special including Celebrity Jeopardy, Wayne’s World and more.
Thanks to the SNL Youtube for the videos.
That was a pretty excellent moment. Here are a few of my other favorite moments from the show:
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I have been winning all of my staring contests lately...