Friday, October 29, 2010

The Chinese Red Army Does Michael Jackson

Who’da thunkit?

The Chinese Red Army... a group known for... erm, well... I dunno. But the last thing I would have expected was them doing a spot-on version of Michael Jackson’s hit song Beat It.

Even down to an emulation of Eddie Van Halen’s screaming guitar solo... done on a Chinese musical instrument. Wow... what a great rendition.

What, you think this is an April Fool’s joke?

Check it out in the video widget below:

Weekend Deals

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

J&R Bargains

For Those Who Don’t Like Tea...

Sarah Palin is riding high at the moment with the Tea Party movement... and the anti-Democratic backlash seems to be growing like the underwater harbinger of a tsunami.

Unfortunately, the demographics of the Tea Party tend to be rather homogeneous... and often incorporate what some constituents back away from.

But wait... there is a party just for you!  It is called...

The Rent is too Damned High” party.

Founded by Jimmy McMillan... this party in the New York political race seems to target  a different demographic.  Check out McMillian in the video widget below:

Now, if only he could take some winking lessons from Sarah...

Monday, October 18, 2010

The NEW East Side West Side Battle...

Forget about gangsta rap... the new fight features teams of women with enough verbal firepower to blow anybody away.

In this corner, hailing from the East Coast...

The View

ABC’s venerable daytime talker for the estrogen set... featuring Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasslebeck and Sherri Shepherd.

The View has featured President Obama, Vice-President Biden and... in the video widget below... the pyrotechnic Bill O’Reilly!

Meanwhile, in the other corner, hailing from the West Coast...

The Talk

Conceived and sold to CBS by co-host Sara Gilbert, CBS’ The Talk features a rag-tag team of six famous mothers:

Will this show be as incindiary? Check out the video widget below:

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble !!!!!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Superheroes Who Don’t Succeed on the Silver Screen Move to TV


Were you one of the people who had your case of insomina cured by watching Ang Lee’s Hulk picture?

While Australian hunk Eric Bana was prolly fun for the girls to ogle... the picture had me and my friends snoring.

When Marvel Entertainment realized that fans were not interested in a psychoanalysis of the Hulk’s inner feelings... they tried again with the Edward Norton, Liv Tyler picture that was a lot closer to the true origins of Marvel's mean green hero.

Reportedly, that film did not perform as desired and then there was the falling out with Ed Norton... details of which we still don’t fully comprehend.

Hulk will reportedly return in the planned 2012 film The Avengers to be brought to us by Joss Wheadon.  That film will have Mark Ruffalo portray Bruce Banner... the third actor to portray our Jekyll and Hyde protagoist in so many motion pictures.

According to TV Squad, Marvel is in talks to have the Hulk return to television... as the 1970’s version starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno had a five-season run with some TV movie coverage as well.

Hulk is not the only Marvel property planned for an ABC broadcast run. Why ABC?  They have hit a stride with the Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz starrer “No Ordinary Family.”  Hey, a trend is a trend is a...

Check out MTV News for more on that front.  Meanwhile, we also need to take note of another superhero who never got an opportunity to make three films with three different actors.


Wonder Woman

Not to be outdone by Marvel, DC Comics are planning to reboot the Wonder Woman television series that made Lynda Carter a household name.

For a while, it was thought that Beyoncé might take on that role.  Won’t be the first time a superhero changes color.   Remember Samuel L. Jackson stepping into S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Iron Man movie?

Coincidentally... it was the failure of the Wonder Woman feature film to get off the ground that precipitated this move. Same as with Hulk. Hmm...

Check out more on Wonder Woman at The CNN Entertainment Blog.

Back to Marvel...

Finally... let’s hear Marvel’s Joe Quesada on some of the thinking behind these moves with Hulk and other characters:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Weekend Specials

I like how the SD cards are growing in size.  We are liking the eight gigabytes for under twenty bucks!  The personal media player may come in handy if I start travel again... although an iPad could also fill that bill.  Finally, for those of you into spy technology -- the PenCam DVR video camera and recorder is crazy!  I wish I had that back in the day when people were doing dirty deeds!  Well... eventually they will sell a time travel device and I can hop back in time and give myself one of those dealios.  

Happy shopping -- these deals are only on for this weekend, so get right before it gets left.

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