Saturday, February 21, 2009

Best of the Week vol. X

Quote of the Week: Stop thinking how ridiculous it is. (Eloise Hawking, Lost)

Song of the Week: Once in a Lifetime – Talking Heads (Chuck)

Big News of the Week: Scooter Is Moving on Up to the East Side: I have been lucky enough to nab a few interviews here at the 9th Green but the first time ever someone actually wanted to interview me. For those that have never heard of Showhype, it is a site that collects the most linked blog posts and you can even vote them up (or down) on its site. And the site decided to give me a nice write up and a short interview so head over to Showhype to get more inside on me and the 9th Green. And if you are already a member feel free to hit the up arrow on the story.

Another thing I have been quietly doing for the last couple months is being a contributor to the Hulu Awards where I have been nominating and voting on the best the site has to offer. The awards are still to be determined but you yourself can actually vote on the winners too by heading over to The Hulu Review and all the categories are on the top right column. And if you are not sure what to vote for, you cannot go wrong with Friday Night Lights for the categories it is nominated in.

Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture of the Week:

Yvonne Strahovski and a strawberry

Coalition Links of the Week:
Gossip Girl is a great guilty pleasure — but would you watch a real-life version? (BuzzSugar)

This week, Sandie wished she knew how not to quit Heroes. (Daemon's TV)

Vance did some TV blog catch up and puts his two cents on American Idol, Lost and more. (Tapeworthy)

This week, Jace explored the history of the Cylon race on Battlestar Galactica and offered up some theories about Daniel, The Colony, and Kara Thrace. (Televisionary)

Dan finally caught up with the new Showtime series The United States of Tara, and discussed his troubling infatuation with John Corbett. (TiFaux)

This week, the TV Addict proved that he may have too much time on his hands by not only taking our favorite magazine, Entertainment Weekly to task for offering up their umpteenth Twilight cover. But going one step further and designing a mock-up of what this week's cover could have looked like. (The TV Addict)

Kate tried to decide which of the "real" housewives of NYC is the most recession-proof (TV Filter)

Free Download of the Week: Damages (iTunes): Not only can you grab the second season premiere for free, for those that enjoy that can for a limited time download the whole series for a discounted price.

Deal of the Week: Save 53% on Must-Have Blu-ray (Tropic Thunder, Iron Man)

Video of the Week: As seen earlier in the week, I bought a new computer. With my old computer I some problems watching even the standard resolution videos on Hulu let along the high definition ones. So I made up for lost time during the extended weekend last week when I wasn’t trying to uses the suspiciously titled Windows Easy Transfer (which tells me I need 65 GB on my old computer to transfer despite only having a hard drive of 55). A good chuck of my Hulu time has been devoted to clips of Attack of the Show’s Olivia Munn who was nice to condence her greatest bits into this two minute video:

Attack of the Show: Olivia Munn Sexiest Moments

Next Week Pick of the Week: 10 Items or Less, Tuesday at 11:00 on TBS: Aside from Leverage, which I mentioned last week, this Tuesday also sees the season finale of 10 Items or Less. In honor of the finale I may just finally release the video of star John Lehr talking about his time on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here!

Friday, February 20, 2009

I Want My Music Television vol. XLIV

There have been a couple of videos that have caught my eye lately so I though I’d give them some love since the death of Musical Television left a void for a forum on the art form. If you are interested in buying the video through iTunes, click the title link (where available). If you are interested in buying the song, look for a link in the analysis.

I Love College - Asher Roth

I never thought anyone would ever beat out Puff Daddy for most inappropriate sample ever when he turned a song about stalking (Every Breathe You Take) into a song about a fallen friend (I'll Be Missing You), but Asher Roth now wins that title taking Weezer's song about an absentee father (Say it Ain't So) and flip it into a party jam. Yet I cannot hate on a dude for starting a song "I wanna go to college for the rest of my life." I feel you bro. Except who has enough money to drink Miller Lite? Natty Lite is the beer of college.

Welcome to Heartbreak - Kanye West

As proven by his attempt at singing, Kanye West is proving to be too ambitious for his own good. Like in his new video where which looks like when my cable box starts to read the cable bad and gets that off color, streaming effect. Instead of going off to work in the fashion industry, Kanye needs to go back to college and rediscover his roots. And destroy his auto tuner.

Love, Save the Empty - Erin McCarley

I may have my man card revoked for writing this but He's Just Not That Into You looks almost watchable, not that I am rushing to the cinema to watch it. Granted when I say it looks watchable I am really only talking about the scenes with Ginnifer Goodwin and the Mac Guy in an Ed reunion. The other parts look like your token romantic comedy drivel. For more on Eric McCarley, check out my review of her debut album: You Hold Your Head Up to the Sky and Say What Kind of Blue Are You.

He's Frank - The BPA featuring Iggy Pop

I can typically get behind videos with puppets, and the last video from The BPA landed at number one of the Best Videos of 2008, but the Iggy Pop puppet just scares me a little. Of course the real one kind of has the same affect on me so I guess the video works on that level.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

So Let’s Check This Place Out

Cold Prey

Got to love those people that do the write up on the back of DVD’s. For Cold Prey it says that, “If you think this is going to be the usual ‘trapped teens stalked by a maniac’ movie, you’re dead wrong.” The finishes off the blurb by quoting Arrow in the Head that says, “If you enjoyed the original Friday the 13th and Halloween, you’re going to love Cold Prey.” Two movies that created the “trapped teens stalked by a manic” genre.

First off, it should be noted that Cold Prey is actually Fritt Vilt and is from Norway and is spoken in all Norwegian (aside from the occasional English songs). Naturally reading and horror flicks do not mesh very well as you are reading what they are screaming but are distracted by the words you sometimes miss what they are actually screaming at.

Despite what the back cover would have you to believe the movie is about a bunch of teens being stalked by a maniac (of whom it is pretty easy to figure out within the first five minutes). The one thing that differs is that they are not stuck in a warm climate conducive to fornicating but instead takes place in an abandoned cabin resort. The kids are stuck there as one of them has a snowboarding accident and it is too far to drag them back in the impending snowstorm to their car and just happen to see the cabin just up ahead.

The injured friend makes for a hard dilemma of flight or fight when one of the five comes up missing. Even with all the reading, you can still sense the fear and claustrophobia that the snowboarders feel as someone in an oversized parka, ski goggles, and an ax hunting them down and manage to frightening and entertaining even as it goes through more than one horror clichés. And if you are grossed out by gore, you can still enjoy this movie as it doesn’t show much because it cares much more about the hunt than the kill, cleaning up the broken leg is as gruesome as onscreen gore as it gets in the movie. And being five character the maniac takes his time getting to each of them.

Cold Prey gets a Terror Alert Level: High [ORANGE] on my Terror Alert Scale.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Techinacal Difficulties Day 2

Apparently the Windows Easy Transfer does not live up to its name as I try to transfer files from my old computer to my new. It does not help that I have been trying to do it through my network and I keep getting disconnected during the transfer. Of course if it were truly Easy, it would let you start right back up instead of making you start from the beginning. But anyways. As I try to do this successfully (I am going to try doing it through my iPod today) take a listen of two of my favorite songs of the new year.

Fitz and Dizzyspells - Andrew Bird Andrew Bird - Noble Beast - Fitz and the Dizzyspells

Magick - Ryan Adams and the Cardinals Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology - Magick

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Techinacal Difficulties

I recently bought a new computer and if you are reading this then I am still transferring files. Hopefully I can get everything configured the way I like it soon and get something posted by tomorrow. One advantage to this new computer is I can watch Hulu without a choppy video which i spent too much time this weekend on when I should have been doing the transferring stuff like this clip from Chuck. And really who need a Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture when there is a Gratuitious Token Hot Chick Montage.

Chuck: Sarah Sizzles

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lyrics Quiz: Scooter's Sweet Lovin' Playlist

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day so I’m sure many people pulled out their Sweet Lovin’ playlist and I though I would share a few songs on mine (please not that the Sweet Lovin’ playlist is not to be confused with the Dirty, Dirty Sex playlist which is basically Prince’s catalogue on an infinite loop). As always leave your guesses, both artist and song title, in the comment section or e-mail me. If you are correct I will un-bold the lyric. Please keep in mind the lyrics quiz is for entertainment purposes only so please only use your own meandering mind to guess them. Now onto the lyric quiz:

1. Girl I’m in love with you, this ain’t the honeymoon, past the infatuation stage. (Ordinary People - John Nlegend; guessed by Rose)
2. Tonight let’s be lovers, tomorrow, go back to being friends. (Say Goodbye - Dave Matthews Band; guessed by Angie)
3. Suppose I never ever saw you. Suppose you never ever called. Suppose I kept on singing love songs just to break my fall.
4. Do me wrong or do me right. Go on and tell me lies but hold me tight. (Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor; guessed by Rebekah)
5. My back is broke and it’s a hurtin’. All I want is for you to make love to me. (Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones; guessed by Angie)

6. Do my best to follow through, come up with a master plan, a home hit, a winning stand. A guarantee and not a promise that I’d never let your love slip from my hands.
7. And the wonder of it all is that you just don’t realize just how much I love you. (Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton; guessed by Anonymous)
8. It’s undeniable that we should be together. It’s unbelievable that I used to say that I’d fall never. (Back at One - Brian McKnight; guessed by Angie)
9. I don’t mind spending every day out on your corner in the pouring rain. (She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5; guessed by Angie)
10. Baby, baby, baby, I can wait for the first time. My imagination is running wild. (U Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys; guessed by Rebekah)
11. Pour the wine. Light the fire. Your wish is m command. (I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men; guessed by Rebekah
12. When you kiss me on the midnight street. Sweep me off my feet. Singing ain’t this life so sweet.
13. When your secret heart cannot speak so easily. Come her darling, let the whisper start. (Have A Little Faith In Me - John Hiatt; guessed by Rebekah)
14. September’s coming soon; I’m pining for the moon. And what if there two side by side in orbit around the fairest sun. (Nightswimming - R.E.M.; guessed by Rebekah)
15. I said I love you and that’s forever. And this I promise you from the heart. (Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel; guessed by Rebekah)
16. It’s our God forsaken right to be loved, loved, loved. (I'm Yours - Jason Mraz, guessed by Molly)
17. Love remained a drug that’s the high and not the pill. (Kiss From a Rose - Seal; guessed by Angie)
18. That helping hand, someone to understand. When you have lost your way you have someone there to say I’ll show you. (Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie; guessed by Angie)
19. I just remembered that time at the market. Snuck up behind me and jumped on my shopping cart and rode down aisle five. (Comfortable - John Mayer; guessed by Molly)
20. I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you know. (Wonderwall - Oasis; guessed by Angie)
21. Now would you die for the one you love? Hold me in your arms tonight. (Hero - Enrique Iglasias; guessed by Angie)
22. Think I’d leave you down when you’re down on your knees. I wouldn’t do that. I’ll tell you you’re right when you’re aren’t.
23. You said you’d give me a highway with no one on it. A treasure just to look upon it. (All I Want Is You - U2; guessed by Molly)
24. I’m quiet you know. You make a first impression. I’ve found I’m scared to know I’m always on your mind. (Collide - Howie Day; guessed by Molly)
25. Love, I get so lost sometimes. (In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel; guessed by Molly)