(L-R: Mitch, Thomas, Jim)
Editor's Note: Today we have guest bloggers! The Worst Generation is our newest series and we thought it might be nice for you to get to know its stars a little more intimately, so here they are:
So, My Damn Channel wants us to do some type of blog thingy to kinda introduce ourselves to the people of the internet. Since we don't have any actual "fan mail" (or even "fans" for that matter), I've ripped off a few questions from a Justin Bieber fan site for us to answer. Answer these bad boys and any other questions you can think of to get this bad boy rollin'.
If your house was on fire and you could only take one thing with you what would it be?
- Roxy, 13, Detroit
JIM: Hi Roxy. Thanks for watching. I'd probably have to grab my amazing-incredible-pornography box, a.k.a. my computer. Either that or my collection of Simpsons action figures.
THOMAS: Bauer, he's the only hope any of us have for success. And you're an idiot Jim the question clearly stated one thing that you would take and you clearly listed two.
JIM: I get nervous talking to people from Detroit. She probably just wants to steal our stuff.
MITCH: My depression pills.
Where do you get your best love advice?
- Lonely in Little Rock
MITCH: My dad once told me. "never take home the three legged dog from the pound just because you feel sorry for it." That made since when I was 9 and it still does to this day.
JIM: I've tried it all; tarot cards, gypsy palm readings, fortune cookies, magic 8 balls... and I found the best place for you to get your love advise... is from inside your heart :)
THOMAS: I just watch what Mitch does, and it teaches me exactly what NOT to do as far as love is concerned.
If you could have dinner with 3 people, dead or alive, who would it be?
THOMAS: I don't really care as long as those three people are buying. And it better be some gourmet shit, if I have to go listen to three other people bore me to death I don't want to do it over a Big Mac and fries.
MITCH: Bo Jackson, The Pope, and Dennis Rodman
JIM: Wow Mitch, what are the odds of the Pope even responding to that evite? I'm going with Jenna Jameson, Pamela Anderson and Angelina Jolie. In their primes. Next question.
How does it feel to be mobbed by screaming girls?
JIM: You get used to it.
THOMAS: Feels normal, they've been doing it my whole life.
MITCH: Sometimes, I don't feel worthy of it all. Other times, it gets annoying having to hear all the jibber-jabber that comes along with it.
Describe your dream girl.
MITCH: I hear your dream girl is actually a version of your mother. So probably an annoying old bitch.
JIM: My dream girl is funny, smart, nice smile, pretty eyes, caring of others, and got an ass so big you can see it from the front.
THOMAS: Depends on my mood. And the season.
What would a fan have to do to date you?
THOMAS: Tell me their daddy was Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Jerry Bruckheimer or any such type of person, so that I can leave these clowns of TWG behind and get started on my life doing something that is actually worth a shit.
JIM: Be 18 years old and have a vagina. A trust fund wouldn't hurt either.
MITCH: Have you ever heard of a ballcuzzi?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JIM: Hopefully off of unemployment and out of my parents' basement.
MITCH: Cute cottage near the sea with roommates that make me breakfast and flush the toilet once in a while... or unemployed in my parents basement.
THOMAS: Dating Spielberg's daughter.
How do you deal with all the haters out there?
MITCH: I always carry a butterfly knife I got in Baja. Can't hate when you're getting stabbed.
THOMAS: In the words of Tupac: " Fuck it. I feel like I shine. And I don't give a fuck how many white people, the Media, black people, playa haters, police, whoever, try to darken my shine, Im'a always shine through. "
JIM: Uhhhhh wait what?
What would you do if all the fame went away tomorrow?
JIM: If all of this fame was suddenly taken away from me, I'd probably blow my head off.
MITCH: It would be a long way to fall, but I'm sure I could still pull ass so who cares.
THOMAS: Be excited that I'd never have to answer stupid questions like these again. Is this really what you want us to do Jimmy? Whataya' stupid or something?
How would you describe your style?
JIM: Oh I dunno, maybe rural-chic with an urban twist.
MITCH: Commando, Ballistic, and Fresh.
How do you maintain such a hot body?
THOMAS: Layers and no AC.
MITCH: Commitment to Excellence.
JIM: More like commitment to purging after every meal. I usually lift like 8 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Editor: Uh, thanks, guys! We'll all be watching you and Bauer every Tuesday at www.MyDamnChannel.com/TheWorstGeneration! And following you on Twitter at @TheWorstGen! And on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheWorstGeneration!
Otherwise we'll be avoiding Mitch and his butterfly knife.
The nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced this morning by Mo'Nique and The President of the Academy! both looking good reading from a monitor.
The nominees are all fine - you can read the full list here
- but I think the real story of the day is that a couple of weeks ago I predicted the 10 Best Picture nominees:
BOOM! Nailed it! 10 for 10, baby! Just call me Oscardamus! That's my writing, scribbled two weeks ago, with doodles. I am clearly the Christian Bale of Oscar predictions; the David Fincher of predicting the future; the Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook of picking movies that will win an honor! Not you, not you, and not you!
Now, I now what you're saying. "DannyMoney, the last choice is not quite clear! You've got three listed!" Yeah, yeah. Winter's Bone
is first, and that's the one I'm going with. Got a problem? I'll give you 127 hours - OF PAIN. Which is exactly what that movie was about. James Franco in pain.
So yeah, just call me Oscardamus. And don't worry, DannySwami will be calling the winners right here, soon enough. Don't bet against me, suckas, you gonna get HURT.
It's 5a in San Francisco. We've got a non-slouchy 5:30a crew call for a full day of shooting in a city we love.
Michael Ian Black is finally starring in his own My Damn Channel series. We're so happy our face muscles hurt. You'll see why when our show goes live in December.
Our producer is our mega mainman Jon Stern, who gifts you Wainy Days, Horrible People, Childrens Hospital and everything we love.
Michael Ian Black is the kind of Slash King we worship: comedian/actor/writer/director/twitter lord.
His body o' work creates a major fanbase of people we want to hang out with. Evidence includes the genius magic of The State, Stella, Michael and Michael Have Issues and more. And Michael is Chief Content Officer of a co. we're co-conspiring with now...please partake in the wonders of the 24-hour live comedy ticker, WitStream. Ta da.
Posted with tags My Damn Channel
, Oscar Pool
, Academy Awards
, Hurt Locker
, Jeff Bridges
, James Cameron
, Kathryn Bigelow
, Don Was
, Stephen Bruton
, T Bone Burnett
, Roger Ebert
on 3/7/2010 3:23:29 AM by Rob Barnett
Movie geniuses everywhere, including the amazing Roger Ebert, say this year's Oscars are more predictable than ever before. My Damn Channel opens our Hurt Locker full of fun to reveal the full list of winners you'll need to pick to take home the Oscar pool cash at tonight's viewing party. We'll be ready to be attacked or thanked in the morning:
Actor: Jeff Bridges*
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Actress: Sandra Bullock
Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Foreign Film: The White Ribbon (Germany)
Animated Film: Up
Art Direction: Avatar
Costume: The Young Victoria
Documentary Feature: The Cove
Documentary Short: China’s Unnatural Disaster
Editing: The Hurt Locker
Makeup: Star Trek
Original Score: Up
Original Song: The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)
Animated Short: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Live Action Short: The Door
Sound Editing: Avatar
Sound Mixing: Avatar
Visual Effects: Avatar
Adapted Screenplay: Up In The Air
Original Screenplay: Inglorious Basterds
* Note: An inspiration for Jeff Bridges' character in "Crazy Heart," and the man who wrote most of the songs in the film, is the great Texas musician, Stephen Bruton. Stephen died last May, just two weeks after finsihing all his work on the film with T Bone Burnett. You can see two of Stephen's songs produced by Don Was on our music destination at My Damn Channel. They're on Stephen's site linked above as well.
Who says The Simpsons don't age??
This Sunday night, "The Simpsons" turn 20 yrs old and the Internet is going viral with excitement (I mean, hey, they're almost drinking age!).
For those who don't know (welcome to Earth!) - our very own Harry Shearer performs a huge range of the voices for the characters on "The Simpsons", including (but not limited to):
- Mr. Burns
- Waylon Smithers
- Ned Flanders
- Principal Skinner
- Reverend Lovejoy
- Dr Hibbert
- Kent Brockman
- Eddie (the cop)
- Rainier Wolfcastle (McBain)
- Mr. Bouvier (Marge's father)
- Dr. Marvin Monroe
- Mr. Largo
- Marty (from KBBL)
- Dr Loren J. Pryor
- Jebediah Springfield
- Judge Snyder
- Sanjay (Apu's brother)
Harry was featured in an interview with the Associated Press, and from there - it's spreading like a Winter Cold across the globe!
Here's a sneak peek:
To celebrate - we're asking all of our readers/fans to dress up as Ned and attend church this Sunday (JUST KIDDING). In all seriousness, check out some of the awesome articles going around on the web with Harry's exclusive interview and don't make plans this Sunday evening. This week's episode ("Once Upon a Time in Springfield") will be one you won't want to miss!
Shearer, who began his career as a child actor... keeps a multiplicity of projects
under way. He hosts his own signature channel on the "My
Damn Channel" comedy Web site.
"Matt [Groening] has a satirical, anti-authority streak," says Shearer. "From the
beginning, 'The Simpsons' was taking the side of the family against all
the authority figures and institutions that buffeted them in the modern
world. Certainly, that resonated for me."
(It doesn't hurt that they're mentioning My Damn Channel, either... whoo-hoo!!)
Posted in Big Fat Brain
, Donnie Hoyle
, Pilot Season
, Wainy Days
, You Suck at Photoshop
with tags Pilot Season
, Sam Seder
, Sarah Silverman
, Andy Dick
, David Cross
, Isla Fisher
, Charles Fisher
, Donnie Hoyle
, You Suck at Photoshop
, David Wain
, Wainy Days
, Webby Awards
, Horrible People
, Cookin' with Coolio
, My Damn Channel
on 4/20/2009 3:09:18 AM by Rob Barnett
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"I can't be objective about the music business. I know it hurt a lot of people; artists were often lied to, royalties weren't always paid, bad people sometimes got promoted while good ones were fired. Drugs, misogyny, and death stalked rock and roll. A lot of shlock was produced. A lot of pretense masked shallow, materialistic quests for fame and money. It's not like I don't know these things and it's not that I mind writing about them. It's just that the part of the music business I know best, the rock and roll business, also produced and popularized a lot of music that I love. And it gave me and a lot of my friends a place in the world."
Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside The Rock and Roll Business is the new book by Danny Goldberg.
I bumped into Danny yesterday morning during a visit to 101.9 WRXP in NY. REAL rock radio is back on the dial and on the internetsss. Matt Pinfield and Leslie Fram host the morning show at RXP and showed their true colors by inviting guests including Danny Goldberg, Patrick Wilson from Weezer, and Ray LaMontagne.
BAD times are always GOOD for Rock & Roll. Maybe the new, great depression opens the door for earth-skakin' new sounds.
Yesterday reinforced the power of the music to bring songfilled souls together. And Danny Goldberg inspired me to go buy his book.