I Love Movies

10 09 2008

I Love Movies is a podcast by Doug Benson recorded live at the U.C.B. Theatre in Los Angeles. Each show is about 30 minutes long and features Benson joined by one or two guest co-hosts such as Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, and David Cross. As the name implies, they try to discuss movies but the shows usually get quickly derailed into any number of topics as a result of Benson being high and the guests not caring. It is here that Benson and crew really shine and get an opportunity to venture into improv territory.

New shows are posted sporadically and the show was even canceled at one point and only just recently returned after a lengthy hiatus. I highly recommend subscribing as it makes for a welcome change from the regular shows you listen to when new episodes are posted.

I Love Movies can be found in iTunes and at Hand Held Comedy.

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De La Soul – Oooh

10 09 2008

I haven’t quite set a cut-off date for what I’m including in the Forgotten Treasures category, but to me this song by De La Soul featuring Redman is a classic worthy of including. The beat is incredible and every verse is on point.





Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

10 09 2008

After completing your education, be it High School or College, you have a choice, if not a responsibility, to keep learning, even if it’s only ever so slightly from time to time. One of my favorite and most thought-provoking ways that I’ve found to accomplish this is the Cosmos series by astronomer, scientist, and thinker, Carl Sagan. First airing in 1980, this 14-part series on the inner workings of the cosmos and life itself was the BBC’s Planet Earth of it’s day, if not even more popular.

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Comic Book Reader

10 09 2008

For about a year now I’ve occasionally heard people in the “underground” comedy world such as Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn talk about their love for comic books. Although I can’t say that I’m a big fan anymore these days, it got me thinking back to my days as a kid when comics were the central part of my life and I decided to check out some torrent sites to see what I could find.

I found a program called CDisplay that uses .cbr files so that you can read both comic books and magazines with ease instead of having to open up a new image file every time you want to turn the page. After visiting a few torrent sites I was going through the entire Spawn series in no time. It’s not something that I still do today, but for a couple weeks it was a lot of fun.

Here is a list of other Comic Book Reader programs.
Here is Mininova’s directory of comic books, in order by seeders.





You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

10 09 2008

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan is Adam Sandler’s latest version of the same movie he’s been making for ages now, except this time instead of being a golfer, millionaire, or waterboy who has a growth experience during his quest for happiness, he’s a nearly invincible Israeli soldier who wants to be a hair dresser…who has a growth experience during his quest for happiness. As expected, the usuals like Rob Schneider and John Turturro are right there along side him.

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The Soup

10 09 2008

Over the many years since it’s inception, E!’s The Soup has gone through several incarnations, changing hosts multiple times and even changing the name of the show itself. One thing that has stayed the same however is their basic format of one charismatic host in front of a green screen delivering brilliant one-liners in between short clips of the most absurd moments from the past week of television. Having been a loyal viewer since it’s days of being called Talk Soup, I can say with confidence that with current host Joel McHale it’s at it’s best.

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The Promotion

10 09 2008

I truly enjoy watching movies but don’t bother to find out who’s in them, when they were made, or even what they’re about for that matter before watching them. I just download the AXXO DVD rips and hope for the best. Usually it works out okay except for the time I tried watching Failure To Launch and kept waiting to see an astronaut.

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