Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Octarocks And Whatnot

  • The Monologue:
    • The Legend of Zelda was released twenty-five years ago on Monday. One of the greatest video game franchises ever. We salute a quarter century of people hitting the sword button to make it look like Link was flashing the screen and twenty-three years of nobody beating Zelda II.
    • As if you needed any other proof that Mariah Carey is a force for pure evil.
    • First Carmelo Anthony goes to the Knicks then Deron Williams goes to the Nets. Now Wyoming has traded its entire population of sixteen people for two dogs from Connecticut and a fetus to be named later.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • This promises to be one of the great seasons of Survivor. There are interesting personalities, shifty dealings from day one, and Russell starting to go crazy.
    • A quick search shows that I have so far neglected to sing the praises of Science Channel's An Idiot Abroad. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send the center of their jokes, Karl Pilkington, around the globe to see the Seven Wonders and experience the local cultures. Pilkington is funny. Watching a woman eat a scorpion in China, he wonders what goes through her mind when she sees a spider in her bathroom. Seeing the Taj Mahal and learning that a man built it for his wife, Pilkington wonders what the man must have done to have to build that to get in good graces. The show can be found in On Demand.
  • Random Video:
    • Starting to feel new music a bit. Got the Cee Lo album and just stole a copy of Mumford & Sons from the wife. They are a British folk band with a great sound. Here is the song they played on the Grammys.


Betsy said...

Hipster music on Random Babbles?! Woah.

Josh said...

If it helps at all, I previewed Avett Bros and Arcade Fire. I thought the Avett Bros were ok, but way too poppy. Arcade Fire, I just hated.