Regular readers of the blog know already that I think that Brass Eye and its predecessor The Day Today are the funniest fake news programs ever created. You can't really buy them in the US, though as I understand the UK DVD of Brass Eye is region-free. My pals in Kasper Hauser introduced me to Brass Eye, of which they spoke in hushed, reverent tones that had previously been reserved for things like Larry Sanders and Python.
My point in bringing all of this up: someone has Brass Eye to Google Video.
Here's episode one: "Animals"
Thanks to the CC Insider for the heads up.
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We hear from a babysitter locked on the roof, and from a young man who just asked a girl to the prom.
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Pursuant to our post on "Brass Eye" last week, here's a clip from the show's predecessor, "The Day Today." Here we see Chris Morris in fine form. Below, Steve Coogan as dull-minded sports reporter Alan Partridge.
Long-time Prince and James Brown road manager Alan Leeds talks about Prince in depth on Housequake.com
?uestlove detained (& humiliated) by the DEA
My kid brother is friends with this Panamanian rapper named DunDun, and he's pretty dope.
Yeah, I'm a supporter of this Bone Thugs comeback shit. And maybe even The Game's verse on this song.
Killer Mike - Top Shotta
Not to be self-congratulatory, but if you want to know why TSOYA interviews are important, listen to this interview with our pal Nick Adams on the HIT morning show Kevin & Bean on KROQ in LA.
Some Maximum Fun discussion in the "Mac Break Weekly" podcast - skip to 46:20
Joell Ortiz - Brooklyn Bullshit video
For fans of Jay Dilla, Yesterday's New Quintet, Jazzanova: check out this cat Dolphin
DJ Quik's top five west coast producers (that you may or may not have ever heard of)
My old podcast meetup pal produces the CASH Theater Podcast -- if you're interested in Bay Area theater, it's very much worth checking out, and it got just picked up for distribution by KQED interactive.
Bilal & 88 Keys - MILF
Trick Daddy: another smart, interesting gangsta rapper. (Also, Trick loves the kids.)
In this week's dig in the archives, David Wain of Stella and The State stops by to talk about his various projects like Wet Hot American Summer, but only after Jordan, Gene and Jesse talk to a fat shut-in who has become the new state bird of California.
(thanks Chris Fairbanks)
FINE. I FUCKING SIGNED UP FOR TWITTER. ARE YOU HAPPY? FUCKING NERDS.
PS: I love you.
Louis Theroux is an author and television host. His new book, "The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures." He's been reporting on fringe groups and subcultures since he started in television, on the Michael Moore series TV Nation.
In the 1990s, he hosted the series "Weird Weekends," which ran in the United States on the Bravo network. More recently, he's hosted the UK-only series "When Louis Met...", a series of long-form documentaries which investigates some of the odder corners of celebrity culture. His work is often distinguished by a very strong sense of empathy towards his subjects, which has sometimes been interpreted as manipulation for the purpose of mockery, particularly given the generally light tone of his work.
In his new book, Louis rekindles some of the relationships he'd formed in his first television series, and investigates how his subjects have changed and how the nation has changed around them.
Louis himself is half American -- his father is the travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux.
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In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varies as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.
These recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.
This week, Coyle & Sharpe discuss with a New Zealander the possibility of growing an ashtray from his forehead. The ashtray would be sold.
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