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Tonight on TV: The Barack Obama Smile Time Variety Half-Hour Spectacular!

Posted by thelanetrain on October 29, 2008

It’s the can’t miss event tonight on Primetime.  Actually it’ll be on three of the major four networks so you can’t miss it (unless you really like Pushing Daisies).  Barack Obama’s half-hour ad is attempting to appeal to the entire nation, not just a bunch of swing dates and districts.  By airing nationally, he will try to show that we are all united, as one nation in throwing our vote and support towards him.  And he’ll probably say a lot about spreading the wealth, change, hope, etc… you know the damn drill already.

Although I wish it was more like this.

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Personal Promotion Time!

Posted by thelanetrain on October 23, 2008

Hi everyone!

Time for some organizational stuff.  In an effort to boost my presence online and prepare for full-blown internet coverage of an upcoming semester abroad, I have decided to join Twitter.  You can access my profile here.  I pretty much just set it up so forgive me if its barebones, but if you want to follow me around and know what I’m up to when I’m not snarking it up (and consequently, why this blog has been so erratic in recent weeks), go for it.  It’s all part of my masterplan to be the next Nick Denton, or Julia Allison (*shudder*).

In the meantime, below is a video that I recently made with my fellow comedians.  It pretty much answers the question of what would happen if two of our most beloved products were merged into a single entity: sports drinks and cheap liquor.  Enjoy!

I would recommend clicking through to the video page and watching in HD if the quality on this post sucks.

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Friday Roundup

Posted by thelanetrain on October 17, 2008

Oh man, was this week killer or what?  So aside from learning all about some dude named Joe and how he lays pipe (heh heh) at the third presidential debate, there’s been nothing else to focus on, right?  Well, there’s this, but other than that, has anyone else been keeping tabs of anything not economy or election related?  Oh wait, I have.  Even though I haven’t updated in a while (I told you I was going on hiatus!), there’s actually a fair amount of big name news to report…after you click below at least!  I’ll dish on Oliver Stone’s new movie, a possible showdown on SNL, and Madonna’s divorce (for reals, not like that BS from the summer).

After The Jump: The Friday Rundown

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This Person Will Probably Get Fired

Posted by thelanetrain on September 25, 2008

Just read this:

[Defamer]

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Gawker Totally Pwns Palin Family

Posted by thelanetrain on September 18, 2008

If there was any doubt that the editors over at Gawker have an agenda in this political election, we clearly know who they’re rooting for (or rather, who they’re rooting against).  Aside from the daily headlines slamming McCain and the MILF, the NY-bassed Gossip and Media rag came out on the offensive against the Palin Clan, and in particular, their pleasantly pregnant daughter Bristol.  First, they reported that B-Pal (I love that name) smoked pot on camera while smiling (damn how I wish they had a funny video to go along with that) and was apparently dubbed “the makeout queen” of her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.  Then, they later got a hold of Bristol’s private voicemail greeting (not so scandalous, but more like, how the hell did they get that?).

But the big story?  Somebody hacked into Sarah Palin’s personal Yahoo account and exposed all of her private emails.  Awesome.  Vultures need not be interested though, as the post contains mostly benign email messages, and silly pictures of family members being all goofy with Trig, the Downs Syndrome Baby.  Although the government did react violently and call the leak a huge breach of privacy, which I guess it is.  But you know what else is a huge breach of privacy?  This thing (which a lot of GOP members support, like this guy).  I mean, as long as she has nothing to hide, what does it matter.  She’s not a terrorist, right?  Right?

For all those still wondering, they changed her password like totes ASAP so nobody could read her private emails anymore.  I don’t know about you, but I’d be lookin’ out for her, Dubya.  She’s suspicious…

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And Now for Something Not Election Related

Posted by thelanetrain on September 9, 2008

Hi faithful readers!

I know I haven’t posted in about a week or so, maybe because I’m still trying to deal with all the Palin fever.  But to break the dry spell that I’m sure has been bothering you all (and myself included), I’ve decided to post something not related to politics.  At all.

So in the vein of last week’s post on TV shows your girlfriend will be glued to come Monday, add this one to the register.  Oh wait, it’s not even on TV.  Oh wait, the main star isn’t even an actress (sort of).

The latest hyped up “OMG DRAMA” serial is Sorority Forever, a web-series on TheWB.com (because where else are you going to put those reruns of The Steve Harvey Show, Family Matters, and Sister Sister?).  All in all it looks like a clone of Greek, except with hotter, bitchier, sluttier sorostitutes.  And who is the star that looks so familiar but you just can’t place her?  Why, it’s former interneterweb sensation Lonelygirl15, who is making a stab at legitimate acting, even if it is in her native medium.

Oh, and isn’t it cute that the show’s logo uses a Greek letter?  OMG Awesome!

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Facebook the Movie? No No No No No….

Posted by thelanetrain on August 28, 2008

 

The LA Times put out quite the disturbing article today.  Apparently, mega-writer Aaron Sorkin is penning a Facebook movie.  That’s right, we’ve moved right into an age where the most sprawling, life-sucking, omnipresent social networking site is now considered grounds for commercial cinema.  According to the article, Sorkin is working with Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin to write the script about how a Harvard reject named Mark Zuckerberg started what is arguably today’s most influential website (behind Yahoo and Google, of course).  Facebook, of course, has not signed on with the project yet, claiming that they are constantly approached by hundreds of studio-types who would like to make a movie based on the site’s founding, but Sorkin has already begun conducting essential film research by, doing what else, starting a Facebook group.

Leave your wall posts below and I’ll poke you if I want to be your friend.

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Opening Today: Tropic Thunder

Posted by thelanetrain on August 13, 2008

Zoolander? Check.  Ironman? Check.  Kung Fu Panda? Check.  Total comedy winner?  That has yet to be determined, but from what the critics have been saying, Tropic Thunder is being hailed as a major comedic success among a summer full of mediocre fare (comedically).  Will this finally be the movie that takes down the batman?

Probably.

Check back in a few days for a complete review if I decide to go out and see this flick.  In the meantime, enjoy this promotional trailer:

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Funny Headlines

Posted by thelanetrain on August 11, 2008

 

Oh Yahoo, I’m not sure if you did this on purposed to piss off Dubya, or if you are just retarded, but please, don’t use the words “pull out” or “pull back” when referring to nations at war, especially one if one can resemble a girl’s name.  Thank god Russia is using protection (I think).

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ZOMG New Post!!!

Posted by thelanetrain on August 4, 2008

Oh hey, so sorry for neglecting you, my dear readers.  Well, it’s been a while…only a week, but still a long time since I posted something new.  I’m gonna be honest, it’s been a slow week, and also, I’ve been obsessing about the Montauk Monster that shored up online a bit ago.  But aside from seeing that horrible horrible corpse of a hellspawn wash up, here are some other things that have been happening in the world:

  • The Hiltons and the McCains are having a hissy fit.  Apparently, it was totally not cool that even though Hilton family gave the McCain campaign $60,000 in donations, McCain used Paris’ image in a Barack Obama attack ad, so now like, they are totally not BFFAE anymore.  Kathy Hilton even wrote a letter in defense of her daughter!
  • The Dark Knight was #1 at the Box Office for the third straight week in a row, mostly because it is a) awesome and b) nothing good came out this past weekend.  Also, Kevin Costner’s new movie bombed (predictable).  Bring on Pineapple Express!
  • A thing washed up on Montauk beach in Long Island and quickly became a huge internet sensation.  The best part is that none of the original images have been photoshopped and even though Gawker was the first to break the story, it got reports on all the major cable news stations!  Yay for apocalyptic internet memes!
  • Tucker Max, the internet king of raunchy college stories in which he gets drunk, acts like a douchebag, and bonks girls only to dispose of them like used tissues, is coming out with a movie based on his rapey toolshed life.
  • The price of crude oil fell below $120 per gallon today, but that still won’t stop those fucking gas stations from gouging you at the pump.
  • People has officially released its most expensive magazine cover ever: A shot of Brangelina and the twins that cost the publication $14 million dollars! Somebody remind me again if Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie do anything anymore?
  • And of course, the Summer Olympics begin this Friday.  Let the performance enhancing drug-fest begin!

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