Archive for August, 2007

Best of the Best Week Ever: 3 Day Weekend Edition

h1 Friday, August 31st, 2007
SAVAGE REVERSE DEBATE.JPGWe've worked overtime this week, and are psyched for a little 3 day RNR. Let's recap the excitement: Have a great three-day weekend, everyone, and we'll see you back here bright and early on Tuesday!

IN ODDER NEWS: RunForYourLifeMan

h1 Friday, August 31st, 2007
  • Scientists are using the Pac Man video game in conjunction with electroshock therapy to figure out how fear works. Patients are now said to be deathly afraid of cherries, pretzels and brightly colored mumus.
  • THEORY: When and if David Beckham goes bald (which, p.s., is already national news in England), he will look like one of the bad guys in Passenger 57. The good news? Him and Posh can totally exchange extensions!
  • NBC is really pushing our buttons: They have just pulled out of their Itunes deal beginning this fall, meaning no $1.99 episodes of The Office! Guess we're gonna have to cancel our Thursday night Stoli Vanilla crawls this year.
  • Somehow, even photographs of the largest spider web in the world are a million times more entertaining than Spiderman 3.
  • Finally, last night we had the great pleasure of visiting the Hyt Me estate out in Water Mill, NY, for an exciting soiree. And while Guest of Honor Jason Bateman never materialized -- a serious blow to this Arrested Development devotee -- the house itself was sickkk. The kind of house that's so nice, you're convinced it's a set-up for some sort of drug-related murder, a la Tea Leoni in Bad Boys. And while we pretended to be much wealthier than we are, we're glad to report that Russell Simmons acted very friendly, and looked as harmless as Pinocchio in his little pink sweater vest. Anyway, the house is increds.

BWE OUTTAKES: Best of the Best of the Best

h1 Friday, August 31st, 2007
Ladies and gentlemen, the outtakes reel to end all outtakes reels. Here's a best of compilation, featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Sherrod Small, Frangela, Doug Benson and all your other favorite panelists cracking themselves and us up. The three of you still sitting at your desks right now are going to love it!

BWE SPORTS: Watching Football Players Play Simon Says Is Still Probably More Exciting Than Regular Season Baseball

h1 Friday, August 31st, 2007
This video isn't new (judging by LaVar Arrington still wearing a Redskins uniform and seeming to be not completely useless), but stamp it into your brain as one of many eternal reminders of just how stomach-turning ESPN's attempts at innocuous, lighthearted Sports/Entertainment crossovers can be. Next week: Simon Asks "Who's NEXT?"
(link via Kissing Suzy Kolber)

CELEBRITY MATH: Polly Wants a Cracker. Seriously, Polly is Starving.

h1 Friday, August 31st, 2007
You can see the rest of the shots over at ONTD.

BEST OF THE BWE: Slowest Week Ever

h1 Friday, August 17th, 2007
orcmindydmaller.JPGOur show is apparently not the only thing on hiatus during these latter weeks of summer, because, for the most part, our usual celebrity suspects seem to be taking a little vacation from the bad behavior and insanity they usually entertain us with all week (Michelle spending hours on photoshop, painstakingly imagining a sitcom called Orc & Mindy is, despite its hilarity, a pretty good indicator of a slow news week). But no matter, we managed to make our own fun!
  • We analyzed the recipe for disaster resulting in the cancellation of HBO series John From Cincinnati, then imagined a more light-hearted, less-incoherent version of the show called John From WKRP In Cincinnati, which undoubtably would have been a smash hit.
  • Speaking of TV shows that should have been, why couldn't someone have thought to bring Tolkien to TV sitcoms with the hilarious odd-coupling series Orc & Mindy?
  • Top Chef's incessant product placements and lack of anything remotely entertaining happening left a bad taste in our mouths.
  • If Barack Obama can survive the Tyra Banks Interview of Insanity, the presidential peace talks with Middle Eastern extremists should be a piece of cake.
  • We found the Best High School Yearbook Ever, and felt cheated that the tome containing our own scholastic memories was not prepared with such total awesomeness.
  • We suffered through the horrors of a towering inferno in Times Square when one of the magazine editors from upstairs accidentally started a fire while sneaking a smoke in the bathroom.
  • Joe Pesci's engagement to Angie Everhart turns out to be one of the great love stories of our time. Who would have thunk it?
  • Clowns can be pretty creepy I guess, but this crazy lady takes clownphobia to a whole new level.
  • Finally, we examined the "porn solution" that actully may be the best (and/or only) option for the future of what's left of Lindsay Lohan's career in Hollywood.