The most fabulous Roots crew have a new record out soon, and it looks like they’re raising awareness by any means necessary: whether that entails collaborating with a Fall Out boy (see “Birthday Girl“), enlisting a porn star in their video (ditto), or doing two live performances in three nights for Comedy Central. The first… More »
It’s (Consumer Electronics) Show time in Vegas, and last night’s keynote address came packing a pop culture-savvy video designed to give some morale back to the John Hodgmanized ranks of the Microsoft fanboys, by putting their fearless leader in cute situations with lots of people that probably use Macs in real life (or, at least… More »
Expect to see a lot of R. Kelly’s this Hallow’s Eve? Or maybe you think the Trapped In The Closet fun’s all played out? Oh, shit. (See, that never gets old.) Lest you think the parodies have run their course, Jimmy and Jon revived the franchise this week with fresh new takes on R.’s hi… More »
After 10+ years of The Daily Show and piggybacking on-line as part of the Comedy Central site, Jon Stewart and friends finally have their own bona fide web address. It launched yesterday at noon EST and is set to include almost a complete archive of past episodes chopped into various clips, but as of today… More »
Although Meet The Press occupies a slot in the Stereogum TiVO queue (true), it took the writers at The Daily Show to break down this Senator Larry Craig scandal in a manner that we could process: with a sweet R&B R. Kelly parody. Some of the Senator’s own words, punctuated with plot advances from Jo… More »
“This summer, with a little help from Pat Benatar, JELL-O’s all about living passionately.” The iconic ’80s rocker has traded Candies for Gelatin fruit cups (and Cheyenne for her guitar-toting, soul patch-sporting partner, Neil Giraldo) on original jingle “Passion” which you can watch/download at kraftfoods.com (what, not on your bookmarks?). As far as the new… More »
Remember that will-not-confirm-or-deny-anything 20th Century Fox intrigue over whether Green Day were in fact getting Groening’d? That lasted about two minutes? Internet’s fun like that. The internet’s also really good for radio rips, though this one’s really only a few seconds long. Green Day’s cover of the Danny Elfman penned theme to The Simpsons wa… More »
Another reason to love Jon Stewart: He’s (almost) visibly nervous to chat with Tom Waits! The iconic troubadour did the NYC talk show circuit this week, hitting Letterman on Monday and stopping by the Daily Show yesterday afternoon. Tom’s appearance wasn’t all talk, though. Here’s his performance of Real Gone’s “Day After Tomorrow,” with the… More »
The A.V. Club asks Daily Show correspondent Rob Corrdry to do the iPod Shuffle…Pavement, “Stereo”
Oh wow, I’m awesome. Brighten The Corners? I would argue, the best Pavement record. The Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain people can slam a cock, because this is the best. I miss Pavement. I went and saw Stephen Malkmus live… More »
Indie rock’s John Philip Sousa talks to Filter.FILTER: Have you found people clamoring for you to write about their state?
SUFJAN STEVENS: It happens all the time. What I find most interesting is that my proposition has inspired all kinds of civic pride all over the U.S. People start telling me anecdotes about their small… More »
Jon Stewart pointed out that music and news have always gone together.”I think we remember Zeppelin on Koppel … Brokaw: known as the Don Kirshner of news…”Who’s got MP3?
I’m at work now, lending a hand to the MTV/VH1/CMT Katrina Benefit Concert website. I’ll be here ’til at least 2 AM, but it’s for a good cause. Hopefully we’ll get some free Red Bull up in the joint.
It’s quite a line-up…The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney, Ala… More »
Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter visited The Daily Show yesterday.STEVEN JOHNSON: We grew up around the same time I think, in the ’70s. We watched some horrible programs. People remember Mary Tyler Moore and All In The Family…
JON STEWART: Lidsville. More »
First, the post from morrisseymusic.com, then the story behind his shirt…“With all my heart I urge people to vote against George Bush. Jon Stewart would be ideal, but John Kerry is the logical and sane move. It does not need to be said yet again, but Bush has single-handedly turned the United States into the… More »
Highlights from Friday’s Crossfire (thanks Kevan for the heads up):
TUCKER CARLSON: You have a chance to interview the Democratic nominee. You asked him questions such as “How are you holding up? Is it hard not to take the attacks personally?” … Why not ask him a real question, instead of just suck u… More »
BILL O’REILLY: You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary.
JON STEWART: If that were so, that would be quite frightening.
BILL O’REILLY: But it is. It’s true. I mean, you’ve got stoned slackers watching your dopey show every night, OK, and they can vote.
Read the whole transcript at… More »
Tonight from Boston it’s the Democratic National Convention. Featuring black people, trial lawyers, abortions for everybody, organized labor, godless sodomites, and celebrities who believe in their hearts they’re helping, but aren’t…
The Daily Show’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention was really funny. I especially enjoyed watching Jon Stewart tear CNN a new asshole… More »