Friday, February 25, 2011

Oscars 2011 Opening Monologue help for Hathaway and Franco by Ricky Gervais

As the awards season memory of his Golden Globes 'roast' is still fresh, Ricky Gervais weighed in with his own suggested opening monologue for this year's Oscars hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

It's a funny read, containing the jokes we probably won't see in the actual show (though we'll probably see a bunch of other goofy wackiness).
Here it is, from his blog.

(James Franco and Anne Hathaway) will do an absolutely fantastic job and don't need my help, but I've written a little opening in case they have a few minutes to fill. 

  (Drum roll)

Ladies and Gentlemen.
Please welcome your hosts for this evening...
James Franco and Anne Hathaway

(Music and applause)
(James and Anne walk out looking absolutely perfect)

Hello and welcome to The 83rd Academy Awards,
Live from Los Angeles.

That's foreign for City of Angels.
And this room is certainly filled will those angels.


Thank you. I'm James Franco.

...and I'm Anne Hathaway.

You probably know me from 127 Hours where I play a man trapped in an enclosed space who decides he would rather cut his own arm off than stay where he was. Now that sounds "way out" but wait till half way through this fucking ceremony and you'll start to identify with him.

And I'm the new Catwoman. The first white woman to play that role since Michelle Pfeiffer. I want it to be an inspiration to all white people everywhere. Your dreams can come true in Hollywood too.

It's a daunting task hosting The Oscars but we're not alone. Presenting awards tonight will be a string of Hollywood legends and some other actors who have a film out in March or April.

Usually they hire comedians to host The Oscars, but tonight, instead, you get us!

No comedians tonight. And do you know why? Because comics are ugly.

Especially that rude obnoxious one who played the Steve Carell part in the English remake of The Office.

But you can all relax because Ricky Gervais is in London...

(Nervous laughter)

He's doing some charity work.
Yeah, he's visiting orphans with cancer.
He's telling them what bald little losers they are...

Yeah, cos he's rude right?


Thank you.
No rudeness tonight.
It's going to be a night of the most privileged people in the world being told how brilliant they are and thanking God for loving them more than ugly poor foreigners.


That's not to say that we don't care. No, apart from all the great movies we made this year we continued our life-saving philanthropy. Mega stars like Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Ben Stiller brought light to third world poverty and famine and shocked the world with visions of children so hungry they'd been living off dead beetles all their lives.

Yeah and Yoko Ono said. "What's wrong with that?"


Oh Anne you are naughty. In a respectful, wholesome way.

(Nodding and smiling)

That Ricky Gervais should do more for charity.

(Murmurs of agreement)

Ricky Gervais is now worth $80,000,000. The obnoxious Brit confirmed the figure, adding,"Yes and my dentist hasn't seen a penny."

Yeah, why doesn't he get his teeth straightened and bleached like everyone else in Hollywood?

It's a good question Anne. For the same reason he doesn't have botox or suck up to important producers - there's something wrong with him.

There must be. Why isn't the stocky, fangy, little slob more like us, right?

That ugly dude needs to get a Hollywood makeover, big time.

Quite. And even though most of the actresses here have eating disorders, that's better than being fat right?

You bet it is gorgeous.

You are so handsome.

You know Ricky Gervais used to be bulimic.


Yes. He'd often gorge himself for hours with cheese and cakes.

And then vomit right?

No he left that bit out...

(Mild laughter)

That's because he couldn't get his fat fucking fingers in his stupid mouth.

(Big laugh)

Anyway let's get this show on the road.
There were some great kids' movies this year.
I took a five year old to see Toy Story 3 last week.

Did you enjoy it?

No it was ruined for me because the little brat was screaming and crying all the way through the film saying, "Who are you?" "You're not my daddy." "Take me back to the park where you grabbed me..."


Oh James, you are a card. And your slightly risky jokes are not threatening because you're one of us. And you are so handsome.

So let's get this show on the road.
Our first presenter is a Hollywood legend whose boots Ricky Gervais would not be fit to kiss...
The wonderful...
Mel Gibson...

(Standing ovation)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 Oscar Ballot on the New York Times - Get Involved

Barely realized it but The Oscars is finally upon us this weekend!  It's a rare year where many of the movies and actors are of a popular / seen-it/ well-known nature (IMO).
I like this little Oscar Ballot page The Times has set up.  Wanna have a go with me?

Sign up and place your votes.

My Trilogy Kicks Your Trilogy's Ass - Back To The Future Jiggawatt shirts

Marked this to share awhile ago -- kinda funny.  For die-hard BTTF fans only I would think.

1.21 Jiggawatts?!

Chuck, Chuck, it’s your cousin Marvin Berry!
You know that new mashup you’re lookin’ for? Well listen to this:
DMC y’all, uh-huh uh-huh, Jigga.
Floor this shit, eighty-eight uh-huh.
Jigga What? Jigga Who?
Jigga What? Jigga Who?
…I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it.

Shirt design by Nerduo features a modern hip-hop slang spoof of Doc Brown's famous Back To The Future line.  Also featured is a counterpart shirt that exclaims to Star Wars fans - My Trilogy Kicks Your Trilogy's Ass.  Debateable of course.  Dem's fighting words at the least.

Worth posting if only for this crazy domain:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Man finds use for published works printed on bound pages - stop motion video

Doing a boring task like sorting books on a bookshelf? A stopmotion video project can put the pro in your procrastination!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Platter Chatter

Yesterday's Cheese 2-Year Anniversary!

Yes, that's right, The Cheese has been rollin along for 2 Years today.  It all started with Our Favourite Dianes and has carried on as an archive of stuff from random conversations and stuff from the internet that impacted us in some way (read: LOLz from teh interwebs).

We've also gotten better at this whole posting/blogging thing too.  Staying on top of all the trends and what's awesome has caused a nice upward trend in traffic -- pretty c00l.

Maybe we'll tweak the look in the future but the main focus is to hopefully continue posting (we've been lacking a bit lately, but maybe because we lost a bit of touch with our top poster or the internet has not been as funny lately, haha).

YC! continues to be a fun little place to share links and content, so here's to the future, whatever randomness that may bring!

Original Tron Legacy Intro Scene

Original intro scene to Tron Legacy but Disney couldn't get the rights to song/video.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wolverine? or 2 Bat Men?

Wolverine? or 2 Bat Men?

Is it Wolverine? or two Batmans?  ha.  I think this is another Olly Moss creation.  Yeah, pretty sure.  Proper credit where credit is due, no idea how these things get off into 'who made this' and little edits so quickly.  Stupid interwebs.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Commercial Force - Volkswagen Goes Star Wars

Even you cannot resist cuteness of this magnitude! Actually, maybe you can - but Volkswagen is hoping you can't and thus VW has gone Dark Side with this new ad.  Ol' George over on the $kywalker Ranch continues to rake it in.