Wednesday, April 30, 2014
this quiz. If you get one of them, well then shame on you. B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling, James Franco and Seth Rogen, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan. All quality. Some aren't, but most are. The ones I listed are quality. I got Tina Fey and Amy Poehler! I sure wouldn't mind third wheeling it with them. How about you?
The Best Seinfeld Episode Tournament. Four quadrants, thirty-two episodes. Naturally, The Contest proved victorious and my choice, The Marine Biologist made it all the way to the finals! Pretty good grouping. Hashtag Sue Ellen Mischke
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The article can be found here. Very nice!
"A half-hour anthology series featuring documentaries and biopics about completely made-up historical figures."
Monday, April 28, 2014
This is everything. This is beautiful music. These are beautiful voices. This is beautiful harmony. An iPad app, a late night talk show, a goofy, enthusiastic host, and a music legend. They all combined to create something unexpectedly glorious. It's everything I wanted from the Billy Joel episode of The Tonight Show. I will forever treasure this performance. Keep it playing forever.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
We will forever honor The Tonight Show here at the blog of power, but I figured I probably shouldn't make fifty straight posts of different videos from the beginning of the Jimmy Fallon era. Therefore, I have gathered some of the best videos that have gone viral from the show in the first five episodes, although there have been forty-six so far. Please. Enjoy the greatness:
History of Rap 5 with Justin Timberlake
Brian Williams Raps Rapper's Delight
Harry Styles Makes a Surprise Visit
Ew! with Michelle Obama and Will Ferrell
U2 Performs Invisible on the Top of the Rock
U2's Acoustic Performance of Ordinary Love
Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing
The Ragtime Gals Perform R. Kelly's Ignition (Remix)
One of the upcoming movies that I'm most excited about is, without a doubt, Peanuts. Paul Feig is so trustworthy. The Peanuts gang is returning to the big screen and I just so hope there's the heart and the humor. That's what you need to have. This cute, little teaser trailer helped some of my worries a little bit. It's a very good teaser. I'm still on the fence about the animation, but I'm optimistic about it. The voices also seem good so far and that's a big, big plus. Let's hope. Enjoy the teaser! Hashtag coming 2015.
The Big Bang
Theory Fact sure is the most important event in science for a long while. Recent scientific evidence has been found to prove that what was once The Big Bang Theory is actually scientific fact of what genuinely happened so very long ago. I'm not really sure about the specifics. The jargon goes right over my head. Here's one link that I believe is very good for information, but what you have to see is scientist Andrei Linde's reaction to finding out he was correct about The Big Bang. Pure joy and pride.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Buzzfeed made a list of twenty-three Irish proverbs, but obviously there's a bit of a modern, Buzzfeed twist on it. They're for every situation, accompanied with gifs and photographs of moments related to these proverbs. They are, of course, so very wise. You have to love Irish proverbs.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
convenient website, this blog has been around for
1,816 days or rather, 4 years, 11 months, and 20 days.
In four days, it will be the blog's five year anniversary! How about that? It all started with the Hoedown Throwdown and look at it now. Now this blog is an empire to herald the greats.
When this blog began with post number one, 5,000 was obviously so far away, but this post is the 5000th one. What an accomplishment. I'm not even ashamed to say that.
5 years ago, or 5000 posts ago, rather, Michael Jackson was alive! Oh yes. Let's do more of this. Scrubs was still on the air! The reigning Super Bowl champion? Pittsburgh Steelers. Barack Obama? Why, that was the year he was inaugurated. For the first time. The Simpsons turned twenty. Spongebob turned ten. The last episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien aired just three months before this blog began. How crazy is that? Two months before this blog began, Jimmy Fallon on late night wasn't even a thing yet, never mind any speculation of him becoming the host of The Tonight Show. American Idol was relevant! Kris Allen won seventeen days after the blog's birth. Paul Abdul had yet to leave that show. Bob Greenblatt was not the president of NBC. Marvel was still independent. There was no such thing as The Cleveland Show when this blog started and now it has been cancelled. There was no New Girl, and no Community. Avatar was the year's most profitable film and the sixth Harry Potter film was released. When this blog started, The Hangover hadn't yet been released, never mind The Hangover 2 or The Hangover 3. Toy Story 3 was just an upcoming thing. Jim and Pam were not yet married when the blog started. You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift was not famous. Tim Tebow was at Florida in 2009. The Orlando Magic were in the finals. I'm sure someone famous was born in May 2009, but we just don't know it yet. The Hurt Locker was the top film, 30 Rock and Mad Men were top shows, Viva la Vida, the top song, according to the award shows. 2009 certainly seems so very long ago.
Now, 5000 posts have elapsed and here we are. I've seen it all through this blog. We've gone through so much together. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Fallon! Muppet Mania in November of 2011. The incredible run of Tim Tebow. A Red Sox World Series title, a Bruins Stanley Cup title. We watched the finales of so many shows. The Office, 30 Rock, Chuck, and more. B.J. Novak's book rocked the world of this blog. I, myself, have participated in NaNoWriMo three times, but I do not dare call them books. I started in fifth grade and now? I am in tenth. So many covers, comics, videos, photos, stories, greatness. So so so much. And it's all here in 5,000 posts.
I try hard not to think of the end game of this blog, but posts and milestones like this always evoke it within my mind. However, it's just better to focus on the pure joy and ebullience of 5000 posts. What? That's insane. Most blogs never see the day. But that's what's different about the power blog. It's special. There is just something special about it. As 5000 posts have shown, the blog and I have developed over time. The identity has long since been realized. And my god. I wouldn't change a thing. Here's to many more! And oh my goodness.
How about that.
Tom and Jerry is making its return to Cartoon Network to further follow the antics of Tom and, well, Jerry. It will return to original form with 2D animation and each episode will be two, eleven minute shorts. Hopefully they do right by it and hopefully Tom and Jerry do not speak words. Please no.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Oh, no no. This is not The Barry Gibb Talk Show. This is Barry Gibb's appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy provided him with a guitar and the two sang classic Everly Brothers together. Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, and All I Have To Do Is Dream. Such amazing harmony. This is a "performance" to treasure.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Buzzfeed quiz. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, Ellen DeGeneres, Lucille Ball, Lena Dunham, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. So many options! I got Amy Poehler! Who will you get?
Ironic basketball legend, Brian Scalabrine has made a name for himself in the NBA world despite having a thin amount of skill compared to others to play professional basketball. Now, a fake ESPN 30 for 30 documentary trailer has been created called Brian. Very funny.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
In B.J. Novak's audio book version of One More Thing, he narrates the vast majority of the stories and he also narrates Julie and the Warlord. But in this story, Jenna Fischer reads the dialogue of Julie and Rainn Wilson reads the dialogue of the warlord. Now, This American Life has turned it into a radio production with the help of B.J. Except this time, Tunde Adebimpe plays the warlord and Alison Brie plays Julie! Actors love this story!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
"I really want to do Magic Kingdom. Part of what’s complicated about it is you’re mixing all of the different lands and characters together but between The Avengers and The Lego Movie, there seems to be a way to do it that doesn’t confuse the audience. Hopefully I’ll get to make that movie with Disney soon. Right now Jungle Book is the thing and hopefully through that partnership it’ll lead to getting the other film done because I think Magic Kingdom is a great idea for a film.The issue is how do you treat characters in one film that are differentiated [in other films]. So if you’re doing a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, how do you differentiate from the pirates in your movie, is that confusing to an audience and does that ruin other franchises that are existing? So I think when the time is right I think I have a strong take that would make that very clear. But again Jungle Book is a priority for them and something they’re very excited about and something I really connected with. Hopefully, through that relationship, Magic Kingdom will become the next thing down the line."
Plus! This tweet:
.@BJNovak says that he's always proposing that he & @MindyKaling write a book together. Make it happen!
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 24, 2014
B.J. Novak has been making the rounds lately to promote both his book and his role in the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man which have nearly overlapped. He sat down with Charlie Rose on PBS, Ellen DeGeneres on ABC, and Natalie Morales on NBC. The interviews are all provided, but the one he did on The View, I just couldn't find anywhere. The Internet has no recollection of it. Weird.
Friday, April 18, 2014
"Epic Fail centers on 'an elite but highly unorthodox special forces team [that] takes their dysfunction and excessive firepower on a desperate mission to save America, led by the only soldier more badass and more mustachioed than a Navy SEAL, The Walrus.'"