Making Props Wild

Here’s another clip from Whose Line. It’s called ‘props’ and is where Colin will give all four of the other performers a prop after pairing them up, then they have to come up with as many different things as possible to do with that prop.

Our pairs are Ryan Stiles and Drew Carey himself, and Wayne Brady and, you won’t believe this, Robin Williams! So many happy memories of the film Jumanji! Although in Whose Line he scares me just a tad. Anyway, enjoy mon amis!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQO2Z0U8oOc&feature=related

Told you he’s scary, but funny.

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Flying High

Here’s another clip from Drew Carey’s Improv-a-ganza. It is a game called ‘sentences’, which dates back to Whose Line, and is entitled simply as ‘Airports’. In the this the performers have to read of off pieces of paper, on which the audience has written a sentences that the performers must incorporate into the scene. And our performers are Ryan Stiles and Jeff B. Davis. Enjoy.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh-8_G0gyDk&feature=related

Filled with innuendo, which the sentences didn’t help with. But I’m not complaining. This must be one of the best game of ‘sentences’ EVER.

“I love sex but…”

“I love sex-butt!”

😀 Legends. That is all.

Pop is Not Rock!

I love how pop channels do these ‘top ten rock songs’ once in a while. Sometimes it has good bands on there. But it is often utter rubbish which they call ‘rock’.

Take for instance the one that was on today. Started off with Black Veil Brides’ ‘Fallen Angels’. I thought, fine, they’re ok. Then we had one of Linkin Park’s new songs ‘Iridescence’ I think. I don’t particularly like their new stuff, but the song was ok. Then we had the rubbish. All Time Low and You Me At Six equals boy bands wanting to be rock groups. I mean, they sound the same!

The best song that was on was Muse’s ‘Supermassive Blackhole’, which has the weirdest video. At least Matt Bellamy looks relatively hot in red in it :D. I also saw My Chemical Romance’s ‘Na Na Na’. I don’t particularly like their new stuff either, but this song is also alright. However, the video is rather weird, with the guys dressing up as if they are going to a fancy dress party, shooting at each other in some Power Ranger fashion. And the Foo Fighters were in it but I don’t think I liked the song, although again the video was slightly weird, but funny.

My point is that half of those ten songs were rubbish! Half of them were not rock! I mean where was Metallica? You know, the band that has inspired most other, if not all, rock bands? Ok so I have only got into them recently, but still. Come on people! Rock is dying out because of this kind of misconception and stupidity!

Slipping Through My Fingers

Why is time so annoying? When you want it to go fast it goes slowly, and when you want it to go slowly it goes fast. And there really doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment.

I have five assignments to do now. That’s right, FIVE assignments. Three of which are 1500 word essays, which will require lots of research. What’s more, these three particular assignments have to be in by the end of February. Oh the joys of the second year of your degree! Or foundation degree, whatever.

It’s not like I’m lazy with work, or even that I’m moaning about the work load. It’s more the deadlines, because I am really struggling to concentrate. And I’m not exaggerating either. I can concentrate for about two minutes, if that. Even when doing something I like, like reading. It’s ridiculous, now more than ever with this work load. Somehow I’m going to have to stop my brain wandering off. Maybe a leash?

I will of course plod on, and try to not think just how big the work load is, because that will only lead to more stress. And that is the last thing I need right now.

The Force of the Weather

Going back to my love of the apocalyptic let’s look at the film The Day After Tomorrow by Roland Emmerich, who seems to have done quite a few apocalyptical films. I finally had the chance to watch it when I got a copy of it for christmas. And let’s just say I’m glad I did watch it.

This film shows the destructable force of the weather, due to global warming. It’s all very complicated, but a very good storyline of survival. There are some very good effects, which really bring to life the true extent of the devastation. And we end with everything under snow as the nothern hemisphere goes into another ice age.

I think this film has been given a lot of negative attention. The same could be said about another natural disaster film, 2012. What is it about the idea of nature destroying the world that people seem to hate? It’s more plausible than the idea of zombies taking over, or aliens destroying us. It’s more scientific. Yet people don’t seem to enjoy this sort of film all that much.

Here’s my theory: people are scared of what they can’t control. And you most certainly can’t control the weather. With the idea of zombies there’s at least the faint idea that they can be killed; the same with aliens. But you can’t kill the weather. Perhaps the idea of the film therefore scares people and the only thing they feel will help that fear is by dismissing the idea all together, no matter how likely it could happen.

Anyway, the film is good, because I say so! End of story, fini, finito. (Sorry if I spelt either word wrong peeps). I mean I love the special effects because they really look terrifying, like the twisters destroying Los Angeles. That’s a memorable moment for me in the film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAtoGaqnIo

Destructive, ay? Then we have the tsunami devouring New York City.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJn261UAdaA&feature=related

Amazingly scary.

And an all round brilliant film.

A Fear of Underwear

I have to share this with you. Another one of my favourite clips from the Green Screen Show starring my two favourite improvers together! I think this was actually the first time they performed together.

This clip shows a game called ‘Styles’, where the caller asks for different types of theatre, genres of films, books etc from the audience for the performers to act out. Brad is the caller in this, whilst Jeff and Chip (squeeeeee) do the scene. The audience have given them the idea of ‘the fear of underwear’ as a starting point.

Watch out for the romance scene girls (OMG!).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1wqnm5eSlo&feature=related

‘My underwear is fun to wear! You want my underwear? Your love is like underwear, the soft brush of fabric caressing my soul!’

These guys are legends :), that is all.

 

A Very Honest Song For a Game

Because this song is stuck in my head right now, I will share it with you all. For all of you Left 4 Dead 2 fans out there you may recognise this song. It’s called “re Your Brains” and can be played on one of the jukeboxes in a small room in The Parish campaign, along with a couple of Midnight Rider tunes.

If you listen to the lyrics you will find them funny, honest and simple; they get right to the point and fit perfectly with the game you are playing. So without further delay here it is. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wLEkCNQO3Y&feature=fvsr

“All we want to do is eat your brains! We’re not unreasonable, I mean, no ones going to eat your eyes!”

That is also one tasty guitar solo!