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Friday, January 18, 2008

Blonde Redhead Outtakes & Bloopers

Let's say you're watching a DVD. For the sake of this example, I'll assume you're watching Good Luck Chuck, featuring the supremely talented Jessica Alba and beloved funnyman Dane Cook. You get to the end of the movie wanting more. Thankfully, in the Extras section of the DVD, there's Bloopers & Outtakes to sate your thirst.

I wanted to introduce something similar to this site. Before we go to shows we usually sit around insulting each other and telling jokes, and every so often something funny occurs. I didn't want to put this material in the show review itself, but I feel it must get out there.

(1) Years ago, Potsy, Sacklunch, and RC Sub Ted came up to visit Mrs. Jimbromski and I when we lived in New York. To pass the time during the drive up from DC, they amused themselves by trying to think of funny occupation/hobby-oriented bumper stickers. You know what I mean--things like "Fishermen Have Long Rods," or "Volunteers Do It For Free." Here are some of the ideas they came up with:

  • Dentists Do It In Your Mouth
  • Upholsterers Do It In Your Seat
  • Clowns Will Fuck You Silly
I like that last one about the clowns, it just abandons any pretense of subtlety. I think there's more but I can't remember them all.

(2) Speaking of clowns, Ted told us that last year someone he knows hired a clown to perform at his wife's birthday party (not Ted's wife, the guy he knows). Never mind the strangeness of getting a clown to perform for an adult, the real kicker was that the clown was like, 65 years old. Runny makeup, three-day old beard, the whole package. Ted did say that the guy told one good joke, though: What do you call a blind deer? I have no i-deer.

(3) Potsy is currently in a Masters program and for one of his classes he has to make some sort of video project. I thought it would be a great idea if he made a one-man bukkake video, starring himself, as both shooter and target. He could use special effects to make it seem like 20-30 Potsies are waiting around for their turn. How fucking edgy is that, man? Potsy rejected this idea, though. The man's not an artist.

(4) Finally, Ted and I were reminiscing about some commercials Paul Schaffer did in the 1980s for Rolling Stone magazine and the American Red Cross. I did some research and tracked them down on YouTube.

Here's the Rolling Stone commercial. There was a really funny commercial out there where Paul Schaffer said something like, "you know, people are always coming up to me and asking me, Paul, what's your favorite magazine?" Unfortunately this one is a different variant but it's still pretty funny.

This is the Red Cross commercial. I'm sure some of you will remember it. I only wish that they could have somehow worked in James Taylor beating Carly Simon's ass.


Potsy said...

Does the Enormous Computer Corporation ever get any work out of you? You're either a major slack ass or you are the most efficient man alive.

Jimbromski said...

Lunchtime and after work. I write fast.

Potsy said...

Nah, I think you're a major slack ass.

Jimbromski said...


Jumbo Slice said...

I like the Outtakes & Bloopers concept. The "Clowns will Fuck You Silly" bumper sticker still cracks me up.

Jimbromski said...

I cheerfully retract my "twat" comment to Potsy and replace with "SWAT"

Anonymous said...

Anonymous TC here. Nice post, got me thinking ...

Pilots Stuff Themselves Into Your Cockpit

Anyway ...

Jimbromski said...

Cockfighters do it with roosters