Okay, so here's the deal. Our regular Bollywood Monday feature has been gangs of fun, but our resources are starting to feel stretched a little thin. So, starting today, we're going to occasionally mix in a new feature, Mashup Monday, to highlight those weird song/video mashups that seem to be the life's blood of YouTube. The Bollywood clips aren't going away for good, they're just going to share some time with the mashups.
Like, for instance, this one. Who knew Mr. Spock loved Bad Brains?
Can I just tell you how much I love watching "Holmes on Homes"? For those of you not in the know, the show is a Canadian production that features general contractor Mike Holmes fixing the messes left behind by bad contractors and showing how to, in his catchphrase, "make it right." It airs in the U.S. on the Discovery Home Channel. You can hop on over to Wikipedia to get the full story. (I'm such a geek that I wrote a drinking game for the show over at my personal blog.)
It's hard to say why I love the show so much, since Mike doesn't necessarily have the type of personality you'd expect to carry a show like this. But it's fun for me in a way that goes beyond my usual fascination with home repair -- especially in the later seasons, which feature more of Mike's supporting cast of workers and subcontractors.
Here are some clips, although they are hardly representative of some of the best moments from the show.
Some selections from the "Wall of Sound" episode. (This clip seems to have been cut together by the manufacturers of some of the products Mikes uses in this episode, so it highlights the products more than the show):
Mike supervises the removal of asbestos from a house that had formerly been used for a marijuana grow op (from "Gone to Pot"):
In the sixth season, Mike did a crossover with "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in which Ellen picked a viewer to have their home fixed by Mike. He and his chief crew member Damon Bennett make the trek from Toronto to the L.A. area for the episode "Pasadena 911." Here's Mike's appearance on Ellen's show in conjunction with this:
Mike offers some tips on the CBC News show "Marketplace":
During a visit to the Canadian network MuchMusic, the band Alexisonfire waxes enthusiastic about "Holmes on Homes" (among other things) and gets a surprise visit:
And finally, you can't have a popular show without parodies. This one is good for a few chuckles. It's "Holmes on Homes at Home":
Another Monday, another Bollywood post. But let's liven things up a little bit with one of our favorite performers here at Desuko HQ, Aishwarya Rai. The song is "Crazy Kiya Re" from the 2006 movie "Dhoom 2." Yeah, baby!
I know that just last week we had another installment of our man Chiru's continuing cinematic adventures, but we just can't resist spotlighting him again. Especially when it's a clip like this. Instead of his usual manly pursuits of dancing or fighting, here he gets down to the manly pursuit of lovin'. Here he is romancing the sari off of Radhika in "Nyayam Kavali" (1981):
Check out this guy's fly-ass moves. Our boy knows the true meaning of being 2 Legit 2 Quit. And so does mom in the background there. She's just happily going about her business, sewing him a new pair of Hammer pants, because in this household, this sort of shit happens ALL THE TIME.
After a brief layoff, Bollywood Monday returns! And what better way to welcome it back than with our main man Chiru. And in this clip you get a bonus -- a fight and a song! I believe this is from his big hit film "Gang Leader," but I'm not 100% positive.
Okay, enough of that clown crap. Let's get back to our real business.
Even if you're a B-movie afficionado, you'd have to be a masochist to want to sit through all of "Manos: The Hands of Fate." This fan-made trailer tries to make the movie seem more interesting than it really is, but there's not much that can be done: