Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Put on Your Boogie Skates.

No, it's not an "SCTV" sketch, but the real thing -- a 1979 report from CBC News about Montreal Canadiens star Guy Lafleur releasing a disco album. I must own this. (It has a poster and a booklet!)

[via Sports Guy's World.]

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We'd Probably Get More Chicks If We Took Our Shirts Off.

I don't know why I feel compelled to share this, but I do. It's Matt Damon on Letterman doing his impression of Matthew McConaughey.

And just in case you missed it the first thousand times it went around the internet, here's Matt helping Sarah Silverman create an instant classic:

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mashup Monday.

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?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Back to Japan.

Let's get busy with some more Japanese pop, shall we?

Perfume - "Secret Secret"

Bonnie Pink - "So Wonderful"

Riki - (Sorry, don't know the title):

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

An Ode to Flatulence.

Because I'm having "one of those days," I might as well share the joy with you.

Here's an unaired "Mythbusters" segment that tests the myth that pretty girls don't fart:

Meanwhile, Ebony Bones performs her enchanting ditty, "Don't Fart on My Heart":

[via PCL LinkDump.]

Finally, here's an old favorite here at the 'Tube, "Fart in the Duck":

[via WFMU's Beware of the Blog.]

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Make It Right.

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":

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bollywood Monday: Crazy For Aishwarya.

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!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Jukebox Friday: A Video Seder.

Just in time for Passover, it's Stump doing "Charleton Heston," their tribute to the burly, rifle-totin' Moses of Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments":

Meanwhile, Moses supposes erroneously:

This actually has nothing to do with the Exodus except for the name, but here's Coldplay's live version of "Moses":

And finally, Paul Robeson sings the classic "Go Down, Moses":

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Existential Agony of Milford.

Do you read "Gil Thorp"? You really should. It's demented and surreal -- and here's a tribute:

See also: This Week in Milford, Thorp Force Five and The Milford Matrix

[via The Comics Curmudgeon.]

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

1,000 Hands of Mercy.

From Japanese TV, this Chinese dance troupe performs a spectacular dance for Senju Kannon, the thousand-armed goddess of mercy:

Monday, April 14, 2008

Bollywood Monday: Seduced by Chiru.

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):

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jukebox Friday: RetroHip.

Here's some old skool joints up in yer grill, boyeeeee!

Louis Jordan sings "Down Down Down":

Here's Don Redman and his orchestra performing "Nagasaki":

The Philharmonicas do that Raymond Scott classic, "Powerhouse":

And for our explosive finale, it's Perez Prado, in a clip from his TV show, engaging in a battle of the bands with Spike Jones and his orchestra:

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Words of Advice From an Old God.

Need help? Got a question you need answered? Well, look no further than "Calls for Cthulu"!

[via The Generik Brand.]

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It's Shanghai Hammer Time.

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.

[via Monkeys For Helping.]

Monday, April 7, 2008

Bollywood Monday: The Return of Chiru.

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.

[via Monkeys For Helping.]

Friday, April 4, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Shagadelic, Baby.

We know about Raquel Welch's film work, but did you know that she could sing and dance, too? Well, at least she tried. Here she is doing "I'm Ready to Groove" from 1965:

And here she is with her dancing much improved in something-or-other to do with the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City:

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Trailer of Fate.

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:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The New DesukoTube.

DesukoTube is now becoming a clowns-only blog. All hail our new floppy-shoed overlords.