“Weird Al” Yankovic! Still a thing! And he has a new album of relatively funny parody songs called Mandatory Fun. Every day for eight days leading up to the album’s release, Weird Al has been releasing a new music video, and today’s is admittedly not to be missed. “Foil” is a parody of Lorde’s “Royals” and yes, it’s about the highly useful household product. Frankly, I think foil is more worthy of tribute song than those “royals” Lorde was singing about. I mean, you can use it to make a DIY robot costume for Halloween and to cover up your leftovers. [Daily Dot]
From the same people who brought us such ah-mah-zing mockumentary series as “Burning Love” and “Newsreaders,” comes a new show about female empowerment and the betterment of mankind.
It’s about completely vapid Florida-based housewives who wear tacky dresses, drink too many mojitos, and prefer their men like their chocolate—rich. It’s called “The Hotwives Of Orlando” and, judging by the trailer, it’s going to be our next dose of Hulu-prescribed Prozac. Keep reading »
Remember that “First Kiss” video that came out a few months ago, that purported to feature 20 strangers kissing for the first time? It was cute, but our awws were cut short when it was revealed the whole thing, while not quite a hoax, featured models and actors and was really an ad for the clothing company Wren. Well, this parody video, called “The Slap,” didn’t make me pick up where my awws left off, but it did crack me the hell up. Look, I obviously don’t condone violence, blah blah blah blah blah, HOWEVER, I do think there’s something to be said for having the experience of slapping and/or being slapped at least once in one’s life (with consent). Just to see what it feels like. Who wants to slap me? [TIME]
Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but man, it is mind-blowing when you’re stoned. The visuals are even more wondrous and the expansiveness of the universe is, like, extra, extra expansive and crazy and WHOA. But what if host Neil deGrasse Tyson took a few bong rips before jetting of in his Spaceship of the Imagination” to show us how ”fucking rad space is”? It might look something like this. [TIME]
First of all, Sofia Coppola really is directing a live-action film version of “The Little Mermaid.” Secondly, I don’t think it’s going to be that far off from what this Funny or Die spoof — starring AnnaSofia Robb and Evan Peters — presents. A melancholy hipster romance, set to great music with lots of late-afternoon sun glare? Yep, looks and sounds like a Sofia Coppola film! (That’s not a diss — I’ll be first in line to see the real thing.) [i09]