I’m not sure we’ll ever take a better picture than this. It pits Team Harlem Nights (Red Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor) against Team Ghost Dad (Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier) in the coolest softball game 1990 could create. I want one of those Ghost Dad softball hats SO BAD. Although to be honest, if I’m assigning myself to a 1990 movie softball team, I’m probably Team Home Alone. (photo via Buzzfeed)
I’m not sure why I’m surprised that there’s a world record for this.
The Best Of Workaholics GIFs - I always wonder if the pitch for this show was “it’s just like ‘Stella’, except about drugs and their own wieners”. [UPROXX]
Romeo and Juliet: The Porno - Nothing is accomplished here that wasn’t accomplished slightly better by Troma 15 years ago. Porno needs its own narrative, dammit, stop being derivative. Shane’s World wasn’t good because it loosely adapted Much Ado About Nothing. [Film Drunk]
Saved By The Bell Stills + Kanye Lyrics = Kanye’d By The Bell - Somebody add “Been a long time since I spoke to you in a bathroom gripping you up f**kin and choking you” to a pic of the guy from Valley trying to full nelson Christy The Girl Wrestler. [UPROXX]
Hello, Heartache: The McRib Is Coming Back - You people are never gonna learn, are you. [Smoking Section]
The Batman’s Jeff Matsuda Stops By Reddit, Makes Batman Sketches By Request - In a “comic book people are awesome”-related story, I just found out that Brian Azzarello and Jill Thompson read Best and Worst Of Raw, so I’m gonna go out and buy like 50 comic books today. [Gamma Squad]
‘Breaking Bad’s’ Blue Meth Survived the Zombie Apocalypse - After finding out that ‘The X-Files’ and ‘The Wire’ happen in the same universe, anything is possible. Not to mention ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Step By Step’. [Warming Glow]
15 Unintentionally Offensive Halloween Costumes - Just to reiterate, it’s not offensive, but if you are planning to go as “dead or zombie version of recently dead celebrity”, don’t, it is not original or funny. [Buzzfeed]
Eddie Murphy on Hosting the Oscars: ‘I’m Going to be Horrendous’ - What, did you finally get around to watching your last 40 movies? [Moviefone]
Five Awful Cover Songs Made Even Worse By Tiny Lyric Changes - I’d sincerely forgotten that Hilary Duff’s cover of “My Generation” existed. Thanks, The Smoking Jacket. Thanks a lot. [The Smoking Jacket]
The 20 Highest Grossing Prequels of All Time and the Box-Office Performance of The Worst Movie Ever - You know you’ve done something right when your movie gets listed alongside The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas. [Pajiba]
10 Awesome Examples of Today’s Video Games into Atari Format - I would play all of these except for maybe Pokémon, because it would make my eyes explode. Atari Zelda looks rad. [Unreality]
Saturday Night Live isn’t always on the cutting edge of comedy and “baseball = steroids” isn’t the most creative joke, but I couldn’t help but enjoy this Moneyball parody from Saturday’s show. It features exaggerated muscle suits, Jay Pharoah eating a baseball and a wistful young daughter so wistful she can’t help but Wist when she hears the A’s are cheating. The only real downside is Ben Stiller still thinking “nervous, put-upon Jewish guy” and “slimy Jewish businessman” are the only two characters he can play. More Tony Perkis, less Tony Perkis Sr., Ben.
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This comes on the heels of College Humor’s “Too Much Moneyball”, at at this rate Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner aren’t going to have anything left to parody at the Academy Awards. Who am I kidding? We could get ten more funny Moneyball parodies and Ratner would still fill the first 15 minutes of the Oscars with Murphy superimposed over Brad Pitt and yelling MONEYBALL, WHATCHOO TALKIN BOUT MONEYBALL I OUGHTA SLAP YOU to stock footage of Jonah Hill.
Lucky Strikes: Rap’s 50 Greatest One-Hit Wonders - I will not support literature that casts dispersions on Positive K. Also, Vanilla Ice is the Billy Ray Cyrus of music, where people just ASSUME he had one hit, but he had like three. I mean, unless “Havin’ A Roni” suddenly wasn’t great. [Smoking Section]
The Official Warming Glow Fall TV Preview Drinking Game - “Community” (premiering September 22): Drink every time Annie is hotter than Britta, which is every time she’s on screen, and the only time you can stop drinking is in real life when you remember Alison Brie was in Born and Gillian Jacobs goes to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla shows. [Warming Glow]
Michael Bay Auditions a New Ferrari Washer: A Picture Story - Every thing with a moral tells me that sleeping with perfect-yet-disposable women like this is fun for like 40 years, but leaves you with a sense of artistic and personal emptiness. Michael Bay’s art is the best example of a thing with a moral. [Film Drunk]
Funny, Sexy, and Awesome Cosplay of the Week - These are incredible this week. I thought sexy Crow and Tom Servo was the best thing ever until I flipped a few pages and landed on someone dressed as Princess Allura from Voltron. omggggggggg [Gamma Squad]
Tea Party Zombies Must Die Lets Gamers Kill Right Wing Zombies - 2011′s “Beat Up Barney!” Sorry, but Mutant League Hockey already gave me the ability to kill right wingers. [UPROXX]
Want to See the Rejected Cast of Star Trek? - Sure. Is Welshie in here somewhere? [Gamma Squad]
Naked Man Found Dead in Hot Tub with TV Weatherman After Gay S&M Drug Party - I wish I could write headlines like this at With Leather, but nobody from the New York Yankees has died in a hot tub yet. [Warming Glow]
Why the Worst Superhero Ever Made Is Responsible for the Best Superhero Movie Ever Made - The most exciting part of this link is the idea that they were gonna make a big budget Batman movie with Egghead, Mad Hatter, King Tut and Scarecrow as the villains. I would watch the f**king sh*t out of that. [FARK]
Indiana Jones Gets Whipped by Barbra Streisand in Lost Footage from ‘The Temple of Doom’ - And in lost footage from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Barbra Streisand shows up as a CGI monkey who must survive a nuclear explosion by hiding in a toaster. Ugh, that movie makes my stomach hurt. [Moviefone]
5 Essential Purchases for Packing Up and Moving to Hollywood - An important list for me, as I make my first ever trip to Los Angeles next weekend. I think I’m going to hang around and leech off my friends, who have all been out there for years making something of themselves while I blogged about wrestling from Cleveland. [Adult Swim]
Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls Happened - Did it happen 15 years ago? Because if it didn’t, jesus christ [Daily What]
11 Reasons Why I’m Holding Out Hope That The Eddie Murphy Oscars Won’t Be One Massive, Fat Suited Ratnerf*cking - The teaser trailer for Shrek The Fifth: Star Shrek is number 12. I don’t know if that’s a real thing. Reason 13: Carey Mulligan will be there, and she is the hottest underaged boy in Hollywood. [Pajiba]
This post is not sports-related. Guess who doesn’t care. No, really. Guess.
Michael Jackson in heaven, along with Eddie Murphy’s career
So Michael Jackson is FINALLY starting to fall out of Trending Topics on twitter and I still haven’t seen the only tribute to Michael that I’ve been waiting to see. And I’m talking about the collab that wasn’t with Michael Jordan: this 1993 video of Jackson singing with…yep, that’s Eddie Murphy, singing “Whatz Up Wit U.” This could only have happened in the 90s; bear in mind this is before anyone had text messaging capability. Well, Michael probably had it by then. That guy had so much money that he probably had two of everything. Can you text with a chimp?