2009 MTV Movie Awards Live Blog

May 31, 2009


— Twilight for Best Picture… shocker!

— Jim Carrey (Yes Man) for Best Comedic Performance

— Kings of Leon take the stage with “Use Somebody”

— Kristin Stewart (Twilight) for Best Female Performance

— Ben Stiller gets a lifetime achievement award, presented by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Keifer Sutherland, and Zac Efron.

— Amy Poehler (Baby Mama) for Best WTF Moment

— we can all cross “hear Hayden Panitierre rap” off of our collective bucket lists

— Chris Isaak and LeAnn Rimes cover Lonely Island songs in opera fashion.. could have just done with the real thing.

— Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart (Twilight) for Best Kiss

— sneak peek of the new Harry Potter flick

— WOW!! theres your viral video of the night.. Bruno and Eminem in a spat.. Eminem walks off.

— Robert Pattinson (Twilight) for Breakthrough Performance Male

— ughh have had enough of Will Ferrell for a life time.

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Weezer covers MGMT/Lady Gaga

May 31, 2009

The preceding video is from the annual Weenie Roast concert in LA from 106.7 KROQ. Weezer did a pretty dope cover of “Kids” by MGMT and then broke into “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga.

Google Wave

May 29, 2009


Meet the future of the internet, Google Wave. LifeHacker and TechCrunch have all the info on Google’s new experimental site that will give a whole new meaning to real-time communications:

Wave is clearly something we’ll need to see in action and, even better, use before we completely understand how it works. Like email, Wave has been developed as a standard that will be able to run on any server, so it won’t belong to Google. Anyone will be able to run their own “wave,” and that wave can compete with Google or do whatever it wants to. But since it’s created as a standard protocol, different waves can talk to and understand each other.

This addresses an issue that I (and many others much smarter than me) have had with Twitter—namely that it lives on one company’s servers, and your information is subject to whatever that company wants to do with it. RSS, email, and IM work using standard protocols that anyone can take advantage of, and since they use standards, I can, for example, send an email from Gmail to someone using Yahoo Mail and know that they’ll be able to read it without any problems.

Tech news weblog TechCrunch has a very detailed rundown of Wave (linked below) and the directions Google has taken it so far (it’s still incredibly young), but Wave is also very intriguing in the whole future-of-the-web way. It could amount to nothing, but considering the popularity and direction of Twitter and Facebook, the idea of a protocol that turns a similar sort of communication into an open standard sounds very promising.

Wave isn’t available in any practical sense to you and me right now, and much of the technology behind Wave requires HTML 5 updates that we won’t see completely implemented in most browsers for at least a little while, but you can sign up for Google Wave updates if you’re eager to stay updated on any new developments.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

May 29, 2009


In contrast to Grand Theft Auto IV’s seedy biker gang expansion The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony is said to focus on the glitzy “high-end night life” of Liberty City. The second Xbox 360 exclusive episode will put players in the role of Luis Lopez, confirming previous rumors, as his part-time hoodlum duties are supplemented by full-time work for nightclub impresario Tony “Gay Tony” Prince.

According to the official announcement, “players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.”

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony is slated to release on Xbox Live this Fall for $19.99 USD or 1600 Microsoft Point. I had no interest in the Lost and the Damned, but this could be promising.

Source: Kotaku.com

New Modern Warfare 2 Trailer

May 25, 2009

Meet the newest trailer from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Fanboys across the world are watching this with their face an inch from the screen and their pants around their ankles. If this doesnt give you a stirring in the pantalones, then I got nothing for ya.

Mancow Waterboarded

May 22, 2009

Conservative radio host Mancow decided to see if waterboarding was truly torture on his show today. He lasted a whole 6 seconds before deciding that it was. Anybody who knows anything about Mancow in the Morning knows that he’s a failed Howard Stern wannabe shock jock, who has taken on a conservative approach to appeal to listeners and make a bigger name for himself.

I guess stunts like this is how he plans on getting more exposure. Notice the papparazzi like crowd who just happened to be videotaping from every angle. Well I guess as a blogger I am feeding into exactly what Mancow wants – free publicity. But seeing the douche waterboarded makes it worth it, couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.