Tuesday, August 19, 2008

SNL Classic Clip Of The Day: Beauty Cream

I don't need this, but you might.


Hell Hath No Fury: Scorned Women Of The Day

It's always the cars who get hurt the most. From Lindsey and TheMovieGuru

Genius Of The Day (video)

"Hey y'all, watch this!"

A fun* video from The Man himself, Mr. Steve Hatchett.

Personally, I think I would've let go of the rope once it slammed me into the beach, so extra points for tenacity for this guy.

* unless you're the guy in the video

Comedy.com Links Of The Week

Good stuff from mi amigos at Comedy.com

Bela Karolyu Goes Crazy Watching Turtles Do It

8 Ways To Let Your Coworkers Know You Have To Take A Crap

Sam Kinison's First TV Appearance

5 Funniest Ways To Screw With People In A Public Bathroom

The Strangest Pictionary Game Of All Time

Vid Of The Day: Ball Buster

Hard to believe, but this was a real game and this spot aired on TV. Thanks, James, for the links.


9 Great Last Roles Of The Day

From Maxim.com. How could they forget McLean Stevenson in "Hello, Larry"?

9. Oliver Reed

Last Role: Proximo in Gladiator (2000)

This notoriously hard-living Brit died during filming of the Academy Award–winning movie, in which he played badass gladiator trainer Proximo. But at least he went out like he lived — Reed kicked it after attempting to out-drink a group of Maltese sailors in a bar.

8. John Ritter

Last Role: Bob Chipeska in Bad Santa (2003)

The all-American good guy passed away before the release of Santa, which is twice the shame, because the pitch-black comedy featured one of his best performances. As mousy mall manager Bob, Ritter showed he was more than pratfalls. Check out the visible queasiness on his face as he describes Santa Willie's anal adventures.

7. Brandon Lee

Last Role: Eric Draven in The Crow (1994)

His accidental death (a malfunctioning prop gun took him out during filming) added an eerie dimension to this tale of a murdered musician's resurrection as a goth superhero, but it doesn't overshadow the fact that Lee had the right mix of brooding and badassery to pull it all together.

6. Marilyn Monroe

Last Role: Roslyn Taber in The Misfits (1961)

Everyone was drunk, on drugs, or on the verge of a breakdown while filming The Misfits, but you can't overlook its impressive list of credits (director John Huston, writer Arthur Miller, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift). Monroe was on her way to ditching the ditzy blonde typecast as a depressed divorcée, but was dead from a drug overdose a year after finishing the movie.

5. John Cazale

Last Role: Stan in The Deer Hunter (1978)

The man with the most impressive (though tragically short) résumé in movie history was destined to go out on a high note. Cazale appeared in The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter before passing — cramming more amazing films into six years than most actors do in 50.

4. Nancy Marchand

Last Role: Livia Soprano on "The Sopranos" (2000)

Who says the Sopranos is nothing but a macho brodeo? The late Ms. Marchand had more balls than Tony's entire crew. (Who else would put a hit out on her own son?) And it's a testament to her endearing pissiness that the show's quality declined noticeably after her passing.

3. Peter Finch

Last Role: Howard Beale in Network (1976)

Finch passed away while doing press for Network (in which he played infamously "mad as hell" news anchor Beale), was nominated posthumously for Best Actor, and won. He remains the only actor to ever win a posthumous Oscar, and the first Aussie to snag it, too.

2. Burgess Meredith

Last Role: Grandpa Gustafson in Grumpier Old Men (1995)

OK, so the movie isn't great, but there's no denying that even as advancing age was taking its toll on ol' Mick, Meredith steals the movie, the film cannisters it was stored in, and your wallet while you watched it. His crusty old perv routine was classic, and his one-liners are still funnier than anything Mike Myers has shat out lately.

1. Heath Ledger

Last Role: The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008)

Before you write, "What about the Terry Gilliam movie he was filming when he died?" we say: "Don't count your Gilliam movies until they've hatched. They tend to fall apart faster than Britney Spears' sobriety plans." As it is, Ledger's jaw-dropping turn as iconic Bat villain the Joker stands as an awe-inspiring memorial.


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