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Dan Aykroyd On George Stroumboulopoulos

Dan Aykroyd is on the program. Dan is truly a great Canadian innovator: he was part of the original cast of 'Saturday Night Live', a group that made censors sweat and helped turn SNL into a pop-culture machine. What followed was a phenomenon, including the Ghostbusters films, both co-written by Dan. There are rumours about a third 'Ghostbusters' too. We'll get Dan's inside take on that. In short, the guy who scored an Oscar nomination for 'Driving Miss Daisy', helped launch the House of Blues, and got into the liquor business has an otherworldy amount of talent.


Awesome People Hanging Out Together

An archive, curated for posterity, of a largely candid photographic record of the association or interaction of notable individuals, with a primary focus on persons known to possess or exhibit a remarkable degree of awesomeness.


The TV Show: Television Previews, June 24Th 2009

http://www.airamerica.com Does America have talent?

Simple answer is: no, not really. Judging on what I saw last night on the premier of America's Got Talent, 9 times out of 10 we've got nothing. The first round of auditions brought us to New York, Chicago, and Seattle. The two sibling singing groups, Voices of Glory and the Eriam Sisters, were relatively impressive and definitely had inspiring stories to tell. Other than that, here's some of the "talent" they showcased:

-an Obama impersonator who sang James Brown (B+ for looking Presidential, C- for not keeping up the act)

-a guy who can put a drill through his nose (zzz, like that hasn't been done before)

-an owner and his hyper dog who can jump really high to catch frisbees (I admit this was awesome, but clearly the dog is the only one with talent)

-a David Hasselhoff super fan with an acoustic guitar (loving the Hoff isn't a talent; it's a given)

No Susan Boyle equivalent in sight yet, but we've got all season. For tonight's episode, the show is hitting up Houston, Miami, and Los Angeles to scout out the best of what America has to offer and so far the bar is pretty low.

on TV tonight:

Im a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here (NBC, 8) Season Finale...Go Lou Diamond!

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8)

Americas Got Talent (NBC, 9)

I Survived a Japanese Game Show (ABC, 9)

The Philanthropist (NBC, 10) Series Premiere

The Real World (MTV, 10) Season Premiere

Top Chef Masters (Bravo, 10)


James Brown & Blues Brothers: Old Landmark

James Brown as Reverend Cleophus James performs Old Landmark along with The Southern California Community Choir

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Directed by John Landis

The Blues Brothers: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd


The Meth Minute 39: 8-Bit

Episode 33 of the Meth Minute asks the question "What if the entire cartoon series so far had been a 1980's video game?". We asked 8-Bit specialists Ben Ross (visuals) and Niko Anesti (music) to step in and explore this scenario. Every single Meth Minute character appears in arcade-vision and the result is an all-time high score.


Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone, Live

Live from David Letterman's 10th Anniversary Show.

Radio City Musical Hall, NY

January 18, 1992.

with:

Chrissie Hynde (guitar)
Syd McGuinness (guitar)
Steve Vai (guitar)
Carole King (keyboards)
Paul Schaffer (keyboards)
James Brown (horn)
Edgar Winter (horn)
Doc Severinsen (trumpet)
William E. Lee (bass)
Anton Fig (drums)
Jim Keltner (drums)
Roseanne Cash, Nancy Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Michelle Shocked, Mavis Staples (backup vocals)


The Meth Minute 39: Seasons Greetings

The Meth Minute 39 gang comes home for a holiday celebration and everyone's invited.

Many of the characters are gathered together for the first time. The Music Nerds, Ultra and the Lazerhearts, The Craigs, Penalty and Lloyd, and, yes, even 8-bit Mike Tyson are all here getting into the holiday spirit in their own demented ways.