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Improbable Ads: FlavorWave Turbo Oven feat. Mr. T

July 29, 2009

I stumbled over this infomercial in the early hours of the morning. It would appear the producers have sodomised the once great Mr. T, reducing himĀ  to a one-line buffoon for the amusement of old ladies and Z-grade infomercial hosts named Darla.

Here are the highlights (watch for the overexcited golden girls lookalike as Mr T enters the studio)

Key line: ‘Mmm, my taste buds is going wow!’


Doc Rendezvous

June 25, 2009

As the member of the NOTR crew that knows the least about the hippidy hop music scene, I feel that, having come across this particular gem, I need to share it with you all. I give you the worlds latest rap sensation, Doc Rendezvous.

doc rendezvous

Here is the man himself offering up some dap with his boy Snoop.


Happy 100th Birthday Errol Flynn

June 20, 2009

A dapper chap from the darklands of Tasmania who tore Hollywood apart with such classics as Captain Blood, and The Adventures of Robin Hood.


Best remembered for his yacht, hard living, drinking and womanising, he was taken to court after allegedly sleeping with two underaged girls in 1942, but was cleared of all charges with a little help from the creatively named American Boys’ Club for the Defense of Errol Flynn (ABCDEF).

He died in 1959, with one paper reporting that “Errol Flynn came to town in 1959 for a week-long binge that ended with him dying in a West End apartment, his local friends propped him up at the Hotel Georgia lounge so that everyone would see him”.

So hats off to a hard living Taswegian who evidently enjoyed a Jameson’s as much as we do.

Errol Flynn: 1909-1959

1 Picture = 1,000 Words

June 20, 2009

The celebrity of America’s newest Presidents takes a stange new twist when this piece of cutting-room floor masterpiece makes the six o’clock news… still, he did get the sucker.

Easy on the praise Mr Reporter, its sounding a little contrived.

Improbable Ads: L’Oreal Men something-or-other feat. Pierce Brosnan.

May 28, 2009

Well, given that Dubbs opened the floodgates with the ever-infuriating KFC ad, I thought I would give my two-bob’s worth with this little gem from Pierce Brosnan and the folks at L’Oreal. I couldn’t find in in English, so here it is in French.


There’s more to life than making movies…

At which point he turns and looks disapprovingly at me (0:03). Some filthy, greasy look that implies that I have been wasting all of my time making movies while he is out ‘tirelessly campaigning for the environment’.


King of the world, ma!

May 7, 2009


Just a quick nod to Mr. Bob Dylan, who made his way to the top of the UK charts with his new album, Together Through Life. Without knowing Bob personally, this blogger feels entirely confident in claiming that being on top of the charts again would not interest him in the slightest, but I think its pretty swell.


A Public Service Announcement

April 19, 2009

Once again the Pope has got all the answers, after all he has a direct line with Jesus.

Pope Benedict is standing by his somewhat ridiculous claim made in Africa last month that condoms are not the answer to the AIDS problem. The ABC has him claiming that AIDS “is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems”. Well my pious friend, if ever we wanted evidence that you swore a vow of celibacy, then this is it.


Because Olivia Newton-John wasn’t from Nashville, they didn’t like her winning our awards. I’ve got no complaints.

April 14, 2009

Today (April 14th) is Loretta Lynn’s birthday.


The country superstar was born in 1935 and has lived a long and interesting life. Here are some things you may not have known about her.

Check out these tunes…

April 3, 2009

As if he weren’t 2009 enough, this man


has given this lady


one of these, as a G20 gift


He couldn’t be more Gen Y if he were an ‘overstimulated and overconfident brat’ that believed in becoming president straight out of graduate school.

the youth shall inherit the earth as jebus said… didn’t he?

Is this the hardest job on earth?

March 18, 2009

This is the face of the man with the hardest job on earth.

Rudolf Mayer

I would be looking stressed too. But who is he you ask?