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Hot this Halloween: Teaching Your House to Gangnam Style

October 23, 2012

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You know, until today, I’d always just assumed that Clark W. Griswold had shown the American populace the pinnacle of exterior holiday lighting. I also assumed that America was content with that; resigned to the fact that there was no further summit to scale in the range of home illumination. Nothing further to shed light on, so to speak.

Well, I was wrong.

I mean, maybe I”m just dull, or ignorant, or don’t go trick-or-treating enough anymore, but I had no idea setting holiday lighting to music was the hip thing to do now, let alone animating said lighting to simulate dance moves and vocals and what not. Pretty impressive, if perhaps a tad confounding.

Either way, in light of this ritual apparently becoming more and more prevalent these days,  I guess it should come as no surprise that a tune as ubiquitously popular as Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” would pop up on the block. And maybe even the next block. And the next. Any why not, if your neighbors can do it this well? Make the jump for a few more…

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‘Always Sunny’ Gets a Replacement Staff

September 27, 2012

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Sure, NFL refs have been getting all the attention, but they weren’t the only ones getting replaced. ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ is getting revamped as well, however FX got an ALL STAR cast(Haley Joel Osment, Xzibit, Andrew Dice Clay, Chael Sonnen and Candace Cameron) to replace them.

Ya just gotta see this one, if anything just to see what the hell happened to cute little Haley Joel. Also? Candace Cameron is still hot.

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Tebowie.

January 13, 2012

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I’m pretty sure I’ve posted some of Jimmy Fallon’s musical parodies before…I know I’ve tweeted them before. If we were incredibly worried about hits at this website, I’d add those links here in order to trick you into getting stuck on our site for hours. However, clearly we’re not worried about that…and I’m lazy. So I’m just going to post this here now..very quickly. After all, would we really be a website if we didn’t mention Tim Tebow once this NFL season?

Just watch. It’s awesome.
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My Top 22 Albums for 2011

December 23, 2011

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Akron/Family - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

Is there anything harder than taking ALL of the music you listened to that came out this year and whittling it down to 20 AND putting them in order? I avoid doing this every year because it takes more thought and effort than I usually like giving…well, anything.

#1 is never hard, it’s 2-20. The first spot for me this year goes to Akron/Family. S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT really didn’t get a lot of pub this year and I’ve been amazed all year. It was my favorite when it came out and nothing was able to dethrone it. Just a fantastic album in my opinion.

All my picks(22….I couldn’t keep it to 20) are below the fold. Also, I decided this was a great opportunity to use Spotify for the first time, so a sample of my list is available here.
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Move Over ‘Velvet Fog’, There’s a New Golden Voice in Town

December 20, 2011

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Man, it’s been awhile since I’ve frumped. In fact, it was going to be my new year’s resolution to remember my login and get back into this. However, every once in awhile, something comes along that makes you want to be a better person. It makes you want to smash the goals you’ve laid out for yourself and set the bar even higher. My something came this morning, when the above video arrived in my inbox.

I’ve done the Google research, and Will Forte does not have a new a movie coming out where releasing a viral video would help boost attendance. So, this thing is legit. I’m not sure what show it is, but that doesn’t matter as I’ll never watch it. How could they top this? My favorite part are the looks on the impressionable youth in the audience. This kid in particular may be our new Twitter avatar for the foreseeable future.

Enjoy the video as well as the ‘Re-dub’ which is just as enjoyable after the Frump.
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Between Two Ferns: Will Ferrell

May 26, 2011

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We at Frumpzilla would like to announce an exclusive partnership w/ Men’s “Speed Stick” & “Charlie” Parfume for Women as well.
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Video: Miley Cyrus Performs Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Quito, Ecuador

May 2, 2011

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Obviously not content to ruin Radiohead, Miley Cyrus has now set her sights on Nirvana.

Here’s the teen-pop starlet in Quito, Ecuador, performing a fairly straight cover of Nirvana’s 1991 hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Am I surprised to learn that perhaps grunge’s most prominent group has had a profound impact on Cyrus’ artistic direction? Absolutely. The fact she apparently sings the Seattle Sound anthem to her brother prior to going on tour merely supplements the astonishment associated with this uncanny revelation.

Remarkable, really –perhaps I just never dug deep enough to pinpoint the influence in “Party in the USA”– but I guess Miley’s also probably isn’t the worst cover version I’ve ever heard. Yeah, almost certainly not. No, really; it’s actually not that bad.

Is it?

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“Bloodbuzz Ohio” Indeed.

May 2, 2011

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The National played at Coachella. Most folks enjoyed it I’m sure. These guys REALLY enjoyed it. The best part about this is not the bromance these guys are committed to, it’s who was behind the camera. Genius.

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Performance of 70′s Classic, “Kung Fu Fighting,” Leads to Arrest on Suspicion of Racism

April 27, 2011

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Is Carl Douglas' 1974 #1 hit "Kung Fu Fighting" racist?

Now, as a self-professed music snob, I take no issue with the suggestion that a live performance of Carl Douglas’s 1974 chart-topping hit “Kung Fu Fighting” is — in a sense — criminal. Criminal enough to warrant arrest, though? Racist? Surely not, no?

Well, unfortunately, the Isle of Wight, UK authorities disagree — or at least refuse to let common sense triumph over blind, dogmatic adherence to the letter of the law. And despite how unintended the consequences may be…

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Mel Gibson is Back!!!

April 27, 2011

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Mel Gibson is back everybody! Back on top! You won’t even remember he’s insane, beats women, or is anti-semitic! He’s back!

Below is the trailer for Gibson’s new movie, The Beaver. Just watch it…I can’t describe it. I just..can’t. I do come away with 2 thoughts however;
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“Drunk” Guy at Sweetwater 420 Festival Adds Special Touch to Dead Confederate Performance

April 20, 2011

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Frump couldn’t let April 20th pass without posting something at least remotely related to today’s “special holiday.”  With that in mind, here’s a “drunk” guy — clearly a huge fan of Athens-based band Dead Confederate — truly letting himself go at Atlanta’s Sweetwater 420 music festival.  Pretty epic, eh?

I put “drunk” in quotes, because there appears to be some debate about whether this fella was actually intoxicated (via the consumption of alcohol) or not. From YouTube user HumanStarterKit:

HE IS NOT DRUNK!!! His name is Vincent ****** and I have known him for 6 years, and he has never taken a single drop of alcohol in that time or anytime before. He is just a little crazy and loves music, really loves music, way more than you or I could ever say we do. Long Live Rock and Roll Vinny!!!! Please stop saying he is a drunk!

Okay, we’ll give “Rock and Roll Vinny” the benefit of the drink here — we’ll accept the suggestion that he hadn’t had a single drop of alcohol that day (at a brewing company-sponsored music festival).

That said, I guess we’ll just have to assume Vincent might as well have been flying kites on Mt. Everest during his little one-man dance-off, right?  In the spirit of the festival, of course.

Whatever the case, it’s nice to see someone having some good, clean, shameless fun, yeah? Not to mention giving that flip-flop kid a run for his money — at least as far as getting the most out of one’s music festival enjoyment is concerned.

Nice moves, Vincent!

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Wipe Your Nose.

April 19, 2011

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Have some self respect, woman.

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The Beastie Boys Got Friends

April 8, 2011

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After the Frump is the trailer for “Fight For Your Right – Revisited” which is apparently a 30 minute video that drops with their new CD on May 3rd. It looks like the majority of Hollywood I actually like had some free time and decided to take part. As a rando youtube commenter said;

“Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C Reilly, Rainn Wilson, The Beastie Boys, Ted Dansen, Steve Buscemi, Susan Sarandon, Will Arnett, senseless violence and cowbell all in 2 minutes? Mind blown.”

We agree.
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