Saturday, February 28, 2009

From the one of the guys that brought you "Eastbound and Down"

Video NSFW this is the "red band" trailer

I'm not sure yet why they haven't advertised this movie with that tag-line yet. I honestly can't wait. This movie though looks very similiar to Eastbound. Both seem to deal with the "Hero" of american culture now. Plus it includes Danny Mcbride as some kind of gang member as well as up and coming comic actor Aziz Ansari. I would say that the only thing going against this movie is Seth Rogen. Seth Rogen really has become the "Lil Wayne" of movies. He just seems to be anywhere and is hurting himself by overexposure. Just unnecessary.

Also the fact that Anna faris is in it doesn't make it that bad either.I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that she is one of the sexiest actresses working that you never here anything about her. Seriously this broad has been in seemingly every other movie that comes out (26 credits this decade).

Also if anyone wants to hear the song from the second half of the trailer here it is.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Wilco Album

Yep that's right folks, a new Wilco album will be coming out in June. "Wilco, the song" (song played on video) has been confirmed to be on the yet untitled album when it comes out. theres a few other song titles as well that have been confirmed (via pitchfork) and are supposedly planning a bigger US tour once they return from Europe. I would go on but I need to get to work.

How the mighty have fallen

I would like to take this moment to tell all of my readers something that is of vital importance. DO NOT ever make derogatory remarks about the Jewish Faith. A quick jab can be laughed off no big deal if it's in jest, however, if you make your jab and then continue to rant about how they own all of Hollywood and then follow that by making a movie that's basically a "snuff" film where they kill Jesus for over an hour people may get the idea that your an anti-semite. As an anti-semite you run the possibility of the Jewish community avoiding to help produce anything that you are affiliated with in essentially ending your career. Look at Mr. Gibson for example, he made "Braveheart" for Chris's sake, now instead of Going to the Oscar's he's making parody films with Jimmy Kimmel (though to Jimmy's credit he's underrated).

Mel does have a movie coming out next year, though that is 3 years now After he directed "Apocalypto". Now I'm going to say that if this movie fails his career may not recover. Though that's no big since he can go back to swimming in his fortune from "The Passion" .

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I have to return some video tapes - American Psycho - The best Christian Bale movie of all time.

Look - Their is no way Christian Bale would be where he is now if it hadn’t been for American Psycho. I know, I know he was in Empire of the Sun but it wasn’t until he was in American Psycho that his popularity soared. Oh I guess it could have been Newsies, or Swing Kids (not a bad movie - I watched this is Junior High) or I know it was a Midsummer Nights Dream that did it. I guess it may have been the role of Demetrius that really did it for some of you.
For the rest of us it was American Psycho that made him the person he is today. Leading actor, Blockbuster star, and just the best person to play Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. No one could have played that role any better. The books description is exactly what Christian Bale looks like. The book is great and the movie is even better.
Anybody not convinced should A. Read the book or B. Watch the movie.

Oh by the way, you'll have to excuse me. I have a lunch meeting with Cliff Huxtable at the Four Seasons in 20 minutes.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Wow, yesterday was a big day for podcasts. You had Adam Carolla's inaugural podcast as well as the availabiltiy of my own podcast now available on itunes. That's right folks, if you don't have an hour to sit at your desk and listen to my voice for an hour and a half you can now just download the podcast from itunes. Just do a search for "Modern Jackassery" and it will surprisingly be the only result there.

In regards to the other show now podcasting Adam Carollas's new show is great. Just an intimate kind of show where it's just him talking and discussing how the terrestrial radio business was failing. All in all a very sober and interesting show. This mornings show was him talking to his old "Loveline" cronie Dr. Drew which was pretty interesting. Needless to say that this show has already made it into my routine and am excited for what he does with it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

By the way Alf is a jerk!

Upon watching TV one Wednesday night I came across WGN which was showing re-runs of Alf. Remember the late 80’s TV show about the alien that crash lands in The Tanners garage in all of places Riverside, California. Too bad he didn’t land about 45 miles west in Compton so we didn’t have to be exposed to this crap. Now when I was a kid watching this I thought the show was really funny but now after watching the re-runs I find that Alf is a total jerk. This middle class family takes him in, hides him from the government and that nosey neighbor (who happens to play later in TV life Jerry Seinfeld’s mom on Seinfeld) and what do they get in return from Alf? Nothing! The amount of bullshit they put up with is incredible. This Alf guy which by the way is not his real name but an acronym - Alien Life Form, is a real slob. He eats all the food, makes a mess of their home, tries to eat the family cat and puts the family in even more hardships all to protect this S.O.B. The first episode I saw during this re-run time was about how the Tanners daughter could not go to college because this bastard costs too much in up keep. So what does this jackass do? He starts taking jobs but because he is alien he can’t do them so the mom and dad of the series have to get involved and do the stupid jobs on top of their other shitty jobs they already have. Alf is a complete asshole in the show and how this was ever on for 4 years is beyond me.
So I took it upon my self to do some research about the show and see if maybe the show was so fun to work on and the chemistry was so right or that it was a cheap show to produce….. Something to why NBC served us this refried vomit of a show. Nothing could be found only anger and resentment was had. A half hour show would take 20 – 25 hours to shoot because of always hiding the puppet ALF. Trapdoors were used and the actors would always have to work around the little bastard. On the series finale no celebrating happened because no one enjoyed the show. In fact after the final scene was done the actor who played the dad (Max Wright) walked off the set and drove away. This just shows how bad this thing really was.
A great ending would have been the entire Tanner family curb stomping this little bastard. Now what a finale that would have been.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

I should clarify this

I need to explain that IN NO WAY DO I SUPPORT THE ABUSE OF WOMEN. I do however occasionally find myself in circumstances where I understand wanting to abuse someone. So when I am talking about Rihanna I'm saying that if she had given me herpes I would simply want to beat the hell out of her though I obviously wouldn't raise a fist. In this case Chris Brown is clearly in the wrong, people should never react violently no matter what the reason is. That being said I hope I haven't created too wide of a schism with my prison readership.

Finally. The full version of Episode 2

Friday, February 20, 2009

Runnin Rebel Fever

One of the things I really wanted to talk about during my tenure here on modern jackassery was the best College Basketball team of all time.

The 1990 UNLV Running Rebels.

The team that had future NBA stars Larry Johnson, Greg Anthony, and Stacy Augmon playing as professionals in a college game. This team had it all in them, 3 pointers from way out. Sky high dunks that make NBA Jam dunks look like junior ball. Oh and the sheer domination of every opponent they ever faced. The NCAA Tournament made all other teams they faced look like high school teams.

First Round – UNLV 102 – Arkansas – Little Rock 72
Second Round – UNLV 76 – Ohio State 65
Regional Semifinals – UNLV 69 – Ball State 67
Regional Finals – UNLV 131 – Loyola Marymount 101
National Semifinals – UNLV 90 – Georgia Tech 81
Championship Game UNLV 103 – Duke 73

The Championship game is still the largest victory in any championship game in any sport. So it is time to pay tribute to this team that dominated basketball by watching the above video that has highlights all season.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Welcome to Ken Griffrey Jr's- Slugfest

Ah Ken Griffrey Jr’s Slugfest……Ah the memories spring 1999. Let’s see, high school, baseball, finally seeing girls in mini skirts again after the long cold winter and playing Slugfest against one of my good friends Jeff. He always chose the Mariners the team that Griffey played for and I playing with the best team in Major League Baseball the New York Yankees. I don’t think anyone realized how much potential those Mariners teams had in them. They had Griffey of course, Alex Rodriguez (who still is a great player regardless of the dumb things he did in Texas) the Eagle Hardware man himself Edgar Martinez and 2008 World Series Winner Jamie Moyer (I cant believe he is still pitching and further more why the Phillies would give him a 3 year deal????). This team if it had remained would have had the addition of Ichiro Suzuki as a lead off man the following year. However in 2001 Griffey left and so did A-Rod. But the Mariners kept Edgar and Jamie Moyer and also the pin tar king Jay Buhner.
So how could the Mariners let go of what could have been the possibility of the top two players with the most home runs?
Simple…..The Mariners don’t care about success just money. How can I say they don’t care? They have a team that appears to try to win games. They have a great right fielder. They have one of the nicest ballparks in America. So why would I say they don’t care about success just money?

Because they just signed Ken Griffey Jr again.

This is not a move a successful team would make in order to get to the playoffs or win a world series. This is a move to put people in seats and sell some garlic fries and maybe a consideration to let those people that have been sporting a Griffey jersey from 1995 not feel like a clown.

I for one as a Yankee fan am glad to see Griffey back in Seattle because this means the Mariners will not be competitive again and this will make some feel like it is 1999 again.


F*** my life

check out this website you will not be disappointed

the Aceman goeth

Tomorrow will be the final broadcast of Adam Carolla on FM radio. It sounds like his show is getting cancelled due to budgetary reasons. Though he will live on the internet it just seems wild to me. This guy has been a part of my routine for at least 10 years. While on Loveline, Dr. Drew and him taught me practically everything I know it seems, after he left Loveline to pursue his own show. I should clarify though that There was a time that when I had first moved to Vegas I was unable to listen to loveline until the Adam Carolla show started. So theres actually a year and half in the middle there where I didn't actually have any opportunity to listen to him, though I did read there book a half dozen times in that time frame.

This wasn't just me though that was afflicted with this addiction. I remember when I lived in Eugene my roommate Covert and I would listen to the show every night it was on and offer our own commentary to it. Unfortunately we practically became very amateur psychologists because of this. However, me and Covert weren't the only people charmed by this show. When I moved to Vegas and the withdrawls were showing I found comfort in other people that I knew that also longed for that show. The strangest thing about Loveline was that I don't think I have yet to meet a broad who shared the same kind of longing that so many men who liked the show did.

Luckily, for me and my fellow Adam fans he moved onto the Adam Carolla Show and it was immediately broadcast in Vegas. this is the only thing that I have actually listened to on FM radio since Ipod FM transmitters have become available. I listened to the Adam Carolla Show throgh what seems like 50 different lineups, from Dameshek to Bonaduce.

Now that his show is not on FM radio anymore and will start a podcast I can leave the car radio set to AM. I'm just thankful that he's tenacious enough to keep with it and hope that he will be able to continue to get some fun guests. Part of the charm of his shows was his way too get great talent to appear with him including DAG, Larry Miller, and Joel McHale. Well the real winners of this will be ESPN radio and Tom Leykis on AM radio. Enjoy guys it now takes me half the effort to listen to you now.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Incredible video

This is one of the funniest videos I have ever seen. The lisp on the asian kid is awesome.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Strike First! - Strike Hard! - No Mercy Sir!

This could be the movie event that so many fans of the Karate Kid series have been waiting for. Bare Knuckles a movie that stars Martin Kove a.k.a. John Kreese. He played the evil but very emotional master sensi. This man cared for his students by only wanting the best around. As he stated in Karate Kid 2 "Second place? Second place is no place! You're off the team!" This man cared. Finally in 2009 he gets the chance again. No John Kreese is not coming back but Sonny Cool is.

Taken from the myspace page -

Inspired by a true story...

Women will go to extreme lengths for those they love and single mother Samantha Rogers is no exception. With her seven year old daughter Milla, in dire need of special care, Sam struggles to make ends meet, taking her licks as a stunt double by day and cocktail waitressing at a rowdy bar at night.

When Sam uses her skills to end a bar fight between two drunk women, down and out promoter Sonny Cool sees an opportunity to get back into the game. He tells Sam all about the "show", a high class, but highly illegal all female bare knuckle fight tournament, where brutality and elegance mix with high stakes and deception.

To provide for her daughter and ensure that Milla gets much needed medical attention, Samantha is forced into taking Sonny's offer. Is the price too much for her...?

This movie doesn't have a release date yet but I will keep everyone posted on this feature film.


Mad Mike

Why so Mad? – I am new to this blogging thing and nor did I think I would ever want to particpaite in one. However Outsleazy begged me to join and said that I would quadrupple readership. As I always say “I live to give”. So here I am with what I think are the most important topics I belive should be disscussed. Nothing I ever say will be false facts. They will remain however my opinion and in my world as I see it my opinion may be used as fact. I will never post anything on here that is out of bounds. Everything is inbounds and in the basketball game of life I play prison/street rules so watch out for the elbows cause this is how I play. I will be covering a number of topics and I can no way list all of them here. A few right off the bat as the creator of the website wrote so clearly as the first sentence – “a place of discussion on media, sports, and modern jackassery. “ So that is generaly what I will cover. I guess any number of things I write about will be covered by that statement so no need to list anymore.

I do want to get one thing out first which is my name – Mad Mike. I did not pick this name so other not to be named folks said this would be the best and I went for it. Yes my first name is Mike but from here on out we will work with Mad Mike or MM if it chooses, but that is it. So one of the first things I did was Google “Mad Mike” and that clown from Pimp my Ride is the first result. How this guy was able to get a website is beyond me. This guys most clever idea was to put TV’s everywhere in the car they were “Pimping”. “Hey Mad Mike what are you going to do this 1984 Dodge Van?” – “Oh Snap Dogg, I got this crazy idea, how bout we put a TV in the back so people can watch it from the outside? Or even cooler would be one under the van. Ya know one that faces the ground so when the car breaks down the repair man can watch this show. Oh yea!”

So this clown has the top spot?? This guy is the biggest moron on the dumbest tv show that was on MTV. Which by the way – MTV – Music Televison. When was the last music video you saw on it? A Blink 182 music video from 2001?

Anyway – that’s good enough for now.


My opinion on the NASA CD

Allright let me repeat myself. I am not a music critic, I really have no degree in music or anything like that. My opinion should be regarded with a grain of salt. Now with all that said I will share my opinion of the NASA - Spirit Of Apollo album. Overall it's not a bad album, though I am a bit disappointed with it in total. While the album is far more cohesive than the "Peeping Tom" album (which was a huge concern of mine) it was still obvious that it felt a little forced at times. Notably on the track "Samba Soul" (awful) which included performances by Del and DJ Q-bert. Del is considerably offbeat on this song which actually makes the song damn near painful to listen to, too bad they Squeak E. Clean and Zegon didn't have anything else for Q-Bert since I would like to see what else he could do. There were a few other misses on the album and unfortunately when they miss they miss big time. However, fortunately when they succeed they make an awesome record. Songs like "Strange Enough" with Karen O, ODB, and Fatlip are amazing, as is "Gifted" with a RIDICULOUS collabortaion including Kanye, Santogold, and Lykke Li. Though The best song on the track was the hidden gem "Electric Flowers" which is following "NASA Anthem" which brought together the RZA and Nina Persson (the Cardigans). This song is amazing, it's almost worth the price of the album.


Monday, February 16, 2009

I have yet to be disappointed

Yeah no big deal but Kenny Powers is the man. This is now the funniest show on HBO. After Curb went away and Entourage became a big pile of turd I am thankful that the gods of HBO brought this to me. This is just the kind of Dark Comedy I have been waiting for on TV. Obviously I can't rely on network TV to do half the things that Kenny joked about in the first episode (I don't think anyone has ever made middle schoolers raping eachother sound so funny). This is definitely a show I will following.

a word to the wise

Maynard does not like fans on his stage. So be prepared to be beaten up strangled with a microphone cord and hidden like a pony.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Wow this may actually be cooler than I expected it to be. Thank you Tarantino.

Front page HEADLINES!!!

I stopped by Albertsons's today to pick up some Henry Weinhards Root Beer, if you hadn't had any...get it. Anyway as I'm on my way out of the store I see the front page of the local Las Vegas paper. Now I'm not a person to really care a lot about Valentines Day, it's not for me particularly but I don't care if the rest of the world is for it. However, the front page of the Las Vegas Review Journal running a HUGE pictorial of the biggest prostitution offenders is a little insensitive to some. Now I would like to shake the hands of the Editor of this fine publication, clearly he must have balls the size of my balls to do this.(LINK)

Friday, February 13, 2009


Yeah so last night was the first episode of "Delocated", what an awesome kickass show. Last year when Adult Swim started coming out with programming that had nothing to do with animation I felt like people were cheating. Now I couldn't care less. Adult Swim has pissed in Comedy Central's eye, Adult Swim programming has managed to do so much more with just a sliver of the budget that Comedy Central uses. Adult Swim has by far surpassed Comedy Central in creativity and intelligence. The New show Delocated has not disappointed at all. I strongly suggest you watch that show ASAP (LINK). In the meantime heres a clip.

The College Humor Show

Here is another good time waster for you folks courtesy of MTV. The first episode is pretty good but I see lots of opportunity for growth on it. I really think that this may end up being one of the funnier shows that's been around. LINK

The first podcast

Here is the first attempt at a podcast. It, like this blog, was not the best. However the show i recorded yesterday was pretty good I think. Now if there was a way that I could change my voice things would be allright. Right now it's all been split up into different parts, pay that no mind. Next week It will be just one huge long podcast. Now Banter!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I now have the answers

I have always tried to understand what necessarily made me kickass yet still a dork in my own right. I now have all the answers thanks to these 2 celebrities. I figure I am such a nice guy because I have maybe drank a total 0f 20 glasses of milk (at most) in my life. This may also be the reason that I'm 28 and still can't grow facial hair, but it could also be any number of other reasons. Thanks to Chris Brown's milk addiction it has clearly made him into an asshole now. He was probably grinding his teeth like a meth addict when he beat/bit the hell out of Rihanna.

To a lesser extent though I think I have always been afraid of even the most minor of drugs simply because I have NEVER in my life had a bowl of wheaties. I have no idea what it tastes like. Is it like corn flakes or oatmeal flakes? I seriously have no idea. I can talk about Captain Crunch or Corn Pops but I am honestly clueless about wheaties and this explains why I have no idea or interest in drugs.

Yep as I figure it my Pay's owe me big time. If I would have demanded they buy me such important breakfast items for kids I would have most likely turned out to be a pot smoking asshole. Actually, I don't think that it's possible to be both now that I think about it. Well whatever.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Anyone watching Coraline soon

If you decide to go watch Coraline stay till the end of the credits, if you make it through the credits you will see a url-address that will lead you to a contest where the prize is a limited pair of Nikes inspired by the movie. Heres a link with the pictures (HERE). Sorry folks this ins't that random of a thing to do for Nike. The studio that actually filmed "Coraline" is the old Will Vinton Studios where they made the California Raisins and the Domino's Pizza "Noid". This place is actually ran by Phil Knight's son. Sorry to disappoint anyone who thought this was a random kind of corporate tie-in.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

2 new tv shows to watch for

If your as much of a fan of Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" programming as I am you have been inundated with commercials for "Delocated". This is a show about... actually heres the trailer.

Any show that brings me John Glaser and Eugene Mirman is allright with me. Though I'm not as excited for it as much as I am "Eastbound & Down" which has Danny Mcbride playing the role of the current American Hero.

Yep any show that has a Danny Mcbride playing a "coke-snorting, Skynyrd-listening ex-ballplayer jackhole" (Rolling Stone, current issue (sorry that's the best I'm feel like doing to show my sources)) I'm down with. Seriously some of the clips I've seen just look hilarious. Also the show includes Will Ferrell (who also produces the show) in a small role as a car dealer. This is a show I won't be missing at all, I just can't do it.


Last week we heard about Barry Bonds again, and now we have A-Rod. Steroids have clearly gotten out of control, though I don't think we have heard anything about how much good steroids have done for some people. Here is Carl again bringing you his opinion on the subject.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Are you a fan of "The Doves"?

If you go to the doves website and give them your email address they will give you a new track from their new album "Kingdom of Rust" (LINK). It's not one of their better songs but I guess it will do until their album comes out on April 6th. Anyway if you want to hear the song before you commit yourself to giving them your email here it is on youtube.

they don't play games


They will totally mess you up if you have sex with a minor in Costa Rica.
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Podcast news and another superbowl video

Well yesterday we recorded over an hours worth of content for the podcast, though I'm not sure how long this will run totally it should be interesting. Right now it's going to get mixed and edited so it should be up within a few days. I'm actually impressed though that I was able to get an hours worth of content out, it may not be very coherent though. The podcast boils down to "the Chris Farley Show" meets "Seinfeld". It truly is a podcast about nothing.

If you thought the Cardinal fans had all gotten over their Superbowl loss think again.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Call to my readers

Tomorrow, Wednesday February 4th I will be recording my very first podcast. Now since this website doesn't have much of a format I'm not really sure what I'll be talking about. That's where you folks come in. Just leave me a message suggesting what you would like me to talk about and it will be done. I am hurting for content so any suggestion is welcome.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Best commercials of the Super Bowl

In "Parks and Recreation" I'm most excited for former Human Giant (the most underrated sketch show ever) star Aziz Ansari on this show. While Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones are getting the attention at the beginning but I'm confident that this hilarious comic will blow up and will take over the show.

Land of the Lost looks amazing. Finally a Will Ferrell movie that looks like it will be worth my time. Actually though I'm also interested in what Danny Mcbride will bring. After "Tropic Thunder" and "Pineapple Express" he's shown himself as a true talent.

My Inspiration makes a return visit

Speaking of crazy people

I should have watched this along time ago.

He actually has several other videos on this so go crazy. Well not as crazy as this guy.


Here are some new videos from my most anticipated album of the year. Just purchase this one folks, I'm that confident.

In other news

In a week or so I hope to have the very first podcast up. Now exhale, I understand this is a shock. But much like the doctors who let this happen I have been afflicted with the same "coulda not shoulda" mentality. Now I am welcoming all my readers to send me suggestions on what you would like me to discuss.

Who said NYC taxi drivers are crazy?

A couple things about this: Why is this not on IMDB? And how did he get to rights to use "Gimme Shelter" in his trailer, I love that song. I hope all my readers in NY can avoid this man, he seems slightly unstable.