Love it! Twins catcher Joe Mauer makes fun of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu over his high voice and his Head & Shoulders commercials…in this Head & Shoulders commercial. Mauer ought not quit his day job; he’s a far better hitter than he is an actor. Found at YouTube from headandshoulders.
More evidence that the notion of the mashup is taking hold in the mainstream culture. The Bryant Lake Bowl is currently showing Michael Bay’s Super Mario Armageddon, a mashed up play featuring the video game sensibilities of Super Mario Bros depicted in the film direction style of Michael Bay.
Here’s Bryant Lake Bowl’s description: Action movies and video games collide in a mushroom cloud of funny! Imagine the biggest video game ever! As told by the biggest director ever!! In the biggest way ever!!! Now imagine all that squeezed onto a 9 x 22 foot stage in the back of a bowling alley.
Two more shows remain. [DETAILS.]
Super Mario Bros. Wii Preview
Michael Bay Montage
The fact that shows like Saturday Night Live can thrive for decades on political satire and parody, lampooning presidents and presidential wannabes alike, says a lot about our democracy. And SNL can often be brutally unforgiving. For that reason, I give a lot of credit to politicians who agree to appear on the show.
McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin, has already appeared on Saturday Night Live and was, primarily, the butt of their jokes. Last night, it was John McCain‘s turn and it looked to me like a candidate who has conceded defeat while taking some jabs at the running mate who has been a drag on his ticket. The opening sketch was remarkable in its portrayal of Palin and, more importantly, McCain’s agreement to participate in it:
That’s one funny McCain. The audience clearly appreciated he and Cindy McCain’s willingness to play along. McCain also made light of his campaign’s strategy for winning the election:
Lastly, Ben Affleck did a devastating parody of Keith Olbermann. It’s a must see.