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Posted: September 17, 2010 in Advertising, Hall Of The Lame

I saw this ad the other day and I need to ask… What was the History Channel thinking? Trying to make one of the greatest tragedies of the last decade to look cute? But if that wasn’t bad enough…

OK, I get that they want to make their stuff appealling to kids… BUT do they need to dumb down history to such an extent?

This one almost works and is not as horrible as the first two.


I used to have to look at these ads all the time when I caught a tram or train to work. They are not just dumb but show the failings of our public transport system over the last 15 or so years. If you want to advertise public transport you should say something about how great it is but the best we can do is write ads telling those who do use it to buy a ticket. This is because the public transport system is in a terrible state at the moment and even Metlink can’t say anything good about it. Sad really.


What’s with the Hollywood studios trying to make so many horrible live action/CGI adaptations of old cartoons? We’ve had Garfield, Rocky & Bullwinkle, two Scooby Doo movies and two Alvin and the Chipmunks films while movies in development at the moment include the Smurfs and Yogi Bear, who have both released some awful traiers. Also starting development are Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Tom & Jerry, Hong Kong Phooey and Speedy Gonzales. Sigh! Worse still is thta the characters will all have back stories set in the ‘real world’. For example…

“Speedy’s going to be a misunderstood boy who comes from a family that works in a very meticulous setting, and he’s a little too fast for what they do,” said Anne Lopez. “He makes a mess of that. So he has to go out in the world to find what he’s good at.”

Also…

“We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s — the racist Speedy,” said the comedian’s wife Ann Lopez, who will serve alongside him as a producer. “Speedy’s going to be a misunderstood boy who comes from a family that works in a very meticulous setting, and he’s a little too fast for what they do. He makes a mess of that. So he has to go out in the world to find what he’s good at.” That path becomes clearer once Speedy befriends a gun-shy race-car driver.

BTW, who’s George Lopez… obviously some American TV guy that no one outside of the USA has heard of… Also let me guess, Sylvester will be a real cat.
Whilst…

Dan Lin, producer of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, Richard Kelly’s The Box, and Ricky Gervais’ The Side of the Truth, is developing Tom and Jerry as an “origin story” that tells how the cat and mouse meet, before they end up getting lost in Chicago and must work together to find their way home.

Ken By Request Only

Posted: August 24, 2010 in Hall Of The Lame, Music
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This is reputed to be the worst album cover of all time. It is a shocker but what do you expect from the mid-70s.  There are many album covers that are just as bad such as…

Hooooooggannnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!


Am I the only one who thinks that ventriloquist’s dummies look evil?
See what I mean!

Mrs Mills is not my Mum… well my Mum is Mrs Mills but not the one pictured above, although I remember that we had that wallpaper.

(It was the 70s, everyone had that wallpaper)

Movin’ right along…

Borat?

I think that’s enough for now… I may post some at a latter date.


These are horrible and very amateurish. Don’t the Libs realise that South Park was so 1998?

Alan Howe

Posted: May 31, 2010 in Hall Of The Lame, Media Watch
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Alan Howe has written another couple of illuminating articles in today’s Herald Sun. Of course in these articles Alan did what he does best, in spreading Islamaphobia to the ignorant that make up part of the Herald Sun’s readership. Today he decided to pick on Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, because of comments that he made twenty-one years ago saying that Salman Rushdie should be killed for writing the Satanic Verses. Sigh! Perhaps someone should tell Alan that people can change their opinions after two decades, although I’m sure that back in the 80s and 90s Howe was writing nonsensical anti-Islamic drivel (just as I’m sure he will be still writing such crap in another 20 years time!).

The big problem that I have with Howe’s articles is that he often resorts to personal attacks instead of dissecting what they have said. This is just poor, lazy journalism and shows just what a hack Howe really is. Just look at some of the arguments he offered in today’s paper.

That didn’t work. Later he became Cat Stevens and issued a couple of over-produced minor hits – Matthew & Son and I Love My Dog. Others used his songs to much better effect: P. P. Arnold made her name with The First Cut Is The Deepest, while the Tremeloes made the top 10 with Here Comes My Baby.

Umm… I don’t get the point. Alan is writing an article about Cat’s comments about Rushdie but instead turns it into a comment about his music. Of course Alan is a paragon of musical taste as I can remember when he used to host a show on 3AW playing mouldy relics that would help ward off insomnia.

I hope he kept himself nice; a Muslim chap can pay quite a price, perhaps 40 lashes, for pre-marital sex (80, I suppose, if he weakened both times) or worse. Forget TB, Cat, this is getting serious. Mind you, your girlfriends could well have been stoned to death had they been in some Islamic countries.

Of course Howe isn’t anti-Muslim, as he has said in the past some of his best friends are Muslim. (Gotta love the fact that he defends himself by using such an old cliché!) Of course Alan doesn’t mention that Cat had all that pre-marital sex before his conversion to Islam, so those stupid sarcastic remarks that he made mean nothing.

Islam, a yet-to-mature religion whose popular face is too often that of scornful, black-hearted suicide bombers, has a long way to go.

WTF has this got to do with Yusuf’s ancient comments about Rushdie? I wonder what Howe’s Muslim friends (lol) think about this?

Cat Stevens could have used his conversion to Islam for so much good, and I suspect he is an ignorant, rather than bad man.

Pot/kettle/black.
While Howe tries very hard to make some sort of sense in his main article he is let down with his other two columns from the paper where for some reason he tells us that someone suggested that Cat record Sam Cook’s hit Another Saturday Night (because Cat Stevens is the only artist to ever cover someone elses song!) and worse still, he devoted 250 words to telling us that he sent a photo of Salman Rushdie and his son to Yusuf to… I dunno… I guess he just wants to let us know that he is stirring shit. Next he will tell us of how he has sent a photo of Smokin’ Joe Frazier to Muhammad Ali and a Celtics singlet signed by Larry Bird to Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Perhaps the readers of the Herald Sun can help Howe further in his Muslim baiting by making suggestions of what other Muslim celebrities he can harangue, although it would be quite pointless, much like Howe himself.


I know that it’s fun to think that Australian politicians are stupid but compared to some of their American counterparts ours are really quite intelligent. Take for example Arlington, Tennessee Mayor Russell Wiseman who became very crabby because President Obama made an address to the nation to announce that he was escalating the war in Afghanistan. The ironically named Wiseman was so incensed about this that he wrote on his Facebook page…

“Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch ‘The Charlie Brown Christmas Special’ and our muslim president is there, what a load…..try to convince me that wasn’t done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it….w…hen the answer should simply be ‘yes’….you obama people need to move to a muslim country…oh wait, that’s America….pitiful.”

He further followed that diatribe up with…

“you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things would be
different…”

I find it laughable to think that President Obama would be checking the TV Guide especially to make sure that his announcement would pre-empt the Charlie Brown special because he’s a Muslim, even though it is well known by everyone except Southern rednecks that Obama is a Christian. I think he needs to have a therapy session with Lucy. Good grief!