By Akira The Don on Sunday, February 7th, 2010

“You’re luck you’re not hanging from your thumbs.”
Pappa Bear O’Reilly to Jon Stewart, Feb 2010
“You are the most reasonable voice on Fox.
Jon Stewart to Pappa Bear O’Reilly, Feb 2010

Rah. Jon Stewart and Pappa Bear O’Reilly GO AT IT for 40 minutes, on socialism, loyalty, politrix, Bam Bam, PINHEADS and so on and so forth. Super riveting telly. Stewart goes in, and Pappa Bear does an admirable defence job.

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, February 7th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Sunday, February 7th, 2010


Well, it did have The Justice Society Of America in it, including Hawkman, who had stap-on wings, and put on a silly growly voice like Batman. Sandman and another dude got merked pretty early on, by some annoying little creepazoid with a Hoxton fin and crappy SFX ice powers. Green Lantern and Flash were nowhere to be seen.  Dr Fate was pretty dope, resplendent in cape and Doom mask. My girl thought he was Iron Man, and kept asking if “the Marvel Universe” was gonna show up, cos “they’re a team, aren’t they?” It was only half way through explaining how The Marvel Universe is actually a universe inhabited by Marvel comics characters, and the DC is where Superman lives, and Warners owns DC and Disney owns Marvel and if they were going to have an inter company crossover it wouldn’t be on Smallville that I realised what a massive geek I was sounding like. Then I went back to giggling foolishly at Geoff Johns’ deliriously geek-referential dialogue (“Clark, you will usher in a silver age of heroism,” etc etc).

I feel asleep towards the end and missed the big fight, and when I woke up Fate was dead and The Martian Mahunter had his powers back. I dunno how that happened. Pam Grier showed up as Amanda Waller, bossing up the flipping Suicide Squad/Checkmate at the end. She done gotten big.

So, dreadful and awesome simultaneously? Pretty much, although dreadful won out, thanks to some shocking acting and dialogue. I suspect I could have spent that time wiser. But I had a nice little sleep on the sofa, and that hasn’t happened since Christmas. Ho ho ho!

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, February 7th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Sunday, February 7th, 2010

This is some new ish from the forthcoming Sean C and LV Big Pun tribute mixtape. Apparently the first verse has never been heard by we prole scum before. The tape drops next Sunday, February 14th. (Not the only tape dropping that day, hint hint.)

I dunno if you know, but Big Pun is one of my favourite emcees, dead or alive, easy. RIP.

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, February 7th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Sunday, February 7th, 2010

No, that headline does not mean an armed uprising is going to go and take out Tescos (worse luck!), it instead reffers to the BOARD GAME, as pictured, which is having a redesign for its 75th birthday.

Now it looks like every other board game going. Whoo!

They’re also messing up the flow by changing the property prices to make them more realistic. Mayfair, for example, is being hiked from £400 to $4 million. Gah! They’re also dispensing with the paper money. Players will use a blinking CREDIT CARD and there will be a central ROBOT BANK handling all transactions, stopping the likes of my dad from hiding 100s in their trousers for later sneak attacks. I am not quite sure I approve, but I don’t want to sound like a Fuddy Duddy, so I shall RESERVE JUDGEMENT until I pla

y it.

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, February 7th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Saturday, February 6th, 2010

This is awesome on so many levels. Die Antwoord are from Capetown, and describe themselves as “a loveable, mongel-like entity.”

“We are doing for South African music what District9 did for our movie industry,” they say.

They make rap rave techno electro MEGA POP. They also say, “DOOM! DOOM! DOOM!” I think Swells would love them.  They got a great website too, go check it out. And the main guy, Ninja, claims to do “Zef rap“. Zef rap! Say word!

Spotted by Joey2tits.


— By Akira The Don on Saturday, February 6th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Friday, February 5th, 2010

Whoop! BRAND NEW ENVY! AKA ENVEH! From her forthcoming LP, Set Yourself on Fire, which I will write more about soon, but suffice to say, it filled me with warm, fuzzy pride.

The video’s cameotastic, obvs. Morty’s in there – the song’s about her, so she has to be! And so is pre-bleach me, resplendent in red Johnny Blaze. Suuuuu! I shall have to dig out my Zi6 footage from the filming. There was some amusement on the tube later with Meds and his weird drink.

That was also the night I told Envy that lady Sov was going into Big Brother and she rang her up to berrate her. Oh, what lulz!

This also reminds me that I need to dig out those photos for Sladey. Hold tight Sladey! I got you!

Video swaggerjacked from NME. There are no exclusives on the internets! Well, not for long, anyway.

Edit: Now rocking the better quality, ad-free Youtube version. IN YOUR FACE!

— By Akira The Don on Friday, February 5th, 2010