Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Help Cast the Cereal Mascot Movies

It's official, we have run out of original movie ideas. "Inception" might have been the last original idea ever (or was it, there is some debate).

When we are making movie adaptations of The Smurfs and Marmaduke, we have run out of comic strips and 80s cartoons to adapt. Now, the big movies to be attached to are based on board games. Seriously. Movie adaptations of Monopoly, Battleship, Clue, Risk, Candy Land, Ouija board, and Monsterpocalypse are all in development with big names attached including Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, and Peter Berg.

So what's next? After we milk the board games for all they're worth, where do we turn? 1 suggestion: movies based on cereal mascots. There are tons of them, have a connection with people from several generations, and have built in product placement.

But who should play these iconic characters (and no, Johnny Depp can't do them all. He's running out of funny voices to use)? Let's see if we can cast these roles. Read the list of cereal mascots below, and let me know who should be cast in these roles in the comments section. We will follow up on this project later.

  • Cap'n Crunch

  • Count Chocula (also, Boo Berry)

  • Lucky

  • Trix rabbit

  • Snap, Crackle, Pop

  • Sonny the Cuckoo bird

  • Tony the tiger

  • Honey Nut Cheerios Bee

  • Wendell (Cinnamon Toast Crunch)

  • Toucan Sam

I suggest either Seth Green or Giovanni Ribisi for that last one since they both already have experience in the role:

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Free Music: Pot Kettle Mix for August 2010

Hey kids, do you like songs? You do! Well then you're in luck because today you can download 13 of them.

Check out the latest Pot Kettle Mix. 1 full hour of rock. I tried to keep it fairly clean, but there might be a few "objectionable work words." Click here to Download the rock. Also, apologies to @CraigC for completely ripping off his idea. You should also download his monthly mix if you want some quality hip hop. You can check that out here.

Pot Kettle Mix 08.10 Tracklist

  1. Compliments - Band of Horses
  2. Ativan Eyes - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
  3. Guilty Cocker Spaniels - Modest Mouse
  4. Birthday Boy - Drive-By Truckers
  5. Last Dance - The Raveonettes
  6. Love and Hate - Blitzen Trapper
  7. Morning Light - Ida Maria
  8. Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem
  9. Orphans - The Gaslight Anthem
  10. Mondegreen - Yeasayer
  11. Unknown Brother - The Black Keys
  12. Ask Her For Adderall (Live) - The Hold Steady
  13. Battles On - The Ghost is Dancing

Click here to download it all. Be sure to let me know what you think after you give it a listen, or create and share your own mix.

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