Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Those that think all ukulele music sounds the same have never heard Jake Shimabukuro play. From the time he was four years old, Shimabukuro has been hooked on the uke, learning how to play jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock on his tiny four-stringed, two-octave instrument. From his modest beginning performing at local Honolulu café, Jake has gone on to play large venues and festivals across the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia and Europe. Along with performing with Jimmy Buffett and Ziggy Marley, Shimabukuro has been featured on "The Today Show"," The Late Show," and NPR.
He's seen tens of thousands of movies, but doesn't remember a single plot. He's Mr. Skin, the world's foremost authority on female nudity in film, and he's helping his followers learn the true meaning of "double feature." From his humble beginnings as a young man collecting nude clips of hot actresses from PG and R rated movies, Mr Skin has turned his hobby into an empire. His website includes screen shots of naked celebs, movie reviews and his annual Anatomy Awards! So if you're looking for a hard to find clip, or looking for a good rental suggestion for the evening, make sure to check out all the titillating archived data at MrSkin.com. This week Mr. Skin is ready to reveal his Top 69 Freakiest Nude Scenes of All-Time. Follow Mr. Skin on twitter.
Costaki Economopoulos is a comedian, true, but he's also a football fan. Those two factors alone make him the perfect candidate to give us a comedic look back at the NFL each week with his new feature that's also been picked up by The Huffington Post and Bleacher Report. With his Greek heritage, it's not surprising that he's been described as a “joke philosopher,” and we're sure he's not the only one saying that. Costaki is also a talented joke writer who's punchlines have been heard on "The Tonight Show," Showtime, BET, and MTV. Follow Costaki on facebook and twitter.
For longer than we can remember comedian Tim Bedore has been calling in or stopping by to deliver an editorial in which he talks about whatever happens to be on his mind. These musings can range from his relationship with his daughter, to hot topics in the news, and even updates on how the animal kingdom is waging war on mankind. From the Animal Conspiracy to his daughter Claire, Tim takes us inside his mind, and with the help of a few sound effects, puts together one of our favorite features. Follow Tim on Facebook.
And Here's the Kicker
Author Mike Sacks wanted to get the inside scoop on what makes a comedy writer’s mind work, so what did he do, he asked them. Collecting stories, anecdotes and insight from 21 of the top humorists of all time, Sacks has compiled them all into his new book And Here’s the Kicker. Contributors included Sacha Baron Cohen, Todd Hanson of the Onion, Jack Handy, Ricky Gervais and David Sedaris. Funny and informative, this book is a must-have resource for wannabe humor writers, fans of the genre, and people who love to laugh. Mike Sacks has written for a number of publications including The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Maxim and The New Yorker.