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Muppets Ring Xmas Bells

As long as Soapbox keeps making and leaking these to me, I’ll keep postin’ ‘em. And from what I understand, there will be more. For the first time in ages… more

All I Want For Christmas (Is To Rock)

FUN BACKSTORY A few years ago I played a character named Stacee Jaxx in a brand new 80s rock musical called “Rock of Ages,” written by my pal Chris D’Arienzo…. more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

“Tiger Woods” by Dan Bern (NSFW)

Apparently there’s some kind of Tiger Woods scandal or other going on. I’m not really sure. The media outlets seem to be shy about covering it. In any case, it… more

Mickey Rourke’s Groove Salad

This is the most genius thing I’ve heard all week. Apparently the end credits of Rogue Warrior gives you an ambient/house song complete with swear-filled Mickey Rourke-isms from the… more

Kissing With Confidence

The brain is weird. When I popped out of bed this morning it spit up this song into my mind that I forgot ever existed. “Kissing With Confidence” was a… more

Mario vs. Queen vs. Your Brain

In what seems to be “Queen Covers Week” an Asian fellow has created this musical chaos that has so much business going on in it that it could stop even… more

New Muppet Vid: Bohemian Rhapsody

FIRST! My awesome pal Jason Bierfield (who was an editor on this project) sent me the link to this brand new Muppet vid. It involves 70 friggin Muppets and RULES… more

8-Bit “Thriller”


Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck
Make A Thing!

Dig this snazzy tune with the stunning video portraiture! Also, look for the Kuato reference. That made me very happy. WARNING: Imagery in video may cause kitschy nightmares. via Gavin Purcell… more

Free Sia!

Not to be read as an imperative statement or confused with Freesia!, it is, in fact, a free song from former Zero 7 vocal sorceress Sia Furler. Have a listen… more

SERIOUSLY, Do They Know It’s Christmas???

An all-star comedy Christmas Carol Directed & Edited by Scott Aukerman Produced by Scott Aukerman & Mike Phirman Recorded in LA at Phirmilab Sung by the Comedy Death-Ray Xmas Nativity… more

Weezer Snuggie Infomercial

These wonderful geeks have been delighting by breaking creative molds for a decade and a half. I less than three them a lot. This is, without a doubt, the best… more

Radiohead LIVE:
“These Are My Twisted Words”

This awesomeness was shot in Prague, Czech Republic on August 23rd, 2009. I saw this light tube forest set when they played last summer in San Diego and it really… more

More Auto-Tuned Science!

John Boswell, the madly brilliant sound-chemist who Auto-Tuned his way into our hearts with “A Glorious Dawn” featuring Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, has launched the laud-worthy project “Symphony of… more

“2001: A Space Odyssey” Music Massacre

Film by Kubrick. Music by Strauss. Performance by FAIL. Though, we can’t be too hard on the orchestra: The Portsmouth Sinfonia was founded in the 70s with the requirement that… more

New TMBG Video: Meet the Elements

How can you not love Boing Boing Video for premiering this? They have a much larger version of it there, if you prefer a husky video. TMBG never fails to… more

Hard ‘n Phirm: Moose Lodge

This song is what you would call a “deep cut.” It’s on our non-vinyl album “Horses and Grasses” but never gets any attention because we didn’t make a video for… more

Awesome New Weird Al Video: CNR

This video, gorgeously directed by JibJab, confirms EVERY SINGLE SUSPICION I had about Charles Nelson Reilly. Embedding has been disabled, so you’ll have to exert the effort to click on… more

New Weird Al Video "Skipper Dan"!

In keeping with his “Internet Release Summer,” W.A. Yankovic has just released a new video entitled “Skipper Dan,” which was deftly animated by Wunder Animatrix Divya Srinivasan, who also… more

H2 Music Vid Released

The title may be misleading. This isn’t a music video of Halloween 2 per se, but something much cooler. In the spirit of creating as detailed a reality as possible,… more


Merry Nerd Christmas! Make sure to French a nerd at 3/14 1:59:26! Phirm and I made this and like to pull it out every year for this… more

The New Kevye West Video

What happens when Kevin Pereira discovers Kanye, expired milk and unnecessary pitchbending all at the same time? WONDERFULNESS. Big ups, Kevye! *HISTORICAL SIDE NOTE: Remember when Cher introduced the pitchbend… more

MUSIC NERDIST: Hockey Night & Troubled Hubble

Now, I know the headline of this post sounds like I’m desperately trying to be abstract and weird. But no. Those are the names of two bands that put out… more