Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Taking the 'Disney boner' thing way too far.

Can't say I've watched the entire thing all the way through, but it's obvious we weren't the only ones fancying these hand-drawn babes.

[The Internet is Terrible]


I think with the help of some video experts (oliver/erwin) I plan on making a short documentary on 2008's biggest event of the year!

Gentlemen prepare yourself!

Coming soon
August 29th - September 27th
see you in hell

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2008 TV Preview: NBC

I've a TV fanatic so I'll be doing previews of the major networks lineups as well as additional comments on my favorite shows. If you missed my preview for FOX it's right below this post, but today I'll be focusing on NBC.

For a while the only thing NBC had that people would actually watch was Law & Order and ER. This left them with the worst ratings amongst the big four, but recently they've retaliated. In the past few years they became home to probably the best comedy night on TV, and a few other shows directed at audiences like ourselves with programs like Heroes, Friday Night Lights, and just this past year with Chuck. Their lineup for the Fall is fairly strong, and I'm looking forward to it.

8:00: Chuck / Sep 29
Another show entering its sophomore year after a shortened first season. This show picked up a ton of buzz this season. When it was at Comic-Con two years ago no one really had any expectations for it, but after a year there was a huge line just to see a Q&A with the cast. I didn't watch the show when it aired, but after watching it this summer I have to say that it caught me. With a very likable cast including Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, and Captain Awesome, watch Chuck, a nerd turned spy in one night, deal with the realization of his new life in this fun, enjoyable show.

9:00: America's Toughest Jobs (NEW)
"Average" people join a competitive show in which they undergo "incredibly dangers and physically demanding" jobs. The winner is apparently awarded with the salary of each completed job. Sounds interesting and I guess it could be fun to watch, but you probably won't hear me talking about it. This will air until Heroes returns.

9:00: Heroes / Sep 22
This show is really on the fence for many. Taking on a sort of Prison Break effect in which people fall in love with the characters and develop a fanboy style attachment, but after it all one must admit that the overall wasn't very good. It started with an awesome first season, and then an incredibly disappointing second, we'll see if the third can once again pull us into the world of super heroes. The trailer looks pretty interesting, but I've heard bad things about the pilot, but we'll have to see for ourselves.

10:00: My Own Worst Enemy (NEW) / Oct 13
The commercials for this show are hilarious. "Watch Christian Slater as Henry, watch Christian Slater as Edward!" What the hell? Henry Spivey lives an ordinary suburban lifestyle while Edward Albright is a high profile individual who is a killer, speaks multiple languages, and so on, but they share the same body!!! Somehow the internal wall in the mind breaks down and the personalities begin to blur. "Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?" I guess we'll find out.

8:00: The Biggest Loser: Families / Sep 16
Probably the most American show on television, the Biggest Loser is a competition in which overweight people compete to loser pounds. At the end of the show the contestants go to a weigh in, and the team with the least pounds lost is cut. We've all seen this before, but this time it's with families!!! This show is okay, it can be inspiring at times, especially when they put a shit load of fried chicken on a plate and then they're like "this is what you used to eat," and the contestants cringe. If you're a reality fan go for it.

10:00: Law & Order: SVU / Sep 23
It's Law & Order, but with sex crimes. I don't really follow this show, but whenever I do watch it it's always pretty interesting.

8:00: Knight Rider (NEW) / Sep 24
I really wasn't expecting to like this show, but I was pleasantly surprised after watching the pilot. It should appeal to the same audience of Chuck fans, with comedic elements paired with intense action and a story line that's borderline cheesy but still manages to stay interesting. The show takes place 25 years after the original David Hasselhoff Knight Rider and takes a modern twist on the original idea. They make some cool tie-ins to the original, and in my opinion it's worth checking out.

9:00: Deal or No Deal / It's on already
I hate this show. Watch Bobby's World talk on the phone with Dr. Claw while people watch models hold cases with numbers inside of them. For whatever reason this pulls in so many viewers making a majority of NBCs ratings.

10:00: Lipstick Jungle / Sep 24
I've never seen an episode of this. A Sex and the City rip-off, but apparently not as good. Watch Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, and Lindsay Price navigate the New York business world as three powerful woman. Hooray.

8:00: My Name Is Earl / Sep 25
I've never really caught on to this show, but it's been going on for a few seasons and whenever I do watch it its been funny.

8:30: Kath & Kim (NEW) / Oct 9
Described as "a contentious relationship of a dysfunctional mother-daughter duo in middle-class suburbia" this is a remake of an Australian comedy. It has Molly Shannon as Kath Day and Selma Blair as Kim Day, so I might watch a couple episodes because I think Molly Shannon is hilarious.

9:00: The Office / Sep 25
If you're a fan this doesn't need explaining. This show is really hit and miss for me. Everyone once in a while they have a truly hilarious episode (last years Dinner episode), but more often than not they have Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson driving their cars into lakes because of their GPS system, retarded. Believe me, I want to like this show, but sometimes it's just too ridiculous.

9:30: SNL: Weekend Update (NEW)
A place holder until 30 Rock returns, the familiar comedy sketch takes on the 2008 presidential election.

9:30: 30 Rock / Oct 30
I fricken love this show. Watch coolkids favorite Tina Fey play the role of a female TV writers who tries to control the madness behind the scenes of TGS. If you're looking for a solid 30 minutes of comedy this comes highly recommended, and in my opinion the best comedy on TV right now.

10:00: ER / Sep 25
Entering it's 15th and FINAL SEASON. I've never really followed ER (no shit I'd have to have started watching when I was six years old) but it's always been entertaining, and since it's entering it's last season look forward to guest stars from previous seasons to return and give this show a worthwhile goodbye.

No one watches TV on Friday, but of course NBC has faith in its shows so they're airing a new show entitled Crusoe (Oct 17), more Deal or No Deal, and then sophomore show Life (Sep 29).

NBC airs Dateline, Knight Rider repeats and Law & Order repeats. And then SNL (Sep 13).

7:00: Football Night In America

8:30: NBC Sunday Night Football
The only time I get to watch the Chargers

They have a new show called Kings, and then Medium returns (who watches this show?) and then if you don't catch Friday Night Lights on DirectTV it should air on NBC in the winter.

And that concludes NBCs TV lineup. The shows I'll follow are Chuck, Heroes, possibly My Own Worst Enemy, Knight Rider, Lipstick Jungle (just kidding), The Office, 30 Rock, and then Friday Night Lights, but I'll probably just download that instead of waiting till January.

Monday, August 25, 2008

2008 TV Preview: FOX

As summer comes to a close and a fall starts to creep in, the 2008 television season begins. I'll be doing previews every few days by network with my impressions of the daily lineup as well as thoughts and coverage on pilots and returning shows. We'll start today with FOX.

Fox is in a unique position coming into 2008. While their ratings still stay strong with the almighty American Idol, they were hit hard due to the Writers Strike which left shows like 24 completely unseen. They have a ton of shows returning, including their Sunday night comedies featuring The Simpsons and Family Guy, so frequent Fox viewers should look forward to more of the same, with the exception of one very welcome show.

TIME: Show / Premiere Date

8:00: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles / Sep 8
This is one of the many shows from last year that are receiving a sophomore season pickup. Because of the writers strike a lot of shows were left with shortened seasons, but 2008 is a chance for these shows to see if they can really pull in the audience they were expected to. This show was up against the likes of Bionic Woman, which will not be returning, and pulls in an action / sci-fi loving crowd as well as those who just like Summer Glau. I didn't watch this show when it originally aired, but I watched in its entirety a couple weeks ago and it's pretty good. The show received a hefty budget increase so the visual effects and insane action that we love from any Terminator title can finally come forth in this show. It follows the life of Sarah Connor (Lena Headey), having to make sure her son John Connor (Thomas Dekker) can one day save the world from Skynet. If you're a fan of any of the above mentioned it's worth checking out, and if you haven't seen the first season it's probably worth renting the DVDs before you jump in.

9:00: Prison Break / Sep 1
Returning for another season, get ready to watch Michael Scofield (tattooed Wentworth Miller) run around again. To tell you the truth I've stopped following this show after two lackluster season finales, but it obviously has a strong following (Judd) so it's back again. It's not a bad show at all, I've just lost touch with it. If you're into this, by all means keep watching.

8:00: House / Sep 22
One of Fox's most prized shows, House returns for another season of mysterious hospital cases, all labeled as "House's biggest complication yet." The show had an amazing fourth season, taking a twist with the typical formula and throwing in a new team for Dr. House, but keeping the old cast close enough to develop worthwhile story plots. Hugh Laurie is awesome in this show, and it's a solid hour of entertainment, so if you're a fan look forward to another full season.

9:00: Fringe (NEW) / Sep 9
From LOST creator JJ Abrams, this show revolves around Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) a FBI agent who gets herself into a case of mass extremities. Passengers in a flight from Germany to Boston become exposed to a chemical which leaves everyone on the plane dead. During the investigation, Agent John Scott (Mark Valley), Dunham's partner, is left nearly dead after an incident, which leaves Dunham is a great state of urgency. After digging deeper she finds one of the worlds most brilliant scientists Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), but he has been locked in a mental institution for many years. To get in touch with Walter, Dunham locates his son Peter (Joshua Jackson) for help. As events unfold Dunham is lead to a corporation that specializes in pseudo science (aka Fringe science), and after a few twists and turns she realizes that the events of Flight 627 are only a small piece of a collective puzzle that will eventually lead to things much more riveting. The 90 minute pilot is incredibly compelling, and fans of Abrams's work will once again be pleased by the level of quality this show offers. An awesome fit for Fox viewers, this is definitely one to check out.

8:00: Bones / Sep 3
I've never actually seen a full episodes of this show, and this season I most likely won't watch one either. It's entering it's fourth season so there's a following somewhere, but yeah I don't know anyone who watches this. It follows a scientist who can read victims bones for clues, sounds cool.

9:00: 'Til Death / Sep 10
This Fox comedy is entering it's third season. I don't think I've seen a full episode of this, so it might be funny, might not be, who knows. All I know is I'm usually watching LOST or something during this time slot. It has the big dude from Everybody Loves Raymond in it so there's probably some good laughs, and since it's returning for its third season it most likely has some solid moments.

9:30: Do Not Disturb (NEW) / Sep 12
Imagine Suite Life of Zack & Cody without Zack & Cody and this is basically what you get, a comedy featuring the staff of a supposedly high profile hotel. The pilot was so-so, with everything from racial jokes to fat jokes to gay jokes and so on. The first five minutes were joke one right after the other which was pretty boring but down the line it picked up a bit. Not a baaad show, but there's certainly better out there if you're looking for a comedy.

8:00: Moment of Truth / Hole In The Wall (NEW) / Sep 16
Some weird ass game show where you commit to a lie-detector test while people ask you questions. I think you get money after that or something.

Hole In The Wall is a play off of Japanese Human Tetris.  These shows will most likely switch around depending on popularity amongst viewers.

9:00: Kitchen Nightmares / Sep 11
The Hell's Kitchen guy goes to messed up restaurants and fixes them or something. Has anyone seen this? Does he yell at people in this show? Fill me in.

No one watches TV friday, but if you're wondering at 8:00 you get Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader (surprisingly humorous) and at 9:00 Don't Forget the Lyrics (you can see this shit on TFC)

Fox shows episodes of COPS and Americas Most Wanted.

On Sunday you get THE OT (a play on words of THE OC LOLOLOLZ) after football, and then Fox's comedy lineup which never really disappoints.

8:00: The Simpsons / Sep 28
Doesn't need explaining. Those who are fans will continue to be fans and those looking for a few Sunday night laughs won't be disappointed.

8:30: King of the Hill / Sep 28
This show is funny, "Dammit Bobby!" lol

9:00: Family Guy / Sep 28
Freaken hilarious!

9:30: American Dad / Sep 28
Missed the boat

In January shows will most likely shift times and some may get cancelled when American Idol and 24 return, but here's what you should look out for.

American idol / Jan 2009
Americas favorite fricken show which brought us amazing artists like Clay Aiken and Elliott Yadadadamin returns for its 8th season but this time there's a twist! They're bringing in a FOURTH JUDGE (OH SHIt!!!) Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi. She wrote for artists such as Carrie Underwood and Ashlee Simpson, and if my inside source (wikipedia) is correct she also wrote beloved summer jam What You Got by Colby Odonis! She is said to bring more GIRLPOWER to the show, because Simon and Randy Jackson are sooooo manly.

24 / Jan 2009
One of the most sought after shows on television, 24 is finally returning this year. The show follows Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) as he finds terrorists and kills bad guys (a common plot around FOX). This shows previous season was horrible, and then there was the writers strike, so it's been nearly two years since we've seen a good episode of 24, so I'm pretty excited for its return.

Dollhouse (NEW) / Jan 2009
From the creator of Buffy, Firefly, and some version of the Xmen comics (astonishing xmen I think) comes Dollhouse. This show follows Eliza Dushku, amongst others who are a group of "actives" or "dolls." These dolls can have everything in them erased, from thoughts to muscle memory, and can then have any persona implemented into them. During the show apparently she becomes self aware of what's happening to her and goes after the "controllers" or the Dollhouse. Sounds like a Whedon show, haven't seen it, I'll let you know when I do.

Hell's Kitchen / Jan 2009
The guy yells at people, I've never seen a full episode.

And that concludes the FOX TV preview. The shows I'll actually follow up on are Sarah Connor Chronicles, House, 24, maybe Dollhouse, and the brand new Fringe, but there's plenty here to watch. Look forward to the next preview later this week.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

LT + Kimbo Slice + Nike = LOLZ

With all the lame Oggi's pizza and artificial turf commercials LT has, his performance here really makes up for those.

[Awful Announcing]

Friday, August 15, 2008

Barack is my Homeboy

As usual i just jack shit from other blogs especially from but hey man Adriel finds the most interesting videos.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bernie Mac Passed Away

The 50 year old comedian from Chicago passed away Saturday morning due to pneumonia complications. He was expected to make a full recovery, but unfortunately things took a turn for the worst. He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show and also had appearances in Ocean's Eleven and Transformers. 20th Century FOX left this statement.
Bernie Mac was a gifted talent whose comedy came from an authentic and highly personal place. He was a tremendous live performer and a wonderful actor. FOX was proud to be the home of The Bernie Mac Show, and all of us at FOX and 20th Century Fox Television extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Rhonda and daughter JeNiece.
A more in-depth article as well as a recap of his best work can be found here. [Chicago Tribune]

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Best of the Cool Kids: Volume 1

It's been brought to my attention that the blog gets new readers everyday once in a blue moon. And also to commemorate our 200th post, as Nazer noted, I decided to throw together a collection of my favorite works from all the contributors. I honestly don't know how we're still updating this crap. So without further ado, here are my favorites:

From Just Ray:
Hi, would you like a breadstick while your waiting?: an in-depth report on the losers that Pat & Oscar's hires.
T-pain V. Dun Dun 2008: the classic T-Pain and Adonis look alike post
FAILURE!: the first chance we got to see the brilliance of Ray's MS Paint skills.
"Moral of the story": a plea to the ladies to at least put up with guys' gaming and tv habits.

From Adonis:
Tina Fey is TOP TIER: the original wifey post
Welcome to the Smash Life; Hanging up the sticks: a first-person look at the game and lifestyle that consumed 3/4 of the Cool Kids.
DISNEY CHICKS: Who is Top Tier?: a retrospective into the hottest animated characters of our childhood.
A Fan Tribute

From Nazer:
Taking A Look Back: Arcades: an interesting retrospective into what USED to be the arcade scene
Well For Me...: Nazer's response to Adonis' Disney post, which simultaneously made me love Belle and truly believe that we all spent too much time thinking about this.
Because Boston Has No Mexican Food: a look at the best of Boston cuisine
Comic Con 08 posts, starting here: captures the feel and excitement of this galactically nerdy gathering.

From Yours Truly:
Why the COOL KIDS should NEVER think about becoming famous...: A look at what kind of scandals we would get into if we were famous people in an alternate universe
Why I (as well as some other COOL KIDS) don't have girlfriends PART 1: the things in my life that have served as pussy deflectors.
TEAM CACHO: when we signed up as 2 teams to compete against each other in NAMI's 5K run/walk, individual team member profiles were inevitable
The Gayest Post of All-Time: some of my totally NON-GAY man-crushes (an oxymoron if I ever saw one).
In 5 years...: a look into the future of the Cool Kids.

I know that for sure I left some gems out, so if you guys have any favorites that aren't on this list, I can edit this later, or they will live forever in this post's comment thread. Anyways keep on posting guys, and I will try my best not to drive readers away with posts about fake instruments and internet browsers.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I was usually the kid at the 0:09 mark running away

So Yeah

To: Ray, Adonis, CommanderCacho
From: Nazer

Yeah, I'm not really a fan of egg salad. You can add whatever you want to it, any crazy mixture of spices, sauces, use good bread for a sandwich, but at the end of the day it's still just crushed, boiled eggs and mayo, no thanks. Do you guys like it?

(look forward to more meaningful posts this weekend)

Monday, August 4, 2008

"This is the united states of james carter now"

Can you say nerdgasm?

jacked from

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Fan Tribute 2

So like adonis I too have been on somewhat of a hiatus from the cool kids room.

My list of excuses is as follows.

1. Summer School
2. Meetings for what feels like a million different organizations
3. Breadstick slanging
4. Beer
5. Gaining 10 pounds that according to lance is due to "eating mexican food and pussy"

I was also checking the coolkidsroom email and stumbled upon a new email from a fan who happens to be from mira mesa.

Subject: Yo NiGgA yO
From: “Phuc Nguyen”
Date: Saturday, august 1, 2008 4:30 am
Priority: Normal

Dear Coolest Kids in the Room!!!!!,

sHiTzz d33P CuHz!!!

p.s. HiT Meeeeh bkacc

-phuc nguyen a.k.a. LiL Skeezz