The Tangent

Going off on pop culture

12 Angry Mascots

Not since O.J. Simpson conquered the role of Detective Nordberg in “The Naked Gun” have sports and comedy come together as in “12 Angry Mascots.”

The monthly show at Comix, created by writers Neil Janowitz and Scott Rogowsky, combines comedy sketches with athlete guest appearances.

amNewYork spoke with the comics, who taped a pilot of the show for ESPN...

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'Lost' eyeballs

This video is kind of a fitting companion to the "Lost" what video.

I wonder if this is in order of appearance. Also, keen eyes (ha!) will notice that it loops at about 1:25. (Via) Kudos on use of music.

Related: NY Mag has a great interview with Terry O'Quinn....

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Drunk History on HBO's "Funny or Die Presents"

I've been a big fan of Drunk History, both as an online video series and a thing in life. If you're unfamiliar with the former, DH is a series in which Derek Waters invites his historian friends to get drunk and explain moments of history. He also gets his actor friends (not drunk, presumably) to act out the history as dictated by the drunk historian.

And now, Funny or Die is bringing it to...

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Sundance Film Festival: 'The Company Men,' '7 Days,' 'Welcome to the Rileys,' 'My Perestroika'

The Company Men This incisive, in-depth look at the personal consequences of a broken economy features a terrific cast, deeply-felt emotions and an earnest exploration of the ways an influx of money and wealth threaten one’s humanity. Writer-director John Wells shepherds an ensemble including Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Maria Bello through a wealth of authentic, deeply felt...

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Sir Patrick Stewart makes email sound really cool

This is part of a PBS Frontline project called Digital Nation.

But just so you know, Sir Patrick Stewart, "It's too late; I've seen everything." is only 40 characters, so Twitter may be your game after all....

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It's football-related, but watch it anyway

Here's the Super Bowl, as it might be imagined by Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Jean-Luc Godard, Wes Anderson, and Werner Herzog. (via)

And just for completion, here's the Kinks' "This Time Tomorrow." ...

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'Lost' last night!

Um, spoilers.

Here's a side by side comparison of the opening scene from the pilot and last night's corresponding scene. So it looks like things are the same but different -- this isn't the reset, it's a whole new timeline!

Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse discuss this in-depth with EW's Doc Jensen here.

If that's too heady for you, Videogum has a recap-in-pictures that might be...

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'Lost' tonight!

Get pumped with these two videos that have been floating around the 'net. (Do I have to say spoiler alert?)


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