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TSR Buzz: "In the Margin," The Lonely Island, and a new short story by Woody Allen

With TSR Buzz, you’ll find links to articles, videos and other random things that will help you waste your time just a little bit more.

  • Saturday Night Live fake rap trio The Lonely Island released a new CD yesterday. Let this hilariously NSFW introduction video hype you up for it. (Especially if the Michael Bolton song in Megan Lehar's recent TSR Buzz post isn't enough.)


  • "At The Movies" co-host Ignatiy Vishnevetksy has started up a new column at the website he also has written for, Mubi.com. According to the website, it will feature his musings on the random trends of modern cinema. This week's version of "In the Margin" tackles the comparisons between Jumping the Broom and Something Borrowed, while also touching on the awkward dutch angles of Thor.

In the Margin: Two Marriages, Dutch Angles, etc.

  • Woody Allen takes to the short story form once again to promote his new film, Midnight in Paris. Because of my own neurotic ways of trying to avoid knowledge about anticipated movies, I have not read this yet. But I bet it's hilarious, and more than just a shameless plug supported by the New York Times.

The Germ of an Idea Calls for an Antiobiotic by Woody Allen

  • It's time to give a little bit exposure to a band that well deserves it. Though their time has past (they're essentially defunct now) Ozma is a pathetically underrated pop-punk band with criminally catchy melodies and consistently surprising songwriting structures. An easy comparison can be made to the sound of Weezer's 1996 album "Pinkerton," except where that band is said to have dropped off with critics and fans alike, Ozma continued the crusade in the name of power pop. Listen to this song and get hooked.


  • And of course, here's the Youtube Animal Video of the Week. After all, we all talk to our pets. This Youtube user creates dialogue, and then applies to the natural mouth movements of the animal. No CGI crap, or Dudley Moore voiceover, just some damn sound design. This couldn't have been easy to record.


Meek's Cutoff