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Here it is folks, my annual “RICH ASSHOLE CHRISTMAS LIST” for 2010. You might remember last year’s list. Well, the items below are well out of the normal man’s salary and are reserved for the insanely rich and prick-ish. Enjoy and Meowy Christmas, fellow poor peeps! If you like, login through facebook and comment below on what would be on YOUR Rich Asshole Christmas List…
10) Trip Around The World – $418-60,000
This guy is a genius. He’s managed to book travel around the world for a measly price of $418. It took some serious planning, strategerie, and credit card finagling, but he did it. The reason it’s on the rich-boy’s Christmas list is because normal price would be upwards of $60,000. Fuckin’ rich people.
9) Garfunkel & Oates Private Livingroom Concert – $1075 (and climbing!)
First of all, I love these girls. They were fantastic guests on my show The Real Cool Club and have since gone on to take over the LA comedy scene. For the holiday season, UCB is hosting the “Comedy Death-Ray’s Xmas Nativity Pageant Benefit 2010″; which features numerous items up for bidding. Some of the items up for bid are ridiculously enticing (having Thomas Lennon do my video eulogy?!) but a lil out of the normal human’s pricerange. I’ll just be thankful these girls performed on my show so I don’t have to fork out over a grand – but if you have the $, DO IT. It’s for charity!
8 ) Apple Macbook Pro – $2199-2299
This will be on my list every year but I doubt will every manifest itself into my studio set-up. I’ve been rockin the same Macbook Pro for the last 5 years and it’s definitely on it’s last legs, but these beasts are so damn expensive. Any richy rich friends wanna donate to mah cause? I’ll make you a poster of awesome!
7) Nixon “The Ceramic 51-30″ White – $2600
I love watches. I collect them. A majority of my watches are from the company Nixon, which about 5 years ago was primarily a skater/surfer brand that few people had heard of. Now, sponsoring a number of high profile athletes in various sports, Nixon is a much larger company and continually pushes the envelope of their products both by design and engineering. This watch combines both: It’s made of ceramics and looks friggin’ rad in white. Loves.
6) Street Legal TRON Bike – $35,000+
I don’t think I need to explain why this is on the list. It’s both cool and ridiculously expensive. How to make it better? Include Daft Punk. Not their album, the actual duo.
5) Summiting Mount Everest – $70,000-100,000 (+ years of training and balls of carbonite)
This is something I want to do. Seriously. But the reality of it is so off the mental radar that it’s hard to comprehend. There are 5 other mountains you should consider summiting before you even CONSIDER Everest. Most of which are on other continents and require their own guides/sherpas/base camps. The REAL cost of summiting Everest is far greater than the price of the expedition above. In some people’s case, FAR greater (read DEATH). Regardless, I constantly read aggravating stories of uber-rich people – with massive amounts of disposable income – paying groups of guides to get them to the top of the Earth with little to no training – literally CARRYING the rich prick to the summit. Fuck you, assholes with money.
4) Hennessey Venom GT – $900,000
This car is a modified Lotus Exige (which if you remember, was my car of choice LAST Christmas) but with more power. More raw, high-performance nonsense. The thing puts over 1200hp to the rear axel, which translates to about 1050hp to the wheels. The exhaust note is frightening and the body just looks beastly. Me wanty.
3) The Godfather Mansion – $2,900,000
It’s not the fact that there’s 8 bedrooms. It’s not that it features an english pub in the basement. What makes me add this mansion to the list? The fact that it gives you far more credibility as a bad-ass than any other home you could live in. Just watch out for your competition sneaking a horse head into your bed while you sleep.
2) Your Own Personal French Polynesian Islands – $9,300,000
Cause when you have money, you have an island. In French Polynesia. With pirates. But yet you don’t buy a decent digital camera to take pictures of it with. Typical rich douche.
1) Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Models – $Priceless/Impossible
Based on last year’s list, I had to include the typical #1 Rich Asshole’s Christmas item. Cause when you have big money, you can buy anything. ANYTHING.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a fat person for the last few years, you know that Daft Punk is doing the new Tron Legacy soundtrack. Well, based on early leaks, I haven’t been as keen on the sound Daft Punk is bringing to the table as I thought I would be. Until now. This track, “Derezzed”, is on the album and isn’t one that I received in my early leaks. If it’s a sign of surprises to come, I’ll be pleased as electric punch!
Above is the much talked about second trailer for Tron: Legacy. The concessus I’ve gathered is that people trust the visuals, but are still weary of the story. I have two words: JEFF BRIDGES. It’s The Dude, people! Everything will be just fine.
People have also been talking about how young Jeff Bridges doesn’t necessarily break the uncanny valley, stinks of CG, and just fails as a character. While I understand the arguments that the technique could use some finesse (especially around the mouth with audio syncing and the skin textures being far to perfect), I am 100% able to suspend my disbelief purely because of the awesome that riddles this trailer and the hope it brings. From the Recognizers sheer mass and the obviously fantastic art direction to the glowing suits and kick ass Light-Jet revealed at the end. There’s no doubt that this movie will be a fun ride into a newly imagined computer world. I’ve even heard rumors Disneyland is looking to expand their theme parks with a Tron ride!
Now as my previous article states, I’ve been stoked as hell for the soundtrack. Once I got wind that Daft Punk was at the helm, my nerd-boner went full staff, raising a flag of pure man-glee. We got a sneak into the sound they are creating in the first trailer and a bit in this second trailer as well. Then today, we are able to listen to 6 tracks off the album.
My first reaction, “Oh, No.” I am finding the sound so lackluster and generic that I fear disappointment come November when the album is released. The tracks do nothing to tell me that Daft Punk had ANY influence in them at all. To me, Daft Punk are the type of artists that push sound to new levels. They bring electronic production to the mainstream while still revolutionizing the genres. By following the link below, you too can listen to the tracks and hear for yourself. I, for one, am having doubts about this album being nothing more than a generic partner-disc to the film.
Here is the link to the tracks: 6 Tron: Legacy Tracks by Daft Punk
My only hope is that the rest of the album fleshes out Daft Punk’s sound; that interspersed tracks feature what they are known for and the audience has been dying for. More beats, more tempo, 8 bit, sonic walls of pure electronic bliss. This album has the potential to reach new audiences and create an entirely new soundtrack paradigm. By listening to these small samples, I’m believing studio execs are controlling the wrists of our electronic robot gods. My advice to those execs, is to take your hands off and let the artists do what they do best: revolutionize the film’s soundtrack and explode our eardrums with awesome.
So after a little copyright snaffu this morning, we are back up and running. Here is the official “Hitler Reacts to the iPhone 4″ Dubgasm video! Click the image and watch to your hearts content. You know what would be even better? You spreading it on your twitter and facebooks. Even better than that?? Leave the video sitting on a bar stool at a German bar in Redwood, CA. KThnxBai!
Also, in case you missed it, I uploaded a couple of other Dubgasms for your enjoyment. Both the Ton Legacy spoof and the series of three 80′s commercials I redubbed. Enjoy, you little pill-poppers, you!