Man, this kind of hit never fails to make me laugh.
In a cold world, three men fight for all there is left to fight for…a warm face. This January 1st, an Asian, Caucasian and Indian will battle it out for one full month to see who is…King of the Whiskerino’s.
This New Year most people resolve to help the helpless, be more green and press for world peace, us here at The Panic Manual have resolved to try and get more hits for our website by staging a monthly beard growing contest. But this is much more than just a contest, much like “Beauty and the Geek”, this competition is also a social experiment, the only difference – as you will see by clicking on the below link, is we have more geeks than beauties.
The winner – bragging rights, the loser – shave their beard/moustache to whatever style the winner chooses and keep it for one full day.
Week 1 – Smooth as a baby’s arse (Left to Right: Ricky, Wade, Vik)
Toronto – We all know Nas is releasing an album called N*gger in February, but I want to take the time to introduce y’all to a band I just started listening to tonight..the band is called “Black Kids” and I have enjoyed some of their songs. The band has a multi ethnic line-up that includes two people with the last name of ‘Youngblood’. I mean, how freakin cool is that! Its like, straight out of a Jean Claude Van Damme movie. Freaking ‘Youngblood’ ..fantastic.
What do they sound like? happy stuff, think kinda shout out louds, with lots of arcade fire-ish chanting and stuff. Its good indie pop stuff and for y’all that need verification, my friend Brent says they were on the Pitchfork top 100 songs of the year compilation or something. I am not really going to verify that, but I assume it is true.
**Update** you can download their EP for FREE off their website: http://blackkidsmusic.com/
Here is Van Damme dancing to Chromeo (thanks to Derek)
Finally, in case you thought us music kids were too cool for school, this is a sample conversation :
Vik: did KOTOR* have active cover system…like rainbow six?
you were a fuckin jedi
you dont need no cover
* = knights of the old republic
Toronto – I borrowed this dvd I think in May from my friend, and a few days ago, in the boredom of my parents home I managed to finally watch it. Man, this movie is so freaking awesome. If you want to rent a clever comedy on DVD this weekend, or any weekend, this movie should be the one you rent.
In this movie, Aaron Eckhart plays Nick Naylor, one of the most hated men on the planet. He is the spin doctor for the Tobacco company. His great skill is talking and in this movie, you will see why. Before this movie, I hadn’t really seen him much in any movie and I was like ‘thats the guy who’s gonna play two-face?’. But now I can see why, he is fantastic in this movie. Basically the movie revolves around him. Here’s a character who is basically representing the devil, and yet he has to balance what he does and being a father to his son at the same time. I don’t really want to go into the plot too much..I mean its a plot, he’s obviously playing a not that great (morally) of a character, who is trying to be a father. If you have seen 8 movies in your life you will know some random stuff will happen and he’ll become a better man.
The movie has a strong supporting cast – William H Macy (steady as usual), Maria Bello, the guy from anchorman, pre Tom Cruise Katie Holmes (back when she was cute, and not looking tired and haggard), Adam Brody (playing the same neurotic twitchy geek character he perfected on the OC) and some other people.
So why is this movie awesome? It’s funny, it’s clever, its politically incorrect at times and it moves along at a good pace. What more can you ask for? A naked Jessica Alba maybe.. but that’s about it.