“My Man’s all over Aqua Teen Hunger Force”
May31

“My Man’s all over Aqua Teen Hunger Force”

Sisiwami is jealous of a cartoon – we wish her luck:  Reading up about Aqua Teen Hunger Force on Wikipedia I find out it’s been around since 2000.  I’m so relieved my man only got into it in 2007 ‘coz he just can’t get enough and I’m fighting for attention from a pack of french fries and his two mates. OK – so he’s got a mind unlike any other I know (hence…) so if you like stuff that is off-the-wall, twisted and slightly dark, make sure to watch a few episodes of ATHF on YouTube – You’ll LOVE it.  You can watch the bag of chips (Frylock), a milkshake (Master Shake) and a hamburger pattie (Meatwad) hanging out with their bad-rock-music-listening neighbour Carl.  It’s sick! (as in awesome and gross in this instance) Here’s an intro from Wikipedia: The show is about three anthropomorphic fast food items and their life together in New Jersey. The Aqua Teens were originally billed as a detective crime fighting unit; as the series progressed, however, the crime-solving aspect of the show was quickly abandoned. There is very little continuity between episodes; almost all recurring cast members have died at least once. The focus is instead on character interaction and a pervasive form of sarcastic and surreal humor. Gross out, brutal, and morbid humor were added as the series progressed. ATHF is part of the globally popular adult cartoon package [Adult Swims] that airs on DSTV’s GO TV from 23:00 to 01:00.  You can also watch another of my beau’s favourites during Adult Swims like Robot Chicken and there’s also The Brak Show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021, The Venture Bros, Stroker and Hoop and Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law. Or you can do like my man does and watch a few episodes on YouTube. [youtube]ZptXMISkljc[/youtube] There’s an Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie coming out this year… see IMDB here for...

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Represent WTF: Reality TV Rant – Kidneys???
May30

Represent WTF: Reality TV Rant – Kidneys???

Did you watch Fear Factor this week? WTF??? It was absolutely frightening.  Three contestants had to lie half-naked in a hole covered in huge scorpions that crawled all over them, stung them and clawed their bodies.  Only one of the contestants – a guy – managed to remain in place for 2.5 minutes, the other two women screamed blood curdling murder and had to be removed from the pit as they got more and more hysterical.  They freaked out completely!   It seemed that the organisers had to ‘introduce’ another task to give the women another chance at winning – but more than likely to placate them.  With those noomphie facial expressions and sarcastic tones, they were p-d off of note.  So would I be. Damn those things were scary. Then today I read about a Dutch reality TV show that has just been given the green light to go on air where “a terminally ill woman is to select one of three contestants to receive her kidneys when she dies” read more in the UK Guardian here.  WTF??? One has to ask the question – does Reality TV have a sell-by-date – will EVERYONE bore of it like one does with anything they have too much of?  What about the moral grounds of Reality TV – I find it an extremely morbid notion that a nation could be captured by a dying woman making a choice about who will save her.  Especially if you’re someone else in her position that doesn’t have that choice.  Or are we being too petty?  Just how far can we go?  The Dutch have always been renowned for their liberalism, particularly social, but what kind of a society gets it’s kicks out of someone else’s pain and debilitating medical condition.  Will viewers find entertainment in the show or is it a purely voyeuristic attraction – letting someone else’s sad life make you feel better about yourself? On a more cheerful note, a little birdie tells us the filming of Survivor 2 on an island off Malaysia is nearly over – we’re looking forward to round two.  We’re such a unique (some would say screwed up) society that watching us interact is high entertainment!  We’re sure we’ll soon meet the contestants. And on a brighter than bright (lol) note there’s the Surf Fashion Your Future program that features one of Represent’s good friends – John Sithole – you will remember we supported John when he was starting out a few years back with our “Lotto Jeans” project which had great results (Sharpile to all of you again!).  Apparently it’s a wannabe Project Runway, that features a number of young SA fashion designers...

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SAfrican has a shot at Spielberg’s “ON THE LOT”
May15

SAfrican has a shot at Spielberg’s “ON THE LOT”

Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett (Godfather of reality tv – Survivors, Apprentice etc) have just announced the list of 50 contenders for their new collaboration “ON THE LOT”, the search for the next big film director.  Over 12000 entries were submitted to the call for entry for a 5 minute short film. One South African has made the list of 50 semi-finalists – “Shira-Lee S., 38, acting teacher, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, now living in New York  ” See the full list of contestants here. You go girl!  We’ll be watching you! The winners get to make a movie with Spielberg at the Dreamwork studio and win a 1 million dollar development deal for their film – now that’s what we call a prize. Here’s more from Rotten Tomatoes: “On the Lot,” executive-produced by Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg, will give aspiring filmmakers from around the world the chance to earn a $1-million development deal at DreamWorks. Premiering [this] spring on Fox, this unscripted series will feature a cast of 16 undiscovered filmmakers competing to win the support of the show’s viewers, who will decide their fate in a weekly audience vote. The competition will air over two nights weekly, with a one-hour “Film Premiere” episode followed the next night by a half-hour “Box Office” results show. After a global search already underway, applicants will be winnowed to a group of 16 talented filmmakers. These finalists will be brought to Hollywood, where they will be divided into teams and will begin the journey toward their “big break.” Every week, the hopeful filmmakers will produce short films from a chosen genre, running the gamut from comedies to thrillers, personal dramas to romance, sci-fi to horror. They’ll have access to the best resources the industry has to offer — professional writers, cast and crew, and possibly even Hollywood celebrities. After the teams have battled time frames, budgets and all the usual chaos that goes along with filmmaking, their films will debut and be critiqued in front of a live audience during the “Film Premiere” episode. Judges will include a high-ranking motion picture executive, a prominent film critic and a succession of well-respected guests, such as directors who are experts in the week’s featured genre. But the filmmakers ultimately will be judged by the harshest critics of all: the public. It will be Fox viewers whose votes determine which films should be left on the cutting-room floor. On each “Box Office” results show, the director whose feature garners the fewest votes will be sent home. The competition continues and directors are eliminated until only the most talented filmmaker is anointed the winner and heads...

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Serbia win Eurovision 2007!
May15

Serbia win Eurovision 2007!

Ever since I heard about (and once had the pain and pleasure of watching) Eurovision, a cheesy pan-European singing contest, I thought it would be amazing to have a Pan-African one.  Eurovision epitomises dodgy music taste – imagine taking the worst of your girl or boy bands or finding the most excruciatingly cheesy SAfrican pop singer who dresses with delightfully deplorable bad taste – they’d be our winning entry… I can think of a few just off the cuff.  Any others?  1. Patricia Lewis 2. Bianca Le Grange 3. Any old Popstars group 4. Amor 5. Dr Victor 6. Elle 7. Any wannabe Idols runner up Anyway, despite it’s questionable talent the live broadcast has a huge following, with the European nations all desperately competing for the winners position.  Last night the 2007 final was held in Helsinski, featuring classic lyrics such as “Get a life, Get Alive” “They can’t stop the spring” and “Comme Ci Comme Ca”- one might have thought themselves listening to a live concert of a certain “Back Verandah” radio station.  Anyway, congrats to Serbia for winning Eurovison 007 – make sure to click through and listen to some real Eurovision talent...

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Represent Review: 3 fresh Series – watch ’em!
May07

Represent Review: 3 fresh Series – watch ’em!

It seems that the rush of being able to rent out series on dvd’s has subsided and that we’re all a bit “over” the housewives, prison break, lost et al.  Well my friends are anyway.  But now that winter is on it’s way back, it’s time to get back into long dvd marathons – it’s a great excuse to cuddle your way through the cold.  We found out about three series which we hadn’t heard of and gave them the once over for you – in order of preference – Entourage, NightyNight and IDeal.  Let us know if you know of any more new series to lap up.: Entourage We heard about Entourage from a fellow creative friendster who recommended it highly.  The first two episodes had me a little doubtful as flashbacks to the shallowness of Beverly Hills 90210 wafted about.  Tainted from the gripping viewing of the above-mentioned series like Prison Break, I guess we were looking for the wrong thing in the wrong place.  We let go of our expectations and the comedic characters began to grow on us – by episode three we were hooked.  Entourage is the story of four friends from Queens, New York, one of whom is the dishy “Vince Chase” (Adrien Grenier) who is cited as the next “it” boy in Hollywood.  The other three hangers on are his brother Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), a struggling actor with some success,  “E”, Eric Murphy (Kevin Connolly) the responsible friend and wannabe manager and “Turtle” (Jerry Ferara), a lovable and bumbling chubby dude and hustler.  The guys are living it up in the ‘Wood and trying to make some moolah, all mooching off Vince’s talent and potential career take-off.  Our two favourite roles are definitely played by the smooth agent Ari (Jeremy Piven) – I’ve met a few dodgy Ari’s in my time but this one takes the cake – and my personal favourite, Shauna (Debi Mazar), Vince’s PR star – icy, cutting, witty and no-nonsense – I love her goedspa.  The story shows us the ‘backstage’ life of an up-and-coming star in Hollywood, which one never really gets to see and though it’s a comedy, its clear that director Mark Wahlberg has drawn from real life experience as the tale draws you in and makes you smile.  Check it out here on HBO. Nighty Night We had to take a serious “cringe-break” half-way through this British ‘comedy’ series and are still not brave enough to hire out the second series as we gather our courage for the unbelievably dark and hingeing on sick storyline of this excellent show.  Words cannot describe the evil intentions (and unstoppable success) of the clearly disturbed beauty-salon owner Jill Tyrell...

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