Sunday, March 10, 2013
One thing SNL does best is welcoming back old friends. Last night was Justin Timberlake's fifth time hosting the show. This puts him into an exclusive club of hosts that includes Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, and others. Basically all of the hosts who were funny enough to have been cast members themselves.
It also brought back the traditional Five-Timers Club skit, and the stars that come with it. Check it out:
The returning stars were: Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, and Candice Bergen. Steve Martin in particular always cracks me up in these. He plays the pretentious club member all too well. Also coming back for an iteration of the "Dick in a Box" skit was Andy Samberg, his first appearance back since he left the show last season.
I look forward to Jon Hamm's future induction.
Friday, March 8, 2013
I'm not going to rehash all of the problems with the release so far. I'm just going to post this perfect in-game representation of Sim fans' opinion of EA.
What a well-designed city. I think we'll name it EA
Apparently the single-player gaming experience is dead and buried for AAA titles. From now on it'll just be forced online social integration. And if you think this is just and isolated thing, check out the Facebook integration planned for the PS4. (Kotaku) I can't believe people actually want these kind of features
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This isn't new territory for the show as another indie band, 'The National' performed the somber "The Rains of Castemere" during season 2. Pretty cool for the showrunners to do stuff like this, although I'm sure there was no shortage of talent willing to participate. But it really lends depth and character to the world created for the show. I love the touches like this, especially for "The Rains of Castemere" which plays a big role in such a pivotal scene in the books.
Lyrics to "The Bear and the Maiden Fair":
So get hyped, because season 3 starts March 31st at 9pm EST on HBO. Which means more of the enchanting Rose Leslie as Ygritte.
Rose Leslie as Ygritte
Can't wait until then? Check out this Season 3 extended trailer: