Hannah Montana Gets Creepier

Hannah Montana  This was supposed to be another post about old tv show nostolgia, but it took a bad turn.  TvSquad.com (via Pop Candy) has a post about the differences in age between actors and the characters they play.  I don’t really think Estelle Getty counts because old is old, but I digress.  I always thought that James Van Der Beek was 30 when he played Dawson Leery (it turns out he was only 21 or so), so I looked through the comments to see if anyone else cleared that up for me.  I did not find that, but what I did find out was that Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer was actually 280 years old making David Boreanaz the winner.  I found out that that it is funny to see people try to make corrections with their nerdiness only to be corrected in the next comment by someone even more nerdy stating that the character Angel was 26 when he became a vampire freezing him at that age.  But the more interesting thing that I found out was that Jason Earles from Hannah Montana is most likely 30 playing a teenager.  Here is what I grabbed from his wikipedia page:

Jason Daniel Earles (born in San Diego, California) is an American actor. His birthday is April 26. His birth year has been the subject of conflicting reports. Earles was 29 years old in January 2007, per USA Today. Earles’ resume gives a birth date of April 26, 1985. A story in the Houston Chronicle in July 2007 stated that he was 19 years old. Before moving to southern California, Earles lived in Billings, Montana, where he graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2000. He has contributed cast memorabilia to the college’s fund raisers.

   I know that not many people know or care about anything to do with Hannah Montana, but my roomate watches this show all the time and the show creeps me out (I watch some weird shit too, so I guess I can’t criticize).   There is  too much overacting, there’s Billy Ray Cyrus, there’s the fact that it only takes a wig to disguise her from everyone and then there’s this?   Whats next? Anthony Anderson?  The Hoff occasionally peaking into the window like a creep?


If Grandma thinks its funny…

You know that you are uncool when your Grandma tells you about the “funny youtube video” that you haven’t seen yet.  So if everyone else knew about this already, then sorry to waste your time.
 Every once in a while I watch Jimmy Kimmel Live and he will end the show saying  “Our apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time.”  I thought it was funny but did not really get the joke (and apparently, it wasn’t anything more than that).
Then there was this video that Jimmy’s girlfriend, Sara Silverman, made for the show.

And then, of course, because that was so funny, Jimmy did this video that featured Robin Williams, Don Cheadle, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Dicky Barrett, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lance Bass, Dominic Monaghan, Meat Loaf, Pete Wentz, Joan Jett, Huey Lewis, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray, Rebecca Romijn, Josh Groban and Ben Affleck.


Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend CD coverThese guys have catchy tunes and are gaining quite the following on the blogs.  First heard of them from Stereogum.com, but didn’t give them much of a chance till WXRT started playing them.  Vampire Weekend is definitely worth a listen if you are a fan of Graceland Paul Simon.  Try em for yourself over at Hype Machine.



I’m using the power of the Bruce Blog for my own personal gain…I hope everyone is ok with that.  I am in need of some information involving Arnold Schwarzenegger.  I vaguely remember this from my youth but could swear that Arnie was involved in some sort of public service announcement.  It had to do with children’s health or perhaps eating a nutritional breakfast.  Now, I don’t think this was ever aired on TV, I think it was like a preview or something on VHS tapes.  I recall Arnold in the White House, standing in front of the presidential seal, talking to kids about donuts. Does anyone remember this?  I tried explaining it to a classmate but I think I lost him when I mentioned VHS…damn these kids today.  Why might I need this?  I’m doing a report/presentation on Childhood Obesity for my Health class and can’t think of a better way to earn an A than putting some Old School Arnold out there for all to see.  So my merry little band of web surfing freaks, I’m looking to you for answers.  Please help me on this search.