Hey there kids. Brian Gallagher here with this week's look at all the news that wasn't exactly fit for print. There's a lot to get to this week, so lets first take a look at
The movie that defines a generation, The Social Network, hit theaters this weekend and took the box office by storm with an impressive $23 million debut. Funnyman Zach Galifianakis decided to celebrate the movie's release by editing together a string of highlights from his Between Two Ferns online talk show into his own version of The Social Network trailer. Take a look at the hilarity below, which features appearances from Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron:
As if this wasn't moronic enough, the novel will entitled A Shore Thing and here's an excerpt from the press release about the novel's "plot":
"A girl looking for love on the boardwalk (one full of big hair, dark tans, and fights galore)."
I wonder where she ever came up with such a premise... This Jersey Shore crap has gone far enough. What's next? Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino joining The Situation Room? Here's the best part of this whole debacle. Apparently Snooki told The New York Times that she has only read two books in her entire life: Twilight and Dear John.
The novel will be published in January 2011 through Simon & Schuster's Gallery Press imprint. Who's down for a good old-fashioned book burning?
Harry Potter Characters Join Social Networking Sites - via Vulture
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is just a month and a half away and they've taken to social networking sites in very interesting ways: they've given the Hogwarts kids their own Facebook and Twitter pages. Vulture has a first look at the Facebook pages for Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, the Twitter account for Draco Malfoy and Rubeus Hagrid's iPhone with 4Square:
It'd be great if we could see images of Harry, Ron and Hermione drunk off butter beer on these pages. That would be hilarious.
U.S. Senate Votes To Ban Loud TV Commercials - via USA Today
Have you ever been watching TV and a commercial comes on that's much louder than the show you were watching? Apparently the fine folks of the U.S. Senate have and they voted unanimously that commercials may not be louder than the TV programs they precede.
Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI sponsored the bill, which was also passed by the House of Representatives. It was said that there are still minor revisions in the bill, differences in both the House and Senate versions, which need to be made before it becomes a law. It wasn't clear when this legislation would go into effect, but it was said that the revisions would be worked out when Congress returns to session on November 2.
The bill requires that the Federal Communications Commission adopt a new set of guidelines on how to, "process, measure and transmit audio in a uniform way." It was said that there have been complaints from TV viewers over the years about loud commercials, although the FCC ruled in 1984 that there was, "no fair way" to regulate the volume, so they never did, until now, apparently.
Now, if they can only get rid of those damn E-Trade baby ads...
Justin Timberlake brought sexy back to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote The Social Network and Jimmy Fallon joined the singer-actor and their house band The Roots for an interesting little ditty where they perform some iconic rap songs. Check out the awesomeness below:
Well, that's about all I have for this week's edition of the Sunday Funnies. If you have any suggestions of articles/crazy stuff you'd like to see made fun of on future installments of Sunday Funnies, you can post on my wall here at MovieWeb: movieweb.com/u/gallagher OR follow me on Twitter @GallagherMW to send me funny links or chat about movies or whatever strikes your fancy. Peace in. Gallagher out!