Ryan Broderick

Ryan Broderick

Most Recently: Poor 'Scott Pilgrim': Michael Cera Scares The Olds and Irritates The Youngs

I go to Hofstra University on Long Island and I'm majoring in being strong and minoring in talking to ladies. When I'm not doing any of that I write various things in various places on the internet. And when I'm not doing that I'm usually making an ass of myself somewhere else on the internet.

Poor 'Scott Pilgrim': Michael Cera Scares The Olds and Irritates The Youngs

Let's go back in a time machine to 2003. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and pals come out with a new TV show and all of sudden everyone starts to notice a shy, quirky, weird kid playing a character named George Michael played by actor Michael Cera. The awkward deadpan character seemed to strike a chord with younger audiences. The marketers get excited! READ MORE

Weezer's New Single is Worse than Nickelback's New Single

This is "Memories," Weezer's recently released first single from their upcoming album Hurley. (YES: THAT HURLEY, who graces the cover.) The album has been the subject of some buzz lately, because many fans quietly hoped that Weezer's switch to Epitaph would improve the band's sound, maybe make it a bit more grounded than their last release, Raditude. Well... the song is better than the first single off Raditude, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To." READ MORE

So Wyclef Jean Is Actually Running for President of Haiti

This morning, singer and songwriter Wyclef Jean announced in an hour-long radio show that he'd file papers by Saturday to run in the Haiti election, to be held in November. (Candidates will be deemed to "qualify" on Aug. 17.) Yes, the election for president. Of the country. READ MORE

Baseball-Playing Chimp Validates Internet


Cinematic Killer Robot Musical Intrigues

If you only watch one 49 second trailer for an Indian 3D robot musical today, please re-evaluate the choices you've made in your life that brought you to where you are right now. Also, make it this one. Endhiran is a big-budget Indian musical scored by A.R. Rahman, the soundtrack of which is already doing really well on iTunes. According to io9, the movie's plot is fairly complicated but apparently follows a father who makes a robot friend for his son and then the robot may or may not go on a killing spree. Either way, I dare you to read this or anything else about this film and not want to watch it.

A Brief History of Kanye West's Twitter

So last night professional crazy person Kanye West opened up a Twitter account after performing a mysterious and confusing (but kind of awesome) a capella performance at Facebook HQ. If you were lucky enough to start following him last night you either stayed up late into the night waiting for his next insane, misspelled (but again kind of awesome) Tweet or awoke this morning to a torrent of craziness. So, without further introduction (or parentheses) here's our guide for understanding the unhinged tweet-rantings of Kanye West.

"Up early in the morning taking meetings in Silicone Valley" 11:17 AM Jul 28th

And we're off, word misspelled, but it's not really too insane right?

"Lol I spelled Silicon wrong ( I guess I was still thinking about the other type of silicone ITS A PROCESS!! : )" 12:05 PM Jul 28th

Ok, that smiley is a bit strange, but nothing like his capslocked blog posts, maybe Kanye West has calmed down a bit. Who doesn't get confused about the difference between silicon and silicone? He dates a lot of models.

Between 12:53 PM Jul 28th and about 22 hours ago West made shout outs to various celebrities like Jimmy Fallon and Perez Hilton, did a shoutout to Pitchfork, usual stuff. He tweets here and there about how cool twitter is; around yesterday afternoon it really looked like he was all better from the kooky thoughts that made him yell Taylor Swift and cry on television. Last night it looked like we were in the clear America-we got our college dropout back!

And then about 13 hours ago he started posting about goblets...

I copped this to eat cereal out of     turning the crib real ... on Twitpic

And he kept posting about goblets...

This what I'm on on Twitpic

Oh, here's another goblet picture...

I'm into these type of glasses    this is a new decade i... on Twitpic

And then after that, as the night rolled into the early morning he pretty much just stopped making any sense whatsoever.

About 13 hours ago he tweeted "I feel the glow" and from then on it was a mish-mash of insanity with tweets like "SWAGGER ON 200,000 THOUSAND TRILLION!!!" (I don't think that's a number...), "Dating models I had to learn to like small dogs and cigarettes," "Classical music is tight yo," "William Tell" Overture by Andre' Rieu ... Maybach music!!!," and then about 2 hours ago West tweeted "I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh."

And then there's this. Which we can get behind!

this J.Press tie is the greatest tie of all tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime!!!!!!!!! Kool Aid smile!!!! It's the small things that mean so muchThu Jul 29 19:34:44 via web

So, there you have it, a simple and easy to follow timeline on the rising insanity of Kanye West's twitter account. There's probably a good chance it's only going to get more insane from here, so be sure and start following him now, it can't be long before he tops Hayley Williams and twitpics his penis wearing shutter shades "accidentally."

A Gift for White People: Lil Wayne's '(500) Days Of Summer' Mixtape

"This is not a mashup album, this is an album about Wayne." That's the tagline accompanying a new mixtape circulating around Tumblr that mashes-up the lyrical stylings of Lil' Wayne with the soundtrack from (500) Days Of Summer. The biggest shocker of all though is probably that it's kind of awesome? I mean, for goofy looking white people, Lil Wayne was already pretty great, but now here he is rapping over a Zooey Deschanel sample and The Smiths (at the same time!). Go download this and then think for a long time about your life and wonder if it should be legal to rap over Hall And Oates. [Download]

Zero Percent of People Would Pay For Twitter

In an absolutely shocking survey that will forever alter the way human beings relate to each other, USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism's 2010 Digital Future Study discovered that a whopping zero percent of participants would consider paying for a service like Twitter. And that's just one of the many kick in the balls to "new media" brought to light by the survey. It also found that 70% of participants find online advertisements annoying and 50% never click on advertisements. Good luck making money now, social media dweebs!

Helpful Explanations: Understanding the Gawker v. 4chan Thing

Now, I don't want to beat a dead horse, but this is the internet, and beating a dead horse is an Olympic sport around here. So for those of you seemingly out of the loop about this Gawker v 4chan nonsense, here's a bit of context. READ MORE

The 'Twilight' Movies End in Horror

If you haven't read the Twilight books (or, like me, read the plot summaries on Wikipedia), then you may not know how the shiny vampire series ends. So I won't "spoil" it in the interests of bringing you this insane and terrifying quote from the screenwriter. But now that I've given you the chance to look away... READ MORE