Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Twofer Tuesday

So I don't know can't remember if I told you internets, but I have a deep dark secret. I love one of the dumbest movies ever made. Never Back Down is one of my all time top 10 films. I've been meaning to make a drinking game out of it for a while but I'm always too entranced by Jake Tyler's struggle to overcome the odds and be a toughguy footballteam and be all good looking at a new school and his daddy drank too much and hasn't practiced drunk drivingenough.

I know what you're thinking. WOW. Just wow. It looks incredible, well guess what? It is. MMA was becoming the hottest new thing since the Razor scooter and all the kids were clamoring for Tapout Tees and Xyience energy drinks until the hollywood machine finally gave them what they wanted. What The Princess Bride did for fencing and that guy from ER, this movie did for Mixed Martial Arts and Jake Tyler. Real talk though, I have been making fun of this movie for so long I have come to love it.

I recently found out that a sequel has snuck its way out directly to DVD (lol remember when that meant it would be at Blockbuster?) and there are some important things you need to know about this gem (no I have not seen it yet):
  • Jake Tyler isn't in it, well not the original Jake Tyler anyway. I'm not sure if they're fronting like this new cat is him or not
  • Where is my Baja? Not only is she a delicious flavor of Gordita at Taco Bell, but she was also very easy on the eyes.
  • Hell Yea the nerdy friend guy from Kickass is in this one too, much like that same sheriff guy was in all the Critters movies but none of the other "stars" (snicker) stuck around for such celluloid gold as Critters 4.
  • I worked on a project with two guys that were grips on this movie and i totally geeked out when i found out, stay tuned for a probable interview or at least HotDamns endorsement from said guys.
BONUS: A picture of my name in the credits of Top Chef : Just Desserts 2


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Best Cook : Only Sweets Season 2

So you may have noticed that we've posted exactly 2MB of new content flavored data. I feel like we've already made amends and you've forgiven us, much like a girlfriend will forgive you playing Gears of War 3 for 6 hours whilst ignoring the shit outta her. Perhaps you were wondering what we were up to? Well since we can only talk about the stuff we've done after it has been aired, clap your peepers on this eye candy:
Here is intrepid girl adventurer Brandy getting serious face time with Chef Orlando on episode 205. She also had a line ( "Thank you" ) which tbqh is more than I've gotten in all my years of failed acting. She was paid in delicious chef treats and got to hang out at WATERLOO in SAN DIMAS for free.
TK and I both worked for Top Chef Just Desserts 2 as Production Assistants. Or Executive Producers, depending on how good I am at lying to you. When you think about all the insane amounts of dishes, prep work, and other miscellaneous stuff that goes into making a show happen (especially a reality cooking show competition) basically PAs are the delicious gluten that binds all of that stuff together. Like a delicious gluten-full cookie.
Yup, not a big deal. According to a chef's interview, "Culinary Department" put together the entire Wonka Wonderland in the dining room adjacent to the kitchen. Chefs are easily confused and all of that cacao must have gotten to his head because the real heroes here are Art Department and the PA Nation. We built a ziggurat out of Apple Boxes (wooden blocky things, ask your mom about them) and sod and all sorts of silly stuff. Anyway we let all these kids in to eat the candy and the AD team tried to get as much footage as possible while they destroyed the whole room. Some fun facts about Episode 204:

  • After about 5 minutes all the kids were SO over the candy that they all bounced, thus PA Nation stepped in to eat candy and fill up the background
  • Literally 80% of the people in the background of the Wonka Room shots are PAs
  • I drank about 8 cups of the chocolate water fountain. None of which ended up being used on air. I later found out that some kid stepped in the chocolate fountain. FML
  • The tart raspberry fizzy things on the tree were weird
  • The Carrot Cake thingers were rad
  • The doughnuts on PVC pipe tasted bad and the chef that made them should feel bad. Seriously girl, green doughnuts? She didnt even taste them.
  • TK and Tysan get mad facetime because they're better looking than me.

So anyway that's what we were doing back in May. Real talk though you guys should keep watching Top Chef Just Desserts 2 because not only are my and TK's name in the credits of every episode but theres a chance you might just catch a glimpse of us in the background mugging for the camera. Tune in to Bravo every wednesday at like 9! Or 10! or something. I'm not sure when its on since I don't have cable.

BONUS: I wrote and edited this entire blog on Brandy's dumb Mac Book. Yep. I'm hating.