Nicolas Cage Japanese TV Commercials

Hollywood stars have a long tradition of filming commercials for Japanese TV but these spots Nicolas Cage cut for Sankyo are really quite something.


For those who don’t know, Sankyo is a maker of Pachinko – a Japanese pin ball/slot machine game.

> Nicolas Cage at the IMDb
> A 2007 Washington Post article on Hollywood stars doing Japanese TV ads

Amusing Images

Peanuts meets Watchmen

Peanuts meets Watchmen by Evan Shaner.

Peanuts vs Watchmen

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Christian Bale rant on Terminator Salvation set

Christian Bale rant

Audio has surfaced on the web of Christian Bale going absolutely ballistic on the set of Terminator Salvation last summer.

Have a listen to the full NSFW rant here:


It appears from the audio, first posted on TMZ on Monday, that Bale (who plays John Connor in the film) got angry after cinematographer Shane Hurlbut walked within his frame of view during filming for a second time.

During the heated exchange, which reportedly was recorded in July 2008, days before Bale began promoting The Dark Knight in London (where he was arrested on allegation of assault), the actor can clearly be heard ranting angrily toward Hurlbut.

TMZ report:

It happened on the set after a director of photography accidentally ruined a scene by walking onto the set.

Bale lost it, screaming, yelling and threatening to quit if the bosses didn’t fire the dude.

Film execs sent the tape to the insurance company that insured the film in case Bale bailed.

According to a source close to the film who spoke to Access Hollywood, despite the incident, Terminator Salvation wrapped up and no one was fired.

The actor and Hurlbut have also reportedly made up.

The film’s assistant director Bruce Franklin – who can be heard in the tape – told E-Online:

If you are working in a very intense scene and someone takes you out of your groove…

It was the most emotional scene in the movie. And for him to get stopped in the middle of it – he is very intensely involved in his character.

‘He didn’t walk around like that all day long. It was just a moment and it passed.

This was my second movie with Christian, and it has always been a good experience with him. He is so dedicated to the craft.

‘I think someone is begging to make some noise [controversy] about this, but I don’t think it’s fair. The art of acting is not paint by numbers, it’s an art form.’

However, once something like this gets out people can have all kinds of fun with it.

This dance remix by Revolucian is very impressive:

There is also a ‘Christian Bale And I Are Done Profesionally’ T-Shirt at, a soundboard created by UGO and even a bizarre photo montage comparing him to Kermit the Frog has resurfaced.

UPDATED 06/02/09

The Bale audio made some waves on BBC Breakfast this week when someone forget to edit out the F-word:

And the actor also rang the LA radio station KROQ to apologise and explain what happened.

Christian Bale calls KROQ

Listen to the call here:


If anything, this whole affair has provided a lot of free publicity for the film.

> Download the full rant as an MP3 file
> Christian Bale at the IMDb
> Find out more about Terminator Salvation at Wikipedia


The Curious Case of Forrest Gump

The Curious Case of Forrest Gump – watch more funny videos at Funny Or Die

Onion News: Precocious Youngster Sells Cookies To Buy Attack Ad

Precocious Youngster Sells Cookies To Buy Attack Ad

Amusing Viral Video

McCain Obama Dance Off

Check out the CG on this viral which somehow puts John McCain and Barack Obama in a dance off (!).


The Onion: John McCain Accidentally Left On Campaign Bus Overnight

John McCain Accidentally Left On Campaign Bus Overnight


Saw School Musical

A mashup of Saw and High School Musical.


Ron Howard’s Call To Action

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die
Amusing The Daily Video Viral Video

The Daily Video: Hayden Panettiere PSA – Vote for McCain

See more Hayden Panettiere videos at Funny or Die
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O RLY? Know Your Meme

Know Your Meme: O RLY? from Rocketboom on Vimeo.


SNL spoof the VP debate

This is the Saturday Night Live version of the recent VP debate with Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden and Queen Latifah as moderator Gwen Ifill.


SNL spoof of the Katie Couric interview with Sarah Palin

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do their version of the now infamous interview Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin gave to Katie Couric of CBS News

This is the original:


The Daily Video: Sarah Palin vs Miss Carolina mashups


Amusing The Daily Video

The Daily Video: Anchorman vs 300 Mashup

An amusing mashup of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and 300 by YouTube user Grantly Pantyy.


The Daily Video: The Onion News on The Beijing Olympics – Are They A Trap?

The Beijing Olympics: Are They A Trap?

Amusing The Daily Video Viral Video

The Daily Video: Paris Hilton responds to McCain campaign ad

You may have seen the rather tacky ad the John McCain camp issued recently, equating Barack Obama to a Paris Hilton-style celebrity unfit for the US Presidency.

Well, now Paris and the folks at FunnyOrDie have hit back with this response:

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

> Barack Obama and John McCain YouTube channels
> More on the 2008 US presidential election at Wikipedia

Amusing The Daily Video

The Daily Video: Michael Mann’s Heat (with Ducks)

Imagine Michael Mann‘s 1995 thriller Heat with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro recast using characters from Disney’s Ducktales.

The Daily Video

The Daily Video: Legless Kung Fu

This is a clip from a 2001 film called The Ghost (also known as ‘Code of the Dragon’ in some countries) which was a forgettable action film about a Chinese soldier going undercover in America as an Asian Internet bride.

For reasons best known to themselves Michael Madsen and Brad Dourif were in it.

However, it involves this soon-to-be-a-viral-classic clip of a guy with no legs beating up some thugs (the bad German dubbing makes it even more surreal).

[Link via Digg]

Amusing Viral Video

Bert and Ernie try Gangsta Rap

A YouTube user named Stian Hafstad has created an amusing Bert and Ernie gangsta rap video:

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

The original song is Ante Up by M.O.P.

Amusing TV Viral Video

Badly dubbed films for TV

Have you ever laughed or sighed when a film on TV has a ridiculous piece of editing to replace ‘offensive’ language?

This Basic Instinct video that compares the original film with the badly dubbed version altered for sensitive TV audiences.

Check out the differences between Scarface and the US TV cut (“this town is like one big chicken, just waiting to get plucked!”):

How about the safe-for-TV version of Die Hard 2? (“Hey turkey!”):

Or what about this scene from the TV edit of The Big Lebowski, with possibly the strangest substitute line ever? (“This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!”)

And what about Casino, where the f-word is said 422 times?

This scene with De Niro and Pesci in the desert finds a way of avoiding it completely (“You better get your own fighting army pal!”):

Den of Geek has noted some other TV dubbing disasters:

Goodfellas: “Go fu*k your mother” bizarrely becomes “Go feel your mother”.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: “Pardon my French but you’re an AARDVARK!'”(????)

Field of Dreams: “We were going to ask Ty Cobb to play, but none of us could stand that son of a squid”

Robocop: “You’re gonna a bad mothercrusher…”

Lethal Weapon: “We bury the funsters!”

The Last Boy Scout: “I POPPED your wife, and later I’m gonna POP her again”

If you know of any others, just leave them in the comments below.

> Melon Farmers reprint an official BBC response as to why Thelma and Louise was cut for TV
> Bad TV Edits
> More edited-for-TV movies at Den of Geek

Amusing Viral Video

Gay Top Gun

Quentin Tarantino explains the gay subtext of Top Gun:

Tarantino’s speech is from the 1994 film Sleep With Me.

> More on Top Gun at Wikipedia
> Popmatters with a review of the Top Gun sepcial edition DVD