Monday, November 12, 2007

define this! - twixters vs 60 minutes "millennials"

Narrator Mood: Angry, Bored, Angsty, quarterlife crisis-y... Hmm... maybe I'm feeling Millennial?

"Sometimes Narrator's take long weekends"

Okay, so sometimes Narrators take long weekends. Unfortunately something disturbed me so much this weekend I had to share it (and yes that picture does have to do with it.)

It seems as though society has a new obsession which revolves around defining our generation. Round up the usual suspects - Boomers? Well sort of... okay, hmm... what generation was before boomers again? It's been awhile since I saw the land before time...

The Culprit: That guy above! Meet Morley Safer of 60 minutes -it's either him or an artists rendering of what Gilbert Gottfried will look like in 120 years. I'll leave it up to you.

With that being said - does everybody know what time it is? (ok who just made the Home Improvement reference?... seriously that's never funny)


New Definition that will terribly describe our generation and totally miss the point: MILLENNIAL

And what are Millennials you ask? Well to 60 Minutes they're 15 minutes of filler, to us they're a boomers wet dream of what our generation is - useless, selfish, helpless, co-dependent "praise hounds" - yes Virginia, they actually do call us "Praise Hounds".

The Narrator presents useless moments in slang

Praise Hound: To search out and beg for "praise".

Use in modern Language:

Underage Girl : "Do you like this dress on me?"

Morley: "yo, stop praise houndin' baby"

Okay, I'm pretty sure Morley made it up.

the remix
Some of you might not know this but...I like to do a bit of remixing in my spare time. I'm no Daft Punk but Morley Safer is no Kayne West, so it all evens out. So, let me take this minute to let you know my new video has just dropped. Meh.. even in print it still sounds wrong.

Note to self narrators are not hip. Here's the video.

I'd tell you to enjoy it, but I wouldn't want to be caught praise houndin' (I'm trying my best for ya Morley.)

Twixters VS. 60 Minutes


The Narrator.

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If you don't have anything nice to say...

  • "Twixters creators turn short end of the stick into generational shtick" - the Toronto Star
  • "offers some real insight and humour..." - The Globe and Mail on The What Is
  • "The What Is has an intriguing mandate... it's worth checking out" - The Toronto Sun
  • " a voice of reason... Toronto's answer to Keith Olbermann" - Eye Weekly on Dan Speerin
  • "...treads into unchartered tv territory" - Eye Weekly on the The What Is
  • " A biting satire of media stereotypes and a fresh look on life after college" - Campus Life Canada
  • "Veering between biting satire and grim realism, Twixters is a comedy series with an edge" - U of T Magazine
  • "Biting Social Satire" - Sun TV's Canoe Live on Cynically Tested