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Sarah’s Top 10 Crushes of 2011

30 Dec

Creatively, 2011 has spoiled the shit out of us. We’ve been damn lucky audiences to be able to sit back and watch masters of music, movies, and TV bust their asses off for our pleasure. Everyone has been on top of their game, and they deserve all the year-end love they can get for how well they’ve done. But that’s all been covered, and I’d like to give appreciation for other gifts. Like hotness, for example. AND OH MAN, DID 2011 DELIVER ON THAT FRONT.

Below are the dudes whose talents, charm, good looks, and general perfection ruined my life most this past year. Just remember boys, the ranking doesn’t matter. You are all winners.

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Is the cast of “The Fades” undead?

26 Oct

Growing up with the characters of teen melodrama had a tendency to make me feel like a third grader in class with Billy Madison. Dude, you were clearly supposed to be out of here fifteen years ago, I am not fooled. Fortunately, British TV has been doing a great job of casting their shows with people who don’t look all that different from how I did in high school. While shows like Skins call for actual kids to play kids, BBC Three’s new show The Fades was lucky enough to find magical adults who somehow look the part. Seeing its season finale tomorrow night, the show takes an influx of flesh-eating ghost-zombies to a high school full of inconspicuous actors who are actually in their 20’s. While quite a few cast members have only been out of school for a couple of years, we are convinced some of these dudes might actually have Benjamin Button Syndrome.

Below, we count down The Fades cast members most likely to be ageless beings.

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The best fake musical ever is real now

19 May

A year at an arts heavy college lead me to find musical theater excruciating, but damn if I don’t absolutely adore comedy musicals. Avenue Q? Dr. Horrible? The musical episodes so many awesome shows find obligatory (Daria‘s is still 100% perfect)? This is something I have found repeatedly in comedy duo Jon & Al’s crumbelievable “Put the Fucking Lotion in the Basket”, a Silence of the Lambs parody with SINGING LEGOS that you must watch if you haven’t:

Now wasn’t that perfect and beautiful? Don’t you wish it was real? Well, this summer, IT IS.

After successful runs in London and New York’s own Fringe Festival, Silence! The Musical is hitting Off-Broadway for real from June to August. New Yorkers averse to the price of Book of Mormon (which I’m still sure is worth it, but I understand), you now have something fun to do in the mess that is midtown. All the hits are sure to be present, from Hannibal Lecter’s tender ballad “If I Could Smell Her Cunt” to Buffalo Bill’s sassy new jaunt “I’d Fuck Me”.

With this and the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opening, summer in the city is sure to be ridiculously great. I’m so jealous of you.

Silence! The Musical hits Theatre 80 from June 24th to August 14th.

LA Readers: Man-Size approved shenanigans afoot!

10 Mar

To know Man-Size‘s very own Erika Paget (above, right) is to adore her. She’s my girl. She’s my inspiration. She does it ALL. And, hell, on March 27, she is making her goddamn SKETCH COMEDY DEBUT at LA’s Westside Comedy Theater with partner-in-crime Courtney Barnett (above, left) under the name Fancy Business. Sounds amazing, am I right? Yes. I’m right.

Dudes, if you can go and don’t, a) we’re gonna be mad and b) you’re gonna miss out. But mostly a. Most of our staff can’t make it because fuck distance. Hit this up so we can live vicariously through you.

RSVP on Facebook because, whatever, that’s where everybody does stuff now.

TV Round Table: Skins (US), “Cadie”

8 Feb

Sometimes, a recap on its own just doesn’t feel like enough. For those times when everyone wants a word, the Man-Size get together to duke it out via instant messenger. This is the TV Round Table, and in this edition, Sarah and Pilot may or may not have reached the limit of their masochistic experiment in watching of MTV’s adaptation of Skins. Or did they?

Sarah: So this is the fourth episode?

Sarah: She eats BTW

Sarah: She is eating a banana

Sarah: Therapist is talking about her vagina

Sarah: Average life

Sarah: And her dad is into taxidermy?

Pilot: maybe that’s why she likes to get stuffed AMIRITE

Sarah: This is like manic pixie dream house

Pilot: oh god there is going to be so much manic pixie bullshit

Pilot: windchimes and suicide!

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TV Round Table: Skins (US), “Chris”

2 Feb

Sometimes, a recap on its own just doesn’t feel like enough. For those times when everyone wants a word, the Man-Size get together to duke it out via instant messenger. This is the TV Round Table, and in our second chat, Sarah, Erika, and Pilot watch this week’s episode of the American Skins a day late because we are adults who don’t always have time to watch children’s melodrama.

Sarah: JUSTICE TEAM, ASSSEEEEMMMBBLLEEE

Erika: should we do what we did last time/

Sarah: Just comment on stuff as it happens?

Erika: YEP

Sarah: Yes.

Pilot: COOL.

Pilot: i will try to keep my caps lock under control.

Sarah: NEVER!

Pilot: hahaha

Sarah: I think the theme song is stupid

Sarah: for starters.

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TV Round Table: Skins (US), “Tea”

25 Jan

Sometimes, a recap on its own just doesn’t feel like enough. For those times when everyone wants a word, the Man-Size get together to duke it out via instant messenger. This is the TV Round Table, and in our inaugural edition, Sarah catches Erika during the west coast airing of the second episode of MTV’s hotly debated adaptation of the British teen drama Skins.

Sarah: So, tell me your thoughts.

Erika: well i just tuned in. i’m at the moment where cadie (katy? cady heron?) agrees to say she’s banging sid

Erika: OK

Erika: SO

Erika: at this point drug dealer who dresses like the principal in breakfast club is coming to get sid

Sarah: I DID NOT MAKE THAT CONNECTION!

Erika: it’s the most acting i’ve ever seen sid do, so that’s a change

Erika: notice i did not say pleasant

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