Advertising | Apple | Nancy Pelosi | Sacha Baron-Cohen | Towleroad Guide to the Tube

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #53

GET THE PARTY STARTED: Shirley Bassey covers the P!nk track for Marks & Spencer.

BORAT: Now, in addition to the frat boys and villagers, shit-handling socialite Cindy Street is up in arms. How dare they!

iPHONE: Apple bloggers interviewed by CNBC asshat about upcoming release.

NANCY PELOSI: Gets the SNL treatment.

Make sure to visit our past guides to the Tube here!

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. That was Twiggy, right?
    It's hard to tell, even on the YouTube page.

    Fabulous ad. Almost makes me happy that Christmas is coming. Almost.

    Posted by: spazmo | Nov 20, 2006 3:36:14 PM

  2. asshat is right...

    Posted by: M | Nov 20, 2006 3:42:45 PM


    this ad busted my viewing pleasure a half dozen times... it must be important. Thought I would pass it on.

    Posted by: M | Nov 20, 2006 3:49:59 PM

  4. That Shirley Bassey ad is amazing..
    She is fabulous... Time for another SHirley Bassey remix album

    Posted by: clay | Nov 20, 2006 4:14:12 PM

  5. The Nancy Pelosi sketch was awesome! I shared with my friends, they got a kick out of it.

    Posted by: Anita Woodward | Nov 20, 2006 4:32:15 PM

  6. hello andy....
    amusing postings -- i guess. in the stalag, they don't have sound, yet, sometimes -- that's a good thing. and, they thought fascist was just a "buzz-word" -- hick is so mean-spirited when some of them are actually far more endearing than 8th avenue and that marketing gimmick/scheme. (see the article mentioned below.)

    wonderful vacation considering the less than stellar follow-through in urban centers -- and this wonderful article pointed out on another site:,0,4540722.story?coll=cl-calendar

    yet, when there is commodified, collective inertia taking shape as several blogs doing far less since their webcams limit them....what can one expect when people speak of glbt rights in the realm of the big LIE of a wink and a wink?? ah, but, they are showcasing on the loveboat, yet, really it's still just a cruise ship -- and is club med related to a higher chakra sense of love or merely an escapist subway ride pretending to be truly inclusive before gay pride became -- well, you know -- so khaki!!

    sitting next to people we've met or know pretending we haven't or don't -- ah yes, you say....they do that on the subway all the time -- it's certainly microeconomics to the larger macro in hip-hip hooray, "let's save africa through" 'cuz it's over there!! meanwhile, as your roving reporter visits the centers -- uh, we'll just focus on AIDS 'cuz in the commodified, collective inertia that's what we've been taught via YouTube and our webcams. is that why i visit libraries and parts of the cover our ripped out of advocate magazines -- perhaps, again, a wink-wink little some places, 'tis probably not the case. i loved my vacation....for me, new york can be rather boring -- yet, isn't much of this collective culture that pretends to be on a large mission while they continue to make a mess in the street as this is the realm of creation that is considered "good and healthy routine" in a sick form of mentoring.

    but i digress, plenty of beautiful sites....yet, seeing urban centers and the heartland -- with the sense of adventure as a cruise ship while ports of call will be designer boutiques...and any ideas to move beyond those locations and sam's club, wal-mart, shelters, and dysfunctional farms of bad intention to truly show inclusion -- well, blah, blah, blah, blah...."filter all the grants you can", they say. having worked with different foundations, i've been reading about management, i mean, mismanagement -- operate at the lower chakras and dwell in your own space of exclusion -- it's no wonder it's a jackson pollock painting that certainly hasn't been splattered with oil and gesso.

    there is a way to do sooooooooooo much simultaneously, social/educational/creative, yet, it's thanksgiving and plenty of households across the land will be attempting to fist rather than stuff the turkey while heading to confession 'cuz that's what their mentors taught them. exactly, a very big yawn. it seems that the haste and rush has deleted gratitude....meanwhile, the polarities of desperation, gluttony, and gifting are certainly thrown out of proportion.

    if you're heading to montana -- have a safe and fantastic time.


    Posted by: ricardo | Nov 20, 2006 4:45:41 PM

  7. The cnbc dude was a typical network news asshole, but those apple fanboy bloggers seemed to have it coming. "It's innovative because it's from apple, and everything apple makes is innovative" isn't exactly a very convincing mantra. I would, however, prefer that they call politicians on their bullshit this way rather than frightened bloggers.

    Posted by: burnssuit | Nov 20, 2006 5:41:20 PM

  8. "95% of the market share" LOL

    Apple has increased its market share signiticantly in the past year with the intro of the Intel Macs, which run both Mac OS X and Windows XP (I traded up my dual core Power Mac G5 three weeks ago for a Mac Pro Intel 2.66 dual core quad. Thing flys, and I even installed Windows XP on a slave drive to use for AutoCad. PC have greater market share due to corporations and businesses which mainly use Windows based applications AND it's open architecture meaning its cheaper. However, look at it this way: would you rather buy a cheap car that is poor in quality and high in maintenance OR would you rather buy a more expensive car that is high in quality and LOW in maintenance? Hell, I used to custom build PC machines and swore by them, however when I was "forced" into getting a Power Book G4 as a student at Columbia, I fell in love. Basically, it just works...

    Posted by: Cory | Nov 20, 2006 8:49:41 PM

  9. A few things...

    1. That SNL Nancy Pelosi skit was frakking hilarious.

    2. That news anchor was a douch.

    3a. I want a mac. I would love a mac. I like blogs. I write blogs. But those apple bloggers were just too geeky and not enough substance.

    3b. If the news anchor wasn't such a douch, maybe the substance issues would have been solved. But not the geekiness.

    Posted by: Ryan | Nov 20, 2006 10:01:23 PM

  10. Man oh man that Shirley Bassey ad was fantastic. What a voice, what an image...what a star!

    I would have loved to hear her sing the title track to Casino Royale, maybe the next Bond pic!

    Posted by: Dave | Nov 20, 2006 10:09:38 PM

  11. Was the Nancy P skit a SNL spoof or did that actually air as the opening? Cuz that is not what played on the west coast...

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 20, 2006 10:47:10 PM

  12. Who woulda thunk that a Pink standard could be done as a "standard". Well Shirley Bassey would be the one to do it. A magnificent singer. Too classy and too classical!!!

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Nov 20, 2006 11:45:43 PM

  13. The Pelosi skit was the opening to the Alec Baldwin-hosted edition on Sat. 11.11, one of the best SNLs ever IMHO.

    Fantastic segments on Tony Bennett & genital herpes - go Alec...

    Posted by: patrick m | Nov 21, 2006 12:46:19 AM

  14. Wonder if anyone picks up on the fact that the Nancy P skit DID NOT air on the west coast... they had someone doing the president talking about his trip to vietnam

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 21, 2006 11:37:09 AM

Post a comment


« «Warhol Portrait of "Sugary" Dolly Parton Questioned« «