Archive for September, 2010

Wicked Pig – Challenge 2.

At long last Sty TV have unveiled our second challenge video, sponsored by Wicked Pig pork snacks. Richard and Dan have a week to become fully-fledged celebrities… P.S. Apologies for the title card grafted onto the beginning which is almost as long as the feature itself. Sometimes our baking gets re-iced after it leaves our kitchen…

New Bakery branch in London: opening soon

In the meantime, here’s a picture of a Pearly King and Queen to get you in the mood

Winnebago Man

I recently watched a documentary on BBC iPlayer, that was titled The Winnebago Man. It was about this chap called Jack Rebney, who became famous after the out-takes of the corporate film he was staring in, found their way onto YouTube. I’m completely in love with this man and this clip above. Some people have said the clip is a great expose on the frustrations of filming. I also think of it as a brilliant glimpse into the frustrations of trying to act normal, when your real character is anything but. Instead of trying to be calm when irritated, i think we should celebrate the emotion with passionate outbursts of very loud swearing. Not only in honor of this chap, but because i think it will make the world a little more interesting. For those living in the UK, i strongly urge you to watch the film on him:

A hunter shoots a bear

This is definitely the best YouTube advertising I’ve seen recently Click here to watch ‘A Hunter Shoots a Bear.’ Gold star to Zanda for pointing this out in the comments.

The Bakery meets Zoo magazine

Some would call it a meeting of minds. Others, the inevitable union of kinsmen. Yes, it was bound to happen sooner or later: Richard and Dan have finally joined forces with Zoo magazine. This puts me in mind of another recent comedy/marketing alliance: between the Edinburgh comedy awards and Fosters piss-water, which resulted in the Frank Chickens becoming Comedy God (yes they did! Look here! How fantastic! Well done to all who voted!) Kazuko Hohki, lead member of Frank Chickens, rather gloriously said to BBC Scotland that “Frank Chickens were not comedians, they were a band of performance artists.” And, magnificently, that she does “not understand stand-up comedy,” because “her English language skills aren’t good enough to listen to someone talking for an hour.” You’ve got to take your hat off to Stewart Lee for turning such moribund marketing on its head so triumphantly, so authentically and so damn amusingly. Meanwhile, Dan and I are awaiting the results of the above Zoo competition which will determine a future challenge. It closes tomorrow. None of you are exempt, and we don’t choose the winner – they do – so ENTER WITH YOUR INGENIOUS SUGGESTIONS! Our sponsors would get very upset...