If you disagree with any of the following facts, then please post your comments below. We will respond to every single person. But be warned, whatever you have to say on these topics, you are likely to be wrong as these are indisputable FACTS.
1. Daniel Day Lewis = ham
Daniel Day Lewis is not the greatest actor of his generation, he is a preposterous, laughable, over-the-top ham. He is one overly exaggerated moustache twirl away from being a panto villain. “I drink yourrr milkshake” Oh no you didn’t! Oh yes I did! Oh no you didn’t…
2. The Sopranos stopped being good around Season 3. Everything after that was a diluted soap opera airing its fading laundered money.
The first two seasons of The Sopranos were absolutely compelling viewing. Fantastic characters, engaging actors, brilliant writing. Even season 3 was hugely watchable and then suddenly it all started to unravel. Bigger wads of money got waved in David Chase’s face to extend the show’s run on HBO. Stories that previously played out in a neat one or two episode arc were dragged out over half a season. In the end it all went out with a whimper rather than a bang. Those of you who contend that it was superb right up to it’s cop-out ending… don’t stop believin’.
3. Nicolas Cage was cool
Nicolas Cage was terribly cool once upon a time. He had quirkiness, charm, charisma and made interesting movie choices (Raising Arizona is still a classic). Now he is a series of bad haircuts masquerading as planks of wood in glossy brochures.
4. The Wire – greatest tv show of all time with one of the worst scenes
Not many people would dispute that The Wire is one of the best pieces of television drama created. The title sequence alone with the variations on the theme tune, “Way Down in the Hole”, make it cooler than cool. But that scene where McNulty and Bunk speak only in expletives is nonsense and verging on stupidly embarrassing writing (and acting). Fuck.
5. Green Day are not punks.
Green Day’s ethos is not even remotely punk. Bland, watered down, hipster haircuts with guitars. They have a Broadway musical made out of their music starring their lead singer for fuck’s sake.
6. U2 were once the most brilliant, electrifying band on the planet. Now they are shite.
Achtung Baby and The Joshua Tree are towering greats in the history of popular music. Fact. But the sad reality is that U2 are not in the least bit interesting musically any more, having become an Irish Rolling Stones that methodically tours the world cranking out its impressive back catalogue, whilst hawking its piss-poor recent albums that almost make Coldplay look good. Almost. In reality, the last good record they put out was Pop. And if we are being really honest, they possibly peaked with Achtung Baby and it has all been a slow decay since then. Lets crank up this exhilarating clip of “Where the Streets Have no Name” and pretend all of the other musical follies of recent years never happened.
7. Robin Williams is an annoying twat
One of Hollywood’s most famous “comedy” actors (and legendary material-stealing comedian) is a giddy, irritating, hyperactive gobshite who you just want to smack. What he thinks is a wacky, hilarious stream-of-consciousness improvisational rollercoaster is in fact an endless attention-seeking display of attention deficit disorder. Alas he has not mellowed in old age and continues to inflict one maudlin film after another upon us, followed by endless press junkets where he is given free reign to babble like a confused teenager. Mork calling Orson, come in Orson, my time is up…
The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry & music show in the Stag’s Head pub in Dublin, Ireland.
Each show has a theme. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.