Yesterday, in honor of Eric Roberts’s birthday, I shared the video for The Killers’s Miss Atomic Bomb.
Today, I’m sharing the video for Mr. Brightside, which is a bit of a prequel to Miss Atomic Bomb. Eric Roberts and Izabella Miko are featured in both videos. The shared theme of the two videos seems to be that Brandon Flowers simply cannot compete with Eric Roberts.
With that in mind, it just seems like the obvious choice to pick the video for Miss Atomic Bomb by the Killers for today’s music video of the day. This video features not only a live action Eric Roberts but an animated version as well!
Eric Roberts appears to be playing some sort of white-suited ghost who specializes in getting women to fall in love with him. The Miss Atomic Bomb of the video is played by Izabella Miko.
This video was directed by Warren Fu, who has also done videos for … well, almost everyone who matters. Among his other directing credits: Hands by The Ting Tings, Derezzed and Lose Yourself to Dance by Daft Punk, Clearest Blue by Chvrches, and, most recently, Rose-Colored Boy by Paramore.
Here’s wishing a happy birthday to Eric Roberts and I hope all of you … enjoy!
It’s all been leading up to this : four years in the making, the sixth and final installment of Johnny Ryan’s formerly-annual (or thereabouts) paean to thoughtless juvenalia, Prison Pit, is upon us courtesy of Fantagraphics Books, and while it’s frankly impossible to conceive of anyone feeling in any way “attached” to protagonist Cannibal Fuckface, much less to the batshit crazy universe he calls home, it’s equally been impossible to conceive of any of the gleefully depraved hyper-violence, horrifyingly sick sex, and/or both that have appeared on pretty much every page of this series since his inception — impossible for anyone but Ryan, mind you.
Which is, of course, precisely how it should be. Ryan boxed himself into a corner with this project from the outset, it seems to me — he literally had no choice but to consistently “one-up” himself, otherwise what the fuck was the point? —…
On April 18, 1938, National Publications presented Action Comics #1, showcasing typical comic book fare of the era like master magician Zatara, sports hero Pep Morgan, and adventurer Tex Thompson. And then there was the red-and-blue suited guy on the cover…
Yes, it’s Superman, strange visitor from another planet with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men… who can change the course of mighty rivers… bend steel in his bare hands… and so on and so forth! Eighty years ago tomorrow, Superman made his debut and changed the course of mighty comic book publishers forever. An immediate hit with youthful readers, Superman headlined his own comic a year later, spawned a slew of superhero imitators, became a super-merchandising machine, and conquered all media like no other before him!
Wayne Boring’s Superman
And to think he came from humble beginnings. No, not the planet Krypton, but from the fertile…