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When Jimmy Fallon breaks out his anchorman glasses for an edition of his fake news program, "Night News Now," it's always fun for those of us in the media. On Friday's Late Night, he was joined on "Night News Now" but a new consumer reporter: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). In addition to sharing the fact she loves Mario Kart 64, we also learned which is her favorite rolled up fruit snack.
The clip above is from the Kickstarter page for a mobile game called "The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed." The game, amazingly, is exactly what it sounds like. A smartphone/tablet adventure in which the player gets to be the Romney family's famous-for-getting-strapped-to-the-top-of-the-car pooch. Yes, really. In the game, your goal is to free Seamus from his crate and help him navigate obstacles as he rides atop the Romney's car.
I want to again stress that this is a real game that is really in the works. It is not a spoof of any sort.
And the newest amazing detail about this game is that the '80s band, Devo (yes, the guys in funny hats who sang
"Whippet" "Whip It") have recorded a song to accompany the game called "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus)." The Washington Post reports that the song is being released later this month to coincide with National Dog Day. The song release will also come just before the Republican National Convention starts.
You can hear
a preview of a full version of Devo's Seamus song on Amazon, here by clicking play, below. It's amazingly ridiculous in the best way possible.
Again, this is all completely true information.
Newt: iPad owner and satisfied customer
Former House Speaker and self-described tortoise Newt Gingrich stepped into an Apple store, today. The one-time Republican presidential candidate entered the Georgetown Apple store with a broken iPad and left with satisfaction of great times and good service from the Genius Bar. Thanking his Apple geniuses Jim and Ryan, Newt tweeted:
We miss you Newt. Come back soon.
We New Yorkers are used to seeing all kinds of truly bizarre things on the streets of Gotham. And often the best response is no response. But would New Yorkers ignore zombies?
I don't mean the annual Zombie Crawl through Williamsburg in Brooklyn. I mean hyper-realistic-you-think-it's-a-real-zombie zombies.
As part of an ad campaign to bring their channel back to Dish Network, AMC (which airs The Walking Dead) released about a dozen actors in full horror movie makeup on the the city that never sleeps.
We don't really talk much about sports on The Last Word, but that doesn't mean there aren't sports fans among us. And given that our HQ is in New York City, you can bet there are plenty of Giants fans in our office. Not all of us (like this guy), but several of us.
However, there's one member of our staff (yeah, this one) was all about the Madonna halftime show. And she wasn't the only one as Conan O'Brien showed viewers last night on his show. Comedian Billy Eichner was really excited to see the Material Girl, too.
Triple threat (actor/comedian/author) John Hodgman has a new book coming out next week, "That Is All." To get the word out, he's put together a really fantastic web video that's been posted over at Funny or Die.
See if you can count all of the celebrity cameos in this thing. It's quite impressive. I think you'll also enjoy the scene in which he freaks out tourists in Times Square (
something all New Yorkers quietly dream of doing).
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