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DOWNLOAD: Riskay - Smell Yo Dick (Gold Brix Remix) (MP3)

the ninth in a series where we asked comedians to tell us what was good this year....

David Cross

David Cross is absolutely, 100%, the sole reason I got interested in comedy and, like many people, it all started with Mr. Show. As far as stand-up is concerned, from a young age I thought it was the trade of coked-out hockey-haired douche bags wearing bolo ties. Then I saw his stand-up special The Pride is Back, and I got a fresh new perspective on what stand-up should be. From there I was introduced to comedians like Bill Hicks, Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Benson, Paul F. Tompkins, and many others. Just becoming a fan of this one comedian led me to be a more proactive seeker of good comedy. I'm not a comedian, but this man has influenced my taste more than anyone. He acts, does voice work, writes, and is one of the greatest stand-up talents of all time. I couldn't be more thrilled that he took the time out to tell us what he was into in 2007. - Klaus

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Top Ten list for Brooklynvegan that has very little to do with music because, let’s be honest, who cares what I think really?

Battlestar GalacticaBattlestar Gallactica - Several months ago Patton Oswalt was nice enough to spend some of his Balls of Fury money and sent me the entire first season of BG with a note telling me to watch it because it was one of the best shows on TV. I didn’t believe him. And because I’m not really much of a sci-fi fan it stayed in the shrink-wrap until I got really sick and laid up for about a week. After exhausting my supply of unwatched dvd’s I looked over at the BG set and in my Nyquil haze opened them and popped the pilot in. After about five minutes I was hooked. Great stories, great casting and acting and surprisingly subversive. When I was done with Season One, I got up, and with a fever and pounding headache, crawled down to the video store to BUY Season 2 and 2.5. I highly recommend it. And it is only tangentially “sci-fi” so don’t worry about it being too nerdy.

JesusThe God Delusion / Breaking The Spell / Misquoting Jesus - Three very different but all excellent books dealing with religion and its origins, possible causes, effects, history and perversions. Each author approaches their subject with varying degrees of reverence and understanding, from cutting, cynical opinion (The God Delusion) to purely dry, historical fact (Misquoting Jesus). They are all fascinating and enlightening.

Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place - This is a British show that is another in a long, probably never ending line, of smart, funny, innovative comedies. The pretense is that it is an old sci-fi show from the early 80’s that is only now being released. It’s really funny on a number of different levels. Seek it out and see it now before you can’t.

Scuba Diving - I got certified this year and have been on six dives now. It’s probably the closest one can come to the experience of space travel without actually going into space, which would be infinitely harder and more expensive. It’s so fucking beautiful and otherworldly down there. It’s very easy to dive, as well as get licensed. And it's the only place left where we're still safe (so far) from the terrorists!

scuba diving

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Soulja Boy, "Crank Dat" - I fucking love it! Not the song, but the fact that this Grammy nominated piece of shit is a full fledged phenomenon sung and emulated by children and pre-teens all across America. Why? Because it advocates cumming on a “ho’s” back and then putting the bed sheet on her so that when it dries it resembles a cape. And for extra giggles look up "supersoak" in the urban dictionary. You go (eight year old) girl!! Almost as great as middle aged white people gleefully singing a song celebrating a place to go for anonymous gay sex during the 7th inning stretch at Yankee stadium.

The New PornographersChallengers - My vote for their best album to date. Does my vote count? Where’s my polling station? This is bullshit!

Rock BandRock Band - Come on. This one should be self-explanatory. I can’t play any instruments, but now, thanks to technology, I can play all instruments!

"Smell Yo’ Dick" - Riskay featuring Aviance & Real Produced by DJ Quest. If you haven’t heard this song yet please go to YouTube and look it up. The first couple of lines are:

why you coming home
5 in the morn'
something's going on
Can I smell yo dick?

Dont play me like a fool
Cause that aint cool
So what u need to do is let me smell yo dick

Riskay

Hell Date - This is a “prank” dating show on BET and it’s always (always!) funny. The actors on it are fucking brilliant. The premise is simple; one person thinks they are going on a real reality blind date with a stranger except that stranger is a highly skilled improv actor. Both genders are victimized and almost 100% of the time if a guy is being pranked he will sit and take the increasingly outlandish, sometimes dangerous behaviour because of course he wants to get laid. And if it’s a woman she will lose patience and call the guy on his shit almost immediately. There was one woman (victim) who threatened to cut a guy if he continued his flirting. She was serious.

The Daft Punk show earlier this summer…or so I’ve heard.

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Roof Raising

Previously
* Best of 2007 by Dave Hill
* Best of 2007 by Rob Huebel
* Best of 2007 by Max Silvestri
* Best of 2007 by Paul Scheer
* Best of 2007 by Fred Armisen
* Best of 2007 by Jonah Ray
* Best of 2007 by Kristen Schaal
* Best of 2007 by Jon Benjamin

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Comments (32)

I love the BG shoutout. Best show on TV.

Posted by Dan | December 17, 2007 11:35 AM

must've been a shitty year david.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2007 11:44 AM

"Almost as great as middle aged white people gleefully singing a song celebrating a place to go for anonymous gay sex during the 7th inning stretch at Yankee stadium."

What is this referring to? I'm curious

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2007 12:03 PM

the YMCA

Posted by anon | December 17, 2007 12:17 PM

Hahah I'm totally with you Anon 12:03. I've been trying to figure it out. I've sang the words to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in my head, along with "God Bless America"...can't figure this one out.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | December 17, 2007 12:19 PM

the YMCA

Posted by anon | December 17, 2007 12:45 PM

um, he's referring to the YMCA

Posted by anon | December 17, 2007 12:46 PM

Congrats on getting certified. Diving is an awesome sport. The Feds, however, now have your name as all divers are reported to a list held by Homeland Security. They seem to think that WE are the threat. Ha!

Peace

Posted by douglas | December 17, 2007 12:46 PM

Actually, it's during the fifth inning when the grounds crew comes out to "rake" the dirt. They pump their fists and twirl around while dragging the "rakes" (not really sure what those things are called) and then at the chorus drop them & do the YMCA dance. Mr. Cross' observation had me bust out laughing here at work.

Posted by treece | December 17, 2007 12:48 PM


cross is funny...but, me thinks you should check out bill hicks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2007 12:58 PM

I hope people finally hear about this Galactica show. Is it popular?

Posted by Jack | December 17, 2007 1:41 PM

I hope people finally hear about this Galactica show. Is it popular?

Posted by Jack | December 17, 2007 1:45 PM

this site has sucked balls lately

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2007 1:46 PM

"this site has sucked balls lately"

So have the comments

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2007 2:19 PM

garth marenghi's dark place is total genius.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2007 2:24 PM

I'm tired to telling people this, but Zeppelin are not going to reunite til 09, when the Plant/Krauss tour is over. Yes, Zep will rock when they are back together, but until then you all just need to chill and stop speculating.

I dont know why you all have to piss over each other on poor Davey Cross's forum, this is so not the place for this discussion.

Posted by Loyd Ramberhose | December 17, 2007 3:27 PM

I'm tired to telling people this, but Zeppelin are not going to reunite til 09, when the Plant/Krauss tour is over. Yes, Zep will rock when they are back together, but until then you all just need to chill and stop speculating.

I dont know why you all have to piss over each other on poor Davey Cross's forum, this is so not the place for this discussion.

Posted by Loyd Ramberhose | December 17, 2007 3:27 PM

Wow. "I'm Not There" must have been a really shitty movie. David didn't even mention it and he was in it.

Posted by Rabi | December 17, 2007 4:50 PM

I know everyone hated Challengers because Pitchfork back stabbed NP (what's new?) but I think it's an amazing album. oh David Cross, you light up my life.
So good on Nevermind the Buzzcocks.

Posted by Mandy | December 17, 2007 5:23 PM

I know everyone hated Challengers because Pitchfork back stabbed NP (what's new?) but I think it's an amazing album. oh David Cross, you light up my life.
So good on Nevermind the Buzzcocks.

Posted by Mandy | December 17, 2007 5:25 PM

I know everyone hated Challengers because Pitchfork back stabbed NP (what's new?) but I think it's an amazing album. oh David Cross, you light up my life.
So good on Nevermind the Buzzcocks.

Posted by Mandy | December 17, 2007 5:33 PM

it would be great if i could somehow delete those fifteen extra comments.

Posted by Mandy | December 17, 2007 6:04 PM

I prefer coked-out hockey-haired douche bags wearing bolo ties.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2007 6:41 PM

garth marenghi is so freakin awesome!!!

Posted by su | December 17, 2007 8:32 PM

Just wondering what your thoughts on Jim Nortons comedy were

Posted by Me | December 17, 2007 8:37 PM

bill hicks was funny... but methinks you should check out some sid caesar. of course he was no 'fatty' arbuckle either if you know what i mean.

Posted by john | December 17, 2007 8:49 PM

what time was daft punk on?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2007 9:33 PM

This guy was super-funny on Just Shoot Me! Also check out his hilarious book - "Holidays on Ice."

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2007 10:14 AM

"God Bless America" is totally about cruising for anonymous gay sex. "The mountains" is code for the corner of 53rd and 3rd, while "the prairies" means the pier on Christopher St. "The oceans white with foam" means the Duane Reade on 14th and 2nd. It cracks me up most people still don't know this.

Also, singing it with your hat off means you're a "bottom," hat on means you're a "top."

Posted by Glenn Hughes | December 18, 2007 2:22 PM

"The New Pornographers – Challengers - My vote for their best album to date."

That's wack. He must've said that to try to get into Carl's pants. And Mandy must be trying to get into his pants.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2007 3:42 PM

Wow. I can't believe I just listened to the entire song "Smell yo Dick".

Posted by sniff? | December 19, 2007 4:31 PM

Um, I think "Holidays on Ice" is David Sedaris, who I think is an entirely different person from David Cross.

If you haven't bought all of the Arrested Development DVDs yet, go do that and put a little coin in Mr. Cross' pockets. It's only the funniest TV show ever.

Posted by Ted | December 19, 2007 9:00 PM

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