Jack Black was just on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about Festival Supreme, the upcoming comedy extravaganza he and Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass are organizing. He also announced that he and Kyle are starring in “Adult Wolf”, a sequel to Teen Wolf – and I don’t mean the current MTV series. See for yourself.
I’m going to be a guest on the weekly Howl Out Cast podcast today at 11 AM Eastern (8 AM Pacific). Listen live on Justin.tv or TalkShoe! I’m not sure what lycanthropic topics we’ll be discussing today, but it’s gonna be good!
The podcast was a blast! Thanks to the Howl Out Cast crew for hosting a great show, and for letting me natter away with abandon. We talked about Twilight, legal injunctions, werewolf aesthetics and infighting among werewolf fans, a great werewolf prank video, sad 9-year-olds and more. You can listen to episode 29 here:
I thought the Skittles werewolf baby commercial was the weirdest wolf/werewolf-related TV spot I would ever see, but I was wrong. So very wrong. This Old Spice commercial for a new fragrance called “Wolfthorn” is… irresistible. “I was afraid… then seduced… then intrigued… then in a car.” I love Old Spice commercials!
This promo photo from their Instagram feed is pretty righteous, too.
Thanks to Adam Sulewski on Twitter for pointing out the commercial!
If the Internet is good at one thing, it’s the capture and retention of pop culture minutiae. Unfortunately, just because it’s out there doesn’t mean it’s easy for Google or (snicker) Bing to find, which is why I’m turning to you, fellow werewolf fans, to help out. Paul Davis (of American Werewolf in London documentary Beware The Moon fame) wrote me with a request:
I’m currently working on a project and wondered if you could help me source a HIGH RESOLUTION version of the Fox Ad for the television series WEREWOLF from 1987.
The ad in question is below, and this is the largest version I can find – I can’t remember for sure, but I believe I sourced it from WerewolfTV.com before it went offline. If you know of a larger version, let Paul know!
If you’re a werewolf (or just look like one), Britain’s Got Talent
finalists The Circus of Horrors
might want to have you sit for a job interview. As reported by The Telegraph
, Circus of Horrors has posted not one but two ads for a position
on the UK’s Directgov job site. Both ads specify that all applicants
…must be genuine, people with beards or wearing masks will not be accepted, although a woman with a beard may be considered under a different job opportunities…
Simply having hypertrichosis won’t qualify you, though – you’ve got to have
a minimum of 60,000 hairs growing on [your] face & linking up with the hairline, hair on the head is not included in this specification.
All applicants must “have Circus skills to a high standard”, and (this is my favourite part), the successful applicant’s duties will include “all aspects of working as a wolf person”. Think you fit the bill? Apply now!
Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew, and running the Supernatural Registration Authority is definitely a bone too tough to gnaw through on my own. That’s why I’m discontinuing the part of the SRA that involves me having to physically make and ship things. If you’d like to receive in the mail a certificate or a photo ID card proclaiming your status as a registered werewolf (or one of several dozen other non-human entities), you have until Sunday night to place your order.
The SRA will continue to exist, and I’m going to create a self-service option for people who want to register and then print out their own detailed certificate (the one I mail people, not the free one everyone gets). The current set-up just takes too much time to maintain – time I’d rather spend finding things to post here on Werewolf News.
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Regardless of the damage this may do to my credibility as “the Werewolf News guy”, I can’t keep this inside any longer: I have never seen the 1941 classic werewolf movie “The Wolf Man“. Ever. Not even 30 seconds of it. I’m sorry.
This is an egregious failing on my part, and I have no excuse, other than a distaste for the “classic wolf man” aesthetic (I just can’t abide that DA haircut). As a matter of fact, if it weren’t for Craig J. Clark’s outstanding Full Moon Features series here on Werewolf News, my knowledge of werewolf movies prior to the 1980s would be non-existant. I hope you can forgive me for this failing. If you can still tolerate my uneducated words, please read on to learn how I intend to rectify the situation.
The next full moon falls on Wednesday November 28th. On that day, at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern, I invite you to watch The Wolf Man with me in real time.
Synchtube is the venue, and in addition to my participation in the built-in chatroom, I will be live-tweeting my comments and reactions. By making my education on that auspicious Werewolf Wednesday a public event, I hope to regain the trust and respect of the several half-dozens of people who are horrified at this gap in my lycanthropic experience. Join me, won’t you?
I discovered this wonderful sketch from The 1491s via a tweet by Kate Beaton this morning. It’s from way back in 2009 (from the dark days when people cared about Twilight), but I laughed and cringed all the same. In fact, I reveled in the unassailable correctness of Native Americans skewering the faux-tribal stupidity of the Twilight “werewolves”. If you don’t crack a smile at the scenes of these guys (including a nebbish who looks no more native than Taylor Lautner) pretending to turn into werewolves, please just go ahead and add Werewolf News to your hosts file.
The 1491s are a comedy group “based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigeneous satire.” You can check out more of their work at 1491s.com.
I’m not normally a fan of the “just a big wolf” werewolf, but the woman in this video for David Guetta’s She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) gets a lifetime pass because she’s apparently some kind of sorcerer, not just a werewolf, and one of her powers makes people and landscapes explode into spiky pixel-flakes.
The song’s great, too! It’s available as a digital download from Amazon and iTunes.
I’m in the office while every other Canadian is sleeping off a turkey binge. The desperate pleas, frantic cries, werewolf snarls and random gunfire in this video by sketch comedy group (posse?) Dumbshit Mountain are exactly what I need to keep a smile on my face this morning.