Thursday, February 5

Most Important Comedian v Most Self-Deprecating/Genius Singer

It doesn't take a mastermind to figure out Sacha Baron Cohen is The Most Important Comedian in the World. Well, maybe a very slight academic who realises that, as HBO Exec Vice Prez' Quentin Schaffer notes, through the alter-egos of Ali G, Borat and Bruno "he delivers an obvious satire that exposes people's ignorance and prejudice," which is way more meaningful, smarter and knee-slappingly mirthful than the efforts of say, Seth Rogen.

So, when two of my favourite geniuses have words with each other backstage at a big awards-based spectacle over a pair of one of those geniuses' trousers, it makes for some fine, fine YouTube.

Animal Collective 'Summertime Clothes'
Stereophonics 'She Takes Her Clothes Off'
Kings Of Leon 'Taper Jean Girl'
Nada Surf 'Your Legs Grow'