And so I never have any idea how much more or less everyone else is tuned into pop/.net culture than me (rule of thumb: pop culture a lot more; .net culture a bit less). And but there's this whole Christian Bale blowing up on the set of Terminator: Salvation in this stunning, infantile, megalomaniacal, wildly profane, seemingly unending rant/temper tantrum and lacking the presence of mind not to have it recorded and leaked out to the interwebs about .0005 seconds later.
And I sort of assumed everyone's probably heard it by now, but I just talked to Sara, and she hadn't, and she's pretty darned tuned in, and so maybe you haven't too. And moreover I woke up this morning and my flat was flooding again and but then I started listening to these Bale Rant mash-ups which of course music-minded netizens started turning out about .0125 seconds after the audio came out and really just laughing my head off, which was nice. And but so:
If you haven't heard the original rant, here it is in all its messianic glory. (Listen to this first.)
And now here's the absolute king of mashups: it's called "Bale Out", by a guy called RevoLucian and it's a gem, and completely danceable. It will probably be all over London's club scene by, like, tonight. (It's already on my MP3 player in my workout folder. You can download the MP3 yourself here if you want it.) If you go to this guy's MySpace page, you'll see he's been doing these famous-people's-audio-snippets techno mashups for awhile. The Bill O'Reilly one is also very good, but if you keep going back, you'll find they get worse. So, basically, this guy has been honing his craft just waiting for the perfect celebrity soundbite to emerge. This man has found his moment.
The others I've heard (and seen) aren't quite as fantastic. But, if you're bored at work, here are some lists of others on The Telegraph and YesButNoButYes and, heck, the interwebs themselves.
Thanks for listening! And, seriously, man you and I are done professionally.