Saturday, August 20, 2005

Let's Hug It Out, Bitch


I became a fan of HBO's Entourage this year. I missed the first season somehow, but it's out on DVD so I'll get my chance to see it. This show has me in stitches. It's consistently funny, with sharp dialogue and lots of great guest stars. The cast is great. Kevin Dillon is hilarious as the has-been-actor and older brother to main man Vincent Chase. Stoner sidekick Turtle is also great comedy. But it's Emmy nominated for-this-role Jeremy Piven who is stealing the show with his "this role is custom made for me" part as Ari Gold, Vince's agent. This is the role he was made to play, where the complete asshole you love to hate but yet still love gets taken to it's peak. His dialogue is great, but it's the tagline to this post that has become "the catch phrase". The other day I surfed over to lhiob.com - yes, lets hug it out bitch dot com is for real - and it's all Piven. Available as a download is a funny little techno song called Let's Hug It Out, Bitch - it's a fairly average backing track by Disco D, with dialogue samples cut and pasted over it. It goes on a little too long but it still made me laugh for a minute or two.

Also in HBO related news...
I'm an even bigger fan of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's my favorite train wreck of a show - some people can't handle it because it makes them too uncomfortable - I love it. The last new season premiered in February of 2004 and was done by March or April. I just found out that the new season premieres on Spetember 25th. It's about time.

2 comments:

abu said...

disco d can be really great at times, try to find 50 cent - ski mask way, by far the best beat on massacre

Max said...

There are a couple of "Hug It Out" remixes floating around out there. The Diplo remix is unimpressive, but the Cadence Weapon remix is very funky (though a bit too long).

"Ski Mask Way" has a surprisingly mellow groove that I like as well.