Tuesday, October 08

Late Morning: The Woot Talk Show Premieres Today

by Jason Toon

Everything changes today at 10 AM Pacific. Woot presents the premiere episode of Late Morning, the one-hour morning chat show for heavy sleepers, office slackers, and people so cheap and lazy they'd rather watch an amateur video stream than pony up for cable - in other words, our kind of people. Watch it on the Woot front page or on our Ustream channel. But why should you?

Debonaire, seductive host Jason Toon chats with Woot uberhoncho Garth Mader about retail and life, including questions from Woot fans (submit your own in the live chat). Master homemaker Sean Adams demonstrates some kicky craft projects to liven up your home, your van, or the storage space where you illicitly reside in direct violation of your rental agreement. La muy fabulosa Amy Nance dishes on the fiercest fall fashions. And don't miss the product demos, a very special canine guest, and other crappy surprises.

For you greedy viewers, we'll be giving away every product we feature on Late Morning over on the Woot Facebook page. Just give us a "Like", then keep an eye out for the giveaway posts after the broadcast.

That's Late Morning, the only morning talk show produced and presented by unattractive office workers with no broadcast experience. If you have a family emergency or something and you do miss today's episode, we'll do another one on Tuesday, November 12. And nobody can stop us. It's in the Constitution. We checked. See you on Ustream and have a fantastic Late Morning!

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Monday, October 07

Watch This First: Skippy Snack Bars commercial, c. 2000

by Jason Toon

I have a confession to make. For roughly the past thirteen years, through all the major moments of my life - my wedding, the birth of my two daughters, that time I saw Hulk Hogan in Las Vegas - my brain has been playing a continuous loop of Rasta elephants toasting and crooning about a mass-market peanut-butter dessert ingot. Now it's your turn.
 

Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

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Tuesday, October 01

Watch This First: Billy Eye's Rock Scream, 1984

by Jason Toon

What better way to kick off Rocktober than with some bloodcurdling 80s metal wailing? Taken from the 1984 dumbsploitation gorehole Rocktober Blood (IMDb synopsis: "A crazed rock singer returns from the dead to murder members of his former band"), this is 1:42 of the kind of caterwauling yowl that makes survivors envy the dead.
 


Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

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Friday, September 27

Watch This First: CBS's Night Games, 1991

by Jason Toon

What happened when the network of Murder, She Wrote and Jake and the Fatman tried to get sexy? Night Games, that's what, CBS's attempt at a smuttier Love Connection. You don't have to watch all seven minutes of this clip to feel the painful impact of its unbearable smirky humor and deeply regrettable early '90s fashions.

 


Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

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Thursday, September 26

Watch This First: Trapper Keeper commercial, 1981

by Jason Toon

There's a lot to love in Mental Floss's excellent history of the Trapper Keeper, but nothing more than the 1981 mini-rom-com that introduced it to prime-time audiences. This Jeffrey kid knows how to make his voice crack to maximum comic effect. He should've been a star.
 


Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

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Tuesday, September 24

Watch This First: Walter White on Chemistry

by Jason Toon

As Breaking Bad money-barrels toward its heartbreakingly good conclusion, a lot of us are reflecting on Walter White's long, sad descent. This kinetic typography video (remember those?) does so through Walt's brief monologue about chemistry from the show's very first episode. Change indeed.
 


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Monday, September 23

Watch This First: "Please, Sirs, Leave"

by Jason Toon

So, this pastor who interrupts a marriage service to chase off the wedding photographers... Is he a self-centered egomaniacal "Reverendzilla" whose tantrum ruined the wedding? Or a brave, humble guardian of the sacredness of the ceremony against the out-of-hand commercialization of weddings today?
 


Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

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Friday, September 20

Watch This First: Corvette Summer trailer, 1978

by Jason Toon

Our 70's Car Movie Trailer Week concludes with the story of a regular kid from the middle of nowhere who dreamed of zooming across the galaxy in a powerful craft: yes, it's Mark Hamill in Corvette Summer, reputedly shot before Star Wars but unreleased until after he hit the big time. It seems Lu- uh, Mark spent a year cherrying out the ultimate 'vette only to have it stolen the next day. A pre-Designing Women Annie Potts plays a sort of slutty, Earthbound Princess Leia.
 


70's Car Movie Trailer Week has been fun, but there are so many more "great" 70s car movie trailers than one week could possibly hold. Share your unsung favorites in the discussion thread.

Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

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Thursday, September 19

Watch This First: The Big Bus trailer, 1976

by Jason Toon

Four years before Airplane!, the disaster-movie parody The Big Bus barreled into cineplexes, fueled by the atomic star-power of Vic Tayback and Richard Mulligan. It's long been a favorite of Woot writer Sean "University" Adams, so Watch This First is pleased to present it here on the penultimate day of '70s Car Movie Trailer Week.
 


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Wednesday, September 18