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The Showcase of Depravity

This is the long hard truth. It goes extra deep.

"Comedy's a dead art form. Now tragedy, that's funny." The Showcase of Depravity showcases... depravity. Wisdom and humor from the perspective of a few disgruntled (& sexy) video store professionals.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Wall of Shame: Another Showcase of Depravity showcase of depravity

A dear friend of The Showcase, who we'll call a dedicated fan for these purposes, recently came up with his rendition of what the Fairfield Weekly Best Video Store photoshoot would have looked like had they provided the strippers we explicitly requested.

So for any of you readers out there who want to get a good idea of what Showcase/Brooklyn We Back photoshoots and parties are usually like, peep this:

Never has photoshop, or microsoft paint, been put to better use.

While I'm at it, let's take a look at look at Media Wave's history through The Weekly photos. I call this

THE WALL OF SHAME: A photographic essay on the evolution of cool


"We make this look gooood"

This is actually our movie poster for the upcoming Media Wave production of "Weekend at Bernie's 3".
This picture is a classic on so many levels. As you can see, our level of professionalism keeps deteriorating with each year we win, and, in reaction to our shenanigans, Paul's keeps getting more militant. Paul is professional to the maxx, he's a profesional professional. If "profressionalism" started with an Ex, it would now be spelled just with a capital X (e.g: Xtreme Butter Popcorn).
We are clearly making Paul uncomfortable - no different than a normal day at work. He's thinking "I have to work with these lunatics, but do I really need to be photographed with them too? My family is going to disown me". Unfortunately, Paul's family disowned him after this picture went public. We're sorry, Paul.

"Why are you so distant?" This picture was actually taken during one of our emotionally painful squables. I was like "talk to me?" and Drew was like "not here, god damnit. Just be cool". As you can see, we did. If you look at our 2006 picture you see that we fixed everything and embraced eachother once again.
This image became the face of the Brooklyn We Back poster, and the sexiest picture in Weekly history at the time.
You may also notice that in each picture Drew's hair keeps getting longer, and you can never see his eyes. Even in the 2006 picture he is squinting. He's a mysterious creature, and he's becomin a long-hair hippie.


The Weekly put the following quote next to this picture in their article for the store:
"We're excited about movies. The passion is there."

Paul has a different way of showing his excitement... by not. The juxtaposition of Paul's "Get this over with" smirk while holding "Snow White", the most cheerful movie ever, is brilliant.


(p.s. - obviously, there is no offensive meant to Paul with this post. Paul is comically serious in most work-related things, it's just his nature, and we celebrate him for it.)

For full coverage of the 2006 award, click here.... or just scroll down.


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