Thursday, November 29, 2007

nockFORCE by nockFORCE

Both Sean and I frequent a website called SomethingAwful, and one of our fellow members is a guy who does a flash cartoon. Now, there are thousands of people who post on this site, and I went into these cartoons with a healthy does of skepticism. But I found them pretty much hilarious.

If you like the criminally underrated cartoon Home Movies, you'll like these. If you don't like Home Movies...well, they're only a minute each, so it's worth a look anyway.

I present to you, some choice selections from nockFORCE:

Episode 9: The Bay Bridge

Episode 7: Marriage Magazine

Episode 11: Rappin' Rollercoaster

There are 24 nockFORCE qucikies up on their youtube page...which is here: I'm sure I'll link a few more at some point in the near future. If you did enjoy, though, I encourage you to go check it out.

-Stephen Winchell

Sunday, November 25, 2007


This is a very quick promo for our upcoming UCTV show, patched together with clips from our first and second episode.

Enjoy, talk to your friends about it. Hell, why don't you blog about it yourself?

And, as always, keep an eye out for updates. Wilhelm's got a pretty busy few weeks, it looks like.

-Stephen Winchell

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chairs: A Thanksgiving Treat

We told ourselves we would wait to release any recorded material until after our UConnTV debut, but the HECK with it! It's time to have a little pre-thanksgiving treat.

So here it is: The Wilhelm internet debut with our first sketch EVER to hit vast precipice that is the internet

delicious sketch...nom nom nom nom nom


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Daily Campus Comics - October/November

Wow. I'm an asshole. I said in my last update that I'd start making my little survey of UConn's comics page a weekly thing. That was over a month ago - an even longer gap than last time! YIKES.

Well we might as well get the ball rolling again. Things have been going really well.

Musings is finally cutting the bullshit and asking the big questions. And it's not just limited to the random, invisible strangers this particular comic is targeted at. She's not stopping there.

Nope. She's going after her own friends. Who she sees every day. She's putting her own social life at risk, for the sake of art.

If anyone's wondering, this is what "cutting edge" is.

Yeah man, Hot Topic is so not cool anymore. Once it got all emo and goth and shit it just got lame. What a shame. I, for one, remember when kindly old Mr. Baker started what was known as "Ye Olde Hot-Topick Toffee Shoppe," where the children would laugh and play and were given free toffees because Mr. Baker was so old and kindly. Man, how times have changed.

Maybe you're all too young to remember this. But I'm glad someone else does. Hot Topic sure has changed.

Finally, a pot joke in the Daily Campus Comics Page! At long last!! We haven't had any good pot jokes since the heyday of Matt and Greg, a comic about two cool stoner dudes who smoked weed, hung out with pop culture icons like Oscar the Grouch and Link while smoking weed, and then smoked weed. Then they smoked weed. Those were the days.

Also I think the other kite should be saying, "I'm also as high as you, because I'm also a kite. We're both kites. I find nothing unusual about this situation."

Effed Up is finally taking a stand against a common enemy on UConn's campus: the infirmary. Fuck the infirmary, man! If you've got an injury just take care of that shit yourself. Like Christian Scientists.

"Ice it and keep off of it. How do you keep off of 'IT'?" Now there's some observational comedy worthy of Jerry Seinfeld. Really, what's the deal with "ice it and keep off of it"? What does that MEAN? I mean, there's no way that it could mean "put it on an ice pack and lay down for a while" or anything, right? I'm just totally clueless here. Doctors are so confusing!!

Also that doctor is lookin' snappy. Maybe they shouldn't trust him. Maybe he isn't a doctor. Maybe that's the joke.

Bill Watterson's back, ladies and gentlemen. Or he's been reincarnated in one William Wilson. I mean, let's be honest here... "William Wilson" just SCREAMS "fake name."

Welcome back to the fold, Mr. Watterson. How'd that whole "painting 100 works of art and burning them" thing work out?

So apparently being "original" means "wearing a scarf, communicating with exaggerated arm gestures, and being brunette."

Being original is also being cute, apparently.

Oh man, that is horrible. And he's holding the kid. Oh jeez.

I love this comic.

Hey this is kinda nice too. This is very nice.

I'm in a good mood.

Guess it's time for...


This month: Freshmen 15

So the characters in Freshmen 15 are gettin' laid, drunk dialin', hookin' up with hot dudes and lots of other super-slutty stuff that cool girls do at UConn. It's really cool and shit. Because it's what cool college kids do.

I just hope this new wave of trendiness doesn't spread to more cerebral, respected comics.


Promise I'll do this sooner next time. Have a good'un.

-Sean Rose

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ivan and Mr. Hoppy by Monkey Dust

Monkey Dust is a very dark British sketch comedy show, which ran from 2003 to 2005. It's animated, which is strange, as I've never seen an animated sketch program before.

Anyway, here is a montage of one of their reoccuring characters, Ivan Dobsky. These clips are a bit long (9 minutes each), but totally worth it. About time we put some British sensibility into this mundane American humor blog.

Ivan and Mr. Hoppy Montage 1

Ivan and Mr. Hoppy Montage 2

Comment if you love us
-Stephen Winchell

Friday, November 9, 2007

If you WERENT at our first live performance EVER...

here's a little taste of what you missed:

*Sean Rose miming the act of grabbing a deceased man's junk whilst wearing 80s style sunglasses

*Stephen Winchell as Sherlock Holmes getting his ass handed to himself by Dr. Watson in three rounds of Guess Who

*Rich Piepho's glorious cockneyed accent as he sought his father's killer

*Steve Kress, in a leopard print dress, blonde wig, and serious lipstick going to town on a wedge of chocolate cake to the tune of "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck

*Emily Neumann (our unofficial fifth member) carrying the child of a dressmaker's son, also displaying a glorious cockneyed accent

and furthermore, why WERENT you at our first live performance EVER? seriously...what the're not invited to our joint birthday party anymore

to those of you that DID come to our first live performance EVER : we thank you, and we love you

-kress, on behalf of those other guys in Wilhelm

Monday, November 5, 2007