Every time I see Verne Troyer, I think, "Wow, that guy is small." It's not that I forget he's a little person, it's just that I can never remember how little of a person he is. For comparison's sake, Troyer, who's 2 feet 8 inches, is almost a full two feet shorter than fellow little person, Emmy-nominated actor Peter Dinklage. That's little! But not so little that the geniuses at "The DUB Magazine Project" couldn't figure out how to get him in a dune buggy so that he could race in the Kawasaki Dirtball Challenge. We just have one question: Where did they find that tiny helmet?
"The DUB Magazine Project" premieres Sunday, July 10 at 1p/12c on MTV2.
Here's a theory: There's nothing in life more fun than driving a go-kart. You're thinking, "What about eating, watching 'Designing Women' and doing it?" And I'm acknowledging that those things are fun, but telling you that they're not more fun than go-karts.
If you still don't believe me you need to take part in an endurance karting race, like the contestants on "Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge" do on this weekend's episode. Do it with some friends, too, so you can make fun of the fat ones for driving slow and the girls for running into walls. Making fun of fat people and girls, they're the only things even remotely as fun as driving go-karts.
"Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge" airs Saturday at 12p/11c.
The experience of standing behind a drag racing car as it thunders down the strip is one we'll likely never have. But that's why we have TV. Other people experience things, we watch them from the couch while eating cookies and we feel like we've experienced it ourselves. So in that sense, after we watch this weekend's "Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge," we will have stood behind a drag racing car as it thunders down the strip. And if the testimonials in this video are accurate ("It shakes you from the inside out!" "It smells really, really good!" "It just smells like heaven!") it's going to be pretty fantastic.
"Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge" airs Saturday at 12p/11c.
"It was pretty much the worst news I've ever heard in my life," said the still-shaken Bam Margera on the death of "Jackass" costar Ryan Dunn.
Flanked by his wife, Missy Margera, for support, Margera gave E! Entertainment an exclusive video interview about losing one of his best friends. The two stuntmen had been close buddies since the '90s when the CKY Crew formed and began releasing video compilations of their stunts and skits. Dunn and Margera competed together three different years in the international 3,000-mile road rally Gumball 3000.
During the interview, Margera recalls how Dunn's driving frightened him. In 1996, Dunn had flipped his car with Bam and his brother Jess Margera in it. Jess flew 40 feet and survived. Bam had even predicted five years ago that Dunn would one day lose his life in a crash.
"He had the lightest Porsche possible and puts a Lamborghini engine in it and puts nitrous in it with a turbo boast thing," Margera says. "I've seen him fly around the road. And I'm like, you're going to go right into a pole, dude."
While Dunn had been drinking the night of the crash, Margera doesn't think that has anything to do with his friend's death. He explains that Dunn's alcohol tolerance was high and he simply died because he was always "a maniac" behind the wheel. Still, Margera claims if he had been at the bar with Dunn that night, he would have tried to take his keys but Dunn would have likely refused.
Watch the interview after the jump.
The great thing about producing a show like "Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge," MTV2's new reality show on which two teams compete to build a drag race car, is that you get to totally make up the rules as you go. So if you want an impromptu game of tackle football that has nothing to do with cars to be a part of the competition, you can make that happen. You know why? Because you're the first person to produce a reality show on which two teams compete to build a drag race car!
Lo and behold, that's just what the guys producing "Burnout" wanted to do. Here's a clip from that football game, which featured the big guys against the little guys and at least one little guy learning an important lesson: Don't screw with the big guys.
"Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge" airs Saturdays at 12p/11c.
LADIES Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and more [Complex]
Don't worry, you'll get your Anna Kournikova fix.
BANGERS Drake's video for "Marvin's Room" [XXL Mag]
Meanwhile, Chris Brown just dropped a remix.
BOARDS Keep an eye on the D.R.E.A.M. crew [GrindTV]
Kechaud Johnson and Co. have a full-length video on the way.
WEB SERIES Rob Dyrdek's Wild Grinders [MTV Geek]
Come for the Lil Rob, stay for the special effects.
WHEELS How ridiculous is the $450,000+ Paramount Marauder SUV? [BroBible]
The correct answer is very ridiculous.
CAPTAIN AMERICA 10 best Marvel Mighty Fine tees [Fork Party]
Heroes for Hire, FTW.
RAPPER REVIEWS Freeway reviews "Cars 2" [NextMovie]
Freeway + "Cars" = Freestyle. Obviously.
DIG THIS New kind of theme park for adults off the Las Vegas strip [Atlas Obscura]
It's also where the casinos bury people with large gambling debts.
In the inevitable all-consuming alien robot war between the Autobots and Decepticons, we all may have to take a side. Humans can either stand idly BY as the Transformers battle to the death, or take the form of their car and participate in the machine massacre.
Naturally, when it's time for destruction again on June 29 (when "Transformers 3" hits theaters), rappers will choose to fight. And since Bumblebee has already taken the 2010 Camaro, musicians and beat makers will have to morph into some different whips. We've imagined how a bunch of them will look as (one of) their own cars. Dr. Dre, above, is his Hummer H2--aka one scary mofo.
The list of things we want to accomplish before our bodies get all bloated and pale and dead is long and varied: eat a Ron Swanson turkey burger; finish a New Yorker article, things like that. But it doesn't have anything on it about ripping a car to pieces with our bare hands. Until now. Thanks to MTV2's new show "Burnout," we're now planning to prowl our friend's driveways and get destructive.
"Burnout" is a reality show about two teams of gear heads competing to build a drag race car. At the end of the show, the cars will be raced and the winning team will get money and the losing team will get shamed. The first episode is this Saturday and it includes a scene in which one team destroys a car with their bare hands. Why? Couldn't really tell you. What we can tell you is that it's going make you want to do the same thing.
Watch "Burnout" Saturday, June 25 at 12p/11c.
You know him as the "Git-R-done!" guy, but everyone under the age of 8 knows him as the voice of redneck tow truck Mater in "Cars 2." And of all the "Cars" cast members, Larry the Cable Guy, aka Daniel Lawrence Whitney, seems like the one who would most likely know his way around a 1970s Chevy flatbed. Nope. As Mr. Cable Guy tells us, he's far less of a gearhead than his pal Jay Leno. In fact, he--wait for it--actually takes his cars to a mechanic. You heard it here, folks: Larry the Cable Guy relies on Steve the Mechanic Guy for all of his automotive needs.
Check out Larry's thoughts on cars and bull riding below.
Photo: Getty Images
LADIES Arianny erotically rolls around in limes for Bud Light Lime [Guyism]
Lemons are jealous.
REMIX Beastie Boys x Santogold x Major Lazer--"Don't Play No Game" [PMA]
It's a winning formula for the cut off of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.
CUFFS The 16 most notorious arrests in MMA history [Cage Potato]
Some fighters see the cage everywhere they go.
SUPERCUT The best TV dads through the decades [BroBible]
Sage advice from John Goodman, Ed O'Neill and more.
WEST L.A. S*** gets real in the Whole Foods parking lot [Daily What]
Organic foods really bring out the worst in people.
MASKED 10 surprising superheroes who are murderers [Fork Party]
But they're friendly killers so it's all good.
WHEELS 8 cars customized by 2pac fans [Complex]
The best of the worst auto tributes.
ZOMBIES The Walking Dead board game [MTV Geek]
Winner gets to eat everyone's flesh.
Photo: Bud Light