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Last year was brutal for beards: Matisyahu and Conan O'Brien shaved theirs, and Osama bin Laden's became a sea life habitat, thanks to SEAL Team 6. But 2012 has been fantastic for facial hair, from movies to TV to video games to "The Hunger Games."
Without further ado, the greatest whiskers of the past 12 months...
Best Superhero Facial Hair: Bruce Wayne, 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Not so long ago, comic book heroes were clean-shaven while villains twirled their mustaches. But in "The Avengers," bare-faced Loki is no match for bearded Thor, Iron Man and Nick Fury. That said, the only crime-fighter more badass than Batman is unkempt, clinically depressed Batman. Until caveman-style Wolverine hits screens next year.
Rather than going out in your hometown this weekend and judging all the people you went to high school with (do that Wednesday night), stay home with your family for some laughs courtesy of comedian Kyle Kinane. Kinane's first one-hour comedy special "Whiskey Icarus" premieres Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, during which the gruff-voiced funny man dishes on unsliced pizza, stereotypes, chivalry, single white dudes at the movie theater, suburbia and some weirdo who brought a bag of pancakes onto a plane. Check out a couple Kinane clips to whet your laugh palate.
When you wake up on Thanksgiving morning, you can always count on three things: the smell of roasting turkey, a Godzilla-sized hangover and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
As kids we loved that parade. Our favorite cartoon characters--blown up to gigantic proportions--hovered through New York City. It should've been the stuff of nightmares, but it was a blast to watch.
Some of the balloons, however, just kinda made us scratch our heads. We ignored these monstrosities of lameness back then, but we can't ignore them anymore. In fact, we might sleep through the parade this year.
In the pantheon of great food mascots, you have Tony the Tiger, Lucky the Leprechaun, Count Chocula... but definitely not Kraft Mac & Cheese's dinosaur. The hat, the camera, the dopey smile... C-Rex should've gone extinct 65 million years ago.
Imagine this: you're working at a fast food joint, serving a couple senior citizens their tacos (hey, the economy sucks -- what can you do?), and then Giancarlo Esposito walks in because he's all nostalgic about playing Gus Fring on "Breaking Bad."
You and Gus become boys. He tells you about how many people he got to kill while making the show. (Onscreen, presumably.) You take Gus out to dinner with your girlfriend. Every time you say something corny or stupid, Gus -- in his calm, collected, sociopath voice -- tells her that you are an important man, one who shouldn't be doubted. She never doubts you again.
This could be your life if you work at Twister's, the real-life Los Pollos Hermanos in Albuquerque, New Mexico where "Breaking Bad" was filmed. And they're hiring. Read More...
Want some Halloween costume advice? Don't dress up. You're not a child and you're not a woman, so you're not allowed to wear a costume.
However, if you still insist, be creative. Dress up like a classic TV character from one of their show's Halloween episodes. Allow me to explain. Don't dress up like Steve Urkel. Dress like Steve Urkel dressed up like Superman. That means wearing the cape and the tights, along with the big glasses and box cut. Below are some other classic TV characters wearing Halloween costumes. Just remember, wearing any costume at all, even one of these, guarantees that the only thing you'll share your bed with on Halloween night is a bunch of unwanted Sweet Tarts.
There's a lot of footage in the "Guy Code" archives that just isn't appropriate for air during an episode. For example, the scene below with Jon Gabrus and April Rose that derailed when Gabrus' boner interfered with his brain function. Hard to blame him. There's also verbal slip-ups, poor lighting and out-of-place Street Fighter references. Sometimes the production crew just wants a change of scenery.
Check out the full one-hour special of "Guy Code to Manscaping" tomorrow night at 11/10c on MTV2, but for now, check out these hilarious bloopers.
Very easy on the eyes actress Danai Gurira (from HBO's "Treme") plays Michonne, one of the survivors, is a prominent character in Robert Kirkman's graphic novels. Michonne was introduced at the end of Season 2 when she rescued Andrea from probable zombie death. Kirkman himself is pretty pumped to see Gurira.
"I can say that I'm completely in denial when I see Danai walk out on set and jump off the page," he told Shock Till You Drop. "As badass as she is in the comics, seeing her move and seeing her kill the zombies in motion is so much more intense that you can believe. Fans of the comics are going to love it. She's great."
A couple weeks ago we heard distressing news about an "unavoidable" worldwide bacon shortage due to shrinking pig herds. This bacon shortage idea did not originate as a Twitter rumor designed to terrify the Denny's crowd, but from a statement by Britain's National Pig Association, which might have been trying to scare grocery stores into paying more for bacon products. If so, that's foul.
At least one man did not take the news lightly and began preparing for the shortage (or the "total f***ing bull***t") by stocking up with as much bacon as humanly possible. That's step one. That Knight in Shining Bacon? You're damn right: Famed meat lover Ron Swanson. More of his expert advice on what to do in the event of a bacon shortage in the video below.
The video is called "A Song for 'The Walking Dead,'" and through music it tells a story about a guy who gives up a blow job to watch the Season 3 premiere of AMC's zombie show this Sunday. Not a zombie blow job or anything kinky like that, but a knobber from his wife who appears in the video wearing lingerie.
You may be wondering, what the heck is Lil Duval doing in the scene? Well, he joins the chorus of disappointment over the man's decision. The video was made by the director of "Guy Code," Andy Stuckey (seen above on couch), and his music duo Stuckey and Murray. Consider the protagonist's plight when you sit down to watch "The Walking Dead" this Sunday.
This fall's breakout reality hit, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," is a mystery to guys everywhere. In honor of tonight's "South Park" episode "Raising the Bar," airing on Comedy Central at 10 p.m., we have unearthed some hidden gems of advice from the women of the Boo Boo family. The show, a spin-off of TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras," features seven-year-old beauty queen Alana Thompson. Alana, better known as "Honey Boo Boo," lives in Georgia with her parents, "Mama June," "Suga Bear" and her three older sisters. In true Guy Code fashion the Boo Boo women are here to hit you with some knowledge about the opposite sex. Who would have thought Honey Boo Boo could be the world's greatest wingman?