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11 August 2009 by Rob Spectre

This is a list of just some of the Gonzee apps released so far.

Auto-Tune The News

Produced by Brooklyn indie darlings The Gregory Brothers, their series successfully marries satire of corporate music and mainstream news by using the popular audio plugin Auto-Tune to alter the voices of politicians and pundits on cable news. I’ve been a fan for a while and thought it a perfect addition to the family of content available on Boxee as well as a good starter app to gain familiarity with Boxee development.thumb

Recommended Episode:
#2 – “pirates, drugs, gay marriage”

Formats:
Flash
Flash 720p
H.264

Current Version:
1.5

FailBlog

Easily the most popular of my apps thus far, users can finally witness the glorious fail compiled by the FailBlog crew on their televisions. Gathering only the most epic fail, most sick pwnage, and most thoroughly winless footage, FailBlog has become the authoritative source of spectacular embarrassment on the Internet.thumb

Recommended Episode:
“Backspin Fail”

Formats:
Flash
Flash 720p
H.264

Current Version:

1.7

Improv Everywhere

This app captures the “missions” of one of my favorite New York comedy ensembles, Improv Everywhere. A singularly capable flash-mob / culture jamming outfit, the Big Apple is their set with Kaufman-esque improv humor guaranteed to delight. This is a kind of funny found nowhere else. This app grabs both their latest exploits as well as their greatest hits.thumb

Recommended Episode:
“Frozen Grand Central”

Formats:
Flash
Flash 720p
H.264

Current Version:
1.5

Pure Pwnage

Created by ROFLMAO Productions in the frozen tundra of Toronto, Pure Pwnage is a popular show in a reality format centering around the fictional, but highly believable life of a professional gamer. Jeremy (aka teh_pwnerer) is documented by his film school student brother Kyle dealing with the unique trials and tribulations of being that damn good at video games.thumb

Recommended Episode:
“FPS Doug”

Formats:
High quality DivX

Current Version:
1.5

Happy Tree Friends

The bastard brainchild of San Francisco’s Mondo Mini-Shows, Happy Tree Friends is the children’s cartoon for the pathologically insane. Featuring ultraviolent animated carnage, this app provides their full length episodes in high quality H.264. Future revisions will feature more of the HTF shorts and fan favorites.thumb

Recommended Episode:
“In A Jam”

Formats:
Flash
Flash 720p
H.264

Current Version:
1.5

The Philip DeFranco Show

Updated Monday through Thursday every week, the Phillip DeFranco Show is the popular YouTube show of 23-year-old Bronx native Philip DeFranco. Featuring 3-4 minute monologues on the topics of the day, DeFranco delivers a rapid-fire, intensely sarcastic take on the news while cultivating a highly engaged community. It’s like a late night talk show minus the guests and musical acts.thumb

Recommended Episode:
“Best Comic-Con Cosplay and 4Chan Blocked?”

Formats:
Flash
Flash 720p
H.264

Current Version:
1.1

AL TV

For two decades, pop culture has been brilliantly lampooned by “Weird Al” Yankovic.  The curly haired, accordian toting comic musician is the prolific mind behind such hilarious parodies as “Eat It” and “Smells Like Nirvana.”  Resurgent following the geekcore rap hit “White and Nerdy,” Weird Al is now on Boxee with the AL TV app providing a collection of his classic parodies, new “Internet Leaks” series, and videos he’s directed for other artists such as Ben Folds’ “Rockin’ the Suburbs.”thumb

Recommended Episode:
His new video directed by JibJab, “CNR”

Formats:
Flash
Flash 720p
H.264

Current Version:
1.0

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