30 December 2009

Green Screen Grandmas



And I quote:
"This is what happens when you put your Grandmothers in front of a green screen and show then the image that will be behind them as they ride a roller coaster."

23 December 2009

Colin Mochrie (Whose Line) on Goosebumps

After literally minutes of tracking down this clip, I finally found Colin Mochrie's appearance on the Goosebumps episode entitled "Bad Hare Day," and in case you are wondering, this is his only line.

18 December 2009

17 December 2009

Jazz Fest '09

Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Widespread Panic, The Neville Brothers, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Irma Thomas, Gipsy Kings, The Dead Weather, Elvis Costello & the Sugarcanes, Teena Marie, Allen Toussaint, Band Of Horses, Gov’t Mule, Average White Band, Jose Feliciano, Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Kirk Franklin, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Gil Scott Heron

Now, keep in mind that I am not a huge fan of several of these bands, but HOLY SHIT! Look at this lineup--JUST FOR THE 2ND WEEKEND!

04 December 2009

Bunny Business

Here's the thing: I can't stop thinking about this SNL skit. It's not the best one, certainly, but I just love it. Watch for Bill Hader as Eddie Vedder.

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Maybe this is all over the internet--I'm not sure. All I know is that I love it. I adore it. I cherish it. And I'll never, EVER, get sick of it.

02 December 2009

Dollywood


Y'all. For real.
I have to go to Dollywood.
It's 9 and change hours away.

Who's coming with me?

The Pink Lady of Malibu


Boingboing.net giving me another tidbit to gift to you.
The Pink Lady of Malibu was a grafitti painting in--you guessed it--Malibu, CA. The story behind her is pretty interesting.
Read more here.

01 December 2009

Cher and the Osmond Family do a Stevie Wonder Medley

Thanks to Charming for rediscovering this piece of absolute gold, I can now die a happy man.
Ladies and gentlemen, Cher.

30 November 2009

Worst singing ever, in a stadium setting


Watch for belly fat at the end, silly solo dancing by short guy, and just when you think it can't get any worse, it gets twice as loud, and, somehow, twice as bad. Oh wait, and somehow these guys were on Dutch Idol, like American Idol but in the Netherlands. <3

BOY, MAKING FUN OF PEOPLE SURE DOES MAKE ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF!

20 November 2009

The Dark Knight Kills Christmas

Not a fan after a minute, but the first three scenes are pretty funny.

Clip from 1994 unreleased movie, "The Fantastic Four"

First of all, you're welcome.
Second of all, how the hell did I not know that this existed before just now?
Third of all,


They have the rest on YouTube. Watch it and tell me how you like it, k?

15 November 2009

Jessi Darlin of Those Darlins




I am in love with her.

Check out Those Darlins if you ever get a chance. Their record is awesome, but they are somehow better live.

13 November 2009

Nico's Birthday and a REALLY COOL SITE!


So, being trapped in an internet-less void for some time, I didn't get a chance to mention Nico's birthday, which was 10/16.
But that's okay because I happened upon a website of pictures of Nico before she became a famous musician. This picture is one I found on the site. Check it out. She was on a Bill Evans album cover I've seen a million times (but never knew it was her!).

27 October 2009

Mr. Tap


Perfect picture of Mr. Tap, the logo of Ephemera Ohio Waterworks.
Thanks, Mostly Forbidden Zone!

Soviet War Paintings


This website features a whole bunch of Soviet war paintings, which are mostly excellent. Strongly recommend a check out.
This one's called "After Fascist's Visit" by A. Plastov.
Thanks to boingboing.net for pointing to this one.

18 October 2009

The Freshman, Barack Obama Photoshoot


Here's the link to a photoshoot of President Obama from his university days. It's well-shot, and boy, was he handsome!

11 October 2009

Blood Self-Portrait


Yeah, this is a sculpture made out of the artist's own frozen blood.
http://www.factum-arte.com/eng/artistas/quinn/images/self/self.jpg

02 October 2009

Great Story About Elvira

[Elvira, Mistress of the Dark]'s awesome! My friend was in her last movie and I got to meet her and share a Domino's pizza with her.
I then proceeded to geek all over her. I told her how much Movie Macabre meant to me when I was growing up and then listed several bits including the "Breather". I told her how I counted the moments up until the new TV Guide came out with the next treasure. Schizoid? Monstroid? Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks? I told her how I had her picture pinned up to my high school locker.
I think it all came out in one rushed nervous breath, like a 10-year-old recounting a movie he loved and saw the previous day ... a jumbled, rushed, excited blathering, pointless puke of words that just sort of could be summed up as "I love you, please like me."
She just smiled and said "And who knew you'd turn out gay?"

-TRG

(link)

24 September 2009

My Dream Has Come True--GHOST RIDER SEQUEL!


The worst, and therefore, best, movie of all-time is somehow getting a sequel. My prayers have been answered.
Apparently, the guy who is doing it is one of the writers for Batman Begins. I was hoping Ghost Rider didn't get legitimate... And then I realized Nick Cage is still in it, so I'm safe there.

23 September 2009

...And before I forget (Jim Henson)


Jim Henson's birthday is tomorrow.
One of my favorite people in the entire universe. Jim Henson, apart from being an inventor, comedian, musician (kindof), puppeteer, moviemaker, director, and all-around genius, was a really great guy. The creator of Sesame Street, the Muppets, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, and other such gems of our youth, he will be sorely missed by everyone who loves his work and who appreciates greatness.

"I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and that everything works out for the best. I know I drive some people crazy with what seems to be ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked out for me." -Jim Henson

Somehow I missed Elvira, Mistress of the Dark's birthday


9/17 was the birthday of my beloved Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. One of the funniest, most beautiful, awesomest people in entertainment, I will always have a profound innermost adoration for Elvira. Happy belated, Elvira!

15 September 2009

All Tomorrow's Parties by Beck's Record Club


Not sure if people know about this, but if you do, just skim. Beck has gathered a group of musicians to cover whole albums, and they have just released The Velvet Underground and Nico. It's not bad--I like "Run, Run, Run" more than the original--but what's great about it is the singer on this one, Thorunn Magnusdottir. The only thing I found about her was that she was in this pretty terrible band called The Honeymoon. She has a MySpace, but, unfortunately, Flash requires a newer OS than I have, so no MySpace music for me... Anyhoo, I recommend you watch the video and listen to the other two worthwhile songs on the covers album ("RRR" and "I'll Be Your Mirror"). What do you think?

03 September 2009

Well, look at that! Captain EO is returning to Disney!


Yep, you heard right! Captain EO, the Michael Jackson 3-D adventure is coming back to Disneyland in California in 2010. I've been talking about this for years and what a good idea it was. I hope that they decide to put it back in Epcot Center at Disney World, so I can go visit soon(ish).

Ghanan Film Posters


Look at these Ghanan takes on film posters. Pretty cool, if you ask me.

Pug Hug


My new favorite picture ever.

Wait, no...that can't be. Brussels castle.


This is a ceiling of a castle in Brussels. Guess what it's made of. IT'S CRAZY!
http://sepientia.com/2009/09/what-made-the-ceiling-of-the-royal-castle-in-brussels/
Go there, too.

01 September 2009

8/30 John Peel's Bday


John Peel, the most influential DJ of the Britons and totally coooool cat (famous for creating the career of the Undertones and bringing punk rock to BBC's airwaves), would have celebrated his birthday on the 30th. Happy birthday, John!

Unsuccessful Wax Celebrities


This website shows a bunch of pictures of slightly imperfect wax clones of celebrities. Love it.

30 August 2009

16 August 2009

NEW ORLEANS!


So, as of a few days ago, I am a resident of New Orleans! It feels so surreal, not as much to be in New Orleans for a long time, as having such a huge permanent change. On top of that, it's a huge change that I have been anticipating for so long! Danny and I are paying to housesit (what?) Uptown. It's been great so far. I met with a realtor, looked at homes, went grocery shopping, ate some Danny-original crawfish étouffé, visited many bars, and already found the Indian food buffet I am sure I will be frequenting weekly. Jonny got here yesterday, which was excellent. I am really glad he's here; it's certainly a nice thing to have the trio back together again. Anyway, for those interested in knowing, I'm here. Call me sometime, eh?

8/6, Andy Warhol's Birthday


My idol and possible preincarnate (?), Andy Warhol's, birthday was August 6. Happy belated, Andy!

01 August 2009

Visually Appealing High Voltage Generators in Istra, Russia


This website contains pictures of these strange-looking and experimental high voltage generators in Istra, Russia. Apparently no one knew what they were until after they were floating around the web for a while.

31 July 2009

KATE BUSH, GENIUS OF EVER, BIRTHDAY W00TERS


The creator of my favorite album ever, Hounds of Love, celebrated her birthday yesterday, too. Arnold AND Kate? Oh boy.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Birthday 7/30


As you all know, Arnold Schwarzenegger is my favorite all-time actor, appearing in all of the greatest movies ever, according to AFI. Happy birthday, Arnold!

Kieron Williamson, Six Year Old Watercolor Prodigy


This is a painting by Kieron Williamson, who is six years old. Holy shiut. More here.

29 July 2009

12 Amazingly Unique Mona Lisa Reproductions


This website contains several of the creative ways DaVinci's Mona Lisa has been reproduced. This one is made with Rubik's cubes.

18 July 2009

Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline


I've been pretty intrigued by the slew of reports coming out of Detroit about its decaying infrastructure. Journalists make it seem like Detroit's current economic status defines why it's in such a way--like they're just finding out that Detroit is a piece of shit. I think it's an interesting media phenomenon, but the actual reason I follow the story so closely has to do with my true infatuation with the derelicte. It's so hideous and beautiful at the same time. Time Magazine has done a really cool "photo essay" about it called "Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline," and I think it's worth a looksie. Just follow the link.

Ron Asheton 7/17


In addition to my buddy, Shockerella's, bday, it's also Stooges bassist Ron Asheton's birthday. If you recall, earlier in the year, Ron died. But let's celebrate my favorite Stooge's bday instead of dwelling on our loss, shall we?

04 July 2009

What the fuck is going on, and why is it that every famous person I love is dying?


Steve McNair, my favorite quarterback for my favorite NFL team, the Tennessee Titans, who spent years on the team, was shot to death today.

Happy birthday, Poly Styrene!


Poly Styrene, singer of the punk group, X-Ray Spex, and admitted pose(u)r, became a year older today. Happy birthday, Poly Styrene! Have a super day!

7/1 was ALSO Fred Schneider's Bday!


It's a twofer! It must have been genius day in the world of Rock and Roll b/c Debbie Harry AND Fred Schneider celebrated their birthday on 7/1! Happy birthday, Fred! You were great in Little Rock. I'll love shack-shimmy in your honor.

7/1 was Debbie Harry's Birthday!


YAY Debbie Harry! Hope you had a great one!

28 June 2009

New Celebrity Death Third

1. David Carradine
2. Ed McMahon
3. Farrah Fawcett

1. Michael Jackson
2. Billy Mays
3. ?

My vote is still Kathy Griffin. Though the other day, Maya Angelou came up in my head, and that one makes sense, too. Maybe Regis Philbin. Perhaps Willie Nelson. What about Bob Dylan? And Walter Kronkite is not doing so well. Artie Lange came up in conversation a while ago. Little Richard is a good pick.
Who is your vote for?

BTW, is it the apocalypse b/c there sure are a lot of celebrity deaths.

26 June 2009

On the upside, VooDoo Fest...


IS GONNA BE THA SHIT!

Flaming Lips
Kiss (but we already knew that)
The Pogues
Meat Puppets

WHOA!

25 June 2009

Wow. The Greatest Entertainer of the 20th Century is dead.


I don't think I can accurately describe my passion regarding the gloved one. But here's how Michael Jackson changed lives in Utica, Mississippi, a town of well under 500 households. I work at a summer camp there every summer, and have for six years; I've been going there as a camper and a staff member for fifteen years, and I absolutely love it. I remember being seven years old and seeing the 17-year-old staff members dancing on the stage blocks in the dining hall to "Blame It on the Boogie," a song by the Jackson 5, which they have done every year since. Many lunch-time skits have referenced MJ, including one which attempted, to the best of its ability, to re-create "Thriller". Just last year, my sister and I taught the group of 7- and 8-year olds the dance to "Beat It," which they performed at every single song for the rest of the summer, regardless of whether it was an MJ song or not. This year, Sally and a group of her friends did an entire performance to "Beat It". Also this summer, I created a silly character called Michael Jackson Superfan, who gets ridiculously defensive when anything critical is said of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. Once, I was so convincing in my role that one of the staff members was genuinely frightened of me. It turns out that he had heard that I had almost punched my best friend, Danny, in the face, when previously performing as Michael Jackson Superfan. I had even played the character at the lunch meeting today.
That's why I thought Kendall Krupkin was joking when she said to me in the breezeway that Michael Jackson had died.
I got paged on the walkie talkie, informing me that he had died; calls; people coming up to me to hug me, etc. I was glued to the television with around ten other people, waiting to hear that what we heard was untrue, and that, at the very least, he was only in a coma. We even watched CNN after Wolf Blitzer announced that The LA Times had officially reported him to be dead, on the slight chance that the LA Times' sources were wrong.
At supper Michael Jackson was playing over the speakers, and "Thriller" came on. Most of the campers in the dining hall stood up and started dancing, some on the stage blocks, some on the floor, some at their tables. "Beat It" came on, and synchronized dance moves were all over. We recited the Mourner's Kaddish at services, and several of the campers named Michael Jackson as someone they were praying for. I did, too.
He is officially the greatest entertainer of the 20th century, and my own pick for it, too. I hope the best for his three children and all of my fellow superfans out there. He will be sorely, sorely missed.

EDIT: A camper named Sarah told a staff member that she was sadder when she found out than when she heard that her grandmother died.

GEAUX TIGERS!

We're the 2009 College World Series champs!

23 June 2009

If Celebrity Deaths happen in threes....


1. David Carradine
2. Ed McMahon
3. ?

Will you take the easy way out and pick Walter Cronkite? Or will you grow a pair and pick a lesser risk candidate? My pick: Willie Nelson. Possibly Kathy Griffin.
Hows about you?