Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Star Trek Inspirational Posters
So much about this commercial for Girls's Costume Warehouse is awesome, I'm afraid to start describing it.
Sexy Mustard. There, that's all I'm saying.
I'll say it right now. I think Vox will be the MySpace killer (if anything will be).
Slick templates, easy user interface, dead-simple loading of music, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, Photobucket Photos, books from Amazon...it is super interactive and beautiful to look at.
Lawdy mama, many hilarious nonsensical images to be found here:
I will be returning often
I just received this brilliant literary work in a spam email. Please do enjoy:
Now and then, a pork chop eagerly shares a shower with the tuba player living with a customer. A plaintiff completely seeks a polar bear. A movie theater shares a shower with a chestnut. An eggplant gives a pink slip to the tuba player. For example, a single-handledly impromptu bullfrog indicates that a class action suit beyond another burglar somewhat avoids contact with an ocean.
Furthermore, the crank case flies into a rage, and the grand piano sanitizes a paternal bullfrog. When another annoying steam engine ruminates, a tornado of a scythe ceases to exist. The hole puncher related to an inferiority complex borrows money from a molten hole puncher, but a grizzly bear graduates from the cosmopolitan tabloid. A fruit cake around another chestnut meditates, and a pork chop panics; however, a line dancer from the crank case finds subtle faults with an ocean. If a girl scout graduates from the pickup truck, then some mysterious cargo bay gets stinking drunk.
Tara Reid Halloween Costume.
Not really, this papier mache boob looks better than Tara's did.
New Blogs from pals: Everrev is my buddy Matt Knee's blog, and Mackenzieland is brimming over with indie rock and soup.
added to the blogroll.
Super cute article about Augie & Miss KoKo Louise from the Hard Lessons.
The Sco-Jo pic that has everyone all a-tizzy:
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Spectacular night of drunken passionate rock and roll.
Porchsleeper opening for The Hold Steady
at The Magic Stick in Detroit this Friday.
The Hold Steady's "Boys and Girls in America" is going to make it
to one of the top rungs of my 'Best Albums of 2006' list
and I've heard they put on a rip-roaring live show.
Porchsleeper is really loud and blisfully drunky,
and somehow still manage to be one of the smartest bands around..
I have never heard of Sean Na Na
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Awesome Photo of my Dad and Joyce on TV at Game One:
The guy in front of them puts a "K" on the glass in front of him every time the Tigers get a strikeout.
Dad is in the Olde English "D" hat, keeping score right by the rail,
Joyce is right next to him (behind the "K" guy's shoulder) with the red hair.
Watching the game, I can't help but be reminded of Matt Tobey's 2004 post about Albert Pujoles' name:
Anybody Know Who Won That Game Last Night?
I mean, I watched it, but I spent the whole time distracted the same way I spent every other game of the series: Using "Pujols" in funny sentences. You know, because it sounds like "poo-holes?"
The people of St. Louis sure love their Pujols.
Baseball fans see something special in Pujols.
I bet the Cardinals wish they had ten Pujols.
We're seeing some really surprising things coming out of Pujols tonight.
I didn't know Pujols could do that.
I wonder how many people in that stadium are thinking about having sex with Pujols.
If you look below Pujols, you can see Jenidles*.
LaRussa would probably love a few powerful blasts from Pujols tonight.
Last night, we saw several balls come close to grazing Pujols.
*I also like to pretend there's another player named Burt Jenidles.
Friday, October 20, 2006
I am very upset that the domain name http://mrbarf.blogspot.com/ is taken by a spamblog.
Seems as though Mr. Barf deserves better than that.
Stolen wholesale from Neatorama
Hotblack Desiato is a minor character in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,
named after a real life real estate agency in Islington, UK:
Hotblack Desiato is the ajuitar keyboard player of the rock group Disaster Area, claimed to be the loudest band in the universe, and in fact the loudest sound of any kind, anywhere. So loud is this band that the audience usually listens from the safe distance of thirty seven miles away in a well built concrete bunker. … The character is named after an estate agency based in Islington, with branches throughout North London; Adams said he was struggling to find a name for the character and, spotting a Hotblack Desiato sign, liked the name so much he "nearly crashed the car" and eventually telephoned to ask permission to use the firm’s name for a character. Apparently, the firm’s staff later received phone calls telling them they had a nerve naming their company after Adams’ character.
Man...I actually thought it was cooler because I though somebody had named a shop after the Douglas Adams character.
What the hell is wrong with TV executives? Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip has been on exactly three times and NBC is now putting another show in its time slot next week. Way to give it a chance...it's a really good show.
I can honestly say that it is the best show of the new season, and to tell you the truth, I've gotten more viewing enjoyment out of Studio 60 than I have from Lost or Battlestar Galactica this year. On both of those other shows, it seems as though we're just waiting around for something to happen...Sawyer's in a cage. Kate's in a cage. Jack is in a cell. Starbuck is being held captive. Colonial Tigh is being held captive. Laura Roslyn is being interrogated. Callie and the Chief are under a police state. Adama and Apollo are waiting to hear from their troops on the ground. Gaius Balthar is helpless. Mr. Eko is stuck in a cave. Sayid, Sun and Jin are waiting for Jack to come back. Somebody Fucking Do Something Already!
The Office is so good though. When Michael asked everybody to share their stories about someone who died, and Pam gave out the plot to Million Dollar Baby pretending that her aunt was a female boxer, and then the other people talked about the Lion King ("My cousin Mufasa was trampled to death by wildebeasts") and Weekend at Bernies before they got busted? Genius.
Transcript and YouTube Here if you missed it.
If you haven't seen this Dove Evolution ad, it's pretty compelling. They take an already moderately attractive woman, put makeup on her, style her hair, completely rearrange her face and neck in photoshop, and then she's ready to be a billboard model.
The things they do to her neck alone are totally weird.
Apparently there was a Link & Zelda cartoon at some point(?) and Link's super entertaining catchphrase was "Well Excuse Me, Princess" so some nerd cut out every time he said that and glued 'em all together. Bizarrely compelling.
And they should have given some cash to Steve Martin for ripping off his schtick from like 20 years earlier.
Apparently Sco-Jo is recording an album of Tom Waits covers.
Hey, I heard her sing when she was on SNL and she could hold a tune in that breathy Kathleen Turner kinda way.
Thanks Exquisite Dead Guy
Saturday, October 14, 2006
I can't be the only one who's noticed that this Detroit Tigers t-shirt design
looks an awful lot like Banksy's Tiger/Barcode graffiti design, can I?
The thing that bugs me is that This guy Jack Savas at Agui Designs keeps getting praise for his "Edgy Work" (Detroit Free Press article here).
More coverage here.
"The Tiger shirt is sort of an experiment between collections. Savas says the idea came from his frustration with the typical bulky and bland team shirts available to fans."
No...The idea came from a graffiti artist from the UK, you just lifted it from him.
According to comments on this site, the designer of the t-shirt claims to have Banksy's permission to use the image.
According to Banksy's FAQ page, he does not use his art for t-shirts because "it would feel like the painting was a guerilla marketing campaign for a fashion label" but on the same page he says "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission" so we'll see what shakes out.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Funny Fake Web 2.0 Logo Creatr
Complete with reflection and "Beta" stamp.
Bedjump is photos of people in hotels jumping on beds.
It's the little things, really.
I was just recalling all of the old Bob Newhart stand up routines where he's on the phone trying to explain Baseball for the first time and stuff like that, and I was wondering what it would sound like as the Dad one of the YouTube guys, trying to understand what his son is planning on doing for a living.
I think it would sound something like this:
Well, hey Chad! How are things going?
Good, good, Mom's fine...so, what have you been working on?
A website? Uh huh...
"U-Tube"? Like for plumbing?
Oh, "YouTube, I getcha. So not plumbing? 'Cause being a tradesman is a good field...
OK, so no plumbing...so what then?
Oh, Movies? Uh huh. Uh huh. What kind of movies? Like Casablanca or Forrest Gump?
Movies that are 10 seconds long...
What do you mean "lighting farts on fire?" You can do that?
Oh jeez, Chad, I dunno. How much do you think people are going to pay for this?
Free how? What do you mean free?
So let me get this straight: You want to have a website where anybody can put up their home movies, for free, of kids lighting farts on fire (which I'm still skeptical about), host possibly copyright-infringing music videos, and not charge anybody for it? What are your overhead costs?
200 terabytes of data per day and close to 2 million dollars a month in server costs? hoooo-kay.
Chad, what's your business model for this? Have you thought this through?
Right, like anybody would pay 1.65 billion dollars for videos of kids lighting their farts on fire. You're living in a dreamworld buddy! You enjoy making your mother cry don't you? Let's take a movie of that and put it on your website. "Mom Cries Because Her Son Is A Lunatic Movie" how does that sound, Chad? Maybe she can light her farts on fire too, what about that?
my son is dead to me.
Related: Bob Newhart hears The Aristocrats joke
Fun movie where album covers come to life.
If gets a little bizarro when Ozzy starts biting the head off of everybody, but the animations are really well done.
YouTube collection of girls with bouncy boobs winning on The Price Is Right.
Barker, you old dog.
Indian(?)/Bollywood(?) version of Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Lego version of Michael Jackson's Thriller
Sco-Jo = Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive
More hott Esquire photos here.
Sluttier and surprisingly less interesting photos of Sco-Jo and a naked Dita Von Teese in faux-lesbian poses from Flaunt Magazine here.
Whooda thunk it? Seems pretty forced if you ask me.
Thanks Exquisite Dead Guy
Saturday, October 07, 2006
So a couple weeks ago I had a defective Tivo and needed to send it back. They never sent the paperwork for the return, so I had to call and get them to re-send the UPS sticker. They ended up sending two UPS return stickers.
As I'm getting it all together, in the mail comes another mailing sticker from FedEx.
So I went from having zero return authorizations to having three of them from two different couriers. My question is: Who's handling this on Tivo's end? Do they have a process? I'm envisioning this big Lotto drum full of requests that they just spin around and pull out a random request...
Nerdy Forum post here.
From Mark Deming:
Here's Iggy and the Stooges' backline and hospitality rider, as posted on the Smoking Gun. It is by far the funniest document of its kind I've ever seen -- there's a howler on every page.
(Actually, it's only serious competition in the "amusing rider" sweepstakes comes from the Foo Fighters, and it's not even close... though it still provides a solid chuckle here and there.)
Nice Journalism Fox News. Apparently they labeled that creepy pedo Republican Mark Foley as a Democrat in their broadcast.
"Hmmm, pedophilia and cybersex while in office? Must be a Democrat. We'd better change that text" - Fox News Broadcast Guy
One of the fun things about working at AMG is that every once and a while somebody stumbles across a really amazing album. Not that "'Round the Corner Fudge Is Made" by Especially Likely Sloth is a really great album (I wouldn't know, I will never listen to it), but the tracklisting is spectacular:
In My Closet - & Africa &
I Min Klosett
I'm Going to Pound Salt Up Your Ass
Chant of Poop
Narcoleptic Elf-Face the Killer of Epileptic Owls
If Horses Were Cool, They'd Be Cows (The Trials of Piano Reeves)
In My Closet
My Butt Is the Ancient Birthplace of Good Times
Escape from Underwear Mountain
Hammer Smashed Face + Poop
Capturing Roy's Attention
Gay as Roy II
The 1st Hotel
Foreplay with George Burns
I Hate Socks!
Little Pig May I Have an Eraser & Some Push Pins?
Dead Dog with a Pop Can in It's Throat
Very cool Serenity T-Shirt.
Thank you Jesus
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Make your own here
Man oh man, if you like Lost and the X-Files and html source code, You'll love this discussion.
Somebody found a site called ThePurification.org with a creepy doomsday clock on it, and people (dorks) started dissecting the source code of the site finding latitudes and longitudes, weird domain registrations, Navajo and Hopi legends and screencaps from The Wonder years.
It's all very nerdy and exciting.
If you like speculation, but hate long-windedness, you should check out TinyDinosaurTheory.org.
I vote yes.
Thanks BFW Local 734
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Wikipedia = Comedy
Ain't that America
Pitchfork's review of the new Jet album consists simply of
a YouTube video of a monkey peeing into its own mouth.