Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Cute One 

Currently mesmerized by the Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation Live at Abbey Road on PBS.

It's just Paul goofing about at Abbey Road studios with Nigel Godrich capturing some sounds and looping them back. Then Paul adds harmonium or guitar or vibrating wine glasses and a Beatles or Wings song emerges out of the noise.

Super entertaining.

Paul Haytaz beware: there are simply oodles of cute McCartney "Zoop! and there we are, SING ALONG EVER'BODY" motormouth commentary. If you don't appreciate his warmth and friendliness, you're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.


Thanks PBS

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Who designed this thing? M.C. Escher? 

"The D.E.M.O.N. can raise itself vertically on extendable legs, and is thought to be the only tank in the world capable of launching the deadly Teabag ordinance."


and the 19 other stupidest GI Joe vehicles ever.


Thanks Lee

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

the sonic equivalent of a Russian robot wrestling a reticulating python. 

Chuck Klosterman reviews the new Guns n' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" with hilarious results.


Some gems:

"I've thought about this record more than I've thought about China, and maybe as much as I've thought about the principles of democracy."

"This is a little like when that grizzly bear finally ate Timothy Treadwell: Intellectually, he always knew it was coming. He had to. His very existence was built around that conclusion. But you still can't psychologically prepare for the bear who eats you alive, particularly if the bear wears cornrows."

"What finally made him decide, 'You know, I've weighed all my options and all their potential consequences, and I'm going with the Mexican vampire accent. This is the vision I will embrace. But only on that one line! The rest of it will just be sung like a non-dead human.'"

"there needs to be a soft part, a hard part, a falsetto stretch, some piano plinking, some R&B bullshit, a little Judas Priest, subhuman sound effects, a few Robert Plant yowls, dolphin squeaks, wind, overt sentimentality, and a caustic modernization of the blues."

"It's like if Jeff Lynne tried to make Out Of The Blue sound more like Fun House, except with jazz drumming and a girl singer from Motown."


Thanks Dr. Pepper

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hey, what's that? 

Where the gold at?

Questions I have:

1. What is the guy holding the bong reading? Instructions? A manual? A note?

2. What is in all of those boxes? Did they just move in? Or is this a business?

3. When were they painting using that gallon of house paint? Recently? Or a long time ago?

4. Why does he have those jacked-up pants with the weird Juan Gris patches?

5. What does that plug hook up to? An overhead light? Christmas lights?

6. Why are there only two velour chairs with that dining room set? Are there two more in another part of the house? Is the photographer sitting on one of them?

7. What's with the African motif on the walls? Is this in Africa? Is this guy a 419 scammer?

8. What's on his hat? Is it a whale cresting out of the water? Like on those life insurance commercials?

9. What else is on the table? It looks like a manuscript, a roll of thin copper wire and a ceramic dinosaur or a row of Testor's model paints?

10. What's in his pocket? He's got a chain hooked to it a wallet or a pocket watch?

11. And hey...what the fuck is up with that crazy dwarf wearing aqua socks? Is he waiting for the guy to fire it up? Did he bring the weed like some Jamaican Lucky Charms leprechaun? Are those Hypercolor shorts that he's wearing?

Please let me know.

I won't sleep until I hear back from you on this topic.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Mr. Fusion 

So here's a little movie showing some of the stuff that my company Macrovision (via All Media Guide/ has been working on in the home entertainment space.

The presentations show some of the cool junk we've been talking abour: User profiles for DVR settings (meaning your show recommendations won't be confounded by your kid's obsession with Yo Gabba Gabba), the ability to access your music and movies from anywhere in the house (car/laptop/cellphone), viewing your digital camera photos on your fat large screen TV, getting recommendations for Video On Demand or "Catch-Up TV" as the cool kids are calling it, and ...oh yeah... music recommendations based on Style, Mood and Theme.

Check it out:



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Saturday, November 15, 2008

When my dog farts, it's pretty funny. 

YouTube Contest Challenges Users To Make A 'Good' Video

YouTube is offering a cash prize to the first user to upload a video with a shred of originality or artistic merit.


Thanks Sara and The Onion.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

The perfect gift for rendezvous black-powder re-enactment enthusiasts. 

Winter is coming up...

From the customer reviews:
a bird thinking it was wounded prey


Thanks Dan

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Machine Gun 

Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell?
He's D.Y.K.

"If I ain't dead already/Girl you know the reason why"

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

(like on the A-Team) 

This is pretty awesome. A cop puts "1974" instead of the correct date on this speeding ticket, and the guy comes up with a pretty amazing story involving time travel, an infant driving at Mach 1 and equipping his car with an automatic license plate flipping device. It's pretty awesome.

click on each picture to embiggen

First the speeding fine:

The brilliant response (2 pages):
Responsepage1      Responsepage2

The police response
(fine waived):

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

hee hee 

This makes me happy for some reason.

November 4, 2008


Thanks Patrick Moberg

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I don't know a soul who's not been battered,
I don't have a friend who feels at ease. 

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Monday, November 03, 2008




Thanks This Guy

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

It's a Trap 




Thanks Dan

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