Friday, May 30, 2008

Ummagumma Yabba Dabba Doo! 


Yeah, the Pink Floyd one got me too..



Very Excited


Thanks Lee

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

It's *HEAD*ley 

Harvey Korman? He's D.Y.K.


Thanks Mel Brooks and Carol Burnett

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Fall in! 

People fainting:

I cannot express to you how much the one at :33 seconds makes me laugh.
The way the bridesmaid takes a good running faint at the bride's butt...
...and the way the bride looks behind her like "What on the planet is going on?"

And the one right after it?
The teacher falls and hits the movie screen causing it to roll up!
And look at the name on the blackboard! Doreen Falkowski!
Her name has the word "Fall" right in it!!!



Thanks Cary

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Minneapolis Glimmer Twins 

Terrific photos from The Stones' 1969 tour available at NME.

glimmer twins


Also, the new Hold Steady album is out there floating around on the innernets. I'm not going to say I downloaded it, but I am going to say that it is really solid. The song "Lord, I'm Discouraged" is particularly amazing, or so I have heard.

If you were to google words like hold steady stay positive .rar I'll bet you could find it.


Thanks Rock
Thanks Roll

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bob Anderson Doesn't Buy the Hype 

This guy takes pictures of what's on his TV.


and there's a lot of stupid shit on his tv


Thanks Andy

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Monday, May 19, 2008

"What you swattin' at?" 

Tracy Morgan as Uncle Jemima selling mash liquor.


Thanks Dan

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Widget? I Barely Knew It! 

Amazon's MP3 store has announced a little widget that allows you to post MP3 clips to listen to on a blog. In and of itself it isn't all that interesting I guess, but Amazon also offers the occasional free MP3.

My plan is to occasionally post a link to preview and download a free legal MP3 in the little widget in the sidebar. If you like the 30 seconds, you can grab the tune for free.

If you don't like the song, you can stick it.

end transmission.


Thanks Dan

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sgt. Mahoney 

My Sister is pals with the director and asked me to put up this video. I'd do it even if I didn't like the song, but as luck would have it, I do like the song. Kinda like Juno meets OK Go with a pile of Police records on the bedroom floor.

The band is Mahoney

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This AmWarican Life 

Is there some kind of fund-raiser or governmental grant we could apply for to get Chris Ware to animate every episode of This American Life?

Another one here:

I know they come out like one per week and that's a hell of a lot of goofy circles to draw, but could we ship some of it out to Korea or something? Anything?


Thanks BoingBoing

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out of the real world." 

My favorite abstract expressionist and combinist Robert Rauschenberg? He's D.Y.K.

Robert Rauschenberg (American, b. 1925).
Combine painting.
39.3 x 52.7 cm (15 1/2 x 20 3/4 in.).
Jasper Johns Collection.

Full size image here:

Robert Rauschenberg
untitled 'combine'
Oil, silkscreened ink, metal, and plastic on canvas,
82 x 48 in.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Another view here:

Oil and silkscreen ink on canvas
60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff

Full size image here:

More images Here and Here:


Thanks Richard Rubenstein

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Plink Plink...plonk 

This is how I feel when playing Rock Band...only without the musical talent beforehand.



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Sunday, May 11, 2008

I for one welcome our robot overlords 

So last month Mrs. DataWhat and I started seeing flyers around town for a Robot Repair Shop...not for a rock show, or PIRGIM, or for an Obama rally...nothing that we could pin down...Just that Robots were missing and if they were found, please return them to the Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair.

As it turns out, Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair is going to be the cool front-end of Dave Eggers' Michigan branch of his 826 Project, offering writing classes, mentoring and events for young authors.


This in and of itself is cool, but I am proud to have our little Ann Arbor listed alongside the other cool spots that have 826 commercial outlets:

826 NYC is home to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply store.

Flickr Photo Set
Another Flickr set

826 Valencia in San Francisco is home to the Pirate Supply Store.

San Fran
One Flickr photo set
Another Flickr set

826 LA in Venice houses the Echo Park Time Travel Mart.

A terrific article with photos here including video of the opening.

826 Seattle launched the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Store.

Flickr set here.

826 Chicago tries to hide The Boring Store, NOT offering the latest in secret agent and espionage gear.

Walk-through with photos here

826 Boston sheds light on The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute.

Flickr photo set here.


There is a grand opening of the Ann Arbor branch next Saturday (the 17th) at 7pm including all kinds of robot-related tomfoolery. More info 1000101001010101:


Thanks chinese_fashion
Thanks btmeacham
Thanks Stefan
Thanks The Kozy Shack
Thanks The Windy Citizen
Thanks WBUR

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Thursday, May 08, 2008


Anybody got a cheap/free old laptop that my kid can ruin?

(note: photo is not my kid or my laptop, but I could totally see this happening.)

Requirements: (well, aren't I bossy?)
Needs to turn on.
Needs to run on batteries for at least 20 minutes.

that's about it.
Internet connectivity is a bonus but not necessary.
Basically I want to give him something to click away at while his Mom and Dad nerd out on our laptops.

...and ultimately play Wargames with Professor Falken.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Wolfman Got Nards 

Hilarious faked movie posters from the minds of 8th grade boys, continuing the theme from yesterday.



Thanks Gerard

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Dear lord... 

Will the 8th Grade boy within me ever die?

I kinda hope not


Thanks Cary

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Saturday, May 03, 2008


Thanks Entertainment Weekly. Judging from this week's cover stories I have absolutely zero interest in what you choose to consider entertaining anymore.


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