Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Comic Book Review

If this picture doesn't make you need to read the review for Tarot #53, we are no longer friends...

thanks joey comeau... for being you.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Welcome to Crapstone

This map is probably the most amazing thing the NYT has ever printed. It accompanies this fark about cities with silly names.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ripped, Literally, From Tim and Eric's Website

Jingles... yes ma'am!


Recently, began writing and
producing clever, catchy jingles to some of America's
top companies. Here is a small sampling. Note: If
you are a representative of one of these companies
and would like to use this jingle in your next campaign
or if you are a company who wishes to have
create a jingle for you, please contact us:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Musical!

Sometime in the fall of 2003, I took a young lady to see this original musical during its debut (and, to my knowledge, only) run at the Box Theater in Fort Worth. The performance was held on the second story of the Ridglea Theater in an old broom closet with a thrust stage and a dozen seats shoved in it. An all death metal lineup had sold out the huge house downstairs, and the thin walls and ceilings of the complex permitted us to experience both shows simultaneously.

Unique to the cast, the narrator could match pitch, which was a welcome relief. The part of Bela Lugosi was played by a cardboard cutout of him as Dracula stolen from the window display of a Hollywood gift shop - when his character died, they pushed it over. One of the two male singing and dancing cops was actually female, and did a hero's work trying to sing her part in the written octave.

Flying saucer sightings were illustrated by a model spaceship, which was hooked to a laundry line about 7' above the front of the stage and launched across by an awkward, semi-visible stage hand. Except when the saucer got stuck in the sag stage center and the stagehand had to run out and push it the rest of the way. There were no blackouts - the cast just sat around for while when each scene ended, then picked up their props and shuffled off. Perhaps most impressively, they were able to accurately recreate Ed Wood's exact cockpit set.

Anyway, I saw the movie earlier tonight, and was wondering if anyone else had put on the musical and filmed any of it, so I looked it up online. Turns out the Box Theater filmed the first two nights of their production and put the whole thing on youtube! Go the Box Theater! I can only assume that I saw it much later in the run, after multiple talent and set modifications, because this video does not entirely line up with the above recollections, but it is still fantastic.

Piggybacking on The Last Post...

...and stealing from what Viper sent me last night....


You haven't lived until you've heard it...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This ad totally made my day

Key quote: "Microsoft, huh? So, it's pretty easy to use?"

Actually, if you watch some of the other videos, you notice intuitiveness is more than a trend in this's closer to a chip on the shoulder. "That's simple, right? RIGHT? Look, it's RIGHT THERE. It's GLOWING. COME ON."

Edit: I want you to notice that inside the super-intuitive interface, there are only two faders - one marked "Happy", and one marked "Jazzy". YES.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Secret changed my life

Amazing review. Yes, I know it's on digg, but it's still funny.

Sex Toy Sales Up!

Glad somebody's getting something out of the economic downturn...

Thursday, January 01, 2009