Thursday, March 30, 2006

Hey, Victor! I want to see a video of a Japanese Schoolgirl doing the Robot!

Sure thing!

Say, that looks video looks like it was a part of a more developed music video...

Right you are!

The same band teaches us the important lesson: the only thing weirder than singing Japanese food is a singing Japanese finger.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Did Michael Jackson write the music for Sonic 3?

Conspiracy theories abound.
Somehow this whole social phenomenon had eluded me until Kevin emailed me this story about "Snakes on a Plane". Funny that they went back and reshot scenes, adding a line from a parody/fan trailer.
I was finally lucky enough to be able to pick up Electroplankton for the Nintendo DS, and I've been having a lot of fun with it. It's definitely the most soothing experience I've had with an interactive game/music toy/thingie.

Just because I can, I'm going to be using it in some limited capacity at least on my new song.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Distressingly Spot-on

Which Star Trek Character Are You?

Scotty. You are a miracle workers in the eyes of other people and you are always able to perform them too, but your repair times just get longer and longer as you grow older.
Take this quiz!

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Apparently only 1% of the people to take the quiz got Scotty. I feel special.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Boing Boing: Earth-children's robot resistance marches on.

Too cute!

Link via RAC.
I think David Shore should at least acknowledge where he got the idea for all of those computer-animated sequences where they go inside the patients heart and show the valves rupturing or whatever and every once in a while show Dr. House having a Jimmy Neturon-style brain blast.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Sequin Socks is my musical twin.

Only gooder. It's like putting your ear up to a mirror, but instead of reflecting light back at you it's reflecting music... only music doesn't come out of your ears, generally (unless you're a conch shell), so that simile isn't very apt. It's eerie to ponder, but I think this is what my music would sound like if I was a girl (but, again, only more good). Seriously, check it out. Now.

She's entered the 2006 Pieces of Flair Robot-Song-Off, too, so it appears that the competition will be every bit as stiff as one of Grandma's vodka tonics.

And, as a result of all this, Mr. Miro has a 'blog. Check out his illustrations.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I suppose I had this coming.

POF's Robot-Song-Off!

How big could this get? Well, zefrank has picked it up.

Already it's raising awareness for Rodney Brooks' program at MIT - and Rodney Brooks' awareness of the contest (POF has received correspondence from Mr. Brooks, himself!).

Needless to say, I'll need to bring my A-game.

Monday, March 13, 2006

If it's Monday, it means another tune posted to the podcast. It could also be a Friday, too, to have a new tune be posted, but it's not. Darn it.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Mr. Miro, songsmith extraordinaire, calls me out in the comboxes of this post at POF.

There must be some weird planetary alignment thing going on. Last night, completely by chance, I bumped into Dr. Apostrophe (nee Tugboat). Turns out we dig each other's music.

I dig Mr. Miro's music, too -- a great deal, in fact -- don't get me wrong; I just think there's more to Robots than having them eventually conquer us all someday.

Will there be, in full spirit of professional bonhomie, a 2006 Robot-Song-Off? Only time can tell.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Just in case you've missed it, there's a new tune up on the ol' podcast: a tune so weird, it required its own backstory.

Just an FYI, too: you don't need to subscribe to the podcast with any sort of fancy podcatcher like iTunes or Juice (though both are very good) to hear the tunes. Just head over to the The Cacophonous World of Professor Whimsey and you can download each tune individually.

Thursday, March 02, 2006 has added hilarious video podcasts to its repertoire of things so funny they're depressing (the "Addressing Employee Complaints" episode hits way too close to home).

You can't get all of the past episodes through iTunes, it looks like, but some are up on YouTube.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Because nothing says "Why should you let a baby ruin your summer fun?" like a Planned Parenthood Beachball or Teenwire Sports Safe.

Oddly enough, this was found on their Teens page, the name of the HTML file for which, if you look in your browser's location bar, is "sexuality.html". I guess the two are synonymous. Happy New Year, 2005!, indeed.